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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9450 on: September 04, 2019, 12:44:57 pm »
Just got back from Ashville.  In the downtown area they have about 8 (or more) micro breweries within a 4 block area (Green Man, Burial, Wicked Weed to name a few).  I'm not a big beer drinker, but the breweries are a blast to visit.  Good food, beer (obviously), music and atmosphere.  If you want bigger craft breweries they have New Belgium (#4) and Sierra Nevada (#3).  On top of that its a really cool city in the mountains to visit.

Heading there soon!!   Any advice on some  airbnb's to stay while they are? We can't figure out whether we want to stay downtown or in a cabin in the woods?

We had one of our all time nicest VRBO's in a cabin in the woods outside of Asheville.

That is until my wife made a fatal mistake. We went out and crated our dog. And to make our dog feel like he was in a safe enclosed space, my wife moved furniture closer to the crate.

After we left and before we returned on one of our first days (I think we were daytripping to a hike and then the Sierra Nevada Brewery tour), our dog needled his nose through the crate and chewed up one of chairs.

We felt terrible and were proactive and let the owner know about what happened, and the 20+ year old beater chair (as we saw it) morphed itself into an "expensive antique," and  the owner charged us the security deposit and a great deal more for the replacement chair she bought.

That pretty much put a damper on that vacation, the last one we ever took our dog on.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9451 on: September 04, 2019, 12:46:28 pm »
There must be a few people here who drink something a cut above PBR, no?

What beers are you currently enjoying?

I'm really digging this:


And after a stop at their brewery in Cooperstown, NY, i'm enjoying the mix pack from Ommegang. Especially love the Ommegang Ale.



Had the Breakfast Stout on nitro for the first time ever last weekend. Still a great beer. Hope not too much of my money went to Spain.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9452 on: September 06, 2019, 04:48:41 pm »
DC BEer Week starts officially on monday, but apparently the unofficial kickoff is Cask Night at Chophouse tonight

http://dcbeerweek.net/full-event-calendar-1/


daily recommendations:
- BATTLE OF THE BARREL AGED BEERS AT BOUNDARY STONE on the 10th
- THE AREA TWO EXPERIMENTAL BREWING SHOWCASE AT THE SOVEREIGN on the 11th
- THE ASLIN 4TH ANNIVERSARY PRE-PARTY AT CHURCHKEY on the 12th (also: THE ASLIN 4TH ANNIVERSARY PRE-PARTY AT THE SOVEREIGN)
- THE SOVEREIGN PRESENTS: AN EVENING WITH TRVE BREWING CO.on the 13th
- ASLIN 4TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY on the 14th
- RECORD FAIR AT RIGHT PROPER BROOKLAND PRODUCTION HOUSE on the 15th
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9453 on: September 09, 2019, 07:34:53 pm »
I mean, do you even remember Tupper's Hop Pocket,  brah?

Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9454 on: September 12, 2019, 04:35:02 pm »
gonna hit up The Aslin 4th Anniversary Pre-Party at ChurchKey...hope there is some good stuff left when I get there
some serious heavy stouts


20,000 Containers Under the Sea Stout - Imperial / Double
11% ABV N/A IBU Neon Raptor Brewing Co.

BA The Hawk & Whale Stout - Imperial / Double
13.5% ABV N/A IBU Finback Brewery

Reston Stout - Imperial / Double
16.5% ABV N/A IBU Aslin Beer Company

Booker's Bourbon Barrel Aged Teotihuacan (2019) Stout - Imperial / Double
12.9% ABV N/A IBU Barreled Souls Brewing Company

Peanut Butter Jenkins Stout - Imperial / Double
11.7% ABV N/A IBU Thin Man Brewery

Cross Quarter Days (Barrel Aged) Stout - Other
8.6% ABV N/A IBU DC Brau Brewing Company

Your Pet Cow (Barrel Aged) Stout - Imperial / Double Milk
7% ABV N/A IBU DC Brau Brewing Company

Zombie Date Night Porter - Imperial / Double
9.6% ABV N/A IBU 3 Stars Brewing Company

Double Mexican Radio: Bourbon 2018 Stout - Imperial / Double Milk
13% ABV N/A IBU Bluejacket

Here are some of the hoppy options

Holy Roller IPA IPA - New England
6.3% ABV 60 IBU Urban South Brewery

Bliss IPA - Imperial / Double
8% ABV N/A IBU Thin Man Brewery

Hazy IPA - New England
6.5% ABV N/A IBU Temescal Brewing

Modern Life IPA - New England
6.1% ABV N/A IBU Temescal Brewing

Rakau's Modern Life IPA - Imperial / Double New England
8.4% ABV N/A IBU Southern Grist Brewing Company

Steezy IPA - New England
7.1% ABV N/A IBU Outer Range Brewing Co.

In the Steep IPA - New England
6.9% ABV N/A IBU Outer Range Brewing Co.

Halo Effect IPA - Imperial / Double
8% ABV N/A IBU Neon Raptor Brewing Co.

OJ Run IPA - New England
8.6% ABV 70 IBU Narrow Gauge Brewing Company

Thrice Around The Sun IPA - Imperial / Double
8% ABV N/A IBU Kings County Brewers Collective

Recurved IPA - Imperial / Double
8% ABV N/A IBU Finback Brewery

Multiple Ectogasms IPA - New England
7% ABV 65 IBU Drekker Brewing Company

Sky Party IPA - Imperial / Double
7.8% ABV N/A IBU Deciduous Brewing Company

In the Red IPA - New England
7.7% ABV N/A IBU Barrier Brewing Company

The Great Experiment Volume 2: Fortitude IPA - New England
7.4% ABV N/A IBU Barrier Brewing Company

Orange Starfish IPA - American
5.7% ABV N/A IBU Aslin Beer Company

Dunley Place IPA - Imperial / Double
8% ABV N/A IBU Aslin Beer Company

Personal Assistant IPA - Triple
10.5% ABV N/A IBU Magnify Brewing Company
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9455 on: September 12, 2019, 04:52:55 pm »
unless they've upped their game recently, i'd stay away from the zombie date night... had it twice, never liked it.
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9456 on: September 12, 2019, 05:53:59 pm »
That looks good, but I'm more excited by the Other Half can drop and the 27 Other Half taps at Churchkey Saturday. I just with the timing of the events wasn't three hours apart.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9457 on: September 12, 2019, 05:55:39 pm »
That looks good, but I'm more excited by the Other Half can drop and the 27 Other Half taps at Churchkey Saturday. I just with the timing of the events wasn't three hours apart.

You do know there is an Other Half drop at a well known location in MoCo practically every week, right?

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« Reply #9458 on: September 12, 2019, 06:09:41 pm »
That looks good, but I'm more excited by the Other Half can drop and the 27 Other Half taps at Churchkey Saturday. I just with the timing of the events wasn't three hours apart.

You do know there is an Other Half drop at a well known location in MoCo practically every week, right?

Do they have weekend drops there? Because the last one was a Friday and it sold out by the end of the day.

Also i live closer to DC than Gaithersburg. Probably a 20 min drive vs. a 40 min drive on a Saturday.

I'm guessing the line would be shorter at the place that gets it every week as opposed to a one time DC drop.

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« Reply #9459 on: September 12, 2019, 06:18:53 pm »
That looks good, but I'm more excited by the Other Half can drop and the 27 Other Half taps at Churchkey Saturday. I just with the timing of the events wasn't three hours apart.

You do know there is an Other Half drop at a well known location in MoCo practically every week, right?

Do they have weekend drops there? Because the last one was a Friday and it sold out by the end of the day.

Also i live closer to DC than Gaithersburg. Probably a 20 min drive vs. a 40 min drive on a Saturday.

I'm guessing the line would be shorter at the place that gets it every week as opposed to a one time DC drop.

It's always Friday night and I've never not seen it make it until Saturday.

Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9460 on: September 13, 2019, 09:36:58 am »
gonna hit up The Aslin 4th Anniversary Pre-Party at ChurchKey...h

what is nice now is at these craft beer events, the crowds are not as insane as they used to be and you can show up at 9:30 and none of the kegs were kicked (barkeep said it was pretty packed at dinner time)

I did drink for many hours proceeding this...so the heavy stouts were not looking that desirable
I did try this one
Reston Stout - Imperial / Double 16.5% ABV N/A IBU Aslin Beer Company

you couldn't really taste any alcohol and that's impressive at 16.5, but didn't really love this

My favorite was
Double Lollipop Forest w/ Blackcurrant Blueberry & Raspberry Sour - Fruited
6.6% ABV N/A IBU Deciduous Brewing Company

I thought the  4th Anniversary Sour -American Wild Ale by Aslin was kinda meh and definitely wouldn't get again

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9461 on: September 15, 2019, 03:07:22 pm »
That looks good, but I'm more excited by the Other Half can drop and the 27 Other Half taps at Churchkey Saturday. I just with the timing of the events wasn't three hours apart.

You do know there is an Other Half drop at a well known location in MoCo practically every week, right?

Do they have weekend drops there? Because the last one was a Friday and it sold out by the end of the day.

Also i live closer to DC than Gaithersburg. Probably a 20 min drive vs. a 40 min drive on a Saturday.

I'm guessing the line would be shorter at the place that gets it every week as opposed to a one time DC drop.

It's always Friday night and I've never not seen it make it until Saturday.

Cans still available this morning.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9462 on: September 15, 2019, 03:34:15 pm »
That looks good, but I'm more excited by the Other Half can drop and the 27 Other Half taps at Churchkey Saturday. I just with the timing of the events wasn't three hours apart.

You do know there is an Other Half drop at a well known location in MoCo practically every week, right?

Do they have weekend drops there? Because the last one was a Friday and it sold out by the end of the day.

Also i live closer to DC than Gaithersburg. Probably a 20 min drive vs. a 40 min drive on a Saturday.

I'm guessing the line would be shorter at the place that gets it every week as opposed to a one time DC drop.

It's always Friday night and I've never not seen it make it until Saturday.

Cans still available this morning.

I saw that. Wonder if it's the frequency of drops that made it happen, or did they increase the dosage?

I got some at CBC. I actually work nearby, so would love to see more frequent drops there on weekdays.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9463 on: September 15, 2019, 03:57:42 pm »
That looks good, but I'm more excited by the Other Half can drop and the 27 Other Half taps at Churchkey Saturday. I just with the timing of the events wasn't three hours apart.

You do know there is an Other Half drop at a well known location in MoCo practically every week, right?

Do they have weekend drops there? Because the last one was a Friday and it sold out by the end of the day.

Also i live closer to DC than Gaithersburg. Probably a 20 min drive vs. a 40 min drive on a Saturday.

I'm guessing the line would be shorter at the place that gets it every week as opposed to a one time DC drop.

It's always Friday night and I've never not seen it make it until Saturday.

Cans still available this morning.

I saw that. Wonder if it's the frequency of drops that made it happen, or did they increase the dosage?

I got some at CBC. I actually work nearby, so would love to see more frequent drops there on weekdays.

I'm guessing a combination of peak beer, location, amount distributed, all haaaaze tastes similar, etc.

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #9464 on: September 15, 2019, 04:01:22 pm »
How was the Aslin party? Any highlights/disappointments?