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    Somebody made a trip to Total Wine...

    I think stocks in DC might be about done already. Word is they're already popping up for sale on the secondary market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EddieBirdsell View Post
    Somebody made a trip to Total Wine...

    I think stocks in DC might be about done already. Word is they're already popping up for sale on the secondary market.
    Total Wine here had 3 cases left as of noon. Maybe 6 bricks fit in a case? I'm sure there will be a hot secondary market. I split this box with a friend, but an elf is telling me that there will be a brick under my tree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robin3mj View Post
    off to England tomorrow where I will plenty of the stuff on the right:
    Black Sheep!!!
    Are you going to the source in Masham? I'm a regular visitor to Yorkshire as all of my family live there. Have a Riggwelter for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by velobran View Post
    Total Wine here had 3 cases left as of noon. Maybe 6 bricks fit in a case? I'm sure there will be a hot secondary market. I split this box with a friend, but an elf is telling me that there will be a brick under my tree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Strongin View Post
    I know what I'm doing tonight.
    Better hustle up. This has been all over the airwaves and I don't think stock in the DC area lasted more than about two hours. Total Wine in Laurel answered the phone "Hi, this is Tom and thank you for calling Total Wine. We have sold out of the Westvleteren."

    Homebrew club meeting tonight. Will be interested to see how many folks made the trip. General consensus thus far has been "meh," dollars better spent elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Strongin View Post
    I know what I'm doing tonight.
    Oh yeah - you need help w/ those new tubulars right? Just kidding, I'll glue for High-Life.

    You'd better Giddy Up. I'm about ready to head over again shortly. Too bad it's "one per person". I'd better put on a hat and glasses.
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    If I can find this (doubtful), why do I want it?

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    Auk's words to live by:
    Blow up and pin a picture of M. Bartoli on your wall. When you achieve that position, stop. Until then, stretch, ride, stretch, ride, eat less, and ride more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by velobran View Post
    Oh yeah - you need help w/ those new tubulars right? Just kidding, I'll glue for High-Life.

    You'd better Giddy Up. I'm about ready to head over again shortly. Too bad it's "one per person". I'd better put on a hat and glasses.
    High-Life? Done. My place, next Sunday, I'll supply the beer flavored water.

    As for Total Wine, one more meeting and then I'm free. Fingers crossed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickB View Post
    Black Sheep!!!
    Are you going to the source in Masham? I'm a regular visitor to Yorkshire as all of my family live there. Have a Riggwelter for me!

    Nick B
    Nick, I was in Whixley and Whitby. I have been to the brewery itself though, a couple years back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velobran View Post
    Like a fucking boss.

    I'd be interested to hear if this is worth the money spent, taste wise. I love belgian brews but that I don't think I can get over $85 for 6. Chimay Blue is pretty tasty.

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    All you guys with Westvleteren are making me jealous. People in Toronto were apparently lined up at 6:00, and it sold out in four minutes (according to the paper). Needless to day, showing up when the doors opened wasn't good enough. I didn't get any and am mad. Easing the pain with Chimay (and it's working).
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    Last time I tried a Belgian beer it tasted like Budwieser.... Am I wrong? 'effing hipster fixie wanna bees....

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    $85 for 6 is not all that bad in the ultra-premium market. I was also hoping to get some, but probably will never see it. Timing is everything in life, even more than 'location'. This is marketing 101.

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    I love how you use the electrical outlet there to emphasize your minimalist lifestyle.

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    Cheese and rice, did you find it?

    Darren: "Hang on a sec, I'm in the store, now is it Holiday Ale, or Christmas Ale?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorman View Post
    Last time I tried a Belgian beer it tasted like Budwieser.... Am I wrong? 'effing hipster fixie wanna bees....
    You are indeed wrong (unless it was Stella Artois, the PBR-equivalent student beer no one in Belgium drinks).
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    Quote Originally Posted by EddieBirdsell View Post
    Cheese and rice, did you find it?

    Darren: "Hang on a sec, I'm in the store, now is it Holiday Ale, or Christmas Ale?"
    Yup, this year's recipe is an improvement on last year's. Yum.

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    Yup, this year's recipe is an improvement on last year's. Yum.
    I believe it's a unique recipe every year. Each year a different tree on the bottle as well - this year's bottle says it's the 38th year. My sig. other's family was first introduced to it when she was in college in the Bay area and her dad has been geeked out on it ever since. He keeps one bottle from each year and I think he's topped 10 years by now - they actually live in the kitchen cupboard. We usually rush to get a couple of cases around Thanksgiving because by the time Christmas rolls around distributors are out as they don't want to be caught holding dead stock after the holidays. It's also available in a large format bottle for about $18 - we've got one on the mantle waiting for Christmas Eve.

    Oh yeah, it is really good stuff.

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