US - South-Atlantic Virginia

Discussion in 'Beer Travel, Events and Releases' started by JBPortland, May 24, 2016.

  1. Dooley

    Dooley

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    Mekong is maybe the best beer place I've ever been to. Good god.
     
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  2. Dooley

    Dooley

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    Btw, The Answer is doing Cigar City tap takeover at 4. There will be Huna.
     
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  3. JBPortland

    JBPortland

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    Just a quick follow up to my op, I'm in Newport News now and still always open to meeting and sharing tasty brews with TB peeps in VA.
     
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  4. SoggyBreeches

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    Mad new here... was attacked for introducing myself, didn't know there were "unwriten rules" about trading.. give me a break
     
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  5. Shilt

    Shilt

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    The Decoherence and Lorem Ipsum were better ;)
    But to answer the original question, it's probably Answer/Kong for sheer number of beers.
     
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  6. wuntrikpony

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    no
     
  7. Hanzo

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    Veil is great, don't get me wrong, but Mekong/Answer is fucking superb.....
     
  8. Dooley

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    Yeah, even without the surprise visit from Cigar City, Mekong/Answer would have been one of the best beer stops I've ever made. Hell, even if the taplist wasn't a quarter as extensive, the pho alone was worth the trip. It's up there with Lord Hobo, Threepenny, Map Room, and Blue Palms.
     
  9. Dooley

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    Also I stopped by Aslin on the way back to Baltimore. Beer was pretty good but I didn't really dig the vibe. Do they usually blast Kid Rock or was I just really unlucky?
     
  10. Carolinabeerguy

    Carolinabeerguy

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    I agree wholeheartedly. Did you try Decoherence? It was very good, but lacking on coconut and coffee, in my opinion. Honestly, other than Good Nightmare, the best beers on draft were Andall beers.
     
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  11. Shilt

    Shilt

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    Yeah, I talked with a buddy who had had Decoherence fresh, and he said the coconut has faded a ton. It was my first time trying it, and while solid, I see what he said was talking about. The Andalls will always be some of the better beers on tap, will be crushing more of the stouts as the weather gets a little cooler here in the Fall.
     
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  12. drgarage

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    Where should I go in/near Norfolk?
     
  13. Please... don't put Lord Hobo on a list like this.... :(
     
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  14. Mischiefq

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    As bmh_the_1legend & brother_kenneth will tell you, Roanoke has the Flying Mouse which will blow up soon!

    On a side note, Veil & The Answer are both really good spots. Also hit up the Lynnhaven Pub if you are out at the beach.
     
  15. bmh_the_1legend

    bmh_the_1legend

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    Thanks for the tag, Dan! But yeah to follow his statement, FM is on the brink of exploding on the craft beer scene. Here's their brown ale I had a couple weeks ago:
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  16. Don

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    Pretty sure that was the worst brown ale i've ever had. No offense if you guys aren't joking.
     
  17. bmh_the_1legend

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    Ha! It's just our long running joke! Terrible beer, terrible brewery!
     
  18. Don

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    Haha good... Shilt split a bottle with me when I was in RVA and I was shocked at the terribleness lol
     
  19. bmh_the_1legend

    bmh_the_1legend

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    Yeah I saw that on untappd! Even after I added vanilla (!!), coffee, cinnamon, pappy (!!) AND multi colored sprinkles, it was still a shitty beer!
     
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  20. brother_kenneth

    brother_kenneth

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    You are a sick bastard for that.....but I wish I'd been there to try it :D
     
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