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Edgar Allen Poe BEER – Where buy?
  • Native1 May 10, 2013 - 3:28 pm #72900 Reply

    All Trader Joe’s have the lager, but no other styles. I found the Pilsner at a convenience store on the Pike across from Penrose. What other styles do they make?

    Dezlboy May 10, 2013 - 7:30 pm #72914 Reply


    I am a beer novice, couldn’t tell a Pilsner (light like a Bud? ICK!) from a lager (thick and dark?). But from their web site “the “EDGAR ALLAN POE SERIES (RAVEN SPECIAL LAGER, PENDULUM PILSNER and TELL TALE HEART ALE) are now shipping.”  I had the Ale, that they say is an IPA. (I guess IPA is one type of ale?)

    Appears that is all they sell. But, the Cask of Amontillado is coming soon, Site says a dark, smooth, sweet fullbodied & robust beer that warms the insides from its 8% alcohol. Serve in a snifter glass. Bricked in Double Bock.

    I like Shiner Bock (so the above is sort of like that?)

    novasteve May 10, 2013 - 10:21 pm #72919 Reply

    Well I saw a CBP SUV parked at Clarendon Metro this evening.


    IPA is India Pale Ale. Yes a type of ale. That’s cool they are naming beers after Poe’s works though, though I shudder at what Murder in the Rue Morgue is going to taste like.

    novasteve May 10, 2013 - 10:31 pm #72920 Reply

    Dezl: If you are a novice and don’t want to spend that much to investigate new beers, why don’t you go to Baileys in Crystal City on tuesday night? It’s $2 beer, unlike Ballston thanks to those idiots fighting. They have tons of beer on top, or at least should if it is like Ballston and you can figure out what kind of beers you like. it’s cheaper than buying a bunch of random 6 packs to see what kind of beer you like. I’m not the biggest beer fan, especially strong beers, but I love guinness. Some people like hoppy, which an IPA is going to be, others don’t. My personal favorite type is Koelsch, but American versions don’t do it for me, at least the ones I’ve had. G iven I’m used to having it in Cologne, served very cold in small glasses so it can’t possibly warm up, which you aren’t going to get here because it isn’t on tap. There are some brands you’ve never heard of that are crisp, even out of a bottle I like it a lot, like Steam Whistle. Problem is they don’t sell it outside of Canada.

    Dezlboy May 11, 2013 - 7:38 am #72927 Reply

    @NS…good idea, I just may have to do that.  Let’s see….drive to subway station, Metro to CC, drink, Metro back to station, and WALK home!  :-)

    COLD BEER is best!  Of course, I grew up on my Dad’s National Bo, PBR, and Gunther.

    novasteve May 11, 2013 - 4:40 pm #72934 Reply

    Arlington isn’t really that big. I walk to falls church from arlington all the time.


    When a beer HAS to be cold, then it is sucky beer. I recall back before PBR was a hipster drink, it was actually cheap. I got a 12 pack of PBR back in the mid 1990s near Massanutten for $2.50

    Dezlboy May 11, 2013 - 7:27 pm #72935 Reply

    As I said, I am quite the novice. But, colder the better is my mantra.  :-)  My job as a kid was to put the beer mug in the freezer  at 10 PM, so Dad had a cold mug  when he came home from work at 10:30.  And, I was allowed one sip, and off to bed.   Pretty much like today  :-)


    novasteve May 13, 2013 - 1:17 pm #73029 Reply

    You might appreciate  beer more if you brewed it yourself. It’s not the best way to do it, but if you have a small place, a Mr. Beer set is okay. YOu appreciate beer more if you make it yourself. It’s not nearly as good as if you use real home brew stuff, but it passes for beer, and is much better than any of the crap you have been drinking. The beer you describe I would only use for boiling shrimp in.

    Theakston May 13, 2013 - 1:31 pm #73032 Reply

    novasteve May 10, 2013 – 10:31 pm:

    My personal favorite type is Koelsch…….. I'm used to having it in Cologne, served very cold in small glasses so it can't possibly warm up,
    novasteve May 11, 2013 – 4:40 pm:

    When a beer HAS to be cold, then it is sucky beer.

    Captain_Obvious May 13, 2013 - 1:33 pm #73034 Reply

    hahaha, great work Theakston.

    In other news, I remember when gas was still $1.00/gallon in the mid-90′s.

    novasteve May 13, 2013 - 1:33 pm #73036 Reply

    Damn you are obsessed Theakston.

    Captain_Obvious May 13, 2013 - 1:59 pm #73041 Reply

    so using your words against you is obsessed ?  Nice defense mechanism.

    novasteve May 13, 2013 - 2:05 pm #73043 Reply

    That he would remember such a thing, from so long ago, is a bit disturbing.

    Captain_Obvious May 13, 2013 - 2:26 pm #73047 Reply

    That you would think 18 hours ago is “from so long ago”, is a bit disturbing.

    Theakston May 13, 2013 - 2:44 pm #73050 Reply

    Don’t flatter yourself Steve-o!

    I “remember such a thing from so long ago”  - You are attempting irony I assume?  because I just read both of your contradictory statements just now as they are, y’know, posted online. Right next to each other in fact with only one post in between.

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