WWBG: The Best Blizzard Growlers

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Editor’s Note: This biweekly column is sponsored by Dominion Wine and Beer (107 Rowell Court, Falls Church). This column is written by Dominion owner Arash Tafakor.

I’d like to apologize to the two readers of my column; due to the panic of the blizzard, there was no time to write a serious article. So I decided to share our blizzard growler fill list. Don’t be stuck at home during the blizzard without fresh beer.

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1. Three Notched Killer Angel Double IPA

Draft only, not available in bottles. Highly rated IPA from Charlottesville.

2. Ocelot Profits of Pride IPA

Ocelot is straight up hot and becoming a favorite of  VA/DC craft beer drinkers. Get this while you can because this IPA is a one-off. Once it’s gone, it’s gone.

3. Hardywood Park Sidamo Coffee Stout

Starbucks will be closed this weekend. Wake up with this brew and keep your eyes peeled for the barrel aged version coming soon.

4. Fair Winds Siren Lure Hoppy Saison

Winner of the GABF Gold medal for French and Belgian style Saison.

5. Evolution 2014 Barrel Aged Winter Migration Strong Ale

We’ve been aging this keg for almost a year waiting for it to hit its prime. That time has come.

6. DC Brau The Corruption IPAwwbg blizzard map

We will always offer a great local IPA 64-ounce growler for around $10. The Corruption is an easy choice.

7. Lost Rhino Dark Hours Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Aged in American Oak barrels for 279 days, this local favorite brew deserves national recognition. Nose is similar to BCS.

8. Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA

Another sick IPA. Abyss — their famous limited bourbon barrel imperial stout — is coming to Dominion Wine and Beer soon. You will want a bottle.

9. Ballast Point Victory at Sea: Peppermint Porter

The last keg left of Victory at Sea day hosted at Dominion last week. Get it while it lasts.

10. DC Brau Alpha Domina Mellis III Imperial IPA

More limited than OTWOA. Imperial IPA brewed with local honey makes this delicious IPA dangerously drinkable.

11. Escutcheon Growler Kolsch

Another new local brewery out of Winchester. There’s a reason why it’s called “Growler” Kolsch. One person can easily pound a growler in one sitting of this crisp refreshing brew.

12. Dark Horse Plead the Fifth Imperial Stout

A big boy stout that should be enjoyed during a blizzard.

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