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Message about Beer Float Party: The lineup so far and what to bring

Folks, in case you're wracking your brain for what to bring, here's what we have on hand now in limited quantities.

Oskar Blues Ten Fidy Imperial Stout
Bell's Java Stout
Stone Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
Unibroue Chambly Noire
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
Lindemans Kriek (cherry)

Where to shop:
Westover Market (closest to our house)
Arrowine (both Arlington)
Total Wine (McLean)
Wine Specialist
Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits (both DC)
Rick's Wine & Gourmet (Alexandria)
Any Whole Foods

As you can see, there's plenty of room especially for fruited beers such as Lambics (anything by Lindemans) or Kasteel Rouge (cherry) or Dogfish Head Festina Peche (peach). (Beware the Southern Tier Cherry Saison - the cherry is hard to find!) Lighter brews such as Franziskaner Weissbeer (green bottle, monk on the label) can also work - for those who attended Fruit the Beer, the creator of the winning Banana Ice Cream beer used Franziskaner. I have a feeling Spaten Optimator or other doppel bocks would work well.

For ice cream, there's a shop a few doors down from the Westover Market, Scoop Beauregard, in case you didn't stop by a grocery store. If you're in Alexandria, Buzz Bakery has fabulous gelato you can take in a cup. The chocolate pairs perfectly with the Stone stout!

If you have any questions, e-mail me at gregpiper@gmail.com. Don't worry about impressing anyone - just find something that interests you and bring it!

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