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New Cider and Real Beer Option in Rockville [Oct. 16th, 2008|02:27 pm]
We totally get hosed in Montgomery County when it comes to Booze. I hates it and usually cross county lines, just out of principle.

But I also hate when I'm out of cider, have a limited amount of time to resolve the situation and have to decide whether I can convince myself that Woodchuck isn't as sweet as I remember it.

But Gilly's has opened in Rockville: http://www.gillyscbfw.com/

Don't go today if you're looking for Strongbow, because I just wiped them out and it will take a couple of days to get it back in. They're trying to normally stock Woodchuck (it's not that it's bad, just too sweet for me. Most things are too sweet for me) Scrumpy, Strongbow, Original Sin, K (!) and Ace.

Of course, it being Montgomery County, and them being at the mercy of the LCB...they haven't been able to get anything but Chuck and Scrumpy in, and Strongbow just recently.

They also have a neat sandwich selection, some very nice cheeses, a really fab collection of beers and...bestill my beating heart, are right next to Urban BBQ, my favorite local BBQ joint. So, I can take care of all of my joneses at once. (If I stop at Giant and grab some DMD, I suppose.)

Get on their mailing list, patronize them, special order stuff. They really want to be more than a deli that sells lottery tickets. If you live locally and are unhappy with your current purveyor of beer/wine/cider, this is your chance. You may feel powerless regarding the upcoming election or the economy in general -- but this is where your "vote" can actually count. Where you spend your money determines what kind of businesses you want in your community, so vote for a family-run business that believes in quality and choice.

There! Now, I'll get down from my soapbox, er, case of cider, now.

[User Picture]From: fountaingirl
2008-10-16 06:47 pm (UTC)
Oh yay!

I don't know why but the strip mall by the New Hampshire Ave Giant, near 29? Has GREAT cider selection too. Looks like nothing special but YAY not only Strongbow but also Woodchuck Dark & Dry which is a LOT less sweet than their usual stuff (if I can get this I prefer it to any other Woodchuck).
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[User Picture]From: dawntreader90
2008-10-16 07:01 pm (UTC)
i like Woodchuck Granny Smith. it's tart.
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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2008-10-16 07:39 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but by the time I'm there, I might as well cross county lines and do a real buy. Dark and Dry is still too sweet for me....at that point, I'd rather just have a beer. Or rum....
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[User Picture]From: meapet
2008-10-16 07:37 pm (UTC)
Did you see the 15% off for teachers on Tuesdays? That's awesome.

I asked them if they can get me my Old Speckled Hen. That's worth driving to the city for from Myersville :)
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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2008-10-20 06:03 pm (UTC)
Not at this time -- but Total Wine in VA used to carry it -- I know their MD branch carries it, although sometimes you have to special order to make sure it's there.

good to see you this weekend -- however briefly and disjointed....
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