December Beer of the Month pickup from Red White & Bleu in Falls Church, Va.
From left: Headwaters pale ale (Victory Brewing, Downington, Pa.), Raven’s Roost Baltic porter (Parkway Brewing, Salem, Va.), Magella Belgian dark abbey ale (Parkway Brewing, Salem, Va.), Weihenstephaner Oktoberfestbier (Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan, Germany), El Steinber Dark Lager (Anderson Valley Brewing, Boonville, Calif.), 3Beans Baltic porter (Sixpoint, Brooklyn).
October Beers of the Month pickup from Red White & Bleu in Falls Church, Va. (Note that a full six-pack isn’t pictured because I omitted duplicates from previous months.)
From left: Maggie Maibock (Blue Mountain Brewery, Afton, Va.), Northwind imperial stout (Two Brothers Brewing, Warrenville, Ill.), Cynic (Surly Brewing, Brooklyn Center, Minn.).
September Beers of the Month pickup from Red White & Bleu in Falls Church, Va.
From left: Czech Rebel (Měťanský Pivovar Havlíčkův Brod, Czech Republic), Lugene chocolate milk stout (Odell Brewing, Fort Collins, Colo.), Bitch Creek extra special bitter (Grand Teton Brewing, Victor, Idaho), Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale (Boulevard Brewing, Kansas City, Mo.), Fatty Boombalatty (Furthermore Beer, Spring Green, Wis.), Hell Munich Helles lager-style beer (Surly Brewing, Brooklyn Center, Minn.).
Your #DorisDay Mission
Thanks for joining me on another #DorisDay — a summertime tradition since 1975. This year’s feature: a Digital Scavenger Hunt!
Rules: Use Instagram or another photo-sharing service into which you can upload square-cropped images in real time. Be creative, and feel free to recruit strangers to help!
Upload images as you take them, and include the hashtag #DorisDay. You’ll be awarded points for each approved image, plus bonus points for creativity. All images must be uploaded by 4 p.m. Eastern on Sunday to qualify. (Duplications — multiple A’s, for example — will be judged for creativity but will count only once toward hunt completion.)
Hunt clues (track your progress using the grid below):
Check back later for the best entries. Need not be in D.C. to win.
August Beers of the Month pickup from Red White & Bleu in Falls Church, Va.
Selections, from left: Rauchpils (Mikkeller, Denmark), True Blonde Ale (Ska Brewing, Durango, Colo.), Thunderstout coffee porter (Breckinridge Brewery, Colo.), The Farmer’s Daughter (Lucette Brewing, Menomonie, Wis.), oatmeal stout (Wolaver’s, Middlebury, Conn.), Double White (Southampton Publick House, Southampton, N.Y.)
Tasting note: The Rauchpils was amazingly smokey and kinda meaty, but more drinkable than Rogue Ales’ Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale.