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  • #122

    Bruce
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    I like beer.

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    #138

    Major Intangibles
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    Well then you may like this little-known craft brewery out of Chico, CA.

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    #180

    Norwood Zip
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    I like beer.

    Owe you a plus one.

    #406

    GusChiggins
    Participant

    Enjoying a Fresh Squeeze right now. Approve. Strongly.

    #476

    GusChiggins
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    Marty – have you had the White Rajah IPA? A friend of mine who is originally from Ohio grabbed me a six pack. Looking forward to it.

    #489

    Hacksaw
    Participant

    Anything by Stone Brewery.

    #496

    GusChiggins
    Participant

    The White Rajah is a damn good beer. If you can get your mitts on it, do it.

    #7171

    Rickkyboy
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    I played Uber for my wife Sat night. She was meeting a girlfriend to see an early comedy show. Dropped her off, and went to the Super 88 for a Bahn Mi sandwich. Needing to kill an hour or so, I went to Eastern Standard and grabbed a seat at the bar. Lots of drinks being ordered around me but the best one was a couple behind me that I never go a look at. I should have. It went like this:

    Girl: Corona please

    Bartender: we dont have that we have Tecate.

    Girl: Tecate?

    Bartender: you asked for a corona which we dont have. for mexican beer we have tecate.

    Girl and boyfriend start whispering back and forth, grab a drink menu and after much deliberation she says:

    “Bud Light, and I didn’t see anything sweet or fruity on your drink menu for me.”

    Bartender recommended some pineapple martini bullshit thing. My forehead might have gotten a few extra wrinkles from my eye rolling.

     

    I suppose I could have just swung my elbow back around hard and taken care of this that way.  :dry:

    #8594

    Major Intangibles
    Participant

    The SN Oktoberfest is even more perfect on tap.

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    #8598

    GreatWhiteDhale
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    Marty, are you getting Trillium releases from Twitter? They never change their beer list on the website.

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    #8659

    Rickkyboy
    Participant

    Beer Hall opens tomorrow.

     

    Beginning this Wednesday, September 30th, our Morton Street location is officially closed- but you can find the same friendly faces and the same great beer right up the road at 100 Clinton St! Come grab a pint at the bar, get a growler to go or a t-shirt, and help us celebrate the move. We’ve been working hard and we can’t wait for you all to enjoy the new space! Stay tuned to facebook and twitter for draft lists and more.

    #9984

    Marty Nopointe
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    Marty, are you getting Trillium releases from Twitter? They never change their beer list on the website.

    They do keep an updated list, but it’s not the beer list it’s on wordpress …
    http://www.trilliumbrewing.com/wordpress_blog/beers/find-trillium-2/

    In and out of there 2 weekends ago on Saturday around 1:30, 2 people getting growlers
    Treehouse last Friday, got there around 7, 10 minutes growlers and cans

    I’m not going to go to any of these places at opening again

    #10704

    TwoTimes
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    Is this where I post about the “World’s Best Root Beer” I had at some pizza joint right off the BYU campus?  :lol:

    Had a Squatters hefeweizen out there when it was 95 in Zion.  Meh.  Had a bock by somebody at the place we stayed at over by Bryce, but I can’t remember if it was Squatters or Wasatch.  That was pretty good.

     

    #10855

    Lebron
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    Was it full octane or 3.2?

    When I used to hiking/biking in Moab we would just bring our own beer, there were a couple of places in town and Eddie McStiffs that served but it was all the 3.2 shit, there was one liquor store with actual beer but it was stupid expensive, namely they charged you a price for each individual beer in the 6 or 12 pack.  And it was run by these 2 faced Mormons who scowled at you for buying the devil juice but gladly took your money.

    One time driving out there over St. Patrick’s day weekend we had a bunch of Guinness and as we were driving you heard a big deflating noise that at first one guy thought it was the tire but it was some of the Guinness cans leaking nitrus/CO.  Not sure what happened but one of the sleeping bags became Guinness infused.

    #10870

    GreatWhiteDhale
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    Has anybody been to the Jack’s Abby beer hall? Are there any TVs or reservations for large groups? Might plan to go with a large group to watch football if possible.

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    #10899

    rclane
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    Has anybody been to the Jack’s Abby beer hall? Are there any TVs or reservations for large groups? Might plan to go with a large group to watch football if possible.

    I was there last Wednesday. The TV’s weren’t on, but I counted 3 in the corners of the room, which is huge. It didn’t seem like a great place to watch a game.

    They don’t take reservations. The seating is pretty much communal and first come, first served, similar to Harpoon. If you want a seat, you need to order (or at least open a tab) at the bar first and then find a seat, where there are servers for more beers and food. The system seemed pretty inefficient, especially when there’s a rush of people, as there was at 6:30 on a Wednesday. They were closed for a couple of days earlier this week to work out some issues, so this may have changed.

    #10947

    Rickkyboy
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    I have been there twice and noticed the TV’s on the 2nd visit. They dont seem like they want to be a sports bar but i would imagine they will have the big (that week) game on. There is a section of seating in the corner that has a small half wall and would appear to be an area for a larger group and one of the TVs is located there. I would call ahead.

    My second visit was yesterday and I had the Chicken Wings which were outstanding. Also had the Potato and Bacon Pizza which was also good. The guy next to me had the truffle mushroom pizza which looked good too.  Lady to my right had the braised pork shank which I would like to get next time I visit.

    They definitely seem like a work in progress but my visit yesterday was after the official opening. last week was a soft opening and they shut down Sunday through Wednesday to retool and retrain for yesterday’s opening.

    #10963

    TwoTimes
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    Was it full octane or 3.2? When I used to hiking/biking in Moab we would just bring our own beer, there were a couple of places in town and Eddie McStiffs that served but it was all the 3.2 shit, there was one liquor store with actual beer but it was stupid expensive, namely they charged you a price for each individual beer in the 6 or 12 pack. And it was run by these 2 faced Mormons who scowled at you for buying the devil juice but gladly took your money. One time driving out there over St. Patrick’s day weekend we had a bunch of Guinness and as we were driving you heard a big deflating noise that at first one guy thought it was the tire but it was some of the Guinness cans leaking nitrus/CO. Not sure what happened but one of the sleeping bags became Guinness infused.

    Normal ABV stuff for the respective styles. The grocery store in Springdale was selling all kinds of stuff too, from the domestic stuff which I imagine could have been the 3.2 stuff but also a few crafts that were IPA and DIPA.

    #10997

    Marty Nopointe
    Participant

    wasn’t planning on going to a brewery 4 weeks in a row, but then Wormtown tweeted they had fresh Be Hoppy cans no limit and the wife was taking the kid to a birthday party so off to Worcester, home and the 4/430 games are still in the 1st quarter

    I hope this means they’ll be in stores more, usually the brewery has a 4 can limit but you could probably buy 50 growlers if you wanted, today no limit, and they had 6 packs of bottles too, but cans especially pounders always win

    also got their pale and “Be Hoppiest” I’ve had “Be Hoppier” I believe back when these guys used to ship bombers to stores but never the biggest of the family, 10.something% so I went fagola with the 32 ounce growler

    #11163

    TwoTimes
    Participant

    Is that the squealer or the howler?

    #11756

    chicowalker
    Participant

    Finally tried Heady Topper this weekend.  It lived up to the hype

    #11760

    GreatWhiteDhale
    Participant

    Finally tried Heady Topper this weekend. It lived up to the hype

    How did you get it?

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    #11771

    Marty Nopointe
    Participant

    Is that the squealer or the howler?

    I’ve seen them called squealers, but luckily the places I’ve gotten them from just call them 32 ounce growlers and skip the cutesy names.

    I do like ‘crowlers’ the quart cans instead of glass. No need to wash and bring them with you.

    #11778

    Major Intangibles
    Participant

    I’ve seen the 32 ounce bottle called a ‘grunt.’

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    #11820

    chicowalker
    Participant

    Finally tried Heady Topper this weekend. It lived up to the hype

    How did you get it?

    This is going to sound ridiculous- a friend’s coworker’s brother was in a liquor store in VT last week when they were unloading some, and he being 6’4″ helped fend off the horde. :lol:   My friend brought some to football sunday.  Not sure if they are sold as 4 or 6 packs, but he was able to grab enough where punting some off to his brother wasn’t unreasonable.

    The reviews on BA say to drink it from the can, but I had it in a glass as my friend merely deigned to split one with me :pk:

     

     

    #12058

    TwoTimes
    Participant

    This Gansett Reanimator isn’t bad.  It’s a maibock?  So is it replacing the bock and thus been sitting around my packy for 4 months or is it replacing the fest?

    #12069

    Marty Nopointe
    Participant

    This Gansett Reanimator isn’t bad. It’s a maibock? So is it replacing the bock and thus been sitting around my packy for 4 months or is it replacing the fest?

    It’s new, the Bock ‘reanimated’ and now dry hopped as part of the Eddie A Poe series

    #12089

    Major Intangibles
    Participant

    This Gansett Reanimator isn’t bad. It’s a maibock? So is it replacing the bock and thus been sitting around my packy for 4 months or is it replacing the fest?

    It’s new, the Bock ‘reanimated’ and now dry hopped as part of the Eddie A Poe series

    bslphone_zps658e4f52
    “Martin, you know very well that the horror writer Narragansett is basing this series of beers upon is not Edgar Allan Poe, who is associated with those dirty, dirty birds in Baltimore, but Howard Phillips ‘H.P.’ Lovecraft. He was from Providence, a city that will soon feel my Cthulhu-like wrath for having spurned the chance to pay for and build a new stadium for the Red Sox AAA affiliate.”

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    #12283

    Marty Nopointe
    Participant

    ehhh I can’t tell those glowing vampire bloggers apart, Annie Rice, Jakey Rowlins, Steven Rice, Uncle Ben

    #12711

    chicowalker
    Participant

    The Gansett Allie’s Donut’s Chocolate Porter is decent.  I went in with zero expectations as the last two new Gansetts I had (Town Beach IPA and that Cherry abortion) were disappointing

    #12775

    TwoTimes
    Participant

    I thought the town beach was pretty good for what it is – it’s not a real IPA, so you have to take it with a grain of salt.

     

    Is the Allie’s Porter one out everywhere yet?  Haven’t seen it lately – just the HP Lovecraft one.

    #12781

    Kevin
    Participant

    The Gansett Allie’s Donut’s Chocolate Porter is decent. I went in with zero expectations as the last two new Gansetts I had (Town Beach IPA and that Cherry abortion) were disappointing

    I hated the Autocrat one from last year, so I’m a little hesitant.

    #13446

    chicowalker
    Participant

    My local (Nikki’s in providence) knows their beer.  They co-run Beervana, etc.  I overheard one of the guys describing Grey Sail Captain’s Daughter as “RI’s version of Heady Topper”  A bit of hyperbole, but certainly in the ballpark.  Highly recommend (if you can get it, it’s often scarce but at Nikki’s currently)

     

    http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/27710/140460/

    #13595

    TwoTimes
    Participant

    My biggest knock on Captain’s Daughter is that it’s too smooth for 8.5%.  :LOL:

     

    Grey Sail doesn’t do much wrong – Flying Jenny as a regular Pale Ale, CD as a DIPA, Great Ketch as an IPL are all excellent.  I’m biased because they’re my “local” brewery, and I admit they make some bullshit – their fest is awful and they made a stout last winter that I thought was awful too.

    #13627

    chicowalker
    Participant

    They were doing a tasting at Nikki’s yesterday. Enjoyed the smoked porter much more than I thought I would

    agreed on the smoothness of captains daughter.  As butch would say, dangerous  ;-)

    #14346

    GreatWhiteDhale
    Participant

    A ‘Kuerig’ for beer. It uses a pod and after two hours you have beer you need to ferment, age and carbonate. It produces 5 liters and 50 breweries have help develop the beers available. No brewery names were given, though.

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    #14624

    TwoTimes
    Participant

    I think the Allie’s is a lot better than the Autocrat one was.  Granted they’re not identical styles but similar enough.  I’d say it’s worth looking for a 6 pack of but not worth turning it into The Amazing Race like that second summer they put out the Del’s.

    #15454

    Portland Beer week  :wub:

    #15491

    chicowalker
    Participant

    Celebration at Nikki’s  :smile:  is it normally out this early?

    #15599

    GreatWhiteDhale
    Participant

    Saw some Celebration today, but didn’t pick it up.

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    #15603

    GreatWhiteDhale
    Participant

     

    Chico, I was going through the old beer thread. End of October is when Celebration has been popping up the last few years, at least in MA.

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    #15610

    Chief
    Participant

    got my first 12 yesterday.  Had some Enjoy by 10/30/15 that I had to finish last night, so I havent cracked in to the Celly yet.  Thanks for saving that recipe.

    #15618

    GreatWhiteDhale
    Participant

    I haven’t made it, but how is there no hot peppers in there?

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    #15659

    Turd Furguson
    Participant

    Thanks to you bastards I picked up a 6 pack of Celebration Ale today in Westerly. I’ll try it tomorrow night. Based on the rave reviews I have high hopes

    #16587

    Fred West Lynn
    Participant

    Comic booksand beer combined.  Made for this Board.   :lol:

    #16879

    Rickkyboy
    Participant

    Went with the wife and one kid to Jack’s Abby Beer Hall Saturday. Pulled up at 630 and there was a line out the door 20 or so deep. The staff person said they’d be letting ppl in shortly but we went to find something else. On the way back we drove by again and at 8 there was still a line. It was a little shorter but I had the first “nobody goes there anymore it’s too crowded thought” run through my head.  le sigh.

     

     

    #17200

    GreatWhiteDhale
    Participant

    Went to Wormtown on Sunday. It’s a relatively new space on Shrewsbury St. It was nice. The tour was good. They have a small bar with about 10 of their beers on tap for only $5 or $6 a pint. I liked the wet hop beer and the winter ale. You can sit outside. There are some heaters, so we were able to do it Sunday. Went to Brew City for the game. $.25 wings and a good beer list, including three cask ales.

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    #17210

    Marty Nopointe
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    love that new Wormtown location, probably been there half a dozen times since September, was just there on Saturday and might go back tomorrow

    Medusa in Hudson is similar in it’s a tasting room and you can bring/get delivered outside food, street behind has Horseshoe Pub which is a pretty fine beer bar for the Metrowest

    #17218

    GreatWhiteDhale
    Participant

    The assistant brewer who gave the tour at Wormtown mentioned some of their specialty beers and I asked him if there are bars that get their stuff regularly. Coincidentally, he mentioned Rail Trail in Hudson.

    Do people see Wormtown around much? I see only Be Hoppy and that’s not even on a regular basis.

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    #17233

    Foundation makes some underrated beers.

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