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  • #17237

    Major Intangibles
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    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.

    Wormtown is in a bunch of bars & restaurants in the I-91 corridor.

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    #19274

    InThisTown
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    Seeing Be Hoppy more which is a nice change up in the suburban pub places. Much better than whatever the usual non-standard IPA on draft is.

    #19338

    GreatWhiteDhale
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    Sculpin was sold for $1 billion earlier this week by Constellation brands. Holy shit.

    Come back, Regular Brian.

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    #19350

    Marty Nopointe
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    Seeing Be Hoppy more which is a nice change up in the suburban pub places. Much better than whatever the usual non-standard IPA on draft is.

    Its great, and I’m appreciating the 6.5% more and more, a few of them doesn’t hit like 8% beers do

    #19351

    Marty Nopointe
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    Sculpin was sold for $1 billion earlier this week by Constellation brands. Holy shit.

    The one brand? I know Constellation bought/ is buying Ballast Point. They then sold the Sculpin brand for 1 bill?

    #19352

    GreatWhiteDhale
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    Sculpin was sold for $1 billion earlier this week by Constellation brands. Holy shit.

    The one brand? I know Constellation bought/ is buying Ballast Point. They then sold the Sculpin brand for 1 bill?

    My mistake. I just associate Sculpin with the brand.

    Come back, Regular Brian.

    My agenda is truth.

    #19407

    chicowalker
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    Grapefruit sculpin is expensive enough :ozzy:

    #19604

    Kevin
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    Ugh, this Allie’s Donuts Gansett is fucking terrible. :lol:

    Makes the Autocrat one seem drinkable. Good thing I also picked up a six of the Lovecraft.

    #19606

    Turd Furguson
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    Ding away but I’m not loving the celebration ale. Maybe it’ll grow on me

    #19854

    GreatWhiteDhale
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    Ding away but I’m not loving the celebration ale. Maybe it’ll grow on me

    Do you not like IPAs in general?

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    #19934

    Marty Nopointe
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    2 free Celebration glasses, if you post a picture on social media #SEO #SocialMediaMaven #EpicGill

    http://www.celebrationale.com/

    *while supplies last, hopefully they have more than 2 glasses

    #20803

    Feejis
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    May have mentioned this on the old board but I’m a big fan of the Jolly Traveler Winter Shandy. Terrific change of pace from the Celebration as well.

    #21388

    Rickkyboy
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    Went by Total Wine and More in Natick. Its in the Cloverleaf Plaza where Burlington Coat Factory once was. Huge huge place. The beer aisle was two long aisles.

    I don’t buy/dring the hard stuff, but someone was telling my his typical fifth of whiskey is 1/3 less there. :blink:

    #21483

    GreatWhiteDhale
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    Went by Total Wine and More in Natick. Its in the Cloverleaf Plaza where Burlington Coat Factory once was. Huge huge place. The beer aisle was two long aisles. I don’t buy/dring the hard stuff, but someone was telling my his typical fifth of whiskey is 1/3 less there. :blink:

    A handle of Tito’s was $3 or 4 cheaper than any place I have seen. I was in there Wednesday so I didn’t have much time to check it out but the selection was impressive from what I saw.

    Come back, Regular Brian.

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    #21486

    rclane
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    I wasn’t totally impressed with Total Wine’s beer selection. Pricing was great – Celebration was $12 or $13 for a 12 pack, Road to Ruin was $10 for a 6. I didn’t look real closely, but it seemed to be a lot of the larger craft breweries, but not much from the smaller ones, even the locals. I understand why, but it’s disappointing.

    Meanwhile, Craft Beer Cellar opened in Framingham, if you want great selection at increased prices.

    #25696

    InThisTown
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    #25755

    Rickkyboy
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    #25889

    GusChiggins
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    My sister and brother-in-law just bought a house near the new Stone brewery in Richmond. Look forward to stumbling back from there soon.

    http://richmond.stonebrewing.com

     

    #25900

    Feejis
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    Anyone been to Castle Island in Norwood yet?

    #25907

    Chief
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    My sister and brother-in-law just bought a house near the new Stone brewery in Richmond. Look forward to stumbling back from there soon. http://richmond.stonebrewing.com

    Awesome.  I always hit Stone up when I’m out in San Diego.

    #27074

    Doncabesa
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    Finally found some Celebration Ale, sold single bottle.  Got all 4 of the remaining ones and they didn’t last the night, you guys weren’t kidding about it.  :wub:

    #27229

    chicowalker
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    currently amusing myself by reading Beer Advocate reviews of terrible beers. Worth wasting a few minutes on

    Bud Light

    I usually wouldnt even bother rating a beer like this, but since being forced to pay $11for a bottle at a recent ac/dc concert, i thought i owed bud light one.perhaps its shame on me for even bothering to do this, but this beer is complete dogpiss, zero body, very little flavor, zero aroma and terrible feel….this beer is strictly for college kids with no money or taste in beer…..dogpiss in a can.  (1.46/5..why not just 1/5? :lol: )

     

    Bud Light Clamato

    16 oz can into a wine glass.

    A: Pours a cloudy chum color. This beer is too good to have much of a head (what’s there is pink colored) and any form of retention or lacing.

    S: After inhaling the nose, I feel like I can speak fluent Slovak, kill a cape buffalo with my bare hands, and play a right-handed guitar left-handed. It’s almost like this beer is speaking to me “Are you ready to taste perfection? Or am I too much beer for you?” And given the intoxicating blend of brine, sea water, tomato, and vomit, the latter just might be the case.

    T: This beer is so meta. It actually tastes just like my vomit after having several great offerings (obviously nothing that compares to this, though…) Because of Bud Light Clamato, I no longer have to spend $20 or so worth of craft beer and eat a spaghetti dinner to achieve such post-puking zen, I can simply drink this and reach nirvana for only $2 a can.

    M: This is the future of beer. Why? Because this doesn’t need a palate feel – since it drinks just like upchuck, it frees my mind over such like texture, carbonation, and dryness; instead allowing me to achieve the aforementioned zen-like state after a good upchuck. I have just one more thing to say: pivo je život. See! Told you I can now speak fluent Slovak – I didn’t even have to rely on Google Translate, either.

    O: I have transcended the cosmic eye of God, and have come out of its collapsing corona a new man. Thanks to Bud Light Clamato, I have now achieved evanescence on this corporeal place. In fact, I don’t need to drink other beer anymore: this brings everything I could want from the hobby, all in a single can. However, I am not worthy of experiencing such brilliance – for that reason, I will have to pour this down the sink after five or so sips. But hey, I’d like to see Parabola, Rochefort 10, BCBS, or FBS put me in an evanescent state after only five sips. Which all of them fail to accomplish, miserably at that. I am unworthy of standing in the presence of this nectar of the gods, I will now have to free it from its misery.

    1/5: It’s so thought-provoking, it ends up being offensive

     

    Michelob Ultra

    Drank this at the golf course. Has a non existent smell and has very little taste. Frankly I have had non Alcoholic beers that were better than this. I should have gone for the Gatorade. Easily the worst beer I have had. I am probably being kind with my rating. 1.78/5

    St. Ides

    Served in a 40 oz. bottle in a brown paper bag in a strip club parking lot.
    A- couldn’t see it through the brown paper bag :lol:  
    S- smelled like a blackout
    T- caramel, stripper biscuit, elderberries, asphalt, no grapefruit, slightly boozy
    M- felt like vomit before it comes up
    O- it lives up to the hype, but only if you can find it extremely unfresh

     

     

    #27405

    Danny Duberstein
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    Jack’s Abby Lashes  :smile:

    #27426

    Dan
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    Stopped at Julio’s in Westboro tonight after picking up the chinese food.  Was looking for a six of the Blue Point Toasted Lager, which they’ve had in the past but no longer carry, due to “lack of shelf space”.  Meanwhile they’ve got something like 150 different IPAs on the shelf.  How many flucking* IPAs does the world need?

    *Apologies to the IPA afficionados out there

    #27444

    Marty Nopointe
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    Anyone been to Castle Island in Norwood yet?

    yes, I’ve liked everything so far, Candlepin is the low abv one – not watery, the IPA goes with one trend where it’s not overly bitter but lots of hop flavor – but it’s piney and floral not the current trend of overly citrusy/fruity. TBD I like a lot, 7.2% hoppy stout, I think it’s the best of their first 3 and picked up more yesterday, but if you don’t like stouts you won’t like it. For the new ones, picked up the Causeway and Heartside yesterday, only had one of the Causeway so far – double IPA but only 8%, this one is more like the current trend of very citrusy/tropical – if Treehouse released it people would’ve been losing their shit waiting in line for 4 hours. Heartside I haven’t tried yet, porter with cinammon, coffee and vanilla so I have to be in the mood for that one.

    They’re good enough that even though I have a ton of beer in the fridge (hit 6 breweries in So. Maine/seacoast NH on Saturday, and I’ll be in Worcester tomorrow so I’ll probably be going to Wormtown) that I still went to Castle Island and bought those 3 4 packs of pounders yesterday because they had 2 new releases

    #27447

    chicowalker
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    So NYE was supposed to be just an afternoon thing w friends/kids…very nice, home by 630, poured myself a tall Jim beam and ginger ale that was to be my last drink of the night. 10 minutes later my friend and his fiancée text- were on our way over. Baby is in bed, so what the hell.  Turns out they had been at river walk brewery in Newburyport and came bearing growlers. Great beer, hurting this morning. I’m officially old

    #27579

    Danny Duberstein
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    Bought this in a mixed 6.  I’ll be back for more.  That’s a bit of alright.

    #27595

    Lebron
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    Holy shit that’s a cute kid

    #27796

    Marty Nopointe
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    the Castle Island Heartside is nice, the coffee stands out, it’s really a good coffee porter, the vanilla just blends into the other flavors – I’d never pick it out / say it’s a vanilla, the cinnamon is just in the aftertaste, pretty nice as it’s really dry in that cinnamon way – a little heat and then it just clears out, left with this dry sorta heat taste that makes me want to drink beer

    #28264

    Bissell Brothers is moving to a larger space the 2nd quarter this year.  http://www.pressherald.com/2016/01/04/bissell-brothers-moving-to-thompsons-point/

    Foundation Bissell Brothers current neighbor is flying under the radar.  They make some real good beer.

    #28538

    Marty Nopointe
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    still a month to go

    Nugget Nectar hits taps and shelves throughout Central Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and the Lehigh Valley beginning January 11 and will continue through early February as follows:

    January 18 – Western PA and NEPA
    January 25 – DC, MD and NJ
    February 1 – CT, DE, OH, MA, NC, NY and VA

    #28621

    Rickkyboy
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    Jack’s Abby just announced they are distributing in NYC.

    #28647

    GreatWhiteDhale
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    Also on Jack’s Abby. I got an email that they will be closed on Sunday for their private party.

    Come back, Regular Brian.

    My agenda is truth.

    #28697

    Green33
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    Anyone been to Castle Island in Norwood yet?

    They’re good enough that even though I have a ton of beer in the fridge (hit 6 breweries in So. Maine/seacoast NH on Saturday, and I’ll be in Worcester tomorrow so I’ll probably be going to Wormtown) that I still went to Castle Island and bought those 3 4 packs of pounders yesterday because they had 2 new releases

    Did you find Stone Face on your NH tour? Their regular IPA is excellent and I picked up some Hop-something Double IPA for the holidays that I refused to share. Giving Donkey-Hote some competition in the fridge.

    #28763

    Marty Nopointe
    Participant

    Anyone been to Castle Island in Norwood yet?

    They’re good enough that even though I have a ton of beer in the fridge (hit 6 breweries in So. Maine/seacoast NH on Saturday, and I’ll be in Worcester tomorrow so I’ll probably be going to Wormtown) that I still went to Castle Island and bought those 3 4 packs of pounders yesterday because they had 2 new releases

    Did you find Stone Face on your NH tour? Their regular IPA is excellent and I picked up some Hop-something Double IPA for the holidays that I refused to share. Giving Donkey-Hote some competition in the fridge.

    yes, they were great. We get the IPA and Pale down here, but I’ve never seen all the others they have, had that double IPA and the Munich Dunkel there, and took home the Red Rye IPA and Porter. Porters and Dunkels are two of my favorites that aren’t as common so I was pretty happy. And they had a dog. Highly recommended. In the future I wouldn’t pass up the chance to get the IPA fresh there too, but it was the 3rd stop of 6, so I wasn’t going to drink beer I can get at home, or I’d never make it through.

    in Southern Maine, I hit .. Southern Maine (SoMe) and Tributary – really liked both SOME is more experimental, Tributary is more traditional. NH was Stoneface, Beara – not bad, not sure I’d go out of my way to go there again but it was alright, Earth Eagle – I’ve been there before and it’s always hit or miss just because of the types of beer they make I’ll either really like some or just hate some. Biggest disappointment was Portsmouth Brewery, I’ve been going there 20 years and they really went to shit, it’s a place I used to go to Portsmouth just to hit – only place I didn’t take home beer from, and I got food poisoning so they couldn’t even do that right

    #28807

    God Shamgod
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    Bought this in a mixed 6.  I’ll be back for more.  That’s a bit of alright.

    Shed is on tap at Stowe Mountain in the cafetaria/bar area (not in the hotel on the mountain). I cranked 3 of those before hitting Mt Mansfield and almost killed myself. Those are great.

    #28816

    GreatWhiteDhale
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    Didn’t Portsmouth lose its head brewer a few years ago? Is that the cause of the decline?

    Come back, Regular Brian.

    My agenda is truth.

    #28818

    Green33
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    Didn’t Portsmouth lose its head brewer a few years ago? Is that the cause of the decline?

    Yep. Todd Mott, the owner of the recipe for Kate the Great and who’s now set up in Kittery at Tributary. Great casual spot, concrete floors & picnic tables with a couple couches and usually a dog around. Food truck in the parking lot if you’re hungry.

    7th Settlement in Dover is kinda what the Portsmouth Brewery used to be, very good beers and decent food. Also highly recommend Throwback in N Hampton.

    #28842

    Marty Nopointe
    Participant

    Didn’t Portsmouth lose its head brewer a few years ago? Is that the cause of the decline?

    Yep. Todd Mott, the owner of the recipe for Kate the Great and who’s now set up in Kittery at Tributary. Great casual spot, concrete floors & picnic tables with a couple couches and usually a dog around. Food truck in the parking lot if you’re hungry.

    7th Settlement in Dover is kinda what the Portsmouth Brewery used to be, very good beers and decent food. Also highly recommend Throwback in N Hampton.

    Have you been to the other one in Dover, Garrison City? We were going to hit those as well, but one of Garrison City/7th Settlement was still closed for Christmas, so it would’ve been another hour or so there and back for just one.

    ed – they’re closer to Stoneface than I thought, only about a 10 minute drive

    #28867

    Rickkyboy
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    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.

    Been to Rail Trail twice in the past month on Sat nights. Both times was an hourish wait so we left our number and walked down to Medusa Brewery. Like both places.

    There’s a little bar/restaurant across the street across the street from Rail Trail. Its called Speakeasy and you have to go into the ice cream shop to into the bar. Food is just some small plates as its more of a cocktail/drink place. Rail Trail, Ice Cream shop and Speakeasy are the same owners.

    #28884

    Green33
    Participant

    Didn’t Portsmouth lose its head brewer a few years ago? Is that the cause of the decline?

    Yep. Todd Mott, the owner of the recipe for Kate the Great and who’s now set up in Kittery at Tributary. Great casual spot, concrete floors & picnic tables with a couple couches and usually a dog around. Food truck in the parking lot if you’re hungry.

    7th Settlement in Dover is kinda what the Portsmouth Brewery used to be, very good beers and decent food. Also highly recommend Throwback in N Hampton.

    Have you been to the other one in Dover, Garrison City? We were going to hit those as well, but one of Garrison City/7th Settlement was still closed for Christmas, so it would’ve been another hour or so there and back for just one.

    ed – they’re closer to Stoneface than I thought, only about a 10 minute drive

    sometimes it feels like an hour getting over the bridge! Have not been to Garrison City…yet.

    #28941

    Enjoy 7th Settlement as well.  Also agree on Portsmouth Brewery.. ever since they changed their menu it’s gone way downhill.  The store around the corner from me sells Stoneface, very good.  SOME has grown on me.. Gneiss in Limerick is a hidden Gem, next time up this way its worth the trip.

    Maine is going to have 8 new breweries in the next 4 months.

    #29189

    Rickkyboy
    Participant

    This Spencer Trappist Ale is pretty good.

    #29206

    Danny Duberstein
    Participant

    This Spencer Trappist Ale is pretty good.

    Should be for that $

    Riverwalk Brewing…I like the cut of their job.

    #29217

    Rickkyboy
    Participant

    I bought a single at that craft beer cellar  :lol:

    #29453

    Danny Duberstein
    Participant

    I bought a single at that craft beer cellar :lol:

    $6.75?

    Narragansett Double Chocolate Porter is pretty good.  Still made at the Genny plant.

    Apparently, the Genny plant is about as productive now as it ever was, with all the contract brewing they do.  My Dad was telling me they are expanding again.

    #29556

    Rickkyboy
    Participant

    $3-4.  It def was more expensive than others.

    #29830

    GreatWhiteDhale
    Participant

    Anybody ever go to Nightshift? I get their email announcing new beers being canned and whatever, but I don’t know how long until the beer runs out. Like if they announce something on a Wednesday, will it be there on Saturday? I saw one of their beers (Morph?) on the shelf in the summer or spring, but I was told they self distribute and aren’t reliable. Also, they are expensive and I don’t know if they are worth it.

    Come back, Regular Brian.

    My agenda is truth.

    #29833

    chicowalker
    Participant

    I bought a single at that craft beer cellar :lol:

    $6.75? Narragansett Double Chocolate Porter is pretty good. Still made at the Genny plant. Apparently, the Genny plant is about as productive now as it ever was, with all the contract brewing they do. My Dad was telling me they are expanding again.

    any day now they’ll be brewing in RI again :dry:    They could build right where the old plant was- still empty, right off the highway

    #29847

    Danny Duberstein
    Participant

    Nopoint would know, but there seems to be some efficiency in the contract brewing. I got to think labor costs in Rochester are substantially lower than RI

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