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  • #29856

    Feejis
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    Well yeah, since half the workforce would be on disability by week 2.

    #30342

    Marty Nopointe
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    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

    It’s like renting an apartment versus buying a house. Think of all the variables that go into that decision, particularly when that Rochester plant can’t use all of their capacity, so it’s like a glut of rental properties, they’re looking for people to rent from them.

    #37087

    Major Intangibles
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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/10/06/find-out-which-beer-is-made-closest-to-you-with-this-crazy-map/?utm_content=buffer2a1a4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

    link above, image of map below;

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    #37168

    chicowalker
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    Grey sail has a new ipl called greatketch that is not quite captains daughter but it’s close

    #37182

    InThisTown
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    Nectar yo.

    #37367

    Rickkyboy
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    Article about Jack’s Abby House Lager:

    http://craftbeercellar.com/blog/2016/02/what-the-fck-is-a-landbier/

     

     

    #37862

    Marty Nopointe
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    Banded Horn Daikaiju .. made with malty stuff, hoppy stuff.. Saco River water

    hope it doesn’t have too much Two Times pee

    #37996

    Danny Duberstein
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    Craft Beet Cellar in Weymouth Landing had Trillium!  Got 6 or 7 bombers

    #38079

    Danny Duberstein
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    NOT wild about Trillium Launch Beer.  Blech, too spicey.

    #38097

    Yahtzee
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    One New Year’s resolution that I’ve been successful at is drinking out of the tall Pilsner glasses that someone gave me years and years ago and have sat on the shelf for pretty much the whole time. They really do seem better with a lighter beer (e.g., Notch Session Pils). I’m thinking that if I have more alcohol-oriented resolutions, I’ll be a better person. Right?

    #38109

    GusChiggins
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    Had a hopslam over the weekend, good lord that is a good beer.

    #38153

    Rickkyboy
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    One New Year’s resolution that I’ve been successful at is drinking out of the tall Pilsner glasses that someone gave me years and years ago and have sat on the shelf for pretty much the whole time. They really do seem better with a lighter beer (e.g., Notch Session Pils). I’m thinking that if I have more alcohol-oriented resolutions, I’ll be a better person. Right?

    My first Dr I had when I moved out this way was a true old timer. Encouraged a daily glass of wine or beer for you heart. :smile:

     

     

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 9 months ago by  Rickkyboy.
    #38160

    chicowalker
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    Any recommendations of sold in vt only beers that aren’t heady topper?

    #38168

    Rickkyboy
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    The Von Trapp’s make a good Dunkel but I have purchased that in MA

    #38176

    GreatWhiteDhale
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    Hill Farmstead and Lawson’s. Lawson the brewer did a collaboration with Otter Creek that was sold in MA, but you can get his beers in VT and CT only. Hill Farmstead sells its beer only at the brewery, which is out of the way. Also, there was a brewery in Burlington that somebody recommended. It has a fishing related name.

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    My agenda is truth.

    #38180

    Chief
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    Had a hopslam over the weekend, good lord that is a good beer.

    Indeed it is.  I think it’s become a bit overhyped as the world has caught up to Bells in terms of DIPAs.  Double Duckpin or Stone’s Enjoy By series are just a couple that have quickly closed the gap, IMHO.  But that deosnt stop me from seeking out Hopslam every year.

    BTW, Aslin Brewery out in Herndon (just off the Dulles Toll Road).  Very small, really good stuff.

    #38217

    GusChiggins
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    Had a hopslam over the weekend, good lord that is a good beer.

    Indeed it is. I think it’s become a bit overhyped as the world has caught up to Bells in terms of DIPAs. Double Duckpin or Stone’s Enjoy By series are just a couple that have quickly closed the gap, IMHO. But that deosnt stop me from seeking out Hopslam every year. BTW, Aslin Brewery out in Herndon (just off the Dulles Toll Road). Very small, really good stuff.

    Agreed on all accounts. I wasn’t expecting it at the bar I went to so that probably helped.

    Re Aslin – damn I was just out visiting a buddy in centreville on Friday. He’s a big beer guy too but didn’t mention that place. I did pick up a six pack of an Alpine session IPA. My buddy was raving about Alpine (out of San Diego).

    #38227

    Danny Duberstein
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    #38230

    Chief
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    Had a hopslam over the weekend, good lord that is a good beer.

    Indeed it is. I think it’s become a bit overhyped as the world has caught up to Bells in terms of DIPAs. Double Duckpin or Stone’s Enjoy By series are just a couple that have quickly closed the gap, IMHO. But that doesnt stop me from seeking out Hopslam every year. BTW, Aslin Brewery out in Herndon (just off the Dulles Toll Road). Very small, really good stuff.

    Agreed on all accounts. I wasn’t expecting it at the bar I went to so that probably helped. Re Aslin – damn I was just out visiting a buddy in centreville on Friday. He’s a big beer guy too but didn’t mention that place. I did pick up a six pack of an Alpine session IPA. My buddy was raving about Alpine (out of San Diego).

    Hoppy Birthday, I assume?  I had a growler of their Duet on Friday night.  Alpine is a San Diego legend, I think their stuff is great, but of course all the “old schoolers” insist that Green Flash (which bought it a year or so ago) has ruined it.  They are building a facility in VA Beach, so you’ll be seeing a lot more of their stuff.

    Aslin is very, very small.  I hadn’t heard of it until a couple weeks ago when my local beer store had a keg on tap for growler fills.  Mind the Hop (DIPA) was unbelieveable.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 9 months ago by  Chief.
    #39095

    GreatWhiteDhale
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    It’s no longer the big deal it was, but I got some Nugget Nectar Saturday night. There was a complete redesign and they now have it in cans.

    Come back, Regular Brian.

    My agenda is truth.

    #39099

    Marty Nopointe
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    Any recommendations of sold in vt only beers that aren’t heady topper?

    So the big 3 are a pain in the ass to buy retail, Waterbury is great because you can get something from all on tap.

    The fishing related brewery GWD mentions is probably not a brewery but the Black Back Pub, a beer bar and fly fishing shop in Waterbury. They’ll probably have Lawsons, Hill Farmstead and Alchemist. If they don’t the other guys in town will.

    Apart from the big 3 Fiddlehead is fantastic, 14th Star as well, some of their beer gets to MA but not often.

    #39100

    Marty Nopointe
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    Had a hopslam over the weekend, good lord that is a good beer.

    Indeed it is. I think it’s become a bit overhyped as the world has caught up to Bells in terms of DIPAs. Double Duckpin or Stone’s Enjoy By series are just a couple that have quickly closed the gap, IMHO. But that deosnt stop me from seeking out Hopslam every year. BTW, Aslin Brewery out in Herndon (just off the Dulles Toll Road). Very small, really good stuff.

    Agreed on all accounts. I wasn’t expecting it at the bar I went to so that probably helped.

    Re Aslin – damn I was just out visiting a buddy in centreville on Friday. He’s a big beer guy too but didn’t mention that place. I did pick up a six pack of an Alpine session IPA. My buddy was raving about Alpine (out of San Diego).

    Alpine is very good, the Citra is the big one don’t know if it went into distribution. Had Duet and it was as good as when I had to trade for it

    Ed – Kern River was the big Citra one

    #39102

    Kevin
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    :lol:

    #39117

    GreatWhiteDhale
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    Fiddlehead was the brewery I was thinking of.

    Come back, Regular Brian.

    My agenda is truth.

    #39384

    Marty Nopointe
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    #40058

    Major Intangibles
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    Big ups to Kaptain Jimmy’s in Agawam, which trusts the customer to be able to read the beer menu and see the Smuttynose Baltic Porter is 9% ABV, and still ask if you want the 16 oz, or the 22 oz size. #notulipglass

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    #40096

    GreatWhiteDhale
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    Jesus. Most places won’t sell a 16oz pour of 9% abv.

    Come back, Regular Brian.

    My agenda is truth.

    #40176

    Major Intangibles
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    True enough. I chose discretion and ordered the pint. It’s the people who brew Opa Opa who own the restaurant, and they will serve their own ‘A-10 Warthog Double IPA’ (10.5%) to you in the big glass. I would advise against that.

    Nothing will be saved. All will be lost. And our new onion-headed sad emoticon is unable to convey the depth of that loss. -10/22/25 (sic) Daily Thread

    #41053

    GreatWhiteDhale
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    Tree House is building a place in Charlton.

    Well, that dream has gotten much bigger in the past year: Lanier and partners Damien Goudreau, Jonathan Weisbach, and Dean Rohan announced today that Tree House is building a brand-new, 45,000 square foot production facility in Charlton. The company purchased the 70-acre plot of land, and it plans to break ground on the new building later this spring.

    The new space, designed in conjunction with Austin Design, Inc., is five times the size of its current home, with a “theoretical capacity” of 125,000 barrels per year. For context, last year’s move gave it a 7,000-barrel capacity.

    Come back, Regular Brian.

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    #42200

    Marty Nopointe
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    New brewery taking over the old Jack’s Abby spot in Framingham, “Exhibit A”, the brewer is great, used to be at Offshore when they were a destination spot, then was the first brewer at Mayflower

    #42238

    GreatWhiteDhale
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    Cool to hear. Taking over the space and the equipment is a big deal. From the article I read, he will start out with a canning line. Plus, he eliminates a lot of risk. Medusa in Hudson had trouble setting up its brewery and was about 9 months late opening up. I was worried it would never open.

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    #42267

    chicowalker
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    did Jack’s Abby close?

    #42269

    GreatWhiteDhale
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    did Jack’s Abby close?

    Moved across the street to a bigger place with a restaurant.

    Come back, Regular Brian.

    My agenda is truth.

    #42690

    Rickkyboy
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    did Jack’s Abby close?

    Moved across the street to a bigger place with a restaurant.

    Have the capacity to become the largest brewer in MA. Their tall cans are now out.

    Meanwhile at Jack’s Abby’s old location, someone is moving in to begin brewing using JA’s old equipment.

    #42706

    GreatWhiteDhale
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    :wall:

    So Rickkyboy.

    Come back, Regular Brian.

    My agenda is truth.

    #43966

    Danny Duberstein
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    Trillium Big Sprang  :smile:

     

    My place got a big shipment of Trillium Thursday, they had about 6 bottles left today at 3PM.  Crazy.

    #43980

    Danny Duberstein
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    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

    It’s like renting an apartment versus buying a house. Think of all the variables that go into that decision, particularly when that Rochester plant can’t use all of their capacity, so it’s like a glut of rental properties, they’re looking for people to rent from them.

    The Genny plant hired another 60 full time employees. Must be doing something right.

     

    Narragansett Lovecraft (brewed by Genny) is a bit of all right

    #45067

    Danny Duberstein
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    Local Craft Beer Cellar gets their Trillium delivered on Thursday. I got their last bottle of Ft Point at 4:30 today.
    So good.

    #45068

    Marty Nopointe
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    I have the Mosaic and Enigma FPPA variations in the fridge, can’t wait to see what the Enigma tastes like

    #45071

    Danny Duberstein
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    I have the Mosaic and Enigma FPPA variations in the fridge, can’t wait to see what the Enigma tastes like

    This was the Mosaic.

    Man, that stuff moves.  By tomorrow, they’ll be down to a handful of bottles.

    #45072

    Marty Nopointe
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    It’s a fantastic beer, high enough you get your money worth, not so high you fall over after drinking 7. And the FPPA leads to the Street series that leads to the double IPAs

    #45073

    Danny Duberstein
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    It’s just so fresh.

    #45127

    Danny Duberstein
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    Scaled IPA  :smile:

    #45128

    Danny Duberstein
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    And now Melcher Street, which is still an IPA but totally different. Their beer game is tight.

    #45133

    chicowalker
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    http://www.longlivebeerworks.com

     

    If if you’re in providence new place opened on the west side. Had their brown ale and the ’nuff said. Very good

    #45135

    Marty Nopointe
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    http://www.longlivebeerworks.com

    If if you’re in providence new place opened on the west side. Had their brown ale and the ’nuff said. Very good

    We currently carry 32 oz. Boston Rounds in the tasting room for filling. We will also fill clean glassware you bring with you, up to the 72 oz. state limit.

    filling outside growlers, thats a nice surprise

    #45136

    chicowalker
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    :lol: my buddy was just showing me some outside growlers for other breweries (foolproof, proclamation) that this place (with his permission) put their stickers all over for when they are returned to their brewery of origin

    #45166

    Marty Nopointe
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    They’re required to have the growlers labelled. The stickers seem to qualify but most places won’t risk being accused of selling mislabelled alcohol.

    CT is the only local state to make it at all reasonable for the consumer.

    #45202

    Kevin
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    Gansett finally building a brewery in RI.

    We’re Building A Brewery!

    #45203

    KBS.. So good.  Also got my hands on a Mott the Lesser yesterday.   It’s good but not Kate the Great good.

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