June 20, 2016 at 8:48 am #55664
Aslin — A new brewery down here in NoVA that is making some really good NE-style IPAs
June 20, 2016 at 10:04 am #55685June 20, 2016 at 10:06 am #55686June 20, 2016 at 10:39 am #55695
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GusChigginsParticipantJune 21, 2016 at 10:08 am #55779
DivParticipantJune 22, 2016 at 10:04 am #55933
My wife went up to Burlington, VT yesterday for work. I had been telling her for a few weeks to ask the client she was meeting with to stockpile some Heady Topper/Sip of Sunshine for her, but she was uncomfortable asking them. It’s a gardening company in Burlington, so it’s safe to assume they would have been cool. (In fact, when the meeting was over, the client told her to give them a head’s up the next time she’ll be there, and they’ll do some shopping for her in exchange for some Massachusetts beers.)
They ended up telling her about a place nearby that was getting their Heady Topper delivery at 5, so she stuck around and ended up getting a case. Plus, she brought home a 6 pack of Zero Gravity Conehead, 3 bottles of Foley Brothers Prospect, a 4 pack of 14th Star Tribute and a 4 pack of Burlington Beer Future Glow.June 25, 2016 at 10:46 am #56582June 25, 2016 at 1:32 pm #56592June 25, 2016 at 1:56 pm #56596
They ended up telling her about a place nearby that was getting their Heady Topper delivery at 5, so she stuck around and ended up getting a case. Plus, she brought home a 6 pack of Zero Gravity Conehead, 3 bottles of Foley Brothers Prospect, a 4 pack of 14th Star Tribute and a 4 pack of Burlington Beer Future Glow.
Is your wife Marty?June 25, 2016 at 2:43 pm #56599
Picked up a case of Dinner this morning….. Had the first batch, a while back and wasn’t crazy about it… Thought I would try again to see if its worth the hype. Either way it should make for some good trades.
They making that available anywhere else but Maine?June 25, 2016 at 5:48 pm #56608
Danny DubersteinParticipantJune 25, 2016 at 9:24 pm #56631June 26, 2016 at 8:17 pm #56668June 28, 2016 at 7:24 am #56833
How did you like the Fat Tire? I think it’s really good. The first time I had it was on tap at a hotel bar in Charleston SC in 2013. I just joined my company and they sent me there for training along with a manager. I had about 5 or 6 while watching the Blackhawks beat the Bruins in the cup clincher. When they scored the game-winner I was pounding my fist on the bar screaming at the TV (only one–no Bruins fans in Charleston?). The manager looked at me like I was a mental patient. I’m still employed, so no harm.July 1, 2016 at 10:35 am #57435
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In case you beer nerds missed the new RI laws on on-site sales, growlers and take-home, here you go. This guy is a great read for all beer-related RI stuff.July 1, 2016 at 6:42 pm #57585July 2, 2016 at 5:04 pm #57641
In case you beer nerds missed the new RI laws on on-site sales, growlers and take-home, here you go. This guy is a great read for all beer-related RI stuff.
Went to the Grey Sail for a growler fill, they were happy with the new laws. Saw a guy purchase a case of Captain’s Daughter for $72.00. Also a different fella over at the Taproom came all the way from Pawtucket; I can’t decide if that makes him RI’s equivalent of Ferdinand Magellan, or John Glenn.
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 ThreadJuly 2, 2016 at 5:26 pm #57642
ChiefParticipantJuly 11, 2016 at 8:04 pm #58501
Harpoon re-released their classic ale as a 30th anniversary limited edition and I had to find out by stumbling across it at a package store instead of from here?!?
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Laszlo PanaflexParticipantJuly 29, 2016 at 6:13 pm #61176
Picked up a 4 pack of Finback IPA since they have a reputation. Didn’t realize it was $17 for a 4 pack of 16 ounce cans, that’s Trillium IPA price.
And it’s full of chunky yeast clumps, y’know there’s a difference between beer that’s hazy because of hop oils, and just not knowing how to get yeast to drop out of solution. This looks like someone’s first homebrew adventure.July 29, 2016 at 7:30 pm #61177July 29, 2016 at 7:39 pm #61178July 29, 2016 at 11:17 pm #61186
they have a reputation…full of chunky yeast clumps…this looks like someone’s first homebrew adventure.
‘More like someone’s first Xxx Xxxxx misadventure, amirite?’
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 ThreadAugust 2, 2016 at 6:33 pm #61582August 11, 2016 at 9:52 am #62631
Come back, Regular Brian.
My agenda is truth.August 14, 2016 at 9:17 pm #62955
Big ups to the fine jakes at McLaddens Public House in Northampton, for allowing me to combine Smuttynose Baltic Porter and North Coast Rasputin into an intercontinentally great pint.August 14, 2016 at 9:47 pm #62959
Update: the nubile barmaid was unimpressed with my ‘I see you have Carlsberg…do you have Tuborg? No? Well, then do you have, ThreeBorg?’ ( sad trombone ) [this would have killed when you were 5 years old, Honey.] sadonionAugust 14, 2016 at 10:07 pm #62964August 15, 2016 at 8:14 am #62969
Harpoon tailgater pack is solid this year. IPA, Octoberfest, Sweet Spot, Flannel Friday. No goofy wheat shit.
Octoberfest is now listed as “limited”. Flannel Friday is the new seasonal, reminds me of Roxy Rolles back when Magic Hat made beer, hoppy (relatively) amber. Sweet Spot is an updated version of their old Summer beer (now that the summer beer is some mango thing).
Was on sale $13 for a 12 pack. For those of you in NH, it’s probably about 6 cents at Market Basket. Everything in it is worth drinking, every one better made than that Finback bullshit I paid $17 for a 4 pack for.
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Jack’s Abby already expanding from newly expanded space:September 12, 2016 at 10:35 am #66757September 12, 2016 at 10:41 am #66759
Had about 1/4 of a Cigar City Caffe Americano Double Stout. I believe 99/100 on BA. My friend had it in his fridge forever, saving it for a big occasion (engagement party) so i think some of the alcohol was lessened, but goddamn was it fantastic.
I think I’d put Cigar City and Six Point in my basement tap Mt. Rushmore.September 12, 2016 at 11:18 am #66785September 12, 2016 at 11:38 am #66801September 12, 2016 at 11:49 am #66807September 13, 2016 at 7:00 am #66966September 13, 2016 at 8:16 am #66973September 13, 2016 at 10:51 pm #67149September 14, 2016 at 9:07 am #67169
Likely they’re talking about decoction mashing. Remove a third of the thickest part of the mash, bring it to a boil, return to the main mash = Decoction. Do it again, Double Decoction.
It’s an old technique, going by the book it’s unnecessary with modern malts, direct fire and temperature control, but it certainly seems to make better malty beers. If you didn’t have a thermometer it’s also lets you hit your rest temperatures with just a liquid measurement. Blood warm mash is good for the solubilization of starches, boil 1/3rd and return to the main the temperature of the full volume hits Beta Amylase rest, wait then boil 1/3rd again, return to the main mash, the temperature of the full volume hits Alpha Amylase. Do it again, it’s hot enough to denature the enzymes and you fix the fermentability. People figured all of that out before anyone knew what Amylase was.September 14, 2016 at 9:10 am #67171
Three of these last night and I’m a total macaroni brain this morning. Jesus.
https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/30452/89202/October 10, 2016 at 8:20 pm #71397
Been on a session IPA kick of late. D.C. brau made a special one for a local bar’s fifth anniversary, holy crap was it amazing. Drinking the Deschutes Hop Slice right now. Solid beer.
Chief, you need to try anything from RAR brewery. Stopped by there a couple weeks ago and everything I’ve had is fantastic.October 10, 2016 at 10:02 pm #71430October 25, 2016 at 3:55 pm #73731
CT: The Cambridge House Abijah Rowe IPA
ME: Maine Beer Another One
MA: Tree House Alter Ego
NH: Stoneface IPA
RI: Trinity Rhode Island IPA
VT: Alchemist Focal Banger
CA: AleSmith IPA (included to get BrianinLA back (oh, sorry. callahardfoul is in SF))
CO: Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s India Pale Ale
FL: Cigar City Humidor Series India Pale Ale
MN: Surly / Amager Todd – The Axe Man (Surly Version)
VA: Hardywood The Great Return
WA: Bale Breaker Topcutter IPA
Come back, Regular Brian.
My agenda is truth.
October 27, 2016 at 2:09 pm #74011
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new brewery planned in Hopkinton
There’s always one of these cvnts
Selectman Claire Wright said she didn’t like the idea of beer being served near the ice cream stand.October 27, 2016 at 2:14 pm #74013October 27, 2016 at 2:17 pm #74014
Looks like the Dark PirateNovember 4, 2016 at 1:56 pm #75403
BSF34ParticipantNovember 4, 2016 at 6:35 pm #75466
I read a Jack’s Abby Facebook post that stated their new space allowed them to “brew more traditional German lagers.” Anybody know what that means? What couldn’t they brew on some standard craft brew set up?
I believe that most craft brewers brew ales which is a shorter process. Jack’s Abby went with lagers from their start. I also think that the brewmaster brother (3 brothers operate it) trained in Germany.
And now they will start with some Ales: http://framingham.wickedlocal.com/news/20161010/jacks-abby-to-open-springdale-barrel-room-in-framingham
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