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  • #55664

    Chief
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    Lagunitas

    Bells

    Aslin — A new brewery down here in NoVA that is making some really good NE-style IPAs

    SN

    Founders

     

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  Chief.
    #55685

    GreatWhiteDhale
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    SN
    Clown Shoes
    Oskars
    Jack’s Abby
    Steel Reserve

    A bunch of breweries I dont know well I would like to rotate. Something with a good, classic brown ale especially. Opa Opa?

    Come back, Regular Brian.

    My agenda is truth.

    #55686

    chicowalker
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    Ballast

    SN

    Revival

    Guinness

    Grey Sail

    #55695

    GusChiggins
    Participant

    Port City

    DC Brau

    Deschutes

    Kona

    Flying Dog

    #55779

    Div
    Participant

    Founders, Ballast Point, Jack’s Abby, Guinness, Lagunitas.

    #55933

    rclane
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    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.

    #56582

    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.

    #56592

    chicowalker
    Participant

    Anyone try fat tire. New to ri (I think) have a case ready to go…daughters first bday today so no beers until party starts

    #56596

    Yahtzee
    Participant

    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?

    #56599

    Feejis
    Participant

    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?

    #56608

    Danny Duberstein
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    long trail summer is good. Easy drinking, not too much citrus.  Definitely going to buy again

    #56631

    Brewery only release.. They had 730 cases.  Apparently available in tasting room on tap for a couple days.

    #56668

    Yup worth the hype

    #56833

    Prevelone
    Participant

    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.

    #57435

    Florida Sox Fan
    Participant

    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.

    The beer bar is raised: expanded hours, new events — and more beer! [updated 7.7]

    #57585

    Any recommendations on websites/places to trade beer?

     

     

    #57641

    Major Intangibles
    Participant

    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.

    The beer bar is raised: expanded hours, new events — and more beer!

    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 Thread

    #57642

    Chief
    Participant

    I assume Beer Advocate has a pretty robust trading scene.

    #58501

    Major Intangibles
    Participant

    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?!?  :ozzy:

    For shame.

    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

    #60621

    Laszlo Panaflex
    Participant

    Finding myself enjoying the grapefruit shandy’s this summer. Both the Harpoon and Leinenkugel. Kinda refreshing.

    #61176

    Marty Nopointe
    Participant

    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.

    #61177

    Marty Nopointe
    Participant

    may I have 10000 cases please

    #61178

    Marty Nopointe
    Participant

    “record hop” on the google machine only turns up 1950s sock hop references

    more direct USDA searches show a Northern Brewer x Saaz diploid, so think Anchor Steam x Pilsner Urquell hop character

    #61186

    Major Intangibles
    Participant

    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 Thread

    #61582

    Burlington this weekend  :wub:

    #62631

    GreatWhiteDhale
    Participant

    An article about Night Shift.

    Come back, Regular Brian.

    My agenda is truth.

    #62955

    Major Intangibles
    Participant

    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.

     

    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

    #62959

    Major Intangibles
    Participant

    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.] sadonion 

    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

    #62964

    Major Intangibles
    Participant

    2d Update: I’m not sure Morgan the barmaid had been fully entrusted with the actual Wi-Fi password. sadonion

    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

    #62969

    Marty Nopointe
    Participant

    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.

    #65444

    Turd Furguson
    Participant

    may I have 10000 cases please

    Thumbs up x1000

    #65834

    Rickkyboy
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    #66757

    chicowalker
    Participant

    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.

    #66759

    InThisTown
    Participant

    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.

    #66785

    chicowalker
    Participant

    My experience is 4 oz of stout on an 80 degree day and I’d agree with you.

    It’s only sold in that area, correct? My buddy is a bartender pretty plugged in to the beer scene here, got it through some back channel trade.

    #66801

    GreatWhiteDhale
    Participant

    It is distributed in the mid-Atlantic. I had one of their IPAs when I was in Virginia last year.

    Come back, Regular Brian.

    My agenda is truth.

    #66807

    InThisTown
    Participant

    The Jai Alai is just stupid good.

    #66966

    Marty Nopointe
    Participant

    Oskar Blues bought them, so they should be everywhere OB is eventually

    #66973

    GreatWhiteDhale
    Participant

    Anybody been to Exhibit A, the brewery that took over Jack’s Abby’s old location?

    Come back, Regular Brian.

    My agenda is truth.

    #67149

    GreatWhiteDhale
    Participant

    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?

    Come back, Regular Brian.

    My agenda is truth.

    #67169

    Marty Nopointe
    Participant

    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.

    #67171

    InThisTown
    Participant

    Three of these last night and I’m a total macaroni brain this morning. Jesus.
    https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/30452/89202/

    #71397

    GusChiggins
    Participant

    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.

    #71430

    chicowalker
    Participant

    Some beer highlights of my weekend in Maine included Maine beer co lunch and Mo, bissel brothers substance, sebago hop swap

    #73731

    GreatWhiteDhale
    Participant

    Highest rated IPA (according to RateBeer.com) by state.

    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.

    #74011

    Marty Nopointe
    Participant

    new brewery planned in Hopkinton
    http://hopkinton.wickedlocal.com/news/20161026/hopkinton-brewery-plans-scaled-back

    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.

    #74013

    InThisTown
    Participant
    #74014

    Marty Nopointe
    Participant
    #75403

    BSF34
    Participant

    Picked up my first six of Celebration Ale last night. :smile:

    Wait, what?

    #75466

    Rickkyboy
    Participant

    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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