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Cigar City now available in VT

Discussion in 'US - New England' started by zgunder, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. zgunder

    zgunder Aficionado (215) Vermont Sep 20, 2010

    Jai Alai and Maduro just hit Woodstock Hops and Barley. Cans!
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  2. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia Savant (280) Massachusetts Sep 20, 2012

    When the Marshal and his komrades establish a base there too I'll pay them a visit.
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  3. Had it on draft the day after Christmas at Pro Pig.
  4. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia Savant (280) Massachusetts Sep 20, 2012

    To clarify, when I can haul the Marshal and his komrades back to Mass. in body bags, I will pay them a visit ;)
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  5. iwantmorehops

    iwantmorehops Savant (370) Vermont Sep 25, 2010

    Any idea which distributor CCB is under?
  6. Grassroots I'm assuming...they've been around for a bit on draft but nothing consistent so we shall see if we actually get regular bottle/can shipments, maybe Grassroots can chime in?
  7. Couldn't care less about new IPAs into Vermont, but I'm excited for the Maduro, a really nice brown ale. Here's hoping to see the Tocobago red, a tasty 7% hoppy red.
  8. dunix

    dunix Savant (460) Vermont Jan 26, 2011

    I'd assume the same thing. Hopefully CCB will be on the retail shelf @ HF.
  9. Picked up a bottle of CC Bolita Brown in NY over Thanksgiving...glad to see more around here.
  10. And the rich get richer...:(
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  11. Damn you VT, why does it seem like everything is better up there!
  12. Onizilla

    Onizilla Aficionado (230) New York Apr 25, 2009

    How is this now completely avoiding NY area in terms of distribution? Daddy needs him some Jai Alai.
  13. skivtjerry

    skivtjerry Advocate (550) Vermont Mar 10, 2006

    'Cause it is... except maybe for the 18 below reading this morning. Of course before our liquor laws changed a few years ago, hordes of Vermonters headed to MA or NY to buy beer every weekend. The speed at which the tables have turned makes my head spin (or is that the beer?...).
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  14. Id take the 18 below for your beer...but then I walk a for an hour total every day to and from work, so might not be the best idea.
  15. Huh? I've picked up Cigar City beer in NY state numerous times in the past few years. Has something changed that I've missed?
  16. Hasn't been shipped (other than a few odd kegs here and there) for over a year. Pushing 2 maybe.
  17. I was buying a ton of beer in MA, NY & Quebec back then. When I showed a year's worth of cash register receipts to the Legislative Committee that was considering the bill to finally up VT's archaic ABV cap of 8%, they saw how much tax they were losing out on and got very interested in the lost revenue. All the stuff I used to buy out-of-state is now available here, thanks to the efforts of a lot people lobbying at the Statehouse in 2008.
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  18. moose3285

    moose3285 Savant (255) Florida Jul 19, 2007

    So does this mean we get HF down here in CCB land now? :rolleyes:
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  19. Shaun Hill was at those meetings - getting state law changed to allow farmstead breweries. As a self-distributing brewer, he will maintain control of where his beer shows up, and how much. That was his plan from the start, I seem to recall. Who knew it would become so popular?
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  20. celfan

    celfan Savant (465) Vermont Jul 4, 2004

    Bevy in Winooski has Maduro - out of Jai Lai.
  21. Perfect that it's distributed in VT & barely available. Will fit right in. :eek:)
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  22. zgunder

    zgunder Aficionado (215) Vermont Sep 20, 2010

    There were about 4-5 cases of Jai Alai at healthy living in burlington at noon today.
  23. ajthegreat

    ajthegreat Aficionado (205) Vermont Nov 11, 2010

    Picked up 3 sixers of Jai Alai at Hunger Mtn Co Op Friday night. $9.99 for a sixer of cans. First time trying that beer and I am in love.
  24. pjl44

    pjl44 Initiate (0) Massachusetts Oct 3, 2008

    I was on Long Island in May/June and hauled back a bunch of Cigar City stuff. Zhukov, Guava Grove, Bolita, amongst others.
  25. Onizilla

    Onizilla Aficionado (230) New York Apr 25, 2009

    I cannot understand how people find this on LI or in random places in the city, I have the same distributor (and contacted the brewery) and have been shut out on seeing any of it for the better part of 2 years now. So jealous.
  26. Great point. Even though NH does not have sales tax on beer, I believe the brewers or distributors are taxed. I'd love to see some folks in that state (maybe even in the legislature) show their receipts or share their beer-buying habits to legislators and push for distribution regulations more on-par with neighboring states like Vermont and Mass.
  27. CellarGimp

    CellarGimp Savant (475) Missouri Sep 14, 2011

    Jai Alai is a truly unique IpA IMHO. Maduro and Tocobaga are both great too but definitely give Jai Alai a shot. It's unlike any beer I have had before. It "tastes like Florida" to me. Grapefruit and a wet juicy mouthfeel.