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New England Brewing Co lookout thread

Discussion in 'US - New England' started by DrWangerBanger, Oct 17, 2012.

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  1. drewj23

    drewj23 Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    On tap sea hag, g-bot, 668 and coup beans
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  2. slangtruth

    slangtruth Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Oh, I know where to buy it in New London. And Cromwell, and Manchester and such. The question is has any been shipped out to these areas. Seems like cans have mainly been staying around New Haven and South for a while.
  3. LambAndTunaPhish

    LambAndTunaPhish Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Gotcha. I'll be out by Mohegan Sun Sat/Sunday, so that's New London-ish and I'll let you know if I find anything. They also posted on Facebook that the Hartford area would get some of the latest Gandhi Bot batch, but I'm not sure where.
  4. drewj23

    drewj23 Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    They shipped out to Fairfield, new haven and Hartford counties last week
  5. pjs234

    pjs234 Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    From talking with the folks at Harvest in West Hartford, it sounds like they are expecting some in the next week or so.
  6. codasnap52

    codasnap52 Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    How's that Coffee Stout tasting for those who have had it? I'm considering a quick trip up after work or tomorrow to get some.
  7. Pahn

    Pahn Member

    Location:
    New York
    i'll post some quick notes in a few hours for what it's worth (and ask if batch is big enough to grab tomorrow).

    every time i come back to CT from NYC via new haven (train) for a party, NEBCO has some crazy growler fill beer on. they're the fucking best.
  8. DrWangerBanger

    DrWangerBanger Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    I'll first say that it is not bad by any stretch of the imagination, but it leaves me with the same feeling ghost pigeon porter did, which is that it just doesn't have enough body to it. I know it's a normal strength ABV beer, but even normal ABV beers can have more body than this does. My only insight is that I used to make porters and stouts that just didn't have the body they needed because I mashed too low - that's what it reminds me of.

    Maybe that's what they were going for, I shouldn't just assume everyone wants a really heavy bodied dark beer. That's just my 2 cents.
  9. Pahn

    Pahn Member

    Location:
    New York
    I dont need heavy just silky. i'll see in 20 min or so (shrug).
  10. Pahn

    Pahn Member

    Location:
    New York
    one last post for today:

    1) like the oatmeal stout a lot. not silky, very coffee forward, pretty "crisp" and carbonated. probably smooths out a bit with warmth. think it will be an awesome complement to gandhi bot growler at tomorrow's party (filled 64oz growlers of both).

    2) they apparently made a ton of the oatmeal stout so going tomorrow is no problem if you want to try it (place also was very relaxed, maybe 7 ppl there when i went in).

    3) hello if you saw me with my little tote bag of growlers. i know i am a pretty ridiculous person.

    hitting willibrew tonight. CT has good local beer.

    final notes, mosaic should be up in 2 weeks and rum barrel aged premed murder is apparently shaping up to be the best beer to come out of NEBCO according to rob. i will make sure to acquire this beer.
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  11. codasnap52

    codasnap52 Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Thanks for the update and review Pahn, I'll definitely look to get my hands on a growler ASAP. Enjoy your trip.

    Also for all you NEBCO guys closer to NY. Coalhouse in Stamford is doing their $9 CT pitcher deal tonight and Saturday. IST, 668 and Gold Stock are included. I went last week and it was awesome and a ridiculous deal. Have at it!
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  12. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    i want more Gold Stock
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  13. woosterbill

    woosterbill Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    I would have to disagree with those saying Coup Beans is too thin - I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of body it had for a mere 5.2%. Obviously it's not going to be a bit like BCBS or anything, but if you go into it expecting an average non-imperial stout then you won't be disappointed at all.

    It delivers a terrific balance of intensity (esp. the aroma) and drinkability (I enjoyed a 32oz growler by myself last night, and could have easily had another). I'm looking forward to having at least one more growler while it's on.

    Cheers!
  14. blckout20

    blckout20 Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    I would agree with the comments made by woosterbill. While certainly a bit thin, I'd simply consider it a more sessionable stout. This brew is loaded with coffee aroma and flavor and it somewhat reminded me of a FBS but a bit thinner. I picked up a growler yesterday and have highly considered making the trip for a refill this weekend.

    They also put a new batch of gandhi bot on draft for growlers today, so if you do go to the brewery I'd get one of those too. Especially while they have plenty of growlers in stock.
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  15. MVP09

    MVP09 Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    In search of fresh G Bot. Gonna be near CT boarder I heard NEBCo might distribute to Danielson, Putnam, or Mystic. Just wanted to know if I had any chance finding any 15 or 30min into CT
  16. slangtruth

    slangtruth Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    So, canned G-Bot in Hartford County (says above was shipped there last week), has anyone seen any? I'm looking for the fastest reasonable detour between Springfield, MA and New London to get some.
  17. ILOVESTOUTS

    ILOVESTOUTS Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    $9 growlers of Gold Stock is how i read this. Bathroom fill bro!
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  18. davey101

    davey101 Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    So is coup beans a hot rod reference or something? (cool beans!)
  19. HarleyRider

    HarleyRider Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    I thought I drank that entire keg myself in 2 days. Good beer. Pies and Pints is right up the road from me. Saves me from having to drive to New Haven for a good tap. Or 26 good taps I should say.

    Anyone know when Fuzzy Ducks will be brewed again?
  20. drewj23

    drewj23 Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Unless someone has citrus hops available anytime soon, it will be awhile.
  21. DrWangerBanger

    DrWangerBanger Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    I've got about half a pound in my freezer, I'm sure that will be enough, right?
  22. Zbyler

    Zbyler Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    New haven county will be getting g-bot in the next two weeks from what the distributor told me.
  23. LambAndTunaPhish

    LambAndTunaPhish Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
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  24. EDNOSE

    EDNOSE Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Great news on the Supernaut! Any sense on how much was made compared to FBD?

    Anyone seen G Bot in Fairfield County this week? Last shipment did not make it up Ridgefield / Danbury way. I will be down Norwalk way tomorrow and curious if any is around down there.
  25. mltobin

    mltobin Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Ed, others; saw & purchased the most recent batch at 99 bottles recently. I did not see any at TW, although they have 668. (and it`s always nice to spend $ at a great independent shop) :)
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  26. DrWangerBanger

    DrWangerBanger Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Supernaut is, what, the all Mosaic IPA?
  27. woosterbill

    woosterbill Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    It's all Mosaic, but a slightly different beer than the Mosaic IPA they poured at the tap takeover. They toned down the ABV a bit (5.8% maybe?) so it should be somewhere in between Galaxy Pale Ale and FBD in terms of intensity. Based on the handful of Mosaic-hopped beers I've had (not to mention the magic that NEBCO regular works with hops in general), I'm sure it'll be outstanding.
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  28. DrWangerBanger

    DrWangerBanger Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    So what are we thinking, are we waiting until Friday or has anyone heard it will be out earlier than that?
  29. Timmush

    Timmush Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    What time do they open on Friday? I'm on my way up to Boston and will be in that area around 11.
  30. xanok

    xanok Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Yes.
  31. DrWangerBanger

    DrWangerBanger Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Weekdays they're usually open 11 - 6, I think.
  32. drewj23

    drewj23 Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Yes that is correct. I would call to see what they have on tap
  33. bigedct

    bigedct Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Called today. 668, sea hag, coup beans. Tomorrow after 4 supernaut. Forgot to ask about Chardoneighbor and REDRUM.
  34. CTJman

    CTJman Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Was just there. They said supernaut Thurs! So who knows
  35. bigedct

    bigedct Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    You really never do.
  36. pjs234

    pjs234 Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    So is Supernaut available today?
  37. JLoPMac

    JLoPMac Member

    Location:
    New York
    That's what their twitter says as of 15 min ago. Anyone know how much they made? Do we expect this to last to the weekend?
  38. RMoeNay

    RMoeNay Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Yep per their twitter feed:

    "Available for growler fills today. Coup Beans coffee oatmeal stout, 668, Sea Hag, Supernaut IPA."

    I think it should last till the weekend and im guessing a price point of $10 a growler...
  39. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    twice as much as FBD, i think
  40. thegerm87

    thegerm87 Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Saw scrumtrulescent saison on the schedule when I went a week or two ago. Haven't heard much since. Anybody have any info?
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