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What's going to be big this year?

Discussion in 'New England' started by mattosgood, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. It seems like these things come in waves. First it was massive hops; Next, farmhouse ales; Last summer, it seemed like sour beers were in vogue.

    So what's next? What kind of beers are going to be taking off? And who is going to be making them?

    We all know there's a bunch of good beer here in New England. Any insiders, any brewers with any ideas of what the next big thing is?
  2. dortenzio1991

    dortenzio1991 Savant (285) Connecticut Aug 12, 2011 Beer Trader

    Session IPAs and IPLs
  3. MrDarcy

    MrDarcy Savant (370) Massachusetts Aug 28, 2013 Beer Trader

    Rum barrel-aged goses dry hopped with Citra & Mosaic.

    In wax dipped, 375ml bottles.
  4. jamis

    jamis Savant (385) Massachusetts Nov 30, 2008 Beer Trader

    Beer cocktails.
  5. Jbrews

    Jbrews Savant (320) New Hampshire Aug 6, 2013

    Limits on Bottles and 6 packs and kegs and one trip through with a thumb print from a brewery that only sells on Sunday morning 3AM-3:16AM only allowed in their Growler but not more then 14 oz's any combination of beer and air. If you have more then 10 oz of air in your bottle you are banned for life. Their blogs will post updates about the beer they will make buckets of and you can not have. They will be at ACBF but wont bring anything. You will be limited to 2 views of their facebook, twitter, web page or any internet source. If you go to the back of the internet line you can go back through. The lines will start at 9AM. If you get their before 9AM BEER SWAT will escort you to court and if you get there at 9:01 you will be banned.
  6. my gut from drinking all these beers.
  7. BumpkinBrewer

    BumpkinBrewer Savant (455) Massachusetts Jan 6, 2010 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Unfortunately...I think the shandy.
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  8. this is fantastic.

    Reminds me of the Parks & Recreation where Tom Haverford was pitching the idea of a nightclub called Solstice that only opens once a year for one hour in an airport hanger.

    Or any Stephon skits on SNL. Well done.
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  9. Jbrews

    Jbrews Savant (320) New Hampshire Aug 6, 2013

    haha I just wanted to make everyone laugh a little.

    I actually think this was a good thread.

    Jamis's post made me chuckle so I tried to "one up"
  10. And I'm glad we're back on track. I like to think Gose's will show up a little more. I'll probably get crap for being trendy, but the Tap does a good one, as does Barrier down in Long Island (I preferred the Barrier).

    I think session might not really qualify as "new." It's been pushed for a while.
  11. jomobono

    jomobono Savant (445) Massachusetts Mar 12, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    In: Gose
    5 Minutes Ago: Berliner Weisse
    Out: Session IPA
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  12. BumpkinBrewer

    BumpkinBrewer Savant (455) Massachusetts Jan 6, 2010 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Berliner IPA blends....oh its happening!
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  13. prdstmnky

    prdstmnky Savant (465) Vermont Jan 8, 2010

    Came to post sour IPAs :)
  14. Auror

    Auror Advocate (730) Massachusetts Jan 1, 2010 Beer Trader

    This. Although I think berliners of some sort are here to stay.
  15. Last year was better.

    To me it still looks like brewers are riding the bigger, bolder, crazier train. I see this trend continuing. Although if more breweries starting putting out Gose it wouldn't surprise me.
  16. xanok

    xanok Advocate (500) Connecticut Aug 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    Gah. These two things are just the worst.
  17. franklinn

    franklinn Savant (460) Vermont May 29, 2012

    Hopefully it's more low ABV saisons that don't taste like garbage :)
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  18. White ales!
    - Jim Koch
  19. Dewback9

    Dewback9 Zealot (85) Indiana Feb 5, 2014

    Session IPA's. All of the flavor without all the booze. I think sours still have a shot at continuing to be popular as well.

    What I'd like to see, like both FFF and CCB have done, is to expand to other types of barrels for aging. Wine, rum, brandy, tequila, whatever and also expand to other styles to experiment with aging. Oddside BA Citra Pale is good recent example. Weird but awesome.
  20. seanwhite

    seanwhite Advocate (520) Massachusetts Jan 31, 2008 Beer Trader

    Don't want barrel aged pales. Don't want gose.

    Want: More smaller craft breweries honing in on standard styles before touching barrels and crazy adjuncts.
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  21. jomobono

    jomobono Savant (445) Massachusetts Mar 12, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    I tend to get none of the flavor and none of the booze. I just think you get bigger flavor out of a gose or berliner. Or a blonde ale single hopped with citra.
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  22. skivtjerry

    skivtjerry Advocate (605) Vermont Mar 10, 2006

    Barrel aged shandy...
  23. Assuming "all the flavor" in a beer to you comes from dry hopping. I've had one session IPA that didn't seem like a hollow shell of a real IPA covered up with dry hopping. Maybe I just don't "get it".

    While it's not going to be the 'big thing' this year, I would like to see some more breweries making a stab at the classic american pilsner.
  24. MarkJC1018

    MarkJC1018 Savant (460) Massachusetts Dec 27, 2009 Beer Trader

    Sounds like Eureka with Citra. ;)
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  25. Horbar

    Horbar Advocate (675) Rhode Island Feb 24, 2012

    More shelf turds!
  26. Bourbon barrel Narragansett black IPL.
  27. Aaron58

    Aaron58 Savant (325) Massachusetts Dec 16, 2007

    It seems like session IPA is the style of the moment. Its crazy how many are on the market right now
  28. facesnorth

    facesnorth Advocate (555) Pennsylvania May 4, 2009 Beer Trader

    I hope the session beer trend dies quick.
  29. blckout20

    blckout20 Savant (370) Connecticut May 24, 2012 Beer Trader

    Agree with pretty much everything Jay has said. I expect fruited goses to be big. Hopefully this just means more excellent beer options...
  30. Jbrews

    Jbrews Savant (320) New Hampshire Aug 6, 2013

    If Breweries were smart they would go back to perfecting the Pale Ale...Everyone is doing everything else right now. PA is where it's at when it comes to challenges. How do you make yours stand out?
  31. Flashy

    Flashy Advocate (675) Vermont Oct 22, 2003

    Boy we are so lucky. I remember when the next trend was diet beer and hoping breweries came out with their bock beer every spring.
  32. My thirst. Who dares try to slake it?
  33. Yes, additional choice for ABV options is terrible thing.
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