Alpine To CT?

Discussion in 'New England' started by ScottieD, Jan 29, 2015.

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  1. ScottieD

    ScottieD Disciple (325) Jul 30, 2011 Connecticut

    Connecticut Craft Beer News posted on Facebook that Alpine applied for CT liquor labels for 7 beers including Hoppy Birthday, Nelson, and Duet (now that they have been acquired by Green Flash, it seems they are ramping up production and possibly distribution). They had a link that seemed to confirm it with active liquor brand labels (much like when the rumors of Sip of Sunshine hit). I know Troegs, Left Hand, and The Bruery are coming into the state. Has anyone heard about Alpine hitting here? Love them when I get them in CA, so would be a coup if this is true.
     
  2. CTBeerPope

    CTBeerPope Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2012 Connecticut

    Trying to find out more info now.
     
  3. CTBeerPope

    CTBeerPope Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2012 Connecticut

    Craft Beer Guild picked up Alpine. It will be draft only beginning late February/early march.
     
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  4. CTBeerPope

    CTBeerPope Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2012 Connecticut

    Also was told it will be very limited supply. Thanks M.O.
     
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  5. Berman1125

    Berman1125 Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2014 Connecticut

    Now that would be beautiful
     
  6. Patbrown2

    Patbrown2 Initiate (130) Nov 27, 2013 Connecticut

    Wow
     
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  7. ScottieD

    ScottieD Disciple (325) Jul 30, 2011 Connecticut

    Thanks for the update. Alpine is killer--love their stuff and seeing Hoppy Birthday and Nelson possibly coming in...wow!!!
     
  8. Beericjb

    Beericjb Initiate (126) Jan 9, 2012 Connecticut

  9. a74gent

    a74gent Aspirant (295) Mar 16, 2010 Massachusetts
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    I'll still contemplate driving down for some Alpine goodness, but that exchange is horrible. One reason I maintain that position is just because some guy typed it doesn't mean it is true..
     
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  10. MenardMa

    MenardMa Disciple (335) Feb 6, 2011 Connecticut

    Niiiice
     
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  11. Robtobfest

    Robtobfest Disciple (325) Oct 21, 2009 Connecticut

    unreal.....
    twilight zone type of shit.......if I didn't see this I would think that it was being over blown but this is 1 of the worst customer service responses I've ever seen it's almost a class on how to not on if I didn't see this I would think that it was being over blown but this is 1 of the worst customer service responses I've ever seen it's almost a class on how to not get more business
     
  12. Patbrown2

    Patbrown2 Initiate (130) Nov 27, 2013 Connecticut

    you gotta be kidding me....
     
  13. PicoPapa

    PicoPapa Poo-Bah (2,784) Mar 6, 2009 Connecticut
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    Bumping this one. Have they shown up anywhere in CT and I have just missed it?
     
  14. Birmy

    Birmy Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2011 Connecticut

    I will not buy this brand. Nelson is a joke. Its a plant not something you can take ownership off! What I don't like is I heard about this after I paid for two of their beers. One of which was on at a bar in NYC for over a month, stout I think.
     
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  15. dd43

    dd43 Defender (674) Sep 1, 2014 Connecticut

    Have not seen nor heard of any Alpine products in CT yet. Nor the Bruery, mentioned elsewhere in this thread, for that matter. After a flurry of activity earlier in the year with breweries expanding into the state it's been slow going the past couple of months.
     
  16. jrand2621

    jrand2621 Disciple (306) Dec 26, 2013 Connecticut

    Alpine was on tap back in March at Eli's. They had Nelson, Hoppy Birthday, Duet, Pure Hoppiness and 3 others.
     
  17. Homebrew

    Homebrew Disciple (383) Sep 5, 2012 Connecticut

    As far as I know Bruery is supposed to come in to the state but has not arrived yet, Alpine was on tap but havn't heard about it in awhile
     
  18. Stum-pub

    Stum-pub Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2013 Connecticut

    every alpine distributed to CT I've had sucked
     
  19. ucmike11

    ucmike11 Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2015 Connecticut

    I had Duet on tap at Craft 260 back in February and it was extremely good...oh well...
     
  20. SenatorSpaceman

    SenatorSpaceman Disciple (399) May 24, 2014 Connecticut
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    I had Duet at the NY Alpine launch at DeCicco's a few months ago and I honestly didn't like it at all. I'm a big Nelson fan, though, and I think Hoppy Birthday is solid.
     
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  21. adventurtons

    adventurtons Initiate (0) May 30, 2015 Connecticut

    Excited for anything new that comes to the state. Getting sick of the same ol same ol.
     
  22. Lupin

    Lupin Aspirant (298) Jun 4, 2006 Connecticut
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    Not sure if it's news or not but I just grabbed a couple bottles of Nelson in Milford.
     
  23. dd43

    dd43 Defender (674) Sep 1, 2014 Connecticut

    Alpine started quietly showing up all over the place in CT this week. Some package stores have it, some not yet. Been some bars in Fairfield County that have Nelson on draft now.
     
  24. Zbuckley50

    Zbuckley50 Initiate (0) Aug 25, 2014 Massachusetts

    I work at a beer store down on cape cod in mass and I just received hippy birthday and duet in 22oz bombers
     
  25. MartyMarrr

    MartyMarrr Initiate (0) Nov 29, 2014 Connecticut

    Seen Nelson around hartford area
     
  26. wehaveamap

    wehaveamap Initiate (156) Jan 16, 2010 Massachusetts

    pure hoppiness 6 packs have to be soon, right?
     
  27. Robtobfest

    Robtobfest Disciple (325) Oct 21, 2009 Connecticut

    Pure hoppiness. ...
    $20.00 a sixer in Glastonbury. It's finally happened. The 20 dollars sixer. F that.
     
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  28. smutty33

    smutty33 Crusader (743) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut
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    New Haven County should see 6pks. of Pure Hoppiness next week.
     
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  29. Onemoresolo

    Onemoresolo Aspirant (282) Jul 21, 2014 Connecticut

    Pure Hoppiness 6pks will be dropping this week Middlesex County as well since it's distributed by Craft Beer Guild.

    It's definitely going to be a $19-$20 6pk as the case price was $55.50 and stores shoot for 30% margins on average. I only ordered one case, and that's probably only going to sell because it's the holiday season. I'll definitely be putting it next to Ballast Point in hopes of softening the blow, lol.
     
  30. NobleJayJesse

    NobleJayJesse Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2015 Connecticut

    Was told it was dropping in SECT this week. Anybody see any down here?
     
  31. PicoPapa

    PicoPapa Poo-Bah (2,784) Mar 6, 2009 Connecticut
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    Hoppy Birthday is on tap at 2 Bros.
     
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  32. NobleJayJesse

    NobleJayJesse Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2015 Connecticut

    Sweet! Pure Hoppiness just dropped in Old Saybrook for $17.99-$18.99 a six. Dropped yesterday.
     
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  33. PenningtonNY10

    PenningtonNY10 Initiate (170) Nov 20, 2009 Connecticut

    Manchester W&L has it today. About five cases worth, it seemed. $18 a six pack. I took the plunge.
     
  34. ucmike11

    ucmike11 Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2015 Connecticut

    Has anyone seen Alpine yet in the Milford/New Haven area?
     
  35. HOP-E-DAYZ

    HOP-E-DAYZ Initiate (100) May 11, 2014 Connecticut
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    Should be.It hit my store today in west haven. $ 16.99 6pk
    Cheers!
     
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  36. ucmike11

    ucmike11 Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2015 Connecticut

    I found a 6 pack today...definitely not cheap!
     
  37. NobleJayJesse

    NobleJayJesse Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2015 Connecticut

    This beer is delicious by the way.
     
  38. jaxon53

    jaxon53 Meyvn (1,159) Mar 1, 2006 Connecticut
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    Not cheap, and not as good as I remember from 5 or 6 years ago...
     
  39. Kozaka

    Kozaka Defender (617) Apr 25, 2006 Connecticut
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    Paid $11.99 at Willowbrook in Cromwell
     
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