Beer shop finds.

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  1. jlordi12

    jlordi12 Devotee (470) Jun 8, 2011 Massachusetts

    hi Def is phenomenal. Sunday Morning Paper was also on point , had them both for the first time over the weekend. Picked up at CBC Braintree
     
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  2. woodfinish

    woodfinish Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2005 Massachusetts

    Good to know. I haven't seen this anywhere in my usual haunts in Cambridge.
     
  3. nathanb47

    nathanb47 Initiate (179) Dec 14, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Fresh Hop 12 packs were in at Empire Wine in Kingston, also High West Victory at Sea 4 packs and BCBS, just the regular
     
  4. Justin42

    Justin42 Aspirant (229) Apr 3, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Fresh Hop 12 packs at Fort Point Market for $15.
     
  5. Manfrombelmonty

    Manfrombelmonty Disciple (393) Sep 12, 2010 Massachusetts

    Both Total Wines in Everett and Danvers had it as of the weekend. Grabbed a couple of 12's so far. pretty good all around. The double was nice and malty, the single was a nice fruity hazy and the session was excellent. Really good dank hop flavor and a nice low alcohol to accompany my turkey cooking
     
  6. drunk_gnome

    drunk_gnome Initiate (63) Sep 20, 2014 Minnesota

    There were still 9-10 bottles left when I was there about 1'ish today
     
  7. JuanFushashi

    JuanFushashi Initiate (156) Feb 5, 2011 Maine
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    Anyone coming across the BA Ten Fidy? I was able to randomly find some of last year's super late (January of this year), and know they released this year's recently, but haven't heard much about it. Thanks!
     
  8. JPCitra

    JPCitra Initiate (0) Apr 6, 2017 Massachusetts

    Fort Point Market got them today
     
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  9. lansdowne24

    lansdowne24 Disciple (333) May 30, 2012 Massachusetts
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    CBC Fenway also got both the BA and non-BA versions today.
     
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  10. DaaaaBeers

    DaaaaBeers Initiate (0) Oct 9, 2015 Massachusetts

    Snagged some Triple Barrel BBB at Julio's the other day, looked like they still had some bottles kicking.

    Coconut is very present, coffee comes out the more it warms up. The rum barrel also comes into play as it warms, whiskey is obviously more prominent, but they play well together. Would definitely consider aging one to see how much more pronounced the barrels become, a little less coconut wouldn't be the worst thing.
     
  11. Manfrombelmonty

    Manfrombelmonty Disciple (393) Sep 12, 2010 Massachusetts

    Found it to be far too much coconut. Far too sweet and sickly for me. I'm not a great coconut beer fan. I don't tend to cellar beers, I rather just drink them, but the other bottle of this that I have is definitely gonna sit in the basement next to that copy of Infinite Jest that I keep meaning to get back to.
     
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  12. Larueminati

    Larueminati Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2016 Massachusetts

    Anyone try the new fort hill, jack and the hopstalk?

    Had one last night, it's a malt bomb at 5% but it's got a great mouthfeel. Finish's to literally nothing. A true headscratcher.
     
  13. juliolugo

    juliolugo Initiate (93) Jun 22, 2015 Massachusetts

    Maybe about 7-8 cans of BA Ten Fidy left at Chestnut Hill Wegmans. $11.99 per.

    And multiple cases of BCBS. Didn’t look like there was a limit. $9.99 per.
     
  14. meefmoff

    meefmoff Zealot (504) Jul 6, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Huh. I thought it was pretty good, if unremarkable, but never would have thought to categorize it as a malt bomb.

    In other news I was curious about the deal with Melvin being everywhere all of a sudden and turned this article up. I had been guessing it might have been a Night Shift thing but apparently not. Picked up their pale today (which I haven't tried yet), and had their flagship a couple weeks back. That one was pretty malty in an old school way, but I liked it a lot.

    https://www.brewbound.com/news/atla...ute-melvin-brewing-massachusetts-rhode-island
     
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  15. Manfrombelmonty

    Manfrombelmonty Disciple (393) Sep 12, 2010 Massachusetts

    Grabbed one of the Melvin dipas and found it to be unremarkable. Certainly with 12oz cans at that price point I'd be hesitant to return
     
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  16. Phineasco

    Phineasco Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2016 Massachusetts

    Picked up Honest Weight Overly Dedicated at CBC Fenway, it’s been on the shelf for a while. Expensive, but an excellent beer. Red Stones got Funny Money ba stout and All Love Grissete Wine ba with peaches from Honest Weight as well.
     
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  17. Jesse14

    Jesse14 Initiate (182) Jul 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    I liked the Mevin IPA a lot for a change of pace. At $9.99 for a 6 pack and 7.5% it will be a regular for me. I thought 2x4 was very good considering it's is 9.9%. A little pricey though.
     
  18. Davl22

    Davl22 Disciple (370) Sep 27, 2011 New Hampshire
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    It's definitely a grain/wheat forward pale ale. Nice citrusy hops. Clean finish. It was good but not a repeat buy for me.
     
  19. meefmoff

    meefmoff Zealot (504) Jul 6, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Yeah, the jump from $9.99 six packs to the $13.99 four packs (all 12 oz) feels kind of stark when they're right next to each other. I'll buy out of state hoppy stuff in the 10 dollar range but anything above that and I'm generally sticking local/regional.

    I thought their pale ale was more or less a lower ABV version of their flagship. I'll be curious to see how well their malt forward stuff does here in NE IPA territory.
     
  20. Jesse14

    Jesse14 Initiate (182) Jul 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    Agreed. I had been hearing about them for years seeing them win or place well in big IPA contests. I was surprised at first with the malt profile but I enjoyed the break from our typical local offerings.
     
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  21. meefmoff

    meefmoff Zealot (504) Jul 6, 2014 Massachusetts
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    For anyone interested, Wegman's in Medford has 5 or 6 Sierra Nevada Fresh Hop 12-packs and the Kappy's in Wellington Circle had tons of regular Bourbon County for $11.99.
     
  22. Manfrombelmonty

    Manfrombelmonty Disciple (393) Sep 12, 2010 Massachusetts

    About a half dozen fresh hop at Atlas liquors too
     
  23. -Rick

    -Rick Zealot (519) Dec 22, 2014 Massachusetts

    If you are in central MA, Super Liquors in Framingham still has a few cases of Fresh Hop and plenty of BCBS on the floor.
     
  24. Manfrombelmonty

    Manfrombelmonty Disciple (393) Sep 12, 2010 Massachusetts

    Was at stone zoo so decided to swing by Redstone on the way home.

    They have 48 bottles of Christnas Bomb.

    They have High West victory at sea.

    And just sitting off on the counter at the side were two 4pks of 2016 KBS. Both gone now as I grabbed one and some fella near fell over himself to grab the other.
     
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  25. cmoney13

    cmoney13 Initiate (153) Sep 9, 2017 Massachusetts
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    Mystic Table Beer at Bacon's in Hudson. First time having it. Really enjoy it. A lot.
     
  26. juliolugo

    juliolugo Initiate (93) Jun 22, 2015 Massachusetts

    To answer my own question, looks like it's starting to show up now. Redstone got it in yesterday.
     
  27. Rysk22

    Rysk22 Zealot (545) Nov 12, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Anyone see BA Ten Fidy or BA Victory at Sea south of Boston (Canton area) yet?
     
  28. juliolugo

    juliolugo Initiate (93) Jun 22, 2015 Massachusetts

    Westwood Wegmans might have BA Ten Fidy. Chestnut Hill Wegmans got a bunch.
     
  29. Rysk22

    Rysk22 Zealot (545) Nov 12, 2014 Massachusetts
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    I actually swung by yesterday and they didn't have any nor did they think they were getting any. No Fresh Hop packs either. Looks like Chestnut Hill has the superior beer manager
     
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  30. nathanb47

    nathanb47 Initiate (179) Dec 14, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Come see me at Empire Wine in Kingston, we have the BA Victory at Sea and Fresh Hop packs
     
  31. Jcorn

    Jcorn Disciple (393) Jun 17, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Anyone sees that Clown Shoes Snow on the Maple Tree let me know. Really looking forward to that.
     
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  32. mhull

    mhull Initiate (128) Apr 11, 2008 Massachusetts
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    Yankee Attleboro just tweeted that it was in
     
  33. Rysk22

    Rysk22 Zealot (545) Nov 12, 2014 Massachusetts
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    ???

     
  34. Rysk22

    Rysk22 Zealot (545) Nov 12, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Wrong tab in my browser... you weren't talking about CBS...
     
  35. mhull

    mhull Initiate (128) Apr 11, 2008 Massachusetts
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    Nope, the Chai someone else was looking for
     
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  36. meefmoff

    meefmoff Zealot (504) Jul 6, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Well this was a fun surprise at CBC Belmont.

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    $12 for a sixer of tallboys.
     
  37. jlordi12

    jlordi12 Devotee (470) Jun 8, 2011 Massachusetts

    Grabbed the same & Mystic Table Beer at Fort Point market. Looking forward to some session beers tonight
     
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  38. meefmoff

    meefmoff Zealot (504) Jul 6, 2014 Massachusetts
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    You'll never get drunk that way son!
     
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  39. woodfinish

    woodfinish Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2005 Massachusetts

    Finally found some Epic Triple Barrel Big Bad Baptist at Cambridge Spirits in Kendall. I’m hoping it shows up in my regular spots as well since I’d definitely pick up a few more.

    I was a bit worried about the rum barrel-aging... I love rum but can’t really think of a rum BA I’ve enjoyed. Here it provides a layer of sweetness that integrates the coconut well. Speaking of which, if you don’t like coconut, this beer is not for you. It’s not suntan lotion, but the coconut dominates the nose and flavor, with the coffee providing an offsetting roasty bitterness that strengthens as it warms.

    This is a great BA stout if you buy into the concept. Some Googling tells me that Maui Brewing makes an imperial version of their flagship Coconut Porter, but only for the Hawaiian market. Trips BBB is probably what that beer wishes it could be.

    So anyway, high expectations met.
     
  40. Manfrombelmonty

    Manfrombelmonty Disciple (393) Sep 12, 2010 Massachusetts

    Agree with everything you say. Only problem being that I'm not a great coconut fan.

    Grabbed 2. Drank 1.

    Think someone's got a gift in their future. The coconut just overwhelms.

    Baptista on the other hand was superb.
     
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