Beer shop finds.

Discussion in 'New England' started by Sweatshirt, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Meyvn (1,120) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    I also thought it was very good. I was going to actually pick up another six pack. I LOVE anything sessionable in a 12 oz. can.

    And of course, I never noticed the price. :rolling_eyes:
     
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  2. JakerLou

    JakerLou Meyvn (1,088) Jan 6, 2013 New Hampshire
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    In the spirit of the impending heat wave coming to the Northeast... Stone's Notorious P.O.G is a nice summer sipper. I also enjoyed Gneiss' Sonennshein. If you like Kolsch, you'll really like this beer. Very well done.
     
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  3. ManapuaMan

    ManapuaMan Meyvn (1,390) Apr 3, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Speaking of pils, for all you Rothaus Pils drinkers out there - I’ve seen some sixers with “BB dates” in December. The furthest out I’ve ever seen dates is two months so it’s nice to see that number doubled. Certainly not comparable to Jacks Abbey’s wonderful prices but it’s a tasty premium import.
     
  4. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Meyvn (1,120) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    Their Gneiss Weiss is also good. I also picked up some Springdale Das Weizen which I LOVED last year.

    Finally, my top summer beer this year is Devil's Purse "South Dennis Style" Table Beer. Friggin' delicious, and the lime is very subtle. 4% ABV, perfect.

    Grab a case for Saturday's impending heat.

    Wow, bottled in June, that's unreal. I'll keep an eye out for this.

    Best Pils you can buy off the shelf in my opinion. Or at least one of.
     
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  5. meefmoff

    meefmoff Devotee (427) Jul 6, 2014 Massachusetts
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    I can't seem to find a good description of this beer anywhere (it appears to be part of a rotating series?).

    Is it a Belgian-esque type of table beer or something else all together? I'm not really a fan of the Belgian yeast taste in lighter beers unfortunately.
     
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  6. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Meyvn (1,120) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    Yup, unfortunately. Like a Mystic Table Beer with a touch of lime.
     
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  7. meefmoff

    meefmoff Devotee (427) Jul 6, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Ah okay thanks. I actually don't mind Mystic's version since it's pretty mild on that flavor, so I might give it a whirl with proper expectations.
     
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  8. lic217

    lic217 Champion (859) Aug 10, 2010 Connecticut
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    Siting in the keys for my vacation now wishing for Mystic Table Beer.

    Wish I could get that in CT.
     
  9. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Meyvn (1,120) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    You're in Key West...I don't feel bad for you at all.
     
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  10. lic217

    lic217 Champion (859) Aug 10, 2010 Connecticut
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    Not quite key west (Islamaorada). Drinking one of the best tasting Stellas of my life. (Out of a frozen mug on the beach)
     
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  11. TreeHouse_Erection

    TreeHouse_Erection Aspirant (205) Aug 7, 2018 Connecticut

    He’s actually in the less well known ‘Wisconsin Keys’ and without beer. You should feel very bad for this man.
     
  12. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Meyvn (1,120) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    Sounds better than the New England IPA I'll inevitably drink on Saturday in 100 degree heat.
     
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  13. kingsuect

    kingsuect Initiate (36) Oct 6, 2018 Connecticut
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    anyone in western mass see supa sumo and galaxy pseudo sue?
     
  14. YourDigitalGrave

    YourDigitalGrave Initiate (27) Jun 5, 2019 Massachusetts

    Does Sturbridge count as western? Yankee Spirits typically stocks their stuff. I didn't specifically see those but I wasn't looking. I have grabbed King Sue, Sosus, and Scorpius Morchella four packs in the past there. They have their bottles too.

    I went last night and grabbed. Burlington Beer's Peasant King and Sea of Air. I am pumped they are trickling down here.
     
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  15. cmoney13

    cmoney13 Initiate (133) Sep 9, 2017 Massachusetts

    Bacon's in Hudson pretty much always has fairly fresh rothaus pils and it's probably the best beer I buy on a semi regular basis.
     
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  16. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Meyvn (1,120) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    Checked my local store for the "best by December" Rothaus. No dice.

    Only "best by September", meaning it was bottled in March.
     
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  17. cmoney13

    cmoney13 Initiate (133) Sep 9, 2017 Massachusetts

    I had the latter this weekend and it was great.
     
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  18. soheadyithurts

    soheadyithurts Initiate (115) Jan 4, 2013 Massachusetts

    Jan 2020 Urquell 4pk over here. Rinse repeat
     
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  19. SunDevilBeer

    SunDevilBeer Defender (634) May 9, 2003 Massachusetts

    Same. Saw that batch at 2 stores last weekend when looking for a nice Pils. Pass.
     
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  20. BRYeleJR

    BRYeleJR Disciple (354) May 18, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Not W. Mass., but Oakdale Liquors in Tewksbury had plenty of Galaxy Pseudo Sue over the weekend. I bought a four-pack, and I regret not buying more. This is really a fantastic beer ... really tastes like what Galaxy FPPA used to.
     
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  21. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Meyvn (1,120) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    I've been meaning to seek this one out, because I love Galaxy. And Toppling Goliath tends to have more hits than misses with IPAs.

    I hope it does taste like Galaxy Fort Point used to, because Galaxy Fort Point certainly doesn't anymore.
     
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  22. kingsuect

    kingsuect Initiate (36) Oct 6, 2018 Connecticut
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    yeah the store i am going to in western mass is getting them tomorrow.
    will be getting galaxy sue along with supa sumo. hopefully some fiddlehead and idle hands as well.
     
  23. thedaveofbeer

    thedaveofbeer Initiate (187) Mar 25, 2016 Massachusetts
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    What are the prices like on Galaxy Pseudo? same as regular Pseudo or priced like the double ipas?
     
  24. kingsuect

    kingsuect Initiate (36) Oct 6, 2018 Connecticut
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    more than regular sues. around $16 or so.
     
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  25. bring

    bring Initiate (85) Aug 17, 2005 Massachusetts
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    Priced like king sue where I saw it ($20).
     
  26. BRYeleJR

    BRYeleJR Disciple (354) May 18, 2013 Massachusetts
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    $16 at my local. Same as OG Pseudo.
     
  27. Rysk22

    Rysk22 Aspirant (220) Nov 12, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Had to try some Galaxy Pseudo with all the praise... It lives up to the hype. Great beer. It's a real treat having TG on the shelves around here. Hoping we could have a shot at some stouts one day, but it's a long shot.
     
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  28. Davl22

    Davl22 Aspirant (260) Sep 27, 2011 New Hampshire
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    Did anyone see 2019 Sebago Barleywine this year? I thought it was normally released mid-winter?
     
  29. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Meyvn (1,120) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    If you factor in seasonal creep, it should be on shelves next month.
     
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  30. oldbean

    oldbean Disciple (350) Jun 30, 2005 Massachusetts

    It is barrel aged, which could throw off the production schedule in any number of ways.
     
  31. YourDigitalGrave

    YourDigitalGrave Initiate (27) Jun 5, 2019 Massachusetts

    Toppling Goliath prices at my shop...
    Pompeii $13
    Psuedo $14
    Sumo $15
    Galaxy Sue $16
    King Sue still $20 for some reason
     
  32. nathanb47

    nathanb47 Initiate (162) Dec 14, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Their price on supa sumo is cheap, comes in at the same case price as king sue
     
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  33. YourDigitalGrave

    YourDigitalGrave Initiate (27) Jun 5, 2019 Massachusetts

    I am second guessing myself on that one. Maybe it was $17. Definitely not $20 like King though. The rest are accurate.
    Their prices on most things are even or better than other places. They once had Proclamation Tiny Brite Tanks for $2 cheaper than the brewery sells it. I'm not sure how that works.
    There are a few outlier brands that are more expensive than other places though. Maine Beer bottles come to mind. $9 a pop I think.
     
  34. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Meyvn (1,120) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    That actually happens quite a lot. Breweries sometimes try not to undercut their retail accounts.
     
  35. YourDigitalGrave

    YourDigitalGrave Initiate (27) Jun 5, 2019 Massachusetts

    I was super wrong about Sumo's price. I went back to check tonight and it was $19.

    In other news, Galaxy Sue is really good. It finishes clean but still has that bitter bite in the middle that I love. I feel like a lot of these newer breweries miss that bite and the beer just isn't as satisfying.
     
  36. kingsuect

    kingsuect Initiate (36) Oct 6, 2018 Connecticut
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    i know it has been said many times in this thread, but galaxy sue is really good.

    supa sumo was like $5.30 a can and galaxy sue was $4.30 a can at the shop i went to. good thing they allow singles.
     
  37. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Meyvn (1,120) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    I've struck out at a few places for Galaxy Pseudo Sue.

    Anyone know of any still around in the Somerville or Bedford/Burlington area?
     
  38. cmoney13

    cmoney13 Initiate (133) Sep 9, 2017 Massachusetts

    Will second GalaxyPS love. It's quite tasty.

    Supa is very nice as well but I much prefer SOSUS, which is up there as my favorite DIPA.
     
  39. Mannyvz17

    Mannyvz17 Initiate (55) Jan 12, 2013 Massachusetts

    I saw it at Burlington Wine and Spirits last Friday!
     
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  40. meefmoff

    meefmoff Devotee (427) Jul 6, 2014 Massachusetts
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    I found that GalaxyPS had quite a bit of that "over ripe/spoiled fruit" flavor that sometimes pops up in NE IPAs (and which I don't like). Just curious if I'm the only one who didn't care for this one? I've liked other TG beers I've had.