Beer shop finds.

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

  1. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Meyvn (1,118) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    I had these back to back to yesterday.

    Different flavor profiles, but I prefer The Standard. Urquell has a unique taste to it that's hard to describe. Might be a sort of caramel-type sweetness to it. The hop bite on the finish was similar in both beers though. Perhaps a slightly creamier mouthfeel to the Urquell as well. This wouldn't be the case though if I had The Standard on draft at the brewery. Of course, it probably wouldn't be the case if I had Urquell on tap in Plzeň either.

    And both were certainly a pleasure to drink.

    Well fuck, wish I knew this this past weekend.

    Would have rather paid $12 for this, rather than >$13 for a 16 oz. draft of Whirlpool at the Encore. And then nearly $14 for a 16 oz. draft of Corona Premier (I wanted something light and have never tried it) at the sports bar there.
     
  2. ChrisLohring

    ChrisLohring Initiate (100) Jan 25, 2010 Massachusetts
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    We can the Standard four times a year, and always have it on draft at the Salem tap room. Some kegs hit distro once in a while but not often. It's not the most practical beer to can, as we really can't charge what is required. So we take a hit a few times a year as we love it and want to share it. Also, it only hits distro in greater Boston and north of Boston as we don't can much of it. Thanks for the good words everyone.
     
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  3. juliolugo

    juliolugo Initiate (90) Jun 22, 2015 Massachusetts

    Grabbed Founders Underground Mountain Brown (BBA Sumatra Mountain Brown) at CBC Westford.
     
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  4. kingsuect

    kingsuect Initiate (36) Oct 6, 2018 Connecticut
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    DDH sue hit CT stores along with king sue restock.
     
  5. thedaveofbeer

    thedaveofbeer Initiate (185) Mar 25, 2016 Massachusetts
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    That's why I can't find it! I will send you my address, and napkin with the amount/per six pack I am willing to pay and then lets see if it is "what is required" Mind sharing the next time you plan to can it?
     
  6. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Savant (975) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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    Looks like Row 34 is tapping MD on Friday, if the desire is still there
     
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  7. nesarebad

    nesarebad Devotee (453) Feb 4, 2012 Massachusetts

    They just canned it in the first week of August.
     
  8. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Meyvn (1,118) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    August 5th I believe!
     
  9. Ryanwithacomb

    Ryanwithacomb Initiate (18) Jan 22, 2018 Massachusetts

    Any event info on this one? Couldn't find it on Insta or anything
     
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  10. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Savant (975) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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    Was in their story a couple days ago:

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    + Another sighting, if interested:

     
  11. Ryanwithacomb

    Ryanwithacomb Initiate (18) Jan 22, 2018 Massachusetts

    I guess they made a ton of it this year. Thanks!
     
  12. kingsuect

    kingsuect Initiate (36) Oct 6, 2018 Connecticut
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    m43 and boss tweed at harvest wine in west hartford. can date 8/17 and 19.
    they could be purchased as singles.
     
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  13. thedaveofbeer

    thedaveofbeer Initiate (185) Mar 25, 2016 Massachusetts
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    Let us know what you think of them please.
     
  14. kingsuect

    kingsuect Initiate (36) Oct 6, 2018 Connecticut
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    have not had boss tweed yet, but m43 is excellent. i would actually rate it a little bit higher than DDH pseudo sue that i had yesterday.
     
  15. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Meyvn (1,118) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    Mornin’ Delight is still on tap at Hugh O’Neill’s. And it’s very good.
     
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  16. MattOC

    MattOC Disciple (337) Jan 13, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Yup. Had a couple of glasses on Saturday and felt the same. Eyes closed, an outstanding maple stout that wasn’t driven by hype for me since I’d had it before.
     
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  17. cmoney13

    cmoney13 Initiate (133) Sep 9, 2017 Massachusetts

    Got a 4pk of DDH psuedo sue at Yankee Spirits in Swansea. Tbh it's good but not great. Pales in comparison to the DDH FPPA from a couple years ago.

    Been enoying copper legend and sip of sunshine more this long weekend.
     
  18. cmoney13

    cmoney13 Initiate (133) Sep 9, 2017 Massachusetts

    Not sure when it was released by seeing Troegs Nimble Giant on shelves. Says best by 10/11/19 so probably been out for a bit but it's tasting great. One of the yearlies I buy every year.
     
  19. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Meyvn (1,118) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    Picked up the Voll Projekt Festbier today.

    It was difficult to get back into my car due to the size of my erection.
     
  20. meefmoff

    meefmoff Devotee (425) Jul 6, 2014 Massachusetts
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    I somehow didn't want to commit to liking this post.

    Glad to hear Notch's festbier is out though! :sunglasses:
     
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  21. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Meyvn (1,118) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    I didn’t want to commit to writing it.

    So I get it.
     
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  22. nesarebad

    nesarebad Devotee (453) Feb 4, 2012 Massachusetts

    Gross
     
  23. Newport_beerguy

    Newport_beerguy Zealot (554) Feb 24, 2011 Rhode Island
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    Don't act like you're not impressed.
     
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  24. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Meyvn (1,118) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    Driving with a Notch erection is harder than one might think.
     
  25. Jesse14

    Jesse14 Initiate (193) Jul 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    Good pun.
     
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  26. juliolugo

    juliolugo Initiate (90) Jun 22, 2015 Massachusetts

    Looks like Allagash Truepenny is starting to pop up. Landed at CBC Newton yesterday.
     
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  27. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Meyvn (1,118) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    It kind of happened by accident.

    The pun, not the erection.
     
  28. Manfrombelmonty

    Manfrombelmonty Disciple (308) Sep 12, 2010 Massachusetts

    The City Seabrook NH.

    6 different Prairie Stouts gathering dust. Untouched for weeks.

    KBS mixed 4pks. 1 each of 16,17,18 & 19.

    Craft beer world moved on from here I suppose.

    Oxbow Luppolo 4pks too, which is nice
     
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  29. thedaveofbeer

    thedaveofbeer Initiate (185) Mar 25, 2016 Massachusetts
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    I enjoy the Praire stouts, but the price point is too high
     
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  30. Manfrombelmonty

    Manfrombelmonty Disciple (308) Sep 12, 2010 Massachusetts

    Same here. With the exception of paradise. Hate coconut in beer.

    Just interesting to see how some folks have moved on from beers that were hugely desirable and sought after. Now I can grab them in my local red neck place that sells $4 packs of smokes and chewing tobacco by the sack load, and I don’t have to chase them, they’re there for months on end.
     
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  31. nathanb47

    nathanb47 Initiate (162) Dec 14, 2010 Massachusetts
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    I had this conversation with one of my sales reps when he asked how many cases of Founders CBS I wanted. I said I get to choose? Production started ramping up on them like years ago when they were highly sought after, now I have 5 cases of KBS I cant move because everyone "has had it already"
     
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  32. mrmattosgood

    mrmattosgood Initiate (128) Nov 6, 2010 Monaco
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    Why anyone would spent that $15 on one Prairie stout and not a Luppolo four pack is crazy to me. Well, I suppose they aren't spending that $$ on Prairie.

    And Founders has bigger issues than people moving on.
     
  33. Rysk22

    Rysk22 Aspirant (219) Nov 12, 2014 Massachusetts
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    I'm always curious about the business side of things... with limited stouts in particular, is it a problem that they don't move too quickly? Can you simply throw the unsold bottles in the cellar and bring them out next year as a vintage to sell side by side with the new release?
     
  34. mrmattosgood

    mrmattosgood Initiate (128) Nov 6, 2010 Monaco
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    And can't you kind of get away with selling them for a higher price point (even if the "cellaring" is just in a box in the store office)?
     
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  35. Davl22

    Davl22 Aspirant (260) Sep 27, 2011 New Hampshire
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    I actually swung in last Friday and bought a bottle each of the Pirate Bomb and Pirate Noir, $10.99 each. I remember trading for Pirate Bomb a long time ago and it being one of my favorite beers of the year, so it'll be interesting to see how it still stands up.

    I once heard a saying that goes "Show me a super model, I'll show you someone that's tired of f***ing them".
     
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  36. nathanb47

    nathanb47 Initiate (162) Dec 14, 2010 Massachusetts
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    They definitely don’t move as quickly or simply now we can get as much as we want. I have 7 cases of KBS, in the past it was 1-2 cases if I was lucky. Over saturation on certain ones play into it as does the fickle clientele who have had it and now their onto the next one they haven’t had or is new
     
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  37. dele

    dele Initiate (46) Mar 13, 2019 Massachusetts

    Has anybody seen Double Two Hearted on the shelves in MA yet? Or know if we will be getting any? I know Bell's distro is patchy here, but I'm hoping to nab some of this beer.
     
  38. nathanb47

    nathanb47 Initiate (162) Dec 14, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Where are you located? My store in Kingston got it two weeks ago so it should be out there
     
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  39. dele

    dele Initiate (46) Mar 13, 2019 Massachusetts

    Thanks. I'm in Central Mass. Knowing that it's in the state, I'll give Julio's a call. Haven't seen it at my locals.
     
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  40. Dave_32

    Dave_32 Initiate (49) Apr 7, 2015 Massachusetts

    Total Wine in Burlington has a few 4packs on the shelf of The Standard
     
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