Bissell Brothers (2018)

Discussion in 'US - Northeast' started by ransom22, May 21, 2016.

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  1. EDNOSE

    EDNOSE Aspirant (258) Oct 27, 2007 Connecticut

    While that is true, there was a beer festival at Thopmson’s Point last Saturday so that is not reffective of a normal release day. I was up visiting my brother-in-law, didn’t bother to go down there because of the festival. Was pleased to avoid the 2 hour sell out and enjoy other places.
     
  2. Mrstiffington

    Mrstiffington Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2018 New Jersey

    I know. I just did a quick stop and saw they were sold out, then went on my way. I missed visiting last year but the year before was a huge line that I skipped also. Seems like Saturday Swish releases draw bigger crowds regardless.
     
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  3. jjhops

    jjhops Initiate (39) Feb 28, 2018 Massachusetts

    What has been the typical limit for swish?
     
  4. ransom22

    ransom22 Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2016 Uzbekistan

    Three 4pks pp
     
  5. bsullivan

    bsullivan Initiate (66) Aug 17, 2017 Connecticut
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    Just tried a 10/23 can of substance and it was completely different than myself and 2 others remember, was there an issue with the batch? Is substance just inconsistent or changed significantly overtime?
     
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  6. cagedwisdom

    cagedwisdom Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2017 New Hampshire

    Haven't had Subby in about 6 months, but it was definitely much different than 1-2 years ago and that seems to be the consensus of this thread lately. I personally think it's much worse and that deters me from making trips up to Bissell. Don't get me wrong, I think a ton of their other beers are still awesome, just disappointed in what was a great flagship.
     
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  7. mattyg2k

    mattyg2k Initiate (0) May 5, 2017 Maine

    Had Subby on draft yesterday and it was quite good. I do agree that there’s been some inconsistency recently though.
     
  8. papposilenus

    papposilenus Poo-Bah (2,070) Jun 21, 2014 New Hampshire
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    I got a case November 1st. Probably higher limits on weekdays.
     
  9. JakerLou

    JakerLou Meyvn (1,226) Jan 6, 2013 New Hampshire
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    I haven't examined every post in this thread but it seems like Swish limits have been raised to a case, no?
     
  10. Davl22

    Davl22 Disciple (370) Sep 27, 2011 New Hampshire
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    Grabbed a 4 pack of The Nuclear Whim last weekend. Did anyone else that tried it get a smokiness on the back end? Wasn't sure if it was an off flavor or something I was picking up from the South African hops?
     
  11. ransom22

    ransom22 Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2016 Uzbekistan

    I'm saying "off" because some Subby's have tasted like this before. I think it's due to lower quality/older hops
     
  12. dubdrop

    dubdrop Disciple (340) Aug 6, 2012 Vermont
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    My father-in-law brought me a 4pk of Substance at Thanksgiving and it tasted like a shell of itself. Cans were only 7 days old. I know Substance has changed significantly over the last 3-4 years, but this is not the beer i remember, even from 6 months ago. It was almost clear, very bitter and maybe even oxidized? That was just the first can. I'll open another tonight to see if maybe it was just a bad can, but I'm skeptical.
     
  13. JuanFushashi

    JuanFushashi Initiate (156) Feb 5, 2011 Maine
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    To chime in, Subby goes from being my favorite out of the beers I get from BBB on some occasions, to being "meh" or just ok others. When it comes to comparing it year-over-year, I've had some in the past year that have tasted great/better than Substance I've had two years ago (and vice versa). I've always thought it's been pretty inconsistent.
     
  14. Newport_beerguy

    Newport_beerguy Defender (640) Feb 24, 2011 Rhode Island
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    Didn't notice it on my first can a week ago and probably wrote any flavor off as astringency due to grapefruit bitterness. But I had one tonight and wow I do not like. Cannot comment on whether it is the hops but if it is the hops only then man don't use these again!

    The smokiness even comes through on the nose...I am no cicerone, but my uneducated guess is there could be some secondary fermentation with the smoky odor and flavor being some sourness kicking in. Or as mentioned above, some poor quality hops. Based on the release narrative for this year's beer, it mentioned these hops being made available was a surprise drop out of the blue as ABI bought all the SA hop growers and it was assumed no more Fuse. Methinks there was a reason these hops "fell off the truck".
     
  15. mhull

    mhull Initiate (128) Apr 11, 2008 Massachusetts
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    Has there been any updates from Milo? I may have missed them. Anyone seen what they've been working on for the past 6 months?
     
  16. Rysk22

    Rysk22 Zealot (545) Nov 12, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Milos been open for a while and they've dropped a few beers from up there already. Mostly growler fills and draft I think
     
  17. mhull

    mhull Initiate (128) Apr 11, 2008 Massachusetts
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    Ah, I was hoping I missed the posts about dropping their first beers into barrels or first run on the coolship etc.
     
  18. Davl22

    Davl22 Disciple (370) Sep 27, 2011 New Hampshire
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    I'm pretty sure they were dropping beer into barrels before they were even open. I'm surprised we haven't seen any posts about bottles conditioning or anything.
     
  19. seanh99

    seanh99 Aspirant (271) Sep 11, 2007 Massachusetts

    As swish isn't the tick of the week how are the Swish releases on saturdays? Weather says 20°F this Saturday, will there be a line or could I walk in and get some if I show up at 1 or 2pm?
    Thanks
     
  20. Element1290

    Element1290 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2011 Rhode Island

    I made the drive up from RI. I’m heading there around 9-930. Not trying to miss out on it after 3 hours in the car lol
     
  21. mendham_mikey

    mendham_mikey Initiate (72) Nov 11, 2014 South Carolina

    What time did it sell out, if you know?
     
  22. Mpom9999

    Mpom9999 Initiate (0) Aug 25, 2018 Massachusetts

    Is it sold out for today?
     
  23. Piels25

    Piels25 Aspirant (238) Dec 17, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Bissell is an easy follow on Instagram. Swish sold out just before 2 pm.
     
  24. seanh99

    seanh99 Aspirant (271) Sep 11, 2007 Massachusetts

    I got there about 1 and there was still a good amount then a train arrived and the crowd walked over...
    I have 8 more in my fridge
     
  25. JuanFushashi

    JuanFushashi Initiate (156) Feb 5, 2011 Maine
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    How busy is the annual Angels with Filthy Souls release? On par with Swish? Thanks!
     
  26. rightcoast7

    rightcoast7 Disciple (387) Apr 2, 2011 Maine
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    Last year it was available into the following day if I recall. Definitely was there late in the day, because I bought some around 6 pm.
     
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  27. Lucoli

    Lucoli Defender (651) Apr 2, 2013 New York
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    Anyone noticed any of the 12/7/18 Swish being slightly oxidized, have cracked open 3 now and while they are still drinking good they are slightly darker and taste a little oxidized. Wondering if it's just me or not.
     
  28. ransom22

    ransom22 Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2016 Uzbekistan

    Neither of the batches since Swish Day have held a candle to that particular batch
     
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  29. hopley

    hopley Poo-Bah (1,864) Feb 24, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Can anyone give any status updates on AWFS availability and if it's still available - do you think it will last into Wednesday?? Thanks!!
     
  30. bring

    bring Initiate (86) Aug 17, 2005 Greenland
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    Cans are sold out. Probably on draft for a while.
     
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  31. hopley

    hopley Poo-Bah (1,864) Feb 24, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Thank you sir, hope you are well!!
     
  32. keithmurray

    keithmurray Poo-Bah (1,786) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut
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    How much do they sell 4 packs of Swish for.?
     
  33. mike_v_sardina

    mike_v_sardina Initiate (50) Apr 12, 2012 Vermont

    Current pricing for Swish has it at $17 per 4-pack....
     
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