BLDG8 Brewing

Discussion in 'New England' started by TheOneTC, Sep 19, 2015.

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  1. TheOneTC

    TheOneTC Zealot (718) Aug 23, 2013 Massachusetts

    Just wanted to give a shout out to BLDG8 Brewing in Northampton. They just opened today and have put out a killer IPA.

    I know there's no shortage of IPAs in the area, but I feel like these guys are doing it right for a new, small brewery. Focus on one product, and nail it. As opposed to pumping out 10-15 different mediocre beers. If you are in the Northampton, MA area, do yourself a favor and stop by and try this one out.

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  2. sjverla

    sjverla Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2008 Massachusetts

    Ah, was wondering when they'd be opening. I'll make sure to stop by soon.
  3. MVP09

    MVP09 Initiate (0) Oct 19, 2012 Massachusetts

    Are they going to distribute?
  4. Jbrews

    Jbrews Maven (1,468) Aug 6, 2013 New Hampshire

    Can you give us a description?
  5. LittleJohn73

    LittleJohn73 Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2013 Connecticut

    "The IPA" = Fantastic
  6. JGLittle

    JGLittle Pundit (897) Mar 24, 2012 Massachusetts

    I thought it was good. Nice to have that option within walking distance and I will definitely keep trying it as they tune it in more. It had a nice aroma, bright hops with a light malt, reasonably bitter finish, but not in a bad way. Its a solid IPA that is worth a try. Plus it was their first run, so as they dial it in it should round into form. Plus the owners run a good restaurant, Sierra Grille, in town, which has a well curated beer list, so they have a great background.
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  7. JGLittle

    JGLittle Pundit (897) Mar 24, 2012 Massachusetts

    Plus, I am pretty picky. I have been disappointed by a bunch of other local breweries that in my opinion are a little too malty. Best comparison I can come up with locally is Brewmaster Jack, who is doing some good things lately.
  8. sjverla

    sjverla Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2008 Massachusetts

    What's the price per can/pack?
  9. TheOneTC

    TheOneTC Zealot (718) Aug 23, 2013 Massachusetts

    $12 per 4-pack, $65 per Case
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  10. Pahn

    Pahn Initiate (0) Dec 2, 2009 New York

    love IPAs in the wake of heady topper that still aren't afraid to have some bitterness. this is one of the main things i love about steady habit. you'll get the hop juice, but you won't forget you're drinking an IPA, if that makes sense.
  11. sjverla

    sjverla Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2008 Massachusetts

    Stopped in this weekend. Really solid stuff. Definitely bitter, but flavorful and with a really great aroma. A nice little tasting room, too. I'll definitely buy more.

    I'm hoping they'll do a full lineup of beers and not just an IPA, though.
  12. BranfordBound

    BranfordBound Initiate (0) Apr 7, 2010 Connecticut

    Looks good, nice can too. Hopefully they will distribute!
  13. Berman1125

    Berman1125 Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2014 Connecticut

    It's gooooood. Had it at Sierra grille this weekend
  14. zman_

    zman_ Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2015 Massachusetts

    Lets hope they have some for me next Friday when I'm in the area. Excited to try it.
  15. Flashy

    Flashy Pooh-Bah (1,693) Oct 22, 2003 Vermont

    I tried The IPA after a couple days away from it and you know I loved it. This stuff is a keeper.
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  16. bkwhoppa66

    bkwhoppa66 Pundit (888) Nov 24, 2013 New Jersey

    Was lucky enough to get a 4 pack of this and just have to say that if this is what Bldg 8 is starting off with, big things are in store. Can only hope to stop by before I assume they blow up like Tree House.
  17. DZachariah

    DZachariah Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2014 Massachusetts

    I just opened a few cans that I had left over from the opening weekend run--not much as dropped off and they still taste very good. I'm excited to have these guys only 10 minutes from my doorstep!
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