Boston area shares / groups and stuff?

Discussion in 'US - Northeast' started by HopSynonymous, Sep 1, 2015.

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  1. HopSynonymous

    HopSynonymous Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2013 Massachusetts

    Hey all,

    I've been doing trades and have worked up quite a cellar.

    But I only have 1 serious beer dork friend, and thus am wondering what the scene has to offer. I'm wondering if there are good trading groups in the area, on facebook or otherwise, or ways to find out about local shares and stuff. Any ideas would be appreciated!

    OKAY COOL.

    -Steve
     
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  2. IPAkindaguy

    IPAkindaguy Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2010 Florida

    In the same boat myself. Metro West area. Would always be willing to set up a bottle share somewhere with fellow advocates if nothing is currently set up
     
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  3. Rav4pudge

    Rav4pudge Initiate (0) Apr 6, 2014 Massachusetts

    I'd trade if you were closer
     
  4. JrGtr

    JrGtr Devotee (473) Apr 13, 2006 Massachusetts

    There was a Boston area group a couple years ago that kinda fizzled out (apparently.)
    I moved me and my cellar to Framingham last fall, so if a Metrowest group gets started, I'd be interested in joining up.
     
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  5. seanwhite

    seanwhite Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2008 Massachusetts

    Same - my cellar and I moved to Hopkinton - perhaps we have more interest in a metrowest group.
     
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  6. -Rick

    -Rick Zealot (541) Dec 22, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Live in Southboro, work in Framingham. Would certainly like to get involved with a MetroWest group if the opportunity came about.
     
  7. Sweatshirt

    Sweatshirt Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2014 New Hampshire
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    I would also be interested.
     
  8. JrGtr

    JrGtr Devotee (473) Apr 13, 2006 Massachusetts

    Sounds like there is some interest in a group.
     
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  9. brother_rebus

    brother_rebus Meyvn (1,034) Jul 28, 2014 Maine
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    If/when I move back, count me in...
     
  10. IPAkindaguy

    IPAkindaguy Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2010 Florida

    So as of now if my counting is we have 6 people including myself. Which I think is pretty good for a group splitting some bigger bottles. 3.5 oz pour or so is pretty good while tasting several beers typically higher in abv. Any idea of a location ? Most BYOB places in MA are very scarce.
     
  11. Faxmesomehalibut

    Faxmesomehalibut Devotee (477) May 22, 2014 New Hampshire
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    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1468796596777808/
     
  12. joberlander

    joberlander Disciple (363) May 30, 2014 Massachusetts
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    I'm in Waltham and would be interested in this if it gets going. Some of my friends are slowly getting into it many don't care so I'd love to share some of my better bottles.
     
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  13. Hollabaugh

    Hollabaugh Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2014 Oregon

    I'd definitely be interested. Just moved to Cambridge.
     
  14. budgie

    budgie Devotee (408) Jan 18, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Waltham +1
     
  15. HopSynonymous

    HopSynonymous Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2013 Massachusetts

    I'd more able to do a Waltham type of thing than Metrowest/Framinghamish!
     
  16. kkulacki

    kkulacki Initiate (115) Jan 19, 2007 Massachusetts

    +1 in Hudson
     
  17. sgulner

    sgulner Initiate (162) Apr 16, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Any North Shore folks? Stoneham here! Def interested in a fun group of fellow BA's and beer lovers.
     
  18. Skwalk47

    Skwalk47 Initiate (0) Aug 31, 2010 Massachusetts

    West Medford here so I am good for either Camberville or North Shore.
     
  19. HopSynonymous

    HopSynonymous Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2013 Massachusetts

    Might as well just list where we're from, no? Might be easy to put together.

    ARLINGTON!
     
  20. mpom99

    mpom99 Initiate (0) Jul 21, 2015 Massachusetts

    Reading here. Would definitely be interested
     
  21. Sweatshirt

    Sweatshirt Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2014 New Hampshire
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    Billerica here and definitely interested.
     
  22. Ken_P

    Ken_P Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2013 Massachusetts

    Allston here, work in Watertown. Waltham would work for me pretty well!
     
  23. PatriotsRule

    PatriotsRule Initiate (0) Sep 25, 2012 Massachusetts

    Waltham +1 #watchcitybrewskis
     
  24. papposilenus

    papposilenus Poo-Bah (2,138) Jun 21, 2014 New Hampshire
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    Um, southwest NH... BUT I come down to Wakefield every couple of weeks.

    I'm more interested in occasionally sharing haul duty. I live roughly the same distance from Hill Farmstead as Trillium - but in opposite directions. I could be persuaded to haul back a case from Greensboro in exchange for someone hauling back a case from town. (But I don't do Heady safaris - too time consuming).
     
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  25. Zoso335

    Zoso335 Initiate (86) Mar 5, 2013 Massachusetts
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    East Somerville here. Right off 93 so I'm down for places along the highway.
     
  26. RuckIt

    RuckIt Aspirant (211) Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
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    I may also be interested. If someone has the drive to really organize something, that would be awesome!

    Waltham/Newton would work best for me.
     
  27. joberlander

    joberlander Disciple (363) May 30, 2014 Massachusetts
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    I will keep watching this thread...Unfortunately im not drinking now (concussion) so as soon as I'm in drinking shape I can organize something and try to reach out to the people interesting in the Waltham area and figure things out. I'm hoping in about a month I should be good to go. Cheers everyone
     
  28. benbking

    benbking Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2009 Rhode Island

    I could be persuaded to meet in the middle for Trillium vs Hill.
     
  29. dubdrop

    dubdrop Disciple (343) Aug 6, 2012 Vermont
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    I'm in Watertown on the Waltham line and would be down for a share every so often.
     
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  30. Sweatshirt

    Sweatshirt Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2014 New Hampshire
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    Throwing this out because I haven't seen it yet. But I am in Billerica and could host. Max 8 comfortably. But it gives a place. Also willing to travel. I have a dd so am willing for most travel locations as well.
     
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  31. papposilenus

    papposilenus Poo-Bah (2,138) Jun 21, 2014 New Hampshire
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    Check your inbox!
     
  32. ThrashMaster

    ThrashMaster Initiate (0) Nov 1, 2012 Massachusetts

    Brighton here. Waltham/Newton/Watertown area all works
     
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  33. hoppy_gus

    hoppy_gus Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2015 Massachusetts

    I am definitely interested in a bottle share. Live in Melrose so the North Shore works for me.
     
  34. parris

    parris Zealot (545) Jan 18, 2010 Massachusetts
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    What are the chances people would like to make the trek to Quincy about 0.6mi from the red line? I've got a decent sized back yard and a cellar I could share.
     
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  35. kkulacki

    kkulacki Initiate (115) Jan 19, 2007 Massachusetts

    Anybody know of any bars/restaurants that allow you to BYOB and could take a group of us for a tasting? I think I went to one out in Millbury once, but it seems like the Waltham / 128 corridor is a fairly central area for most folks.
     
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  36. Htg

    Htg Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2014 Massachusetts

    I am in Dedham and would be up for this. Sweet Basil in Needham is BYOB. Giacomos in the south end is excellent and BYOB as well but with a corkage fee. Both have excellent food but not sure how they would respond to a group of dudes drinking lots of beer over the course of a couple hours. I'm sure if we ordered plenty of food and made it worth their while it would be fine.
     
  37. sgulner

    sgulner Initiate (162) Apr 16, 2011 Massachusetts
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    There are a handful of BYOB places in both Woburn and Reading. Also one in Stoneham. A once a month meet up could be a fun thing. Plus, with Uber, most of us N Shore folk could get to either of those locations fairly cheaply. Personally, I work 14hr days but only 3 days a week so am wiling to go to a weekday or weekend event.
     
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  38. Sweatshirt

    Sweatshirt Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2014 New Hampshire
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    In that range I would be down for a once a month share at my condo. We could just set a monthly weekend and what happens, happens. If anyone in the area (or travel willing) is down for a loosely scheduled share like this, let me know. I'd be all in.
     
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  39. Heady_Eddy

    Heady_Eddy Initiate (0) Mar 31, 2015 Massachusetts

    On the south shore but willing to travel if these get started.
     
  40. thegoon55

    thegoon55 Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2012 Massachusetts

    I would probly be down for this as well.
     
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