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Cigar City now available in VT

Discussion in 'New England' started by zgunder, Jan 3, 2013.

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  1. zgunder

    zgunder Sep 20, 2010 Vermont
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    Jai Alai and Maduro just hit Woodstock Hops and Barley. Cans!
     
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  2. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia Sep 20, 2012 Massachusetts
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    When the Marshal and his komrades establish a base there too I'll pay them a visit.
     
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  3. sandman3479

    sandman3479 Dec 8, 2006 Connecticut
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    Had it on draft the day after Christmas at Pro Pig.
     
  4. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia Sep 20, 2012 Massachusetts
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    To clarify, when I can haul the Marshal and his komrades back to Mass. in body bags, I will pay them a visit ;)
     
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  5. iwantmorehops

    iwantmorehops Sep 25, 2010 Vermont
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    Any idea which distributor CCB is under?
     
  6. brownswisscow

    brownswisscow Feb 9, 2012 Vermont

    Grassroots I'm assuming...they've been around for a bit on draft but nothing consistent so we shall see if we actually get regular bottle/can shipments, maybe Grassroots can chime in?
     
  7. nathanjohnson

    nathanjohnson Aug 5, 2007 Vermont

    Couldn't care less about new IPAs into Vermont, but I'm excited for the Maduro, a really nice brown ale. Here's hoping to see the Tocobago red, a tasty 7% hoppy red.
     
  8. dunix

    dunix Jan 26, 2011 Vermont

    I'd assume the same thing. Hopefully CCB will be on the retail shelf @ HF.
     
  9. duchessedubourg

    duchessedubourg Nov 2, 2007 Vermont
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    Picked up a bottle of CC Bolita Brown in NY over Thanksgiving...glad to see more around here.
     
  10. omniscientcause

    omniscientcause Jun 4, 2010 District of Columbia

    And the rich get richer...:(
     
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  11. jbertsch

    jbertsch Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

    Damn you VT, why does it seem like everything is better up there!
     
  12. Onizilla

    Onizilla Apr 25, 2009 New York
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    How is this now completely avoiding NY area in terms of distribution? Daddy needs him some Jai Alai.
     
  13. skivtjerry

    skivtjerry Mar 10, 2006 Vermont

    'Cause it is... except maybe for the 18 below reading this morning. Of course before our liquor laws changed a few years ago, hordes of Vermonters headed to MA or NY to buy beer every weekend. The speed at which the tables have turned makes my head spin (or is that the beer?...).
     
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  14. omniscientcause

    omniscientcause Jun 4, 2010 District of Columbia

    Id take the 18 below for your beer...but then I walk a for an hour total every day to and from work, so might not be the best idea.
     
  15. geocool

    geocool Jun 21, 2006 Massachusetts

    Huh? I've picked up Cigar City beer in NY state numerous times in the past few years. Has something changed that I've missed?
     
  16. sandman3479

    sandman3479 Dec 8, 2006 Connecticut
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    Hasn't been shipped (other than a few odd kegs here and there) for over a year. Pushing 2 maybe.
     
  17. duchessedubourg

    duchessedubourg Nov 2, 2007 Vermont
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    I was buying a ton of beer in MA, NY & Quebec back then. When I showed a year's worth of cash register receipts to the Legislative Committee that was considering the bill to finally up VT's archaic ABV cap of 8%, they saw how much tax they were losing out on and got very interested in the lost revenue. All the stuff I used to buy out-of-state is now available here, thanks to the efforts of a lot people lobbying at the Statehouse in 2008.
     
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  18. moose3285

    moose3285 Jul 19, 2007 Florida
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    So does this mean we get HF down here in CCB land now? :rolleyes:
     
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  19. duchessedubourg

    duchessedubourg Nov 2, 2007 Vermont
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    Shaun Hill was at those meetings - getting state law changed to allow farmstead breweries. As a self-distributing brewer, he will maintain control of where his beer shows up, and how much. That was his plan from the start, I seem to recall. Who knew it would become so popular?
     
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  20. celfan

    celfan Jul 4, 2004 Vermont
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    Bevy in Winooski has Maduro - out of Jai Lai.
     
  21. SunDevilBeer

    SunDevilBeer May 9, 2003 Massachusetts

    Perfect that it's distributed in VT & barely available. Will fit right in. :eek:)
     
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  22. zgunder

    zgunder Sep 20, 2010 Vermont
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    There were about 4-5 cases of Jai Alai at healthy living in burlington at noon today.
     
  23. ajthegreat

    ajthegreat Nov 11, 2010 Vermont
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    Picked up 3 sixers of Jai Alai at Hunger Mtn Co Op Friday night. $9.99 for a sixer of cans. First time trying that beer and I am in love.
     
  24. pjl44

    pjl44 Oct 3, 2008 Massachusetts

    I was on Long Island in May/June and hauled back a bunch of Cigar City stuff. Zhukov, Guava Grove, Bolita, amongst others.
     
  25. Onizilla

    Onizilla Apr 25, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    I cannot understand how people find this on LI or in random places in the city, I have the same distributor (and contacted the brewery) and have been shut out on seeing any of it for the better part of 2 years now. So jealous.
     
  26. FrankLloydMike

    FrankLloydMike Aug 16, 2006 Massachusetts
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    Great point. Even though NH does not have sales tax on beer, I believe the brewers or distributors are taxed. I'd love to see some folks in that state (maybe even in the legislature) show their receipts or share their beer-buying habits to legislators and push for distribution regulations more on-par with neighboring states like Vermont and Mass.
     
  27. CellarGimp

    CellarGimp Sep 14, 2011 Missouri

    Jai Alai is a truly unique IpA IMHO. Maduro and Tocobaga are both great too but definitely give Jai Alai a shot. It's unlike any beer I have had before. It "tastes like Florida" to me. Grapefruit and a wet juicy mouthfeel.
     
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