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Discussion in 'New England' started by Bgar15, Jan 30, 2017.
Picked up a 4 pack of Headway today. Will try one out after dinner.
Anyone find Headway around Hartford County? I know Harvest had it yesterday, but sold out before I could get there.
Would also like to know the answer to this question...
Also, this place looks freakin' gorgeous:
They are hosting a CT Hops for Hope event on April 23.
Anyone see cans hit Fairfield County yet?
One of my stores in Norwalk said his distributor just keeps telling him any day now.
I got one can (broken up and 1pp) in WH today for $3.99. Will open it later.
Place looks really nice! Hopefully, the beer is just as good or better.
Excellent brew well done
Glad to see that places are already pulling that crap. Suggested price is $9.99/4 pack. I vehemently oppose breaking up brews that are packaged in a 4 or 6 pack format. That is the way the brewery intends for the beer to be sold. I do understand limiting a customer to 1 4 or 6 pack but this breaking up, then limiting, all the while gouging bullshit needs to stop. As long as there is a customer (please don't take this as a personal insult, we've all fallen prey), the stores will continue to pillage and play games. Hope you enjoy. I thought the beer was fantastic. FWIW, I got one from a friend who is real tight with Matt.
A store I spoke with (who are certainly good at putting beer out and pricing fair) said that there are only 100 or so cases out there right now as they ramp up production and their allotment was pushed back a few weeks.
boy do I already hate the word "coolship"
Yeah I normally pass, but couldn't resist on this one. Having it now and am very impressed.
Fantastic IPA. Very dank; mango, papaya aroma intertwined. Tropical cornucopia on taste; assertive malt. Crisp, semi-dry finish. Hint of IBUs.
Surprised no can date. Would think with all new equipment...
Not me! I'm not sure of Matt's experience with those styles, but I would be extremely excited to have more local good quality sours.
Had Headway on tap in Fairfield County today ... delicious. Hoping to see cans show up.
Found a can in Oxford today at Spirits of 67. He said he only got in a single 4 pack so he was splitting it up. Not trilled but wanted to try it out. Will crack it this evening.
I was too late last night getting to the mom and pop shop I frequent, and they had sold out. Manager said they only got one case due to a slight canning issue, but there should be plenty on the way in the next week or two. That's what the distributor told them, though.
Had it on Tap at SBC Milford Wednesday Night. Thought it was very good. Will be keeping an eye out for cans.
Found a 4pk. Outstanding initial offering from CWB. Look out for them this year.
I was surprised it was on their $3 draft list Monday. Wish I'd had enough time to grab more than one.
Just found it; I like it a lot.
Picked up a 4pack at Liquor World Cromwell today...$10.99.
Just trying it now, got to say I think it's definitely one of CTs best. Very good, smooth citrusy, hazy IPA.
Just paid $9 for a pint at a local bar. Excellent IPA. Won't pay that much again but "needed" to taste this. Look forward to finding it in stores soon and getting 4 for the price of one. Not sure why it's so expensive on draft.
I think it is very similar to NEBCO beers...which would make sense, amirite? It's less 'grassy' and a bit more flavorful than a typical NEBCO brew imo. Not a mind blowing offering, but very solid for sure. Definitely not a NE style juice bomb if that's what anybody is expecting.
Drinking on a Headway now and can say IMO it's an absolutely wonderful brew. Looking forward to what the future holds, and if this beer is any indication, it is big things.
There is definitely some 'grassy' character to the beer, at least for me, but I'm digging the more balanced nature of it. There is a nice bitter bite in the finish that I long for in NE style IPAs. If I can find this on the regular, it will be a new go to for me for sure. Hope distribution is consistent and there are no games if this takes off in popularity.
What? That's insane gouging. The keg price doesn't warrant that at all.
Any ffld cty sittings?
Haven't paid more than $6.50. $9 is insane.
You should let us all know what bar it was so we can eliminate any chance of ever going there.
Paid $4 on tap at SBC. (Happy hour).
Then you should have said that. A brewery can be a sour ale brewery (all that means is that they're a brewery that brews sour ales) and still not have it be their main focus. Saying they're not a sour ale brewery and then mentioning that they have a coolship and a foeder is silly.
Shit, they charge $9 for a pint of Lagunitas IPA at Redstone in Simsbury. That's why we don't go there too often. Interestingly, I just checked their website., Lag IPA is listed at $7, but I swear it was $9 a couple weeks ago. Oh and look at that, Counter Weight Headway... $9. McGladdens isn't much better, most beers are $8 but smaller pours.
Ding, ding, ding. You guessed it. I even asked the owner about the absurd price. He said "well not many people have it. "I said "so the price is because it's rare?" He said "it's not everyday a new brewery opens in CT." I don't visit Red Stone Pub or McLadden's very often because of their outrageous prices.
I think interpreting his posts the way you did is silly.
Interview with Matt: http://www.ctmq.org/ctmqa-matt-westfall-of-counter-weight-brewing/
I especially liked his discussion of what his goals are with the downstairs retail location and upstairs tasting area.
Can sale tomorrow!
Pilsner 4 packs $10
Oatmeal Stout 4 packs $12
Five 4 packs max
I may not sleep tonight!
Thanks for this B, great read on many levels.
Even more excited for Counter Weight, and what Matt is going to add to the CT. beer scene that he already helped create. Respect.
In and Out today with no problems ... Will try out the Pilsner later
The Pils is solid but I thought the stout was fantastic. Nice easy in and out today. Grabbed a couple four packs of each and 2 pint glasses. Excited for this place to open legit