District 96 Brewing in New City (Rockland County)

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  1. Thirst_trappist

    Thirst_trappist Initiate (187) Jan 18, 2016 Florida
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    What about stouts
     
  2. IPAPolice

    IPAPolice Initiate (76) Aug 30, 2016 New York

    Pretty well nailed. Their two collabs with Equilibrium and Brix City were both excellent. Their flagship pale ale Silent Majority is a really solid example of the style. Hop forward. Oil Money was a pretty tasty stout. Its cool how you can often get the dark beers both with and without Nitro. Fun to compare.
     
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  3. BltByKrmn

    BltByKrmn Zealot (545) Jan 16, 2013 New York

    That old guy bartender during the day is the worst.
     
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  4. IPAPolice

    IPAPolice Initiate (76) Aug 30, 2016 New York

    He's honestly the worst part of that place. Pompous, lazy and always socializing with people he knows instead of helping customers.
     
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  5. MacMalt

    MacMalt Poo-Bah (2,919) Jan 28, 2015 New Jersey
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    I had dinner there this past Saturday. The food, as always, was great. They serve a mean mushroom burger. The service was really slow. I think we got caught in a change of shift. I tried to make eye contact with several servers in order to get our check but it almost seemed like they intentionally ignored us. Finally, I had to go inside (we were on the patio) and flag down someone for our check. We could easily have just left without paying and I don't think anyone would have noticed or cared. Up till then, I always had better service and, again, the food and beer is outstanding. I'll be back but hopefully the service will improve.
     
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  6. tinoynk

    tinoynk Initiate (58) Sep 25, 2010 New York
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    Since we're on a negative kick, when I was there about a month ago I got the MOAB, and it was a completely different beer than I'd remembered. It was far more malty and bitter, didn't have anywhere near as much mango/tropical notes as the first few times I'd had it, and was also borderline close to room temperature.

    It almost seemed like it was from a cask, which I later saw they had done with that beer (though not apparently anytime recently as when I visited), but even with the Burger Loft menu and staff I'd imagine they'd in some way indicate that serving style.
     
  7. Xerlic

    Xerlic Initiate (103) Aug 26, 2016 New York
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    I used to think the same about this guy, but he once comped my buddy and I a drink when we were there for a couple of hours. I guess it's hard to dislike someone too much when they give you free beer haha.
     
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  8. IPAPolice

    IPAPolice Initiate (76) Aug 30, 2016 New York

    Most bartenders would do the same though. He works on the BL side, so I barely see him anymore since I'll be on the D96 side unless it's closed.
     
  9. Samlover55

    Samlover55 Defender (625) Oct 8, 2015 New York
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    They teased a beer for Father's Day on Instagram, but they put FOAB on BeerMenus, so that's prob it.
     
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  10. MacMalt

    MacMalt Poo-Bah (2,919) Jan 28, 2015 New Jersey
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    FOAB is a great beer! I had it last year and liked it better than MOAB.
     
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  11. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,220) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    I assumed that it would be FOAB or some variation of that. It's a really good beer so I'm not going to complain.
     
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  12. Thirst_trappist

    Thirst_trappist Initiate (187) Jan 18, 2016 Florida
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    Do they allow shares there?
     
  13. Xerlic

    Xerlic Initiate (103) Aug 26, 2016 New York
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    Yes. I've done shares and trades there often. I always order something off the menu, though.
     
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  14. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Crusader (783) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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    Haven't had these fellas in a while, so a revisit was in order:

    Remember D.96 having a nice edge/bite to their IPA game, and this here was just that via earthy, grassy-dill, and slightly resinous foregrounds. Feel comes off as creamy and juicy yet clean with that bitter/caramel-malt backbone - Pithy notes of orange, pine, citrus, and mango with subtle cantaloupe as it opens b4 turning towards a more orange-vanilla cream pop

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    ...I can't comment on the staff, but Chase has a solid technique
     
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  15. guinness77

    guinness77 Savant (917) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    Picked up 3 crowlers today. Nice spot, stopped in on our way back from the Catskills. Convenient location. Father of All Bombs is a treat. Danky, herbal, passion fruit. No sign of burn at all for 8.7%. Color me impressed.
     
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  16. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Crusader (783) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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  17. Xerlic

    Xerlic Initiate (103) Aug 26, 2016 New York
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    If you're into that no bitterness pure juice craze, Freedom or Haze is right up your alley. The notes of fruit punch and bubblegum are spot on.

    Also, it's a crying shame that they don't have Sour Loser on deck in the middle of this heatwave.
     
  18. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Crusader (783) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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    No Sour Loser, but that Helles is quite tasteful @ super smooth, doughy, and creamy with a bready/ritz-cracker-y realm

    On another note, Political Juice is absurd given its soft, clean, and clear-cut grass aesthetics: juicy and sophisticated = beautifully built and skillfully balanced

    …hoping 2.0 makes another debut
     
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  19. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Crusader (783) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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  20. Xerlic

    Xerlic Initiate (103) Aug 26, 2016 New York
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    I've been looking forward to this announcement. The food last year was so good.
     
  21. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Crusader (783) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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  22. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Crusader (783) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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    Beer King Anniversary Brew...

     
  23. spelingchampeon

    spelingchampeon Zealot (537) Feb 21, 2016 Delaware
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    Stopped in Sunday night with my wife. Really liked the feel of the place. We had both eaten a little earlier, but wanted something, so we settled for some wings and fries. Don't get the fries if you are going light, they really pile them up.

    My wife had a flight of West Wing, Silent Majority, and Artism (her favorite). I had no intentions of getting a crowler upon arrival.. but I really really liked Political Juice. Of course a crowler of PJ was in our bag when we left.
     
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