Fox Farm Brewery (2020)

Discussion in 'New England' started by Mkozaka, Jan 1, 2020.

  1. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,375) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    Lol. I’ve been checking their IG page every now and then to check if they’ll do that. I don’t want to follow them because I’ll look like Homer Simpson staring at a doughnut, except there’ll be nothing I can do to scratch that itch.
     
  2. Mkozaka

    Mkozaka Defender (603) Apr 25, 2006 Connecticut
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    My experience with Kolsch is limited (Exhibit A, Reissdorf, Sierra) but Bower is delicious.

    Light, sweet malt; white bread; apple and pear. Touch of dryness and low, spicy bitterness.

    Great addition and execution.
     
  3. wasatchback

    wasatchback Disciple (359) Jan 12, 2014 Bahamas
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    It’s hard to find too many breweries that really give a F*ck about Kolsch. Exhibit A is one. Suarez does a killer version. Haven’t had the Notch attempt. It’s a style that gets bastardized all the time sadly.

    If it’s anything like the FF lagers I’m sure it’s stellar. The recent batch of Gather is so insanely well made! Sooo much malt complexity yet still dry and bitter. Had some next to Bierstadt Slow Pour and although they’re intended to be different beers (and both phenomenal) I preferred the Gather honestly.
     
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  4. Mkozaka

    Mkozaka Defender (603) Apr 25, 2006 Connecticut
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    Great comments, thanks for the perspective.

    I forgot about one bastardized “kolsch” that I had years ago - Trillium Sprang!
     
  5. bring

    bring Initiate (94) Aug 17, 2005 Massachusetts
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    Loved the early batches of Sprang; wasn’t really a kolsch, though.
     
  6. lic217

    lic217 Champion (864) Aug 10, 2010 Connecticut
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    Von trap makes a solid kolsh but it’s seasonal
     
  7. Mkozaka

    Mkozaka Defender (603) Apr 25, 2006 Connecticut
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    Very interesting...

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  8. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,375) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    That’s pretty cool that they brewed an English Mild but even cooler they made nitro cans. Really enjoyable style and so much flavor for a style with a low-abv. Brewery I work at had a dark English Mild on tap for a few months, I couldn’t get enough of it.
     
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  9. YourDigitalGrave

    YourDigitalGrave Initiate (95) Jun 5, 2019 Massachusetts

    Is it weird to be canning a nitro?
     
  10. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,375) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    If they have the logistics to do it, which it appears they do, why not? Oskar Blues, Carton, a brewery near me called Ghost (real up and comer) have done it. I’m sure there are others.
     
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  11. YourDigitalGrave

    YourDigitalGrave Initiate (95) Jun 5, 2019 Massachusetts

    It is just I hear about it on tap a lot, usually with coffee stouts, but I don't recall ever seeing it canned.
     
  12. pbrian

    pbrian Defender (679) Feb 8, 2001 Connecticut

    I think it's rare that smaller breweries do it, even if they have their own canning capabilities. There needs to be some special process where the N02 gets dropped in, or whatever the process may be, then doesn't get released before the lid gets affixed. I was at Firefly Hollow one day and they had a mobile canning company come in and do their nitro Toadstool Stout even though they can the rest of the beers themselves. Maybe that's what FF did??
     
  13. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,375) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    Widget, you think?
     
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  14. pbrian

    pbrian Defender (679) Feb 8, 2001 Connecticut

    I think the way Firefly did it wasn't with a widget. I might be wrong, maybe I'm just conveying fake news on the interwebs...
     
  15. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,375) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    I don’t have a ton of nitro can experience other than Guinness, Murphy’s or Boddington’s but I think the OB Old Chub had a widget. And, I’m pretty sure the Carton Regular Coffee and the Ghost cans I had did not. So it could be either way really.
     
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  16. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Meyvn (1,059) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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    No widget per insta comments, so perhaps some assistance with a "nitrogen-dosing supplier"
     
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  17. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,375) Jan 6, 2014 New York

  18. PenningtonNY10

    PenningtonNY10 Initiate (168) Nov 20, 2009 Connecticut

    Yeah, feeling grateful to be doing so many drive thru pick ups during all this. It gives me a great excuse to take a nice 40 minute rural CT drive in nice weather and get great beer at the same time!
     
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  19. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,375) Jan 6, 2014 New York

  20. colby600

    colby600 Defender (625) Mar 24, 2015 Massachusetts
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  21. raenge

    raenge Initiate (56) Dec 31, 2016 Rhode Island

    Typically a trip to Fox Farm means a trip to Dinosaur Place with the kids first but not this time. Couldn’t have been easier to pick up the beer.

    Great variety this week. First time for Double Burst which is great. Can’t wait to try Bower - maybe if it wasn’t 50 and raining I’d crack one now.
     
  22. Mkozaka

    Mkozaka Defender (603) Apr 25, 2006 Connecticut
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    Tiddly is great. Semi-sweet chocolate, light roast, little bit earthy. Didn’t detect any dark fruit. Low bitterness and medium dryness; substantial mouthfeel, which surprised me, thought it may drink thin.

    Nitro - I sensed more pronounced chocolate on the nose; mouthfeel had reduced bitterness and dryness.

    Giving the nod to non-Nitro version. But happy to have both!
     
  23. Greyvtrayn

    Greyvtrayn Aspirant (246) Feb 17, 2017 New Jersey
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    Looking at making Fox Farm my stop over on a trip to the Cape in August. I imagine there are no hotels/motels in the immediate vicinity but, we will be traveling with little ones so looking to break up the trip. Can anyone give a suggestion for which area to look at for a one night stay. (aside from ABnB)?
     
  24. YourDigitalGrave

    YourDigitalGrave Initiate (95) Jun 5, 2019 Massachusetts

    Mohegan Sun is fairly close (under 20 minutes) to Fox Farm. I know you said you had little ones but that place has become so much more than a casino. There are great restaurants, shopping, and entertainment (even for kids).

    The other thing about having a casino in the middle of nowhere is that unaffiliated hotels have cropped up all over the area. If you are just looking for a place to sleep that is close to the brewery, it shouldn't be as hard as you think. That area puts you 2.5 hours from Chatham.

    If you want something specifically for the kids, this is five minutes from the brewery...

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  25. SenorQuesadilla

    SenorQuesadilla Initiate (87) Jul 18, 2014 Connecticut
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    Niantic is the closest beach town, about 15 minutes. Boardwalk/restaurants/ice cream/movie theater/a brewery all walking distance downtown and you'll be 10 minutes from getting back on 95 towards the Cape. Mystic is the tourist hotspot in the area, that's about 20 minutes further down 95 from where you'll get off for Fox Farm, so about 35 minutes total.
     
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  26. Mkozaka

    Mkozaka Defender (603) Apr 25, 2006 Connecticut
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    Alta, Dwell and Rove new this week.
     
  27. colby600

    colby600 Defender (625) Mar 24, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Love Rove. I'm in. I most likely will prefer B1 due to the hops used, but I'm still very interested.
     
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    Last edited: May 25, 2020 at 11:39 PM