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Framinghammer availability??

Discussion in 'New England' started by Adamdc, Mar 21, 2013.

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  1. Adamdc

    Adamdc Nov 18, 2007 Massachusetts

    Does anyone know if Framinghammer (either BA or non BA versions) will be released in bottles? And, if so, when and how limited will they be?
     
  2. JacksAbbyBrewing

    JacksAbbyBrewing Jul 19, 2011 Massachusetts

    Regular Framinghammer was not bottled. BA Framinghammer is being released at the brewery tomorrow and will hit distribution next week. It is not super limited, but there is not a lot of it either.
     
  3. Adamdc

    Adamdc Nov 18, 2007 Massachusetts

    So regular FH is growler/tap only?
     
  4. Pahn

    Pahn Dec 2, 2009 New York
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    i am going to hit this beer so hard it will be like a diamond car driving into a diamond wall.
     
  5. JacksAbbyBrewing

    JacksAbbyBrewing Jul 19, 2011 Massachusetts

    Correct.
     
  6. rowingbrewer

    rowingbrewer May 28, 2010 Massachusetts
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    had framinghammer on tap on st patricks day and it was excellent, wish it was bottles
     
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  7. koflaherty

    koflaherty Nov 11, 2009 New Jersey
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    They just tweeted a photo of a case of BA Framinghammer. I think I'll be skipping out of work early today to get some and a growler of the regular Framinghammer.
     
  8. rowingbrewer

    rowingbrewer May 28, 2010 Massachusetts
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    doesn't go on sale til tomorrow
     
  9. AdamF625

    AdamF625 Nov 25, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Price check on it?
     
  10. JacksAbbyBrewing

    JacksAbbyBrewing Jul 19, 2011 Massachusetts

    It is on sale today. $6 for a 500ml bottle.
     
  11. rowingbrewer

    rowingbrewer May 28, 2010 Massachusetts
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    sorry about that, I forgot that there is a 4 hour difference on the time stamps and EST. they should really fix the time stamp to EST on here, isnt Beeradvocate a Massachusetts Co.?
     
  12. Patrick

    Patrick Aug 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    I think that's user error. My timestamps are accurate.
     
  13. emannths

    emannths Sep 21, 2007 Massachusetts

    You can set your timezone here http://beeradvocate.com/community/account/preferences
     
  14. rowingbrewer

    rowingbrewer May 28, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Didn't know that, seems silly to have it default to UK though
     
  15. Auror

    Auror Jan 1, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Has to default to something, why not GMT.

    To get back on topic, any chance the distributor will have it if a store gets a friday delivery?
     
  16. Rekrule

    Rekrule Nov 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    Drinking a bottle of BA Framminghammer right now. It's sublime.
     
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  17. meadnbrew

    meadnbrew Feb 6, 2013 Rhode Island

    Going up there this weekend for some growlers. Got a 4-pack of 2/25 Hop Union to hold me over till then ;)
     
  18. willbm3

    willbm3 Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    I will be carefully monitoring its arrival next week
     
  19. Trevdawg

    Trevdawg Feb 9, 2012 New Hampshire

    Picked up 7 at the brewery yesterday, unbelievable price. They had non BA and Baller Ass BA on tap for tastes for those who want to compare on the spot.

    They were labeling the beer yesterday too. Saw a few pallets of it getting ready for distro.
     
  20. Psychmusic

    Psychmusic Jun 22, 2012 Connecticut
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    The bottles say 10% ABV but their board says 10%+... anyone care to hazard a guess as to what it actually clocks in at? Allagash's tripel gets a full 2% bump from the bourbon, but I suppose this could end up being less depending on how wet their barrels are
     
  21. benbking

    benbking Dec 11, 2009 Rhode Island
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    Had it on draft(non BA version) at Saus last night. So good.
     
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  22. commis

    commis Jul 21, 2009 Massachusetts

    Anyone seen bottles in Boston yet? I might go make some rounds and try to find it today.
     
  23. Psychmusic

    Psychmusic Jun 22, 2012 Connecticut
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    Haven't heard anything yet but I'd recommend following Jack's Abby on twitter- they'll often retweet when a store announces they've gotten in a shipment
     
  24. willbm3

    willbm3 Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Stores near me get distro later in the week, so no. I'm hoping they get it in this week.
     
  25. Rekrule

    Rekrule Nov 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    I asked a couple stores near me and just got a "not yet hopefully soon". Helpful as always.
     
  26. Pahn

    Pahn Dec 2, 2009 New York
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    my friend who lives in boston picked up a few bottles. i'm not sure where, but i don't think he went all the way to jack's abby (since he would likely have gotten growlers as well, were that the case).
     
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  27. bramsdell

    bramsdell May 27, 2011 North Carolina

    Regular Framminghammer is on tap at Meadhall in Cambridge right now.
     
  28. MVP09

    MVP09 Oct 19, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Anyone see Julio's is doing a 5pm release tomorrow? Is this the norm? Or will BA FA be that limited for Distro? I thought Julio's usually just did a Facebook post and 1st come 1st serve. I know they have the hold card thing too. Just wondering if this stuff was gonna be hard to get
     
  29. Jnorton00

    Jnorton00 Apr 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    There will be plenty. They're doing a thing for the game of thrones beer and I think they're just releasing the Framinghammer then too.
     
  30. MVP09

    MVP09 Oct 19, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Saw one BA on this thread tried it but how is it tasting? Got my bottles and trying to hold out till Thurs to drink a bottle
     
  31. Jnorton00

    Jnorton00 Apr 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    It's awesome!
     
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  32. commis

    commis Jul 21, 2009 Massachusetts

    Still haven't seen any bottles of the BA, but I'm drinking a regular Framminghammer at Picco right now and... It's sick. Might be the best Baltic Porter I've tasted. Wow. I can see this doing quite well in a barrel. Anyone know what barrels were used?
     
  33. Jnorton00

    Jnorton00 Apr 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    I believe last year was Jim Beam not sure about this year.
     
  34. willbm3

    willbm3 Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Has anyone seen bottles in downtown Boston yet?
     
  35. Robtobfest

    Robtobfest Oct 21, 2009 Connecticut
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    Heading to Picco saturday from CT....dont drink it all!
     
  36. jderosia603

    jderosia603 Jul 17, 2012 New Hampshire

    When it was cold it tasted boozy...like it might have been over 10%. As it warmed up the booziness mellowed out. Hard to say, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was 11-12%. Either way, it's drinking damn good.
     
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  37. Psychmusic

    Psychmusic Jun 22, 2012 Connecticut
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    I had the bourbon barrel version and the regular from a growler immediately afterward. I agree that the BA version started out a bit boozy, though I'm not sure that I let it warm enough to have the same experience you did. I thought the non-BA version was much sweeter overall actually, and that the BA version could have stood a little extra sweetness. I'm going to lay down 3 or 4 to see how they develop over age. I have a gut feeling that this is going to be a real gem by next winter.
     
  38. JacksAbbyBrewing

    JacksAbbyBrewing Jul 19, 2011 Massachusetts

    This year our barrels came from Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, who manage several brands including Willet and Johnny Drum.
     
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  39. Leebo

    Leebo Feb 7, 2013 Massachusetts

    A fantastic brew, all you could want in a porter and more.
     
  40. WickedGoodBBQ

    WickedGoodBBQ Mar 8, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Yup, 7-8 12 bottles cases on the floor @Julios now
     
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