Heading up to Oxbow this weekend

Discussion in 'New England' started by lukemroy, Jan 30, 2013.

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  1. lukemroy

    lukemroy Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2011 New Hampshire
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    has anybody been up there recently? What are the prices for growler fills and bottles? Will they fill other brewery's growlers?
     
  2. ToasterChef

    ToasterChef Initiate (0) Mar 26, 2008 Maine

    I'm pretty sure Maine requires breweries to only use their own growlers. I'm headed there on Saturday. I'm excited to get some Midcoast IPA.
     
  3. Bowdoinbeerboy

    Bowdoinbeerboy Disciple (394) Sep 28, 2006 Maine

    Random question for you folks either heading up to Newcastle or that have already been there, what size brewing system does Oxbow use? Thanks for the info!

    PS. Love Spacecowboy!
     
  4. LostTraveler

    LostTraveler Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2011 Maine

    I want to say 15 bbl but that may have changed since the last time I was in the brewhouse.
     
  5. lukemroy

    lukemroy Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2011 New Hampshire
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    Had the Midcoast IPA (Freestlye 12 I believe) on tap at Novare Res last month. I enjoyed it. I'm really hoping to grab some bottles of the Barrel Aged Pale Ale that I've heard such great things about.
     
  6. dasenebler

    dasenebler Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2008 Maine

    It's a 7BBL system.
     
  7. beerinmaine

    beerinmaine Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2009 Maine
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    Growler fills: $10 for standard beers, $15 for Freestyles & Noel, plus $5 for the growler.

    Bottles: $15 BA FPA, $20 Oxtoberfest if they have any left.

    It is illegal for breweries in Maine to fill growlers from other breweries.
     
  8. lukemroy

    lukemroy Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2011 New Hampshire
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    Awesome, thanks for the info!
     
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  9. Trevdawg

    Trevdawg Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2012 New Hampshire

    Get me a bottle of BA FPA!!!!
     
  10. duchessedubourg

    duchessedubourg Aspirant (227) Nov 2, 2007 Vermont
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    FYI: Three Penny Taproom here in VT is hosting Oxbow for a beer dinner end of February. Hosted a beer & cheese pairing event with them for Portland Beer Week in Dec. Their beers are super food-friendly and very unique - VT'ers, check them out!
     
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  11. lukemroy

    lukemroy Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2011 New Hampshire
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    You, sir, can get bent!

    But yeah, I'll share with you :cool:
     
  12. Trevdawg

    Trevdawg Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2012 New Hampshire

    Awww it's not like there are bottle limits, right? :p

    I pays you backs i swears
     
  13. beerinmaine

    beerinmaine Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2009 Maine
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    No specific bottle limits @ Oxbow. I guess Celeste might have an issue if you tried to buy every last case, but within reason....
     
  14. ToasterChef

    ToasterChef Initiate (0) Mar 26, 2008 Maine

    There are six barrels sitting in the tasting room now, all bourbon barrels. Two contain Farmhouse Pale, filled on 1/31. The other four each contain Saison Noel, but each also has a different wild yeast: brux, brett, lacto and one other (it wasn't written in the barrel that I could see). Plans are to release the BA Noel next winter!
     
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  15. Brez07

    Brez07 Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2009 Maine

    I believe it will be the same deal as the Oxtoberfest released last fall - a blend of fresh and barrel aged
     
  16. beerinmaine

    beerinmaine Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2009 Maine
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    Probably no wild yeast in the last one yet...only 2 of 4 were labeled last time I was there.
     
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