Heady Topper in NH/MA?

Discussion in 'New England' started by nas4atu, Apr 23, 2012.

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  1. jomobono

    jomobono Disciple (347) Mar 12, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Goes on sale at Craft Beer Cellar today at 5pm, 2 can limit.
     
  2. Massbmx

    Massbmx Devotee (408) Apr 5, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Where else is this supposed to show up? I was gonna head up to VT soon anyways but it would be nice to have fresh HT to tide me over.
     
  3. jomobono

    jomobono Disciple (347) Mar 12, 2012 Massachusetts
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    All over, the other HT thread has people posting locations
     
  4. Craig01890

    Craig01890 Initiate (0) Jun 10, 2012 Massachusetts

    They're probably keeping tabs on MA bar and liquor store owners/employees in an attempt to keep them honest.
     
  5. ActonBrewer

    ActonBrewer Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2009 Massachusetts

    This is pretty interesting. Anyone know if Eastern Standard is still selling Heady Topper? If I'm not mistaken, didn't the Alchemist put a 2 case limit per car rule out recently?
     
  6. ICCULIS

    ICCULIS Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2011 Massachusetts

    No clue about E.Standard but they do have some killer food. The Alchemist did verbalize the 2 case limit a few months back but it's not really enforced unless they are at the end of their supply. Here is a photo of a phriend of a phriend (Hi Mike!) as his car pulled out of Waterbury yesterday:

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  7. ActonBrewer

    ActonBrewer Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2009 Massachusetts

    Good to know... We have done a few big hauls ourselves for our tasting group between HF and the Alchemist
     
  8. kinopio

    kinopio Disciple (314) Apr 30, 2009 Massachusetts
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    If you go to Eastern Standard and they don't have Heady Topper you'll just have to settle for being at one of the best cocktail destinations in the country that also happens to have some good beers and great food.
     
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  9. followerofmen

    followerofmen Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Is HT $12/4 pack all the way up?
     
  10. ICCULIS

    ICCULIS Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2011 Massachusetts

    from the cannery the case price is either $75 or $85 - I was there in October but I forget right now. it's a bit cheaper than the 4-pak price.
     
  11. followerofmen

    followerofmen Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2012 Massachusetts
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    6 4-packs at $12 a pop is $72. So hopefully no more than 75, or everyone is getting screwed?
     
  12. ICCULIS

    ICCULIS Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2011 Massachusetts

    my bad - long day! that's exactly what it is - $72 a case. it's 5:55.....I gotta get out of this office.


    beer me!
     
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  13. LiquidCourage

    LiquidCourage Initiate (156) Nov 1, 2012 Rhode Island
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    No. Most of the time there is no limit. Occasionally, they have a four case limit per person.
     
  14. brownswisscow

    brownswisscow Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2012 Vermont

    with tax and deposit it is right around 75-76.
     
  15. LiquidCourage

    LiquidCourage Initiate (156) Nov 1, 2012 Rhode Island
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    Its $12.72 with tax per four pack I believe so around 76 for the case.
     
  16. sandman3479

    sandman3479 Devotee (408) Dec 8, 2006 Connecticut
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    This.
     
  17. ActonBrewer

    ActonBrewer Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2009 Massachusetts

    So anyone know if Eastern Standard is still selling it??
     
  18. Patrick

    Patrick Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    The Bro's tweeted from the BA twitter the other day that they were drinking one, but it wasn't fresh. You'll have to look that up for yourself though, as I could be wrong.
     
  19. emannths

    emannths Initiate (182) Sep 21, 2007 Massachusetts

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  20. bootywhack

    bootywhack Initiate (45) Oct 30, 2010 Massachusetts
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    It shows up at Bauer's on Newbury in Boston from time to time and I believe Redstone although I've never personally bought any there.
     
  21. ActonBrewer

    ActonBrewer Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2009 Massachusetts

    It's not currently being distributed to MA, so I was just trying to understand who is getting it and how. Sounds like a few stores/bars are going outside of the proper channels. Hopefully they don't ruin it for all the honest stores in our state.
     
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  22. kgoyette

    kgoyette Initiate (135) Feb 13, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Yup Eastern Standard does appear to have it, at least according to the Twitter posts of the people that run this site. I do agree wish bars would play by the rules, and not ruin it for honest places...
     
  23. nc41

    nc41 Meyvn (1,344) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    You can buy as much as you want on Monday, Ashlee mentioned guys buying 12 cases at a clip, which is about pushing their limit. I bought 3 with no problems, and I called first. I suspect the 12 cases are muleing it for friends or guys who have a bar trying to cash in. I've heard 10 bucks a can pricing in bars so gouging is going on to some degree. If your making a $6.50 profit on a a can multiply that by a dozen cases. Wouldn't surprise me one bit.
     
  24. Ganglani

    Ganglani Initiate (134) May 6, 2009 Massachusetts

    we have only received this once early this year when they distributed through craft during VT mud season....Agree with Actonbrewer and hope stores going outside the proper channels don't ruin it for most other stores.
     
  25. mmcgrath

    mmcgrath Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2003 Massachusetts
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    ISO: Waterbury resident to pick up a case for me on thursday. Can't Quite make 7 pm close, will PayPal in advance, pm me!
     
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  26. bigDah7

    bigDah7 Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2009 Massachusetts

    Streetcar in Jamaica Plain had it recently. No cap on purchasing..
     
  27. mmcgrath

    mmcgrath Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2003 Massachusetts
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    No staties and leaving work early got me there with 15 min to spare. Here's a data point: they canned 300 cases today, sold 175, have 100 to deliver tomorrow, laving 25 for Fri and sat sales. And it's not ski season. Expansion can't happen soon enough!
     
  28. rowingbrewer

    rowingbrewer Champion (841) May 28, 2010 Massachusetts
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    This is getting depressing that I cannot even get the beer at the brewery
     
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  29. cachri1

    cachri1 Initiate (0) May 11, 2008 Minnesota

    I need to try this - heard it's comparable to Surly Abrasive. Any help would appreciated!
     
  30. Number45forever

    Number45forever Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2012 Vermont
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    Abrasive is awesome. Heady is much better. I've done Abrasive for Heady trades a couple times, you can definitely trade Surly brews for Heady, if you're a trader. Good luck!
     
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