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It's That Time of Year Again (Celebration Time)

Discussion in 'New England' started by Patrick, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. Patrick

    Patrick Aug 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    Anyone spot Sierra Nevada Celebration yet or is it stuck in a warehouse somewhere? It seems like it has rolled out for the rest of the country so we should see it before Christmas, right?
     
  2. jomobono

    jomobono Mar 12, 2012 Massachusetts
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    I saw it at Wegmans last Saturday.
     
  3. emannths

    emannths Sep 21, 2007 Massachusetts

    Keep your eyes peeled for $14 12pks at Johnny's Foodmaster.
     
  4. jomobono

    jomobono Mar 12, 2012 Massachusetts
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Yes! Before they shut down and become Whole Foods.
     
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  5. dfecteau

    dfecteau Jun 10, 2009 Massachusetts

    Pick up 2 6-packs @ Wegmans in Northboro last Saturday. They didn't have 12 packs in yet. I thought $7.99 was a great price as well. Good Luck!
     
  6. seplo

    seplo Sep 8, 2009 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    I havnt seen any in CT yet...CHEERS
     
  7. jamvt

    jamvt Aug 5, 2005 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    I prefer to keep my eyes peeled for $12.99 12pks at Martiginetti's in Brighton.
     
  8. Jnorton00

    Jnorton00 Apr 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    I've never had this one, ill have to try this year.
     
  9. nathanjohnson

    nathanjohnson Aug 5, 2007 Vermont

    wut
     
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  10. seplo

    seplo Sep 8, 2009 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    Its definitly one to knock off you list, i try to get this as much as i can...CHEERS
     
  11. EDNOSE

    EDNOSE Oct 27, 2007 Connecticut

    Agreed ... interestingly I remember it was my go to beer in CT last year during the Halloween time week-long power outage ... haven't seen it yet this year during the similarly timed late October / early November power outage.
     
  12. dortenzio1991

    dortenzio1991 Aug 12, 2011 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    Its sitting at the distro right now they're waiting to get rid of all their Tumbler first
     
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  13. jmarce

    jmarce May 15, 2011 Connecticut

    that's lame, have you heard anything about Narwhal in CT? I've been looking for both Celebration and Narwhal and haven't found either.
     
  14. dortenzio1991

    dortenzio1991 Aug 12, 2011 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    Supposedly its going out tomorrow but they got a very limited shipment so if you see it pick it up
     
  15. seplo

    seplo Sep 8, 2009 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    This is exactly what i hate about CT, they leave new beer sitting in warehouses till the old crap is gone.These idiots need to learn about craft beer. It shouldnt be sitting there getting old,beer geeks like us want it as fresh as possible and we suffer cuz ppl dont know what to do.....BULLSHIT
     
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  16. Patrick

    Patrick Aug 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    Do they have it yet?
     
  17. bleakies

    bleakies Apr 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    As of Saturday around noon there was no visible Celebration at Martignetti's.
     
  18. SunDevilBeer

    SunDevilBeer May 9, 2003 Massachusetts

    $11.99 12 packs @ Colonial in Acton (usually in Dec) or $11.99 @ Market Basket in Nashua, NH on special (- sans deposit) are even better. Shame that we know SNCA is currently sitting in distro warehouses around Boston right now, waiting for Tumbler to be depleted.
     
  19. pjs234

    pjs234 Jun 29, 2008 Connecticut

    Narwahl is around. Davey101 picked some up in Vernon and I had some on tap at Eli Cannon's on Sunday.
     
  20. alamode

    alamode Mar 25, 2007 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Narwhal was still on tap last night at Eli's
     
  21. paleforce

    paleforce Oct 24, 2007 Connecticut

    Manchester Wine and Liquors has Celebration. Just grabbed a couple of 12 packs!
     
  22. jmarce

    jmarce May 15, 2011 Connecticut

    still hasn't shown up in Fairfield county.

    For anyone interested, I talked to a guy at BevMax today and he told me friday for Narwhal and Celebration should show up on shelves in 10 days.
     
  23. mschofield

    mschofield Oct 16, 2002 Massachusetts
    Subscriber

    You'd think the distributors would learn and simply not buy so much Tumbler, the first year fine they didn't know how much would sell, but the 2nd and 3rd year?

    I'll even give them the 2nd year, maybe it sold a bunch when new (although I remember seeing it sit around and around even back in 2010), so they ordered too much year 2. But come on now.
     
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  24. jamvt

    jamvt Aug 5, 2005 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    picked up a 12pk today at julio's for $13.99 (they have 6pks as well), bottled 10/4. also snagged a bottle cantillon iris. they were already sold out of fou' foune and Cuvee St. Gilloise.
     
  25. dortenzio1991

    dortenzio1991 Aug 12, 2011 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    Premier Wine and Spirits in Fairfield has Narwhal and Backwoods Bastard
     
  26. GoOSU

    GoOSU Oct 6, 2006 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Saw Redstone has Sierra Nevada Celebration 12 and 6 packs in. Anyone see it in the Boston/Quincy area?
     
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  27. sailorastro

    sailorastro Apr 24, 2011 Connecticut

    Liquor Depot in New Britain has Celebration in 12 packs. I heard that the CT Beverage Marts should have Celebration by the end of next week, but in the meantime some of them already have Narwhal.
     
  28. kinopio

    kinopio Apr 30, 2009 Massachusetts

    Just bought some Narwhal at Federal Wine and Spirits in Boston but haven't seen Celebration.
     
  29. jamvt

    jamvt Aug 5, 2005 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

  30. nathanjohnson

    nathanjohnson Aug 5, 2007 Vermont

    Just arrived in Vermont today. T-minus 1 hour until first Celebration of the year. I'm quivering in anticipation.
     
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  31. Jnorton00

    Jnorton00 Apr 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    I grabbed a 12 pack yesterday and its good but I don't see why it gets so much love, its nothing more than average imo.
     
  32. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    It's excellent, and personally I think it's one of the more drinkable IPAs out there. As in, I could easily down six of them, just a well-balanced beer. That being said, it's seasonal release adds more to it's "OMG CELEBRATION" aspect than the beer itself. But for the price, consistency, and drinkability it's hard to beat.
     
  33. franklinn

    franklinn May 29, 2012 Vermont

    Did you get it at Hunger Mountain? I saw they posted they got some in today. I went to my spots in Waterbury and still none to be found :(. Really don't want to drive down to Montpelier, so I guess I'll wait for now.
     
  34. nathanjohnson

    nathanjohnson Aug 5, 2007 Vermont

    City market in Burlington.
     
  35. DrWangerBanger

    DrWangerBanger Sep 9, 2010 Connecticut

    Amity in New Haven has 12 packs but no 6 packs
     
  36. BigDog33

    BigDog33 Apr 9, 2010 Connecticut

    Same deal with amity hamden. $17 out the door.
     
  37. skivtjerry

    skivtjerry Mar 10, 2006 Vermont

    I got mine at Shaw's in Berlin; don't know if the Waterbury Shaw's has it but Village Market probably does.
     
  38. franklinn

    franklinn May 29, 2012 Vermont

    Tried 'em all yesterday and again today, since I was driving past. Still nothing. Funny that Burlington, Montpelier, Berlin and Johnson (I think, a friend said he was drinking one, I'm assuming he got it in town) have it on shelves but NO where in Waterbury does.

    Oh well, no sense in being impatient. It'll be here soon!
     
  39. Jason

    Jason Founder Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
    Staff Moderator Site Editor Fest Crew Subscriber

    Heard Redstone Liquors in Stoneham, MA has it ...
     
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  40. SunDevilBeer

    SunDevilBeer May 9, 2003 Massachusetts

    Found it this afternoon at my local. Sessioning it at home this evening during dinner and college football watching.
     
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