Jack's Abby question

Discussion in 'US - Northeast' started by ecpho, Aug 17, 2016.

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  1. ecpho

    ecpho Aspirant (252) Mar 28, 2011 New York

    Hi - heading up to Cambridge from NY for an overnight work trip. I'd love to pick up a couple of cases of the House Lager and maybe the Oktoberfest to bring home. I'm not familiar with beer stores in the area - are prices better at the brewery or are there supermarkets/beer distributers that carry Jack's Abby? Unfortunately can't stop at the brewery to drink - need to meet some clients. I guess I could buy from the brewery directly and cut out the middleman.
  2. Capt_Quint

    Capt_Quint Initiate (157) May 29, 2015 Massachusetts

    Julio's Liquors in Westborough, one exit up from the Mass Pike on I-495, has the best prices on Jack's Abby that I've seen, $7.99 a 6 pack.

    At the brewery House Lager is $10 a 6 pack. I'm not sure on Copper Legend.
  3. jimmyfausto

    jimmyfausto Initiate (35) Jul 28, 2014 Massachusetts

    You can find House Lager at a lot of liquor stores in Eastern MA. I don't know if you can walk out of a liquor store with a case. I don't see why not, I just haven't seen it. You could call a few Cambridge liquor stores ahead of time to see if that's cool.

    Supermarkets do not sell alcohol in MA.
  4. frekky

    frekky Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2015 Massachusetts

    They sure do. Supermarket/grocery stores are limited to the # of locations they can sell beer and wine in.
    A few that sell beer/wine include:
    Whole Foods in Cambridge(i think), Hadley, & Dedham
    Trader Joe's in Framingham & Brookline
    Wegman's Chestnut Hill
    Price Chopper Pittsfield
    Stop n Shop in Hingham was a few months ago..

    I think the law is 3 locations in the state can sell beer/wine
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  5. rknrll

    rknrll Initiate (44) Jul 13, 2009 Massachusetts

    It went up to 5 a few years ago, 7 in 2016, and 9 in 2020 I believe.
  6. frekky

    frekky Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2015 Massachusetts

    Great news!
  7. Bissel328

    Bissel328 Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2015 Massachusetts

    Thats not true, we have plenty on the northshore that do. Plus all of the whole foods do too.
  8. ecpho

    ecpho Aspirant (252) Mar 28, 2011 New York

    Just picked up a few 6pks at whole foods cambridge they also had Vonn Trapp Helles which I wanted to try. Thank you all for the guidance.
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  9. rknrll

    rknrll Initiate (44) Jul 13, 2009 Massachusetts

    Not all of them, they are still limited by the cap.
  10. BucketsB

    BucketsB Initiate (0) Mar 1, 2011 Massachusetts

    If you're staying near Central, Supreme Liquors usually has a pretty good selection.
  11. Hammerhead79

    Hammerhead79 Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2015 Massachusetts

    Also just a heads up they have started NY distro this summer starting in the city i believe, so keep an eye out.
  12. lic217

    lic217 Savant (923) Aug 10, 2010 Connecticut

    Careful on the order you drink them. I had the Von Trapp Helles before the JA house lager and that was a mistake. The VT Helles is absolutely ridiculously good, makes everything afterwards mediocre....
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  13. Newport_beerguy

    Newport_beerguy Defender (637) Feb 24, 2011 Rhode Island

    Yup, because Wegmans I know sells alcohol at Northborough, Westwood, Burlington and Chestnut Hill currently and may have other locales opening in the future.
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