Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by MichaelHatter, Aug 7, 2015.
Finally was able to try Tools of the Trade. pure OJ APA. very good.
I liked it too. hazier than anything I had from peekskill.
i had it and think its really refreshing but nothing remarkable. amazeballs and nypa when he brewed them both smoked this beer out of the water
Totally agree, really solid XPA and something I would be happy to have as a backup, but nothing I'm picking over the regular IPAs from Singlecut, Sand City or Other Half.
He created Flower Power, Brute LeBleu, Higher Standard, Amazeballs, Vaporizer, and NYPA. Pretty sure greater things are on the horizon. Can't wait.
If his stuff is cheaper than Singlecut and easier to get than the rest, that's two major pluses in my book.
i had some at the burger loft the other night...very good beer!
Looking forward to trying Tools of the Trade. Has anybody heard any more specifics on when the brewery will open to the public?
My best buddy lives a few blocks away from the brewery in Haverstraw. I might have to pop by Saturday night for a surprise visit now that their doors are open.
Doesn't take much to be cheaper than Singlecut.
Great to hear. If Cable doesn't start carrying their cans, it's just a short ride to the brewery I suppose. Crowlers will be a big plus for me.
They have cans yet?
Just got back from the brewery. Relatively easy to get to, ample parking and really interesting location/setting. Had 3 beers on tap. Tools of the Trade, Pilot IPA and a saison called Tea Maker.
As is typical with all Chief beers, walked away super impressed as all of them are extremely well made and really showcase one of the best veteran hands in the craft beer business today.
Now, this might piss some people off, but I enjoyed the extremely simple and somewhat silent opening of the brewery. Got there around 3:45 today and there were maybe 10 additional people in the tasting room. Couldn't have been more easy to grab a beer, look around the space, shoot the shit with Chief for a bit, then grab two crowlers to go.
The bar set up was simple, the music was being placed on a small speaker via a phone or iPod and the vibe was just super chill.
This is how you open a brewery.
Three extremely solid beers, a space and ambiance devoid of pretense, simple packaging and system for purchasing beers to go or enjoying on site. A tried and true formula built by the veterans of the craft beer industry that is rarely followed these days.
Bravo, Chief. Bravo.
Well written! As more places open, easier to avoid the hysteria. As for the industry, more options will mean demand is more evenly spread across increased supply which will be a positive.
Glad to see the reviews. How about prices? What the cost for a crowler? Growler fills?
This is about 30 min from my work and like @TongoRad said, not too far from Cable.
Costs for each beer are as follows:
Tools of the Trade - $10 for 32oz crowler, $18 for 64oz
Tea Maker (saison) - $10 for 32oz crowler, $18 for 64oz
Pilot IPA - $12 for 32oz crowler, $22 for 64oz
They currently don't have any growlers on hand, so you have to bring your own. That was as of yesterday, so I imagine this will change ASAP if not already.
Anybody know their policy on kids? I'm hoping to visit this coming weekend but will have my 2 year old in tow...
My brother-in-law sent me pics of him and my sister-in-law with the kids (5 and 3) in tow so it must be fine. Looked like they were all sitting at a table.
I brought my nearly 3 month old son with me. Was his 1st brewery visit. And it was all good.
As I said, super chill vibe in there. Very laid back.