Kent Falls availability

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  1. AGust82

    AGust82 Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2013 Connecticut

    I'm heading to a few places in western CT Saturday so I'd like to find some Kent Falls beers along the way. How is the availability in the stores they list on their website? Any bars/restaurants a reliable source?
  2. Robtobfest

    Robtobfest Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2009 Connecticut

    Try craft beer cellar in West Hartford.
  3. AaronF

    AaronF Initiate (0) Jun 23, 2012 Connecticut

    No reliable sources. I have purchased bottles at Harvest in West Hartford. It is on tap around the greater Hartford area. Check beermenus with more up to date locations. I think bottles will be spotty, but with a little work you can find a draft account or two.
  4. pbrian

    pbrian Pooh-Bah (1,994) Feb 8, 2001 Connecticut

    Try calling the stores listed on the website. I've gotten it at Classic Liquors on Rt 7 south of New Milford.
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  5. Evmo31

    Evmo31 Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2015 Connecticut

    There are bottles sitting on the shelf in branford. I know that doesn't help much because it is not western CT. Just to give you an idea of availability, i bought a bottle of field beer and farmers table last week when my local store got their first shipment from kent falls, and another of each today at the same store.
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  6. marcdalke

    marcdalke Initiate (0) Mar 9, 2009 Connecticut

    Litchfield Wine Market is a safe bet.
  7. sulldaddy

    sulldaddy Grand Pooh-Bah (4,500) Apr 6, 2003 Connecticut
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    Picked up a few bottles in Coastal just the other day so they are out there. Not a lot at Coastal. I think only a case of each beer.
    Good luck in tracking down some of their beers!
  8. PatrickCT

    PatrickCT Grand Pooh-Bah (3,776) Feb 18, 2015 Connecticut

    I haven't seen it in stores. On tap a few places in Fairfield Co. The Brett I had was terrific so good luck!
  9. NYR-Zuuuuc

    NYR-Zuuuuc Savant (1,235) Jan 1, 2013 Connecticut

    These guys are really killing it. I think it's only a matter of time before they take off big time. I have yet to find it in my area but will keep looking. Have a buddy from New Milford who gets it for me, but I would love to be able to find it myself. Cheers!
  10. OntheLambic

    OntheLambic Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2015 Connecticut

    I was at Manchester Wine and Liquors last night and they have a good amount of both Field Beer Saison and Farmer's Table. Ended up purchasing a Field Beer (Batch 3), which is a delicious and refreshing sour saison. Very excited to see what they do next.
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  11. Pahn

    Pahn Initiate (0) Dec 2, 2009 New York

    i got some at manchester wine and liquors. haven't cracked any yet, but i had an earlier saison batch @ prime 16 and thought it was very very nice.
  12. mrz200

    mrz200 Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2013 Massachusetts

    seen a bunch of Kent Falls mentions in the "Beers of 2015" thread. I've yet to try, or even look for these guys. I've gotten lucky to score SoS in central CT. Safe bet that anyone getting Lawsons is getting Kent Falls stuff? If not, any specific stores in Wallingford area?

    Thanks folks!
  13. skleice

    skleice Maven (1,259) Aug 6, 2015 Connecticut

    There's definitely plenty around central CT. A quick look at beermenus should give you an idea for stores and bars in your area.
  14. BAMF

    BAMF Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2007 Massachusetts

    Some Kent Falls has been sent to Massachusetts from time to time. I suggest following the twitter/ insta of the distributor, Craft Collective:
  15. barroomhero1977

    barroomhero1977 Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2010 Rhode Island

    Yup and I have seen draft of Kent Falls at Armsby Abby as well. Maybe Lord Hobo but I am not positive as I can't remember for sure.
  16. ManapuaMan

    ManapuaMan Pooh-Bah (1,551) Apr 3, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Tap takeover at Lower Depths in Boston (Comm Ave) on the 14th - sounds like a great way to get our hands on some excellent beer. Had Sweatpants at Bukowski's last week and it was beautiful.
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  17. AaronF

    AaronF Initiate (0) Jun 23, 2012 Connecticut

    Willowbrook in Cromwell gets some of the stuff. I don't shop any closer to Wallingford. Plenty in the Hartfod area though.
  18. Onemoresolo

    Onemoresolo Initiate (0) Jul 21, 2014 Connecticut

    Their beer availability rotates, consisting largely of one-off batches of saisons that experiment with different malts/hops/brett. The one out there now, Anachronism, is absolutely delicious. Small % of smoked malt gives it a bit of gaminess that plays nicely with their house saison yeast. IPAs are pretty much draft only, and most of their BA goodies are sold at the New Milford Farmers' Market. Brewery is supposed to open to the public in Spring '16.

    Shipping out to package stores the week of 01/06:

    "Dekkera - 4% table beer fermented with our house brett strain. Dry fruits and brett character in a very easy drinking beer

    2016 - 5.2% a celebration of the start to a new calendar year, each year’s release will vary slightly, this year’s batch is a tart saison dry hopped with centennial and chinook and a tiny bit of brett and oak added post fermentation to allow it to develop over the coming year."

    Getting their beer hasn't always been easy since we're probably their eastern-most store, but everything they do is unique and well-done.
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  19. AdamF625

    AdamF625 Initiate (0) Nov 25, 2010 Massachusetts

    I just found shower beer at cbc in plymouth, ma. Excited to try it!
  20. Jmr85

    Jmr85 Pundit (768) Nov 25, 2013 Connecticut

    M&r in avon, craft beer cellar and harvest in west hartford had some as well. Can't wait for these guys to open a tap room
  21. DougC123

    DougC123 Savant (1,140) Aug 21, 2012 Connecticut

    I've tried three offerings, two on tap in Bethel and one in a bottle. Anachronism from the bottle, and Alternate World Gose and Coffeemaker IPA on tap. Liked them all, but am new to the sours so I have limited benchmarks for the Anachronism and Alternate World.
  22. NiceBeerCans

    NiceBeerCans Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2013 New York

    Two of their best beers are When Life Gives You Grapefruits and Second Nature Peach. Both were available in New Milford (bottles).
  23. GetCraft

    GetCraft Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2014 Massachusetts

    Bryan from Craft Collective here (Kent Falls' distributor in Massacusetts). We receive a small but growing amount of beer from Kent Falls on a regular basis. Anachronism Gratzer, Dekkera Brett Table Beer, and Sweatpants Pale Ale all landed at draft accounts around town in the last few weeks. Some accounts that are a good bet to find Kent Falls pretty regularly (though not always, so check with them first) are:

    Armsby Abbey
    Branch Line
    Bukowski Tavern- Cambridge & Boston
    Ferry Street
    Foundry on Elm
    Lord Hobo
    Lower Depths
    Mystic Station
    Publick House
    Row 34
    The Dive Bar
    Tip Tap Room

    Following us on Twitter and Insta is a great way to keep in touch with what's going on, and when in doubt- just ask us. We'll give you whatever info we can.
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  24. GetCraft

    GetCraft Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2014 Massachusetts

    Bryan from Craft Collective here... Yes! Should be a great event. Barry from Kent Falls will be in town. The Depths set up a Facebook event here, where we can communicate any updates.

    TENTATIVE tap list is looking like:
    1. 2016
    2. Tiny House
    3. Zep on the Jukebox IPA
    4. Napkins IPA
    5. Common Table Beer
    6. Dekkera Brett Table Beer
    7. Alternate World Dry Hopped Gose
    8. Anachronism Gratzer
    9. Waymaker Brett IPA
    10. Equinox Saison
    11. Coffeemaker Coffee Infused Brett IPA
    12. Farmers Table
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  25. BAMF

    BAMF Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2007 Massachusetts

    Thanks Bryan, you guys are doing great work.
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  26. jbellmx22y

    jbellmx22y Initiate (0) Mar 27, 2015 Connecticut

    Tried Zep on the Jukebox for the first time this weekend and WOW I was so impressed! Right up there with Treehouse and TH is my absolute fav. Can I get this in bottles? Where can I purchase some of their bottles? I'm located near Waterbury CT.
  27. EDNOSE

    EDNOSE Pundit (830) Oct 27, 2007 Connecticut

    Generally speaking, they are not bottling their IPAs as they don't want to mix the farmhouse/wild styles with the more pure IPAs on their bottling line. That said, Coffeemaker IPA did get bottled.
  28. jbellmx22y

    jbellmx22y Initiate (0) Mar 27, 2015 Connecticut

    The only way to get bottles from Kent Falls is at the New Milford Farmers Market? Do they sell out pretty quick? Was planning on taking a ride there this Saturday around noon...
  29. Pisthetaerus

    Pisthetaerus Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2014 Connecticut

    No, the only way to get their limited release bottles is at the market (they've got a new one coming out this weekend). Plenty of stores all over the state have other kent falls bottles.
  30. AaronF

    AaronF Initiate (0) Jun 23, 2012 Connecticut

    The IPAs are not bottled yet.

    As for availability check the website:
  31. EDNOSE

    EDNOSE Pundit (830) Oct 27, 2007 Connecticut

    If you want some good info on Kent Falls packaging plans, check this article out. Unfortunately, you need to "subscribe" to read. I read the hard copy version at my mother-in-law's so I can tell you the highlights are what I posted above about keeping the bottling system pure and that they wanted to be canning their IPAs by now, but the can shortage and a couple other issues caused them to put that on hold.
  32. NobleJayJesse

    NobleJayJesse Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2015 Connecticut

    Picked up some 2016 from Tony's in Haddam after grabbing a couple Steady Habit growlers. Looking forward to cracking it open. Hoping for future expansion down into SECT since Tony's is the only spot down here you can pick them up. Derek is doing some amazing things at Kent Falls. If you haven't read his blog Bear Flavored, check it out. The kid is Wicked Smaht.

    On another note, there's another farm brewery preparing to open in Salem CT - Fox Farm Brewery. The brewer is a super nice guy and won a Sam Adams long shot competition a couple years ago. He'll be doing a decent amount of sours like Kent Falls. I had one recently that is in his Music Vale series and it was fantastic. Also some good info on his twitter account. The brewery will be in an old barn which is being re-designed with the help of the same architects that designed The Alchemist's new brewery (which obviously was built to look like a barn). Psyched to see the SECT brewery scene growing.
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  33. Lupin

    Lupin Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2006 Connecticut

    Looking forward to his book "The Fermented Man", which is about living off nothing but fermented food and drink for a year. He's hilarious.
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  34. NobleJayJesse

    NobleJayJesse Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2015 Connecticut

    Agreed. This one is by far my favorite.
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