Magnify Brewing Company, Fairfield, NJ

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by RobDB, May 19, 2015.

  1. bryantc3

    bryantc3 Initiate (133) Apr 12, 2017 New Jersey

  2. Dreamer57

    Dreamer57 Initiate (127) Apr 13, 2015 New Jersey
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    Jesus christ even when you guys agree you argue.
     
  3. IPAPolice

    IPAPolice Initiate (76) Aug 30, 2016 New York

    I thought we agreed. I think we still do, but I'm glad Sammy set the record straight that he knows stouts should be consumed at a warmer temperature. People were starting to doubt what he knows about beer.
     
  4. DEdesings57

    DEdesings57 Devotee (427) Aug 26, 2012 New Jersey
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    Whats your position at Magnify again?
     
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  5. LGA_2_LGBT

    LGA_2_LGBT Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2018

    I believe he has a dual role as Chief Apologist and Head Cheerleader.
     
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  6. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,184) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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  7. rozzom

    rozzom Defender (688) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    Global Head of Secondary Internet Communications
     
  8. IPAPolice

    IPAPolice Initiate (76) Aug 30, 2016 New York

    I don't work specifically at Magnify. I'm an industry consultant.
     
  9. njcraftfan

    njcraftfan Initiate (71) Dec 18, 2016 New Jersey

    stumbled on cans of Low Vis retail at Wegman's and bottle king recently, hadn't seen it in the wild in some time...
     
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  10. tynian16

    tynian16 Aspirant (296) Oct 23, 2015 New York
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    Anyone try their porter yesterday? I think the coffee porter is one of their best beers and just wondering if this is similar quality.
     
  11. njcraftguy

    njcraftguy Devotee (491) Apr 6, 2015 New Jersey

    Agreed on the Coffee Porter - esp the last batch - the double coffee. Excellent beer.
    This one while also being a Porter is a very different beer. Lighter in color. You immediately taste vanilla and orange. It is a little on the sweet side for me but still tasty.
     
  12. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,184) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    Cans of Low Vis were at Bottle King in Ramsey today.
     
  13. IPAPolice

    IPAPolice Initiate (76) Aug 30, 2016 New York

    Stop following me. Picked up a 4-pack from there today. Also noticed another local brewery's cans were 6 months old right below it.
     
  14. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,184) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    Yep. Those Reds Rye cans are a permanent fixture on that shelf. I bought plenty when it was fresh. Every couple of weeks I check the dates. All of the other Carton moves though.
    You definitely have to check dates there. They have a shit-ton of old Pipeworks AZ well.
     
  15. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Crusader (761) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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    Cans of Peak Oil in VA

     
  16. bryantc3

    bryantc3 Initiate (133) Apr 12, 2017 New Jersey

    is magnify self-distributed?
     
  17. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (818) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    yes, but they had stopped distributing for a while. They may be starting to again now.
     
  18. bryantc3

    bryantc3 Initiate (133) Apr 12, 2017 New Jersey

    i'm surprised they got it all the way down to VA then.
     
  19. IPAPolice

    IPAPolice Initiate (76) Aug 30, 2016 New York

    Not when they distribute out of state, like with the Pitt can drop. They do tiny distro to MA (draft only) through Nightshift's distro arm. No choice but to work with a distributor out of state. In state, they are self. IA is the same way.
     
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  20. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,184) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    Peak Oil was canned a month ago.
     
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  21. DEdesings57

    DEdesings57 Devotee (427) Aug 26, 2012 New Jersey
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    This is why they need to date their cans! Especially for being a hop factory of a brewery.
     
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  22. magilldm

    magilldm Initiate (51) May 2, 2015 Virginia

    Me too! I live in Norfolk and moved from eastern PA over the summer so popped into this thread to see what the deal is with distro. I won’t hold my breath for another drop though

    Funny thing about that shop (Exceptionale), month old undated Magnify cans are the least of your concerns there. They still have bottles of Founders Pale Joe and Lagunitas Tuberfest
     
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  23. IPAPolice

    IPAPolice Initiate (76) Aug 30, 2016 New York

    I had my last Peak Oil on Thursday. Was still drinking great. Dates would be ideal, but it's not like it's that big of a deal to check on IG. They barely distro their cans. I don't know for sure (haven't been into work this week), but I would imagine it was connected to the Pitt can drop since they went through a distributor and had the same cans.
     
  24. jayme

    jayme Initiate (34) Jan 4, 2006 New Jersey

    saw today some low vis cans available at wegmans manalapan if anyone is looking around there
     
  25. njcraftfan

    njcraftfan Initiate (71) Dec 18, 2016 New Jersey

    distro (limited I'm sure) to NYC now it seems... Bread & Honey has Speak Kindly per beer menus...
     
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  26. bryantc3

    bryantc3 Initiate (133) Apr 12, 2017 New Jersey

    B&h also carries some carton iirc. They're close to my office, perhaps I'll check them out to see what they have (and the pricing) .
     
  27. tynian16

    tynian16 Aspirant (296) Oct 23, 2015 New York
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    Speak Kindly also on at The Rochard on the east side.
     
  28. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,184) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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  29. jayrutgers

    jayrutgers Initiate (177) Oct 29, 2011 New Jersey

    What kind of anti consumer BS is this?

    "If the plebs wanna know if their beer is fresh they should try to figure it out by scrolling through Instagram"
     
  30. mumbles44

    mumbles44 Initiate (158) Jan 22, 2016 New Jersey
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    this is similar to the " you should have checked Facebook"..I am still thankful for those people who post facebook taplists on here for the guys like me
     
  31. IPAPolice

    IPAPolice Initiate (76) Aug 30, 2016 New York

    I said it was ideal to do so, but not that big of a deal to check it on IG. I know that's a hard opinion to wrap your head around.
     
  32. bryantc3

    bryantc3 Initiate (133) Apr 12, 2017 New Jersey

    Idk, considering they have 4-6 post per release, trying to find something that's more than 3 weeks old is like 3+ thumb scrolls up. I mean, obviously magnify hates people with artritis.
     
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  33. magilldm

    magilldm Initiate (51) May 2, 2015 Virginia

    You mean now I need to look at Untappd & BA ratings along with Facebook and IG posts for beer release dates while beer shopping in the store? Mmkay
     
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  34. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,184) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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  35. DEdesings57

    DEdesings57 Devotee (427) Aug 26, 2012 New Jersey
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    Not the big of a deal to slap a dated sticker on the top of each 4-pack either.

    And before you interject the whole money cost issue.

    Im sure they are more then financially stable enough at this point to carry this out.

    I mean if they can do Triple can releases on a weekly basis then...... Whats the excuse?

    And the whole lack of distribution argument conflicts with with the whole principal of the matter.
     
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  36. Belittle

    Belittle Disciple (325) Oct 17, 2013 New Jersey

    So French Toast is a very unique beer and really hits exactly what it is trying to be. Think the flavors would be perfect with a cream ale or stout.

    One thing I did notice is I'm not picking up any of the hops which were definitely prevalent in the other breakfast IPAs.
     
  37. njcraftfan

    njcraftfan Initiate (71) Dec 18, 2016 New Jersey

    Surprised to see the Magnify / Carton collab... With their style and Augie's knack and palate for making unusual adjuncts / flavor cominations work it could be interesting...
     
  38. IPAPolice

    IPAPolice Initiate (76) Aug 30, 2016 New York

    Well if anyone knows how a brewery's finances affects the beer, it's you. Lol.
     
  39. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,184) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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  40. Greyvtrayn

    Greyvtrayn Initiate (152) Feb 17, 2017 New Jersey

    Very reasonably priced and varied options!
     
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