Magnify Brewing Company, Fairfield, NJ

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

  1. DEdesings57

    DEdesings57 Disciple (326) Aug 26, 2012 New Jersey
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    For what purpose?
     
  2. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (1,766) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    It starts back on page 59 of this thread if you want to read it. It is much ado about nothing.
     
  3. Skartski

    Skartski Initiate (22) Dec 21, 2015 New York
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    You're right...i just wasted about 5 minutes of my life
     
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  4. IPAPolice

    IPAPolice Initiate (34) Aug 30, 2016 New York

    We all had our time wasted on that one.

    It's funny hearing Sammy saying it's much ado about nothing now when he perpetuated it and was convinced it was true then. You got some egg over there....
     
  5. Dreamer57

    Dreamer57 Initiate (190) Apr 13, 2015 New Jersey
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    Well now you replied like that and you know thatll get a response and you guys will go back and forth on and on. Cant you guys just agree to disagree and move on from this silliness
     
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  6. Jdotbrone

    Jdotbrone Initiate (118) Oct 5, 2016 New York
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    I'm staying in Jersey City for the weekend and planning on stopping by Magnify at some point. Do they typically sell out of cans quickly? Any good food spots or bottle stores nearby? Thanks in advance.
     
  7. Belittle

    Belittle Aspirant (294) Oct 17, 2013 New Jersey

    Yes. However, one of this cans this weekend came out before so it may last.

    If you like rum, whiskey, gin, or vodka. There is also a distillery next door that's pretty good and makes some tasty cocktails.

    Definitely check out Cloverleaf while you are in the area. Best beer selection in the area. Wood Stack is also good if you want to try local beer.
     
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  8. kthoag

    kthoag Aspirant (298) May 21, 2012 New Jersey
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    why don't you guys just meet in person and fight it out so we don't need to listen to the backhanded fucking shade anymore
     
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  9. mumbles44

    mumbles44 Initiate (167) Jan 22, 2016 New Jersey
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    $5.99 non-HD
    $7.99 HD
     
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  10. bryantc3

    bryantc3 Initiate (118) Apr 12, 2017 New Jersey

    I'm curious as to whether or not they'll sell out Friday. I know surprise, suprise was a double batch, but that did make it into the following week. The beers they released last Thursday also were available into Saturday - I think for froot juice at least.
     
  11. MattyBlayze

    MattyBlayze Initiate (124) Nov 3, 2015 New Jersey
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    I'd pay...if it means I can stop reading the same conversation cycle over and over in this thread...

    On a more entertaining note, why do we still have a SD and HD price in 2017?!
     
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  12. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (1,766) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    Up until the last 2 releases, cans have sold out the day of. Check here or Instagram
    I imagine you will be on Route 3 going from Jersey City to Magnify. Kelly's Growlers in Belleville
    http://growler-station.com/find-a-station/stores/?id=9

    And Wallington Shoprite
    https://www.beermenus.com/places/29903-shoprite-wines-and-spirits-of-wallington

    are not far off of Route 3 and may something you are interested in.
     
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  13. DEdesings57

    DEdesings57 Disciple (326) Aug 26, 2012 New Jersey
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    Damn I gotta say, since the release, this is the first time I actually sat down and took the time to enjoy DDH Momentary Master and I gotta say it's a pretty damn great beer. My two favorite hops are Citra and Mosaic so I may be a little bias but man this is ones dank, weedy and an oniony DIPA and I totally Dig it!

    Like I said, I give credit when it's due, and it's certainly due here.
    [​IMG]
     
  14. nickfern

    nickfern Initiate (61) Oct 17, 2015 New Jersey
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    Less than 3 miles away is Cloverleaf Tavern in Caldwell. I'd swing by there for lunch.
     
  15. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (1,766) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    For anybody headed to Magnify this week,
    Cricket Hill has a limited release of Double Dry Hopped Simnotic being released Thursday. May very well be worth a try.
     
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  16. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Crusader (729) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
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    I've found that most Cricket Hill's limited releases to be excellent and fairly priced.
     
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  17. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (1,766) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    I'm a fan of Jersey Summer Ale. Last time I was there (admittedly a while ago) they had a Berliner on tap that was quite good.
     
  18. DEdesings57

    DEdesings57 Disciple (326) Aug 26, 2012 New Jersey
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    Draft only right?
     
  19. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (1,766) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    I believe so
     
  20. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (1,766) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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  21. state08

    state08 Initiate (139) Feb 4, 2016 New Jersey
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    Had my first Froot Joose last night and it may be my favorite beer they've done. At first I wasn't sure what to make of it, but by the end I was seriously contempleting cracking my other can.
     
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  22. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (1,766) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    3:45 No line plenty of everything
     
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  23. njcraftguy

    njcraftguy Zealot (508) Apr 6, 2015 New Jersey
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    Agreed - Froot Joose is stellar - one of their best to date.
     
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  24. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (1,766) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    So a trading partner of mine asked me to pick up some cans from this week's release. No lines, no problems everyone was grateful and they even gave me the correct change. Nothing for me to complain about.

    I got a 4 pack of smell ya later for myself. I will try it sometime next week.
     
  25. I_can_smell_the_hops

    I_can_smell_the_hops Initiate (106) Apr 2, 2017 New Jersey

    Just got back from Magnify - a lot less crowded than I expected. Currently drinking the DDH Smell Ya Later and it's a pretty good beer. I'm enjoying it quite a bit.
     
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  26. njcraftguy

    njcraftguy Zealot (508) Apr 6, 2015 New Jersey
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    The releases have gotten smoother each week. Moving the cans to the front of the Brewery made the line move quicker and made it easier on everyone. Once the line is gone - usually 90 minutes or so after opening - its a nice steady flow. If you haven't tried the beers yet take a minute - step up to the bar and see what you think of them first. If you want to come in after work you'll still get cans and most releases cans are now lasting into Saturday for those who can't make it Friday.
    PS: You should have said hello - I don't bite - LOL
     
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  27. DEdesings57

    DEdesings57 Disciple (326) Aug 26, 2012 New Jersey
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    As someone who goes to every release I second this statement.

    I no longer wait in lines anymore and have been able to score cans every week without any hassle.

    And even for those who do line wait, they have been flying through the lines much faster as of recent.

    This release was at 2:00, I got there at like 2:45-3:00ish and there was no line at all, and it wasn't a mad house either.

    Plenty of space to get some pours without feeling claustrophobic and both of the new beers were great, but im bias to Smell Ya later, I loved that beer last time they brewed and I love it just as much if not more now.
     
  28. DEdesings57

    DEdesings57 Disciple (326) Aug 26, 2012 New Jersey
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    I always considered Smell Ya Later to be New Jersey's version of Hopslam. Mainly because of the fact that the first time Smell Ya later came out, it was around the time of Hopslam's release. And since we dont get Bells in NJ I thought is was pretty cool to have a local alternative, plus Magnify has always nailed Honey IPAs, even since the Pollinator days!
     
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  29. SmashAdams

    SmashAdams Zealot (509) Feb 3, 2015 New Jersey
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    RIP Pollinator and the Woah series.
     
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  30. JosephThompson

    JosephThompson Aspirant (229) Nov 29, 2011 New Jersey

    The first time I had Pollinator I was taken aback. Like Woah series was unlike any other NJ place when they were experimenting 12-16 months ago. No surprise if they've moved on from these brews but it hurts the portfolio to not have them on offer.
     
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  31. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Defender (689) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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    It's-Dam-Cool fits that category. However, that’s outside of the IPA realm
     
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  32. njcraftguy

    njcraftguy Zealot (508) Apr 6, 2015 New Jersey
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    The line was about normal at 2 - not quite to the end of the building but close and as you stated by 3 there was little or no line. A few times you'd have a small line of less than 10 after that.
     
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  33. IPAPolice

    IPAPolice Initiate (34) Aug 30, 2016 New York

    Smell Ya Later is really good. Those experimental hops have the craziest smells.

    Had Froot Joose and it has a mild tart to it, which is what you want IMO in a sour IPA. Nice summer beer, but I prefer the hoppy lager as my hophead summer beer. Locally, see Rushing Duck CFKM and Industrial Arts/Other Half Hello, Sailor. Magnify has a hoppy pilsner chilling in it's foeder right now, so that might fit the bill.
     
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  34. njcraftguy

    njcraftguy Zealot (508) Apr 6, 2015 New Jersey
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    I'm looking forward to the Pilsner as well. BTW - Magnify is expanding their production very soon and you will start to see some different beers when that happens. Some dark beers are coming in the fall and they will have the capacity to do some other things as well. I'm also really happy to see Search back on tap. Wonderful warm weather beer.
     
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  35. hopsputin

    hopsputin Meyvn (1,007) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    Thats nice to hear. IMO, they've had some fantastic non-IPA beers and I think they do have a talent for brewing those. As mentioned above, Its-Dam-Cool was excellent (I thought). The black wheat had some real potential as well.
     
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  36. DEdesings57

    DEdesings57 Disciple (326) Aug 26, 2012 New Jersey
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    "Potential" I thought the black wheat was super solid just as it was!
     
  37. hopsputin

    hopsputin Meyvn (1,007) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    Not saying it wasn't a good beer, I just thought it could have used a bit more (it's been a while since I've had & can't remember for sure what I was thinking, I may have thought it could have used a bit of love in the yeast department).
    Either way I did (and would) order a glass every time I went.
     
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  38. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (1,766) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    This week's release is Thursday at 4
     
  39. pnutbutr

    pnutbutr Initiate (158) Jan 4, 2013 New Jersey
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    Got a couple 4 packs of Cheat the System on Sunday around 1:45pm. I don't know why these were hanging around that long... it's a solid beer. Wonder if it's just a vacation/summetime thing or if they're finally producing enough to satisfy demand with the weekly releases.
     
  40. state08

    state08 Initiate (139) Feb 4, 2016 New Jersey
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    Work the System wasn't that great compared to the other stuff they've been putting out lately so I assume people weren't in a rush to go out and get Cheat the System.
     
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