Maine Brewing Lunch IPA

Discussion in 'New England' started by mcBrewsAlot, Mar 3, 2013.

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  1. mcBrewsAlot

    mcBrewsAlot Initiate (178) Dec 3, 2008 Massachusetts

    Any leads in the MA area?
     
  2. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia Initiate (105) Sep 20, 2012 California
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    Julio's went through their shipment in < 2 hrs on Friday. I think Redstone went through theirs same day too.
     
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  3. dasenebler

    dasenebler Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2008 Maine

    Wait, I thought every Mass. BA refused to pay MBC prices? ;)
     
  4. mcBrewsAlot

    mcBrewsAlot Initiate (178) Dec 3, 2008 Massachusetts

    Why?
     
  5. dciBA

    dciBA Aspirant (258) Dec 23, 2007 Maine
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    right on schedule....
     
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  6. pjl44

    pjl44 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2008 Massachusetts

    You know who enjoys the constant MBC price grousing? Sculpin.
     
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  7. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia Initiate (105) Sep 20, 2012 California
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    I made that mistake only once :oops:
     
  8. jtdolla911

    jtdolla911 Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Yea, I got one for $8 at Marty's in Newton. They got a case and told me it was promised to a list of people. I asked how to get on said list for the future, and the guy told me you have to be a friend of one of the beer guys. There were only 10 on the list, so I got one of the two bottles for sale. Good DIPA but damn is it tough to get
     
  9. geocool

    geocool Initiate (175) Jun 21, 2006 Massachusetts

    Wormtown Be Hoppy is better and easier to get.
     
  10. BleepBloopBlap

    BleepBloopBlap Initiate (59) Aug 19, 2011 Massachusetts

    As is Hoponius Union (yea yea yea - I know, it's a lager). AND its only $3!
     
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  11. bramsdell

    bramsdell Aspirant (278) May 27, 2011 North Carolina

    Liquor World in Porter Square tweeted that they had some at the beginning of the weekend. Probably long gone by now, but give them a call.
     
  12. vonnegut21

    vonnegut21 Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2012 New York
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    No kidding. MBC Lunch almost makes Sculpin seem reasonably priced. Almost.
     
  13. bramsdell

    bramsdell Aspirant (278) May 27, 2011 North Carolina

    Sculpin = $9.99/22oz (generous in this area) = $.45/oz
    Lunch = $7.99/16.9oz (also generous) = $.47/oz
     
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  14. Robtobfest

    Robtobfest Disciple (357) Oct 21, 2009 Connecticut
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    Yes!!! Be hoppy is phenominal!!! Fresh it is on par with Hill Farmstead ipas IMO.
     
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  15. Horbar

    Horbar Zealot (553) Feb 24, 2012 Rhode Island

    Fresh Be Hoppy really is much better than Lunch. For real. Seriously. No doubt. Truly is. It tastes like HF Edward and Flower Power had a baby together.
    I just can't find any fresh ones. I guess I gotta hit the brewery for some growlers.
     
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  16. Horbar

    Horbar Zealot (553) Feb 24, 2012 Rhode Island

    Wormtown Be Hoppy = $7.99/22oz and kicks ass

    Where the hell do you find Sculpin for 9.99?? In RI and Southeastern Mass, it's at least 11.99. :eek:
     
  17. Bowdoinbeerboy

    Bowdoinbeerboy Disciple (394) Sep 28, 2006 Maine

    I picked up 3 bottles of this batch at Bier Cellar in Portland, ME last week ($6.50 a bottle), it is drinking freaking amazing right now. Absolutely loving each bottle.

    Just got an email from Greg and they will be getting a few more cases in the next couple of days. Get it while you can.
     
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  18. messrock

    messrock Initiate (174) Dec 9, 2010 Massachusetts

    Last time I went they told me no growler fills for anything they bottle… ymmv
     
  19. commis

    commis Initiate (0) Jul 21, 2009 Massachusetts

    Ouch. I see 9.99 alot in the Southeastern MA I live in. I actually see it for 9.99 in Boston as well.
     
  20. bramsdell

    bramsdell Aspirant (278) May 27, 2011 North Carolina

    I kept it really low to illustrate my point. It's usually around 10.99 here.
     
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  21. Horbar

    Horbar Zealot (553) Feb 24, 2012 Rhode Island

    Do they sell bottles there??
     
  22. jstilwell

    jstilwell Disciple (321) Oct 21, 2008 Massachusetts
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    do they date the bottles of be hoppy?
     
  23. jbertsch

    jbertsch Meyvn (1,058) Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

    Yes. It's on the back, almost like it's part of the artwork. I really love this beer but finding fresh ones isn't super easy.
     
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  24. Goldfishman

    Goldfishman Disciple (362) Jan 29, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Every once in a while they do i believe they have sweet tats for growler fills right now .
     
  25. WeymouthMike

    WeymouthMike Devotee (455) Jun 22, 2004 Massachusetts
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    $7.49 last time I saw it on the south shore, usually see it @ $9.99. Disclaimer: I have no idea of the bottling date so dont ask.
     
  26. beerinmaine

    beerinmaine Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2009 Maine
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    5.99 at Bow St Market.
     
  27. xanok

    xanok Disciple (369) Aug 13, 2009 Connecticut
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    It may be good and tough to get, but a DIPA it isn't.
     
  28. jtdolla911

    jtdolla911 Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2011 Massachusetts
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    It's not an IPA either and more similar to a DIPA than an IPA. Just split the difference and call it an ale
     
  29. TheLostGringo

    TheLostGringo Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2011 Connecticut
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    Lunch might be expensive, but Wormtown Be Hoppy is not better.
     
  30. xanok

    xanok Disciple (369) Aug 13, 2009 Connecticut
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    Why is it not an IPA?
     
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  31. jtdolla911

    jtdolla911 Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Why is it an IPA?
     
  32. xanok

    xanok Disciple (369) Aug 13, 2009 Connecticut
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    Because the label, MBC's website, BA, and the other site all call it an ipa with no indication that it's a DIPA.
     
  33. jtdolla911

    jtdolla911 Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2011 Massachusetts
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    fine. good.
     
  34. jtdolla911

    jtdolla911 Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Congrats, you caught me when I misspoke, send me your address and I'll make to send you your reward.
     
  35. geocool

    geocool Initiate (175) Jun 21, 2006 Massachusetts

    I think that's the higher price and the rarity that you're tasting. :)
     
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  36. Nuggethops

    Nuggethops Initiate (0) Jun 7, 2010 New Hampshire

    Hoponius union is a third the price of lunch and I personally prefer it, so lunch is dead to me until the price comes down, which it probably won't since stores seem to sell out within hours of receiving it.
     
  37. messrock

    messrock Initiate (174) Dec 9, 2010 Massachusetts

    Not that difficult to sell out of a single case in a few hours. The stores in MA that received this run maxed out at a case. Expansion, yay!
     
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  38. xanok

    xanok Disciple (369) Aug 13, 2009 Connecticut
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    I liked your original posts more.
     
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  39. SenorHops

    SenorHops Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2010 Rhode Island

    Easier to get? Yes! Better? No!
     
  40. RKing44

    RKing44 Disciple (388) Mar 6, 2012 Massachusetts
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    I've gone back and forth on MBC, but when I can get a fresh Lunch that's less than a week or two old, It's fantastic. It's also something you don't find every day, so why not splurge once in a while. I drink Hoponius Union weekly, but if I can get a fresh Lunch. I'm buying it.
     
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