Massachusetts watch - Parabola 2017

Discussion in 'New England' started by jageraholic, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. jageraholic

    jageraholic Disciple (376) Sep 16, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Yeah, berkshires got it late last week. Sure it's gone already. Usually the stores only get a case so at least 12 bottles this year.
     
  2. BeerHere978

    BeerHere978 Initiate (116) Apr 29, 2016 Massachusetts
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    Acton Wine & Spirit has some as of noon today. They did a 'release' with a FW rep on Saturday. Claimed to have received more cases than anywhere else in MA.
     
  3. Larueminati

    Larueminati Aspirant (203) Sep 3, 2016 Massachusetts
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    Well I think I missed out, I called around like a madman the past two weeks and based on firestones website only two places near me got it. One place that was telling me they'd have it this week actually got it last week on the same day I called and they sold two cases in a few hours supposidly. Oh well
     
  4. jageraholic

    jageraholic Disciple (376) Sep 16, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Where in mass are you?
     
  5. Capt_Quint

    Capt_Quint Initiate (174) May 29, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Total Wine in Natick had 6 left when I left earlier tonight. Had to ask, its behind no the beer counter in the back. 1 pp, $9.99
     
  6. Larueminati

    Larueminati Aspirant (203) Sep 3, 2016 Massachusetts
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    Springfield area
     
  7. jageraholic

    jageraholic Disciple (376) Sep 16, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Id think table and vine would get the most in the area but probably sell out fast.
     
  8. Larueminati

    Larueminati Aspirant (203) Sep 3, 2016 Massachusetts
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    I called a few times last week and they said they wernt getting it until this week. Today Firestone's website listed them having it so I went and they told me they got two cases last week and it all sold in 4 hours.
     
  9. nathanb47

    nathanb47 Initiate (192) Dec 14, 2010 Massachusetts
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    kappys in medford as well as total wine in Everett still had parabola today, no clue on pricing tho sorry!
     
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  10. joberlander

    joberlander Disciple (345) May 30, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Jut tasted 1 of the 2 bottles I managed to get. So I recently had a 2015 parabola like 2 weeks ago and honestly it was one of the best beers ive ever had. With that bar set, this years was subpar IMO but still good. Its amazing how well they hide the alcohol because I got none. Tons of caramel and toasted oats. Good chocolate in the taste but there is something in the aftertaste that hangs around that isn't pleasant. I can't put my finger on it but its not good. Anyways, overall this years is still better than 90% of the BA stouts out there but no where near the 2015. I'll let the other bottle age and for those sitting on 2015s....Drink them now!
     
  11. TheBirdSanc

    TheBirdSanc Aspirant (211) May 23, 2012 Massachusetts

    TW Danvers soft opening today, they have some
     
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  12. chrisfromboston

    chrisfromboston Aspirant (262) Feb 20, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Happy to find a bottle on the shelf at Gordon's DTX last Thursday.
     
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  13. HuskyHawk

    HuskyHawk Devotee (459) Jun 5, 2014 Massachusetts

    On the shelf near me. Passing it up at these prices. I like the smaller bottle, but $10 is ridiculous.
     
  14. jageraholic

    jageraholic Disciple (376) Sep 16, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Yeah, it's a tough call. It's one of my top 5 beers though, so I bought it and would do it again if I see it again
     
  15. Piels25

    Piels25 Aspirant (219) Dec 17, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Found it on tap at Burro Bar in Brookline last night. $14 for 12 oz. pour. Easy decision compared to Lunch at $15.
     
  16. jageraholic

    jageraholic Disciple (376) Sep 16, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Wow, that is thr most I've ever seen charged for Lunch.
     
  17. MyIronLung

    MyIronLung Aspirant (259) Oct 28, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Fifth Ave in Millis has it on the shelf, and no limit.
     
  18. braineater

    braineater Initiate (156) Dec 24, 2005 Massachusetts

    That must have been a mis-print on their menu or someone misremembering the price they saw. I was there on Sunday evening and it was $9 for a 12oz Lunch, which is roughly in line with what I see it for around the city.
     
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