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Mott the Lesser (b.5)

Discussion in 'New England' started by M-Fox24, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Crusader (729) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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    Mott the Lesser Spring 2017 Release
    Saturday, April 8 at 12 PM - 7 PM EDT​


    The 2017 Spring release is coming up. We want everyone to have a good time so here are some details to help in planning:

    2 bottles and 2 draft pours of Mott the Lesser per person on a first come, first serve basis, and while supplies last. There will be one line for wristbands. Once you have purchased your wristband, there will be a separate merchandise line for bottle pick-up only opening at 12 noon. There will be approx. 1,500 bottles available. Bottles are 500 ml at $16 each. No advance purchases available. Drafts will be 8 oz. pours at $8 each. Food will be available for separate purchase and provided by When Pigs Fly, and Embers wood-fired pizza.

    Parking will be available in our lot and satellite lot at Traip Academy withing easy (.3 mi) walking distance. There will be signage and police details to direct you, but please consider car pooling, or walking or riding your bike if you are local. Please respect our Kittery neighborhood, residents and businesses alike. Cheers!​
  2. JonnyJuicebox

    JonnyJuicebox Initiate (123) Jun 3, 2015 Massachusetts
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    oh nice. any word on the barrels used? the last batch used a scotch barrel which was incredibly unique to me. There was a ton of hot scotch flavor in it. Very assertive, very boozy stout.

    We may have lucked out, but my wife and I waited in line for about 5 minutes before we got our wristbands and pours at the last release. Was a great time, and you could tell Tod was feelin it that day.

    I actually have a bottle of B2 and B4...if i make it maybe it's time to do a tasting.
  3. JrGtr

    JrGtr Devotee (402) Apr 13, 2006 Massachusetts

    I just opened a bottle of Spring '15 - Batch 1? last night. I remember it being really hot and boozy when fresh, but it's mellowed a lot since then. Still a touch boozy, but the heat has all but faded out. I'll probably give the other bottle a couple more years before I pop that.
    I should think about the bottles of '11 Kate the Great I have sitting around...
  4. Jbrews

    Jbrews Disciple (347) Aug 6, 2013 New Hampshire
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    I greatly disliked batch one of Mott. I was bummed I bought bottles even living right down the street. Was thin and just didn't taste very good. Huge improvement after that initial batch.
  5. JrGtr

    JrGtr Devotee (402) Apr 13, 2006 Massachusetts

    I've been to 3 out of the 4 releases so far. I have to agree that there has been a lot of improvement, and variation between them. This last one, bath 4, was interesting with the use of the Scotch barrel, it got a hint of smoke and peat in there that was not there with the rest. I'm looking forward to going this time and see what he;s done this round.
  6. bostonwolf

    bostonwolf Aspirant (222) Jan 20, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Close to my birthday, I might make the trip up for this.
  7. DeweyCheatem-n-Howe

    DeweyCheatem-n-Howe Devotee (405) May 23, 2015 Massachusetts
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  8. hiphopipa

    hiphopipa Aspirant (209) Jul 19, 2008 Maine
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    From Galen, partially aged in port, apple brandy, scotch whisky, and new this season, gin barrels from a Vermont distillery to create not only a bold oak character, but a botanical nuance..
  9. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Defender (686) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    Anyone still planning on going to this? Looks like no rain at the moment...totally rained in the fall...which didn't stop me, it just sucked.
  10. Jbrews

    Jbrews Disciple (347) Aug 6, 2013 New Hampshire
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    I may go, but most likely in the afternoon when you literally can walk up, wait about 3 minutes and walk in. The line, for me, is just not worth it for that specific beer.
  11. DoctorD

    DoctorD Initiate (128) May 20, 2015 Maine
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    Saturday morning is a Swish release at Bissell. I would expect to find a crowd coming down from Thompson's Point.
  12. Gvd0006

    Gvd0006 Initiate (126) Oct 21, 2015 Massachusetts
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    This is exactly what I did last release. I was still only in like for about 5 minutes though
  13. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Defender (686) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    Damn, what did I go at the absolute worst time? I headed to Tributary around 2 or 3ish and waited for 45 minutes in the rain.

    I was thinking of maybe heading up to Bissell beforehand, but I don't think I'd get there much earlier than 12 or 1 pm. Would all of the Swish be gone?
  14. JrGtr

    JrGtr Devotee (402) Apr 13, 2006 Massachusetts

    as far as I know, that's my plan. My friend is figuring out logistics for it.
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  15. hopley

    hopley Champion (887) Feb 24, 2010 Massachusetts
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    So I'm going to passing by Tributary on my way back to Boston around 1 or 1:30 with no chance of hanging around, sorry to sound ignorant or naive, but is there any chance in hell that I could breeze in / out relatively quickly with a couple bottles or does it all get sold out by wristbands in the first 10 minutes, etc? Thanks!!
  16. RuckIt

    RuckIt Aspirant (279) Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
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    I can't speak for the wait time around 1pm, but the last release bottles lasted into Sunday.
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  17. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Defender (686) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    Yup, I don't think selling out will be an issue. But there may be a chance you'd be in line for quite some time. I waited 45 minutes mid-afternoon in the rain at the last release, but others have reported just strolling in at other times.

    I'd call on your way there and ask if there's a line.
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  18. hopley

    hopley Champion (887) Feb 24, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Thanks guys, very helpful!
  19. bostonwolf

    bostonwolf Aspirant (222) Jan 20, 2015 Massachusetts
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    I think if you showed up at the time you said you would have a had a wait, but not a long one. I got one pour and two bottles and we enjoyed our beers, but we didn't linger as we knew others were waiting and that seemed to be the general vibe. Hope you were able to get a few bottles
  20. hopley

    hopley Champion (887) Feb 24, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Thanks, I ended up getting a few bottles at Barreled Souls on my way down which used up my self allocated one Stout stop on the way back into town so will have to wait for the next release...thanks and cheers!
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