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Mystic Tasting Room opens Sat 2/16

Discussion in 'New England' started by emannths, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. emannths

    emannths Sep 21, 2007 Massachusetts

    Notably, 32oz and 64oz growlers available, $5 for the glass, with some brewery-only beers available. Tours too, $6 donation. Could be a nice excuse for us Cambervillians to take the long way back from BOS.

    Details here.
     
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  2. jbertsch

    jbertsch Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

    Nice looking bar.
    I see they're about 5 minutes from the Night Shift/Idle Hands tasting rooms. That area's like an on-demand mini beer fest now. Nice way to happily kill a couple hours on a saturday afternoon.
     
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  3. concealed

    concealed May 7, 2009 Georgia
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    Probably gonna check it out Saturday, not my favorite neighborhood though haha
     
  4. keysburg

    keysburg Mar 28, 2012 Massachusetts

    Are they only open on Saturdays? I couldn't find a schedule anywhere...
     
  5. emannths

    emannths Sep 21, 2007 Massachusetts

  6. Pahn

    Pahn Dec 2, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    nice. i wasn't a big fan of the cranberry saison when i had it at lord hobo a week or so ago, but i really liked their sours and saison renaud at this years ACBF. i bet they'll usually have something unique and good on.
     
  7. Patrick

    Patrick Aug 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    VERY nice looking bar.
     
  8. ICCULIS

    ICCULIS Mar 16, 2011 Massachusetts

    sweet - w/ so many new breweries in MA it's hard to know when at the bottle shop with to try. I'm thrilled to have this option finally available. I'll be there.....it sounds like both sized growlers are the same price at $5 - is that correct??
     
  9. Jason

    Jason Founder Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
    Staff Moderator Site Editor Fest Crew Subscriber

    Was there a few weeks ago ... great looking space. Here's hoping they go forward with their licensing to serve pints!!
     
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  10. Chlodwig23

    Chlodwig23 May 14, 2009 Massachusetts

    Our neighborhood is fine, Admiral's Hill is quite nice, no problem if you come in from 99 past all the tanks and don't look out the window much. Coming in over the Tobin (MYSTIC!) Bridge is much nicer way.
     
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  11. Chlodwig23

    Chlodwig23 May 14, 2009 Massachusetts

    Yes, they are the same price: $5.
     
  12. DrewShal9

    DrewShal9 May 18, 2011 Massachusetts

    There's some stellar stuff that is brewery only. Trust me.
    Cheers!
    Drew
     
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  13. bleakies

    bleakies Apr 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    Mmmmm... I look forward to picking up some of their Table Beer.
     
  14. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Mar 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    What do the growlers look like?
     
  15. PackieMcHopHead

    PackieMcHopHead Oct 1, 2009 Massachusetts
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    I checked out the opening yesterday. Fantastic space, I was quite impressed. Adds a whole new element to their story. And yes, the bar is stunning. Between Mystic, Night Shift and Idle Hands, this Chelsea/Everett loop is quite a little beer destination now. Who'd a thunk it? Here's my review with pictures.
     
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  16. PackieMcHopHead

    PackieMcHopHead Oct 1, 2009 Massachusetts
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    [​IMG]
    Here's the 32 oz one.
     
  17. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia Sep 20, 2012 Massachusetts
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    That almost looks like a 1L amber glass bottle from a chemistry lab :)
     
  18. Patrick

    Patrick Aug 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    Pretty sure that's what Cigar City uses, fyi.
     
  19. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    They are called growlettes and becoming quite popular lately with breweries.
     
  20. AdamP

    AdamP Mar 26, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Pretty sure they've been called Boston rounds for about a century before someone coined the term growlettes. :rolleyes:
     
  21. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    Possibly, but they call them growlettes now. And yes it is a ridiculous word.
     
  22. BleepBloopBlap

    BleepBloopBlap Aug 19, 2011 Massachusetts

    Looking to get down there this weekend...

    How's the new Table Beer? Looks like all the other brewery-only beers are kicked (According to their website).
     
  23. concealed

    concealed May 7, 2009 Georgia
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    Flor Ventus was so good, regret getting only one "growlette"
     
  24. emannths

    emannths Sep 21, 2007 Massachusetts

    What were the prices for growler fills?
     
  25. BobCobb

    BobCobb Jul 10, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Any place we can see the draft list?
     
  26. emannths

    emannths Sep 21, 2007 Massachusetts

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  27. chrisfromboston

    chrisfromboston Feb 20, 2009 Massachusetts
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Remember reading this earlier this month - was excited that they might be open Thursdays.

    Looks like I'll have to wait until the weekend though.
     
  28. BobCobb

    BobCobb Jul 10, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Damn crowd last weekend kicked the BA Old Powderhouse it seems. How was it?
     
  29. Patrick

    Patrick Aug 13, 2007 Massachusetts

     
  30. BleepBloopBlap

    BleepBloopBlap Aug 19, 2011 Massachusetts

    And the Flor Ventus unfortunately. I might just wait now til Roswell goes on. Either way looking forward to going!
     
  31. Chlodwig23

    Chlodwig23 May 14, 2009 Massachusetts

    We do intend on opening up for Thursdays but we won't have enough beer for 3 days a week right now...we are working on scaling up to do that. We didn't know exactly what to expect Saturday, BA Powderhouse and Flor Ventus kicking in under 2 hours was a bit of shock to the system; it takes 6-12 months to make a batch of each of those!
     
  32. mkabull

    mkabull Nov 2, 2007 Massachusetts
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Hoping to make it in to see the tasting room and my name on the wall this weekend.
     
  33. keysburg

    keysburg Mar 28, 2012 Massachusetts

    What's the parking situation like here?
     
  34. Chlodwig23

    Chlodwig23 May 14, 2009 Massachusetts

    There are about 45 free parking spots at the entrance parking lot (corner of Commandants and Willimas St.)

    If there was really something big going on there are aproximately one billion spots at the Mother of all Market Baskets two blocks away (technically you should get a coffee at Starbucks or burger at 5 guys or something if parking over there.) The ample parking is one of many reasons we chose Chelsea.

    Also, no, we won't be calling Boston Rounds 'growlettes' but you certainly can if you like. Yes, they are medicine/tincture bottles originally made in Boston. I guess we would call them something else too if Mystic wasn't 900 ft from Boston proper.

    I am testing new stuff to see if we can get some more on tap for this weekend. Looks like we will have our R&D/"just for fun" batch of Half IPA just for samples.
     
  35. concealed

    concealed May 7, 2009 Georgia
    Beer Trader

    prices were exceedingly fair in my estimation, really regret not grabbing a second growlette of flor ventus

    [​IMG]
     
  36. Patrick

    Patrick Aug 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    sooo tiny!

    Not bad prices at all.

    So did anyone try the table beer?
     
  37. emannths

    emannths Sep 21, 2007 Massachusetts

    Fantastic. I'm in.
     
  38. BleepBloopBlap

    BleepBloopBlap Aug 19, 2011 Massachusetts

    Was just there today - great experience. There's also a 1/2 ipa and oatmeal stout on. Everything I sampled was really good. Really liked the table beer
     
  39. jbertsch

    jbertsch Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

    I was there today as well and agree the table beer was real nice, it was definitely a favorite among some other tasty stuff. Vinland One was also a hit with me.

    It's a great space with a casual laid back atmosphere and healthy sampling. So you can definitely kill time there. The tour was interesting given that their set up is unique. Definitely worth a visit.
     
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  40. mkabull

    mkabull Nov 2, 2007 Massachusetts
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    I went this past weekend and I love the look of the tasting room with the repurposed materials. The beers were very good having a large selection to sample. I couldn't help myself but grab a Boston Round when I left.
     
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