New Brewer at Blue Lobster Brewing Company

Discussion in 'New England' started by SixBitsKyle, Jan 13, 2014.

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  1. willbm3

    willbm3 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Can you elaborate on the "anything but their fault" part of your post? Again, I know nothing about BL or the brewer, but it seems a bit strange to suddenly fire a brewer that made good beer and was apparently a stand up guy and model employee.
  2. Davl22

    Davl22 Aspirant (281) Sep 27, 2011 New Hampshire
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    Agreed, let the future brews from BL speak for themselves
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  3. ElGallo

    ElGallo Champion (818) Sep 26, 2009 New Hampshire

    I think it's safe to say these things never play out well in online forums (e.g., Baxter), but the dust will settle and the BA world will move on. I think David crafted some great brews during his time in Hampton, and the couple of brief chats I had with him made me appreciate his beers even more - very kind, soft spoken, and honest about his work and the trials and tribulations of each batch.

    I feel bad for the position this puts the new BL brewers in, but I hope local BAs give them a chance to prove their brewing mettle. That's beer advocacy in this man's opinion.
  4. Ericness

    Ericness Initiate (186) Nov 21, 2012 Massachusetts

    Forgive my ignorance on this, but are they really trying to dumb down what I hear are awesome beers? Or is this more a falling between owners and brewer?
  5. yelram4life

    yelram4life Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2005 New Hampshire

    Please enlighten me on how to behave in an online forum, dear forum master who knows nothing of the situation and is just a casual observer who would probably be the first to defend his/her friend if the situation hit closer to home but clearly wants to argue online for REALLY no reason because he/she doesn't know the brewer or owners and that puts him/her at a disadvantage in this discussion right from the get go. Please?
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  6. Rekrule

    Rekrule Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    You know exactly who I know and how I handle things in my life. I forgot about that. I don't care what you say here, but don't think it doesn't reflect upon who you are representing.
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  7. yelram4life

    yelram4life Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2005 New Hampshire

    I'll try to keep that in mind as I desperately care what you think.
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  8. Rekrule

    Rekrule Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    You do keep responding.
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  9. yelram4life

    yelram4life Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2005 New Hampshire

    So do you... maybe it's kizmet! And we both clearly love great beer. Let's stop all this foolishness!
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  10. TrinidadJ

    TrinidadJ Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2012 Trinidad & Tobago

  11. SixBitsKyle

    SixBitsKyle Initiate (0) Jan 29, 2013 Massachusetts

    I always enjoyed my time spent at BL. Both Dave & the owners were very nice and more than willing to chat about the beers. Having said this, I had my concerns from day 1 with regards to their hours, unexpected closures, very high prices (just my opinion) and terrible location.

    Best of luck to everyone in the future.
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  12. ElGallo

    ElGallo Champion (818) Sep 26, 2009 New Hampshire

    Since when is Route 1 a terrible location?
  13. Sean802

    Sean802 Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2013 Vermont
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    I must have missed all the threads about how shitty BL has been to this guy.
  14. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Zealot (520) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Agreed. I enjoyed the beers I had, but it seemed like everything was a Hill Farmstead knock off(at a higher price). There are worse places to try to copy, but I always got the impression Dave could have used a bit more seasoning on a commercial system as there were definite batch inconsistencies. I enjoyed the beers and lets hope the truth comes out and maybe we get two breweries to choose from. As to the lingerie nights, it's hampton, NH, what do you really expect?
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  15. beerinmaine

    beerinmaine Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2009 Maine

    And here we go into the nasty mess that happens when owners and their (former)brewers disagree in public forums. See: Baxter vs. LaCharite; Lively vs. Coutteau. This is where everyone looks bad (or worse than they already do) and digs the hole deeper.

    Can we skip ahead to the part 3 years down the road where this is mostly forgotten and folks are at least civil again?
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  16. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Zealot (520) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Ha, first thing that came to mind was Chris' epic hissy fit.
  17. BlueLobsterBrewery

    BlueLobsterBrewery Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2014 New Hampshire

    We want to let you all know, that whoever "NHBeerBob" is, he's most definitely NOT an employee of Blue Lobster. As upsetting as the news of our staff change is to the beer community, we decided that it would be best for both the buisness and David to part ways.
    We are sure that both he and the Blue Lobster Brewery will carry on and bring our respective fans, friends and families the beer that makes them happy.
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  18. urwhalegameisweak

    urwhalegameisweak Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2013 Pennsylvania

    I love how people keep acting like Dave is throwing an online hissy fit. I've seen no comments from him on the situation other than a confirmation. If you want to keep kissing up to the owners, fine, but don't put words in his mouth for the sake of your own argument.
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  19. Auror

    Auror Defender (643) Jan 1, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Things don't always work out. And that's really okay.

    When one door closes, often a better door opens.

    Err... nevermind. Down with the bourgeoisie!
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  20. TheGator321

    TheGator321 Aspirant (239) May 29, 2013 Connecticut

    It's a damn shame. Went there last year. great beers. let's see what the new guy does before we go cray
  21. TheGator321

    TheGator321 Aspirant (239) May 29, 2013 Connecticut

    the bottom line is that Dave left for his reasons, Blue Lobster has their game plan and need to execute it. They were good for a while but things change.
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