New England Beer Bar and Beer Shop Finds (2022)

Discussion in 'US - Northeast' started by floozbag54, Jan 5, 2022.

  1. jageraholic

    jageraholic Disciple (356) Sep 16, 2009 Massachusetts
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    This felt like the best place to brag about my find, I received an email about a one off Second Fiddle 12 pack drop around the 4th of July and found it at a package store today in Mass and couldn't believe they were only charging $20.99, what a steal! I am still questioning if I should have bought more. I thought the same when fiddlehead IPA first went on sale in 12 packs. Other breweries take notice! Only issue is, being a one off 12 pack, how do I go back to paying $15 for 4 packs of pints.
     
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  2. OffTrail

    OffTrail Initiate (98) Aug 12, 2012 Washington

    Can anyone recommend a good bottle shop near (preferably in) Middletown CT?

    Thanks!
     
  3. vtcraft

    vtcraft Initiate (187) Apr 1, 2013 Vermont
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    I have to make a down and back trip to Boston Tomorrow or Wednesday. Any good bottle shops close to 93 between the NH boarder and city? I know I could hit on of the Redstone but looking for something closer to 93. Looking for fresh Jack Abby, toppling Goliath, notch..
     
  4. MattOC

    MattOC Defender (663) Jan 13, 2013 Massachusetts
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    If you’re going into Boston, can’t beat Fort Point Market. Off of 93 on Congress Street.
     
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  5. vtcraft

    vtcraft Initiate (187) Apr 1, 2013 Vermont
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    I’ve Been to fort point but would prefer to hit somewhere outside of the city. Going to be on a tight timeline
     
  6. dental

    dental Devotee (434) Apr 2, 2014 Massachusetts
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    i'm confused by the tight schedule comment since you don't know which day you're going(??), but I think rapid or redstone in stoneham (or andover) are your best bets if you're not trying to stop within the city. if you're looking for something right off the highway, it's probably going to be a 7-11 or something with equivalent offerings. take the extra 10-15 minutes.
     
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  7. Sheppard

    Sheppard Poo-Bah (2,266) Mar 16, 2013 Massachusetts
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    I picked up a mag of Hommage at Ball Square for a special occasion. Any other cool drops lately? The constant stream of 3F has been quite nice.
     
  8. floozbag54

    floozbag54 Initiate (64) Mar 25, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Craft beer cellar has Prium(plum,) and Druif(grape,) right now.
     
  9. SunDevilBeer

    SunDevilBeer Defender (669) May 9, 2003 Massachusetts

    Haven't seen them in a while but Weihenstephan 4 pack cans of Helles and Hefe are appearing in package stores in the Boston area. Best-by 2/23/23. Just in time for another heat wave here in the northeast.
     
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  10. Chewbacca

    Chewbacca Initiate (65) Jan 22, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Anyone see De Dolle Stille Nacht kicking around anywhere in South Shore MA?
     
  11. Sheppard

    Sheppard Poo-Bah (2,266) Mar 16, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Nice, I already had the Dornfelder and have a bottle of the Cabernet Cortis that I will probably pop soon.
     
  12. rhino88888888

    rhino88888888 Initiate (129) Dec 12, 2013 Massachusetts
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    The Cambridge Chamber of Commerce is running their "Taste of Cambridge" program again this fall. Dine at four participating restaurants between 8/1 and 9/16 to receive four $25 dining vouchers for future visits. Participating establishments include some Advocate faves including Cambridge Brewing Company, Atwood's, and Cambridge Common.

    https://www.cambridgechamber.org/taste-of-cambridge/
     
  13. Rysk22

    Rysk22 Zealot (545) Nov 12, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Stopped by Yankee Norwood and snagged a 6 pack of East Rock Pilsner and a 4 pack of Mastermind. Looking forward to popping my cherry with both of these later while I fire up the Ooni
     
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  14. Jcorn

    Jcorn Disciple (393) Jun 17, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Had the last batch of Mastermind that was on distro in Boston and it was legitimately great.
     
  15. MattOC

    MattOC Defender (663) Jan 13, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Missed the last round, likely will be able to track some down this round. It’s been over 7 years since I last had it and was blown away by first cans, 12 oz., black and white label.
     
  16. Sheppard

    Sheppard Poo-Bah (2,266) Mar 16, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Had it on draft at Five Horses and can confirm that it's tasting quite good.
     
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  17. nathanb47

    nathanb47 Initiate (179) Dec 14, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Mastermind - great
    East rock pils - tasty option for sure
    Nice work!
     
  18. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Meyvn (1,463) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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    Write-up touches on MBC’s approach to #36: Altbier

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    Tap Lines: Maine Beer Co. takes malt-forward turn with a Düsseldorf-inspired ale - Portland Press Herald

    Malt:
    Hops:
    Conditioning:

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. Rysk22

    Rysk22 Zealot (545) Nov 12, 2014 Massachusetts
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    I'd love to try it. Have to assume it will be the most expensive Altbier I'll ever purchase?
     
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  20. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Poo-Bah (1,944) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts
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    Figured I’d plop this here.

    What are some good bars for craft beer in East Boston?

    I could also always go to Brewer’s Fork in Charlestown and then head over to East Boston from there too.
     
  21. MattOC

    MattOC Defender (663) Jan 13, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Cunard Tavern
     
  22. rhino88888888

    rhino88888888 Initiate (129) Dec 12, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Maverick Marketplace used to be a good spot but I think they are under new management.
     
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  23. SunDevilBeer

    SunDevilBeer Defender (669) May 9, 2003 Massachusetts

    Blackstrap BBQ (Winthrop) has great ‘cue & usually some nice craft options on tap. @AlcahueteJ
     
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  24. Dave_32

    Dave_32 Initiate (51) Apr 7, 2015 Massachusetts

    Kappy's on rt 1 in Malden has Eclipse bottles for $9.99 think i saw Vanilla Apple Brandy and maybe coffee. Also Zero Gravity's Oktoberfest is in the fridge.
     
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  25. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Poo-Bah (1,944) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts
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    Zero Gravity and Ayinger Oktoberfest and Rothaus Märzen at Ball Square.
     
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  26. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Meyvn (1,463) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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  27. SunDevilBeer

    SunDevilBeer Defender (669) May 9, 2003 Massachusetts

    Nice, Saw some Spaten ofest a few days ago in merrimack valley
     
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  28. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Poo-Bah (1,944) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts
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    IT HAS BEGUN!!!
     
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  29. mvogt

    mvogt Initiate (177) Sep 10, 2021 Massachusetts

    Hey, did New England Brewing Company just start distribution to MA? I am seeing a couple of their IPAs on the Total Wine (Everett) website.
     
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  30. Trumpetguy

    Trumpetguy Initiate (126) Jul 16, 2005 Massachusetts

    Was on tap at Publick House in Brookline!
     
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  31. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Poo-Bah (1,944) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts
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    Bell’s, Yuengling, Ayinger, Paulaner, Weihenstephan, Spaten, and Victory Oktoberfests at Wegmans in Medford.

    I think Copper Legend and Founders Imperial Oktoberfest too.
     
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  32. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Poo-Bah (1,842) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey
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    Maybe find it on tap somewhere?
     
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  33. Sheppard

    Sheppard Poo-Bah (2,266) Mar 16, 2013 Massachusetts
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    I have never seen the Barn series on draft anywhere (outside the brewery), has anyone else?
     
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  34. Manfrombelmonty

    Manfrombelmonty Disciple (393) Sep 12, 2010 Massachusetts

    allegedly the landlord, who was a minority stakeholder in Maverick Marketplace, refused to renew the lease, changed the locks at lease end, then reopened as Maverick House Tavern. If the original owners are to be believed this landlord essentially closed their business and then reopened it under his own management with a slightly different name. Allegedly.
     
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  35. Manfrombelmonty

    Manfrombelmonty Disciple (393) Sep 12, 2010 Massachusetts

    Saw Copper Legend and Zero Gravity Marzen 12oz 6 packs the other day. Old fashioned clear plastic 6pk rings.

    Is this a thing, or broken up 12 pks?
     
  36. Capt_Quint

    Capt_Quint Initiate (158) May 29, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Sounds like broken up 12 packs.

    At Fort Point Market last night I picked up Weihenstephan and Paulaner in cans as well as Zero Gravity 16 ozers and an East Rock 6 of 12 oz cans. Excited to try the East Rock.
     
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  37. tavernakhione

    tavernakhione Initiate (27) Jun 28, 2015 Maine

    Black barn beers are brewery only releases. You'll have to head to Freeport to grab bottles. Word is the alt is good as is usual for the black barn releases.


     
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  38. smutty33

    smutty33 Crusader (798) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut
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    @Gmr75 can shed some light on this.
     
  39. Jcorn

    Jcorn Disciple (393) Jun 17, 2015 Massachusetts
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    not sure if will continue, but grabbed some sea hag at cbc belmont and they had a couple others.
     
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  40. Rysk22

    Rysk22 Zealot (545) Nov 12, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Is there a chance I could finally try Fuzzy Baby Ducks?