New Sam Adams 2019 release - Grisette

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by jbertsch, Sep 11, 2019 at 7:50 PM.

  1. jbertsch

    jbertsch Meyvn (1,149) Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

  2. Mark-Leggett

    Mark-Leggett Savant (938) Jul 30, 2014 Missouri
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    Never heard of this style but want to try one for sure
     
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  3. bsp77

    bsp77 Poo-Bah (1,949) Apr 27, 2008 Minnesota

    Should I assume that their Grisette will be just as authentic as their Lambic and Gose?
     
  4. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,838) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Looks like it will a local Boston area-only beer - "Brewery Release" and the TTB application and the label itself only list the Boston brewery, and the side panel emphasizes the Haffenreffer brewery site. ("Since 1984" is a stretch - they opened the pilot brewery there in June, 1989, though apparently Koch had begun leases space there in '85).

    16 oz. can label, I guess? (They can there?)
     
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  5. Amendm

    Amendm Zealot (541) Jun 7, 2018 Rhode Island
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    Some Belgian Saisons are labeled as Grisette.
     
  6. stevepat

    stevepat Crusader (710) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    My understanding is that it's lower abv and generally a cleaner fermentation than many saisons
     
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  7. jbertsch

    jbertsch Meyvn (1,149) Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

    Funny, I totally missed the brewery-only part. So this should probably be in the New England forum.
     
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  8. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (2,479) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    Brewery only? Darn this was the diary Sam Adams beer in a while that sounded like it had some promise. I’ve been a fan of the Grizzette style for a light beer.
     
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  9. thedaveofbeer

    thedaveofbeer Initiate (173) Mar 25, 2016 Massachusetts
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    Say what you want about Sam Adams, but the fact they are brewing a grisette demonstrates they are still committed to craft beer.
     
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  10. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,128) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    I agree with this statement as stated but if there is limited access (i.e., I can't buy it) it is not much of a commitment here.

    Cheers!
     
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  11. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,783) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Maybe just testing the local market to see reactions?
     
  12. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,128) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Could be? Or maybe just simply a local release.

    FWIW I am still awaiting standalone 6-pack of Old Fezziwig as a Christmas time seasonal. That would be a step in the direction of "commitment" IMO.

    Cheers!
     
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  13. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,783) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    How long have you and I and countless others been waiting for that?!?!

    Not in my lifetime I reckon. :slight_frown:
     
  14. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,128) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    But some BA posted that a BBC sales rep told him that Old Fezziwig will be available this year as standalone product. Now, we need to consider it was a salesman that made this statement but...

    Cheers!
     
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  15. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (268) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I would not say "never" now that DFH is involved, we may be looking at a whole new way of operating so six packs of Old Fezziwig may be highly possible.
     
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