New stuff from CBC!

Discussion in 'New England' started by NTLOPE, Feb 27, 2013.

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  1. NTLOPE

    NTLOPE Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2002 Massachusetts

    Nope! Sorry. Kicked it last night.
     
  2. bramsdell

    bramsdell Initiate (162) May 27, 2011 North Carolina

    The natural question is, what will replace it?
     
  3. jlordi12

    jlordi12 Devotee (491) Jun 8, 2011 Massachusetts
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    I might be taking a long lunch tomorrow
     
  4. jlordi12

    jlordi12 Devotee (491) Jun 8, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Bummer! Wish I had gotten in on that
     
  5. Auror

    Auror Defender (631) Jan 1, 2010 Massachusetts
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    What's her sister's situation?
     
  6. cskollmann

    cskollmann Initiate (165) Apr 30, 2008 Massachusetts

    I got the pick of the litter it seems, as of the other two only one drinks at all, and not good beer.
     
  7. NTLOPE

    NTLOPE Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2002 Massachusetts

    #Hashtag DIPA is the winning name for our upcoming release, a double IPA brewed with 100% Simcoe "hop hash." It'll be on tap at CBC this Friday, 3/15 and we'll be pouring it at the EBF on Saturday.

    Up next from the Barrel Cellar will be our annual release of YouEnjoyMyStout.

    On the sour end, we'll be releasing our golden lambic in the next month or so. This has been refermented in the 4 wine barrels historically used for production of our Kriek du Cambridge. Jay and I tasted it last week, and we think it's pretty bangin' for a 1 year old, unblended, unfruited, straight up barrel fermented sour. I'm personally going to drink the hell out of this.

    Back to work!

    ~WM
     
  8. Patrick

    Patrick Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    Is it safe to assume #hashtag will be on until its gone or is it just a one night only beer at the pub?
     
  9. NTLOPE

    NTLOPE Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2002 Massachusetts

    This is a full 10bbl batch of hop goodness. It'll be on tap for at least 2 weeks.
    Cheers!
     
  10. dciBA

    dciBA Aspirant (258) Dec 23, 2007 Maine
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    Awesome. A few of us are coming to Boston for a concert friday night and were planning on hitting CBC first. Excited about #hashtag, and the sour porter especially.
     
  11. emannths

    emannths Initiate (182) Sep 21, 2007 Massachusetts

    Don't order it! It's totally undrinkable (by anyone other than me). ;)
     
  12. sjverla

    sjverla Devotee (490) Dec 1, 2008 Massachusetts

    Is it available in growlers? If yes, is there a limit on how many growlers I can fill/carry out on a skid-stear?
     
  13. emannths

    emannths Initiate (182) Sep 21, 2007 Massachusetts

    CBC is DONG except for pre-filled growlers of their four house beers and the quarterly rotating seasonal (Spring Training IPA/Hefeweizen/Pumpkin/Big Man) and bombers of their bottling project beers.
     
  14. sjverla

    sjverla Devotee (490) Dec 1, 2008 Massachusetts

    Thanks! I didn't realize they didn't do any fresh growler fills. Bummer.
     
  15. FrankLloydMike

    FrankLloydMike Defender (604) Aug 16, 2006 Massachusetts
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    I just saw that the CBC is now available in Vermont. Any chance bombers (or maybe even limited draft) will be expanding to New Hampshire any time soon? After all, it's only a few miles from Ipswich!
     
  16. bramsdell

    bramsdell Initiate (162) May 27, 2011 North Carolina

    Please let us know when this goes on. Wow.
     
  17. NTLOPE

    NTLOPE Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2002 Massachusetts

    What's DONG mean?
     
  18. bramsdell

    bramsdell Initiate (162) May 27, 2011 North Carolina

    Draft Only No Growler
     
  19. FrankLloydMike

    FrankLloydMike Defender (604) Aug 16, 2006 Massachusetts
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    Draft-only, no growlers, I believe.
     
  20. NTLOPE

    NTLOPE Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2002 Massachusetts

    I assure you, our growlers are filled fresh nearly every day, and filled via a rather expensive counter-pressure filler which ensures quality of the beer. You are welcome to enjoy an oxidized, foamed-out, flat growler of beer filled from the faucet at the establishment of your choosing, but I will stand by my brewing team and our equipment and assure you that our growlers are fresh and filled directly from our maturation tanks.

    We have never offered growler fills of any of our single-batch beers, but our four house beers plus rotating seasonal beers are available in growlers, and our selection of 22 ounce bottles is always up-to-date. You will not find beers fresher nor in better shape.

    Cheers,
    Will
     
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  21. NTLOPE

    NTLOPE Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2002 Massachusetts

    We're working on it, but as you're no doubt aware, NH is tough and there's tons of paperwork. Might not happen in 2013 but definitely in 2014!

    Thanks,
    Will
     
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  22. sjverla

    sjverla Devotee (490) Dec 1, 2008 Massachusetts

    Thanks Will. I never meant to imply anything about the quality or freshness of the growlers (or 22's) for purchase on premises. I just didn't realize that a growler fill from the faucet could be so damaging to the beer (though it makes sense now). Based on what I've experienced at CBC, I'm not surprised you're not willing the put the beer at risk like that.

    Cheers
     
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  23. cbeer88

    cbeer88 Crusader (719) Sep 5, 2007 Massachusetts

    Funny on numerous levels...

    The trading community has come up with a unique term for pretty much everything in the beer world, and these terms often make very little sense when used out of trading community context. So, yeah, Draft Only No Growler is a DONG. DONGs often result in hand-filled bottles by miscreants pouring their drafts into a bottle and sneaking it out of the bar, then putting said beer up for trade. Hence one needs to actually pay attention to the growler filling status of draft only beers when they are conducting a trade for a non-bottled beer. I don't think I've ever seen a hand bottle of CBC up for trade, so you're clear.
     
  24. NTLOPE

    NTLOPE Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2002 Massachusetts

  25. lostsurf24

    lostsurf24 Initiate (0) Nov 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    How about for Heady, Nugget, Lord, Bot etc... ITG

    (Impossible to get)

    yes...this is just a joke, or is it?
     
  26. bostonbeans

    bostonbeans Aspirant (272) Apr 19, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Anyone know what's on tap right now?
     
  27. emannths

    emannths Initiate (182) Sep 21, 2007 Massachusetts

  28. bostonbeans

    bostonbeans Aspirant (272) Apr 19, 2012 Massachusetts
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  29. Pahn

    Pahn Meyvn (1,448) Dec 2, 2009 New York
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    this is kind of a useless interjection, but i want to note that i tried soliel d'hiver the first day they put it on, and i thought it was really excellent. i can see why one might pass it by when they see a powerhouse like blunderbuss on tap, but it's worth checking out. i'm not seeing any reviews on BA at the moment. i thought it was refreshing, well balanced, with lots of subtle, unique flavor. (not very descriptive i know, but you can taste for yourself; i'm just saying i think it's really well done)
     
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  30. Woody1180

    Woody1180 Aspirant (203) Sep 18, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Any idea if the new DIPA will be tapped for the lunch crowd? Trying to decide if I should head over or wait until later.

    I did call CBC last night but nobody knew what time it would be tapped so I figured I would check here.
     
  31. pjl44

    pjl44 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2008 Massachusetts

    Per Will on Twitter, it's "just released." Maybe call again to double check if you want to be sure.

    https://twitter.com/CambridgeBrewer/status/312587798660128768
     
  32. Woody1180

    Woody1180 Aspirant (203) Sep 18, 2012 Massachusetts
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  33. NTLOPE

    NTLOPE Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2002 Massachusetts

    Yup, #Hashtag is on tap now.
    Pahn, thanks for the kind words about Soleil d'Hivre. Jay Sullivan directed that beer and I'm really happy with it.
     
  34. GoGriz

    GoGriz Aspirant (275) Dec 2, 2008 Massachusetts
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    You may not find a bigger fan than me of YEMS but last year was dissapointing. I feel like it was kind of misleading even calling it YEMS due to the sour lactic element. I am however excited to try it again though in the hopes it is back to its origins.
     
  35. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    #Hashtag might be the best hoppy beer I have ever had from CBC, great DIPA.
     
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  36. dciBA

    dciBA Aspirant (258) Dec 23, 2007 Maine
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    Had it last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. Tons of simcoe flavor and actually a really nice malty background that was at the perfect level of giving the hops something to stand on while still letting them be the star of the show. Oh and the sour porter was perfect in every way. I always leave CBC fully inspired and motivated to improve my beers to try to get to their level.
     
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  37. Stormfield

    Stormfield Initiate (170) Feb 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    Wow. Warmed up with a Spring Training IPA this afternoon then jumped up to a #Hashtag. Excellent, excellent, excellent beer. It's a good thing I don't live in Cambridge, otherwise I'd do nothing but drink this beer for the next couple of weeks. Read the posts above. I have nothing else to say.
     
  38. celeriac

    celeriac Initiate (170) Oct 21, 2008 Massachusetts

    Hashtag is delicious. Great work on that one.
     
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  39. bramsdell

    bramsdell Initiate (162) May 27, 2011 North Carolina

    Girlfriend ordered the Hashtag and we both loved it. However, yesterday's ESB on cask was stellar as well.
     
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  40. Patrick

    Patrick Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    Had Hashtag tonight. It was good, but I liked Blunderbuss much better. As much as I love CBC, something gets lost with the hop flavor/aroma in their hoppy stuff. It is still "hoppy", but isn't really up there with Hill Farmstead, Alchemist, Russian River, Alpine, etc. Not really a complaint because everything else is delicious, just an observation.
     
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