Other Half (2019)

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by RobNewton, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. SpinSamzo

    SpinSamzo Aspirant (254) Mar 11, 2017 New York
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    Are the cans/bottle avail to go or just in house only. Not entirely clear from the IG.
     
  2. TurkeysDrinkBeer

    TurkeysDrinkBeer Initiate (55) Sep 8, 2018 Virginia
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    Pretty sure they are to go. Last pop up like this they did was in DC and they were available to go
     
  3. Feaor

    Feaor Initiate (118) Jul 9, 2017 New York

    Anyone going to brave the line want to give us an update? Thinking about heading over during lunch if its not absolutely crazy.
     
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  4. patmcd

    patmcd Aspirant (227) Jul 5, 2008 New York

    On a flight headed to LGA right now where I will land at 11, I was not going to go but then realized I can just Uber straight there on the company dime.
     
  5. NewmansOwn

    NewmansOwn Aspirant (299) Jun 25, 2016 New York

  6. mumbles44

    mumbles44 Initiate (193) Jan 22, 2016 New Jersey
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    hmm..do they ever do growler fills of the tap takeovers?
     
  7. patmcd

    patmcd Aspirant (227) Jul 5, 2008 New York

    1-4pack per person should keep some hoarders away or nah?
     
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  8. patmcd

    patmcd Aspirant (227) Jul 5, 2008 New York

    Not of the takeover stuff, other OH stuff will be available for fills. often they even limit guest taps to 4-8oz pours as well.
     
  9. rozzom

    rozzom Champion (807) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    Hey Pat - are you new here?
     
  10. Xerlic

    Xerlic Initiate (129) Aug 26, 2016 New York
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    Have they listed the prices for the Veil stuff? I can't seem to find any pricing info on any of their IG posts.
     
  11. ChairfaceChippendale

    ChairfaceChippendale Initiate (88) May 29, 2014 New York
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    Any line updates?

    I'm working from home and don't want them to realize I've shirked all responsibility to go buy beer.
     
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  12. TurkeysDrinkBeer

    TurkeysDrinkBeer Initiate (55) Sep 8, 2018 Virginia
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    If its anything like the DC pop up they did, you can expect a small mark up from the prices it was sold at here in VA. You can check the older posts on the Veil's IG for pricing
     
  13. TurkeysDrinkBeer

    TurkeysDrinkBeer Initiate (55) Sep 8, 2018 Virginia
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    Here are the prices when released at The Veil:

    What Haunts Me - $18.50 + tax
    Master Shredder - $14 + tax
    Dirtnap3 - $21 + tax
    NeverNeverCalmCalm - $22 + tax
    RA - $19.50 + tax
    Eternal Slumber - $25 + tax
     
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  14. NewmansOwn

    NewmansOwn Aspirant (299) Jun 25, 2016 New York

    My buddy just got there, maybe 30 people in line.
     
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  15. MarshallBirdhouse

    MarshallBirdhouse Devotee (433) Feb 19, 2013 South Carolina
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    This reminds me of the time someone asked a place hosting Zwanze a few years back if they did growler fills.
     
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  16. NewmansOwn

    NewmansOwn Aspirant (299) Jun 25, 2016 New York

    Veil bottles are gone
     
  17. patmcd

    patmcd Aspirant (227) Jul 5, 2008 New York

    Well fuck. Landed at LGA and it said 25 minutes to get to OH. 1 hour later I’m still in the Uber.
     
  18. Max_W

    Max_W Disciple (348) Jun 14, 2013 New York
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    And at 1pp, wow
     
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  19. SpinSamzo

    SpinSamzo Aspirant (254) Mar 11, 2017 New York
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    Lotta people trying to get beer at the bar
     
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  20. fdonnelly

    fdonnelly Initiate (148) Dec 14, 2016 New Jersey
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    Christ lol, was hoping some cans may last until tonight, but seems thats unlikely with this.

    Don't let these folk in on the BA Meet Up line secrets
     
  21. Padraig

    Padraig Initiate (121) Jan 14, 2013 New York
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    About a dozen cases and of cans left.
     
  22. nchan50

    nchan50 Initiate (30) Aug 15, 2017 New Jersey
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    Well that was a wasted trip. Only master shredder and ra left at the moment
     
  23. patmcd

    patmcd Aspirant (227) Jul 5, 2008 New York

    Wasted for sure.

    I managed to get up to the line when they had Dirtnap left. They called me up to a new checkout and the guy started fidgeting with the iPad.

    Two guys who were behind me got the last 2 4-packs as I watched him fiddle with the iPad and not get the beer behind him. I’m just laughing at a comedy of unfortunate events right now...I grabbed space daydream instead and it’s friday...so not the end of the world.
     
  24. rozzom

    rozzom Champion (807) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    You win then

    Serious question though for everyone - is Veil a super special much better than OH brewery? Or just a “hype brewery wot we don’t get packaged beers from in nyc usually”
     
  25. PapasDelicateCondition

    PapasDelicateCondition Initiate (78) Sep 7, 2016 New York

    Veil is great actually. Their IPAs don't have anything on OH but they do all other styles very well. Stouts especially in my experience.
     
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  26. nchan50

    nchan50 Initiate (30) Aug 15, 2017 New Jersey
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    I must have been a couple people behind you - I saw a guy checking out with Dirt Nap then they said they're all out when I went up.
     
  27. Feaor

    Feaor Initiate (118) Jul 9, 2017 New York

    I like their sours a lot so I was bummed to only get Shredder and Ra and I've heard excellent things about their stouts.
     
  28. jrnyc

    jrnyc Meyvn (1,093) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    no and yes
     
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  29. TurkeysDrinkBeer

    TurkeysDrinkBeer Initiate (55) Sep 8, 2018 Virginia
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    Veil stouts and sours have been better than Other Halfs since day 1. No hometown bias, just facts. Been drinking beers from OH for about 4 years and The Veil since they opened the doors. Other Half stouts have gotten a lot better over the last 6-8 months but I still think their sour game is crap. Now the IPA's are a different story. Really depends on what you like in an IPA. I like that The Veil doesn't use lactose nearly as often as OH. Still love me a OH ipa but I can't do the 'tose all the time. Veil definitely puts out some IPA's that can hang with OH but I do believe OH is more consistent.
     
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  30. Xerlic

    Xerlic Initiate (129) Aug 26, 2016 New York
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    OH's SIPAs have gotten better in the past few years although still a bit inconsistent. It used to be they sucked so bad. Do you want more and blueberry crunchee were both recent home runs in my opinion.

    The mmm... fruit line have also been consistently good. Not amazing, but good.
     
  31. fdonnelly

    fdonnelly Initiate (148) Dec 14, 2016 New Jersey
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    one of us, one of us
     
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  32. rozzom

    rozzom Champion (807) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    Don’t get me wrong I’m not generally a fan of OH sours, and am only recently warming up to their stouts a little - but “no home town bias” and said hometown brewery being objectively better “fact” doesn’t don’t jive! Haha
     
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  33. Xerlic

    Xerlic Initiate (129) Aug 26, 2016 New York
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    Facts.
     
  34. SeanEDPBK

    SeanEDPBK Initiate (107) Jun 8, 2016 New York

    I have hometown bias and will just say that, having had IPA's from many of the hype operations, if you get ANY of them consistently you should not want for the others. They're all great to minimally varying degrees.
     
  35. TurkeysDrinkBeer

    TurkeysDrinkBeer Initiate (55) Sep 8, 2018 Virginia
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    I get where that's hard to believe, but I have no problem saying something from The Veil sucks. They have absolutely put out more than one clunker in their time. Not sure I've ever met anyone who would say OH makes better sours or stouts than the Veil, even my most faithful OH trade partners have agreed with me on this. Beer is subjective AF though, so some may prefer OH for those two styles, just haven't met that individual yet. IPA's, again OH is definitely more consistent and i do tend to like more OH IPA's but they don't do enough tose-free hops for me to wanna drink them regularly which is where I tend to favor The Veil at times.
     
  36. NewmansOwn

    NewmansOwn Aspirant (299) Jun 25, 2016 New York

    Anyone try the new OH stout yet?
     
  37. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,126) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    Gotta say...not too impressed with Green Power. It’s a shame because 1st batch it was an absolute beast, but I’m drinking my 3rd can of my 4-pack and none of them have really stood out to me. And, at exactly a month old, still pretty fresh. I’ve gotten a lot of malt on this, and, not good malt.
     
  38. Feaor

    Feaor Initiate (118) Jul 9, 2017 New York

    Yes, it honestly tastes exactly like pretty much every pastry stout they've dropped lately. Its not bad but I probably wouldn't have picked it up if it didn't have such a meme label. The Spumoni Dream was my favorite of the stuff they've put out lately, super unique.
     
  39. PapasDelicateCondition

    PapasDelicateCondition Initiate (78) Sep 7, 2016 New York

    Anybody notice a correlation between off batches and when Sam's traveling? Second week in a row that some cans weren't ready and I feel like others have been off. Noticed in IG that he's been out. Maybe?
     
  40. digdug1810

    digdug1810 Aspirant (229) Mar 1, 2011 New Jersey

    anybody crack the triple mosaic?... as good as the last batch?