Other Half (2019)

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

  1. brandnewcardock

    brandnewcardock Initiate (80) Aug 23, 2017 New York
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    I get not wanting to drink Heady at a sugary milk-based double IPA festival, but thinking it's bad enough to not finish a can you surely paid $10+ for? Come on son...
     
  2. jopdogg5

    jopdogg5 Initiate (37) Dec 27, 2016 New Jersey
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    Has anyone heard if there will be any midweek surprises gearing up for this weekend?
     
  3. afroskully

    afroskully Aspirant (251) Aug 24, 2016 New York
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    digging this batch of Vapor Ringz. Fruitier than I remember from last time. Or maybe I'm just telling myself it's really good since you jerks took all the Mylar before I could get there.
     
  4. fdonnelly

    fdonnelly Initiate (177) Dec 14, 2016 New Jersey
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    The two "West Coast" IPAs OH have dropped have been good. They aren't real West Coast IMO, more like a mash up west coast and NE IPA. I said they reminded me of Heady Topper-esque type of beer IMO. It has been a while since I had a heady topper myself.
     
  5. Feaor

    Feaor Initiate (145) Jul 9, 2017 New York

    All we know is that #OHtheresmore.
     
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  6. tinoynk

    tinoynk Initiate (89) Sep 25, 2010 New York
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    I'm just that much of a rebel.
     
  7. FatSkippy

    FatSkippy Initiate (49) Mar 21, 2005 New York

    I'm hungover just from reading about those Green City beers.
     
  8. Comparison_Ford

    Comparison_Ford Disciple (373) Apr 4, 2014 New York
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    If it's any consolation I'm not crazy about this batch of Mylar. It's not necessarily bad, but I much preferred the batch prior. Had one alongside a Forever Simcoe last night and Simcoe was the clear winner.
     
  9. NewmansOwn

    NewmansOwn Disciple (322) Jun 25, 2016 New York

    IIRC I'm pretty sure there will be a Thursday release along with VIP pickups for the Fest.
     
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  10. fdonnelly

    fdonnelly Initiate (177) Dec 14, 2016 New Jersey
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    Believe this is correct, I think they also said there would be a normal Sat release as well. Which would be different from last year when they did Green City
     
  11. Jlabs

    Jlabs Meyvn (1,423) Nov 11, 2013 New York
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  12. joehill

    joehill Initiate (170) Apr 11, 2008 New York
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    A bit late to post this, but thanks to the folks who recommended Always & Forever! I didn’t think Forever Ever was good so never went for it but it’s incredible, wish I’d bought more than 2 four packs.
     
  13. stairway2heavn

    stairway2heavn Initiate (41) Aug 17, 2017 New Jersey

    So what are the odds the triple space diamonds is an improvement on the last attempt? Seems like most people didn't think much of it, with it being bitter and boozy. Anyone have experience with them significantly initiating a fairly meh triple?
     
  14. tinoynk

    tinoynk Initiate (89) Sep 25, 2010 New York
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    I think I heard that they tinkered with Feels Like Outerspace after the first batch.
     
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  15. NewmansOwn

    NewmansOwn Disciple (322) Jun 25, 2016 New York

  16. Vizualize

    Vizualize Initiate (120) Jun 13, 2014 New York

    Verdant and Cloudwater tap takeover at the taproom in BK, right meow. 4 lines of Verdant. 4 lines of Cloudwater. 6 Verdant cans available for sale. Single cans $5 and 4 packs for $18.
     
  17. Jlabs

    Jlabs Meyvn (1,423) Nov 11, 2013 New York
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  18. LeedsZimbabwe

    LeedsZimbabwe Initiate (129) Nov 23, 2014 New York
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    Verdant cans lasting another couple of hours?
     
  19. ChittyChambers

    ChittyChambers Aspirant (257) Jan 12, 2016 Maryland
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    Considering the cans are about 6 to 8 pounds overseas that's crazy good
     
  20. tinoynk

    tinoynk Initiate (89) Sep 25, 2010 New York
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    Jesus, and I thought the retail markup on Singlecut was expensive.
     
  21. Feaor

    Feaor Initiate (145) Jul 9, 2017 New York

    Yea I didn't bring any back when I went to Cloudwater's taproom in London since the DIPA cans like the OH/Monkish/The Veil cans were £8 each, and they are only 440ml, pretty insane.
     
  22. Tallerboy

    Tallerboy Initiate (96) Jun 17, 2017 New York

    I think that's government mark-up.
     
  23. NewmansOwn

    NewmansOwn Disciple (322) Jun 25, 2016 New York

    Broccoli Kong will be on tap tonight at As Is per Instagram
     
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  24. SeanEDPBK

    SeanEDPBK Initiate (112) Jun 8, 2016 New York

    I gotta say that even though I don't go to these beer festivals OH does, the events bring incredible beers from all over the world to their taproom and other bars, and stir up collabs all of which locals benefit from, and I love that, and am glad OH is doing the festival thing.
     
  25. Tallerboy

    Tallerboy Initiate (96) Jun 17, 2017 New York

    I'm with you... I'll spend my hundreds on all the collabs and drink my IPAs over the coming weeks with no killer hangover.
     
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  26. Shawn_Sins

    Shawn_Sins Initiate (61) Sep 3, 2013 Virginia

    Hey y’all, planning a visit next month. Does OH still get the long lines Saturday AM? And would you say waiting in line is necessary to score every beer on a saturday release? Do they still sell out same day? Also how common is it for a few to be left over from day the week before? Looking to go all in on a big haul with max variety.

    Another question. Anyone ever get to other half early and then make it out to Hudson valley for the noon Saturday release. Wondering if this would even work logistically. Not sure how fast hvb sells out
     
  27. BoardwalkBock

    BoardwalkBock Zealot (547) Aug 18, 2012 New York

    No need to line up anymore. Get there around 11 and you’ll get everything.

    As for making it to HVB by Noon - don’t count on it. Even if you lined up to be one of the first people at OH to get beer around 10, it could take you almost an hour to just get to the whitestone bridge from OH (BQE is a horrendous road and you can never plan accordingly). Then you have to get through the Bronx. Once you get on the Hutch, it’s another hour plus to the brewery. However, it is my understanding that HVB hasn’t been selling out until 2-3pm lately, sometimes later.

    Edit: Forgot you could take the tunnel to the FDR drive but still, count on at least a 2 hour drive from OH to HVB on a Saturday.
     
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  28. Shawn_Sins

    Shawn_Sins Initiate (61) Sep 3, 2013 Virginia

    Thanks for the tip. I don’t think I’ll do Hudson. I’ll settle for other half and Grimm and whatever else is dropping that weekend in Brooklyn / queens
     
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  29. crowlcrowlcrowl

    crowlcrowlcrowl Aspirant (251) Jun 13, 2014 New York
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    You won’t be settling. HVB beers are fun and interesting, but I can’t imaging loading up on them.
     
  30. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,212) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    If you go to Grimm, they’re releasing Afterimage which is one of the best dipas out there (one of my favorites) so I’d call that a pretty decent consolation prize.
     
  31. Jlabs

    Jlabs Meyvn (1,423) Nov 11, 2013 New York
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    if you do Grimm, might as well make stops at Evil Twin & Finback (all very close to one another)
     
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  32. Resuin

    Resuin Meyvn (1,281) Jun 18, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Interboro too, right?

    I’ll be in town this weekend and hope to make it to OH, Threes, Grimm, Interboro, LIC Beer, maybe Evil Twin, Finback, Mikkeller, Singlecut. So many good options there.
     
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  33. Feaor

    Feaor Initiate (145) Jul 9, 2017 New York

    Finback, Mikkeller, and Singlecut are pretty far from the others. OH and Threes are close and Interboro, Grimm and Evil Twin are all on the L along with KCBC. I would do either of those groups unless you don't mind a lot of traveling or you're driving.
     
  34. Resuin

    Resuin Meyvn (1,281) Jun 18, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Yeah, I’m starting with OH and Threes, and staying in LIC. Might be tough to make some of them, but will see where the day takes us.
     
  35. Feaor

    Feaor Initiate (145) Jul 9, 2017 New York

  36. BoardwalkBock

    BoardwalkBock Zealot (547) Aug 18, 2012 New York

    Grimm is definitely worth it. If I were you, I’d try to get there around opening. Not for line purposes but for the fact that it gets super crowded with BK’s finest hipsters in the afternoon. Unless you are into that...
     
  37. Tallerboy

    Tallerboy Initiate (96) Jun 17, 2017 New York

    Interboro less than a 10min walk from Grimm, you have no excuse not to visit... Make sure to download the MTA app to watch subway times when jumping neighborhoods to Evil Twin and KCBC, the L is a half-ass train for the near future.

    Also the Threes fridge is your friend to grab local cans of places you can't make.
     
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  38. Tallerboy

    Tallerboy Initiate (96) Jun 17, 2017 New York

    Yep, I buy cans and about face to Interboro for a more relaxed atmosphere.
     
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  39. fdonnelly

    fdonnelly Initiate (177) Dec 14, 2016 New Jersey
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    This is my first foray into an OH festival. Should be interesting, going to try to get some things I really want to try and then hit up some of the tables people might be overlooking. I second the enjoyment of us gettting collab beers, tap takeovers and other events as well!

    Are they really expecting that crazy of a turnout for the release today that they are handing out wristbands?
     
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  40. Tallerboy

    Tallerboy Initiate (96) Jun 17, 2017 New York

    Seem to me they want the people inside dropping cash on pours vs sharing cans on the sidewalk.