Pittsburgh - New Beers & Local Breweries

Discussion in 'US - Northeast' started by brewgentlemen, Jun 23, 2015.

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  1. brother_rebus

    brother_rebus Meyvn (1,024) Jul 28, 2014 Maine
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    dominance established. so alpha.
    woof. let Shelton get rid of them all. hopefully there won't be any left for us.
     
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  2. brother_rebus

    brother_rebus Meyvn (1,024) Jul 28, 2014 Maine
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    Gratitude n00b here. Are there any specific vintages that I should try to pursue? either bottle or on tap. I know to avoid that burnt asshole flavored one from 2008. Helpabrotha out. I just wanna fit in.
     
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  3. Brewski

    Brewski Devotee (436) Jul 22, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Get a 2006 for onsite consumption and get a case of Flatitude. Best bang for the buck. Maybe a reg Grat from this year if you want.
     
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  4. PMike

    PMike Initiate (81) Jul 14, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I agree with this. I had a 2006 last year and was absolutely blown away. It was one of the richest, most complex beers I've ever had. It was really stunning. Nothing like the fresh stuff or even the 2011. Speaking of the 2011, if you have a kegerator, buy away on those $40 cases of Flatitude. Pour the bottles into a keg and force carb it up. After a couple of weeks, you have 5 year old Gratitude on draft in your house. I've gone through 4 cases over the last few years.
     
  5. dtx00

    dtx00 Disciple (317) Oct 21, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    Anything before that 08 batch. Just a different beer after that point IMHO.
     
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  6. brother_rebus

    brother_rebus Meyvn (1,024) Jul 28, 2014 Maine
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    @PMike no kegarata, but jealous of the good idea.
    will give the others a try. tho.
     
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  7. barflybastard

    barflybastard Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2012 Pennsylvania

    More teasers, for those of you who don't Facebook:

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  8. wyckyd_sceptre

    wyckyd_sceptre Initiate (0) Oct 26, 2013 Pennsylvania

    All this AC/DC talk...For those who don't Facebook, we salute you
     
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  9. tommyguz

    tommyguz Meyvn (1,032) May 14, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    For those coming to Meadville for the release, though they are limited, I let whoever wants them have them (for trade, a rare one offish whalezbrah will do), here is the first of the cupcakes my wife is making for this release.

    For the sake of likes and excitement, I will be posting one each day (I remember) for the next couple days.

    First cupcake - a perennial favorite - Good Vibes Cupcake with Lavender Honey Buttercream
     
  10. dadavat

    dadavat Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2015 Pennsylvania

    Just left sabatinis and I'd have to say I agree it's the best bottle shop I've ever been to in PA. Fair prices, probably 1500+ beers to pick from, great drafts, lots of lambics. I picked up a duchessic, hotd fred, and some new local gypsy Brewer that the sales guy talked up called sole artisan ales.
     
  11. oldmetalguy

    oldmetalguy Initiate (0) Dec 25, 2015 Pennsylvania

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  12. dannyfayy

    dannyfayy Disciple (362) Feb 11, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    East end is selling gratitude for $19 a bottle this year.
     
  13. Dogleg

    Dogleg Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Damn that's high for a non barrel aged beer.
     
  14. tommyguz

    tommyguz Meyvn (1,032) May 14, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Why is it 2015 but coming out in 16?
     
  15. PSU_Mike

    PSU_Mike Champion (865) Sep 6, 2013 Pennsylvania

    According to my best friend, Scott Smith, it's because it was brewed in 2015. I guess everyone else in the industry does it wrong.
     
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  16. tommyguz

    tommyguz Meyvn (1,032) May 14, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Has it always been a year behind ?
     
  17. brother_rebus

    brother_rebus Meyvn (1,024) Jul 28, 2014 Maine
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    Let me clear this up; maybe.
     
  18. PSU_Mike

    PSU_Mike Champion (865) Sep 6, 2013 Pennsylvania

    As far as I know, yes.
     
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  19. tommyguz

    tommyguz Meyvn (1,032) May 14, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Maybe I just never noticed ha
     
  20. tommyguz

    tommyguz Meyvn (1,032) May 14, 2008 Pennsylvania
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  21. dtx00

    dtx00 Disciple (317) Oct 21, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    I believe it was originally released in December at their "Open House". Once the carbonation issues started, the releases were pushed to this time of year. Even released as late as April I believe
     
  22. mikebezek

    mikebezek Initiate (0) Apr 16, 2015 Pennsylvania

    Did I buy an allotment and a ticket to the gun show I didn't know about?
     
  23. Preluderl

    Preluderl Zealot (507) Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    The first year I knew of Gratitude day, it was in September.
     
  24. tommyguz

    tommyguz Meyvn (1,032) May 14, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    I think voodoo hired Dwayne Johnson to model
     
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  25. OneDropSoup

    OneDropSoup Meyvn (1,086) Dec 9, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Curious if anyone's had anything from Beaver recently (past year-ish) & if so...how was it? My last encounter was almost five years ago, just wondering if things have...evolved...since then.
     
  26. Preluderl

    Preluderl Zealot (507) Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    So many lay up jokes, so little time.
     
  27. dannyfayy

    dannyfayy Disciple (362) Feb 11, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    You mean that wasn't you modeling the shirt Tommy ?
     
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  28. OneDropSoup

    OneDropSoup Meyvn (1,086) Dec 9, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    I know, it's low hanging fruit on so many levels (hey, like that one!).
     
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  29. tommyguz

    tommyguz Meyvn (1,032) May 14, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Nah. I am weak AF. Wasn't me (seriously wasn't)
     
  30. tommyguz

    tommyguz Meyvn (1,032) May 14, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Second Cupcake being made for those who are coming to the Meadville release is

    Apple Brandy Gran Met III Apple Cupcakes with apple filling and vanilla brandy buttercream. Most of these are super limited with very low counts so you probably have to be there early (or when I get there)!
     
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  31. psbhockey12

    psbhockey12 Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Stop with all the cupcake talk ... If this cuts into my quota of 8 cupcakes there will be hell to pay!!
     
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  32. OneDropSoup

    OneDropSoup Meyvn (1,086) Dec 9, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Saw @jeevo trying to land some extra ABGM. Coincidence?
     
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  33. tommyguz

    tommyguz Meyvn (1,032) May 14, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Haha why is that a coincidence?

    There are 6 total, so your quota is gonna have to go up
     
  34. OneDropSoup

    OneDropSoup Meyvn (1,086) Dec 9, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    So he's pipelining ABGM for Ms. G's cupcakes?

    By the way, Roundabout makes awesome IPAs, in case anyone was in doubt. Unnatural Love:tropical fruit & vanilla:: Pacific Pine:weed.
     
  35. wyckyd_sceptre

    wyckyd_sceptre Initiate (0) Oct 26, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Roundabout? What's that?
     
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  36. OneDropSoup

    OneDropSoup Meyvn (1,086) Dec 9, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Are they just levelling Zombo's house to put in more parking, yes?
     
  37. tommyguz

    tommyguz Meyvn (1,032) May 14, 2008 Pennsylvania
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  38. jeevo

    jeevo Aspirant (226) Nov 1, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    I might have a line on a few more bottles to help out with the sweets. We should have enough tommyguz cupcakes to feed a large wedding.
     
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  39. brother_rebus

    brother_rebus Meyvn (1,024) Jul 28, 2014 Maine
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    Does this mean @jeevo will be a meadvillain on 3/26?
     
  40. jeevo

    jeevo Aspirant (226) Nov 1, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Nope, I'll be down at the Homestead location.
     
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