Poll: How many All Together variants do you plan on rating?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by JerzDevl2000, May 8, 2020.


How many All Together variants do you plan on rating?

  1. None

  2. 1-10

  3. 11-20

  4. 21-30

    0 vote(s)
  5. 31-40

    0 vote(s)
  6. 41-50

    0 vote(s)
  7. More than 50

  1. JerzDevl2000

    JerzDevl2000 Poo-Bah (3,586) Oct 7, 2005 New Jersey

    I work(ed) in New York but haven't had a shift in nearly two months. On Tuesday, I went to the city for the first time since my last night on the streets and picked up the Other Half, Greenpoint, and Interboro variants of the All Together and then today, I traded for the Magnify, Carton, Oyster Creek, Icarus, and KCBC takes on it. Of course, that got me wondering who else was attempting to rate more than one on here!
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  2. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (7,163) Sep 24, 2007 Montenegro
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    Well, if those of us not in "The Center of All Important Things" knew what these were, it might have an impact on our votes.

    So, I voted None.
  3. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Savant (997) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    I don't plan on seeking them out, but will try anyone I stumble upon.
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  4. eppie82

    eppie82 Meyvn (1,310) Apr 19, 2015 Illinois


    What are All Together variants?
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  5. DavetotheB

    DavetotheB Devotee (414) Sep 30, 2017 Pennsylvania

    I was just thinking this last night. One of my locals was selling 4 packs and I got one. I'm not seeking it out, but if I see it and can support local, I'll get it.

    Maybe this is a dumb question...Are the variants supposed to all be the same? As in, did Other Half forward along a recipe to other brewers? Or is there "artistic freedom" among different brewers who are part of the collaboration?
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  6. Snowcrash000

    Snowcrash000 Poo-Bah (2,781) Oct 4, 2017 Germany
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    It's a worldwide collaboration project started by Other Half that aims to provide relief to the beer industry, with a portion of proceeds going towards supporting hospitality professionals in their respective communities.


    "The base recipe has been contributed by Other Half Brewing. It was designed to be easily brewed with fairly common ingredients most brewers can obtain but please feel free to add your own twist."
  7. eppie82

    eppie82 Meyvn (1,310) Apr 19, 2015 Illinois

    This is a very noble cause. Wonder why it hasn't been publicized more by other brewers, etc. Maybe it has been but it's been drowned out by whats happening all around us right now. Or I just flat out missed the news (I don't drink or look at Other Half announcements/releases).
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  8. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (2,935) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    It's charity provided by Other Half teaching the noob nano's across the country how to make a decent NEIPA so each local community will actually have people that will want to drink the beer at home due to high quality and great taste...instead of posturing with the the hard seltzers and low cal beers on trivia nights in the tap room. Thank you Other Half!
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  9. zid

    zid Meyvn (1,163) Feb 15, 2010 New York

    So I guess you're saying that:
    Liechtenstein is not in "The Center of All Important Things."

    I have two reactions to that:
    1. Its location suggests otherwise.
    2. Surely you are forgetting that the title of Liechtenstein's national anthem is "The Center of All Important Things."
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  10. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,898) Apr 16, 2015 New Hampshire
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    Literally every brewer around here is producing and publicizing. I figured it was the same throughout the US and other beer centric countries.

    I purchased two VT options, Foam and River Roost. I’ve had the opportunity to buy/get about 10 other options but haven’t yet.
  11. MNAle

    MNAle Poo-Bah (1,798) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota

    There's only one brewery in MN (that I am aware of) that is participating: Wild Mind Artisan Ales, and I only know about that because I am on their email list.

    If others are participating, it has been very low key.
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  12. MNAle

    MNAle Poo-Bah (1,798) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota

    Followup to MN participants...

    From the All Together website, it looks like there are a half dozen or so participating breweries in MN, but, still, it is very low key so far.
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  13. dukeandduke

    dukeandduke Meyvn (1,353) Feb 2, 2015 Illinois
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    Chicago is either first or among the top 2 or 3 in number of breweries in America. Of the 5 listed as participating, only one brewery actually listed has brewed.
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  14. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,399) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Now that I know what this is, I'll try to hunt down the Iowa variants. I may look for a few others as well. Not likely to find more than ten, but who knows?

  15. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Poo-Bah (2,012) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    If I see some in AZ I will give them a shot, for a good cause so I am down with that.
    Cheers all and stay safe.

    Voted 1-10 since I have no clue if any will be in AZ but I presume if yes less than 10 for sure.
  16. montman

    montman Devotee (415) Mar 10, 2009 Virginia

    Interesting some of the areas that do not seem to have participating breweries, there are 3 in my immediate area that have made this beer, and two so close I can walk to them.
    It's a nice idea, hopefully most can try/support it.
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  17. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Poo-Bah (2,012) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    Is there a link showing who is making this in each state. I would like to look and see who in AZ is. If the link was somewhere and I missed it sorry, just curious to see if I can score a few items locally to help the cause.

    Edit, LOL I just found the link and local guys. Disregard this post :stuck_out_tongue:

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  18. JrGtr

    JrGtr Devotee (426) Apr 13, 2006 Massachusetts

    I voted none, because I don't rate beers (often.)
    However, if I see it out and about, I'll certainly pick some up to support my local breweries
    I'm also looking at the homebrew recipe and I;m considering brewing up a batch. I'll need a few things, especially the Mosaic hops, but most of the others I have in stock.
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  19. JerzDevl2000

    JerzDevl2000 Poo-Bah (3,586) Oct 7, 2005 New Jersey

    Ha, it looks like I set the parameters on the polling options a bit high. I was thrown off because someone I knew was attempting to get his hands on as many as possible!
  20. JamFuel

    JamFuel Poo-Bah (5,418) Mar 26, 2009 Sweden
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    At least two, from Deya (in my fridge now) and Northern Monk (on the way). If I see more I might pick them up.
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  21. Oktoberfiesta

    Oktoberfiesta Aspirant (283) Nov 16, 2013 New Mexico

    Map shows two breweries in my state, who don’t really do this sort of thing so we’ll see if they even release the beers.
    I know of one other locally who said they brewed this up last week. I have no inherent desire to try

    And why try all of them? To see how technically superior or flawed some breweries are by brewing the same product? I didn’t see anyone trying to obtain all the fire resilience beers last year.
    Are many really putting their own twist on the beer? That defeats the purpose imho.

    this just reeks of boredom. Sorry.

    Op, I bet you try five and realize they are all the same and give up the quest to try them all
  22. johnyb

    johnyb Defender (686) Aug 11, 2012 Florida

    Where did you find the homebrew recipe?
  23. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,898) Apr 16, 2015 New Hampshire
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    The two I tried tasted quite different and appear to be base recipe. The images on Untappd range from bright yellow to turbid orange.
    Interesting to see how the different breweries water, technique and yeast strains change the beer recipe.
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  24. SLeffler27

    SLeffler27 Poo-Bah (2,269) Feb 24, 2008 New York
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    When first I learn of this, it was exciting. Both for the cause, and the opportunity to see how variations, on a base recipe, would showcase the artistry of many breweries.

    Unfortunately, even with many local variants, they were brewed in such small batches that they quickly became unavailable. And, from what I have heard, brewers are essentially brewing as close to the base recipe as available ingredients allow. Seems like a missed opportunity. Understandable, given the current economy, yet still, hopefully, the cause will benefit.

    I have tried and reviewed only one.
  25. SLeffler27

    SLeffler27 Poo-Bah (2,269) Feb 24, 2008 New York
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    Less than 70 are even listed here, only about 50 have ratings, 22 with multiple ratings, about 32 total reviews (less then 10 with multiple reviews).


    Far too few to really form any valuable judgments. And I haven’t read them all yet anyway. I do need to post my review though.
  26. JrGtr

    JrGtr Devotee (426) Apr 13, 2006 Massachusetts

    It was through the link for the beer.
    Go to 'download the recipe,' it goes to a dropbox thing,select 'recipe' again, and there's options for homebrew and for commercial.
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  27. johnyb

    johnyb Defender (686) Aug 11, 2012 Florida

    Thank you, much appreciated !
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  28. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Meyvn (1,050) Apr 21, 2014 Ontario (Canada)

    You can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a brewery around here making one. I’ve had one (Bellwoods)x and have one on order arriving on Tuesday (Willibald). I’ve missed five or six already. I’m guessing I will have had 4 or 5 by the time this is done. I’m curious to see how the ones I try might differ.
  29. Junior

    Junior Crusader (700) May 23, 2015 Michigan
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    Who peed in your beer last night?
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  30. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (7,163) Sep 24, 2007 Montenegro
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    But, dude, based in the NYC area (where they inherently think they're the best, most important ever, at anything) wanted to know what we were doing about a thing that, well.......
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  31. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (5,728) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    I've only seen two (both NEIPA variants) and haven't seen any others.

    So far, the two I've tried are okay at best. I'd like to try a few more since they recipe concept (as I understand it) certainly allows for variance. And I'd really like to find a west coast IPA version, but I'm not holding my breath on that.

    And if I find other NEIPA variants and they come across much like the first two, I am sure I'll pass on others barring some sort of exceptional buzz or inside scoop on a particular beer.
  32. Junior

    Junior Crusader (700) May 23, 2015 Michigan
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    It’s not a New York thing. I get that Other Half is in Brooklyn, but I had one today brewed in Michigan and it was great. Maybe next time do a little homework before being so rude.
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  33. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,343) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois

    Have tried two from IL. One from Phase Three and one today from Mikerphone. Both good beers imo. I give the slight nod to the one from Mikerphone. Would be interested in trying a WCIPA take on the recipe but not sure if any of the IL breweries are going this route. In any event, good cause I'm happy to support. Cheers to Other Half for leading the effort and for all the breweries supporting it.
  34. Premo88

    Premo88 Poo-Bah (1,884) Jun 6, 2010 Texas

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  35. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (7,163) Sep 24, 2007 Montenegro
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    Native NYer here, rude is in my DNA.
  36. JerzDevl2000

    JerzDevl2000 Poo-Bah (3,586) Oct 7, 2005 New Jersey

    Magnify sold out in a little over three hours here and a few of the others have gone within a day or two of their release. From I saw on the map, some of the brewers have yet to release theirs as well.
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  37. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Savant (997) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Twin Elephant sold out in about 15 minutes. Smaller run then Magnify no doubt.
  38. JerzDevl2000

    JerzDevl2000 Poo-Bah (3,586) Oct 7, 2005 New Jersey

    That was one of the ones I was hoping to get from here in Jersey, along with Bolero Snort. I was able to get the LIC, Fifth Hammer, and Threes iterations last week and I've been checking the All Together website to see if any more breweries around here plan on releasing over the next few weeks.
  39. SierraNevallagash

    SierraNevallagash Crusader (739) Sep 23, 2018 Maine

    I haven't seen many of them here in Maine. Bissell Brothers, Equilibrium, and a small handful of local breweries have dropped some - maybe 4 so far? I've only tried the Bissell "variant" thus far, but for what it's worth, it was shockingly delicious. As in, the single best Bissell IPA I've ever had.

    If the others are just as good, I'll grab any of them that I can find. If for nothing else but to support the cause. Good on Other Half for spearheading this.
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  40. GC2020

    GC2020 Initiate (181) May 16, 2020 Massachusetts
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    Thanks for the heads-up - I had no idea. I'll be looking for as many as I can.