Round Guys Brewery?

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  1. tobelerone

    tobelerone Poo-Bah (2,828) Dec 1, 2010 New Jersey
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    I'll be stopping by these guys on Sunday for the first time. I know they have tastings (free, I think) and Growler fills and it looks like they have some nice stuff on tap at the moment. Anyone been and can share their experience? Also does anyone know if they have or would fill my 32oz swingtop growler or just do the 64? Will they fill non-Round Guys growlers? And do they have anything bottled for sale?

    Thanks in advance all!
     
  2. sholland119

    sholland119 Poo-Bah (2,393) Sep 8, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    They do not fill other growlers but their glass is not expensive ($5?) No bottles. Free tastings. Tasting room is nice, and I think it is air conditioned now (though not when we were there).
     
  3. tobelerone

    tobelerone Poo-Bah (2,828) Dec 1, 2010 New Jersey
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    Thanks for the reply! Do you recall if they had half or only full size growlers?
     
  4. tobelerone

    tobelerone Poo-Bah (2,828) Dec 1, 2010 New Jersey
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    The guys from Round Guys got back to me and confirmed that they would fill other growlers of various sizes...as long as they are unlabeled. Hmm...wonder where I can find a 32oz swingtop unlabeled growler in NJ/PA? I made a separate post about this but if anyone sees this and knows the answer please let me know! Thanks.
     
  5. Timmush

    Timmush Aspirant (266) Jan 5, 2008 New Jersey

    I had their Berliner Weiss that smelled like cheese so bad (but I kinda liked it)
     
  6. sholland119

    sholland119 Poo-Bah (2,393) Sep 8, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Sorry yeah they said they would fill an unlabeled growler. Never seen such a thing.
     
  7. hhkal17

    hhkal17 Poo-Bah (1,638) Jul 10, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    I think some homebrew shops sell unlabeled growlers but I'm not sure on that. Might be the kind of thing to call a few nearby shops about.
     
  8. Pnell316

    Pnell316 Initiate (0) Aug 16, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Stop at whole foods for swing top growlers, good selection too.
     
  9. FeDUBBELFIST

    FeDUBBELFIST Meyvn (1,084) Oct 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Why not just buy one of their growlers for 5 bucks or whatever?
     
  10. Steeeve

    Steeeve Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Are they opening up a pub eventually? I thought I saw it in Philly Beer Scene but there was no mention of it on their website.
     
  11. hippityhops85

    hippityhops85 Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2009 Pennsylvania

    They are almost done all of the approvals to be able to sell beer by the glass. The "pub" is already there. Their ability to sell beer by the glass will follow suit shortly.
     
  12. Steeeve

    Steeeve Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Awesome, thanks for the update. I'm looking forward to it.
     
  13. FooFaa

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    Wow, really? I thought it was putrid. I can definitely appreciate funky beers, but there's a difference between "funk" and "rancid." That beer was the later. Pretty disappointing, as I've liked everything else from this brewery.
     
  14. shadowane

    shadowane Initiate (103) Sep 7, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    I've had one glass that smelled and tasted like feta and one that was a bit more balanced. I'm guessing they are going to have some batch variation due to how they brew it.

    edit: For good or bad, that is.
     
  15. xnicknj

    xnicknj Initiate (0) May 25, 2009 Pennsylvania

    apparently there's been a few batches of this and one of them had some issues with off flavors. this is probably what you had - i've been told the other ones were pretty tasty.
     
  16. slander

    slander Poo-Bah (2,254) Nov 5, 2001 New York
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    They knew they had some off batches and offered up to the accounts that if they felt they had one, they could switch it out (which a few did). The Berliner I drank at their tap room was very nice, whereas the one I had out elsewhere was not.

    Unlabeled, unmarked growlers only, something about the law and the beer being mislabeled if it's in another party's growlers.
     
  17. joeebbs

    joeebbs Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I have a growler that I got from Troegs that is swing top and unlabeled. They would put this wrap-around paper on there to "label" the growler with what was in it which you of course can take right off. Dock Street sells the same one too.
     
  18. FooFaa

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    I'll give it another shot at some point, but the one I had was an isovaleric acid bomb.
     
  19. shadowane

    shadowane Initiate (103) Sep 7, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Isovaleric? I'm going to look it up but I have no idea what that means.

    edit: Sweaty feet?
     
  20. orangesol

    orangesol Poo-Bah (2,694) Dec 6, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    It smelled and tasted like they brewed it with really old Parmesan and Blue cheese and then aged it on sweaty socks. It was disgusting.
     
  21. Retail1LO

    Retail1LO Initiate (0) May 4, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Ironic. I've heard people use similar adjectives to describe a beer in an endearing fashion. Gym socks, horse blanket, etc.
     
  22. shadowane

    shadowane Initiate (103) Sep 7, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    I think it's the amount. If it's too strong, then it's pretty gross. A little whiff and it just adds to the complexity.
     
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  23. FooFaa

    FooFaa Guest (0)

    This.
     
  24. phillybeer7779

    phillybeer7779 Initiate (0) May 31, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Depends on the style you're drinking, what's good for the gueuze is not necessarily good for the gander har de har
     
  25. Retail1LO

    Retail1LO Initiate (0) May 4, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I don't see that being desirable in any goddam style of beer. Ever. :stuck_out_tongue:
     
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  26. FooFaa

    FooFaa Guest (0)

    Not a Geuze fan then I take it?
     
  27. Steeeve

    Steeeve Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Maybe that's what was wrong with that HeBrew Hop Manna I had. That shit was beyond awful.
     
  28. ThoreauLikeAGirl

    ThoreauLikeAGirl Initiate (188) Mar 11, 2011 Pennsylvania

    hayden, you'll get punched if i see you trading for geuze any time soon, then :wink:
     
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  29. tobelerone

    tobelerone Poo-Bah (2,828) Dec 1, 2010 New Jersey
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    Anyone been into ROund Guys recently? I see they got their license to serve food. I am finally going to get a chance to swing by this weekend. Are they selling pints? Flights?
     
  30. Steeeve

    Steeeve Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2010 Pennsylvania

    All they said is to stay tuned for an announcement about their grand opening. I would assume everything stays the same until they "open". Just keep checking their Facebook.
     
  31. cryme

    cryme Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2011 Delaware

    Apparently they got their pub license today. Probably will still be a while before they are completely open as a brewpub.
     
  32. fbc24

    fbc24 Aspirant (217) May 1, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    if you already have a labeled growler that you wish was unlabeled, try oven cleaner. should take the screenprint off.
     
  33. JBette01

    JBette01 Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I was just there on Saturday. Pints are pouring, cheaply I might add ($4.50 I think). Wild Eyes Series #2 was a standout.

    There is food on the menu, but right now it's just hot dogs and pretzels. There is a beefed up menu in the works, but no launch date. AC is up and running and the TV had some 'lympics on.

    We also picked up a growler of Berliner Weisse. I just came back from Berlin, and I thought their BW was the most pure, honest interpretation of the style I have had locally. (In fact, they should serve it in the traditional glass for novelty...) Not sure what happened in the past.
     
  34. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado

    Try nail polish remover on your labeled growler. I never tried it but if it works, let me know. Thanx.
     
  35. sholland119

    sholland119 Poo-Bah (2,393) Sep 8, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Almost worth trying to see if it works...
     
  36. chcfan

    chcfan Zealot (569) Oct 29, 2008 California
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    Victory, Troeg's, and Dock St. use unlabeled (unless you count the easily removable sticker) swing-top German growlers. I'm actually not a huge fan of them because they're so tall that I have to put them on their side in my fridge, but you do get a few bonus ounces out of using them.
     
  37. shadowane

    shadowane Initiate (103) Sep 7, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    A whole 4! Funny enough, I actually have a Troeg's growler with their name silkscreened on the top, but I've had it forever at this point.
     
  38. fbc24

    fbc24 Aspirant (217) May 1, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    tried it because i couldn't find any oven cleaner and i didn't get any results.
     
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  39. Starkbier

    Starkbier Initiate (73) Sep 19, 2002 Maryland

    Actually at Victory we use silk screened labels on the new growlers sold.
     
  40. chcfan

    chcfan Zealot (569) Oct 29, 2008 California
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