Sand City (2019)

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  1. alexsergio

    alexsergio Poo-Bah (1,566) Mar 7, 2011 New York
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    I was there, too! I was at the back tables texting with a friend asking exactly what he wanted when I saw a romantic pretzel exchange right in front of my eyes! No joke.

    We need to arrange a SC meetup. Friday afternoons are perfect for me. LFG!
     
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  2. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,419) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    I was the really tall guy wearing the hooded sweatshirt with the little girl munching on pretzels, I’m assuming you were at the middle table with a buddy?

    I’d be in. I could get someone to watch my youngest for one Friday at least. Blew my chance to meet up with @JamFuel and @EMH73 due to family holiday stuff so anything going on would be cool.
     
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  3. JamFuel

    JamFuel Poo-Bah (5,682) Mar 26, 2009 Sweden
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    Next time, man!
     
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  4. EMH73

    EMH73 Poo-Bah (2,250) Sep 16, 2015 New York
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    My arm could very easily be twisted to going back. Damn that hurt, OK I'm in.
     
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  5. jrnyc

    jrnyc Meyvn (1,154) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    Pockets of Fog a bit different than most Sand City, but super enjoyable! Good week for Sand City, Infinity Minus one + 2 cans now too. Awesome to drive up to Sand City and not have to wait in a line. Just goes to show how short-sighted those Sunday releases were.
     
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  6. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,419) Jan 6, 2014 New York

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  7. SudsDoctor

    SudsDoctor Disciple (338) Nov 23, 2008 New York

    I'm seriously out of the loop then. :flushed:
    Fantastic news though. as long as all (or most) of the cans available in Northport also make it to Lindenhurst (doubt there'll be any overlap in the beers brewed), I will be extremely happy. My wallet...not so much. :wink:

    P.S. Is Root + Branch brewery only for cans? Pretty sure I've seen cans at some area shops, but I could be wrong. Also, where is 27A going to be located?
     
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  8. SudsDoctor

    SudsDoctor Disciple (338) Nov 23, 2008 New York

    Ignore the Root + Branch question. Just checked their site and saw they're currently gypsy brewers.
     
  9. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,419) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    R+B should be opening in the next few months, probably in the Summer. I’m not sure of the exact location but it’ll be by the Copaigue LIRR station and 27a will be also in Lindenhurst right by that LIRR station. They should be open really soon. I’ve never had their beer but I’ve heard really good things about their IPAs.
     
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  10. xenjoiii

    xenjoiii Disciple (321) Jul 24, 2010 New York
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    We're looking at late fall now... Zoning hearing next month. Public hearing in June. We'll be lucky if we have our building permits by July. The Town of Babylon is really taking their time with things - its been extremely frustrating.

    The CVS on Wellwood was the first location we looked out when we started looking for spaces. Great location, but needs a lot of work done on the interior to make it functional for brewing. I hope all works out for Kevin and Bill, as they'd be great neighbors!
     
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  11. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,419) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    A lot of crap seems to be flying around both in Babylon and Town of Islip too. I don’t really get what’s going on with them as it seems, lately, like the addition of a brewery/tap room has been, basically, a boon to the location and it’s neighbors. The Hopwins guys (not sure if you’re friendly with them, good dudes) have been getting their chains pulled lately too. 27a was supposed to have been opened by now too. It’s really ridiculous.

    Anyway, good luck to you and Ryan. I’ve said it before, I live in the Town of Babylon and they can be very frustrating to deal with. Like, talking to a wall frustrating. Can’t imagine what it’s like opening a business. You guys deserve a good spot, not some jerking around.
     
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  12. SudsDoctor

    SudsDoctor Disciple (338) Nov 23, 2008 New York

    Tyranny by bureaucracy. Passive-aggressive BS. :rolling_eyes:
     
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  13. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,419) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    Try talking to them on the phone. I’ve had 2 issues with them and both times I literally wanted to drive to town hall and wring someone’s neck. One time I had some lackey talking to me like I was a child. I got transferred like 4 times, none of them had a clue. Over something they fucked up. I’m not surprised to hear what @xenjoiii is saying.

    I should have added to my last post that, at least, it seems the Secatogue guys are opening soon. But, again, those guys have been jumping through hoops too.
     
  14. SudsDoctor

    SudsDoctor Disciple (338) Nov 23, 2008 New York

    Jeez, another one I'm hearing about for the first time. Where will they be?
     
  15. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,419) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    Union Blvd in West Islip just east of Higbie, right next to Long River Chinese food (which is excellent for pick-up). They’ve got a pretty good buzz around them and the tasting room looks very nice, kinda beachy with some tables set up outside. It’s not a huge space but it’s definitely not small. Supposedly opening first weekend of May.
     
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  16. SudsDoctor

    SudsDoctor Disciple (338) Nov 23, 2008 New York

    Cool. Looked up Hopwins too and they're like a 5 minute drive from home for me. When all these places are finally up and running (fingers crossed) I'll no longer feel like I'm living in a brewery wasteland (relatively speaking).
     
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  17. BoardwalkBock

    BoardwalkBock Zealot (577) Aug 18, 2012 New York

    The majority of municipalities on Long Island are notoriously hard to deal with. I work with the highway and building depts in all the munis across the Island and its not an easy task. You think Babylon is a pain in the ass (they are), try getting anything done in East Hampton. You need a permit to cut your fingernails in that damn Town.

    The whole logistics for how these towns/villages/two cities work on the Island make zero sense. It’s almost as if they intentionally work to hamper economic development and sources of income to downtown areas. Now economic development is not to be confused with over development, which is what most of the public believes and loses their shit over.

    You guys should read up on the fiscal disaster in Long Beach as a prime lesson of how to not run a government.

    Anyhow, can’t wait for all these new breweries to pop up right down Ocean Pkwy from me. Also not surprised SC is looking at a new location. The Village of Northport has basically put a strangehold on them in terms of growth. I wonder if they will keep both locations? If they close the original taproom, it will mean I’ll never have to go to Northport again.
     
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  18. jrnyc

    jrnyc Meyvn (1,154) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    Anyone had both the OH/Great Notion and SC/Great Notion collabs? I declare the Sand City beer the winner.
     
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  19. alexsergio

    alexsergio Poo-Bah (1,566) Mar 7, 2011 New York
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    Agreed. Wasn’t really close for me. 4.49 to 4.31. Both great, though!
     
  20. BoardwalkBock

    BoardwalkBock Zealot (577) Aug 18, 2012 New York

    I haven’t tried the OH collab but Lava Dome was really good. The sweetness was subdued for a 15%er.
     
  21. brandnewcardock

    brandnewcardock Initiate (94) Aug 23, 2017 New York
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    First time back on the island in a long time and no IPAs to-go at Sand City. Gotta be a first.
     
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  22. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,419) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    That J. Wakefield dipa collab is tasting bananas right now. I like it more now than when it was fresh. Dank lemon off the charts and really smooth.
     
  23. JRAP20

    JRAP20 Initiate (41) Jan 9, 2019 New York
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    I know its been mentioned somewhere in this thread but cant seem to find it.... whats the deal with growlers at SC again? Are most available for fills / will they fill one from another brewery?
     
  24. jrnyc

    jrnyc Meyvn (1,154) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    They fill straight from the tap, I don’t even think they use a hose. You can get any growler filled. Not all beers are always available for fills, mostly they are but sometimes the limited ones not available on weekends. Check out Instagram, they usually update their story most days with availability.
     
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  25. jrnyc

    jrnyc Meyvn (1,154) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    Drinking my first Lava Dome now, really good. Smooth, toasty, super carbonated. Just wish this 15% beer didn’t come in 16 ounce cans.
     
  26. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,419) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    Has anyone ever told you before that you’re old? :stuck_out_tongue:
     
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  27. jrnyc

    jrnyc Meyvn (1,154) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    Yes, @frozyn and @rozzom fond of calling me #hazegramps!!

    Btw, in Punta Cana now!!
     
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  28. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,419) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    Lol, I knew that. Hence my sarcasm.

    Fuck you for being in DR. I’m on vacation stuck on Long Island with my kids. I wish I was there. I’m guessing you brought some beers with you considering you had a Lava Dome.
     
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  29. jrnyc

    jrnyc Meyvn (1,154) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    Love this place, it is awesome, so calm and serene.
     
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  30. jrnyc

    jrnyc Meyvn (1,154) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    Ha ha, yep, got it, just like to give Malcolm and Tyler an opportunity to express their love for me by calling me old.
     
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  31. Greyvtrayn

    Greyvtrayn Aspirant (250) Feb 17, 2017 New Jersey
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    Don't mind me barging in here...I'll be down there in three weeks so save some Presidente for me....on second thought...don't!
     
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  32. jrnyc

    jrnyc Meyvn (1,154) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    Good news is, bring all your beer from home, makes for a great vacation and no one here cares.
     
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  33. dgmirelli

    dgmirelli Aspirant (271) Mar 21, 2015 New York

    they will fill any type growler. there are NO growler fills for beers that are offered via cans.
     
  34. EMH73

    EMH73 Poo-Bah (2,250) Sep 16, 2015 New York
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    I'm in the Town of Hempstead and the bureaucratic bullshit is no different. Nothing can get done in a timely fashion.
     
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  35. jrnyc

    jrnyc Meyvn (1,154) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    Infinity Minus ONE + 2 just about perfect now, so juicy! Drink em now if you got em
     
  36. jrnyc

    jrnyc Meyvn (1,154) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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  37. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,419) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    Anyone try that Secret Spot Series DIPA yet? The hop combo sounds intriguing. Would like to hear an opinion or two...
     
  38. BoardwalkBock

    BoardwalkBock Zealot (577) Aug 18, 2012 New York

    I picked up a 4 pack today but have yet to try it. I was really hesitant because I really dislike Idaho 7 but I was there already so..why not? I’ll probably open one tomorrow and will chime in.

    On another note, my girlfriend brought home a can of Best Seat In The House from September 2018 that I left in her parents fridge. I opened it a little while ago and its honestly still pretty tasty. Hops have obviously faded and there is the candied malt flavor coming through pretty heavy but its enjoyable.
     
  39. Jlabs

    Jlabs Poo-Bah (1,527) Nov 11, 2013 New York
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    Stopped in at SC yesterday and Picked up 2 4pks...its fantastic..arguably the best IPA, ive had in 2019..so good im considering heading back today to get more
     
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