Release Shipyard - Melonhead

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by TheMonkfish, Feb 15, 2013.

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  1. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Chad

  2. BedetheVenerable

    BedetheVenerable Meyvn (1,023) Sep 5, 2008 Missouri

    Dunno really what I'm looking at here, but Ringwood works really well for them in beers that it's suited to, at least in my humble opinion. Their Barleywine and Fuggles IPA, for example, are pretty good.
  3. Robtobfest

    Robtobfest Disciple (367) Oct 21, 2009 Connecticut
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    Didnt open the attachment but this melonhead you speak of sounds epically terrible!
  4. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Chad

    I can only guess that it's along their lines of Applehead, Pumpkinhead brews. Maybe buttery melon is a great combo that I've not tried - if they stick to the Ringwood only thing perhaps this beer will change my mind about diacetyl.
  5. DanK4

    DanK4 Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2012 Maine

    Great... now I'll have customers coming in asking for "that friggin' melon beer". Thanks Shipyard. I don't think the melon will go against the Ringwood though, probably compliment it in all honesty- just don't expect a great beer.
  6. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Chad

    At least all of them will be wearing the pink girly versions of the local baseball teams' logo :slight_smile:

    If my local sells it by the bottle I will totally try one but I'll be damned if I encourage more Ringwood by buying a sixer.

    BTW - I thought that Alan was retiring after his daughter graduated and was going to move back to the UK. Wha' happened?
  7. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Chad

    Fantastic link sir!
  8. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,229) Mar 18, 2010 California

    You haven't lived until you have eaten hot buttered melon. Now you can drink it too.
  9. KBrennan1000

    KBrennan1000 Initiate (0) Sep 20, 2010 Massachusetts

    I have it on good authority that this will not be buttery lemon but watermelon.
  10. Focusf111

    Focusf111 Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2012 Vermont

    Shityard does it again.
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  11. beerinmaine

    beerinmaine Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2009 Maine

    :confused: :astonished:

    One of those guys is the right expression. Melonhead? Really?
  12. Newenglandcraftbrew

    Newenglandcraftbrew Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2013 Maine

    i'm from Maine and yes I love shipyard. But they do have some amazing beers and some beers that are just to weird as do most micro breweries but you can't hate the whole company off of one beer. Everyone has different tastes
  13. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Chad

    I don't hate the company - it's just that I don't enjoy the beers they make because they all use an ingredient that I am not particularly fond of in terms of what it does to the flavor and mouthfeel of the beer. I know that a ton of people love it because they always have heaps of Applehead at grocery stores, and if it didn't sell the stores wouldn't carry it. It's just my take on their current offerings.
  14. willbm3

    willbm3 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Some amazing beers? Please. They have some beers that are tolerable at best
  15. wildcats10

    wildcats10 Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2012 New Hampshire
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    There are 2 reasons for a store to have a lot of a particular beer on the shelves... either they move a lot if the product or they can't move it at all and have to discount it greatly to clear the shelves. Applehead is clearly the latter in my experience, Gary's in Portsmouth had it for 8.99 a case( possibly less) as did a few other stores in southern me/nh
  16. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Zealot (502) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Agreed! Had a Monkey's Fist on tap the other night and thought it was decent. Bitter, but that was about it. The XXXX IPA/barleywine was way too sweet, but I know alot of guys that like it. Then again, most of them also drink Pumpkinhead every fall because it's some sort of Mainer tradition. Frankly, I'd rather drink Allen's coffee brandy (also a Mainer tradition) than Pumpkinhead!
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