Steady Habit Brewing

Discussion in 'New England' started by CTJman, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. CTJman

    CTJman Crusader (784) Jan 14, 2013 Connecticut
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    So tomorrow Steady Habit Brewing in Haddam CT is opening its doors for the first time. They will be having a soft opening at 12 and closing at 3:00pm. Check our their FB page for more details but seems they will have their DIPA and Porter on for fills. Im gonna head over and check them out.

    www.steadyhabitbrewing.com
     
    #1 CTJman, Jan 16, 2015
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  2. ddobrydney

    ddobrydney Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2013 Vermont
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    Jon is a great dude. Was lucky enough to try some Our Daily Bread and found it to be fantastic. I would suggest anyone who loves Hops to stop by and check it out.
     
  3. Pahn

    Pahn Meyvn (1,448) Dec 2, 2009 New York
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  4. CTJman

    CTJman Crusader (784) Jan 14, 2013 Connecticut
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  5. CTBeerPope

    CTBeerPope Aspirant (239) Jan 30, 2012 Connecticut
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    I hear Jon likes to squat thrust
     
  6. Jmr85

    Jmr85 Aspirant (276) Nov 25, 2013 Connecticut
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    Did anyone go to the soft opening today? If so how were their beers?
     
  7. BruinsDude325

    BruinsDude325 Aspirant (214) Oct 18, 2014 Connecticut
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    My brother went. Said they where all exceptional. Grabbed a growler I believe of a dipa. I will give my opinion tomorrow after I try it.
     
  8. Onemoresolo

    Onemoresolo Devotee (426) Jul 21, 2014 Connecticut
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    I didn't make it there today, but one of my customers showed me pictures and damn! There was a humungous line that snaked its way around the whole place. Only two beers on draft: He Died With His Boots On, and In Robust We Trust, a DIPA and robust porter respectively.

    Next week it's their IPA (Our Daily Bread) and a 100% Nelson APA (Behold!). I'm sending the girlfriend out to get a growler of the Nelson APA because I'm pretty sure I need it. ;) Hopefully she times it just right, otherwise, I'll have to put on my, "who knew" face if she reports back about a line, lol. My work hours and brewery hours are generally the same, but I live right down the street from Steady Habit/Tony's, so I have to give it a shot.

    My girlfriend's dad picked up a growler of the DIPA. He didn't sample it there, lest he ruin the surprise. Hopefully there's some leftover after the weekend, but we shall see.
     
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  9. CTBeerPope

    CTBeerPope Aspirant (239) Jan 30, 2012 Connecticut
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    @Onemoresolo I'm Jon, one of the guys who runs Steady Habit, if ur around during the week and want to get a fill pop in to Tonys as I work there during the day. I'll take care of you. Cheers!
     
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  10. PA-Michigander

    PA-Michigander Meyvn (1,342) Nov 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Hey Jarrod how did the opening go? How were the reviews from customers? How many of their own beers do they currently have?
     
  11. jrand2621

    jrand2621 Disciple (344) Dec 26, 2013 Connecticut

    Porter and DIPA were on yesterday. Line was crazy! In my opinion, Steady Habits beers are better than exceptional. I would highly recommend going to get a fill.
     
  12. CTJman

    CTJman Crusader (784) Jan 14, 2013 Connecticut
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    @PA-Michigander Opening went pretty well actually. There was a constant line and I think it went smooth. But I'll refer that to @CTBeerPope.
     
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  13. lic217

    lic217 Crusader (751) Aug 10, 2010 Connecticut
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    Price check for a 750 ml fill?
     
  14. DrunkyBuddha

    DrunkyBuddha Zealot (502) Jul 3, 2014 Connecticut
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    If u use ur own 750.. Dipa was 9 porter was 7
     
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  15. 23jlkrause

    23jlkrause Initiate (0) Jan 19, 2015 Connecticut

    I made it. Picked up a growler of both the dipa and porter. Exceptional beers. Line was crazy but they were working their tails off to help everyone.
     
  16. Kguilmartin

    Kguilmartin Initiate (0) Aug 27, 2014

    Do they sell 750's or should we bring our own?
     
  17. CTBeerPope

    CTBeerPope Aspirant (239) Jan 30, 2012 Connecticut
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    @Kguilmartin you can totally bring your own growlers but we only fill 750ml right now
     
  18. CTBeerPope

    CTBeerPope Aspirant (239) Jan 30, 2012 Connecticut
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  19. CTBeerPope

    CTBeerPope Aspirant (239) Jan 30, 2012 Connecticut
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    @CTJman @PA-Michigander my volunteers worked their asses off. We didn't know what to expect to be honest so in the beginning it was dead stop slow but as we adjusted we picked up the pace. We were thrown right into the fire and hopefully next week the adjustments I make will help if there is a line again this time. Big thanks to @CTJman for being my all purpose madman and just being one of my best friends in general. We are starting out with only 2 beers a week for the next few months. I'll rotate through a few different beers I do, mostly hop forward brews as I only have 4 2.5bbl fermenters at the moment. I do plan on increasing capacity if the demand is there. I hope people like the beer and I hope people will give us a shot as I believe we will evolve and continue to grow into something good. This week coming up we have our IPA "Our Daily Bread" on (citra, galaxy, topaz) and an all Nelson Sauvin Pale Ale called "Behold!" The following week we will have an all Amarillo Hoppy Blonde and a single hop Citra Session IPA on. For the future we would like to dive into barrel aging and some wild fermentation when the time is right. Cheers to all my fellow BA's!
     
  20. NuclearRich

    NuclearRich Initiate (0) Apr 10, 2009 Connecticut
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    Very happy for you man, I hope you carve a niche out of this busy market. Glad to have more good beer (I assume, lol, I am looking forward to trying it).
     
  21. CTJman

    CTJman Crusader (784) Jan 14, 2013 Connecticut
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    you should pop up one day and check it out.
     
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  22. pbrian

    pbrian Zealot (526) Feb 8, 2001 Connecticut

    This thread makes me happy. Good luck guys!!
     
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  23. Robtobfest

    Robtobfest Disciple (357) Oct 21, 2009 Connecticut
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    That Amarillo Blonde and citra session sound breat! What will the ABV be on the Citra sessio
     
  24. CTBeerPope

    CTBeerPope Aspirant (239) Jan 30, 2012 Connecticut
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    Citra is 5.5%.
     
  25. CTBeerPope

    CTBeerPope Aspirant (239) Jan 30, 2012 Connecticut
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    @NuclearRich thanks man, hopefully you can make it some time.
     
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  26. CTJman

    CTJman Crusader (784) Jan 14, 2013 Connecticut
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    Just a heads up - if you were planning to stop by tomorrow keep an eye on the FB page for possible snow cancellation updates.
     
  27. Pahn

    Pahn Meyvn (1,448) Dec 2, 2009 New York
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    how did today go? weather canceled?

    very interested in this new brewery, and i like how you guys are doing it. craft beer is really going in a great direction if more people just make nice, small, local operations pushing out great beer and growing however they can/have to (see NEBCO's growth). hope to make it up and check you guys out in a week or two.
     
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  28. CTBeerPope

    CTBeerPope Aspirant (239) Jan 30, 2012 Connecticut
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    @Pahn yeah we didn't open. It was a close call but I decided with it only being our second week it would be wise to call if off this time. Next week we will be open Saturday 11am-4pm. We will have one of our IPAs, Our Daily Bread and an all Nelson Pale called Behold! And yes we truly believe in natural growth ie Nebco(whom we r big fans of, Matt even showed up to our opening!!!!.) Hope to meet you sometime soon!
     
  29. CTBeerPope

    CTBeerPope Aspirant (239) Jan 30, 2012 Connecticut
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    *call it off.
     
  30. CTBeerPope

    CTBeerPope Aspirant (239) Jan 30, 2012 Connecticut
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    I'm sorry I have to correct myself, this upcoming weekend(31st) its going to be a toss up between our daily bread and an all citra IPA. The nelson is definitely going to be on. If the ODB isn't on this coming weekend it will be on the following weekend d. Cheers
     
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  31. ScottieD

    ScottieD Devotee (466) Jul 30, 2011 Connecticut
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    So only 750 ML, no 64 ounce yet? Just want to make certain.
     
  32. CTBeerPope

    CTBeerPope Aspirant (239) Jan 30, 2012 Connecticut
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    @ScottieD yes, for now only 750ml. It can be another brewerys bottle too that's fine. I sincerely feel bad about only being able to do 750ml but I only have 20bbl per month right now. The plan is most definitely to increase capacity if the demand is there. Hopefully people will bear with us for awhile. Cheers!
     
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  33. swierczt

    swierczt Zealot (501) Sep 8, 2008 Connecticut

    I tried In Robust We Trust at Eli Cannon's Tap Room yesterday afternoon. Really enjoyed it! Will stop in at the brewery soon to try your other beers.
     
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  34. CTBeerPope

    CTBeerPope Aspirant (239) Jan 30, 2012 Connecticut
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  35. Onemoresolo

    Onemoresolo Devotee (426) Jul 21, 2014 Connecticut
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    Fantastic beer this past weekend, especially Geek Nip, but it didn't seem like the separate fill/tasting lines experiment worked.

    What are the laws in CT on samples at a brewery? Do they have to be poured right in front of the customer like the growler fills? Because someone walking around with a tray of pre-poured samples (like a shot girl) would be ideal. As it worked out last Saturday, people who got in the much shorter sample line were able to jump the long line for growler fills.

    I can't really complain though; it's only week two and you're still experimenting, plus you guys open up early enough for me to stop in before work, and the beer is excellent. Keep on keepin' on, and I can't wait to see what's on draft this weekend!
     
  36. CTBeerPope

    CTBeerPope Aspirant (239) Jan 30, 2012 Connecticut
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    @Onemoresolo we could have someone walk around but I'd prefer to pour a fresh sample for each person. I guess one of my crew had filled a pitcher and I didn't know about it but the beer got flat over time so folks got flat samples. I'm not a fan of that. Yeah the line experiment was a fail. We will continue to try new things til something works. I think I'm going to implement drop off orders this week where you can fill out a slip and then come back before we close. Once I get my draft system totally figured out I believe it will alleviate a lot of the issues happening right now. Thanks for your input, it means a lot to me to hear what people have to say!!!!
     
  37. Pahn

    Pahn Meyvn (1,448) Dec 2, 2009 New York
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    drop off orders / take a number, get a sample and chill out = great system. still haven't made it out so i don't know your setup, but i'm always a fan of that.
     
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  38. CTBeerPope

    CTBeerPope Aspirant (239) Jan 30, 2012 Connecticut
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    @Pahn to be honest we haven't established a good system yet. I think drop offs will help. Maybe try take a number as well. We also don't mind people who want to have bottle shares etc as long as its reasonable. And by reasonable I mean that I get a little taste of whatever it is!
     
  39. ArchietheDragon

    ArchietheDragon Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2013 Connecticut

    From their facebook page:
    "We are sorry but we had to close due to a major technical difficulty. Hopefully we can re open next week. Sorry!!!!"


    Anyone know what happened? CTBeerPope?
     
  40. CTBeerPope

    CTBeerPope Aspirant (239) Jan 30, 2012 Connecticut
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    While we have been waiting for our cooler to come in its been a challenge to keep our kegs cold and settled. We took some precautionary measures to be ready for today but as we started to fill we realized we were in bad shape. We will be ready for next week if its the last thing I do. Next week should be a good one with He Died With His Boots On, Our Daily Bread, A Hop And A Dream - Galaxy IPA and A Hop And A Dream - Hoppy Blonde all on tap. We are totally sorry to anyone who this may have affected this week. We feel really bad about it.
     
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