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Discussion in 'New England' started by cruzmissile72, Sep 7, 2012.

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  1. tpww7

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    We will be having an event this Tuesday Night at 8 at Prime 16 featuring Allagash with treats such as Confluence, Bourbon Black, Fluxus 2012 and Smoke & Beards (Collaboration W/De Molen) Hope to see some of you guys there.
     
  2. RMoeNay

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    Any news on the Galaxy Pale ale release at NEBCo?
     
  3. DrWangerBanger

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    So Amityville has some Rogue Voodoo donut and for the uninitiated, it's widely reviled by everyone - definitely a beer to avoid. Don't be pulled in by it's interesting label or concept. I have seen dozens and dozens of people's reactions to this beer, and none of them have been even remotely favorable.
     
  4. cruzmissile72

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    Has anyone tried the SBC pub on Hwy 1 in Branford? I've driven by it a couple times but know nothing about it.
     
  5. RMoeNay

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    Place is ok, brew their own beer. Beer is subpar, food is decent. If you have kids, good place out on the patio.
     
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    Galaxy will be available Wednesday
     
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  7. RMoeNay

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    Awesome I love that beer!!
     
  8. cruzmissile72

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    If the beer is subpar, I'll skip it. Thanks for the heads up. I guess that's why no one mentioned it before. :)
     
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    Yeah, none of the SBC places are worth going to for the beer. Nor, frankly, is BAR. The closest good brewpub is probably Willimantic.
     
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    The pizza is excellent enough at Bar that their "ok" brewpub offerings do fine. Modern will always have some NEBCO on tap though and has a notch better pizza.
     
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  11. cruzmissile72

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    Is there a good place in New Haven to get some good beer glasses?
     
  12. woosterbill

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    You can get branded pints and tulips at NEBCO, and thrift stores are always an option if you care more about shape than logo.
     
  13. cruzmissile72

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    I managed to find a nice snifter and another glass at a thrift store. The branding is unimportant to me so I'll probably keep looking at other stores. I'd like a couple of nice pint glasses, a mug, and perhaps a goblet for when I splurge on Chimay Blue.
     
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    Maltose Express up in Monroe has a decent selection of glasses, from what I've noticed. It's fairly far away from New Haven though, so I'm not sure it's worth the trip if you aren't a home brewer
     
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    Apparently there is a Sierra Nevada night at Delaney's this Thursday. 20 SN beers on tap. If the list is good, I will probably pop down.
     
  16. RMoeNay

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    Any idea of what's going to be on tap?
     
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    Nope. I plan on calling them that day to find out.

    They have had SN nights before with some pretty tasty/rare stuff...
     
  18. cruzmissile72

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    I just picked up a four pack of NEBCO Gandhi-bot at the place by BigY in Branford. As soon as it gets cold enough I'm going to give it a whirl. IT seems to be universally loved around here so I am looking forward to it.
     
  19. RMoeNay

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    Not too sure how fresh that's going to be. Next fresh batch comes out in October I believe. Either way enjoy its a great beer.
     
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    Agreed. I bought two bottles that were sour. It was slightly sour, probably a yeast issue.

    Very very excited to try this new nebco brew this weekend
     
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    enjoy - just as someone noted, it hasn't been brewed for a while, so that 4pk's likely not too fresh. still damn good after a few months IMO, but do yourself a favor and get some of the next batch when it comes out... it is a legitimate missile to the head fresh. phenomenal beer.
     
  22. cruzmissile72

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    Well the Gandhi-bot was delicious. Piney notes with a nice bitter after taste. I see something that looks like a date on the can without a year though 0818A2BE. Is that the date? OR perhaps a best by date? Either way, it was super good.
     
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    I love this beer ;) Been through four bottle now, I'd grab a case if it weren't so damn pricey.
     
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    NEBCO dates their cases, not the cans. The last batch of Gandhi-Bot came out back in July I believe - maybe even June.
     
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    I wanna say the 1st week or 2 of July.
     
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    I'm kicking around the idea of going on Saturday if anyone wants to potentially meet up down there for some IP trades or some bottle sharin'
     
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    Has anyone been to NEBCo recently? Is the Galaxy pale flowing yet?
     
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    Called yesterday, think it was James who said "hopefully" on Friday.
     
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    Ah, lame, I was hoping to get some today
     
  30. sandman3479

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    Called about an hour ago. Only things that really stuck out were Bigfoot and 3 of the 4 30th anniverasry beers.

    Prob won't be going.
     
  31. sandman3479

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    Just talked to Rob. Said Galaxy will def be on Saturday.
     
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    Still no list for what's on at Delaneys for Sierra tonight? Can't seem to find anywhere.
     
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    Going to have to call like sandman did I guess.
     
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    Do any of you homebrew? I think I'd like to try it some more but I learn best by watching, listening to someone who knows what to do rather than by reading a book. Anybody want an apprentice? :)
     
  35. RMoeNay

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    Prime 16 just tweeted that they tapped a keg of FBS....
     
  36. sandman3479

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    Saw that on Facebook too
     
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    I just saw some Untappd check ins at NEBCo. and Galaxy Pale is flowing
     
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    Along with the FBS also newly tapped earlier today is a keg of Tilquin Gueuze that you'll likely never see again here. Be on the lookout for a new beer from the B United Zymatore series any day now as well.
     
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    Anyone know if its still on tap/when their barley wine is getting tapped? I might head down Wednesday to grab a growler.

    The label was up on beerpulse four days ago
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    Barley wine is still in the tank.
     
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