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

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  1. tpww7

    tpww7 Jun 26, 2007 Connecticut

    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

    RMoeNay Sep 22, 2010 Connecticut

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

    DrWangerBanger Sep 9, 2010 Connecticut

    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

    cruzmissile72 Jul 26, 2012 Connecticut

    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

    RMoeNay Sep 22, 2010 Connecticut

    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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  6. drewj23

    drewj23 Oct 18, 2005 Connecticut

    Galaxy will be available Wednesday
     
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  7. RMoeNay

    RMoeNay Sep 22, 2010 Connecticut

    Awesome I love that beer!!
     
  8. cruzmissile72

    cruzmissile72 Jul 26, 2012 Connecticut

    If the beer is subpar, I'll skip it. Thanks for the heads up. I guess that's why no one mentioned it before. :)
     
  9. woosterbill

    woosterbill Apr 6, 2009 Kentucky
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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.
     
  10. EDNOSE

    EDNOSE Oct 27, 2007 Connecticut

    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

    cruzmissile72 Jul 26, 2012 Connecticut

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

    woosterbill Apr 6, 2009 Kentucky
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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

    cruzmissile72 Jul 26, 2012 Connecticut

    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.
     
  14. DrWangerBanger

    DrWangerBanger Sep 9, 2010 Connecticut

    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
     
  15. sandman3479

    sandman3479 Dec 8, 2006 Connecticut
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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

    RMoeNay Sep 22, 2010 Connecticut

    Any idea of what's going to be on tap?
     
  17. sandman3479

    sandman3479 Dec 8, 2006 Connecticut
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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

    cruzmissile72 Jul 26, 2012 Connecticut

    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

    RMoeNay Sep 22, 2010 Connecticut

    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.
     
  20. Thads324

    Thads324 Jan 21, 2010 Connecticut

    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
     
  21. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Sep 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    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

    cruzmissile72 Jul 26, 2012 Connecticut

    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.
     
  23. davey101

    davey101 Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
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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.
     
  24. woosterbill

    woosterbill Apr 6, 2009 Kentucky
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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.
     
  25. sandman3479

    sandman3479 Dec 8, 2006 Connecticut
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    I wanna say the 1st week or 2 of July.
     
  26. sandman3479

    sandman3479 Dec 8, 2006 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    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'
     
  27. phorestfreak

    phorestfreak Mar 5, 2004 Connecticut

    Has anyone been to NEBCo recently? Is the Galaxy pale flowing yet?
     
  28. kozaka

    kozaka Apr 25, 2006 Connecticut
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Called yesterday, think it was James who said "hopefully" on Friday.
     
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  29. DrWangerBanger

    DrWangerBanger Sep 9, 2010 Connecticut

    Ah, lame, I was hoping to get some today
     
  30. sandman3479

    sandman3479 Dec 8, 2006 Connecticut
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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

    sandman3479 Dec 8, 2006 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    Just talked to Rob. Said Galaxy will def be on Saturday.
     
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  32. tpww7

    tpww7 Jun 26, 2007 Connecticut

    Still no list for what's on at Delaneys for Sierra tonight? Can't seem to find anywhere.
     
  33. RMoeNay

    RMoeNay Sep 22, 2010 Connecticut

    Going to have to call like sandman did I guess.
     
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  34. cruzmissile72

    cruzmissile72 Jul 26, 2012 Connecticut

    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

    RMoeNay Sep 22, 2010 Connecticut

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

    sandman3479 Dec 8, 2006 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    Saw that on Facebook too
     
  37. phorestfreak

    phorestfreak Mar 5, 2004 Connecticut

    I just saw some Untappd check ins at NEBCo. and Galaxy Pale is flowing
     
  38. tpww7

    tpww7 Jun 26, 2007 Connecticut

    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.
     
  39. davey101

    davey101 Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
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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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  40. drewj23

    drewj23 Oct 18, 2005 Connecticut

    Barley wine is still in the tank.
     
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