Tree House Brewing Co. (August 2015)

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  1. SenorQuesadilla

    SenorQuesadilla Initiate (77) Jul 18, 2014 Connecticut
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    How about that whole "currently turning over their entire capacity in a few days without having to worry about people drinking too much on property" angle?
     
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  2. skleice

    skleice Aspirant (232) Aug 6, 2015 Connecticut
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    I heard they are building a tasting room across from the brewery to the left of the koi pond. I don't know how involved it will be, but they've definitely shown that they are investing $$$ into their product, as well as the Tree House experience. These guys seem to do everything right IMO.
     
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  3. MartyMarrr

    MartyMarrr Initiate (91) Nov 29, 2014 Connecticut
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    Mass has crazy liquor laws. Like no happy hour because it promotes binge drinking. Not that has anything to do with treehouse. But they HAVE to have food available the moment any liquor or beer is sold on premise, they can't just get a permit to sell draft beers and not have food. It's all logistics and I'm sure that's the eventual plan and it'd be sweet but it's gonna take a while
     
  4. Brian_Burke

    Brian_Burke Aspirant (239) Feb 1, 2014 Massachusetts
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    I'm not sure that is true. If you are a "Farmer Brewer" with a taproom, no food is required. Jack's Abby has a pouring license and no food (in their current location, that's about to change).
     
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  5. jomobono

    jomobono Aspirant (247) Mar 12, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Correct, Medusa in Hudson has a tap room and they do not offer any food except for a pretzel.
     
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  6. CTJman

    CTJman Crusader (799) Jan 14, 2013 Connecticut
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    I like pretzels
     
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  7. BAMF

    BAMF Initiate (170) Jul 11, 2007 Massachusetts
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  8. jomobono

    jomobono Aspirant (247) Mar 12, 2012 Massachusetts
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    No you gotta do it like this.
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  9. abagofit

    abagofit Aspirant (236) Oct 31, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Harpoon taproom also just sells pretzels
     
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  10. Ken_P

    Ken_P Devotee (433) Dec 31, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Didn't I hear tell of wood fired pizzas coming to Tree House? Pretty sure that was mentioned in the expansion blog post last year.
     
  11. CTJman

    CTJman Crusader (799) Jan 14, 2013 Connecticut
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    Thats it! We need Pretzels
     
  12. adventurtons

    adventurtons Initiate (39) May 30, 2015 Connecticut
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    They are adding capacity as evidenced by the giant tank outside. I have the feeling if they follow a similar model to Bissell Brothers they will be fine. Laws are different in Maine but BB has a casual atmosphere, food available and cans available every day.
     
  13. dmolz

    dmolz Aspirant (203) Dec 2, 2014 Connecticut
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    150+ in line already. 3 growler limit.
     
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  14. SteveCarrozza

    SteveCarrozza Disciple (377) Aug 19, 2014 New Hampshire
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    Over/under 500 people tonight?
     
  15. jweave16

    jweave16 Disciple (330) Jul 31, 2013 New York
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    Can they serve 500 people in 3 hours is the question?
     
  16. skleice

    skleice Aspirant (232) Aug 6, 2015 Connecticut
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    Holy shit?!?!
     
  17. Evmo31

    Evmo31 Aspirant (263) Feb 3, 2015 Connecticut
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    Not in three hours. i bet they could push 500 people through the growler line tonight at 3pp. But they would be filling growlers way past 8. Might be a new record for busiest day at treehouse, 500 through the growler line is a huge number, my guess is it will be closer to 400, but who knows! I might have to go find out for myself.
     
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  18. Evmo31

    Evmo31 Aspirant (263) Feb 3, 2015 Connecticut
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    Twitter update:

    @TreeHouseBrewCo: 204 cards passed in. Serving #100 at the moment. For wait guesses - we filled ~100 orders in 50-55 minutes
     
  19. DeweyCheatem-n-Howe

    DeweyCheatem-n-Howe Disciple (311) May 23, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Holy crap... is this madness for Julius or Good Morning?
     
  20. skleice

    skleice Aspirant (232) Aug 6, 2015 Connecticut
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    I wonder what will be added for growlers. My uniformed guess is for a Curiosity tomorrow. But, who knows....it still says "more to come".
     
  21. skleice

    skleice Aspirant (232) Aug 6, 2015 Connecticut
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    Both
     
  22. SteveCarrozza

    SteveCarrozza Disciple (377) Aug 19, 2014 New Hampshire
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    Julius down to 200 cases. Started at 330 so in less than an hour and a half they went through 130 cases. At 6 pp that's a MINIMUM of 520 people. Dean and the crew is doing work!!!
     
  23. dmolz

    dmolz Aspirant (203) Dec 2, 2014 Connecticut
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    they were flying. I was 144 and out round 6. cards were over 300 before I left. I'd say 530 pm give or take. so they could make 500. hats off to them tho during the madness. side note I saw least a dozen or more get just good morning for growlers. maniacs lol.
     
  24. Evmo31

    Evmo31 Aspirant (263) Feb 3, 2015 Connecticut
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    Yep, looks like they will. Over 430 cards in now.
     
  25. eb1610

    eb1610 Disciple (352) Jan 3, 2014 Massachusetts
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    They are filling the 280s now. Slips in the 450s
     
  26. MA_hops

    MA_hops Aspirant (287) May 18, 2015 Vermont
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    I had Good Morning last Thursday…it was a glorious beer, but my favorite TH stout is still Double Shot w/ Sumatra. Anyways, thanks for the line # count guys, i'll just wait for Good Morning next year…the parking lot must be a mess?
     
  27. Gunboat82

    Gunboat82 Aspirant (202) Jul 3, 2012 Massachusetts
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    I want to shoot myself for driving here.
     
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  28. HugeBulge

    HugeBulge Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2012 New York
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    Today was my first time there for growlers. I got there around 330 and was out by 520. Thought they did an excellent job with the crowd.
     
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  29. cbutova

    cbutova Poo-Bah (3,497) Oct 10, 2008 Massachusetts
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    Yea. I got my cans at around 7:30 and ran away as fast as possible. I think it was when order 280 was filled and the pile of new slips looked to be the size of Moby Dick. Get some Good Morning next time around. I live reasonably less than 45 minutes away so at least its not a huge deal.
     
  30. skleice

    skleice Aspirant (232) Aug 6, 2015 Connecticut
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    2 hours for me. Cool to run into friends to make the wait easier.
     
  31. patrickcmcd

    patrickcmcd Initiate (96) Dec 25, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Showed a bit past 7 for cans...wow. But this Alter Ego is excellent.
     
  32. Hophead717

    Hophead717 Zealot (579) Oct 21, 2011 Massachusetts
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    So much for getting cans around 2pm on Saturday. Oh well. Maybe next week.
     
  33. RichD

    RichD Champion (821) Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island
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    Showed up at around 3:45 and was not expecting to be number 150 in line. Even when King Julius and Julius were on a few months back, I was only in the 80s when I showed up at the same time.

    The crew at Tree House is top notch as always. They decided it was best to open early at 4 and continued to churn out growlers fills at crazy speeds.

    Crazy what the hype machine has done to this brewery though.
     
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  34. mcd432

    mcd432 Initiate (147) Jul 23, 2015 North Carolina
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    Curious to hear what the average wait was? I know the gang at TH are busting their asses trying to appease the masses and I am not trying to down their sales approach but it seems like alot of time needs to be invested in exchange for a 6 can PP return.
     
  35. Shwilly_Vanilli

    Shwilly_Vanilli Aspirant (213) Dec 20, 2013 Connecticut
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    The can line is always quick and efficient. Maybe 20 min on the busiest days. Well worth Julius and Alter Ego.

    The Treehouse crew were phenomenal tonight. Responded to the massive turnout by opening their doors at 4:10. I was #87 and had my growlers filled by 5:05. Every time, these guys over-deliver on their beer, and their customer service. Great experience tonight.
     
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  36. skleice

    skleice Aspirant (232) Aug 6, 2015 Connecticut
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    Got my cans in 5 mins at 7:00.
     
  37. mcd432

    mcd432 Initiate (147) Jul 23, 2015 North Carolina
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    Hope is now returning. Heading up there next month for a wedding and was really starting to rethink even entertaining stopping by... Though I would like to try their beer.
     
  38. ppoitras

    ppoitras Poo-Bah (3,725) Jan 15, 2004 Massachusetts

    So I wonder if the planned expansion of hours to Wednesdays would be just cans. That would be so slick considering how in-and-out easy these random Wednesdays have gone. I worry that a full-service (including growlers) Wednesday would just become the new Thursday...
     
  39. Mr2Saint

    Mr2Saint Initiate (0) Feb 10, 2015 Connecticut
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    "Whoa. You all humble us! 144 cases of Alter left. 122 cases of Julius. Still a bunch of GM. More info tomorrow. For now we sleep.. thank you!" - Tree House BrewingCo Twitter - 10:51PM ET
     
  40. PeteKuncis

    PeteKuncis Initiate (42) Dec 6, 2014 Massachusetts
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    I got there at 6:20. Filled out slip. I was #363 (holy crap!). I think they were filling #150's at that time. Got through can line in about 3 minutes. Went off for some shopping and a bite to eat. Got my growlers back at 8:30. Good job lowering the limit to 3 growler fills. Whole thing was flawless. World class production they've got going on. I do think they need to make another door so you can get to the cans easier than walking through the growler chaos though.
     
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