Tree House Brewing Co. (February 2016)

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  1. Frio7

    Frio7 Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2016 Massachusetts

    haha Literally thought it was Thursday..smh
     
  2. Capt_Quint

    Capt_Quint Initiate (132) May 29, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Pretty sure it's both. Nate commented a few times that the delay in brewing Sap at the end of last year was due to waiting on Simcoe hops.
     
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  3. skleice

    skleice Aspirant (275) Aug 6, 2015 Connecticut

    Yes, + simcoe.

    Regardless, I'll be grabbing some today. Not my fav, but I didn't say I didn't like it! :slight_smile:
     
  4. pisano

    pisano Zealot (553) Sep 18, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Cracked open a month-old Sap the other day and, dare I say, I think it was better than when fresh.
     
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  5. skleice

    skleice Aspirant (275) Aug 6, 2015 Connecticut

    100% agree with this. Bitterness falls off a bit and it's more to my liking.
     
  6. agreenman19

    agreenman19 Poo-Bah (1,934) Apr 10, 2011 Connecticut
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    Just whatever you do, don't sit on your Sap longer than 3-4 months.

    I had one of the green labels (from April-ish) in September and it was... less than desirable. Reminded me of Molotov Lite: ultra piney oniony resin bomb. My girlfriend said, "here, try this", and I had absolutely no clue that it was Tree House. Not good.
     
  7. Jesse14

    Jesse14 Initiate (182) Jul 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    Honestly, you shouldn't sit on any hoppy beer for over 3 months. I typically don't let anything get past 2 and 1 month is a sweet spot in my opinion.
     
  8. Guzzle_McBrew

    Guzzle_McBrew Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2014 Connecticut

    My $.02 -
    I have noticed some light garlicy stuff on Alter, very slightly on some batches of Green, Juice Machine and most notably on Doppleganger. I get more of the green onion/garlic notes on most Trillium DIPAs or anything brewed with Falconers Flight or Summit, but there is a slight hint of the flavor on anything that is hopped heavily enough, regardless of if these more onion/garlic prone hops are used.

    From my homebrewing experience, seems like a pretty simple tradeoff; more dry hops=more flavor and aroma- at a certain point a little bit of vegital taste comes out too. In this world of double-triple-dry-hopped-moar-cloudy-is-better, I think it is tough to consistently toe that line of ultra-hopped but not crossing into some garlic, especially with batches of hops having different oil content, etc.

    Sometimes the flavors desist after the beer settles out a little. If something tastes a little too 'green' for you, maybe wait a week or two on those cans.
     
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  9. witts2000

    witts2000 Initiate (0) May 13, 2015 Massachusetts

    Shout out to the name Guzzle McBrew. Made me laugh...but I am dumb.
     
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  10. runpmc007

    runpmc007 Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2011 Massachusetts

    Thanks!
     
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  11. Guzzle_McBrew

    Guzzle_McBrew Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2014 Connecticut

    Good man!
    Me too. :slight_smile:
     
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  12. Eamonlaw

    Eamonlaw Initiate (0) Dec 2, 2015 Rhode Island

    How often do they have Julius available? I was just there for the first time on Saturday, and my wife may kill me if I take the 4 hour round trip (including growler fill wait time) again so soon. I'm very tempted to take the trip tomorrow, but I can hold off if they release Julius fairly regularly. I check the website pretty regularly, but don't recall seeing Julius available in the past few weeks. Would be interested in the Sap as well. Very much enjoying the Bright, Green, and Alter Ego I picked up last week!
     
  13. slengteng

    slengteng Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2014 Massachusetts

    It's been every other week pretty consistently for a while now.
     
  14. robo55

    robo55 Initiate (58) Oct 29, 2015 Massachusetts
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    There's Simcoe and Columbus in Sap, but it's mostly Chinook. I've been trying to narrow down the hops in Julius and the no Simcoe is a new data point because they released Julius after they made this comment. Thanks for the reminder!
     
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  15. darkandhoppy

    darkandhoppy Aspirant (264) Dec 26, 2008 Connecticut

    whats your wife offering as an alternative use for those 4 hours? :sunglasses:

    but more to the point, Julius is (?) the most frequently brewed tree house beer. at least every other week
     
  16. eb1610

    eb1610 Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2014 Massachusetts

    Limits on both Sap and Julius dropped to 4pp
     
  17. Dopen993

    Dopen993 Initiate (0) Jul 20, 2015 Rhode Island

    Per each time through line?
     
  18. zman_

    zman_ Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2015 Massachusetts

    One time through line per person per day.
     
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  19. mschofield

    mschofield Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2002 Massachusetts

    now it's 3, same amount left for both

    " Limit 3 cans PP (~ 80 cases remain)"
     
  20. Boomfishberg

    Boomfishberg Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2015 Massachusetts

    If I get there at 7:30p on a typical Thursday, how long will it take me to get growlers filled?
     
  21. skleice

    skleice Aspirant (275) Aug 6, 2015 Connecticut

    It really depends with what's available, but I've found that 45 minutes is a good average.
     
  22. DeweyCheatem-n-Howe

    DeweyCheatem-n-Howe Initiate (0) May 23, 2015 Massachusetts

    Jesus, how insane was yesterday?
     
  23. VincentChase

    VincentChase Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2010 Massachusetts
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    I remember around 230-3 they tweeted that there was no line - we were there around 5 and were in and out. Assuming both were 450 case runs, that's almost 1500 people. Kinda hard to believe. I noticed they didn't announce how many cases they started with. Maybe it wasn't 450?
     
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  24. slengteng

    slengteng Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2014 Massachusetts

    Ouch.
     
  25. Matty123

    Matty123 Initiate (0) Mar 27, 2014 Connecticut

    just canceled my plans to head up there. was about to leave CT now but i would get there at around 2pm and not get out til 5pm for 6 cans (maybe, although they will prob be releasing one more can today) and 3 growlers.. meh. ill wait til next week. NEBCO Here I come
     
  26. jimmyfausto

    jimmyfausto Initiate (34) Jul 28, 2014 Massachusetts

    I'm guessing one or both of those batches were not ~450 cases yields. They have been posting on their website that there are "plenty for today" recently instead of "there are x amount of cases". Who knows though.
     
  27. RuckIt

    RuckIt Aspirant (204) Apr 29, 2008 Massachusetts
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    Considering they don't open until 5pm, you wouldn't have been out until 5:30 anyways - unless they opened early due to a long line.

    That said, there are 2 more runs this week, and if history is any indication, one will be today. With no announcement yet, if they do can today it's probably something special. Thursdays have been the Very "X" or KJ days recently iirc.
     
  28. Piels25

    Piels25 Aspirant (213) Dec 17, 2013 Massachusetts
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    The line was probably 100+ deep when I arrived at 12:45 pm and still going strong when I walked out 30 minutes later.
     
  29. tynian16

    tynian16 Initiate (155) Oct 23, 2015 New York

    Quick question. If you get there early, do they allow you to put a cooler in line and then chill in your car if its cold or raining out?
     
  30. JGLittle

    JGLittle Initiate (0) Mar 24, 2012 Massachusetts

    Yes.
     
  31. HeyLady

    HeyLady Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2015 New York

    Yup, it is one of the many things that make going to Tree House great.
     
  32. seanunreal

    seanunreal Initiate (118) Jul 23, 2009 Massachusetts

    Life... finds a way.
     
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  33. Bcelos

    Bcelos Initiate (0) Mar 24, 2015 Connecticut

    Anyone else kind of upset that they keep doing this 8pp thing on Wednesdays and then by Thursday it drops down to 3/4PP? I get that they want to get people as much beer as possible but doesn't it make more sense to just do 6PP on Wednesday and 6PP on Thursday. I don't think anyone would have complained with walking out with 12 cans instead of 16 yesterday but now on Thursday you're looking at 6(+ maybe another 3 in form of a DIPA). I think they need to realize how crowded they actually get on Wednesdays now
     
  34. eb1610

    eb1610 Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2014 Massachusetts

    I'm guessing the yields were the normal amount yesterday. Maybe they decided to hold more for growlers in hopes that it lasts a little longer
     
  35. JGLittle

    JGLittle Initiate (0) Mar 24, 2012 Massachusetts

    It was only 14 cans yesterday. 8 Sap and 6 J pp.
     
  36. NiceBeerCans

    NiceBeerCans Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2013 New York

    Nope. Thursdays has growlers too.
     
  37. Lupin

    Lupin Aspirant (285) Jun 4, 2006 Connecticut
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    No. I am not upset about the ability to buy pretty much the same amount of beer as I could in 2014 in growlers, and then also grab up 8-12+ total cans of three different beers. I'm also not upset about the ability to show up on a Wednesday and pick up cans with minimal wait. Why do people get "upset" about beer in the first place?
     
  38. skleice

    skleice Aspirant (275) Aug 6, 2015 Connecticut

    + an additional can release.
     
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  39. DeweyCheatem-n-Howe

    DeweyCheatem-n-Howe Initiate (0) May 23, 2015 Massachusetts

    Is there WiFi there? I've never actually checked, but I could stand to do a little outside "work" this afternoon waiting in an early line.
     
  40. eb1610

    eb1610 Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2014 Massachusetts

    No wifi
     
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