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Discussion in 'US - Northeast' started by bring, Jan 1, 2020.
If you are posting in an online beer forum, you obviously have no friends.
But seriously though,
Did I see JM has its own can now?
I don't know if you did, but I did.
I think AB-Inbev would like a word...
Got my hands on some fresh Haze and Doppel. WOW. I can’t remember either of these beers tasting any better - ever. I’m not sure what they have done recently, or maybe it has just been that I haven’t had TH in quite some time - but these beers are prime prime.
Also, looking at the back of the can descriptions...does anyone remember when they printed on their cans “You are lucky to be holding...”. I thought that was amazing haha. So pompous, but so true. I’m sad they changed this to “We are excited that you are holding...”’. Don’t hide TH, strut your stuff!!!
Bet you are a big Sheena Easton fan.
This thread never fails to disappoint.
I guess I should have specified "Craft" Breweries or those that don't operate on deceptive or illegal trade practices. Sure there are plenty of Breweries that have more revenues but I can't imagine there are many that operate with TH's ridiculously high profit margin (which is probably 3-5 times higher than AB Inbev's) on the scale they do. Selling as much beer as possible direct to consumer and cutting out the distributors and retailers seems to be the business model most new breweries are following.
DoubleGanger proper cans.
It is strange to me that Doubleganger is amazing, and Doppelganger is just meh to me. How are they even in the same family of beers?
It's funny I think Doppelganger is a lot better. Maybe even same with KJ vs KJJJ?
I'd take AAAlter over either, personally.
I see they've got another batch of Super Treat today, which for some reason they seem to be making more often than some of their core beers (Sap in particular) these days.
Anybody have thoughts on this beer? Is it as sweet as the name makes it sound and the can makes it look? There are a couple mixed cases, Proper Cans and Extra Crispy #12, that look great except that for having this beer as a big part of them. As others have said, when paying this much money beer, I'd like to be confident I'm going to like all of them.
Treat reminds me of the Bright series which I don't think is Tree House's best. I think Super Treat is just a ramped up Treat. So if you like Bright and you like Treat, you will probably like Super Treat.
Thanks. Haven't tried Treat for the same reason I'm skeptical of Super Treat. Bright is ... fine. Really enjoyed the Nelson version they put out a while ago.
Haha, I'm with you. Tree House's business model is the envy of every craft brewery.
I think the exact same thing though - I LOVE Doubleganger, and Dopp is just fine with me. Oh well, right?
I may be wrong, but I think Treat doesn't use their house yeast, while super treat does. This may have changed since they first released treat. I don't go out of my way for super treat, but I am not upset about getting a case with a few cans of it. It is on the sweeter and creamier side of their IPA range.
They definitely made a point to note the house yeast in batch 2 of Treat. Not sure if it stayed that way since, but I assume so.
How dare you bring up something that doesn’t paint the TH picture with rainbows and unicorns!
Oh shoot! Then possibly ignore what I said above about it being like Bright.
I believe you were right about the first batch of Treat, it was basically OG Bright with extra sugar (not house yeast). This beer was, by far, the worst TH beer I’ve ever tried. Apparently, they also weren’t happy with it and gave the next batch the house yeast treatment and it’s been that way since (including any Super Treats that followed).
For what it’s worth, in my opinion, this beer (Treat/Super Treat) falls into the category of beers that simply aren’t that unique/better than their core offerings to waste your calories on.
Rent free man, rent free.
Q: Currently, August 2020, what is their fruitiest offering?
I'm referencing their TERRIFIC Guava- and Peach-infused
drafts from back in the winter.
I've picked up a coupla cases of "Radiant" and "Shimmer",
and while these are terrific iPAs, they have nowhere near
the upfront fruit kick of the above drafts.
In other words, Tree House still isn't canning their best
Step 1: Buy a nice juicy peach.
Step 2: Buy a fresh can of Haze.
Step 3: Squeeze peach juice into said can of Haze.
Step 4: Stop acting like this is anywhere near their best offering.
As a teacher, I feel compelled to pay notice to your effort..... but- the post you quoted references their "best fruited option". It seems you disdain the posters love of fruited beer. On that I will agree with you. But we should adhere to some rules of discourse here. By that I mean, please feel free to call out juice box heroes, but do it from a perch of lexiconic exactitude so we will be free from annoying retorts. IF you are correct and the poster you quoted believes the fruited IPAs are Tree House's best options, then I apologize- in that case, you are most definitely correct. We need to stop the sweet creep into craft beer. It really is a problem.
I just spent the last 15-20 minutes browsing through posts here because of this.
I've enjoyed TH beer on and off for the last few years. In late July, I was passing nearby so I picked up a case. It's without a doubt the most disappointing group of TH beers I've ever had.
Several of the cans (including the most popular ones, Like Very Ggggreen and Juice Machine) were a month old when I purchased them from the brewery. That's inexcusable. And almost everything I've had from that batch has been a far cry from what I remember. I, too, was wondering if I've just destroyed my palate recently, but beers I've previously enjoyed from other breweries haven't lost their luster.
These are some of the softest, sweetest IPAs I've ever had, to a fault - there's no hop bite at all, and some of them are almost totally flavorless, like drinking alcohol + sugar with some bittering agent.
It is really bizarre how they haven’t released the Tart beers since, what, last summer?
the peach and nectarine ones were great. I’d happily buy a case of those for the back half of summer
Peach Tart is currently in the shop. Got a can in my mixed case from this past weekend.
Bottled Green guys.
Strange for that to just appear with no mention, especially since some mix packs still have the 16oz cans of Green rn. Personally I’d love the option for a 12oz format.
Hype offering or running short on aluminum? Can't recall TH using 12 oz. bottles for anything, so this is curious. Must be more difficult for stacking cases on dollies, that's for sure.
Anyone have any idea when these guys will open up for pours again? I imagine the pizza oven covers them for food made on site. There's plenty of outdoor space to keep socially distant, too. I've been craving some Tree House but an hour drive to just drive through isn't that appealing.
Oof, price hike too. $3.05/bottle if my math is correct. Not too bad though. 12oz of Green at $3.80/can = $2.85.
(based on the Drink Your Greens Mix Pack: 12 Julius @ $3.80 + 6 GGGreennn @ $4.80 + 6 Green bottles = $92.70)
Guess bottling really is more expensive, although I'd have expected these Green bottles to be like $7 each based on the pricing of some of the previous stouts we've seen.
meh, price difference is fine. Glass is more costly than aluminum, and it's typical for price to go down when purchasing more volume (2L bottle of coke vs a 20oz bottle of coke).
Maybe it's a can shortage, though that would be a bit weird with them releasing a bunch of new "proper" cans. Though who knows when orders were placed and such.
Maybe they're just zigging when the beer world is zagging. I look forward to reviews of glass bottle TH capturing the magic of their growlers and preserving their softness better or some shit. Meanwhile Maine Beer Co. will be like "wtf?"
I'd like to think their best is yet to come.
Step 3: I've actually done this, it doesn't work.
I'm a great fan of their fruited drafts, they go down extremely well in the Summer.
As far as the creeping of sweetened ales, go with what you know and enjoy.
Stifling innovation will negate my first line above, agreed?
Around the same time the governor completely reopens the state of MA.
As has always been the case on here, the definition of “innovation” is a hotly-debated and very subjective topic. My personal opinion is that the above doesn’t qualify but obviously YMMV
I've soured quite a bit on Doppelganger over the last year. Not sure why but I just don't bother with it anymore.
Doubleganger is amazing, though. Always has been.
I do find it odd how rare Alter Ego is these days.