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Discussion in 'New England' started by NiceBeerCans, Apr 1, 2017.
6 days you say? Didn't realize that.. Do you know what day they're closed?
access rd pkg might be restricted due to fire truck access. could be wrong though.
No, just going off of what I remember from an interview. I doubt they will be open that much at first. They've got to ramp up and I'm sure they will take their time to maintain quality.
Regarding the parking, TH actually replied to a question about it on that same Tweet thread. Here's their response:
"We aren't worried about parking. It's in Charlton, MA."
This is their overflow plan:
They should put a gate up and open it 1 hour before the posted opening time.
They should require EZPass and a Soylent Green ration ticket!
Such a smart idea. Glad Alchemist started doing this.
I agree. I feel bad for the staff that they're at the mercy of how early people want to arrive. They work long enough hours as it is.
...Soylent Green would be an awesome variant name.
Only issue with this at the current location is that it gums up the local streets. I'm not sure what the roads are like around the new location, but if there's a little more freedom to drive and turn around without bothering people (like if the brewery is off a main drag), then this could and should absolutely work. The key is being able to give it a couple weeks/months before people start to take the hint without making the area hell for that time.
Its rt 20, and its a nonresidential zone, so much better than the current area for traffic
they should clear cut 100 acres around the facility for parking
The T should run straight to the new building.
Lots of locals are still wondering if they're going to keep the Monson location open for retail sales. Hoping I won't have to drive out to Charlton on a regular basis starting this summer, although when I have time I'll definitely be out there hitting BT's and TH.
You in Western Mass, I take it? Because Charlton is about ten minutes closer for Boston-area folks.
According to the employee handing out growler slips a few Fridays ago, they're thinking of keeping it open for some retail,
Given how crazy the fanatics are, I feel like keeping Monson open can only be bad news chaoswise until Charlton gets to the point where there aren't limits or they are Trillium case per beer level high. Otherwise people driving to one for open then waiting in line at the other is an inevitability.
Yes, about 10 minutes on the western side of Monson. The drive to Charlton would only be about 30-40 minutes for me, give or take.
That is a good point, not sure how they'd go about having X amount of beer at each location or dealing with a rush at X location. Makes the prospect of them having both operating seem less. Trillum found a way to make it work, and just keep people notified as to how much beer is left at each location as they do.
Also, we all know the neighbor's are probably fed up with the monson location but I hope they keep it open it's too damn convenient for me.
Maybe they'll just sell Bright exclusively at Monson? That'll keep the crowds down.
That would do it
When you say retail, would this just be TH shwag or canned beer to go as well?
Bright + Sap
YES PLEASE. Unlimited Sap with no lines ever? SIGN ME UP RIGHT NOW!
How about 12oz cans of Juice Machine, Very Hazy, or King Jjjjuliusss at a 1pp limit total per day as a psychology experiment to see if they still get a line.
I didnt think about this, but yea, considering the number of people who buy as much treehouse as possible to trade/sell (i think there was a discussion about a facebook page doing this in this thread) i wouldnt be surprised at people getting around limits by going to both.
I suspect the Monson location will focus more on the mixed fermentation brews for retail.
The website colors are just screaming Eureka w/Citra. That would be the perfect beer for this week as I complete a project outside.
If they keep up retail sales there I don't see how it wouldn't include beer. The employee I talked to didn't know for sure they'd continue sales in Monson, just thought it was likely in some form.
Just remember the operating times in their application to the town are the permitted hours. It doesn't mean they'll use them all.
Maybe they want the option for holiday weeks, or snow events or for 10 years down the line. And they don't want to seek town permission if they want to open on say a Tuesday of Thanksgiving week. Get permitted for it and they have the option if they want to use it.
I'm thinking leave monson draft only. have 10-12 taps going like the original vision
Are Curiosity's specifically IPA/DIPA variants?
Has there been a stout before?
I have heard from employees and I think Nate said it on Twitter that Monson will be indeed kept open for mixed fermentation, i.e. the Native series, but also some other special beers and possibly a barrel aging program.
Curiosity beers are experimental IPA/DIPA batches that allow Nate and Damien to try some new things. They use the results of those beers to try and improve the regular offerings. It's really taken off though as there have been some amazing Curiosity beers that people want more of. It's worth noting that someone asked Nate on Twitter if they would ever see C27 and C28, specifically, ever again to which Nate said something that implied they could be seen again once the new brewery was open. I'll see if I can find that tweet, but there are a lot of replies from Nate, which in itself is awesome that he is so accessible.
It's worth noting that C20 turned into Bright. It is the only Curiosity beer that has become a regular offering to this point.
they listed Julius yesterday for the canning run..... probably be Green tomorrow
Pale ales too.
C32 from a few weeks ago was great. I'd love to see it made more often, but how many "regular rotation" beers do we want Nate & Co. to focus on? Semi-regular we have Julius, Green, Doppel, AE, Lights On, Haze, Bright, Sap, Eureka... you've got the Imperial or DDH or whatever versions of all of them (your Kings and Verys and whatnot)... you've got interesting non-hops like Ma and Bear and Trailbreaker... you've got a handful of dark beers with Hustle, TWSS and the Multi-Shots... then there's the Native series...
I'd like to see more regular availability of all the great stuff they've developed into more or less finished products rather than going nuts with adding formerly one-off beers into the mix. JMO of course.
Greater availability of the regular stuff (core four, Bright, Sap, etc) I think is the main goal of Charlton. Though I doubt there will ever be a "finished" product since they continue to evolve the beers. Regardless, they will be brewing on a 60 BBL system with more fermentation vessels, I believe, greatly increasing how much beer they can make once everything is running at full capacity. I think brewing a batch of an old Curiosity beer maybe once a month would be welcomed by a lot of people without hurting the availability of the regulars too much. Or they could even do them in Monson and the regulars wouldn't be affected. Will have to wait and see how they handle that.
P.S. Also thought C32 was amazing.
I believe their customer parking isn't even represented here and has yet to be carved out..that lot could be an employee lot IMHO