Tree House Brewing Company (April 2017)

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  1. Spoild

    Spoild Aspirant (232) Jan 30, 2017 Massachusetts
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    I know there have been some jokes going on with this, but they have responded to a few environmentally-minded individuals about clearing the trees for the building. Apparently the plot had already had the trees cut down and they are going to be mounting an effort to plant new trees, so I doubt any of the outlined area will turn into parking. They did say they were not worried about parking, so that lot must be bigger than it looks, they might have people park along that entry road, or expect people to park nearby and walk a bit.
     
  2. DeweyCheatem-n-Howe

    DeweyCheatem-n-Howe Disciple (372) May 23, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Well, walking my fat ass down the road a bit will help offset that hoppy gut-growing goodness...
     
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  3. state08

    state08 Initiate (141) Feb 4, 2016 New Jersey
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    I'm picturing an off-site lot with trams like at Disney World.
     
  4. Spoild

    Spoild Aspirant (232) Jan 30, 2017 Massachusetts
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    Does this mean I can wear my fanny pack???
     
  5. Swats

    Swats Initiate (120) Jul 1, 2015 Connecticut
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    Yes, but no selfie sticks...
     
  6. SenorQuesadilla

    SenorQuesadilla Initiate (64) Jul 18, 2014 Connecticut
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    I doubt that people will have to do much walking or parking on the driveway. The clear cut area around the brewery is massive but doesn't look like it because of how big the brewery is/that the brewery is in the foreground. Pouring the parking lots will be one of the last things they do, you don't want massive trucks and equipment going through those day after day if you can help it.
     
  7. agreenman19

    agreenman19 Savant (996) Apr 10, 2011 Connecticut
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    Seriously. They're building a brand new brewery from scratch on a 70 acre plot of land. There is no way they don't have a well-thought out plan for parking that is convenient for customers and easy to manage. I would be shocked if they expected people to parallel park along the driveway or walk half a mile.
     
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  8. Larueminati

    Larueminati Aspirant (214) Sep 3, 2016 Massachusetts
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    That would sure pose a problem for the guys that take their grandfather in a walker or grandmother like its weekend at bernies to get extra on their allotment, gotta love those guys.
     
  9. BababooeyHTJ

    BababooeyHTJ Initiate (145) Mar 3, 2016 Connecticut
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    Better than the people who take their infants and toddlers in the blazing sun on the hottest days of the year. Or in the cold rain like I saw on friday.
     
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  10. BababooeyHTJ

    BababooeyHTJ Initiate (145) Mar 3, 2016 Connecticut
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    I never understood that one. I was pretty excited to pick up some bright on wednesday. Yes, its not my favorite beer of theirs. On the other hand I can't think of too many similar beers that I enjoy more. I think that it blows beerd dogs and boats out of the water which is the most similar beer that I can think of. Also shits on captains daughter which people seem to love.

    I would not mind having bright in the fridge all of the time. Sap on the other hand..... I can find more comparable west coast ipas in the package store at all times. If I were a fan of that style.
     
  11. skleice

    skleice Aspirant (226) Aug 6, 2015 Connecticut
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    Sap is the shit. I definitely don't see anything comparable at the packie....imo.

    I'll admit OG Bright is probably my least favorite TH beer, but only because I'm not a huge fan of single hop Mosaic brews (like Melcher St too). I do like the Bright variants quite a bit though.
     
  12. agreenman19

    agreenman19 Savant (996) Apr 10, 2011 Connecticut
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    I agree, but it's all relative. I think Bright is an outstanding beer in comparison to most stuff from other breweries and also in its own right, but I prefer other Tree House offerings to Bright. That's not to say it's a bad beer, it's just in a different vein.

    It is one of the best showcases of Mosaic hops I've come across, but Mosaic can be hit or miss with some people, leading to polarizing opinions of Bright. I don't think anybody here will say Bright is a bad beer, but it's often not what you're in the mood for when you've got Tree House on the mind.
     
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  13. agreenman19

    agreenman19 Savant (996) Apr 10, 2011 Connecticut
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    Hopefully people won't need to drag along their elders once Charlton is firing on all cylinders!
     
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  14. BababooeyHTJ

    BababooeyHTJ Initiate (145) Mar 3, 2016 Connecticut
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    Oh, so you feel the same way about mosic that I feel about citra.

    I'm a fan of nelson so I prefer the nelson variant. I wasn't fond of the amirillo and simico variant. It was good just no og bright. I feel that most of these mosaic and citra combos are bought down by the citra. That said I hate citra. I've avoided bright with citra since aside from sap eureka with citra is the tree house brew that impressed me the least. I love eureka with nelson and galaxy btw.

    Taste is very subjective for sure.
     
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  15. TPIR

    TPIR Initiate (158) Jan 29, 2017 Connecticut
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    Funny you should say that because I'm not a big fan of Bright but Bright with Citra is one of my favorite (semi regular) TH beers. Subjective indeed.
     
  16. TPIR

    TPIR Initiate (158) Jan 29, 2017 Connecticut
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    That's the joke...they are increasing capacity by 10x but actually decreasing parking. Take that!
     
  17. JayKoz

    JayKoz Initiate (174) Jun 20, 2014 Connecticut

    Even more weird, Mosaic isn't my favorite, Citra is one of my favorites, and I'd take regular Bright over Bright with Citra (have only had 2 of the batches).
     
  18. Nkapura

    Nkapura Initiate (171) May 31, 2015 Massachusetts
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    I agree, I actually really like Sap... There's some quality about it though, if my first time drinking it I was given it blind, I actually would've guessed that it was something from the Trillium lineup. Am I the only one who thinks this?
     
  19. BababooeyHTJ

    BababooeyHTJ Initiate (145) Mar 3, 2016 Connecticut
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    I haven't had bright with citra. I'm just not going out of my way for it. Especially since eureka with citra is my least favorite varient. That says I'm talking out of my ### and very well may enjoy it.
     
  20. zeuiax

    zeuiax Aspirant (242) May 1, 2016 New Jersey
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    lights on tomorrow with Dr. J?
     
  21. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (2,862) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    I like regular Sap a lot, and of course found Super Sap to be one of my all time faves.

    However, I must say, its name had me bracing for an outlier attempt at a harshly bitter grapefruit pine bomb the likes of which came out of the West Coast during the first IPA craze, but, it's really not all that piney or resiny or sappy as I was anticipating and was still firmly in the NE IPA realm for me, which was a pleasant surprise.
     
  22. cdilisio

    cdilisio Initiate (29) Apr 18, 2015 Maine
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    something big is brewing Friday... I can feel it
     
  23. TPIR

    TPIR Initiate (158) Jan 29, 2017 Connecticut
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    Yeah I kind of lucked into it. I went up for the can release and they had Bright with Citra on tap. I was going to a friend's house for dinner the next night so I figured we should buy a couple 750s to try out. I'm so glad I did because like you said, it wasn't a beer that I was going out of my way for. I will now though.
     
  24. ChrisV784

    ChrisV784 Initiate (135) Jun 1, 2016 Massachusetts
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    I mean...maybe? But what more do people want? For the past month, they have dropped BOMBS. Very Green, Very Hazy, Juice Machine, a new Curiosity, and a Double Shot variant. Are we getting too greedy? Haha
     
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  25. redsox6202

    redsox6202 Initiate (151) Oct 1, 2016 Connecticut
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    I could not agree more. OG bright and Bright w/Nelson are 2 of my favorite beers TH has. Days of 8-10 Bright cans are amazing.
     
  26. cdilisio

    cdilisio Initiate (29) Apr 18, 2015 Maine
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    Well this will be my 3rd ever trip to TH. One can only hope.....
     
  27. ChrisV784

    ChrisV784 Initiate (135) Jun 1, 2016 Massachusetts
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    Whatever they have on Friday, I'm sure it will be delicious. Haha
     
  28. SenorQuesadilla

    SenorQuesadilla Initiate (64) Jul 18, 2014 Connecticut
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    I don't really follow what you're saying here...Sap tastes like a west coast IPA to you?
     
  29. cdilisio

    cdilisio Initiate (29) Apr 18, 2015 Maine
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    agreed!
     
  30. Larueminati

    Larueminati Aspirant (214) Sep 3, 2016 Massachusetts
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    KJ?
     
  31. Rysk22

    Rysk22 Aspirant (201) Nov 12, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Definitely.
     
  32. cdilisio

    cdilisio Initiate (29) Apr 18, 2015 Maine
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    JJJ??? hahah jk
    doppel today
     
  33. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (2,862) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    Jing Kulius? :rolling_eyes:
     
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  34. Larueminati

    Larueminati Aspirant (214) Sep 3, 2016 Massachusetts
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    I think it was September last time KJ was released, I remember it was 6 cans per. Sadly, if it's released again before Charlton it'l probably be 2pp. I remember I drank all 6 that weekend.
     
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  35. LukieBL

    LukieBL Initiate (171) Jun 10, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Sap is pretty clearly a West coast IPA, what are you not following?
     
  36. Larueminati

    Larueminati Aspirant (214) Sep 3, 2016 Massachusetts
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    Maybe it used to be but it's definitely not anymore IMO, it's fruity and smooth with no bite. Definitely doesn't have a dry finish, if anything i'd say Bright is west coast.
     
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  37. GabrielEVH

    GabrielEVH Initiate (199) Mar 24, 2016 Massachusetts
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    There was some discussion a few months ago on Sap and whether its flavor profile had changed. I've only been going to TH for about a year so my opinion doesn't hold as much weight as the TH veterans here, but from what I recall, the Sap I was getting starting in the fall of 2016 was more closely related to their other core NE IPAs than I remember it being in the early spring of 2016. The spring 2016 version I though was a little less fruity and more fresh pine/resin. Maybe it is just my poor recall, but hearing others talk about this makes me wonder. Do others think this beer has evolved over time?
     
  38. Rysk22

    Rysk22 Aspirant (201) Nov 12, 2014 Massachusetts
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    I don't think you could ever call Sap a West Coast IPA as those are supposed to be clear and crisp by design. Sap is a hazy NE IPA with some bitterness that might remind you of a west coast IPA but that is simply because of the hops used...
     
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  39. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (2,862) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    Sap is definitely nothing like the classics from Stone, Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas, Russian River, Green Flash, etc.
     
  40. mschofield

    mschofield Meyvn (1,450) Oct 16, 2002 Massachusetts
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    I wouldn't call Sap or Bright west coast, hybrid I'd agree with. Sap is a Tree House style IPA but with typically west coast hops. Bright is more of a typically TH hopped IPA but with west coast yeast profile.
     
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