Tree House Brewing Company (June 2017)

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  1. NiceBeerCans

    NiceBeerCans Initiate (199) Mar 16, 2013 New York
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    New monthly Tree House thread.

    Always check out the following link to see what is available for sale, starting on Wednesday (the first, of two canning runs, is posted on Tuesday but both are sold on Wednesday). Cans and Tree House growlers are sold and filled at the brewery only. Must be Tree House growlers per MA law. There are bottle releases randomly (i.e. Double Shot or Native bottles) but bottles are infrequent.

    http://treehousebrew.com/on-tap/

    Yes, limits are enforced and subject to change at the brewery's discretion. Only one time through the line, per day, and absolutely no drinking in the line or on the property. Also, don't speed through the neighborhood and don't park on the neighbor's property for any reason. Do not walk behind the brewery , block the driveway, or block the entrance doorway, which serves as the exit too. They have parking lots where you are suppose to park. Make room to close the door!

    CURRENT REGULAR HOURS: Wednesday from 12-6 PM for Can Sales Only. Growlers & Can sales Thurs. & Fri 4-8 PM & Saturday Growlers & Can sales from 11 AM - 6 PM.

    Per an arrangement with the town, Tree House will open early if all the parking lots are full.

    Standard current limit is two growlers.

    ON BUSY WEEKNIGHTS GROWLER CARDS MAY BE CAPPED ~ 350


    ALSO PLEASE NOTE THAT LIMITS MAY BE ADJUSTED AT ANY TIME.
    It's very rare that we change limits, but still need the option if we feel it will be more equitable for folks.



    FOLLOW @treehousebrewco on Twitter for real time updates

    @DigitalNate has been known to make occasional comments when speculation is not correct.

    FAQ (work in progress. By the way, Tree House has it's own FAQ page that is well written and everybody should read it before reaching out for answers)

    http://treehousebrew.com/faq/


    There isn't a tap room where you can drink except for special pour days (see below). All beer sold to-go and only available at the brewery. Tree House beer swag is sold at the brewery. They have some nice stuff.

    BT's Smokehouse in Sturbridge (east of Tree House) and serves up some tasty meat stuffs.

    The beer you purchase at Tree House can be enjoyed at Westview Creamery on East Hill Road, and at BT's Smokehouse in Sturbridge. Both establishments carry BYOB rights!


    Asking the thread what is being released before Tree House announces it is pointless. Your guess is as good as theirs.


    Wednesday is a can only release day. Usually two different cans, one announced on Tuesday and second can announced on Wednesday. There is usually no need to arrive early on Wednesday to get your cans but they can sell out of cans before closing time. Check their twitter feed for real time updates.

    There is no canning runs on Saturday. You will only get cans on Saturday if they did not sell out of cans on the previous day (Friday). You can still get growlers on Saturday and maybe some surprises.

    What isn't sold out on the previous day is sold the following open day. People come early, the lines can get long, but the staff is very efficient and the line moves relatively quickly considering the number of people/growlers filled. The staff is very nice and Lauren always has a smile on her face! :)


    Is there a bottle shop nearby for other beers (ie Trillium)?

    Yankee Spirits in Sturbridge, is the closest. It's 20 minutes away. It's just past BT's Smokehouse.

    submitted by @YS1977 (Yankee Spirits)

    Wednesday morning is usually the better day to get Trillium from us during the week. We're usually sold out by mid-afternoon Wednesday, so usually no luck on Trillium for Thursdays. We don't get our weekly delivery until Friday evening or Saturday morning. Sturbridge - @yankeestur


    What about a line?

    If you're there before opening, they'll hand out and a few minutes later collect growler slips which are the small pieces of paper from the Tree House official FAQ you didn't read. If you don't see them, ask someone in front of you or someone that works there about growler slips. Fill it out and give it to a staff member. Your paper waits in the growler line, you as a human wait in the can line. There is only one line, which is the can line. You have the option for growlers by filling out the growler slips. The paper slips are numbered so they get filled in the order you are standing in the can line.

    I want great selection and no line, when can I go?

    Go early in the day when there will be better selection and more lines or go later when lines will be shorter but you risk something running out.

    Where do I park?

    Parking is in three locations: main lot, upper lot, and the way back lot -- follow the red shirted guy with the red sticks on busy days. Drive slowly on Munn/East Hill Road.

    How do I get the rare releases?

    Certain beers are released silently to maintain a manageable situation for our staff, retail shop, and neighborhood. Bottom line, you find out on this thread when somebody is lucky enough to be at the brewery on that special day and posts it on this thread.


    PLEASE NOTE THAT LIMITS MAY BE ADJUSTED AT ANY TIME.
    It's very rare that we change limits, but still need the option if we feel it will be more equitable for folks.



    * Pour Days *

    Are occasional and intermittent. Tree House gets asked about it frequently.


    Other things...
    • Don't throw stuff in/destroy the koi pond
    • Children, dogs and families are always welcome at Tree House

    Busy Parking Days:


    REGARDING PARKING ON VERY BUSY EVENINGS - AS A FIRST OPTION, ALWAYS PULL INTO TREE HOUSE PARKING LOT. LOOK FOR TREE HOUSE STAFF IN RED SHIRTS TO GUIDE YOU. ALSO, PLEASE DRIVE SLOW AND WITH EXCEPTIONAL CAUTION ON EAST HILL AND MUNN ROAD - THANK YOU!


    Historical information on can/bottle releases:

    Awesome Tree House can release spreadsheet done by @BeerTraveler33.

    In his own words:

    Feel free to remind me, @BeerTraveler33, to update this as I usually only update the file on my work PC and I forget to update the google doc.

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zWyBt7I2feobTsX5GcZvm91pn3fxuxEu-cI8oodXBi8/edit?usp=sharing

    This is the spreadsheet that you seen cropped, cut, and pasted on posts. Full credit should be given to @BeerTraveler33 for creating and maintaining it.
     
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  2. JLK7299

    JLK7299 Zealot (557) Apr 21, 2016 Connecticut
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    Cheers to a great new month! Cant wait for the school year to be over so I can get there almost every week!
     
  3. Jbrews

    Jbrews Aspirant (294) Aug 6, 2013 New Hampshire

    Is this the Charlton month??? Will have to wait and see.
     
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  4. ScaryEd

    ScaryEd Meyvn (1,215) Feb 19, 2012 New Hampshire

    Very doubtful. They've been pretty quiet about the whole thing but the expectation was "late summer". Of course things could change.

    I think we'll know a good 3-4 weeks before the opening date. I don't think it will be a "silent" opening, though that would be hilarious.
     
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  5. Phishagonia

    Phishagonia Disciple (339) Jan 28, 2011 Connecticut
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    The fact that they haven't re-stocked or updated their "Shop"/retail section of their website in a while could be fairly telling in that they're likely gearing up (no pun intended)/transitioning to Charlton within the next month or two. Could be wrong, of course.
     
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  6. Cmike1992

    Cmike1992 Initiate (135) Apr 26, 2017 New Hampshire
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    Expanding on something from the May thread, wasn't their anniversary party 6/25 last year? I've seen them say they're gung-ho for Charlton and too busy to plan a party. But I'm assuming something big will happen with all the new space they're going to have.

    BTW. Does anyone know what their actual anny date is? I'm thinking something big is dropping in the next few weeks. 6/23 specifically.
     
  7. GabrielEVH

    GabrielEVH Initiate (194) Mar 24, 2016 Massachusetts
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    This makes sense to me. I'm sure they're even more swamped than usual with Charlton. If what they're doing is indeed focusing any party-related efforts instead on Charlton, I'd wholeheartedly support that. I'm sure some event will surround the grand opening anyways, as you said.

    I've never been to one of their anniversaries, but they sounded cool. Although only a limited number of people get to enjoy them... exponentially more people will get to enjoy the new brewery in the just the first couple weeks it is open.
     
  8. Cmike1992

    Cmike1992 Initiate (135) Apr 26, 2017 New Hampshire
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    I was hoping for a trillium type thing with the new brewery with cans always available but given the can demand I think a Bissell thing is more realistic. Cans in the AM then constantly having 7-8 beers on tap once the cans are gone. I'd love to see Julius be available every day like substance.
     
  9. DeweyCheatem-n-Howe

    DeweyCheatem-n-Howe Disciple (317) May 23, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Trillium was way more hyped pre-Canton than Bissell was back when they were at Industrial Way. If Charlton's production can be as prodigious as Canton's, it's quite possible we could see a Trillium/Alchemist sort of thing within six months or so.
     
  10. BEEPOP

    BEEPOP Aspirant (215) Sep 6, 2015 Connecticut
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    Typically tickets went on sale at the end of May.

    Usually happens the weekend in the 20s of June.

    Been trying for 2 years to go but work/life has prevented me in doing so. Been asking the last two weeks and got no answer. My guess is as good as anyone else.
     
  11. JayKoz

    JayKoz Initiate (171) Jun 20, 2014 Connecticut

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  12. Phishagonia

    Phishagonia Disciple (339) Jan 28, 2011 Connecticut
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    Sap, 8pp

    Definitely in the minority here, but Sap is my second favorite standard offering from TH.
     
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  13. JBYRD64

    JBYRD64 Aspirant (281) Feb 10, 2010 Connecticut
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    So the obvious question everyone is asking, whats today's silent release?
     
  14. DeweyCheatem-n-Howe

    DeweyCheatem-n-Howe Disciple (317) May 23, 2015 Massachusetts
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    I'm with you. Sap is a fantastic beer. Green is my favorite, Sap #2, then Julius.
     
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  15. DeweyCheatem-n-Howe

    DeweyCheatem-n-Howe Disciple (317) May 23, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Man, if there's a silent release in line I hope it's outside where it can dissipate quickly.
     
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  16. Schuee

    Schuee Initiate (115) May 26, 2017 Connecticut

    How long has it been since super sap was produced?
     
  17. sdhopaddict

    sdhopaddict Initiate (133) Oct 9, 2016 California

    So how early should I try to arrive on a Saturday? An hour before? Do lines die down an hour or 2 after opening? Going to drop by on the 10th depending on what they have in cans.
     
  18. CTHopman

    CTHopman Initiate (146) Jul 22, 2016 Connecticut

    If you want to get cans on a Saturday, you should be there about 9am. More than likely, you may get 4-6 cans left over from Friday.
     
  19. Cmike1992

    Cmike1992 Initiate (135) Apr 26, 2017 New Hampshire
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    December 16th, 2016
     
  20. DeweyCheatem-n-Howe

    DeweyCheatem-n-Howe Disciple (317) May 23, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Doors open (3PM). No silent.
     
  21. DeweyCheatem-n-Howe

    DeweyCheatem-n-Howe Disciple (317) May 23, 2015 Massachusetts
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    People are complaining on FB that they "only" get 8 cans of Sap. Christ almighty.
     
  22. JBYRD64

    JBYRD64 Aspirant (281) Feb 10, 2010 Connecticut
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    Well that saves me sitting on the MassPike in traffic today. I like Sap, but not enough to sit through the terrible traffic up here coming from Bedford, MA.
    Now a silent like a Very or C36 I may have done it.
     
  23. Cmike1992

    Cmike1992 Initiate (135) Apr 26, 2017 New Hampshire
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    The trend of silent releases lately has really done a lot to make people bitchy when there isn't one. It's crazy how ridiculous it's gotten and how fast it's gotten there. TH announced King JJJ on twitter the day before last year. If they did that now they'd have people setting up tents
     
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  24. sdhopaddict

    sdhopaddict Initiate (133) Oct 9, 2016 California

    So if I roll in at 1pm on a Saturday would they likely still have growler fills and that's it? Do the beers they fill usually run out too or not as fast?
     
  25. hoppy_gus

    hoppy_gus Initiate (124) Sep 11, 2015 Massachusetts
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    This is wildly inaccurate. I was in line last year when they announced King JJJ was being released and I was one of the first to announce it on social media (FB Trill forum to be exact).
     
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  26. Jbrews

    Jbrews Aspirant (294) Aug 6, 2013 New Hampshire

    Covfefe - 4 per person. If you can figure our what the F it is when you ask for it.
     
  27. Cmike1992

    Cmike1992 Initiate (135) Apr 26, 2017 New Hampshire
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    I guess it was same day then
     
  28. agreenman19

    agreenman19 Savant (967) Apr 10, 2011 Connecticut
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    I feel like you have no right to complain when you line up hours ahead of time before the announcement. You reap what you sow.
     
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  29. agreenman19

    agreenman19 Savant (967) Apr 10, 2011 Connecticut
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    I don't think Tree House has ever announced a beer the day before (excluding Tuesdays). Maybe back at Brimfield for growlers, but definitely never with cans.
     
  30. Jbrews

    Jbrews Aspirant (294) Aug 6, 2013 New Hampshire

    They announced a few leftover for the next day if I remember correctly as my buddy went and was shut out.
     
  31. Phishagonia

    Phishagonia Disciple (339) Jan 28, 2011 Connecticut
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    I guess the two growlers of highly-rated Double IPAs aren't enough for them either?! Unreal.
     
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  32. DeweyCheatem-n-Howe

    DeweyCheatem-n-Howe Disciple (317) May 23, 2015 Massachusetts
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    To be fair, they're only letting you get one 750ml growler of either Haze or Doppel.
     
  33. Phishagonia

    Phishagonia Disciple (339) Jan 28, 2011 Connecticut
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    Ah, I thought you could get one 750 of each.
     
  34. marcrgrenier

    marcrgrenier Initiate (135) Apr 22, 2015 New Hampshire
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    If you get there at 1 on a saturday it is pretty likely they will have no cans and probably no growlers. However, they've been doing full pint pours on saturday afternoons recently when they run out of growlers/cans. I believe its a 1 pint limit per person, although I have never been there for pours
     
  35. HeyLady

    HeyLady Disciple (333) Sep 17, 2015 New York
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    Tree House is the one setting these expectations. They have silent released something, what, every week for the last 2/3 months. Completely agree, the entitlement is garbage but people wouldn't have these expectations without Tree House setting the expectations. I know we like to jump all over the consumer but the business also has a part to play.
     
  36. marcrgrenier

    marcrgrenier Initiate (135) Apr 22, 2015 New Hampshire
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    Seems to me treehouse makes quite a bit more beer than Bissell currently so I don't think it will be like Bissell. I mean, prior to the recent expansion, Bissell was making like 400 cases of subby a week, with maybe another 150 cases of one to two other beers. Even their "huge" swish release was like 350 cases....Treehouse is making 2000 cases a week now, and I would think that Charlton will have an increased capacity over Monson. Heres to hoping CHarlton is like Canton sooner than later....
     
  37. Cmike1992

    Cmike1992 Initiate (135) Apr 26, 2017 New Hampshire
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    I know they're doing it to try to keep the craziness down but they could also block off the parking lots before x time if they really wanted to keep people out. Silent releasing at actual open time might get people to show up at the correct time. But as of now being early is the best way to guarantee beer
     
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  38. icfpny

    icfpny Initiate (187) Apr 3, 2015 New York
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    Blocking off the parking lots would just lead to even more crazy traffic on the local streets. I'm sure their neighbors are pissed off enough as it is.
     
  39. colby600

    colby600 Aspirant (202) Mar 24, 2015 Massachusetts
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    What do you say we stop rehashing what they should do, and let THEM run their own business. There are plenty of other places to go if you're unhappy, not to mention starting your own brewery if you can do better.
     
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