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Discussion in 'New England' started by NiceBeerCans, Mar 1, 2016.
Lights on is up for growlers and cans
I've gotten the green onion thing on a Trillium DIPA opened the day after bottling. And even green onion is a little harsh...Id say "too plants". But never on TH stuff. I do find that I enjoy TH after 5-10 days vs day of, but I can't quite put my finger on why. Definitely not green onion.
Has anyone tried Lights on? Hoping to head up tomorrow
Lights On is awesome, its like a lighter version of a TH IPA. Less hops, less alcohol, easier to drink like 6 at a time. I actually get excited when I see pale ales, they are quite delicious and a welcome variation.
Sounds like a nice change of pace. Haze cans have me in a coma recently.
I have never really been one to drink a lot of a single type of beer until Tree House. I used to love mix-a-six's and would very rarely buy an entire 6-pk of something.
Of course, that changed with Tree House and it is pretty much all I drink these days. Something I've noticed is how drastic the variations in my palate are. Some days, a beer tastes absolutely amazing, and others it's just ok. Gotta be in the right mood, take into account anything you've eaten/drank throughout the day, temperature, thirst-level, comfort-level, tiredness, I could go on and on.
Point is, my beering experience seems to change to some degree every time I drink a beer. So maybe something similar is happening with you guys who are getting green onions or crazy unusual flavors, especially if you went on a Thursday and only got a couple cans. Obviously the batch changes, but you also change every time you drink the beer. Usually a huge amount if you pair it with anything. Something to consider.
Hell, I paired a Green from 3/3 and mint chocolate chip ice cream last night and I thought it would be horrendous, but actually had a crazy unique sweetness to it. Would recommend!
Darn. I'll be there next week and was hoping for lights on then. Oh well.
How "silent" are Tree House's silent releases? I'd guess no mention of them on their website or twitter, but would they just announce it in person at the brewery? Is it possible to go to the brewery on a silent release day and not know about it? Would the silent release beer be listed as on tap with the others behind the bar?
When they come out to pass out cards they will announce whats available that day. Sometimes they post a little earlier on twitter and sometimes there are no mentions of it on their twitter or website.
You don't have to know some secret code or anything. If you're at the brewery, you will know whats available
I noticed the on tap page says 5 new beers for growler fills this week, so that means two options that are not canned, really hoping for another batch of double shot!
The release schedule & only 3 canning runs would strongly suggest a batch of Double Shot. Now whether that DS will be of the GM variety is another question.
Based on my limited knowledge of maple syrup production, the brewing process for stouts, and considering nates comment about late season maple syrup, I think it might be a little early for GM, but i would love to be wrong!
do you have a link to that comment, btw? thx
(EDIT: was it in this thread or a previous one?)
Edit: in the archives on the treehouse website, the older description of good morning (recent description does not say late season) :
GOOD MORNING - (Imperial Coffee Stout - 8.4%) - Brewed with Maxwell Road Maple’s darkest and most flavorful late season maple syrup
And this was posted on facebook by that supplier on march 3rd:
Mid season report: Incinsistant weather has made for sporadic flows. Sugar content of the sap is a bit lower too, just means you need to boil more sap. However, the syrup flavor is outstanding!! We are making a lot of dark strong flavor. Last nights hard freeze will help reset the trees, should be some good runs of sap over the next 4 days. You can't tell if it is a good season until it is over. We will have syrup filtered, bottled & available shortly.
So true. I find what I've eaten/drank recently has a particularly big impact. A lot of salty and/or spicy foods really throws my palate out of whack. It's more prominent the closer I eat the foods to actually drinking the beer, but man, if I eat like half a bag of sunflower seeds, all that salt messes with my tongue for like 24+ hours.
ah ok. just trying to clarify - so by the "comments by nate" you are only referring to the early descriptors of the beer which included the word "late season"? or were there also more recent comments from nate about upcoming batches?
I like green onion flavor in my beer. Never experienced it with Tree House though. But like someone else said I've experienced it with fresh DDH Trillium beers. Not saying it should always be present. Just notice it and don't mind it when it's there.
Great... now we are going to have "green onion" nazis every release... The beer that they produce is amazing, I have drank probably 100 different batches of various TH brews and not once have I had a "green onion" flavor. Only because this is exceptional beer are people looking for faults. Just drink it, now or later, it'll be good. If you don't like a batch, give it to me. I'll even garnish it with some green onion before I take a sip and it will still be better than anything at my package store.
Calm down. Beer and "nazis", lol.
I'm feeling a Curiosity 25 release this week.....just a prediction.
Not saying Treehouse would run their brewing schedule around an outside event but Armsby Abbey is doing their Stout weekend in a few weeks. Remember that Treehouse did do a 'tap takeover' type deal with them early last summer and I don't think ANYONE had Treehouse on draft at the time. Pretty sure I noticed Nate rocking an Armsby Abbey shirt recently too. Maybe they'd make some Good Morning for their pals for that breakfast!
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Good for you, I'm feeling fantastic on a variety of levels
that many cans ran us somewhere in the neighborhood of $175. Growler fills are whats expensive especially since you must use their growlers thus must purchase new ones for your first fills then recycle from there. It's totally worth it in the end, great people up there and the beer speaks for itself.
The green onion isn't a "bad hops" issue, everybody perceives bitterness differently and for some, green onion can come from certain hop varietals.
I know I get it from too much Summit personally, specifically the old recipe of Oskar Blues Gubna was all summit and was a green onion bomb for me. Founders Triple Dancer is as well, but ive never looked into the hop bill.
Ive also found TH cans to have slightly rough bitter edges when they've been canned within 2-3 days, which i like on some (julius, haze) but not others (green, sap).
I gulp pales/eurekas immediately at BTs
we page is looking Eureka-ish Imo
Hoping for something with higher ABV than Eureka today. They seem to have that somewhat low ABV covered with Lights On so hoping for a DIPA. I can hope.
Refreshing their site, waiting to leave when they disclose this second can.
Is there a wait for cans on Wednesdays now or is it still pretty much in and out in ten minutes?
Definitely not 10 minutes if you show up before 2:00 I'd say. Most I've waited between 12-2 though is about 25-30 minutes even with a really long line. 2-4:30 Waits are typically pretty short though. If your schedule permits I definitely show up after 2:00. Will always depend on what's available and what the limits are though.
Julius 6pp for Wednesday.
Hmmm website says 2 more canning runs. Mistake or have they added a run?
I always forget to update... Sorry about that.
Oh Dr. J, you are such a lovely fellow. Lights On/Julius is a great combo for anyone considering a trip to Monson today.
Almost there will update
I predict TreeHouse may release some beer this week.
Don't be such a know it all. Do you work there? If not, keep your predictions to yourself
Huge line 100ish deep moving good though