Twin Elephant Brewing (2019)

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  1. schteve

    schteve Aspirant (235) Sep 10, 2003 New Jersey

    So was there a common thread with the DENNIS System beers?
     
  2. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (2,225) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    Haven't been able to get over in a few weeks. Anyone try the Demon Barber?
     
  3. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Meyvn (1,011) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Me that was excellent beer.
     
  4. njcraftfan

    njcraftfan Initiate (123) Dec 18, 2016 New Jersey

    Long awaited return of Lil' Shimmy Ye' cans... nice!!
     
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  5. RobHB

    RobHB Initiate (114) Aug 20, 2017 New Jersey

    WHEN?!?
     
  6. Feaor

    Feaor Initiate (176) Jul 9, 2017 New York

    I would guess Sunday. They were canning yesterday per instagram.
     
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  7. RobHB

    RobHB Initiate (114) Aug 20, 2017 New Jersey

    Nothing on their Instagram about canning....last update is 5/24
     
  8. Feaor

    Feaor Initiate (176) Jul 9, 2017 New York

    It was an instagram story they shared unfortunately so its gone now.
     
  9. inkman15

    inkman15 Initiate (166) Oct 28, 2013 New Jersey
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    Confirming I also saw this. I would think Sat/Sun for the cans.
     
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  10. njcraftfan

    njcraftfan Initiate (123) Dec 18, 2016 New Jersey

    agreed - last 2-3 times have been Sunday noon release... see no reason for that to change. I think they mentioned somewhere this batch is coming from one of the new 15bbl fermenters, so there should be a lot more to go around assuming they can it all... though maybe save some for draught?
     
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  11. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (2,225) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    If only they started selling kegs :wink:
     
  12. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (2,225) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    Finally got over. Had a Demon Barber. Very glad they’re making a low abv English Pale Ale. It’s a touch grainy, but love the variety.
    Foggiest Notion is drinking realllllllll nice.
     
  13. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Meyvn (1,011) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    At Twin Elephant cans are not sold out yet. Drinking MAC Mittens nice AIPA .
     
  14. njcraftfan

    njcraftfan Initiate (123) Dec 18, 2016 New Jersey

    had both mac mittens and foggiest notion today, enjoyed both - maybe give the nod to mac mittens if I had to pick... pretty quiet aroud 1:15-1:30, wonder if they sold out..
     
  15. tynian16

    tynian16 Initiate (164) Oct 23, 2015 New York

    No need to chase beer in NJ anymore which is nice!
     
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  16. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Meyvn (1,011) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Just left the brewery with a 4 pack of LIL Shimmy Ye they still have a few cases left and it's still only a week old.
     
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  17. Mrstiffington

    Mrstiffington Initiate (120) Jun 8, 2018 New Jersey
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    Funny the way hype works. Twin Elephant is killing it and cranks out a variety of tasty beer in a very busy part of NJ. Yet they didn’t sell of Lil shimmy, a delicious and low ABV summer type beer. Yet Troon regularly sells out the same amount of beer within an hour or two in the middle of nowhere every week.
     
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  18. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Meyvn (1,011) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Does Troon allow drinkers to buy more than 1 4 pack,? Even to day that was all you could buy at TE.
     
  19. Feaor

    Feaor Initiate (176) Jul 9, 2017 New York

    Troon does Crowlers, I've seen 3pp releases but they're very rare so its the same amount of beer. Personally I actually think TE is making just as good hoppy beers and you can actually drink them without a major hassle.
     
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  20. Mrstiffington

    Mrstiffington Initiate (120) Jun 8, 2018 New Jersey
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    Exactly the point I was making. And I like Troon but the only time I’ve had their beer this past year was when I ate at Brick Farm Tavern.
     
  21. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Meyvn (1,011) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    I've never been to Troon and just visited their web site for the 1st time. Very different operating plan than Twin Elephant to say the least.
     
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  22. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (2,225) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    Not necessarily a bad thing IMO either. I enjoy the no-hassle for cans now. I think they'd mentioned they didn't get the yield they thought they would off the new tanks. Will be interesting to see what happens when they start getting that larger package yield.
     
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  23. njcraftfan

    njcraftfan Initiate (123) Dec 18, 2016 New Jersey

    I suspect they'd move to a Sat release to try to sell thru cans in the same weekend... that, along with upping allotments will prob double the pace of sales...
     
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  24. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Meyvn (1,011) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Doubt they will move to Sat. because of parking. All they would have to do is increase the allotments. I was told that lots of buyers would buy a case if they could. I guess that means their beer is considered trade bait by some drinkers.
     
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  25. njcraftfan

    njcraftfan Initiate (123) Dec 18, 2016 New Jersey

    Can drop Friday at 7pm, split the megahertz, 2 4pks pp.

     
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  26. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Meyvn (1,011) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    I doubt any of those make it to Sunday.
     
  27. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (2,225) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    Is this the first drop they’ve done 2 packs per person?
     
  28. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Meyvn (1,011) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    yes
     
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  29. njcraftfan

    njcraftfan Initiate (123) Dec 18, 2016 New Jersey

    As noted, yep. But the last batch is shimmy didn’t sell out right away, and this is 50% more cans (61 vs 40 cases) so I can see why they’d do that. Still wondering is if this is max can yield from the new fermenters?
     
  30. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Meyvn (1,011) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Any know if there are any cans left?
     
  31. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (2,225) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    Hope they make it till Sunday :grinning:
     
  32. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Meyvn (1,011) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    At Twin Elephant there was 7 cases leftover from yesterday. There are only 5 now!
     
  33. MacMalt

    MacMalt Poo-Bah (4,214) Jan 28, 2015 New Jersey
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    Has anyone tried Poison the Well yet? I had a pour yesterday while waiting for the can sale to begin and it is extraordinary! It's one of the best Milk Porters I've had - it stands toe to toe with Kane's Evening Bell. In fact, I think it's better. Lots of milk chocolate, coffee, coconut, and even a hint of dark fruit. The mouth feel is amazingly thick and creamy. It drinks like a Stout. I feel like going back today for another pour.
     
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  34. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (2,225) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    Had a pour last week. Super sweet and heavy. Agree with all your tasting notes!
     
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  35. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Meyvn (1,011) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    I asked Cindy that yesterday. She is sure they can get it up close to 80.
     
  36. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (2,225) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    Cans all sold out, unfortunately
     
  37. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (2,225) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    Hey guys sorry it has been awhile since we have reached out the summer event schedule jumped right on top of us. Man is it hot out there but that is what drinking cold suds during the summer nights so enjoyable. We got the outdoor beer garden rocking with a couple new umbrellas for the spool seating areas to help with some shade and hopefully in the very near future will have some split AC units up in running for inside the taproom. This weekend we have 3 fresh drops one of which is a new beer for us. To start today we have fresh batches of "True Believers" and the new beer "Galloping Hill". "True Believers" is a 7.3% ABV American IPA that is eminently drinkable, clean malt guts, baptized by a belly to belly to belly suplex of Citra, Mosaic & Cascade. Notes of orangina, ripe honeydew melon (halved, seeds removed), sparkling grapefruit and cantaloupe syrup. "Galloping Hill" is a 6.6% ABV hoppy Belgian Blonde that got a pleasant 3 lb / bbl mauling of Lemondrop, Saaz, Loral & Sabro. Ever and anon roaming over Belgian pilsner malt, crystal oats and wheat. Dry, refreshing and unfiltered. Herbal, floral and subtly fruity. Notes of lemon, light dough, plum, slight melon, white grape, pear. Finally, on Saturday we will be tapping a fresh batch our Coffee Milk Stout "Diamonds & Pearls". The swag and panache of floor malted Maris Otter, chocolate, and roasted barley malts. Oats and lactose add a little soul and the joie de vivre…a blend of Homestead Coffee Roasters (Upper Black Eddy, PA) artisan beans. This round a mix of Columbian and Guatemalan Bourbon, 3/4 of which was soaked in Bucks County’s own Hewn Spirit Bourbon barrels at Homestead for 30 days prior to roasting and then conditioning in harmonious milk stout. Robust flavors of baker's chocolate, toasted almond, caramelized bourbon, coffee, milk chocolate and honey.

    We got a really cool event coming up that Cindy is going to be repping hard at called "Beer Without Beards"Hopculture & Yakima Chief Hops. Roll through to crush some great beers with us and say hi.


    On Tap
    True Believers - American IPA - 7.3% ABV
    Dude...Maintain - American DIPA - 9.5% ABV
    Bayonne Bleeder - American Red Ale - 8.4% ABV
    The Waiting - Saison - 6.8% ABV
    Poison the Well - Milk Porter - 9.5% ABV
    Bowcraft - Belgian Blonde - 5.9% ABV
    Spindle - American IPA - 6.9% ABV
    Grimmace - Fruited Wheat - 5.4% ABV
    Mia Had a Little Lam - American IPA - 6.9% ABV
    Galloping Hill - Hoppy Belgian Blonde - 6.6% ABV

    Tapping This Weekend
    Diamonds & Pearls - Milk Stout w/ Coffee - 5.8% ABV (Saturday)

    The growler fills for this weekend will be:
    True Believers - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Bayonee Bleeder - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    The Waiting - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Grimmace - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Mia Had a Little Lam - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Bowcraft - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Spindle - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Galloping Hill - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Diamonds & Pearls - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available (Saturday)


    Total Volume limits are 64oz max per person per type of beer.

    In the Secondary (coming up)
    Alien Drawl - American IPA
    I'll Be Dat - Honey & Lemon Kolsch
    False Data - American IPA
    Dr. Octagon - American IPA
    NAME TBD - Fuited Kettle Sour
     
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  38. njcraftfan

    njcraftfan Initiate (123) Dec 18, 2016 New Jersey

    Stopped in and grabbed a growler of Dr. Octagon this weekend... thought it was excellent... super tropical and creamy. Sabro really added a nice flavor. Should be a canning candidate for sure IMO.
     
  39. njcraftfan

    njcraftfan Initiate (123) Dec 18, 2016 New Jersey

    Instagram shows a collab with Melovino tapping this weekend.... a Kolsch with honey and lemon...
     
  40. njcraftfan

    njcraftfan Initiate (123) Dec 18, 2016 New Jersey

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