What's on the shelves CT (2018)?

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  1. brutalfarce

    brutalfarce Devotee (486) Mar 23, 2018 Connecticut
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    nice didn't see that be great to have pseudo any time
     
  2. yankeeewine

    yankeeewine Initiate (22) Oct 3, 2007 Connecticut

    Heard today they are trying for August
     
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  3. brutalfarce

    brutalfarce Devotee (486) Mar 23, 2018 Connecticut
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    that's not YankeeWine like the store is it?
     
  4. yankeeewine

    yankeeewine Initiate (22) Oct 3, 2007 Connecticut

    Yes sir like the store in Newtown CT
     
  5. brutalfarce

    brutalfarce Devotee (486) Mar 23, 2018 Connecticut
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    haha nice I stop in there usually once a week was trying to find some Allagash Pick your Own last week but you guys were out. Great store
     
  6. yankeeewine

    yankeeewine Initiate (22) Oct 3, 2007 Connecticut

    Thank you also got more Pick your own in Friday about a case left
     
  7. Onemoresolo

    Onemoresolo Aspirant (282) Jul 21, 2014 Connecticut

    July 17th is the tentative date, per our Star manager, fingers crossed. I thiiiiink Clark (owner, TG) is going to be in the state this week or next week, so I'll try to get the scoop from him.

    Allagash's Pick Your Own and Two Lights (Nelson-hopped, w/ s. blanc grape must) are now available in most of the state this week. The few stores that get Fat Orange Cat are seeing decent-sized drops of Someone in My Head this week too!

    This week's Kent Falls- Glitter Rainbow & Haircuts for Everybody. Next week will be Super Sparkle and Danny Boy, a hoppy German-style pilsner.
     
  8. bootdown21

    bootdown21 Disciple (362) May 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    Any update on TG?
     
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  9. purephase

    purephase Initiate (149) Feb 23, 2008 Connecticut
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    I'm not sure about stuff hitting the shelves but there's a draft launch in New Haven on Monday.
     
  10. brutalfarce

    brutalfarce Devotee (486) Mar 23, 2018 Connecticut
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    none posted on beermenus yet
     
  11. smutty33

    smutty33 Crusader (743) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut
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    Just spoke with a couple different store managers.....

    Hitting this week, not sure what day. My local here in West Haven said to call him tomorrow.

    Sue, Pompei, Dorothy's, Golden Nugget (from what I remember)

    Fire, Skulls and Money is listed but doubt that will show up in the first run.
     
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  12. Sumnerj

    Sumnerj Aspirant (287) Nov 14, 2015 Connecticut
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    Which bar in new haven is doing the TG launch?
     
  13. purephase

    purephase Initiate (149) Feb 23, 2008 Connecticut
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    Prime 16 and Elm City Social.
     
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  14. yankeeewine

    yankeeewine Initiate (22) Oct 3, 2007 Connecticut

    Tomorrow you will start seeing
    Fire, Skulls & Money, Dorthy, Sue, Golden Nugget, Pompeii
     
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  15. IGaveYouPower

    IGaveYouPower Initiate (193) Dec 2, 2010 New York

    Gonna be hitting some stores in CT Sunday; what are some CT breweries I need to be on the lookout for on the shelves? NY doesn't get much from you guys save Kent Falls and recently Fat Orange Cat, so any input would be helpful.
     
  16. yankeeewine

    yankeeewine Initiate (22) Oct 3, 2007 Connecticut

    Counterweight and Armada IMO
     
  17. bootdown21

    bootdown21 Disciple (362) May 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    Banded Brewing is now available in CT... just got notified they dropped today.

    Banded Brewing Veridian IPA 4pk 16oz Cans
    Banded Brewing Daikaiju IIPA 4pk 16oz Cans
    Banded Brewing Alternate Rhizomes Sour Ale 4pk 16oz Cans
    Banded Brewing Green Warden Pale Ale 4pk 16oz Cans
    Banded Brewing Graves Gold Ale 4pk 16oz Cans
     
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  18. IGaveYouPower

    IGaveYouPower Initiate (193) Dec 2, 2010 New York


    Oooo nice! Didn't expect CW to be in stores. Will check out Armada.
     
  19. jtodeasa

    jtodeasa Initiate (126) Nov 11, 2015 Connecticut
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    Just dropped in to say that it is actually "Banded Horn Brewing" from Biddeford, ME. Some of the brewery staff was down in CT this past weekend to brew, release collabs, and tour breweries. I caught them at OEC on Friday afternoon right before they took a tour of the facility.


    EDIT: I guess it is just "Banded Brewing" now. Wonder what accounts for the name change.
     
  20. sulldaddy

    sulldaddy Poo-Bah (3,742) Apr 6, 2003 Connecticut
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    A lot of CT breweries dont distribute much to stores. Where in CT are you gonna be. Hitting a brewery may get you the most interesting options as even counterweight only distributes some of their lineup.
     
  21. PatrickKellyCT

    PatrickKellyCT Initiate (178) Nov 19, 2013 Connecticut

    Hooker but only if you can find #NoFilter, Ode to Blumpy or Super Duper Citra.

    Most of the limited Relic IPAs are good.

    The Armada and CT Valley IPAs are pretty solid but not cheap.

    Fresh sixer of Sea Hag always hits the spot too. Or Headway. Counterweight doesn't distribute much more than Headway to stores.
     
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  22. beanoboy7

    beanoboy7 Initiate (186) Jun 22, 2014 Connecticut

    CW has Workhorse in distro too
     
  23. bootdown21

    bootdown21 Disciple (362) May 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    Confirmed these are now available in SE CT.
     
  24. CTHopman

    CTHopman Initiate (161) Jul 22, 2016 Connecticut

    Exactly Headway and limited Workhorse as far as I have seen. Am I missing anything? Their predominant taproom releases work so well for me.
     
  25. darkandhoppy

    darkandhoppy Aspirant (270) Dec 26, 2008 Connecticut

    ISO Exactly Headway :stuck_out_tongue:
     
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  26. Shyla987

    Shyla987 Initiate (117) Jul 18, 2013 Connecticut

    So excited to see Toppling Goliath in CT!

    - said everyone the first week and then like Bell's, New Belgium, Firestone Walker, etc., no one will buy on a regular basis.*

    *except they'll want the rare stuff.
     
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  27. Mjmoney23

    Mjmoney23 Initiate (100) Sep 28, 2017 Connecticut
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    Picked up psuedu sue and fire, skulls, and money today. Sue was only 11 for the 4 pack, great price!
     
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  28. BeerGodIam

    BeerGodIam Initiate (62) Jan 31, 2015 Connecticut

    Counterweight (Headway) is easy to find in CT and priced right for an IPA I can get a 4 pack for $10.49 or $10.99 depending which store i hit up.
     
  29. IGaveYouPower

    IGaveYouPower Initiate (193) Dec 2, 2010 New York

    I'll be on the lookout for that for sure.

    You guys get distro from any MA breweries? Lamplighter, Exhibit A, Mystic, Castle Island, etc?
     
  30. Kozaka

    Kozaka Defender (625) Apr 25, 2006 Connecticut
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    We wish. I occasionally make the 45 min drive from central CT to Yankee Sturbridge, that store is phenomenal.
     
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  31. IGaveYouPower

    IGaveYouPower Initiate (193) Dec 2, 2010 New York

    Yeah I spend way more than I'm trying to every time I'm there.

    Great bags of popcorn too!
     
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  32. pbrian

    pbrian Defender (689) Feb 8, 2001 Connecticut

    I dunno, Pseudo Sue is a fabulous pale ale priced good enough to throw in the rotation
     
  33. pedrom45

    pedrom45 Initiate (18) Dec 29, 2017 Connecticut

    I tried Sue, Pompeii, and Golden Nugget. I thought Pompeii was the best of the 3 and will purchase again. I'm also really enjoying Two Hearted, nice it's always available.
     
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  34. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,395) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    Has anyone seen this year's Stone W00tstout anywhere in CT?
     
  35. PicoPapa

    PicoPapa Poo-Bah (2,785) Mar 6, 2009 Connecticut
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    I grabbed some in SE CT probably 2 weeks ago.
     
  36. IGaveYouPower

    IGaveYouPower Initiate (193) Dec 2, 2010 New York

    So I stopped at Harvest Wine & Spirits when I was in CT, brought a 4-pack of Counterweight Headway to the counter to ask price -- which I HATE doing but none of the non-cooler stock was priced but I'll rant on that another time -- and I literally laughed when the guy told me how much.

    10$!!!!

    I haven't seen a $10 4-pack of a good IPA in New York maybe ever. Only thing that cheap are Jack's Abby Lagers, everything else STARTS at $12-14 but is more likely $16-20.

    Anyway, this beer is damn fantastic. So nicely balanced.
     
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  37. PenningtonNY10

    PenningtonNY10 Initiate (170) Nov 20, 2009 Connecticut

    Yes, that Headway price is the best bang for your buck in CT right now. I do wish Harvest priced things more often but I feel like they don't because most of the product, especially IPAs, is in the store and then goes right out of the store.
     
  38. lic217

    lic217 Champion (883) Aug 10, 2010 Connecticut
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    Headway for $10 a 4 pack of 16 ounces and sea had 12 oz 6 packs for $9.99 are fantastic and great priced local options. CT bev mart on the turnpike was selling cases of hag for $35.99.
     
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  39. IGaveYouPower

    IGaveYouPower Initiate (193) Dec 2, 2010 New York


    I get what you're saying but I can't give a pass for that. I have local stores near me that move WAY more product but price 90-95% of things. Either sticker gun a can on every pack or, even easier, make a sign above the display.
     
  40. PenningtonNY10

    PenningtonNY10 Initiate (170) Nov 20, 2009 Connecticut

    Oh yeah, I know, I'm just being nice because they're my favorite store. Back when Sip of Sunshine was still a hot commodity they would just stack the cases in the cooler and you could walk in and grab them. Never had to deal with any of the kind of BS other stores in CT had with that beer.

    It is definitely a little inconvenient to try and figure out in my head what things might cost. A sticker gun would be nice and easy. I only ask once in awhile about pricing.
     
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