What's on the shelves in Connecticut? (2020)

Discussion in 'New England' started by smutty33, Jan 4, 2020.

  1. purephase

    purephase Initiate (150) Feb 23, 2008 Connecticut
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    It has? It looks Fiddlehead itself is treating this a state launch and I've never heard of it being available before.
     
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  2. PenningtonNY10

    PenningtonNY10 Initiate (170) Nov 20, 2009 Connecticut

    Where?
     
  3. jamvt

    jamvt Disciple (397) Aug 5, 2005 Massachusetts
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  4. Arminius757

    Arminius757 Initiate (179) Aug 29, 2014 Connecticut
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    Fresh Heady in CT? When and were?
     
  5. Jmr85

    Jmr85 Aspirant (270) Nov 25, 2013 Connecticut
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    Heady yes! Fresh....that will remain to be seen knowing ct distros track record
     
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  6. PenningtonNY10

    PenningtonNY10 Initiate (170) Nov 20, 2009 Connecticut

    Manchester Wine and Liquor posted that they got Fiddlehead in today
     
  7. lic217

    lic217 Champion (884) Aug 10, 2010 Connecticut
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    Heady is one of the few beers that stays extremely delicious for months on end. I’ve had cans that are 3-4 months old that taste incredible still.
     
  8. smutty33

    smutty33 Crusader (745) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut
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    Picked up these:

    Fiddlehead IPA canned 9/29
    Toppling Goliath Intergalactic Warrior canned 10/1
    Sierra Nevada Dankful canned 9/11
    Smuttynose Robust Porter canned 9/23

    Also saw....

    Toppling Goliath King Sue canned 9/25
    Fiddlehead Second Fiddle canned 9/30
    Maine Another One 9/29
    Zero Gravity Conehead canned 9/15
    Counterweight Headway canned 10/7
    Sierra Nevada Narwhal
    OB Ten Fidy

    Told today...Heady Topper and Focal Banger next week! Amen.

    Cheers All...
     
  9. kingsuect

    kingsuect Initiate (41) Oct 6, 2018 Connecticut
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    Any Heady Topper sightings?
     
  10. smutty33

    smutty33 Crusader (745) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut
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    Total Wine Milford...

    Heady Topper $17.99. smudged, but looks to be canned 10/7
    Focal Banger canned 10/8, not sure of price.

    2/ 4pk. limit on HT, 1/ 4pk. on FB.

    Also saw 2018 Ballast Point High West Victory at Sea

    2020 Victory at Sea 6pks.
     
  11. smutty33

    smutty33 Crusader (745) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut
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    Keepin’ my eyes peeled for that Bells 35th anniversary Expedition stout. Shall it show up with regular Expo. I suspect? Please post here upon 1st sightings in the wild fellow BAs.
     
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  12. sulldaddy

    sulldaddy Poo-Bah (3,760) Apr 6, 2003 Connecticut
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    2nd this sighting request. Very interested in a bottle or two of this beer!
     
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  13. Jmr85

    Jmr85 Aspirant (270) Nov 25, 2013 Connecticut
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    Can we talk about the phenomenal beers that Marlowe ales is putting out!!!!!!! The way I see it was one of the best lagers I’ve had in a while. I’m lucky that a package store close to me gets
    Marlow in
     
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  14. epoole3

    epoole3 Aspirant (211) Aug 28, 2005 Massachusetts

    Mos Def! This ESB is lovely
    https://i.imgur.com/jEOlop0.png
     
  15. epoole3

    epoole3 Aspirant (211) Aug 28, 2005 Massachusetts

     
  16. Jmr85

    Jmr85 Aspirant (270) Nov 25, 2013 Connecticut
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    On the look out for it!!
     
  17. PenningtonNY10

    PenningtonNY10 Initiate (170) Nov 20, 2009 Connecticut

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  18. epoole3

    epoole3 Aspirant (211) Aug 28, 2005 Massachusetts

    Is CT going to be a regular in the Alchemist distribution footprint or will it be sporadic (like MA so far)?
     
  19. bootdown21

    bootdown21 Disciple (364) May 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    Looks like 3 Floyd's is dropping next week. Zombie Dust, Alpha King, Lazer Snake & Barbarian Haze.
     
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  20. another_beer_in_the_wall

    another_beer_in_the_wall Initiate (127) Jun 9, 2019 Rhode Island
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    Heady and Focal dropped at Putnam Spirits if you are out this way, NE CT/NW RI.
     
  21. smutty33

    smutty33 Crusader (745) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut
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    I was told once a month. fwiw.
     
  22. EDNOSE

    EDNOSE Aspirant (236) Oct 27, 2007 Connecticut

    Way more often than I would have guessed ... that would be nice.

    People getting the sense this Alchemist drop is reverting CT back to secret handshake have to ask days or are most places going to put it out? The near obsolesence of stuff in back is the best part of the CT beer scene these days. I'm sure we can thank the influx of great variety in the last couple years for that trend. I do not miss the days of feeling like the store was doing you a favor selling you Sip or G Bot or whatever was hot that week!
     
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  23. sulldaddy

    sulldaddy Poo-Bah (3,760) Apr 6, 2003 Connecticut
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    WTF.....no Dark Lord! Just another CT snubbing I suppose!!
     
  24. sulldaddy

    sulldaddy Poo-Bah (3,760) Apr 6, 2003 Connecticut
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    BTW, this post was sarcasm. Just noticed it didnt carry my emojis in my post...I wasnt actually expecting Dark Lord on the shelf!
     
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  25. Jmr85

    Jmr85 Aspirant (270) Nov 25, 2013 Connecticut
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    3floyds is available at Harvest in West Hartford for those searching
     
  26. CTHopman

    CTHopman Initiate (163) Jul 22, 2016 Connecticut

    Craft has brought in Fiddlehead, Alchemist and Three Floyd’s all within 2 weeks. Solid increase in their portfolio and great news fo CT beer drinkers!
     
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  27. UncleBeersy33

    UncleBeersy33 Initiate (31) May 10, 2017 Connecticut
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    The options available right now are amazing. At the start of covid and through the summer I did Fox Farm runs about once a month (splitting with friends). Now I can walk into a packie and get the Alchemist, “Fresh” Toppling Goliath, Nebco (multiple) Counterweight (multiple), and many more others...

    I now actually pass on fresh gbot where as 4 years ago I would have grabbed all that was available.
     
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  28. CtBeerMe

    CtBeerMe Initiate (46) Jan 18, 2015 Connecticut

    I was able to pick up some heady Topper in NL County this week but, I was wildly disappointed in the price and especially the flavor. The 4 pack was 17.99 which is trash but, whatever i was willing to pay for the novelty of it but, when I cracked one open i couldn't beleive how bad it was. It was way to dank to the point it tasted like onions. It almost left a burning sensation in my throat. It tastes nothing like the heady of old. I never ever do this but, I poured half of my glass down the drain. Conversely I grabbed a pack of FOC baby kittens and was super impressed especially considering the price point. I have a feeling alchemist is going to start collecting dust like sip of sunshine does in the CT market
     
  29. VodkaPong87

    VodkaPong87 Initiate (26) Oct 9, 2020 Connecticut

    Not sure how accurate this is. I overheard the manager at Harvest telling a rep from Back East who was visiting the store that he sells upwards of 10 cases of Sip a week . Just because it's always stocked doesn't mean it's sitting, usually means it's in high demand.

    Wasn't able to score any Heady but a buddy is trading me a Focal Banger. Hopefully it tastes good. I last had Heady/focal a year ago straight from the brewery and it was amazing.

    On another note, Total Wine was out of Alchemist but they did have a bunch of 3 Floyds. Of course it was not refrigerated but the canning date of Zombie Dust was 10/7 so I figured it's as good as I'm gonna get and picked it up. I hear it's had a fall from grace, but still something I'd like to try
     
  30. EDNOSE

    EDNOSE Aspirant (236) Oct 27, 2007 Connecticut

    There’s just no chance that The Alchemist sends enough beer here that it collects dust. And despite you not loving this shipment, these beers are legendary and would have to be so off-point over multiple shipments for the interest in them to be lost. There are so many people that will not have ever made the VT beer trek before that they will sell however often they show up.

    And I say that while agreeing with you that both Heady and Focal in this shipment are more oniony than my palate recalls I’ve had before. Still loved them both.
     
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  31. Lucasdia

    Lucasdia Initiate (57) Jan 20, 2018 Connecticut
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    I sold out of Heady and Fiddlehead an hour after i got them, and that was with a 4 pack per limit. I also sell over three cases of Sip a week lol. I will concide that Baby Kittens is great.