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Where has the Flower Power Gone?

Discussion in 'New England' started by Horbar, Aug 22, 2012.

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  1. Horbar

    Horbar Zealot (560) Feb 24, 2012 Rhode Island

    I do most of my beer purchasing in Southern Mass and RI. Flower Power has been my go to IPA for a while now and the supplies have seemed to dry up the last month or so. I haven't seen fresh FP since spring time, and all the bottle since then have been nothched with an August sell by date. Has anyone seen any fresh FP around???
  2. koflaherty

    koflaherty Initiate (192) Nov 11, 2009 New Jersey
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    I wish I could help you, but I've noticed the same thing. I think the last time I saw it was about 6 weeks ago. I know it comes only occassionally but I feel like in the first half of the year it was a lot more available than lately.
  3. messrock

    messrock Initiate (174) Dec 9, 2010 Massachusetts

    They're going through a brewery expansion right now. Expecting that's the reason for a shortage. Temporary. Hoping this means steadier flow coming our way!!!
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  4. SunDevilBeer

    SunDevilBeer Zealot (527) May 9, 2003 Massachusetts

    There's some stale FP (expires Sept - mmmmmm onions!) @ the crappy store near me.

    I hardly ever count on this beer & consider myself lucky if I get it fresh, which is the only way I'll buy it. Stumbled across a single 6 pack a few weeks ago that was fresh & tasty.
  5. gpcollen1

    gpcollen1 Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2005 Connecticut

    FP has always been sporadic as far as I have seen...
  6. jomobono

    jomobono Disciple (350) Mar 12, 2012 Massachusetts
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Wegman's in Northborough get's a regular supply.
  7. cbeer88

    cbeer88 Crusader (719) Sep 5, 2007 Massachusetts

    I would say that FP was extremely regular for the first few months of the year, after a rough 2011. I could predictably get a fresh batch once a month. But I agree that I haven't seen it much at all this summer. No idea why, but the aforementioned expansion makes sense.
  8. RochesterAaron

    RochesterAaron Initiate (68) May 24, 2007 New York

    The general consensus in upstate ny has been a hop shortage followed by the brewery move. We can't even find it within an hour or two of the brewery. Even the gift shop is shutting down on Saturday. They're supposed to be up and running in the new brewery soon - here's hoping that means a steady supply of flower power.
  9. jmu500

    jmu500 Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2004 Massachusetts
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    Two places in Lowell have it on draft right now. One place has it for $5 a pint, the other $6 for 10 ounces. Go figure.
  10. grotonmarketguy

    grotonmarketguy Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2005 Massachusetts

    I think they may have lost a brewer but don't quote me on that. We here rumors on the streets.
  11. sandman3479

    sandman3479 Devotee (411) Dec 8, 2006 Connecticut
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    They lost their top 2 brewers.
  12. Horbar

    Horbar Zealot (560) Feb 24, 2012 Rhode Island

    Not good.
  13. sandman3479

    sandman3479 Devotee (411) Dec 8, 2006 Connecticut
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    Nope. On the plus side, Chief is making me fantastic beers at Peekskill Brewery.
  14. RochesterAaron

    RochesterAaron Initiate (68) May 24, 2007 New York

    Your gain is this side of NY's loss :slight_frown:
  15. sandman3479

    sandman3479 Devotee (411) Dec 8, 2006 Connecticut
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    Yes sir!

    You still have the Tap and Mallet and Tap and Table now though. Fun places!
  16. jamvt

    jamvt Disciple (387) Aug 5, 2005 Massachusetts
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    they've had production issues with the opening of their new brewery. flower power is currently in the tanks at the new brewery.
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  17. smutty33

    smutty33 Zealot (592) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut
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  18. tzieser

    tzieser Champion (841) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey
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    I saw some @ Douglas Wine and Spirits in New Bedford (Dartmouth St location) two days ago. had about 3 or 4 six packs left. Last I remembered it was fairly fresh.

    hope that helps.

    PS: Save some for me!
  19. Fluke828

    Fluke828 Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2011 Massachusetts

    I am hoping to see this return to shelves soon!
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