Wormtown Be Hoppy

Discussion in 'US - Northeast' started by Horbar, Mar 9, 2013.

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  1. jbertsch

    jbertsch Poo-Bah (1,594) Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts
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    I've never seen Berkshire bombers sitting outside of a fridge. I wonder if BBC or their distributor enforces it more strongly somehow.
     
  2. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (960) Mar 17, 2009 Massachusetts

    Its been that way forever. I've heard of them pulling product from places that weren't storing them in fridges. It's great they do that but lots of stores carry their whole line and bomber space is usually pretty limited compared to six pack space. Doesn't leave much room for other breweries.
     
  3. willbm3

    willbm3 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Just picked up two fresh (bottled in June) bottles in SE Mass. Very excited to try this beer fresh again. Also picked up a bottle of Hopulence DIPA which I'm looking forward to trying for the first time. Not messing around with 120+ IBU's
     
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  4. Nickfellow007

    Nickfellow007 Aspirant (243) Feb 22, 2011 Rhode Island


    Where at in SE Mass. if you don't mind?
     
  5. willbm3

    willbm3 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Pop's Fine Wines in Easton
     
  6. Nickfellow007

    Nickfellow007 Aspirant (243) Feb 22, 2011 Rhode Island

    Okay, back again. I'll be heading out to the Worcester area this weekend. Where can I be sure to find some fresh Be Hoppy bottles at? Thanks!
     
  7. IPAkindaguy

    IPAkindaguy Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2010 Florida

    Go right to the source. Peppercorns. Great food and bottles filled right there. Also can try a flight of other wormtown brews.
     
  8. jomobono

    jomobono Aspirant (247) Mar 12, 2012 Massachusetts

    And growler fills, but not be hoppy fills.
     
  9. IPAkindaguy

    IPAkindaguy Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2010 Florida

    Sadly no. But fresh bottles.
     
  10. Nickfellow007

    Nickfellow007 Aspirant (243) Feb 22, 2011 Rhode Island


    Can you buy the fresh bottles of Be Hoppy to go?
     
  11. jomobono

    jomobono Aspirant (247) Mar 12, 2012 Massachusetts


    yes
     
  12. IPAkindaguy

    IPAkindaguy Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2010 Florida

    Heads up, last time I was there it was cash only for growlers and bottles.
     
  13. nolanz14

    nolanz14 Initiate (195) Aug 31, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Has anyone seen this around Boston? I'm looking to try this one and haven't been able to find it.
     
  14. willbm3

    willbm3 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Now that you brought it up, I actually haven't seen it in Boston for awhile. I wonder what's up
     
  15. Lukaduke

    Lukaduke Initiate (0) May 22, 2012 Maine

    Picked up a couple bottles a couple weeks ago at Redstones. Nice beer... am I right remembering I paid $8.99 a bottle, but I bought a good load and can't recall exactly !
     
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  16. TheBeerShop

    TheBeerShop Initiate (0) Jul 23, 2012 Massachusetts

    Love this beer. Can't wait until its in cans... We typically get it 1-3 months old... and it doesn't tend to sit on the shelves. As of now, the bottles in the fridge are "bottled in August" & we just got a shipment bottled in sept. This is one of my goto IPA's, love it.
     
  17. nolanz14

    nolanz14 Initiate (195) Aug 31, 2009 Massachusetts
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    I bought one at my local place and it was bottled in May. Nice beer but would like to try it fresh.
     
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  18. jomobono

    jomobono Aspirant (247) Mar 12, 2012 Massachusetts

    I thought Be Hoppier was great, grapefruit juice all the way.
     
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  19. Plissken

    Plissken Initiate (163) Jun 3, 2013 Massachusetts

    Fresh Be Hoppy is on par with any of those 'Best Beer in the World" candidates.
     
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  20. pbrian

    pbrian Crusader (749) Feb 8, 2001 Connecticut

    It was bottled in May and you still bought it?? Or did you find out after?
     
  21. mcBrewsAlot

    mcBrewsAlot Initiate (140) Dec 3, 2008 Massachusetts
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    wait till you try buddah juice
     
  22. KevTurnersBootburn

    KevTurnersBootburn Initiate (0) Jan 19, 2014 Massachusetts

    I have had a harder time getting cans of Be Hoppy lately than I do getting Heady Topper. I just had to ask about it and have them bring me a 4 pack from behind the counter like I was buying drugs. Anyone know why they can't seem to keep up with demand? Is it because they are kegging it and it seems to be readily available on tap or just because they have to use that mobile canning company and they can't keep up with demand?

    I thought Be Hoppier was really good but not as good as Be Hoppy. Hopulence was also great. Haven't seen Buddah Juice.
     
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  23. jlordi12

    jlordi12 Devotee (470) Jun 8, 2011 Massachusetts

    buddah juice wasn't all that
     
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  24. JGLittle

    JGLittle Initiate (0) Mar 24, 2012 Massachusetts

    Wormtown is in the process of building out a new facility. However, I have noticed that Be Hoppy is harder to find lately. It comes in and goes out pretty fast. Loving the cans though. Make it so much more affordable than in bomber form. Been drinking it a lot more lately. An example of the demand, last Friday I got a 4 pack while they were trying to put it on the shelves. They got 5 cases in. Gone by Monday. I know 5 cases is a lot, but it was at Table and Vine and they have a huge selection.
     
  25. MVP09

    MVP09 Initiate (0) Oct 19, 2012 Massachusetts

    Great to see new IPAs/DIPAs. After tasting both Buddah and Hoppier. I still prefer Be Hoppy and Hopulence.

    Hopulence canned please
     
  26. JGLittle

    JGLittle Initiate (0) Mar 24, 2012 Massachusetts

    I liked Be Hoppier more than Buddha juice. I find it to be less bitter.

    Would love more canned offerings.
     
  27. AshlandNacho

    AshlandNacho Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2013 Massachusetts

    Probably not a popular opinion but IMO: Be Hoppier > Hopulence > Buddha's Juice > Be Hoppy .... With a caveat the Be Hoppy is still fantastic
     
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  28. MVP09

    MVP09 Initiate (0) Oct 19, 2012 Massachusetts

    Anyone see fresh cans preferably from April canning? I live in Norton but work in Worcester. Brewery is out Julio's too as well as Wegmans. Gonna check Austins locations. Near Norton. I know City Spirits in Attleboro had some but they don't fridge them. Look for some fresh fridge kept cans for a trade
     
  29. JGLittle

    JGLittle Initiate (0) Mar 24, 2012 Massachusetts

    They popped up in Western Mass 2 Fridays ago (April 18th). I know its still a drive from Worcester, but Table and Vine in West Spfld had a bunch of cold 4 packs this past week.
     
  30. MVP09

    MVP09 Initiate (0) Oct 19, 2012 Massachusetts

    Thanks little too far of a drive. Might just pick up Be Hoppier as a consolation.
     
  31. JGLittle

    JGLittle Initiate (0) Mar 24, 2012 Massachusetts

    I hear you, but keep an eye out. They come and go pretty quickly around here. But there are April cans out there somewhere.
     
  32. MVP09

    MVP09 Initiate (0) Oct 19, 2012 Massachusetts

    I know they do go quick. Especially when fresh. But a couple BMC places near my house carry them 1 keeps them warm on shelf and another had the Dec or Jan canning in mid march. I have actually had Be Hoppy warm and/or 3 months past date. Surprisingly it holds up well. Its for a trade so definatley wanna get stuff I know that is fresh and cold. Hopefully I find some
     
  33. concealed

    concealed Initiate (0) May 7, 2009 Georgia

    Cold matters much less than age
     
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  34. HighLowJack

    HighLowJack Disciple (373) Jun 5, 2013 Massachusetts
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    these cans are dated? if so where?
     
  35. MVP09

    MVP09 Initiate (0) Oct 19, 2012 Massachusetts

    No can dates I was talking bottles over last summer. Had a bottle over 3mo on shelf got it home chilled it and it was good not great. As for knowing can dates. Its one of my favorite beers so I stay up to date on FB when they can
     
  36. greenmtn1111

    greenmtn1111 Initiate (0) May 15, 2009 Massachusetts

    Be Hoppy on cask at Stoddard's today!
     
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  37. MVP09

    MVP09 Initiate (0) Oct 19, 2012 Massachusetts

    Success found an April four pack.
     
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  38. TravlynMan

    TravlynMan Initiate (30) Apr 10, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Where did you find this? Is it SE Mass?
     
  39. fineout

    fineout Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2010 Rhode Island

    are the 4-packs dated now?
     
  40. jdauria

    jdauria Initiate (134) Sep 15, 2010 Massachusetts

    Casked Be Hoppy with "wicked pissa stuff" added to the cask will be tapped at Union Brewhouse in Weymouth today at 2:00.
     
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