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Beer is my friend.

Discussion in 'Outfield' started by Bradcore, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. JetsMania

    JetsMania Hammerhead

    Ended up trading for a Mother of All Storms and 2011 Dark Lord today! Very excited for both.

    I found out that I can get Nugget Nectar at one of the stores in Mass, which is just a few miles from where I live. I'll have to trade for the other two, probably Heady Topper for them.

    How close to VT are you? I'm actually coming up that way in March; can't wait to get my hands on some Hill Farmstead, Lawson's FInest Liquids, and of course Heady Topper!


    I'm about 3.5 hours from Waterbury, VT (Alchemiist Brewery). A friend of mine is visiting my the first weekend in March, and we'll be driving up that weekend. If Kate the Great Day is still going on, we'll be going to that in Portsmouth, NH.
  2. mystikol87

    mystikol87 Boom Shaka Laka VIP

    Ended up trading for a Mother of All Storms and 2011 Dark Lord today! Very excited for both.

    I found out that I can get Nugget Nectar at one of the stores in Mass, which is just a few miles from where I live. I'll have to trade for the other two, probably Heady Topper for them.

    How close to VT are you? I'm actually coming up that way in March; can't wait to get my hands on some Hill Farmstead, Lawson's FInest Liquids, and of course Heady Topper!


    I'm about 3.5 hours from Waterbury, VT (Alchemiist Brewery). A friend of mine is visiting my the first weekend in March, and we'll be driving up that weekend. If Kate the Great Day is still going on, we'll be going to that in Portsmouth, NH.

    That's awesome. I'll be up there the next weekend.

    Unfortunately, ain't gonna be no Kate Day, sir: http://thefullpint.com/beer-news/smuttynose-and-portsmouth-brewing-news-a-look-at-2013-including-kate-the-greats-future/


  3. JetsMania

    JetsMania Hammerhead

    Well that sucks. Maybe I'll take him to maine beer company or jack's abby.

    Thanks for the info bluecane
  4. mystikol87

    mystikol87 Boom Shaka Laka VIP

    ;)
  5. JetsMania

    JetsMania Hammerhead

    Got anything willing to trade/looking for anything in particular?
  6. Dr Beinfest

    Dr Beinfest Larry's Little Helper

    What he said.

    It's a cool novelty idea. I'm hoping they expand on it so I don't have to be stuck between those 3. I've really grown to dislike Heineken, but that's strictly from the bottle now I guess.
  7. mystikol87

    mystikol87 Boom Shaka Laka VIP

    In general, or for when I come up that way? A PM is probably the better place to discuss, but I may have a few...
  8. mystikol87

    mystikol87 Boom Shaka Laka VIP

    What he said.

    It's a cool novelty idea. I'm hoping they expand on it so I don't have to be stuck between those 3. I've really grown to dislike Heineken, but that's strictly from the bottle now I guess.

    Probably because it's really hard to get a bottle that's not already skunked from light exposure (because of the green bottle).
  9. JetsMania

    JetsMania Hammerhead

    Heineken in can or mini keg is vastly superior to bottles. Nine out of ten times the bottles are skunked by the time you open them.
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  10. JetsMania

    JetsMania Hammerhead

    Finally got my hands on a case of Troegs Nugget Nectar!

    Has anyone seen Hopslam in Florida?
  11. PhxPhin

    PhxPhin Hammerhead

    I was messing around and reading this thread coming back from Napa, CA ... unfortunately I was at the airport and not able to go and run for some of the Russian River beers .... it had been well over a year since i had checked into this thread

    however, you guys did put hopslam onto my radar and noted it was at total wine ..... justified the $20 six-pack to my wife noting that it would last longer than the $20 bottle of wine also in my cart and got to work .... really enjoyed it
  12. mystikol87

    mystikol87 Boom Shaka Laka VIP

    Napa isn't super close to Santa Rosa, although there are lots of stores in SF that carry their stuff.

    I like Hopslam, but I didn't want to fight the crowds. It sold out of most places near me within 2 hours!
  13. PhxPhin

    PhxPhin Hammerhead

    yikes ... I grabbed the 2nd to last six pack off the shelf at total wine

    there were a couple good beer stores by the hotel ..... I didn't wander over as we had an open bar with some good options pretty much every night and on work trips it's hard to really do much for yourself .... although one of my bosses from a different office did make his way over and grab a couple IPAs to have in the courtyard before heading out to dinner that night

    definitely too far to make it to the actual brewery .... but distribution radius is better than getting about anything into Phoenix (although it's getting a lot better and the beer scene has improved greatly since I moved here almost 10 years ago and the most exotic tap you'd find in most locations was amber bock) ..... we now have a growler law where bars and other licensed establishments that have taps can sell growlers - which used to be reserved just for the breweries - still pretty new, but a couple places have embraced it .... also the local breweries are definitely growing which is great and with BevMo and now total wine coming full speed into the state to compliment AJs (upscale grocery), WorldMarket and a couple specialty shops the selection is much improved .......... still not the easiest state to distribute into though (which I doubt is in any small part to Cindy McCain holding the largest AB distributor and a massive company)
  14. mystikol87

    mystikol87 Boom Shaka Laka VIP

    Interesting stuff! Good to see the scene expanding everyone!
  15. JetsMania

    JetsMania Hammerhead

    I recently traded for some Surly Abrasive, a great double IPA. A friend of mine is bringing me a bottle of Hopslam this weekend, so I'll do a head to head.
  16. mystikol87

    mystikol87 Boom Shaka Laka VIP

    Drink the Firestone XV yet? Someone told me it's falling off a bit...
  17. JetsMania

    JetsMania Hammerhead

    Yes I did. I had the XV and the XVI back to back during the superbowl. It was enjoyable, but I don't know if I'd buy it again.

    I just picked up some Maine Beer Company Lil One and Jack's Abby Hoponious Union (bottled 10 days ago).

    In more important news http://philly.thedrinknation.com/articles/read/9984-Where-to-Find-Pliny-the-Younger-in-Philadelphia-2013-Edition-# I think you might be able to get Pliny the Younger during your trip.
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  18. mystikol87

    mystikol87 Boom Shaka Laka VIP

    Wow. The question is whether I want to drive out of my way from NY to Philly, out to have to head to Cambridge the same day, and then also wait in line for a while.
  19. JetsMania

    JetsMania Hammerhead

    Wow. The question is whether I want to drive out of my way from NY to Philly, out to have to head to Cambridge the same day, and then also wait in line for a while.


    Is that really a question? Of course you should.

    More dates will be added. I'd keep checking that website. I'm sure they'll add either March 9th or 10th as well.
  20. JetsMania

    JetsMania Hammerhead

    Anyone had any good beer lately?

    Had a Zombie Dust for the first time yesterday.

    Picked up a Shipyard Smashed Blueberry on a whim and will open that soon.

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