US - New England Boston area thread

Discussion in 'Beer Travel, Events and Releases' started by Don, Oct 2, 2013.

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  1. Don

    Don Premium Supporter of Schrute Farms Contributor

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    Would like this thread to be a catch all for Boston brewery news as well as get togethers.
    Trillium, Night Shift, etc... Hell, I'd say Jacks abby is close enough.
     
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    +1. Also, you were posting on BA about boston area tasting groups, DonFrap... Couple people have PMed me in the past week, so thought I'd just make a public post - I'm in Brighton, I do not have a tasting group, I would be happy to either start one or be absorbed into someone else's - I know there are others interested. Cheers!
     
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    Don Premium Supporter of Schrute Farms Contributor

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    We get together in Brookline once a week, so I'm sure we can absorb you. We've had a constant group but it's been slowly dwindling. I'm also looking to get a large like once a month Saturday tasting going.
    We really need to improve the community in Boston.
     
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    Awesome. And yes, a once a month large tasting would be fantastic for the community, I think. I know the location thing is an issue... Has anyone tried asking any of the smaller breweries? For example, Night Shift has a place that would be really good for tastings (not ideal location, but it's a thought). I've seen people doing events of sorts there - I'm just not sure if they'd be cool with it without being paid....
     
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    Don Premium Supporter of Schrute Farms Contributor

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    That's not a bad idea, maybe if we buy some beer while we are there.... HevvyMetalHippie can you ask about this?
     
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    I can ask next time I drop by too. I get along pretty well with them. I think Auror does too, I know he mentioned being there last time they were pulling nails on the barrel society beers (but I don't know him).
     
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    Don Premium Supporter of Schrute Farms Contributor

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    Auror is in my tasting group also. I'm gonna research any BYO restaurants to see the feasibility on that also.
     
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    Post tagging makes me feel so important. I'll pass it on.

    kcbaby definitely wants in.
     
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    Don Premium Supporter of Schrute Farms Contributor

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    We should definitely roll with this soon, but lots of stuff coming up. Maybe first weekend in November? Or we can do it on a Sunday anytime.
     
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    Oh good, you're here. Were you planning on pasting the "boston area" post you built to this sight?
    Good to see you here, btw.
     
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    I'd be interested in anything happening in the Boston area. And I can start drinking after the 7th of Nov I think...
     
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    Why am I not getting notifications anymore?

    Anyway, I can ask. Although I don't think any brewery will be keen on having dozens of people getting banged up at their facility on other breweries beer. Plus there's a lot of legal stuff to consider. Do they have open container permits, what's the protocol on having police there? I know that NS used to have to have a police officer on duty for pouring, before they got the correct licenses.

    Also I know that doing this on the Common or any place like that is asking for it. Are there any cheap function halls that we can do this at? Or how do other cities do this, if they do at all. I know DonFrap said something like this was happening in NYC soon?
     
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    They are doing it in NYC, but it's at a beer store/bar which is legal there. Can check VFW hall or something like that.
     
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    Hooray for Boston laws!
     
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    I don't have anything to offer but I'd love to drink all your beers sometime
     
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    Bars are very iffy about it in Boston. I got scolded for just sharing a tiny little bottle of stuff at the Public House once(after asking a bartender if he wanted any). Though I got an eager okay from a brewer to share a growler at CBC. Some are just a bit too paranoid, but it's understandable, it's their establishment.
     
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    I see a lot of familiar faces here.
     
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    I thought you were silentjay , so confused now
     
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    Is silentjay jomobono, or this guy?
     
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    I felt like a change
     
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