US - New England The Alchemist thread

Discussion in 'Beer Travel, Events and Releases' started by Ataraxia, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. Frank

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    These next few months (with the exception of the 2-3 weeks the leaf peepers are about, and whatever random beer festivals there might be) should be really reasonable over there.

    I hope...
     
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  2. Respirologist

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    Ya I would say this past Tuesday at open, probably 30 people in line. Wednesday was a different story..... 1/2 that.... 15 people or so in line before opening. Compared to (from what i've heard >100 people this summer)

    Also......
    FOCAL BANGER
    — limit 6 four packs
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    CRUSHER
    — limit 4 four packs
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    HEADY TOPPER
    — limit 2 four packs

    Limit was 1.66 cases when I was there the past couple days. Now it's up to 2 case limit.

    2 CASE LIMIT
     
  3. TheeWalrusHunter

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    When exactly is prime leaf peeper time? I am coming out with some friends from Portland (The other one), and we are gonna be doing some leaf peeping in Mid October. I assume this is prime peeping? If any of you people want to peep on some leaf peepers while peeking a peeing pecker, holler at me.
     
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  4. 4ruedebuci

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    I think this is usually past prime. We were up for Columbus day weekend and in some areas trees were mostly bare.
     
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  5. IndianaJones

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    http://www.visitnh.gov/vacation-ideas/Foliage-Tracker/
     
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  6. bsc

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    This is a little late. Will still get some color but not prime peepin
     
  7. TheeWalrusHunter

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    Well hopefully we get the gamut of colors and areas since we are doing a large New England Loop (Boston > Vermont > New Hampshire > Portland > Boston > Providence > New Haven > NYC)

    But back to the thread purpose: These glasses are sexy as all hell:

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  8. Frank

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    If you're hitting all the states you should be good. And in VT honestly it depends so much on the weather it's really hard to say. All it takes is a big storm with heavy rain and strong winds to end foliage season early. Then all we have is a bunch of pissed off new yorkers.

    Thankfully the beer is good year round, so no worries there.
     
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  9. Os

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    you always have me, Frank.
     
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  10. BadJustin

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    I'm only pissed because I then have to rake an acre of leaves.
     
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  11. PepeSylvia

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  12. purephase

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    Looks like Harvest Ale is the newest release. 500 cases available for each of the next 4 days, with a 1 4-pack per person limit. I never had any of the brewpub versions of this beer and I'm not sure I've ever had anything with Merkur hops, but John makes it sound really good.

     
  13. GuzzleMcBrew

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    Dammit, I actually want this.
     
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  14. masterofsparks

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    That sounds tremendous.
     
  15. FoudreGuy

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    Fresh hop? Oh damn I want so bad.
     
  16. TheeWalrusHunter

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    It's not a fresh hop. It's a "harvest" beer, like a Marzen.
     
  17. FoudreGuy

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    I know Harvest doesn't necessarily mean FH, but I thought I heard something about fresh "green" hops in it.

    Carry on.
     
  18. JTCelica

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    Got some of the broken spoke yesterday, it's solid.
     
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  19. preluderl

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    Looks like they have a spot on the website for an upcoming special release. Any idea what it may be?
     
  20. GuzzleMcBrew

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    I think they may be re-inventing things and that Broken Spoke may now be something like Crusher was (on the list daily), and they have expanded the list to include a slot for shorter lived special releases like Sterk Wit, Harvest Ale and Luscious which were previously unlisted.