US - Mid-Atlantic Upstate NY thread

Discussion in 'Beer Travel, Events and Releases' started by mborden, Sep 30, 2013.

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  1. mborden

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    OK friends, here's a thread for Upstate NY (and I don't mean Westchester County). Beer releases, fun happenings, etc. Lay it on us here.
     
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    Anybody planning on hitting up any of the Bell's NY Launch parties?
    http://bellsbeer.com/events-2/#203

    I'll probably hit up the "Bell's is Loose in the Cuse" at Blue Tusk on 10/24. I'm pretty excited about their arrival to NY.
     
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    Just checking in on this thread. I'll try keep everyone up to date on Capital Region events.
     
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    I'll be behind the bar for the Bell's launch party at The Bier Abbey.
     
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    Fuj, no taplist is shown for the Bier Abbey launch on the Bell's website. Any idea what will be on? Two Hearted and Oarsman?
     
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    Hasn't been set yet, unfortunately. George is trying to negotiate some of the special release kegs, but given there are about 30+ events happening in NY within a three day period, I'm not hopeful.

    I'm planning on trading for 2-3 bottles of something decent from Bell's so we have something to crack open and share at the bar regardless.
     
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    Haven't heard of Jack in the Utica area (Bell's), however that also doesn't surprise me.
     
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    Yeah, it looks like maybe Oriskany is the closest to a kick-off party? But at least there will be Bell's in distro!
     
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    Bottle distro will likely hit shelves before the kickoff parties. We'll getting fresh Two Hearted tomorrow here in Albany.
     
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    Heh, I actually work in Oriskany, Stockdales is the venue I assume?
     
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    Looks like Price Chopper stepped up their game. Mix a 6 for 9.99 with nearly 30 choices. I'm a happy man. Also? Bells is fucking EVERYWHERE. Anywhere I have been that sells beer has it. Distro pushing it HARD it seems. Works for me. Shorter beer runs for me.
     
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    SUPER excited to see some more awesome Michigan beer and mead creeping into NY, especially where us Upstate plebs can get our hands on it. I might have to go crack my Episode 13 to celebrate!

    Also, I every much enjoyed the Bell's event at the Blue Tusk in Syracuse tonight. I was bummed to not have any Oarsman, but Le Batteur was a very nice surprise instead.
     
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    Jacks Abby bottles hit my shop yesterday. Jabby Brau, Black Lager and Hoponious Union. Going the grab the latter this evening after work.
     
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    I got mixed reviews on Oarsman and passed. A couple of guys who's opinions I respect didn't speak highly of it. If they have singles I will grab one to give it a shot.
     
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    Any word on velvet merkin?
     
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