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Offline markvnh

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« Reply #930 on: May 25, 2016, 07:55:29 PM »
Stopped at another new brewery on way home from Whitehorse today in the Manchester area. Pipe Dream Brewing. Had five tasters - none very good. Two woulda been drain pours if I was at home. Beer is way over priced too! Instead of a flat rate taster it's based on what they sell the growlers for - which are ridiculous with one stout being 23 bucks and another 25! My tasters were 13 bucks. Won't be going back.
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« Reply #931 on: May 26, 2016, 02:13:03 PM »
Mark got me some of the Rockingham Barrel Aged Maple Glazed Bacon Imperial Stout. I was gonna wait to drink it but couldn't wait. Shared it with my wife last night. It was incredible. 5 stars.

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« Reply #932 on: May 27, 2016, 06:01:34 AM »
...damn Zac that didn't last long! Glad to hear you both enjoyed it! And seems to have lived up to my hype.
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« Reply #933 on: May 27, 2016, 07:24:15 AM »
Stopped at another new brewery on way home from Whitehorse today in the Manchester area. Pipe Dream Brewing. Had five tasters - none very good. Two woulda been drain pours if I was at home. Beer is way over priced too! Instead of a flat rate taster it's based on what they sell the growlers for - which are ridiculous with one stout being 23 bucks and another 25! My tasters were 13 bucks. Won't be going back.

25 bucks, wow! The beer geek bubble needs to burst, the prices breweries ask for their beer is getting ludicrous. IMO, tasters should be free, you're trying to get people interested in your product give them a few sips to get them in a purchasing mood.

I recently toured Cruzan rum distillery, 8 bucks for a 30 minute tour plus 4 tasters and two pint sized mixed drinks, the drinks helped loosen the wallet and I walked out with a few bottles.

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« Reply #934 on: May 27, 2016, 12:40:40 PM »
Really $25 ??   At my local you get 11 ,,3oz pours for $9.95  usually 7 house beers and 4 guests, not bad.  I was in Aspen recently and the tour of Aspen brewing was $30 with ONE taster at the end ! Reservations accepted

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« Reply #935 on: May 28, 2016, 06:57:54 AM »
Mid 90's before I turned 21, a few of us learned Redhook brewery in Seattle didn't check for id's, 2$ brewery tour, sample glass, and the guide poured several pitchers that you either drank or they dumped down the drain.

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« Reply #936 on: May 28, 2016, 10:08:09 AM »
I think the pint price point really hovers around $5..over that, it better be an exceptional beer.  A place nee rme Elevation, which makes some damn good beers,,,rarely exceeds $5 unless it's a pretty exotic blend  8)  Even then growlers are $16 max


There used to be a place in RI that had all you can drink for $3 for 90 minutes....classic after a session at Lincoln Woods. Of course i was very young and needed to save my money :-*

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« Reply #937 on: May 28, 2016, 02:42:18 PM »
...now that we're retired John we need to find those kinds of places to drink! Lord Hobo session IPA after a mountain bike ride today. Meh.

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« Reply #938 on: May 28, 2016, 05:44:25 PM »
Sirocho single hop..a japanese hop that is a bit similar to citra but less grape fruity...ho man  9.8% and so smooth...my local's summer brew....i'm gonna be in trouble

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« Reply #939 on: May 28, 2016, 05:46:02 PM »
new Belgium is openly for sale..if anybody has a spare BILLION !   That's the rumored price..Sierra just turned down 3.5B

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« Reply #940 on: May 30, 2016, 09:23:31 PM »
Martha's Exchange Brewery in Nashua has certainly stepped up their game the last year or so. Had an incredible Hefeweizen that was really freaking good tonight!

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« Reply #941 on: June 09, 2016, 04:49:53 PM »
Stopped at the Crooked Tap in Erving today after climbing at Farley. Had a Wormtown IPA which was very good. First I've had from them. That was after the 32oz growler of IPA from the brewery I work at...


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« Reply #942 on: June 16, 2016, 08:58:57 PM »
Stopped at one of the local breweries today - From the Barrel. Had a Russian imperial stout aged in a tequila barrel. 10.5 ABV and quite smooth. Dangerous...

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #943 on: June 17, 2016, 05:08:22 AM »
Did you ever try Polish beer? They are really tasty!

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« Reply #944 on: June 17, 2016, 08:23:43 AM »
I've actually had a Polish beer or two! A long while ago and from memory quite enjoyable.