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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Blitz1, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. cjrubes

    cjrubes NES Member

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    Now onto 'Curiosity 71'...

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    I have Friday off and I am wondering where to hit. Looks like Spyglass has a few new offerings that might be worth checking out.
     
  3. Kevin_NH

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    If you're going to Spyglass, might as see what's new next door at Djinn, then cross the street for White Birch's summer beers.
     
  4. daekken

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    Looks like Djinn is only open Sat/Sun.

    My pet peeve is places that don't open until 4:00 or later. I'll be done at the range probably 1:30-2:30, and looking for lunch. Only choices are Kelsen or Kettlehead (60 min plus drive).
     
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    There's more options up near Manchester -- Backyard & Stark both open before noon; Great North at 3PM (summer hours).
     
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    Good to know. Tomorrow might not be the best option (I am going from NH to Woburn for 8:30, then up to Manchester for 9:30, then back down to Pelham in the morning, so I might be done with driving), but good to know for the future.
     
  7. daekken

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    I did end up making it to Backyard last Friday.
    Got a flight and a reuben (which was really good).
    Beers were solid, the IPA (far left) was my favorite:
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    Then was third in line at Spyglass before they opened.
    No longer offering My Biological Father was a TV Repairman for fills, but I got a pour of it while they sorted out their POS system. Then got a fill of Aura, which I am having right now, and a fourpack of cans of Wavelength (NE Oat IPA).

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    Oh, and last night I bottled my second homebrew batch. A New England IPA. It'll be ready in two weeks. Hopefully my skill level will improve with each successive batch.

    The autosiphon made a huge difference.
     
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    12880E67-E876-46CB-8AFA-AF60E616E7D3.jpeg Just got back from Stowe.
     
  9. daekken

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    I have next Friday off. Trying to plan where to visit. Leaning towards making the drive up to Kettlehead after shooting; get some lunch and a flight, and stock up a bunch, particularly if good weather. Haven't been in 2019. It'll be my last day off like this for the foreseeable future.

    Anyone got any other suggestions? Going to try my homebrewed IPA this weekend if all goes according to plan.
     
  10. PaulR

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    Stopped into the new Tree House finally a week or so ago.
    I really hate to fall in to the hype, spent $150 on a case and a half [banghead]
    However I must admit, all the beers we got were excellent. Very Guzzleable.
    Not $150 a case and a half excellent, nothing is, but still excellent.
     
  11. daekken

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    Are they still crazy busy? I've never been.
     
  12. PaulR

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    I've heard of stories of lines out the building, I'm not a big line guy, I'd never wait.
    We went at like 2pm on a random Tuesday.
    I think I waited in line for all of about 10 minutes.
    Surprising though how many people are just sitting around drinking on a Tuesday afternoon.
    Even moreso: My little case+ that I walked out with was $150, there were plenty of people using their two-hand carts wheeling out 7-10 cases, holy crap.
     
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    That's $16.70 per 4 pack. Certainly the upper end of what I'm willing to pay for craft beer (with the caveat that they are 16oz cans). There are plenty of solid finds in the sub $15 per 4-pack area though. After a certain $$ amount I find you are paying for smaller operations low volume and creative artwork, not the quality of the beer. In fact I've been wildly disappointed with some of the pricier options I've tried. I also have this quiet protest against 12oz cans and bottles...Dinosaurs (looking at you 21st amendment)
     
  14. daekken

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    It's been a while, Kettlehead...
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    I need to make a trip to try kettlehead.
     
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  16. kingfisher

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    daekken, that looks great!

    LuvDog, I need to check it out too. It's not a long drive for me.
     
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    C5D86544-24D2-4A64-920C-29D4DDA25B8B.jpeg Just got home from Peaks Island, Maine. Picked up a few brews from Bissell Brothers.
     
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  19. BigEd

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    Birch Beer is on my hit list.
    Watched the Townsends video on Spruce Beer, think I spotted one on my buddies farm.
    Just have to get down there to harvest a bough & pickup some honey for a five gallon batch.


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgLC_DRd2cg
     
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    With birch beer, you start with birch sap. This guy used both white birch sap and black birch branches to make birch beer:

    Birch Beer

    Luckily there's birch o'plenty in New England, especially around the mountains like the Whites. So first step is to find a guy selling birch sap. Or someone on here who's willing to tap his birch trees. NES colonial food festival???

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    Here's a weird one: Guinness and Carhartt collaboration.

    Guinness is one of my three "emergency beers" for when I'm somewhere, want a beer, and nothing else is looking good. Other options are 'Gansett and regular Coors. I also own a crapload of Carhartt. Results of this collab are supposed to be revealed on the 27th. Follow Guinness on Facebook or probably other social media if you want more info.

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  23. Lsgun1

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    Spyglass has cans in stock for one. Got some State Machine with Galaxy and Fuzzy Logic.
     
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    I've collected sap from my birch trees in past years,

    Tapping birch for syrup
    use the same equipment as for maple. however the flow is higher volume, I get as much as a gallon per tree per day. The fresh sap is thin, with less flavor and less sugar (gallon for gallon) compared to maple, part of why people add twigs to birch beer and in each bottle of Birkir schnappes.

    If you dislike the wintergreen flavor, stick to white birch, or try some alternative sap trees:
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    I recently bought a six pack of Miller "LITE". You know, this is pretty good as a switch from Bud Light or Coors Light.

    Who here remembers when this was the ONLY game in town for light beer, before there was a "Bud Light" or "Coors Light" (or even Coors at all around here)?

    (Hint: "Tastes Great, Less Filling")
     
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    i still have a promo can from the initial Bud Light run back in 1981, my dad brought home ( i was only 16)
     
  29. cjrubes

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    Recent haul courtesy of my Dad. Even though I'm as much a beer aficionado as the next guy I've never actually had Heady Topper...:eek: I'm looking forward to cracking one open later this afternoon [cheers]


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    Yup, LITE again! Tastes great. Less filling!

    I'd like to try that Heady Topper some day, but it is impossible to find.
     

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