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This Sunday looking forward to going to Beer’d Brewery’s new taproom in Groton. They’ve come a long way in 6 years.
Perhaps you could give us a review. I like their beer.
 

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What’s your favorite bohemian style Pilsner? Tough to come by here in CA
Being in Western PA, this is a sweet spot regionally with some good stuff locally in Pittsburgh and from Ohio.

Turntable Pils, Great Lakes Brewing (Cleveland)
Jack Straw, Fat Head's Brewing (Cleveland)
Puma, Rheingeist (Cincinnati)

And while not strictly Bohemian Pils, some excellent pilsener/lager styles that I think drink much better than the overly expensive Lagunitas Pils:

Kaiser Pils, Penn Brewery (Pittsburgh) which also makes solid dunkels and Helles.
Dortmunder Gold and Elliot Ness, also from Great Lakes, are my usual go-tos for low-medium ABV summer swilling.

It's a shame that these styles seem to be mostly overlooked, if not forgotten, by most craft brewers. And those I have seen from the West Coast are simply not worth the price. The ones I've mentioned above are usually $2 or more less per six-pack than Lagunitas or Green Flash pils/lager entries.
 
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there was a vermont pumpkin draft that blew my mind. had it in nyc years ago but would love to know the brewery.

that said, either dogfish 90 or hopslam
 

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there was a vermont pumpkin draft that blew my mind. had it in nyc years ago but would love to know the brewery.

that said, either dogfish 90 or hopslam
I'm waiting for Hopslam to arrive at my local packy! Can't wait.

From Bell's for those who don't know. Its a seasonal IIPA.
 
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I’m going to catch a lot of crap for this bc I’m a big craft beer guy...but I’m trying to cut down big time and my friend told me about Athletic Brewery in Stratford. Went to a liqour store in town today and picked up three 6 packs for $10 each. Upside Down (Golden Ale), Free Way (double hop IPA) and Run Wild (their main IPA). Holy crap, it’s all really good and can’t tell much diff between this and the “real” stuff. While I’ll always have my 7% and up IPA I will def have this more often than not now...
 

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I’m going to catch a lot of crap for this bc I’m a big craft beer guy...but I’m trying to cut down big time and my friend told me about Athletic Brewery in Stratford. Went to a liqour store in town today and picked up three 6 packs for $10 each. Upside Down (Golden Ale), Free Way (double hop IPA) and Run Wild (their main IPA). Holy crap, it’s all really good and can’t tell much diff between this and the “real” stuff. While I’ll always have my 7% and up IPA I will def have this more often than not now...
I'm not gonna trash you for this. I'm intrigued. TBOMK nobody sells Athletic out here in Pgh, but just this week I read two articles (Liquor.com and Growler) that gave stellar reviews for various Atheltic brews. Wife has to avoid carbs (and it wouldn't hurt me) so something in the category that tastes good is more than welcome.

I'll continue to happily trash Bud Light/Coors Light drinkers though.
 
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I would probably try one (just went to their website and requested to my local packy). Question...I'd be going in with a ton of skepticism. Is it good enough to overcome that? If they're any good, seems it couldn't hurt to mix a few of these in now and then....on both the carb and alcohol fronts.
 
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I would probably try one (just went to their website and requested to my local packy). Question...I'd be going in with a ton of skepticism. Is it good enough to overcome that? If they're any good, seems it couldn't hurt to mix a few of these in now and then....on both the carb and alcohol fronts.
I just tried three of them today and they’re pretty good. Much, much better than regular NA beers. For $10, pick up a 6 pack and give it a shot. I’ll always have “real” beers but this is def a good substitution when you want a beer but don’t want to “drink.”
 

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I just tried three of them today and they’re pretty good. Much, much better than regular NA beers. For $10, pick up a 6 pack and give it a shot.
And there's the rub... if they really taste good and you can bang down three in an afternoon w/o a buzz, that could grow into a more expensive habit than high ABV crafts ;-)
 
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And there's the rub... if they really taste good and you can bang down three in an afternoon w/o a buzz, that could grow into a more expensive habit than high ABV crafts ;-)
It depends really. It could go either way depending on how much you really want to drink. For me since I’m cutting down a lot I’d rather have these in the fridge and enjoy a couple a weekend as opposed to having 3-4 high ABV. At least for right now while I’m trying to limit my alcohol content while still enjoying some beer.
 

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I’m going to catch a lot of crap for this bc I’m a big craft beer guy...but I’m trying to cut down big time and my friend told me about Athletic Brewery in Stratford. Went to a liqour store in town today and picked up three 6 packs for $10 each. Upside Down (Golden Ale), Free Way (double hop IPA) and Run Wild (their main IPA). Holy crap, it’s all really good and can’t tell much diff between this and the “real” stuff. While I’ll always have my 7% and up IPA I will def have this more often than not now...
The Athletic Brewing Company is dashit!!! I didn't know the DDH was in stores. Thought it was brewery only. There was a fall beer called Stump Jump, an autumn brown. Really good. 85 calories/ can and tastes great!
 

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I just tried three of them today and they’re pretty good. Much, much better than regular NA beers. For $10, pick up a 6 pack and give it a shot. I’ll always have “real” beers but this is def a good substitution when you want a beer but don’t want to “drink.”
These Athletic brews are great when you go to a party, bringing your own stash, and are driving home and want no threat of a buzz.
 
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The big advantage of these “diet craft beers” is that you can drink them in large numbers. You can’t drink strong beers for hours in a social setting like you can light beer. No bloat, nice buzz, better for the waist line. I think we’ll see a ton of these beers in time. Many breweries are dabbling in them and the flavor has gotten very good. When I first tried a low cal IPA about 3 years ago, the taste was pretty rough. I’ve liked the last 3-4 I’ve tried.
 
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Not sure if this is in the string anywhere, but I just tried some Long Trail Little Anomaly yesterday.
Hazy, juicy IPA, 3.8% ABV, 110 calories. I thought they tasted quite good. Will definitely be picking up some more. Great price point, too, at just $8.99/sixer
 
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Last month, I went to to my sons' baseball tryouts and since parents are not allowed to stay and watch and as the facility was a 30-minute drive away, I walked across the street to Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza to kill time. Didn't try the pizza (or food in general); bu, they were stocking a Two Road IPA, I think it's Lil Heaven, and was very happy with it.
 
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