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Sip went down hill once they moved into their larger brewery - IMO. Focal is 100% worth hype over HT. I've been doing Treehouse and Kinsmen thing since lockdown.
How is the pickup process at Kinsmen? They’ll bring it out to you I assume?
 
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Overrateds might be a good separate thread. I remember when you had to 'know the guy, who knew the guy' to get Sip of Sunshine. I think it's ok, but not worth the premium. It's about $15 for a 4 pak here...I found their sessions all to be better (and more reasonably priced), plus there are a ton of good options in the $10 six pack range.
I remember people would go from store to store when Sip was released, buying their maximum allotment at each. I never went that crazy, although I did head out specifically to get it a few times as soon as I saw it on Beer Menus. And now? It is readily available at a nearby Stop & Shop. It’s no longer close to being my favorite IPA, but it’s still solid for a grocery store beer.
 

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Continuing my CT beer tour after a short delay for a trip to Treehouse. They have a great setup there for pick up — highly recommend! Anyway, hit up Fat Orange Cat yesterday and everything was terrific— baby kitten ipa, pale ale and house lager. Will definitely be back!
@brihman You left FOC without buying their absolute best brew? The golden stout, "All Cats Are Gray In The Dark." Anyway, the House Lager is a Twelve Percent Beer Project brew. FOC brews there (in North Haven) and must be selling it to help out. The Baby Kittens is ridiculously good.
 
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Lol it sounds like I need to make another trip for that one! I’ll definitely get that as well as some more of the lager. Good to hear about the Twelve Percent Beer Project — super crisp beer!

@brihman You left FOC without buying their absolute best brew? The golden stout, "All Cats Are Gray In The Dark." Anyway, the House Lager is a Twelve Percent Beer Project brew. FOC brews there (in North Haven) and must be selling it to help out. The Baby Kittens is ridiculously good.
 
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Isn't Hanging Hills still going to be brewing and distributing? I thought they were only closing their tap room.
They will be brewing. They have a new location, and hope they can get it going when we go “normal”
 
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@Dove Made my way back to FOC & picked up their All Cats Are Grey stout, which I enjoyed. I’m not a huge stout guy but I could appreciate it for its unique flavor. We got a growler of a jalapeño IPA that was delicious. Did an OEC delivery for this weekend-so far everything is fantastic from them. Thinking of mixing in a New Park run in the next couple weeks!
 

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@Dove Made my way back to FOC & picked up their All Cats Are Grey stout, which I enjoyed. I’m not a huge stout guy but I could appreciate it for its unique flavor. We got a growler of a jalapeño IPA that was delicious. Did an OEC delivery for this weekend-so far everything is fantastic from them. Thinking of mixing in a New Park run in the next couple weeks!
Not a stout guy either but I love FOC’s. It’s light but also creamy. Has like a “whipped” characteristic to it. I just can’t believe that they banned dogs and kids.
 
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Not a stout guy either but I love FOC’s. It’s light but also creamy. Has like a “whipped” characteristic to it. I just can’t believe that they banned dogs and kids.
Too many issues with people bringing their kids and dogs and letting them run wild among the guests and the barnyard animals.
 

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Too many issues with people bringing their kids and dogs and letting them run wild among the guests and the barnyard animals.
I think when they reopen there will be tighter rules and they will be fam friendly again.
 
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I hope so! It seems like a fun place to take my youngster. Gosh, feels like forever since I went to a restaurant or bar or brewery to dine in. Almost starting to forget what that’s like!

I think when they reopen there will be tighter rules and they will be fam friendly again.
 
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I think when they reopen there will be tighter rules and they will be fam friendly again.
Tighter rules?? .....like "don't let your kids abuse the goats and chickens". In today's world, does that really have to be one of the rules?? It says more about the parents than the kids.
 

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For any other cider fans out there, Spoke & Spy in Middletown has reopened and doing online advance purchase and outside pickup out their window. Easy peasy.
 

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Tighter rules?? .....like "don't let your kids abuse the goats and chickens". In today's world, does that really have to be one of the rules?? It says more about the parents than the kids.
Kids must be leashed. Dogs drink free.
 
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For any other cider fans out there, Spoke & Spy in Middletown has reopened and doing online advance purchase and outside pickup out their window. Easy peasy.
I’ll second this. Spoke & Spy has very unique cider options that are all awesome. Also shares a parking lot with Stubborn Beauty and Forest City breweries so it’s a great way to park once and load up with a variety of beer and ciders with one stop.
 
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Anyone been to Tox brewing in New London? A friend of a friend is the brewer there and their beers look fantastic. I keep wanting to check them out if only I was still in CT...
 

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Anyone been to Tox brewing in New London? A friend of a friend is the brewer there and their beers look fantastic. I keep wanting to check them out if only I was still in CT...
A top brewery in CT with regard to quality suds.
 

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The suds flowing from Twelve Percent Brewing in North Haen are amazing. Fat Orange Cat and Marlowe Artisanal Ales are great. Shorth Throw is awesome. Abomination Brewing is ridiculous. Nightmare Brewing, I hear, is phenomenal. Every weekend is a new ordeal of releases..
 
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I did a pickup at Trillium today in Canton, probably the safest smoothest process & Covid item I've seen & purchased. Order online, ready within 30 minutes (encouraged to pickup within 2hrs or by end of day). Parking lot production line, 1. a masked outdoor person radios in your order # as you flash your license, 2. someone in gloves and mask brings your order to one of multiple tables, 3. you grab and put in your car.
Got some Legroom, Dialed In, Stillings St and growler of Goody Trill Shoes.
 

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I did a pickup at Trillium today in Canton, probably the safest smoothest process & Covid item I've seen & purchased. Order online, ready within 30 minutes (encouraged to pickup within 2hrs or by end of day). Parking lot production line, 1. a masked outdoor person radios in your order # as you flash your license, 2. someone in gloves and mask brings your order to one of multiple tables, 3. you grab and put in your car.
Got some Legroom, Dialed In, Stillings St and growler of Goody Trill Shoes.
They have it down nicely. We've gone three times. Treehouse is similar, but you can't quite custom order. They have packaged mixed or single beer cases you order. Pickup line is longer.
 

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