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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Dedicated home-brew supply store?
« on: August 05, 2016, 06:37:05 AM »
I tried real hard to support the 3 LHBS with in 30 minutes of me, one is ridiculously over priced and the other 2 have horrible business models.  I would routinely place an order via email tell them I would be over on my lunch break, they would respond all set.  I would get over there and either get the owe we are all out of that or some other excuse.  I now rely on one of the big online suppliers for 70% I my supplies.  The third local place has been closed for renovations for 4 months, I emailed then about estimated opening date and never heard back.  Guess I will stay with the online ordering for a while.

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Zymurgy / Re: Zymurgy Live: Brewing Local with Stan Hieronymus
« on: May 25, 2016, 07:25:55 AM »
It worked perfect for me on a windows based platform, i used Firefox FYI.

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Beer Travel / Re: Trip to Boston and Burlington
« on: May 13, 2016, 08:49:40 AM »
LOrd Hobo in Somerville is by farm the best beer/food bar in or near Boston in my opinion.  Bukowskis has two locations one near the Pru and one in Cambrige, this is my second favorite beer/food bar in Boston.  As far as Burlington goes I would skip Vt pub other than being Noonan's place there is nothing special about it.  The Farmhouse Tap and grill is solid but a little pricey.  I would recommend Hitting Three Pennys in Montpelier on the way by, this place is my favorite Vt bar.  Also if you do stop in Waterbury and are looking for a real nice place check out Hen of the Wood (again a little pricey) it is similar in food style to Armsby Abbey but not quite as solid beer menu.  Also near Pro Pig is the Reservoir and Blackback pub, both have solid beer menus as well.  IMHO I would skip Burlington and stay in the Waterbury/ Montpilier area I thought the scene was much better, my wife thought differently. 

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Budweiser Project 12
« on: November 06, 2012, 11:42:46 AM »
Here is an interesting article sort of related to this topic.

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-10-25/the-plot-to-destroy-americas-beer

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