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Today's Shopping LIst
« on: March 06, 2015, 07:17:31 PM »
Out in the field for work today, I stopped at my favorite grocery store for beer. Jungle Jim's International Market has an awesome selection of beer from around the world and across the country, all organized by place of origin.
While there, I picked up the following:
Six pack of Troegg's Perpetual IPA
Six pack of Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter
Four pack of Great Lakes ChillWave DIPA
Six pack of Ballast Point Sculpin
2 bombers of Rogue Sriracha Stout (mainly for SWMBO)
Cant wait to try them all out, I will post back the thoughts of my fairly untrained palate.
Have a great weekend everyone
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Re: Today's Shopping LIst
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2015, 07:25:11 PM »
Out in the field for work today, I stopped at my favorite grocery store for beer. Jungle Jim's International Market has an awesome selection of beer from around the world and across the country, all organized by place of origin.
While there, I picked up the following:
Six pack of Troegg's Perpetual IPA
Six pack of Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter
Four pack of Great Lakes ChillWave DIPA
Six pack of Ballast Point Sculpin
2 bombers of Rogue Sriracha Stout (mainly for SWMBO)
Cant wait to try them all out, I will post back the thoughts of my fairly untrained palate.
Have a great weekend everyone
Your reminding me its about time for us to make a pilgrimage to Yankee Spirits in Sturbridge Ma. Its the largest package store in New England. Its the size of a large supermarket. The space cereal would take up is whiskey and the beer section is bigger than most entire package stores. They do a ton of business, there are always license plates from 3 different states in the parking lot, so they move through their inventory quickly. The beer area isn't inside a cooler but they do seem to have the area kept as cool as they can, I would say about 50.
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Re: Today's Shopping LIst
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2015, 07:31:11 PM »
Nice score Frank.  We're still in the hospital so I'm living vicariously.  All I get to do is stare at the pictures everyone is posting of beer foam overflowing their pint glass, crystal clear lagers and all manner of deliciousness! 

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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2015, 07:33:22 PM »
Well, I'll tell you something JT: No kids of my own, so I'm jealous of you as well. Take care of business on your end
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Re: Today's Shopping LIst
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2015, 07:36:54 PM »
Still never had a Troeg's beer, but I have had Chillwave and Sculpin - two kickarse beers.
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Re: Today's Shopping LIst
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2015, 07:37:02 PM »
Troegs Perpetual is very good. If you haven't yet, get your hands on Troegs Nugget Nectar. I just picked up a case of Hop Hunter. It's great on tap. Sculpin is phenomenal. The Rogue Sriracha definitely had a kick to it. I wasn't a huge fan. Great Lakes Chillwave is a tough one for me. When it was released two years ago, under the name Alchemy Hour, I thought it was amazing. I didn't enjoy it much last year and haven't had it yet this year. I think it's the mosaic hops in it. They are so hit and miss for me.

Very nice selection of beer!
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2015, 08:19:40 PM »
     I am really looking forward to all of them, but I have never had the ChillWave, Perpetual, Hop Hunter, or the Sriracha. I know I love the Sculpin, but could not find a date on it, fingers crossed. It looked like it had some kind of code on six pack holder, but could not decipher it. The Perpetual was bottle on January 23, so about 6 weeks old, again fingers crossed. I did not look for a date on ChillWave, as it was not in store last month when I last went bottle shopping, so I am assuming its pretty fresh. Same with the Hop Hunter, pretty new beer and I am hoping/assuming mine is fresh. I saw the Nugget Nectar, but obviously this trip was pretty IPA focused, I'll try some next trip, thanks for the tip.
     Jon, I am in the SE corner of Indiana, so I can beer shop in Ohio with a less than 5 minute drive, so Troegg's is easily available, My other option is always Kentucky, really only a 15 minute drive to find beer across that state line, but a little farther for a good selection down there. Luckily, we have a facility just 5 minutes away from the Largest Liquor Store in the country, so when I am out that way, I always make a point of stopping in there, as their selection is always amazing also
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Re: Today's Shopping LIst
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2015, 08:20:45 PM »
PS, was meaning to post this in Commercial Beer Reviews, can a mod move it? My bad :o
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Re: Today's Shopping LIst
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2015, 08:24:43 PM »
Your reminding me its about time for us to make a pilgrimage to Yankee Spirits in Sturbridge Ma. Its the largest package store in New England. Its the size of a large supermarket. The space cereal would take up is whiskey and the beer section is bigger than most entire package stores. They do a ton of business, there are always license plates from 3 different states in the parking lot, so they move through their inventory quickly. The beer area isn't inside a cooler but they do seem to have the area kept as cool as they can, I would say about 50.
The Yankee Spirits in Attleboro is an old supermarket as well. I've never been to the one in Sturbridge, so I can't compare but the Attleboro one is huge. They stopped doing mix-a-six years ago, so I don't go there too often any more. But they do have a killer selection for when you're looking for something special.
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Re: Today's Shopping LIst
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2015, 08:26:07 PM »
Still never had a Troeg's beer, but I have had Chillwave and Sculpin - two kickarse beers.

not in indiana? just a short drive to ohio to pick some up!
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Re: Today's Shopping LIst
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2015, 08:27:45 PM »
Still never had a Troeg's beer, but I have had Chillwave and Sculpin - two kickarse beers.

not in indiana? just a short drive to ohio to pick some up!
   
    I'm not sure if its in Indiana, But I know Jon says he has never had any, so I am guessing he cant find it up around Indy at least
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Re: Today's Shopping LIst
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2015, 09:01:25 PM »
Well, I'll tell you something JT: No kids of my own, so I'm jealous of you as well. Take care of business on your end
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Re: Today's Shopping LIst
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2015, 09:15:48 PM »
     I am really looking forward to all of them, but I have never had the ChillWave, Perpetual, Hop Hunter, or the Sriracha. I know I love the Sculpin, but could not find a date on it, fingers crossed. It looked like it had some kind of code on six pack holder, but could not decipher it. The Perpetual was bottle on January 23, so about 6 weeks old, again fingers crossed. I did not look for a date on ChillWave, as it was not in store last month when I last went bottle shopping, so I am assuming its pretty fresh. Same with the Hop Hunter, pretty new beer and I am hoping/assuming mine is fresh. I saw the Nugget Nectar, but obviously this trip was pretty IPA focused, I'll try some next trip, thanks for the tip.

The Chillwave is fresh. It's a seasonal and is only out for a little over a month. HopHunter is new and will be fresh. Back to Nugget Nectar... It doesn't say IPA on the label, but it's probably the hoppiest beer they have. It's an imperial Amber that is hopped like an IPA. Don't wait too long on that, because it is released in February and is only out for about a month and a half and is a "hot" beer in the market. It's also one of a very short list of beers that I like better in a bottle than on tap.
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Re: Today's Shopping LIst
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2015, 09:32:50 PM »
Good to know, I will be back out that way next week and will have to make another stop
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« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2015, 09:44:05 PM »
Good to know, I will be back out that way next week and will have to make another stop

Sorry for twisting your arm so hard lol

You're not going to make the trip and buy just one 6 pack, right? You mentioned Sculpin. Did they have Ballast Point Big Eye IPA? This beer is great, but often takes a backseat to Sculpin. I Like actually like Big Eye better. It's more of you piney/dank/resinous IPA as opposed to the fruity beer that Sculpin is. Just a suggestion.
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