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Offline jeffy

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Celebration
« on: November 03, 2018, 01:14:45 AM »
The new batch is in stores now and I am really enjoying it.
One of my favorites.  Every year.
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Re: Celebration
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2018, 01:43:52 AM »
The new batch is in stores now and I am really enjoying it.
One of my favorites.  Every year.

Indeed it’s excellent.  I just finished my first bottle of Northern Hemisphere also and I must say, it’s as magical as the first time I had it in ‘06, and I’ve been disappointed in that one in recent years.

Both are outstanding.

Capping off with my Marzen.  Cheers!


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Re: Celebration
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2018, 02:52:15 PM »
Not as good as last year's...... ;D
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Re: Celebration
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2018, 02:53:13 PM »
Not as good as last year's...... ;D

LMFAO


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Re: Celebration
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2018, 03:56:31 PM »
Not as good as last year's...... ;D

LMFAO


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Re: Celebration
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2018, 04:22:40 PM »
Not as good as last year's...... ;D

LMFAO


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Glad somebody got it!

They changed the recipe


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Re: Celebration
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2018, 04:59:09 PM »
Not as good as last year's...... ;D

LMFAO


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Glad somebody got it!

They changed the recipe


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Well played, sir!   :-*
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Re: Celebration
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2018, 12:34:34 AM »
The new batch is in stores now and I am really enjoying it.
One of my favorites.  Every year.

Me too; I look forward to it every fall. 
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Re: Celebration
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2018, 02:27:54 AM »
I tried it at the Asheville brewery when I was back east for the holidays.  It's really delicious.  I haven't had it before, so I can't compare vintages but I'll certainly be looking for it again in the future.
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Re: Celebration
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2018, 03:13:43 AM »
Just into my first of the year.  I always look forward to this one.   As a guy who by far prefers "beer flavored beer," I think we could use less spice and more seasonals in the traditional Burton ale/ winter warmer mold (I know they call it IPA, they're just using words the kids understand.)  Luscious beer.  Again.

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Re: Celebration
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2018, 02:59:35 AM »
I was reading Stan Hieronymus's blog today and he commented on how SN doesn't label where their beer is brewed. They do, but not clearly: there's a date code which has a C for Chico or M for Mills River. It's easy to see on the carrier but pretty much impossible on the bottle. I checked tonight and I've got it from Mills River this year and it tastes just as great as the Chico beers I've had in the past. They obviusly put a lot of time into replicating conditions at the NC brewery.
It's such a fine line between stupid and clever.

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Re: Celebration
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2018, 03:19:32 AM »
I was reading Stan Hieronymus's blog today and he commented on how SN doesn't label where their beer is brewed. They do, but not clearly: there's a date code which has a C for Chico or M for Mills River. It's easy to see on the carrier but pretty much impossible on the bottle. I checked tonight and I've got it from Mills River this year and it tastes just as great as the Chico beers I've had in the past. They obviusly put a lot of time into replicating conditions at the NC brewery.
I've just assumed that, being in the East, my SN beers all come from Mills River.   Thanks for the tip!
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Re: Celebration
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2018, 04:24:23 AM »
I was reading Stan Hieronymus's blog today and he commented on how SN doesn't label where their beer is brewed. They do, but not clearly: there's a date code which has a C for Chico or M for Mills River. It's easy to see on the carrier but pretty much impossible on the bottle. I checked tonight and I've got it from Mills River this year and it tastes just as great as the Chico beers I've had in the past. They obviusly put a lot of time into replicating conditions at the NC brewery.
I've just assumed that, being in the East, my SN beers all come from Mills River.   Thanks for the tip!

Bottles have a code printed on the shoulder, low contrast to the brown glass but it should be there. An M is Mills River. Most of their beers east of the Mississippi come from there.
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Re: Celebration
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2018, 04:09:48 PM »
I'm just not loving the 12 pack I purchased. Seems overly bitter. The Packaging date was 10/30. It's good, just not as good as it has been in the past.
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Re: Celebration
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2018, 04:55:34 PM »
I'm just not loving the 12 pack I purchased. Seems overly bitter. The Packaging date was 10/30. It's good, just not as good as it has been in the past.


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