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Old 03-15-2012, 03:22 AM
 
Location: Live - VT, Work - MA
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All three of my HFS growlers are empty as are my 750s....

We usually leave mud season alone for a while at this point in the year (which is why we average about 100-125 days per year at our place in VT) but I may have to make the treck.

We should just start a regular salary deferral to Sean at this point.

I'm an Everette guy, Birth of Tragedy, Twilight of the Idols, Double Galaxy, Solitude et al.........all are well crafted.
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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All three of my HFS growlers are empty as are my 750s....

We usually leave mud season alone for a while at this point in the year (which is why we average about 100-125 days per year at our place in VT) but I may have to make the treck.

We should just start a regular salary deferral to Sean at this point.

I'm an Everette guy, Birth of Tragedy, Twilight of the Idols, Double Galaxy, Solitude et al.........all are well crafted.
I have to say the Arthur Saison was a pretty big disappointment.

I'm tempted to go back and get some Solitude though.
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Ended up at the farmhouse in Burlington for dinner before our flight out to FL. Got to try Hillside Porter and black wheat plus lawsons permagrin. I'm usually a darker is better guy but that Permagrin is aptly named. I will note my beer bill was about twice my food bill . Best selection of beer in Vermont I've ever run across. The burger was amazing too. Highly recommended for you beer people.
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Old 03-16-2012, 04:10 AM
 
Location: Live - VT, Work - MA
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I have to say the Arthur Saison was a pretty big disappointment.

I'm tempted to go back and get some Solitude though.
I agree with you; Arthur, while a good beer, was not something that blew me away like some of their other offerings. That being said, most people who have had HFS's multiple offerings tend to have a high standard for them since they set a high standard early on with amazing beers. So Arthur could just merely be "good" but in comparison it is forgettable.

Anna is similar for me, good but not something I would go out of my way for.
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Old 03-16-2012, 04:53 AM
 
Location: Providence, RI
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I agree with you; Arthur, while a good beer, was not something that blew me away like some of their other offerings. That being said, most people who have had HFS's multiple offerings tend to have a high standard for them since they set a high standard early on with amazing beers. So Arthur could just merely be "good" but in comparison it is forgettable.

Anna is similar for me, good but not something I would go out of my way for.
I really enjoyed Anna (that sounds dirty). I think I actually bought a growler of that when I was up there last Feb. If I remember correctly, that's the saison with the honey in it.
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Live - VT, Work - MA
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I really enjoyed Anna (that sounds dirty). I think I actually bought a growler of that when I was up there last Feb. If I remember correctly, that's the saison with the honey in it.

I believe you are correct that Anna is the saison with the honey. Enjoyable, but I'm a porter/stout/barleywine guy. I can appreicate all the other beers he produces but for me currently, the Solitude, Foster, Everett and Twighlight are my favorites. We were there on release day a few weeks back for Mimosa et al Some fo those are being saved for special occasion in the fridge.

The Vera Mae was oustanding last year (I believe that is the one with the dandilions in it).......

Overall, I like everything he produces, some I'll drive out of my way for more than others.....

Let's be clear here, I would drink Edward or Double Galaxy every time I cracked a beer during the summer if I could.....as they are great everyday drinkers for me. But when I'm hving one or two pints, I'll crave the dark heaven in a bottle.
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Providence, RI
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I believe you are correct that Anna is the saison with the honey. Enjoyable, but I'm a porter/stout/barleywine guy. I can appreicate all the other beers he produces but for me currently, the Solitude, Foster, Everett and Twighlight are my favorites. We were there on release day a few weeks back for Mimosa et al Some fo those are being saved for special occasion in the fridge.

The Vera Mae was oustanding last year (I believe that is the one with the dandilions in it).......

Overall, I like everything he produces, some I'll drive out of my way for more than others.....

Let's be clear here, I would drink Edward or Double Galaxy every time I cracked a beer during the summer if I could.....as they are great everyday drinkers for me. But when I'm hving one or two pints, I'll crave the dark heaven in a bottle.
Everett and Twilight are amazing, Twilight especially. So freaking amazing. I never made it up there this winter for Twilight.
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Stopped at a purveyor of craft beer in fl today. He had a load of craft beers. I had to laugh when he said Magic Hat is one of his best sellers. Everyone loves Vt beers. I guess we're lucky!
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:47 PM
 
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Stopped at a purveyor of craft beer in fl today. He had a load of craft beers. I had to laugh when he said Magic Hat is one of his best sellers. Everyone loves Vt beers. I guess we're lucky!
#9 is an INCREDIBLY popular beer. I have a friend in Seattle who LOVES getting it when he comes east or goes to a music festival.
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Stopped at a purveyor of craft beer in fl today. He had a load of craft beers. I had to laugh when he said Magic Hat is one of his best sellers. Everyone loves Vt beers. I guess we're lucky!
i bet he was selling Magic Hat cans from the upstate NY brewery I refuse to support.

Very sad to see Brooklyn Brewery is doing the same thing
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