SNCA in New York / New England

Has anybody seen Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale in the lower NY area or in New England? I have read postings of it coming close, however nobody around me (Poughkeepsie, NY) has posted and I am getting thirsty for this hop monster. This beer has ALWAYS seen here on November 1st for the past 4 years, however I am starting to get worried this year because I haven't read of any NY sightings. Can anybody help ease my apprehensions?
Thanks in advance, Sponge Monkey Bob
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Sponge Monkey
I tried Half Time since they have the best selection of beers around this area and they haven't had it and said it should be in within a couple of weeks. That was a few days ago. Has anybody actually bought Celebration Ale anywhere in the Poughkeepsie, New York area lately?
Thanks Again, Sponge Monkey Bob
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Sponge Monkey is lime and limpid green:
I'd bet that if Half Time says it should be in within a couple of weeks, that it will not be in the Poughkeepsie area for a couple of weeks. I'd imagine they're pretty tight with the beer distributors around the area.
I'm in Atlanta for 3 mo, and I really miss half time. That stupid ban on >5% beers won't be lifted until jan 1st here :(
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Gary's in Madison NJ had it... I scored a 6 pack there yesterday along with 6 packs of the Harpoon, Weyebachar (yes, I know I can't spell it) and even Stoudt's winter beers.
I passed on the Geary's HSA. I simply refuse to buy it now that it's brewed year round... oh who am I kidding, I'm sure to break down and get it after the holidays.
Dave
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I felt the same way you did about the Geary's, but I bought it anyway and was glad I did. I didn't think it lived up to other years, but that was probably just because I was upset about it not being seasonal. Don't put off buying it, it is still a great beer.
I always wondered why Sierra Nevada didn't produce Celebration Ale year round. Now I realize it would only take away from the mystique and the "hunt" each year and the re-awakening of my taste buds. (I LOVE those hops!) I wish there were more seasonal beers and less everyday beers. That way it would give me something to look forward to every 3 months from a multitude of brewers.
Sponge Monkey Bob
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I was at Park yesterday, didn't see it. Did get a growler of Keegan Mother's Milk Stout, which was excellent. The family WOULDN'T LET ME GO TO HYDE PARK BREWPUB, EVEN THOUGH WE WERE AT FDR'S DAMNED MANSION JUST ACROSS THE ROAD!!!! Sheesh. Some people just don't have no heart.
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Lew Bryson is lime and limpid green:
While their current oktoberfest is decent, overall I am very unimpressed with the quality of their standard and most of their seasonal brews.
If you're in that general area, I recommend the 25min drive across to New Paltz to the Guilded Otter. Everything I've tasted from their, except that crazy blueberry beer they had recently, is excellent.
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Lew Bryson is lime and limpid green:
While their current oktoberfest is decent, overall I am very unimpressed with the quality of their standard and most of their seasonal brews.
If you're in that general area, I recommend the 25min drive across to New Paltz to the Guilded Otter. Everything I've tasted from there, except that crazy blueberry beer they had recently is excellent.
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I'd disagree, because the SOB's I've had have been uniformly delicious, as is the Schwarzbier.
I get to the Otter when I can, Darren's beers are great...too. Had any of Tommy's beers from Keegan Ales yet? Nice stuff.
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The Keegan Ales I have seen around Kingston are pre-poured into growlers and only have the name of the beer on the label. There is no description of the beer, i.e. porter, stout, IPA, etc. I am skeptical to buy a beer without called Mothers Milk without a label. I am also skeptical to buy one that appears to be poured from somebody's home tap system into a growler, unless I watch them do it. While I trust Lew's opinion on everything, I refuse to buy an unlabeled beer, because I don't know what is in the beer. Can't they spend the two cents on a label?
Sponge Monkey Bob
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De nada, man, it's all part of the service.
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