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Where to get Dogfish Head 120 Min IPA in Boston?

mikexindy May 18, 2010 10:14 AM

Anyone know where I can get this amazing beer (either at a liquor store or at a bar) in Boston?

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    omarba RE: mikexindy May 18, 2010 10:36 AM

    You may want to call Federal Wine & Spirits, 29 State Street. They were selling Dogfish Head but not sure if its the 120.

    Federal Wine & Spirits
    29 State St, Boston, MA

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      MParente RE: omarba May 18, 2010 10:40 AM

      I am 99% sure I saw it at Coda in the South End the other day.

    2. hotoynoodle RE: mikexindy May 18, 2010 10:42 AM

      morton's serves it.

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        Neely08 RE: mikexindy May 18, 2010 11:01 AM

        savmor mcgrath highway somerville has it

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          rknrll RE: mikexindy May 18, 2010 11:13 AM

          Pretty much any decent liquor store will have this.
          I've usually only seen it on tap during beer events at bars. Like Dogfish Head nights at Redbones or craft beer week nights at the Publick House or somewhere.

          55 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144

          Publick House
          1648 Beacon St, Brookline, MA

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            JoeM RE: mikexindy May 18, 2010 11:44 AM

            Beer Advocate has a good listing of craft beer focused stores and bars. It's generally difficult to find on tap, but most of the places listed will have it in a bottle.


            1. yarm RE: mikexindy May 18, 2010 11:46 AM

              I believe that Ball Square Liquors in Somerville carries it (they did a few weeks ago at least). I want to say Kappy's (on 28/16 intersection) also has it.

              Ball Square Cafe
              708 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144

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                tdaaa RE: mikexindy May 18, 2010 12:26 PM

                I have bought it in the bottle at Martys in Newton, and have had it on tap at the Jolly Drayman in Bethel ME. At 20% ABV, I consider it the one to have when you are only having one. Its almost a liquer, however, not really a beer.

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                  nsenada RE: tdaaa May 18, 2010 05:57 PM

                  Yeah, I see it at Marty's consistently. I had some at the extreme beer fest at the cyclorama a few years back. I dunno, when the alcohol level gets up that high, I reach for scotch or bourbon. I find it sickly sweet, too, though I love the 60 and 90.

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                    rknrll RE: nsenada May 18, 2010 06:08 PM

                    Yeah...for $2 higher than most places.
                    I actually just went to Liquor World and Downtown looking for a bottle (due to this thread) - but I came home with a Goose Island Nightstalker and a Wachusett Larry.

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                      tdaaa RE: nsenada May 19, 2010 08:38 AM

                      One of the beer guys at Mall Discount in Fresh Pond recommended a black and tan with the 120 minute IPA and the World wide stout. At $20 for the two bottles I haven't exactly pursued this idea, but it might be really interesting.

                      My wife got me a bottle of suntory yamazaki single malt for Easter (gotta love her, huh) - I think it has many of the same floral notes that come through so strongly in the 120 minute IPA.

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                        chickendhansak RE: nsenada May 19, 2010 10:58 AM

                        I agree. I believe the 120 is also sold in cans under the name "Carlsberg Special Brew". The 60 and 90 are top beers, though.

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                          nsenada RE: chickendhansak May 19, 2010 11:03 AM

                          That could be a good marketing idea - "the champagne for soccer hooligans."

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                      Taralli RE: mikexindy May 18, 2010 12:58 PM

                      Had it about a month ago at Highland Kitchen in Somerville for the 1st time and promptly went out & bought some.

                      Highland Kitchen
                      150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

                      1. MaineRed RE: mikexindy May 18, 2010 04:49 PM

                        Downtown Liquors in Davis Square too. Also try the typical awesome array of beer bars we have: Redbones, Cambridge Commons, Deep Ellum, Lord Hobo, Publick House, American Craft and Atwoods.

                        I've seen it around, but can't remember exactly where :) (see above list of haunts).

                        Also, you should ask the Beer Board on Chowhound or Beer Advocate. There are lots of amazing IPAs out, especially from the West Coast, and you may find another that you like.

                        Cambridge Common
                        1667 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

                        55 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144

                        Publick House
                        1648 Beacon St, Brookline, MA

                        Deep Ellum Bar
                        477 Cambridge St, Allston, MA 02134

                        Lord Hobo
                        92 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02141

                        American Craft
                        1700 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445

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                          typhoonfish RE: MaineRed May 19, 2010 08:47 AM

                          Supreme Liquors in Quincy has it. They have a big time stealth beer selection.

                          ..and yes 120 is strong stuff. I split a bottle and I was feeling good.

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                          cbcpapa RE: mikexindy May 19, 2010 02:05 PM

                          The package store at the Summit Avenue stop just past Coolidge Corner has it. They sell it in individual bottles but I've definitely seen it there.

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                            skippy66 RE: mikexindy May 21, 2010 01:42 AM

                            I saw it at Costco in Waltham yesterday. They're selling it by the case.

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                              cbcpapa RE: skippy66 May 21, 2010 09:20 AM

                              I would think this is probably the 60 minute.

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                                chickendhansak RE: cbcpapa May 21, 2010 11:24 AM

                                Yeah. I've never seen it sold in any form other than singles. Even the 90 only comes in four packs IIRC.

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