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Narragansett Bock -- local availability?

Jenny Ondioline Mar 3, 2011 10:35 AM

For the spring, Narragansett has just released a bock, possibly my favorite beer style. Unfortunately, my go-to liquor store Martignetti's never carries Gansett's seasonal brews. Anybody have any idea where I can lay hands on some, preferably in the Allston/Brighton area?

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    rknrll RE: Jenny Ondioline Mar 3, 2011 11:00 AM

    Ask the beer buyer to buy it?
    I'm sure you won't be the only person to buy a seasonal beer.
    That said, I don't even think it hit the shelves yet...but it'll probably be everywhere else when it does. Other seasonals from Narragansett have taken a while to trickle out, but they tend to end up at most average liquor stores.

    1. okra RE: Jenny Ondioline Mar 3, 2011 11:27 AM

      Funny, I saw some Narragansett Porter at Martignetti's on Soldiers Field Rd today...

      Martignetti Liquors
      1650 Soldiers Field Rd, Brighton, MA

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        Jenny Ondioline RE: okra Mar 3, 2011 11:34 AM

        That's encouraging! I've never seen any of the Gansett seasonals there before. Perhaps the beer buyer finally listened one of the times I asked him to start carrying them! Thanks for the tip!

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          okra RE: Jenny Ondioline Mar 3, 2011 11:44 AM

          Todd and Jason give it an A-...


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        Albie RE: Jenny Ondioline Mar 3, 2011 12:04 PM

        I know some of the Gansett people personally and I understand from them that the Bock landed at the distributors this week and should be widely available for purchase next week. Martignettis and well as Marty's in Newton and Allston for certain.

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          Jenny Ondioline RE: Jenny Ondioline Mar 10, 2011 07:43 PM

          I just bought a six-pack of Narragansett Bock at the new liquor store next to Kelly's Roast Beef in Allston, at about a buck cheaper than I'd paid for the Gansett Porter at Marty's in Newtonville last week.

          This was the first time I've been in this store. Selection and price of spirits and wines are a bad joke, but it'll be handy to be able to buy beer along that stretch again: I won't shop in that Blanchard's until the guy who stomped on the puppy gets fired.

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            thriftshop RE: Jenny Ondioline Mar 11, 2011 02:32 AM

            Dave's Fresh Pasta in Davis Square has it.

            Dave's Fresh Pasta
            81 Holland St, Somerville, MA 02144

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              hoolese RE: Jenny Ondioline Mar 11, 2011 06:14 AM

              I bought some at the wine and cheese cask in Somerville.

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                loper RE: Jenny Ondioline Mar 11, 2011 11:51 AM

                Saw it prominently displayed at the river street whole foods today.

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                  Chris B. RE: Jenny Ondioline Mar 12, 2011 06:02 PM

                  I bought some at the Kappy's in Malden.

                  1. okra RE: Jenny Ondioline Aug 15, 2011 06:39 AM

                    Narragansett Fest beer has been spotted all over town...

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