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Old 10-08-2007, 09:03 PM   #1
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Default Someone in VT let Magic Hat know...

...that Circus Boy doesn't belong in every variety pack you produce...especially fall/winter packs.

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Old 10-08-2007, 09:09 PM   #2
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when you do so, also let them know about this Great American Beer Fest that they seem to have forgotten to attend.



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Old 10-08-2007, 09:37 PM   #3
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Oh, and tell them to throw their "magic" hat in the ring, because their brew...it is, how you say, 'not very good'.

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Old 10-08-2007, 09:57 PM   #4
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Oh, and tell them to throw their "magic" hat in the ring, because their brew...it is, how you say, 'not very good'.
Amen to that. Their beer has been on a downward spiral since the mid 90's
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Old 10-09-2007, 12:53 AM   #5
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They had a seasonal out last year that I liked a lot... what the hell was the name of it... damn, it was basically a red IPA, which as I have noted in the past is a style I especially enjoy...

EDIT: "Roxy Rolles"

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I was dissapointed with their showing at the Durham World Beer Fest - they had their Circus Boy and #9. I figured it would be a good time to break out one of their mystery brews.

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Old 10-09-2007, 11:07 AM   #7
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I hear ya all....it seems to me that the marketing of magic hat has taken front seat to brewing great beers. They can do some great stuff but it seems that they would rather rely on the kitschy marketing to carry the brand forward.

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I used to really like Magic Hat, then I started making my own beer and haven't touched the stuff since.

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My wife and I toured the brewery this August. Definitely all about the marketing (to the younger set). They had no information on their beers in the tasting room/souvenier shop. The only way to tell what they had was to read the tap handles and if you wanted any info. on the beers you had to ask the people serving. Our tour guide proudly said that they have been using the same yeast strain over and over again and that it was over 100 years old. That explains why their beer keeps changing in flavor. I had their Fat Angel and a beer fest and liked it, but did not like it at the brewery.

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They do tell you on the website what malts and what hops are used in each beer, FWIW.



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