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NEBCo’s Rebirth of G-Bot; Release of Imperial Stout Trooper in Cans

17 Dec

The cans are strong with you, young padawan. 

New England Brewing Company fans have a lot to be excited about. First of all, they are releasing G-bot, their answer to the controversy surrounding their stellar Gandhi-bot beer that brought the ire of many Indians across the country and world. As you can see with the can, many elements remain the same such as the bright stripes of color, but some things are different . . . namely Gandhi-bot, thrown into a scrap metal pile, reaching his hands up and giving the peace sign. The formula is the same, so don’t freak out!  Continue reading

Gandhi-Bot Will Reincarnate with New Name, New Can, Yet Keep Same Soul

23 Jan

Reincarnation, according to Buddhists and Hindus is not an end to life, but rather a new chance, a new shot, a new experience. Soul cannot die, soul is passed on, takes new forms, but essentially remains. And, with this same spirit (pun definitely intended), we sadly need to share that Gandhi-Bot has passed away. Yet, with its passing, the soul of that Double India Pale Ale lives on and will take a new form, in a new can, with a new name. In name, different; in essence, the same.

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Much Ado A-bot Gandhi: the CT Beer that’s Brewing Up Controversy

8 Jan

One of two cans left in the Del Ferraro household.

While some of you were at work, taking care of the kids, or chillaxin’ this past vacation, Dan set out on mission: to find some elusive CT-based brews that were just sent from the brewery, namely two from Woodbridge-based New England Brewing Company. During this time they not only released bottles of their Imperial Stout Trooper, but also one of Beer Advocate’s most highly-rated Double IPAs, Gandhi-Bot.

Around this time we heard about a group of people in India filing a petition for New England Brewing to change the name of Gandhi-Bot. At first, the petition could only be found mentioned on a few sites and didn’t seem like a major problem, but last week protesters of Gandhi-Bot turned up the heat by flooding New England Brewing Company’s Facebook page with objections, threats of lawsuits, repeatedly mentioning Mahatma Gandhi’s name, pleas for change, and even a few vague, violent threats.

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Bring It: New England Brewing Co. Fest 2014 @ Little Pub

4 Feb

Little Pub NEBCO Fest 2014

Dumb snowstorm.  We don’t even know what the ridiculous name of this past storm was (Merlin? Lucius? Voldemort?), but we know that it sucked mainly because it hit the pause button on NEBCO Fest at Little Pub in Ridgefield.  But, chill…it was just the pause button.  There’s still plenty of New England Brewing Company brews available…and they’ve been aging for an extra day!  We bet you can taste that added depth that the day put in.

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Small Town Brewery, Big Time Taste! New England Brewing Company-Woodbridge, CT

11 Jun

On Tap at New England Brewing Company-Liquid Gold

  • Imperial Stout Trooper  • 668: Neighbor of the Beast  • Gandhi Bot

What do these names have in common?  They are all the geeky and snarky inventions of The New England Brewing Company.  At this microbrewery, they brew small batches of beer, then can them by hand–every single one of them.  When we went to visit, Gandhi Bot, 668: Neighbor of the Beast, and Imperial Stout Trooper were on tap to try and to get growlers worth.

Imperial Stout Trooper

George Lucas No Likey!

First off, we had the Imperial Stout Trooper.  The original logo was a storm trooper from Star Wars, but I guess George Lucas didn’t like that.  He sent a letter to New England Brewing Company, asking them to change the logo.  Now, this is why you see the storm trooper wearing sunglasses.  This letter is also available for viewing right by the taps and is worth a chuckle.  The beer itself was deep, chocolately, thick, and was wicked good.  We wanted a growler of this (bring your own or purchase one for a few bucks) but as we were talking with them about the brewery, a local came and swiped the last dregs!  Bastard.

Gandhi Bot

Beer Filling Station, Word.

When you look at the tap logo for Gandhi Bot, you can’t help but think how awesome this place is.  Also, you can see the various evolutions of the Gandhi Bot logo all around the shop.  This Double IPA is strong and hits you hard.  It’s very piney, as goes many Double IPAs.  Kristien wasn’t a big fan, but I did enjoy it.

668:  Neighbor of the Beast

I can’t describe this beer better than fellow bloggers Food + Beer can:

“668 Neighbor of the Beast”, a Belgian Strong Pale Ale with a light body and both a spicy and fruity character, ranks in at over 9% and is almost equally delicious.”  Yeah, this was a great beer and to honor it we took home a growler of the strong stuff!  The name stems from 666 being the number of The Beast, Satan, The Devil, muah ha ha and all that evil stuff.  His next door neighbor would be 668, giving you a hint of how devilishly good this Pale Ale is!

We’d Love to Take a Bath in Those Vats!!!

Other Goodies

There are also other cans available for purchase such as Elm City Lager and Sea Hag IPA.  We bought a six pack of the Sea Hag and have been digging it, only drinking the can for special occasions.  For example:  it’s Monday.  Or, for another example:  it’s Tuesday.

So, fellow Omnomavores…you’ve gotta take a trip to Woodbridge and meet the funky, fun, and geeky cast of brewers at New England Brewing Company.  Taste what’s on tap, but most importantly come home with lots of their beer and support local brewers!  Brewhaha!

New England Brewing Company
Address:  7 Selden Street
Woodbridge, CT 06525
Phone:  (203) 387-2222
Site:  http://newenglandbrewing.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/New-England-Brewing-Co/58798029455
E-mail: rob@newenglandbrewing.com

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