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Sorry, Heady....It's You, Not Me...

Heady Topper...the "Unicorn of Northeast Beers". Extremely desirable IPA, extremely limited availability... My wife and spent a weekend in VT visiting friends, and could not find the stuff even after it had been delivered to distributors less than 24 hours earlier . Quick inventory from the places we hit showed that they had received somewhere around 100 cases, yet none was left. The only place we could find any Heady Topper was a couple of $9 cans at the Burlington Marriott bar. A quick primer for those not familiar with this beer: Heady Topper is the flagship Double IPA from Alchemist Brewery in Waterbury VT . It is a very smooth "New England style" IPA, probably the "OG" Big Bang creation of the NEIPA. Not very bitter, very fruity. Highly desirable, Heady has a following that rivals almost anything else. In order to get this beer, the brewery publishes its production schedule and distribution channels, and fans will wait in line at  for hours to be