The Official Beer Thread

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by DNW, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. ama

    ama Senior member

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    That's news to me. I've never seen founders in 750s

    Speaking of which has anyone had Founders Backwoods Bastard? I've had Dirty Bastard and am really curious about Backwoods. I've never even seen it for sale.


    BB is a November - December release. Its pretty boozy when fresh and I think it needs some cellar time.
     
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    So I managed to score two more bottles of GI's Big John with the intention of holdong onto for a bit. Can anyone give me some specifics about this release? Is this the first year it's been released? Does anyone know just how limited it is? I'm assuming that since I was able to get three bottles of it (drank one [​IMG] ) that it's not as limited as say Founder's KBS, or is that due to it being a new offering? I ask all this as I'm starting cellar notes for the beer I have and intend to add.

    Cheers in advance!
     
  3. Tooch4321

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    So I managed to score two more bottles of GI's Big John with the intention of holdong onto for a bit. Can anyone give me some specifics about this release? Is this the first year it's been released? Does anyone know just how limited it is? I'm assuming that since I was able to get three bottles of it (drank one [​IMG] ) that it's not as limited as say Founder's KBS, or is that due to it being a new offering? I ask all this as I'm starting cellar notes for the beer I have and intend to add.

    Cheers in advance!


    It is a limited release this is the first time it's been produced, I think the fact that it isn't barrel aged might be the reason people aren't going super ape shit over it, but that still doesn't mean it's not tasty. I think the production yield was just about as much as Bourbon County Vanilla, so you are looking at about 11,000 bottles or so...
     
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    It is a limited release this is the first time it's been produced, I think the fact that it isn't barrel aged might be the reason people aren't going super ape shit over it, but that still doesn't mean it's not tasty. I think the production yield was just about as much as Bourbon County Vanilla, so you are looking at about 11,000 bottles or so...

    Cheer Tooch! I appreciate the info! I see what you are saying about it not being barrel aged being a popularity reducer but you are right it is very tasty! Marion Street only got a case, which they did not put out on the shelves but kept in back for those who asked about it...like me who aske three times [​IMG]

    I also asked about the Firestone and he thinks they should get some but doesn't know just how much or when but I'll PM you when/if I hear anything.
     
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    It is a limited release this is the first time it's been produced, I think the fact that it isn't barrel aged might be the reason people aren't going super ape shit over it, but that still doesn't mean it's not tasty. I think the production yield was just about as much as Bourbon County Vanilla, so you are looking at about 11,000 bottles or so...

    need to find this. also need to find barrel 4D, which is impossible. i feel like i'm bilbo baggins.
     
  6. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Pand, where are you getting all this awesome beer? I am slowly and reluctantly starting to get into the beer world. All I really know though is the shop I work at and the Binny's that used to be Sam's (RIP) on North&Clybourn.
     
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    Pand, where are you getting all this awesome beer? I am slowly and reluctantly starting to get into the beer world. All I really know though is the shop I work at and the Binny's that used to be Sam's (RIP) on North&Clybourn.

    get back into the cigar world, my friend.
     
  8. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    get back into the cigar world, my friend.

    I still smoke every now and then. But I don't smoke in my apartment, and after working 10 hours a day, I don't awnt to have to sit outside for another 90+ minutes for a stogie. I rock out a cigar or two every weekend though.
     
  9. Tooch4321

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    need to find this. also need to find barrel 4D, which is impossible. i feel like i'm bilbo baggins.

    I have a bottle of Big John for you, so don't worry about it. I saw cases of this stuff in Madison and Minneapolis this past weekend. I also came across some cases of Hopslam on sale and a few other past New Glarus Unplugged releases that where sitting in the coolers at Steve's. You need to be finding my precious BA 4D, Bilbo Baggins!
     
  10. Tooch4321

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    Pand, where are you getting all this awesome beer? I am slowly and reluctantly starting to get into the beer world. All I really know though is the shop I work at and the Binny's that used to be Sam's (RIP) on North&Clybourn.

    Alrighty, here is a list of stores for you to check out:

    West Lakeview Liquors
    Lush Wine & Spirits (3 locations)
    Armanetti's on Grand & Western and Lincoln just south of Addison
    Noble Grape
    Binny's South Loop
    Warehouse Liquors
    Danny's on Western
    D&D
    Archer Liquors

    If you can't find anything at any of these stores then you should just give up!
     
  11. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Interesting. I can hit up West Lakeview and Noble Grape on my way home. West Lakeview is like 5 blocks from where I work and NG 5 blocks from where I live.

    Do these shops have staff that are willing to answer stupid questions from noobs? [​IMG]
     
  12. Tooch4321

    Tooch4321 Senior member

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    Interesting. I can hit up West Lakeview and Noble Grape on my way home. West Lakeview is like 5 blocks from where I work and NG 5 blocks from where I live.

    Do these shops have staff that are willing to answer stupid questions from noobs? [​IMG]


    Yes, they do and Lush is also about 2 doors down from Noble Grape and everyone is willing to help you out all you have to do is ask.
     
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    Interesting. I can hit up West Lakeview and Noble Grape on my way home. West Lakeview is like 5 blocks from where I work and NG 5 blocks from where I live.

    Do these shops have staff that are willing to answer stupid questions from noobs? [​IMG]


    wait a second. when did you move back to chicago. recently? weren't you in CA for a while.
     
  14. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Thanks Tooch
    wait a second. when did you move back to chicago. recently? weren't you in CA for a while.

    I was in CA, but only for 9 months. Iammatt told me to GTFO of his state so I did. Moved back here in May of 2010. Hopefully only here til June 2012.
     
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    Just had a Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot. Meh, probably my least favorite Lagunitas to date. Sad because I paired it with a Fuente Opus X.
     

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