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Beers coming soon from Fullsteam

Discussion in 'South-Atlantic' started by winbassett, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. Skrip

    Skrip Savant (465) South Carolina Oct 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    love me some Fullsteam! i hope they start bottling more brews.
    chombers is one of my favorites of all time
     
  2. Thanks for the info, will try to grab some Chombers today at Tasty while I'm in town
     
  3. Unfortunately, IGOR will not be released this year.
     
  4. peetoteeto

    peetoteeto Savant (325) North Carolina Sep 30, 2002 Verified

    True story. It'll be back next year, I'm sure. We brewed the beer with a malt that ended up giving us problems, and the result was a thin beer. Can't have a thin Imperial Stout, especially one named IGOR. So that bad boy got soured up and is aging in wine barrels.

    We'll see how Son of IGOR (or whatever we end up calling it) tastes around Halloween 2013.

    Cheers!
    Sean
     
  5. Beerness

    Beerness Savant (295) North Carolina Mar 3, 2010 Beer Trader

    Fruitcake? I'm intrigued...is it a brown ale? Winter-warmer?

    The Kentucky Common also has my interest....saw that was what is coming to the Raleigh Rare Beer tasting, one of the very few beers they've announced for the fest that I'm excited about.
     
  6. Verecund

    Verecund Savant (325) Texas Aug 31, 2008

  7. Beerness

    Beerness Savant (295) North Carolina Mar 3, 2010 Beer Trader

  8. Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
     
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  9. Thanks for the update (even though no Igor makes me sad).
     
  10. kexp

    kexp Savant (295) North Carolina May 10, 2007

    Fruitcake...The Beer.

    Probably the best beer name I've heard in a long time.
     
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  11. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Champion (805) North Carolina Feb 16, 2011 Verified

    Theyve really picked up their barrel aged output the last 12 months.

    But this all has me excited. Durham is really turning in to a good place for beer!
     
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  12. brstls4drmrs

    brstls4drmrs Advocate (580) North Carolina Jan 30, 2011 Beer Trader

  13. just picked up a bottle of chombers today...can't wait to try it!
     
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  14. Does anyone know if Fruitcake will be available at any of the local bottle shops in RDU?
     
  15. wolfeman007

    wolfeman007 Savant (370) North Carolina Aug 26, 2007 Verified

    yes, it was nice to see Chombers made it to Charlotte...we didnt get the cool orange wax top tho....(actually much easier without it, but it was a nice touch)
     
  16. peetoteeto

    peetoteeto Savant (325) North Carolina Sep 30, 2002 Verified

    Yes indeed. We'll have 800 bottles for sale. If you have a specific store you'd like to see it in, please let me know. But the usual suspects will likely have it: Sam's, Tasty, Bottle Rev, Bottle Mixx...
     
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  17. Skrip

    Skrip Savant (465) South Carolina Oct 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    is it possible to get your brews out to wilmington/wrightsville beach. lighthouse?
     
  18. btw, Fullsteam's Fruitcake on draft today at the brewery.
     
  19. peetoteeto

    peetoteeto Savant (325) North Carolina Sep 30, 2002 Verified

    Not quite yet...not until we expand.
     
  20. Skrip

    Skrip Savant (465) South Carolina Oct 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    cool thanks!
     
  21. Awesome! Look forward to picking it up at Tasty when it comes out!

    I love what you guys are doing, keep the great brews coming! Really excited to her you guys are going to start doing more sours.
     
  22. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Champion (805) North Carolina Feb 16, 2011 Verified

    Fruitcake is a bourbon bomb, and I enjoyed it. FYI.
     
  23. peetoteeto

    peetoteeto Savant (325) North Carolina Sep 30, 2002 Verified

    it kinda is. :)
     
  24. brstls4drmrs

    brstls4drmrs Advocate (580) North Carolina Jan 30, 2011 Beer Trader

    Sounds like one fruitcake that will not be regifted.
     
  25. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Champion (805) North Carolina Feb 16, 2011 Verified

    Had a nice little group there yesterday, sad we missed you, Sean!
    far from it!
     
  26. ASUBeer

    ASUBeer Savant (430) North Carolina Nov 4, 2011 Beer Trader

    Will bottles be for sale at the brewery too? This beer sounds great. (Fruitcake)
     
  27. Fullsteam Growlers at Healthy Home Market Southend.....yazooooom!
     
  28. peetoteeto

    peetoteeto Savant (325) North Carolina Sep 30, 2002 Verified

    Boognish is the way I drink. Boognish!
     
  29. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Champion (805) North Carolina Feb 16, 2011 Verified

    get a draft. trust me.
     
  30. Picked up a couple of bottles at Salud in Charlotte tonight. Looking forward to opening them.
     
  31. danoeltico

    danoeltico Savant (430) North Carolina Jul 14, 2011 Beer Trader

    So very sad! Was so looking forward to this beer this winter!
     
  32. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Champion (805) North Carolina Feb 16, 2011 Verified

    not to add to the depression, but bottles of Fruitcake were running really low as of like 730 when I left.
     
  33. blackie

    blackie Advocate (690) Oregon Mar 6, 2005 Beer Trader

    looks like I may be SOL on bottles as I won't be by the brewery until Friday - any word on when it'll hit stores?
     
  34. Skrip

    Skrip Savant (465) South Carolina Oct 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    hit Raleigh today, a friend of mine picked me up a couple of bottles
     
  35. brstls4drmrs

    brstls4drmrs Advocate (580) North Carolina Jan 30, 2011 Beer Trader

    Any left at the brewery or SAMs? I will be in the area today.
     
  36. wolfeman007

    wolfeman007 Savant (370) North Carolina Aug 26, 2007 Verified

    picked up a Fruitcake here in Charlotte today ($15)
     
  37. ASUBeer

    ASUBeer Savant (430) North Carolina Nov 4, 2011 Beer Trader

    Just wanted to say thanks to Fullsteam for creating this beer. It's different than I anticipated but I think that is what I might like most about it. It's not a thick, overly sweet old ale. Instead it's a very drinkable old ale with a strong makers mark and fig presence. You guys nailed the drinkability of this beer. I really look forward to trying it from the bottle at cellar temp as I've only had it from your draft lines. Really well done though.
     
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