Black Raven/Midnight Sun Collaboration

Discussion in 'US - Northwest' started by t4h2c0, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. This beer from two of my favorite breweries sounds like it will be awesome. I have not heard much about it but it is supposed to be an Imperial Bourbon Barrel Coconut Porter called Sun of the Beak...cant wait, i love both these breweries big beers. Yay more crazy strong beer, I cant get enough!!! I am also a big fan of collaboration beers, they always seem to be unique and really good...
    Look for it around seattle beer week:
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  2. OakedCanuck

    OakedCanuck Initiate (0) Washington Jun 23, 2009

    I've heard that half of it is infected.
  3. blackcloud

    blackcloud Savant (465) Alaska Apr 28, 2012

    that sounds amazing... here's to hoping that we see some of those bottles up here in the 49th state.....
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  4. OakedCanuck

    OakedCanuck Initiate (0) Washington Jun 23, 2009

    Am I reading this right?

    1) Tap only at Black Raven at noon
    2) BOTTLES and tap at M&V -----> " At 5 PM, head over to Malt & Vine for another keg tapping and first 22-ounce bottle sales of Sun of a Beak."
  5. jpbebeau

    jpbebeau Savant (405) Washington Sep 11, 2011

    That's how I read it as well. Somewhat annoying.

    Sounds like it'll also be on tap later during SBW:

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  6. Mages64

    Mages64 Savant (380) Washington Sep 7, 2009

    It moved
  7. Smurf2055

    Smurf2055 Savant (495) Washington Nov 12, 2011

    Bump! Anyone taste it?
  8. How limited are bottles? Will it see distro?
  9. Mages64

    Mages64 Savant (380) Washington Sep 7, 2009

    120 bottles. so...
  10. OakedCanuck

    OakedCanuck Initiate (0) Washington Jun 23, 2009

    Yup. 120 bottles, 1 bottle limit. I had it on tap, will probably submit a review. Very good stuff.
  11. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Washington Nov 14, 2009

    120 bottles? So it must have been released as a MS beer, because I think we all know there are no rare beers in WA, right?
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  12. Smurf2055

    Smurf2055 Savant (495) Washington Nov 12, 2011

    Yup it had a MS label. It was sold out by the time I got there (6:30), so it certainly wasn't one of them "laid back Washington bottle releases" I've been hearing so much about.
  13. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (845) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    20 gallons of beer and it's a collaboration? So one guy put the recipe together and another guy let them use his garage for the brewday?
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  14. bespin15

    bespin15 Savant (300) Washington Dec 10, 2006

    More bottles are coming and it will hit distribution. Not sure of quantity though.
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  15. Eighty

    Eighty Savant (380) Washington Feb 17, 2013

    How much was this selling for?
  16. unclekeith

    unclekeith Savant (410) Alaska Sep 4, 2012

    On draft at the MS Brewery in Anchorage ($5 for a 6oz pour). I did not see any bottles for sale today. Strong bourbon aroma and taste - couldn't find the coconut. Extremely good. I hope to get a few bottles to age.
  17. It was 15.50 a bottle yesterday I believe. I got my draft at Black raven before the bottle sale but forgot how much it cost.
  18. Why the hell does it need to age? It's an 8.3% barrel aged porter with coconut. Good call though. Age it so the coconut, barrel and porter all but fade away. Drink the damn beer.
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  19. unclekeith

    unclekeith Savant (410) Alaska Sep 4, 2012

    Thank you for pointing the only correct way to drink this beer. I cower in front of your knowledge.
  20. Don't play the victim. Sack up and drink the beer before it fades away or shows signs of infection <-- after all it was brewed and barreled at midnight sun.
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  21. SeaAle

    SeaAle Savant (425) Oregon Jun 24, 2012

    They should have called it an Imperial Bourbon Barrel Coconut Porter Sour just in case. ;)
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  22. unclekeith

    unclekeith Savant (410) Alaska Sep 4, 2012

    I've had it fresh, I'd like to see how it changes. I think a bourbon forward beer could change for the better. I could be wrong, but I won't know until I try. It's a risk I'm willing to take.
  23. I asked and they said no bottles today, had a glass before and after my tour and really liked it, I got alot of coconut but no barrel, was told it was only in the barrel for 4 months though
  24. MssrTussaud

    MssrTussaud Initiate (0) California Apr 17, 2013

    I'm curious how this thing tastes. Apparently all the good brewers left Midnight Sun, which explains Batch 3000.
  25. Burgundian is going to have it on tap Friday night.
  26. jpbebeau

    jpbebeau Savant (405) Washington Sep 11, 2011

    So it's either strong bourbon or no bourbon or strong coconut or no coconut, from the accounts I've read. Gonna have to try this myself!
  27. OakedCanuck

    OakedCanuck Initiate (0) Washington Jun 23, 2009

    Like my review, for me it was bourbon forward initally but the coconut really came out as it warmed.

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  28. ijaap

    ijaap Aficionado (230) Washington Jan 5, 2013

    I personally got almost no coconut, but the bourbon was definitely present. Had on tap at Malt and Vine.
  29. honkduh

    honkduh Savant (315) Oregon Jun 2, 2011

    @blackravenbrew: Sun of a Beak 69 cases hit Seattle tomorrow!”
  30. Was just about to post that. :)
  31. ijaap

    ijaap Aficionado (230) Washington Jan 5, 2013

    Any idea where at?
  32. Probably the same places that got Wisdom Seeker a few weeks ago. Last Drop, Full Throttle, Malt and Vine, Bottleworks, etc.
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  33. SHIG

    SHIG Aficionado (150) Alaska Mar 5, 2007

    Bottles hit the streets here in Anchorage Thursday during American Craft Beer Week. There was a six bottle limit at Midnight Sun; however there was no posted limits at two bottle shops I stopped at yesterday. I enjoyed the glass I had at Midnight Sun which was served on nitro. I to got a lot of bourbon but also thought the hints of coconut worked well...Shawn
  34. erikkoppin

    erikkoppin Savant (255) Michigan Nov 4, 2009

    Hoping some of this and AK Alive are still around when I visit Anchorage from Michigan on the 28th of this month.
  35. TheBrewViking

    TheBrewViking Savant (300) Alaska Dec 13, 2010

    Those should still be here when you arrive but if the small chance they are gone hit me up and I will get you what you are looking for.

    P.S. all Michigan beers are welcome in AK
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  36. the beer was ok, but based on the taste of the tap version I will not be buying any bottles, it tasted somewhat artificial especially the coconut elements
  37. This has started to show up around town including Bottleworks. Interesting porter, very distinct, but balanced coconut, some bourbon, enjoyable and fun to drink. Don't get it if you don't like coconut.
  38. I'm gonna try to track down a bottle today to take down and share with friends in Bend.
  39. NickThePyro

    NickThePyro Savant (420) Washington Dec 24, 2012

    I love Black Raven, I love Coconut, and I love beer. I really hope the bottle I purchased today I love as well.
  40. dirtylou

    dirtylou Champion (845) Washington May 12, 2005

    Zero coconut - glad I had it on tap, definite Pass on bottles for me