Burnside Brewing Bottle Infections?

Discussion in 'US - Northwest' started by checktherhyme, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. I just opened a bottle of Burnside Brewing IPA and right when I opened it, I could tell something was off. It exploded with carbonation. Then when I went to pour it, the beer immediately turned into foam. I emptied the glass and tried again, but it did the same thing. I even tilted my glass and poured extremely slowly. The tiny little bit of beer that I could taste was tart and yeasty. Obviously something went wrong.

    Has anyone else noticed this? Or did I just get a bad bottle. The store I purchased it at only had it in for about 40 hours, so I doubt it is anything they could have done. I couldn't find a Julian Code or bottle date, but there is a 137 below the health warning. Could be a batch number or something.
  2. I had a similar experience. My review was harsh.
  3. ramnuts

    ramnuts Aficionado (235) Oregon Feb 16, 2009

    At the risk of sounding like a troll, what motivated you to buy their IPA in a bottle initially? Other than their stout, they rank a 2-3 at best here, in all other categories. IMO, one of the worst IPAs in PDX, hands down. Only Captured by Porches comes to mind, otherwise.
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  4. I had met one of the reps and I like to try anything new that comes to town. Regardless of reviews. I will try it again too when the problem is corrected.
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  5. Scratches head. Ok. So you don't care about reviews and will try it again anyways.?! What was the point of this thread? You like beer reps and enjoy bad beer despite bad experiences of yourself and others.
  6. It has nothing to do with that. I got a free bottle and thought it was infected so I wanted to know if other people had the same problem. What is wrong with that? The reason I would like to try it again is so I can get an opinion of my own. $6 is not that much, even it isn't great. I hate to judge a beer, if it wasn't the way the brewers intended it to be.
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  7. ramnuts

    ramnuts Aficionado (235) Oregon Feb 16, 2009

    Your initial post said that you purchased it, not that it was a free bottle. I am still confused.
    There are lots of solid NWIPA products out there, why go back to the trough if you bought a bad bottle?

    "The store I purchased it at only had it in for about 40 hours, so I doubt it is anything they could have done."
  8. Sorry, "the distributor I got it from...". Either way, that was not the point of the thread. I just wanted to know if other people had problems with any bottles. Who cares what I choose to drink.
  9. Yeah, mine tasted bad. Carbonation was fine. Not a good beer, so move on.
  10. How do you know it was infected and not over-carbonated?
  11. It had a strong yeasty flavor and was very tart. Nothing that was reminiscent of an IPA. Everything was off, and funky.
  12. Yeasty flavor couldve been from the high carbonation re-suspending the sediment (assuming these are bottle conditioned). Tartness couldve been from carbonic acid. Not saying you are wrong but I find bacterial infections in IPAs somewhat unlikely because of the higher amount of hops used.
  13. hopsbreath

    hopsbreath Savant (475) Oregon Aug 28, 2009

    I've always wondered if CBP's IPA is an inside joke. The damn thing is called "Invasive Species" almost as a wink to the microorganisms inside. They're one company that just needs to rebrand and sell everything they make as American Wilds. It still wouldn't be any good, but at least then they could sell it for twice as much to burgeoning sour drinkers.
  14. Shmeal

    Shmeal Advocate (530) Oregon Nov 9, 2009

    ....and then they would leave the Cantillon and Upright for us!
  15. boMD

    boMD Savant (315) Oregon Feb 8, 2009

    CBP sucks. Except that Berliner Weisse they made in 2010. They actually made an infected beer taste good. Of course they haven't brewed it again.
  16. hopsbreath

    hopsbreath Savant (475) Oregon Aug 28, 2009

    Upright sucks... Same as Primus though, not like CBP.
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  17. Nah Burnside beer just sucks that much, it really does...ur bad for buying a bottle from that brewery
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  18. Reidrover

    Reidrover Advocate (660) Oregon Jan 14, 2003

    I habe to say i have never experienced any problems with the bottles i buy here in Salem.
    Maybe just lucky
  19. With so many great NW IPAs it will be hard for me to give this a 2nd go...
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  20. dwitt24

    dwitt24 Initiate (0) Washington Feb 28, 2011

    Burnside is G Awful...
  21. Kopfschuss

    Kopfschuss Advocate (550) Oregon Aug 19, 2009

    Didn't this brewery get a medal at the GABF this year for Sweet Heat?
  22. Yessir. They cant be that bad...
  23. BeerBaronPDX

    BeerBaronPDX Zealot (95) Oregon Dec 26, 2008

    They're not. Quite the opposite. Smokey the Beer, Lime Kolsch, Oatmeal Pale Ale, Stock Ale...all quality brews. Their food is above average too, and on Sunday they have happy hour prices all day.
  24. Chou

    Chou Aficionado (205) Oregon Apr 17, 2012

    I do love the Sweet Heat, oatmeal, graetzer, and other specialties they do. Had the imperial IPA (not the beer in question) recently and it was so mixed up I couldn't finish it. Perhaps it was going for a malty British IPA, but it wasn't quite that, either. A little malty, a little sweet, flavors kept changing... decided to save room for an Old Speckled Hen rather than finish it! So I can see why a bottle of their IPA may have some wonderring if it is "supposed" to taste like it does, though I don't doubt you could have possibly had an infected bottle.

    Don't see many infected IPAs, though, from all the hops present? The original IPA was overhopped to keep it fresh all the way from England to India ;) Somehow we in the NW decided this was a pleasant taste rather than a necessity!

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