Cigar City / B. Nektar Meadery Collaboration #1 "Ghost Stories" Teaser (Video)

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by jb123, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. jb123

    jb123 Advocate (545) Michigan Dec 3, 2012 Verified

    Excited to try this collaboration between these two fine breweries. Anyone else heard about this?

     
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  2. I have...sadly I'll have to find a trading partner in Florida for it since B. Nektar isn't bringing any back to Michigan.

    ISO
     
  3. jb123

    jb123 Advocate (545) Michigan Dec 3, 2012 Verified

    WHAT! that's crap! Didnt know that
     
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  4. ThePorterSorter

    ThePorterSorter Advocate (645) Missouri Aug 10, 2010 Verified

    Glad this beer is getting some free publicity, but that video sucked.
     
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  5. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Savant (425) Wisconsin Mar 13, 2010

    I always wondered what toasted coconut actually was thanks for clarifying CCB
     
  6. RyanBeer13

    RyanBeer13 Initiate (0) Virginia Jan 24, 2011

    Cant wait to try this @ EBF
     
  7. MADPolo

    MADPolo Initiate (0) Alabama Dec 19, 2012

    15 minutes away from CCB. Looking forward to give it a try.
     
  8. It's pretty darn tasty even uncarbonated ;)
     
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  9. kpanter

    kpanter Savant (255) Florida Nov 25, 2012 Verified

    ^You lucky bastard ha ha. This sounds like an interesting combination of flavors, probably will make the trip for this one. Any ideas on release date?
     
  10. If you guys from Florida land an extra bottle, I'm sure we can work something out.

    Let me know
     
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  11. patkorn

    patkorn Savant (270) California Aug 30, 2007

    Love the Tampa Community College video quality.Maybe filmed on VHS?
     
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  12. don't know release dates just know it taste good.
     
  13. jb123

    jb123 Advocate (545) Michigan Dec 3, 2012 Verified

    I love that a collaboration involving a michigan brewery isn't coming to michigan (insert sarcasm) way to go b nektar!
     
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  14. Johnnyhitch

    Johnnyhitch Aficionado (235) New York Dec 12, 2012 Verified

    Worst....teaser....ever...
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  15. BAstoutsNsours

    BAstoutsNsours Initiate (0) Florida Sep 21, 2012

    I'll definitely be getting this...looking for Bourbon banana French toast :)
     
  16. oldschool9

    oldschool9 Aficionado (230) Ohio Dec 20, 2010

    not going to find that here in Ohio........sooooo ISO
     
  17. brian23456

    brian23456 Savant (255) Minnesota Apr 29, 2008

    Wish there was a release date! Really looking forward to this, B Nektar is an AWESOME meadery and I have never had a mead or braggot made with meadowfoam honey but have heard great things.
     
  18. jb123

    jb123 Advocate (545) Michigan Dec 3, 2012 Verified

    Talked to the people of b nektar on twitterand I guess it isn't coming to michigan due to alcohol laws....??
     
  19. I had a sample of it during the brewery tour a few weeks back, and it was delicious. My girlfriend, who doesn't like beer, even enjoyed it. My plan to drink her sample backfired on me.
     
  20. vissai

    vissai Savant (360) California Oct 6, 2010

    Wait, people still drink lager?
     
  21. AxesandAnchors

    AxesandAnchors Savant (300) Oregon Nov 21, 2012

    That seems like a serious lack of forethought.
     
  22. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) New York Dec 30, 2011

    Troy and Abed think that video is awesome in a terrible way and terrible in an awesome way.
     
  23. Ya think? Just saw the other comment though....what "laws" would prevent this from coming to Michigan other than label approval, or CCB not being licensed to sell in our state?
     
  24. mikeburd1128

    mikeburd1128 Advocate (680) New Jersey Oct 28, 2011 Verified

    Well if that video doesn't get you excited, I dk what will.
     
  25. jb123

    jb123 Advocate (545) Michigan Dec 3, 2012 Verified

    They didnt elaborate, way dumb.
     
  26. MADPolo

    MADPolo Initiate (0) Alabama Dec 19, 2012

    This is available as of now exclusively in the CCB Tap room, but it will see distribution. $15 per 750ml bottle in the tap room.

    Full Description:

    Ghost Stories is a Braggot (fermented from both barley and from honey) that was brewed with lager yeast, making it a truly unique... experience. The honey used for the mead portion is Meadowfoam, which is most notable for its huge marshmallow flavors. But we didn't stop there. We also added some chocolate, coconut, Chinese black smoked tea, and a touch of white oak as well.

    From our brewmaster Wayne: "The result is a black braggot with hints of smoke, marshmallow, chocolate, vanilla and macaroon that is exceptionally complex and rounded even though it is over 10% ABV. The overall intent is to emulate a Smores Braggot with slight smoky notes from being prepared over an open camp fire."

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    I grabbed four bottles tonight.
     
  27. Ravenacht

    Ravenacht Advocate (535) Florida Aug 10, 2012 Verified

    No question....this is very good and complex. coming in at 10.5 ABV you would never guess it. Nice fresh case went home with me.
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  28. HomeBrewed

    HomeBrewed Savant (425) Minnesota Dec 10, 2006 Verified

    This...got to try it recently on a tour
     
  29. ThreeFishes

    ThreeFishes Champion (810) Florida Jan 8, 2013 Verified

    Picked up four of these today along with some other goodies.[​IMG]
     
  30. jb123

    jb123 Advocate (545) Michigan Dec 3, 2012 Verified

    How are these tasting? Like mead like beer? Equal of both? Never had a braggot.
     
  31. kpanter

    kpanter Savant (255) Florida Nov 25, 2012 Verified

    Definitely grabbing some of this next chance I can make it over there. Sounds very complex and quite delicious! CCB usually does not disappoint
     
  32. Ravenacht

    Ravenacht Advocate (535) Florida Aug 10, 2012 Verified

    Imagine a Smores flavored barleywine. If you get chance get some.
     
  33. fullmetal1381

    fullmetal1381 Savant (270) Florida Jul 30, 2011

    It most certainly doesn't suck, but for me it is one of those rare beers whose aftertaste is better than the actual taste.
     
  34. Would love to try this one.