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

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

  1. jb123

    jb123 Member

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

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  2. vivasbeer

    vivasbeer Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    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 Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    WHAT! that's crap! Didnt know that
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  4. ThePorterSorter

    ThePorterSorter Member

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

    jRocco2021 Member

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

    RyanBeer13 Member

    Location:
    Virginia
    Cant wait to try this @ EBF
  7. MADPolo

    MADPolo Zealot

    Location:
    Alabama
    15 minutes away from CCB. Looking forward to give it a try.
  8. Nicolay3535

    Nicolay3535 Member

    Location:
    Florida
    It's pretty darn tasty even uncarbonated ;)
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  9. kpanter

    kpanter Member

    Location:
    Florida
    ^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. vivasbeer

    vivasbeer Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    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 Member

    Location:
    California
    Love the Tampa Community College video quality.Maybe filmed on VHS?
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  12. Nicolay3535

    Nicolay3535 Member

    Location:
    Florida
    don't know release dates just know it taste good.
  13. jb123

    jb123 Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    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 Member

    Location:
    New York
    Worst....teaser....ever...
    [​IMG]
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  15. BAstoutsNsours

    BAstoutsNsours Member

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

    oldschool9 Member

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

    brian23456 Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    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 Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    Talked to the people of b nektar on twitterand I guess it isn't coming to michigan due to alcohol laws....??
  19. liveordie17

    liveordie17 Member

    Location:
    Florida
    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 Member

    Location:
    California
    Wait, people still drink lager?
  21. AxesandAnchors

    AxesandAnchors Member

    Location:
    Oregon
    That seems like a serious lack of forethought.
  22. Bluecane

    Bluecane Member

    Location:
    New York
    Troy and Abed think that video is awesome in a terrible way and terrible in an awesome way.
  23. vivasbeer

    vivasbeer Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    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 Member

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

    jb123 Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    They didnt elaborate, way dumb.
  26. MADPolo

    MADPolo Zealot

    Location:
    Alabama
    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 Member

    Location:
    Florida
    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 Member

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

    ThreeFishes Member

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

    jb123 Member

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

    kpanter Member

    Location:
    Florida
    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 Member

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

    fullmetal1381 Member

    Location:
    Florida
    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. Pouranother78

    Pouranother78 Member

    Location:
    Virginia
    Would love to try this one.

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