Class of '88 Deschutes collaborations

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by Bay01, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. Bay01

    Bay01 Savant (445) Illinois Nov 19, 2008

  2. Scotchboy

    Scotchboy Advocate (510) Idaho Dec 7, 2010

    As long as they still brew Black Butte XXV, I'm fine with this.

    However if this replaces the birthday series, even for one year, I'm not fine with this.
  3. ezperkins2

    ezperkins2 Savant (400) California Jan 3, 2011 Verified

    Excited for all of them but just make sure that John Maier doesn't put any bacon, books or beard hair into the barley wine.
  4. oregone

    oregone Savant (385) Oregon Jul 2, 2008

    If the smoked imperial porter bears any resemblance to the one they poured at the holiday ale fest, I'll be a happy guy. Looking forward these. Curious about the strong golden. That many different vinifera varieties would seem like it would muddle each ones character, but who knows. Definitely interested.
    And not to pile on, but I'll pass on the rogue version. Not hating, just don't like their beer, and particularly don't like their previous Barleywine iterations.
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  5. Goosey

    Goosey Aficionado (240) Missouri Jan 18, 2012

    Count me in for the north coast collab a nice big barley wine is right down their alley. Just wish they would boot rogue out of the picture, though old crustacean is not bad.
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  6. harrymel

    harrymel Initiate (0) Washington Dec 15, 2010

    I'm not looking forward to another grape beer. Hopefully they just innoculate it with bugs and let it mature into something worthwhile.
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  7. beertunes

    beertunes Poobah (1,365) Washington Sep 24, 2007

    Arrgh! All in large format. Please run some of these into 12oz bottles or cans.
  8. Etan

    Etan Champion (765) Wisconsin Jul 11, 2011

    This is what I was thinking. Wine barrels and fruit usually indicate wild, but they didn't mention any bugs in the description...
  9. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poobah (1,440) California Mar 18, 2010 Verified

    I am hoping to see all of these beers in SoCal.
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  10. Ungertaker

    Ungertaker Advocate (540) Minnesota Apr 30, 2010 Verified

    I am pumped for this; especially since all of the breweries distribute to MN!

    THANAT0PSIS Advocate (600) Wisconsin Aug 3, 2010 Verified

    As a Wisconsinite, looks like I'll be taking a trip up to Minnesota for the release. We don't get Deschutes here, unfortunately.
  12. Exactamundo.
  13. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Champion (810) Illinois Nov 28, 2008 Verified

    That way they can charge more....
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  14. Hoping the GL collab sees GL distro...
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  15. mdomask

    mdomask Savant (370) Illinois May 27, 2012

    I'm guessing this is some variation on Sofie with Concord Grapes, aka Screw You, Jeppe!
  16. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    Damn YES!!!! Can't wait to try all these. Definitely stoked on that barleywine.
  17. vurt

    vurt Advocate (655) Oregon Apr 11, 2004 Verified

    First thing I thought of too.
  18. beertunes

    beertunes Poobah (1,365) Washington Sep 24, 2007

    I will happily pay the same price per ounce, just put these type of beers into a reasonable format for fucks sake.
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  19. hopsbreath

    hopsbreath Savant (485) Oregon Aug 28, 2009

    The kings of American Porters collaborating on a big smoked version? Ah hell yeah sign me up for that!
  20. Founders would like a word with you
  21. hopsbreath

    hopsbreath Savant (485) Oregon Aug 28, 2009

    They're in my top five but the top two spots belong to Black Butte and Edmund Fitzgerald.
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  22. Agreed, can always go back to those two.
  23. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Champion (810) Illinois Nov 28, 2008 Verified

    I would be cool with that too!
  24. MasterSki

    MasterSki Site Editor (1,110) Ontario (Canada) Dec 25, 2006 Staff Member Verified Subscriber

    Definitely not - Concord grapes are extremely different from Pinot Noir and Riesling grapes, and the base for Screw You Jeppe was a Saison, while this beer is a Belgian Strong Golden Ale.
  25. Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky

    Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky Advocate (580) Minnesota Feb 13, 2013 Verified

    Just saw the barleywine in stores today. Anyone had it yet?
  26. smithj2154

    smithj2154 Savant (385) California Apr 10, 2013 Verified

    I picked up two of the NC Barleywine at lunch today! Super excited for this one!!
  27. DOTU

    DOTU Savant (440) California Feb 11, 2011 Verified

    I got two bottles of the NC version yesterday also.
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  28. GFG

    GFG Savant (305) North Dakota Oct 24, 2012

    I saw 2 different looking bottles of class of 88 Barleywine at the liquor store. Different or same beer?
  29. smithj2154

    smithj2154 Savant (385) California Apr 10, 2013 Verified

    Same reciepe brewed at different breweries. Rogue, North Coast, and Deschutes all brewed and packaged a version of the barleywine.
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  30. GFG

    GFG Savant (305) North Dakota Oct 24, 2012

    Got it, so no need to buy more than one then.
  31. smithj2154

    smithj2154 Savant (385) California Apr 10, 2013 Verified

    I bought two of the north coast (my fav brewery out of the three) and Ill probably buy one of the Deschutes version (a close second)
  32. theCoder

    theCoder Savant (415) Minnesota Oct 24, 2011 Verified Subscriber

    Had one of these this past Saturday. It's odd, can't put my finger on it but everyone who sampled it agreed it wasn't a Barley Wine but that's going off of most barley wine's we've had. It's a different beast, I liked it but had you told me it was a barley wine I wouldn't believe you. Still quite good, not sure I'll pick up another.
  33. Maybe I got a bad bottle, but the bomber I had of the Deschutes version was way too medicinal for me. Drainpour.
  34. mnphish

    mnphish Savant (385) Minnesota Aug 19, 2012

    It wasn't awful but it wasn't good either. Definitely had a bit of a medicinal finish. Way to sweet.
  35. jdklks

    jdklks Savant (385) Maryland Aug 9, 2007

    I think the barleywine is drinking more like a DIPA right now, but it won't for long. With all its sweet fruitiness it's going to be a sugary, alcoholic mess in a few months. It wasn't as good as I was hoping it would be, and I blame Rogue.
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  36. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,355) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002 Verified

    I also had the Deschutes version and I did not enjoy it at all.
  37. smithj2154

    smithj2154 Savant (385) California Apr 10, 2013 Verified

    Are all these comments on the deschutes version? I'm worried about the two NC bottles I have that I haven't opened yet.
  38. Any word on the Great Lakes Collab?
  39. this beer was nasty, I drain poured
  40. Rick760Sd

    Rick760Sd Savant (385) California Jun 5, 2012 Verified

    I split a Descutes version with a buddy and we both agreed it was too sweet and not very hoppy. Far from a drain pour but just not as good as I'd thought it would be. I blame Rogue