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Colorado Treasures

Discussion in 'Mountain' started by soughtbygod, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. soughtbygod

    soughtbygod Savant (415) California Apr 27, 2011 Verified

    I have a buddy headed to Colorado and I was wondering what are the must haves I should request he hauls me back
  2. maximumu13

    maximumu13 Aficionado (185) Ohio Aug 31, 2010

    If he can find it, Dry Dock Blighs is a delicious barleywine.
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  3. Since you're in CA, definitely Odell, Left Hand and Ska.
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  4. adkieffer

    adkieffer Savant (410) Washington Nov 23, 2010

    Any and all Crooked Stave! Also, any Avery Barrell Series beers he can find. Make sure he actually asks for them at any store he goes to as they are usually in back or tucked away.

    +1 on Blighs too
    flipdog0 likes this.
  5. Domingo

    Domingo Poobah (1,135) Colorado Apr 23, 2005 Verified

    Bligh's might be tricky to find (although it IS around), but the other Dry Dock cans are everywhere now. Between the Amber, Hefe, and Apricot you have a half-dozen WBC and GABF medals.
  6. denver10

    denver10 Poobah (1,030) New Mexico Nov 17, 2010

    Elevation's Oil Man Bourbon Barrel Stout is due to hit the shelves soon and is awesome.

    x2 on anything Odell's. Their current seasonal Red is fantastic and their IPA, IMO, the best/my favorite in the state.

    Dry Dock's IIPA
    Funkwerks Saison
    anything Crooked Stave, as suggested
    If you can find a barrel aged Avery, as suggested
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  7. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Poobah (1,100) Colorado May 19, 2005 Verified

    Well, not everywhere. Only "key" accounts got it, now the distributor is out. We have to wait 2+ weeks to get some (post Super Bowl...not a good move), even though we were one of the first to carry DD. Me = not happy :mad:
  8. Domingo

    Domingo Poobah (1,135) Colorado Apr 23, 2005 Verified

    I stand corrected. That kinda sucks. Hopefully they'll square this away and maybe finally get their ducks in a row enough to distribute outside of the front range, too.
  9. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Poobah (1,100) Colorado May 19, 2005 Verified

    Just saw the new long list of stores carrying DD cans. I just got doubly angry. That's 2 :mad::mad: for those keeping score. Effectively, we have dropped Dry Dock. That hurts me
    ablackshear likes this.
  10. ablackshear

    ablackshear Savant (345) Colorado Sep 17, 2010 Verified

    Argonaut had some last night but was not on that long list. They were already sold out of Hop Abomination. I don't think anywhere else near downtown got any, Highlands is the closest one. Joy and Mr B's said next week at the earliest.
  11. robwater

    robwater Savant (250) Colorado Jan 14, 2012

    Bligh's...should be top priority. Great Divide BA Old Ruffian is solid as well. All Avery Demon series or BA. I'm still waiting on Oil Man. Had it at the Rare Beer Fest and it was retarded good. I hear its on its way.
  12. According to my local store Oil Man hits this week. Hope so as I'm anxious to hear this hyped stout.
  13. Kuester

    Kuester Aficionado (175) Colorado May 14, 2012

    Bought two Oil Man's at Lucas around 3 today, should be everywhere soon
  14. denver10

    denver10 Poobah (1,030) New Mexico Nov 17, 2010

    How much are bottles running?
  15. poonamibaxter

    poonamibaxter Savant (365) Colorado Jun 26, 2007

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  16. denver10

    denver10 Poobah (1,030) New Mexico Nov 17, 2010

    I can manage that, thought it was great when I tried it at the Mayor the other week. Had to order seconds.
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  17. Picked up an Oil Man in Boulder yesterday, think it was $15.99 which seems fair.
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  18. joshclauss

    joshclauss Savant (355) Colorado Oct 31, 2010 Verified

    You should try drinking it, too.
  19. Lol...that is an autocorrect fail. Nice catch. Yes I hope to drink it as well. :)
  20. ssteigerwald

    ssteigerwald Savant (410) Colorado Mar 4, 2010 Verified

    Anyone tried Oil Man from the bottles yet? One friend thinks his was infected...Green apple flavor. Uh oh.
  21. FishPondManager

    FishPondManager Advocate (520) Colorado Feb 28, 2012 Verified

    Xandy from Elevation poured some from a bottle when I saw him at Hops and Pie a couple weeks back. No off flavors to me.
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  22. hopfacebrew

    hopfacebrew Advocate (520) Colorado Jul 26, 2011 Verified

    Great. Just bought my first. I will report back later
  23. ArrogantB

    ArrogantB Champion (770) Colorado Jun 9, 2006 Verified

    Very interested in this one too as I've been loving barreled stouts lately but I'm always gunshy with unestablished beers.
  24. rob2654

    rob2654 Aficionado (225) Colorado May 20, 2004

    Shared a bottle of Oil Man this weekend and thought it was fabulous. Bought another yesterday to hold on to, but it is very drinkable immediately.
    chugalug06, denver10 and ssteigerwald like this.
  25. Drank one yesterday, no infection, IMO.

    In fact, I went out and quickly bought three more :eek:
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  26. guyforget

    guyforget Aficionado (205) Colorado Nov 12, 2009

    not saying its bad by any means, but i found oil man to be underwhelming. no sign of infection in the one i drank.
    gklover1 likes this.

  27. You can find all but the Crooked Stave over here. INCLUDING the Mephistopheles stout by Avery!
  28. Prospero

    Prospero Champion (775) Colorado Jul 27, 2010 Verified

    Just an FYI, green apple can come from Acetaldehyde (by-product of yeast that needs more time to bottle condition.) As well as infection... but since this was just bottled <1 month ago, my guess is give it a bit more time and it will go away. Same thing that happened to Dark Lord last year too IIRC. I think I'll sit on my Oil Man for another month to see.
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  29. stuart3368

    stuart3368 Savant (265) Colorado Jan 3, 2011

    Just picked up 2 bottles of Oil Man, can't wait to try.
  30. Kuester

    Kuester Aficionado (175) Colorado May 14, 2012

  31. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Poobah (1,100) Colorado May 19, 2005 Verified

    I still don't understand Twitter, but me likes good beer!
  32. denver10

    denver10 Poobah (1,030) New Mexico Nov 17, 2010

    I thought Sierra Nevada's Brandy Barrel Age Ovila Quad was fantastic....excited to try False Summit, especially since I prefer whiskey to brandy.
  33. denver10

    denver10 Poobah (1,030) New Mexico Nov 17, 2010

    I am getting that green apple, slightly sourish kinda flavor from my bottle right now. I should have heeded your warning.
  34. FishPondManager

    FishPondManager Advocate (520) Colorado Feb 28, 2012 Verified

    Bumping this. Anyone had an Oil Man recently?
  35. Mine was a butterscotch bomb. Apologies in advance for not keeping the bottle for numbering specs. (And to myself because I would like to tell Elevation my experience with that bottle.)
  36. I bought it at Total Bev Westy.
  37. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Advocate (690) Colorado Jan 20, 2012

    Drop Xandy a line at elevation. They are solid people who make things right.
  38. quirkzoo

    quirkzoo Initiate (0) Colorado Jul 7, 2011

    Had one a couple of weeks ago, absolutely no sign of infection. Unfortunately I didn't note the bottle number.
  39. poonamibaxter

    poonamibaxter Savant (365) Colorado Jun 26, 2007

    The one had a month or so ago showed no signs of infection. It also didn't taste barrel aged either.
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  40. Hey Poon,

    Sorry you had an issue with Oil Man, we have had a few reports of infected bottles (but not many). This was the last batch we hand bottled as we are now running on a Maheen bottling line. Drop me a line and we will send you something new to replace your bad experience. It was barrel aged for over 7 months, but we designed it to show more base beer then some barrel aged whiskey bombs out there. Still a beer after all! Let us know and thanks for being a BA. We are always trying to get better and thanks for your Opinion.


    The Elevation Team