Discussion in 'US - Midwest' started by MNPikey, Mar 11, 2014.
Picked up a couple bottels at the Nova a week or so ago and it was great. Anyone seen it around?
Nova just tapped it today
I saw that.
MGM woodbury had some
I asked the same thing on Twitter today:
James Beabout @JamesBeabout
@JJTaylorMN @DarkHorseBrewCo When will #DoubleCrookedTree be available in MN?
J.J. Taylor of MN @JJTaylorMN
@JamesBeabout Hey James, we have some Dark Horse inventory to pull through. Once that is depleted we will release double. Hopefully soon!
9:37 AM - 11 Mar 2014
Yeah, let's let that DIPA age for a while before releasing it. Sound logic.....
Please Tweet this to them!
Don't worry guys. Tiered distribution isn't flawed...
With that said, if you were going to age a DIPA, DCT would be the one to do it with. I've had 3 year verticals of it before and it's a great experiment. This is the description on the Dark Horse website:
DOUBLE CROOKED TREE IPA
Have you read the description for the regular Crooked Tree yet? Well this beer is almost the same just double the flavor and alcohol. We actually took the Crooked Tree recipe and doubled all of the ingredients except the water, just the way a DOUBLE should be made. Big hops balanced with tons of malt give this beer a huge body. Although this beer is as cool as “The Fonz” when first purchased, it gets really mellow and smooth with some age. After a year or two stored in a cool dark place you’ll notice the heavy caramel and malt flavors are trying to sneak past the hops. This beer is hugely delicious so it will need your undivided attention (the chores can wait….trust us).
Let's let the consumer decide to age then. Some people like aged Hopslam and Abrasive. That doesn't mean the distributor should wait until all of the old Furious and Two Hearted gets sold before shipping out the new special release.
I really gotta wonder if dark horse knows about this, and if not, what they would have to say.
Totally agree with you BTW.
This stuff is outstanding with some age to it. I know what it says on the lable but I dont consider it an IIPA. Much closer to a barleywine.
[quotis="jera1350, post: 2240622, member: 179422"]Let's let the consumer decide to age then. Some people like aged Hopslam and Abrasive. That doesn't mean the distributor should wait until all of the old Furious and Two Hearted gets sold before shipping out the new special release.[/quote]
This is a good point though.
And the real reason we don't get certain special release beers on a given date suddenly comes out...
We'll see if they hold KBS so they can sell All Day
Or holding BCBS to move some honkers or 312. Shit......that just might work. Never mind!
Just had one from last year.
Definitely good with age, IMO.
Release them already!
Here is the real scoop:
The person tweeting didn't have the whole truth and misspoke. We/JJ Taylor received less than half of our Double Crooked Tree allotment on the first shipment and the remaining quantity on the second (not enough room on the truck). Rather than release a few cases one week and a bunch more a couple weeks later we decided to hold the first load until we could release all of it at once and avoid upsetting out retailers.
It was released for sales today. You will see it out in the market this week.
I have a 4 year vertical downstairs. Just opened one of the 3 year old ones a coupld weeks ago and is drinking so amazing. I intend to do a 5 year vert here this spring.
Not in NE.
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