Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Coletrain, Jul 15, 2013.
Older Viscosity is available pretty much year round online. Otherwise Dragon's Milk obviously.
Hoppin Frog Boris is always on the shelf, so is Nebraska.
I opened a Rare when I found out my mailman's wife cut the grocery bills in half by switching to Walmart.
I suppose if you lived in Chicago you could say BCBS, but I don't, and at $25 bucks a 4 pk it hardly qualifies as an everyday brew. Unless you have a lot of money to spend on BA brews you can drink everyday, I would suppose the real answer is there isn't one. Reality is that only Hoppin Frog is fairly well distributed, no idea on Nebraska , but it's always on the shelf here, but both are expensive IMO eliminating them from everyday status.
Just drop an acorn in there. Voila! Oak!
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I do like a lot of styles. The question is really around whether or not there is some widely available BA Stout that I hadn't stumbled upon. I think the general response seems to be "not really," but I appreciate everyone taking the time to chime in.
Now you're just trying to insult us!
Make me an offer (especially if you have a bottle of Huna or Mexican Cake).
Central Waters Peruvian Morning (from WI no less) - outstanding. Not quite BCBS but very tasty. Best yet it's on the shelf and not behind it, grabbed another 4 pack just today.
I'd say that's an excellent reason to open a Rare.
The only beer you should need a reason to drink is bad beer.
I just had BB Dragon's Milk and it's a great beer. I personally like the sweet subtleness of the brew. Would love to have more of it.
That it is. And nectar is also a subsidiary of sorts of FW. Black Xantus is a delicious barrel aged stout that literally sits on shelves
so wait, what happens if i hit select a bunch of times while youre on my screen?
Oso brewing in Plover WI is starting to experiment with barrel aging. I didn't get any of the BA Night Train, but I guess a good portion of it was infected anyway.
i may have taken the "everyday" part a bit too literally then...
I think every bottle remaining at this point is unmistakably infected. It started out delicious though. So unless you would have drank it fresh, you didn't miss out.
My entry would be thus: if I am wealthy, it would be BCBS because I would just buy cases of it each year. Realistically, none because I can't drink imperial stouts every day.
Eclipse, Parabola, Black Butte, or Abyss..
A big burly guy rubs your shoulders and gives you more juice?
Definitely Heresy. As a BA on here (I just wish I could remember who) said, it's poor man's BCBS.
They just started shipping Brau Bros Rye Wyne to MI - great $12 bomber that drinks well.
Not sure how available this brew is. Had it on tap last night, it was phenomenal.
Depending on where you are, I think these are all great options (which I been able to get ahold of pretty easily):
Central waters bourbon barrel stout and Peruvian morning
Clown shoes luchador en fuego
Anderson valley bourbon stout
Am I seeing this right??? A boilermaker is being suggested as a BBA Stout sub.
Don't remember if this was ever confirmed, but is BCBS going to be year round at some point?
Schlafly ba imperial stout is readily available year round and is pretty good
1) you dont use a whole shot, just enough for flavor
2) it's not a sub, just something to tide over the OP between releases.
Oddly enough Innis & Gunn, who barrel age everything, havent made an Imperial BBS.
FW sold Nectar... but yes, BX is an incredible beer.
Anderson Valley's Bourbon Barrel Stout is as close to a sessionable BBA stout as you'll ever find. It's not bourbon forward at all - only sat in Wild Turkey barrels for three months - but there's big chocolate, coffee, some oak, some vanilla, some bourbon, slight coconut. Really a delicious and flavorful beer that's available everywhere near me and only $6 or so.
I'm not just saying...I'm just saying.
This one is apparently polarizing, but when it's not infected it's pretty good...and reasonably inexpensive: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/15922/77382
Edit: Whoops. You said Bourbon, I gave you Pinot Noir.
I've wrestled with thIs myself and started to spike North Coast Old Rasputin, a readily available inexpensive but great stout, with a table spoon of bourbon, whatever's in my bar. You don't get the oak though but it's a nice addition surprisingly. Purists will cry foul but whatever, I like bourbon and stouts.
While I agree with the deliciousness of most of these, I think a bunch really aren't "everyday" for a couple reasons. Buying an expensive beer in a large-frmat bottle and drinking it every day seems like it would have a detrimental impact both on my wallet and on my ability to function. So, while Parabola and Labyrinth are great, Idon't think I woudl classify them as "everyday" beers. Now, to each there own. Maybe there are people out there with unlimited funds and ridiculous tolerances. If so, enjoy your everyday Parabola along with my jealousy.
I think Dragon's Milk by New Holand probably qualifies the best (though readoing this thread, I am hardly original in saying that). It is reasonably priced and comes in 12 oz. size (4-packs, I believe). Not sure other BBA Stouts fall into that category.
BCBS is a shelf turd around here. Seriously. Yeah, we were blessed this time around.
Per ounce BORIS is more expensive than BCBS.
I really should have remembered this since a fellow Marylander said it.
I do not believe despite the name that this stout involves any time in bourbon or oak barrels.
Agreed, plus it's average at best.
Best readily available is Older Vis......but you have to live with that absurd price tag. It's a great beer, but an expensive beer.
No, he was right. Obviously depends on location, but the amount of BCBS shipped, and still available, in NY this year is equal in gallons to half of the Hudson River.
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