Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by PsilohsaiBiN, Aug 29, 2013.
I am sure we can work something out again Dale
I wish it would float it's way into my cellar.
On that note...I also hope 2013 distribution will be more evenly spread out. It's just as insane that it was gone in a day last year, here in Vt, and it's still sitting on shelves collecting dust all over NY. Makes no sense.
Some of it already has! '13 will be here soon!!
Part of the increase in production is due to expansion to other markets like Texas. (Assuming we actually get any BCBS distro)
Me, too. I think it could possibly be similar to a mint julep but in a beer.
if you guys check in the comments, goodbeerhunting said "correction, 25 year"
If you've tried Perennial BA 17, you'd retract this statement. For your and my sake, I hope a BCS Mint arrives someday. Sooooo good.
Edit: just seeing I've been beaten to this response a couple times. But I still stand by it.
I had bourbon county through a randall filled with mint. Wasnt a fan of it. mint was too prominent and way too earthy and green tasting.
I spoke with one of the GI brewers at a recent event here in NY, and he said Rare would be re-released in late 2014, and that it is currently in 30 year Jim Beam barrels. He also said that the new variant is Mulberry. Take it for what it is worth, but this is what was told to me directly from a GI brewer.
Re-releasing a different beer as Rare Bourbon County Stout is an awful idea. I really hope they name it something different and be done with this "rare" nonsense.
Until I see HF and HT in Chicago, your argument is invalid.
Sounds like I have some beer to try and find.
That's true, the vanilla could mix in well with the mint and chocolate.
I hope some makes it to Houston.
Untrue...as HF and HT are specifically, and known to be limited in distribution, to Vermont. Goose Island has wide distribution..it just happens to be lopsided.
So I run a bar in Denver and am currently working with our GI rep on some events. This means everything I am saying is only for CO and may not be true for the rest of the country.
The confirmed (from the rep) variants will be:
Backyard Bramble (Mulberry, Marionberry, and boysenberry)
They will be released on Black Friday. Obviously the yield on the variants is less than the standard.
This one was pretty tasty:
as a KY boy I have to say a mint julep on a hot day at the track works wonderfully.
Schlitz built that brewery which opened in 1977, and AB bought it two years later as Schlitz was collapsing. Baldwinsville is simply a +7 million barrel capacity standard Anhueser Busch brewery, one of two AB plants which now brew much of the regular GI line-up (the 8.5m bbl. Ft. Collins, CO brewery being the other).
Is colorado confirmed for release?
I disagree, that was one of if not the worst beer I've ever had- off the top of my head, it has been my only drain pour. I think the flavors were just not blended enough. I'm pretty certain it was not old or infected either.
Yeah why are we talking about a mediocre beer- at best - when the thread is about Bourbon County?
Not much different than Eclipse variants...minus the yearly thing.
RareR Bourbon County Stout?
Maybe they should put Duvel in charge of unnecessary Rare rebranding.
Yeah, or Peg's Cantina/Cycle Brewing. Hopefully it wouldn't be infected if that were to be the case.
I don't understand the comparison. 50/50 doesn't make a "Rare Eclipse" aged in different barrels at different times. The whole premise of Rare was that it was a one-off aged in vintage Pappy barrels. If they want to age BCBS in some other barrels for two years at least call it something new as the beer will be influenced by the different barrels used.
Let's see...Jim Beam Black is "double aged" at eight years. So are these the "Almost Octo-Aged" barrels?
I don't think Beam even produces a 15-year-old bourbon, so take this one with a shaker of salt....
I'm sure most large distilleries have a few 20+ year old barrels in their rickhouse...If those barrels contain anything that is worth a damn is another thing. Just because a whiskey has been aging in a cask for a long period of time doesn't mean it's going to be fantastic. Lots can happen.
because there was speculation of a mint chock BCBS
any idea what spots in Kentucky will get this. i am mapping my drive
We still have some down here. I could maybe gather up a few and bring it to the HF release...
Damn, so they are bottling a bit later than last year. The 2012 BCBS I have was bottled on 8/23.
It's almost Lindley Park and Event Horizion time, I'll look ya up.
Nope! All their choices are aged between 4 and 8 years. But it's a good thing GI didn't use the barrels from Devil's Cut--it's 6-yr old and has all the right flavor's, but its distinction is extracting everything from the wood, which would leave little character for reuse.
I do that on a regular basis regardless, especially when people poke my belly button
What was the Stone Mint variation called and would I ever find any of it?
It looks that way don't it
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