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Hotd. Bourbon Fred 2012.

Discussion in 'US - Northwest' started by jpbebeau, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. jpbebeau

    jpbebeau Savant (350) Washington Sep 11, 2011

    @hairofthedog: 2012 Bourbon Fred from the Wood is available to go in the tasting room now. 12oz bottles are $12 each, $240 for a case of 24 - 4 case limit

    Just saw this on twitter. Anyone want to pick me up a bottle? :)
     
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  2. boMD

    boMD Savant (315) Oregon Feb 8, 2009

    Way to hype it up, man.
     
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  3. jpbebeau

    jpbebeau Savant (350) Washington Sep 11, 2011

    I'm in Seattle and immune to hype due to budget cuts. But I wouldn't mind trying one of these someday.
     
  4. boMD

    boMD Savant (315) Oregon Feb 8, 2009

    I was just kidding around anyway. Just seeing how many HotD threads going on in NW forum is kind of an indication of how everyone 'round goes crazy over this stuff.
     
  5. NWer

    NWer Advocate (660) Washington Mar 10, 2009

    Call me crazy, but I'd love to get in on this myself. Bad timing for me. No plans for Portland until the end of the month for the OBF - sigh - 240 for a case, in a heartbeat.
     
  6. FalconA

    FalconA Initiate (0) Massachusetts Aug 10, 2011

    Not crazy at all, myself included sounds like a Seattle HotD mule is in great demand. :p WILL PAY IN BEER
     
  7. stupac2

    stupac2 Initiate (0) California Feb 22, 2011

    Anyone open a bottle yet? Is this one carbonated?
     
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  8. Mages64

    Mages64 Savant (380) Washington Sep 7, 2009

    Dont tell the wurst place...
     
  9. boMD

    boMD Savant (315) Oregon Feb 8, 2009

    Haven't opened a bottle yet but I have heard from reliable sources that the 2012 batch has an excellent level of carbonation.
     
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  10. stupac2

    stupac2 Initiate (0) California Feb 22, 2011

    Excellent. I'll see if I can con my non-beer-drinking Portland buddy into buying some, otherwise I guess I'll try to trade.
     
  11. bfg75

    bfg75 Aficionado (235) Washington Feb 26, 2011

    Wonder how long this will last...guessing not until next Friday when I'm actually down there :(
     
  12. With the 4 case limit, I would expect there is quite a bit of it. I'm just hoping it will last a few days so I can get down there.
     
  13. m4ttj0nes

    m4ttj0nes Aficionado (215) Oregon Feb 21, 2012

    Wondering this myself, I can't make it there until next week and I'm hoping they will have some left.
     
  14. Shmeal

    Shmeal Advocate (520) Oregon Nov 9, 2009

    getting a case now in about 15 minutes
     
  15. Spaceloaf

    Spaceloaf Aficionado (215) Oregon Nov 27, 2008

    Oh hell, yeah. I'm going to pick some up during lunch break at work.
     
  16. RedMedicine

    RedMedicine Savant (340) Oregon Jun 3, 2005

    Will gladly trade in my completely flat bottles and pay the difference (if truly carbed). Otherwise, I'm probably going to pass on this one.
     
  17. waltersrj

    waltersrj Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2010

    Try one for me...are they carbed this time?
     
  18. ggfunk

    ggfunk Savant (280) Oregon Mar 29, 2010

    Sure wish I could pick up a case, will have to settle for a couple bottles. Still, very much looking forward to it.
     
  19. Shmeal

    Shmeal Advocate (520) Oregon Nov 9, 2009

    Going to crack one open soon. I'll report back with a photo
     
  20. Shmeal

    Shmeal Advocate (520) Oregon Nov 9, 2009

    Carbonation!!

    [​IMG]
     
  21. ggfunk

    ggfunk Savant (280) Oregon Mar 29, 2010

    Image broken....mouth watering....noooooooooo!!!!!
     
  22. Shmeal

    Shmeal Advocate (520) Oregon Nov 9, 2009

    Don't know why it isn't working.....
     
  23. stupac2

    stupac2 Initiate (0) California Feb 22, 2011

    [​IMG]

    That's the picture I got.

    If you want my advice, use http://imgur.com instead of imageshack.
     
  24. Shmeal

    Shmeal Advocate (520) Oregon Nov 9, 2009

    Which link did you use?

    It also reminds me more of maple syrup a bit...
     
  25. stupac2

    stupac2 Initiate (0) California Feb 22, 2011

    I fixed that for you. When using the image tag you need to make sure you link to the image, that is, that it ends in .jpg, .png, etc. So you wanted to use this link: http://i.imgur.com/kn5ZE.jpg, instead of http://imgur.com/kn5ZE. Sadly the forum software isn't smart enough to figure that out on its own, although I suppose it would be tricky in general (with imgur it's pretty easy).

    In actual news, ISO...
     
  26. Shmeal

    Shmeal Advocate (520) Oregon Nov 9, 2009

    Maybe the maple syrup is because my beer is room temp, but the carbonation takes some the edge off of the sweetness from the last batch
     
  27. Any idea from the brewery how long this is expected to last? Will be in town for a couple days of Puckerfest, but dunno if it'll last that long...
     
  28. hopsbreath

    hopsbreath Savant (475) Oregon Aug 28, 2009

    Read that tweet but didn't comprehend that it was a new batch. For some reason I was thinking it was last years bottles at a significant markup. Might just need to swing by at noon now that I understand properly. :)
     
  29. John_M

    John_M Moderator (1,100) Oregon Oct 25, 2003 Staff Member

    There's no way to know how long it will last, but if past experience is any indication, Alan typically holds back a number of cases so he can sell it to patrons at the tasting room for a while. So while it's conceivable that you may be too late to obtain some of the beer to go, I'm virtually certain you should still be able to enjoy a bottle in the tasting room.
     
  30. mv945

    mv945 Aficionado (135) Washington Jan 26, 2011

    Ditto!
     
  31. Maybe I should buy some more and mix them with the non-carbed ones.
     
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  32. black13

    black13 Savant (395) Oregon Apr 11, 2010

    I will be trying this out in the days to come.
     
  33. honkduh

    honkduh Savant (315) Oregon Jun 2, 2011

    If someone wants to PayPal me $960.00 I'd be more than happy to bring 4 cases back to Seattle when I return on Sunday : )
     
  34. kscaldef

    kscaldef Advocate (690) Oregon Jun 11, 2010

    Do you seriously think they ought to offer such an option? Alan was completely upfront about the carbonation levels in the 2011 batch, and opened up several at the bottle share the night before. I think that any suggestion that he ought to "make it right" is misplaced.
     
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  35. boMD

    boMD Savant (315) Oregon Feb 8, 2009

    uhm... I still thought carbonation-free Bourbon Fred was tasty as hell. I have no complaint with the 2011 batch that I have.

    [Edit] For $7 a pop (even cheaper with a case discount) I thought it was a worthy deal.
     
  36. yojimbo1

    yojimbo1 Initiate (0) Kansas Feb 26, 2012

    Anyone going down this weekend from the Seattle area? If someone can pick me up a case I can pay some extra dough for your trouble.
     
  37. RedMedicine

    RedMedicine Savant (340) Oregon Jun 3, 2005

    I know some people liked it, I think it sucks. It is on me for taking that risk and I learned my lesson. Still seemed like an appropriate time for a tongue in cheek comment (realize I forgot the wink emoticon, and that the fanboys were lurking and ready to pounce).... Wait... ;-)

    We can save the more serious conversation about selling and buying $42 6-packs of unintenionally uncarbonated beer for another time and place.
     
  38. Spaceloaf

    Spaceloaf Aficionado (215) Oregon Nov 27, 2008

    Well, honestly after trying it I think it's still a bit too sweet for my tastes. The carbonation is not an issue this time around, but somehow I feel like the balance is still off. The bourbon totally overpowers the base Fred to the point where it's just a subtle background taste.

    With that being said, that didn't stop me from buying a bunch. If nothing else, they'll be good fodder for trades considering it's the "good batch."
     
  39. hopsbreath

    hopsbreath Savant (475) Oregon Aug 28, 2009

    Completely agree. For $5 and change (case discount) it's the best HotD deal you'll come across. I even liked it better than AftW. Curious if carbonation is going to improve the beer.
     
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