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IPA aged on Baseball bats??? yup.

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Lare453, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. Lare453

    Lare453 Champion (975) Florida Feb 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    I heard there are a few breweries that louisville slugger sent bats to to make beer with. i had one tonight from cigar city. has anyone else had any and what do you tihnk?


    this one was fair, nothing amazing, a lot of pine, resin, sap... a little citrus both in the nose and taste.
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  2. jbeezification

    jbeezification Savant (450) Texas Jun 6, 2012

    Most of these I thought were released early summer. Saint Arnold made a Homefront IPA also and while I can still find it, its not at all fresh anymore. Anyways the beer was decent, not great but not at all bad.
  3. robinsmv

    robinsmv Initiate (0) Florida Jun 24, 2010

    This beer was released many months ago and should really have been consumed fresh
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  4. davey101

    davey101 Champion (860) Connecticut Apr 14, 2009 Beer Trader

    So what you are saying is....it isn't a home run?
  5. jbeezification

    jbeezification Savant (450) Texas Jun 6, 2012

    I'd call it a double off the wall where you get thrown out trying to stretch it into a triple.
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  6. McNuts

    McNuts Savant (280) North Carolina Nov 24, 2010 Beer Trader

    pine resin, that makes sense
  7. Lare453

    Lare453 Champion (975) Florida Feb 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    I got it about two months ago and have not had time to drink It.
  8. Sneers

    Sneers Savant (455) Pennsylvania Dec 27, 2009

    Well, maple isn't a pine, so it's probably just the hops.
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  10. zac16125

    zac16125 Poobah (1,025) South Carolina Jan 26, 2010 Beer Trader

    I had this the day it was released at CCB. I wasnt blow away, but it was different, and had a unique taste from the maple wood. I thought the concept was really cool though, and it was certainly for a good cause. If I remember right, 110k plus OT batch 5 came out the same day, now that was an AMAZING beer when fresh.
  11. raymo55

    raymo55 Advocate (510) Michigan Oct 3, 2011 Beer Trader

    Heard rumors of a brewery making a similar beer from all the bats that got hits for the New York Yankees during the ALCS....but the batch was WAY too small....it was drain poured.
  12. You need to get yourself a beer bong, makes things go much quicker.
  13. Lare453

    Lare453 Champion (975) Florida Feb 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    Rofl! You rock!
  14. McNuts

    McNuts Savant (280) North Carolina Nov 24, 2010 Beer Trader

    I was jokingly referring to the pine tar that they smear on the bats. I'm sure they clean them though.
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  15. ChanChan

    ChanChan Advocate (620) California Dec 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    Its probably better than the beer aged on jockstraps!!
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  16. Lare453

    Lare453 Champion (975) Florida Feb 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    I got it!
  17. JoEBoBpr

    JoEBoBpr Champion (780) Missouri Feb 26, 2004

    I had the CCB version and the Perennial Artisan Ale (St. Louis, MO) both were similar and ok. Nothing crazy but fresh they were ok.
  18. brewbetter

    brewbetter Savant (420) Nauru Jun 2, 2012

    Had it a few months ago, it was unimpressive imho.

    Cigar City Brewing's Homefront IPA - India Pale Ale IPA
  19. Brunite

    Brunite Savant (430) Illinois Sep 21, 2009

    Well.....didn't DFH do a beer that had used spit-balls as part of the recipe (to get the enzymes from the saliva)?
  20. mixed_master7

    mixed_master7 Initiate (0) Florida May 16, 2012

    Oh man that was too good! This is coming from a yanks fan. Yea it was decent but nothing too impressive.
  21. Douggo

    Douggo Savant (330) Minnesota Oct 24, 2009

    Smells like runs...
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  22. Kinda, the enzymes from saliva are used to convert the starch in corn to fermentable sugar(so corn spit balls) in a traditional Native South American beer called Chicha. DFH has brewed it at least twice(maybe more?)

    There's a NYT article about it here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/09/dining/09beer.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

    As well as an article on DFH's website about the second time they brewed it: http://www.dogfish.com/community/blogfish/members/bryan/chewing-spitting-brewing.htm
  23. Sneers

    Sneers Savant (455) Pennsylvania Dec 27, 2009

    Oh. I was not aware of that practice.
  24. I've had the Cigar City one. I liked it.
  25. vande

    vande Advocate (565) Illinois Jan 26, 2007

    so...its been sittin on the bench then?
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  26. EJLinneman

    EJLinneman Savant (465) New Jersey Mar 2, 2009 Beer Trader

    I would like to try this along with one that wasn't aged on baseball bats to see the difference.
  27. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Advocate (690) Missouri May 11, 2012 Beer Trader

    Perennial did one here in StL as part of the Homefront benefit beers. It wasn't bad but nothing special either
  28. McNuts

    McNuts Savant (280) North Carolina Nov 24, 2010 Beer Trader

    You are probably younger than me. Google "George Brett Pine Tar HR" and enjoy.
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  29. I am not too sure there is a base beer sans bats. The woodiness is pretty mild in my opinion.
  30. EJLinneman

    EJLinneman Savant (465) New Jersey Mar 2, 2009 Beer Trader

    Yeah, I doubt they made a base beer for this without it. I would just still like to see whether the wood really made a significant difference. Regardless, I don't live in FL, so it's unlikely I'd be able to try it anyways.
  31. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,120) Washington Sep 18, 2010 Beer Trader

  32. Wish they would have sold the bats like one guy had at perennials belgian beer fest!
  33. nrs207

    nrs207 Advocate (715) Pennsylvania Sep 8, 2011 Beer Trader

    So in this scenario, you're Joe Girardi and the beer is A-Rod?
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  34. More bats are made from ash than maple.
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  35. agreed
  36. there only has been a recent movement to maple, thats why those big split bats are becoming more common and dangerous.
  37. though it does specify maple bats.
  38. As most St Arnolds are ... def MEH IMHO
  39. BOBPINCH666

    BOBPINCH666 Savant (345) New York Feb 21, 2011

    Funny - if Mikkel had aged a beer on baseball bats he'd probably be receiving death threats.
  40. ediaz

    ediaz Savant (370) Florida Nov 23, 2011 Beer Trader

    I had the CCB Homefront IPA on the 4th of July, and it was pretty tasty to me. I enjoyed.