Lexington Stuff

Discussion in 'South' started by drfabulous, Feb 12, 2013.

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  1. drfabulous

    drfabulous Savant (295) Kentucky Jul 23, 2005 Subscriber

    In addition to the blow out barrel aged week going on at Beer Trappe this week - which is amazing looking every single night, a few other things I've noticed:

    • At least six cases of Hopslam are still at Shenanigans and a few more are at Whole Foods
    • Shenanigans has Hopslam on tap and Against the Grain Noho Motueka on tap. I was only there a sec, so I forget what the other taps were.
    • If you haven't picked up a bottle of Prairie Artisan somewhere in town, I don't know why. Trappe has them and so does Whole Foods.
    • West Sixth's new Black IPA does on today (or should be on right now). It looks like they are doing another version of their amber on Thursday for the firkin.
    • Sixpoint 3Beans has shown up in places. Pretty tasty.
    • On Twitter and Facebook, Lexington Beerworks asks for Yelp reviews! If you've been there and go reviews on Yelp, give them a shout out. People (like me) use Yelp when travelling or when figuring things out where one lives.
     
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  2. Thanks for the heads-up on West Sixth's new Black IPA. I'll have to keep an eye out for it. I was overjoyed to see that their standard IPA is finally available here in Northern KY.
     
  3. drfabulous

    drfabulous Savant (295) Kentucky Jul 23, 2005 Subscriber

    I assume you'll see Amber in cans up there in Northern KY when it goes into production soon.
     
  4. bradfordjohnson

    bradfordjohnson Savant (355) Kentucky Jun 18, 2012 Verified

    Probably preventing myself from getting more, but Beaumont has 12oz Black Notes for $7.76 after tax, 1 limit/person.
     
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  5. drfabulous

    drfabulous Savant (295) Kentucky Jul 23, 2005 Subscriber

    Looks like I'm missing out again on this one! Always wrong place/wrong time for me.
     
  6. That's the most I've seen for it. I was able to snag a 4 pack for $24.
     
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  7. bradfordjohnson

    bradfordjohnson Savant (355) Kentucky Jun 18, 2012 Verified

    I guess when it's broken up like they they charge a premium.
     
  8. drfabulous

    drfabulous Savant (295) Kentucky Jul 23, 2005 Subscriber

    I guess I missed this one. Was busy for the last three days and couldn't get away.
     
  9. Four pegs in Germantown still has Old Rasputin 15th anniversary and 3beans on tap. Both are great. Unfortunatly the Rasputin is 7 bucks for a four oz. poor.
     
  10. tronto

    tronto Savant (260) Kentucky Dec 22, 2010 Verified

    that's worse then the 8oz pour of better half that cost $12 there a couple months ago. Haven't been back since, the guys were dicks, and their chicken and waffle sandwich they always talk about was crap.
     
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  11. wowza.
     
  12. Shagator

    Shagator Savant (420) Kentucky Mar 17, 2012

    Shenanigans still has some Hopslam and they got a new shipment of Palate Wrecker. I asked today and they should have Enjoy By and the alchemy hour from Great Lakes next Friday. I had an Alchemy Hour tonight and it was great. Thank you Shenanigans for their sample
     
  13. drfabulous

    drfabulous Savant (295) Kentucky Jul 23, 2005 Subscriber

    I'm looking forward to trying Alchemy Hour
     
  14. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Poobah (1,020) Kentucky Mar 3, 2011 Verified

    Look at this score, can't believe my luck. I kind of don't even want to drink them...
    [​IMG]
     
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  15. drfabulous

    drfabulous Savant (295) Kentucky Jul 23, 2005 Subscriber

    From today?
     
  16. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Poobah (1,020) Kentucky Mar 3, 2011 Verified

    From an hour ago. Said it was all they had left.
     
  17. BEERchitect

    BEERchitect Champion (915) Kentucky Feb 9, 2005 Verified

    Please drink it! (And save me the empty bottle!)
     
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  18. Alchemy Hour is pretty amazing. They have about 10 cases at the LB in Hamburg and I grabbed a 4 pack, very tasty to say the least. Also, I'm loving the label art for it as well.
     
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  19. Barrel_age_me

    Barrel_age_me Zealot (95) Ohio Dec 26, 2012

    I just drank mine last night! i felt the same way about cracking it open. It was almost intimidating! All i can say is its amazing!
     
  20. HopsMatt

    HopsMatt Savant (470) Kentucky Dec 1, 2011


    Dont drink it yet. It needs to age IMO. You have two, so open one and cellar the other. All the flavors seem to be there, but my tasting group agreed that its needs time to mature.
     
  21. Guys Enjoy By has landed in Lexington at 2 locations I know of so far. Shenanigan's and The Beer Trappe--I don't know if it's bar only or not @ the Trappe. Also I believe, both locations received Rhizing Bines and All Day IPA from Founder's. I got my Enjoy By's from Shenanigan's and I seen they had 2 cases, and I guess now it's technically down to 1 case and 10 bottles in the beer fridge. Get them while you can! Hope this batch was as phenomenal as the last! Cheers guys!

    [​IMG]
     
  22. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Poobah (1,020) Kentucky Mar 3, 2011 Verified

    The Beer Trappe does have them for retail, just got one togo.
     
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  23. Shagator

    Shagator Savant (420) Kentucky Mar 17, 2012

    I picked up 2 at Whole Foods.
    Picked up some alchemy hour and all day IPA at Shenanigans as well.
    LB on High has Dreadnaught
     
  24. Shagator

    Shagator Savant (420) Kentucky Mar 17, 2012

    Tough week at work and I took it out on my wallet:
    [​IMG]
     
  25. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Poobah (1,020) Kentucky Mar 3, 2011 Verified

    That's gangsta.
     
  26. bradfordjohnson

    bradfordjohnson Savant (355) Kentucky Jun 18, 2012 Verified

    That's a ton of hops to fill the fridge with!
     
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  27. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Poobah (1,020) Kentucky Mar 3, 2011 Verified

    ZD on tap at The Beer Trappe, fwiw.
     
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  28. Shagator

    Shagator Savant (420) Kentucky Mar 17, 2012

    The beer trappe is out of ZD. They do have Dreadnaught now
     
  29. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Poobah (1,020) Kentucky Mar 3, 2011 Verified

    Sorry, I drank it all. :(
     
  30. bradfordjohnson

    bradfordjohnson Savant (355) Kentucky Jun 18, 2012 Verified

  31. Tchfunkta

    Tchfunkta Aficionado (225) Kentucky May 14, 2009

    I contributed to the demolition of that keg!
     
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  32. Shagator

    Shagator Savant (420) Kentucky Mar 17, 2012

    Have you tried it yet?
     
  33. Shagator

    Shagator Savant (420) Kentucky Mar 17, 2012

    I was at Drakes over the weekend and they changed the Great Lakes tap to Lake Erie Monster. Would this be from last year? I didnt think it came out until May or June. It wasnt nearly as hop forward (was hoppy, but also had a strong malt flavor) as what i remember last years being. I remember last year being grapefruit and grassy and very good. Anyone have any insight or thoughts?
     
  34. JimDH

    JimDH Aficionado (225) Kentucky Feb 7, 2011

    It must have been last year's. It isn't on the tap list at Great Lakes itself, and the website indicates a May 2013 release--as you recalled.

    http://www.greatlakesbrewing.com/beer/an-exceptional-family-of-beers/seasonal/lake-erie-monster
     
  35. Shagator

    Shagator Savant (420) Kentucky Mar 17, 2012

  36. drfabulous

    drfabulous Savant (295) Kentucky Jul 23, 2005 Subscriber

    I did. First at Country Boy when it was on tap a couple weeks ago and in four pack. This is an awesome Double IPA.
     
  37. Tchfunkta

    Tchfunkta Aficionado (225) Kentucky May 14, 2009

    It's funny:

    Tough week or Great week or mediocre week, my wallet coughs it up.
     
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  38. Shagator

    Shagator Savant (420) Kentucky Mar 17, 2012

    Kinda off topic but Are there any sites where you can order beer online that will deliver to KY?

    Also, I think I am going to drive around and buy as much of the Enjoy By and Alchemy Hours that I can find. I am highly impressed with these.
     
  39. drfabulous

    drfabulous Savant (295) Kentucky Jul 23, 2005 Subscriber

    Wine and Cheese, Quality, West Lakeview and Bruisin Ales are places that will ship to Kentucky. Hi Time might as well.
     
  40. erichall

    erichall Aficionado (195) Kentucky Nov 13, 2008

    I just put a 2012 keg of Erie monster on tap at my store. Still drinking like an imperial iPa. Not quite the hop bomb as when fresh but selling well at 8.99 per growler. It is hoppier than two other ipas I have on tap.
     
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