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Official SA Bishop's Barrel thread

Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by icetrauma, Oct 19, 2012.

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  1. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (475) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    Thanks for the heads up man! I was able to get my Brother a great birthday gift! He's a huge fan of old ales and absolutely loved 12!
     
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  2. RJC

    RJC Aspirant (40) Texas Jan 5, 2013

    Did he still have Pumpkinator or just DR12?
     
  3. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Savant (465) Texas Feb 21, 2011

    A friend went by the willobrook bww and there was no more bb1
     
  4. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    I miss Pluckers. It's been a while.
     
  5. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Savant (260) Texas Jan 22, 2013

    Yeah, I heard about Willowbrook BWW's BB1 run. Must have been great. Missed out there, but I went home and enjoyed one.
     
  6. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Savant (260) Texas Jan 22, 2013

    See a lot of stashers. Remember its screw top so wax-on wax-off Miyagi
     
  7. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Savant (325) Texas Aug 22, 2012

    As per Facebook they are shooting for a Feb 18th release.

    Bishop's Barrel 2 is in the bright tank and almost ready to be bottled. Think tart, oak, dry, funk and cherry.

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Advocate (500) Nevada Jan 20, 2010

    No, no, no!! People need time to recover from Abyss!
     
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  9. soultrain19

    soultrain19 Savant (270) Texas Feb 28, 2008

    Looks like bankers and government employees will make out like bandits with the BB2.
     
  10. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (475) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    Occupy St. Arnold's?
     
  11. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    I like the words "tart" "funk" and "cherry" all being used together in there....
     
  12. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (475) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Savant (325) Texas Aug 22, 2012

    Luckily for me, Monday is the day I get in from my two week hitch offshore and it would be nice to be able to snag a bottle.
     
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  14. fragilehearted

    fragilehearted Savant (270) Texas Dec 13, 2009

    I wish I lived in Houston...
     
  15. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    Why? We got a nice supply of BB1 in Dallas.
     
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  16. fragilehearted

    fragilehearted Savant (270) Texas Dec 13, 2009

    Oh! Didn't realize this, since I didn't seek it out. Well, everyone please post your DFW sightings when it does appear. :)
     
  17. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (425) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    Unfortunately most places on our side of town raped us on price..but I would gladly drop the $15 again although each time it stung. I'd rather SABC send these cases all to Hall's and maybe a few other for sale sites (that will appropriately disperse the product at a reasonable price) than give the on premise accounts some.
     
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  18. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Funk... sour... are you guys drinking 2009 Abyss or what?
     
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  19. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Will this be another bar only release?
     
  20. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Savant (350) Texas May 17, 2012

    According to their Facebook, yes.
     
  21. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Savant (475) Texas Oct 15, 2011

    Waiting for the day Brewery releases are legal in TX... BB1s bar only release last year was very shitty for working stiffs.
     
  22. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Savant (350) Texas May 17, 2012

    While I think that the BB1 release was messy, I was able to find most of my bottles after 5pm.
     
  23. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004


    Well shit! Oh well, no BB for me.
     
  24. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Savant (350) Texas May 17, 2012

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  25. awinkro

    awinkro Savant (275) Texas Oct 15, 2008

    Obviously, as a BA enthusiast, and enjoyer of good beer in general, I'd love a brewery only release for things like this. I've been to Dark Lord day, GABF, Black Tuesday release, Younger, etc., etc.... The beer is great, but more importantly I enjoy the people the most. Enjoying beer is better when you're with company. Hopefully that can happen sooner than later.

    I hope you all get a chance to enjoy this brew. It's been a beer over a year in the making. Cheers!
     
  26. champ103

    champ103 Champion (870) Texas Sep 3, 2007

    Yep, also I like the bars only release for these. Really, they are not that hard to find. Maybe if all you want is to have a case to horde and trade at home. Though going to Cottonwood, BRC, Stags Head, etc these are great to have on hand IMO.
     
  27. Ford

    Ford Savant (470) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    What is this Abyss you speak of.. surely it hasn't been seen in Houston...
     
  28. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (425) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    I thought I heard that technically this beer was older than BB#1. Is that true?

    Thanks for staying active in this forum and join us all at a Freetail release
     
  29. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Savant (260) Texas Jan 22, 2013

    Yep. Didn't get my shot at that one. What I'm wondering is if we still get a crack at two restaurants selling BB2 to go.
     
  30. HoustonZ33

    HoustonZ33 Savant (335) Texas Sep 10, 2012

    So Feb. 18th hunh? :)
     
  31. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Advocate (500) Nevada Jan 20, 2010

    You, you're good you! You're good.
     
  32. Smellgoodtx

    Smellgoodtx Aspirant (45) Texas Jan 19, 2013

    surely wont miss this didn't get to try BB1
     
  33. awinkro

    awinkro Savant (275) Texas Oct 15, 2008


    Yes, older than BB1
     
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  34. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Savant (465) Texas Feb 21, 2011

    Brock from SA just tweeted bb2 is an old ale aged in chardonay barrels. Is this just dr12 aged in barrels?
     
  35. awinkro

    awinkro Savant (275) Texas Oct 15, 2008

    Not DR12
     
  36. StArnoldFan

    StArnoldFan Advocate (585) Texas Dec 28, 2012

    I thought I read it was the Christmas Ale with cherries aged in chardonnay barrels
     
  37. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (475) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    Whoa an old ale

    Now that just made things interesting for me....
     
  38. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    [​IMG]

    And there is it. Get ready for the chase.
     
  39. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (475) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    Not looking forward to the chase tbh
     
  40. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Savant (260) Texas Jan 22, 2013

    From the Saint Arnold Newsletter:

    Bishop's Barrel No. 2 to be Released on Monday, February 18
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    The second release of our barrel aged series will be available in pubs and restaurants beginning Monday, February 18. BB2 is an old ale aged in Chardonnay barrels with cherries for 14 months. It's delicious. And very different from BB1.

    This is a beer for people who like their beers a little funkier, while not being a completely wild beer. The Chardonnay barrels came from Saintsbury, our founder Brock's cousin's winery in Napa, California where they ferment the Chardonnay in the barrels. On December 3, 2011, we filled the barrels with our Christmas Ale. We then added sour cherries to the barrels and put them up in our barrel room where they rested, fermented, aged and developed for the next 14 months.

    Once it was time to move the 54 barrels of beer downstairs for packaging, we noticed that two barrels had a distinct Brettanomyces (wild yeast) character and two barrels had a sour lactic bacteria character. While on their own, these barrels didn't have the flavors we were after, before dumping them we did a test blend with the rest of the barrels and discovered that the resulting blend was better than any of the barrels on their own. So they were blended in!

    Here is our description of the beer: The nose is a combination of sour cherry, oaked chardonnay and a wild yeast character. The taste has cherry and light malt up front, chardonnay in the middle and finishes dry with a distinct tartness. The cherry throughout is a light note, never dominating.

    Because of the very small amount of this beer that was brewed, it will only be available at bars and restaurants. Your best bet for finding it is places that normally carry our beers. Also, watch Facebook and Twitter for announcements about where you can find it.
     
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