Steel Toe BA beer

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by ToadiesForCody, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. bigdaddypolite

    bigdaddypolite Advocate (520) Minnesota Mar 2, 2007 Verified Subscriber

    In and out in three minutes, no problem.

    Well into my first bottle, and definitely liking this batch better than the first. I enjoyed the first, but thought it was a bit hot and rough around the edges out of the gate. This batch is drinking much smoother, and also seems a bit sweeter than the first. Really don't see where this one will need any cellaring.

    Enjoy, everyone!
     
  2. McRyan

    McRyan Savant (255) Minnesota Jul 25, 2012

    That was really smooth and easy to get your bottles. What a great beer (when it warms up a bit)!
     
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  3. MNBeerGeek

    MNBeerGeek Advocate (635) Minnesota Jun 25, 2013 Verified

    If only there was a joke here...
     
  4. bigdaddypolite

    bigdaddypolite Advocate (520) Minnesota Mar 2, 2007 Verified Subscriber

    How dare you, sir! I'll have you know this is a reputable forum for those who enjoy advocating beer. If you care to indulge in that brand of bawdy humor, my understanding is that you might find 75% of the content on the remainder of the internet more to your liking. I demand satisfaction!

    Hold on, just had another swig of Before the Dawn. All good now.
     
  5. Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky

    Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky Advocate (580) Minnesota Feb 13, 2013 Verified

    Ended up having to be fast so I'm sorry I didn't find you folks. Had a nice little chat with a local dude named Max who couldn't believe so many people were there.
     
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  6. shadetree67

    shadetree67 Savant (375) Minnesota Sep 11, 2013 Verified

    really good stuff. Very chocolate-y with some toffee on the finish.
     
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  7. EJJ1848

    EJJ1848 Advocate (515) Minnesota Jun 24, 2013 Verified

    I thought the barrel blended in very well. I recall 2012 being rather hot as BigDaddyPolite had mentioned.
     
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  8. I had a similar discussion with a dude who showed, up at the bar and ordered a Size 7. I was looking around, bewildered, until I explained to him what was happening. He tried a glass, ordered a bottle. Then another, then called a friend to show up who did the same. By the time they'd left, each had four bottles and a huge grin on their faces.
     
  9. MNBeerGeek

    MNBeerGeek Advocate (635) Minnesota Jun 25, 2013 Verified

    Damn you and your Beer Advocacy. Two more souls lost to this obsession... :p
     
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  10. Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky

    Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky Advocate (580) Minnesota Feb 13, 2013 Verified

    I even told the guy about BeerAdvocate! I deserve some kind of goddamn medal.
     
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  11. bigdaddypolite

    bigdaddypolite Advocate (520) Minnesota Mar 2, 2007 Verified Subscriber

    FTFY
     
  12. EJJ1848

    EJJ1848 Advocate (515) Minnesota Jun 24, 2013 Verified

    Disappointed in the lack of violence and disorderly conduct... o_O
    Such a nice , easy release , well done Steel Toe, headed back tomorrow for another pour.
     
  13. mnbearsfan

    mnbearsfan Savant (450) Minnesota Dec 25, 2009

    I hope this is the way beer events go...

    Great job Steel Toe! I will be back for some more! On tap!!
     
  14. MNPikey

    MNPikey Advocate (625) Minnesota Feb 27, 2011 Verified Subscriber

    Couldn't make it last night, hope there are still bottles today.
     
  15. McRyan

    McRyan Savant (255) Minnesota Jul 25, 2012

    This has to be adding up nicely on the ole calculator this morning, geesh!
     
  16. nograz

    nograz Savant (405) Minnesota Oct 30, 2013 Verified

    I went back and got there around 8. Had no issues getting my bottles and they had a descent amount on the shelf. I suspect after the initial rush that they trickled out and have plenty more.

    Shared a bottle with my buddy last night and he is going today now. I will ask him to ask how much is left.
     
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  17. EJJ1848

    EJJ1848 Advocate (515) Minnesota Jun 24, 2013 Verified

    They keep pulling cases from the back, seems to be plenty left
     
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  18. EJJ1848

    EJJ1848 Advocate (515) Minnesota Jun 24, 2013 Verified

    They said about half left. So roughly 750-800
     
  19. HoudiniRN

    HoudiniRN Savant (350) Minnesota Feb 28, 2014 Verified

    Currently here enjoying this stuff... 30 cases left
     
  20. MNPikey

    MNPikey Advocate (625) Minnesota Feb 27, 2011 Verified Subscriber

    Picked up a few bottles and had a pour while we were there. WOW, so much smoother than last year!
     
  21. MNBeerGeek

    MNBeerGeek Advocate (635) Minnesota Jun 25, 2013 Verified

    This is great stuff. I'm not big on paying $1/oz of it, but the lady and I split a pour. Very tasty.
     
  22. HoudiniRN

    HoudiniRN Savant (350) Minnesota Feb 28, 2014 Verified

    Still available as of yesterday evening (bottles that is) -

    Can't emphasize how good this stuff is.
     
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  23. ToadiesForCody

    ToadiesForCody Savant (410) Minnesota Oct 30, 2013 Verified

    Giving this thread a bump!! Has anyone heard what the BA beer will be this year or if they are even doing one? I'm hoping for lunker!!!
     
  24. Bunuelian

    Bunuelian Advocate (590) Minnesota Mar 22, 2013 Verified

    This is what they're bringing to the Northern Lights Rare Beer Fest, but I have no idea of they plan to put it in bottles or not:
    Blood in the Barrel - Belgian Style Dark Ale aged in Malbec wine barrels
     
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  25. AnalogErik

    AnalogErik Advocate (510) Minnesota Jul 23, 2013

    Threadbump HYPE!

    I loved before the dawn, I hope for readily available lunker this year!
     
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  26. nograz

    nograz Savant (405) Minnesota Oct 30, 2013 Verified

    Before the Dawn is one of my favorite beer.
     
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  27. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Champion (865) Minnesota Dec 7, 2007 Verified

    When they had 12 Lunker on tap a couple months ago, I was told by the server that they had it in the barrels again, but she had no idea how much longer it would be.
     
  28. EJJ1848

    EJJ1848 Advocate (515) Minnesota Jun 24, 2013 Verified

    This would be a Lunker year, if I'm not mistaken, However, haven't heard much of anything, but BtD was supposed to be a Jan release last year and wasn't ready until march/april
     
  29. josephwa

    josephwa Advocate (670) Minnesota Jun 4, 2012 Verified

    All of their BA beers I've had have been incredible - BA Wee Heavy, BA Dissent, Lunker and Before the Dawn.

    I just wish they'd bottle the first two at some point, and release the last two annually!
     
  30. Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky

    Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky Advocate (580) Minnesota Feb 13, 2013 Verified

    When I went in for Lunker a few months ago I asked about BtD and they said they hadn't even brewed it yet, so I doubt we'd see it at all this year if that's true.
     
  31. TboneRN

    TboneRN Savant (485) Minnesota Mar 30, 2014 Verified

    Dang...last time I was there I was trying to count the number of barrels they had in the back...it was at least 20 if I remember right...so good stuff must be coming!
     
  32. FourBetter

    FourBetter Savant (310) Minnesota Nov 12, 2010 Verified

    A few months ago one of the brewers told me a Lunker was in the barrels and it would be a few months... Couple weeks ago the server (Chelsea, I think) gave me a wink and said 'soon'. So Lunker ought to be any time...
     
  33. Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky

    Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky Advocate (580) Minnesota Feb 13, 2013 Verified

    I'm sure we'd all love a wink from Chelsea
     
  34. EJJ1848

    EJJ1848 Advocate (515) Minnesota Jun 24, 2013 Verified

    Sorry , let me re-phrase. I was alluding to the fact that Lunker is probably "not ready" yet... Much like back in Dec '13 BtD was supposed to be ready Jan '14. but it wasn't released until March/April '14
     
  35. FourBetter

    FourBetter Savant (310) Minnesota Nov 12, 2010 Verified

    True. She could have winked and said '2017'.. and I'd still have left happy.
     
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  36. TboneRN

    TboneRN Savant (485) Minnesota Mar 30, 2014 Verified

  37. maximum12

    maximum12 Champion (850) Minnesota Jan 21, 2008 Verified

    I absolutely can't wait for another batch of Lunker. The last batch was a world-class beer.
     
  38. EJJ1848

    EJJ1848 Advocate (515) Minnesota Jun 24, 2013 Verified

    6-8 Weeksish, also BtD is in barrels, Might be a dark Halloween /Christmas ;)
     
  39. TboneRN

    TboneRN Savant (485) Minnesota Mar 30, 2014 Verified

    Someone on twitter asked if the recent picture of beer going into barrels was before the dawn...their response was "We actually already have a batch of BTD in barrels. Pictured here was #WeeHeavy #yum Stay tuned!"
     
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  40. mnbearsfan

    mnbearsfan Savant (450) Minnesota Dec 25, 2009

    BA WeeHeavy for the WIN!!!
     
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