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Steel Toe BA beer

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

  1. 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 (545) Minnesota Jun 25, 2013

    If only there was a joke here...
     
  4. 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. 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 (330) Minnesota Sep 11, 2013

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

    EJJ1848 Savant (445) Minnesota Jun 24, 2013

    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 (545) Minnesota Jun 25, 2013

    Damn you and your Beer Advocacy. Two more souls lost to this obsession... :p
     
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  10. I even told the guy about BeerAdvocate! I deserve some kind of goddamn medal.
     
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  11. FTFY
     
  12. EJJ1848

    EJJ1848 Savant (445) Minnesota Jun 24, 2013

    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 (425) 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 (550) Minnesota Feb 27, 2011

    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 (320) Minnesota Oct 30, 2013

    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 Savant (445) Minnesota Jun 24, 2013

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

    EJJ1848 Savant (445) Minnesota Jun 24, 2013

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

    HoudiniRN Savant (325) Minnesota Feb 28, 2014

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

    MNPikey Advocate (550) Minnesota Feb 27, 2011

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

    MNBeerGeek Advocate (545) Minnesota Jun 25, 2013

    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 (325) Minnesota Feb 28, 2014

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

    Can't emphasize how good this stuff is.
     
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  23. 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 Savant (495) Minnesota Mar 22, 2013

    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 (505) 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 (320) Minnesota Oct 30, 2013

    Before the Dawn is one of my favorite beer.
     
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  27. 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 Savant (445) Minnesota Jun 24, 2013

    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 (635) Minnesota Jun 4, 2012

    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. 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 (415) Minnesota Mar 30, 2014

    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 (285) Minnesota Nov 12, 2010

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

    EJJ1848 Savant (445) Minnesota Jun 24, 2013

    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 (285) Minnesota Nov 12, 2010

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

    TboneRN Savant (415) Minnesota Mar 30, 2014

  37. maximum12

    maximum12 Champion (825) Minnesota Jan 21, 2008

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

    EJJ1848 Savant (445) Minnesota Jun 24, 2013

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