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Surly Pentagram

Discussion in 'US - Midwest' started by herman77, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. herman77

    herman77 Savant (490) Minnesota Jan 24, 2010

  2. great news
  3. GFG

    GFG Savant (295) North Dakota Oct 24, 2012

    I guess I'm going to have to get a buddy to hold onto some for me in the cities until I get down there for the WCHA Final Five
  4. elliott1184

    elliott1184 Savant (320) Minnesota Mar 31, 2011

    has anyone heard a date on this or anything more specific than sometime in February?
  5. HomeBrewed

    HomeBrewed Savant (355) Minnesota Dec 10, 2006

    Fantastic news! Only have one Five left, so this is great.
  6. KWMiles

    KWMiles Initiate (0) Minnesota Oct 23, 2012

    I'd love to get my hands on a Five to drink next to a Pentagram if there is anyone out looking to help a BArother out!
  7. stealth

    stealth Advocate (545) Minnesota Dec 16, 2011

    I cannot fucking wait.
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  8. elshaggy

    elshaggy Aficionado (205) Minnesota Jul 12, 2009

    So do you think this will be more like an anniversary release or something like a Smoke release as far as demand? I'd guess more so than smoke but less than five and syx, assuming not everyone loves sours/Brett. Cause I definitely want to put some of these away, especially from how I hear five is drinking now.
  9. Same here! I'm glad I'll be able to restock.
  10. Akcellar8

    Akcellar8 Aspirant (35) Oct 25, 2012

    Have a couple of extra bottles of Five, maybe when I get established on BA, something can be worked out. While I am not new to the likes of BA, I am a newer member so any tips to steer me towards the correct path of advocacy will be much appreciated!
  11. KWMiles

    KWMiles Initiate (0) Minnesota Oct 23, 2012

    Thanks MPLSBrewer, I'm all set!
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  12. elshaggy

    elshaggy Aficionado (205) Minnesota Jul 12, 2009

    Establish a connection with the community through trade and gatherings?
  13. mnstorm99

    mnstorm99 Advocate (535) Minnesota May 11, 2007

    I have found that I am not a huge fan of extra age on big malty beers (ie. I prefer fresh Darkness and the like). But, my beer cellar is slowly becoming more funky so I am very excited about this one coming out.
  14. It's mainly a packaging scheduling thing now.Shooting for bottling run starting in 8-9 days then wax dipping then out to stores.So 2-3 weeks?
  15. you really don't have to be too established to do an IP trade. I will meet you here in the TC for one of your 5's. Whatcha lookin for?
  16. I would suggest cleaning it once in awhile. Ya know, soap, water, maybe some bleach. Will clean that funk right out. Both your beer and your cellar.
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  17. Philly82785

    Philly82785 Savant (265) Minnesota Dec 17, 2008

    Awesome, I cant wait to compare it to Five.
  18. BierVogel

    BierVogel Savant (250) Minnesota Oct 29, 2012

    I'd also meet you in the TC for an In Person trade for a five, AKCellar8. Just PM me what you want for it.
  19. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Initiate (0) Minnesota Feb 15, 2005

    anyone drank a five lately? I still have one left
  20. Ungertaker

    Ungertaker Savant (460) Minnesota Apr 30, 2010

    No, but I will gladly drink yours and tell you how it was! ;)
  21. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

    Yes - drinking quite well. Had one next to a batch 7 Supplication and Five definitely held its own.
  22. theCoder

    theCoder Savant (320) Minnesota Oct 24, 2011

    Good to know, I still have 2 and haven't decided if I'm going to trade them or what. Maybe I'll bring one with me along with a 3 year Darkness vertical and a Syx to San Francisco here in March when I plan on getting friends together for a tasting.
  23. KWMiles

    KWMiles Initiate (0) Minnesota Oct 23, 2012

    Drinkin wales, bro?
  24. theCoder

    theCoder Savant (320) Minnesota Oct 24, 2011

    Heh guess so. I ironically never touched any of my bottles of Darkness, five or syx I ever bought and have 3 X 2010, 3 X 2011 and 5 X 2012 Darkness, 2 X fives and 4 X syx. I got friends out in the Bay Area whom haven't tried any Surly so I figure have them grab some Firestone Walkers and other random things out there and I'll bring some various tasties from here :)
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  25. I know someone looking for a darkness 2010 if you are looking to trade one off.
  26. KWMiles

    KWMiles Initiate (0) Minnesota Oct 23, 2012

    Be sure to score some RR sours!
  27. KWMiles

    KWMiles Initiate (0) Minnesota Oct 23, 2012

    I'm sure that "someone" you know would even be willing to trade some Black Note... ;)
  28. theCoder

    theCoder Savant (320) Minnesota Oct 24, 2011

    I ended up with 4 Black Notes actually, sold em to a friend who swears that's the best beer ever made and kept
    one for myself.

    Haven't decided if I'm keeping those or not, I am likely going to be just drinking my cellar away since my beer budget has all but dried up completely. I've been thinking of looking to score some Bruery or RR stuff actually. Since my buddies in San Francisco don't quite go out of the city much especially for just my beer requests, getting RR is actually a royal pain, ex want Pliny the Elder? You better not go to San Francisco, it doesn't exist at least anywhere I've been when there. I go to Berkley where it flows like water, so I usually have my friends get me anything not distributed here which is mostly Firestone Walker. They generally send me whatever they find and I send them homebrew with random MN local only stuff or New Glarus.

    Speaking of which I should have a shipment showing up soon with some 2012 and 2013 Sucaba hopefully...
  29. repivk

    repivk Zealot (85) Minnesota Dec 8, 2012

    I have some 2010 darkness for trade if that "someone" is interested...
  30. Revenant

    Revenant Savant (350) Minnesota Aug 8, 2012

    Is Pentagram more like Brett Liquor or Commander Barley Wine?
  31. stealth

    stealth Advocate (545) Minnesota Dec 16, 2011

    Its the single barrel version of Five.
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  32. KWMiles

    KWMiles Initiate (0) Minnesota Oct 23, 2012

  33. mnstorm99

    mnstorm99 Advocate (535) Minnesota May 11, 2007

    Neither. Not even close. Did I miss something?
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  34. Revenant

    Revenant Savant (350) Minnesota Aug 8, 2012

    Glad it is nothing close to that cough syrup come Windsor of a boozy mess Commander was.
  35. KWMiles

    KWMiles Initiate (0) Minnesota Oct 23, 2012

    Huh? Commander is a Lift Bridge brew...
  36. Yulles

    Yulles Savant (305) Minnesota Apr 12, 2009

    It was last year when they were bringing samples to anniversary parties. I believe, and those more knowledgeable please correct me if I am wrong, that these barrels have been blended.
  37. That is my understanding. Labeled/numbered bottles of single barrel would be pretty awesome though!
  38. Revenant

    Revenant Savant (350) Minnesota Aug 8, 2012

    Sweet Barleywine, Ya Dingus!
  39. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Savant (410) Illinois May 6, 2012

    Has anyone heard cost and production numbers of this? Had a Five a week ago and it was great! Looking to get more shipped to me in Chicago...

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