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Tentative tap list for Big Wood

Discussion in 'US - Northwest' started by bifrost17, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

  2. Try army of darkness. You will not be disappointed
     
  3. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    Yeah that's definitely on my to try list, along with Deviation.
     
  4. Smurf2055

    Smurf2055 Savant (485) Washington Nov 12, 2011

    Dry Fly Split Shot looks nice
     
  5. Careful with deviation, IMO it has passed its peak and is starting go downhill. It is now over 4 years old and at sour fest this year it seemed to be losing its overall sour goodness and started to pick up apple flavors and other off flavors. Just my opinion but, it is nothing to what it was a couple years ago. If you have bottles I would suggest drinking them now...but it is still a great rare beer, just past its peak.
     
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  6. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    I've never had gotten the chance to try it. I missed sour fest, I've gotta try it at least once, even if it's not what it once was.
     
  7. kevwcamp

    kevwcamp Savant (320) Washington May 13, 2010

    I hope they add North Sound Creepy Monkey, which is a 12% double version of Goosetown Brown aged in three types of whisky barrels. I tried it recently, and it was outstanding. The BB Imperial Porter on tap last year was quite good too.
     
  8. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    Yeah I had creepy monkey a week or so ago at Noble Fir, awesome stuff.
     
  9. waltersrj

    waltersrj Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2010

    That is a great beer. Had a small sample of it at Wurst Place.
     
  10. jpbebeau

    jpbebeau Savant (350) Washington Sep 11, 2011

    I found it a little too hot, and I'm usually a big fan of North Sound's stuff. It was (and may still be) on tap at Mutiny Hall.
     
  11. OakedCanuck

    OakedCanuck Initiate (0) Washington Jun 23, 2009

    Did anybody else notice Black Butte XXII? I'm interested to see what happened that year....
     
  12. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    What do you mean?
     
  13. hannont

    hannont Aficionado (140) Oregon Feb 9, 2008

    I tried the HUB's army of darkness at the Burgundian back in the spring and I was absolutely blown away by this beer.
     
  14. Kopfschuss

    Kopfschuss Advocate (540) Oregon Aug 19, 2009

    I would be all over that Ferocious Five as I am amazed by this beer.
     
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  15. suncrust

    suncrust Savant (295) Washington Apr 17, 2011

    There were no XXII bottles, just kegs. They had an issue with the chocolate not blending properly and leaving a buttery foam appearance in the beer. Quality control said no go releasing it.

    With that said, I don't think much of it was kegged either.
     
  16. csano

    csano Initiate (0) Washington Sep 21, 2010

    There were bottles. Just a very, very limited amount of them.
     
  17. This has been on tap several times around Portland and bend. I think the QC issues weren't apparent in the kegs so this is where most of it ended up as.
     
  18. That list looks amazing. Wish I could go..
     
  19. chippo33

    chippo33 Advocate (605) Vermont Feb 29, 2012

    This is good to know, I have been looking for a bottle for a while now. I would be willing to trade a good amount of rarer stuff for one if anyone knows someone!
     
  20. Lordkrystic

    Lordkrystic Savant (275) Washington Jul 18, 2012

    Ferocious Five led to me getting a hotel room in Hood River this past summer....damn is it tasty.....and big.
     
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  21. Kopfschuss

    Kopfschuss Advocate (540) Oregon Aug 19, 2009

    It'll sneak up on ya! A beer that needs to find its' way into a bottle!

    The gf and I had it at the Portland International Beer Festival, great Double Mountain taps to be had, along with all the other breweries. After 2 days and about 45 tickets, Five was the standout for me. Luckily we stayed only a few blocks from the festival as I never would have made it home otherwise.
     
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  22. jpbebeau

    jpbebeau Savant (350) Washington Sep 11, 2011

    The list has been updated; same link.
    A few things dropped off (Deviation, XXII).

    Who'll be there tomorrow?
     
  23. mdaschaf

    mdaschaf Advocate (695) Washington Mar 28, 2010

    Saw those noticeable removals as well. Should be there most of the day.
     
  24. Lazerlobe

    Lazerlobe Savant (305) Washington Mar 1, 2010

    I'll be around in the afternoon.
     
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  25. kevwcamp

    kevwcamp Savant (320) Washington May 13, 2010

    IMO the adds more than make up for the removals. Looks like the beer fairy granted my wish for North Sound X-Batch imperial brown (aka Creepy Monkey) too. Tough choices will have to be made tomorrow. #firstworldproblems
     
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  26. dirtylou

    dirtylou Champion (785) Washington May 12, 2005

    I shall be there for lunch when they open and then possibly back in the evening
     
  27. FalconA

    FalconA Initiate (0) Massachusetts Aug 10, 2011

    I'll be there for opening.


    In that case I'll make sure to show up in sweat pants ;)
     
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  28. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    I'm gonna be there bright and early. Nothin like some Suge Knite for breakfast on your day off!!
     
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  29. Sorry Liver.......
     
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  30. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    My liver hated me for a week after Back in Black.....
     
  31. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,035) Washington Sep 18, 2010

    You guys have livers?
     
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  32. I wont be able to make it until after 5. Keep us stuck working folks updated on the highlights/interesting stuff.
     
  33. kevwcamp

    kevwcamp Savant (320) Washington May 13, 2010

    Fort george makers oatmeal stout dropped off the list thismorning, too bad. HotD Pannepeuch is my favorite so far, HUB Army of Darkness my second favorite. I liked PT slurring moon, but I wish it had a thicker mouthfeel. North Sound is a bourbon bomb as expected, but I'm cool with that. Naked City Opacity is next up.
     
  34. mdaschaf

    mdaschaf Advocate (695) Washington Mar 28, 2010

    Have liked cascade black raspberry and upright apricot 7 the most thus far. Pannepeuch and driftwood singularity also solid.
     
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  35. FalconA

    FalconA Initiate (0) Massachusetts Aug 10, 2011

    Fo sho'. Those were a killer pair, Pannepeuch close behind.

    I've never had so much delicious wood in my mouth. Another awesome event Brouwer's and crew!
     
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  36. dirtylou

    dirtylou Champion (785) Washington May 12, 2005

    damnit. was dissapointed. -1 point for me?
     
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  37. I think the American Stupid Sexy Flanders was my favorite of the ones I tried. Upright Apricot Seven was probably number two. I also had and enjoyed Army of Darkness and Pannepeuch, but was a bit disappointed with the Dry Fly Old Sol.
     
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  38. Your palate is in desperate need of repair
     
  39. jag21

    jag21 Savant (265) Washington Apr 21, 2010

    North Sound X-Batch probably the "creepy monkey"- the best for me.
     
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  40. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme or Cascade Black Cap Raspberry were probably my favorites. That 2011 Abyss was drinkin damn fine on tap today as well.
     

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