Terra Incognita (Boulevard and Sierra Nevada Collaboration)

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by Beerislivingproof, May 8, 2013.

  1. It's coming in bottles!
    Situated at opposite ends of the California Trail, pioneering breweries Sierra Nevada and Boulevard have once again embarked upon a journey into the unknown. It was in 2012 that we first convened to craft a beer for SAVOR attendees. And it’s that collaborative effort, aptly named Terra Incognita, which brought us together to relive our collective adventure in 2013—and this time we will release it out into the world.
    Earlier this year, Sierra Nevada Head Brewer Steve Dresler and Boulevard Brewmaster Steven Pauwels met in Kansas City to create a blend of three components:
    Terra Incognita aged in Templeton Rye barrels
    Terra Incognita aged in a 2,000-gallon foudre
    Fresh Terra Incognita dry-hopped with East Kent Golding

    The end result is a, fittingly, earthy beer, celebrating the unique terroir of our two locations. The blend incorporates (roughly) 45% foudre-aged, 30% Templeton-aged, and 25% fresh dry-hopped beer—all aimed at showcasing some predominant oak characteristics with a subtle hint of earthy hops. Then just prior to bottling we added a dose of the wild yeast Brettanomyces, and allowed the beer to age for over three months.
    In the spirit of two breweries joining forces, we encourage you to enjoy this beer with good friends (and good food), and then join us in eager anticipation as we wait for Terra Incognita to return yet again in 2014.
    The Numbers:
    Color (EBC) – 92.5
    Bitterness (IBUs) – 38.5
    Original Gravity (Plato) – 16.9
    Terminal Gravity (Plato) – 2.10 (after BC)
    Alcohol (ABV) – 8.5%
    CO2 – Bottles – 6 g/L *
  2. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

    Holy. Fuck. ISO all of the bottles. None of you get any, it's all MINE.
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  3. jjheinrichs

    jjheinrichs Savant (400) Wisconsin Apr 13, 2010

    Anyone know if this will be in SN distro or boulevard? Guessing the latter since blended in KC?
  4. poopinmybutt

    poopinmybutt Savant (290) Nebraska May 25, 2005

    blvd distro.
  5. Bond111

    Bond111 Savant (345) Minnesota Feb 14, 2011

    This sounds fucking awesome! They went all out with this. I believe since its bottled by Boulevard, it's their distro. Chalk me up for a case of this, & a case of Love Child.
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  6. JoEBoBpr

    JoEBoBpr Champion (770) Missouri Feb 26, 2004

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  7. bmony26

    bmony26 Aficionado (235) Wisconsin May 2, 2012 Verified

  8. Treyliff

    Treyliff Poobah (1,105) West Virginia Aug 10, 2010 Verified

    Two of my favorite breweries, must have. Boulevard distro will make it alot harder to find though :/
  9. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poobah (1,440) California Mar 18, 2010 Verified

    Looking forward to this one.
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  10. basics

    basics Savant (285) North Carolina Oct 27, 2011 Verified

    Okay, I'm sorry for being a noob. What's the offical style? Comparables?
  11. olfolxholme

    olfolxholme Savant (285) California Feb 13, 2011

    American Wild Ale. http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/423/82570

    I haven't had it, but I *think* I will be able to find it, now that I know what to look for. Sounds like an intriguing beer to hunt down.
  12. vurt

    vurt Advocate (655) Oregon Apr 11, 2004 Verified

    I'll keep my eyes open. I want this one too.
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  13. Scotchboy

    Scotchboy Advocate (510) Idaho Dec 7, 2010

    Reading the description, you had me until the addition of 'the wild yeast strain Brettanomyces'.

    Have at it buddy.
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  14. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Advocate (735) Illinois Apr 8, 2010

    Sounds like something I might happen to enjoy.
  15. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Savant (285) Illinois Sep 19, 2012

    Just announced...

    Comes out in KC on the 16th....Will be distro'd to the rest of Boulevards markets shortly after.....

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  16. EgadBananas

    EgadBananas Champion (865) Louisiana Mar 18, 2009 Verified

    Want!!!!!! (FTowne, I'm looking at you when I say that! ;) )
  17. Jake1605

    Jake1605 Initiate (0) Missouri Nov 24, 2009

    I've got my harpoon ready.
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  18. ISO: this
    FT: my firstborn, sexual favors, my dignity, etc.

    Pm me with offers.
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  19. kona650

    kona650 Savant (305) California Jun 12, 2011 Verified

    I have a bottle from last years event!!
    Can't wait to try the newest vintage!!!
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  20. Can't wait to get this one in.
  21. dsal89

    dsal89 Advocate (505) Indiana Jul 6, 2008

    Yeah....ill be getting at least a few bottles of this. And hopefully more Love Child! It is still all over shelves surprisingly
  22. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Advocate (725) Iowa Jan 12, 2013 Verified Subscriber

    This just hit shelves in Des Moines today. Planning on grabbing a bottle.
  23. Timceattle

    Timceattle Initiate (0) Washington Nov 28, 2012

    Borderline drain pour unfortunately.. Nasty.
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  24. stealth

    stealth Advocate (680) Minnesota Dec 16, 2011 Verified

    Hopefully better than BRUX...
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  25. I don't understand why that is/was disparaged so much. Just because it's not super-sour and/or isn't redolant of Eau de Seabiscuit doesn't mean it's lacking.
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  26. stealth

    stealth Advocate (680) Minnesota Dec 16, 2011 Verified

    I guess, myself included, many see Sierra Nevada AND Russian River on the same label and we instantly have mega expectations. Not necessarily sour expectations (although I was guilty of that), but at least something potentially bar-raising. While being an above average brew, it was completely boring and 'safe', imho.

    When I see Boulevard and SN on the same label, I feel the same way. Setting myself up for fail? probably.
  27. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Champion (980) California Nov 2, 2012 Verified

    IMHO, just as lackluster. Such a shame given the two breweries.
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  28. i think brux was pretty darn tasty have a bottle im going to sit on for a while talked to sierra nevada at beervanna fest they told me to let it age a while and the sour will open up a lilttle more
  29. You should have waited. I had a BRUX about a month ago and it was drinking fabulously.
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  30. Just saw this one today and grabbed a bottle, boulevard hasn't let me down yet
  31. stealth

    stealth Advocate (680) Minnesota Dec 16, 2011 Verified

    Actually have a few bottles in the cellar I've been sitting on :) lookin forward to revisiting it now!
  32. bradner

    bradner Savant (395) Illinois Dec 26, 2007 Verified

    Started to hit Chicago this week. Bought a few bottles and I think it is pretty solid. One of the better beers I've had this year.
  33. michaeljstraub

    michaeljstraub Savant (395) Georgia Oct 6, 2012 Verified

    Hit Atlanta today. Grabbed a bottle at Hop City
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  34. TomTown

    TomTown Savant (430) Oregon Feb 7, 2011 Verified

    Just found two bottles last night!

    I'll post back after I pop one open!
  35. Newkidroundhere

    Newkidroundhere Aficionado (170) Oklahoma Jan 8, 2013 Verified

    Had this the other night with a couple friends. It was so over carbonated that I almost could not drink it. Anyone else experience this as well?
  36. Obtained a bottle, probably will wait a few months to open.
  37. shnsajax

    shnsajax Savant (460) Idaho Jul 2, 2013 Verified

    Got one in Dallas today. Will be doing the same.
  38. djs467

    djs467 Savant (260) Colorado Mar 1, 2011

    Yeah mine was a straight up gusher.