The Bruery - Grey Monday

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by StarRaptor, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2008

    Opened my trunk this morning to remove Bruery bottles before heading into work. Immediately smelled hazelnuts. I thought, "Oh no! Grey Monday is broken!" Then I remembered the smelly wax and my frown turned upside down. And then I looked like a freak standing in the parking lot sniffing a large bottle of beer at 7 in the morning. Don't care. Would sniff again.
  2. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (845) California Nov 16, 2009

    I sat on the couch with one last night with my wife and kids staring at me. They just dont get it. Smelled so damn good. Sadly I cant open one since they arent mine. Hows the damn thing taste?


    PS- What time did you pick up yesterday? Jaime said you stopped in.
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  3. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2008

    Sounds like a scene from a terrible TLC reality show. Would watch.
    Local Churchill's drinking buddy/RS member is designated as my trustee and swung by to pick up our bottles yesterday as he's often in the area for work.
  4. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (845) California Nov 16, 2009

    Hey if Honey Boo Boo can have a show. I think I could have a ticking show complete with the hashtags for twitter #whalesbro & #properglassware

    Thats cool. I was in about 6. Was curious if I had just missed you.

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  5. jglowe77

    jglowe77 Initiate (0) Massachusetts Jan 24, 2011

    If anybody wants to lug some beers to Eastern Massachusetts, south of Boston, I'll host a tasting and share my bottle.
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  6. jorgemir

    jorgemir Zealot (95) California Oct 23, 2010

    The taste is excellent. The hazelnut just works. This year's BT has a bit more burn than last and the hazelnut mellows it nicely. Tried it at the BT release. Picked my bottle up last week and didn't realize the wax smelled of hazelnut. Now I gotta go check that out.
  7. Opened my bottle on New Years and I agree that the hazelnut works very well in this beer. Just a slight nuttiness to it and finishes with a big chocolate and bourbon flavor. Defintely cuts some of the upfront heat of fresh Black Tuesday which made it very drinkable.
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  8. Rosty

    Rosty Aficionado (235) New York Nov 29, 2006 Verified

    I have yet to open my bottle, but I have had it poured three times and it gets Better and BETTER every time I have it. Just like watching the Exorcist.
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  9. smaisch

    smaisch Aficionado (175) California Nov 23, 2009

    If you all want a beautiful beer, may I suggest making a melange of Chocolate Rain and Grey Monday? I mixed 2010 Chocolate Rain with 2012 Grey Monday at the last 2012 RS party and my god, the best thing ever...
  10. No thanks. Look what it did to your hair.
  11. ridglens

    ridglens Initiate (0) Indiana Jan 10, 2010

    very psyched for this... just like when they bottled chocolate rain.

    BT being my very favorite beer, these one-variation-a-year releases are amazing!! thanks bruery!

    (on a sad note, its too hard to trade these "whales", i just end up drinking them. curse you valuable beers that actually taste amazing, it wouold be great trade bait if it tasted terible!)
  12. bah is the brewmaster a hipster? If its a favorite beer, why never brew it?
  13. jegross2

    jegross2 Advocate (725) Illinois Jan 3, 2010

    Send me one plz ;)
  14. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Advocate (590) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    Good to see The Bruery actually used real hazelnuts and didn't go the cheap artificallly flavored route like Founders did with FMB.
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  15. Looking forward getting it this year. Does anyone know when they start releasing beers for the 2013 Reserve Society?
  16. jegross2

    jegross2 Advocate (725) Illinois Jan 3, 2010

    Isnt all hazelnut flavor in coffee "artificial"???
  17. Zaphog

    Zaphog Poobah (1,190) Michigan Sep 23, 2011 Verified

    I need one of these baaaaaaaaaaaaaad!!! Someone please BM so we can work something out.
  18. djaeon

    djaeon Champion (755) California Oct 2, 2006

    They said the first three included beers should be available on the 21st.
  19. Nice, hopefully they'll have some others available online too.
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  20. salzar

    salzar Initiate (0) California Dec 27, 2008

    Should Add some white chocolate for balance
  21. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2008

    Whales, bro.
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  22. jegross2

    jegross2 Advocate (725) Illinois Jan 3, 2010

    Screw that. I'll send you a serendipity
  23. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2008

    Is that fair? I'm new at this.
  24. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (580) Michigan Jun 30, 2009 Verified

    Yes it is, uninformed peeps posting false info.
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  25. jegross2

    jegross2 Advocate (725) Illinois Jan 3, 2010

    Yes. Trust me.
  26. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2008

    Post your address here. Trust me.
  27. jegross2

    jegross2 Advocate (725) Illinois Jan 3, 2010

    742 evergreen terrace in Springfield
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  28. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2008

    No way! I used to spend every Sunday night there!
    Cheers, bud.
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  29. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Champion (915) California Jan 31, 2005 Verified

    ehammond1 You are rolling!!!:D
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  30. jegross2

    jegross2 Advocate (725) Illinois Jan 3, 2010

    Goddamn google maps really gets you a scary accurate picture these days!
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  31. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Champion (915) California Jan 31, 2005 Verified

    Hey does your neighbor Ned like Flemish, er eh, Flanders ale?;)
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  32. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Savant (360) Michigan Mar 14, 2011

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  33. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2008

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  34. JGates

    JGates Zealot (90) California May 18, 2011

    Had a taste of this amazing...
  35. Okay, I have to ask... what does FTFY and LYMI mean? I used to be able to keep up with the BA slang, but apparently, I'm behind.
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  36. FTFY = "Fixed that for you" and
    LYMI = "Love your manly intuition"
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  38. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Michigan Mar 17, 2010

    Close. LYMI is a little different.
  39. babybeer

    babybeer Aspirant (35) California Dec 30, 2012

    This will be awesome!