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Town Hall Barrel-Aged Week

Discussion in 'US - Midwest' started by Ungertaker, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. Ungertaker

    Ungertaker Advocate (515) Minnesota Apr 30, 2010

    From their website (http://www.townhallbrewery.com/news.php)

    "Barrel Aged Beer Week 2013 Feb 18-25

    Here it is again!! Some of our loyal fans' favorite week. Official lineup still to come but some of the usual suspects will make an appearance including your buddy Czar Jack. We are also looking forward to breaking into a new trick for us, Grand Cru aged with cherries in a wine barrel.

    Tickets for Growlers will go on sale February 10th at 11 a.m."

    I can't wait for this! Glad they are going back to growlers, too...
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  2. Penguin3200

    Penguin3200 Savant (330) Minnesota Dec 28, 2008

    Awesome! Grand cru will be interesting. Can't wait.
  3. dc55110

    dc55110 Advocate (525) Minnesota Oct 24, 2010

    In MN, 750ml's are still growlers. Last years "press release" referred to them as growlers as well.

    February 20, 2012 to February 25, 2012
    Town Hall has a full week of delicious barrel aged beers for your drinking delight.
    Feb 20-25 BARREL AGED WEEK- Time for use to brush of the dust, spiderwebs, and pry open the cellar door…..creeeeeeeekkkkkk…………all beers will be released @6pm, growlers will be available of all but only by pre-purchased tickets (don’t worry I will send you that info in a follow up email)
    Mon Feb 20- Buffalo Bock- Weizenbock aged in Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel
    Tues Feb 21- Wee Jack- Scottish style Wee heavy aged in JD Tennessee Whiskey Barrel
    Wed Feb 22- Twisted Jim- American Barley Wine aged in Jim Beam Bourbon Barrel
    Thurs Feb 23- Tumaltuous Rare- Wheat Wine aged in Eagle Rare Bourbon Barrel
    Fri Feb 24- Barrel Monkey- Double IPA aged in Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel
    Sat Feb 25- Czar Jack- Everyone’s favorite barrel Aged Imperial Stout​
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  4. Mista

    Mista Aficionado (225) Minnesota Nov 10, 2011

    From my understanding they are going back to 64 oz growlers but who knows - still too early to say.
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  5. Ish1

    Ish1 Savant (395) Minnesota Feb 25, 2010

    He was quoting 2012. Not 2013...
  6. All the bottles got infected so I'd assume growlers.
  7. That was not my experience, anyone else get infected bottles?
  8. How long after the release did you drink your bottles?
  9. I drank my bottles right after I got them. All infected.

    just kidding. th rocks. btw, they have a hella lota good stuff on tap right now. elves elixir ftw.
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  10. Had to be at least 6 months or so after.
  11. dc55110

    dc55110 Advocate (525) Minnesota Oct 24, 2010

    One of my friends that I sent a Twisted Jim to had one last weekend. Report was,"one of the best examples of a BA American barleywine I've had!"
    So no, they are not all infected.
  12. I haven't touched my the two I got yet. Czar Jack and Wee Jack, hope they're ok. Any recon on these?
  13. I've had 7 Czar Jacks from last year. 4 were awesome, great and fantastic. 2 had a slight hint of tartness that gave me the "hhhmmmm, maybe just a bit" and one was so freakin tart tht it wasn't finished. I love TH and by last count have personally sent out 88 Massalla Mamma growlers to other BA's to enjoy. It is by far one of my favorite things about beer in MN, so very stoked for BA week again. This year, I won't be having back surgery and will be able to hit them all.
  14. hoeg0015

    hoeg0015 Savant (340) Minnesota Jul 15, 2008

    Chatted this afternoon at the bar. Definitely going back to 64 oz growlers, quality control issues cited. She also said the lineup will have a large turnover, with only Czar Jack and potentially one other holdover. No Jim Beam barrels. Lots of Buffalo Trace. She and I commiserated over the retirement of Twisted Jim.
  15. I love twisted Jim, but I a glad to see the beam barrels go. There are so many better options out there.
  16. Says king of the barrels
  17. says king of the bitchers, touche, douche.
  18. Apparently you've never had Jim Beam. Jim Beam is to Bourbon what Arby's is to fine dining. C'mon man!
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  19. hoeg0015

    hoeg0015 Savant (340) Minnesota Jul 15, 2008

    I submit that it may not get any finer than Arby's curly fries.
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  20. Just playin' Peter. That stuff sucks. They should just start using only van winkle barrels ;)
  21. lurpy1

    lurpy1 Advocate (515) Minnesota Jan 15, 2010

    The original Arbys was a Michelin 3 star restaurant in Paris and horsey sauce was a reduction of beluga caviar. At least that's what the Onion's encyclopedia says.
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  22. plumcrazyfx

    plumcrazyfx Savant (450) Minnesota Aug 26, 2010

    You're right Jim Beam sucks. Please send your unwanted bottles of Twisted Jim to me (no seriously, ISO, check my gots, willing to be generous).

    I'm hoping for Twisted Buffalo this year as a consolation.
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  23. Ungertaker

    Ungertaker Advocate (515) Minnesota Apr 30, 2010

    Twisted Templeton, FTW
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  24. Twisted Pappy!
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  25. MPLSbrewer

    MPLSbrewer Savant (255) Minnesota Dec 7, 2010

    going to get tickets this year for sure. ive missed out the previous years. do tickets guarantee growlers? or do you still have to line up early every day?
  26. zeledonia

    zeledonia Advocate (545) Minnesota Nov 23, 2008

    The way it worked last year, once you had the tickets, that guaranteed you the bottles, and you could pick them up whenever you liked. They preferred that you pick up your bottles on the day of the release, but it wasn't necessary.
  27. DoctorRock

    DoctorRock Savant (335) Minnesota May 13, 2010

    Most of mine were infected last year. I'll just try them on tap this year instead of dropping $200.
  28. dc55110

    dc55110 Advocate (525) Minnesota Oct 24, 2010

    That's what you get for being first in line!
  29. DoctorRock

    DoctorRock Savant (335) Minnesota May 13, 2010

    Hey! ...I was 3rd. And drove down each night to grab my bottles and have a beer.
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  30. kbutler1

    kbutler1 Advocate (510) Minnesota Aug 20, 2008

    Bummer, I'll be out of town the day of ticket sales AND be on vacation during BA week. Double Whammy.
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  31. Damn, I'll be up north that day. Who wants to mule? Will add a bottle of deliciousness for the effort...
  32. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Michigan Mar 17, 2010

    Damn, wish I could come up for this. Loved the Wee Jack last year!
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  33. KWMiles

    KWMiles Initiate (0) Minnesota Oct 23, 2012

    Can't wait. Anybody tailgating?
  34. Ungertaker

    Ungertaker Advocate (515) Minnesota Apr 30, 2010

    I will be there early with a bottle of something discreetly hidden from the eyes of passing cops.
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  35. I will procure an empty coffee caribou cup to sample said bottle.
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  36. Ungertaker

    Ungertaker Advocate (515) Minnesota Apr 30, 2010

    IIRC, Joe (olympuszymurgus) was first in line. He put it just like so on the old forum, "First in line bitches!" ;)
  37. It's true. 6 hours after leaving TH drunk as a fool I found myself back in front of the place spending all my money. Again.
  38. TheDudeRules

    TheDudeRules Savant (300) Minnesota Nov 18, 2010

    Oh boo hoo. Another sweet trip for you. I will cry myself to sleep knowing you won't be there.
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  39. You don't possess the ability to cry you heartless bastard....
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  40. hoeg0015

    hoeg0015 Savant (340) Minnesota Jul 15, 2008

    I heard he drain pours his tears.
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