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Two Brothers Red Eye Coffee Porter Returns!

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by drewba, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. drewba

    drewba Savant (375) Illinois Nov 14, 2009

    From the Two Brothers facebook page:
    "Red Eye Porter is the first of our 15 archive recipes we will brew to celebrate our 15th anniversary. Red Eye debuted in the Spring of 2009 and quickly won acclaim from the public and press alike. We brewed it a second time, which was the last time we made it, in the fall of 2009. Since then it has easily become the most requested beer for us to bring back (like almost every day). So, we hope you enjoy the start of our fun 2012 project. Stay tuned for more information regarding its release on March 27."

    Link to Facebook announcement

    About time, eh?
     
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  2. rmalinowski4

    rmalinowski4 Savant (350) Illinois Oct 22, 2010

    hopefully they make enough of it so it is easy to get.
     
  3. drewba

    drewba Savant (375) Illinois Nov 14, 2009

    My hope is that Red Eye becomes an annual thing. I've had a couple bottles that had aged on shelves and the coffee was 100% gone, so forget about stocking up on this to age. In my super duper humble opinion, of course.
     
  4. ..If Chicago area beer enthusiasts on this site can agree on anything, it's that this beer is welcomed back several times over..
     
  5. I'm just glad they didn't wait to make this the 11th or 12th beer. Now for Oh Brother!
     
  6. Good news. Maybe Heavier Handed will return in non Jeroboam size. Hopefully Moaten doesn't return
     
  7. TapeDeck

    TapeDeck Aficionado (240) Illinois Mar 31, 2011

    This is a WELCOME development! More coffee beer please!
     
  8. lurchingbeast

    lurchingbeast Initiate (0) Illinois Feb 19, 2009

    Word has it, there will be 15 12-liter bottles of Red Eye, only available at their brand new, 3rd facility in Streator, IL.
     
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  9. AleWatcher

    AleWatcher Advocate (720) Illinois Jan 25, 2009

    You have no idea how much it throws me off that you look NOTHING like your avatar...
     
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  10. Khazadum

    Khazadum Savant (395) Illinois Apr 29, 2010


    Fuckkkkkk. YES! I can rep them as a great brewery again!
     
  11. EROCK75

    EROCK75 Savant (340) Illinois Aug 5, 2009

    So it's March 27th and I will be near the brewery this afternoon. Any word on if this is set to release today? Would love to pick some up. No new news on facebook about it. It would be the icing on the cake for my birthday today.:)
     
  12. vande

    vande Advocate (510) Illinois Jan 26, 2007

    I'm gonna guess not.... most places may get lucky to a case...but one can hope...
     
  13. Has 2 Brothers ever distributed a beer that was hard to get? Doesn't seem to be their style.
     
  14. Binnys South Loop got 10+ cases of it...I just picked up 4 bombers @ 6.99 each...
     
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  15. drewba

    drewba Savant (375) Illinois Nov 14, 2009

    Askew was the only beer that even came close to "hard to get". But, hard to get = sat on shelves for 1-2 weeks.
     
  16. hannydawg

    hannydawg Initiate (0) Illinois Apr 4, 2010

    Askew was on shelves by me for over a month
     
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  17. Yeah, I picked up Askew in like August or September. 3 or 4 months after it came out.
     
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  18. dsal89

    dsal89 Advocate (505) Indiana Jul 6, 2008

    Is this a brewery only release? Or will it be hitting shelves. It sounds lovely
     
  19. dsal89

    dsal89 Advocate (505) Indiana Jul 6, 2008

    Nvm...i just saw the above picture. Niiiiiice
     
  20. dsal89

    dsal89 Advocate (505) Indiana Jul 6, 2008

  21. vande

    vande Advocate (510) Illinois Jan 26, 2007

    Nice... I'm glad to be wrong :)
     
  22. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Michigan Mar 17, 2010

    Does anyone know if this is a Chicago/IL only release or will I be able to find this out here in the boonies? I'd love to try some. Two Brothers is literally five minutes (ok, maybe ten) from where I grew up.
     
  23. dmsulli

    dmsulli Savant (270) Illinois Jan 30, 2012

    Has anyone seen this at the Lakeview or LP Binny's yet today?
     
  24. flogg186

    flogg186 Disciple (50) Illinois Mar 10, 2011

    I just left binny's lincoln park with a bottle
     
  25. Orchids

    Orchids Aficionado (210) Illinois Feb 7, 2010

    I keep hearing tomorrow from Naperville, Glen Ellyn, and Bloomingdale Binnys as well as the brewpub.
     
  26. WITTBEER

    WITTBEER Savant (255) Illinois Jan 12, 2008

    I'm drinking one on tap at Tribes Alehouse and I gotta tell ya, I had it last time out and I thought it was a great beer. Maybe my tastebuds changed, but I didn't care for it this time around. Thin body and no other flavor than coffee.
     
  27. AleWatcher

    AleWatcher Advocate (720) Illinois Jan 25, 2009

    Boooooo! Go back to Mordor you evil heartless bastard!

    LONG LIVE THE RED EYE!
     
  28. AleWatcher

    AleWatcher Advocate (720) Illinois Jan 25, 2009

    Wait-- why wasn't this on tap last night when I was there?!
     
  29. lurchingbeast

    lurchingbeast Initiate (0) Illinois Feb 19, 2009

    Because you were there.
     
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  30. AleWatcher

    AleWatcher Advocate (720) Illinois Jan 25, 2009

    awwww.
    But... So were you! I thought they liked you!
     
  31. lurchingbeast

    lurchingbeast Initiate (0) Illinois Feb 19, 2009

    I thought everyone liked me.

    No?

    Damn.
     
  32. AleWatcher

    AleWatcher Advocate (720) Illinois Jan 25, 2009

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  33. WITTBEER

    WITTBEER Savant (255) Illinois Jan 12, 2008

    Two Brothers only released it yesterday. I'm sure it'll be on for a little while. Maple Tree in Blue Island put in on yesterday as well.
     
  34. drewba

    drewba Savant (375) Illinois Nov 14, 2009

    I already pre-purchased a case, so if you're right I'm going to extra a bunch, then smash the rest on camera and send the footage to Jason Ebel.
     
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  35. WITTBEER

    WITTBEER Savant (255) Illinois Jan 12, 2008

    Damn! I'm glad I got to try it on tap before I bought it. Maybe it will taste better in bottles, for your sake at least.
     
  36. Lansman

    Lansman Savant (410) Illinois Mar 19, 2011

    Lots and lots of this at Castle Vav as of this afternoon (Wednesday).
     
  37. lurchingbeast

    lurchingbeast Initiate (0) Illinois Feb 19, 2009

    It amuses me that this is catching on.
     
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  38. Lansman

    Lansman Savant (410) Illinois Mar 19, 2011

    I particularly like the phrase because when I tell people 'I saw X at the Lincoln Park Binny's' they almost always assume the Lakeview location on Clark. One cannot confuse the location of Castle Vav.
     
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