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What are in these barrels?

Discussion in 'New England' started by mountsnow1010, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. mountsnow1010

    mountsnow1010 Savant (380) Vermont Jan 23, 2009

  2. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Champion (750) New York Aug 10, 2010 Beer Trader

    King Heady
  3. tectactoe

    tectactoe Champion (870) Michigan Mar 20, 2012

    Barrel Aged Heady Topper.

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  4. lurchingbeast

    lurchingbeast Initiate (0) Illinois Feb 19, 2009

    Luscious in a Pappy barrel for 14 months.
  5. The rumor is...this is shit I'll never drink.

    I haven't been blessed to have HT yet, so why do I care?
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  6. beerinmaine

    beerinmaine Aficionado (235) Maine Jun 20, 2009

    Any particular reason for the hostility?

    Don't care? Move on. Others probably do care.
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  7. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Champion (875) Minnesota Dec 7, 2007 Beer Trader

    Agreed - and besides....it's not that hard to obtain anyway
  8. Calm down.
    It wasn't hostility.
    It was fact.
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  9. Auror

    Auror Advocate (730) Massachusetts Jan 1, 2010 Beer Trader

    You did call something you don't know "shit"
  10. You're reading that literally.
    I suppose I could have used the word "stuff", but I didn't.

    And there's no sarcasm there.
    I can't believe I actually need to say that.

    There's good shit & bad shit.
    I'm sure it's good shit I'll never have the chance to drink.
  11. jbeezification

    jbeezification Savant (450) Texas Jun 6, 2012

    As a Texan I should not worry, as a beer trader who possibly has some vacation time coming this year, I am a little excited to find out. WHATS IN THE BARRELS???
  12. rvajohn

    rvajohn Savant (330) Virginia Nov 22, 2012 Beer Trader

    Hardywood had something similar on Facebook earlier: a couple brewers loading up some Maker's Mark barrels with an unknown beer
  13. The question says "Where in the world is this Alchemist symbol????"

    Doesn't mean it has anything to do with HT, but i hope it does? Maybe. Idk what i want, just more HT. It's good.
  14. tgchief

    tgchief Savant (325) Iowa Nov 30, 2010

    Gaurding Liquid heaven!
  15. Highbrow

    Highbrow Advocate (665) California Jan 7, 2011 Beer Trader

    maybe put up the actual pic. for the 2.5 of us members that don't use twitter?
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  16. mountsnow1010

    mountsnow1010 Savant (380) Vermont Jan 23, 2009

    Here ya go.
  17. Highbrow

    Highbrow Advocate (665) California Jan 7, 2011 Beer Trader

    thanks. looking at the barrels, unless they've been sanded down, they look like plain oak or maybe once housed something other than whiskey. jmho
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  18. Gmr75

    Gmr75 Savant (450) Connecticut Apr 30, 2002 Beer Trader

    I heard it's the base Heady recipe with the hop additions significantly reduced, aged in pink chardonnay barrels.

    (I heard that from my cat, but still, I'm pretty sure I heard him say it)
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  19. Patrick

    Patrick Initiate (0) Massachusetts Aug 13, 2007

    The barrel with the logo on it was made in France. Does that mean it is wine and not bourbon or whiskey? Isn't there some thing about American oak and whiskey and bourbon?
  20. Wine barrel aged Celia.
  21. iwantmorehops

    iwantmorehops Savant (440) Vermont Sep 25, 2010 Beer Trader

    Dear god I hope not, although they do look like wine barrels....
  22. I'd be down for more Petit Mutant.
  23. youbrewidrink

    youbrewidrink Advocate (720) Vermont Apr 9, 2009 Beer Trader

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  24. LostTraveler

    LostTraveler Savant (395) Maine Oct 28, 2011

    Wow, that escalated quickly...
  25. F2brewers

    F2brewers Moderator (645) Massachusetts Mar 12, 2005 Staff Member Fest Crew Subscriber Beer Trader


    Based on the barrel markings (Alchemist symbol aside), I'd say that barrel sits (or at least was filled) at 56, rue Gheude, 1070 Brussels.

    For those of you to whom that doesn't ring a bell, that's Brasserie Cantillon.

    The code would indicate that it's Lambic, batch 14 from the 2012-2013 brewing season.

  26. Flashy

    Flashy Advocate (675) Vermont Oct 22, 2003

    fearnought, there are comparable IPA's that are easier to get (and therefore lower rated). This being one:

    Though I wonder what is in those barrels as well.
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  27. Fujii13

    Fujii13 Savant (295) New York Apr 27, 2011 Beer Trader

    They're Cantillon barrels. And no, there isn't Heady in that barrel.
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  28. Fujii13

    Fujii13 Savant (295) New York Apr 27, 2011 Beer Trader

    They're Cantillon barrels. And no, there isn't Heady in that barrel either. Exhibit B:
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  29. codasnap52

    codasnap52 Savant (425) Connecticut Jan 24, 2008 Beer Trader

    Cantillon Barrels @Alchemist? I'm highly digging the potential for this mysterious brew. Talk about mind numbing
  30. franklinn

    franklinn Savant (460) Vermont May 29, 2012

    Kimmich made a Belgium trip this summer/fall. Maybe he helped out with a little of the brewing over there? Alternatively, maybe Jean just liked the Alchemist logo and had him paint it on a barrel. Stranger things have happened.