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Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by bmony, Dec 4, 2012.
Had a 2011 the other night while grilling burgers. Pretty tasty.
Bought, drank, enjoyed last night.
great news...i keep meaning to cellar these so i can see how it does but i always drink them before the next vintage comes out.
It cellars great for two years, haven't had it past that.
is it easily accessible in the WI area? i have a buddy whose aunt lives up there and could snag me a couple 4 packs and bring it down to florida.
If anyone in the Madison/LAX area has a 2010 BBS that they would be willing to trade let me know. Cheers
Wow- I'm a huge fan of Central Waters barrel offerings, especially the BB Stout, but this lable is as bad as the last one.
Never will understand the weird obsession with labels.
I don't drink the labels.
And if the labels on really good beers like this suck, great, maybe more people won't buy them...
I bought a four pack last night. Drank two already. Trying to tell myself I will age them but I'm not sure if I can do it.
CW BBS = Great Beer. But I'm curious about the Barleywine.
Are these in IL?
It's nice that CW expanded their barrel aging capacity, the manager at a local liquor store was telling me that this year he expects to have inventory until March.
Why age something so good fresh? If you must, get another four pack and tuck it away. Drink up!
To each their own. I think the label is pretty good. Hopefully I'll be seeing it in person soon.
It's on shelves now.
Not the BA version though.
There was a price increase this year. Part of the reason is that they increased the barrel aging from 6 months to a full year.
Nothing can be as bad as the last label, but yeah, still pretty bad.
I dunno, I liked the last label. Nothing fancy or even great, but not even close to Weyerbacher levels.
Any in Milwaukee yet?
Here in Madison, the bourbon barrel stout hit shelves a day or two before the barleywine. Having a 2011 and 2012 barleywine side by side right now. The 2011 is slightly better; not quite as much of an alcohol burn but one year I don't think is enough time to make a huge difference.
In a shocking turn of events on the "this year's so and so isn't as good/hoppy/bourbony/blarble as last year", this year's BB Stout is by far the best vintage yet. So vanilla forward...
Agreed! Best vintage yet!
I'm disappointed in the beer it's defiantly not as orange this year as it was last year. I'm mostly picking up black and white.
I personally think the label looks amazing, especially side by side with the last label. And price wise I'm charging $12.99 per four pack.
This stuff is disappearing quickly from shelves. 2 of my local places are out the same day they got it in. I went to Woodman's today and grabbed the last case in Sun Prairie, still some in the cooler. Their could be more in back for all I know.
It is one of my favorite beers and I have 18 bottles of it now.
Anyone see this in Rochester yet? Really looking forward to trying this, as I was very impressed with Cosmyc Charlie's Y2K barleywine, & Peruvian Morning when it was fresh.
I'm sure places will get a second or third shipment. I remember stores getting waves of this for at least a month or so.
EDIT - I'm beating you with 26 bottles, sucka.
Last time around, it seemed to linger at various stores in Milwaukee for quite a while. One store had it until May or so.
That was the case in MN (twin cities) too. Seemed to be everywhere
Yea you guys in Madison better not be grabbing it all, I want a case or so when I get there.
Can't wait to get some. I bought an assload last year and still have a 4pk of 11 in the cellar somewhere.
It's hitting Milwaukee starting yesterday to next wed..I've found it for 12.99 and one place,Rays in tosa has it for $15.99!!!! Needless to say I turned and walked out! There is going to be a lot of it this year, don't let any place gouge you! Any other price checks out there?
Wasn't it around $10 last year? Maybe it was $12 and I'm just mis-remembered?
They were last year, sat on the shelves for a long time too. Although for some reason I dont think it will be the same this year.
I found it last year for between 10.49-12.99 in and around milw.. Not sure if the price went up this year due to the wholesaler, or the retail stores know they can get more for it.
I think it was probably around $11-12 also around Chicago/burbs.
Price went up by two bucks or so due to them aging it in the barrels longer.
I picked up a 4 pack at the East side Woodman's for $12.99. After sharing that afternoon I was at the West side Woodman's and decided to pick up more. There it was $11.99. So I guess the ghetto Woodman's charges more to keep up their nice appearance...
I still have 8 2011's and I'm hoping to track down someone willing to trade some 2010's. The '11s have aged nicely
I think I might be more excited for their BBBW.