A King Henry-killer coming from Elevator Brewing Company?

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by MajorBuckeye, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. ppohio

    ppohio Aug 5, 2011 Illinois
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    Can we post this thread again next month when Bourbon County Barleywine is supposed to hit?
     
  2. SteelersX

    SteelersX Jan 30, 2011 New York
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    [quosure, post: 1108758, member: 394218"]I think I'm going to name my electronic indie rock band lateral evolution.[/quote]

    Be sure to thank me on the CD
     
  3. harrylee773

    harrylee773 Aug 8, 2010 Illinois

    I've got a growler in my fridge right now as a result of a friend's visit to their brewery a few weeks ago. If it's anywhere near as good as I thought their habanero IPA (Three Hot Frogs) was, I'm sure I'll enjoy it, whether it's as good as King Henry or not.
     
  4. Envelopes

    Envelopes Aug 26, 2012 Ohio

    I had it on tap at the brewery a couple months ago and thought it was pretty good. I haven't had the King or many other barleywines, though. Also, I was told it was aged in Wild Turkey barrels.
     
  5. MajorBuckeye

    MajorBuckeye Jan 8, 2012 Ohio
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    If you're still looking, I saw 2 bottles on display at Blacklick Wine & Spirits about an hour ago. Along with a decent amount of Ommegang Iron Throne.
     
  6. MasterSki

    MasterSki Dec 25, 2006 Ontario (Canada)
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    I am against any beer that diminishes their capacity to brew more Ghost Scorpion Lager.
     
  7. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Sep 8, 2007 New York

    In any event, I plan to do exactly as suggested and try this blind with a few others I haven't tried yet (including Cockeyed Cooper).
    Having tried Cockeyed Cooper and not King H.. I can say C.C. is an amazing brew. Worth seeking out for sure
     
  8. xdefeatsy

    xdefeatsy May 14, 2011 Ohio

    I heard there was still some of this Bar-Bar at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell as of yesterday; they're closed today. I haven't been super impressed with the Elevator beers I've had but lately I've had a couple that seem to be above average. I might have to get a bottle or two on Monday if they have some left.
     
  9. BenBenedunt

    BenBenedunt Mar 14, 2013 New Zealand (Aotearoa)

    I dont even need to look to know this thread is full of 2012 join dates
     
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  10. jmckinney2323

    jmckinney2323 Apr 4, 2012 Ohio

    Or lots of people from Columbus.
     
  11. nachos

    nachos Jun 4, 2012 Minnesota
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    I don't even need to look to know this is a post from BrohammadAli/PlayaPlaya/BreakingBad
     
  12. nachos

    nachos Jun 4, 2012 Minnesota
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    On a serious note, I had a Bar Bar yesterday, I think it was very nicely done, but thought it could use more barrel character like BA Bigfoot
     
  13. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Jan 1, 2011 California
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    Na, the iPhone killer was the very first Android ever made.
     
  14. BenBenedunt

    BenBenedunt Mar 14, 2013 New Zealand (Aotearoa)

    lol, bro
     
  15. jmckinney2323

    jmckinney2323 Apr 4, 2012 Ohio

    Besides it says you joined in 2013.
     
  16. Keffa

    Keffa Jan 8, 2009 Ohio
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    Ice burn.
     
  17. matt2591

    matt2591 Aug 8, 2010 Ohio
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    Had Bar-Bar last night. I found it very underwhelming. No where near a top teir BA Barleywine. BTW, AWS in Powell ran out of Bar-Bar on Thursday night.
     
  18. pyite

    pyite Feb 25, 2013 Ohio
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    Whole foods in dublin had some over the weekend not sure if they still do or not
     
  19. misterid

    misterid Apr 3, 2009 Wisconsin

    i'll need confirmation on whether or not it is indeed possible to overgold
     
  20. Spider889

    Spider889 Mar 24, 2010 Ohio
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    What would the interest and activity in here look like if the thread title was actually accurate to the question the OP was really after?

    I'm all for giving any beer from any brewery a fair shake though so for those in search I'd wager it isn't hard to find. Most bottle shops carry Elevator and it seems to last fairly long usually (I saw Ghost Scorpion bottles just last week). I never had King Henry so I suppose I'll never know the answer myself.

    But since there's also a debate going on over the great BA Barleywines I'll throw out some love for MoaS. That has to be my favorite so far (even over Kuhnhenn BBBW imo). I only got a small amount but BA Bigfoot was also amazing. If anyone could somehow trade me a combo of MoaS/BA Bigfoot/King Henry I'd be up for it... just sayin'.
     
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  21. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    I'm going to agree that King Henry shouldn't be hard too "kill" at this point. It was amazing fresh, but it diminished rather quickly. That being said, it really should be no beer to end all beers for a BBA Barleywine style.
     
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  22. RyanMcFly1985

    RyanMcFly1985 Oct 20, 2007 Ohio
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    Elevator makes its way into Acme stores in the Akron area. Anyone know if bottles of Bar Bar made it to any of them? Montrose didn't have any as of Friday.
     
  23. Envelopes

    Envelopes Aug 26, 2012 Ohio

    from the Elevator facebook:

     
  24. Spider889

    Spider889 Mar 24, 2010 Ohio
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    So... roughly 2 bourbon barrels total here? King Henry ain't got nothing on that type of rarity. ;) Maybe it won't be that easy to come by after all.
     
  25. MajorBuckeye

    MajorBuckeye Jan 8, 2012 Ohio
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    For anyone still looking......I saw what looked like at least 4 bottles at the World of Beer - Easton.

    I didn't pick any up as it was in the cooler and I was on my lunch break.

    I still haven't tried mine, should be doing so soon.
     
  26. Keffa

    Keffa Jan 8, 2009 Ohio
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    I got mine at Beverage Source in Newark, 12.99 a bottle, he had 2 cases, IIRC.
     
  27. RyanMcFly1985

    RyanMcFly1985 Oct 20, 2007 Ohio
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    I'll be passing through Columbus this weekend. Is there anywhere right off 71 or 70 that still has this available?
     
  28. beesy

    beesy Jul 21, 2010 Ohio
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    I doubt it. I haven't seen it around and it seemed to have gone quick. I think it's a very good beer - the mouthfeel was insane!
     
  29. RyanMcFly1985

    RyanMcFly1985 Oct 20, 2007 Ohio
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    Bummer. Oh well. Thanks for the info man.
     
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