Anchorage Brewing - A Deal With The Devil

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  1. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Defender (626) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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    Barleywine style ale brewed with Galaxy hops. Aged 11 months in cognac barrels. 17.3% and 60IBU. Will debut at Barleywine Fest at Anchorage Brewing in January. Limited distro after that, as only 150 cases produced.
     
  2. Bay01

    Bay01 Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2008 Illinois

  3. THANAT0PSIS

    THANAT0PSIS Crusader (793) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin
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    This is awesome on all levels: Anchorage does no wrong, cognac-aged beers rock, barrel-aged barleywines rock, Galaxy hops are tasty, and that label is sweet. I must have it.
     
  4. RDMII

    RDMII Disciple (385) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    Instant wood. Wow.
     
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  5. LightSaber

    LightSaber Aspirant (239) Nov 4, 2013 Minnesota
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  6. Rollzroyce21

    Rollzroyce21 Meyvn (1,005) Oct 24, 2009 California

  7. notchucknorris

    notchucknorris Poo-Bah (2,106) May 28, 2010 California
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    Schwing!
     
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  8. corby112

    corby112 Poo-Bah (3,910) Nov 19, 2008 Pennsylvania

    HOLY F'ING SHIT!

    We used to get all of their releases but I haven't seen any of their beers around here for a while. I haven't done any shipped trades in over two years. I might have to break the hiatus if I can't find this one.
     
  9. c64person

    c64person Devotee (417) Mar 20, 2010 North Carolina
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    Jesus, I hope I can land a bottle of this, then the challenge will be finishing it in one sitting :wink:
     
  10. MRsojourner

    MRsojourner Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2011 Massachusetts

    looking forward to this but with only 60ibu's I'm a little afraid its gonna be super sweet.
     
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  11. nikalus31

    nikalus31 Initiate (0) May 23, 2011 Alaska

    We should see some of that in draft too, in few spots around Anchorage. Bottles are rumored to be around $30 apiece.
     
  12. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Defender (657) Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    Texting buddy in Wasilla right now.
     
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  13. KevSal

    KevSal Meyvn (1,052) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    my number 1 want
     
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  14. Electros

    Electros Poo-Bah (1,978) Feb 20, 2007 Canada
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  15. Shroud0fdoom

    Shroud0fdoom Poo-Bah (1,888) Oct 31, 2013 Maryland
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    Beergasm! Looks like a trip to Max's for this release and with credit cards drawn.
     
  16. DrewLikesBeer

    DrewLikesBeer Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2013 Florida

    GTFO. i'll never see this i'm guessing, but DANG
     
  17. ElGallo

    ElGallo Savant (970) Sep 26, 2009 New Hampshire

    They had a keg of this at The Festival in Portland, Maine this summer. This is an incredible beer. So glad I got to try it.
     
  18. notchucknorris

    notchucknorris Poo-Bah (2,106) May 28, 2010 California
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    If it's sweet, it's probably less the IBUs and more the cognac.
     
  19. MarcWP

    MarcWP Initiate (0) Dec 2, 2012 Arizona

    If only he would just brew a ton of this stuff and much less Anadromous. Can't see this seeing much distro at 150 cases. Wonder how hard cognac barrels are to come by.
     
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  20. PDawson

    PDawson Initiate (96) Mar 27, 2013 Italy

    lucky enough to get to try this a few times up in AK. absolutely epic. like M epic...
     
  21. Bond111

    Bond111 Initiate (184) Feb 14, 2011 Minnesota
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    That sounds pretty tasty. Won't see it in Rochester, MN though, bummer. :slight_frown:
     
  22. steebo777

    steebo777 Devotee (417) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Holy fuck that sounds so good.
     
  23. pixieskid

    pixieskid Crusader (787) Jun 4, 2009 Germany

    My thoughts as well, that's too low for something that high in abv and that cognac barrel will only add to the sweetness...
     
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  24. pixieskid

    pixieskid Crusader (787) Jun 4, 2009 Germany

    France is a long fucking ways away from AK; pretty sure that's the exact reason for the 150 cases produced, limited barrels...granted homeboy did get himself some Foudres from Europe, so who knows.
     
  25. jkblodge

    jkblodge Initiate (108) Jun 27, 2005 Maryland

    Hey did you hear that Max's will definitely get this? That would be awesome, though Alaskan doesn't distribute to maryland.
     
  26. Shroud0fdoom

    Shroud0fdoom Poo-Bah (1,888) Oct 31, 2013 Maryland
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    I had the pleasure of having Bitter Monk, White-out, and Galaxy. If they don't distribute to MD, then this is news to me. If that case, then it's Philly time.
     
  27. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter Meyvn (1,428) Aug 29, 2012 Nebraska
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    CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

    Also... ISO.

    Also, Nebraska Brewing released a cognac barrel-aged version of their RIS, Black Betty, last year called Sexy Betty. Never got to try it, but it was also a $30-ish bottle. This year, Sexy Betty is aged in brandy barrels.

    I really need to try this beer. I've yet to have a brew I didn't LOVE from Anchorage--Love Buzz, Darkest Hour, Bitter Monk, Whiteout Wit, Tide & Its Takers, Galaxy--you name it, it's probably good. Masters of the barrel in my humble opinion.
     
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  28. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,778) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    This beer sucks. Don't buy it.
     
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  29. nikalus31

    nikalus31 Initiate (0) May 23, 2011 Alaska

    lol
     
  30. GBGrinnell

    GBGrinnell Initiate (0) May 2, 2011 Minnesota

    "Yo, Levi. I'm gonna need a favor……"
     
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  31. BrettHead

    BrettHead Zealot (504) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska


    Like all inception series beers, it was $12. :slight_smile:
     
  32. lackenhauser

    lackenhauser Poo-Bah (2,529) Dec 10, 2002 Maryland
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    Wow-as an avowed BW fan I need/want/desire/ will sell soul...
     
  33. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter Meyvn (1,428) Aug 29, 2012 Nebraska
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    The only Nebraska beer I've ever seen for $12 was a bottle of Hop God Reserve Series in the CraftShack.com 50% off section. Everything I see around KC is in the $20-30 range
     
  34. gillagorilla

    gillagorilla Meyvn (1,300) Feb 27, 2013 Maryland

    Do you think a keg will make it there? Personally, I have never seen Anchorage on tap at Max's. I mean the only bottle of theirs I've seen is Galaxy, and perhaps Bitter Monk, but not at Max's.
     
  35. westcoastbeerlvr

    westcoastbeerlvr Poo-Bah (3,056) Oct 19, 2010 California
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    If they're only bottling 150 cases, I'm pretty sure this isn't going to make it to Marylane, or anywhere outside of Alaska and maybe the Pacific-Northwest, for that matter.
     
  36. Tdizzle

    Tdizzle Zealot (522) Dec 19, 2006 California
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    Why do so many craft beers have to be related to Satan?! Not cool.
     
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  37. gillagorilla

    gillagorilla Meyvn (1,300) Feb 27, 2013 Maryland

    You had those 3 at Max's? We might get some bottles, but that is about it. They aren't listed on Seekabrew, but they are a bit touchy when it comes to MD. I mean we just got the Anchorage version of It's Alive. Bottles are more likely than a keg, though (IMO).
     
  38. Shroud0fdoom

    Shroud0fdoom Poo-Bah (1,888) Oct 31, 2013 Maryland
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    I only got the bottles. I remember going to my store and asking for the second release of Bitter Monk. That didn't happen. I don't think we'll ever get kegs. So it might be true that MD has a new Restriction against Anchorage. Md and their ridiculous Alcohol laws. Side note, you going to Max's for Black Friday?
     
  39. baconman91

    baconman91 Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2009 Ohio

    Will Nvr see that in OH...based on the abv alone! -- wld love to try it tho.
     
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  40. hellhammermario

    hellhammermario Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2012 North Carolina

    Damn you, NC alcohol laws.
     
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