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Arcadia BBA Cereal Killer and Imperial Stout

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by mjshearer1, Sep 11, 2012.

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  1. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    http://www.arcadiaales.com/index.ph...eal-killer-barleywine-and-imperial-stout.html

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    Arcadia will be releasing a barrel aged (for 22 months) supply of Cereal Killer Barleywine Ale. It's the first release of barrel aged Cereal Killer since its Gold Medal win at the 2009 GABF.
    • Barrel Aged Cereal Killer (10% ABV): A 22 month aged barleywine, brewed in English-style tradition, full-bodied with robust malty flavors like caramel, toffee, molasses and dark fruit notes, subtle citrus finish from the hops. Cellar-aging evolves the flavor into a sherry-like aroma, available in 12 oz. bottles. IBUs: 60
    Arcadia is also releasing a barrel aged (for 22 mo) Imperial Stout for the first time ever.
    • Barrel Aged Imperial Stout (9.5% ABV): A 22 month aged Imperial Stout with a rich mouth feel, aroma consists of dark roasted malts and blackstrap molasses with a hint of smoke, flavor notes of coffee, bittersweet cocoa, black licorice and hints of prune. A generous addition of hops provides complexity and an astringent finish. Available in 12 oz. bottles. IBUs: 82
    Projected time frame for these releases is between November and December. Both will be in very short supply.

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    ISO. I had their BBA Shipwreck Porter and I really liked it.
     
  2. founder26

    founder26 Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    nice! wonder if it will be brewery only release?
     
  3. loki993

    loki993 Apr 16, 2009 Michigan

    Ive seen the imperial around and I haven pulled the trigger on the 15 dollar 4 pack yet. I was waiting for breakfast stout. I have to seek some of this out though.
     
  4. founder26

    founder26 Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    any where abouts in grand rapids?
     
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  5. steebo777

    steebo777 Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Oh hells yeah,can't wait for BA Cereal Killer!!!
     
  6. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    -Bals deep, son!

    I'm excited for these!
     
  7. npaauwe

    npaauwe Jan 23, 2012 Michigan

    YES! I have to get my hands on some BA Cereal Killer! Limited batches will be distributed. Really hoping I can catch a decent amount around Grand Rapids! AGHH!
     
  8. npaauwe

    npaauwe Jan 23, 2012 Michigan

    Seemed like there was a ton of Shipwreck, no? Why such a small amount of these? Shipwreck is one of my top 5 fav beers ever. Stoked beyond belief for Cereal Killer is in that list as well.
     
  9. raymo55

    raymo55 Oct 3, 2011 Michigan
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    That got posted fast!

    Cereal Killer is the beer that started my barleywine drinking "problem" I have today.....can not wait for the BBCK!!
     
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  10. raymo55

    raymo55 Oct 3, 2011 Michigan
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    Also....the labels say they are both 12% ABV.

    Hmmmm.......
     
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  11. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    Looks like somebody photoshopped the BBA Shipwreck label and forgot that part.
     
  12. Morey

    Morey Dec 30, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Their BA Shipwreck Porter was fantastic....really looking forward to these.
     
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  13. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    Something barrel aged, that I'm interested in, that is coming to Ohio?!?!?!

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  14. steebo777

    steebo777 Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    You have that "problem" too.
     
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  15. Durb777

    Durb777 Nov 30, 2011 Illinois
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    I'm surprised on how high the IBU's are on something that's been aged for 22 months.
     
  16. psykosis

    psykosis May 21, 2009 Indiana
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    Absolutely must find some of the BBCK when it's released.
     
  17. jaminjohnson

    jaminjohnson Jul 3, 2012 Yukon (Canada)

    that is my story as well, also love how a store by me still has bombers of 08 CK still layin around for..I guess just for me! one of my favorite barleywines
     
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  18. Flabbyjandro

    Flabbyjandro Jun 12, 2012 Illinois
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    ISO...have access to many Midwest breweries.
     
  19. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    I'm pretty sure that the place that's a 5 minute walk from my house still has the Shipwreck. I had no problems finding it. I'm hoping it's the same here.

    I'm not a big Barleywine fan, but I do remember accidentally picking up a CK and it being pretty decent, so I'll probably pick up a bottle of this if I can find it. I'm far more excited about the Imperial Stout being barrel aged.
     
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  20. vivasbeer

    vivasbeer Feb 3, 2012 Michigan

    As my son would say......Some? Some Dadda!!
     
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  21. loki993

    loki993 Apr 16, 2009 Michigan

    Yeah Ive seen it in quite a few places too. Not Maybe Ill pick some up if I see it. But yeah it was quite easy to find.
     
  22. Centennial

    Centennial Nov 9, 2009 Vermont

    22 Months in Barrels!!! I can not wait to try both of these :cool:
     
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  23. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    Which is actually weird, because the IBUs are different on the labels, and not what the reports IBUs are for the beers themselves. :confused:
     
  24. Centennial

    Centennial Nov 9, 2009 Vermont

    Yes, ABV and IBU do not reflect the correct information on those labels.
     
  25. Etan

    Etan Jul 11, 2011 Wisconsin

    I'm down for some BBCK.
     
  26. npaauwe

    npaauwe Jan 23, 2012 Michigan

    You should grab some Shipwreck for me! I'd gladly return the favor however I can. What is this place you speak of? I've been occasionally dropping 12$ for one at Hopcat -__-
     
  27. ChadQuest

    ChadQuest Mar 4, 2009 Illinois

    huh?

    I like barleywines.
     
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  28. whitehouse50

    whitehouse50 Dec 27, 2006 New Jersey

    Any word yet on bottle count or distribution?
     
  29. BeerMePlze

    BeerMePlze Nov 21, 2009 Illinois

    Anyone know if this will be MI only or if any will be hitting IL?
     
  30. ROBSTARR

    ROBSTARR Aug 31, 2009 Michigan
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    Surprised they didn't mention also that they used PVW barrels too for the Cereal Killer (least thats what the Arcadia guy at Hoptoberfest told me ).... can't wait to get my hands on as much of these as I can !!!
     
  31. founder26

    founder26 Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    HOLY MOTHER OF MOSES :eek:
     
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  32. steebo777

    steebo777 Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    For this batch they did? I know they used them 3 years ago for the gold medal winner, but after that I thought it was HH barrels. I could very well be wrong though.
     
  33. ROBSTARR

    ROBSTARR Aug 31, 2009 Michigan
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    Well they could have used both, maybe thats why they didn't post anything about the barrels they used. But from what I was told by the Arcadia guy at Hoptoberfest thats what they used.
     
  34. adamdd

    adamdd May 9, 2011 Michigan

    I was told by one of the reps that they have 900 cases of Cereal Killer and are just waiting on label approval. He also mentioned the case number on the Imperial Stout, but I don't remember what that was.
     
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  35. whitehouse50

    whitehouse50 Dec 27, 2006 New Jersey

    thank you sir. at 900 cases for CK i doubt any of this will make its way to the east coast
     
  36. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    If you have the ability Adam, grab me a four pack of each! I doubt we will see any of this up north...I'll reward you with a bottle of Bourbon County Coffee next summer! Or sooner.
     
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  37. bigdaddypolite

    bigdaddypolite Mar 2, 2007 Minnesota
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    An sightings or news on these? Will be coming through Ann Arbor in a couple weeks, and wondering what my chances are of spotting either of them...
     
  38. Flabbyjandro

    Flabbyjandro Jun 12, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Was at the brewery Friday night, they said Dec 1 release for their anniversary party. Brewery only...
     
  39. founder26

    founder26 Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    no distro at all??? :mad:
     
  40. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    22 month PVW aged english barleywine :)
    Who do I have to kill?
     
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