Backlash Dumps Entire Batch of Death

Discussion in 'New England' started by tehzachatak, Jan 15, 2013.

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  1. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Massachusetts

  2. willbm3

    willbm3 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Interesting...although unless it's spoiled I would still be interested in trying it. Rather than dumping it I wish they could release it with some sort of disclaimer (saying it didn't turn out the way they wanted, etc.) and charge a nominal fee for it
  3. CADMixes

    CADMixes Initiate (171) Feb 29, 2012 Massachusetts

    Wish he had gotten into what tasted off, what he thought went wrong, etc.
  4. Creetoper

    Creetoper Initiate (48) Jul 7, 2011 Ohio
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    I doubt they could risk bottling something they believed to be sub-standard only to have it end up sitting on shelves, disclaimer or not. It's just not a smart move.
  5. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Zealot (578) Nov 29, 2006 Colorado

    Yeah that's a pretty tough pill to swallow. Mad props to the head brewer. A hit like that can really affect a brewery for a short amount of time. It looks like their apocolypse series is well revered and accepted, and if a beer isnt' up to that par, then good for them to dump it.
  6. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Zealot (578) Nov 29, 2006 Colorado

    Yeah he said it was only a week in between tasting the beer... I wonder what changed. Usually you know when a beer is going to taste off... Unless the beer was infected or something.
  7. pwoody11

    pwoody11 Zealot (549) Nov 23, 2009 Delaware
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    I'm sure they say they dumped it, and are actually going to release it as something different, say, Resurrection or something.
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  8. FosterJM

    FosterJM Poo-Bah (2,719) Nov 16, 2009 California
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    You cheeky bastard. Well played.

  9. LeRose

    LeRose Meyvn (1,183) Nov 24, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Release date 31 March 2013?
  10. willbm3

    willbm3 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    That's why I said "I wish."
  11. sandiego67

    sandiego67 Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2008 California

    They should have sent some of it to a distiller and used the booze in a fortified version in a later batch.
  12. dianimal

    dianimal Initiate (161) Apr 18, 2012 California

    ...anybody see the movie "Bottle Shock?" (If you have, you'll probably know why I asked.)
  13. jmmy3

    jmmy3 Aspirant (292) Nov 30, 2010 Massachusetts

    This is good to hear, although I'm sure it would completely kill their growing business if they did end up releasing this. The only time I've ever tried their beers was at the Belgian Beer Fest, nothing stood out to me, and their brass knuckles logo gives a pretty douchy impression imo, which led me to not think very much of them. Maybe I'll have to give them another shot, but I have to say alot of these newer MA breweries are really focusing alot on Belgian styles (Backlash, Night Shift, Idle Hands, etc.). I really wish someone would make me a killer IPA. Fuck.
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  14. nuggetman

    nuggetman Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2011 Massachusetts

    I personally have loved everything I have tried by them and luckily had the chance to meet the brewer on multiple occasions. He is a stand up guy and really down to earth and knowledgeable. No disrespect to the negative posters, but I definitely recommend giving his stuff a second chance! Cheers!
  15. beerinmaine

    beerinmaine Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2009 Maine

    Only reasonable thing might have been to bottle some for in-house tastings, fests, or other events where the brewery controls the bottle and can explain why it might be "off". This is what Allagash did with Mattina Rosa when it didn't carbonate consistently/properly. It's always been great when I've tasted it, and I'm sure any bad bottles have quietly vanished.

    However, this depends on the nature of the defect in the beer and whether it'll get better, worse, whatever. And in the case of Mattina it was already in bottles, whereas here they'd be spending more money to bottle a known-bad beer. That wouldn't make much sense.
  16. SteelersX

    SteelersX Disciple (374) Jan 30, 2011 New York
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    They would be shelled if they did that!
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