Bale Breaker (Yakima, WA)

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by Lordkrystic, Jan 31, 2013.

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  1. Lordkrystic

    Lordkrystic Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2012 Washington

    Anyone on Washingtons Eastside try these guys? Saw they just finished their first batch at the new brewery. Was blown away by their fresh hop imperial IPA at Yakima's Fresh Hop Fest and am wondering if everything else is as good.
     
  2. distantmantra

    distantmantra Savant (943) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    Can't wait for them to start canning.
     
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  3. beefandbean22

    beefandbean22 Aspirant (292) Oct 15, 2008 Washington
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    I think they said on facebook that they are planning on opening in March. I can't wait, since they are about a 5 minute drive from my sister's house. Perfect excuse to visit my nephew :)
     
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  4. Lordkrystic

    Lordkrystic Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2012 Washington

    Talked to their main sales guy today, just draft until late spring....no real west side distro to start. They are going to start pouring in mid march. Excited!
     
  5. Lordkrystic

    Lordkrystic Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2012 Washington

    Hehe, I've been to Cascade all three times I've been down to see my 3 month old niece...seeing the niece is an awesome "reason" to go to Portland.
     
  6. Lordkrystic

    Lordkrystic Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2012 Washington

    I do have to say, I've turned the whole family on to sours and everyone loves to go now....that the baby can be there in the carrier is gravy.
     
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  7. beefandbean22

    beefandbean22 Aspirant (292) Oct 15, 2008 Washington
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    If anyone is interested in checking these guys out, their taproom grand opening is next Saturday, April 13th. Can't wait to get back over there so I can check out the space.
     
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  8. leedorham

    leedorham Defender (690) Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    I just checked out their website and wow, what a facility! Not many new breweries get to start out like that.
     
  9. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,400) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    And I'd venture to guess that places like Reuben's Brews paid/borrowed about as much for their relatively tiny breweries in the middle of Seattle.

    Looks like a great facility in a beautiful location. Road trip Sunnyside!
     
  10. distantmantra

    distantmantra Savant (943) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    Reuben's took advantage of Kickstarter, which seems to have worked out very well for them!
     
  11. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,400) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    Thanks. I just learned about something new, and it's not even 9 a.m. Time to clock out and go have a beer.
     
  12. leedorham

    leedorham Defender (690) Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    I've been meaning to also hit up Snipes Mountain one of these days. Looks like about a half hour drive between them.
     
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  13. distantmantra

    distantmantra Savant (943) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    Snipes is a nice place to have lunch and some beers. There is another brewery between there and the TriCities, but for the life of me I cannot remember the name of it.
     
  14. leedorham

    leedorham Defender (690) Apr 27, 2006 Washington

  15. VMMerkt

    VMMerkt Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2012 Washington

    Grand Opening 4-13-13!
     
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  16. sergeantstogie

    sergeantstogie Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2010 Washington

    How much/what all do you suppose that 10 G paid for?
     
  17. libbey

    libbey Initiate (0) May 18, 2008 British Indian Ocean Territory

    Anyone rolling out there for Saturday?
     
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  18. whiskey

    whiskey Disciple (374) Feb 25, 2012 California
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    I was able to try Bale Breakers Field 41 PA and their Topcutter IPA on tap at a distributors tasting last night.

    That Field 41 pale ale was incredible. It blows the doors off any true PA I've had(it comes in at 4.5% so I'm not comparing to stuff like ZD). Their Topcutter was excellent too.

    They seemed to be the hit of the event and seemed really friendly and humble. This would no doubt be my go to session beer if I can get me hands on it.
     
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  19. leedorham

    leedorham Defender (690) Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    Drop Derek a line and let him know you liked it. He needs to have a few more low ABV offerings on tap.
     
  20. whiskey

    whiskey Disciple (374) Feb 25, 2012 California
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    He was there. He's all over it. :)
     
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  21. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (4,509) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    I just submitted it to the Places listing here. I'm going to talk to a couple of local bar owners, and see if we can't sweet talk them into getting us a taste up here in the 'Ham!
     
  22. whiskey

    whiskey Disciple (374) Feb 25, 2012 California
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    Back off beertunes, can't you just let Spokizee have something nice first????

    http://www.craftcans.com/fresh-off-the-hop-farmq-and-a-with-bale-breaker-brewing

     
  23. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (4,509) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    Hey! I'm not in Seatthole! It's just that I know a couple bar owners, and a bottle shop owner, who aren't afraid to take a road trip to grab some beer. That's how the Green Frog was the first place in WA to pour Boneyard. James and I went to a Steve Earle show in Bend, and I was like, "dude we're here, we should take some brew home". Let's Race!

    And, how come one of you drysiders hadn't entered it into the data base:p?
     
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  24. whiskey

    whiskey Disciple (374) Feb 25, 2012 California
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    Yeah, you're on the coast so it's pretty much just Seattle North. ;)

    And being in Bellingham, you probably have '10 Ivan the Terrible and '11 Abominable still sitting on shelves!

    I'm just kidding anyhow, I would definitely be stoked to get this distributed here, their PA would be the perfect keg for the lake house this summer.
     
  25. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (4,509) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    OK, let's make a deal, you keep Bale Breaker, but you send B'Ham Selkirk Abbey. Totally fair.:cool: Brokane don't like no Belgians anyway, right?
     
  26. whiskey

    whiskey Disciple (374) Feb 25, 2012 California
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    Sure. But they're in Idaho. But for the sake of full disclosure, I'm pretty sure they age all their beers in elk hide line barrels.
     
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  27. leedorham

    leedorham Defender (690) Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    They also won't let you mix White with St. Thomas.
     
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  28. ArchEnemyBrew

    ArchEnemyBrew Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2010 Washington

    Anyone spot BB in western WA yet?
     
  29. Lordkrystic

    Lordkrystic Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2012 Washington

    Won't see it for awhile. Having a hard enough time keeping their two eastside and northern Idaho distributors in beer. Went through their first months projections in a week. Maybe around June first they say.
     
  30. whiskey

    whiskey Disciple (374) Feb 25, 2012 California
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    Do you know when cans will hit Spokane?
     
  31. Lordkrystic

    Lordkrystic Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2012 Washington

    No idea at all.
     
  32. whiskey

    whiskey Disciple (374) Feb 25, 2012 California
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    I hear their pale ale is going on at Pints is Spokane in the next couple days.
     
  33. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (4,509) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    Just finished a pint of the Field 41 Pale Ale. Very bright hops, low malt profile. There's a growler of the IPA nearby, I'm going in!
     
  34. ArchEnemyBrew

    ArchEnemyBrew Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2010 Washington

    Where'd you find them?
     
  35. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (4,509) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    I challenged James, the owner of the Green Frog, to make a road trip. He did. Brought back a growler of each. I just finished my review of the IPA (fairly typical, but solid and enjoyable), but that Field 41 was a hit. We shared it with a few other regulars and everyone was impressed. I can't wait until we start getting cans, it'll match up with Ft. George OPA as my outdoor activity brews. F41 is kinda bad-ass.
     
  36. Lordkrystic

    Lordkrystic Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2012 Washington

    Had three growlers dropped on me yesterday. The 41 was the bomb. Others to be consumed late today.
     
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  37. whiskey

    whiskey Disciple (374) Feb 25, 2012 California
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    There IPA is good, but that pale ale is fantastic for such low ABV.
     
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  38. whiskey

    whiskey Disciple (374) Feb 25, 2012 California
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    Cans came in about a week ago to a local grocery store. The F41 was sold out in a day, the Topcutter in 2 or 3. They were $9.29 a six pack. A hair on the high end for a session beer but it's definitely good stuff.

    I have to buy a few cases of a session beer for a lake house trip coming in July, Field 41 may be it.
     
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  39. sergeantstogie

    sergeantstogie Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2010 Washington

    To quote Johnny Rotten; "Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?"
     
  40. leedorham

    leedorham Defender (690) Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    Had both Field 41 & Topcutter now (both on tap at Pint's) and give them a solid thumbs up. Excited to see what they do in the future.
     
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