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Baudoinia: The next BCS variant

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by foobula, Nov 3, 2012.

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  1. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    thanks.
    also. shit.
     
  2. saemick

    saemick Jan 16, 2010 Illinois
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    Yeah, Mt. Prospect. And not that it helps you out, but I spoke with the manager and the next ones on tap once Baudoinia are:
    Big John
    Night Stalker (not sure which will be 1st)
    and then BCBS
     
  3. Treebs

    Treebs Apr 18, 2011 Illinois

    Glad I live 5 minutes away :)
     
  4. menkros

    menkros Dec 11, 2010 Illinois

    Had it last night @Brixies. It's nice.
     
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  5. stevegoz

    stevegoz May 5, 2008 Illinois
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    That event last night was like a less-sweaty FOBAB, darn near.... :)
     
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  6. DarkMagneto

    DarkMagneto Apr 17, 2007 Illinois
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    I saw that tap list they posted on Facebook.....unreal.
     
  7. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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  8. JRBecks

    JRBecks Apr 3, 2012 Illinois

    BallyDoyles in Bloomingdale has it on tap had some this weekend!! MmmmMmmm
     
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  9. JimmyW

    JimmyW Feb 17, 2011 Illinois

  10. Atlas1977

    Atlas1977 Nov 27, 2010 Illinois

    I had a glass at GT Fish &Oyster downtown. It was great!
     
  11. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    i conveniently work down the street. inconveniently, it will tap before i'm back Wednesday afternoon.
     
  12. Brophmonster

    Brophmonster Jan 13, 2009 Illinois

    Actually the ONLY bourbon distillery that rotates barrels is Maker's Mark. And barrels on lower racks evaporate at a lower/slower rate compared to higher floors in a warehouse.
     
  13. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Just went on at Small Bar Division.
     
  14. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Source? I find that interesting.
     
  15. doogie71628

    doogie71628 May 9, 2012 Illinois
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    It's at Jerry's in Andersonville too.
     
  16. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Sep 19, 2012 Illinois

  17. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Appreciate the links... Maker's say they hand rotate barrels... Im still not convinced. Maybe distilleries think they can mimmick this by blending after, I'm going to have to dig deeper tomorrow on my computer.
     
  18. tag

    tag Dec 1, 2012 Illinois
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    It was still on tap at GT as of last night!
     
  19. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    i forgot about this. and thanks. looks like i'm taking a detour before i head home.
     
  20. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    thanks again. just had my glass. a fine damn beer. based on the location, i'd be shocked if it tapped in the next 2 weeks.
     
  21. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser May 6, 2012 Illinois

    How much?
     
  22. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    11 bucks sir.
     
  23. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser May 6, 2012 Illinois

    Yikes. $7 at Small Bar. You should stop there. I went Thursday and no one was drinking it.
     
  24. crossovert

    crossovert Mar 29, 2009 Illinois

    Had it at FOBAB... its okay... nothing to go apeshit over.
     
  25. Gonzoillini

    Gonzoillini Oct 15, 2008 Illinois

    Problem with FoBAB (and not really a problem but...) is that its hard to really appreciate anything as most of us are enjoying our 2oz and then rinsing / repeating with another great beer. Everything tastes really good (and if something stands out as amazing or bad you really know it is).

    I have enjoyed Baudonia in a normal bar setting much more than I enjoyed the low storage barrel at FoBAB due to my ability to appreciate it and pick out nuances.

    Cheers!
     
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  26. crossovert

    crossovert Mar 29, 2009 Illinois

    it was the 2nd beer i tried.... and I had plenty of it since the guy was offereing free pours. And I thought it was better than the other 3 variants fwiw. It is as good maybe slightly worse than reg bcbs.
     
  27. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser May 6, 2012 Illinois

    I have enjoyed it much more now than at FoBAB as well. Setting/surroundings definitely impact enjoyment. Is it the greatest beer ever? No, but it is a damn fine one and anyone who enjoys BCS will prolly love this one.
     
  28. zach60614

    zach60614 May 1, 2012 Illinois
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    They almost all blend to their flavor profile. Rotating is too labor intensive and reduces capacity.
     
  29. DanH11

    DanH11 Feb 26, 2012 Illinois
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    Small bar kicked this afternoon
     
  30. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    now you to tell me. wasn't bad though, i didn't have to go out of the way since i just had to 2 blocks and considering river north prices.
     
  31. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser May 6, 2012 Illinois

    I also paid $12 at Blues Bar in Mt Prospect. Expensive, but I loved it!
     
  32. thetomG

    thetomG Feb 17, 2010 Illinois

    RATS. Was thinking about swinging by there tonight...
     
  33. sleuthdog

    sleuthdog Oct 21, 2008 Illinois
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    Apeshit? I don't know but I thought the 2 glasses I had were fantastic! Would most definitely make it a point to try it again if I had the chance!
     
  34. dman5400

    dman5400 Jan 13, 2011 Illinois
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    $8 for 10 oz pour at bally doyles downers grove... enjoying one now
     
  35. thetomG

    thetomG Feb 17, 2010 Illinois

    $10 for 9oz @ Bangers & Lace, but at least I got to try it. DAMMNED good too, IMO.
     
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  36. Goosey

    Goosey Jan 18, 2012 Missouri

    Why is this not on tap at GI?
     
  37. doogie71628

    doogie71628 May 9, 2012 Illinois
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    Goose island clybourn is seperate from the brewery. While obviously very connected, the brewing that goes on at goose island clybourn is just kept there. The Fulton and wood series comes out of the main brewery and gets distributed to various bars throughout Chicago. So in this case, goose island clybourn is just another bar that can get that beer.
     
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  38. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Jul 19, 2012 Illinois

    pretty much this. even with as much bcbs as chicago has, i can only remember clybourn tapping it two or three times. that said, there's still a lot of amazing stuff that comes out of clybourn, most noteworthy (to me) was 'elijah', a doppelbock aged in elijah craig (not sure if it was 12 or 18) barrels that they had on tap on black friday. so, so good.
     
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  39. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    Elijah was mindblowingly good. My favorite of any GI Clybourn brews easily
     
  40. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    I understand the concept. So the single barrel varieties from distilleries must be placed on above levels, so they don't have to work around them? Which would definitely change the oak profile in a bourbon, due to different temp changes...?
     
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