Bell's Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9000

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  1. thebeerisgood

    thebeerisgood Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2011 Indiana

    Apologies if this has been mentioned before in the past. Any idea if Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9000 is a one and done, or if they plan to continue making it? This came out in bottles late October of '12, and kegs around this time last year. It's one of my favorites, would love to see it again.
     
  2. steebo777

    steebo777 Devotee (411) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    One and done according to Laura. With that said, you'll find it on tap still here or there.
     
  3. crusian

    crusian Crusader (787) May 14, 2010 Oregon

    Lol, how would they make it again? It is the barrel aged version of batch 9000.
     
  4. thebeerisgood

    thebeerisgood Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2011 Indiana

    Good point, the recipe must have gone up in flames when 3 floyds burned down. As the kids say, Lulz.
     
  5. cfrances33

    cfrances33 Crusader (776) Jun 12, 2012 Illinois

    Especially because the batch that was put in barrels was a rebrew :confused:

    Andy, there are no plans at this time to rebrew.
     
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  6. eyeenjoybeer

    eyeenjoybeer Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2011 Seychelles

    Damn shame about that. That is easily one of the best barrel aged beers I have ever had.
     
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  7. raymo55

    raymo55 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2011 Michigan

    It is the best
     
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  8. rxeight

    rxeight Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2012 Illinois

    BA version of a one off beer. That being said, it needs to be made again, like Stone did with RuinTen.
     
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  9. Bay01

    Bay01 Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2008 Illinois

    There are very few facts on this site, but this is one of them.
     
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  10. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Initiate (0) May 8, 2006 Michigan

    That all depends on which story you listen to.
     
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  11. striker2160

    striker2160 Disciple (347) May 5, 2013 Minnesota
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    At a recent Bells tap takeover I asked the Bells rep. that very question and he said never again. I bet he gets that question a lot.
     
  12. CMUbrew

    CMUbrew Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 Michigan

    And he'll keep getting that question until he gives the right answer.
     
  13. TallPaul07

    TallPaul07 Initiate (136) Sep 4, 2010 Indiana

    I heard this same story while drinking a Founder's Cashew Mtn Brown (which is going to be the next back stage release)
     
  14. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2012 Illinois

    Just cracked mine open. Amazing beer. Well worth the hype.
     
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  15. PaulyB83

    PaulyB83 Crusader (746) Sep 1, 2013 Michigan

    Talking to a guy at the General Store about special tappings of this stuff and he said they saved kegs when it was brewed and then when they want to barrel aged it they stick it in barrels for the same amount of time the original BA Batch 9000 was. I feel very lucky to have had 2 glasses of the stuff and am kicking myself for not paying attention when it was available in bottles. One of the best beers I'll ever have.
     
  16. tommyz

    tommyz Initiate (0) May 28, 2007 Michigan

    LOL, I asked the same at Ashleys Westland Bells tap takeover, and he told me the same..Also said that there was not much more left and would only be brought out on special occasions..
     
  17. tectactoe

    tectactoe Poo-Bah (1,816) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan
    Society Trader

    I must be the only person who doesn't get a mad stiffy for BB9K. I mean, it's good, but I'd order BB Cherry Stout, Black Note, BA Expo (hell, even regular Expo), etc. over it any day.
     
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  18. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (3,726) May 30, 2005 Michigan
    Society

    Fact or wishful prediction? :astonished:
     
  19. TallPaul07

    TallPaul07 Initiate (136) Sep 4, 2010 Indiana

    Bells and founders are going to soap. Cashew Mtn brown/bab9k blend, I heard this while speaking to Alexander graham
    Haha wishful zero % chance prediction.
     
  20. grynder33

    grynder33 Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2003 Wisconsin

    Its a definite candidate for the best glass of beer I had in 2013
     
  21. TheGoof

    TheGoof Initiate (0) Apr 10, 2013 Michigan

    That would be awfully ballsy of them to bottle a cashew beer (which would have a very short shelf life), especially with how long Founders Backstage Series beers usually sit on the shelf.

    EDIT: Very good beer though!
     
  22. striker2160

    striker2160 Disciple (347) May 5, 2013 Minnesota
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    grynder33 if you are referring to BB9K it is a definite candidate for the best glass of beer of my life.
     
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  23. MichPaul

    MichPaul Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2012 Michigan

    You are correct sir. I have had all that you mentioned a few times and BA9K topped them for me. The only one I would question is maybe Blacknote which I love.
     
  24. founder26

    founder26 Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    Ba expo> bbb9k, just sayin
     
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  25. Cfan67

    Cfan67 Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2013 Illinois

    This...I like bbb9k a LOT, but why we can't have access to a bottle treatment of BA Expo is an enduring mystery. Phenomenal beer, with great aging potential
     
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  26. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Initiate (0) May 8, 2006 Michigan

    I am with you on this one. I bypassed several pours of BB9k in favor of BA Cherry while both were on tap. BA Expo would easily win out as well. Black Note and BA9K is where things start to even out for me.
     
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  27. raymo55

    raymo55 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2011 Michigan

    Your palette fucked, bro
     
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