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Bells should increase barrel program, like NOW

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by MarcWP, Nov 8, 2013.

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  1. MarcWP

    MarcWP Dec 2, 2012 Arizona
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    Given the high demand for black note and personally having enjoyed their raspberry wild one as much as the best raspberry sours of the US, I think they need to get serious about expanding their barrel-aging program. Goose Island, Firestone Walker, New Belgium, Deschutes, are all doing major things in that department. Step it up Bells! Oh, and Founders this means you too.
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  2. tectactoe

    tectactoe Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    Yeah, Bells, because MarcWP of BA said so!
  3. Titonesit

    Titonesit Nov 2, 2013 Spain

    MarcWP is the Oracle of Wisdom.
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  4. azorie

    azorie Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    LOL, I can understand you want more great beer. I get it. I doubt they will do it Just for you. But you knew that.
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  5. TequilaSauer

    TequilaSauer Dec 31, 2006 Florida

    I have no criticism of Bell's. They are great and should keep doing what they do. Cherry Stout is back in stores and I killed one last night and, suffice to say, I have no complaints about this brewery.

    Also, that beer is criminally underrated on BA.
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  6. willbm3

    willbm3 Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Naw, they should expand their distribution, at least into MA, first
  7. azorie

    azorie Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    does it taste like cheeries??
  8. jmw

    jmw Feb 4, 2009 North Carolina

    I'll bet they've never thought of this. You should get in touch with them and tell...oh, wait. You have already done that by coming on BeerAdvocate and posting this.

    Bells = Founders. Nice.
  9. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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  10. BeerAssassin

    BeerAssassin Aug 17, 2012 Antarctica

    Agreed more people need to complain to Bells and Founders both. I'd love to see Founders sacrifice Backwoods to make a cherry BA beer as a seasonal instead.
  11. BB1313

    BB1313 Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

    Off topic, but they really need to brew This One Goes To 11 Ale again.. it would be shame if we never saw it again.. but yeah, I wouldn't mind more Black Note..
  12. BeRanger

    BeRanger Dec 11, 2011 Michigan
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    Rest assured - Laura was waiting for a post like this to come across Beer Advocate before officially launching the expansion.
  13. BeRanger

    BeRanger Dec 11, 2011 Michigan
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    What you really want is BB Expedition Stout.. It will make you forget all about Black Note.
  14. Infinite1

    Infinite1 Jul 2, 2010 Illinois
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    I agree... More great barrel aged beer
  15. BB1313

    BB1313 Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

    I would love to try it..
  16. core42

    core42 May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    What I want is the BB 2010 Third Coast Old Ale again...amazing!
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  17. Drankenstein

    Drankenstein Jul 15, 2013 Kansas

    They should scrap the barrel program all together. Let others who do it better take care of us. I mean, am I right?
  18. papaholmz

    papaholmz Nov 7, 2012 South Carolina
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    Why does everything have to be barrel aged? Personally, I'm starting to get a little tired of barrel aging; I'm pretty much over it for now.
  19. BeRanger

    BeRanger Dec 11, 2011 Michigan
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    After the Barrel program expansion was kicked off due to a BA Post, it as been subsequently scrapped hours later due advocates being over BA beers.
  20. mrcraft

    mrcraft Dec 15, 2012 California
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    I would like it if Bell's would only distribute to California soon.
  21. paulys55

    paulys55 Aug 2, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    I don't come in to Burger King and tell you how to do your job.
  22. LeeMarvin

    LeeMarvin Jan 15, 2005 Massachusetts

  23. kona14

    kona14 Aug 22, 2010 Pennsylvania

    VERY expensive here...I'd like to try one before committing to a 6 pack
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  24. TequilaSauer

    TequilaSauer Dec 31, 2006 Florida

    Honestly, I used to like it, but not love it. But in the last 2 years, my opinion on sours has gone from a passive enjoyment to an obsession and that nice little tart that the Cherry Stout has is just right with the rest of the flavors in the brew. So I guess I love this beer now, haha.
  25. TequilaSauer

    TequilaSauer Dec 31, 2006 Florida

    Also, am I the only one who thinks this Barrel aging thing is getting out of hand? I like it, but I'm starting to find myself enjoying the non barrel aged beers more.
  26. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Jul 6, 2005 Indiana

    yes, but tart cherry not sweet cherry
  27. azorie

    azorie Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    I never liked it really. But I have no say in it, other than not paying through the nose on every new fancy beer of the week. its funny wood used to be the only way they had to hold beer, and now they act like its worth more. lol
    crazy how history repeats over and over again. so many in the US think we invited craft beer or it started when WE did it, how funny is that.???
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  28. rozzom

    rozzom Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    I have a similar issue with Hill Farmstead. I still don't know why they haven't opened that second location in Brooklyn right by my apartment yet. I mean it's clear that I want it enough
  29. azorie

    azorie Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    kriek like and stout at the same time?
  30. kona14

    kona14 Aug 22, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Thanks for the feedback! Might see if I can find this on tap locally then decide
  31. SLOBrewCRUZin

    SLOBrewCRUZin Sep 30, 2013 California
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    Would be nice if they distributed to California.
  32. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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    I think that you are correct about that. havent had BB Exp Stout, but that is the perfect base beer for a barrel.
  33. FrankHammer

    FrankHammer Jan 31, 2013 Michigan
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    Technically barrels...
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  34. BeRanger

    BeRanger Dec 11, 2011 Michigan
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    I have a suspicion that is in the pipeline. That was the clear winner for the Roll out the Barrel party - incredible stuff.
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  35. Dope

    Dope Oct 5, 2010 Massachusetts

    Hear, hear.

  36. TequilaSauer

    TequilaSauer Dec 31, 2006 Florida

    Yeah, I mean, I'm cool with the fact that I'm seeing them so much. That way, I can always get them because they're just around more. But overall, I am very rarely in the mood for that boozy beer flavor. I love it, I just don't want it very often.
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  37. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    Those were completed and full of water about 2.5 weeks ago.

    Cypress wood fermenters from Strohs. Probably will be lined with the modern equivalent of brewer's pitch.
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  38. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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  39. Harnkus

    Harnkus Oct 31, 2013 New York

    BAs love to say "barrel program"
  40. kirbmeist

    kirbmeist Mar 16, 2012 Florida
    Beer Trader

    My heart hurts right now from laughter. Thank you so much.
    archiebunkerjr likes this.
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