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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Mike_Honcho1, Nov 29, 2015.
I wouldn't call COAST BA Blackbeerd 'affordable' but it is excellent
New Holland Dragon's Milk
Founders Backwoods Bastard
Thirsty Dog Wulver
Thristy Dog BBA Siberian Night
I'll jump on the bandwagon with Central Waters. Their BBA Scotch Ale is one of the best BBA beers on the planet IMO.
Anderson Valley- Don't know the price, but was decent
Schlafly BA Stout- $10-$12 for 750ml
This is a really useful topic for me as i'll be in the US in late Jan instead of the usual summer trip, so i'll be looking out for a lot of these beers. Thanks!
Pretty much any barrel-aged beer Tyranena makes is amazing, but unfortunately they don't have a regular release schedule for any of them, and they don't usually see wide distro. The last few have been brewery only releases, and you wouldn't know about them unless you follow the brewery closely, they just randomly show up from time to time. Which is too bad, because their 4-packs are ~$12 and their beer is on the same level as Central Waters. On the plus side, because no one knows about them the beers are easily available to anyone that can make a stop at the taproom, and often hang around for quite a while (like, months) before they sell out.
Here's another vote for Central Waters' barrel-aged line. They're great fresh, and excellent cellared.
Anderson Valley for sure. Lower abv a bit thin but an exceptional buy at just under 5 bucks a bomber.
Alewerks Bourbon Porter
Yeah, gonna have some Black Gold soon at a bottle share. Really looking forward to it.
Ba narwhal, rasputin, bigfoot, yeti.
Had Backwoods Bastard on tap during a Founders takeover. It stood out as one of their very best alongside KBS, BS and their Mosaic IPA. Delicious.
Firestone vintage series
BA Old Rasputin
I haven't been able to find one.
The beer store I frequent most often has the BA Alesmith Speedway Stout all the time, but it's still like $20 a bomber.
New Holland Dragons Milk is great and available year round. If NH were greedy and wanted to, they could make it a ticketed once a year release with a festival and concert (like a certain NW Indiana brewery I know) and make a killing.
Good on them!
BA Pilgrim's Dole is insanely underrated IMO.
this is not the case outside of California
just curious but BA Rasputin finally showed up here in MT for $27 for a 16.9oz... is it a lot cheaper there?
This is nowhere near obtainable in Chicago. You gotta be on your toes to get your hands on this one!
Central City out of Surrey, BC in Canada makes a killer BBA Imp Porter. Tons of barrel character. They also make a BBA Barleywine that I haven't tried yet. Very affordable, $10 for a 22oz and they just sit on the shelves around me.
I can get it for $22 but keep passing on it.
In North Carolina the Thirsty Dog BA beers do not seem very affordable to me. Usually $8+ for a 12 oz bottle or if you can find a 4-pack I've seen them priced at ~$28. Seems like there are much more affordable options.
Only one I've had that meets both those criteria is Dragon's Milk. Weyerbacher Heresy is more expensive but close. Ditto with Pilgrim's Dole.
Like a lot of other people said, Dragon's Milk all the way.
One of the most "under the radar" beers...and one of my most favs!
I just had a Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Stout. It is soooo goooood, and the best part, so easy to get. Personally I like it better than BCBS
My favorite of the 3 below is CW BBA Stout. It is a little thin but impossible to beat in terms of best bang for the buck. I bought 2x 4-packs when I was in NY earlier this summer. What a mistake!! I should have bought 5x 4-packs. We don't get it in Ohio.
New Holland Dragon's Milk
Founders Backwoods Bastard - $4 a bottle
Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Stout - $4 a bottle?
I don't know of any other barrel aged beers that are this good at this price? Dragons Milk is good, but in my opinion, it is not nearly as good as CW BBA Stout
4pk - 14 bucks. That is a good deal
Not readily available around here!
At 12.00 or less, this would be my choice!
Broken record, but yes for all Central Waters 4pks (Scotch, Barleywine, Regular, Cherry...in that order).
Backwoods Bastard is always a hit and Big Bad Baptist is a great choice.
The common Yeti's are oak aged, and good, but their BA beers are much harder to find and more $$.
The Boulevard Smokestack series in 750ml bottles are a blend of BA beer and regular beer, but they are great.
Central Waters stuff. Although getting harder in Chicago.
I saw a couple of these last night but flinched at $20.
COAST BA Blackbeerd is still one of my top BA stouts. Maybe with the increased volume at the brewery, others will get to enjoy it too.
I was recently fortunate enough to be able to purchase three bombers of Goose Island Bourbon Barrel stout one of which was with coffee. Haven't opened any of them up yet and probably won't due to the fact that I'm hearing that letting them age for a few years is always a good idea. But as far as the BBS that I've tried
Central waters Brewers reserve
These three are my favs so far, but again, I haven't cracked any of those Goose Island Kentucky Bourbon Barrel stout yet
I have never seen BA Rasputin. That would be phenomenal!!
Lucky you! I'm always at work when they release BCBS. I would love to get a Coffee version!
I just picked up Dragon's Milk and BA Jones Dog from Pipeworks. The Pipeworks doesn't fit the bill as easily obtainable but wasn't too expensive $14.99 for the bomber. I can't wait to try it.
Although on the thin side odd sides morning wood, hipsters brunch and most recently mokka munt are all outstanding.