Big Sky Brewing

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by GFG, Jan 21, 2013.

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  1. GFG

    GFG Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 North Dakota

    I was interested trying to see what people around the area think of Big Sky. I bought their sampler in ND a couple weeks ago and it was my first time having any of their beers minus Moose Drool. I personally found it to be some of the worst beer I've ever had, but I know everyone has their own opinions and I'd really like to hear them. Moose Drool was terrible in a bottle, but it is good on tap. The only beer I found to be okay in the pack was the Powder Hound. What are considered the best beers by Big Sky?
  2. Alpar

    Alpar Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2009 Wisconsin

    Olde blue hair and Ivan the terrible. Amazing beers. Your beers were probably old and light struck.

    Or maybe their regular line up just isn't that great. Never had the regular stuff.
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  3. will1256

    will1256 Disciple (366) Dec 4, 2010 Minnesota
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    I second Olde Bluehair, and personally I enjoy Moose Drool as well. Have only tried the other basic offerings once or twice, so can't comment on those.
  4. minnesotaryan

    minnesotaryan Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2010 Minnesota

    their Kriek is one of the worst beers I have ever drank.
  5. GFG

    GFG Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 North Dakota

    Shitty thing is they don't ship anything to the eastern side of ND except their sampler, Moose Drool and Trout Slayer. At least I've never seen any others here and it's one of the couple largest cities in ND. Their Big Sky IPA was in the sampler too and I love IPAs but was very underwhelmed by that one as well. Ivan the Terrible sounds really good though.
  6. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (7,441) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Used to like/love them, but a lot their stuff seems to sit around shelves . Their hoppy stuff doesn't hold up well with time at all to be sure.
  7. Localdrinklax

    Localdrinklax Devotee (462) Jul 23, 2010 Wisconsin
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    I have not had many of their beers. Moose Drool is pretty good for a brown ale.
  8. mjryan

    mjryan Zealot (569) Dec 22, 2007 Minnesota

    Im a fan of their IPA and brown ale. Especially from the can. Ivan the Terrible is really good as well.
  9. TomClem

    TomClem Initiate (8) Mar 7, 2012 Nebraska
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    Ivan the Terrible is wonderful, but hard to get. I've found their standard lineup to be pretty standard when fresh. Certainly haven't had an experience similar to yours.
  10. GeezLynn

    GeezLynn Champion (856) May 10, 2009 Colorado

    Despite having a soft spot for Big Sky Brewing, I have to second this. Just an abomination.
  11. garymuchow

    garymuchow Poo-Bah (2,779) Aug 31, 2001 Minnesota
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    I like the IPA
  12. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,244) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    Ivan the terrible - very good, Big Sky IPA- good+, in a pinch- trout slayer or moose drool
  13. printer1

    printer1 Initiate (178) Aug 29, 2005 Iowa

    The IPA is underrated. One of my favorites. Check the best by date on the bottle neck though.
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  14. Philly82785

    Philly82785 Aspirant (235) Dec 17, 2008 Minnesota

    They had a really good Gueuze at ABR last year
  15. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Zealot (594) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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    Trying a Big Sky IPA for the first time right now. I would buy this again.
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  16. yojimbo1

    yojimbo1 Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2012 Kansas

    They made Bottleworks XI but I haven't tried it yet. I was able to pick up two Ivans but I haven't had that either. I've seen the Kriek sitting around, glad I didn't pick that up.
  17. minnesotaryan

    minnesotaryan Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2010 Minnesota

    do you like 10% ABV cherry life savers cough syrup? if so, you will love the kriek.
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  18. jera1350

    jera1350 Poo-Bah (2,197) Dec 15, 2007 Minnesota

    Was this a collaboration with Luden's???
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  19. Philly82785

    Philly82785 Aspirant (235) Dec 17, 2008 Minnesota

    I'll have to let you know how the kriek aged. I should be hosting a sour tasting the next couple months. I'm pretty sure i bought it a year or 2 ago.
  20. minnesotaryan

    minnesotaryan Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2010 Minnesota

    I can bring other sours.
  21. Philly82785

    Philly82785 Aspirant (235) Dec 17, 2008 Minnesota

    I dont know if I'll need them, I have 15-20 different sours. I havent quite decided which ones I'll taste out yet. Thanks I'll keep that in mind but I'm not sure if I'll need more though.
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