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Discussion in 'Northwest' started by guajolote, Mar 30, 2012.

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  1. hopsbreath

    hopsbreath Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2009 Oregon

    This thread was actually started back in March. Within a couple weeks of Younger getting released Apex offered it as well as Notorious on the same day. Freshness of the two beers really wasn't a question.
  2. Bubba83

    Bubba83 Devotee (486) May 11, 2007 California

    Boneyard is definitely good, and one of the best up and coming breweries in the Pac NW. Another one that's an up and comer in Black Raven. Trickster is pretty fantastic and I hope they eventually get that into bottles or cans.
  3. jtmartino

    jtmartino Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2010 California
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    Yeah I know Younger hasn't been on tap since March. I was just curious if the people who tried it had it in Feb, or had to wait until March to try it like the folks in Bend.

    I don't think Younger is the end-all beer either, but it's far better fresh than even a few weeks in a keg. The stuff I tried at Platypus in Bend was not nearly as good as the stuff I had at RR.

    Boneyard's the same way, but that's the price we pay for these insane hoppy beers :slight_smile:
  4. sanford_and_son

    sanford_and_son Aspirant (285) Jul 23, 2012 Washington

    Oh snap! They're canning already? I support this 100%
  5. guajolote

    guajolote Aspirant (251) Sep 12, 2008 Oregon

    Not for 12-15 months, according to one of the employees at the brewery when I visited this past Friday. But yeah, I support it also!
  6. yojimbo1

    yojimbo1 Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2012 Kansas

    I can't wait until they start canning. I hope it makes it up to Seattle as soon as they start.
  7. barleywinefiend

    barleywinefiend Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2007 Washington

    Bone A Fide
    Hop Venom
    Suge Knight-DAMN GOOD!
    Armored Fist
    Skunk Ape

    I've had them all plus some. These guys make killer everything. When you can pull off a IRA, CDA, Stout(s), Wit and make it great with consistence.... Talent, passion and attention to detail. Now it's time for a Bwine.
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  8. Lordkrystic

    Lordkrystic Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2012 Washington

    I miss me the backbone...wish they'd start brewing it again.
  9. flexabull

    flexabull Poo-Bah (2,289) Mar 9, 2006 California
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    They need a lot more room so they can crack out more beers like Backbone. I think they are just selling RPM and Hop Venom like crazy.
  10. pdxtomct

    pdxtomct Initiate (0) Sep 26, 2011 Oregon

    I visited Boneyard over Labor Day and the quote about reduced ABV in Hop Venom and RPM is from my blog, Beervana Buzz. Tony was completely upfront about what he intended to do with these beers when I first talked to him in late December 2011. The dialed down beers are just as good as ever, I think. Hop Venom and RPM continue to be popular wherever they are found in the Northwest, and the list includes taverns and sports bars all over the place. I have no idea how they're keeping with the draft demand. They definitely won't be canning until the new production facility opens, probably next spring or summer. For those who hope to see 16 oz cans, it appears they may shift to the 12 oz version due to cost...that's what Tony told me. Go read the full post if you want the details: http://www.beervanabuzz.com/2012/09/boneyard-continues-to-carve-niche.html
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  11. bgramer

    bgramer Initiate (167) Feb 10, 2006 Washington

    While I think Black Raven's one of the better breweries, it feels like they've slipped a bit. The consensus around here is that Fremont has overtaken Black Raven as the one to watch. They're making all the right moves in getting noticed for their creativity as well as putting out solid sessionable beers that are great examples of their respective styles. Try The Brother for a Double IPA.

    Naked City has expanded their capacity to allow more kegs to get out into other Seattle bars. Don Webb, a super nice guy, btw, continues to brew up experimental recipes, such as the Coffee IPA he did for The Burgundian's Coffee Fest last weekend.

    A brand new brewery to keep an eye on is Reuben's Brews in Ballard. Adam Robbings over there is doing some interesting things with his beers. Try the Roggenbier & California Lager. They've been getting quite a buzz lately.
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  12. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    Reubens Brews Imperial Rye IPA is also fucking good. I was just in there talking to Adam the other day and he was telling me that he got some barrels from Hair of the Dog for aging his Imperial Stout, cannot wait to try it.
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  13. sanford_and_son

    sanford_and_son Aspirant (285) Jul 23, 2012 Washington

    well, something to look forward to then.
  14. guajolote

    guajolote Aspirant (251) Sep 12, 2008 Oregon

    Good news, good news!

    Boneyard just posted this on fb: Just in time for the Christmas holidays , Suge Knight West Coast Imperial Stout has been kegged and should be hitting the mean streets of Oregon and Washington sometime early December . Suge Knight will keep ya nice and toasty :slight_smile:

    Merry xmas to us all!
  15. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,004) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    They posted a picture of them kegging it on Twitter last night, too. Psyched.
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  16. oregone

    oregone Disciple (357) Jul 2, 2008 Oregon

  17. jpbebeau

    jpbebeau Disciple (346) Sep 11, 2011 Washington
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    I had Suge during Seattle Beer Week at Urban Family w/ cheese pairings. It blew me away, for sure.
  18. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Zealot (515) Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    I had Suge at Back in Black and wasn't a fan. I realized not too long ago that I don't really like beers that get above 12%. I've had Suge, BCBS, WWS, Mephistopheles, etc. and found them all to be too boozy and, frankly, just too much.
  19. AugiePrimrose

    AugiePrimrose Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2009 Illinois

  20. m4ttj0nes

    m4ttj0nes Aspirant (204) Feb 21, 2012 Oregon
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    hoepfully the world doesn't end so my dream of having boneyard beer from cans comes true.
  21. yojimbo1

    yojimbo1 Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2012 Kansas

  22. HuskyinPDX

    HuskyinPDX Poo-Bah (2,483) Jan 23, 2011 Washington
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    I thought I saw a mock up of 16oz cans. Kinda Like Surly.
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  23. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,004) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    Yeah, I saw tall boy promo cans when I was at the brewery in May.
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  24. guajolote

    guajolote Aspirant (251) Sep 12, 2008 Oregon

    Oh boy! Oh boy! Oh boy!

    From Boneyard's facebook feed: "Brewing up batch #1000 today! We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate this milestone than to brew up a brand new Double IPA :slight_smile: Are you ready?"

    I wonder if it will involve Mosaics. Seems to be the hot hop of late. Anyone have the inside scoop?
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  25. guajolote

    guajolote Aspirant (251) Sep 12, 2008 Oregon

    Also, totally off-topic, but the cut-and-paste functionality on this message board is super wonky.
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  26. guajolote

    guajolote Aspirant (251) Sep 12, 2008 Oregon

    Here's a big (potential?) "holy fuck!" for your Tuesday evening. I'm a bit surprised they chose to go for DIRA rather than DIPA, but I'm certainly interested in trying this. From Boneyard's facebook page:
    I couldn't find any info on how much was produced or if it will make it out of Bend, so if anyone knows, please do tell.
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  27. jason_nwx

    jason_nwx Devotee (424) Sep 12, 2012 Oregon

    ABV Pub in Hillsboro posted they have it on tap.
  28. TheeWalrusHunter

    TheeWalrusHunter Initiate (0) Aug 23, 2013 Oregon

    Imperial had it, and Baileys has it. Im sure its making the rounds to the usual places.
  29. zestd

    zestd Disciple (363) Jan 18, 2013 Idaho

    Instead of making a new thread, I'll leave this here. I am back home after a OR coast vacation. I am forced to drink this growler of RPM by myself. But it is some great stuff! Appearances, nose and taste all make me think of what Blind Pig must be like on tap. Anyone else feeling that it's a pretty close approximation, say those that have had both on draft?
  30. John_M

    John_M Moderator (5,633) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    IMHO, Blind Pig is a superior beer. It's got a bigger hop presence, with a much drier and bitter finish. RPM is a fine beer, but in comparison to BP, it comes across as almost light and watery. Course that's just my opinion...
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  31. TheeWalrusHunter

    TheeWalrusHunter Initiate (0) Aug 23, 2013 Oregon

    Blind pig as i recall is a bit more bitter, piney, floral - I actually preferred it to Pliny when was down at RR.

    I would actually argue that RPM is a bit thicker mouthfeel, tropical, maltier.

    I couldn't say what I prefer. And of course this is going off of a very bad recollection of BP.
  32. Gobigvt7

    Gobigvt7 Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2008 Oregon

    This batch of Blind Pig we got at Hop & Vine (or this keg perhaps?) was only 3 weeks old when we tapped it, but numerous people commented on how old it tasted and I agreed from the getgo. Still nicely balanced, but lots of that stale leaf and rusty malt characteristics. Weird.
  33. ballardbeer

    ballardbeer Aspirant (234) Nov 10, 2013 Washington
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    the closest thing to the pig for me is fresh-squeezed IPA. both are fantastically balanced beers. as a few people have mentioned, i also prefer the pig to PtE. i also don't doubt the validity of 3-week old pig tasting off... i've had bottles turn south in a similar time frame. so it goes with most IPAs.
  34. Kurmaraja

    Kurmaraja Poo-Bah (2,194) May 21, 2013 Illinois
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    I'm always a skeptic about the short time span of IPAs. BUT, I will say, if you make a product that is not high quality for 3 weeks, bottle it, and then put it into a distribution system that guarantees most people will have it within 3 weeks ... you're doing something wrong. As a producer it of any commodity it is your responsibility to make sure, to the best of your ability, that your product is delivered to your customer in the best possible condition. So, I say, to any brewer that thinks their product is that fragile (and, really, I still doubt it is) do what Stone does and put a F-ing date on it.
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  35. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,004) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    [slow golf clap]

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  36. Reino

    Reino Initiate (0) Aug 30, 2007 Oregon

    I've had multiple pints of BP that tasted like that from different places over the last year. Not sure what's going on with that beer, but it isn't tasting like I remember it.
  37. ballardbeer

    ballardbeer Aspirant (234) Nov 10, 2013 Washington
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  38. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,004) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    Chingadera is in in Seattle now. Got a mini-growler last night. Damn, what a great super tropical but still malt forward beer. Not a huge fan of reds/ambers (Modern Times is one of the others I really like), but it's legit.
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  39. John_M

    John_M Moderator (5,633) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    This sums up my opinion as well in a nutshell (the beer is currently on tap at 16 tons cafe). I'm not usually a big red ale fan either, but this beer is truly outstanding.
  40. Dan_Inreallife

    Dan_Inreallife Zealot (547) Jan 22, 2012 Colorado
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    I drank a growler of Chingadera that I brought back from OR with me last night with some friends to show them what kind of amazing things are being done in the NW. Needless to say, they were impressed. Boneyard is doing great things.
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