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Bottleworks XIV anniversary

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by Mages64, Feb 7, 2013.

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  1. Mages64

    Mages64 Sep 7, 2009 Washington
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    So I'm excited about some yummy cascade beer:) anyone else plan on going to the BW and hanging out for their anniversary party?:) it's coming up fast:)
     
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  2. draheim

    draheim Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    I am :) It will be my third in a row :) How fast is it coming up? :) Is a date set? :) There I used more smilies than you ;)
     
  3. distantmantra

    distantmantra May 23, 2011 Washington
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    I'll be there. Didn't care about the Stone collab last year, but Cascade?

    Yes, have some.
     
  4. podunkparte

    podunkparte Nov 14, 2009 Washington

    I plan on making my 3rd trip in a row. Probably depends on the date though. With my luck I'll be able to go for 10 minutes and leave just before Matt starts handing out free bottles of M to everyone in the store ;)
     
  5. Mages64

    Mages64 Sep 7, 2009 Washington
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    Hopefully I leave before Doug gets rip roaring drunk, gets into a fight with his baby momma and falls asleep on fertilizer in front of QFC. There's no way he's still allowed in BW right? Lol
     
  6. OakedCanuck

    OakedCanuck Jun 23, 2009 Washington

    FTFY
     
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  7. slinkie

    slinkie Mar 4, 2011 Washington

    I'll be there! Third year for me.
     
  8. Shmeal

    Shmeal Nov 9, 2009 Oregon
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    Cascade? $35 a bottle I bet.
     
  9. stx00lax

    stx00lax Dec 27, 2009 Washington
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    ill be there! Anyone have any more information on the beer?
     
  10. ArchEnemyBrew

    ArchEnemyBrew Mar 21, 2010 Washington

    My guess is that it spent months of lactic fermentation in oak barrels with some kind of fruit and is terribly overpriced. Am I way off here?
     
  11. Sarlacc83

    Sarlacc83 Mar 2, 2008 Oregon

    If Figaro is any indication, you might be seeing this bottle at Bottleworks XV.
     
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  12. stx00lax

    stx00lax Dec 27, 2009 Washington
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    Sounds about right. I guess Im keeping my fingers crossed that they do something "out of the box" and go the uncharacteristic of cascade route. Just in case, Ill bring the Tums
     
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  13. dirtylou

    dirtylou May 12, 2005 Washington
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    Can we keep all the Cascade hate in that other thread? I do think it's interesting - all of their released beers rate very highly but the locals seem to hate them. If Cascade was in suburban Philadelphia, they'd likely be perceived as the best brewery on the planet in the forums.

    I definitely hope i'm in town this year - had to miss last year's event.
     
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  14. ArchEnemyBrew

    ArchEnemyBrew Mar 21, 2010 Washington

    Fixed that
     
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  15. dirtylou

    dirtylou May 12, 2005 Washington
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    Yes, that also works. But the hype meter is telling me that Tired Hands may be the best brewery on the planet (note: actual beer may not reflect such claims)
     
  16. ArchEnemyBrew

    ArchEnemyBrew Mar 21, 2010 Washington

    Yeah, I figured that was who you were referring to.
     
  17. draheim

    draheim Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    Can't do it. You hate my kids.
     
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  18. waltersrj

    waltersrj Dec 16, 2010 Washington

    Frank, you just sent me a kickass box and don't already think you'll get one from me? Please...
     
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  19. waltersrj

    waltersrj Dec 16, 2010 Washington

    Dan, ill be there, Monday the 25th at 11 am for lunch. Grab a few bottles, try it on tap, hit Dick's for a burger and head back to work, get off work, go back to BW for more bottles, then head home. Bam!
     
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  20. csano

    csano Sep 21, 2010 Washington

    Do we know for sure that Cascade will have the beer ready for this one? Didn't they deliver the City Beer 5th Anniversary beer (Figaro) like a year late?
     
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  21. draheim

    draheim Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    Is this true? They're having the anniversary event at 11 o'clock on a Monday?
    Like
    25th of which month BTW?
     
  22. slinkie

    slinkie Mar 4, 2011 Washington

    Did I miss an announcement somewhere? Where's the 25th coming from?
     
  23. waltersrj

    waltersrj Dec 16, 2010 Washington

    I swear to Go I saw that somewhere because I put it into my phone calendar...i'll try to verify the "source" but am pretty sure of it...Monday, Feb. 25th. I'll get back to you all.
     
  24. slinkie

    slinkie Mar 4, 2011 Washington

    Doh, wonder how I missed that. Monday. :(
     
  25. bgramer

    bgramer Feb 10, 2006 Washington

    One of Cascade's blending barrels for Bottleworks XIV is a spiced quadrupel aged in rum barrel. We tasted this barrel last year and it was pretty good.

    I believe there were 4 maybe 5 different kinds of barrels total but my memory fails me. I don't know what the other barrels were or what the final blend is, but based on this barrel, my guess is that this could be one of the more interesting blends along the lines of a bourbonic plague type vs. their usual lactic base body with the fruit of the day.
     
  26. waltersrj

    waltersrj Dec 16, 2010 Washington

  27. waltersrj

    waltersrj Dec 16, 2010 Washington

    I wonder what the cost and limits will be, as well as the final blend.

    Cheers,
    Ryan
     
  28. distantmantra

    distantmantra May 23, 2011 Washington
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    Damn. I have mid-winter break the week before (perks of being a school psychologist), and will be back to work on the 25th. Guess I'll have to stop by after work...
     
  29. bgramer

    bgramer Feb 10, 2006 Washington

    If history is an indicator, it'll start at $25, and there'll be a 2 bottle limit.
     
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  30. draheim

    draheim Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    Looks like I'll have to find a mule. I'm very displeased by their decision to do this in the middle of a weekday.
    Oh well. My fault for having a job.
     
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  31. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    The times posted in the calendar are essentially BW's operating hours on a Monday. If memory serves me, the release "party" runs all day and there's plenty on tap (if there's a keg) and plenty of bottles throughout the day.
     
  32. draheim

    draheim Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    I hope you're right. Of course last year there were plenty of bottles of Stone's beer, but that might have been an anomaly. I'll definitely try to make it over there after work but I've also had fun hanging out and trying a couple special beers on tap the last two times (including free Deviation last year). I probably won't be able to do that this time around unfortunately.
     
  33. barleywinefiend

    barleywinefiend Nov 22, 2007 Washington

    Ha. I heard that story, classic.

    I still enjoy his HoTD boobie tassel display at Brouwers last year but I heard the Bottleworks event was one for the record books.
     
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  34. kevwcamp

    kevwcamp May 13, 2010 Washington
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    BW XII ran out fast, it was still on tap but no bottles left the day after IIRC. XIII seemed like an anomaly to me too. XIV demand is probably similar to XII.
     
  35. podunkparte

    podunkparte Nov 14, 2009 Washington

    Hey now... Those bottles of Matt were displayed from someone elses set of magnificent he-hooters!
     
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  36. distantmantra

    distantmantra May 23, 2011 Washington
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  37. podunkparte

    podunkparte Nov 14, 2009 Washington

  38. yojimbo1

    yojimbo1 Feb 26, 2012 Kansas

    I don't know they've had XI available for a long time. If it were XII or X it would have been gone a long time ago. Seems like they have a hit about every other year.
     
  39. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    Press release.
     
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