Bottleworks XV release on 3/4

Discussion in 'US - West' started by csano, Feb 6, 2014.

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  1. csano

    csano (0) Sep 21, 2010 Washington
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    I was just told that the Bottleworks anniversary release is happening on 3/4. They did something with The Lost Abbey, but I'm not exactly sure what it is. Word has it that it's not a wild ale. Does anyone have any info?
     
  2. distantmantra

    distantmantra (745) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    I'm off that week for mid-winter break. Nice.
     
  3. NWer

    NWer (0) Mar 10, 2009 Washington

    I'll see you in line. I'm off all the time :slight_smile:
     
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  4. TheBronze

    TheBronze (0) Apr 16, 2009 Washington

    no! Out of town that week. Oh well, I'm sure they'll put it out again from time to time
     
  5. waltersrj

    waltersrj (0) Dec 16, 2010 Washington

    Chris - Lost Abbey is next years anniversary ale. This year is a double or triple ipa with Alpine (CA).
     
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  6. jag21

    jag21 (0) Apr 21, 2010 Washington

    Darn. I've liked the Alpine beers I've had, but I just don't like this style for an anniversary beer, especially since we have a lot of imperial IPAs available locally already.
     
  7. Prufrockstar

    Prufrockstar (0) Jan 15, 2013 Washington

    Any "official" word on this? Aside from this thread, I haven't heard/read any more info.
     
  8. Lansman

    Lansman (0) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    Really looking forward to being able to buy bombers of this at Bottleworks for the next several years, you guys.
     
  9. Eighty

    Eighty (0) Feb 17, 2013 Washington

    Really? It'll be well past its prime by then. :wink:
     
  10. Lansman

    Lansman (0) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    Wait, you mean I shouldn't pick this up every time I go into Bottleworks?
     
  11. NWer

    NWer (0) Mar 10, 2009 Washington

    Amazing all the snarky comments and we don't even know what it is yet.
     
  12. Lazerlobe

    Lazerlobe (0) Mar 1, 2010 Washington

    I decided to just ask Bottleworks and they said it is a Lost Abbey beer, blended versions of Judgement Day.
     
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  13. Lansman

    Lansman (0) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    Do you even BA bro? Asking questions at the source? Come on.
     
  14. draheim

    draheim (925) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    Will be back in town Thursday afternoon. Save me one.
     
  15. waltersrj

    waltersrj (0) Dec 16, 2010 Washington

    Interesting...I wonder if it'll actually be good, let alone carbonated lol.
     
  16. csano

    csano (0) Sep 21, 2010 Washington
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    I asked as well. Alpine is next year.
     
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  17. fsck

    fsck (0) Apr 13, 2013 Washington

    That's somewhat disappointing.
     
  18. distantmantra

    distantmantra (745) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    Yeah, I'm not excited at all about the Lost Abbey beer. Oh well, less money to spend.
     
  19. 510a

    510a (0) Jan 12, 2013 Washington
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    What a let down , Judgement Day ? Really, or are you just trying to throw us beer hounds off the scent.
     
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  20. CardsWinAgain

    CardsWinAgain (170) Jul 24, 2013 Oregon

    Judgement day has gotta be a joke.. I know Matt and Matt were working on a tequila barrel aged strong ale with the Lost Abbey in the last year or two...
     
  21. Kurmaraja

    Kurmaraja (0) May 21, 2013 California
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    Why is everyone so bummed that the beer is based off of Judgement Day? (Nor a rhetorical question - I'm actually curious?) It's a "very good" (by site classification) quad by a brewery known for turning out some pretty special variations. Granted, not ALL variations are special ... but most of the "bombs" seem to be the wild beers that fail to carbonate, are infected, etc. Is it that quads just aren't that exciting to folks?

    We know very little at this point. But imagine this - Boulevard takes their quad and puts it in bourbon barrels and produces one of their best beers, BBQ. (Sure, Sixth Glass may be a better beer than Judgement Day). But look at Lost Abbey's retired beers, particularly Track 8. Seem like a familiar concept? Who's to say this isn't going to be Judgment day aged in a few different barrels and blended?

    I guess I should be more skeptical since this is a message board, but I'm intrigued.
     
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  22. draheim

    draheim (925) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    1. It's cool to dump on Lost Abbey.
    2. It's cool to judge a beer before you've tasted it.
     
  23. Kurmaraja

    Kurmaraja (0) May 21, 2013 California
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    But it's also cool to hype beers that you can get that others can't ... which is where my confusion lies. Shouldn't this be the best beer ever so you can trade it for the clearly inferior Double Barrel Huna?
     
  24. waltersrj

    waltersrj (0) Dec 16, 2010 Washington

    I'm sure it will be a blend of different barrel aged variants and some probably with fruit.
     
  25. distantmantra

    distantmantra (745) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    Is this really happening next Tuesday? Nothing on their website, Facebook or Twitter.
     
  26. csano

    csano (0) Sep 21, 2010 Washington
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    I was there yesterday. There was a different crew working, so I decided to ask about the anniversary beer, hoping I'd get a different answer. No one knew what the beer was, other than it being a blended Dark Strong. No information on the blend. I asked about the 18th, and they said, "Hopefully. The beer hasn't arrived yet."
     
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  27. waltersrj

    waltersrj (0) Dec 16, 2010 Washington

    Pretty standard BW Anniversary release lol. It'll probably get pushed back and info won't come in on specifics until a few days before. Pretty standard but I'm sure it'll release on a weekday. See you all at 11 am sometime in the future.
     
  28. NWer

    NWer (0) Mar 10, 2009 Washington

    Pushed back from what? In fairness to Bottleworks, they haven't announced anything yet. We're all speculating on what someone told someone.
     
  29. waltersrj

    waltersrj (0) Dec 16, 2010 Washington

    True, but they all know when a release is lurking, especially their anniversary beer which is always the 18th. Last years was pushed back and I think the BW 12 was as well.
     
  30. NWer

    NWer (0) Mar 10, 2009 Washington

    Good points. Whenever it is, I'll be there.
     
  31. fsck

    fsck (0) Apr 13, 2013 Washington

    Bottleworks @bottleworks
    Anniversary is looking later than the normal 24th this year folks. We're hoping for March 3rd if we can get label issues solved. Stay tuned.
     
  32. t4h2c0

    t4h2c0 (0) Jun 5, 2007 Washington

  33. crusian

    crusian (0) May 14, 2010 Oregon

    Super helpful label. lol. what is it?
     
  34. Lansman

    Lansman (0) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    Interesting notes - the label on the right is different than the label showing on the left. Perhaps this is what they were referring to with regard to label issues. Additionally, the description on the right (and combined with the left) states 'We've never made a beer aged in Tequila barrels but we're sure you'll find it exceptional for the flavors it holds and the stories it tells. Listen carefully and you can hear the Agave whispering your name as it did ours when we blended this batch from 12 separate oak barrels.'
     
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  35. distantmantra

    distantmantra (745) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    The label artwork sucks. Seriously. /endnativeseattleiterant
     
  36. Kurmaraja

    Kurmaraja (0) May 21, 2013 California
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    Between this and PNC, Bottleworks is starting a tequila mini-trend.
     
  37. NWer

    NWer (0) Mar 10, 2009 Washington

    Your eyeballs are better than mine apparently. I don't pick up any difference at all. Look the same to me.
    I for one am looking forward to it. Can't wait! And I think the label is awesome. /likesseattlereferences
     
  38. distantmantra

    distantmantra (745) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    I like accurate Seattle references, not some anachronistic representation of BW being downtown in the market.

    Wallingford is cool. North Seattle is cool. I live in North Seattle. Why you gotta crap on North Seattle, Lost Abbey? We don't all live in the Space Needle and throw fish around 24/7 while listening to Nirvana. :slight_frown:
     
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  39. Lansman

    Lansman (0) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    You forgot the rain. All of those things need to be happening while it rains for the scene to be accurate.
     
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  40. Prufrockstar

    Prufrockstar (0) Jan 15, 2013 Washington

    You mean Bottleworks isn't downtown in the Lost Abbey market?

    Personally, I like the label. Pike Place Market is one of the iconic images of Seattle. Inserting Bottleworks into that image suggests that Bottleworks is a Seattle institution that's integrated into the fabric of the city. 15 years is a reasonable milestone for pausing to look back over the past, which I think is evoked by the style of the image.

    Besides, compared to previous labels, you can tell some extra thought went into this one.
     
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