Bottleworks XV release on 3/4

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  1. waltersrj

    waltersrj Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2010 Washington

    So is this Judgement Day aged in Tequila barrels with agave or a dark sour? I guess only time will tell...
     
  2. Kurmaraja

    Kurmaraja Poo-Bah (2,817) May 21, 2013 California
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    The problem is that this will be a rare beer so it's mere existence in Seattle will be incongruous & inaccurate.
     
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  3. NWer

    NWer Champion (801) Mar 10, 2009 Washington

    Don't just blame Tomme if you don't like the label. I'm sure Matt & Matt approved.
    I never knew there was provincial disdain for downtown Seattle by Wallingford & Fremont. Who do you think you are? Tacoma? :slight_smile:
     
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  4. ballardbeer

    ballardbeer Initiate (135) Nov 10, 2013 Washington

    i don't know about you guys, but i buy the beers for what's on the inside.
     
  5. Kurmaraja

    Kurmaraja Poo-Bah (2,817) May 21, 2013 California
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    Indeed ... but since I can neither buy the bear yet nor confirm what's inside idle speculation is the best I've got.
     
  6. waltersrj

    waltersrj Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2010 Washington

    I think it is a pretty cool label...they clearly put some thought into it, which is cool considering most of the recent labels have been pretty boring/typical. Can't wait to find out what this is...
     
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  7. Prufrockstar

    Prufrockstar Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2013 Washington

    #47 Prufrockstar, Feb 26, 2014
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  8. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,201) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    12 per person? Must be a ton of it.
     
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  9. Eighty

    Eighty Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2013 Washington

    Tuesday March 4th, not 3rd.

    Do they usually have it on draft on the release day? Would love to try it before purchasing bottles.
     
  10. Prufrockstar

    Prufrockstar Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2013 Washington

    Oops. Edited.

    I've only been to one anniversary release (last year's), so I'm not sure how typical this is, but last year the anniversary beer was on draft, along with several other nice beers that included past anniversary releases as well.
     
  11. NWer

    NWer Champion (801) Mar 10, 2009 Washington

    ^^^^^ What he said. Previous anniversary beers on draft as well as the current release.
     
  12. crusian

    crusian Crusader (787) May 14, 2010 Oregon

    So... What kind is it? Besides tequila barrel aged?
     
  13. Lansman

    Lansman Aspirant (248) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    This.
     
  14. Kurmaraja

    Kurmaraja Poo-Bah (2,817) May 21, 2013 California
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    The Fremont BAFL-beer motto is rubbing off on them.

    And, tooting my own horn, I called "no rare beer" earlier in the thread. ;-)
     
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  15. fsck

    fsck Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2013 Washington

    Prufrockstar's link says it will be.
     
  16. CardsWinAgain

    CardsWinAgain Initiate (120) Jul 24, 2013 Oregon

    $20 seems low for a Lost Abbey BA beer... I cant believe there hasnt been any carbonation talk yet...
     
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  17. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,201) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    I don't trade so the "rare" thing doesn't matter to me, but I am curious if this will see distribution outside Bottleworks (ie. Stone's anniversary beer)?
     
  18. Lansman

    Lansman Aspirant (248) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    Expect events on Monday and Tuesday of next week, per my visit to Bottleworks a moment ago. Updated blog post apparently forthcoming this evening.
     
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  19. fsck

    fsck Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2013 Washington

    I heard they were supposed to get beer from a certain Belgian brewery this week. Wonder if it is true/related.
     
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  20. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,201) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    There is a Shelton shipment hitting Seattle/KC region this week... soo.... hmm....
     
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  21. BillHilly

    BillHilly Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2010 Washington

    Heard the same.
     
  22. Lansman

    Lansman Aspirant (248) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    Confirmed per Twitter. Shelton portfolio tasting with loons on Monday.
     
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  23. fsck

    fsck Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2013 Washington

    http://bottleworksbeerstore.blogspot.com/
     
  24. 5000

    5000 Initiate (0) May 18, 2013 Washington

    2400 or so bottles between the three businesses, with I think around a dozen sixtels.
     
  25. Lansman

    Lansman Aspirant (248) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    Come on...I know there are some of you out there who have been by the shop to try this new offering...out with it already! How is it?
     
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  26. Prufrockstar

    Prufrockstar Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2013 Washington

    It ain't bad. I enjoyed it and bought bottles. Not crowded here.
     
  27. Kurmaraja

    Kurmaraja Poo-Bah (2,817) May 21, 2013 California
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    I enjoyed it quite a bit. I got a lot of licorice and tootsie roll, vanilla as it warmed up. The tequila is there, but totally pleasant.
     
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  28. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,201) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    What's on tap?
     
  29. duketheredeemer

    duketheredeemer Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2007 Washington

    I was there earlier. It is QUIET there compared to last year. The Anniversary beer is good. I got a ton of brown sugar, as well as the aformentioned tootsie roll. Little bit of tequila on the nose, lots more in the glass, though it integrates well. Beer is earthy, and drier than expected. Overall, a very nice experience.

    BW XII.1 and XI are also on tap. The original 12 is still FANTASTIC, with tons of fresh fruit left in it. It's also tarter than I remember last year.
     
  30. Kurmaraja

    Kurmaraja Poo-Bah (2,817) May 21, 2013 California
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    Off the top of my head ... Bottleworks 15, Bottleworks 12 (Bruery), Bottleworks 10 (I think it was 10 ... whichever was Big Sky), Chuckanut Pilsner, Engine 9 Holy Saison, pFriem Rye IPA (or maybe something else pFriem), Wild Beer Bliss, Fremont Trifect, others.

    The tap list on their site isn't up to date.
     
  31. Lansman

    Lansman Aspirant (248) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    Damn. Big Sky was XI. I was very excited to finally get a chance to try X. :slight_frown:
     
  32. Kurmaraja

    Kurmaraja Poo-Bah (2,817) May 21, 2013 California
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    Oh - the New Belgium? Yeah ... sorry to get your hopes up.
     
  33. NWer

    NWer Champion (801) Mar 10, 2009 Washington

    I had the BW 15, BW 11, and Big Bad Baptist on tap.
    The 15 is great. BA's who don't pick up at least a bottle or two will regret it later.
    I counted 7 people in line including me 3 minutes before they opened. Very low key then.
     
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  34. fsck

    fsck Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2013 Washington

    15 is surprisingly good. Leagues better than judgement day.
     
  35. duketheredeemer

    duketheredeemer Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2007 Washington

    Yeah, I got there about five minutes late. I was afraid I'd have to stand in line forever, and might miss something good on tap. Instead, I walked right in, got a pour of XV and XII never had to stand in a line. It was nice.
     
  36. waltersrj

    waltersrj Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2010 Washington

    I had a great time. BW 15 had extremely well integrated tequila flavors and I'm positive they were nicer barrels (reposado or anejo). BW XI used to be one of my favorite anniversary beers but the diacetyl keeps getting stronger producing crazy butterscotch flavor/smell in the nose and mouth. BW XII (batch 1) is really killer. Fruits are dying out a bit and it is dryer and funkier but I love it. I really hope batch 2 gets closer to batch 1 eventually.

    I also finally met Larry (NWer) and had a nice convo with him. Hope to meet more of you all next time.

    Cheers,
    Ryan
     
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  37. NWer

    NWer Champion (801) Mar 10, 2009 Washington

    Weren't there two BW 10's? One by New Belgium and one by Hair of the Dog (aka Matt)?
     
  38. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (3,088) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    I missed this, but how much are bottles? I'll be hard pressed to get over there today.
     
  39. NWer

    NWer Champion (801) Mar 10, 2009 Washington

    Sleepwalking?
    $20 limit 12.
     
  40. waltersrj

    waltersrj Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2010 Washington

    Isn't the price supposed to go up every day til they're gone?

    Also, there were two BW X:
    (1) HotD Matt BW X
    (2) New Belgium BW X

    The New Belgium one is an absolutely incredible AWA. Absolutely phenomenal if you can get your hands on it. This was a crazy blend of the old, unpasteurized La Folies.
     
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