Bottleworks XV release on 3/4

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  1. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (3,088) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    I was aware of the release, just not the price. I hope this is for 750s, not 375s...
     
  2. Eighty

    Eighty Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2013 Washington

    I think this was actually batch 2 on draft. XII.1, as in first revision. I asked the guy serving draft and he said it was the one from last July. Regardless, damn good.
     
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  3. 510a

    510a Disciple (355) Jan 12, 2013 Washington
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    Headed over now, in the middle of the mad rush!
     
  4. NWer

    NWer Champion (801) Mar 10, 2009 Washington

    Sorry for the snark. I think I owed you one :slight_smile:
    Yup. 750's. Seems like a bargain to me.
     
  5. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,201) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    Ran in super fast for a bottle and a little taste around 4:15. Really small crowd. Good stuff.
     
  6. fsck

    fsck Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2013 Washington

    Tons of bottles too, it will be around a few days I bet.
     
  7. Lansman

    Lansman Aspirant (248) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    Weeks. 70 more cases on the way in second shipment.
     
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  8. Kurmaraja

    Kurmaraja Poo-Bah (2,817) May 21, 2013 California
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    But you know BW is storing many of those cases away to see if they can sell them for $100 a bottle in 2020, right?
     
  9. dirtylou

    dirtylou Poo-Bah (3,761) May 12, 2005 Washington
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    There was enough beer on the floor at 4pm when I left to seemingly last weeks. I thought it was just pretty good - tequila barrel aged beers are not a trend that needs to go much further beyond this. Without being super savvy as to the difference in ingredients, barrel cost and length in the barrel, I am a bit curious why the price-point is so low compared to other high-end barrel beers from Lost Abbey.

    Place was absolutely dead from 3-4. Fine by me, but a far contrast from last year.
     
  10. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (3,088) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    I'm just glad that's what passes for snark in the PNW. And yes, quite a few people owe me one.
    I stopped in around 5:30, grabbed two bottles. It was actually pretty crowded, relatively speaking. This was a Seattle beer event, after all.
     
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  11. duketheredeemer

    duketheredeemer Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2007 Washington

    Has anyone opened one of their bottles yet?
     
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  12. NWer

    NWer Champion (801) Mar 10, 2009 Washington

    Good question. Can't wait to find out if the bottles are as well carbonated as draft. Don't look to me to find out though. Popping one of mine isn't in the cards anytime soon.
     
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  13. Phobicsquirrel

    Phobicsquirrel Devotee (491) Oct 1, 2013 Oregon

    I might have to make a trip up. From what I've heard this beer sounds good. Though I am wondering how the bottle does vs the tap version.
     
  14. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (3,088) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    Hey, beer is more than bubbles.
     
  15. CardsWinAgain

    CardsWinAgain Initiate (120) Jul 24, 2013 Oregon

    I'll be in PDX on Saturday if you want me to grab you a bottle or 2..
     
  16. Smurf2055

    Smurf2055 Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2011 Washington

    According to Matt V, this was the re-release, not batch 1.
     
  17. lordofthelambics

    lordofthelambics Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2014 Washington

    I don't know how you guys can call yourselves beer nerds after messing up this one.
     
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  18. waltersrj

    waltersrj Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2010 Washington

    I'm turning in my nerd license tomorrow. I was told at the event that it was batch 1...also it was WAY different from a b2 bottle I opened about a week before...so weird. Draft was really funky with a good amount of fruit while my bottle was quite a bit less funky with even more fruit...almost juicy.
     
  19. JohnGalt1

    JohnGalt1 Poo-Bah (5,227) Aug 10, 2005 Idaho
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    A former coworker flaked on me .... He was going to drive in from Renton yesterday but was bitching so much, I told him to forget it.

    Any chance somebody would like to work something that would be mutually beneficial?

    Ideally, I would like to score 1-3 bottles.
     
  20. jae

    jae Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2010 Washington

    There are TONS left as of this afternoon. Evidently it's a blend of several LA beers, aged in tequila barrels. Sweet, heavy and boozy.
     
  21. xraided81

    xraided81 Aspirant (251) Jan 9, 2008 California
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    I had a Lost Abbey, Mystery Beer, Tequila Barrel Aged Sour Brown on tap at Stone Anniversary party last year, and Im willing to bet this beer is part of the blend. The mystery beer was not very good, hopefully having it blended with judgement day will make it better
     
  22. duketheredeemer

    duketheredeemer Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2007 Washington

    Well, that would explain why the fruit was so fresh...
     
  23. TheBronze

    TheBronze Initiate (0) Apr 16, 2009 Washington

    I was told at the store that it is a blend of Bourbon Judgement Day, Brandy Angel's Share and tequila Agave Maria. I thought it had a very smooth blended flavor profile, and it makes sense to me now that other barrels besides tequila were part of the blend. Whatever the case, I really enjoyed it.
     
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  24. parrotsnest

    parrotsnest Initiate (0) Aug 16, 2010 Washington

    This. I was told it was this as well. I'm really starting to dig Tequila barrel aged beers lately. PNC was killer, and now this.
     
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  25. TheBronze

    TheBronze Initiate (0) Apr 16, 2009 Washington

    Yeah. I give the crew at Bottleworks and Lost Abbey a lot of credit for taking a risk and making a pretty unique beer with XV.
     
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  26. Kurmaraja

    Kurmaraja Poo-Bah (2,817) May 21, 2013 California
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    Sort of off topic, but anyone
    Yeah, they could have just contacted Elysian and made, I dunno, a session IPA.

    OH, wait ...

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152327959188383
     
  27. parrotsnest

    parrotsnest Initiate (0) Aug 16, 2010 Washington

    Ha! I will just say, I'm not a fan of Elysian beer. Actually, not a big fan of most Washington beer.. compared to Oregon and California we are seriously behind. :\
     
  28. NWer

    NWer Champion (801) Mar 10, 2009 Washington

    Where's a "dislike" button when we need one? Couldn't disagree more.
    I respect your right to your opinion even if you are full of it :slight_smile:
     
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  29. parrotsnest

    parrotsnest Initiate (0) Aug 16, 2010 Washington

    About Elysian or Washington beer? Name me one Washington beer that is on the level of anything Firestone Walker or Hair of the Dog puts out, and I'll give it a fair try.
     
  30. NWer

    NWer Champion (801) Mar 10, 2009 Washington

    Nope. You can think what you want. I don't care. I'm not interested in convincing you otherwise. Nor am I interested in debating the relative merits of Washington beer. You went on record stating Washington beer is inferior and I went on record disagreeing with you.
    Enjoy your California & Oregon beers. I sure do - as well as many fine Washington brews as well.
     
  31. Kurmaraja

    Kurmaraja Poo-Bah (2,817) May 21, 2013 California
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    Though I agree with you that Oregon and California make more phenomenal beer, saying "name one" is a little bit absurd ... how about Old Birdbrain, Grandfather Raven, Wisdom Seeker, Trickster, Splinter, Kentucky Dark Star, Bourbon Abominable, Old Bridge Rider, Cowiche Canyon Fresh Hop (show me a CA or OR fresh hop that is clearly superior), Reuben's Bourbon Imperial Stout, Reuben's Imperial IPA and Imperial Rye IPA, Reuben's Imperial Oatmeal Stout, Reuben's Brown (show me a better basic American brown in Oregon or California?), Chuckanut Pilsner, Boundary Bay Imperial IPA, Bale Breaker Top Cutter, Bale Breaker Field 41, ANDddddd you get the picture.
     
  32. sanford_and_son

    sanford_and_son Initiate (0) Jul 23, 2012 Washington

    the amount of beer nerd snark in this thread is intoxicating.
     
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  33. m4ttj0nes

    m4ttj0nes Initiate (142) Feb 21, 2012 Oregon
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    still bottles left?
     
  34. suncrust

    suncrust Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2011 Washington

    Was in last night @ close. Crap tons left.
     
  35. parrotsnest

    parrotsnest Initiate (0) Aug 16, 2010 Washington

    I said name me one that is on the same level, you didn't. My humble opinion. :slight_smile:
     
  36. fsck

    fsck Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2013 Washington

    :astonished:
     
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  37. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,201) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    I think it's time that you leave WA.

    But seriously, no one makes fresh hop beers as well as breweries from here.
     
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  38. parrotsnest

    parrotsnest Initiate (0) Aug 16, 2010 Washington

    You leave, you're the one with poor taste. Do you own the state or something?

    Seriously though, Washington does homerism the best, and that's about it. Every brewery around here thinks they're the best, it's cute. Look, I enjoy living here and there are some really OK beers, but Washington does quantity vs. quality. Don't worry, at some point there will be a great beer from Washington.. it's hard to throw that much OK stuff at the wall and not have something stick. :wink: If you don't believe me, look at how many non-Washingtonians are posting here defending your claim, none.
     
  39. vurt

    vurt Poo-Bah (1,749) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    You think that Solace, Pale 31, 805, Ruth, and Little Dog are better than any beer in Washington? Or better than everything in Kurmaraja's list? In my humble opinion :slight_smile:, that's one of the craziest things I've read on BA today.
     
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  40. Prufrockstar

    Prufrockstar Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2013 Washington

    Great Washington beer
    was discussed at length before
    where did that thread go?
     
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