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Release Boulevard Saison-Brett (2013)

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by booyahachieved3, May 13, 2013.

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  1. booyahachieved3

    booyahachieved3 Initiate (112) Sep 5, 2012 Kansas
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    This kind of got lost in the Terra Incognita hoopla last week.

    Boulevard off-handedly announced the impending 2013 release of Saison-Brett on their Facebook page.

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    "We put our brewmaster on camera today and asked him to describe the 2013 Saison-Brett, which just happens to be hitting shelves in less than 2 weeks." (posted May 9th, 2013)

    Looks like we'll be seeing this years batch next Tuesday, which is the typical Boulevard release day.

    This is my favorite saison and one of my favorite beers period. Can't wait!

    Side note: Boulevard is offering free shipping from their online store today only with the code ACBW!
     
  2. RichD

    RichD Champion (806) Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island
    Beer Trader

    I've seen some of 2012 around me but I didn't pick any up. Looks like I'm going to have to grab some, I've been reading nothing but good things about this brew. I've also been on a brett kick lately so I'm sure that this will satisfy that. Can't wait for this.
     
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  3. Thads324

    Thads324 Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2010 Connecticut

    Too bad they can't ship the beer for free!
     
  4. ncstateplaya

    ncstateplaya Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2008 North Carolina

    I had some of the 2012 and it was really satisfying. I don't think it was ever distributed in NC, but hopefully the 2013 will be. And count on me having a bottle or two.
     
  5. KevSal

    KevSal Savant (952) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    this was my first saison i really fell in love with. now that they distro to CA i cant wait for it!

    its doesnt age very well btw, i had an 09 a few weeks back and it fell off pretty badly.

    boulevards been killing it this year so far. BRING ON BBQ!!
     
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  6. Whiskeydeez

    Whiskeydeez Crusader (741) Jan 23, 2012 Kansas
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    It looks like my lunch break will be at the liquor store that day. I know it doesn't sell out instantly but I couldn't imagine missing out on a few bottles. Soo good.
     
  7. booyahachieved3

    booyahachieved3 Initiate (112) Sep 5, 2012 Kansas
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    Fell off how?

    I've got '11 and '12 bottles that I plan on opening later this month for a 3 year vert.
     
  8. KevSal

    KevSal Savant (952) Oct 17, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    that should be great, a few years is great. the 09 lost its umph, cardboard, plain... really it was no good. the rest of the fellas who tried it can probably describe it better htan i
     
  9. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois

    One of my faaavorite beers. Bought a case of rye on rye, will buy a case of this.
     
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  10. Compton25

    Compton25 Aspirant (274) Jan 25, 2011 Texas
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    Love this beer.. perfect for summertime!
     
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  11. actone2001

    actone2001 Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2005 California

    You think this will reach distro out here? I know the rest of their lineup does, i just thought this one might not be. I really do love this Saison. It would be nice to pick up a few for the summer at my local!
     
  12. KevSal

    KevSal Savant (952) Oct 17, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    I surely hope so! Its looking that way, let's keep our fingers crossed
     
  13. Rainier

    Rainier Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2012 California

    Got 2 bottles of love child last week, hopefully i can get 2 bottles of these!
    How much do bottles usually go for?
     
  14. bradner

    bradner Aspirant (284) Dec 26, 2007 Illinois
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    $11 to $13 on average in the Chicago area.
     
  15. MattOC

    MattOC Aspirant (216) Jan 13, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Picked up a bottle of 2012 (bottled 5-21-12) last week that was part of cellar release from one of my local shops. Thinking about popping it open this weekend.
     
  16. JamesStreet

    JamesStreet Savant (960) May 9, 2013 Louisiana
    Beer Trader

    Thank goodness for a sibling living in KC. He will be shipping my share of Brett soon. Can't wait! Love Boulevard!
     
  17. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Moderator (1,229) Feb 12, 2012 Georgia
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Will be picking this up today for sure... Sounds good for the weekend!
     
  18. Rainblows

    Rainblows Initiate (164) Feb 27, 2013 Illinois

    Read a thing with brewers notes that said max age time on Saison Brett is 2-3 years here:

    http://draftmag.com/cellar/2012-boulevard-saison-brett-aging-tips/

    had one fresh and it was killer, have two more sitting and I will definitely grab some 2013 and open a 2012 & 2013 together. Excited about this release, and right after Love Child two of my favorites back to back!
     
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  19. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (848) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Got any more of that Rye on Rye? I was never able to find any.
     
  20. Beezee

    Beezee Disciple (346) Jan 29, 2010 Illinois

    2012 is drinking real good right now -lots of brett. One of the brewers said he will age it (at most) up to 18 months if I remember the conversation right.
     
  21. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois

    Shit is GONE, bruh. Sorry! :slight_frown:
     
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  22. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (848) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    It's all good, if I had a case I would have drank it by now too.
     
  23. Jake1605

    Jake1605 Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2009 Missouri

    I have some Rye On Rye left from each vintage. We could work out a trade.
     
  24. Talk2Bill

    Talk2Bill Initiate (0) Mar 9, 2010 Texas
    Beer Trader

    I happened across a bottle today in Mansfield TX. Got it... may let it age a bit before popping the cork.
     
  25. VictorWisc

    VictorWisc Devotee (463) Jan 2, 2013 Massachusetts

    I still see it in Boston stores with prices ranging from $12.99 to $15.99. Not my personal favorite at any of those prices. I hit 12 stores between Saturday and Tuesday and half of them had it on the shelves, although the supplies are clearly running low. Spotted a couple of Rye-on-Rye as well. But that seems to be all for the Smokestack Series.
     
  26. johnnybgood1999

    johnnybgood1999 Devotee (436) Oct 31, 2008 Virginia
    Subscriber

    This used to be my favorite saison. Most of you will think I'm odd, but it's not anymore, due to the heavy hop presence. It used to be more traditional and very mildly hopped last time I had it in 2008 or 9. I like a traditional saison. Either that or my palate has really changed. I'm not happy with their tank 7 for the same reason, though I think that has always been liberally hopped. Still love a number of their beers, just not their saisons anymore.
     
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