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Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by xnicknj, Jan 15, 2013.
I'm guessing it will be better than KH.
But will it be beechwood aged?
I don't have a horse in this race, but I feel compelled to respond because you keeping saying no one else has.
The most important thing about the beer is the beer, and hence the recipe. It doesn't really matter if it's King Henry Version 3.14159 (brewed with real pies! *MATH ZING*) or BCBBABWTKLKHBNRBLOL (Bourbon County Barrel Aged Barley Wine That's Kinda Like King Henry But Not Really Because LOL).
There's really no other point to this discussion beyond that.
Back to the subject at hand: When is this coming out? I have wallets to throw at Goose Island.
I DON'T KNOW WHAT WE'RE YELLING ABOUT!!!
It's coming out in November.
Edit: Black Friday
Great... So not only do I have to deal with the standard beer nerd rage around any whale release, but I'd also have to navigate through the hordes of crazy soccer Moms that have to get all those door-busting deals immediately or they'll combust into a ball of fire.
Should be an interesting day.
Unfortunately no way. For the same reason we didn't/won't get BCBS (or Avery's Demons of Ale series or DFH WWS, Olde School or 120min)- we have a 14%abv cap. The projected abv of BCBW is 15%. So I'll be trading &/or paying "too much" to buy online...
Thanks for the insight. I didn't know about the 14%abv cap. Do you know of any states within a 4 or 5 hour drive that don't have the abv cap and will receive these beers?
I thought it was 10% actually.
No release date yet.
As annoying as Mike is being about this beer I can't get over how the other dude said someone told him that the base for KH was "undrinkable" come on now...
On their 2013 availability calender it's supposedly be release in April; obviously it hasn't. But when it does, I'm definitely gonna try to get some.
The brewer told me that. Not someone. One of the guys responsible for brewing the beer. If you don't want to believe him or me, that's no skin off my back. I thought I'd actually post the limited first hand knowledge that is somewhat relevant to this topic rather than pure conjecture or opinion.
Pfft. Conjecture and opinion is the lifeblood of BA.
I can kinda back this up too, as Laffler said Prince Henry was designed for barrel aging, and hence isn't as good w/o. And he also said a KH type BW with used bcs barrels...all per twitter convo July 21 2012 with me.
Do you brew beer? Do you have the recipes of all the of the beers you've mentioned by vintage? How do you have any idea of recipe changes?
I'm hoping NC gets it. Like you guys, we just started getting Goose Island not too long ago as well.
Wait so you're saying it's not called King Henry because the beer is actually different??? OMG. Are you sure? I need a timeout to think about this.
I'm sorry dude but NO ONE would ever openly admit to someone that their product was so bad that it needed a barrel treatment to make it palatable.
Frankly I think you were taken for a fool b/c that unpalatable beer just so happened to become KH. And you remember Prince Henry, right? Could the barrels have had that big of an effect so as to take a shit beer and make it a world class effort?
Prince Henry is an English Style Barleywine brewed with four different kinds of malt. The majority of this beer went into Bourbon barrels to be aged for an end of the year release as King Henry but we put some into kegs to serve at this event (Paddy Long's tap takeover) without barrel aging. The beer is sweet, and malty with notes of caramel and toffee.
Seems like it wasn't that undrinkable.
Sure, some people's tastes vary, maybe you like Dark Lord without a barrel, but a lot of people don't (the vast majority of the people I've met, for instance). And there have been multiple people who has said that both Hall and Porter have said that Cook County Stout is awful. Oh, also, Sexual Chocolate is widely regarded as way inferior to the BA version. It goes the other way too, some beers don't really benefit from barrel aging, usually because they're too thin, etc (most BA porters I've had fall into this category).
Do you ever wonder why Firestone doesn't release the bases of Parabola and Abacus? Why the Bruery doesn't release the base of Black Tuesday? Why Founders KBS's base isn't just FBS? My guess is that it's because the bases aren't very good.
Please send some of this to Colorado!
When do you think that this will hit the Boston area? Maybe two or three weeks?
Or b/c the beers were originally produced during a time where everyone was making everything for a barrel.
bourbon county barleywine! silly brick!!!
Try 6.5 months.
Wait so this beer is really KING HENRY??????????
I dont know if this has been mentioned yet but a friend of mine heard from a local sales rep, that he may have gotten a little drunk , and the rep said it is officially being called Bourbon County King Henry Collaboration BW. Has anyone else heard anything like this???
I have not, but I don't see that happening....
Has it been confirmed that they are using spent bcbs barrels for this?
Yes, Brett Porter confirmed this.
Bourbon County Brand Barleywine comes out in December.
Does anyone know if this will be in bombers or in four packs?
I hope its in good supply like the last round of BCBS
Per Brett, there won't be AS MUCH as BCS, but there will be a lot. Even if they filled half those barrels they would have a ton of beer!
Good to hear!
I came for a healthy dose of speculation. I am leaving satisfied.
Sooooo when does it come out?
If I take a sharpie and crudely crawl "King Henry" across the logo, will I be able to trade this for whales?