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Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by xnicknj, Jan 15, 2013.
Me too! Put that mothafunker in some William Larue Weller barrels, and I'm gooood to go.
I'm sure this beer will be good for a 200+ post thread on the Great Lakes board that gets locked when everyone starts flaming different posters and/or cities.
A barleywine not named King Henry from GI.
that's not ironic.
Good. Now put that shit in 4pks for under $20 plz.
probably best to focus on beer and not on english language instruction. i think we all know what he meant
english or american?
Please make 4 packs and PLEASE distribute to Northern California!
Throw some maple syrup in that shit, make it Canadian I say.
This was my first thought as well. I drank a lot of this at Fobab
And just the thought of more Mayan Gold gave me movement.
Even if it's just regular Bourbon County barrels, this has to be good. Has to be. Who gives a shit if they use a Pappy barrel or not. Most morons wouldn't know what fucking barrel a beer was aged in if you didn't tell them.
I find your attitude toward the moron community grossly offensive.
Oh yeah...can't wait for this shit...
The hysteria behind this release will be remembered for decades.
Most find my attitude towards everything both gross and offensive. But then again most are morons....so it's not that shocking, really.
Alanis Morrisette would disagree
The bottle I opened last weekend was de-lish, so if that was "meh" by some people's standards, I can't wait to try a fresh BCB Barleywine!
Jokes on you; Mormons don't drink beer.
The snark potential of this thread is nearly immeasurable. So far, I'm not impressed.
KH = .25KH'
KH' = One King Henry unit pre 1/15/12
I'll definitely be trying to get some.
/13. Still don't know what year I'm in.
Most brewers I have spoken to say about how it didn't matter so much what brand the bourbon is, just that it was bourbon and the amount of time it spent in the barrels. For example, Goose specs out bourbon barrels that have held the spirit for 10-13 years, Central waters is 8-10 years.
So, I don't think it is so much that it is Pappy Van Winkle or a wheated bourbon, the softer character is helped by the fact that the bourbon spent 23 years in the barrel or roughly twice that of the standard BCBS barrel.
Now do the 23 years barrels have MORE of an affect than the 2 years in the barrel.....I doubt it.
Bare minimum, this should be solid with a chance at spectacular.
Everyone talks about the Midwest shelf whale, and this one can probably get right in line. But dammit, we know how to do big, barrel-aged beers. It's our reward for dealing with crappy weather.
No bottles, so this one will be more like a whale DONG
Who said there weren't going to be bottles? If they made 700 barrels, I'd fully expect to see 4 pks of this.
I'm not sure, but they told me via Twitter that based on barrel yields they may not even do draft distro outside of Chicago. If yield is that questionable I assume no bottles.
Either way.............Bottles or not.....I don't give a shit.....
You can bet the day it comes out.....I'll be in downtown Chi drinking tooooo much of this.
The rest of you.......GOOD LUCK
This news gets even sweeter with the looming fact that GI will be (fully) distributed very, very shortly (early March) to Texas according to both of my reps.
Don't know how soon we'll get the limiteds (sours, BCBS, this jizztastic new barleywine..), but hopefully some will make it down!
Love the word " jizztastic", crack me up !
700 barrels? 700 bourbon barrels? That's alot of beer. Rare was probably sourced from 35 barrels, or so.
No doubt, around 24 cases of six 4 packs per barrel. Even with 50% to Angel's share, 12 cases per barrel. SHIT-TON.
LOL hopefully not! Only Steers and queers are from Texas!
Seriously tho, you shouldn't be allowed any.
Wouldn't 700 barrels be upwards of 8K cases of 12oz bottles? My maf may be wrong, but that's still a lot of beer regardless.
my interpretation of that statement is that they're allocating in the following priority, based on yield:
2) draft to chicago
3) draft outside of chicago
with angel's share, they may cut out #3.
700 bbls is a shit-ton (4748800 oz). let's assume 25% lost to angel's share (a bit extreme) and 1/3 of the remainder kept on draft. that's 2374400 oz. that's still 8,000+ cases of 24 twelve-ounce bottles.
a couple of years ago, abyss was being made in 600 bbl batches - not sure about now. there's no way that the entire amount is going to be kept on draft in chicago.
rare was around 50 barrels. this is over 10 times the batch.
I've seen a lot of people in this thread mention them using bourbon brand stout barrels for this.
As Beer Street Journal points out that it is "Aged in the same method as the Bourbon County Brand Stout" not necessarily used bourbon brand stout barrels
Where did 700 barrel's even stem from? I think that number is absolutely absurd...