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Bourbon County Cherry Rye

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by RacerX5k, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. RacerX5k

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    Just a drunken thought for you guys to chew on this Friday eve ... I an drinking bourbon county cherry rye draft for the second time and trying to remember exactly how it smells and tastes because after tonite (and the 6 bottles I've enjoyed this year) I realize I may never have this beer again.

    So what do you do when you drink the last of what you consider the best beer you've ever had? And don't think they could improve upon this?

    And OML (oh my Lord) the young thing im sitting besides at the bar is drop dead gorgeous, with bangs, yes bangs. And sitting with 2 neanderthals which honestly, looks like she would dump both for her prince charming.

    Oh, to be young agaiin.

    Tell me some funny stories. Cheers.
     
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  2. KevSal

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    iso cherry rye
     
  3. loafinaround

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    cherry rye is nirvana. I was honored to have only 1 bottle of it. I summarize it as a schwartz verde kirche torte (black forest cake) in a bottle. chocolate, cherries, bourbon (in lieu of kirche). a thing of beauty, really. I will aggressively seek it out next year. I can't last another winter with only 1 prized bottle. Goal: 2-3 bottles. Fingers crossed....
     
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    You should really seek it out now. Bottle count only gets lower. It won't be released next year. Coffee is the only yearly variant. Next year will be something else.
     
  5. YogiBeer

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    I still have one of these. Maybe I should enjoy it tonight.
     
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    My wife absolutely loves this beer. Good thing I can re-up on trade bait soon
     
  7. loafinaround

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    noooooo! I didn't know that it wasn't an annual :( It's been sold out for over a month on LI.
     
  8. Catchy_Name

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    My lady and I enjoyed one last night over dinner, and it was truly divine. Once CFH, choco rain and BA Kopi speedway land in the next few weeks, I'll be looking for another bottle.
     
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    I'm nervous to drink the 1 bottle I got.
     
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    Am I the only one that much preferred the other variants to Cherry? Great beer and all, but give me Coffee, or even regular, over Cherry any day. <shrugs>
     
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    I'm opening my only bottle sometime this weekend with my girl.
     
  12. TongoRad

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    I wish I got more than 1 bottle, that's for sure, but at least I got to share it with a friend who appreciated it as much as I did. Just the right amount of cherry, I thought, and it really shone on the finish.

    We had it during a night of card games and some pretty fine brews-
    after the Courage Russian Stout- "That's a really nice beer"
    after the Burton Baton- "That's a really fucking nice beer"
    after the Cherry Rye- simply an awestruck "fuuuuuuck"
     
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  13. PsilohsaiBiN

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    No, but that's awesome. More Cherry Rye for me.
     
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    Cherries and Rye, hmmm.... This could lead into some home brew madness.
     
  15. TychoNDC

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    Where on LI, if I may ask. I picked up a Cherry Rye in the Stony Brook area about a week ago. It was the last one there but I'm pretty sure they are still around in other stores.
     
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    WHAT?! I'm currently doing research at SBU. Where on earth was that last cherry rye hidden? I drive all over LI and into queens / brooklyn regularly and visit 4 different stores on a regular basis and have seen nada!
     
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    More bad news: Santa's not real.
     
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  18. loafinaround

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    that I figured out at age 7:D
    The cherry rye is a worse revalation......
     
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    Indeed. My buddy and I did a horizontal(?) tasting a couple weeks ago with Night Stalker, Big John, BCS, BCSCS, Cherry Rye, and Baudoinia. Cherry Rye was towards the bottom of both of our lists that night. It was a nice beer, but we both felt in needs some time aging. It just didn't stick out up next to such stellar beers.
     
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    Less cell phone posting to BA and more talking to the young lady next you .
     
  21. TychoNDC

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    North Shore Beverage on 25a. Doesn't look like much but they get the occasional gem! (Don't tell your friends :p)
     
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    oh I know that place. I used to have them special order stuff for me when I was a post-doc. yeah, you're right, they did have a few nice brews. Had no idea they wouldn't sell out in an hour like all the other shops... good to know. Thanks! :)
     
  23. TychoNDC

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    Yeah they tend to be overlooked in favor of Port Jeff Bev. and others, but the guys there are very nice and their stock tends not to be killed too quickly.

    In fact, they may still have some regular BCBS if you want more.
     
  24. RichD

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    Well seeing as how I've never had this specific beer and have missed my chance, I'm quite bummed. As for your question, when I drink the last of what I consider the best beer I've ever had I just immensely enjoy that greatness that I am consuming and hope that there is some remote chance that I'll be able enjoy that masterpiece of water, barley, hops and yeast again in my life.
     
  25. Lare453

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    I did not drink mine yet, but was given one as a surprise by a new friend and regular trader. Jc you rock bro!
     
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    I luckily got to try it once on draft....it wasn't as good as the coffee or vanilla BCS I thought (or the 2009 BCS some people standing by me graciously let me try) but still really tasty...cherries didn't come out enough IMO. However, still sad I wasn't even to acquire a single bottle even though I live in the chicago-area :\
     
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    oh really? ;)
     
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    what you mean I missed it there too? damnit. Obviously I have cherry on the brain and am oblivious. I DID ask them 2 weeks ago and they said it was MIA. sigh.
     
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    got anything good to trade? :)
     
  30. Crookdrain

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    I have 1 that I'm opening at the next NYC bottle share. I've never had it so I'm excited
     
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    Yeah, I much prefer coffee to the cherry. But to each their own!
     
  32. SeanS

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    I'm on the hunt to buy this bottle in NYC. No luck finding it at stores but know a couple bars.
     
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    My order:

    Rare > CR > 09' Bomber > Bramble > Vanilla > Coffee > Straight
     
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    I had it at Rattle 'n' Hum a couple of weeks ago. Worth asking if they still have any.
     
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    Try to get on the wait list for the next NYC bottle share. I don't think you'll be able to find this for sale (to go) anywhere near NYC. I took off the day it was released and still only managed to get 2!
     
  36. SeanS

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    Yeah, I could have had it the other night but didn't want to drop the $45.
     
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    Oof I guess that price increased as the stock went down...
     
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    Thanks, not sure if I will be here or in SF for work. If I do head there, definitely checking a bag! :)
     
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    Yeah, economics :/
     
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    been 50$ at restaurants in chi town for a few months.
     
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