Brouwerij West

Discussion in 'US - West' started by BreakingMyBalls, Jun 15, 2017.

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  1. OTB

    OTB Zealot (513) Sep 2, 2011 California

    This latest batch, canned 6-30 is by far the best Picnic they have brewed. I'll drink this over Monkish Our Names Are Def all day and thats not a knock on ONAD by any means, thats how good this batch is. Color is spot on, nose is insane, body is full and soft and the flavor is straight on juicy goodness.

    Cheers,
     
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  2. BreakingMyBalls

    BreakingMyBalls Initiate (126) Apr 27, 2017 California
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    I agree. Haven't had other batches of Picnic Lightning but these cans are straight fire.

    I had a can of Dig My Earth last night that I bought about a month ago, and it seems off. Mouthfeel is watery, hop nose and flavor have fallen off a ton. Didn't think it would turn this quickly in the can. Anyone else think Dig from the June batch is tasting odd right now?
     
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  3. J_BeerTimeYo

    J_BeerTimeYo Initiate (0) Aug 31, 2016 California

    I wouldn't say its tasting odd, but it was def lost body. I agree that its much more watery. Had my last can of Dig 2 days ago.
    Now this Picnic Lightning, Ive had all their batches and they have been very consistent and tasting great. And readily available with no line waiting.
     
  4. OTB

    OTB Zealot (513) Sep 2, 2011 California

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    Loving the collab Pow Wow batch just released of Picnic Lightining, maybe even a bit juicer and softer. Best NE styled shelf beer IMO in SO Cal.

    Cheers,
     
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  5. ayearetee

    ayearetee Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2016 California

    isn't it the same exact beer as the OG?
     
  6. ComradePalmer

    ComradePalmer Initiate (198) Jul 27, 2015 California

    Yup, just a special label on it for the Pow Wow art thing.
     
  7. OTB

    OTB Zealot (513) Sep 2, 2011 California

    Same recipe, they just brought in a few other brew masters to help brew it and play with the recipe, hence the name pow-wow. To me its a bit different, in a good way.

    Cheers,
     
  8. OTB

    OTB Zealot (513) Sep 2, 2011 California

    Not really...........
     
  9. ComradePalmer

    ComradePalmer Initiate (198) Jul 27, 2015 California

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
  10. ScottWoerner

    ScottWoerner Initiate (57) Jan 5, 2017 California
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    Nice try, bud. Same beer, different label.
     
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  11. ayearetee

    ayearetee Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2016 California

    thought so to..
     
  12. KANE3

    KANE3 Initiate (163) Jul 31, 2012 California

    So they are on the monkish train?
     
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  13. ISaidDankNotDrank

    ISaidDankNotDrank Initiate (18) Oct 23, 2016 California

    At the brewery yesterday, purchased for takeout a 4 pack of Picnic Lightning and single cans of Saison Extra, Popfuji, and Switcheroo.
     
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  14. OTB

    OTB Zealot (513) Sep 2, 2011 California

    Uhhhh, my post says the recipe is the same, I was told the process was a bit different.

    Cheers,
     
  15. ScottWoerner

    ScottWoerner Initiate (57) Jan 5, 2017 California
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    To be fair, you did say that it was the same recipe, only to follow it up that it been played with, tasted different and was named accordingly.
     
  16. BlazinHazen

    BlazinHazen Initiate (0) Feb 12, 2014 California

    Anyone here try the new can release "Super Collider" yet? Thinking about driving over from LB during lunch to grab some.
     
  17. BreakingMyBalls

    BreakingMyBalls Initiate (126) Apr 27, 2017 California
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    My LBS said they're only getting 2 cases of it next week. 2 cans PP, so kinda bummed but looking forward to it. Let us know how it is.
     
  18. SovereignGood

    SovereignGood Aspirant (237) Jan 11, 2016 California

    Every can from BW that I've tried has been really solid so I'm hoping to grab some of today's release next week when it hits distro. Not having to rush to a brewery for haze is a nice change.
     
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  19. BlazinHazen

    BlazinHazen Initiate (0) Feb 12, 2014 California

    Just got back from visiting for the first time. Super Collider was pretty solid, picked up a four pack of that and another four pack of Picnic Lightning. Really cool guys there and an awesome HUGE space. Excited to have an easy option with no lines and look forward to their progression.
     
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  20. ayearetee

    ayearetee Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2016 California

    How was super collider vs picnic?
     
  21. BlazinHazen

    BlazinHazen Initiate (0) Feb 12, 2014 California

    I just had a quick pour but I'd say a littler lighter, less "juicy" but the Mosaic note was really nice. Didn't note any bitterness and was super easy to drink. I'll crack open my four pack tonight though for a better idea.
     
  22. dcgunman

    dcgunman Meyvn (1,370) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Also had a quick pour from a can. Cool label. Another good beer from BW.
     
  23. dcgunman

    dcgunman Meyvn (1,370) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Sorry Im a little late on this PoW WoW thing. Is this still available at the brewery? Or just pick up some Picnic Lightning cans at my local? May just head to the tasting room today. Haven't been yet. Might be a good day to go.
     
  24. OTB

    OTB Zealot (513) Sep 2, 2011 California

    Pow Wow is gone.

    Cheers
     
  25. dcgunman

    dcgunman Meyvn (1,370) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    But PL is still available in cans at the tasting room? Same beer, different label?
     
  26. OTB

    OTB Zealot (513) Sep 2, 2011 California

    As of last night yes, the recipe is the same but I was told that they brought in other brewers to blend this batch, as I posted earlier IMO it was more tropical juicy and a bit softer. Hope they do it again.

    Cheers
     
  27. dcgunman

    dcgunman Meyvn (1,370) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Is there wifi in the tasting room?
     
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  28. dcgunman

    dcgunman Meyvn (1,370) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    I liked the space.
    The atmosphere was there.
    Bonus....beers! Good day.
     
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  29. J_BeerTimeYo

    J_BeerTimeYo Initiate (0) Aug 31, 2016 California

    no wifi yet. i asked them bc im looking for a place to host my fantasy football draft
     
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  30. OTB

    OTB Zealot (513) Sep 2, 2011 California

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    Another winner, love their take on this style, a true hybrid. A crusher for this hot humid weather.

    Cheers,
     
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  31. Black_Rider

    Black_Rider Zealot (574) Mar 26, 2013 California

    got some supercollider. good stuff
     
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  32. swanfungus

    swanfungus Crusader (780) Dec 23, 2014 California
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    On tap at Button Mash, too. Enjoyed it quite a bit. Hopefully some cans will pop up nearby.
     
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  33. Black_Rider

    Black_Rider Zealot (574) Mar 26, 2013 California

    Seen it on some east side store instagrams. I got mine at Handy Market in Burbank
     
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  34. dcgunman

    dcgunman Meyvn (1,370) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Anybody here on BA been to their Popfuji event before? Sounds like fun......maybe?
     
  35. JeffTD

    JeffTD Initiate (20) Jul 27, 2013 Oregon

    Sunset Beer had a ton of Super Collider on Friday and it's tasting incredible. I don't think I've had one from these guys that I haven't liked yet.
     
  36. BreakingMyBalls

    BreakingMyBalls Initiate (126) Apr 27, 2017 California
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    Starfish cans are back! Check your LBS.
     
  37. whiskey

    whiskey Disciple (306) Feb 25, 2012 California

    So I recently traded for some Julius, Haze and Doppelganger.

    I prefer Picnic Lightning and Dig My Earth to all of those Tree House beers. Maybe my expectations were too high but boy was it a letdown to try 3 beers that all score a perfect 100 on BA and none be as "juicy" as a beer that scores an 87.

    I know, I know, I shouldn't pay attention to ratings but jeebus. Maybe I just have a shitty palate.
     
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  38. dcgunman

    dcgunman Meyvn (1,370) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    How old were the TH cans Jesse? I haven't traded in 2 years now. So last time I had any TH or east coast cans has been awhile? Last Trillium stuff was back in Oct when we flew to the source to bring back. And they were all excellent and fresh.
     
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  39. whiskey

    whiskey Disciple (306) Feb 25, 2012 California

    9-14 days.

    I'm going to do a blind Julius/Picnic test tonight.
     
  40. ayearetee

    ayearetee Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2016 California

    I'd have to disagree - maybe we all have different tastebuds. But any TH beers have blown all of the BW beers out of the water. I was not a fan of Dig My Earth. Picnic Lightning was great, but Supercollider was even better. Just doesn't stand up to TH for me. To each their own.
     
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