Central Waters BBS

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Ri0, Nov 30, 2012.

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  1. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (2,474) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    And the wait begins...:grinning:
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  2. psychotia

    psychotia Disciple (318) Jun 27, 2009 Minnesota

    Put me down for a couple cases!
  3. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Solid brew...but with BCBS being so available this year, I personally do not feel the need for multiple four packs, like in previous years.
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  4. founder26

    founder26 Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    and lets not forget BBpt5th!
  5. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    We already have to put up with those line cutters from Chicago, do we really need the Wisconites taking the ferry across?
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  6. ppohio

    ppohio Initiate (174) Aug 5, 2011 Minnesota
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    Is this something that is relatively available in Chicago?
  7. mobius387

    mobius387 Disciple (345) Dec 5, 2010 New Hampshire
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    not for me. BBS is half the price of BCBS and drinks almost as well. in some circumstances, i like it better since its more drinkable. that, and it holds up very well. i will be buying my regular case and more if i need some extra for trades.
  8. Darwensi

    Darwensi Initiate (182) Sep 7, 2007 District of Columbia
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    any word on BBBW?
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  9. nickMB

    nickMB Disciple (310) Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    It's half the price because its half as good and half as flavorful. Ill get a 4 pack, it's a decent brew but let's not say crazy things.
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  10. mdmusch

    mdmusch Initiate (0) May 5, 2012 Minnesota
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    Yeah I enjoy this beer just as much as BCBS with all things considered. You have to wonder though when they'll start raising their prices on brews such as this. With the explosion of craft beer craziness I could see these packs get a $2 to $3 hike.... Even with that its still cheaper than most.
  11. mobius387

    mobius387 Disciple (345) Dec 5, 2010 New Hampshire
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    crazy things like saying half as good? so by that logic, it deserves a 2.2 rating on BA huh...

    or, we could just agree to disagree and decide not to pick fights with people who have different opinions???
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  12. Bay01

    Bay01 Aspirant (278) Nov 19, 2008 Illinois

    This, although I had a 2011 last week and I thought it had improved a bit from fresh.
  13. Drew26

    Drew26 Aspirant (217) Nov 2, 2012 Wisconsin
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    BBBW hit in late Jan./early Feb. last year.
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  14. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (2,474) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Meh, don't let the BCBS fanboys get to you. More for you and I to enjoy.
  15. nickMB

    nickMB Disciple (310) Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    Sorry, I saw the packers logo and my eyes filled with rage. Agree to disagree but central waters isn't as strong though, it's 9.5% vs 15% so there's a reason it's cheaper if you simply look at the malt bill.
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  16. averagejake872

    averagejake872 Initiate (0) Apr 19, 2011 Illinois

    I am openly a BCBS fanboy. That being said, I really enjoy CW's BBS and BBBW. Really looking forward to them both to be released again this year.

  17. BakeBisBife

    BakeBisBife Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2011 Illinois
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    Something about the avatar and precise response make this extremely credible.
  18. incutrav

    incutrav Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2007 Minnesota

    Love the 4pks from CW-hopefully Peruvian turns out better this year. Impossible to beat the 10.99 price tag on all , and they are readily available too- at least in MN.
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  19. harrylee773

    harrylee773 Initiate (0) Aug 8, 2010 Illinois

    No idea how available it's been traditionally, but I found it by accident in a 7-11 that carries very little craft beer last year, and was able to get multiple 4 packs of it.
  20. Drew26

    Drew26 Aspirant (217) Nov 2, 2012 Wisconsin
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    LOL! ok, so I might be a bit of a fan of it... :rolling_eyes:
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  21. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (3,614) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    Central Waters has the most under-rated barrel program in the country.

    I love to have BBS sitting around as an alternative to some of the big, huge bruisers (like BCS). BBBW is one of my top 3 beers to age, absolutely love it.

    Can't wait until the Anniversary Party!
  22. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Initiate (0) May 6, 2012 Illinois

    I like BBS, but it can't compare to BCS. That shouldn't be taken as a knock on CW, but BCS is the bar that has been set for amazing bourbon barrel stouts. Nothing truly compares, IMHO.

    It will be good to have to fill the cravings, but it can't replace what is world class.
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  23. misterid

    misterid Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2009 Wisconsin

    every year at the Anniv party i believe. which is the week before the Super Bowl.
  24. bozodogbreath

    bozodogbreath Disciple (389) Oct 19, 2006 Indiana
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    Yes. I saw it on shelves for a couple of months last year. Now the BBBW is a different story.
  25. nickapalooza86

    nickapalooza86 Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2010 Wisconsin

    My all time favorite Big Beer
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  26. atone315

    atone315 Savant (933) Oct 8, 2008 Wisconsin
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    Y2K (non -bal barely wine) generally gets released with BBS, right around the next few weeks....CW BBBW and Peruvian Morning get released late Jan/ Early Feb as has been mentioned already....
  27. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (849) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Cant wait to try it
  28. BYOFB

    BYOFB Disciple (397) Dec 11, 2010 Wisconsin
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    I'm still sore over the fact that Peruvian Morning went sour...
  29. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (2,474) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Does that mean you won't be buying any BBS?
  30. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (3,614) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    Funny. That's one of my wife's top 10 beers, & she hasn't noticed the souring yet. Down to a few bottles, so at least they didn't go to waste!
  31. stayclean

    stayclean Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Wisconsin

    She, or you, or both, or WHATEVER, should consider herself/yourselves/WHATEVER lucky.
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  32. lurpy1

    lurpy1 Zealot (570) Jan 15, 2010 Minnesota
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    Who cares if this is as good as BCBS? Its still a good beer, easy to get, price point is great. Fill er up!
  33. BeerLover99

    BeerLover99 Poo-Bah (1,607) Dec 13, 2008 Illinois

    Love this northern WI brewery and curious about this beer.
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  34. Mscarpen

    Mscarpen Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2011 Tennessee
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    It's not BCS, but what is, right? Their BB Stout, BB Barleywine, and Peruvian Morning (most years) are simply amazing. Props to Satin Solstice and Le Petite Mort as well!
  35. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    I'm sorry about what I started. It's a great beer, I do enjoy it very much. Didn't mean to dis CW or this beer, I think they are both great. Peruvian Morning is an amazing brew, one of my favs, and BBBW is right there as well. Bourbon Barrel La Petite Mort, my god. Awesome.
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  36. BYOFB

    BYOFB Disciple (397) Dec 11, 2010 Wisconsin
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    Not at all! I'll be buying plenty of BBS. The 2011 is drinking great right now.
  37. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Disciple (351) Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin
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    It seems like every time someone starts talking about a BA stout release from a brewery BCBS comes up. Some people are sorta dicks about it too. "Oh well (blank) is good but it's not bourbon county". "I will take one 1 case please". When did we decide every BA beer has to be BCBS clone?
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  38. FrankenBrew

    FrankenBrew Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2009 Wisconsin
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    I love CW BBS so much! Can't wait!
  39. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (2,474) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    It is Sunday and I am really, really ready to seek this out in a couple of days. I've never had it.
    I've never had BCBS either, but I have one 2012 bottle waiting for me that I am going to drink on Xmas.
  40. JmH

    JmH Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2012 Illinois

    anyone know how long they age this for? also, what kind of barrels do they typically use?
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