Central Waters Releases and Updates (2018)

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  1. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (4,846) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Let me add my voice to those praising Bourbon Barrel Quad. In previous years the Brewers Reserve beers were WAY too boozy when fresh, but the 2016 Scotch & Quad releases lead me to believe they have turned a corner...bravo CW!
     
  2. bound4er

    bound4er Crusader (762) Jul 4, 2007 Wisconsin

    GABFU was much better this year in terms of crowds and how things were run. The biggest positive change was doing away with a separate line to purchase beer tickets and instead let each vendor take cash. The live music was also set up in a separate tent which worked well. All in all a big win for charity (Lettie Jensen Community Center) as the run/walk sold out which is the main reason for the event. Hopefully CW will continue to run things similar next year.
     
  3. WI-Beer-Man

    WI-Beer-Man Initiate (0) May 29, 2014 Wisconsin

    What's the difference in how the Black Gold bottles look 2016 vs 2015?
     
  4. bound4er

    bound4er Crusader (762) Jul 4, 2007 Wisconsin

    They look the same as last year. I am sure there is a vintage shown somewhere... didn't look that close.
     
  5. Hoppity1

    Hoppity1 Aspirant (225) Apr 25, 2015 Illinois
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    I was wondering the same rhing. I grabbed a 15 BG when I got home and could not notice any difference between the 16 label. Maybe there us a stamp on the bottle I missed?
    Great time at the party. Well done CW!
     
  6. wiscoCW

    wiscoCW Initiate (0) May 20, 2015 Wisconsin

    I didn't notice a difference either. I just put little circle stickers on top and marked the year down to avoid a mix up.

     
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  7. DTRoman

    DTRoman Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2011 Minnesota

    I'm sure I missed this somewhere in this thread, but did they sell out of black gold on the day of the release? I'll be driving by that area tomorrow and was wondering if i might get lucky and stumble upon a leftover bottle
     
  8. MilwaukeeBeerMaker

    MilwaukeeBeerMaker Devotee (458) Jun 30, 2014 Wisconsin
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    Id highly doubt they didn't sell out of everything they had available for purchase on Saturday. Do they have more to randomly put out in the tap room...only they know the answer to that.
     
  9. WI-Beer-Man

    WI-Beer-Man Initiate (0) May 29, 2014 Wisconsin

    Stop by and ask, the worst they could say is "no".
     
  10. PbFarmer

    PbFarmer Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2015 Wisconsin

    Anello was saying that they would run out before the end of the line of ppl getting 2 bottles. Not sure if it was true. They are setting bottles aside for random releases for the locals, supposedly, so I doubt you would be able to ask for some and get any. Worth a call or if you are going to be there anyway just ask, the CW staff is awesome.
     
  11. JJ_17

    JJ_17 Initiate (179) Apr 22, 2014 Indiana
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    Day of BG release bottles sold out as I was in line. As previously mentioned, who knows when/if additional bottles are put out.
     
  12. chicagogooner

    chicagogooner Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2014 Illinois

    Beer Temple posted that they have it. So we should start seeing it around.
     
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  13. CMLinder

    CMLinder Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2015 Wisconsin

    For what it's worth, HyVee in Madison (east) had a few 4-packs at the counter still. Not sure if they were a second wind or just residual from the initial drop. Cheers!
     
  14. dcw6363

    dcw6363 Initiate (64) Nov 11, 2009 Utah
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    Slainte is out! I love this stuff. One of the best scottish ales out there. Great fall beer.
     
  15. pkarch09

    pkarch09 Initiate (74) Mar 22, 2010 Illinois

    Bourbon Barrel Quad 4 packs at Printers Row Wine Shop (Chicago)...couple packs left as of 6:30 tonight
     
  16. SinBoldly

    SinBoldly Initiate (0) Apr 21, 2014 Illinois

    Having had them all now, IMO:

    BBSA >> Backwoods Bastard
    BBQ >>>> Boulevard BBQ

    Glad to be able to grab CW this year.
     
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  17. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (4,846) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Agreed on both counts.

    I thought the Boulevard BBQ was flat-out gross.
     
  18. Hwk-I-St8

    Hwk-I-St8 Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2016 Iowa

    Wow. I haven't had this years, but last year's was fantastic.
     
  19. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (4,846) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Just to follow up, while I like barrel aged beers, some are just way too boozy when fresh for my palate.

    This was like someone dumped a shot of bourbon in it. Some of my friends love that kind of stuff, but it's gross to me.
     
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  20. bowzer4birdie

    bowzer4birdie Initiate (0) Aug 16, 2012 Illinois

    I agree. Boulevard is too hot for me right now. Revisit in 3 months (ish) and I will see how it tastes then.
     
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  21. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (4,228) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    I got a six pack of BBQ (thanks Jewel mix six!!) so I'm planning to drink some now and I'll have to let some age.
     
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  22. chicagogooner

    chicagogooner Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2014 Illinois

    What Jewel? Surprised they got it.
     
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  23. prior2two

    prior2two Disciple (381) Oct 18, 2013 Illinois

    City or burbs?
     
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  24. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (4,228) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    The Jewel in Oak Lawn on Pulaski. Stopped in before a party to grab some beer on Friday night. I had to do a triple take to be sure it was really the BBQ - and it was all in the mix six section, so I'd venture a guess they normally don't get it.
     
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  25. bloatednemesis

    bloatednemesis Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2015 Wisconsin

    Anybody know when the Bourbon Barrel Stout is out? Also, lots of 4 packs of BBQ at Brennan's on Watts Rd. in Madison.
     
  26. just_in

    just_in Initiate (180) Apr 24, 2014 Texas
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    Normally right around Thanksgiving.
     
  27. HawksBeerFan

    HawksBeerFan Disciple (306) Dec 24, 2011 Illinois
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    This may start a bit of controversy but...

    BBQ = BBSA > BBS = Cassian Susnet > BBBW

    They all have a thinner mouthfeel which works great with the quad and stout but leaves me wanting more on the stouts/barleywines
     
  28. VinHalen54

    VinHalen54 Initiate (137) Jun 4, 2014 Illinois

    I think we can all agree that they are all great, so no controversy, just good discussion. If they can keep the same price points, they will keep me as a fan for a long time.
    There are so many BB stouts out there that I only purchased one 4pk of 2015 BBS, but I also have so much Scotch Ale (my annual favorite) that I can't drink that much either.
    Looking forward to Black Gold and anything else they bring to FOBAB this week!
     
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  29. chazmcbro

    chazmcbro Initiate (0) Sep 7, 2010 Wisconsin

  30. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa

    Anyone know when they release Space Ghost? I love that beer. Also, I swore I heard word of Space Ghost going into barrels last year...to be bottled or draft only??
     
  31. djhowell

    djhowell Disciple (332) Apr 1, 2009 Wisconsin

    Space Ghost hit Madison 3 weeks ago.
     
  32. Dactrius

    Dactrius Poo-Bah (1,605) Apr 23, 2012 Wisconsin
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    I'm pretty sure I heard that there were barrels againg 2-3 years ago with "SG" written on them but that should've come out by now....
     
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  33. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa

    Damn. Hoping it hits here soon then.
     
  34. beermanben

    beermanben Disciple (340) Jan 23, 2015 Wisconsin
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    Beer menus shows it in Iowa. I would think you will see it soon.
     
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  35. EvilMidnightBomber

    EvilMidnightBomber Initiate (0) Feb 12, 2015 Wisconsin

    Supposedly there will be a lot of it, although I can't find a reference to quote or link.
    There's a December TBD bomber release on the production calendar on their website. Any word yet on what that will be?
     
  36. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (4,846) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Cherry Stout question: is this brewed yearly?
     
  37. VinHalen54

    VinHalen54 Initiate (137) Jun 4, 2014 Illinois

    Released yearly, but only available in Wisconsin.
     
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  38. beermanben

    beermanben Disciple (340) Jan 23, 2015 Wisconsin
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    My guess would be rye chocolate porter
     
  39. chazmcbro

    chazmcbro Initiate (0) Sep 7, 2010 Wisconsin

    Ugh sorry guys. I got the date wrong. Should hit the week after next.
     
  40. chazmcbro

    chazmcbro Initiate (0) Sep 7, 2010 Wisconsin

    Haven't heard, but I'll ask.
     
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