Central Waters Releases and Updates

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by WI-Beer-Man, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. Skins

    Skins Initiate (190) Nov 10, 2010 Wisconsin
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    Maple has kicked at the brewery...
     
  2. Dactrius

    Dactrius Meyvn (1,097) Apr 23, 2012 Wisconsin
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    While I'm happy I got bottles it was quite disappointing that they didn't have enough Maple on tap to make sure everyone got some, especially with them charging over twice as much per oz for the bottles.

    I would've been fine with them not having maple on tap at all, but just having it for Saturday & early Sunday would be like DLD not having variants for everyone, but not telling you ahead of time that you might get screwed by being in a later group. If they didn't have enough they should've put a limit on pours. I'm sure plenty of people went nuts at $4 a snifter.
     
  3. HawkeyeBeerLover

    HawkeyeBeerLover Initiate (166) Jun 30, 2015 Wisconsin
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    As someone who had 2 glasses there, I apologize. I figured they'd have more than enough for everyone but I'm sure some people went nuts with it, as you said.
     
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  4. Spewlander

    Spewlander Initiate (124) May 17, 2014 Minnesota
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    But it wasn't an event. Just normal days at the taproom that happen to coincide with a bottle pickup.
     
  5. Dactrius

    Dactrius Meyvn (1,097) Apr 23, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Two glasses is totally reasonable, but much more than that (if you knew they didn't have enough, which nobody but CW knew I assume) does suck for people who got shut out.

    It's largely just an issue of expectations, if I hadn't been reading about them having it flowing freely and having extra bottle tickets available on BA I wouldn't have been let down. It wasn't surprising or disappointing when there was no Ardea on tap at that release because I wasn't expecting it and they hadn't just sent out a bunch of kegs to random restaurants/bars around the state.

    I know it wasn't an "event" but if you're telling me that they just randomly decided to put maple on tap the day they had a bottle pickup, well, that's quite the coincidence.
     
  6. Redsunsx01x

    Redsunsx01x Aspirant (205) Jul 5, 2016 Illinois
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    I had 3 but one of them was the ticket pour and at $4 ionno if you could blame anyone. Some places here in Chicago, that wont get you more than a PBR.
     
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  7. Parsoncr

    Parsoncr Initiate (22) Mar 16, 2016 Wisconsin
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    Did anyone hang out to see if they released more bottles Sunday evening or today at the bottle shop? thought about hanging out to see after just missing it on tap
     
  8. Cub_Fan_Bud_Man

    Cub_Fan_Bud_Man Initiate (120) Jan 19, 2017 Wisconsin
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    I'm a big fan of releasing the beer across two days - keeps the size of the crowd down and makes it easier for customers to plan their weekends. I hope they do this for future releases (except for the Anniversary party).
     
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  9. HawkeyeBeerLover

    HawkeyeBeerLover Initiate (166) Jun 30, 2015 Wisconsin
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    Agreed, this release was awesome. Everyone on Saturday seemed to be having a great time and there weren't any line issues.
     
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  10. Foxman27

    Foxman27 Initiate (122) Nov 21, 2015 Wisconsin
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    Anyone seen the labels for the releases Friday?
     
  11. just_in

    just_in Aspirant (263) Apr 24, 2014 Wisconsin
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    I'd sure like to see them.
     
  12. just_in

    just_in Aspirant (263) Apr 24, 2014 Wisconsin
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    So no hype around this one, that's nice but too bad I can't go. I thought it might be a shit show with the limited bottle limits. I would love to get some Bloody Sunrise.
     
  13. Neverdie7

    Neverdie7 Initiate (188) Jun 7, 2008 Wisconsin

    Eh, its tequila barrels so not a big deal I guess. lol
     
  14. SourAddict

    SourAddict Disciple (349) Jun 18, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Any updates on how much they have and how long it will last?
     
  15. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poo-Bah (3,627) Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Can't imagine a ton of people from Madison drove up today given the whole craft beer week thing.
     
  16. damasta414

    damasta414 Initiate (117) Mar 7, 2017 Wisconsin
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    Does The Promise bottles ever hit distro?
     
  17. ShooterMcGavin

    ShooterMcGavin Initiate (139) May 8, 2011 Wisconsin
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    No, at this point it has only been brewery only tap. I believe this is the first time it hit bottles. Goes for all 3 that were released.
     
  18. just_in

    just_in Aspirant (263) Apr 24, 2014 Wisconsin
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    Correct
     
  19. Neverdie7

    Neverdie7 Initiate (188) Jun 7, 2008 Wisconsin

    So the 3 tequila barrel aged beers must not be a huge deal, nobody has posted a peep about any of them?
     
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  20. Foxman27

    Foxman27 Initiate (122) Nov 21, 2015 Wisconsin
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    They've had them at the brewery for a while, but it is nice to have bottles to share with friends who don't get up to the brewery.
     
  21. just_in

    just_in Aspirant (263) Apr 24, 2014 Wisconsin
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    Yeah, they're not new but getting a hold of some Bloody Sunrise for home consumption is amazing.
     
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  22. A_Rad

    A_Rad Disciple (345) May 8, 2015 Wisconsin
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    Are they still at the brewery? I would love to get some. Don't know if I need to trade or drive.
     
  23. Number1Framer

    Number1Framer Initiate (71) Mar 13, 2016 Wisconsin
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    Amen to that. I'm not a fan of El Ganador or The Promise, but Bloody Sunrise is the best tequila BA beer I've had by miles. I wish they would add it to the Brewer's reserve series as a spring or summer release because that would be a perfect campfire beer IMO.
     
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  24. just_in

    just_in Aspirant (263) Apr 24, 2014 Wisconsin
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    You're better off trading because a 2 hour drive for the limits would be rough. They don't seem to require much to get.
     
  25. bmony26

    bmony26 Initiate (154) May 2, 2012 Wisconsin
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    I stopped at CW yesterday and was able to get the limit for all three beers.
     
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  26. CoreyC

    CoreyC Aspirant (257) Mar 16, 2015 Wisconsin
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    I have yet to see Cassian Sunset this year. Last year I thought it was in stores in April or May. Does anyone know what is happening with this release?
     
  27. bwelch21

    bwelch21 Aspirant (261) Nov 5, 2014 Wisconsin
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  28. flat_lander

    flat_lander Aspirant (202) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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  29. CoreyC

    CoreyC Aspirant (257) Mar 16, 2015 Wisconsin
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    Great - thanks! I'll relax on that one for a while.
     
  30. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (2,408) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Anyone had last years BBSA recently? I'm thinking I just have a bad bottle, but it poured with a very foamy head and had some tartness in the flavor. I have 2 more bottles, so hopefully they will be fine. Makes me want a fresh bottle.
     
  31. EvilMidnightBomber

    EvilMidnightBomber Initiate (179) Feb 12, 2015 Wisconsin
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    Must be a scotch ale kind of night, I just happen to be drinking my last 2016 CW BBSA right now. And it tastes fine.
    Hope your other ones are okay.
     
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  32. flat_lander

    flat_lander Aspirant (202) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    I had a '16 about a month ago and it was great. Mine are cellared in a dark spot that stays about 60 year round.
     
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  33. Neverdie7

    Neverdie7 Initiate (188) Jun 7, 2008 Wisconsin

    I've been drinking them non stop until I couldn't get anymore this last Friday. My secret beer stop finally ran out of his stash and I am bummed. The beer was tasting great! And no problems with foam issues. It started to get a little sweet there but I kinda like that in my scotch ales. So no issues other then the store ran out.
     
  34. CoreyC

    CoreyC Aspirant (257) Mar 16, 2015 Wisconsin
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    I also had BBSA last week that was not so good - I'd call it sour. I've been drinking these periodically since last year's release, and this was the first one that was off. I have two left and am a little nervous now.
     
  35. scream

    scream Disciple (344) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin

    no problems here !
     
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  36. Number1Framer

    Number1Framer Initiate (71) Mar 13, 2016 Wisconsin
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    Since I just had a BBSA last weekend I guess I'll chime in too. Haven't noticed anything off with mine.
     
  37. MiracleWhale

    MiracleWhale Initiate (179) May 29, 2014 Illinois
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    Any idea when the BB Cherry stout will hit distro?
     
  38. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (1,825) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    Should be soon according to their website. But it will be Wisconsin distro only.
     
  39. bobanddoug

    bobanddoug Initiate (55) Mar 13, 2016 Illinois
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    anyone seen de kleine dood?
     
  40. Vitacca

    Vitacca Devotee (444) Sep 15, 2010 Wisconsin
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    August/September.
     
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