Release Class of '88 Deschutes collaborations

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by Bay01, Dec 10, 2012.

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  1. Bay01

    Bay01 Aspirant (278) Nov 19, 2008 Illinois

  2. Scotchboy

    Scotchboy Meyvn (1,248) Dec 7, 2010 Idaho
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    As long as they still brew Black Butte XXV, I'm fine with this.

    However if this replaces the birthday series, even for one year, I'm not fine with this.
  3. ezperkins2

    ezperkins2 Aspirant (298) Jan 3, 2011 California
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    Excited for all of them but just make sure that John Maier doesn't put any bacon, books or beard hair into the barley wine.
  4. oregone

    oregone Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2008 Oregon

    If the smoked imperial porter bears any resemblance to the one they poured at the holiday ale fest, I'll be a happy guy. Looking forward these. Curious about the strong golden. That many different vinifera varieties would seem like it would muddle each ones character, but who knows. Definitely interested.
    And not to pile on, but I'll pass on the rogue version. Not hating, just don't like their beer, and particularly don't like their previous Barleywine iterations.
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  5. Goosey

    Goosey Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2012 Missouri

    Count me in for the north coast collab a nice big barley wine is right down their alley. Just wish they would boot rogue out of the picture, though old crustacean is not bad.
    jdklks and THANAT0PSIS like this.
  6. harrymel

    harrymel Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2010 Washington

    I'm not looking forward to another grape beer. Hopefully they just innoculate it with bugs and let it mature into something worthwhile.
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  7. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (4,554) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    Arrgh! All in large format. Please run some of these into 12oz bottles or cans.
  8. Etan

    Etan Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2011 Wisconsin

    This is what I was thinking. Wine barrels and fruit usually indicate wild, but they didn't mention any bugs in the description...
  9. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (11,910) Mar 18, 2010 California

    I am hoping to see all of these beers in SoCal.
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  10. Ungertaker

    Ungertaker Devotee (447) Apr 30, 2010 Minnesota
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    I am pumped for this; especially since all of the breweries distribute to MN!

    THANAT0PSIS Defender (625) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin
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    As a Wisconsinite, looks like I'll be taking a trip up to Minnesota for the release. We don't get Deschutes here, unfortunately.
  12. sergeantstogie

    sergeantstogie Aspirant (202) Nov 16, 2010 Washington

  13. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Poo-Bah (2,217) Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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    That way they can charge more....
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  14. sliverX

    sliverX Initiate (0) Oct 5, 2007 S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

    Hoping the GL collab sees GL distro...
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  15. mdomask

    mdomask Aspirant (273) May 27, 2012 Illinois
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    I'm guessing this is some variation on Sofie with Concord Grapes, aka Screw You, Jeppe!
  16. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    Damn YES!!!! Can't wait to try all these. Definitely stoked on that barleywine.
  17. vurt

    vurt Defender (612) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon

    First thing I thought of too.
  18. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (4,554) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    I will happily pay the same price per ounce, just put these type of beers into a reasonable format for fucks sake.
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  19. hopsbreath

    hopsbreath Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2009 Oregon

    The kings of American Porters collaborating on a big smoked version? Ah hell yeah sign me up for that!
  20. darkmoon66

    darkmoon66 Aspirant (236) Oct 8, 2011 California
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    Founders would like a word with you
  21. hopsbreath

    hopsbreath Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2009 Oregon

    They're in my top five but the top two spots belong to Black Butte and Edmund Fitzgerald.
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  22. Chebyshev

    Chebyshev Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2011 California

    Agreed, can always go back to those two.
  23. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Poo-Bah (2,217) Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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    I would be cool with that too!
  24. MasterSki

    MasterSki Site Editor (6,372) Dec 25, 2006 Ontario (Canada)
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    Definitely not - Concord grapes are extremely different from Pinot Noir and Riesling grapes, and the base for Screw You Jeppe was a Saison, while this beer is a Belgian Strong Golden Ale.
  25. Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky

    Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky Aspirant (267) Feb 13, 2013 Minnesota
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    Just saw the barleywine in stores today. Anyone had it yet?
  26. smithj2154

    smithj2154 Initiate (0) Apr 10, 2013 California
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    I picked up two of the NC Barleywine at lunch today! Super excited for this one!!
  27. DOTU

    DOTU Aspirant (232) Feb 11, 2011 California

    I got two bottles of the NC version yesterday also.
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  28. GFG

    GFG Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 North Dakota

    I saw 2 different looking bottles of class of 88 Barleywine at the liquor store. Different or same beer?
  29. smithj2154

    smithj2154 Initiate (0) Apr 10, 2013 California
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    Same reciepe brewed at different breweries. Rogue, North Coast, and Deschutes all brewed and packaged a version of the barleywine.
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  30. GFG

    GFG Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 North Dakota

    Got it, so no need to buy more than one then.
  31. smithj2154

    smithj2154 Initiate (0) Apr 10, 2013 California
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    I bought two of the north coast (my fav brewery out of the three) and Ill probably buy one of the Deschutes version (a close second)
  32. theCoder

    theCoder Disciple (392) Oct 24, 2011 Minnesota
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    Had one of these this past Saturday. It's odd, can't put my finger on it but everyone who sampled it agreed it wasn't a Barley Wine but that's going off of most barley wine's we've had. It's a different beast, I liked it but had you told me it was a barley wine I wouldn't believe you. Still quite good, not sure I'll pick up another.
  33. nabeshin

    nabeshin Initiate (0) May 25, 2004 California

    Maybe I got a bad bottle, but the bomber I had of the Deschutes version was way too medicinal for me. Drainpour.
  34. mnphish

    mnphish Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2012 Minnesota

    It wasn't awful but it wasn't good either. Definitely had a bit of a medicinal finish. Way to sweet.
  35. jdklks

    jdklks Initiate (0) Aug 9, 2007 Maryland

    I think the barleywine is drinking more like a DIPA right now, but it won't for long. With all its sweet fruitiness it's going to be a sugary, alcoholic mess in a few months. It wasn't as good as I was hoping it would be, and I blame Rogue.
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  36. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (4,833) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I also had the Deschutes version and I did not enjoy it at all.
  37. smithj2154

    smithj2154 Initiate (0) Apr 10, 2013 California
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    Are all these comments on the deschutes version? I'm worried about the two NC bottles I have that I haven't opened yet.
  38. sliverX

    sliverX Initiate (0) Oct 5, 2007 S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

    Any word on the Great Lakes Collab?
  39. imperialbeerdude

    imperialbeerdude Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2012 Colorado

    this beer was nasty, I drain poured
  40. Rick760Sd

    Rick760Sd Initiate (153) Jun 5, 2012 California
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    I split a Descutes version with a buddy and we both agreed it was too sweet and not very hoppy. Far from a drain pour but just not as good as I'd thought it would be. I blame Rogue
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