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Colorado Treasures

Discussion in 'Mountain' started by soughtbygod, Jan 29, 2013.

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  1. soughtbygod

    soughtbygod Apr 27, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    I have a buddy headed to Colorado and I was wondering what are the must haves I should request he hauls me back
  2. maximumu13

    maximumu13 Aug 31, 2010 Ohio

    If he can find it, Dry Dock Blighs is a delicious barleywine.
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  3. Halcyondays

    Halcyondays Jun 27, 2007 California

    Since you're in CA, definitely Odell, Left Hand and Ska.
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  4. adkieffer

    adkieffer Nov 23, 2010 Washington

    Any and all Crooked Stave! Also, any Avery Barrell Series beers he can find. Make sure he actually asks for them at any store he goes to as they are usually in back or tucked away.

    +1 on Blighs too
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  5. Domingo

    Domingo Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Bligh's might be tricky to find (although it IS around), but the other Dry Dock cans are everywhere now. Between the Amber, Hefe, and Apricot you have a half-dozen WBC and GABF medals.
  6. denver10

    denver10 Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    Elevation's Oil Man Bourbon Barrel Stout is due to hit the shelves soon and is awesome.

    x2 on anything Odell's. Their current seasonal Red is fantastic and their IPA, IMO, the best/my favorite in the state.

    Dry Dock's IIPA
    Funkwerks Saison
    anything Crooked Stave, as suggested
    If you can find a barrel aged Avery, as suggested
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  7. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard May 19, 2005 Colorado

    Well, not everywhere. Only "key" accounts got it, now the distributor is out. We have to wait 2+ weeks to get some (post Super Bowl...not a good move), even though we were one of the first to carry DD. Me = not happy :mad:
  8. Domingo

    Domingo Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    I stand corrected. That kinda sucks. Hopefully they'll square this away and maybe finally get their ducks in a row enough to distribute outside of the front range, too.
  9. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard May 19, 2005 Colorado

    Just saw the new long list of stores carrying DD cans. I just got doubly angry. That's 2 :mad::mad: for those keeping score. Effectively, we have dropped Dry Dock. That hurts me
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  10. ablackshear

    ablackshear Sep 17, 2010 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Argonaut had some last night but was not on that long list. They were already sold out of Hop Abomination. I don't think anywhere else near downtown got any, Highlands is the closest one. Joy and Mr B's said next week at the earliest.
  11. robwater

    robwater Jan 14, 2012 Colorado

    Bligh's...should be top priority. Great Divide BA Old Ruffian is solid as well. All Avery Demon series or BA. I'm still waiting on Oil Man. Had it at the Rare Beer Fest and it was retarded good. I hear its on its way.
  12. nolimitnsb

    nolimitnsb Nov 26, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    According to my local store Oil Man hits this week. Hope so as I'm anxious to hear this hyped stout.
  13. Kuester

    Kuester May 14, 2012 Colorado

    Bought two Oil Man's at Lucas around 3 today, should be everywhere soon
  14. denver10

    denver10 Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    How much are bottles running?
  15. poonamibaxter

    poonamibaxter Jun 26, 2007 Colorado
    Beer Trader

  16. denver10

    denver10 Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    I can manage that, thought it was great when I tried it at the Mayor the other week. Had to order seconds.
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  17. SiflandOlly

    SiflandOlly Nov 14, 2010 Colorado

    Picked up an Oil Man in Boulder yesterday, think it was $15.99 which seems fair.
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  18. joshclauss

    joshclauss Oct 31, 2010 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    You should try drinking it, too.
  19. nolimitnsb

    nolimitnsb Nov 26, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Lol...that is an autocorrect fail. Nice catch. Yes I hope to drink it as well. :)
  20. ssteigerwald

    ssteigerwald Mar 4, 2010 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Anyone tried Oil Man from the bottles yet? One friend thinks his was infected...Green apple flavor. Uh oh.
  21. FishPondManager

    FishPondManager Feb 28, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Xandy from Elevation poured some from a bottle when I saw him at Hops and Pie a couple weeks back. No off flavors to me.
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  22. hopfacebrew

    hopfacebrew Jul 26, 2011 Colorado

    Great. Just bought my first. I will report back later
  23. ArrogantB

    ArrogantB Jun 9, 2006 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Very interested in this one too as I've been loving barreled stouts lately but I'm always gunshy with unestablished beers.
  24. rob2654

    rob2654 May 20, 2004 Colorado

    Shared a bottle of Oil Man this weekend and thought it was fabulous. Bought another yesterday to hold on to, but it is very drinkable immediately.
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  25. chugalug06

    chugalug06 Jun 5, 2008 Colorado

    Drank one yesterday, no infection, IMO.

    In fact, I went out and quickly bought three more :eek:
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  26. guyforget

    guyforget Nov 12, 2009 Colorado

    not saying its bad by any means, but i found oil man to be underwhelming. no sign of infection in the one i drank.
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  27. MarczykFineWines

    MarczykFineWines Jan 28, 2013 Colorado

    You can find all but the Crooked Stave over here. INCLUDING the Mephistopheles stout by Avery!
  28. Prospero

    Prospero Jul 27, 2010 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Just an FYI, green apple can come from Acetaldehyde (by-product of yeast that needs more time to bottle condition.) As well as infection... but since this was just bottled <1 month ago, my guess is give it a bit more time and it will go away. Same thing that happened to Dark Lord last year too IIRC. I think I'll sit on my Oil Man for another month to see.
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  29. stuart3368

    stuart3368 Jan 3, 2011 Colorado

    Just picked up 2 bottles of Oil Man, can't wait to try.
  30. Kuester

    Kuester May 14, 2012 Colorado

  31. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard May 19, 2005 Colorado

    I still don't understand Twitter, but me likes good beer!
  32. denver10

    denver10 Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    I thought Sierra Nevada's Brandy Barrel Age Ovila Quad was fantastic....excited to try False Summit, especially since I prefer whiskey to brandy.
  33. denver10

    denver10 Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    I am getting that green apple, slightly sourish kinda flavor from my bottle right now. I should have heeded your warning.
  34. FishPondManager

    FishPondManager Feb 28, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Bumping this. Anyone had an Oil Man recently?
  35. schlegelmeister

    schlegelmeister Oct 19, 2011 Massachusetts

    Mine was a butterscotch bomb. Apologies in advance for not keeping the bottle for numbering specs. (And to myself because I would like to tell Elevation my experience with that bottle.)
  36. schlegelmeister

    schlegelmeister Oct 19, 2011 Massachusetts

    I bought it at Total Bev Westy.
  37. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Drop Xandy a line at elevation. They are solid people who make things right.
  38. quirkzoo

    quirkzoo Jul 7, 2011 Colorado

    Had one a couple of weeks ago, absolutely no sign of infection. Unfortunately I didn't note the bottle number.
  39. poonamibaxter

    poonamibaxter Jun 26, 2007 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    The one had a month or so ago showed no signs of infection. It also didn't taste barrel aged either.
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  40. ElevationBeer

    ElevationBeer Jan 10, 2012 Colorado

    Hey Poon,

    Sorry you had an issue with Oil Man, we have had a few reports of infected bottles (but not many). This was the last batch we hand bottled as we are now running on a Maheen bottling line. Drop me a line and we will send you something new to replace your bad experience. It was barrel aged for over 7 months, but we designed it to show more base beer then some barrel aged whiskey bombs out there. Still a beer after all! Let us know and thanks for being a BA. We are always trying to get better and thanks for your Opinion.


    The Elevation Team
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