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Belgium Double Black Release

Discussion in 'Europe' started by MykelJH, Mar 15, 2013.

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  1. MykelJH

    MykelJH Aug 3, 2011 California

    Anyone hear anything about the next Double Black 5 release? I thought I heard March sometime but not sure
     
  2. Brabander

    Brabander Oct 10, 2009 Netherlands

    I met Urbain two weeks ago and asked him about it. Still not sure when he will fill the 75 centiliter bottles. Most likely will be after march because he is very busy with other projects and he also told me that they are working on the machine which icebocks the beer...patience!

    Thijs
     
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  3. beerpirates

    beerpirates May 4, 2010 Belgium
    Beer Trader

    De struise brouwers = patience :)
     
  4. MykelJH

    MykelJH Aug 3, 2011 California

    sounds good. just hoping ill be able to score a bottle or 10 ;)
     
  5. tendermorsel

    tendermorsel Oct 22, 2006 Massachusetts

    I thought Struise = sturdy. I need some double black ASAP! :)
     
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  6. Brabander

    Brabander Oct 10, 2009 Netherlands

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  7. tendermorsel

    tendermorsel Oct 22, 2006 Massachusetts

    A little birdy told me that there is a stockpile of Messy (multiple kegs) in the basement of a certain bar in London. Why do the brits have all the fun. I need to have a Struise beer named after me. Perhaps T&S? Tender and Succulent?
     
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  8. RendoMike

    RendoMike Sep 6, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    BM me this info please, for the love of all that is good!
     
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  9. Dennoman

    Dennoman Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    Not exactly a stockpile, but two kegs of it. I was shown them, but I'd betray their trust if I revealed its location :D

    Struise is probably one of the least punctual brewers ever when it comes to release dates. I'm still hoping the March 30th release is correct, because I'd have to take a day off work to get there.
     
  10. RendoMike

    RendoMike Sep 6, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Understand that. Thanks!
     
  11. SStein

    SStein Dec 26, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    I can't wait for this release. I hope it is soon.
     
  12. Brabander

    Brabander Oct 10, 2009 Netherlands

    As soon as we know it here in Europe.......................we won't tell you guys across the pond! Hahahahaha. We will keep the DB5 all for ourselves!

    (Just kiddin')

    Thijs
     
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  13. tendermorsel

    tendermorsel Oct 22, 2006 Massachusetts

    How about I send you some sour beers and you send me some double black?
     
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  14. Brabander

    Brabander Oct 10, 2009 Netherlands

    VERY tempting! Hahaha.
     
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  15. Dennoman

    Dennoman Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    Haha, I must've misread you were considering sending American sours to someone who lives an hour's drive away from Belgium? Puh-lease!
     
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  16. SStein

    SStein Dec 26, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    I live within 45 minutes of Brussels and delicious sours, but still have some American sours coming my way. They may not touch Cantillon, but still worth trying. Now if Double Black will get released soon, I will jump for joy.
     
  17. Vanlingleipa

    Vanlingleipa May 19, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Tendermorsel was joking. Thijs and his merry band of brewhahaheyheyians are well known for their anti-sour policies. Equal opportunity lambic haters, I believe their antipathy extends to Belgian sours as well as American.

    However, open a Black Tuesday in a remote Finnish fishing village and you'll likely see them there, tasting glasses in hand.
     
  18. Dennoman

    Dennoman Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    That being said, I've had the chance to taste some of the most highly acclaimed American sours and I feel none of them come even remotely close to some of the most run of the mill lambics and blends here. They tend to lack complexity for me. I used to be big time anti-sour, but I came round and now love the occasional lambic/gueuze/kriek/framboise/... American sours just aren't my cup of tea, it seems.

    But hey, you guys generally have a WAY better understanding of how to do the big beers (stouts/barleywines/DIPAs/...) that I love so dearly. To each their specialty I guess. That doesn't mean we shouldn't keep experimenting. I'd fight for the Americans' right to release inferior sours any day of the week. Ya know, in the hopes of them getting better at it :)
     
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  19. MykelJH

    MykelJH Aug 3, 2011 California

    I can send nice BA stouts/barleywines/dipas for sours to anyone who wants to set up a quartetly or bi annually trade (bigger trade)15-20 bottles.
     
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  20. tendermorsel

    tendermorsel Oct 22, 2006 Massachusetts


    I agree 100%. Russian River does the best job here stateside. Beatification is real real good but it ain't lambic. It's a recent trend here but in Belgium there is a tradition blending and sour beers. The wonders of the Zenne river probably has something to do with too.
     
  21. Padraig

    Padraig Jan 14, 2013 United Kingdom (England)
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    The Cask just tweeted this. Keykegs include 2008 Pannepot Reserva and Black Damnation X.

    Was going to skip this but I might have to check it out.

    [​IMG]
     
  22. andrejes

    andrejes Jun 10, 2011 Netherlands
    Beer Trader

    Black Damnation X??? That is Double Wood!!!!
    Is this right???
     
  23. Dennoman

    Dennoman Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    Yup. Cask gets regular exclusives from Struise.
     
  24. RendoMike

    RendoMike Sep 6, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I must start getting into twitter, seems to be the best way to find about this stuff. Plan on going to down to London just for this with a few other BAs. Wasn't able to get my Struise fix on the last trip to Belgium, so I'm very much looking forward to this!
     
  25. stupac2

    stupac2 Feb 22, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Everyone agrees with you. There are a few that get somewhat close, but the expertise just isn't over here. I think a decade from now, when the first few pioneers have figured it out and there are lots of second-wave people doing spontaneous fermentation, we'll have caught up much more. But it'll take time, and we might not have someone of Armand's skill in my lifetime.
     
  26. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Argshgsfrdfuck. I'm travelling through London on Monday. Fuckfuckityfuck.
     
  27. Padraig

    Padraig Jan 14, 2013 United Kingdom (England)
    Beer Trader

    Correction- It's Westoek X (they also have the XX version) not Damnation X.
     
  28. Dennoman

    Dennoman Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    Bummer. Nearly had my Eurostar ticket booked there.
     
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  29. atomeyes

    atomeyes Jul 13, 2011 Ontario (Canada)
    Beer Trader

    I still have my black albert V from 2 years ago. trying to find an appropriate time to open it up.
     
  30. Padraig

    Padraig Jan 14, 2013 United Kingdom (England)
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  31. Brabander

    Brabander Oct 10, 2009 Netherlands

    Just got some news from Yapi (Bart). Still no BD5 for the coming THREE weeks (at least)!!!!!

    Patience is a virtue....

    Thijs
     
  32. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Dec 13, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    this thread teases me with every post.
     
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  33. RendoMike

    RendoMike Sep 6, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    This makes me sad. Was hoping my trip to Belgium at the end of this month would net me some BD5.
     
  34. Anonymous1

    Anonymous1 Mar 19, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Yeah, me too.... :(
     
  35. Dennoman

    Dennoman Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    Double Black won't be out for at least six more weeks, is what they replied to one of my FB messages.
     
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  36. Brabander

    Brabander Oct 10, 2009 Netherlands

    Correct Dennis, i heard it also could be two months.....patience,,,,,patience.....
     
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  37. SStein

    SStein Dec 26, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    This is sad news. However, you cannot rush perfection. I am still eagerly awaiting this.
     
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  38. RendoMike

    RendoMike Sep 6, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    In a way, that's good news. If they announced the release one week after I make a trip there, I would have a hard time justifying another trip so close (to the wife that is).
     
  39. Brabander

    Brabander Oct 10, 2009 Netherlands

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