Release Epic Big Bad Baptist & Barrel Aged Barley Wine

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by Hinda65, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. Hinda65

    Hinda65 Initiate (183) May 7, 2017 Utah
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    Sunday Oct 1st 2017 Big Bad Baptist will be available, a true sign that fall is finally here. I stopped by the brewery yesterday and asked about variants. last year they had double barrel and baptista but got no info. I know triple barrel will be released in about a month
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    On another note, Friday, they released their first barrel aged barley wine. I picked up a couple a couple bottles yesterday but have not tried it so be on the lookout!
     
  2. rypkr

    rypkr Crusader (767) Nov 19, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    When is bbb not available?
     
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  3. Hinda65

    Hinda65 Initiate (183) May 7, 2017 Utah
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    It's not available here. This is 2017. Triple barrel variant coming too. It might be fun to pick up a bottle and see how it differs from 2016? maybe?
     
  4. rypkr

    rypkr Crusader (767) Nov 19, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    What I mean is that bbb is not a yearly or seasonal release, it's constant as I understand it much like Dragons milk.

    Irregardless and despite not loving the regular, I'll definitely pick up the tripple barrel to try if I see it.
     
  5. LakerLax21

    LakerLax21 Initiate (106) May 16, 2017 New Jersey

    Big Bad Baptist is indeed a once a year release, not sure where you got your info. It just sits on the shelves in some markets, so maybe you see it more than others
     
  6. juliolugo

    juliolugo Initiate (42) Jun 22, 2015 Massachusetts

    BBB is certainly on the shelves in Massachusetts pretty much year round, but according to their website (assuming it's up to date), it hasn't been released in 2017 yet. That said, they don't just have just a single release of BBB each year. Last year, there were 15 distinct releases of BBB. The first was on 8/15/2016 and the last was on 12/6/2016. Across those 15 distinct releases, there were 6 distinct versions of BBB (i.e., 6 different coffees used). Seems like they're getting a late start this year.

    Interested in Triple Barrel BBB for sure, although their barrel counting continues to perplex me. I always thought they were over-counting with Double Barrel BBB since one of the barrels was just the barrel-aged coffee beans (the beer itself was only aged in one kind of barrel). Now with Triple Barrel BBB it seems like they are under-counting, based on their definition of a barrel (not mine though, lol). Given that the coffee beans are barrel-aged, the coconut is barrel-aged, and the beer is aged in two kinds of barrels, shouldn't it be Quadruple Barrel BBB?
     
  7. juliolugo

    juliolugo Initiate (42) Jun 22, 2015 Massachusetts

    Small correction: the first 2016 release was on 8/6/2016 (not 8/15/2016).
     
  8. Dan_Inreallife

    Dan_Inreallife Zealot (552) Jan 22, 2012 Colorado

    This is not accurate at all; BBB is not a year-round, but there are several batches released every year - their website has details for each release up to #83.
     
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  9. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Zealot (571) Mar 28, 2009 California
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    That triple sounds amazing! BBB is usually so roasty that some rum and coconut could really balance that out perfectly!
     
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  10. BeerandLoathing

    BeerandLoathing Aspirant (218) Jan 28, 2011 Oregon
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    YES Please.
     
  11. JasonJYoung

    JasonJYoung Initiate (162) Jan 7, 2015 Washington
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    Yea, Big Bad Baptist is a weird, yet delicious beer! Weird as in the releases. In the past, the various BBB batch numbers/releases would sit on shelves throughout Seattle and the surrounding community's. Lately, this stuff has been harder to come by. Either less has been released into certain markets, or more people are buying them up.

    Looking forward to the new releases.
     
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  12. Benish

    Benish Savant (937) Mar 13, 2013 Wisconsin
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    I lived in Utah for a couple years just recently. Really bummed I'm missing out on this. Always went out to Epic for bottles since the state stores sucked. Hopefully it reaches Wisconsin!
     
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  13. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (1,724) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Bourbon and Rum BA - hell yeah! Gonna have to travel to get this....
     
  14. user8991037426712693

    user8991037426712693 Initiate (146) May 19, 2017 Minnesota
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    Few months ago I had the Double Barrel BBB from 2016 and I was instantly hooked. Loved how the barrel aged the coffee beans, such a great idea. I hope they do that one again this year so I can get a few.

    Since I had such a good experience with that Double Barrel, I am quite interested in this one as well.
     
  15. HermitDan

    HermitDan Disciple (379) Apr 30, 2016 New Jersey

    Can't wait to add these to my cellar
     
  16. Sweatshirt

    Sweatshirt Aspirant (240) Jan 27, 2014 New Hampshire
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    Can't wait to actually drink these.
     
  17. Birdrinker

    Birdrinker Aspirant (200) Mar 30, 2014 Colorado
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    Does anyone know the new batch numbers for the latest release?
     
  18. tobelerone

    tobelerone Poo-Bah (2,148) Dec 1, 2010 New York
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    Roasted
     
  19. Hinda65

    Hinda65 Initiate (183) May 7, 2017 Utah
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    I bought these last week at the SLC Brewery
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  20. Hinda65

    Hinda65 Initiate (183) May 7, 2017 Utah
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    I know for sure they are doing Baptista and Triple Barrel..I haven't been able to get an answer on more Double Barrel. My guess is the Triple barrel is taking it's place but that is a pure guess.
     
  21. chitownfanatic21

    chitownfanatic21 Aspirant (238) Sep 25, 2016 Kansas
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    I picked up a ‘17 Baptista and a BA Barleywine last Friday at the brewery while at GABF. Can’t wait to try them, I had Baptista last year and it was phenomenal.
     
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  22. scream

    scream Devotee (488) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin

    Any thoughts on how the Baptisa holds up ? Coffee in stouts tends to fall off fairly quickly as I understand it ?
     
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  23. Hinda65

    Hinda65 Initiate (183) May 7, 2017 Utah
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    I had a 2016 a couple months ago and it was still great...Drink your 2017 now! it's the best beer ive had this year, don't wait and get a couple more if you can
     
  24. DeweyCheatem-n-Howe

    DeweyCheatem-n-Howe Devotee (402) May 23, 2015 Massachusetts
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    $20 a bottle for triple barrel near me. I got one but it better be awesome. I love me some Baptist and last year's Baptista was hot hot fire so I'm looking forward.
     
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  25. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,144) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    I agree, I intend to consume mine and not age it. I should have snagged 2 and aged the second. Aging will mellow it a lot but you sacrifice that coffee forward flavor which I enjoy a lot.
    I would suggest if you love the coffee side consume fresh.
     
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  26. scream

    scream Devotee (488) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin

    I may do that bought 3-I soon, 2 later.
     
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  27. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,144) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    I would do the same, enjoy one fresh and save a few for down the road. I actually enjoy these in the summer when I hit IPA burnout, a good heavy beer always seems so fresh come summer time.
    Cheers and enjoy, I am looking forward to mine soon
     
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  28. Muss42

    Muss42 Disciple (307) Mar 7, 2015 Michigan

    Anyone seen bottles of the Barleywine in Michigan? Love baptist and would love to get hands on a BW
     
  29. BeerPugz

    BeerPugz Initiate (161) Dec 4, 2016 Wisconsin

    I actually had my first glass near room temperature tonight. The coconut is intense -- too much for my liking. I put it in the fridge for a little and the coffee seemed to come out more and the coconut was muted -- tastes much better for my preference now. I did not detect any rum, however. Good beer but I won't buy another bottle if I see it (have 3 left and it's 2 too many). Baptista is much better, even the 16 vintage.
     
  30. ditka311

    ditka311 Initiate (58) Aug 22, 2009 Illinois
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    I thought Triple Barrel was near perfection. One of the best beers I’ve had.
     
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  31. craigo19

    craigo19 Disciple (333) Oct 12, 2009 Michigan
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    Scored a couple of bottles of Triple Barrel on Friday. When a friend and I went to a tap takeover we had BBB, BBB Baptista and Triple Barrel we loved them all, but Triple Barrel was the best.
     
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