Release Founders Bolt Cutter 15th Anniversary Barley Wine

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by joshrosborne, Jun 24, 2012.

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  1. joshrosborne

    joshrosborne Initiate (0) Jun 14, 2010 Michigan

  2. bushycook

    bushycook Aspirant (235) Jan 31, 2011 Virginia
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    Yeessss! Looks fucking badass! Dat's what I'm talking 'bout!
     
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  3. pimpinmidget

    pimpinmidget Aspirant (296) Mar 20, 2012 North Carolina
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    :grinning: can't wait!!!
     
  4. raymo55

    raymo55 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2011 Michigan
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    Shit yes! Been waiting awhile for this one
     
  5. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Moderator (1,228) Feb 12, 2012 Georgia
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    The ABV will make it unable to be distributed to certain states... So should be a smaller amount made, or more to go around for the states that allow it.
     
  6. joshrosborne

    joshrosborne Initiate (0) Jun 14, 2010 Michigan

    Anyone know when their anniversary party is?
     
  7. Dcv

    Dcv Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2009 Michigan

    I know it will be in November, but I do not know an exact date. It is going to be a ticketed event, has anyone heard how they are going to do ticket sales?
     
  8. TheSevenDuffs

    TheSevenDuffs Poo-Bah (3,004) Jan 20, 2010 Ontario (Canada)
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  9. bookerandy

    bookerandy Initiate (0) May 6, 2012 Indiana
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    So which tent or sleeping bag would be best to use for Occupy Founders?
     
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  10. Corbet

    Corbet Initiate (164) Nov 7, 2010 Michigan
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    If the crown at the top is any indication, it looks like an English Barley Wine.
     
  11. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    at 15%, its either a stout, Barleywine, or strong ale.
     
  12. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

  13. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    OH THIS LOOKS AWE... 15%, not coming to Ohio... :(
     
  14. Beerness

    Beerness Aspirant (204) Mar 3, 2010 North Carolina
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    North Carolina JUST makes the cut, I guess. 15% is our limit. Looking forward to it.

    Or....if the cap is 15%, I'm assuming this means we CAN get 15% beers.
     
  15. joshrosborne

    joshrosborne Initiate (0) Jun 14, 2010 Michigan

    I mean, it does say "Barley Wine Ale" right on that label. I would guess it's a barley wine.
     
  16. Mavajo

    Mavajo Zealot (572) Feb 10, 2007 Georgia

    Noooooooooooooo! This is over GA's ABV cap. Son of a bitch.
     
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  17. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    lol ABV caps.

    Have any of you guys tried to organize some sort of petition to stop this madness?
     
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  18. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    We can commiserate in our states' stupid beer laws. But not over a Bolt Cutter, apparently.
     
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  19. Mavajo

    Mavajo Zealot (572) Feb 10, 2007 Georgia

    I'm holding out hope that this one will slip through somehow. We've got a couple that have slipped through before, but those were mostly low-profile beers and breweries.

    We had a funny one last year. A relatively high-profile brewery shipped a beer in that exceeded our ABV cap. After a couple days, it got recalled back to the brewery -- but then a few weeks later it showed up again. The brewer slapped a new label on top of the old one, with a new, lower ABV this time. Epic.

    Considering how big Founders is, though, I'm not overly optimistic. And God forbid it's actually good. It'll be 2013's version of King Henry.
     
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  20. pschul4

    pschul4 Zealot (562) Jan 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Pretrade FT Bolt Cutter ISO Don Quijote, Izzy
     
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  21. ChadQuest

    ChadQuest Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2009 Illinois

    I CAN HAZ?
     
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  22. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    This one's only for true barleywine fans, sorry.
     
  23. ChadQuest

    ChadQuest Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2009 Illinois

    I need to stock up on some sours to trade for more bottles of this, which also brings up the point that i really need to track down a deca 10th soon.
     
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  24. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    I'm kind of hoping it isn't barrel aged, cause if it isn't they should be able to make enough to go around without the barrel bottleneck.
     
  25. Corbet

    Corbet Initiate (164) Nov 7, 2010 Michigan
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    This beer will be terrible and much worse than King Henry. Everybody should ignore this thread, the label is a photoshop.
     
  26. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    we get Mephistopheles, and its somewhere over 16%
     
  27. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (510) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    FUCK. YES. I cannot wait.
     
  28. Mavajo

    Mavajo Zealot (572) Feb 10, 2007 Georgia

    I coulda sworn that the Meph I picked up in North Carolina said 15% on the label. Wouldn't be surprised if the ABV fluctuates between batches.
     
  29. BeerBuckeye

    BeerBuckeye Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2009 Ohio
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    Ohio actually had a provision in the budget bill that would have raised the ABV limit but then it was taken out.
     
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  30. iwantsomerocks

    iwantsomerocks Initiate (0) Oct 11, 2010 New Jersey

    Sounds great..IF I can actually find some before all you scum tear the shelves apart. :stuck_out_tongue:
     
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  31. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    anniversary party in November...I'm there! Mark it down, GR here I come. Prepare yourself for Subaru sleeping, 5 AM puking, and hippie tacos at the HopCat.
     
  32. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    Ha I think they relabelled it. I got one in a trade from a guy in CO that was 16.43%, and the same batch here said the same.
     
  33. vivasbeer

    vivasbeer Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2012 Michigan

    There will be no bottle release at the brewery for this one.

    *EDIT. Nevermind....I was confusing what I saw on Facebook with FMB release
     
  34. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    Can't help but wonder if the giant-ass Budweiser facility in the capital city has anything to do with that...
     
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  35. BeerBuckeye

    BeerBuckeye Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2009 Ohio
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    There's obviously no direct proof to that, but I imagine it certainly played a part. It made it all the way to the conference committee marking up the bill. I think it was taken out on a Monday night and signed by the Governor on Thursday. So it was definitely last minute.
     
  36. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    Why would Bud care about super high ABV beer? I mean if someone wants to drink a Bud they aren't going to be pulled away from it by a 15% barley wine. But I guess it would allow more craft in general to show up, which is a bad theing for them.
     
  37. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Yet their "own" products such as BCBS, Bramble, KH, etc aren't allowed into the state, so I don't see much in the way of a Bud=ABV Cap correlation.
     
  38. loki993

    loki993 Initiate (180) Apr 16, 2009 Michigan

    Im afraid no matter what they do there will not be enough of this to go around. Im going to assume..Think a backstage release x 10.
     
  39. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    Why would this be more popular than the backstage series? (honest question)

    And it seems they won't have to send any to ABV capped states so more for those that don't have caps.
     
  40. loki993

    loki993 Initiate (180) Apr 16, 2009 Michigan

    I don't know you may be right. The backstages are usually brews that have reached legendary status. I guess I just saw barleywine and anniversary and figured people would probably go crazy for it, as they usually do for a Founders limited release. Plus all we have is a pic of the label and some people already compared it to King Henry. God help us all when we find out when its released and whats actually in it.
     
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