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Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by joshrosborne, Jun 24, 2012.
I have manager friends...Cracking it open right now.
Is it bourbon barrel aged?
You guys will be dead.
How in the world is Mongo, Cosmic, Libbey, kzoo, & others not torching this guy...M.Intihar gets immediate BA of Year vote for stepping up to the plate here.
You wouldn't happen to be good friends with SpottedZombie, GuruDel, Swuntly or lanamj would you? If you are I would be willing to trade one of my bottles of Surly NYNE 3 years before it is released!!!
Yes. According to the Founders rep @ the beer dinner in Detroit. But he was also pretty drunk.
He usually is at the events, but a great guy!
I asked a few peeps at the brewery this weekend and they are debating whether to do both at the same time, or split the date when the bottles will be on sale and when the anniversary party will happen.
I think they should have the bottle release on a monday again, keep it seperate from the anny party, just sayin
I'm good with this. I can see the point of doing them at the same time, but I really think splitting them will make both events more enjoyable on their own. besides, I need a reason to take a day off of work.
Idk about the Frangelic but the Better Half release was on a Monday and was great. I arrived around 11:30 or so and some people had already gone through the line about 2 or 3 times. I fear however for the Bolt Cutter release.
I'm ready to thrown down a beer gauntlet for a bottle when this is released. I hate hyping beers but Founders is one brewery that is consistently great. I have a feeling this one will be fantastic. PS...ISO Surly Syx and Boltcutter..
This is getting poured as part of the Rare Beer Tasting IV just before GABF. Hopefully we'll have more info and some opinions after that.
Founders website has a new event on their calendar. Bolt Cutter Release Party on 11/19
At 7 Monks Taproom up in Traverse City.
Got excited it was on a Monday and then noticed it was in TC. Oh well.
If all goes to plan I will have one. Great shop across the river in Royal Oak, MI has me down at #2 on the "list".
Didn't know much about it until today, still a newb-Canuck trying to dive into the craft deep end.
DAMN YOU OHIO! Effing 12%...I'm on a personal mission to have this changed. Already written to a few politicians.
I got an email back from founders, they are releasing more info on this next week!
Official announcement from Founders.
Edit: got beat to it
And they just did: http://foundersbrewing.com/latest-news/2012/bolt-cutter/
"Today we are officially announcing the release of Bolt Cutter, a 15% ABV barley wine brewed in celebration of our 15th anniversary and the next release in our Backstage Series. The beer will be available in our taproom through a ticketed release system November 11 through 16 and in stores November 19. Tickets for the taproom release go on sale online at Brown Paper Tickets beginning Saturday, October 6, at 11am.
Bolt Cutter is a cellarable barley wine with an ABV of 15%. Dry-hopped with a mountain of Cascade hops, it’s balanced by a malty sweetness and spicy complexity, resulting from barrel aging some of it in bourbon barrels, some in maple syrup-bourbon barrels and some not at all (standard fermentation only). We’ve allowed the beer to mature in bottles and kegs since July so that it would be perfect for its release next month. Bolt Cutter pours a deep copper color and is best sampled at different temperatures to allow the flavors to unfold.
And there’s a story behind the name.
“Years ago,” says Co-Founder, President & CEO Mike Stevens, “when our brewery was located on Monroe, we were defaulting on our loan. Eventually, the bank called and threatened to chain our doors shut if we didn’t come up with the money that we owed them. We had seven days to come up with half a million dollars.”
“So I bought a pair of bolt cutters,” says Co-Founder, Vice President of Brand & Education Dave Engbers. “We were determined to keep our doors open and to keep brewing beer, no matter what it took. Luckily, we never had to use them.”
Engbers keeps the bolt cutters in his office as a reminder of how far we’ve come and the journey we’ve taken since brewing our first beer in November 1997.
To thank all of you in West Michigan and beyond for your years of support, we are throwing a free anniversary party on November 17 in our taproom. We hope to see you here so that we can all celebrate together."
So basically, the internet will break on October 6th at 11:00 AM.
Hopefully I get a ticket!
This is going to be dumb. So many people are going to buy tickets that will probably just try to sell those tickets. What about tickets at the brewery? Nothing special for living in the same city as the brewery?
One ticket limit. Granted, people can get other people to buy tickets for them to sell, and then would have to have said people to pick up bottles for any unsold tickets, but that seems like it's a huge pain in the ass. I'm probably underestimating people's doucheness, though.
And, we do get something special for us living in the city. We get first dibs, unless people take off days from work or whatever to road trip. Again, probably underestimating people.
Well. I live a mile from the brewery. So access to the beer isn't tough. Now, the ticket site... How quick will that shatter?
$23 bucks each plus the ticket price?!?! Passing on this one for sure.
Welcome to 2012 beer releases...
This beer will make a great Thanksgiving desert after some delicious turkey and stuffing.
I'm glad they are doing this during the week!
The cost of the bottles is $23 each. What's the cost of the ticket that you need to purchase the bottles? I don't see anything about any cost for the tickets themselves.
Whalez Bro, Whalez
$23? Wow. I figured it would be the CBS price of $17.99. Dont get me wrong, im still going to buy as much of it as i can, but it better be damn good for that price! No artificial flavors!
Looks like it said Free.
Says the party is free
Just wanted to mention while at the brewery today and last night they had some barrels in the brew house with a sign that said
That is a great story.
The party on the 17th is free. The tickets are for bottle pickup the days before the party.
Any word on a bottle count? How much is going into distro?
250 tickets per day @ 2 bottles per person for 6 days is 3000 for the ticket release