Fremont expansion and information/news about Fremont Brewing

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  1. jarbroen

    jarbroen Initiate (0) Jul 21, 2014 Washington

    Another vote for the hazelnut Dark Star! That was one of my favorite Fremont beers.
    I wouldn't mind more Belgian style beers. Saisons are good but so are Belgian strong ales, trippels, etc.
    English style old ales and barleywines are awesome too.
     
  2. fsck

    fsck Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2013 Washington

    When is the new Lamb coming out? It was tasting delicious.
     
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  3. Texwild

    Texwild Initiate (77) May 1, 2008 Washington
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    Great suggestions...we will continue to brew Gose and the variants (cucumber, lime, orange, etc) and would love to can it...need the new brewery bad!

    Barrel-aged beer in a can? Now you're hitting our dream world...lots of loss in canning that but we are still dreaming of a small run someday.

    Saison? Yes. We have more on deck but need the new system as we are maxed out on the regulars. Good/bad problem but we are working hard to get the new brewery going early next year to offer more, smaller batch stuff...patience sucks.

    We brewed our first trippel this winter and will do so again...have a blonde, bier de garde, and others waiting....did I mention patience sucks?

    And Pilsner? Need more. Soon. Kolsch? I dislike the name of this wonderful style because it turns newbies off. We call ours Boat, for our brewery cat and because I love boats....Boat, it's like a Pilsner :slight_smile:

    I'd love to talk more about our organic hop farm and heritage malt program (see Cascadia Grains Conference and Bread Lab) but I'm beat now...back to drinking my beer and catching up on the days email...and that Half Acre the boys sent over...yum. We sent a 1/6 bbl of Spring Elixir to Half Acre today and they will pour it for their special friends and send it back with something cool...stay tuned for more of this and some fun Perennial stuff Phil is sending, too....Because Beer Matters.
     
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  4. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,461) Sep 18, 2010 Washington

    "Patience Sucks" ... you need to name a beer that.
     
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  5. HolyMtn

    HolyMtn Initiate (68) Mar 26, 2013 Washington

    Just want to give a quick shout out to to Fremont...Robert, their Lab and QC Guru, was kind enough to run a couple of barrel samples for us to get exact ABV on one of our beers before we bottle it. We need more breweries like Fremont setting the example and that are commited to QA and QC. Making the effort to put the equipment and procedures in place, on any level or size of brewery, only helps raise the bar and quality of our products. Thanks guys and thanks @Texwild!
     
  6. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (6,310) Sep 24, 2007 Vatican City
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    You don't think some Petaluma stoners wouldn't have issues with that name?
     
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  7. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,461) Sep 18, 2010 Washington

    Your double negative notwithstanding, "sucks" is a colloquialism to which no one can claim exclusive rights. I'd also be OK with just Patience, but that kind of sounds like a Hill Farmstead release and several other beers have already been given that moniker.

    And while I'm typing, I'd also like to put in another request for OBR. I've got one bottle left but I think it's starting to fall off.
    Drink 'em if you've got 'em.
     
  8. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (6,310) Sep 24, 2007 Vatican City
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    And yet, there are numerous examples of a single word, or even digit, being "claimed" by a brewery. Remember that Fremont's summer release used to be called Solstice? And, that Anderson Valley took exception? Plus, Tony Magee went after SN, just over their kerning fer christs sake! That dude needs to quit harshing peoples mellow with his dankness brah.
     
  9. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,461) Sep 18, 2010 Washington

    Totally agree about Solstice. That was the perfect name for a beer made in Fremont for fuck's sake.
     
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  10. Moose90

    Moose90 Meyvn (1,404) Nov 25, 2012 Washington

    Lots of good news and insight there, nice to see the back and forth with some other great breweries as well, keep up the great work.

    That is awesome, great to hear.
     
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  11. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (3,013) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Just polished off my first Triple Trifecta, and I have to say it's ridiculously drinkable for a 12% abv beer. Now that I know it shows up around here I'll make sure I grab a fresh one when it comes out.
     
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  12. Nietzsches_Horse

    Nietzsches_Horse Initiate (0) May 2, 2014 Washington

    The Endurance IPA, just released today without any obvious advanced fanfare, is also very good and ridiculously drinkable at 9.75%. If you were looking to enjoy a big, imperial IPA as a restorative after prolonged, rigorous exercise, this beer would certainly fit the bill. And at $4.75 for a 22 oz. bottle, Fremont can apparently do no wrong.
     
  13. Slamminson

    Slamminson Initiate (48) Mar 24, 2012 Washington

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    I just picked up a bottle at the brewery. $4.75 is indeed a deal!
     
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  14. sanford_and_son

    sanford_and_son Aspirant (250) Jul 23, 2012 Washington

    New bottle design, too. I like it!
     
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  15. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,057) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    The Breakside/Fremont collab Back to the Future IPA comes out this Thursday at Chucks 85th. Bombers and draft.
     
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  16. ballardbeer

    ballardbeer Initiate (167) Nov 10, 2013 Washington

    so it's not totally clear to me... did i completely miss 2015 first nail bottle release, or is this still around town?
     
  17. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (6,310) Sep 24, 2007 Vatican City
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    Saw it at the Food Coop here in Bham over the weekend.
     
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  18. ballardbeer

    ballardbeer Initiate (167) Nov 10, 2013 Washington

    latest batch of spring elixir has landed at most bartell's.
     
  19. Nietzsches_Horse

    Nietzsches_Horse Initiate (0) May 2, 2014 Washington

    Although I did see it, in a very limited way, as a bottle release a month ago, I have not seen it anywhere since. It may have already come and gone, unless @Texwild can provide some evidence to the contrary. Like some others, I give the 2015 batch a slight edge over the 2014 version. It may have been aged a little less longer on cinnamon sticks, but, being fresher, you still get the cinnamon and everything else that makes this beer so good.
     
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  20. ballardbeer

    ballardbeer Initiate (167) Nov 10, 2013 Washington

    yeah, i must say i'm a bit confused. for some reason i thought there was a ton of it made this year. maybe i'm wrong, or maybe they are waiting to release it.
     
  21. Nietzsches_Horse

    Nietzsches_Horse Initiate (0) May 2, 2014 Washington

    When I saw it, it was about a month ago, at PCC in Fremont. It was odd because no release had been announced, and it was also a few dollars less than the 2014 First Nail sold at the UBG (though you could explain that as a "cellaring fee" because they'd apparently held that one back a while). I never saw it anywhere else in town over the past month, though I was myself away for a couple weeks. I think some others did see it, but I don't know where, or when.

    I hope, in any event, that you're right about a lot having been made, because it's a great beer. I think if we're especially lucky, most of what got made is not waiting in bottles right now to be released soon, but waiting in barrels to be released as Rusty Nail several months down the road.
     
  22. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,057) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    Whole Foods, Full Throttle, Chucks and 99 Bottles also got 2015 First Nail. I'm guessing other bottle shops did as well.
     
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  23. ballardbeer

    ballardbeer Initiate (167) Nov 10, 2013 Washington

    i ended up swinging by 99 bottles on the way home from a jobsite and picked up 3 bottles. 99 bottles selection is top notch these days.
     
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  24. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,057) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    Lots of First Nail 2015 at Last Drop.
     
  25. ballardbeer

    ballardbeer Initiate (167) Nov 10, 2013 Washington

    i'm just speculating here, but brother season is fast approaching, right? my liver is excited for the day that the brother, the sister, spring elixir, endurance, back to the future, and interurban are all on draft. that's got to happen, right?
     
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  26. Moose90

    Moose90 Meyvn (1,404) Nov 25, 2012 Washington

    First Nail was very well distributed this year, that's for sure.
     
  27. NickThePyro

    NickThePyro Savant (931) Dec 24, 2012 Washington

    Just picked up a few bottles with my $3.99 rain check :grinning:
     
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  28. therackman

    therackman Initiate (129) Jan 3, 2009 Oregon
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  29. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,057) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    I'll be in Bend Memorial Day Weekemd. That's as close as I'll be to you.
     
  30. therackman

    therackman Initiate (129) Jan 3, 2009 Oregon
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    Thanks for the reply and offer. Can't make it to Bend that weekend and I'm jealous that you get to.

    IP would be great, but I'm definitely willing to ship if anyone can go that route. Please send me a message if interested
     
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  31. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,057) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    I don't ship beer. Sorry man. I'm sure someone else will hook you up.
     
  32. bfg75

    bfg75 Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2011 Washington

  33. sharpski

    sharpski Meyvn (1,152) Oct 11, 2010 Oregon
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  34. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,057) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    Right on. The whole Zoo will be in tow.

    Plus I'm picking up BeBeau at the Redmond airport straight from Europe.
     
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  35. jaredmull

    jaredmull Initiate (72) Dec 26, 2013 Washington
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  36. sanford_and_son

    sanford_and_son Aspirant (250) Jul 23, 2012 Washington

    Yo, that unnamed barleywine that Fremont has had on tap for the last few days is really good. Tasted similar to the bottle of Old Bridgerider I opened a few weeks ago, but a bit sweeter.
     
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  37. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,057) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    I love how the chalkboard references Snugglebunny and OBR, cause even they don't know what it is.
     
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  38. Nietzsches_Horse

    Nietzsches_Horse Initiate (0) May 2, 2014 Washington

    Does anyone? What, exactly, is the difference? Batch brewed, or barrels in which that batch was aged, or something else?
     
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  39. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,057) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    Texwild can school me anytime, but I don't think Snugglebunny was originally barrel aged. I had a very early (and kinda horrible) version in the original taproom during Seattle Beer Week years ago.
     
  40. Nietzsches_Horse

    Nietzsches_Horse Initiate (0) May 2, 2014 Washington

    The reviews, including a frank caveat from @Texwild, for that one, indicated a rare infection in that beer. Obviously, what they have on tap now is not one and the same. But whether it's some version of OBR, aged in barrels or not, or something else altogether, remains an open question.
     
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