Release Goose Island Sofie Paradisi

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  1. mynie

    mynie Poo-Bah (3,516) Jun 22, 2004 Maryland
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    They had it in Lafayette, Indiana and it was fantastic.
  2. mechamifune

    mechamifune Devotee (431) Jan 26, 2008 North Carolina
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    Hoping they will have this available at some point during the two weeks i'm in town next month...
  3. RDMII

    RDMII Disciple (359) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    As mentioned, one bar got it in Atlanta. It was phenomenal.
  4. fearfactory

    fearfactory Disciple (354) Aug 12, 2012 Massachusetts
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    On the ACBF list, so psyched after reading this thread!
  5. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (670) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    It's in Philly according to Philly tap finder yesterday.

    Hope to try it eventually.

    Love me some Sofie with some age on her.

  6. Durb777

    Durb777 Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2011 Illinois
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    Is this part of the Fulton and Wood series?
  7. Bay01

    Bay01 Aspirant (278) Nov 19, 2008 Illinois

  8. Bay01

    Bay01 Aspirant (278) Nov 19, 2008 Illinois

    Edit - current F&W is Dark Traveler, next is Cucumber Pils
  9. DRBiser

    DRBiser Disciple (395) May 4, 2012 Maryland

    Sofie is a delicious brew and clearly well crafted. It's up there for me. Had very high hopes for the Paradisi and just finished my first glass. At first sip it seemed even more refreshing and interesting. However, as the beer warms a touch, I could not get over the almost overwhelming smell and taste of over-ripe citrus. I eat a lot of oranges and grapefruits, and I know the taste all too well when they're past their prime....

    I'm probably being a bit hyper-critical, but just curious if anyone else had the same experience
  10. StoutItOutLoud

    StoutItOutLoud Devotee (432) Apr 1, 2013 Illinois
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    FYI, Chicago locals:

    Sat, May 18th 4:00pm
    to 7:00pm
    "Come join us at Binny's Lincoln Park for a special 25th Anniversary tasting! Current Brewmaster Brett Porter & Former Brewmaster Greg Hall will be on hand to talk everything Goose Island and sample out some of Goose's award winning beers. We'll also be sampling 2 special beers as well, Bourbon County Baudonia & Sofie Paradisi!

    This event is free for everyone, just drop on by!"
  11. ShanethBarber

    ShanethBarber Initiate (0) May 13, 2013 New York

    We have some up here in Rochester NY. I also have seen pics of bottles and video of them being bottled in the brewery which leads me to believe that we will be seeing a release of the bottles soon....I hope.
  12. beerbar

    beerbar Initiate (18) Dec 15, 2007 Massachusetts

    On Tap at Moe's Tavern Lee Ma
  13. RobertColianni

    RobertColianni Zealot (524) Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania

    I am proud to say that I personally tapped the first Paradisi sixtel in Philly at work. It was at Hawthorne's and was phenomenal. It wasn't bitter at all, but juicy with the aromatic punch of grapefruit minus the dryness of rind.
    The sixtel kicked fairly quickly (four days).
  14. MrRockstar

    MrRockstar Initiate (157) Sep 9, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    Eulogy had it on last night, probably still do. Only in the upstairs bar though.
    It is excellent.
  15. brentk56

    brentk56 Poo-Bah (8,389) May 13, 2004 North Carolina
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    I had it on tap at the Pony Bar UES in NYC earlier this week. Really nice.
  16. anticipation23

    anticipation23 Initiate (0) May 2, 2013 Wisconsin

    Had it on tap at Dexter's during Madison Craft Beer Week and it was amazing. No bitterness from the grapefruit at all, which was my main concern, and my non-beer loving girlfriend and mother really enjoyed it. Can't remember the last time I had a saison that satisfied me this much.
  17. TheBigEast

    TheBigEast Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2004 New York
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    [quotein "ShanethBarber, post: 1320509, member: 732357"]We have some up here in Rochester NY. I also have seen pics of bottles and video of them being bottled in the brewery which leads me to believe that we will be seeing a release of the bottles soon....I hope.[/quote]
    Where in Rochester? The Blue Monk had it in Buffalo and it sold out. I have not seen it yet in Rochester.
  18. atomic

    atomic Disciple (332) Sep 22, 2009 Illinois
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    Did this today, they were VERY generous with their free pours, I must say. I must have had a good 6oz of boudoinia, paradisi, and 25th each.

    I also got a chance to ask Brett Porter if they've ever brewed a Brett Porter, and to my surprise, they have! And it sucked apparently.
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  19. schnarr84

    schnarr84 Zealot (569) Nov 27, 2011 Alberta (Canada)

    Brett Porter? what a sweet puntastic name for a brewer!
  20. RRtransvestification

    RRtransvestification Aspirant (287) Dec 21, 2012 New York
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    Does anyone know where in nyc they might be tapping this?
  21. POTABLE83

    POTABLE83 Devotee (407) Jun 21, 2012 New York
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    It's been on tap at plenty of places in nyc so far. Pony Bar, Rye House, Dive Bar, 4th Ave Pub (Brooklyn)...etc. Looks like the only place that still has it on tap right now is Rye House though
  22. ndepriest

    ndepriest Aspirant (264) Feb 21, 2012 Georgia
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    It's been all over Georgia, bars and growler fill stations. It's seriously delicious. Much, much better than regular Sofie. Well done, GI.
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  23. RRtransvestification

    RRtransvestification Aspirant (287) Dec 21, 2012 New York
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    i hope they end up bottling it! i'll be checking out rye house soon, hopefully i end up tasting this.
  24. J-Sauce

    J-Sauce Initiate (138) May 3, 2013 California
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    Saw this on tap yesterday at Steam Haus Gastropub in Corona, CA and didn't try it. Wish I would've seem this thread beforehand!

    All you southern California Sofie fans, get over there!
  25. Doc_Hops

    Doc_Hops Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Had this the other day at my local bottle shop. Tasted like a perfect blend of saison and sour. So refreshing. So flavorful. So delicious.
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  26. POTABLE83

    POTABLE83 Devotee (407) Jun 21, 2012 New York
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    There will be plenty more tappings of Paradisi. You shouldn't have a problem finding it
  27. bohollyday

    bohollyday Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2010 Delaware

    This was on tap at Max's in Baltimore on f'n good!
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  28. GFG

    GFG Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 North Dakota

    Had it on tap at JL Beers in Grand Forks, ND this past week. Very good beer, but not necessarily my style.
  29. TheGoof

    TheGoof Initiate (134) Apr 10, 2013 Michigan
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    Have there been any sightings of this on draft anywhere in Michigan?
  30. rauchfest

    rauchfest Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Had it at Pinocchio's in Media DelCo two weeks ago quite good and drinkable as well as refreshing.
  31. dvnbtn

    dvnbtn Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2012 California
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    I hope Naja's Place has Sofie Paradisi on deck for the GI takeover.
  32. MickJ0nes

    MickJ0nes Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2012 Pennsylvania

    What happened to dry hopping with citra?
  33. JuniperJesus

    JuniperJesus Aspirant (270) Feb 26, 2011 Illinois

    Judging from the comments in this thread, I am seriously disgusted with InBev and how they managed to ruin a craft beer legend.
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  34. atomic

    atomic Disciple (332) Sep 22, 2009 Illinois
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  35. atomic

    atomic Disciple (332) Sep 22, 2009 Illinois
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    FYI, Acre on clark street will probably still have Sofie Paradisi tomorrow. They still had a lot left tonight when they closed.
  36. Chinon01

    Chinon01 Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Had a glass (10 oz) at Whole Foods (Plymouth Mtg, PA) yesterday. Really nice. I'm not sure if grapefruit juice is just added or if it's brewed w/ grapefruit juice. Either way nice job.
  37. Smw356

    Smw356 Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2013 Ohio

    I've had this twice and it seemed like an incomplete beer to me. It has the brett character of an aged Sofie, and some pleasant grapefruit aromatics, but the taste is just replaced with a really stale cardboardish 2x4'ish barrel flavor.

    I think I'd rather have a normal Sofie hands down.
  38. woosterbill

    woosterbill Poo-Bah (2,616) Apr 6, 2009 Kentucky
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    Any sightings of this in CT? I know we got BCBS and the variants considerably later than NY/MA, so I'm still holding out hope for this one. Sounds like it would be up my alley.
  39. dar482

    dar482 Poo-Bah (3,508) Mar 9, 2007 New York
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    I had it at Spitzer's in Lower East Side, in NYC. My favorite saison so far.
  40. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,176) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    Had some of this at the Hackney's on Printer's Row this past weekend. I found it to be surprisingly very sweet. It had a lot of sourness and citrus fruit on the nose, but the palate came across unusually sweet.
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