Great Lakes Brewing Company 2013 Lineup

Discussion in 'Beer News' started by ianranderson, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. ianranderson

    ianranderson Oct 20, 2007 Ohio

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  2. GeddyLeeRocks

    GeddyLeeRocks Oct 14, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I had Rye of he tiger at the brewery awhile back! Can't wait!!!
     
  3. MikeCactusGordon

    MikeCactusGordon Feb 20, 2011 Ohio
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    Could it be true?? GLBC is making hoppy beers???

    Yeah!!! I'm sure they will be well balanced, though....with a malty backbone ;)
     
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  4. Geno78

    Geno78 Apr 1, 2010 Ohio

    Nice! Very excited to try both.
     
  5. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    I had it on tap, and I would buy a ton of bottles. and by it, I mean Rye of the Tiger.
     
  6. spark3148857

    spark3148857 Dec 4, 2010 California

    mmmm, Rye of the Tiger in bottles....can't wait!
     
  7. TheMonk41

    TheMonk41 Dec 9, 2011 Michigan
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    Wonder if there will be any BA Blackout?!
     
  8. BB1313

    BB1313 Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

    I hope the Alchemy Hour Double IPA is a change of pace for GLBC. I saw this the other day and was pleasantly surprised by them trying a "west coast" attempt. And Rye of the Tiger is an awesome beer..
     
  9. Lordquackingstic

    Lordquackingstic Jun 14, 2011 New York
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    Rye of the Tiger is amazing on tap. Would love to see this bottled.
     
  10. Sneers

    Sneers Dec 27, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Really glad to see they'll both be out before I have to move home to NJ. I'll definitely be picking these up.
     
  11. maximum12

    maximum12 Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    I will be hoarding all the Rye of the Tiger I can find. Possibly the best rye I've ever had, hope it's just as good in the bottles!
     
  12. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    so was Quitness when it came out. so much juicy fruit.
     
  13. siege06nd

    siege06nd Dec 29, 2009 Virginia
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    Sad to see Holy Moses and Doppelrock go, but am pumped to see these intriguing IPAs making a bottling appearance.

    Rumors abounded at the BA Blackout release in January that GLBC would possibly distribute it this year. Anyone heard anything further? Planning on attending the party this year either way.
     
  14. BB1313

    BB1313 Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

    Yeah that's a good one too. It's now called Hop Madness.
     
  15. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    the name changed, but the beer didnt. It was great as Quitness, and its still great as Hop Madness. Stupid LeBron.
     
  16. BB1313

    BB1313 Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

    Yeah they had to eventually change the name I guess if they were going to continue to brew the beer. The LeBron bashing got old, but still fuck him. Now I think they just incorporate it with NCAA March Madness..
     
  17. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    I almost bought a growler when I was up there for opening day, but it was $25 for just the beer.
     
  18. BB1313

    BB1313 Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

    Yeah their growler fills can get pricey..
     
  19. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    yea that growler of Independance Ale and LEM was worth it tho.
     
  20. haruspexvic

    haruspexvic Aug 23, 2012 Illinois

    rye the tiger is the shit. i had it on tap this summer, man i cant wait to get way too many six packs of that
     
  21. Pdiddey3d

    Pdiddey3d May 3, 2009 New York

    Rye of the Tiger is one of the best Rye IPAs I've ever had. Popped up randomly on draft from time to time and I always made it a point to grab some when it did. Great stuff.
     
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  22. merc7186

    merc7186 Dec 5, 2010 New York

    Rye of the Tiger is legit....that would be a great addition to their bottle line up....but where in the hell is Glockenspiel???
     
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  23. Sneers

    Sneers Dec 27, 2009 Pennsylvania

    For what's it's worth, I asked about that once, and they said the growler prices are "designed" to be a good deal if you and a couple of friends plan to share a few pints at the pub, (presumably) rather than being an economical way of taking beer home.
     
  24. Hoptometrist

    Hoptometrist Mar 19, 2011 Ohio

    Rye of the Tiger is one of my favorite GLBC beers, glad to see it is being bottled. Too bad they dropped Holy Moses though, what a great witbier for the summer.
     
  25. miketd

    miketd Mar 2, 2006 Ohio
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    I'm not sure I follow this statement and I haven't even had a beer yet tonight.

    I only buy Great Lakes' Growlers at Whole Foods, Heinen's, and other places they are 1/2 off from the pub. It is crazy to me that I can get a growler of Noseferatu for $10-12 at Whole foods and they charge $20 at Great lakes.

    I'm on the fence about Rye of The Tiger being bottled, but I guess we will see if they can keep it as good in the bottle; I've never liked any GLBC beer better from the bottle.
     
  26. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    I would rather them have dropped Wright Pils, honestly. It just doesnt do it for me (but thats probably more a style bias than a quality thing). I would take a Holy Moses over a Wright Pils every day of the week.
     
  27. BB1313

    BB1313 Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

    I think he meant buying a growler of their year-round lineup beers to drink at the pub would be cheaper than buying pint after pint. But I agree totally about getting a fill at Whole Foods.. I was cleaning up on Rye of the Tiger over the summer at $9.99 a fill, which is $15 cheaper than a fill at the brewpub. It's crazy. But I cut GLBC some slack since their beers are very reasonably priced in stores.
     
  28. merc7186

    merc7186 Dec 5, 2010 New York

    Dont forget though when Great Lakes dropped Holy Moses for Grassroots Ale and the masses demanded Holy Moses back....plus Grassroots wasnt that good, especially to replace Holy Moses.
     
  29. miketd

    miketd Mar 2, 2006 Ohio
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    Really? I have never seen someone drinking from a growler AT the bar.

    The problem I have with it is that the growler fills are way more expensive than the bottles. Anyone that fills a growler with any standard release at Great Lakes is being foolish and GL is taking them to the cleaners.
     
  30. Sneers

    Sneers Dec 27, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Yeah. Sorry if I didn't phrase that well.
     
  31. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    I cant stand the price of a growler of a pub exclusive. Its crazy to think that Im covering the distribution cost (ive had this argument before on here). I just want to enjoy their beer and not have to pay out the ass. I mean I do that at Walmart, Kroger, and local bottle shops (pay a reasonable amount-even here in NC).
     
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  32. BB1313

    BB1313 Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

    I don't know if I have either, but I guess it's just like ordering a pitcher if you're with a few people.
     
  33. Brunite

    Brunite Sep 21, 2009 Illinois

    To those that have had both; how does ROTT compare to Founders Reds?
     
  34. Hoptometrist

    Hoptometrist Mar 19, 2011 Ohio

    I agree 100%, the Wright Pils is one of few GLBC beers I don't care for and I actually like pilsners a lot.
     
  35. miketd

    miketd Mar 2, 2006 Ohio
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    I like Rye of The Tiger more, but they are both really good.
     
  36. Brunite

    Brunite Sep 21, 2009 Illinois

    Thanks! I'll give it a try when I see it!
     
  37. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    yea I had it when they released it at the brewpub and was really underwhelmed. It has its place on a super hot summer day, but ill still take it over a SN Summerfest.
     
  38. JediMatt

    JediMatt Jun 18, 2010 Iowa

    Love Great Lakes. Please come to Iowa!!! :)
     
  39. MikeCactusGordon

    MikeCactusGordon Feb 20, 2011 Ohio
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    I was wondering the same thing. If it's as good as Founders Rye I would be extremely pleased.
     
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  40. nicholasofcusa

    nicholasofcusa Jan 14, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Awesome news. I thought Rye of the Tiger was going to be replacing DoppelRock as the Spring seasonal in 4-packs, so I am happy that it will be packaged in sixers instead. GLBC track record is kinda weak on IPAs, but I'm still looking forward to both.
     
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