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Haymarket Brewery

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Mjmoser, Jun 30, 2012.

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  1. immobilisme

    immobilisme Nov 8, 2005 Illinois

    I got the same answer as thewimperoo got, so you probably will be able to get some on Thursday.
     
  2. pmoney

    pmoney Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
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    Any thoughts on how long a growler of Indignant would last unopened? I'm not sure how Haymarket actually fills their growlers (anyone know?) but I'm pretty sure they also do the heated shrink seal thing to the cap. Thoughts?
     
  3. Monsone

    Monsone Jun 5, 2006 Illinois

    They bottom fill their growlers. Fairly standard practice.
     
  4. FlssmrBrewAlum

    FlssmrBrewAlum Feb 25, 2009 Illinois
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    If I remember right, they weren't bottom filling their growlers for awhile there..

    Not that that means they don't now.
     
  5. immobilisme

    immobilisme Nov 8, 2005 Illinois

    Yeah, the first couple of growlers I got there (even up until February or March) they did not bottom fill. However, they did bottom filled a couple growlers for me last Monday.
     
  6. mcc1654

    mcc1654 Mar 20, 2011 Illinois

    Will they fill any growler or just their own?
     
  7. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser May 6, 2012 Illinois

    Mine wasn't bottom filled on Friday. I was also cracked it open later Friday night and it was com completely flat come Sunday afternoon ( didn't reopen Sat). Bummer for the carbonation, but still tasted great.

    And yes, they fill any growler.
     
  8. pmoney

    pmoney Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
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    So if I get a bottom-filled growler, how long will it typically last if I don't open it? I know it really varries, but are we talking 2 days? 2 weeks? 2 years?
     
  9. immobilisme

    immobilisme Nov 8, 2005 Illinois

    I had a bottom-filled growler of Big Hugs sitting in the back of my fridge for about 3 months and it kept surprisingly well. I personally wouldn't chance it much longer than that, especially if you are paying $36 for the contents.
     
  10. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser May 6, 2012 Illinois

    Is it still on tap????? Maybe I should get a refill and experiment.
     
  11. thetomG

    thetomG Feb 17, 2010 Illinois

    I picked up a growler of the first release of bourbon indignant and kept that sucker in my fridge for MONTHS - we just drank it a few weeks ago and it was still excellent. If you're gonna sit on it keep it unopened and in the fridge and I'd bet it will keep pretty well, but as always YMMV - this is just my personal experience.
     
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  12. Kayn169

    Kayn169 Jan 9, 2011 Illinois
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    Bought a growler on Sunday, intending to drink with a few friends in the 4th...turns out, no one who actually likes BA Stouts is able to hang out. Soooo, sitting here tonight, 3 snifters deep. Love this beer, but 64 oz is going to be a journey.
     
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  13. Rhettroactive

    Rhettroactive Mar 28, 2009 Qatar

    I'd be interested in a growler if anyone is looking to swap. I can find something you'd be happy with $4$. BM if interested.
     
  14. SpottedZombie

    SpottedZombie Feb 7, 2012 Illinois

    Just got a few growlers of Mathias on Friday, had one that night which was fantastic, and had the other Sunday night that left me angry I didn't crack it after the first growler. I've never had a bottom filled growler of anything, but I will be consuming growlers of IPA/APA in less than 24 hours. I'm not sure how a stout would hold up since it doesn't rely on hop related goodness, but 3 months seems like a long time.
     
  15. pmoney

    pmoney Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
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    I was just at Haymarket and got a growler fill. It's $36/41. I also got a 4 oz. pour for $3 and this is a fantastic beer! I definitely suggest letting it warm up. I had a Mathias, which was incredible, and also had an Angry Bird which was tasty as well. I was there for lunch and we split the buffalo chicken legs (insanely good!) and a burger. Everything was really good! Anyways, Indignant is still flowing and is very tasty!
     
  16. beersis81

    beersis81 Mar 13, 2009 Illinois
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    Just a quick update--at Haymarket now, and this is still available. Very delicious.
     
  17. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    opened up my growler. fucking this is great.

    anyone else gone lately? would love another.
     
  18. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    $18 to fill up a 750 ML HF growler

    I enjoyed the flavor, but it was hella thin bodied and it really detracted from my enjoyment of this brew
     
  19. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Jan 13, 2012 Colorado

    This is good to know. I have that HF 750ml that u gave me at DLD and have yet to use it. I think now would be an opportune time to fill it with some Indignant cuz I really don't feel like dropping $36 on a growler refill. Thanks Jeff!!
     
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  20. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Thank Scott (wsnich). That was actually his growler I believe lol
     
  21. bonemuse07

    bonemuse07 Apr 15, 2007 Illinois

    Bought the growler last Thursday, opened it Monday night, and just poured myself a glass today to compare. It's lost a little carbonation, but oh my is this a fantastic beer. I would put it somewhere between Dragon's Milk and BCBS, no fooling or hyperbole. It is super complex, but a great balance as well. I hope they wrote this one down.;)
     
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  22. pmoney

    pmoney Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
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    I bought a growler last Tuesday and took it home and wax-dipped it. I'm hoping it'll hold-up well after going through all of that.
     
  23. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    mine lost some carbonation. not much. but holy hell is it good.
     
  24. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    For me, wasn't worth the $18 paid
     
  25. MarkFy

    MarkFy Dec 18, 2009 Illinois
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    As of last night, growler fills were still available of TR Indignant. Picked one up, and while it was very good, hard to swallow the $41 I paid.
     
  26. foobula

    foobula Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    I got one last Sunday (thanks for the tip, Moe!) and just opened it tonight. It's lost a tiny bit of carbonation but is VERY delicious. I agree that it's nearly up to BCBS quality. My novice-level understanding of TR's whiskey is that it's mostly distilled at a huge food processor in Noblesville, IN (possibly not from a "Prohibition-era recipe") and then shipped to Iowa to barrel-age. Kind of gimmicky, but their barrels have done great things to this beer. No second thoughts about the $41 price tag.
     
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  27. foobula

    foobula Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    ...technically $36 price tag, which is $0.56/oz. That beats the heck out of the $1/oz. that BCBS and other "big" beers like DIPA's have been going for.
     
  28. Junktron

    Junktron May 9, 2010 Illinois

    Yes, but one must consider the source in these cases. I'd rather not purchase beer from a pompous, alcoholic douche bag. But that's just me.
     
  29. foobula

    foobula Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    Well, the bartender wasn't a pompous, alcoholic d-bag. She was kind of cute, actually.
     
  30. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser May 6, 2012 Illinois

    Love the Bourbon Stout tappings in the summer! Haymarket is tapping Indignant again today. This one is aged 7 months in Woodford Reserve Bourbon barrels.

    Growler fill here I come!
     
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  31. pmoney

    pmoney Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
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    If I were you, I'd be in front of the bartender watching them when they fill it. They are notorius for sucking at filling growlers. Make sure they cap it on foam and fill it from the bottom. For a $40+ growler, it ought to be done right.
     
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  32. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser May 6, 2012 Illinois

    Planning on being very specific with my request today.
     
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  33. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    can you explain from the bottom?
     
  34. pmoney

    pmoney Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
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    Bottom-filled meaning they attach a hose to the tap spout. The hose goes down to the bottom of the growler and fills it from the bottom. This creates less foam and oxygenation as opposed to just tipping the growler at a bit of an angle and filling it straight from the tap.

    EDIT: and for what it's worth, counter-pressure filled > bottom-filled > straight off the tap. A Co2 purge is great when available, and capped on foam is a must.
     
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  35. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser May 6, 2012 Illinois

    They wont bottom fill unless you ask, and ask I did. Also had him fill it to the top and cap on the foam. I plan on testing this out by trying to save this growler to share with peeps in the streets on Minneapolis at the end of October. Here's to trying..
     
  36. pmoney

    pmoney Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
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    Good work. Keep it cold and if you have bottling wax, give the cap a wax dip.
     
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  37. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    A bottom filled growler wont last much more than 2 weeks in my experiences. You'll be drinking a Kuhnhenns beer in October. (get it, cause it's flat!)
     
  38. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    thanks folks.
     
  39. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser May 6, 2012 Illinois

    Come find me at Darkness Day and hopefully I can prove you wrong. Oh, and JEGross... the mouth feel on this batch is real nice.
     
  40. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser May 6, 2012 Illinois

    BTW, should anyone like to continue the discussion of Templeton Rye vs. Woodford Reserve barrel treatments, Pete told me he would have both on tap next week! What a great end to the summer!
     
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