Hoof Hearted Brewing (2017)

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by gilligantrips, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. gilligantrips

    gilligantrips Initiate (165) Jun 4, 2015 Ohio
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    BA has decided to limit brewery-specific threads to monthly/annual threads. Hoof Hearted rarely has more than four releases a month, so I think an annual thread is in order (two months in 2016 only yielded five thread pages). The rationale is to keep things more organized.

    For newcomers (aka FAQ):
    Hoof Hearted has two locations (Marengo and Columbus). The Marengo location is where many canning events occur. Marengo canning events are usually announced via Facebook on Mondays and occur on the following Sunday. These events require a ticket to reserve can allotments. Details on allotments and price vary per release. Growler and Draft are both options at these releases and do not require a ticket. Food is often available through a food truck. This location is only open during canning events at this time.

    The Columbus brewpub is only open Weds-Sun at this time. They do growler fills, but they are pricy (discounts can be had depending on the day of the week; check social media for details). Food is available, though pricy. Canning releases here have become more commonplace, but they are sporadic. Social media is the best option to keep updated. Taplist is available here (though there is some lag between updates).

    Overall, HH does a decent job with hazy NE-style IPAs and is a good Ohio brewery. "Flagship" brews include Roller Blabe, Konkey Dong, South of Eleven, and Musk of the Minotaur.

    For those looking from the previous thread:
    A few releases will round out early 2017. This schedule is subject to change, but is what has been rumored.
    • South of Eleven DIPA (rumored for 1/22/17 release)
    • EWS Mosaic (rumored for late Jan or early Feb)
    • Zipper Ripper DIPA (rumored for a release TBA)
     
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  2. gilligantrips

    gilligantrips Initiate (165) Jun 4, 2015 Ohio
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    South of Eleven confirmed for this Sunday. 440 tickets available.

     
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  3. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (2,152) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    Although this is my favorite DIPA of theirs, I'm guessing it will be a mellow crowd of regulars. Tickets went from 440-300 instantly, then to 170 2 minutes later. Now it's hanging around 100, so no instant sellout.
     
  4. MastaaaGrillaaa

    MastaaaGrillaaa Aspirant (209) Feb 10, 2015 Ohio
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    Any word if EWS Mosaic will be out the weekend after? Leave 2/3 for the Caribbean and would love to take some with me.
     
  5. beersandmiles

    beersandmiles Initiate (132) Jun 16, 2015 California
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    I feel the same. Though I don't mind it. Konkey was a mess. Happy to hang with the regulars as that's usually why I come out now.
     
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  6. gilligantrips

    gilligantrips Initiate (165) Jun 4, 2015 Ohio
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    Miracle Toast is heading to nitro cans; likely a brewpub release.

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (2,152) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    Any word for next Sunday?
     
  8. invertalon

    invertalon Devotee (451) Jan 27, 2009 Ohio
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    I thought nitro bottling/canning was an expensive, special process that only Guinness, Left Hand, Sam Adam's, Oskar Blue's and Breckenridge really do? (Maybe more I can't think of right now...)

    I wonder how they will be doing it... Any other small scale breweries do it?
     
  9. gilligantrips

    gilligantrips Initiate (165) Jun 4, 2015 Ohio
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    They've done it with their cold brew coffee. Btw, I saw on Instagram that they were canning at the brewpub today with nitrogen, so I expect those cans to be available later this week.

    I think Modern Times has done it (don't quote me on that though).
     
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  10. djtothemoney

    djtothemoney Initiate (186) Nov 30, 2015 Ohio
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    Breckenridge has a lot of Nitro cans out. Sam Adams is doing it. It's probably the next big thing in beer, which is unfortunate because I don't enjoy it.
     
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  11. gilligantrips

    gilligantrips Initiate (165) Jun 4, 2015 Ohio
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    Looks like no release this week. I'm pretty surprised... usually it's been 3-4 releases per month. Looks like they'll only be hitting SOE in Jan.
     
  12. Jmalo

    Jmalo Initiate (176) Apr 12, 2016 Ohio
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    Yeah kind of strange. Heres to a double release on Super Bowl Sunday!
     
  13. Beef_Curtains

    Beef_Curtains Devotee (441) Oct 14, 2013 Ohio
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    heard trough the grapevine that the last batch of south of eleven was actually north of eleven if you know what I mean. It did seem a little boozier than I remember.
     
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  14. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (2,152) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    I hear Hoof said EWS Mosaic and Zipper Ripper 2/5

    It is dank as fuck, for real. Liquid weed. I remember there being more orange marmalade the first batch I ever had but it's still my favorite from them. I didn't detect any more booziness than any other version.
     
  15. Beef_Curtains

    Beef_Curtains Devotee (441) Oct 14, 2013 Ohio
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    I mean that I got a more of a buzz from one can than I remember, the taste wasn't necessarily boozier making it more believable when I heard this batch was more like 13%.
     
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  16. pest

    pest Disciple (353) Sep 2, 2007 Ohio
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    Are they tweaking things that much to account for a 2+% jump in ABV? I don't brew but that seems like a massive jump.
     
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  17. fiver29

    fiver29 Devotee (422) Sep 18, 2007 Ohio
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    Not really. For Hoof I'd say this is pretty normal.
     
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  18. djtothemoney

    djtothemoney Initiate (186) Nov 30, 2015 Ohio
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    I would say that would be a pretty huge change in their process to get an extra 2% out of a similar grain bill. Or the last time they brewed it they were really bad. Either way I find it hard to believe.
     
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  19. Mshull

    Mshull Devotee (400) Mar 26, 2013 Ohio
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    Found some hoof nitro coffee cans at my local bottle shop today. Being a coffee drinker and hoof fan I bought them at $16/4 pack without thinking twice. Review is that it tastes like standard Starbucks dark roast chilled then canned with no nitro qualities to speak of. Never had coffee on nitro before so I guess my expectations were that of a Guinness which prolly isn't fair. Either way it was a letdown at $16
     
  20. djtothemoney

    djtothemoney Initiate (186) Nov 30, 2015 Ohio
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    I saw this and I was kind of curious about it, but nitro coffee is very fluffy and creamy. They have it at Braxton in Covington and a couple Starbucks in big cities. It's awesome.
     
  21. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (2,152) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    Has me concerned for the Miracle Toast--hopefully the coffee batches were trial runs. I rather not have nitro beer, but would still wish it to be implemented successfully. Something with as much going on as Miracle Toast I don't think will get too muted, and the mouthfeel could push it to level: ridiculous.
     
  22. Mshull

    Mshull Devotee (400) Mar 26, 2013 Ohio
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    Well this was not creamy nor fluffy. I had the cold brew coffee at the brew pub a few months back and it wasn't on nitro and this had the exact same mouthfee. If nitro coffee is supposed to be creamy and fluffy then there is an issue with these cans
     
  23. Sorithin

    Sorithin Initiate (112) Jan 7, 2016 Ohio

    Seeing as Zipper Ripper is 2/5, anyone had it before? Pictures on Untappd don't look as hazy as their other beers but has great ratings. With Blabe and Hot Probz being my favorite, how's it compare? Really wanna hit up the release as I've never had EWS either.
     
  24. pest

    pest Disciple (353) Sep 2, 2007 Ohio
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    I like most of the EWS series more than zipper. Definitely not as good as Blabe but I'll still happily drink my allotment. Really looking forward to the mosaic though.
     
  25. Jmalo

    Jmalo Initiate (176) Apr 12, 2016 Ohio
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    I had it when it first got put on draft at the pub in November and it was super solid. No bitterness and a little sweetness on the backend from the honey.
     
  26. gilligantrips

    gilligantrips Initiate (165) Jun 4, 2015 Ohio
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    I drink cold brew every morning and bought the 4pk on a whim yesterday. The cold brew I make myself is usually crappy coffee (Maxwell House, etc) left overnight in a gallon jug, then filtered and cooled in the fridge.

    HH Cold Brew (v.2, most recent canning) is admittedly quality coffee, but the nitro treatment is weak at best. The can feels as if it will explode when you press on the walls, so I was afraid to shake super violently before opening. Despite this, I gave it a good shake and poured. A small "head" formed, but didn't last for long. The mouthfeel is ok, but I'm not sure if it's what they were looking for. The nitrogenation is weaker than the carbonation you'd get from a BA stout, if that tells you anything. I think they're still working out the kinks... I would like to see more nitrogenation in future cans.

    [​IMG]
     
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  27. RyanMcFly1985

    RyanMcFly1985 Aspirant (230) Oct 20, 2007 Ohio
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    An IPA can not be hazy and still be fantastic. We seemed to be doing fine with the IPA's that were available long before hazy IPA's came around.
     
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  28. gilligantrips

    gilligantrips Initiate (165) Jun 4, 2015 Ohio
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    The most recent version of Musk was great and was clear like a west-coast IPA. Just sayin'...
     
  29. RyanMcFly1985

    RyanMcFly1985 Aspirant (230) Oct 20, 2007 Ohio
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    I should seek some out then. I stopped buying/trading for Hoof after the vile trash (IMO) that was Everybody Wants Some Vic Secret, but I've still had some here and there since.
     
  30. Sorithin

    Sorithin Initiate (112) Jan 7, 2016 Ohio

    True, I do have 2 cans of the Musk left and it's still drinking so well.
     
  31. gilligantrips

    gilligantrips Initiate (165) Jun 4, 2015 Ohio
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    Zipper Ripper and EWS Mosaic confirmed for a (Saturday) release.

     
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  32. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (2,152) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    lmfao...just when you think the artwork couldn't get more Trapper Keeper
     
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  33. Jmalo

    Jmalo Initiate (176) Apr 12, 2016 Ohio
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    5 minute sellout... a bit faster than I thought they'd go.
     
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  34. invertalon

    invertalon Devotee (451) Jan 27, 2009 Ohio
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    I just checked and more tickets went up... So I got one. It's been a while since I went to one of these...
     
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  35. Sinzanasti

    Sinzanasti Aspirant (200) Apr 3, 2014 Ohio
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    They are gone again
     
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  36. invertalon

    invertalon Devotee (451) Jan 27, 2009 Ohio
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    Another 60 just went up.
     
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  37. sbh50

    sbh50 Initiate (161) Feb 6, 2015 Ohio
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    Does Hoof Hearted allow you to pick up previous Releases? I bought a ticket for south of eleven, but I wasnt able to make it up that weekend.
     
  38. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (2,152) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    Best to ask them, most likely via social media. They may or may not have any left.
     
  39. Jmalo

    Jmalo Initiate (176) Apr 12, 2016 Ohio
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    In my experience, no, but others have said they had success. Would reach out to them as Sabtos said.
     
  40. gilligantrips

    gilligantrips Initiate (165) Jun 4, 2015 Ohio
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    You might be out of luck in this case. Extra cans made it to the brewpub and sold out in about a day... not sayin' it was all the cans, but just a tidbit.
     
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