Hop Butcher (2019)

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  1. DragonflyJones

    DragonflyJones Initiate (61) Mar 22, 2018 Illinois

    This happened to me about a month ago, I contacted HB and they said it happens from time to time and Jeremiah wrote back immediately and handled it great. Was weird I just thought can was wet from the condensation when I was holding it at the store, but it was a slow leak by not properly sealed by the canning system, by the time I got home the one can lost about 4 oz. Luckily it was in a Binny's bag.
     
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  2. flat_lander

    flat_lander Defender (611) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Best bags ever. I used a Binny's Bag and some duct tape to temporarily repair a pipe boot on my roof a few weeks ago until a proper roofer could get here. Fuck tornadoes. There's a life experience I can do without again. At least Binny's will always have my back though.
     
  3. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Zealot (598) Nov 26, 2011 Illinois
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    hey all thought I would try here since no one has responded in the trade forum,

    My baby's Sitter recent;y broke my favorite glass, the hop butcher cooler one with orange logo and yellow splats wondering if anyone has one they would part with for beer or other glassware, tia.
     
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  4. CityofWind_brew

    CityofWind_brew Devotee (407) Jan 15, 2014 Illinois
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    Looks like Alemerica the Beautiful cans will be making a return soon along with a new DIPA hopped with Amarillo, simcoe and ekuanot
     
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  5. Quilentro

    Quilentro Aspirant (286) May 12, 2017 Illinois
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    By the beard of the All Father, you forgot one:

    Odin's Breath
    Style: Double India Pale Ale

    ABV: 7.5% ABV

    Hops: Amarillo, Simcoe, Ekuanot

    Last Canned: June 19, 2019

    Formats: Draft, 16 oz. cans

    Label Artwork: Dan Grzeca

    Flavors: Pineapple, Pine, Orange

    (A Madtree Brewing Collaboration)
     
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  6. Bburns87

    Bburns87 Initiate (137) Jun 11, 2013 Illinois
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    You got to used to copying over the 7.5% ABV. This one is 8.2. New grain bill!
     
  7. Frankinstiener

    Frankinstiener Aspirant (204) Jul 28, 2009 Illinois

    Wow ur right. Looks like whoever is doing the hb website got used to copying it over. Very mixed reviews so far. Many saying it needs to sit, many saying it's very sweet. One guy called it "dirt juice" not sure if that's good or bad?
     
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  8. flat_lander

    flat_lander Defender (611) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    If it's not pastry dirt juice I'm not interested bro.
     
  9. Jangoon24

    Jangoon24 Disciple (320) Jul 25, 2015 Illinois
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    Got a text from my brother last night regarding Odin's Breath: "odins tastes like pinecones, you want the rest of my cans?"

    I'm oddly intrigued as to how they'll taste to me.
     
  10. Frankinstiener

    Frankinstiener Aspirant (204) Jul 28, 2009 Illinois

    That intrigues me as well, I generally like pine. I few other reviews mentioned pine but then others said more pineapple then pine. Hope I can buy one can.
     
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  11. Rpanther9

    Rpanther9 Initiate (54) Oct 22, 2014 Illinois
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    Sounds like something Mikerphone would brew.
     
  12. HawksBeerFan

    HawksBeerFan Aspirant (266) Dec 24, 2011 Illinois
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    May actually have to buy some cans now...
     
  13. FleskBrewFan

    FleskBrewFan Initiate (110) Aug 4, 2016 Illinois
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    It was called Dirt Nasty, and I did not like it at all
     
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  14. flat_lander

    flat_lander Defender (611) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    LOL. It's like that South Park episode from a ways back, "Simpson's did it."
     
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  15. 4lokogod

    4lokogod Initiate (58) Dec 8, 2015 Illinois
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    Anyone have the deets on the 16mo Buffalo trace Aged stout they have listed on their untapd?
     
  16. Jplachy

    Jplachy Disciple (373) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Its a stout. Aged for 16 months in Buffalo Trace barrels. Expect notes of roast, caramel, butterscotch, tobacco, chocolate.
     
  17. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,073) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    Sounds gross, I'll take the hit on that one for you guys.
     
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  18. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,330) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    Milk stout presumably.
     
  19. KCUnited

    KCUnited Initiate (191) Nov 11, 2014 Illinois
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    I appreciate HB's tasting notes on the can and find them spot on consistently. Odin's Breath is no different, imo. Ripe pineapple, candied orange, and pleasant pine. That's pretty much what I get. Overripe pineapple and orange flavored sap. It's a little too boozy and filling for me though. I'd likely prefer these flavors in a drier, more drinkable West Coast style, but OB is still an a fine beer.
     
  20. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Aspirant (294) Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    I have to say Odin’s Breath May be my favorite HB yet. I can see why the juice heads wouldn’t like it, but I think it’s fantastic. Ripe pineapple, excellent piney bite with a superb mouthfeel. I hope they stick to this new grain bill.
     
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  21. JJH1018

    JJH1018 Initiate (175) Sep 13, 2013 Illinois

    Damn that sounds right up my alley. I'll have to go grab some. I like hop bite in my hazy's.
     
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  22. Gambyt20

    Gambyt20 Champion (826) Jan 14, 2016 Illinois
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    Normalize the Signal on deck. One of my favorites! Friday 6/28 canning date? so next week distro I guess?
     
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  23. JDFresh

    JDFresh Initiate (26) Nov 7, 2018 Illinois
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    They're pouring Normalize at Ultra Fresh. Hope that doesn't mean no distro!
     
  24. Bburns87

    Bburns87 Initiate (137) Jun 11, 2013 Illinois
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    Every beer fest I've been to with hop butcher there, they are always just pouring their most recent release.
     
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  25. Gambyt20

    Gambyt20 Champion (826) Jan 14, 2016 Illinois
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    Guess no cans this week. Normalize the Signal next week I assume, just in time for the long holiday weekend!
     
  26. DeadWax

    DeadWax Initiate (79) Dec 29, 2016 Illinois

    Printers Row posted on Instagram that they will be getting Normalize “early” next week.
     
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  27. kreg02

    kreg02 Disciple (356) Nov 19, 2012 Illinois
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    Think I saw they brought this out to the Weldwerks Invitational
     
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  28. Chuckdiesel24

    Chuckdiesel24 Meyvn (1,183) Jul 6, 2016 Illinois
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    Yeah, HB put that on an instagram story.
     
  29. miniditka77

    miniditka77 Initiate (198) May 21, 2015 Illinois
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    Yeah, uh.... they still suck and still do all that stuff. They totally haven't completely changed at all. Please everyone continue not doing business there so I have an extra 15 minutes buffer time on my "they just posted on Instagram, hurry before it's gone" mid-afternoon loop beer runs.
     
  30. CaptainFleeker

    CaptainFleeker Defender (698) Aug 27, 2012 Illinois
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  31. Jangoon24

    Jangoon24 Disciple (320) Jul 25, 2015 Illinois
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    Oh, nice - I've been waiting for them to sell the I Want To Believe poster again. $11 shipping though :disappointed
     
  32. CaptainFleeker

    CaptainFleeker Defender (698) Aug 27, 2012 Illinois
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    I'm hoping the I Want To Believe will make it to tshirts one day.
     
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  33. dukeandduke

    dukeandduke Meyvn (1,249) Feb 2, 2015 Illinois
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    Saw only one HB release (America The Beautiful Cans) at my local Binny's, asked if they carried any other offerings and was told their shipments usually only last a few hours so no permanent spot in store. Said they got some in today, went back and brought me a four pack of Normalize the Signal for $14.99 plus tax, canned last Friday. Will drink one tonight or Wednesday (Sox game post work tomorrow). Should hit the shelves next few days.

    Thanks for the recommendation and cheers!
     
  34. Jplachy

    Jplachy Disciple (373) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    It's hitting shelves now.
     
  35. dukeandduke

    dukeandduke Meyvn (1,249) Feb 2, 2015 Illinois
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    The Jewels picked up also via a board recommendation became my highest rated Hop Butcher pour. Then I picked up Normalized the Signal, and this was even better.

    Not that easy to find their beers, will definitely seek out their offerings in the future, and hopefully they will be able to open a regular taproom down the road.
     
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  36. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Disciple (358) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    The Beer Cellar had at least 20 cases yesterday so it seems like a big batch
     
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  37. Gambyt20

    Gambyt20 Champion (826) Jan 14, 2016 Illinois
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    Green Moss on deck. Normalize drinking great over the weekend!
     
  38. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Disciple (358) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    We need a BA correspondent at the Sox-Cubs game to report if they have HB tonight in the cave
     
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  39. beardown2489

    beardown2489 Disciple (396) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois

    I’ll be at the game today
     
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  40. beardown2489

    beardown2489 Disciple (396) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois

    Currently just offering good guys wear rye
     
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