Hop Butcher (2019)

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by ShawnoftheD3ad, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. beardown2489

    beardown2489 Disciple (386) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois

    Currently just offering good guys wear rye
     
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  2. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Zealot (593) Nov 26, 2011 Illinois
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    Looks like green moss is on deck to be canned tomorrow July 9!!
     
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  3. Bbear

    Bbear Initiate (146) Oct 26, 2016 Illinois
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    Saw it on Square Roots Fest’s specialty tap list and got excited. Such a great one first time around.
     
  4. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Zealot (593) Nov 26, 2011 Illinois
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    This one i missed as I was out of town so super stoked to grab this rounds
     
  5. GAcosta

    GAcosta Initiate (34) Dec 27, 2017 Illinois
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    Also saw Chillin Out Maxin and Relaxin All Cool cans on a pallet when I passed by Miskatonic last week. Those were great the last time they were released.
     
  6. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Defender (688) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    For me that was where the Hop Butcher hot streak started. They had their 7.5% NEIPA formula perfected at that point when those came out last September and every successive 7.5% NEIPA was a home run.
     
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  7. BLA1R

    BLA1R Initiate (57) Sep 1, 2015 Illinois

    Nah, they were cranking out fire before that. Remember they dropped Tavern Cut sometime around end of June last summer.
     
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  8. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,054) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    I feel like 7-8% abv is the sweet spot for mass appeal; you get some of the session qualities of a lower abv beer, but there's also enough substance there for those of us who like the huge DIPAs.
     
  9. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Defender (688) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    I disagree. They were still pretty hit or miss. That is why Tavern Cut was so good. It wouldn't have stood out so much if the prior and subsequent releases weren't so iffy.
     
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  10. flat_lander

    flat_lander Zealot (577) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Any word on if deliveries will be happening today? For some reason I seem to recall Thursday being their drop day. I'll actually be up in the south burbs and wouldn't mind grabbing a 4 pack of this one.
     
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  11. KidGalaga

    KidGalaga Initiate (70) Apr 21, 2014 Illinois
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    whaddya know, i recall those being noticeably sweeter and thus my love affair for HB started to wane around the same time :worried:
     
  12. BLA1R

    BLA1R Initiate (57) Sep 1, 2015 Illinois

    what about Unwind your Mind, Reply Hazy, and Weirdsmobile? I'm sure theres a couple others
     
  13. flat_lander

    flat_lander Zealot (577) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Thursday it is.

     
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  14. Frankinstiener

    Frankinstiener Aspirant (204) Jul 28, 2009 Illinois

    The fresh prince releases were the worst HB's I've had to date. Undrinkably sweet.

    Edit: forgot about lemony fresh that was godawful
     
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  15. Jangoon24

    Jangoon24 Disciple (306) Jul 25, 2015 Illinois
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    Starting the Make Galaxy Bowl Great Again campaign.

    (take the god damn vanilla, peaches, and passionfruit out of it)
    (also hop it exclusively with Galaxy, no Citra this time around)
     
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  16. Jplachy

    Jplachy Disciple (361) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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  17. Jangoon24

    Jangoon24 Disciple (306) Jul 25, 2015 Illinois
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    A bit cheap for something I put so much effort into.

    I could just pitch them ideas for a year just to have them tell me they're going in a different direction, then steal my idea months later - Brewdog style
     
  18. flat_lander

    flat_lander Zealot (577) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Will there be taxidermy involved in any of your ideas?
     
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  19. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,054) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    I really enjoyed the milkshake version, but I'm on board with this. If they want to do a sour NE IPA, there are a bunch of other things they can try, just not my precious Galaxy Bowl.
     
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  20. whatruDOINdragic

    whatruDOINdragic Initiate (151) Aug 22, 2013 Illinois
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    What's the hype level on Green Moss? Is this a rush-to-Grand-within-30-minutes-of-drop day or a meander-over-any-time-before-4:30pm day?
     
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  21. Chuckdiesel24

    Chuckdiesel24 Meyvn (1,156) Jul 6, 2016 Illinois
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    I would assume the latter since it's not a first-time release but who knows?
     
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  22. Bburns87

    Bburns87 Initiate (129) Jun 11, 2013 Illinois
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    It's a mix because it's been released before, but it's probably one of their top 3 highest rated beers
     
  23. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (4,100) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Every time I assume these will sit around longer, I'm unpleasantly surprised.
     
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  24. Bburns87

    Bburns87 Initiate (129) Jun 11, 2013 Illinois
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    In the last month or so just about every HB and P3 release has been sittign on shelves the next day at the shop right by my house. Prior to that people were lining up. I think the Phase Three initial releases brought in a lot of people who would never wait in line for beer and now they realize that so much shit is released every week that they can't afford it.
     
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  25. croush

    croush Crusader (742) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    If they're just releasing one beer this week, does that mean it's a double batch so that there should be more available and sit around longer? Or, maybe I'm wrong to assume it's a larger batch than when they usually do 2 beers at a time.

    This is one I haven't had, and see how well it was received before, so I plan on grabbing 2-4 cans to drink in a couple weeks on vacation.
     
  26. Bburns87

    Bburns87 Initiate (129) Jun 11, 2013 Illinois
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    Eh not sure if that means anything. Could mean a triple release in an upcoming week, or a double batch of a future release. I don't think it's as simple as one beer equals twice the volume.
     
  27. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Disciple (348) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    I don’t know either but it felt like that Normalize the Signal single release was a bigger batch
     
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  28. Gambyt20

    Gambyt20 Crusader (773) Jan 14, 2016 Illinois
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    From the pattern of when a single can is released for the week, I have def noticed that one beer is available longer into the distro day or even day after pending on which store.
     
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  29. croush

    croush Crusader (742) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    Yeah, this is what I was trying to get at. I know Normalize The Signal lasted until at least the following day at some spots I go to.

    But, as others have said, once we expect things to go one way, we usually get surprised.
     
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  30. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Disciple (348) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Phase 3 and Normalize both lasted parts of 3 days (at least) at the Beer Cellar. It was a holiday week but also the 1st or 2nd biggest home consumption holiday of the year. I’m theorizing that it was bigger batches of the single releases combines with some full fridges/wallet restraint.
     
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  31. Jangoon24

    Jangoon24 Disciple (306) Jul 25, 2015 Illinois
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    There's a little more than 2.5 cases left on the floor at Grand. I did not ask if they had more in the back.
     
  32. flat_lander

    flat_lander Zealot (577) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    As of about 1:35 Open Bottle had a pretty good sized beeramid. No limit at 15.99 per. Probably 15 cases or so
     
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  33. whatruDOINdragic

    whatruDOINdragic Initiate (151) Aug 22, 2013 Illinois
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    About a case and a half on the floor as of 4:30. Looking forward to trying this one
     
  34. JJH1018

    JJH1018 Devotee (439) Sep 13, 2013 Illinois
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    No limit at Crafted. I'd say as of 5:30 they had about 6 or 8 cases. Incidentally I saw Normalize at the Mokena Binny's.
     
  35. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Defender (688) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Apparently HB will have Green Moss and Normalize the Signals at Square Roots Fest today only...
     
  36. vicodin_tears1

    vicodin_tears1 Initiate (36) Jun 22, 2019 Indiana
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    Saw this and I’m going tomorrow. Oh well...looks like some other solid options in the brew lounge.
     
  37. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Disciple (348) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Dovetail Kriek will be on there as well...
     
  38. vicodin_tears1

    vicodin_tears1 Initiate (36) Jun 22, 2019 Indiana
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    Considering you pointed it out, I assume it’s good?
     
  39. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Disciple (348) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    2018 was excellent. Haven’t had the new release yet though
     
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  40. FleskBrewFan

    FleskBrewFan Initiate (105) Aug 4, 2016 Illinois
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    The collab with Perennial, Thoroughly New, was thoroughly awesome
     
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