Hop Butcher (2019)

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

  1. ShawnoftheD3ad

    ShawnoftheD3ad Initiate (189) Mar 20, 2016 Illinois
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    Anybody notice that the abv on Chillin and Relaxin is 6.5 compared to last years 7.5? Maybe new grain bill?
    Also, they subbed mosaic for hallertau blanc in this years Relaxin.
     
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  2. beardown2489

    beardown2489 Disciple (390) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois

    I am excited to see a few beers coming out with different ABVs. It’s almost as if they listen to their costumers.

    Also excited to see a Pilsner. Love the name. I’m curious to see how they approach it.
     
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  3. REVZEB

    REVZEB Poo-Bah (5,946) Mar 28, 2013 Illinois
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    Super excited for the pilsner!
     
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  4. yepbye2

    yepbye2 Disciple (342) Feb 23, 2011 Illinois
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    Are these three all dropping downtown today?
     
  5. beardown2489

    beardown2489 Disciple (390) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois

    It’s really well done
     
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  6. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (4,216) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    It seems the Pilsner is fairly limited; they had stacks of the IPA's at Bottles & Cans but a tiny amount of the Pilsner, limit one per person.
     
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  7. BillMueller

    BillMueller Initiate (97) Nov 27, 2011 Indiana
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    One can of Pilsner per person in a lot of spots. What are we even doing here?
     
  8. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,064) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    On the one hand--Hell yeah, more pilsners!!!

    On the other...seriously, we're selling out of pilsners?
     
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  9. vicodin_tears1

    vicodin_tears1 Initiate (39) Jun 22, 2019 Indiana
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    It’s all part of the plan:

    1) make pilsners super limited
    2) sell out fast
    3) rinse
    4) repeat

    Summer 2020 will be the year dudes are truck chasing for crisp, clean pilsners.
     
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  10. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Zealot (596) Nov 26, 2011 Illinois
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  11. FleskBrewFan

    FleskBrewFan Initiate (107) Aug 4, 2016 Illinois
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    It was funny, I was talking to Dave of Beer Cellar, and he said P3’s Pilsner sold out in 36 minutes. I’m like did people not know that MoRE almost always had Villa Pils 4-packs available...

    Wait until the masses discover Dovetail or Metropolitan. They’re in for a treat
     
  12. Chuckdiesel24

    Chuckdiesel24 Meyvn (1,164) Jul 6, 2016 Illinois
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    Can’t like this enough
     
  13. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,064) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    The cynic in me thinks that the guys scooping all these up won't do that, because they're not limited.
     
  14. Frankinstiener

    Frankinstiener Aspirant (204) Jul 28, 2009 Illinois

    I'm out folks. The sharks been jumped here.
     
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  15. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Disciple (350) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    I was out of town this weekend. Did the 2 HB releases from Friday disappear already or are they still getable? Thanks!
     
  16. ThisGuy123

    ThisGuy123 Initiate (15) Jul 23, 2019 Illinois

    I saw both of the ipas at Beermiscuous on Lincoln today
     
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  17. FFFjunkie

    FFFjunkie Crusader (757) Aug 26, 2014 Illinois
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    Both were at open bottle as of this afternoon.
     
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  18. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Disciple (350) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Thanks guys. Struck out at Binny’s STC today. Will try the craftier shops next
     
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  19. Bburns87

    Bburns87 Initiate (132) Jun 11, 2013 Illinois
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    Where are you located? I can get you a can of each if you're close enough to meet up in naperville or river north.
     
  20. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Disciple (350) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    St Charles. I’ll let you know after I try Open Bottle on the way to work. I appreciate it!
     
  21. NNN

    NNN Initiate (106) Feb 9, 2017 Illinois
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    I've missed out on the last few HB releases bc I'm just lazy did I miss anything?
     
  22. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (4,216) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Probably most notable was the Pilsner, After Rain.

    It was pretty good!
     
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  23. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Disciple (350) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Got a 4 pack of each at Open Bottle (a few of each left as of 2pm). Thanks though!
     
  24. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Disciple (350) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Having a Relaxin All Cool now and it’s good. I noticed the Galaxy hops HB gets brings out that super dank flavor that was in the last iteration of Galaxy Bowl. That batch was divisive and I feel like this beer would be a bit too
     
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  25. csmakio

    csmakio Initiate (135) Nov 26, 2016 Illinois

    Looks like Unwind Your Mind and Smoke Filled Room are starting to drop.
     
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  26. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Crusader (710) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Where did you see that? HB's site, twitter and instagram don't say anything about it. Are these new drops or old stock?
     
  27. DryHoppedUrMom

    DryHoppedUrMom Initiate (55) Aug 15, 2015 Illinois

    Looks like Prestige Liquor posted it.
     
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  28. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (4,216) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Open Bottle posted them too.
     
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  29. csmakio

    csmakio Initiate (135) Nov 26, 2016 Illinois

    bunch of liquor stores are posting they received it today
     
  30. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Disciple (350) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    2 double releases in 5 days. Wow
     
  31. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Crusader (710) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Interesting. Are the HB guys taking the day off? They are usually on top of their social media account....
     
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  32. dub_shih

    dub_shih Initiate (54) Apr 21, 2016 Illinois

    Unwind your mind is the bomb
     
  33. ShawnoftheD3ad

    ShawnoftheD3ad Initiate (189) Mar 20, 2016 Illinois
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    I love Unwind, prob one of my favs of theirs but...
    I can’t. Really, I just can’t....
    I have too many ipas in my fridge :cry:
     
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  34. HazeBro83

    HazeBro83 Aspirant (271) Mar 14, 2016 Illinois
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    They put up an IG post and added to their story...they must have heard the vicious rumors that they were taking a day off.
     
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  35. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Disciple (350) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Lots of Unwind at the Open Bottle but the other one is all gone. Sounds like it was a a small run
     
  36. csmakio

    csmakio Initiate (135) Nov 26, 2016 Illinois

    if you have instagram, take a peek at rev's story. :sunglasses:
     
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  37. Jplachy

    Jplachy Disciple (367) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Spoilers:
     
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  38. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Crusader (710) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    I'd like the actual details on how they are using one mash and coming out with one hazy and one not.

    Are they adding flaked oats to both and just filtering out the floaties in the west coaster or are they not adding oats and relying on a more flocculant yeast for the hazy?
     
  39. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Poo-Bah (2,447) Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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    Any thoughts on when the next batch of Ribbit will happen? Surprisingly, that beer from the last release was stellar.
     
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  40. vicodin_tears1

    vicodin_tears1 Initiate (39) Jun 22, 2019 Indiana
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    I really loved this one. All of the flavors worked so well together.
     
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