Hop Butcher releases

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by SeanBond, Dec 20, 2017.

  1. pkarch09

    pkarch09 Initiate (135) Mar 22, 2010 Illinois

    Agreed with all of the above...Tavern Cut is effin legit
     
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  2. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Devotee (419) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Nothing about that can graphic screams "I want to try this beer." In fact, it makes me want a slice of alley pizza or the chicken pox....
     
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  3. galos11

    galos11 Devotee (461) Jan 21, 2015 Illinois
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    Mmmmm chicken pox
     
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  4. DWarholia

    DWarholia Initiate (133) Feb 5, 2018 Illinois

    Both of these beers are fantastic.
     
  5. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Devotee (419) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    I'm impressed. Tavern Cut puts HB alongside FR and Corridor for best NEIPAs in town.
     
  6. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,175) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    FTFY
    I enjoyed Tavern Cut as well. Skrap Metal was too sweet for my liking. And I'm not done with Mikerphone.
     
  7. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Devotee (419) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    No, I was right the first time. Corridor and and FR are ahead of the curve. You serve Tavern Cut at one of those bars and tell people it is from one of those breweries and they wouldn't doubt it. It's identical to what those brewers are putting out.
     
  8. JFresh21

    JFresh21 Disciple (358) Mar 6, 2012 Illinois
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    Gotta agree. Not a fan of the can art on this one.
     
  9. TigerDriver91

    TigerDriver91 Initiate (191) Jan 17, 2017 Illinois

    the can art on this one may not be so great, but the beer itself is phenomenal.
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  10. jlsims04

    jlsims04 Zealot (526) Jul 14, 2013 Illinois
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    Anyone know of a stock pile of Alemerica in the city?
     
  11. Beardown98

    Beardown98 Initiate (147) Jun 25, 2017 Illinois
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    Not sure where you are at but the Garfield’s beverage depot by Harlem and Irving right by 90 had some last Friday they also had a lot of random older stuff ba and non ba aged beers they still had 2017 bcbs, 2016 120 minute, 2016 world wide stout and some 2015 and 2016 abyss reserve. Felt that was worth mentioning.
     
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  12. whatruDOINdragic

    whatruDOINdragic Initiate (195) Aug 22, 2013 Illinois
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    Has anybody figured out a pattern to HB’s tweets about drops? They don’t tweet each and every delivery—as far as I can tell there is no rhyme or reason to whether or when they tweet about delivery at a given account.
     
  13. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (1,633) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Didn't love Skrap Metal...I got an odd peanut butter not that was a bit off-putting. Maybe this can got left in the heat too long??

    However, I'm having a Tavern Cut now & enjoying it quite a bit. Tropical, soft mouthfeel, dry but not bitter...this is one of their better efforts IMO.
     
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  14. SeanBond

    SeanBond Savant (924) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    I was out of town/late to the party--anyone see Tavern Cut around the city still?
     
  15. brohanjames

    brohanjames Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012

    Capones on the Northside had about 11 4-packs yesterday at 7pm
     
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  16. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (2,421) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    Not sure where you are, but I finally found some just tonight at Morenos in Little Village. They had about 3 or 4 4-packs left.
     
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  17. BeerDes

    BeerDes Initiate (123) Dec 8, 2016 Illinois
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    I grabbed a 4 pack tonight at the lincolnwood binnys. They had about a case left. Had my first one tonight and it lived up to its hype.
     
  18. Jsimansk

    Jsimansk Initiate (182) Jul 10, 2012 Illinois
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    Sorry guys, I’ve got to dissent on Tavern Cut. Body was pleasingly full, definitely sugar- (but not in a malty way) sweet, but there was a lingering back end bitterness that was just weird. I’m thinking it’s just a little green and I hope it will round out in a couple weeks. Admittedly, I’m a NEIPA skeptic but I’ve really been trying to give them a fair shake. I had high hopes for this one and gave it a shot (despite the can art)
     
  19. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Devotee (419) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    So after the high of Tavern Cut I decided to ride the HB wave only to come crashing back down after getting a 4 pack of Skrap Metal. Not a fan. None of the body or flavors of Tavern Cut. Since HB stopped using the term NEIPA because half the time they applied it to beers that clearly weren't are we stuck in the reverse of not being able to find which beers are NEIPAs because they don't label them?
     
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  20. BLA1R

    BLA1R Initiate (29) Sep 1, 2015 Illinois
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    Both beers were equally delicious IMO
     
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  21. csmakio

    csmakio Initiate (176) Nov 26, 2016 Illinois
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    blazed milkshake is drinking fantastic right now. the aroma developed to an insane degree.

    gutted its my last can...
     
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  22. ShawnoftheD3ad

    ShawnoftheD3ad Aspirant (208) Mar 20, 2016 Illinois
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    Milkshake or pale? Had my last milkshake over the weekend and thought the creamsicle taste faded a bit.
     
  23. csmakio

    csmakio Initiate (176) Nov 26, 2016 Illinois
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    nice shout dude. milkshake. the orange is more prevalent than ever for me. melds so god damn nicely with the vanilla cream. mouthfeel seems to have gained a notch or two as well.
     
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  24. ShawnoftheD3ad

    ShawnoftheD3ad Aspirant (208) Mar 20, 2016 Illinois
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    Next on the docket from our boys at HB will be a couple new ones. Vacation Mode which will be a witbier, Lemony Fresh looks like it might actually drop and the return of Telehopic. Excited for that one as it was excellent last time around.
     
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  25. SeanBond

    SeanBond Savant (924) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    There's a decent amount of Tavern Cut and Skrap at Binny's Grand, if anyone is still looking (like I was).
     
  26. CaptainFleeker

    CaptainFleeker Crusader (706) Aug 27, 2012 Illinois
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    Heading there now. Anything else interesting? Thanks!!
     
  27. SeanBond

    SeanBond Savant (924) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    Hmm...Brickstone's new NE beer is there as well (I've heard things, so that or Stone's new NE beer, which I didn't see out, were going to be my fallback); they were just receiving stuff, so I'd assume there's more incoming. Plenty of PsuedoSue for $7.99 as well, although I'm not sure of the freshness date.
     
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  28. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Devotee (419) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Quite frankly, how can anyone care about freshness at that price point. 64 oz of 2 year old stale Sue for the price of one draft of a brewpub NEIPA? Yes please.
     
  29. SeanBond

    SeanBond Savant (924) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    I wouldn't pay $8 for a case of the first batches that hit Chicago, so I'm a little traumatized (although yes, I know they're not brewed in the same place).

    I'm digging that HB has seemingly upped production somewhat; double-drops of their beer is an awesome change.
     
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  30. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Devotee (419) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    I'd like to see them get their price point down a few bucks. Hopefully with Roger at Maplewood we get some worthy competition of new NEIPAs in quality at a better price point.
     
  31. csmakio

    csmakio Initiate (176) Nov 26, 2016 Illinois
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    really enjoying this new offering.
     
  32. SeanBond

    SeanBond Savant (924) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    $15 is pretty standard at the moment though, isn't it? All Half Acre IPA one-offs hit at around here, and most of the NE stuff we're seeing is at that point. I'd love cheaper options, too, but I'm just not sure how viable that is for the moment.
    Yeah, I'm very curious. I like Brickstone's stuff, and they fly under the radar, so this one might be an easy-to-get go-to.
     
  33. CaptainFleeker

    CaptainFleeker Crusader (706) Aug 27, 2012 Illinois
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    Grabbed a 4 pack of each Tavern and Skrap. Also grabbed a sixer of Brickstone's Haz'd Juice (canned 7/6 btw). Looking like a good weekend!! I appreciate the tips and reviews!!
     
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  34. KidGalaga

    KidGalaga Initiate (38) Apr 21, 2014 Illinois
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    that's great to see, appreciate the head sup.

    after having had a 4 of each, i actually enjoy skrap a bit more, so i'll have to grab another.
     
  35. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Devotee (419) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Skrap has to be substantially warmer that Tavern at serving to get rid of all the boozy alcohol flavors....
     
  36. JJH1018

    JJH1018 Devotee (484) Sep 13, 2013 Illinois
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    Having one of my last ones right now. Getting tons of vanilla. Wish I would've saved an entire 4 pack instead of just 2 cans.
     
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  37. galos11

    galos11 Devotee (461) Jan 21, 2015 Illinois
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    Really digging Telehopic. Big pineapple with a little piney-ness. Similar mouthfeel to the last few hazys.

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  38. BLA1R

    BLA1R Initiate (29) Sep 1, 2015 Illinois
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    Hell ya the post I've been waiting for.

    I had a crush on the Hop Butcher for a couple years but after the last round, i'm head over heels in love.
     
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  39. CaptainFleeker

    CaptainFleeker Crusader (706) Aug 27, 2012 Illinois
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    Great pic (even if its sideways). Where are people getting this glass? Really digging it.
     
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  40. SeanBond

    SeanBond Savant (924) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    Not currently in stock, but HB's site actually has some nice drinking options, and solid pricing:

    http://www.hopbutcher.com/store/

    (I regret that I own none of them because I have a million glasses already, and my wife almost murdered me the last time I brought up buying more)
     
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