IPA aged on Baseball bats??? yup.

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  1. Lare453

    Lare453 Meyvn (1,318) Feb 1, 2012 Florida
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    I heard there are a few breweries that louisville slugger sent bats to to make beer with. i had one tonight from cigar city. has anyone else had any and what do you tihnk?

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    this one was fair, nothing amazing, a lot of pine, resin, sap... a little citrus both in the nose and taste.
     
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  2. jbeezification

    jbeezification Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2012 Texas

    Most of these I thought were released early summer. Saint Arnold made a Homefront IPA also and while I can still find it, its not at all fresh anymore. Anyways the beer was decent, not great but not at all bad.
     
  3. robinsmv

    robinsmv Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2010 Florida

    This beer was released many months ago and should really have been consumed fresh
     
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  4. davey101

    davey101 Meyvn (1,080) Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    So what you are saying is....it isn't a home run?
     
  5. jbeezification

    jbeezification Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2012 Texas

    I'd call it a double off the wall where you get thrown out trying to stretch it into a triple.
     
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  6. McNuts

    McNuts Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2010 North Carolina
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    pine resin, that makes sense
     
  7. Lare453

    Lare453 Meyvn (1,318) Feb 1, 2012 Florida
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    I got it about two months ago and have not had time to drink It.
     
  8. Sneers

    Sneers Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Well, maple isn't a pine, so it's probably just the hops.
     
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  9. beerFool28607

    beerFool28607 Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2012 North Carolina

    YEEEEAAAAHHHHHH
     
  10. zac16125

    zac16125 Poo-Bah (1,787) Jan 26, 2010 South Carolina
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    I had this the day it was released at CCB. I wasnt blow away, but it was different, and had a unique taste from the maple wood. I thought the concept was really cool though, and it was certainly for a good cause. If I remember right, 110k plus OT batch 5 came out the same day, now that was an AMAZING beer when fresh.
     
  11. raymo55

    raymo55 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2011 Michigan
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    Heard rumors of a brewery making a similar beer from all the bats that got hits for the New York Yankees during the ALCS....but the batch was WAY too small....it was drain poured.
     
  12. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2008 California

    You need to get yourself a beer bong, makes things go much quicker.
     
  13. Lare453

    Lare453 Meyvn (1,318) Feb 1, 2012 Florida
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    Rofl! You rock!
     
  14. McNuts

    McNuts Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2010 North Carolina
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    I was jokingly referring to the pine tar that they smear on the bats. I'm sure they clean them though.
     
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  15. ChanChan

    ChanChan Devotee (469) Dec 12, 2009 California
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    Its probably better than the beer aged on jockstraps!!
     
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  16. Lare453

    Lare453 Meyvn (1,318) Feb 1, 2012 Florida
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    I got it!
     
  17. JoEBoBpr

    JoEBoBpr Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2004 Missouri

    I had the CCB version and the Perennial Artisan Ale (St. Louis, MO) both were similar and ok. Nothing crazy but fresh they were ok.
     
  18. brewbetter

    brewbetter Initiate (0) Jun 2, 2012 Nauru

    Had it a few months ago, it was unimpressive imho.

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    Cigar City Brewing's Homefront IPA - India Pale Ale IPA
     
  19. Brunite

    Brunite Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2009 Illinois

    Well.....didn't DFH do a beer that had used spit-balls as part of the recipe (to get the enzymes from the saliva)?
     
  20. mixed_master7

    mixed_master7 Initiate (0) May 16, 2012 Florida

    Oh man that was too good! This is coming from a yanks fan. Yea it was decent but nothing too impressive.
     
  21. Douggo

    Douggo Initiate (96) Oct 24, 2009 Minnesota

    Smells like runs...
     
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  22. Shaudius

    Shaudius Initiate (0) Aug 12, 2012 District of Columbia

    Kinda, the enzymes from saliva are used to convert the starch in corn to fermentable sugar(so corn spit balls) in a traditional Native South American beer called Chicha. DFH has brewed it at least twice(maybe more?)

    There's a NYT article about it here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/09/dining/09beer.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

    As well as an article on DFH's website about the second time they brewed it: http://www.dogfish.com/community/blogfish/members/bryan/chewing-spitting-brewing.htm
     
  23. Sneers

    Sneers Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Oh. I was not aware of that practice.
     
  24. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,165) Mar 18, 2010 California

    I've had the Cigar City one. I liked it.
     
  25. vande

    vande Champion (807) Jan 26, 2007 Illinois

    so...its been sittin on the bench then?
     
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  26. EJLinneman

    EJLinneman Aspirant (217) Mar 2, 2009 New Jersey
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    I would like to try this along with one that wasn't aged on baseball bats to see the difference.
     
  27. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (619) May 11, 2012 Missouri
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    Perennial did one here in StL as part of the Homefront benefit beers. It wasn't bad but nothing special either
     
  28. McNuts

    McNuts Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2010 North Carolina
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    You are probably younger than me. Google "George Brett Pine Tar HR" and enjoy.
     
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  29. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,165) Mar 18, 2010 California

    I am not too sure there is a base beer sans bats. The woodiness is pretty mild in my opinion.
     
  30. EJLinneman

    EJLinneman Aspirant (217) Mar 2, 2009 New Jersey
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    Yeah, I doubt they made a base beer for this without it. I would just still like to see whether the wood really made a significant difference. Regardless, I don't live in FL, so it's unlikely I'd be able to try it anyways.
     
  31. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,408) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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  32. jaminjohnson

    jaminjohnson Initiate (189) Jul 3, 2012 Yukon (Canada)

    Wish they would have sold the bats like one guy had at perennials belgian beer fest!
     
  33. nrs207

    nrs207 Defender (687) Sep 8, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    So in this scenario, you're Joe Girardi and the beer is A-Rod?
     
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  34. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,274) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    More bats are made from ash than maple.
     
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  35. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    agreed
     
  36. xsouldriverx

    xsouldriverx Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2006 New York

    there only has been a recent movement to maple, thats why those big split bats are becoming more common and dangerous.
     
  37. xsouldriverx

    xsouldriverx Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2006 New York

    though it does specify maple bats.
     
  38. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    As most St Arnolds are ... def MEH IMHO
     
  39. BOBPINCH666

    BOBPINCH666 Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2011 New York

    Funny - if Mikkel had aged a beer on baseball bats he'd probably be receiving death threats.
     
  40. ediaz

    ediaz Aspirant (211) Nov 23, 2011 Florida
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    I had the CCB Homefront IPA on the 4th of July, and it was pretty tasty to me. I enjoyed.
     
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