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IPA aged on Baseball bats??? yup.

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Lare453, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. Lare453

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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

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    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.
     
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    This beer was released many months ago and should really have been consumed fresh
     
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    So what you are saying is....it isn't a home run?
     
  5. jbeezification

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    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

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    pine resin, that makes sense
     
  7. Lare453

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    I got it about two months ago and have not had time to drink It.
     
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    Well, maple isn't a pine, so it's probably just the hops.
     
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    YEEEEAAAAHHHHHH
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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    You need to get yourself a beer bong, makes things go much quicker.
     
  13. Lare453

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    Rofl! You rock!
     
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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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    Its probably better than the beer aged on jockstraps!!
     
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  16. Lare453

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    I got it!
     
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    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.
     
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    Had it a few months ago, it was unimpressive imho.

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    Cigar City Brewing's Homefront IPA - India Pale Ale IPA
     
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    Well.....didn't DFH do a beer that had used spit-balls as part of the recipe (to get the enzymes from the saliva)?
     
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    Oh man that was too good! This is coming from a yanks fan. Yea it was decent but nothing too impressive.
     
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    Smells like runs...
     
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    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
     
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    Oh. I was not aware of that practice.
     
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    I've had the Cigar City one. I liked it.
     
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    so...its been sittin on the bench then?
     
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    I would like to try this along with one that wasn't aged on baseball bats to see the difference.
     
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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

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    You are probably younger than me. Google "George Brett Pine Tar HR" and enjoy.
     
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    I am not too sure there is a base beer sans bats. The woodiness is pretty mild in my opinion.
     
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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.
     
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    Wish they would have sold the bats like one guy had at perennials belgian beer fest!
     
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    So in this scenario, you're Joe Girardi and the beer is A-Rod?
     
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    More bats are made from ash than maple.
     
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    agreed
     
  36. xsouldriverx

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    there only has been a recent movement to maple, thats why those big split bats are becoming more common and dangerous.
     
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    though it does specify maple bats.
     
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    As most St Arnolds are ... def MEH IMHO
     
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    Funny - if Mikkel had aged a beer on baseball bats he'd probably be receiving death threats.
     
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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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