Kentucky Dark Star

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by NWer, Sep 26, 2013.

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  1. eyeenjoybeer

    eyeenjoybeer Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2011 Seychelles

    Anyone want to bring a couple of these down to the HotD 20th Anniversary Party?
     
  2. CaptainQ

    CaptainQ Aspirant (271) Feb 17, 2013 Washington

    Will this release hit distribution or is it brewery only?
     
  3. jpbebeau

    jpbebeau Disciple (337) Sep 11, 2011 Washington
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    Limited bottleshops (perhaps elsewhere, too) per Twitter.
     
  4. NWer

    NWer Crusader (700) Mar 10, 2009 Washington
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    which session?
     
  5. eyeenjoybeer

    eyeenjoybeer Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2011 Seychelles

    Hey, thanks for asking. Another generous Washington beer drinker/geek has already grabbed a couple of bottles for me. I am at session #2, so please come raise a beer with me!
     
  6. NWer

    NWer Crusader (700) Mar 10, 2009 Washington
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    Would love to. But session one.
     
  7. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,400) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    I had a chance to try this on tap @ the UBG this evening, and promptly bought two more bottles as a result of that $8 goblet. It's very, very good this year, tons of bourbon and chocolate and a lot more body than last year. I'll go out on a limb and say it's Parabola good.
     
  8. m4ttj0nes

    m4ttj0nes Aspirant (204) Feb 21, 2012 Oregon
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    A buddy of mine lives pretty close to the UBG, any idea on when this will sell out? I'm hoping to get him to grab me a couple bottles.
     
  9. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,400) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    They had multiple sealed cases out on the floor today, didn't seem to be selling very fast even though the line to the counter was never less than about a dozen people. To be safe, I'd say ask him to get over there in the next couple days if possible. I was surprised to see they hadn't sold out already, considering how fast Cowiche went (although, $4.75 + 4-bottle limit vs. $15 + 2-bottle limit explains a lot of that)...
     
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  10. CaptainQ

    CaptainQ Aspirant (271) Feb 17, 2013 Washington

    I saw it at Whole Foods, $17.99/bottle.
     
  11. m4ttj0nes

    m4ttj0nes Aspirant (204) Feb 21, 2012 Oregon
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    Thanks for the info, I also noticed they have it on draft. Do they do growler fills? I'd assume if they were doing fills they would limit to 32oz.
     
  12. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Zealot (511) Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    No growler fills.
     
  13. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Zealot (511) Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    And the fact that many, many more people enjoy pale ales/IPAs than bourbon barrel aged imperial stouts.
     
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  14. libbey

    libbey Initiate (0) May 18, 2008 British Indian Ocean Territory

    I got you if you get shut out Matt
     
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  15. CaptainQ

    CaptainQ Aspirant (271) Feb 17, 2013 Washington

    No longer on tap at the UBG. Bummer.
     
  16. m4ttj0nes

    m4ttj0nes Aspirant (204) Feb 21, 2012 Oregon
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    Thanks Libbey, I appreciate it.
     
  17. sanford_and_son

    sanford_and_son Aspirant (280) Jul 23, 2012 Washington

    Had it on tap on Friday and picked up another bottle. Just a fantastic beer.
     
  18. kevwcamp

    kevwcamp Initiate (0) May 13, 2010 Washington
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    I noticed that it has been renamed to its new name on BA, but it still shows as 9.5% and there are no vintage notes indicating the abv/name history. Has anyone already submitted additional notes like these?
     
  19. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,400) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    I submitted the name update, but that was it. I think I offered to submit a new photo since the label/name has changed, but I haven't done that yet. You're probably right, notes about the name history and ABV would probably be useful additions.
     
  20. Kurmaraja

    Kurmaraja Poo-Bah (2,022) May 21, 2013 Illinois
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    Anyone know if bottles are still available at Fremont's tasting room as of today (Monday the 14th)? I think I need to pick up a few more ...

    Thanks!
     
  21. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,400) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    According to their website:
    Like A Streaking Star...Going Fast: Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star
    Bottles are available at the brewery for $15 per bottle, two bottle limit per day.
    But to be safe before you go: 206-420-2407
     
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  22. suncrust

    suncrust Initiate (161) Apr 17, 2011 Washington
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    420 24/7. Better toke, then call.
     
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  23. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,400) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    Oh and to be clear, that last line with the phone number was my little embellishment. I'm just saying, you know, you should probably call them.
     
  24. CaptainQ

    CaptainQ Aspirant (271) Feb 17, 2013 Washington

    I'm at the UBG now. Picked up another 2 bottles and was told their allocation is 160 cases. They've sold 100 cases in 6 days. So that leaves 60 cases.
     
  25. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Zealot (511) Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    Hmmm. 160 - 100 = 60. I think that's right. I've never really been good at math.
     
  26. BourbonBarrelBeerBelly

    BourbonBarrelBeerBelly Initiate (71) Feb 13, 2013 Washington
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    I'm in the seattlle area, and was wondering if anybody knows where to get one?
     
  27. fsck

    fsck Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2013 Washington
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    At the brewery.
     
  28. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,400) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    I find that if you take away the zeroes, it makes the computation easier.
     
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  29. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Zealot (511) Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    OK. 16 - 1 = 15. Only 15 more cases. I better get there on the double. There's less than I thought!
     
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  30. fsck

    fsck Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2013 Washington
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    So Fremont just tweeted that they are making 250 barrels of BBomb for 2014. Seems like a ton, anyone remember how many cases per barrel?
     
  31. CaptainQ

    CaptainQ Aspirant (271) Feb 17, 2013 Washington

    Dang, back to this math thing. All I know is 53 gallons per barrel.
     
  32. fsck

    fsck Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2013 Washington
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    So 5.8 22oz beers per gallon, 307 bottles per barrel, and 76.5k bottles total. So much for rare beer in Washington.
     
  33. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,400) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    I'm bad at math too, but I think 250 barrels is more than a ton.
     
  34. Texwild

    Texwild Initiate (171) May 1, 2008 Washington
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    Math and beer coexist poorly.
    We are filling 150 bourbon barrels for 2014 Bbomb and 100 barrels for 2014 KDS or BBADS. 22oz bottle equivalent depends on how much we lose to the Angels Share and draft allocation but it's roughly 1500 and 1000 cases respectively. In beer terms it's a " bigassfuckload":)
     
  35. kevwcamp

    kevwcamp Initiate (0) May 13, 2010 Washington
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    Thank you. I much prefer BAFL of awesome beer than rare awesome beer.
     
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  36. Texwild

    Texwild Initiate (171) May 1, 2008 Washington
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    Yeah, we don't do RARE. We do BAFL. I like that. Nothing to drink here...now move along :)
     
  37. distantmantra

    distantmantra Savant (968) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    So... when should we expect to see BAFL on tap?

    You know you want to name a beer that. :)
     
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  38. duketheredeemer

    duketheredeemer Initiate (41) Jan 21, 2007 Washington


    Oh HELL yes!
     
  39. barleywinefiend

    barleywinefiend Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2007 Washington

    Looking for a mule. Only need 2 or 3 bottles. Will PayPal the cash with a little sumthin extra.
     
  40. Lazerlobe

    Lazerlobe Aspirant (262) Mar 1, 2010 Washington
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    I got you J.
     
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