Kuhnhenn Blueberry Eisbock Release

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Michigan, Jan 28, 2013.

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  1. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Michigan

    According to a reply to a comment on their Facebook page, Blueberry Eisbock will be released February 16. I quote from Facebook:
    So what are your thoughts on this new blueberry brew? Will you bow down to the Kuhnhenn Eisbock God?
     
  2. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Poo-Bah (2,276) Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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    This sounds increadible! It will probably make the Great Lake Beer Region Top beer list just like Raspberry Eisbock!
     
  3. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Michigan

    IMO blueberries tend to range in flavor more than most fruits from one specimen to another. Raspberries, however, if grown in the same area, tend to have a more consistent flavor... I wonder how this will play into the final product.

    I'll buy it anyway....
     
  4. mike409

    mike409 Aspirant (220) Jan 25, 2012 Michigan
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    come on! only 3 weeks away we could not have keep this off the radar?
     
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  5. Knifestyles

    Knifestyles Initiate (154) Jun 7, 2005 New York

    Why?
     
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  6. xnicknj

    xnicknj Initiate (0) May 25, 2009 Pennsylvania

    yea, how dare someone post something about a beer on a beer website? unthinkable.
     
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  7. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    Haven't had a chance to try the Raspberry one, so hopefully I can bag some of this stuff.
     
  8. FEUO

    FEUO Disciple (327) Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    Raspberries >>> Blueberries
    Disappointed to say the least.
    I will trade more than a few blues for 1 red (if anyone has one to spare). :wink:
     
  9. Mattmc1973

    Mattmc1973 Initiate (170) Jun 4, 2008 Michigan
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    They are also making a new batch of Raspberry Eisbock. Just not ready yet. But you'll be able to get some without trading for it.
     
  10. FEUO

    FEUO Disciple (327) Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    FANTASTIC NEWS! Thanks!
     
  11. mike409

    mike409 Aspirant (220) Jan 25, 2012 Michigan
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    check out the thread about the barrel aged abraxas release. Was hoping they would have put it out like a bells silent release.
     
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  12. sarcastro

    sarcastro Disciple (335) Sep 20, 2006 Michigan
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    Can you post a link? I don't see it.
     
  13. Knifestyles

    Knifestyles Initiate (154) Jun 7, 2005 New York

    Good point. Let's hope that no brewery ever announces another release ever again.
     
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  14. pschul4

    pschul4 Zealot (562) Jan 7, 2011 Illinois
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    I know you were being sarcastic but... that does sound at least like an interesting idea if not a good idea
     
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  15. BeRanger

    BeRanger Devotee (433) Dec 11, 2011 Michigan
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    We can all do without the snarky comments.
     
  16. Knifestyles

    Knifestyles Initiate (154) Jun 7, 2005 New York

    Actually, I wasn't being all that sarcastic. I've recently become used to unannounced releases (Captain Lawrence, NEBCo, etc). I like the way these work, personally.

    However, I don't think that's necessarily the way all releases should work, nor do I believe that release information should be withheld in order to mitigate any potential shit-shows that we've become so used to as of late.
     
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  17. Bonis

    Bonis Defender (630) Jul 28, 2010 Ohio

    If you owned a brewery, would you not want people to know about a new release?? That makes no sense... Don't spazz out, that shit is probably gonna be priced so high you'll only want a couple bottles anyway...

    I understand this is Kuhnhenn and they need no help getting exposure, but still, gotta build the hype!
     
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  18. miketd

    miketd Zealot (520) Mar 2, 2006 Ohio
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    I'm thinking in the neighborhood of $20 a bottle. We'll see.

    I saw Kuhnhenn post last night on FB, and must say I'm tempted by this one even though I have a low tolerance for crowds... especially drunk crowds. Probably be a last minute call.
     
  19. Knifestyles

    Knifestyles Initiate (154) Jun 7, 2005 New York

    I was wondering this myself.

    Anyone know if they've truly done away with the 187ml bottle format entirely? I know that the meads have switched over, but the last small format beer released was the Tenatious (sic) Cassis that was sold at the 2011 WS.

    Assuming they'll now be bottling in the 375ml bottles, I could imagine a potentially higher price tag than usual.
     
  20. Franch

    Franch Devotee (450) Mar 22, 2011 District of Columbia
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    because only people who follow kuhnhenn on facebook DESERVE blueberry eisbock
     
  21. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Michigan

    Sorry gang. I'll try to right the wrong I did and buy ALL THE BOTTLES and hoard them in my basement. Would that make everyone feel better? Then I could secretly release them and only tell one person!

    Now back to the original question: thoughts on blueberries.
     
  22. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (511) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Actually it was posted in the Michigan Beer Guide first. That's how we all found out last month (we being the S.K.R.P.S aka Secret Kuhnhenns Release Party Society).
     
  23. Tnudish

    Tnudish Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2012 Wisconsin

    Do you folks from the greater Detroit area know any spare juggalos that would be interested in a fruitful business proposition?
     
  24. Keffa

    Keffa Defender (634) Jan 8, 2009 Ohio
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    In the words of Albert Einstein:

    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
     
  25. semibaked

    semibaked Zealot (565) Mar 27, 2007 Illinois

    Already in line with cash in hand and mules by my side.
     
  26. Andygirl

    Andygirl Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    Blueberry taste varries alot depending on if they are irrigated. Last year was not a good year in Michigan for regular rain, so hopefully they used irrigated blueberries. Last year was such a bust for Michigan fruit.

    Dark Horse uses blueberries and think that's turned out nice.
     
  27. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (511) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    I prefer to be called a juggalo, not a mule.
     
  28. BeRanger

    BeRanger Devotee (433) Dec 11, 2011 Michigan
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    I need to speak with the Kuhnhenn's about their releases.
    They aren't very friendly to accountants who have to live through Busy season and work on Saturdays.
    You'd think they would be more understanding as one of their cousins works with me.
    <Shakes fist>

    Time to post: "Will do Personal 1040 for Eisbock." in the trading forum.
     
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  29. semibaked

    semibaked Zealot (565) Mar 27, 2007 Illinois

    I'm sorry I am not up on the cool beer lingo.
     
  30. travMI13

    travMI13 Aspirant (213) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan
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    I'm also curious about the bottle format: 6 oz vs 375 ml. My guard would be 15 bucks a bottle for the 6 oz, and 20-25 for the 375 ml.

    Also, considering the tenacious cassis and desirable mead releases, I'm also expecting a 2 bottle limit or something ridiculously low.

    I hope this isn't a free for all like banana French toast last year. That would be terrible.
     
  31. mtrog313

    mtrog313 Disciple (333) Feb 28, 2012 Michigan
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    I thought I was told that the price last time the raspberry was released was $25 for the 187 ml.

    If this is correct, then you add in that it is likely to be be in 375s and their other releases saw about a 15% price increase from last year, you are looking at approximately $57.50 per 375ml bottle. That's not going to happen but $30-35 might not be out of the question.
     
  32. Knifestyles

    Knifestyles Initiate (154) Jun 7, 2005 New York

    Incorrect. KRE has traditionally been in the $13 range. I think the most recent release was either the 2010 Winter or Summer Solstice with a limit of 6 at $13/bottle.
     
  33. mtrog313

    mtrog313 Disciple (333) Feb 28, 2012 Michigan
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    Ok, I guess I got bad info. That still puts it around $30 when you factor in the potential size increase and raise in prices.
     
  34. TheMonk41

    TheMonk41 Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2011 Michigan
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    Seriously? I thought this was vetoed at last weeks meeting and we were going with A.M.W.A.Y. (All for Michigan Why Alert You)?

    Hmmm shit copyright issues? Ah well, we can talk about this at the next meeting.
     
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  35. mike409

    mike409 Aspirant (220) Jan 25, 2012 Michigan
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    bells seems to be doing just fine not advertising there releases.
     
  36. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (511) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    100% agree
     
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  37. Bonis

    Bonis Defender (630) Jul 28, 2010 Ohio

    I'm not sure how Bell's relates to this but you do make a valid point. You also have to remember that Bell's started out in the mid 80s so I would say they are far more established as a brewery compared to Kuhnhenn, plus they produce at a much higher level. I am not sure about the history of Kuhnhenn so I cannot comment on why they would want to advertise a release. All I was saying is I can't blame them for trying to expose a new beer, even at a whopping 3 weeks before the release.
     
  38. buzze40

    buzze40 Aspirant (234) Mar 9, 2010 Illinois
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    They thought of you... their last release (Winter Solstace) was on a Friday....
     
  39. mike409

    mike409 Aspirant (220) Jan 25, 2012 Michigan
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    it relates to bells because they do there releases silently. beer just shows up at general store. also kuhnhenn has been open since 1994 i believe sooooo they are doing fine also
     
  40. GraniteSkunk

    GraniteSkunk Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2007 Illinois

    If anyone happens upon an extra, I got what you need for it!
     
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