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Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Lansman, May 29, 2012.
Coffee Break delayed the purchase of an engagement ring...that's how much I enjoyed it.
Have to fight for your right to party as well.
really pumped for OTA too, though i thought RTA could have used a touch more sweetness. i was at a tasting and we added a tiny bit of bruery's 'cuir' to RTA and the combined beer was better than the sum of its parts.
Coffee Break has probably been my favorite Pipeworks to date and the thought of RTA just gave me expectations it couldn't live up to. I really enjoyed it, but not as much as I had hoped. Tried it on draft and from bottle. Granted, both times were on the same day...GI Stout Fest. So my palate may have been wrecked.
Yes it was. Adding 'Smoke' on the other hand...
I think I read somewhere when the first batch of RTA came out that PW was planning to double batch it the next time it was brewed.
Coffee Break on draft reduced the pain of seeing my friends get angry at Indiana losing last week, as I was out watching the game with them.
I know a thing or two about growing leafy plants.
I see what you are getting at here. The three year rule is a good rule of thumb, though I have seen certain varietals begin producing substantial yield during the first growing cycle, specifically cascade and chinook. But, I guess it is possible that the plant itself doesn't start producing the maximum lupulin and essential oils until the second or third growing cycle. Because the lupulin and essential oils are extremely volatile, length and temperature of storage could also be playing a role in addition to variability in the boil temperature, fermentation temperature, length of fermentation, etc. There are so many variables that can effect the flavor. That being said, I have had some remarkably consistent citra beers (Citra Ninja being one, though everyone i've had has been within about a week of bottling) so it must be possible to control for these factors. There is quite a bit of literature on this on the interwebs.
edit: have a boring desk job, but the view is great. have been exploring indoor, hydroponic hop cultivation. I'm not a botanist but i did stay at a holiday inn express last night.
this and the cascade ninja are giving me a weird boner right now.
I enjoyed the RTA (probably should have put some age on it) but i'm more excited for the Coffee Break Abduction next week.
Weird??? 77% of my boners lately are beer-related...
West Lakeview Liquors has lots of different Pipeworks beers out.
West lakeview has a few cases of Citra Ninja left, for sale to anyone. I just picked one up, looking forward to drinking it.
Citra Ninja was really great, but honestly I prefer Unicorn's Revenge. It is probably the difference between an A, and an A+. I'm happy that Unicorn's revenge wasn't hyped so I think I have a better chance of getting it again.
I went overboard on the PW this week. I bought 7 different bottles and was lucky enough to get a bottle of the RTA and the Citra Ninja.
They're really killing on on IPA/DIPA in general. When it first came out, Citra Ninja was my clear favorite, but after that most recent Galaxy Unicorn batch, that might take the cake for me.
Galaxy is the only one I haven't tried, but Unicorn's Revenge was my favorite thus far. I should try and get another Something Hoppy because it was the third bomber I had opened the night I tried it, following the UR and Citra Ninja, and I don't really remember it that well. Hah
Did you find the RTA on the shelves somewhere?
In the back room but I'm sure it was on a shelf. Buffalo Grove Binny's had both the RTA and Citra Ninja when I got mine. The guy who got my bottle from the back said there was only one RTA left after mine and I got there less than a hour after it was delivered.
nice, so there was another delivery and not original stock.
edit: what's the batch number?
I think the Beastie Boys already did that for us..
I would love to get a couple bottles of RTA and OTA MmmmMmmm
Still in search of RtA here
April 10, 2013 Update
Super super quick note today, lots on our plate (getting very excited to share this all with you soon)
New releases this week for pickup now at both Binny's Lincoln Park and West Lakeview:
-Ninja vs Unicorn
-Coffee Break Abduction
-Reliquary Belgian Double Pale
We'll catch up with you next week!
Sounds like bottle shop news to come very soon! Or, at least I hope that's what their excited about.
i'm hoping bottle shop too but guessing it's probably the new brewhouse based on one of PW's more recent posts. although i fear the bottle shop could end my marriage.
Pipeworks already said the new brewhouse should be up and running by 4/22, so that leads me to believe it's more about meeting with their new alderman about the bottle shop (and other things I would guess).
Well, there's only one Pipeworks and as the old saying goes, "There's plenty of fish in the sea." Better get a good divorce lawyer.
other good things we hope...
Maybe some cool Chicago beer week events!
Saw a nice big truck outside Pipeworks today. Didn't walk down to see what was on it, but only good things could have arrived.
nah just malt... =p
Recently posted on the Pipeworks twitter account:
Picked up a few bottles of Coffee Break Abduction today, can't wait to try it out tonight.
Citra Ninja was awesome ty to my CHI trader for it. havent had a pipeworks brew i havent enjoyed yet.
Just picked up a bottle of Cascade Ninja. Has anyone had this yet? Guessing not...
What kind of beer is Murderous??
Barleywine, I believe.
whered you get it? was it fwb only?