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Midnight Sun Berserker?

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by waltersrj, Mar 29, 2012.

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  1. waltersrj

    waltersrj Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2010 Washington

    Wasn't this supposed to hit limited distro for WA, OR, CA just like Arctic Devil?
    I'd love some info on this one you awesome AK residents!

    Cheers,
    Ryan
     
  2. Kelton

    Kelton Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2010 Oregon
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    Hey Ryan,

    I heard April. Not 100%, but I remember this being the word on the street when the Midnight Sun Brewer visited Portland last month.

    -Seth
     
  3. libbey

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

    I heard the same for what it's worth
     
  4. OakedCanuck

    OakedCanuck Initiate (0) Jun 23, 2009 Washington

    April is correct, for now.

    Source: email from brewer.
     
  5. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    MY kingdom for a Berserker !!!!
     
  6. maltmaster420

    maltmaster420 Aspirant (291) Aug 17, 2005 Oregon
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    The load was supposed to leave Alaska late last week or this week, so it should be hitting town in 7-10 days. If all goes according to plan, there should be ~60 cases and a couple kegs coming to Oregon.
     
  7. baybassboy

    baybassboy Aspirant (297) Feb 23, 2011 California

    i know this is the PNW forum... but any of you guys in the know have any idea if some cases will make it to CA?
     
  8. davey

    davey Aspirant (234) Aug 18, 2006 Oregon
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    I just received a message from their facebook page. I asked what the word is on the next Berserker release, with the response, "it's on our list and coming soon, I will give you the date as soon as it hits the tanks". Not sure who is running the FB page.
     
  9. optophobia

    optophobia Initiate (62) Sep 29, 2006 Massachusetts
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    According to MS twitter : https://twitter.com/midsunbrewing/status/185641920175939584
     
  10. maltmaster420

    maltmaster420 Aspirant (291) Aug 17, 2005 Oregon
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    Huh. If that's true and it's not even "done" yet, there's a huge disconnect between the brewery and Point Blank. Either that, or a communication breakdown between the brewing staff and the person responsible for updating their twitter feed.

    Normally I take arrival dates and stuff that I hear from sales reps with a grain of salt, but considering that our PB rep is the guy responsible for actually ordering Midnight Sun, Shelton Brothers, and most of the other specialty beer in their line-up I can generally take him at his word.
     
  11. davey

    davey Aspirant (234) Aug 18, 2006 Oregon
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    I'm going down to the brewery next Friday. I'll get some facts, or hopefully some Berserker.
     
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  12. optophobia

    optophobia Initiate (62) Sep 29, 2006 Massachusetts
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    Keep us posted :-)
     
  13. BrewBoone

    BrewBoone Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2008 Alaska

    Berserker is in oak. We were hoping for an April release but that doesn't look like it is happening. The production twitter that optophobia quoted is the one to watch to see when we take it out of oak. From there, it'll take around a month to hit lower 48 accounts. Sorry for the wait but we got to let the oak do its thing.
     
  14. optophobia

    optophobia Initiate (62) Sep 29, 2006 Massachusetts
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    I guess not this time :wink:
     
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  15. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,408) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    Not if we see them first :wink:
     
  16. BillHilly

    BillHilly Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2010 Washington
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    At least it's coming at some point, unlike Ivan (supposedly none this year).
     
  17. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,408) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    I heard Ivan would be in December (better late than never)...
     
  18. BillHilly

    BillHilly Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2010 Washington
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    Dec '12? wow....how did they miss their target like this..? Unless their median taps are bringing in the cash needed to sustain, then I forgive.
     
  19. gklover1

    gklover1 Initiate (102) Oct 18, 2009 Colorado
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    ISO!!! Keep a lowly beer geek in CO in mind if you find an extra. You will be hansomely rewarded.
     
  20. bfg75

    bfg75 Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2011 Washington
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    Recently had a bottle of the 2010 and loved it. For one reason or another we didn't get any in '11 here in Seattle unless I totally missed it (which is unlikely).
     
  21. NWer

    NWer Crusader (709) Mar 10, 2009 Washington
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    You didn't miss the '11. Nonexistent.
     
  22. bfg75

    bfg75 Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2011 Washington
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    I figured...I stay pretty on top of things and never saw any info on a release. Happy I sat on a bottle of the '10. Be nice to try them side-by-side.
     
  23. NWer

    NWer Crusader (709) Mar 10, 2009 Washington
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    Got that right! I've got two in the cellar and am hoping for the chance. If I fail, next up will be to get into a bottle share with a '12 and my '10. I shouldn't have a problem getting a taker. What better excuse to drink great beer :slight_smile:
     
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  24. bfg75

    bfg75 Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2011 Washington
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    Yeah, I was having trouble waiting, luckily a friend brought a bottle of his '10 over recently for a dark beer bottle share so I lucked out.
     
  25. davey

    davey Aspirant (234) Aug 18, 2006 Oregon
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    So, I was at the brewery this weekend. I asked the employees at the bar about the bottle release date for Berserker, and how it was coming along. They told me that it wouldn't be bottled this year! I was extremely disappointed and didn't ask why.
     
  26. hopsbreath

    hopsbreath Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2009 Oregon

    WOT!!! :grimacing:
     
  27. Sarlacc83

    Sarlacc83 Crusader (752) Mar 2, 2008 Oregon
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    If this isn't the biggest bag-over-the-head, punch-in-the-face I ever got...

    Hey! If any of you are looking for any last-minute gift ideas for me, I have one. I'd like Midnight Sun, my brewery, right here tonight. I want them brought from their happy holiday slumber over there in Anchorage with all the other rich people and I want them brought right here, with a big ribbon on their heads, and I want to look them straight in the eye and I want to tell them what cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, dickless, hopeless, heartless, fat-ass, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sacks of monkey shit they are! Hallelujah!

    :wink:
     
  28. DucksFan16

    DucksFan16 Savant (969) Feb 17, 2009 Alaska
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    I have also been told by numerous employees at Midnight Sun that Berserker will not be released at all this year. Big bummer.
     
  29. bfg75

    bfg75 Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2011 Washington
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    Really too bad. I was looking forward to it. Guess I'll cross my fingers that we get some of that oak-aged Treat I've heard about but won't hold my breath on that either.
     
  30. DucksFan16

    DucksFan16 Savant (969) Feb 17, 2009 Alaska
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    I have some Oak-Aged TREAT that is available for trade. BM me if interested.
     
  31. BrewBoone

    BrewBoone Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2008 Alaska

    By who
     
  32. BrewBoone

    BrewBoone Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2008 Alaska

    By who
     
  33. BrewBoone

    BrewBoone Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2008 Alaska

    Berk will be released this year. Hopefully by fall.
     
  34. csano

    csano Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2010 Washington

    Are you from the brewery? Judging by your response earlier in this thread, I'm assuming you are. And I hope it'll be released this year. I had a 2008 a week ago and it was sublime. I'll be stocking up on this one, for sure.
     
  35. davey

    davey Aspirant (234) Aug 18, 2006 Oregon
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    I was told by the ladies working the bar and register at the brewery. They told me there would be no release this year. Said that it would be on tap soon, but no bottles.
     
  36. cpinto6

    cpinto6 Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2010 Georgia

    A breweries real money makers aren't stuff like Ivan...its their flagships. More often than not when it gets really big its just a pain in the ass for them but they keep doing it as a thank you to their customers.
     
  37. kevwcamp

    kevwcamp Aspirant (294) May 13, 2010 Washington
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    Just saw the tweet from Midnight Sun that says Berserker is due in June.
     
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  38. HuskyinPDX

    HuskyinPDX Poo-Bah (2,483) Jan 23, 2011 Washington
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    Just came here to post this:

    @midnightsunbrew: Berserker and Brewtality are both due in June. You can come taste Berserker's crazy kid, Son of a Berserker, on tap now.
     
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  39. truckerock

    truckerock Initiate (0) Jan 19, 2011 Maryland

    Any further update on this?
     
  40. ggfunk

    ggfunk Initiate (64) Mar 29, 2010 Oregon

    My desire for this beer is like a truck.
     
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