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Midnight Sun Brewtality on the shelves

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by unclekeith, Sep 27, 2012.

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  1. unclekeith

    unclekeith Defender (677) Sep 4, 2012 Alaska
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    Brewtality has hit the shelves in Anchorage as the 2nd release in the "Alaska's Most Wanted Series" in 22 oz bombers.

    Also saw the 2012 versions CoHoHo and T.R.E.A.T.
     
  2. JohnnyP3

    JohnnyP3 Devotee (467) Dec 13, 2009 Alaska

    Thanks for the update. Looking forward to grabbing some CoHoHo. One of my favorite holiday brews. I'm surprised it's out already. Will have to look up Brewtality. Not familiar with that one.
     
  3. Shmeal

    Shmeal Devotee (409) Nov 9, 2009 Oregon
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    It's awesome. I know they're different styles, but in a tasting a bunch of people preferred Brewtality over Berserker. The Brewtality was really, really fresh though.
     
  4. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Zealot (515) Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    What IS the style of Brewtality?
     
  5. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Zealot (515) Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    Never mind. It's actually listed on this site. Schwarzbier (which seems to me a Cascadian Dark Ale).
     
  6. Shmeal

    Shmeal Devotee (409) Nov 9, 2009 Oregon
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    Doesn't taste like a CDA. I would say that it tastes like a stout, and drinks like a lager. It's not a heavy beer but packs in huge flavor. Huge flavor being mostly coffee!
     
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  7. digita7693

    digita7693 Disciple (394) Jan 19, 2010 Germany
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    Schwarzbier is definitely not a cda.
     
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  8. HuskyinPDX

    HuskyinPDX Poo-Bah (2,483) Jan 23, 2011 Washington
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  9. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Zealot (515) Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    Description:
    Schwarzbier ("shvahrts-beer"), is simply German for black beer. It doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily heavy or light in body, although they tend to lean towards light. Unlike other dark beers, like porters or stouts, they are not overly bitter with burnt and roasted malt characteristics that the others tend to depend on. Instead, hops are used for a good portion of the bitterness. Very refreshing and soul lifting beers, they also make a great alternative for the Winter. Especially when you are looking for a lighter beer, but one with depth of colour and taste.

    I've never had a schwarzbier, so wasn't making a claim either way. Just based on the description above, it reads like what could be a CDA. I'm happy to learn that a schwarzbier is definitely not a CDA. Your correction was so helpful. There definitely was no need in explaining that schwarzbier is a lager and not an ale. No need to provide a contrast between the flavors, etc. of schwarzbier and a CDA. Your basic and emphatic statement that a schwarzbier is definitely not a CDA was all that was needed. Cheers to you, my concise good friend.
     
  10. digita7693

    digita7693 Disciple (394) Jan 19, 2010 Germany
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    Mr Buckeye,
    lets pump the breaks for just a minute:slight_smile:

    Nowhere in my post was I trying to be sarcastic or insulting, problem of the internet at times, I was just stating from my experience, that the 2 are totally different, nothing more. I merely assumed one could, as you so astutely did, research and find a definition and compare styles that are considered cdas and schwarzbiers.

    If my post seemed to have a modicum of denigration in it, it was simply a misunderstanding, or if your response is due to pent up asperity due to the buckeyes being suspended from the post season I also understand:slight_smile:

    cheers
     
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  11. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,257) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Modicum of denigration, pent up asperity, gotta love the dexterous employment of euphemisms by digita7693.
     
  12. yojimbo1

    yojimbo1 Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2012 Kansas

    Did this ever hit Seattle?
     
  13. csano

    csano Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2010 Washington

    I haven't seen it on shelves anywhere. We don't get all of the MS releases. We didn't, for example, get the Oak-Aged TREAT.
     
  14. yojimbo1

    yojimbo1 Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2012 Kansas

    Special Brews had the Oak Aged in before we got the regular Treat this year. I picked up 3.
     
  15. csano

    csano Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2010 Washington

    Really? I was told that MS didn't distribute it outside of Alaska. Did anyone else see it on shelves?
     
  16. ArchEnemyBrew

    ArchEnemyBrew Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2010 Washington

    The oak aged version is infected. Nasty stuff.
     
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