Mirror mirror in 2013??

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by pattermj, Nov 13, 2012.

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  1. pattermj

    pattermj Initiate (189) May 31, 2008 Virginia

    Has anyone heard anything about a 2013 release of one of my favorite barleywines? Can't find anything from the brewery, can't tell if I fail at google or nothing official has been released on it yet.


    I should state I am wondering this as a store is offering presales for purchasing the beer and I really wonder why they feel they can. Also wondering if I should buy a case now.
  2. barleywinefiend

    barleywinefiend Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2007 Washington

    I heard from a source..word of mouth...by way of Deschutes rep..Mirror Mirror is NO more.
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  3. pattermj

    pattermj Initiate (189) May 31, 2008 Virginia

    That is extremely saddening. Did he say anything on the why? I can't believe they didn't have more barrels aging considering how they plan ahead. I know one of their head brewmasters split to form his own brewery and he was in charge of a lot of the barrel beers but I can't believe the split would cause the loss of the beer.

    Dang I was really hoping 2013 would bring it back
  4. ChadQuest

    ChadQuest Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2009 Illinois

    I would buy a case and hire a lawyer at the same time.

  5. ArchEnemyBrew

    ArchEnemyBrew Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2010 Washington

    No time for producing mirror mirror because of the high demand for the Stoic.
  6. chugalug06

    chugalug06 Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2008 Colorado

    Is that what happened to Dissident too?
  7. gtermi

    gtermi Meyvn (1,213) Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    I like how Stoic is still on the shelves where I live.. Nobody is buying it
  8. jtmartino

    jtmartino Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2010 California
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    I don't think it's completely out of the picture. I can confirm with the brewmaster this week.
  9. FunkyMacGroovin

    FunkyMacGroovin Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2009 California

    If Mirror Mirror has seriously been discontinued, I think I might have to drink all of my Dissident just to drown my sorrows.
  10. Steasy66

    Steasy66 Disciple (336) Feb 23, 2012 Minnesota
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    Deschutes dude at ABR said it was already ageing.
  11. harrymel

    harrymel Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2010 Washington

    It's only being distributed to OR, WA, and ID. Their biggest markets. According to NoInfoWhatsoever.beeradvocate.com/heresay
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  12. litheum94

    litheum94 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2008 California

    Last year they discontinued it and replaced it with the Stoic. I really hope they are reconsidering that move, since MM is a far superior beer.
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  13. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,114) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Only when it's not infected.
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  14. pattermj

    pattermj Initiate (189) May 31, 2008 Virginia

    Luckily I have never had an infected MM. I bought 4 or 5 when first released and just recently grabbed 9 more from a place that still amazingly had a case. I have so far had 5 or 6 of the 9 with friends and not a single one was infected. Overall I would say MM has a lot fewer infections then 09 Abyss did.
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  15. litheum94

    litheum94 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2008 California

    I actually enjoyed my infected MM. I can see how it wouldn't be for everyone, but I thought it was interesting. Of course, I'd prefer a non-infected bottle any day of the week over an infected bottle.
  16. tomlinh

    tomlinh Initiate (6) Oct 18, 2011 South Carolina

    Deschutes was asked about another release of Mirror Mirror on their Facebook page earlier this month and this was their response:

    "We are hoping to bring Mirror Mirror back in 2014 or 2015 but right now we are working on some fun projects for our 25th anniversary year in 2013. Stay tuned, one of them is a barely wine!"
  17. rjfarel

    rjfarel Initiate (0) Jul 1, 2009 Washington

    If there could possibly be a good reason not to brew MM, that's it. I'm getting excited.​
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  18. harrymel

    harrymel Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2010 Washington

    That sounds awesome, I'm sooo tired of fully wine. :wink:
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  19. calcnerd

    calcnerd Zealot (543) Oct 26, 2009 Pennsylvania
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  20. hoparoundnw2337

    hoparoundnw2337 Initiate (54) Aug 6, 2011 Washington
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    Waiting patiently. Until then I still have a few 09's left. And yes they are still drinking very good. Never did have an infected one...
  21. mfdish

    mfdish Initiate (0) Oct 30, 2011 Nevada

    I think the Dissident is an every other year brew, as they age it for 18 months... don't see why they couldn't do it every year, but the fact it hasn't been released since 2010 makes the four bottles of 2012 I have that much more special.
  22. Lordkrystic

    Lordkrystic Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2012 Washington

    I would be very surprised if that was legit, I would bet money that it is not.

    With that said, there is going to be a place in Tacoma tapping an 09 Mirror, Mirror in the next two weeks.
  23. waltersrj

    waltersrj Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2010 Washington

    I really miss MM. It was one of my first barleywines and remains a personal favorite. None of the bottlesI ever had were infected and all were damn delicious. I truly hope they bring it back.

    With that said, i'm excited for whatever they have planned for next year's releases!

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  24. Lordkrystic

    Lordkrystic Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2012 Washington

    My Deschutes guy is laughing his off right now. Zero chance this is legit.
  25. distantmantra

    distantmantra Savant (981) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    I've been wondering if Larry's departure would have ramifications.
  26. deathcharms

    deathcharms Initiate (68) Jul 11, 2009 California

    I have 1 05 left and a few 09s, they need to release this again or it will be a boring vert
  27. BillHilly

    BillHilly Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2010 Washington
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    How they could gap MM for Stoic or any other brew is crazy...it is a damn fine BW!
  28. russmann

    russmann Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2007 Idaho

    Hi Guys,

    I'm Russell from BeerShip. All we can do is go off the information they give us. Which tends to be BS 1/2 the time. Last we heard they were projecting December 2013, but if your Deschutes guy says otherwise, then who knows :relaxed:

    I'm taking it off pre-order. We'll send an email to the list to sell it if / when it ever arrives.


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  29. russmann

    russmann Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2007 Idaho

    And BillHilly, yes, Stoic is not as good as Mirror Mirror. Bad choice. Almost as bad as 2011 when Big Sky decided to axe Ivan from the brewing schedule for the year. Almost :relaxed:
  30. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2009 Washington

    No time for Ivan... Must make Big Sky Kriek!!!
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  31. russmann

    russmann Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2007 Idaho

    Podunkparte... yeah, right?! By the way, Ivan next to Kate the Great was pretty flipping cool at the Pints for Prostates rare beer tasting in Denver. Anyone else there?
  32. deathcharms

    deathcharms Initiate (68) Jul 11, 2009 California

    Yea making everyone eat cherries and prunes all year then expunge into one large vat must be very time consuming.
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  33. KiMiRaiK

    KiMiRaiK Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 Washington

    My no0bness is showing, as I have never heard of both, MM & Stoic... I shall now educate myself.
  34. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2009 Washington

    Don't worry so much about the stoic, but yeah Mirror Mirror is something to know about.
  35. MattyPrize

    MattyPrize Initiate (173) Jul 7, 2011 Oregon
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    From talking with a brewmaster, Mirror Mirror has been placed on the back burner. But he said MAYBE in 2013, they'll release again.
  36. UA8

    UA8 Zealot (548) May 12, 2008 Washington

    I wish I had everyone elses luck with MM. Just popped my bottle of 09 at a tasting last week and the infection had totally ruined the beer. Was very bummed I had kept it so long just to have to drain pour it.
  37. jtmartino

    jtmartino Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2010 California
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    Stoic is actually drinking pretty well right now, far past the "best by" date. Better than I remember, and while not up to par with the other Reserve releases, still a pretty solid beer.
  38. MADhombrewer

    MADhombrewer Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2008 Oregon

    I still have an 08, 10, and 12.
  39. kevwcamp

    kevwcamp Initiate (0) May 13, 2010 Washington
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    2014 release confirmed today from @DeschutesBeer:
    "RT @ferniwillow: Brewed a batch of Mirror Mirror last week for a 2014 release..."
  40. aaronCS

    aaronCS Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2012 Oregon

    And they posted this on Facebook.
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