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Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by FBarber, Jan 3, 2018.
New Year, New Thread!
Release schedule is here: https://newglarusbrewing.com/beers/beerschedule
Nice. I need to get my some Strawberry Rhubarb this year in April-May. I missed out on it last year and heard quite good things about it.
Not much more work making this calendar than deleting a 7 and replacing it with an 8.
Yea, I noticed it looked pretty much identical to 2017 ... I'm wondering if its not fully updated yet?
weird question, but for all you illinoisans, whats the closest establishment into wisconsin where i can get the most bang for distance traversed into the barren wasteland that is wisconsin? iow what's the go-to store across the border?
I like going to mars cheese castle cause they have a lot of niche shit, plus i see a whole new assortment of beers available that i never typically see at any local binnys, in addition to the new glarus offerings available.
Bang for buck? I'd hit Tenutas and Woodmans in Kenosha. They're relatively close to each other and together have a great selection of what you'd want from Wisc. distribution. (I'm assuming that as you mentioned Mars Cheese Castle, you are on the lake side of the state.)
You'd be wise to avoid the cheese castle for packaged beer at all costs because that's what they are good at...high costs. I think their recent renovations were paid for on beer margins alone. I only half kid. Stop at Woodman's (easy off, easy on, stacks of New Glarus) and you'll laugh at the cheese castle's beer prices in comparison. Just remember they are cash/debit card only. Tenuta's is good too.
I hope that's the case; the Thumbprint list is solid, but not incredibly interesting, and I'd hoped for some new beers.
I don’t think this is the schedule, as it is literally the same exact thing as 2017. More than likely the year was updated but not the beers yet. I’m guessing we will be in for a different schedule because it’s the 25th anniversary of New Glarus Brewing.
Posted in the 'other' New Glarus thread in December:
It doesn't look like they've updated the beer schedule yet.
gotcha gotcha, yeah i have never really gone into wisconsin with the intent of picking up beer to take home, it merely happened to be wherever i was and so i opted to grab extra. I think ive seen woodmans right of that same highway so maybe ill stop there.
Fun fact: Mars Cheese Castle pays bus lines to make them their "rest stop."
The NG newsletter hasn't been sent to retailers yet, I find that is when it is "official." I received it 1/13 last year. Cranbic is set to drop tomorrow though.
It was great, I think I like serendipity more, but it's right up there with the other fruit beers. I'm hoping I can get some enigma on my next trip up there. I love that beer.
Pretty sure Fat Squirrel is on shelves now as well.
The Beer Schedule page has been updated with the first 3 months of 2018. Cabin Fever and Coffee Stout for seasonals, Scream and Crab-bic for Thumbprint.
Also, per NG's Instagram Two Women is now available in cans statewide ... Will freely admit to being quite happy about this especially for this coming summer.
Belgian Red is the Cherry version of Strawberry Rhubarb and its now in 4 packs!
As in it is better in the 4 packs than bottles?
Depends if you like to drink a glass of beer at a time or an entire wine bottle's worth in one go. I support and champion any brewery that abandons large format bottles. Bombers are nice to share, but every single weeknight can't be a bottleshare and sometimes I just want a glass after dinner vs a huge bottle that never ends well on a Tuesday or Wednesday.
I'm still stuck on this part:
That's an...interesting way to look at it.
Cases of Cranbic at Steve’s (on Junction) in Madison
Nice to see Coffee Stout make an appearance. Shouldn't Scream be moved under the Year Round Beers section already?
Belgian Red is the Cherry version of Strawberry Rhubarb?
No. Just no.
Forget it Chummers; he's from Illinois.
Although produced year round, Scream is still a thumbprint series beer and is packaged as such.
Year-Round Thumbprint section then
I have a buddy who works at the brewery, and I keep letting him know how awesome it would be to get Scream in 16 oz silo cans. I'm waiting for a call from Deb and/or Dan.
Cranbic 2018 is delicious. Nice lambic funk
All this talk about Scream is making me think it's been too long...anyone know where I could pick up fresh Scream around Walworth county? I have a feeling all the stuff on the shelves around me, have been there for a while.
I never really even consider Scream anymore. It always seems to be old. Their bottle dating secret code doesn't help. I mean, I know how to decode it, but then I forget how and have to look it up, and then every time I check Scream, it's old anyway.
So I just don't bother anymore.
Drank a ton of it when it first came out, but it's probably been a year or so since I picked any up.
Cranbic check in the mke area, or just Madison so far?
Excuse me while I kick back, giggle at the FIB joke and wash my Portillos down with a fresh Decorah Pseudo Sue...
Madison has Decorah Sue, is going to get a Portillo's soon, and has an Italian beef-centric food cart named FIB's. We're more alike than different, my southern friend.
Except for the driving. You guys are terrible at that.
First gas station you see accross the border.
well thats just simply not true
I kinda see where they're going, though. I definitely look at them as the "cherry one, the strawb-rhubarb one, the mixed one (Serendipity) and the raspberry one" myself.
Do Illinois drivers have a rep for bad driving in Wisconsin? It's funny, because I get mad at both IL and WI drivers while I'm up there--the WI ones drive way too slowly in smaller towns, the IL ones always seem lost (maybe because they're looking for signs saying "New Glarus beer sold here!").
Being a Packer fan FIB has more than its fair share of challenges but working in Kenosha has been a beer blessing being able to touch two state distros ( i.e. prairie & firestone)
The point I was trying to make (and SeanBond gracious elaborated on) is that if someone likes the way they did strawberry rhubarb and they like cherries they would love the Belgian Red. Obviously totally different brew processes and not the same style of beer at all and that should be a given. NG has to be one of the best in the world at the way they handle fruit.
If I worked in Kenosha I would live in Tenuta's. And my wife would probably live at the outlet mall.
(I guess it's good I work in Chicago, from a financial standpoint)
Yea until the next corridor/FR/rev/half acre release haha
This is like a reverse FIB. You're called it from people within the state.