New Glarus Enigma 2012?

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by yeahnatenelson, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Feb 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Some friends of mine heard Dan Carey mention at the R&D Sour Ale release that the next beer in the Thumbprint series will be a rebrew of Enigma. The Beer Schedule doesn't list Enigma, but it also doesn't extend past August.

    Can anybody corroborate this?
     
  2. Gonzoillini

    Gonzoillini Oct 15, 2008 Illinois

    Me cuz Dan and deb confirmed it for us.

    Trust broseph.
     
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  3. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Feb 8, 2010 Illinois
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    FIB FTW
     
  4. pmoney

    pmoney Apr 15, 2011 Colorado
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    Any idea when it will hit the shelves?
     
  5. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    I hope it is that soon. When I went up in May, they said they were working on it. I have one bottle of the last version left. Would love to do a comparison soon.
     
  6. JohnnyTightLips

    JohnnyTightLips May 30, 2009 Illinois

    I've been checking their beer schedule everyday for weeks to see their next thumbprint revealing, surprised they haven't added it yet, with Saturday being 9/1. It took them a week before July to reveal Saison on their schedule.
     
  7. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser May 6, 2012 Illinois

    Did you do the self tour at NG when you were there? I saw a barrel sitting down but the jumbo tanks and heard rumor that was for Enigma. Could be completely false, but I like to believe.
     
  8. Lansman

    Lansman Mar 19, 2011 Illinois
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  9. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    yes, if I recall correctly, its an experimental barrel. they said it won't be bottled obviously, but could show up at a fest or something at some point.
     
  10. sonoma01

    sonoma01 Dec 3, 2010 Wisconsin
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    The birds are talking. I have heard that it should be out in the next couple weeks. The first of September is Saturday. ;)
     
  11. pmoney

    pmoney Apr 15, 2011 Colorado
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    Perfect! I have a fishing trip in Wisconsin in a couple weeks!
     
  12. allouez86

    allouez86 Jan 24, 2009 Wisconsin

    One of my beer distributors said he'd have it available to us in a week or two. Take that for what you will
     
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  13. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Feb 8, 2010 Illinois
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    See you in three weeks, WI...
     
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  14. Jkoeneman

    Jkoeneman Jul 30, 2010 Indiana

    Any further word on this? I'm headed to Wisco next weekend and trying to plot my route.
     
  15. psychotia

    psychotia Jun 27, 2009 Minnesota

    At the brewery on Sunday, one of the workers giving a tour said they were foiling the Enigma this week, and his guess was it would be heading out to stores next week.

    He also said they're gonna start brewing Apple Ale soon... fer reel
     
  16. BasterdInABasket

    BasterdInABasket Nov 8, 2010 Wisconsin

    Heard the same thing too. Enigma and Apple Ale are up next. Also they're temporarily not making Belgian red. Also no IIPA for next year so stock up while you can.
     
  17. sonoma01

    sonoma01 Dec 3, 2010 Wisconsin
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    Enigma should start showing up In stores on Monday. Beechwood is picking their shipment up either tomorrow or Friday. The Apple Ale news is new to me. The last I heard they weren't sure if their would be enough apples this year because of the draught. This is good news. The Belgian Red is going to be temporarily out of commission because the Door County cherry harvest was poor this year and didn't yield enough crop.
     
  18. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
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    Still not on the beer schedule.
     
  19. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Feb 8, 2010 Illinois
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  20. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
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    I am not saying it isn't coming out, just they haven't even put it on the beer schedule yet. Think it would be added by th time it's releasd?
     
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  21. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    stock up on beer thats already stale and getting staler? Lol no thanks. I had a 6 mo aged one just cause it got lost in fridge...shudder.

    Glad to see Enigma come back. Fuck apple ale. Bring back the berlinerweiss. thats what apple ale SHOULD taste like anyway!
     
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  22. JohnnyTightLips

    JohnnyTightLips May 30, 2009 Illinois

    I agree, isn't this the third year in a row that they made the Apple Ale? How about brewing something new or an older Unplugged/Thumbprint favorite. Would rather see Cran-bic after Enigma.
     
  23. mobius387

    mobius387 Dec 5, 2010 New Hampshire
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    i agree with changing up the apple ale, but i also see why they decided to do it. im sure it sells very well: popular with regular beer drinkers and with BAs.
     
  24. dirtylou

    dirtylou May 12, 2005 Washington
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    apple is ale is about as old as gets within the unplugged series. Look forward to it every fall since they brought it back.
     
  25. DP34

    DP34 Feb 1, 2010 Wisconsin
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    Enigma has hit the shelves in Wisconsin Dells. Also, better pickup some Belgian Red if you like it. Its already gone from the distro network.
     
  26. MooseBoose

    MooseBoose Jun 6, 2007 Wisconsin

    Enough of the fruit beers altogether. Bring back Bohemian Lager or Eisbock!!!!
     
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  27. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Anyone have any idea of how long Belgian Red is gone for?
     
  28. DP34

    DP34 Feb 1, 2010 Wisconsin
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    Next fall at least.
     
  29. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Definitely gonna go buy some so I can review it before it's too late. Thanks for the heads up Derek!
     
  30. WITTBEER

    WITTBEER Jan 12, 2008 Illinois
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    Enigma is available at the beer depot at the brewery, per their FB page.
     
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  31. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
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    Let the migration begin!
     
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  32. notoriousapc

    notoriousapc Mar 8, 2003 Wisconsin

    Enigma is at Star in Madison.
     
  33. drgarage

    drgarage Aug 19, 2008 California

    Damn it. I was out there from San Francisco last Saturday. At least I got some Belgian Red before the hiatus. And the saison is good, so I really can't complain.
     
  34. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Feb 8, 2010 Illinois
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    FIBs: assemble!
     
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  35. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Lol I am far north enough to clean out stores at my own convenience
     
  36. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Anyone find this in Madison yet?
     
  37. psychotia

    psychotia Jun 27, 2009 Minnesota

    Riley's just tweetered they have it.
     
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  38. thebigredone

    thebigredone Dec 19, 2011 Wisconsin
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    At Discount in Waukesha. Just picked up a bottle of Big John, too.
     
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  39. Bay01

    Bay01 Nov 19, 2008 Illinois

    Any Big John leftover?
     
  40. thebigredone

    thebigredone Dec 19, 2011 Wisconsin
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    Last one as far as I could tell. Just had to share the excitement with those who might appreciate it, my wife doesn't (her enthusiasm was tempered by the slightly ridiculous price tag).
     
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