New Glarus upcoming beers and other info

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  1. robear

    robear May 24, 2014 Wisconsin

    Might have to get a BW growler and age it myself! I don't think they allow you to bring your own, though... that'd be perfect for a SS 32oz swing top.

    We love Silver Creek, usually make up there once a month or so.
     
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  2. elkabong

    elkabong Apr 1, 2014 Wisconsin


    i've got a growler of NG Barleywine that i grabbed from O'so a couple years back. afraid to crack the thing at this point.
     
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  3. robear

    robear May 24, 2014 Wisconsin

    That'd be interesting to open. Swing top or screw?
     
  4. elkabong

    elkabong Apr 1, 2014 Wisconsin

    screw top
    had a CW Bourbon Barrel Stout filled at the same time.. drank it this summer after the Great Taste (shared with a bunch of people)... tasted fine.

    hoping the Barleywine holds up, too
     
  5. AstraXtreme

    AstraXtreme Mar 21, 2014 Wisconsin

    Interesting. I would expect it to be not only completely flat, but oxidized as hell. Maybe stouts are a different story, but a hoppy or light beer in a screw-top will be completely ruined in about 3-4 weeks.
     
  6. elkabong

    elkabong Apr 1, 2014 Wisconsin

    guess we'll see one of these days

    it has been in my fridge since i came home that day.
     
  7. robear

    robear May 24, 2014 Wisconsin

    The NG BW was pretty light colored and hoppy, originally.Sounds like a perfect bottle share exercise.
     
  8. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin

    Lol no idea so many in this forum go to silver creek. Always cool to meet other BAs so I'll extend my offer to grab a beer with you as well.

    Barley wine will be on tap for sometime. I helped Steve haul some of the grain in for it and he told me they where planning to age a few kegs but the rest will just be on tap there by February I think it'll be much better.

    I've aged a growler of their porter for a year I'm planning to do the same with some of the barley wine. Wish I did that with double wheat rye.
     
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  9. chazmcbro

    chazmcbro Sep 7, 2010 Wisconsin

    Logistically, thats virtually impossible given how many stores and bars NG is distributed to in the Milwaukee area.
     
  10. robear

    robear May 24, 2014 Wisconsin

    But you have to admit there is room for much improvement.

    It's happening very, very slowly as the importance of craft beer grows within their businesses.

    Business owners should strive to provide impossible results to their customers. They'll fail, inevitably, but if you fail at impossible it's most likely that you'll still be heads and shoulders above your competition.
     
  11. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Jan 12, 2013 Iowa

    Actually, we are visiting my brother who lives in Mequon and we'll be staying in Grafton, so a trip to Silver Creek is very likely!!
     
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  12. chazmcbro

    chazmcbro Sep 7, 2010 Wisconsin

    Remember that time I said there would be no new seasonals or thumbprints this year and you doubted/mocked my response? You can't have it both ways dude. It's not like the information is just there for retailers to grab and relay to antsy beer dorks
     
  13. robear

    robear May 24, 2014 Wisconsin

    I'm sorry if it read as mocking or doubting. It wasn't meant that way.

    But I'm still going to hold distributors and shop owners to the highest standard when it comes to information and education. I want them to know more than me. Too often that doesn't happen. And I'm not some know-it-all- I just pay attention and absorb information.

    You're in Madison, right? We should grab a beer and talk about it sometime.
     
  14. chazmcbro

    chazmcbro Sep 7, 2010 Wisconsin

    Then you're going to continuously be disappointed in them, because what you read on the Internet, especially here, isn't always true.
     
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  15. THANAT0PSIS

    THANAT0PSIS Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin

    I thought it was pretty obvious that we weren't getting anymore Thumbprints before 2015 even without confirmation from @chazmcbro (who I trust totally with anything related to allocation and distribution since he has the connections to be in the know); New Glarus's website shows blanks on the calendar where you would normally see the next Thumbprints. I can't complain, it's been a pretty great year for the series overall.
     
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  16. sherm1016

    sherm1016 Aug 10, 2009 Wisconsin

    This entire statement is laughable.

    New Glarus is deliberately withholding information from distributors, reps, retailers, and consumers for competitive reasons, but you're going to hold them to the highest standard. Lulz. It's all rumor and speculation until publicly acknowledged by the brewery or is sitting on the shelf.

    Also, while some store owners are passionate about beer, many are not. They will only educate themselves and their employees to the level necessary to run their business successfully. That level may change with time, but I suspect most store owners are doing pretty well at the moment.

    Your last statement is laughable too, based on the posts I've seen from you in the six months you've been on BeerAdvocate. From the moment you started posting here you have been constantly presenting your opinions as fact (when opinions are not being solicited) and telling everyone how things "should" be. In very long-winded fashion. Bloviate, as was said by another member previously.
     
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  17. chazmcbro

    chazmcbro Sep 7, 2010 Wisconsin

    Can we acknowledge that expecting a beer (especially something like New Glarus, which you can find in gas stations for cryin out loud) to be on every shelf on a single release day is also completely unreasonable?
     
  18. sherm1016

    sherm1016 Aug 10, 2009 Wisconsin

    Agreed.

    Let's us celebrate our agreement with the adding of chocolate to milk.
     
  19. atone315

    atone315 Oct 8, 2008 Wisconsin

    Truth.
     
  20. scream

    scream Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin

    Whether it's about New Glarus or another brewery, I enjoy speaking w a salesperson who has some knowledge of the product he is selling. To me it makes all the difference in the world when seeking new things to try. And it is not only about beer, it is about everything one buys. It also makes the whole experience more enjoyable. I feel the folks at Discount in Milwaukee are that way even though some have bashed them other places here on BA
     
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  21. THANAT0PSIS

    THANAT0PSIS Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin

    Knowledgeable employees are nice, and I enjoy talking beer with those that are. I don't expect it though, just like I wouldn't expect any random person to know as much about or be as interested in metal or jazz as I do/am. The fact is that employees of liquor stores are in many cases just random people that need a paycheck; they don't give a shit about beer any more than they need to to get it in the right spot on the shelf. I used to work in a liquor store in Madison and besides myself only three other employees (of around twelve) knew anything about beer.

    Knowledge is a bonus, but it shouldn't be expected.
     
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  22. kalvarez

    kalvarez Jul 22, 2010 Wisconsin

    TLDR....lol
     
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  23. scream

    scream Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin

    This has all got all pretty far from the topic of the OP but anyway. I was ina store today that I had never been in before that advertises quite a bit in the newspaper. I had always wanted to stop there but never had as it is out of the way from where we usually shop. Today was the day. The store was small compared to another where we shop frequently and poorly laid out IMO. Prices were also higher than the other store. The staff was very friendly but due to the poor layout and higher prices I did not ask many questions. The whole package of price, selection, location, layout and knowledgeable staff all make a difference. If I had to, I guess I would forego the staff knowledge for the others.

    I will not go back to the store I was at today, and I will not name it as that is not my style.
     
  24. sherm1016

    sherm1016 Aug 10, 2009 Wisconsin

    For those who are looking forward to Enigma, don't sleep on it when it hits shelves. The rumor I heard was this run was pretty small even for a Thumbprint. We'll see.
     
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  25. atone315

    atone315 Oct 8, 2008 Wisconsin

    Great. FIBS are probably pondering standing in line already.
     
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  26. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
    Society

    Nope, something beautiful will happen this time. It will be released before they invade our state for the CW 17 anniversary party and we will clear the shelves before they arrive. :grinning:
     
  27. Benish

    Benish Mar 13, 2013 Utah
    Trader

    Just flew into Appleton and two liquor stores later not a single bottle of Cran-Bic to be seen. Just Spiced Ale, Apple Ale, and the recently shelved Scream. Didn't expect this to be long gone.
     
  28. Hendrick24

    Hendrick24 Sep 6, 2013 Wisconsin

    I'd keep looking, it's still around in MKE, I can't imagine it's all gone from the valley.
     
  29. PseudoBen

    PseudoBen Feb 14, 2014 Wisconsin

    Woodman's in appleton had a bunch of it as of a couple weeks ago.
     
  30. elkabong

    elkabong Apr 1, 2014 Wisconsin


    metal AND jazz

    huh. learn something new every day.
     
  31. THANAT0PSIS

    THANAT0PSIS Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin

    They're not that far off really. Both traffic heavily in technical ability and non-traditional melodies trending toward and sometimes embracing dissonance. The difference is the general texture and the improvisation aspect of course, but there is some truly challenging jazz out there that I would consider more extreme than most metal.

    I also enjoy classical, hip-hop, R&B, J- and K-Pop, folk, indie, bluegrass and pretty much everything else (besides most country). I actually think my love of metal has helped me appreciate other forms of music more.
     
  32. Kbyfield

    Kbyfield Aug 13, 2009 Wisconsin

    Not to mention that while we here may be knowledgeable in beer, and maybe only a particular style of beer - the staff at a liquor store must deal with beer, wine, & booze (and probably a multitude of other products) and a crapton of styles within those 3, so while it's nice if they do know, I wouldn't expect it unless the store bills itself as being an expert in a particular product.
     
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  33. THANAT0PSIS

    THANAT0PSIS Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin

    Exactly. When I worked at a liquor store in Madison, the guys that didn't know beer usually knew something else. I don't know the first thing about wine of liquor, so I would be useless there, but for beer I was your man.
     
  34. elkabong

    elkabong Apr 1, 2014 Wisconsin

    Eric Dolphy? Ornette Coleman?
     
  35. THANAT0PSIS

    THANAT0PSIS Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin

    Coleman isn't too rough, I don't think, but The Shape of Jazz to Come isn't what I'd call easy listening either. I find Miles Davis Bitches' Brew a pretty challenging listen as well. Some John Zorn is pretty extreme, as is Yusef Lateef.
     
  36. elkabong

    elkabong Apr 1, 2014 Wisconsin

    :goodposting: those are all a bit out of my range. i'm more big band, hard bop and be bop guy. but.. fuck do i love jazz
     
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  37. THANAT0PSIS

    THANAT0PSIS Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin

    At this point in my music life, not entirely unlike my beer life, I'm looking for things that push the boundaries as far as they can possibly go. The more extreme and challenging, the better. Although in both cases, I still appreciate a simple, well-crafted product, too.

    Sorry to all for temporarily hijacking this thread. Carry on with New Glarus stuff.
     
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  38. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin

    I have an eclectic taste for music and beer (I even played bass on a couple hip hop records with a producer friend of mine largely fueled by craft brews) if you like to be challenged @THANAT0PSIS try this on for size though you may know of it already.

     
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  39. THANAT0PSIS

    THANAT0PSIS Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin

    Yep, I love Mr. Bungle. California is a masterpiece, and Disco Volante is underrated.
     
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  40. Stevedore

    Stevedore Nov 16, 2012 Oregon
    Society Trader

    If you end up coming to Madison, I still have some Cranbic.

    Yes. Sooooo... Enigma anyone? Anything on Bourbon Barrel Kriek? C'mon, I need more New Glarus tidbits.
     
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