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Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Ri0, Jul 27, 2013.
Soon we'll (WI) all be at the next level of amazing beer.
I'm so enjoying this ride!
An answer to many prayers, awesome.
I can't believe this thread isn't already 20 deep with FIBs talking about border runs!
Had strawberry rhubarb tonight. the aroma is ridiculously jammy and fruit rollupy
Speaking of more to come... Anyone hear anything about an R&D release for this year's GTMW? I've asked a couple of times on Facebook, with little to no response.
A f*ckin collship!!!!!! Hell yeah
Dan & Deb killin' it wild style, I can't wait to dump all my money down the NG coolship hole.
Didn't they announce no releases happening this year?
I just wish that instead of these stupid $10/4pks they would make smaller batches, put them in 750's and double the price so the trade value would go up.....wait, no I don't, thank you NG!
What time does Woodman's open? I'm in line already.
I was at the brewery last week. Man they are expanding the place.
I have not heard one way or the other. Haven't seen anything on FB, and that seems to be their primary mode of communication.
If I could get sours from New Glarus year round and in six packs.....I would be the happiest man ever.
The fact that the brewery expansions seem to be focused around the specialty beers and sours is great news. Some sort of year round offering would be great to have, but I hope the packaging and pricing is similar the Thumbprint series and not the fruit beers.
I have a feeling that the fruit beers are packaged and priced the way they are because the fruit they use is expensive and brewing those beers is a challenge. If you read the story I linked above, Dan mentions how much work it was to brew the Strawbarb beer. I have a good feeling they will stay with the $10 4pks as long as they as it fits into their profit margin.
I was BS'ing with the one of the guys yesterday, it seems like the expansion is on both ends. All the main brewery expansion (Hilltop) is for the regulars and all the river expansion is for the thumbprint & 750's. No wood or wild yeasts at the hilltop from what a brewer there told me, but brewer may have been like a guy that cuts open a bag of grain.
The expansion was to get all of the nasty invasive impossible to control bugs off of the main property. My understanding is anyone who was working in the 'lambic' area would have to go home, shower, and change before returning to do more work in another area. Great idea having a dedicated space for the beers us nerds want the most, while protecting the baseline product.
It'd be terrible if the wild yeast accidentally contaminated some batches of Rasp Tart, Belgian Red, Serendipity, and Strawbarb. NG sour fruit beer would = infinite trade value!
If that's the case, then that is the biggest steal around. Most other breweries would put it in bomber and sell for $10-15 a bottle. Makes you wonder how bad people are being bent over for similar products at other breweries.
This also brings up the issue of trade value for these beers. I've never traded, but have thought about it. How are people trading the Wild Sour Ale? Price for quality it's hard to find anything similar in my opinion.
As I mentioned in a previous thread, you can thank Spotted Cow and all the Wisconsinites that drink it to help keep the prices down for us beer geeks. I'm never hard on anyone that drinks spotted cow. That is the NG cash cow.
As for trading, I just keep it $4$ because I'm nice and love to share it. Find some awesome BAs to trade with and they will be so happy that you'll get some nice returns.
I thought all of the usual suspects (lacto, pedio, brett, etc.) lived inside the oak foeders used to make the NG Fruit beers, but that the beers were pasteurized before bottling/kegging. Perhaps I'm mistaken though.
Imagine if last year's R&D Sour Ale sat on some fruit. Now that would be tasty.
Mhmm fruit flavored vinegar lol
That's it, I'm going to blend some some of the Sour Wild with these fruit beers. I just have to know what it will taste like!
Please report back with your findings ASAP
Funny you mention that. Last year at the Friday (?) R&D Sour Ale release prior to the GTOMW, Lansman opened up a bottle of 1996 Wisconsin Belgian Red with Dan Carey (and shared with a bunch of folks who were mingling). Dan had a brewery worker grab some sanitized containers to culture some yeast.
That was also the "funkiest" batch of Belgian Red I had ever tried.
That was one of the first threads I followed on BA.
NG Berliner weisse plus any NG fruit beer equals awesome. I'm sure with wild sour ale you'd have similar results.
Here we go. I'll try the Strawbarb another night.
One the left is Raspberry Wild Sour. To your right is Berliner Raspberry.
Thats an awesome idea! I think I am going to have to try that out!!!
I'm still drinking it, lol. Not high really high in ABV, but it is a lot of fruit and sour beer to drink by myself. I recommend sharing with someone.
If New Glarus actually does something to top themselves, my head might explode.
your head will be exploding soon with the planned expansion!