Offshoot Beer Co. - New line from The Bruery

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by JoshBeerNow, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. InfiniteJester23

    InfiniteJester23 Initiate (160) Apr 26, 2017 California
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    Just had a can of Bravo with some buddies; and (with the usual note that Offshoot has a characteristic flavor profile that some like and some don't) I'm really digging it. Nelson white grape aroma makes itself known, and blends will with the mild-but-noticeable bitterness. Not too sweet for a double. Well worth a purchase, imho.
     
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  2. dcbullet

    dcbullet Initiate (104) Dec 18, 2013 California
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    I enjoyed Bravo a lot too. To echo Infinitejester23's comment, it has what I would call the Offshoot profile of tropical fruit. Loved the Nelson hops, as always. Kinda wish it was a single IPA so it was more of a crusher.
     
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  3. OTB

    OTB Devotee (437) Sep 2, 2011 California

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    Your absolutely spot on Patrick. This BY FAR is the best beer you guys have brewed, an absolute beautiful expression of Nelson hops, the initial aromatic hit almost brought me back to Alpine's OG Nelson. I could tell the minute I poured this and saw that milky white haze I knew something was different.

    Cheers,
     
  4. JayORear

    JayORear Savant (960) Feb 22, 2012 California
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    Get a room!

    Seriously, glad to hear this news, although I didn't purchase any of these. The last few Offshoot beers have shown up on tap a few places, so looking forward to trying that way.
     
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  5. OTB

    OTB Devotee (437) Sep 2, 2011 California

    No kidding @JayORear, this is legit, I know, I know.....:wink:

    Cheers
     
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  6. dcgunman

    dcgunman Crusader (752) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Good to hear. I passed on Alpha and Bravo. But maybe I will look into their next offering. I still have to much Rev cans and other WCIPA's to go through right now. Plus Critical Band is way cheaper and just as good.
     
  7. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Poo-Bah (1,513) Dec 11, 2006 California
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  8. OTB

    OTB Devotee (437) Sep 2, 2011 California


    The nose has that pure Nelson Saivin note, it kinda reminded me a bit of when you would pop the cap off the OG Nelson and get that amazing white grape/passion fruit note.

    Cheers,
     
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  9. OTB

    OTB Devotee (437) Sep 2, 2011 California

    David, I love MT as you know and I'm actually picking up my June on line cans today but with all due respect Critical Band is a completely different beer and IMO can't be compared as " just as good " because it's not.

    Cheers,
     
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  10. dcgunman

    dcgunman Crusader (752) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    I respect your opinion Bud. But for me, price wise and taste it is very good in my opinion. I think a lot of this hazy beers are tasting pretty much the same these days. Maybe my taste Buds are just getting tired of all this haze and its all pretty much the same to me. I would pay $18-24 for a 4pk of hazy ipa's. But if I can buy CB for $10 a 4pk? Why not. To me it's just as good. IMO. I haven't bought anything online from MT or OS lately. I can go to BWHB and get a crowler of their hazy greatness when the BW guys brew a haze beer. And when Julian does brew a haze beer its usually pretty damn good. I find myself drinking 1 or 2 cans of clear ipa and then maybe 1 can of haze. I still prefer clear over haze. But that's me. And you know me Bud, if I want a good haze ipa I will go out of my way to get it. Maybe it's time for another road trip or to fly someplace for beer. But right know I got everything I need here. :wink:
     
  11. OTB

    OTB Devotee (437) Sep 2, 2011 California

    I like CB a lot, my point is that you can’t compare the two as they’re completely different beers. My response had nothing to do with what your preferences are. I guess I just don’t understand how you could have said CB is just as good if you have not tasted Bravo.

    Cheers
     
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  12. dcgunman

    dcgunman Crusader (752) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Not to Bravo obviously.
    But to most of the hazy ipa's I have had that's out there. I guess I'm trying to say is that after a while all the haze I've had in the past and now are tasting the same to me. That's why I stopped Monks stuff after it all tasted the same to me. I don't buy Brouwerji West cans anymore. Some of the Rev cans are tasting the same to me. And Offshoot was just down right terrible the first year. Yes One and the can after 1 was good. It's all good and the haze is here to stay. Thank god BW, ESBC is still brewing mostly the clear beer. One other thing I've noticed when I have the haze beer is that it fills me up quicker than clear. 1 & done. And then it's back to the clear beer. Yes I know I'm just rambling on here but that's me.
     
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  13. annakarina

    annakarina Initiate (154) Jul 29, 2016 California

    I'm pretty disappointed by this year's Critical Band to be honest. It's still good for the price but the four-pack I had tasted off from what I remembered.
     
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  14. OTB

    OTB Devotee (437) Sep 2, 2011 California

    All good buddy, I've known you long enough to actually understand this :wink:

    Cheers,
     
  15. AlexM

    AlexM Zealot (556) Jun 9, 2011 California
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    @PMR why no "Bravo" on the Bravo label??? Budget cuts??? :stuck_out_tongue:
     
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  16. lanedlr

    lanedlr Disciple (325) Jul 2, 2014 California
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    I was thinking the same thing but I prefer the minimalist labels to the busy and sometimes tacky artwork of previous resleases.
     
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  17. AlexM

    AlexM Zealot (556) Jun 9, 2011 California
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    Yeah I'm a total minimal fan, but shit, this is too minimal ... don't think I've ever seen a beer label with no name of the actual beer :slight_smile:
     
  18. lanedlr

    lanedlr Disciple (325) Jul 2, 2014 California
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    As I was walking to my car I looked at the cans and noticed there was no name and figured they must have given me the correct beer, right? Right?!?
     
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  19. AyeDogg

    AyeDogg Aspirant (222) Oct 29, 2015 California
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    I find nothing wrong with these labels. As long as it's stamped with a name and canned date.

    MikkellerSD pretty much does this to their Windy Hill.
     
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  20. AdamofSoCal

    AdamofSoCal Initiate (153) Dec 25, 2017 California

    Relax is an awesome can design, and beer.

    I'm glad its showing up around bars nearby, its so good for a daily drinker.
     
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  21. ernh

    ernh Initiate (178) Jun 10, 2012 California
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    I'm assuming the generic design has to do with the new "experimental" series and that we'll see the same white and black labels on following single/double IPAs respectively - and artsy labels on any releases that aren't "experimental". Also, name is on bottom along with date.
     
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  22. drewone

    drewone Meyvn (1,281) Sep 18, 2006 California
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    I believe they said four pack holder color would be different each time too.
     
  23. AlexM

    AlexM Zealot (556) Jun 9, 2011 California
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    Nah that's not true at all ... the name, "Windy Hill", is written across the top of the can ... the brewery, "Mikkeller", is stamped on the side of the can.

    That's exactly my point ... there is NO name of the beer on the can :stuck_out_tongue: ... not that I'm going to lose sleep over it, I was just curious.
     
  24. AlexM

    AlexM Zealot (556) Jun 9, 2011 California
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    Oh, I didn't purchase Alpha so didn't realize this was the second time there was no name on the label - thanks for the heads up ... interesting approach by Offshoot.
     
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  25. PMR

    PMR Initiate (160) Mar 31, 2005 California

    This black / white can series are generally a single brewhouse turn (with the exception of Bravo, which will see distribution on draft) where we can be a bit more flexible and spontaneous with our approach. We had enough of these cans produced that we'll have them in inventory and ready to can when the beer is ready. Each beer will have a different PakTech color (until we need to start recycling colors, anyway!), and the beer name / package date should appear on the bottom of the can. The naming is based on the NATO Phonetic Alphabet, which is a bit more fun than "Beer A", "Beer B", etc.

    By getting a more frequent steam of smaller releases, we're getting feedback on recipes and hoping to identify concepts which work particularly well, which we anticipate will lead to some recurring brands under Offshoot. While branding is important, we felt it was time to just focus on the beer and see what works.

    Cheers,
    Patrick
    The Bruery / Offshoot Beer Co.
     
  26. AyeDogg

    AyeDogg Aspirant (222) Oct 29, 2015 California
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    Not sure you know but they use a different hop bill each time is what I was referring too.
     
  27. swanfungus

    swanfungus Zealot (530) Dec 23, 2014 California
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    Speaking of recycling, I've asked about/mentioned this at the Society Fulfillment Center a few times now, but have you thought about setting up a drop off/recycling bin for PakTech holders?

    A brewery near where I grew up has a recycling bin where you'd buy cans on your way in/out of the tasting room (their version of a fulfillment center desk I guess). You can discard your old holders there, and if it's not too busy the employee(s) stationed there might toss you a token for a free taster on your next visit. Regardless of any incentive, I think it's great the holders can be reused instead of wasting them on a single use.
     
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  28. PMR

    PMR Initiate (160) Mar 31, 2005 California

    Great idea, thanks! I don't know that we'd be able to reuse (there's some regulations on re-using packaging material, but might be doable), but if we can't, we can at the least recycle them at the appropriate location. I'll put this on our radar.
     
  29. JayORear

    JayORear Savant (960) Feb 22, 2012 California
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    I'm just a little curious . . . why the relatively sudden interest and participation on this forum? You guys must have been observing discussions during OS's first year, but never seemed to want to weigh in on beer quality, etc., before now?
     
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  30. PMR

    PMR Initiate (160) Mar 31, 2005 California

    Joel, who used to participate in this forum a bit, is no longer with The Bruery, so I'm filling in the gap. My schedule is erratic, so I won't be able to consistently participate, but will when I can and where I'm able to provide useful info.
     
  31. JayORear

    JayORear Savant (960) Feb 22, 2012 California
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    Well, FWIW, your posts so far have been very transparent and helpful, which wasn't always the case in the past.
     
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  32. AlexM

    AlexM Zealot (556) Jun 9, 2011 California
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    Thanks for the detailed reply Patrick! Your approach makes sense. Good to know the name is on the bottom - I didn't realize that. Didn't really have strong feelings either way, just was curious. CHEERS!
     
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  33. AlexM

    AlexM Zealot (556) Jun 9, 2011 California
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    Fair enough - I read your message as they do not have the name on the can. All goods, CHEERS!
     
  34. SoNiC21

    SoNiC21 Aspirant (239) Jan 20, 2015 California
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    Pretty smart to have a generic label on the cans, they can order a huge amount for cheaper? Save money from making new labels for each release, can put any beer they want and profits will be better.
     
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  35. ernh

    ernh Initiate (178) Jun 10, 2012 California
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    Higher profits and/or lower shipping costs, which is a deal-maker for me in some cases.
     
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  36. AlexM

    AlexM Zealot (556) Jun 9, 2011 California
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    bravo BRAVO! Offshoot is starting to get consistent with quality hazies ... love silky smooth mouthfeel with a nice balance of juice notes ... thanks for the recommendation @PMR
     
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  37. ernh

    ernh Initiate (178) Jun 10, 2012 California
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    Yeah. Bravo is legit.
     
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  38. Aaronkv

    Aaronkv Aspirant (231) Jul 9, 2013 California
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    Bravo is still available for purchase. Just the mention of OG Nelson made me buy some, don't fail me internet.
     
  39. JayORear

    JayORear Savant (960) Feb 22, 2012 California
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    It is? Where are you seeing that?
     
  40. Aaronkv

    Aaronkv Aspirant (231) Jul 9, 2013 California
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    It was when I posted, I even double checked. Gone now I guess