Olde Hickory Brewery - Omega Point BBA Barleywine

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  1. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,574) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    So a 5 year blend or a 13 if there are varying amounts of Irish Walker still around? Or a combo release every year? Would be interisting. I'll grab another one tomorrow, fabulous brew.
     
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  2. JdoubleA

    JdoubleA Aspirant (268) Apr 27, 2011 North Carolina


    -Tap Room has it too. Either restaurant has it for $7/12 oz , or $10/12 oz + glass.
     
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  3. JdoubleA

    JdoubleA Aspirant (268) Apr 27, 2011 North Carolina

    Oh yeah, forgot to mention...

    Last night at the tap room I tried a mix of Event Horizon and Omega Point and it was fantastic.

    Don't know what to call it... Omega Horizon? Or something like a Godzilla monster, OMEGIZON!
     
  4. brentk56

    brentk56 Poo-Bah (10,442) May 13, 2004 North Carolina
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    It was tapped at Hops in Greensboro yesterday.
     
  5. KRubes

    KRubes Zealot (525) Sep 7, 2014 North Carolina
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    Sounds glorious.
     
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  6. JohnnyK

    JohnnyK Disciple (305) May 24, 2006 North Carolina

    EH and OP are very dry but by golly they are fantastic. OP is perhaps the best multi year blended beer I have ever tasted.
     
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  7. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Champion (863) Feb 12, 2012 Georgia

    People don't know what they are missing.

    Fantastic.. absolutely world class barrel aging and blending.
     
  8. ADTaber

    ADTaber Meyvn (1,287) Apr 29, 2011 South Carolina
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    Bruisin' Ales still has some $25 and they ship
     
  9. AppaZappa

    AppaZappa Aspirant (240) Mar 17, 2015 North Carolina

    Had it at hops in Gso today. They're selling it for $6.50 a pour, which is less than what it's going for in Hickory. It's so, so good...
     
  10. RDMII

    RDMII Disciple (385) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    Drinking my first one now. Absolutely incredible. Glad I got a bunch.
     
  11. brentk56

    brentk56 Poo-Bah (10,442) May 13, 2004 North Carolina
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    The keg has kicked. Went by last night and it was gone.
     
  12. DWheeler379

    DWheeler379 Initiate (195) Jun 15, 2012 Colorado

    Had it on draft at Olde Hickory Station yesterday. Phenomenal beer. Plenty of bottles left there ($20) and glasses, too. Worth the drive for many.
     
  13. RDMII

    RDMII Disciple (385) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    Got several bottles this weekend in Asheville. Holy shit. Absolutely phenomenal.
     
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  14. AppaZappa

    AppaZappa Aspirant (240) Mar 17, 2015 North Carolina

    Stella Brew in WS just got more of this today. Can't walk by this when its for sale. Pricey but so worth it.
     
  15. mbbransc

    mbbransc Initiate (0) Mar 24, 2009 North Carolina

    As of last week, CityBev in WS still had 2 cases ($27/btl)
     
  16. rightcoast7

    rightcoast7 Disciple (357) Apr 2, 2011 Maine
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    I can't believe this is sitting on shelves up there. I had it last week and was blown away at how good it was. I'd be buying it all up if I were y'all.
     
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  17. RDMII

    RDMII Disciple (385) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    I agree, the only hold up was the price, but I'm thinking about driving back up and buying more anyway.
     
  18. mbbransc

    mbbransc Initiate (0) Mar 24, 2009 North Carolina

    I picked up a case at the release
     
  19. Mantooth

    Mantooth Meyvn (1,177) Dec 6, 2011 North Carolina

    Me too - and then some... my wallet is sore, but I'm less than thirty minutes from Hickory right now and I can't stop thinking that - a year from now, I'm going to be wondering why I didn't pick up more. Can't wait to trade some of them.
     
  20. stdaniel

    stdaniel Initiate (0) Apr 10, 2014 North Carolina
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    The price is all over the place in Distribution. I've seen anywhere from $19.99 to $28.99. That kind of spread usually doesn't happen.
     
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  21. WCKDVBZ

    WCKDVBZ Meyvn (1,061) May 9, 2014 South Carolina

    Have you seen it for $20 outside Hickory?
     
  22. RDMII

    RDMII Disciple (385) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    I saw $24.50-$25 while in Asheville. I assumed it was a 750, don't know why, but the price didn't bother me once I tried it.
     
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  23. WCKDVBZ

    WCKDVBZ Meyvn (1,061) May 9, 2014 South Carolina

    22oz = 650mL
     
  24. RDMII

    RDMII Disciple (385) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    I know this. I hadn't seen the bottle prior to buying a few online, so I didn't know what size it was. I do appreciate the math lesson though. It's actually 650.617mL if you're counting.
     
  25. WCKDVBZ

    WCKDVBZ Meyvn (1,061) May 9, 2014 South Carolina

    Haha No problem. You'd be surprised how many people are clueless about bottle sizes. 650.61765 ml :rolling_eyes::stuck_out_tongue:
     
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  26. RDMII

    RDMII Disciple (385) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    I manage a bottle shop. I hope I know better. :slight_smile:
     
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  27. karamchandani

    karamchandani Initiate (67) Aug 22, 2013 South Carolina

    So is this still available in Hickory? Have the day off tomorrow... will finally make the trip up to grab some.
     
  28. treznor

    treznor Zealot (559) Dec 20, 2006 North Carolina
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    Yes it is. I know Hops & Grapes has it and I assume (though haven't looked lately) that Hickory Station has it as well.
     
  29. Mantooth

    Mantooth Meyvn (1,177) Dec 6, 2011 North Carolina

    I just picked up a bunch of stuff in Athens Ga - and I'm going to come into a lot more this weekend. I hope to get my trade list updated - looking to do some trading next week, probably. Drop me a line & lmk what you've got. Cheers!
     
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  30. Mantooth

    Mantooth Meyvn (1,177) Dec 6, 2011 North Carolina

    The station had seven or eight cases as of last week... glasses and shirts too.
     
  31. stdaniel

    stdaniel Initiate (0) Apr 10, 2014 North Carolina
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    Yes. I'm gonna leave it at that as to not flood their doorsteps.
     
  32. Retemnav

    Retemnav Initiate (76) May 15, 2012 North Carolina

    Yeah, gosh, as a store selling beer they'd probably hate having to sell their beer to the flood of people.
     
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  33. pieman396

    pieman396 Initiate (0) Jul 22, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Will I be able to find this in Asheville or Charlotte this weekend?
     
  34. abb610

    abb610 Aspirant (253) Oct 14, 2010 North Carolina
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    If you are traveling to Asheville from Charlotte, Hickory is on the way. Stop by the brewery, taproom or olde hickory station (they are all on the same block) to have a pour and pick up your bottles there for $20 vs. $25+ (if you can even still find them outside of Hickory).
     
  35. mccorvey

    mccorvey Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2013 North Carolina

    Olde Hickory Station is pretty cool, too. Good package store there as well.
     
  36. pieman396

    pieman396 Initiate (0) Jul 22, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Awesome! Thank you!! What is the difference between the 3?
     
  37. mccorvey

    mccorvey Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2013 North Carolina

    There are probably people who could tell you better because I am not really a local to the area and I have never been to the taproom, but they are all within 1/2 mile radius, hit them all up!
     
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  38. treznor

    treznor Zealot (559) Dec 20, 2006 North Carolina
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    They're all owned by the same people, so not all that much basically :slight_smile: The brewery itself isn't opened all that often I don't think. They have a tasting room and I have no idea what the hours actually are. The Taproom and Station are both restaurants with bars that have a wide selection of OHB beer (and are owned by OHB/the people that own OHB). The Taproom has a modest list of other beer than OHB and the Station has a pretty wide list of beer other than OHB. Plus the food is different (though somewhat difficult to explain how... The Station focuses mainly on pizza and burgers/sandwiches maybe? Though Taproom has sandwiches too). I really don't go to the Taproom all that much now that the Station is open since the Station has more beer options, better food (though some argue with that), outdoor seating, and a small wine/cheese/beer store in the front as well.

    But they're basically across a parking lot from each other so stop in at both :slight_smile:
     
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  39. aleckpa

    aleckpa Zealot (570) Dec 20, 2010 North Carolina
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    If you are heading to Asheville, definitely make a stop at the Station. You are guaranteed to get some Omega Point (and some glassware). I was just there and there is PLENTY left. Also, they have good food if you want a meal. If you want it on draft, you can ask for a half pour if you are looking to continue to travel west.
     
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  40. lateralusbeer

    lateralusbeer Aspirant (236) Feb 7, 2010 North Carolina
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    For Triad folks: spotted four bottles on the shelves at Total Wine High Point Road. $23, which it seems is not bad based on others.
     
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