Rahr & Sons Bourbon Barrel

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by AHood, Nov 29, 2012.

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  1. AHood

    AHood Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2012 Texas

    I am asked about this multiple times on a daily basis. It won't be out until the end of December, but that doesn't mean we can't start talking about it now ;) Anyone had it in previous years?

    I had it last year and loved it. The bourbon was strong on the finish and really warmed up my palate!
     
  2. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Initiate (0) Sep 30, 2007 Texas

    Never had it but id love to try!!
     
  3. Exiled

    Exiled Zealot (505) May 30, 2009 Texas
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    Rahr's Bourbon Barrel Winter Warmer is my favorite Rahr beer, and cant wait for the new batch to hit shelves.
     
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  4. TX-Badger

    TX-Badger Poo-Bah (2,465) Jun 14, 2012 Texas
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    Yep, had it last year and it was fantastic! Worth the hunt and the money. I still have a bottle from last year to compare to this year's.
     
  5. mattisloco

    mattisloco Devotee (413) Feb 13, 2007 Texas
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    I am buying a case of this years release. I bought 8 last year and I ended up trading 5 and drinking two. I only have 1 bottle of '10 and 1 bottle of '11 left... I really wish I had more.
     
  6. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    I had one last year was delish would love to trade for one this year.. I see they released a glass for the Winter ale this year too... Major want if anyone can get me one....
     
  7. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Disciple (300) Mar 12, 2012 Texas
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    Was released at FW Saucer last night (I'm sure there will be multiple places, including the brewery itself). Doubtful any lasted but I can ask.
     
  8. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Disciple (300) Mar 12, 2012 Texas
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    I think I left 2-3 of them at the Majestic in Granbury ;)

    I'm not sure if it's still open but if you want to drive I'd call first. I passed them up because I saw 2 6'ers of Bigfoot.
     
  9. videofrog

    videofrog Defender (643) Nov 13, 2010 Texas
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    FWIW, during my 3 years residing in Granbury, phone calls to Majestic usually never got me very far. If an elderly man answers the phone, he'll put down the phone and physically go look for you. Anyone else and the conversation goes like this:

    Me: "Did you guys get any of the New Belgium Lips of Faith Series in?"

    Majestic: "New Belgium? Yeah, we got that."

    Me: "La Folie?"

    Majestic: "If it's New Belgium, we order it."

    I wasted a few lunch hours before I learned my lesson. But they have a few "aged" gems like 2011 BBAWW, 2011 Ten Fidy, and Bigfoot usually stays around a while. Unibroue's La Seigneuriale should also still be there, which I believe was retired in '08 or '09. I think I'll pull the trigger on that one next weekend when I'm in town.
     
  10. mattisloco

    mattisloco Devotee (413) Feb 13, 2007 Texas
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    I went to that majestic right after you posted this a month or so ago... they were already gone :(
     
  11. AHood

    AHood Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2012 Texas

    Yea, sorry guys. I work for Centennial (which owns Majestic and Big Daddy's).

    But, good news: I work at a GREAT beer store in Westlake. You can always call here for those rare/hard to find brews. I can't always get everything, but I get the bulk of new releases. I'm always asking my reps about what's coming out when and they are awesome at getting me what my customers (and I) want.
     
  12. AHood

    AHood Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2012 Texas

    Do it! It's well worth the money.
     
  13. BK1017

    BK1017 Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2009 Texas

    The Westlake near Fort Worth, right? Not the neighborhood in Austin?
     
  14. AHood

    AHood Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2012 Texas

    Oh, yes. North Fort Worth. RIGHT on the Roanoke/Westlake line.
     
  15. greenspointexas

    greenspointexas Champion (864) Jan 16, 2011 Texas
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    Dont age this beer. Seriously

    /thatisall
     
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  16. mattisloco

    mattisloco Devotee (413) Feb 13, 2007 Texas
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    I think I've been to your store. I thought that was Trophy Club but that area confuses the hell out of me.
     
  17. mattisloco

    mattisloco Devotee (413) Feb 13, 2007 Texas
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    I love this beer with a year on it soooo... bad experience? Cold age or room temp age?
     
  18. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Disciple (300) Mar 12, 2012 Texas
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    I had many pints at The Bottoms Christmas in August thing.

    They floated 3 slims pretty quick. Very tasty stuff and I enjoyed most of my bottles with my buddy over smoked ribs this summer.
     
  19. greenspointexas

    greenspointexas Champion (864) Jan 16, 2011 Texas
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    Beer tastes like a crummy boozy-tea after 1.5 - 2 years. Or at least the year before lasts did. Absolutely fell off of a cliff
     
  20. positively4thst

    positively4thst Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2009 Texas

    I had some on tap last night at the Flying Saucer in Fort Worth. They had a keep the glass night. I assumed it was last years version but nobody could confirm. The beer was excellent, very smooth.

    I have a few bottles from last year put away and cant wait to enjoy around the holidays.
     
  21. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Disciple (300) Mar 12, 2012 Texas
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    It was just the regular winter warmer from this year..if I remember correctly. Still awesome stuff
     
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  22. mindswoop

    mindswoop Initiate (186) Dec 22, 2011 Texas

    I don't care for much of what Rahr does, but the BBWW is fantastic! Look forward to it every year! Had one of last year's over Thanksgiving and it was delicious as always!
     
  23. AHood

    AHood Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2012 Texas

    I'm kinda right there with you. I'm not a huge overall fan of the brewery (although I do support them because I am from Fort Worth), but I really enjoy their seasonal stuff.
     
  24. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    This exactly!

    The BBWW is a good beer, only thing I'd purchase.

    I've tried most every other beer they make and would probably never buy it again.
     
  25. mattisloco

    mattisloco Devotee (413) Feb 13, 2007 Texas
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    When they bottle their barleywine, Tenderfoot, give it a try. It might over take Sisyphus as the best barleywine brewed in Tx.
     
  26. thebigyellowjoint

    thebigyellowjoint Initiate (20) Nov 5, 2012 Texas


    Try their La Grange Farmhouse if you haven't, it is a perfect example of the style, if you're into that.
     
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  27. AHood

    AHood Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2012 Texas

    Really?! Nice. I have a few bottles of 2011 Sisyphus in my "cellar". (Basically a box in my back bedroom because the temperature doesn't fluctuate much.) I'm working at cellar ageing more beer. I have been into drinking and tasting whatever I can get my hands on for a while now, but just now getting into cellaring.

    Do you know when this will be released? Is it going to be something you can only get at the brewery?
     
  28. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    If they bottle it, I'll definitely try it! :)

    Not a lot of competition for best BW in TX. lol

    My vote would go to DR1, but obviously that's a non-renewable resource.
     
  29. mattisloco

    mattisloco Devotee (413) Feb 13, 2007 Texas
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    I have zero info as to when it will be bottled

    I prefered DR10 myself.
     
  30. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    English v. American :)
     
  31. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Disciple (300) Mar 12, 2012 Texas
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    I hear it's only going to be in select casks and slims for a full year (as of Oct, and when I say select it's probably only going to be seen at the brewery itself) when talking to their people at FW Beer Feast.

    And it's just my opinion but Treehugger is insanely good and probably tops for a TX BW's.
     
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  32. TX-Badger

    TX-Badger Poo-Bah (2,465) Jun 14, 2012 Texas
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    As per their FB page, they are bottling BBAWW as we speak.
     
  33. mattisloco

    mattisloco Devotee (413) Feb 13, 2007 Texas
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    I always forget about treehugger, so good!
     
  34. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    I've never even seen it... We always get Live Oak Hefe, but not much else...
     
  35. GregSVT

    GregSVT Champion (895) Jul 1, 2009 Texas
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    I left a few of the 2011 release at room temp and had one around March/April. Noticeable cherry aroma and flavor that was not there originally. I drank them both very soon after that. I'd keep these in the fridge if you want to age them.
     
  36. positively4thst

    positively4thst Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2009 Texas

    I just opened one from last December. Its great, stronger alcohol taste and smell than I remember.
     
  37. 13DegN

    13DegN Initiate (162) Mar 25, 2012 Texas
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    11/30/12 From Rahr "in the market next week."
     
  38. Daemose

    Daemose Devotee (426) Oct 3, 2011 Texas
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    Houston release?
     
  39. lefty12

    lefty12 Initiate (132) Feb 6, 2010 Texas

    I had one this weekend that was last year release and i also detected a cherrish flavor.
     
  40. TX-Badger

    TX-Badger Poo-Bah (2,465) Jun 14, 2012 Texas
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    As per their FB page, CM Fort Worth got a whole boat load today.
     
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