Ranger Creek Releases First Beer Aged in Their Own Bourbon Barrels as Small Batch Series No. 4

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by Todd, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. BruceBruce

    BruceBruce Dec 4, 2011 Texas

    did you try it, I thought it was just okay
     
  2. jenray

    jenray Feb 3, 2007 Texas

    Nope - still in the fridge......
     
  3. BruceBruce

    BruceBruce Dec 4, 2011 Texas

    I will grab a few more after reading all of these post, but to me it was very BB1 had some good qualities but not worth the $
     
  4. Ford

    Ford Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    Ah.. if you don't love it.. then don't worry about grabbing more.. just spend that money on something you'll love or something you haven't tried yet.
     
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  5. BruceBruce

    BruceBruce Dec 4, 2011 Texas

    Yeah but all of the 16 is gone might as well buy up all of the stuff you guys love ;)
     
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  6. Ford

    Ford Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    I don't know if I love it... haven't tried it yet.. but hope to soon.

    I did like BB1 quite a bit... so if they are similar then good times for me...
     
  7. BruceBruce

    BruceBruce Dec 4, 2011 Texas

    When I say BB1 I mean that there are parts of it that are amazing, BB1 had the perfect nose, was a bit thin but still really good, SB4 did the same for me, had some attributes that were brilliant, others were left to be fixed for next time. BB1 was solid for the first release, cant wait to see what else comes out of that room for sure....
     
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  8. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Plenty of 4 around Austin... if any Houston folk are planning to come to Austin in the near future and want me to hold some for them, just let me know.

    ISO: Karbach ;)
     
  9. gtermi

    gtermi Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    Had this tonight and it was really good. Really easy to drink
     
  10. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Aug 22, 2012 Texas

    Hopefully this will stick around Houston through the weekend. I just need a couple more days.
     
  11. gtermi

    gtermi Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    Got 2 bottles of 4 yesterday from kings.
     
  12. greenspointexas

    greenspointexas Jan 16, 2011 Texas
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    Specs Midtown has 15 cases and Brandon over at D&Q still has 5 cases left... and its been out for 10 days, so I doubt its going anywhere. Also available at Specs Sugarland. Only 3 places in Houston that got it.
     
  13. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Aug 22, 2012 Texas

    Thanks for the information. I will definitely be hitting up Spec's Midtown or D&Q this weekend.
     
  14. squirrely2005

    squirrely2005 Aug 26, 2011 Texas

    Oh okay. I can't imagine it's gone but the way everybody was talking it seemed like it was already gone. I'd like to find another SB 1 but I honestly can't remember how it tasted. haha
     
  15. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Mar 12, 2012 Texas
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    About 5-6 of these left at FW Kings. $7.99 is kinda steep but I nabbed 3
     
  16. Ford

    Ford Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    I'm going to get one or two tomorrow hopefully.

    Wish it would hit somewhere in the Clear Lake area..
     
  17. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    I chilled mine before I left for work tonight... gonna try it this morning when I get home. Will report back.
     
  18. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Mar 12, 2012 Texas
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    Drank one last night. Barrel is subtle...tempers the smoke of the base beer in a good way. I recommend getting a bottle of the base beer to try as a side by side (I will be sending that combo out as extras in my next few boxes)
     
  19. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    I really got a lot of the smoke in both the smell and the aftertaste in my bottle. Carbonation was perfect on it (~2 fingers). Bourbon was definitely on the nose and the front of the tongue.

    Very complex and delicious beer. Loved it. Bought the shirt. (alright, there is no shirt)
     
  20. bentwookie

    bentwookie Jan 13, 2008 Texas

    Anyone seen this up north (Round Rock area) recently? I need to get one for a trade.
     
  21. Chuk_Hell

    Chuk_Hell Apr 12, 2012 Texas
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    CM Westgate just got another 5 cases. Great stuff this.
     
  22. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    West Houston still has none that I've seen.
     
  23. Daemose

    Daemose Oct 3, 2011 Texas
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    Try driving outside of west houston. Specs midtown and DQ had a ton last time i went.
     
  24. tjmodica

    tjmodica Oct 2, 2007 Texas
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    Any Houston sightings of Small Batch 3, I would like to try the barleywine too.
     
  25. champ103

    champ103 Sep 3, 2007 Texas
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    You can order it from Binny's;)
     
  26. greenspointexas

    greenspointexas Jan 16, 2011 Texas
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    D&Q has it, or I can grab u some bottles if u like and hold onto them till next time I see ya...
     
  27. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Note: This beer is even better if you sip on Ranger Creek bourbon beforehand.

    :)
     
  28. Ford

    Ford Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    Finally tried it...liked it... didn't love it... but it's worth seeking out. I'm not a big smoked Porter fan though, so that is probably most of it.
     
  29. mattisloco

    mattisloco Feb 13, 2007 Texas
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    Either that's some seriously sour whiskey or we have an infection. Very average and over priced.
     
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  30. cfh64

    cfh64 Aug 16, 2005 Texas
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    I think average is being considerate. I've had the beer 2 times and both times it had a very noticeable sour taste to it typically not found in BA beers unless...

    To each their own though, it's always nice to see a TX brewery being supported.
     
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  31. Azzy

    Azzy Jul 16, 2012 Texas

    I saw quite a few left at Specs Midtown on Thursday evening
     
  32. channels321

    channels321 Apr 16, 2012 Texas
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    ^this. I got zero whiskey out of the beer. I was extremely dissappointed as I like their whiskey and want them to do big things. Oh well glad I didn't stock up before trying it. I think 3 is my favorite by far.
     
  33. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Uh, I've had two bottles of this and I detected no sour... and plenty of bourbon barrel.

    Then again Chuk told me that his bottle was flat and mine was perfect.

    Add to list of things Texas Craft brewers need: Quality Control.
     
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  34. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler May 17, 2012 Texas
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    Definitely this. My experience with the Small Batch series has been a series of disappointments. What I've tasted hasn't match what some people have said. #3 was sour with diacetyl and #4 was flat and lacked bourbon.
     
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  35. champ103

    champ103 Sep 3, 2007 Texas
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    That is Ranger Creek. I can't remember the last time I had a non infected, or off beer from them. I have almost completely stopped buying. Even non barrel aged stuff can be infected. I am a huge bourbon guy as well. Though I am really not a fan of theirs either.
     
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  36. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Third times a charm, boys! Got me a sour bourbon smoked porter!
     
  37. bentwookie

    bentwookie Jan 13, 2008 Texas

    Did you purchase them all together?
     
  38. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    This one was from Rosedale Market. Others were from Central Market.
     
  39. cfh64

    cfh64 Aug 16, 2005 Texas
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    I knew I wasn't crazy :) After the first one I had I was trying to figure out why people thought it was good. I don't want to say I'm happy to see that other people are experiencing it but it's nice to know I'm not the only one (other than Matt, Dave and Josh).
     
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  40. cam_williams

    cam_williams Oct 3, 2012 Texas
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    Grabbed a small batch 3 from specs and it was soured up as well. First from the small batch 3 or 4 I have had that was infected. The non-infected ones were delicious though.
     
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