Revolution Brewing (2019)

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by dukeandduke, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. dukeandduke

    dukeandduke Meyvn (1,225) Feb 2, 2015 Illinois
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    Looking forward to the Straight Jacket and Boss Ryeway releases on Friday, January 18th. Was able to snag these and good variants at the Brewery on the Saturday following the Friday release last year, not sure that strategy will work this year due to the well deserved hype of the previous 2018 Deep Woods releases.

    Please leave the infants AND toddlers at home, guaranteed to be very cold in line for this release.

    https://revbrew.com/straightjacketandbossryeway
     
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  2. dukeandduke

    dukeandduke Meyvn (1,225) Feb 2, 2015 Illinois
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  3. HawksBeerFan

    HawksBeerFan Aspirant (236) Dec 24, 2011 Illinois

    I must say, Revolution took a massive jump in my book in 2018. I was super impressed with their offerings last year, and they really jumped up my rankings of Chicago breweries. Hope for similar things in 2019!
     
  4. Wolvmar

    Wolvmar Disciple (370) Jul 2, 2014 Michigan

    Haven’t been to brewery but got a few cans of Death’s Tar and Cafe Death in SE MI. Have to say they are at/near the top of my list for big stouts. Hoping to see more this year!
     
  5. Squiggy

    Squiggy Initiate (111) Feb 18, 2013 Michigan
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    I’m really hoping to see some straight jacket in Michigan. I had some on draft recently and was blown away.
     
  6. flat_lander

    flat_lander Zealot (556) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Stop spreading lies about SJ. It's terrible and nobody likes barleywine anyways. Nothing to see here folks. Move along!
     
  7. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Devotee (492) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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    Literally, it's the worst.
     
  8. Number1Framer

    Number1Framer Initiate (131) Mar 13, 2016 Wisconsin
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    Can confirm: absolute crap. Definitely won't be watching this thread closely to see if it lasts until the day after release so I can go buy a bunch on Saturday.
     
  9. flat_lander

    flat_lander Zealot (556) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Word is that it gets worse when they age it a second year.
     
  10. DeadWax

    DeadWax Initiate (73) Dec 29, 2016 Illinois

    To be clear from the above posts about SJ, it is not terrible in a Malort sort of awfulness, but perhaps even more damning, it is merely mediocre, as is the barleywine style. People need not even attend the release to get it and it will be at all the Binnys. It’s SO not rare that even these Michiganders are telling us about seeing it on shelves hundreds of miles away.

    All the fruited and Nilla beer is gone so there’s no need to come clog the lines as it won’t have flip value. There’s not going to be one barrel aged stout released!

    Honestly, with so much other good beer out there and with my budget so tapped from December, do you really want to blow more on a shelfie barleywine?

    These other fine BAers are just trying to save everyone the trouble. And I couldn’t agree more!
     
  11. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Devotee (492) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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    I think you meant shelf turd barley wine.

    Shelf turds are the worst.
     
  12. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Defender (665) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Barley wine? So it's more of a wine than a beer, right? Gross.
     
  13. HawksBeerFan

    HawksBeerFan Aspirant (236) Dec 24, 2011 Illinois

    FWIW I've never had problems getting SJ in the past, even weeks after the release. Maybe things will be different this year, but I'm not too worried about lining up. I'm guessing production levels will be like DT.
     
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  14. ColonelHopslam

    ColonelHopslam Aspirant (261) Jan 22, 2014 Michigan

    I found cans of SJ at Binnys grand last year during the first week of April. Not sure when the 2018 release date was but take that fwiw
     
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  15. ChiPez66

    ChiPez66 Initiate (78) May 21, 2018 Illinois
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    Yeah, SJ sees wide distro. Don't see any issues with acquiring that if you want it. If someone is going to the release simply to get SJ, save yourself the time, and don't bother. Lol.
     
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  16. croush

    croush Crusader (737) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    Boss Ryeway is not the beer you're looking for.
     
  17. PhilBallins

    PhilBallins Aspirant (212) Nov 29, 2016 Illinois

    "Limits for the release will be as follows:

    Boss Ryeway: Limit 2 (About 1500 four-packs available)
    Straight Jacket: No Limit (About 3000 four-packs available)"
     
  18. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Defender (665) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Ladies and gentlemen, start your strollers!
     
  19. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,041) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    Damn son, no limit on SJ? I'm not the type to buy by the case, but if I were, this would be the time.

    I wonder if Ryeway will be able to be purchased by the end of that night/open on Sat.
     
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  20. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Defender (665) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    You need to go back and read the posts about SJ above.
     
  21. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,041) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    I mean, I was able to get SJ a while after release last year as well, but I didn't know then what I know about it now.
     
  22. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,286) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    You didn't reread the posts above. You are expecting the beer voted worst (by a clear majority above) to suddenly become non-worst?
     
  23. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,041) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    :grin: lol okay fine, when you put it that way:

    SJ has no limits? Gee golly, that's no surprise because no one wants to buy it!
     
  24. flat_lander

    flat_lander Zealot (556) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    No limits on SJ... so what's the No Rules SuperMule guy up to these days?
     
  25. Number1Framer

    Number1Framer Initiate (131) Mar 13, 2016 Wisconsin
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    Looks like it'll be another nail-biter watching this thread on release night. Please can at least just Straight Jacket last until Saturday this time??? I mean we all know it's a crap beer as evidenced by it not being rare enough to limit purchases, but I'm a glutton for punishment!
     
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  26. Quilentro

    Quilentro Aspirant (280) May 12, 2017 Illinois
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    It’s so bad. They should rename it to crooked cardigan!
     
  27. ChiPez66

    ChiPez66 Initiate (78) May 21, 2018 Illinois
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    Eh. Crooked Coat. A cardigan isn't a jacket.
     
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  28. dukeandduke

    dukeandduke Meyvn (1,225) Feb 2, 2015 Illinois
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  29. ktr5010

    ktr5010 Disciple (361) Dec 12, 2014 Illinois
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    Interesting that Goose's approach to having a better relationship with bourbon makers (not sure if that's the correct term) is similar to what Marty has said. Seems like breweries have converged on getting better quality bourbon barrels (and whatever other style barrels) will lead to higher quality barrel aged beers. Seems like a simple idea now but getting here has been a process.
     
  30. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,041) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    Yeah, and the order makes total sense. The easiest thing to control is your own beer, because you get to make all the decisions on what goes in, how much, for how long, etc.. Once you have that nailed down, you can start taking a look at what different barrels do to it, and once you figure out which ones you prefer, you can work on going after them.

    (now the only constraint is how able you are to actually get the barrels you want)
     
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  31. dukeandduke

    dukeandduke Meyvn (1,225) Feb 2, 2015 Illinois
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    During a Q & A w the Revolution Brewmasters in the Fall, they discussed the importance of both the quality of the bourbon in the barrels, and the physical quality of the barrels to avoid leakage. IIRC, Code Switch came about due to leakage in a subset of the first set of barrels used.
     
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  32. PhilBallins

    PhilBallins Aspirant (212) Nov 29, 2016 Illinois

    "For those joining us at the release next Friday the 18th, we have an exciting list of draft-only variants to share with you:

    Cursed Man (pronounced Cur-sed) - Barrel No. 567 - 14.7% ABV - Born of a single Kentucky Peerless Rye Whiskey "money" barrel, this component of Boss Ryeway weaves American oak and premium spirit into this ascendant elixir.

    Penitent Man - Barrel No. 1654 - 14.4 % ABV - This component of Boss Ryeway descended from the ethereal plane via a single "money" WhistlePig The Boss Hog Black Prince French oak Armagnac finishing barrel, and positively drips with nuance. If you thought that was a mouthful, wait 'til you taste it.

    Boss Jacket 2019 - 14.3% - Well Straight Jacket just couldn't let Ryeway have all the fun, could it? This unique blended English Barleywine is comprised of single Straight Jacket WhistlePig The Boss Hog Black Prince French oak Armagnac and Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels. A slightly mellower malt structure allows for the wood and spirit components shine.

    Double Barrel Boss Jacket 2019 - Sanctuary No. 19 - 17.2% ABV - This pugilistic single barrel of Straight Jacket dry component aged in WhistlePig The Boss Hog Black Prince French oak Armagnac and Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels is awash with French and American oak and a blend of three spirits.

    Boss Ryeway Select: Cuvée de Grâce - 14.3% ABV - This single WhistlePig The Boss Hog Black Prince French oak Armagnac barrel was filled with a blend of Straight Jacket dry component and Ryeway to Heaven, aged one year, and then blended with Very Special Old Ryeway which spent two years in Woodford Double Oak barrels.

    Double Barrel V.S.O.J. Cherry Rye - 14.5% ABV - Tart cherry rounds out the most ridiculous beer we’ve produced to date. Slightly sweet, slightly tart, and subtly fruity, this sipper is satisfyingly staggering."
     
  33. ktr5010

    ktr5010 Disciple (361) Dec 12, 2014 Illinois
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    Great googly moogly
     
  34. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Defender (665) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Sure they do it for that, but not Deth's Tar....
     
  35. croush

    croush Crusader (737) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    This may be the "bossest" looking draft list yet IMO. Hopefully I can try a couple at least.
     
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  36. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Defender (665) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    I'm not digging this DQ Blizzardification of BA stouts. "My daughter will have the vanilla blended with sprinkles and oreos, please, and I'll have a Boss Ryeway blended with, umm, how about the VSOJ, and then aged in...ooh can I have it in the Armangnac barrel AND the Double Woodford?"
     
  37. PhilBallins

    PhilBallins Aspirant (212) Nov 29, 2016 Illinois



    :open_mouth::open_mouth::open_mouth: (this site really needs the eyes emoji)
     
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  38. flat_lander

    flat_lander Zealot (556) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Exactly where my brain went! I think they're making fun of us. Which is well earned IMO.

    And that taplist is pure armageddon. The real question is did anyone have sex with the barrels?
     
  39. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,041) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    While these don't jump out at me the same way some of the earlier ones did, I can at least appreciate that they're not all "so we took that beer and threw in sugar cane, coconut, chocolate, ice cream and some candy we had laying around" like a lot of breweries do as "variants."

    (not that I don't usually ooh and ahh that sort of variant :grin:)
     
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  40. ktr5010

    ktr5010 Disciple (361) Dec 12, 2014 Illinois
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    I don't see this as a "Blizzardification," that connotes pastry/sugary/heavy adjunct to me. Only one of them has an adjunct. Seems like they are really exploring blending different beers, barrel types, single barrels, and aging times. I'm not sure if there is another brewery doing anything on this level (I could be wrong and I'd like to hear input if there is) and it's very exciting.