Revolution Brewing (2019)

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

  1. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Devotee (479) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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    After reading about these releases, I am legitimately actively trying to figure out if there is any way I can force a trip for work during 1 or more of these releases.

    This year’s lineup is insane.

    I’m borderline angry at the lineup is so good.
     
  2. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,029) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    That's honestly sort of what it's come to with Rev:

    "Screw these guys for putting out more awesome BA stuff than I can handle"
     
  3. SteelCranium

    SteelCranium Initiate (97) Jul 1, 2010 Ohio

    Any idea if this is going to make it to Ohio this year? Don’t know what happened last year but we didn’t see anything from the Deth series.
     
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  4. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Devotee (479) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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    Honestly, more than anything else I just want to try them. I've become a big fan, and although I'd LOVE to have a 4-pack and split a typical allocation (two 4-packs of each type), I'm not greedy. I just want a chance to try them. BUT, as @Number1Framer has mentioned before, it's difficult to make a trade for these sometimes. The standards - those are fine. The others? Not so much. I never did try Ryeway to heaven as a result.

    So, honestly - although my comment was meant as a joke, I am just a tad bit angry that it is so difficult to trade for :stuck_out_tongue:.

    Last year I was very lucky, and @odcardinal reached out, and helped me get some of the brews. I was eternally grateful. Unfortunately, he decided to leave, and I no longer have my Mule :slight_frown:. Selfish, right? How dare he.
     
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  5. ShawnoftheD3ad

    ShawnoftheD3ad Initiate (176) Mar 20, 2016 Illinois
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    God I’m late (everywhere I go today). Where in the fuck is the Masters Of War 4-packs?

    VSOR is gonna be a madhouse. Line up starts at 10am!
     
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  6. Quilentro

    Quilentro Aspirant (275) May 12, 2017 Illinois
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    @Veliksta1 - The tap lists for the deep woods releases are always incredible. Unfortunately, though, if you’re out of town that weekend. You spend the next 32 years suffering the gloating from beer nerd frenemy’s about what you missed out on.

    Any chance Rev resumes “deep cuts” and start tapping some of these midweek throughout the year? Or is this still a thing and I just don’t know how to see announcement for it anymore?

    And, as always, thanks for all you do for the community!
     
  7. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (2,825) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    Actually I think we're all okay just gloating over you.
     
  8. eppCOS

    eppCOS Savant (962) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado
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    Wow, OK. I guess my travel plans for... wait... mid-October just changed.
    *re-does personal budget*
    See you there!
     
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  9. vicodin_tears1

    vicodin_tears1 Initiate (28) Jun 22, 2019 Indiana
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    Looks like I’ll be in town for the collab release on Saturday. Any chance they’ll have some barrel aged stuff on draft for the release, other than honey and strawberry jacket?
     
  10. Veliksta1

    Veliksta1 Devotee (400) Aug 4, 2013 Illinois
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    Deep Cuts were not a big success unfortunately. Perhaps the world just wasn't quite ready for cuts so deep in 2017. I wouldn't worry too much about there not being enough barrel-aged beers starting in a couple months.
     
  11. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (3,522) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    As a fat person who hates the heat, I look forward to cool to cold temperatures and big, barrel aged beers. Fuck Al Fresco culture!
     
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  12. Veliksta1

    Veliksta1 Devotee (400) Aug 4, 2013 Illinois
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    I really hope so and will confirm back as soon as I know.
     
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  13. dukeandduke

    dukeandduke Meyvn (1,215) Feb 2, 2015 Illinois
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    Liked the update but not the news. Not even Beanorma Gene? For old times sake?

    Will of course be picking up Coffee Eugene in the Fall.Will of course be picking up Coffee Eugene in the Fall.

    Keep'em coming!!!
     
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  14. Quilentro

    Quilentro Aspirant (275) May 12, 2017 Illinois
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    Good man - I was literally thinking of sipping BeaNorma Gene with a friend after work at a near empty bar when I wrote that post. I guess it was before the hype - that was an incredible beer.
     
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  15. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Aspirant (263) Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    IMO, regular ol’ Eugene is the most under appreciated Rev beer (Cross of Gold a close second). You’re hard pressed to find many American versions of those styles that are equally as good.
     
  16. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,029) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    Me thinking about my wallet:
    [​IMG]
     
  17. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Defender (635) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Your barrel program seems to be very successful. Are you increasing production volume to accommodate continued demand or will we see the same yields as last year?
     
  18. Quilentro

    Quilentro Aspirant (275) May 12, 2017 Illinois
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    I think I’ve said this before here, but coffee Eugene is the perfect fall weather to-go coffee cup stroll the neighborhoods beer.
     
  19. CaptainFleeker

    CaptainFleeker Defender (692) Aug 27, 2012 Illinois
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    I've done exactly this with Coffee Eugene in my reusable Starbucks cup.
     
  20. Chuckdiesel24

    Chuckdiesel24 Meyvn (1,101) Jul 6, 2016 Illinois
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    Great while handing out Halloween candy or walking around collecting it for yourself (I mean for my kids).
     
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  21. Veliksta1

    Veliksta1 Devotee (400) Aug 4, 2013 Illinois
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    Awesome. Coffee Eugene moving to cans was my first pitch after starting with Rev. While I liked it myself from living near the Pub, the idea mostly came from seeing it mentioned so frequently in beer forums like this. So thanks for the assist! Here's an old interview I did with Guys Drinking Beer that they turned into a write-up leading up to its debut: https://www.guysdrinkingbeer.com/revolution-releasing-coffee-eugene-porter-in-cans/

    And good news, we're looking to add another wrinkle or two to Coffee Eugene this Fall/Winter. More on that once it's all flushed out. And no, wrinkle does not mean adjunct :wink:
     
  22. Quilentro

    Quilentro Aspirant (275) May 12, 2017 Illinois
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    Unique Gaslight Coffee Roaster variants...?!
     
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  23. FleskBrewFan

    FleskBrewFan Initiate (102) Aug 4, 2016 Illinois
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    Man I miss Bean Gene...and Blue Gene while we’re at it
     
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  24. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Defender (635) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    That's good because a Shar-pei stout does not sound appetizing.
     
  25. Jplachy

    Jplachy Disciple (346) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Ummmm.....are they doing crowlers of this Deth's Tar Limited that just got put on?
     
  26. Jplachy

    Jplachy Disciple (346) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Ah, this is at the brewpub. Do they have a crowler machine?
     
  27. Quilentro

    Quilentro Aspirant (275) May 12, 2017 Illinois
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    I don’t know but it tasted pretty good.
     
  28. FleskBrewFan

    FleskBrewFan Initiate (102) Aug 4, 2016 Illinois
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    Both collab beers are very good! Maybe it’s haze fatigue, but after trying both i think I prefer Base.
     
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  29. beardown2489

    beardown2489 Disciple (371) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois

    Congrats to Rev and HB. both collabs were well done. Both were able to highlight both the intense dry hopping that hop butcher does while maintaining the strong clean balance that revolution has mastered. I think Base is pretty damn good and should be sought out. The hazy is really good, and ends up with a similar mouthfeel you’d expect from HB without the residual linger of sweetness.

    A side note: It was a shame to see people cracking cans they had purchased to go and pouring into glasses that previously held draft beer. I guess cheap haze bros can’t afford draft prices. But hey, at least they felt cool in the moment. I feel bad for Rev, they had no chance at monitoring the crowd today, it was bound to happen with the way that room is set up.
     
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  30. Frankinstiener

    Frankinstiener Aspirant (203) Jul 28, 2009 Illinois

    Lol I thought at first you were mad they didnt rinse their glass. But yeah drinking to-go beer on site is just trashy and rude.
     
  31. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,279) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    Base is the West Coast IPA which will save us in these trying times. Wow, it's fantastic imo. I understand it's a pale ale and at 6% it's even more impressive how good it is. Well done to both breweries. I hope to see this again in the future. If you are a West Coast IPA fan, I highly recommend this beer.

    Superstructure is very good too. However, at 9% it's a bit boozier than is my preference. Still a solid beer and well executed. Cheers to Rev and HB for a great, smooth release.
     
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  32. beardown2489

    beardown2489 Disciple (371) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois

    Yea. Super dry hopped. Reminded me of the amount of dry hopping Your Wish Is Granted got. Extreme in the best way. I’d call it a intensely hopped San Diego style pale ale. It was delicious.

    The Oktoberfest is also as good as ever. Tons of biscuity malt without any caramel sweetness. They also tapped ‘14 straight jacket, but I had to be responsible
     
  33. dukeandduke

    dukeandduke Meyvn (1,215) Feb 2, 2015 Illinois
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    Spot on, QFT!

    Was able to make it after returning from the Toppling Goliath release. Had both on draft, Base to go. I prefer a West Coast IPA over a NEIPA. The NEIPA was solid, similar to other Hop Butcher releases I have had. I LOVED the Base offering, ranked it up there with my all time favorites. I'm looking for more base this week. I also loved my third a final offering, La Gargola, a German Helles. I lost by review notes in my phone, but I'm happy to try again next week!
     
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  34. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (3,522) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Oktoberfest announcement came over on an Empty Bottle email...dates are 9/27 & 9/28.

    If you like doom metal, 9/27 looks like a real good time...

    [​IMG]
     
  35. flat_lander

    flat_lander Zealot (540) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Dude. That Friday line up is bad ass.
     
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  36. CityofWind_brew

    CityofWind_brew Disciple (396) Jan 15, 2014 Illinois
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    Am I the only one who has never heard of any of these bands? Damn I feel very uncool right now
     
  37. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Devotee (479) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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    I don’t listen to any type of metal. When people say something akin to what @flat_lander said, i always ask myself whether that person is trolling. Based on past polls in BA, I am apparently in the minority as far as BAs go.
     
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  38. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (3,522) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    If the term "doom metal" means nothing to you, these bands will likely piss you off.

    If you are a fan of doom metal...these bands will likely make you slightly aroused.

    For reference:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doom_metal

    There's no shame in not knowing / caring about the genre...but there's also no trolling going on.
     
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  39. flat_lander

    flat_lander Zealot (540) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Defintely not trolling. Been a big metal fan my whole life, played in bands most of it. Pall Bearer is great live and have been wanting to see them again. Have always wanted to see Bong Ripper live. Seen YOB a few times. Been to so many shows I don't remember where I saw them...probably opening for Neurosis.
     
  40. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Devotee (479) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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    Hehe, apparently my tongue in cheek comment didn’t come off the way intended. I was trying to say that I am so far removed (since I listen to NO metal, not just no doom metal, which I also didn’t know was a thing) that my first thought is, “they must be trolling!” -But, as I said, per the BA polls, I am clearly the outlier when it comes to metal and being a BA. The vast majority of BAs listen to some type of metal.
     
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