Revolution Brewing Straight Jacket Release

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by JmH, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Grohnke

    Grohnke Sep 15, 2009 Illinois

    The shuffleboard is f'n beautiful and still has the rich wood scent to it. I did a couple test throws, and boy is it slick. Looking forward to playing a few matches on it
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  2. mpwdoyle

    mpwdoyle Apr 29, 2011 Illinois
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    On tap at the brewpub right now. $5 for a 5 oz pour, $9 for 10 oz (or maybe 12). Absolutely delicious.
  3. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser May 6, 2012 Illinois

    How does this compare with other BA Barleywines?
  4. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    From what I recall from last year's, a sweeter style barleywine, not hoppy, very well balanced. Not overly boozy but still a sipper. Barrel really improves the base beer (which is good on its own). As I've mentioned plenty before, one of my favorite Rev BA beers.
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  5. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser May 6, 2012 Illinois

    Hopefully not sweet like BANE?
  6. Jaycase

    Jaycase Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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  7. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    right on the money.

    btw. on the way in to rev, during the rain, i saw a dude walking outside with a rev box, holding it from the handles. i told my girl i usually see a pic on beeradvocate of someone's box crashing to the ground for improper holding (+1 in the rain). 20 seconds later as i'm walking in the door showing my ID at the entrance, a fellow enthusiast is walking out happily with a rev box filled with goodies annnnd comes crashing down where at least 2 bottles broke. all i could do was look at my girl and said i told yah so. an employee was there to help out with this disaster. we kept walking. alright BA's, who was it? fess up.
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  8. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Feb 8, 2010 Illinois
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    I like it a lot. Had it on tap at the brewpub: very smooth, dark fruit-forward, tastes like it's 3-4 points in abv less than stated.

    Haven't picked up bottles yet. Apparently I'm too lazy to walk two blocks.
  9. Tnudish

    Tnudish Feb 16, 2012 Wisconsin

    I think the Straight Jacket I tried from the tap at the release was one of the best BA barleywines I've encountered, seriously. Up there along with Great, MOAS, King Henry, etc.
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  10. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser May 6, 2012 Illinois

    Sounds good, guess I will make a visit on my day off Friday. Thanks guys.
  11. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    Obviously not a BA member. We're much smarter than that, am I right, guys?

    [says the guy that lost a bottle of Biggs Stache at DLD because he just had to have one more bottle to share while waiting in line] :(
  12. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Jul 19, 2012 Illinois

    from what i hear about BS, you did yourself a favour.
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  13. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    Yeah, that seems to be the case. However, I would still like to judge that for myself. As I did with Cuvee de Viking. Damn, did I waste a lot of money at the XV party...
  14. lurchingbeast

    lurchingbeast Feb 19, 2009 Illinois

    I'll give you a Biggs''Stache. Seriously. Take this crap off my hands.
  15. dvelcich

    dvelcich Feb 6, 2008 Illinois

    Free Tibet? I'll take it! Hello, China? I think I have something you want, but it'll cost you. That's right... All the tea...
  16. daniloknezic

    daniloknezic Dec 19, 2009 Illinois

    saw very mad cow at whole foods river north not long ago...
  17. Lansman

    Lansman Mar 19, 2011 Illinois
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    Saw Very Mad Cow on the shelf at Jewel-Osco on Ashland two days ago. Wow.
  18. incubuscience

    incubuscience Jul 26, 2012 Illinois

    was at the brewpub two days ago. they had just gotten the Straightjacket bombers in ($15 apiece/limit 4) and still had some Very Mad Cow bombers (same $) for sale, too.
  19. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    and i hope the rest of their releases are this way. this is what happens when people don't rush a release. good problem to have.
  20. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    This is fantastic news! I asked the brewpub last week if they would be getting any this week and they were not sure. I've been waiting for today to drive my ass up to Kedzie.
  21. Samjuan12

    Samjuan12 Jun 17, 2012 Illinois
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    Stopped by the brewery tonight and got some straight jacket and VMC and the place was dead except for a bunch of brewers listening to some german guys talk about hops. (the new off color brewing guys were there as well) It'll be interesting to see what they come up with.
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  22. aefbjo

    aefbjo Jun 8, 2005 Bahamas

    Cool to see that there is camaraderie between the new breweries in town.
  23. SWChi

    SWChi Oct 25, 2012 Illinois

    Any chance any bottles will still be there next weekend? We'll be down there on the 29th...thanks
  24. harrylee773

    harrylee773 Aug 8, 2010 Illinois

    I went in yesterday a little after they opened and when I asked about the remaining quantity the response I got was 'fuckton', so I'd say that the odds are pretty good. They even had some VMC left as well.
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  25. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    i like the metrics they use. taproom has a chalkboard with the draft list, prices, abv %. straight jacket was 13, another was 20%. e.normagene was 'a lot'
  26. mattizmyname

    mattizmyname Aug 2, 2012

    Went into Rev for a taste of this to decide if I wanted to pick up a few bottles. Very pleasantly surprised, this beer is definitely in the same league as MoAS, Abacus/Sucaba. Much more in line with what I think most people wanted bolt cutter to be.
  27. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Laffler is a regular at Rev.
  28. zieglemt

    zieglemt Apr 25, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    So, these are available for purchase at the pub on Milwaukee? Saw someone mention they got them at the pub and wanted to make sure they meant Milwaukee location and not the brewery/taproom.
  29. incubuscience

    incubuscience Jul 26, 2012 Illinois

    Yep, I got 'em at the Pub on Milwaukee a couple days ago.
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  30. zieglemt

    zieglemt Apr 25, 2011 Illinois
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    Nice, thx
  31. SWChi

    SWChi Oct 25, 2012 Illinois

    Thanks for the info!
  32. BrownAleMale

    BrownAleMale Dec 14, 2011 Wisconsin
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    Hmm one of the liquor stores that I shop has Straight Jacket....thought it was only being sold there no?
  33. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser May 6, 2012 Illinois

    VMC was put into distro too. Cheaper at the pub/brewery....
  34. Chi81

    Chi81 Dec 22, 2010 Illinois

    Still available as of late Thursday evening. I assume that the availability there will mirror the availability at the brewery.
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