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Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by Shawn_Sins, Feb 5, 2018.
Thanks for coming out. I’m really happy with this one.
Yes to everything except the drive, I’m only 10 minutes away. This beer is absolutely fantastic
Absolutely no issues with this DIPA. Echoing the previous statements...a fantastic beer. Nice hop bite, lots of flavor, great job.
For you brewing savvy folks: following the last issue, GSB invested in a DO meter. We checked DO levels throughout the entire transfer and packaging process. The beer was checked twice once it reached the BBT. 7ppb on the first run, and 0.3ppb on the second run. Averaged at 3.5ppb of dissolved oxygen in the BBT. We tested cans throughout the run, and total oxygen pick up was between 30-40ppb in the can. Extremely low numbers, and I couldn’t be happier about it.
Great to hear you and GSB got that all figured out. (I certainly don't understand the science of it but it sound pretty precise and resolved.) Agree with all others: great release yesterday and a fantastic brew.
You may have already answered this, but will you be canning the coffee stout or is it draft only? If just draft, will it get distributed around Long Island.
thanks and cheers
It’ll be draft only, and dropped around LI and NYC.
Totally forgot about the Proletariat event, ugh. Will cans of Dome of Heaven be distributed across NYC?
Indeed, they will. They’re being picked up from GSB today. I assume they’ll start hitting accounts by Wednesday/Thursday.
would you able to provide a list of locations for the drops?
Picked up my replacement cans yesterday at Proletariat after some bad luck with The Crystal Spirit and cracked one last night...absolutely loving this one. Really incredible stuff, and super happy this release seemed to go without a hitch for them.
Not to mention, replacing bad cans was a really awesome move.
Completely agree, picked up my can yesterday and stayed to try both new releases. Both were outstanding, thanks again for the replacement can!
Of course! It was the least we could do. I’m glad to hear that you guys are enjoying “Heaven.”
Dome of Heaven is ridiculously good. Sad I couldn't make the release, but really happy I got the opportunity to try this.
Wow. There were replacement cans?
Word from my regular shop is that dome got held up in distro, anyone seeing cans of this in stores anywhere in nyc yet?
Yes. We gave cans of “Heaven” to everyone that emailed us with photos of off crystal spirit cans.
Picked up a can earlier at Milk And Hops (the Astor location)
Ahhh. pretty deceptive that he worded it as if no other stores got it either...
anyone else got leads on who else has this/ is likely to have any left?
Process was fast, clear, and very easy. Great response and service! Thanks
+ Proletariat has some awesome events this week
I was told Bread and Honey sold out 25 minutes after they posted to Instagram...
I go to Georgio's a couple days a week, right around the corner from my job. Hope to see this somewhere around soon!
Midtowners be thirsty, Threes still has cans from 3 days ago.
Perfect I'll actually be around that area tomorrow
This beer is better than tits... Picked up a dozen cans at craftbeer and smoke shop in Williamsburg... Matt the owner had no idea he had a gem in his cooler cheers
I had the stout at Proletariat and it was very good. I finally got my hands on Dome of Heaven cans and was absolutely blown away by it.
I very much enjoyed the R+B can they had at Proletariat, was really disappointed by the stout though and that's the whole reason why I went. Very thin, no head, no lacing, almost seemed to be no carb whatsoever. Not sure if that's what they were going for or if it was some sort of keg/line issue. Hopefully I can try it again at some point.
That is pretty much what I was going for with the recipe: a small, straightforward stout with coffee. It was designed to showcase the coffee we used - a really delicate light roasted coffee. I didn’t want it get buried by roasted malts and residual sugars. In the beers description, I specifically state that the beer is intentionally carbonated low - 2.3vols of C02 to be exact. The overall experience I was going for was something along the lines of a glass of cold brew.
With that being said, I will brew super dense imperial stouts and porters down the line. If that’s what you’re looking for in this, you will be disappointed.
Never bothered to see if they had an Instagram page, good to know.
I had the stout at Proletariat (granted after Cantillon and 3F!); I was going to post that I think I have never had a coffee stout that was as much dominated by the coffee flavor; additionally, many coffee stouts have a strong/bitter flavor while this really seemed fresher/lighter It may be because I am used to many coffee stouts having further adjuncts (bourbon, etc), but it did seem to have a lighter mouthfeel than I expected. I enjoyed it a lot.
Coffee bean to beer ratio / time / temperature. We tried to replicate Georgio’s cold brew technique/process. I’d say we came close. My disappoint with the beer is that the beautiful blueberry / strawberry character of the Ardi is outshined by the base beer. I’ll definitely be tweaking, and doing this again down the road. We’re working on a cascara beer with them next. Most likely a light blonde / cream ale with their cascara.
It's 930 am and I want this coffee stout right now lol. Going to hit Georgio's to get hit half of that fix shortly
thoughts on pouring this (currently released) stout on nitro?
I gotta try this stout. Love great coffee and it sounds like @xenjoiii is taking a killer approach.
Ha I'll definitely aim to try them all.
As an avid cold brew drinker, I love this approach. Going to seek this out for sure (crossing my fingers it's still on at Proletariat tonight).
While we're on the subject, I was wondering if you could perhaps shed some light on the caffeine content in coffee-heavy stouts like this one? I've never really received a straightforward answer from brewers before (I know there's also legal implications of mixing caffeine + alcohol above particular thresholds in some places...), but without revealing too much about your process or implicating yourself in a not-so-serious crime, can you provide a rough estimate of the caffeine content in 16oz of Twist Away? Good friend of mine is an avid lover of stouts, but very caffeine sensitive. He's passed on a bunch of great beers over the past few years as a result, but I'm not convinced the caffeine content in these lower ABV coffee stouts anywhere near the level at which he needs to be concerned.
I love this beer more than I love crunchy peanut butter
Does anyone know places where Gates of Steel is on tap? The cold brew comparison only made me want to try it more. I'm only seeing Proletariat and Great South Bay as places where it has been checked in. Any info welcome.
Tough call for me. I had this beer again last night and it was fan-f'in-tastic, however I eat crunchy PB every day for lunch so....
That sounds like some mad love right there!!
Maybe you can talk to Anthony to see if he can brew up a batch of beer using crunchy PB?