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Discussion in 'Midwest' started by AndyEdgar, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. Heisenbrew

    Heisenbrew Initiate (153) Aug 21, 2016 Missouri
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  2. shadetree67

    shadetree67 Disciple (384) Sep 11, 2013 Minnesota
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    Could you go through the line multiple times?
     
  3. Budah

    Budah Initiate (165) Feb 19, 2015 Missouri
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    Yep
     
  4. gibgink

    gibgink Crusader (764) Oct 27, 2014 Missouri
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    They also had a tap only release of Cute. That beer is fire.
     
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  5. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (1,695) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    I'll be out that way around 3 PM tomorrow if anyone wants to share a bottle or two from Side Project.
     
  6. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Aspirant (217) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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    If you check their twitter, it looks like they had a large number of bottles for sale. I suspect they have some left today unless their policy is to only sell on sundays/at events (I in fact have no idea).

    Best of luck!
     
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  7. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (1,695) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    Dang. They do have a lot To Go at the brewery. It looks like the Cellar only has a couple bottles, unless they're distributing some more to the cellar today or tomorrow. I believe the brewery is closed on week days.
     
  8. leroybrown10

    leroybrown10 Meyvn (1,140) Jan 26, 2008 Missouri
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    Blended 2017 will most likely be available to go at the Cellar starting Tuesday. My understanding is that they had quite a bit left over on Sunday.
     
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  9. KevSal

    KevSal Savant (955) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    will it be available to go? id definitely like to try this guy!
     
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  10. gibgink

    gibgink Crusader (764) Oct 27, 2014 Missouri
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  11. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (1,695) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    I've been checking this close to daily, but I don't want to get my hopes up and have something sell out by the time I roll up. At the very least, it looks like I'll be able to try Blended 2017.

    Thanks!
     
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  12. JPick

    JPick Initiate (105) Sep 7, 2013 Missouri
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    Wonder what the point was of having a limit on the Blended release, if there's clearly plenty left?
     
  13. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Aspirant (217) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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    So people don't go apeshit and buy cases. It's nice for places to limit beer when it is sought after. People could go through the line multiple times, so I think people still got their fill if they were so inclined.
     
  14. gibgink

    gibgink Crusader (764) Oct 27, 2014 Missouri
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    Cory walks the line shortly before opening the doors to ensure that everyone gets at least something. Pretty solid thing to do imo.
     
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  15. Chuckdiesel24

    Chuckdiesel24 Defender (660) Jul 6, 2016 Illinois
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    Heading to StL this weekend. 2 questions:
    1. Are we past the point of there being a release if nothings announced yet?
    2. How big is the brewery? We're down there for a wedding and thinking of about 8 guys going at open Saturday.
     
  16. Heisenbrew

    Heisenbrew Initiate (153) Aug 21, 2016 Missouri
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    1) they're doing a release for Shared brewing, so that will probably be it.
    2) you'll have room
     
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  17. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Aspirant (217) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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    [​IMG]
    Starting Tuesday, May 2nd, our next iteration of Derivation will start for on-site enjoyment at The Side Project Cellar. As with Blend #1 and #3, Derivation Blend #7 uses only the beautiful influences of the barrel and the softening and melding that can only come with time to develop the deep, velvety experience that you expect from a Derivation.

    With each blend, barrels are selected for their characters, to provide purpose in the final beer. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to try hundreds of barrels full of both whiskey and bourbon barrel-aged stouts, and I have learned that although these barrel-aged beers are robust, assertive and decedent, their nuances, complexities and developed flavors can be elevated when thoughtfully blended, just like our delicate Saisons and Missouri Wild Ales.

    The Barrels Selected for Blend #7:

    2 Rittenhouse Rye Barrels that were aged for 2 years with an Imperial Oatmeal Stout
    2 Four Roses 10 year Bourbon Barrels that were aged for 2 years with an Imperial Oatmeal Stout

    On the tongue, Derivation Blend #7 has loads of rich, dark chocolate and mocha powder, with hints of sweet coffee and a whisper of char. The 15% ABV is non-existent during the sip as it is really well-integrated into the beer after 2 years of maturation. The oak lays down sweet expressions of coconut and almonds due to the younger barrels.

    It seems like every stout that comes out now has more and more adjuncts, and don't get me wrong, I am as guilty as the next brewer! But about 12 months ago, these barrels showed the promise that was needed for me to set them aside for another non-adjunct Derivation. These pure blends, where there is nothing to hide behind, is why I fell in love with making these huge beers in the first place and I hope that you enjoy the time and effort that I put into the next beloved Derivation.

    Bottles will be available all week at The Side Project Cellar and we are putting aside plenty for the Brewery Tasting Room on Saturday, May 6th and Sun, May 7th. Bottles of Derivation Blend #7 will be available for on-site enjoyment only, and there will be no to-go bottles. I am glad that this beer has become such a favorite and I am excited to share my next blend with you. We hope you enjoy sharing it with your friends and family at The Side Project Cellar or Brewery Tasting Room. Thanks again for all of the support and love for our beers!

    Cheers,
    Cory and Karen Kin
     
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  18. Heisenbrew

    Heisenbrew Initiate (153) Aug 21, 2016 Missouri
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    On site only. Boo.
     
  19. gibgink

    gibgink Crusader (764) Oct 27, 2014 Missouri
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    Great to hear! Hopefully it will last more than a week.
     
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  20. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Aspirant (217) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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    I am curious to see how much it will be. I feel like someone told me one of the past derivations was like $50? :grimacing::flushed::angry:
     
  21. gibgink

    gibgink Crusader (764) Oct 27, 2014 Missouri
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    One wallet sized portrait of Ulysses S. Grant has been the norm for Derivations. Bring a friend, split the bottle and experience.
     
  22. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Aspirant (217) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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    Ouch.

    I mean, I'm not opposed to spending that, but when I travel to MO it is rare that I actually end up staying in STL (happened twice across roughly 25 trips?). -And if not staying there, rare that I'll be able to corral someone into, say, meeting me there.
     
  23. shadetree67

    shadetree67 Disciple (384) Sep 11, 2013 Minnesota
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    Do the derivations typically lasts weeks on site or days?
     
  24. gibgink

    gibgink Crusader (764) Oct 27, 2014 Missouri
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    Cool thing about the Cellar, is that many a complete stranger will share a bottle with you. I've done it at least 2-3 times.
     
  25. Heisenbrew

    Heisenbrew Initiate (153) Aug 21, 2016 Missouri
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    A couple of weeks.
     
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  26. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (622) May 11, 2012 Missouri
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    As much as I'd like to have a bottle, I get why he does it. Definitely cuts down on the douchebaggery
     
  27. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Aspirant (217) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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    If I did my math correctly, if these are 750ml bottles, should be around 470 bottles. Pretty small. But I have no idea how big their batches normally are.

    Even if they cut it to 1pp without repeats, I can only imagine how many people would actually get in line. Since I'd assume they'd want to keep a good number of bottles for on-site consumption only, I really wonder if they'd run out before getting to the end of the line if they released (say) 270 bottles at 1pp, no repeats, with only people getting bottles if they were in line at the time of opening.

    Those lines sound scary, though, and I'm not sure that I have the fortitude.
     
  28. mlee2587

    mlee2587 Initiate (137) Mar 27, 2015 Missouri
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    I don't think there'd be anyway everyone in line would be able to get one at 1 pp, even for lesser releases the line can get long.
     
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  29. Dan_Inreallife

    Dan_Inreallife Zealot (547) Jan 22, 2012 Colorado
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    Fingers crossed it makes it until the 16th when I will be there!
     
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  30. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (1,695) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    Geez. I missed two coffee stouts and a Deprivation by a week.

    If anyone is going to the releases, I'd like to talk :slight_smile:
     
  31. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Aspirant (217) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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    Freudian slip me thinks, for you are feeling deprived!
     
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  32. JPick

    JPick Initiate (105) Sep 7, 2013 Missouri
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    So there's no release this weekend right? First time this has ever happened since the new brewery opened? Any chance of a surprise to-go Derivation release? That'd be neat.
     
  33. TboneRN

    TboneRN Zealot (569) Mar 30, 2014 Minnesota
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    Aren't they releasing two shared stouts with sump coffee?
     
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  34. JPick

    JPick Initiate (105) Sep 7, 2013 Missouri
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    That's the following weekend, right?
     
  35. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Aspirant (217) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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    Yes, the 13th.
     
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  36. TboneRN

    TboneRN Zealot (569) Mar 30, 2014 Minnesota
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    Yes you are right
     
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  37. Heisenbrew

    Heisenbrew Initiate (153) Aug 21, 2016 Missouri
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    Jammy wasn't announced until 1 hour beforehand, so there's always a chance



    I hope not though, give our wallets a break
     
  38. rizzle2110

    rizzle2110 Initiate (45) Nov 13, 2015 Illinois
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    For those wondering, Derivation 7 will NOT be released to the public in any way, shape or form. Cory and Karen have stated so multiple times. I know it's not what everyone wants to hear but at least you can drink it on-site.
     
  39. Dan_Inreallife

    Dan_Inreallife Zealot (547) Jan 22, 2012 Colorado
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    It is exactly what I (selfishly) want to hear if it means it will still be there in ten days for me to enjoy!
     
  40. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Aspirant (217) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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    Got this from Wine and Cheese Place today - something those whom are going for the release this weekend might be interested in:

    This Friday May 12th

    The Wine and Cheese Place
    14748 Clayton Road in BALLWIN
    1.636.527.1144

    Tasting - open house format - join us and tell your friends
    Bottles will be opened at 5pm until they run out
    • Side Project Black and Berry (with a chance to purchase a bottle**)
    • Prairie Artisan Ales Bible Belt (with a chance to purchase a bottle**)
    • Joel Falmet Brut Rose Champagne (Great for Mother's Day)
    • plus some Whiskey TBA
    • **more details later in the week

    (It does not say this Saturday tasting is at the Baldwin location, so it might be at their Forsynth location - I would call and check if interested.)
    This Saturday May 13
    Bottles will be opened at noon - while they last.
    • Side Project Noir du Fermier (for tasting only, none for sale)
    • Shared Brewing Proof of Concept (for tasting only, none for sale)
    • The Rare Barrel Gifted Branch (sour with peaches and apricots) (for tasting only, none for sale)
    • Plus some whiskey TBA
    • 2013 Ulysses Napa Red -- Rated 96 and 98 points! see info below
    • plus more wine TBA
     
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