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Release Sixpoint to release Bourbon Barrel aged 3beans....

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by Urk1127, Oct 24, 2017.

  1. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Meyvn (1,297) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey
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    Good afternoon BA.....

    Urk here with new release info.....so without further a-do.....raw ima give it to ya. With no trivia....

    Sixpoint is expected to release a Bourbon Barrel aged version of 3beans. (First brewed in 2012) and it will be available throught their entire distribution network in 4 packs of cans and on draft. The beer has been aged on Widow Jane bourbon barrels.

    "The beer is being canned the week of November 5th, so it will be on shelves before Thanksgiving"

    Very exciting news. Ive not had 3beans only the 4 and 5 and I for one will have eyes peeled.

    Sixpoint's skill ain't nothin to fuck with.
    Cheers All!
     
  2. Sixpoint

    Sixpoint Poo-Bah (1,585) Jul 25, 2004 New York
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    This is true, as the press release went out about a half hour ago I believe. This is our first fully distributed barrel-aged beer in a can, so we're pretty amped about it. And its right around the 5 year anniversary of the original 3Beans release, when we got slammed by Hurricane Sandy...not a bad way to reincarnate the beer!

    cheers
     
  3. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (1,574) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    :grin: Can't. Wait.
     
  4. Ranbot

    Ranbot Devotee (458) Nov 27, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Is the retired non-barreled 3 Beans coming back too?
     
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  5. tzieser

    tzieser Champion (841) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey
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    Very excited to try this. I had a few 4 packs of Diesel (stout) to help get through Sandy @ my folks place on the shore. We ended up losing power for 12 days so needless to say I have extremely fond memories of Diesel (would love to see it canned again!)
     
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  6. Sixpoint

    Sixpoint Poo-Bah (1,585) Jul 25, 2004 New York
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    For this year at least, the only 3Beans will be Bourbon Barrel-Aged.
     
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  7. Neverdie7

    Neverdie7 Initiate (190) Jun 7, 2008 Wisconsin

    Resin is the shiznit! Love it. Keep it up!
     
  8. Sixpoint

    Sixpoint Poo-Bah (1,585) Jul 25, 2004 New York
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    WI will be getting a shipment of this.
     
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  9. DISKORD

    DISKORD Initiate (52) Feb 28, 2017 South Carolina

    Haven't like a single dark (non-hop forward) beer from Sixpoint. However, I'll grab a can when/if I see it. I guess some breweries are just good at certain styles.
     
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  10. Sixpoint

    Sixpoint Poo-Bah (1,585) Jul 25, 2004 New York
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    This one is very coffee/bourbon/chocolate forward, and virtually no bitterness or aroma of hops. A lot of the balance is achieved through some roasted acidity and chocolate bitterness instead. We're interested to know what you think - it will come in 4-packs, fwiw.

    Btw - assuming you already know this, but we are releasing 4Beans and 5Beans at the same time. The 4Beans is actually aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels, and the 5Beans is aged in Port Barrels.

    cheers

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  11. meanmutt

    meanmutt Crusader (705) Feb 6, 2012 Ohio
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    @Sixpoint, how much time did this 3Beans spend in the barrels?

    Also, what will the price be on these 4 packs?
     
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  12. Sixpoint

    Sixpoint Poo-Bah (1,585) Jul 25, 2004 New York
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    107 days, enjoy!
     
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  13. BradenMK

    BradenMK Disciple (321) Sep 24, 2012 Alaska

    Holy butts! Are the BA 4beans and 5beans also being sold as 4pks?
     
  14. DISKORD

    DISKORD Initiate (52) Feb 28, 2017 South Carolina

    Will have to try these two as well. As long as I see it in singles.
     
  15. Sixpoint

    Sixpoint Poo-Bah (1,585) Jul 25, 2004 New York
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    The 4-Beans and 5-Beans are actually being sold as 6-packs, available exclusively through our app and for pickup at Sixpoint Brewery.
     
  16. DISKORD

    DISKORD Initiate (52) Feb 28, 2017 South Carolina

    So, will BA 4 and 5BEANS be distributed, but in 4-packs?
     
  17. Sixpoint

    Sixpoint Poo-Bah (1,585) Jul 25, 2004 New York
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    No, only the 3Beans will be distributed through the full distribution network. The 4 and 5Beans can only be picked up at the brewery.
     
  18. DISKORD

    DISKORD Initiate (52) Feb 28, 2017 South Carolina

    Pffttt...what it is good for, absolutely nothing! What was the point to even let me know that it's being released? However, you are more than welcome to send me some. :wink: I'll give you my honest feedback!

    Just added those two to the database.
     
  19. Sixpoint

    Sixpoint Poo-Bah (1,585) Jul 25, 2004 New York
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    I feel your pain :wink:

    Don't forget to add the BBA 3Beans to the database as well. cheers!
     
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  20. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,090) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    Yeah and let him know to ease up on the caps too. :wink:
     
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  21. bbtkd

    bbtkd Meyvn (1,477) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    @Sixpoint - keep heading west in your distribution! Need some BA wonderfulness in South Dakota.
     
  22. Sixpoint

    Sixpoint Poo-Bah (1,585) Jul 25, 2004 New York
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    Since you asked, you should see the 4-packs on the shelves for $12-15, depending on where you are and what the particular store's markup is.

    Someone asked me just today why they should buy the BBA 3Beans vs. the Bourbon County. Off the top of my head I said,

    - For roughly the same price, you will get 4 beers instead of just one beer

    - Ours comes in cans

    - It tastes better

    - We're not InBev.


    Oh, and I should have mentioned its not infected either.

    @StoutElk_92 @SammyJaxxxx @SawDog505 @ericwo @HorseheadsHophead
     
  23. BradenMK

    BradenMK Disciple (321) Sep 24, 2012 Alaska

    Shots. FIRED.

    I'm going to have to see if I'll have the money to get some of those cans all the way up here in Alaska. Cuz dayum.
     
  24. meanmutt

    meanmutt Crusader (705) Feb 6, 2012 Ohio
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  25. KBlodorn

    KBlodorn Aspirant (277) Oct 3, 2014 Ohio
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    Do you guys distro to the Cleveland area?
     
  26. DISKORD

    DISKORD Initiate (52) Feb 28, 2017 South Carolina

    Ease up on caps? Haven't you seen the labels? ALL CAPS!
     
  27. Sixpoint

    Sixpoint Poo-Bah (1,585) Jul 25, 2004 New York
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    Yes, this will be making it to the Cleveland area as well. We don't have distribution in Alaska yet (sorry Braden).

    On another note, we discussed this yesterday, but because I was just asked again this morning on our pre-orders for this beer, "Why should I buy the BBA 3Beans vs. the Bourbon County?"

    Off the top of my head I said,

    - For roughly the same price, you will get 4 beers instead of just one beer

    - Ours comes in cans

    - It tastes better

    - We're not InBev.

    Oh, and ours is not infected either.


    @StoutElk_92 @SammyJaxxxx @SawDog505 @ericwo @HorseheadsHophead
     
  28. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,090) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    The label also shows the brewery as 'SIXPOINT BREWERY'. Should we change the brewery name references too? Everything is in caps on the label. Blame their art department. :wink:
     
  29. Sixpoint

    Sixpoint Poo-Bah (1,585) Jul 25, 2004 New York
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    Yeah, it really has more to do with the font we use though. Our art department is standing by if you want to handle your beef with them. :-)
     
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  30. DISKORD

    DISKORD Initiate (52) Feb 28, 2017 South Carolina

    That's their problem to fix!
     
  31. DISKORD

    DISKORD Initiate (52) Feb 28, 2017 South Carolina

    Up next: Sixpoint releases Kidney Beans....
     
  32. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (1,768) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    You know I am picking up a couple of 4 packs. I am still at a loss as to why people who like and care about Craft beer buy product from AB/InBev. "I buy what tastes good" is really not a valid answer if you give a crap about craft beer.
    OK My soap box is put away.
     
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  33. DISKORD

    DISKORD Initiate (52) Feb 28, 2017 South Carolina

    InBev or not, BCBS is superior to anything from Sixpoint. And I don't even buy Goose Island anymore.
     
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  34. Sixpoint

    Sixpoint Poo-Bah (1,585) Jul 25, 2004 New York
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    You have not even tried these three beers yet, so how can you make a statement like that? Only people like @frozyn @jrnyc @SixpointJMH are really qualified to offer that opinion, as they've actually tried the beers. And the consensus is positive, to say the least!

    IMHO the porter style simply lends better for the blending in these purposes. Our addition of the cold-brewed Finca El Injerto coffee is also the x-factor, which we blend into the beer AFTER the barrel aging is done. This ensures that coffee flavor is as fresh as possible.

    The beer is not completely dark either - hold it up to the light, and its a very deep ruby brown, like a true porter.
     
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  35. DISKORD

    DISKORD Initiate (52) Feb 28, 2017 South Carolina

    Alright, so it's a Brown Porter or Baltic Porter. Then we can't really compare BEANS to BCBS. Two distinctly different styles. Here's that "apples-to-oranges" phrase again.
     
  36. Sixpoint

    Sixpoint Poo-Bah (1,585) Jul 25, 2004 New York
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    You knew what style it was all along - don't try to weasel your way outta this! :grin:

    The question was what was a better beer (all things considered, including format, price, stability issues, etc.) - not what was a better stout, btw.
     
  37. DISKORD

    DISKORD Initiate (52) Feb 28, 2017 South Carolina

    I'll just shut up now! :zipper_mouth:
     
  38. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (1,768) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    Maybe he just likes the tartness in the BCBS sour
     
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  39. DISKORD

    DISKORD Initiate (52) Feb 28, 2017 South Carolina

    Wait...BCBS doesn't have tart cherries in it??? :astonished: Dammit! I want my refund check! :grin:

    Jokes aside, I'm not supporting them ever again after that crap.
     
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  40. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Meyvn (1,078) Sep 15, 2014 New York

    Hell yeah!
     
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