Small Town Brewery to begin bottling their adult root beers

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by beergurujr, Oct 31, 2012.

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  1. beergurujr

    beergurujr Aspirant (230) Oct 27, 2003 Illinois

    They are waiting on label approval.
    http://www.smalltownbrewery.com/#/contacts/

    I've tasted the 10% version on draught plenty of times now. I've noticed it evolves in the keg as it slowly continues to ferment, drying out and thinning over time.

    Short of ultra tight filtering and/or pasteurization, what's to prevent this super sweet beer from becoming the next bottle bomb? Any experts out there care to comment?
     
  2. Bay01

    Bay01 Aspirant (278) Nov 19, 2008 Illinois

    Great news, I can't pull the trigger on buying a keg of beer I haven't had so I'll finally get to buy this.
     
  3. TMoney2591

    TMoney2591 Poo-Bah (6,693) Apr 21, 2009 Illinois

    All three versions are damn tasty, indeed. I've been looking at their prospective labels for some time nowand am glad to see they're finally moving forward. Can't wait...
     
  4. beergurujr

    beergurujr Aspirant (230) Oct 27, 2003 Illinois

    The NA root beer I don't worry about. Will be a great seller for those love a well made traditional root beer.
     
  5. TMoney2591

    TMoney2591 Poo-Bah (6,693) Apr 21, 2009 Illinois

    I could be wrong, but normal filtering would seem to be sufficient to reduce the risk of fermentation-related explosion. And, either way, I don't think normal bottle-conditioning would be too much more volatile here than in other beers, though an "Open By" dating system might be helpful (keep a bottle of All Star Bakery Kvass in your closet for a couple weeks and understand where I'm coming from).

    ...on second though, filtration all the way...
     
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  6. beergurujr

    beergurujr Aspirant (230) Oct 27, 2003 Illinois

    TMoney, you recall Flossmoor Station, Wild Onion, others. There have been issues in the past locally. Better to install a flash pastuerizer at STB for the bottled alcoholic sweet stuff (including the Apple Cider Ale). Better safe than sorry. IMHO.
     
  7. Durb777

    Durb777 Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2011 Illinois
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    I pretty excited about this. I really love this stuff.
     
  8. crossovert

    crossovert Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2009 Illinois

    Still havent yried anything from them yet so close
     
  9. mrn1ceguy

    mrn1ceguy Meyvn (1,103) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois
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    They had it the 10% at World of Beer in Naperville and it was surprisingly good. Looking forward to getting a bottle.
     
  10. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (847) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Whats the place in Dundee that has this stuff on tap?

    EDIT: I think I figured it out on their website...Bikini Bottom
     
  11. BDub81

    BDub81 Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2009 Illinois

    Keep your eyes open... Coming soon to Fischman Liquors!
     
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  12. BDub81

    BDub81 Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2009 Illinois

    We are tapping this at our next, Tap This! January 24th which will feature all local breweries. Check it out!
     
  13. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (2,410) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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