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Sunk King releases reserve cans of The Velvet Fog and Bourbon Barrel Johan the Barleywine

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Todd, Jan 17, 2013.

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  1. Zapy

    Zapy Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2012 Indiana
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    I would be shocked if they released a different velvet fog. If I remember correctly, Velvet Fog was batch 333. Any changes would be confusing. I am certain that that thing had a ton of barrel in it, which put some people off at Kahn's (sigh). I do hope they didn't change anything since that was probably my favorite SK beer. Here's to hoping
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  2. mcc1654

    mcc1654 Aspirant (280) Mar 20, 2011 Illinois

    I thought the barrel aged version was called Pappy Fog. At least that is what they called it at FOBAB.
  3. aasher

    aasher Poo-Bah (2,549) Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    I'm sure they have a bunch of different barrels
  4. Zapy

    Zapy Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2012 Indiana
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    If my memory serves me right Pappy Fog was a special version of the batch, but not all of it made it to PvW barrels.
  5. HumanParaquat

    HumanParaquat Devotee (426) Jun 23, 2011 Indiana
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    Anyone know how much Velvet Fog will hit distro round Indy?
  6. robwestcott

    robwestcott Meyvn (1,090) Nov 3, 2008 Indiana
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    what's the line look like this morning
  7. jwb06

    jwb06 Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2009 Indiana

    Only about 15-20ish people total around opening time. Well organized with wrist bands and taking down names to avoid double dipping
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  8. BuckeyeDave

    BuckeyeDave Initiate (125) May 30, 2008 Ohio

    FYI - As of around 11:00 they said they had around 60 of the BBL Johan available that were not reserved.
  9. aasher

    aasher Poo-Bah (2,549) Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    Very, very small amount. The majority of accounts will only get one case. Kahns only got three.
  10. Boilerfood

    Boilerfood Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2012 Indiana

    There were still BB Johan cans for non reservation pickup at 430. They also had Velvet Fog with no limit available at the brewery.
  11. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Meyvn (1,248) Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
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    Hey it's rated 3.6 soo umm.....I forgot where I was going with this.
  12. CWBlues

    CWBlues Aspirant (258) May 4, 2011 Indiana
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    There's also this:
    We had been talking about setting up some distribution in Chicago so that we could send beer up that way surrounding Chicago Craft Beer Week and FoBAB, but after a lot of back and forth we decided to abandon the possibility. The laws surrounding distribution and of distribution rights are incredibly convoluted and one sided towards the distributor in Illinois and we felt we would be best served to stay the course in our current market.
    via email from Sun King co-founder, Clay Robinson.
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  13. myersk27

    myersk27 Aspirant (287) Oct 21, 2011 Indiana
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    yeah, i mean I guess it would be cool if they actually distributed consistently to their home state before going out of state....
  14. atoulouk

    atoulouk Initiate (0) Apr 25, 2011 Indiana
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    I passed on an opportunity to get Johan at the brewery at about noon yesterday. I love Sun King, but $25 for 16oz of anything is too rich for my blood.

    I picked up the 2 pack of Velvet Fog, which was expensive but WAY more reasonable than Johan.
  15. myersk27

    myersk27 Aspirant (287) Oct 21, 2011 Indiana
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    i have one BA Johan on reservation....but still haven't decided if I really want it or not....leaning more and more towards passing on it.....
  16. TheodorHerzl

    TheodorHerzl Zealot (513) Mar 30, 2007 Indiana
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    I would rather buy 2 bottles of J.W. Lees and a sixer of anything else in the store for less money instead of 25 bones for a single pint of beer.
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