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Tart Side of the Moon by Vivant

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by GR_Beer_Nut, Mar 6, 2013.

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  1. GR_Beer_Nut

    GR_Beer_Nut Nov 18, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Just saw cans of tart side of the moon hit Grand Rapids yesterday. Not sure how far distribution will go on this one. If you can find it, try it!
  2. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    It's not even on here yet.
  3. Onizilla

    Onizilla Apr 25, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    As a huge 'Floyd fan, I am in desperate ISO of this.
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  4. jmunsters

    jmunsters Jul 12, 2011 Michigan

    I have three canned pints left here available for a swap if it is a must for anyone. If you're seriously interested, get a hold of me.
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  5. GRFounder

    GRFounder Jan 25, 2013 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    I agree.....im hoping word gets out so the trade value increases, because it really is an amazing sour. Also in stores is their Quad, Hubris. This one is a must try as well!!
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  6. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Jan 1, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Definitely want to give this guy a try. ISO.
  7. Beerandraiderfan

    Beerandraiderfan Apr 14, 2009 Nevada

    Pay it forward then. Trade it $4$ to get the word out to people outside the geographic region (homers) and then reap the profits (trade value increase) next time around if it is truly amazing.
  8. meanmutt

    meanmutt Feb 6, 2012 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    My wife and I were at Vivant last week as one of the stops on our beercation. I tried the Tart side of the moon and loved it. This weekend I'm planning on cracking open one of the cans I brought home and doing my first beer review. I'm hoping it tastes just as great out of a can as it did on tap.
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  9. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew May 8, 2006 Michigan

    As the trade value increases so does the number of people who pick up multiple cans/cases for the sole purpose of trading/profiting. The more of these people we have the harder it is to find the beer.

    I hope Vivant becomes more desirable because they are an awesome brewery and deserves the attention. I don't give a damn about trade value, if you're worrying about your beer increasing in trade value you're doing it wrong IMO.
  10. Etan

    Etan Jul 11, 2011 Wisconsin

    Escoffier was pretty good. I'm looking forward to trying this when it hits Chicago.

    Does anybody know of any other brewery that cans American wild ales?
  11. GRFounder

    GRFounder Jan 25, 2013 Michigan
    Beer Trader

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    I think most people would agree that one would likely follow the other. I.E. the better the beer the more sought after it would be. IMO
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  12. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew May 8, 2006 Michigan

    My point was that framing the conversation in the context that you want trade value to increase, ie you want people to give you more than you paid, is bad form. It is a selfish way to support a brewery.
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  13. Xtent

    Xtent Jan 16, 2013 California
    Beer Trader

    A canned sour?
    Hmmmm I want multiple, anyone care for some westcoast offerings?
  14. GRFounder

    GRFounder Jan 25, 2013 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Ok, trade interest was maybe a better term than value. I have no interest in ripping anybody off. But i would like to have something to offer in return for something i dont have access to.
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  15. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew May 8, 2006 Michigan

    And there is not a thing wrong with that. With the comment directly above yours I do not think that will be an issue.
  16. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    You live in Michigan...
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  17. founder26

    founder26 Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

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  18. founder26

    founder26 Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    Anybody that wants to trade for this hit me up
  19. weatherdog

    weatherdog Nov 7, 2007 Illinois

    It's here now. My store got a case yesterday. I will also be in draft around town. Cracked open a can last night. I enjoyed it quite a bit. Good sour level with a lot more coffee roastiness than I was expecting.
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    MSEGUIN Apr 6, 2011 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    It's a fantastic beer. I love what they are doing there. Easily becoming one of my fav breweries. Bonus is I live down the street from them.
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  21. c64person

    c64person Mar 20, 2010 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Hope we see some of this down in Kzoo, it sounds fantastic!

    MSEGUIN Apr 6, 2011 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Anyone looking for this BM me and we will work something out $4$.
  23. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Nov 26, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Seems to be available in the Chicago Burbs, grabbing some today!!!
  24. TheBeerDad

    TheBeerDad Sep 6, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Had one last night, was a little disappointed to be honest, but then again I have had amazing things at the taproom. Also, even though I shouldn't have been, I was comparing it to the quad I had the night before and would much rather pay 5 for that then 4 for tart side.
  25. Saisonist

    Saisonist Mar 16, 2011 Michigan

    I think it bears mentioning that this beer is an infected batch of their Plow Horse Imperial Stout that they rebranded 'Tart Side of the Moon'. Anybody have any thoughts on this?
  26. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Wheres about?
  27. gregmoscetti

    gregmoscetti Mar 9, 2009 California

    Heaven forbid you trade it for its ACTUAL value...
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  28. Bay01

    Bay01 Nov 19, 2008 Illinois

    It's a beer different than what was originally intended but it turned out good. I like to drink beer that tastes good, so I'll buy it.
  29. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    I think the beer that came out of the tap into my mouth was delicious. I'm not going to think anymore about it. However, Plow Horse, when it does come out, is worth seeking as well.
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  30. founder26

    founder26 Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    got any proof? even if it is, who cares! how do you think sours are made?
  31. founder26

    founder26 Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

  32. legend8706

    legend8706 Oct 31, 2012 Virginia

  33. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    They actually admitted this themselves a while back. I don't think it was "infected" per se, rather the yeast did something different than expected, so they rebranded it.

    I snagged a 4 pack of this already, haven't tried it out yet, but I'm looking forward to it.
  34. founder26

    founder26 Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    fair enough, thanks for clearing it up, but it still shouldn't sway anybody from trying it thats for sure, lmk what you think of it when you try it!
  35. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Brewery Vivant said:
    Bad news: "Plow Horse" beer release pushed to November. Good news: "Tart Side of the Moon" being launched today instead. Long story short, our farmhouse yeast took the beer in a new direction who are we get in its way? After tasting it, we choose a new name to better fit its personality. Big, dark, roasty with hints of farmhouse tartness from the yeast. Tapping at 3:00 today. Listen to the lunatic in your head and come try some. Draft and growlers ready, 16 oz cans available in a couple weeks. Label is going to be epic.

    Still sounds pretty good to me.
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  36. founder26

    founder26 Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    I have only had the huboris so far and thought it was pretty good, a bit sour for a quad though.
  37. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    The above quote was actually stolen from your post in the Plow Horse thread...Credit served where credit due.
    Edit addition: When I tasted Hubris at the brewery I got some hints of Brett tartness, and was a bit confused.
  38. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Appreciate it, kind sir.

    I've got some Hubris in cans and I didn't pick up any tartness. I'll have to drink it again to be sure, but it could be just differences in it being on tap vs. in cans?
  39. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Seconded. Anyone who had their barrel aged Angelina at the MI Winter Beer Fest know what these guys can throw down. It's why I signed up for their Monk (Mug) Club this year.
    MarcatGSB likes this.
  40. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Nov 26, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

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