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Release Terra Incognita (Boulevard and Sierra Nevada Collaboration)

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by Beerislivingproof, May 8, 2013.

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  1. booyahachieved3

    booyahachieved3 Initiate (112) Sep 5, 2012 Kansas
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    It's coming in bottles!
    Situated at opposite ends of the California Trail, pioneering breweries Sierra Nevada and Boulevard have once again embarked upon a journey into the unknown. It was in 2012 that we first convened to craft a beer for SAVOR attendees. And it’s that collaborative effort, aptly named Terra Incognita, which brought us together to relive our collective adventure in 2013—and this time we will release it out into the world.
    Earlier this year, Sierra Nevada Head Brewer Steve Dresler and Boulevard Brewmaster Steven Pauwels met in Kansas City to create a blend of three components:
    Terra Incognita aged in Templeton Rye barrels
    Terra Incognita aged in a 2,000-gallon foudre
    Fresh Terra Incognita dry-hopped with East Kent Golding

    The end result is a, fittingly, earthy beer, celebrating the unique terroir of our two locations. The blend incorporates (roughly) 45% foudre-aged, 30% Templeton-aged, and 25% fresh dry-hopped beer—all aimed at showcasing some predominant oak characteristics with a subtle hint of earthy hops. Then just prior to bottling we added a dose of the wild yeast Brettanomyces, and allowed the beer to age for over three months.
    In the spirit of two breweries joining forces, we encourage you to enjoy this beer with good friends (and good food), and then join us in eager anticipation as we wait for Terra Incognita to return yet again in 2014.
    The Numbers:
    Color (EBC) – 92.5
    Bitterness (IBUs) – 38.5
    Original Gravity (Plato) – 16.9
    Terminal Gravity (Plato) – 2.10 (after BC)
    Alcohol (ABV) – 8.5%
    CO2 – Bottles – 6 g/L *
  2. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois

    Holy. Fuck. ISO all of the bottles. None of you get any, it's all MINE.
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  3. jjheinrichs

    jjheinrichs Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Wisconsin

    Anyone know if this will be in SN distro or boulevard? Guessing the latter since blended in KC?
  4. poopinmybutt

    poopinmybutt Initiate (84) May 25, 2005 Nebraska

    blvd distro.
  5. Bond111

    Bond111 Aspirant (228) Feb 14, 2011 Minnesota
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    This sounds fucking awesome! They went all out with this. I believe since its bottled by Boulevard, it's their distro. Chalk me up for a case of this, & a case of Love Child.
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  6. JoEBoBpr

    JoEBoBpr Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2004 Missouri

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  7. bmony26

    bmony26 Initiate (183) May 2, 2012 Wisconsin
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  8. Treyliff

    Treyliff Poo-Bah (3,186) Aug 10, 2010 West Virginia
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    Two of my favorite breweries, must have. Boulevard distro will make it alot harder to find though :/
  9. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,199) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Looking forward to this one.
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  10. basics

    basics Initiate (79) Oct 27, 2011 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Okay, I'm sorry for being a noob. What's the offical style? Comparables?
  11. olfolxholme

    olfolxholme Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2011 California

    American Wild Ale. http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/423/82570

    I haven't had it, but I *think* I will be able to find it, now that I know what to look for. Sounds like an intriguing beer to hunt down.
  12. vurt

    vurt Crusader (749) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon

    I'll keep my eyes open. I want this one too.
    Treyliff likes this.
  13. Beerontwowheels

    Beerontwowheels Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2009 Maryland

  14. Scotchboy

    Scotchboy Meyvn (1,248) Dec 7, 2010 Idaho
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    Reading the description, you had me until the addition of 'the wild yeast strain Brettanomyces'.

    Have at it buddy.
    Andrew041180 and jimmah120 like this.
  15. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (848) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Sounds like something I might happen to enjoy.
  16. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Aspirant (202) Sep 19, 2012 Illinois

    Just announced...

    Comes out in KC on the 16th....Will be distro'd to the rest of Boulevards markets shortly after.....

    bradner and FTowne like this.
  17. EgadBananas

    EgadBananas Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2009 Louisiana

    Want!!!!!! (FTowne, I'm looking at you when I say that! :wink: )
  18. Jake1605

    Jake1605 Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2009 Missouri

    I've got my harpoon ready.
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  19. DmouthCaliBrewz

    DmouthCaliBrewz Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2013 New Hampshire

    ISO: this
    FT: my firstborn, sexual favors, my dignity, etc.

    Pm me with offers.
    DelMontiac and raynmoon like this.
  20. kona650

    kona650 Initiate (153) Jun 12, 2011 California

    I have a bottle from last years event!!
    Can't wait to try the newest vintage!!!
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  21. TheBeerShop

    TheBeerShop Initiate (0) Jul 23, 2012 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Can't wait to get this one in.
  22. dsal89

    dsal89 Disciple (331) Jul 6, 2008 Indiana
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    Yeah....ill be getting at least a few bottles of this. And hopefully more Love Child! It is still all over shelves surprisingly
  23. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Zealot (595) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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    This just hit shelves in Des Moines today. Planning on grabbing a bottle.
  24. Timceattle

    Timceattle Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2012 Washington

    Borderline drain pour unfortunately.. Nasty.
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  25. stealth

    stealth Defender (607) Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota
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    Hopefully better than BRUX...
    MetalMountainMastiff likes this.
  26. cookiequiz

    cookiequiz Initiate (0) Apr 15, 2013 California

    I don't understand why that is/was disparaged so much. Just because it's not super-sour and/or isn't redolant of Eau de Seabiscuit doesn't mean it's lacking.
    mrhartounian and Morey like this.
  27. stealth

    stealth Defender (607) Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota
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    I guess, myself included, many see Sierra Nevada AND Russian River on the same label and we instantly have mega expectations. Not necessarily sour expectations (although I was guilty of that), but at least something potentially bar-raising. While being an above average brew, it was completely boring and 'safe', imho.

    When I see Boulevard and SN on the same label, I feel the same way. Setting myself up for fail? probably.
  28. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    IMHO, just as lackluster. Such a shame given the two breweries.
    m34josh likes this.
  29. beertardis

    beertardis Initiate (0) Feb 12, 2012 Rhode Island

    i think brux was pretty darn tasty have a bottle im going to sit on for a while talked to sierra nevada at beervanna fest they told me to let it age a while and the sour will open up a lilttle more
  30. FunkyMacGroovin

    FunkyMacGroovin Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2009 California

    You should have waited. I had a BRUX about a month ago and it was drinking fabulously.
    StoutChaser7D, Joenajera and stealth like this.
  31. stormywaters

    stormywaters Initiate (0) Oct 13, 2011 California

    Just saw this one today and grabbed a bottle, boulevard hasn't let me down yet
  32. stealth

    stealth Defender (607) Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    Actually have a few bottles in the cellar I've been sitting on :slight_smile: lookin forward to revisiting it now!
  33. bradner

    bradner Aspirant (287) Dec 26, 2007 Illinois
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    Started to hit Chicago this week. Bought a few bottles and I think it is pretty solid. One of the better beers I've had this year.
  34. michaeljstraub

    michaeljstraub Aspirant (294) Oct 6, 2012 Georgia
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    Hit Atlanta today. Grabbed a bottle at Hop City
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  35. TomTown

    TomTown Disciple (319) Feb 7, 2011 Texas
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    Just found two bottles last night!

    I'll post back after I pop one open!
  36. Newkidroundhere

    Newkidroundhere Initiate (134) Jan 8, 2013 Oklahoma
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    Had this the other night with a couple friends. It was so over carbonated that I almost could not drink it. Anyone else experience this as well?
  37. reverseapachemaster

    reverseapachemaster Aspirant (244) Sep 21, 2012 Texas
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    Obtained a bottle, probably will wait a few months to open.
  38. shnsajax

    shnsajax Disciple (361) Jul 2, 2013 Idaho
    Beer Trader

    Got one in Dallas today. Will be doing the same.
  39. djs467

    djs467 Initiate (190) Mar 1, 2011 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Yeah mine was a straight up gusher.
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