The Rare Barrel sells to Cellarmaker Brewing

Discussion in 'Beer News' started by FBarber, Nov 18, 2022.

  1. FBarber

    FBarber Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,989) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
    Super Mod Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    From Rare Barrel's Instagram:

    and from Cellarmaker's Instagram:
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  2. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Grand Pooh-Bah (3,600) Mar 12, 2013 California
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    Sounds like a best case outcome for the Rare Barrel brand. Maybe a chance for brewers in the Cellarmaker org to stretch their wings with the blended, barrel aged, mixed fermentation and hopefully they've got the intention to maintain some of the brand integrity of TRB. I will say that I found most stuff I had from rare barrel to be way to acidic, like puckery sour lemons acidic. It would be cool to see their concepts handled with a bit more balance.
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  3. QuakeAttack

    QuakeAttack Pooh-Bah (1,877) Mar 19, 2012 California
    Pooh-Bah Society

    Well, between COVID/economics and maturation of the craft beer industry, I expect that we will continue to see more consolidations/buyouts.

    Plan to get to Howard St one more time before it closes at the end of December.
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  4. Tucquan

    Tucquan Grand Pooh-Bah (3,000) Oct 11, 2007 Pennsylvania
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    I've had some truly great beers at TRB and have taken some home back to Pittsburgh to share with family, where they were widely appreciated. Really top notch sours.
  5. GoldenWort

    GoldenWort Aspirant (298) Apr 17, 2009 Pennsylvania

    As long as I still buy it here in PA, DE, and/or MD, I'm happy they found a way to keep it coming. Maybe I'll finally drink that Arrows of Neon that I keep putting behind all the newer ones I keep hiding it behind... (1st cut is the deepest)