Three Floyds 9-25 Brewery Release - Bully Guppy

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Dontcounttoday, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    They sell signs now?
     
  2. Lansman

    Lansman Mar 19, 2011 Illinois
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    Anyone else notice a pattern? Understandably, the cost to make a Wheat beer is less than the cost to make a Stout or Barleywine, etc., but the price differences (IMHO) seem to correlate with the quality of the beer being produced (with some potential exceptions) - almost as if the prices are an indication of the quality of the beer - to wit:

    Calumet Queen - $5
    Moloko - $8
    Munsterfest - $8
    Dreadnaught - $10
    Risgoop - $15
    Live a Rich Life / Shark Pants - $15
    Barrel Aged Gumballhead with Peaches (Bully Guppy) - $20
    Barrel Aged Moloko / Robert the Bruce, etc. - $35
    Barrel Aged Dark Lord - $50
     
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  3. pmoney

    pmoney Apr 15, 2011 Colorado
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    If this holds true, I can't wait to get my hands on a $300/bottle FFF BA beer! :p
     
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  4. Lansman

    Lansman Mar 19, 2011 Illinois
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    You mean, Vanilla Dark Lord Aged in Goose Island PvW (Rare) Barrels? :)

    Whales, bro.
     
  5. PDZ

    PDZ Jun 26, 2012 Illinois

    For $300 this weekend only, treat yourself to an hour long barrel sensory deprivation session courtesy FFF.
     
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  6. pmoney

    pmoney Apr 15, 2011 Colorado
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    Nah, I'm thinking Jinx Proof aged in used root beer barrels.

    Wales, bro.
     
  7. awdturboiv

    awdturboiv May 24, 2008 Indiana
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    Yep, $20 for that one. They have another old school one that says "It's not normal" but not sure on the cost.
     
  8. BreakingBad

    BreakingBad Sep 17, 2012

    This is still available if anyone is still daring to try it...
     
  9. immobilisme

    immobilisme Nov 8, 2005 Illinois

    I broke down and got one today. Can't wait for FFF Nail Polish Remover vol. 2! Or maybe I should try it first?
     
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  10. BreakingBad

    BreakingBad Sep 17, 2012

    go for it! I'm really curious to see what people actually think of this!
     
  11. immobilisme

    immobilisme Nov 8, 2005 Illinois

    I believe I may be saving it for a tasting that will be happening soon.
     
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  12. leftyhyzer

    leftyhyzer Jul 10, 2012 Indiana
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    Cracking one of mine tomorrow, after the expo of course.
     
  13. NikkoE82

    NikkoE82 Jan 1, 2012 Indiana
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    This. This right here. I mean it REALLY tastes like nail polish remover.
     
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  14. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    are they new? they're by the to go bottles i assume?
     
  15. BreakingBad

    BreakingBad Sep 17, 2012

  16. ABisonEgo

    ABisonEgo Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    treated
     
  17. leftyhyzer

    leftyhyzer Jul 10, 2012 Indiana
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    Lil late there Bro
     
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  18. BreakingBad

    BreakingBad Sep 17, 2012

    how much was that? I'm thinking about stopping by this weekend
     
  19. raynmoon

    raynmoon Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    hipsters be patrollin.
     
  20. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
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    Has anyone that has bought Battle Priest, Bully Guppy, or any other high priced terrible beer complained at FFF's the next time they went in?

    I am not one to say much about anything especially complaining about something purchased, for the most part. But, if I dropped $35 for a drain pour I would bitch for sure. Did this with Brandy AS, and Lost Abbey sent me to awesome stemware glasses.
     
  21. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    I would be amazed if FFF would give you even an apology, let alone a refund or free swag. They must know how these beers taste when they release them.
     
  22. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Jan 4, 2012 Indiana
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    Go with the case of Gumballhead or Zombie Dust for $35.
    That's quality beer at very nice prices!
     
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  23. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    My friends have complained about Battle Priest, their failure to bottle date, and a bad experience they had at the pub. They wrote very simple "here is what happened and why I was disappointed" messages. Never heard a word back. Like I've said a thousand times, FFF's customer service is fucking non-existent.

    To quote Futurama:
    "Our policy is: If for any reason you're not completely satisfied, I hate you."
     
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  24. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    Well it could be an isolated incident, as I am sure they get tons of emails and perhaps miss a few, or forget to back to someone. It would be interesting to see what an in person complaint would accomplish. Likely nothing, and their stance on customer service does seem to be that the customer should be servicing them, but I still won't pass too much judgement on an unanswered email.
     
  25. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Maybe I wasnt clear. it was 3 unanswered emails spanning a couple of years IIRC
     
  26. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Jan 4, 2012 Indiana
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    Just got back from FFF.
    Picked up some cases to go.

    Bully Guppy was gone as of yesterday.
     
  27. Retail1LO

    Retail1LO May 4, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I always figured BA Dark Lord was twice the beer Black Tuesday was, 5 times the beer Bourbon County or KBS was, and on par with Rare. At least that's what they seem to think...or the $$$ amount seems to imply. $50. You can get nearly 2 cases of Zombie Dust for that. I can get 5L of Ephraim for that at Hill Farmstead. I can rattle off tons of superior beer that I can get in greater volume at a lower $ figure. Just ridiculous. Three Fools.

    Yes. It's a rant. I hate FFF. It's ok that others don't. I'm allowed to disagree with people and tend to on a lot of issues. Carry on.
     
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  28. BreakingBad

    BreakingBad Sep 17, 2012

    baller stout is 30 so that means it taste twice as good as DL right?
     
  29. immobilisme

    immobilisme Nov 8, 2005 Illinois

    Just about anything is twice as good as Dark Lord.
     
  30. TargaFlorio

    TargaFlorio Jul 3, 2012 Indiana

    Did they have Zombie Dust to go? Thinking of making my maiden voyage to FFF this week. Their website hasn't been updated in a couple days.
     
  31. TomTwanks

    TomTwanks Apr 5, 2011 Ohio

    Do they literally throw any beer in barrels? Jesus...
    (Iso) still....
     
  32. mishuggah

    mishuggah Jul 14, 2009 Illinois
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    I wonder where humanity would be if people only did what was guaranteed to succeed...
     
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  33. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Jul 19, 2012 Illinois

    i'd say that about new dark lord, but regular old '08 is among my favourite beers of all time. too bad i probably won't get to drink it again
     
  34. BreakingBad

    BreakingBad Sep 17, 2012

    isn't it the same recipe?
     
  35. badbeer

    badbeer Jun 19, 2005 Iowa
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    If only it was that simple.
     
  36. BreakingBad

    BreakingBad Sep 17, 2012

    Futurama is such an underrated show. my favorite quote: (also how I imagine Dark Lord is Created)
     
  37. Irishace9

    Irishace9 Sep 7, 2012 Illinois
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    About a year ago I left FFF with two growlers of Zombie Dust. Upon returning to my house I realized that one of them had exploded in my back seat. I called the next day to explain what happened. They informed me that they had ran out of ZD but would call me when it returned and replace my growler. About 5 days later I received a voicemail to come pick up my growler. Not only did they give me another growler, they let me pick out a bomber of my choice on the house. I have never had a problem there either so I'm going to have to go ahead and disagree with non existent customer service. Also, if people don't want to pay $20 for what some describe as nail polish remover, here is a thought; don't buy it...
     
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  38. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Jul 19, 2012 Illinois

    someone has to be the first to try it, and not everyone on the planet posts on BA. if it tastes as bad as everyone is saying it does, why the fuck did three floyds release it in the first place? there is no way they could have missed this.
     
  39. apocalypsezombie

    apocalypsezombie May 12, 2012

    Cause they know people will buy it?
     
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  40. BreakingBad

    BreakingBad Sep 17, 2012

    what if it's a giant scheme to throw people off with their limited releases. It's like Russian roulette you could get a great beer or it could just be crap.
     
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