Three Floyds Releases

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Nbrock24, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Aspirant (256) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois

    Didn't see a thread that was comparable to other area breweries so here goes:

    Went today to grab a pair of Crack the Skye bombers ($15 each/limit 4). Line was about 30 minutes out the door. Happy to grab these after the strong reviews in the fall for it on draft. Also, Space Station Middle Finger is now in $10 6'ers which makes more sense for an APA than a $8 bomber
     
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  2. SeanBond

    SeanBond Champion (881) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois

    Not a coffee stout guy myself, but the bottle art is fantastic, and it's raising awareness for a really important cause, so good on FFF/Mastodon/Dark Matter and everyone who grabs a bottle.
     
  3. Redsunsx01x

    Redsunsx01x Initiate (0) Jul 5, 2016 Illinois

    I was there too!!! I think I waited a little longer but it wasn't bad. It was a good buffer before going to the 18th street anniversary.
     
  4. ChangSing

    ChangSing Initiate (133) May 5, 2013 Illinois

    I hope I can see it on distro. I would have grabbed some Permanent Funeral as well had I been there!
     
  5. Redsunsx01x

    Redsunsx01x Initiate (0) Jul 5, 2016 Illinois

    It said on the fb post that this will have a very limited distribution and tappings.
     
  6. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Aspirant (283) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois
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    I would drive out there if not for the weather. :slight_frown:
     
  7. ChangSing

    ChangSing Initiate (133) May 5, 2013 Illinois

    ah. thanks. it's just going to be such a mess weather-wise the next week to get down there.
     
  8. Redsunsx01x

    Redsunsx01x Initiate (0) Jul 5, 2016 Illinois

    Yeah. Last night after the 18th street anniversary wasn't too fun getting home. Props to idot thought, once we got back into Illinois it was a lot better.
     
  9. KevSal

    KevSal Savant (952) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    i heard the name and was hoping it would be mastodon, when someone mentioned the label was cool i knew it was. dammit this is one of my all time favorite albums!

    is this guy tough to trade for?
     
  10. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Devotee (452) May 3, 2016 Illinois

    Shouldn't be tough to trade for, it's still available...no line, no wait
     
  11. 1Unicorn

    1Unicorn Initiate (34) Apr 29, 2016 Michigan
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    Just left FFF. Plenty of cases left according to the cashier at the kiosk. No line, four bottle limit...
     
  12. PBRmeasap1980

    PBRmeasap1980 Defender (670) May 19, 2014 Indiana

    So it the beer actually barrel aged or just the coffee that was used in Crack the Skye?
     
  13. kodt

    kodt Zealot (565) Mar 6, 2013 Illinois

    Just the coffee was barrel aged. FFF called it a "Cofee Barrel Aged Stout" which caused long lines the day of release. But now that everyone realized that:

    1. There is a good amount of it
    2. It's not actually barrel aged
    3. This was actually on tap months ago, and while very good, there was no hype for it as a "rare" release.

    The hype has died down. This is also going to hit distro, so you may be able to find it in a few weeks on the shelf (although I expect it will sell fairly fast as many FFF beers do).
     
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  14. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Devotee (452) May 3, 2016 Illinois

    That's deceptive. Up next, FFF Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. A normal stout that is fermented next to an old bourbon barrel that is accruing age....

    Stout with Barrel Aged Coffee would have been more appropriate descriptor.

    And did they put any of this in barrels for a later date? Coffee Barrel Aged Barrel Aged Stout.
     
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  15. kodt

    kodt Zealot (565) Mar 6, 2013 Illinois

    Well they do have another beer named Fenris, which will be on tap at Lone Wolf that uses barrel aged coffee beans, but was also aged in the bourbon barrels that the coffee beans were aged in. So yeah, Coffee Barrel Aged Barrel Aged Stout.

    Get it at Lone Wolf (they will also have the bourbon and the coffee available)
     
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  16. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Devotee (452) May 3, 2016 Illinois

    Fenris is a Baltic Porter though...so Coffee Barrel Aged Barrel Aged Porter
     
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  17. flurker

    flurker Initiate (0) Nov 10, 2007 Illinois

    That's really cool about Space Station Middle Finger. I love that beer, but don't always want to commit to a bomber.
     
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  18. HawksBeerFan

    HawksBeerFan Initiate (157) Dec 24, 2011 Texas

    So there is still some Crack the Skye?
     
  19. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,165) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    They list the current beers to go on their site. Alternatively you can call and get a similar listing on their phone system @ (219) 922-4425
     
  20. Rpanther9

    Rpanther9 Initiate (41) Oct 22, 2014 Illinois

    As of 12:30 they still had bottles left. Limit 4.
     
  21. Gumball-head

    Gumball-head Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2016 Indiana

    Kiosk just released 750ml bottles of BA Alpha Klaus for a whopping $40.
     
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  22. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Devotee (452) May 3, 2016 Illinois

    I polished off my 2012 BA Alpha Klaus last month, it wasn't worth the $25 I paid then....if you buy it don't sit on it.
     
  23. Cam9191

    Cam9191 Initiate (114) Nov 12, 2012 Illinois

    Well, thank goodness. Thank you guys for confirming that it isn't actally a BA coffee stout.
     
  24. WolverineFan1243

    WolverineFan1243 Initiate (165) Feb 15, 2016 Illinois
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    Barrel aged or non-barrel aged, crack the skye is delicious... and it's not $40 a bottle!
     
  25. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Aspirant (256) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois

    Yeah BA Behemoth was $40 last January. Rough price point to say the least
     
  26. Cam9191

    Cam9191 Initiate (114) Nov 12, 2012 Illinois

    Somebody save those traders from getting fooled by trading for FFF "BA" Crack The Skye in ISO:FT forum
     
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  27. CityofWind_brew

    CityofWind_brew Disciple (369) Jan 15, 2014 Illinois
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    Cracked open my first bottle and this stuff is incredible.
     
  28. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Devotee (452) May 3, 2016 Illinois

    Can you taste the oak in the coffee beans....:grinning:
     
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  29. biggmatt74

    biggmatt74 Initiate (59) Dec 15, 2014 Wisconsin
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    I am actually a little confused still about the barrel aged part. If you look at Dark Matter's website, the Crack the Skye coffee is not barrel aged. Did they do a different run of the coffee for this?
     
  30. HawksBeerFan

    HawksBeerFan Initiate (157) Dec 24, 2011 Texas

    Any idea when this will hit distribution? Too busy to take a drive to FFF
     
  31. NikkoE82

    NikkoE82 Initiate (162) Jan 1, 2012 Indiana
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  32. ErikO60102

    ErikO60102 Initiate (0) May 16, 2014 Illinois

    The Dark Matter coffee used is one of their barrel aged blends. The beer is not barrel aged.
     
  33. biggmatt74

    biggmatt74 Initiate (59) Dec 15, 2014 Wisconsin
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    If you look on Dark Matter's website, they say that the coffee is not barrel aged. It is semi-washed and washed for each bean. So, when is this thing aged in a barrel? Does washed and semi-washed refer to some type of barrel treatment?
     
  34. kodt

    kodt Zealot (565) Mar 6, 2013 Illinois

    Interesting, and if you filter by Barrel Aged coffees, this one does not show up.

    So maybe this beer is actually barrel aged, but FFF just set a reasonable price and limit?

    I'll won't be able to open one until Christmas. But I am curious to try it.
     
  35. prior2two

    prior2two Disciple (343) Oct 18, 2013 Illinois
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    Maybe it was just in oak.
     
  36. NikkoE82

    NikkoE82 Initiate (162) Jan 1, 2012 Indiana
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    E-mailed FFF. Got this response.

    "The coffee is Dark Matter's special behemoth coffee, the beer is a blend of base stout and barrel aged beer. The finished product has all three together."
     
  37. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Aspirant (283) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois
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    Everybody back to the line!
     
  38. Chuckdiesel24

    Chuckdiesel24 Champion (836) Jul 6, 2016 Illinois
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    Barrel aged or not, I heard its great. Can't personally attest (yet).
     
  39. 1Unicorn

    1Unicorn Initiate (34) Apr 29, 2016 Michigan
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    FFF reasonably priced?? Ha, did ya see the price of the BA Santa Klaus?.... $40 from the kiosk
     
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  40. jayhammed

    jayhammed Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2015 Illinois

    I thought all of thier BA beers were $40 - this didnt seem surprising.