Toppling Goliath (2020)

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by Lorddevn, Jan 5, 2020.

  1. Lorddevn

    Lorddevn Initiate (50) Mar 10, 2019 Wisconsin
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    Not one started yet so figured great time for first thread.

    3 new term oils made from Mostra coffee on tap as well as a mostra ghost bear (espresso) and vanilla stout made specifically for mostras 6th Anniversary. All great beers not advertised right now
     
  2. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Zealot (554) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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    Legitimate question: is there a good reason they are working with Mostra? i’m Not on any coffee forums, but I have never seen Mostra ever mentioned except with a couple breweries in California. Seems like TG could work with someone much more local and engender more affection than choosing Mostra because Fifty fifty, Horus, or others have, even with the Horus collab.
     
  3. Lorddevn

    Lorddevn Initiate (50) Mar 10, 2019 Wisconsin
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    Not sure. They’ve been using them for years, mostra has used KBBS barrels for craft coffee and I believe assassin barrels if I remember correctly. Could just be because they are a top notch coffee company. Decorah has a very solid coffee company in impact started in 2015. I have seen them post over the last 3 years on twitter about receiving beans from coffee from them
     
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  4. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Zealot (554) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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    Did not know that they had used Mostra in the past. I wonder if they always have. I am not sure when the first KBBS was released, but that would have to be near the opening or before if this is their 6th anniversary. First Assassin was...2012 or 2013, right? Gold was 2014, and both yellow and red predated, although I can’t recall if yellow and red were same release, just different wax, or different releases.
     
  5. WIexile

    WIexile Initiate (85) Jul 20, 2017 Michigan

    First batch was in 2013. 2012 for Assassin. I know they have used Mostra sine at least 2014, and I was always under the impression they were also used for the first MD.
     
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  6. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (7,921) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    Don't want to stereotype all Iowans, but for the most part I really don't think there is a cultural center for coffee in Iowa and don't think Iowans give af about artisanal coffee. Sure there are other Midwestern touchpoints they could have utilized but local and coffee scene just don't strike me as a thing in Iowa.
     
  7. MNPikey

    MNPikey Devotee (450) Feb 27, 2011 Minnesota
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    I was told they used beans from Jumpy Monkey coffee for Mornin Delight. Specifically the "Good Morning blend" beans. Maybe that's changed since 2014 or was bad info.
     
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  8. WIexile

    WIexile Initiate (85) Jul 20, 2017 Michigan

    Spot on, as someone who use to live right across the Mississippi river from Iowa. Decorah is the odd man out in most of IA from my experience. This started with the Seed Savers being near by, the Coop, TG, and then Pulpit.
     
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  9. Lorddevn

    Lorddevn Initiate (50) Mar 10, 2019 Wisconsin
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    Except in Davenport they have a top roaster in Red Band coffee but for the rest of it I agree
     
  10. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Zealot (554) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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    Still strikes me as wierd that Mostra got picked at some point. Would love to know how/why. There are a million other producers. If they really started using them at the start of Mostra opening, there has to be some other connection. If they just started recently, then I have no doubt it’s related to various beers that have used their beans.

    Thanks for everyone’s Input.
     
  11. Lorddevn

    Lorddevn Initiate (50) Mar 10, 2019 Wisconsin
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    Just looked at mostra’s website and they’ve worked with a ton of brewery’s including trillium, 3 Floyd’s, warpig, j Wakefield, 3 sons, cycle, Weldworks, cigar city to name those known not near SD. Looks like they have just done assassin coffee 2018(which was phenomenal) and term oils variants. This is according to their website.
     
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  12. threedjmay

    threedjmay Initiate (52) Apr 27, 2014 Iowa
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    Very wrong.

    There's no one focal point, but you're wrong in your assessment. Visit Des Moines sometime.
     
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  13. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Zealot (554) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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    Now THAT makes a lot of sense.

    Thanks for digging that up. It is appreciated.
     
  14. siouxbrew

    siouxbrew Initiate (108) Nov 22, 2007 Iowa

    Jumpy Monkey as in Sioux City's Jumpy Monkey???
     
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  15. errantnight

    errantnight Savant (943) Jul 7, 2005 District of Columbia
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    Iowa, Des Moines in particular, has a surprising number of third wave roasters and coffee shops. You’re off on this one.
     
  16. ToddSoonerFan

    ToddSoonerFan Disciple (318) Aug 23, 2013 Iowa

    Yep. That's because we are all farmers.
     
  17. Rajaholick

    Rajaholick Initiate (157) Jan 9, 2011 Minnesota
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    How much was stout Hawks on site? It's $40-45/bottle before tax in the twin cities.
     
  18. Lorddevn

    Lorddevn Initiate (50) Mar 10, 2019 Wisconsin
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  19. DogfishRyan

    DogfishRyan Initiate (155) Mar 2, 2011 Minnesota
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    $40. And worth everybody's reaction who's sipping it as you tell them you paid that much for that lousy beer.
     
  20. MNPikey

    MNPikey Devotee (450) Feb 27, 2011 Minnesota
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    "Is that guy rich that he spent $40 on a bottle of beer?".

    "No hunny, just another beer moron".
     
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  21. mdg164

    mdg164 Initiate (99) Mar 28, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    Has anyone heard any rumblings about Assassin 2020?
     
  22. Lorddevn

    Lorddevn Initiate (50) Mar 10, 2019 Wisconsin
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    None yet. I was about to say they haven’t been active on the twitter lately but when I checked they posted 3 updates in the past few hours, but nothing about assassin.

    now is the time we usually hear
     
  23. WIexile

    WIexile Initiate (85) Jul 20, 2017 Michigan

    From what I've heard, early April this year. Looking forward to this years variants as vanilla bean Assassin (Mostra 6th) was tasting really damn good when I had it about 2 weeks ago.
     
  24. Egotist

    Egotist Aspirant (203) Feb 19, 2011 Illinois
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    I'll agree. Vanilla coffee assassin at the Mostra 6th event was a standout and best in show for me.
     
  25. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (7,921) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    How do you find out about this Mostra event? I indirectly know someone who went and the thing looked ridiculous.
     
  26. Luscious_Malfoy

    Luscious_Malfoy Poo-Bah (2,586) Oct 5, 2016 Illinois
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    surprise Coconut Assassin release today. 1pp $50 for 375mL
     
  27. Lorddevn

    Lorddevn Initiate (50) Mar 10, 2019 Wisconsin
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    See y’all soon

    pulpit doing a release today
     
  28. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (7,921) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    And it's 2018 too. How's that work, was it already bottled back then??
     
  29. Lorddevn

    Lorddevn Initiate (50) Mar 10, 2019 Wisconsin
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  30. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (7,921) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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  31. Luscious_Malfoy

    Luscious_Malfoy Poo-Bah (2,586) Oct 5, 2016 Illinois
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    great question. i remember them filing labels for coconut and de muerte (?) assassin like a year or 2 ago...i would hope that a coconut-forward beer hasn’t been “bottle conditioning” for that long...
     
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  32. Lorddevn

    Lorddevn Initiate (50) Mar 10, 2019 Wisconsin
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    Vanilla was the other. About 22 in line and sellers are already here so get ready for the secondary market
     
  33. Luscious_Malfoy

    Luscious_Malfoy Poo-Bah (2,586) Oct 5, 2016 Illinois
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    pretty sure it was Muerte Dulce Assassin that was filed around the same time as coconut.
     
  34. Lorddevn

    Lorddevn Initiate (50) Mar 10, 2019 Wisconsin
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    They did both. Vanilla and muerte dulce with the coconut. Just look at the tenemu link
     
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  35. Lorddevn

    Lorddevn Initiate (50) Mar 10, 2019 Wisconsin
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    Little over 150 bottles
     
  36. Lorddevn

    Lorddevn Initiate (50) Mar 10, 2019 Wisconsin
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    Still spots left. Only 1 pp no cycling in line
     
  37. Luscious_Malfoy

    Luscious_Malfoy Poo-Bah (2,586) Oct 5, 2016 Illinois
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    right on. thanks.
     
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  38. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (7,921) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    Wow that's it?! And I'm just now realizing they are 12 and not 22 oz.

    $$$

    Think I'll make it?l Pulling out the driveway now: Akron Ohio
     
  39. Luscious_Malfoy

    Luscious_Malfoy Poo-Bah (2,586) Oct 5, 2016 Illinois
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    i put “375mL” in my post.

    STEP ON IT!
     
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  40. Lorddevn

    Lorddevn Initiate (50) Mar 10, 2019 Wisconsin
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    Might not. Line picked up at 1055.