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Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by croush, Sep 3, 2016.
Is the delay related to a label approval issue with the State of Illinois?
TG has what is called "can't-get-off-their-assisindrome". It can easily fixed by taking Titus' miracle drug, "Get-off-your-assidone," but they refuse. As a result, every step along the Oregon trail turns into an exercise in focus. Always, "Squirl!" at every turn.
Incredibly disappointing. 5 years ago today I was in Decorah and brought home two clear growlers of Pseudoe Sue. That beer was so damn good.
Still one of my fav beers. The real Psuedo Sue from Decorah is amazing.
might have been said already on this forum, but dude from LP binnys told me today Decorah beers should hit Chicago sometime this month
Of course those won't hit shelves here for 6-8 months as they have to work through the backlog of 6 month old Florida TG stock in the distributor's warehouse....
Figures. I've been waiting for TG's Sue bombers to hit Chicago for almost a year now (after they announced distro to the area, I mean), so of course my best shot at them is now that I'm entering the "give me BA beers or give me death" portion of the year.
Lucky man - looks like your bombers will be consistently “Bottle Aged.”
Hahahahaha, shit, touché!
Was excited at Binny's South Loop to see a few cases of Pseudo Sue, but passed when I saw they were canned in August. Too many other good, local beers to buy something that's been sitting for a couple months.
I did pick up a bottle of Pompeii though.
I haven't been in a bottle shop in awhile, but is that bomber of Sue still not available here?
I'll be in Chicago this weekend and looking for some beers to take home. Is there any fresh Pseudo Sue around or should I be wary of any TG I see?
You'll see plenty of Pseudo Sue 4pack cans around. Just check the date underneath before purchasing and decide if it makes sense for you in terms of shelf life for that style of beer.
I haven't bought it since it showed up here as everythings been months old and as there are so many better local fresh options in my opinion, but I was curious to try it as I had never had it.
Nope - still haven't seen it at any of my usual spots.
Not to rain on your parade, but did you check the date on the bomber. If my memory serves, those were bottled end of August/ early September and dropped in Chicago end of September. I believe I had one end of September and was disappointed. Just a heads up.
The date was about the same if I remember correctly. I'm not too huge on dates being a problem, but I wasn't going to buy 2 month old PseudoSue over fresh NvU.
Seeing Galaxy Sue pop up around stores today. Good luck to anyone drinking that old mess.
Dat Baptista and Triple Barrel Baptist Doe!!!! I think the xhops gold is fresher than the galaxy sue.
What is bottling date of galaxy hopped pseudo ?
April 26, 1992
I had Galaxy PsuedoSue on the day of the release in 2016 at Toppling Goliath, and I ended up bringing a whole case back with me while keeping it in a cold environment the entire time from the moment I purchased it (out of the fridge in Toppling Goliath's brewpub and into an ice filled cooler). When I first had it, it was absolutely delicious. Loved it! After about a month and a bit longer, that beer was a shell of its fresh self. It fell off fast, and I don't think that's all that uncommon from Galaxy hopped beers (especially ones with lower abv).
The only way I get a Galaxy PsuedoSue from this batch now is if someone gave it to me for free. But who knows, maybe over the year plus since the last release they've dialed in the recipe so much that it's good for 8 months since bottling (like they've claimed their hoppy beers are good for via Twitter).
I'm not seeing a bottling date, which kinda sucks too, (I remember there being one on the last batch of Pompei I picked up) but based off TG's Twitter I think the Galaxy Sue is ~35 days old and the X Hops Gold is ~23.
I consistently drink ultra fresh hops from Corridor and FR but these aren't ancient and I typically love their bombers. Picked up one of each. I'll report back if they suck.
My buddy in Wisconsin who sees regular distro said he had a Galaxy Sue on 10/21. Said the bomber was pretty fresh and very good. These are probably still decent.
Yeah grabbed one of each at LP today. 10/11 and 10/26 respectively. Will hope for old glory to be restored!
Drinking Galaxy Pseudo now. I have a head cold so my palate is dulled a bit. It’s drinking pretty nicely without the old hops flavor I got from just a one month old Pompeii. The hops aren’t bursting out of the glass and that could be from the cold or because it’s 5 weeks old.
I had Galaxy and DDH Citra when both were fresh from taproom and much preferred the Citra, just for context. If you’re curious I would pick one up
Drinking a Galaxy Sue now this is a real good beer. It's not blowing my mind, but I really like it and I would get it again and I definitely prefer it to regular Sue.
I hope we'll see King Sue.
10/12. Hard pass at $11+tax a bomber.
Where is the dam bottle date? Binnys Naperville had like 4-5 cases and I️ couldn’t find a date on any bottle or the case boxes. Pass for me.
I was looking for the dates myself at a separate store. Checked 4-5 bottles... nothing. Passed as well.
The date is towards the bottom of the neck. You need to hold it up to a good light source in order to see it.
Picked up a 10/12 Galaxy Sue and 10/26 X hops.
Not only is it on the neck, you have to hold it up to the light and have it at a certain angle to see it. It generally takes me a 30 seconds or more to find the date and I know almost exactly where to look
And apparently a batch of DDH Sue bombers were released earlier this year without date stamps. Buying one of those was a real trust exercise lol.
Yep, and often it rubs off with just a slight touch. It's like a faded yellow powder. Tough to find for sure.
Same here. I'm sure it'd be better a little fresher, but it's still a good beer.
They should just be bigger dicks and start printing the dates on the inside base of the bottle so you have to finish the beer to see when it was bottled....
Grabbed a bomber of Galaxy Sue at Jewel last night. I imagine the 3 cases they got are going to sit around FOREVER. I'm dead tired but if I can muster up the energy to drink tonight this is what I'll crack.
Cracked a bottle last night. Full disclosure: I'm in full-on hype beast NE IPA mode.
Nothing special. It wasn't super bitter, which I prefer, but it wasn't very flavorful either. Very neutral.
No date that was legible on my bottle, so I have no clue when this was packaged, and certainly no idea what happened on it's unimaginably time-consuming journey 277 mile journey from Decorah, so maybe this was incredible fresh. It was my first bottle of this, and I won't be buying another.
I drank my bottle of Galaxy Sue on Saturday. I liked it. The aroma was on point. I think that my palate is getting skewed toward zero IBU IPAs. Because now I drink something bitter and my brain exaggerates it times 100. So the bitterness was there and it was a turn off at first and then I enjoyed it.
I tried a Xhops Gold over the weekend and it was great, better than Galaxy Sue in my opinion (which I picked up last month in Wisconsin). I think the Golds are coming up on a month old at this point or have just passed that point, but well worth picking up if you come across it.