Toppling Goliath Releases and Updates

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by WI-Beer-Man, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. WI-Beer-Man

    WI-Beer-Man Devotee (488) May 29, 2014 Wisconsin

    Please keep this to releases and updates.

    So BA Chain smoker today. 2 per person? 500 bottles released today? Price per bottle?
     
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  2. Vitacca

    Vitacca Defender (646) Sep 15, 2010 Wisconsin
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    $25, limit 2.
     
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  3. bocky24

    bocky24 Initiate (185) Apr 10, 2013 Iowa

    Almost gone per Clark 30 mins ago, also Term Oil kicked for day.
     
  4. Ckoz

    Ckoz Aspirant (245) Feb 15, 2014 Michigan
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    Anyone try this yet? Worth it?
     
  5. Clarkee

    Clarkee Initiate (0) Aug 18, 2014 Iowa

    I had Chainsmoker at Great Taste of the Midwest and it was phenomenal, just a hint of smoke. Someone even thought it was the Barrel Aged version. Wouldn't have guessed it was a Porter. Here's the description from the program:

    CHAINSMOKER: Style: Smoked Beer. Smoked Imperial Porter in collaboration with Cycle Brewing.
     
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  6. novamat

    novamat Aspirant (280) Sep 24, 2015 Illinois

    I believe they released Sosus recently. Is that always a taproom only release? Or does it see distro from time to time?
     
  7. bocky24

    bocky24 Initiate (185) Apr 10, 2013 Iowa

    Distro once in a great while, wouldn't count on it this batch, long holiday weekend.
     
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  8. TboneRN

    TboneRN Defender (614) Mar 30, 2014 Minnesota
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    Had it great taste eve...I thought the mouthfeel was heavy for a porter (at least that morning on tap), and while it was really good, it wasn't on the same level as term oil for me
     
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  9. NIN1988

    NIN1988 Initiate (0) Oct 9, 2013 South Dakota

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    It was definitely worth it. Barrel taste was on point and I thought you could really taste that distinctive Cycle taste in my opinion. Very heavy for a porter.

    Edit: Anyone know what barrels were used on this and what the ABV clocked in at?
     
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  10. shawnp

    shawnp Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2010 Minnesota
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    TG Chief said on Twitter the ABV was 13.7%. I asked what barrels were used and did not get a reply.
     
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  11. BeerGuy8315

    BeerGuy8315 Disciple (323) Apr 29, 2016 Iowa
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    anyone have an idea of how much Sosus is left? Thinking about making a trip down tomorrow.
     
  12. rangerzx3

    rangerzx3 Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2012 Iowa

    I was at the tap room last night and they still had cases of both Zee and Sosus. Never hurts to call ahead though!
     
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  13. CraigP83

    CraigP83 Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2014 Minnesota

    Is Sosus taproom only?
     
  14. TboneRN

    TboneRN Defender (614) Mar 30, 2014 Minnesota
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    I think generally if the beer makes it through the weekend they distro it..I think this weekend includes today as well because of the holiday
     
  15. AlonzoMosely

    AlonzoMosely Initiate (43) Aug 31, 2013 Vermont

    The Chainsmoker brought to the Great Taste was the barrel-aged version. And it was fantastic.
     
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  16. Theholmestrio

    Theholmestrio Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2015 Missouri


    I believe they were Wild Turkey barrels.
     
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  17. stevefenster

    stevefenster Initiate (93) Mar 29, 2016 Colorado
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  18. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa

    Imperial GNug bottling run today, for those who don't do the Twitters.

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  19. BeerGuy8315

    BeerGuy8315 Disciple (323) Apr 29, 2016 Iowa
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    Darn picked the wrong day to go to the taproom this week!!
     
  20. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa

    Fresh NugMo bottles and another Term Oil keg at the taproom today, along with the Imperial GNug bottles.
     
  21. eppie82

    eppie82 Savant (997) Apr 19, 2015 Illinois
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    Man, they've been pumping out all kinds of goodies over the last few months. I was there last Friday and got a glass of that Term Oil 4-A. Phenomenal.
     
  22. dragonaut

    dragonaut Aspirant (273) May 29, 2005 Iowa

  23. mpdavis

    mpdavis Initiate (176) Apr 24, 2014 Iowa

  24. Tunerstyle63

    Tunerstyle63 Initiate (128) Jul 3, 2014 Illinois
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  25. SasquatchB2

    SasquatchB2 Initiate (92) Jan 12, 2015 Minnesota
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    How do you read it as today?
     
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  26. Tunerstyle63

    Tunerstyle63 Initiate (128) Jul 3, 2014 Illinois
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    Making room for visitors coming Friday by selling beers today. It really only says visitors coming Friday not the beer release.
     
  27. shawnp

    shawnp Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2010 Minnesota
    ¡Bad Trader!

    Per Twitter, Chainsmoker drops Friday, 2 bottle limit.
     
  28. Omensetter

    Omensetter Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2012 Minnesota

    Are those visitors staying in the cooler?
     
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  29. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa

    Fresh batch of Sol Hunter is being bottled today as well.
     
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  30. SaulTBauls

    SaulTBauls Initiate (0) Mar 22, 2013 Iowa

    I dunno if this makes me :slight_smile: or if it makes me :slight_frown:. Sol Hunter was one of my favorite beers TG made. The last batch really let me down and gave me the sads. Hopefully this one is back on track.
     
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  31. bocky24

    bocky24 Initiate (185) Apr 10, 2013 Iowa

    Confirmed ba Chainsmoker available Friday 2 per customer. Let the running of the mules begin.
     
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  32. shawnp

    shawnp Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2010 Minnesota
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    See post #27.....lol
     
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  33. WI-Beer-Man

    WI-Beer-Man Devotee (488) May 29, 2014 Wisconsin

    One says Chainsmoker, the other says BA Chainsmoker. Which one is being released?
     
  34. bocky24

    bocky24 Initiate (185) Apr 10, 2013 Iowa

    It's the barrel aged, it's only one that was bottled.
     
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  35. bocky24

    bocky24 Initiate (185) Apr 10, 2013 Iowa

    I'm guessing teepee' swill be the way to go.............
     
  36. BeerGuy8315

    BeerGuy8315 Disciple (323) Apr 29, 2016 Iowa
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    Just wish I could find a mpls mule for a bottle of Imperial Golden Nugget haha. Heard it's awesome. Anyone have any input on this batch?
     
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  37. Spewlander

    Spewlander Initiate (76) May 17, 2014 Minnesota

    Any insight into how fast the last round of Chainsmoker bottles sold out. Probably couldn't get to the taproom until 2:00 on Friday so 2 hours after open. I'm assuming they'll try and have it available at open but I've read tweets alluding to that and to a 'we'll send out an alert when it's on its way' sort of thing.
     
  38. TboneRN

    TboneRN Defender (614) Mar 30, 2014 Minnesota
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    Yeah thats a tough one, with a two day notice its a whole different beast
     
  39. mnbearsfan

    mnbearsfan Initiate (0) Dec 25, 2009 Minnesota

    I seem to recall it lasting 5 or 6 hours on a Saturday and they announced it on Friday. Since they are releasing on a Friday, I'd guess it would last about the same time. Work gets in the way.
     
  40. shawnp

    shawnp Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2010 Minnesota
    ¡Bad Trader!

    Anyone want to ride down tomorrow? I'll drive.