Transient Artisan Ales (2019)

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by DragonflyJones, Feb 28, 2019.

  1. DragonflyJones

    DragonflyJones Initiate (57) Mar 22, 2018 Illinois

    So the old thread is locked. I haven't really tried much from them this year, but excited to see what Buckley variants come out this year. All 3 BA's in 2018 were fantastic.

    Any 2019 Transient brews fellow Beer Advocate's recommended?
     
  2. A-Smoove

    A-Smoove Initiate (83) Nov 1, 2013 Illinois
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    I thought Brimley was fantastic (though that may have been an ‘18 beer). Is there info on ‘19 Buckley? I’m hoping to finally be around for it, but can’t find any info online.
     
  3. bgrzywa2

    bgrzywa2 Initiate (145) Nov 8, 2011 Illinois
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    Waiting on that Transient/More collab to drop
     
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  4. ktr5010

    ktr5010 Disciple (347) Dec 12, 2014 Illinois
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    When does Buckley/variants come out? I missed out on the release last year but traded for some and it was some of my favorite beer I've ever had.
     
  5. MrDorkLard

    MrDorkLard Initiate (77) Mar 30, 2015 Illinois
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    Typically late May if I remember correctly
     
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  6. bread_c

    bread_c Initiate (54) Feb 19, 2015 Illinois
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    Yeah, was June 2nd last year, late May in 2017.
     
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  7. aluminum_monster

    aluminum_monster Initiate (16) Apr 4, 2018 Michigan

    I think it is usually the weekend after Memorial Day.
     
  8. HawksBeerFan

    HawksBeerFan Aspirant (217) Dec 24, 2011 Illinois

    Didn't the green apple one already come out?
     
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  9. DragonflyJones

    DragonflyJones Initiate (57) Mar 22, 2018 Illinois

    Ha. And Brimley had some people tell me Brimley is infected. And some here have stated as well.
     
  10. Squiggy

    Squiggy Initiate (111) Feb 18, 2013 Michigan
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    I had a infected Brimley
     
  11. Rkitchen

    Rkitchen Initiate (195) Feb 18, 2017 Michigan
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    Haven’t popped a Velvet Sea yet, but will say Gray Skies Neckbeard from late last year flew under the radar. Phenomenal beer.
     
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  12. Tonyh616

    Tonyh616 Initiate (37) May 2, 2016 Michigan

    Velvet sea was good. Definitely an interesting mix of maple of whiskey barrel. I was expecting something a little different becasue of the foeder but the specially made whiskey one worked great.
     
  13. DragonflyJones

    DragonflyJones Initiate (57) Mar 22, 2018 Illinois

    Buckley Day is Sunday May 19.
     
  14. lloydboss

    lloydboss Aspirant (290) May 9, 2014 Illinois
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    Opened my first bottle (of 3) Brimley's last weekend & shared it between three of us. With all of the talk of infections/off flavors last year I was prepared for the worst. Even with my mind searching for those off flavors, I didn't get any & neither did either of the two that I shared it with & we finished the whole bottle.

    It's not one of the better BA barleywines I've ever had, but it was a solid middle of the road offering. I'm interested in opening my other two bottles down the road to see if the taste is the same or any of them are the drain pours others reported.

    I can also understand why Chris hasn't pulled these from the shelves or issued refunds given how my first bottle tasted.
     
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  15. BLA1R

    BLA1R Initiate (50) Sep 1, 2015 Illinois

    Anybody ever try Shamps? I'm bringing a bottle to DLD and I've never had it. I just remember it being expensive af.
     
  16. Thrillhouse82

    Thrillhouse82 Initiate (130) Sep 14, 2014 Wisconsin
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    Where were able to find this out?
     
  17. DragonflyJones

    DragonflyJones Initiate (57) Mar 22, 2018 Illinois

    My buddy told me, I assume it was posted on facebook.
     
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  18. lloydboss

    lloydboss Aspirant (290) May 9, 2014 Illinois
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    Had it in draft at the last members event held in IL at Beer Temple. I remember it being good (rated it 4.08) & still have my bottle as well. It’s a sneaky 12% too IIR
     
  19. Thrillhouse82

    Thrillhouse82 Initiate (130) Sep 14, 2014 Wisconsin
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    Facebook, huh. Probably why I can't find anything about it...
     
  20. lloydboss

    lloydboss Aspirant (290) May 9, 2014 Illinois
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    It was just the save the date, no details, variants, etc. yet.

    I'm not on Facebook either but you can still access the Transient page. That's where they post all of the release news/info, not the brewery website.
     
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  21. Thrillhouse82

    Thrillhouse82 Initiate (130) Sep 14, 2014 Wisconsin
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    Thanks. As a side note, looking at the actual date, I really wish they would get away from these Sunday events. Maybe it's just my personal situation, but a Saturday event just sounds so much more appealing.
     
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  22. lloydboss

    lloydboss Aspirant (290) May 9, 2014 Illinois
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    agree it's pretty inconvenient, especially if you'd like to enjoy a few on one of the event days. My guess is that he feels he gets good crowds on Saturdays, Sundays are a slower day for natural reasons, so bring the crowds in for the big releases on Sunday. It's a smart business move, although more inconvenient for some of us.
     
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  23. Jmorey

    Jmorey Aspirant (267) Feb 10, 2015 Michigan
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    It was Saturday the past 2 years. This year it is presumably Sunday because Dark Lord Day is that Saturday.
     
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  24. FleskBrewFan

    FleskBrewFan Initiate (93) Aug 4, 2016 Illinois
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    Finally tried Breakfast Sauce...it was chocolatly and cinnamon gooddness. Big fan!
     
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  25. TonyLuvsBeer

    TonyLuvsBeer Aspirant (216) Mar 28, 2015 Michigan
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    Saw the Buckley Day post. Looks like 500 ml bottles. Variants TBD. I would be happy with a similar repeat of last years.
     
  26. FleskBrewFan

    FleskBrewFan Initiate (93) Aug 4, 2016 Illinois
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    Email says more details to come, but confirms 500ml bottles as well as double barrel kentuckley and double barrel canuckley
     
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  27. CWC177

    CWC177 Initiate (27) Apr 6, 2018 New Jersey
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    Any descriptions for these? Or just mention that they're coming?
     
  28. croush

    croush Crusader (719) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    I really wish this wasn't the day after Dark Lord Day. I have wanted to go to one of the releases, but there's zero chance of me being able to make over there that morning. ISO: mule.
     
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  29. Jmorey

    Jmorey Aspirant (267) Feb 10, 2015 Michigan
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    We are hitting in on the way back to Lansing, so we love that it is the day after DLD. I can see this equally screwing and benefiting a lot of people.
     
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  30. FleskBrewFan

    FleskBrewFan Initiate (93) Aug 4, 2016 Illinois
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    The quote from the email:

    “We will have more barrel aged buckleys, adding 2 different double barrel aged versions, one being a double barrel version of Kentuckley and the other being a double barrel version of Canuckley. These have aged appx. 18 months each.”
     
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  31. CWC177

    CWC177 Initiate (27) Apr 6, 2018 New Jersey
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    Thank you! These sound awesome.. will definitely be seeking them out!
     
  32. ktr5010

    ktr5010 Disciple (347) Dec 12, 2014 Illinois
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    For anyone who has gone to these releases, what is the recommended arrival time prior to the start time? I'm now 2 hours away so planning is more important.
     
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  33. PrestigeWorldwide

    PrestigeWorldwide Defender (626) Sep 22, 2015 Michigan
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    They have adjusted allotments based on turnout. Over the course of the day the allotment size will start going down, but they had variants for probably a week afterward.

    So, if you swung by later in the day you could probably get most everything with no wait, but your total allotment might be smaller (e.g. 1 bottle of each versus 2 bottles of each). If you want the full allotment, you should probably be there 30-60 minutes before open based upon last year's turnout...and then you are in for a long wait for bottles.
     
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  34. whatruDOINdragic

    whatruDOINdragic Initiate (138) Aug 22, 2013 Illinois

    I arrived well after they started selling (hours later) last year and waited in line for about 45 minutes. I don't recall whether the same allotment was available to me as was available to the first in line that day but I was able to buy at least one of every variant. Also, immediately after I bought my bottles the line had reduced so much that my wife, who was eating across the street while I was in line, walked right up and bought bottles with no wait at all.
     
  35. ktr5010

    ktr5010 Disciple (347) Dec 12, 2014 Illinois
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    Thank you both
     
  36. Leftofthedial

    Leftofthedial Disciple (376) Nov 17, 2011 California
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    Anyone know if Methodic is methode traditionelle?
     
  37. Vitacca

    Vitacca Defender (697) Sep 15, 2010 Wisconsin
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    Did they streamline the check out for Buckley last year. 2017 was so goddamn painful. Hoping to make the release but not interested in the 4 hour checkout process.
     
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  38. Lazhal

    Lazhal Devotee (460) Mar 13, 2011 Michigan
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    Do they open at the normal time on (noon) on Buckley day? I may show up late afternoon and really do not want to wait around.
     
  39. BrandonK

    BrandonK Initiate (50) Jul 15, 2012 Indiana
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    They have gotten much better, and yes 2017 was a shitshow...
     
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  40. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Disciple (320) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    I recently recovered from my sunburn from that line