Twin Cities Bottle Hunt - 2018

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by JakeJohnson, Jan 2, 2018.

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  1. jonbonfondle

    jonbonfondle Disciple (363) Nov 1, 2014 Minnesota
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  2. nograz

    nograz Disciple (390) Oct 30, 2013 Minnesota
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    Well that explains the one I drank last night. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great and nothing like I remember from last year. It probably explains the first one I had a bit ago as well and why I was disappointed with it.
     
  3. gudbrande

    gudbrande Initiate (149) Jul 10, 2009 Minnesota
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    I shared a bottle of regular Big Bad Baptist with a buddy on Thursday that was off. He purchased it from Total Wine in Chan earlier in the day (so not refrigerated since release). We opened another one last night that I had kept in the fridge since the release last year. That one wasn't as bad, but it still had some sour cherry in the aroma and didn't have the characteristic chocolate flavor that BBB typically has. Both bottles were release #94.
     
  4. MNBeer1017

    MNBeer1017 Devotee (473) Mar 27, 2013 Minnesota
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    Why would someone post about off flavors in a bb beer in this forum?
     
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  5. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Zealot (554) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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    No one was hunting BCBS when you mentioned what you did, which differs completely from someone mentioning experiences with BBB which is on shelves and people may actively be purchasing.
     
  6. MNBeerGeek

    MNBeerGeek Zealot (588) Jun 25, 2013 Minnesota
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    Jesus. Do you read what you post before you submit it? You’re the front runner for worst member of the Midwest forum 2018. Congrats. (I assume I’m on some folks’ list, as well)
     
  7. Nivek43

    Nivek43 Initiate (101) Mar 22, 2012 Minnesota

     
  8. MNBeerGeek

    MNBeerGeek Zealot (588) Jun 25, 2013 Minnesota
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    We’ll always have MNGeek
     
  9. cheeseheadinMinneapolis

    cheeseheadinMinneapolis Devotee (446) Sep 20, 2017 Minnesota
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    LOL, I thought I was the front runner for worst member of the Midwest forum 2018.:grin::wink:
     
  10. MNBeerGeek

    MNBeerGeek Zealot (588) Jun 25, 2013 Minnesota
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    Don’t worry. There’s still a solid 10 months to get back up to number one from number 2.
     
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  11. cheeseheadinMinneapolis

    cheeseheadinMinneapolis Devotee (446) Sep 20, 2017 Minnesota
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    OH maybe I will have to start working on it by posting terrible shit.:grin::sunglasses:

    PS: Don't feed the trolls
     
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  12. TCOlson

    TCOlson Initiate (104) Feb 19, 2017 Minnesota
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    Princeton's just tweeted that they got BA darkness. 3 bottle limit
     
  13. JakeJohnson

    JakeJohnson Initiate (170) Jan 30, 2015 Minnesota
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  14. gudbrande

    gudbrande Initiate (149) Jul 10, 2009 Minnesota
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    Apparently it's also in at TW Maple Grove. Limit 1.
     
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  15. JakeJohnson

    JakeJohnson Initiate (170) Jan 30, 2015 Minnesota
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    I’m not sure if anyone cares, but City Lights is expanding distribution to Minnesota.
     
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  16. nograz

    nograz Disciple (390) Oct 30, 2013 Minnesota
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    I would try the coconut porter.

    Though, I got tunnel vision for Pipeworks. Need... in... my... mouth... NOW!
     
  17. Bruno415

    Bruno415 Initiate (110) Dec 18, 2016 Minnesota
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    MGM Maple Grove BA darkness limit 2
     
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  18. Justdoit1234

    Justdoit1234 Crusader (712) Jan 24, 2014 Minnesota
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    Post here findings of Pipeworks. We should all be excited for their ipas. Praise KEK for this brewery coming to MN.
     
  19. JohnSnowNW

    JohnSnowNW Zealot (565) Feb 6, 2013 Minnesota

    TW Tonka just got BA Darkness, limit 2.
     
  20. sean_mpls

    sean_mpls Initiate (79) Sep 11, 2012 Minnesota

    Really?
     
  21. RudyinMinny

    RudyinMinny Initiate (15) Dec 2, 2017 Minnesota

    TW Bloomington has BA darkness. Limit 6
     
  22. MNBeer1017

    MNBeer1017 Devotee (473) Mar 27, 2013 Minnesota
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    Anyone crack a 17 ba darkness yet?
     
  23. Bunuelian

    Bunuelian Champion (816) Mar 22, 2013 Minnesota
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    Infected :wink:
     
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  24. VinHalen54

    VinHalen54 Initiate (138) Jun 4, 2014 Illinois

    Seriously? The one in Maple Grove has limit one.
     
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  25. JakeJohnson

    JakeJohnson Initiate (170) Jan 30, 2015 Minnesota
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    This is coming out in March.
    [​IMG]
     
  26. VinHalen54

    VinHalen54 Initiate (138) Jun 4, 2014 Illinois

    Are you referring to the bottles out for distro this week? I’m getting conflicting reports on how to name this beer that was bottled on 1/17/18 but was clearly made and barreled in 2017.
     
  27. drunk_gnome

    drunk_gnome Initiate (57) Sep 20, 2014 Minnesota
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    I can verify it was limit 6. *Was* being the key word. They were gone by the time I got there.
     
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  28. GeneralBurden

    GeneralBurden Initiate (170) Oct 14, 2011 Minnesota
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    BA Darkness at Zipp's. Limit 2
     
  29. Djsaturn1

    Djsaturn1 Aspirant (228) Dec 12, 2012 Minnesota
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    I thought it was very good. Super smooth. I got a big hit of cherry. Not a ton of Barrel.
     
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  30. fargofallout

    fargofallout Initiate (56) Nov 30, 2010 Minnesota
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    What prices are people seeing for BA Darkness? They have some at Lunds & Byerlys downtown. Didn't notice a limit, and they're going for $27/each.
     
  31. mnhopfiend

    mnhopfiend Initiate (51) Feb 5, 2016 Minnesota

    I've paid $20.99 and $27.99
     
  32. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (5,915) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    BA Darkness @SLL limit 2 ..$23.99
     
  33. macgroveguy

    macgroveguy Initiate (51) Jan 22, 2015 Minnesota

    Minnehaha Lake $24.99 Limit 2. Looks to be about 3 cases left.
     
  34. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (5,915) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    I liked it very smooth with mellow oak and Rye Whiskey notes. '17 Barrel > '16 no where near '15 thou. Sweet mouthfeel and a touch on the thin side for a RIS,
     
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  35. SudsSavant

    SudsSavant Aspirant (244) Jan 9, 2007 Minnesota
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    It's 2017 BA Darkness that's being distributed this week and that is the version with Baba Yaga (old lady witch): http://surlybrewing.com/beer/darkness-2017-barrel-aged/

    If anyone tries to tell you that it's 2018 BA Darkness, they don't know what they're talking about and like to make things up. How am I so confident that I'm right? I tend to go to the source and look things up:

    https://mailchi.mp/surlybrewing/a-new-gluten-reduced-ipa-and-an-old-barrel-aged-favorite
    And to everyone who was enjoying the BA Darkness tappings around Christmas, you were drinking 2016 BA Darkness. Surly didn't silently release the 2017 version to Red Cow a month and a half before releasing to the masses. Sorry, this one always irks me a bit especially when people think their discerning taste buds can tell the differences between years and the age on them without knowing what vintage it is they're drinking.
     
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  36. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Zealot (554) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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    Very Helpful.

    So this iteration of BA Darkness was aged 3 months, not the 1 month someone claimed? Or am I missing something (or surly mis-reporting)?
     
  37. mnhopfiend

    mnhopfiend Initiate (51) Feb 5, 2016 Minnesota

    Surly says at least 3 months, very well could be they just posted videos in December for something to post.

    As far as what to call it, I've been going with BA 2017 Darkness instead of 2017 BA Darkness to avoid stupid people arguing about it. Had enough of that last year.
     
  38. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (5,915) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    Yes it was 3 months in freshly dumped barrels.
     
  39. TCOlson

    TCOlson Initiate (104) Feb 19, 2017 Minnesota
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    Total wine Roseville has ba darkness limit 2
     
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  40. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (5,915) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    I dont understand why anyone would think its 2018. Darkness always comes out in the fall every year. '17 is '17 .
     
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