Two Brothers 15 Beers for 15 Years

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by 2BDChicago, May 2, 2012.

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  1. 2BDChicago

    2BDChicago Aspirant (253) Nov 21, 2010 Illinois
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    First, has anyone seen a list of the beers, or a timetable?

    2-Bros website says, the first 14 have previous been released at some point in the past, and the last will be a special "new" brew. The only other info is that releases will occur every few weeks over the summer.

    I've had Red Eye Coffee Porter (slightly bitter for my taste vs...say Peruvian Morning). And, over the weekend in Champiagn I saw #2)Bonfire-Dunkleweiss (have yet to see on shelf in Chicago), and #3)Dark Mild.

    Second, should we even care or chase after these brews?

    I want to cheer for the West Burb's brewing hero, but at times the organization doesn't seem to be overly concerned bout their fan base. Though they've had some notable brews (Heavy Handed single hop series, Heavier Handed period, Black Hop Juice, to name a few...)
     
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  2. rhoadsrage

    rhoadsrage Poo-Bah (3,695) Jun 23, 2004 Illinois

    I would vote for the original recipe of Bare Tree and make lots of it. That stuff aged wonderfully and is nothing like the last few years versions. Also Philosopher's stone. I here it aged great but only after it was off the shelves.
     
  3. EROCK75

    EROCK75 Disciple (350) Aug 5, 2009 Illinois
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    I am trying to get all 15 collected as they come out so I can have a Two Brother's Aniversary tasting with a couple friends.
     
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  4. SimonesRules

    SimonesRules Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2012 Illinois

    I am trying to do the same thing. Today, for the first time, I found #3 in the series, "Dark Mild Ale." From the bottle:

    "For those that do not know this beer (which is probably most people), this was the second beer we ever made. The Dark Mile Ale never had a real name, nor did it even get packaged in a bottle. Back in 1997 when we stopped producing it we did not own a bottling line yet.

    This dark sessionable ale was a favorite of brewers, however, not understood in craft beer's infancy 15 years ago. We think now craft drinkers will get it.
    215 IBU
    3.2 Alc/Vol"

    I have bought two of each so far. One for drinking and one for having the anniversary tasting. I'm hoping that one of the beers released is "Askew." Although I never got a chance to try it, I heard it's a great sour.
     
  5. SimonesRules

    SimonesRules Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2012 Illinois

    I didn't even see that the first poster saw the third beer yet. Whoops. Armenetti's and Capone Liquors have all three. Whole Foods on Ashland has 1 and 2.
     
  6. EROCK75

    EROCK75 Disciple (350) Aug 5, 2009 Illinois
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    Been getting 2ea as well. It seems to take a few extra weeks to get to us, but will trade if I have to to get the complete set if I miss any.
     
  7. JohnnyTightLips

    JohnnyTightLips Initiate (0) May 30, 2009 Illinois

    Wonder how Moaten will sell if its part of the series.
     
  8. TMoney2591

    TMoney2591 Poo-Bah (6,694) Apr 21, 2009 Illinois

    I almost laughed at this...'til I remembered how sad Moaten was...
     
  9. bonemuse07

    bonemuse07 Initiate (152) Apr 15, 2007 Illinois

    I voted for Oh! Brother... their tripel. I still have a bottle from the last run in '08- waiting to to a side-by-side. Hope it makes it.
     
  10. dvelcich

    dvelcich Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2008 Illinois

  11. 2BDChicago

    2BDChicago Aspirant (253) Nov 21, 2010 Illinois
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    #4 Being released today (5/8), Pillar of Salt-White Rye.
     
  12. aefbjo

    aefbjo Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2005 Bahamas

    Really enjoyed #1 (Red Eye coffee porter). #2 isn't my favorite style but I enjoyed it, and and #3 isn't something I'll seek out. Any word on #4 yet? (edit: not what it is, but how it is.)

    If there are other awesome brews they've released in the past, keep naming them here so I'll be sure to grab them when they come out. Seems to be a good amount of bottles being released so far.

    I saw on the Goose Clybourn beermenus a week or two ago "Two Brothers Red Rye" and I was like, oh man, a rye version of Red Eye? But it was probably Cane & Ebel, I realized later. Haha.

    Think there's any chance of Imperial Cane & Ebel? http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/689/40401

    FYI, here are all their retired beers: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/689/?view=beers&show=arc
     
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  13. FlssmrBrewAlum

    FlssmrBrewAlum Aspirant (204) Feb 25, 2009 Illinois
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    Sleeping on #3 is a mistake.
     
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  14. aefbjo

    aefbjo Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2005 Bahamas

    Thanks Adam, I'll have to have a looksee... I'm popping by Before You Go on my way home today.
     
  15. FlssmrBrewAlum

    FlssmrBrewAlum Aspirant (204) Feb 25, 2009 Illinois
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    Especially at like $3.50 a bomber.. I really enjoyed it.
     
  16. aefbjo

    aefbjo Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2005 Bahamas

    Oh, I was not aware of that. Great!
     
  17. immobilisme

    immobilisme Aspirant (231) Nov 8, 2005 Illinois

    I remember really enjoying Pillar of Salt. I think Jerry's had it during CBC and I had it a year or two earlier in NYC at Blind Tiger.
     
  18. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Zealot (538) Nov 26, 2011 Illinois
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    3.50 a bomber, cheapest ones I have seen is 7.99 i think?
     
  19. FlssmrBrewAlum

    FlssmrBrewAlum Aspirant (204) Feb 25, 2009 Illinois
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    Wow. Really?? Hard to pay that for a.3.2% 22 oz beer.

    I picked mine up for no more than 4 and change at Malloys Naperville
     
  20. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Zealot (538) Nov 26, 2011 Illinois
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    o are we just speaking of dark mild? I was speaking of red eye, sorry
     
  21. stevegoz

    stevegoz Aspirant (253) May 5, 2008 Illinois
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    Ugh! Went somewhere today that had Pillar of Salt fresh off the truck, but didn't have it programmed into the system yet. Ergo, no sale.
     
  22. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Devotee (458) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    You have to be kidding. I just stopped there randomly today while driving through and didn't see this. Dammit!
     
  23. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Zealot (538) Nov 26, 2011 Illinois
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    Was it the dg binnys?
     
  24. stevegoz

    stevegoz Aspirant (253) May 5, 2008 Illinois
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    Willowbrook.
     
  25. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Zealot (538) Nov 26, 2011 Illinois
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    Oh okay thanks for reply
     
  26. stevegoz

    stevegoz Aspirant (253) May 5, 2008 Illinois
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    No problem. The non-sellability of the beer certainly wasn't a big deal -- Wednesday is usually "new releases day" over there, and they're holding me the two bottles that I wanted.
     
  27. 2BDChicago

    2BDChicago Aspirant (253) Nov 21, 2010 Illinois
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    I thought #3-Dark Mild was a little weak, but it was priced as such...like you all are saying.

    BTW, I was in Champaign(IL) last weekend, and #2) Bonfire was still in stock at FriarTuck. Sold quickly in Chicago, I was told it was a very small batch (50-gals).
     
  28. stevegoz

    stevegoz Aspirant (253) May 5, 2008 Illinois
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    That would be ~300 bottles of Bonfire, or 25 cases. That can't be right.
     
  29. immobilisme

    immobilisme Aspirant (231) Nov 8, 2005 Illinois

    And that is not counting the numerous places I have seen it on tap.
     
  30. Lansman

    Lansman Aspirant (239) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    #4 - Pillar of Salt hit Binny's on Grand (downtown) this afternoon, $6.99.
     
  31. FlssmrBrewAlum

    FlssmrBrewAlum Aspirant (204) Feb 25, 2009 Illinois
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    Wanted to reiterate that I stopped back by Malloy's.

    Dark Mild was gone from the shelf, but was still in the cooler. Pillar of Salt should be around by Friday.

    Also, it was $4.99 (I previously stated it was less).
     
  32. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Devotee (458) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    wtf I was just there ten minutes ago. Its not on the shelves, and there is an empty space where Bonfire was, but I saw no sign of Pillar
     
  33. Lansman

    Lansman Aspirant (239) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    From what I saw, they received a case (maybe more in the back?). By the time I was leaving, 6 bottles had been taken off the shelf. (I purchased 2)
     
  34. Etan

    Etan Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2011 Wisconsin

    Bonfire is still plentiful in south side Chicago. Red Eye was around recently, probably a few bottles still being put out. I enjoyed both, but haven't seen the Dark Mild or Pillar of Salt yet :slight_frown:
     
  35. danimalarkey

    danimalarkey Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2008 Illinois

    As far As Pillar Of Salt, I thought it was fine. Nice, spicy, medium-body but not much in the way if hops. The label promised a strong, dry-hopped citrusy aroma but... I didn't get that (granted, the label also promised an ABV of 68%...). The finish was just a little dull. I think I was expecting something a little 'brighter' overall. I might try another glass on draft but I'm nit so anxious about picking up another bottle.
     
  36. FritterFlip

    FritterFlip Initiate (0) Mar 9, 2010 Illinois

    I agree. A very solid low alcohol beer. Wish they did that one in six pack bottles or cans.
     
  37. EROCK75

    EROCK75 Disciple (350) Aug 5, 2009 Illinois
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    Just got #2 and #3 in Rockford area. Both priced at 5.99. I think Red Eye was 7.50. No Pillar of Salt yet.
     
  38. aefbjo

    aefbjo Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2005 Bahamas

    LOL
     
  39. SteelersX

    SteelersX Disciple (371) Jan 30, 2011 New York
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    Funny - I was just about to start a thread about that - 68% ABV - too funny
     
  40. 2BDChicago

    2BDChicago Aspirant (253) Nov 21, 2010 Illinois
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    OK, I am 4 for 4 in obtaining Pillar of Salt in Peoria (IL). Sounds like PoS was either low batch or just sold quickly.
     
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