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Two Brothers Red Eye Coffee Porter Returns!

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by drewba, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. drewba

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    From the Two Brothers facebook page:
    "Red Eye Porter is the first of our 15 archive recipes we will brew to celebrate our 15th anniversary. Red Eye debuted in the Spring of 2009 and quickly won acclaim from the public and press alike. We brewed it a second time, which was the last time we made it, in the fall of 2009. Since then it has easily become the most requested beer for us to bring back (like almost every day). So, we hope you enjoy the start of our fun 2012 project. Stay tuned for more information regarding its release on March 27."

    Link to Facebook announcement

    About time, eh?
     
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    hopefully they make enough of it so it is easy to get.
     
  3. drewba

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    My hope is that Red Eye becomes an annual thing. I've had a couple bottles that had aged on shelves and the coffee was 100% gone, so forget about stocking up on this to age. In my super duper humble opinion, of course.
     
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    ..If Chicago area beer enthusiasts on this site can agree on anything, it's that this beer is welcomed back several times over..
     
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    I'm just glad they didn't wait to make this the 11th or 12th beer. Now for Oh Brother!
     
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    Good news. Maybe Heavier Handed will return in non Jeroboam size. Hopefully Moaten doesn't return
     
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    This is a WELCOME development! More coffee beer please!
     
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    Word has it, there will be 15 12-liter bottles of Red Eye, only available at their brand new, 3rd facility in Streator, IL.
     
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    You have no idea how much it throws me off that you look NOTHING like your avatar...
     
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    Fuckkkkkk. YES! I can rep them as a great brewery again!
     
  12. EROCK75

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    So it's March 27th and I will be near the brewery this afternoon. Any word on if this is set to release today? Would love to pick some up. No new news on facebook about it. It would be the icing on the cake for my birthday today.:)
     
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    I'm gonna guess not.... most places may get lucky to a case...but one can hope...
     
  14. thewimperoo

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    Has 2 Brothers ever distributed a beer that was hard to get? Doesn't seem to be their style.
     
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    Binnys South Loop got 10+ cases of it...I just picked up 4 bombers @ 6.99 each...
     
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    Askew was the only beer that even came close to "hard to get". But, hard to get = sat on shelves for 1-2 weeks.
     
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    Askew was on shelves by me for over a month
     
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    Yeah, I picked up Askew in like August or September. 3 or 4 months after it came out.
     
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    Is this a brewery only release? Or will it be hitting shelves. It sounds lovely
     
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    Nvm...i just saw the above picture. Niiiiiice
     
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    Nice... I'm glad to be wrong :)
     
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    Does anyone know if this is a Chicago/IL only release or will I be able to find this out here in the boonies? I'd love to try some. Two Brothers is literally five minutes (ok, maybe ten) from where I grew up.
     
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    Has anyone seen this at the Lakeview or LP Binny's yet today?
     
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    I just left binny's lincoln park with a bottle
     
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    I keep hearing tomorrow from Naperville, Glen Ellyn, and Bloomingdale Binnys as well as the brewpub.
     
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    I'm drinking one on tap at Tribes Alehouse and I gotta tell ya, I had it last time out and I thought it was a great beer. Maybe my tastebuds changed, but I didn't care for it this time around. Thin body and no other flavor than coffee.
     
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    Boooooo! Go back to Mordor you evil heartless bastard!

    LONG LIVE THE RED EYE!
     
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    Wait-- why wasn't this on tap last night when I was there?!
     
  31. lurchingbeast

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    Because you were there.
     
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    awwww.
    But... So were you! I thought they liked you!
     
  33. lurchingbeast

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    I thought everyone liked me.

    No?

    Damn.
     
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    Two Brothers only released it yesterday. I'm sure it'll be on for a little while. Maple Tree in Blue Island put in on yesterday as well.
     
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    I already pre-purchased a case, so if you're right I'm going to extra a bunch, then smash the rest on camera and send the footage to Jason Ebel.
     
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  37. WITTBEER

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    Damn! I'm glad I got to try it on tap before I bought it. Maybe it will taste better in bottles, for your sake at least.
     
  38. Lansman

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    Lots and lots of this at Castle Vav as of this afternoon (Wednesday).
     
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    It amuses me that this is catching on.
     
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    I particularly like the phrase because when I tell people 'I saw X at the Lincoln Park Binny's' they almost always assume the Lakeview location on Clark. One cannot confuse the location of Castle Vav.
     
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