Was King Henry bottled with just ageing in bourbon barrels?

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  1. BreakingBad

    BreakingBad Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2012

    I came across this video:


    there is no mention of the rare barrels they just say regular bourbon barrels. I was wondering if there was a version bottled that was just aged in regular bourbon barrels. and if so do you guys think they will bring it back?
     
  2. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Meyvn (1,167) May 8, 2006 Michigan

    King Henry was aged in spent Rare barrels. These were bourbon barrels so what they had said is not incorrect. If they had any plans to bottle in the future it may make sense to omit the "bourbon barrels with previously held beer" part because the next run may be different.

    King Henry was brewed before the bottling and was a different animal. If it will be brewed again it will be different still. There are no spent Rare barrels laying around, maybe they go spent BCS barrels maybe they go "first use" bourbon. Its all speculation at this point.
     
  3. imperialbeerdude

    imperialbeerdude Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2012 Colorado

    first king henry was just barrels the next one was in rare barrels
     
  4. Etan

    Etan Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2011 Wisconsin

  5. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    How do you know that there are no spent "Rare" barrels? just wondering?
     
  6. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (2,073) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    The masses would love any specifics on this. Well at least I would.
     
  7. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Meyvn (1,167) May 8, 2006 Michigan

    There has been a lot of chatter that suggests as much. Many similar comments made by my greater Chicago associates have been made after several GI events.

    Let's forget that and get to what we know. Bottle counts for both were 12000. With that one would assume that each and every Rare barrel was used in the production of King Henry, meaning no spent Rare barrels remain.
     
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  8. EricCioe

    EricCioe Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 Montana

    You could reuse the barrels again. It'd be different than the last KH release but hardly unprecedented to fill a barrel a fourth time.
     
  9. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Meyvn (1,167) May 8, 2006 Michigan

    Barrels can be used a fourth time but most bourbon barrel are not used four times for a beer that is intended to be bourbon forward. Much of the information I have come across suggest it is usually two to three uses tops.
     
  10. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (2,073) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    Thanks for the input. Now that you mention this, it reminds me of a conversation I heard before staing much the same...Ahhh my foggy memory.
     
  11. tjfilippo

    tjfilippo Initiate (184) Jan 28, 2008 Illinois
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    However... 12,000 King Henry bottles were never released. Rumor has it there are still atleast a few thousand bottles of KH that haven't been released. There was a picture on here awhile back that showed cases upon cases of KH at GI... can't seem to find it though. Can anyone help?
     
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  12. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (2,073) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    Conspiracy, held 'til after the election?!?:wink:
     
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  13. tjfilippo

    tjfilippo Initiate (184) Jan 28, 2008 Illinois
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    haha... I can only confirm there are 4 bottles in my cellar :slight_smile:
     
  14. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (2,073) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    Oooohhh. You're a rich man. That's 3 more than I have. And my white knuckles are starting to hurt gripping that bottle, and trying to find the ONE right ocassion to break that bad boy open. I envy you.:wink:
     
  15. Hawkfish

    Hawkfish Aspirant (280) Jul 22, 2007 Washington
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    Interesting that next KH will be really different. Will be a great verticle tasting a few years for now.
     
  16. drewba

    drewba Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2009 Illinois

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  17. tjfilippo

    tjfilippo Initiate (184) Jan 28, 2008 Illinois
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    Thank you!
     
  18. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (2,073) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    Damn, it looks tasty, just knowing what's contained within those cardboard boxes.
     
  19. jbeezification

    jbeezification Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2012 Texas

    Wow, as someone who has never even close to a bottle of KH this is interesting information. And that stack of cases is exciting.
     
  20. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Poo-Bah (2,352) Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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    I personally saw this pallet full of KH that you speak of...its truley epic! But more so a huge tease! GI needs to set those beers free so that beer nerds can enjoy them!!!!
     
  21. MagillaGriller

    MagillaGriller Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2012

    That's just wrong.
     
  22. GrindFatherBob

    GrindFatherBob Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2010 New York

    I hope it's in just bourbon barrels. Am I the only person who thought the BCBS flavors totally overshadowed any semblance of a barleywine?
     
  23. bittermestupid

    bittermestupid Initiate (154) Jun 3, 2011 Ohio
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    Here is the video where they talk about KH going into Rare barrels.
     
  24. BreakingBad

    BreakingBad Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2012

    I've asked them before and they said they keep it for "quality control"
     
  25. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2011 New York

    Has anyone seen Oceans 11?
     
  26. cbeer88

    cbeer88 Crusader (719) Sep 5, 2007 Massachusetts

    "King Henry and his court used to drink barleywines aged in oak casks". Yet one more reason why being king must have been completely awesome...
     
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