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What are in these barrels?

Discussion in 'New England' started by mountsnow1010, Jan 17, 2013.

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  1. mountsnow1010

    mountsnow1010 Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2009 Vermont

  2. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Defender (614) Aug 10, 2010 New York
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  3. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    Barrel Aged Heady Topper.

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  4. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    The rumor is...this is shit I'll never drink.

    I haven't been blessed to have HT yet, so why do I care?
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  5. beerinmaine

    beerinmaine Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2009 Maine

    Any particular reason for the hostility?

    Don't care? Move on. Others probably do care.
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  6. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Zealot (561) Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
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    Agreed - and besides....it's not that hard to obtain anyway
  7. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Calm down.
    It wasn't hostility.
    It was fact.
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  8. Auror

    Auror Defender (636) Jan 1, 2010 Massachusetts
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    You did call something you don't know "shit"
  9. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    You're reading that literally.
    I suppose I could have used the word "stuff", but I didn't.

    And there's no sarcasm there.
    I can't believe I actually need to say that.

    There's good shit & bad shit.
    I'm sure it's good shit I'll never have the chance to drink.
  10. jbeezification

    jbeezification Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2012 Texas

    As a Texan I should not worry, as a beer trader who possibly has some vacation time coming this year, I am a little excited to find out. WHATS IN THE BARRELS???
  11. rvajohn

    rvajohn Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2012 Virginia
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    Hardywood had something similar on Facebook earlier: a couple brewers loading up some Maker's Mark barrels with an unknown beer
  12. Trevdawg

    Trevdawg Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2012 New Hampshire

    The question says "Where in the world is this Alchemist symbol????"

    Doesn't mean it has anything to do with HT, but i hope it does? Maybe. Idk what i want, just more HT. It's good.
  13. tgchief

    tgchief Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2010 Iowa

    Gaurding Liquid heaven!
  14. Highbrow

    Highbrow Devotee (461) Jan 7, 2011 California
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    maybe put up the actual pic. for the 2.5 of us members that don't use twitter?
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  15. mountsnow1010

    mountsnow1010 Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2009 Vermont

    Here ya go.
  16. Highbrow

    Highbrow Devotee (461) Jan 7, 2011 California
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    thanks. looking at the barrels, unless they've been sanded down, they look like plain oak or maybe once housed something other than whiskey. jmho
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  17. Gmr75

    Gmr75 Aspirant (244) Apr 30, 2002 Connecticut
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    I heard it's the base Heady recipe with the hop additions significantly reduced, aged in pink chardonnay barrels.

    (I heard that from my cat, but still, I'm pretty sure I heard him say it)
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  18. Patrick

    Patrick Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    The barrel with the logo on it was made in France. Does that mean it is wine and not bourbon or whiskey? Isn't there some thing about American oak and whiskey and bourbon?
  19. slangtruth

    slangtruth Initiate (199) Jan 8, 2012 Massachusetts

    Wine barrel aged Celia.
  20. iwantmorehops

    iwantmorehops Aspirant (232) Sep 25, 2010 Vermont
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    Dear god I hope not, although they do look like wine barrels....
  21. nathanjohnson

    nathanjohnson Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2007 Vermont

    I'd be down for more Petit Mutant.
  22. youbrewidrink

    youbrewidrink Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2009 Vermont
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  23. LostTraveler

    LostTraveler Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2011 Maine

    Wow, that escalated quickly...
  24. F2brewers

    F2brewers Defender (653) Mar 12, 2005 Massachusetts
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    Based on the barrel markings (Alchemist symbol aside), I'd say that barrel sits (or at least was filled) at 56, rue Gheude, 1070 Brussels.

    For those of you to whom that doesn't ring a bell, that's Brasserie Cantillon.

    The code would indicate that it's Lambic, batch 14 from the 2012-2013 brewing season.

  25. Flashy

    Flashy Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2003 Vermont

    fearnought, there are comparable IPA's that are easier to get (and therefore lower rated). This being one:

    Though I wonder what is in those barrels as well.
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  26. Fujii13

    Fujii13 Aspirant (206) Apr 27, 2011 New York
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    They're Cantillon barrels. And no, there isn't Heady in that barrel.
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  27. Fujii13

    Fujii13 Aspirant (206) Apr 27, 2011 New York
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    They're Cantillon barrels. And no, there isn't Heady in that barrel either. Exhibit B:
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  28. codasnap52

    codasnap52 Aspirant (258) Jan 24, 2008 Connecticut
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    Cantillon Barrels @Alchemist? I'm highly digging the potential for this mysterious brew. Talk about mind numbing
  29. franklinn

    franklinn Initiate (0) May 29, 2012 Vermont

    Kimmich made a Belgium trip this summer/fall. Maybe he helped out with a little of the brewing over there? Alternatively, maybe Jean just liked the Alchemist logo and had him paint it on a barrel. Stranger things have happened.
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