US - Great Lakes Perrin Brewing Company

Discussion in 'Beer Travel, Events and Releases' started by GRDave, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. GRDave

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    Since Perrin Brewing is going to release their first distributed bottles next week, wanted to start up a thread for all things Perrin. Their most recent bottling (Dr. Lacto - a flemish red) was a solid attempt. Hoping these next bottles are the bees knees.

    From their FB page......

    "Winter Wonderland, this should warm you up! Tuesday, November 25... 22 oz bottle release of our Killing Craft Series Russian Imperial Stout and Barley Wine at 11am in our Taproom! Both are aged in Van Winkle Family Reserve Barrels! No limit... $15.99 per bottle is the Taproom price. Suggested Retail in stores is $16.99 per bottle."

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  2. Pneill316

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    :eek:

    I'm glad I know you, they sound awesome!
     
  3. DanGeo

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    What will the disto be like for these? Specifically, will these make it to the east side of the state? I'm doubtful, but thought I'd ask.

    If it's not going to make it over here, I'd be happy to pick up a KRE next Saturday (11/29) to exchange at some point for these 2 Perrin beers.
     
  4. GRDave

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    Not exactly sure on the footprint, but when I find out, I'll post an update.
     
  5. Jas45678

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    Believe they said on FB that most is heading into distro and they made 10k of each, so there should be enough to go around.
     
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  6. JoeStepOner

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    Wonder if theyll make it to Lansing. Do you know who the distributor is?
     
  7. GRDave

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    Over here in GR, West Side is the distributor. Not sure about Lansing.
     
  8. JoeStepOner

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    Right on. Westside is probably the distributor here as well. Though I don't want to pay more than I should so I'll probably trek to Perrin. Thanks man.
     
  9. nodamagedone

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    ISO. could do 2x CW 16, or if you're patient can do CW 16 & 17? Other WI Distro?
     
  10. GRDave

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    Perrin just posted on FB that both of these beers are on tap today. Good chance to try them before committing to bottles. I'll likely head there tomorrow, for science.
     
  11. MarcatGSB

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    Would like to hear how they are. I've enjoyed most of Perrin's barrel aged offerings in the past.
     
  12. Jb123

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    Updates needed. Perrins barrel program is elite, elite!
     
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  13. GRDave

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    mjshearer1 was there today. I'll let him speak though, as he says Kill 'Em All is comparable to Black Note.
     
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  14. mjshearer1

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    Kill 'Em All | With Kindness

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    Echoing some of the other comments I've heard throughout the day, the stout is on point. I could live in the nose of this stuff. Rich caramel and vanilla with a roasty aftertaste. Really good body too, not as thick as BCBS though. Black Note is a good comparison.

    I expected the barleywine to be darker, but it's pretty good too. Smooth and creamy with good carb. Bit of a hop bite at the end that'll fade out with age. Again, those delicious bourbon caramels and vanillas coming through. Excellent stuff, but I give the nod to the stout.

    These things are going to age beautifully, I suspect. A bit hot now, but not overbearingly boozy by any means. Really opens up as it gets warm/as I drink more of them.
     
  15. MarcatGSB

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    Legit
     
  16. GRDave

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    Just an FYI, Perrin just posted that Malted Milk Ball Imperial Porter is back on tap.
     
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  17. JoeStepOner

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    Just in time for tomorrow. Is anyone else going? Im probably gonna stop in at around 7pm for a drink or two
     
  18. GRDave

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    Kinda makes sense I suppose. I won't complain about grapefruit ipa cans