Discussion in 'Beer Travel, Events and Releases' started by JulianB, Mar 27, 2014.
Not 100% sure yet, but I think it's likely.
Jesus that's a lot of driving.
Anyone in town tonight?
We’re doing the drive to Westbrook in the AM then heading to BC tomorrow evening. I’m not a BC member, but they guys I’m riding with are and I guess you can bring a guest? Either way, it’s gonna be a fun day.
isn't that like a 4 hour drive!?
Just finished lunch at Edmunds Oast Brewing Co. (highly recommended). Heading to Westbrook now, grey Garagiste Meadery shirt if you want to touch tips.
I’ll be the tip touching person in the TB shades shirt at Barrel Culture.
See you there around 7:30 (yeah, we're cutting it close).
Well that certainly was the most cake I’ve ever drank in one day. Overall not stoked on this year’s variants fresh, but the release was perfect. Reserve was fucking fantastic. This year’s port...uh ya.
Way more chill than I expected. Too many TBers to tick. Carolinabeerguy
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I honestly was shocked at just how much barrel was in these beers. A bit too much for me. Gonna dig a hole in the back yard and bury these guys for the next 5 years.
Pretty much agree. Port was very slick and needs to sit. I'm hoping bottles are a little more carbed than the kegs on port. Scotch and willett were good but could use 6 months, AB was a little sweet for me (also could probably use time). Reserva was insanely good, and coco bourbon was drinking pretty good as well.
I heard the Port was better and had more carb out of the bottle. Man, did I dislike it on draft. The Scotch really surprised me.
Heard the same about port. I'm convinced they will all be at their peak and very good 6 months from now either way.
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I haven't been to a release in quite a while, but Coconaughty last year was the best beer that Westbrook has put out in a while, so I might hit this on Saturday if any TB peeps are thinking about making the trek down (wuntrikpony? NClambicguy? others?). Westbrook apparently replied to some comment asking about distro with something like "we'll see how much is left after Saturday" so I'm guessing they made a decent quantity and it won't require being there at the ass crack of dawn to get or anything.
Working this weekend...
So since the 1st batch was BA 4th (right)? I assume this is a new base beer? Essentially they are calling it the same thing with a new base entirely?
There was BA 4th Anniversary, which was released in Summer of 2015 under that name. Then last summer they released a new version called "BA 4th Anniversary - Coconaughty Edition" where they cranked up the adjuncts and did the Fremont double-dip wax deal with white wax. So this is just another version of that, presumably, in some different barrels.
No idea to what extent the base (non-adjuncted) stout is the same for each, although I'd assume it's basically the same as the ABVs are all identical.
Yea I was mistaken, the 1st batch was a remake of that recipe from what I hear.
My bad on the lack of response. I was up in Franklin, NC for a wedding. Had a buddy that was able to get me some sets though which was nice. Hoping the beer is awesome.