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Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Postby Coronaeus » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:35 pm

Hafis was Dead at 12:15. I’m guessing the SK variants last a bit
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Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Postby Cadbury102 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:45 pm

I love the regular SK this year - had the coconut and the coffee ones at the release/holiday party and I felt that both the coconut and coffee flavours, respectively, were overpowering to the already excellent beer. Perhaps with age it would be better integrated. I passed on the variants.
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Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Postby roland » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:50 pm

Coronaeus wrote:Hafis was Dead at 12:15. I’m guessing the SK variants last a bit


I'm guessing the $17 price tag had something to do with it. That certainly was for me to stay away. BOYD was $14 and even that was too much for me.
I tried a few of Bellwoods stuff and although I thought they were decent, I deemed they were never good enough to justify their prices.
I'd rather spend my bucks in replenishing my shrinking stock of Backwoods Bastard.
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Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Postby Coronaeus » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:20 pm

Cadbury102 wrote:I love the regular SK this year - had the coconut and the coffee ones at the release/holiday party and I felt that both the coconut and coffee flavours, respectively, were overpowering to the already excellent beer. Perhaps with age it would be better integrated. I passed on the variants.


I thought the coffee was excellent. The coconut tasted just like regular SK. Had the coffee on tap at Hafis and a bottle of the coconut at home.
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Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Postby El Pinguino » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:24 pm

roland wrote:
Coronaeus wrote:Hafis was Dead at 12:15. I’m guessing the SK variants last a bit


I'm guessing the $17 price tag had something to do with it. That certainly was for me to stay away. BOYD was $14 and even that was too much for me.
I tried a few of Bellwoods stuff and although I thought they were decent, I deemed they were never good enough to justify their prices.
I'd rather spend my bucks in replenishing my shrinking stock of Backwoods Bastard.


Ya, that price...woof.
I've heard that from many beer people that the price is just too rich for them. Myself, only 1 of each is enough at $17.

$12 a bottle for 500ml is ok for me. At $14-15, it has to be a special annual / one-time brew. Above $15 for that volume of beer, it's not something I expect to pay often, given how many beer options are out there.
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Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Postby Belgian » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:38 am

El Pinguino wrote:$12 a bottle for 500ml is ok for me. At $14-15, it has to be a special annual / one-time brew. Above $15 for that volume of beer, it's not something I expect to pay often, given how many beer options are out there.

There are some extremely satisfactory options in stouts and porters right now. Ten Fidy, wow. To Øl Black Ball Porter is just so nice. Stouts like Founders are landscape-changers. Haven't even tried the Yeti yeti, and of course the Great Lakes 30th BBA RIS is stunning (and worth the bomber price.)

Bellwoods stuff is of course very special when they hit it just right. Same with Burdock. I envy us.
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Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Postby portwood » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:44 am

El Pinguino wrote:
roland wrote:
Coronaeus wrote:Hafis was Dead at 12:15. I’m guessing the SK variants last a bit


I'm guessing the $17 price tag had something to do with it. That certainly was for me to stay away. BOYD was $14 and even that was too much for me.
I tried a few of Bellwoods stuff and although I thought they were decent, I deemed they were never good enough to justify their prices.
I'd rather spend my bucks in replenishing my shrinking stock of Backwoods Bastard.


Ya, that price...woof.
I've heard that from many beer people that the price is just too rich for them. Myself, only 1 of each is enough at $17.

$12 a bottle for 500ml is ok for me. At $14-15, it has to be a special annual / one-time brew. Above $15 for that volume of beer, it's not something I expect to pay often, given how many beer options are out there.

The lower priced options must be a big factor. The fact these Bellwoods releases are coming when most people are faced with paying off Christmas credit card bills doesn't help.

Long line-ups create FOMO. With increased distribution (Hafis), shorter lines, longer availability, and higher prices, FOMO dissipates (i.e. if its still available on Monday or beyond, it can't be that good...)
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Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Postby rfrf » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:47 pm

Belgian wrote:
El Pinguino wrote:$12 a bottle for 500ml is ok for me. At $14-15, it has to be a special annual / one-time brew. Above $15 for that volume of beer, it's not something I expect to pay often, given how many beer options are out there.

There are some extremely satisfactory options in stouts and porters right now. Ten Fidy, wow. To Øl Black Ball Porter is just so nice. Stouts like Founders are landscape-changers. Haven't even tried the Yeti yeti, and of course the Great Lakes 30th BBA RIS is stunning (and worth the bomber price.)

Bellwoods stuff is of course very special when they hit it just right. Same with Burdock. I envy us.

Wasn't a huge fan of the OG SK on tap.. opened coconut bottle this morning, at ~55F, and it's lovely. Really nice. Boozy rum, but not over the top. I wasn't a fan of the OG on tap, as it was a spice bomb, ginger nose, and a lot going on. Well made but not for me.

However, there's not a huge lot of coconut in this variant, perhaps more vanilla. I would say the coconut smooths out the back end, it lingers. Worth a purchase.

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