Barncat Artisan Ales, Cambridge

Discuss anything and everything about craft brewers from Ontario here.

Moderators: GregClow, Cass

duckdown
Posts: 131
Joined: Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:23 pm
Location: ELMIRA

Re: Barncat Artisan Ales, Cambridge

Postby duckdown » Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:08 pm

Yeah so something weird happened with the Proximity Effect. I drank my second Crowler tonight and it's WAY better, mellowed out etc. I don't even want to hijack this thread with it, but I mentioned it earlier tonight it's drinking like a totally different beer

sorry to get off topic but is it possible the day i got it, it was too "early" or "young" ?

Today it drinks way better and I don't think it's a palette thing

I upped my rating tonight
Living Organic Soil Cannabis Hobbyist

I also have a small but growing Beer chat room, message me for details!
User avatar
Craig
Seasoned Drinker
Posts: 1713
Joined: Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:23 am

Re: Barncat Artisan Ales, Cambridge

Postby Craig » Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:05 pm

Yes, it's possible the beer was kegged and served too early. Especially if the harshness you describe is alcoholic heat, a little time and maybe even a little air in the Crowley would help it mellow.
User avatar
Craig
Seasoned Drinker
Posts: 1713
Joined: Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:23 am

Re: Barncat Artisan Ales, Cambridge

Postby Craig » Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:09 pm

Could be lots of other stuff too, including cleanliness of the bottle/glass, or palette even though you don't think it is. I find it hard to tell, personally.
User avatar
MatttthewGeorge
Bar Fly
Posts: 783
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:45 pm
Location: Woolwich, ON
Contact:

Re: Barncat Artisan Ales, Cambridge

Postby MatttthewGeorge » Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:12 pm

Anyone in Waterloo or north going to Barncat this weekend, let me know if you can pick me up this weekend’s new DIPA.
untappd/tweetbox/facebitch/snapitychat/etc: @matttthewgeorge
duckdown
Posts: 131
Joined: Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:23 pm
Location: ELMIRA

Re: Barncat Artisan Ales, Cambridge

Postby duckdown » Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:34 am

MatttthewGeorge wrote:Anyone in Waterloo or north going to Barncat this weekend, let me know if you can pick me up this weekend’s new DIPA.


I’ll be doing the run likely, meeting a buddy there too. NorthWorks as well if it looks new and interesting

I’m out of 36” Chain as of tonight so I’d trade up 2 for 2 minimum or just plain help you out for your order
Living Organic Soil Cannabis Hobbyist

I also have a small but growing Beer chat room, message me for details!
duckdown
Posts: 131
Joined: Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:23 pm
Location: ELMIRA

Re: Barncat Artisan Ales, Cambridge

Postby duckdown » Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:38 pm

Damn, that new Levitate looks like exactly what I’ve been waiting on... im gonna cringe if I get there and they’re sold out

Think they’d let us pre order lol
Living Organic Soil Cannabis Hobbyist

I also have a small but growing Beer chat room, message me for details!
duckdown
Posts: 131
Joined: Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:23 pm
Location: ELMIRA

Re: Barncat Artisan Ales, Cambridge

Postby duckdown » Tue May 19, 2020 9:40 am

Looks like more IPA on the way judging from IG story
Living Organic Soil Cannabis Hobbyist

I also have a small but growing Beer chat room, message me for details!
matt7215
Beer Superstar
Posts: 2976
Joined: Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:18 am
Location: Brantford

Re: Barncat Artisan Ales, Cambridge

Postby matt7215 » Thu May 21, 2020 8:33 am

duckdown wrote:Looks like more IPA on the way judging from IG story


canning DIPA and TIPA today
duckdown
Posts: 131
Joined: Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:23 pm
Location: ELMIRA

Re: Barncat Artisan Ales, Cambridge

Postby duckdown » Thu May 21, 2020 10:02 am

matt7215 wrote:
duckdown wrote:Looks like more IPA on the way judging from IG story


canning DIPA and TIPA today


My man
Living Organic Soil Cannabis Hobbyist

I also have a small but growing Beer chat room, message me for details!
User avatar
Belgian
Bar Towel Legend
Posts: 9889
Joined: Sun Jul 04, 2004 6:15 pm
Location: Earth

Bottle shock / should we let beer 'rest'

Postby Belgian » Thu May 21, 2020 10:09 am

duckdown wrote:Yeah so something weird happened with the Proximity Effect. I drank my second Crowler tonight and it's WAY better,

Today it drinks way better and I don't think it's a (palate) thing

It could also just be very freshly bottled / canned and needs a few days to a week to settle down.

This is the 'bottle shock' effect of wine packaging - it can be a jumbled mess of disconnected flavors unless you let it 'recover' a few weeks. A similar effect is discussed among aficionados of (hoppy) beer. This partly reflects a very short supply chain, and if that's the cause it can be viewed as a positive sign.
In Beerum Veritas
User avatar
admviolin
Posts: 265
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:35 pm
Location: Toronto
Contact:

Re: Barncat Artisan Ales, Cambridge

Postby admviolin » Mon May 25, 2020 11:27 am

The other thing to note, is that a crowler is not like a regular can off a canning line. They do not have the same shelf life because there is a higher risk of oxygen getting in. Possibly why it's drinking differently is a bit of good oxidation
duckdown
Posts: 131
Joined: Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:23 pm
Location: ELMIRA

Re: Barncat Artisan Ales, Cambridge

Postby duckdown » Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:54 pm

No beer for weeks and then they sell all the IPA's to a few reselling hoarders today. Came 2 hours after opening and the IPA were gone, allowing shops to buy 20 flats at a time. Lot of hilariously unhappy people (I guess I'm one of them) with BarnCat right now
Living Organic Soil Cannabis Hobbyist

I also have a small but growing Beer chat room, message me for details!
sofakingdrunk
Bar Fly
Posts: 768
Joined: Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:55 am
Location: Guelph

Re: Barncat Artisan Ales, Cambridge

Postby sofakingdrunk » Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:09 pm

duckdown wrote:No beer for weeks and then they sell all the IPA's to a few reselling hoarders today. Came 2 hours after opening and the IPA were gone, allowing shops to buy 20 flats at a time. Lot of hilariously unhappy people (I guess I'm one of them) with BarnCat right now



Wow, that went fast. Glad I was there early. The Pilsner is what I was really there to stock up on. Grabbed four each of the ipas. Had each of them before, but they’re really tasty. If I recal correct, I think Soace Juice was one of the very first beers they ever canned.
Seems that since they have to start canning everything......more people are grabbing lots, and turning around and trading them. Also seems likely more people are coming from further away, as the canned versions will last longer than the growlers.
This is why I miss the growler fills. If I couldn’t make it there for a couple weeks, chances are the beer was still available(except Pulp lol) when I could make it out.

That being said, we shouldn’t really be mad at the guys for wanting to move their product....regardless how it goes. They’re a small business and cash flow is likely a huge concern, especially in these times.
Luckily, there’s no shortage of really good breweries in Cambridge, a few of which can produce some fine ipas if you miss out on the Barncat. Sparrow,Northworks are both doing some really fine ipas. The last two ipas I had from Jackass were also quite delicious.
sofakingdrunk
Bar Fly
Posts: 768
Joined: Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:55 am
Location: Guelph

Re: Barncat Artisan Ales, Cambridge

Postby sofakingdrunk » Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:12 am

This new Pilsner is great. The very first, original
Pilsner used to be my fav, but this one is even better I think.
Glow Cloud really really good as well....tasted more dank than I remeber it.
S. St. Jeb
Bar Fly
Posts: 779
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:44 pm
Location: Burlington, ON

Re: Barncat Artisan Ales, Cambridge

Postby S. St. Jeb » Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:28 am

sofakingdrunk wrote:This new Pilsner is great.

I love good pilsners. There's more Ontario pilsners than I tend to think there is (perhaps not all 'good'), but they don't get the same attention as, say, IPAs.

Return to “Ontario Brewers”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

cron