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Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:18 am
by Masterplan
Coronaeus wrote:I was wondering if anyone has had infection issues with beers other than the 2018 BOYD? I sent a Black Roses to someone recently as a desired extra in a trade and he let me know it had gone quite sour. Has anyone had issues with 2017 BOYD, 2017 or 18 Skeleton Keys or recent 3 Minutes to Midnight? Cheers!

I have not had a problem with BOYD '18, but others have had. Guess I should drink another to check...

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:52 am
by Craig
I had problems with Skelton key and Lambda souring, but those were bottles from like 2014 drank in 2017 or so.

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:27 pm
by Napalm Frog
Coronaeus wrote:I was wondering if anyone has had infection issues with beers other than the 2018 BOYD? I sent a Black Roses to someone recently as a desired extra in a trade and he let me know it had gone quite sour. Has anyone had issues with 2017 BOYD, 2017 or 18 Skeleton Keys or recent 3 Minutes to Midnight? Cheers!


I haven't bothered cellaring these lately, but there was someone on here a few pages back that noticed the problem with BOYD '18, as well as some comments on Untappd. Other vintages or releases seem to be fine.

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:46 pm
by Coronaeus
Up until the most recent bottle, my 2018 BOYDs have been fine. I think Ive had, or sent out 6 of them prior to the bad one.

Thanks for the replies. I just want to make sure Im not sending out beer with known - even if not well-known - issues. The infected 2018 BYOD I sent out was to Sacramento. Replacing it was pricey..... I guess Ill just drink the rest myself and stick to sending out the intentionally sour stuff.

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:37 pm
by Belgian
Coronaeus wrote:I was wondering if anyone has had infection issues with beers other than the 2018 BOYD? I sent a Black Roses to someone recently as a desired extra in a trade and he let me know it had gone quite sour. Has anyone had issues with 2017 BOYD, 2017 or 18 Skeleton Keys or recent 3 Minutes to Midnight? Cheers!


Not me so far!! This is REEEally depressing since I love the bigger-boned offerings of Bellwoods for cellaring. Lambda for sure and of course any sour blends / imperial stouts.

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:05 pm
by portwood
Belgian wrote:
Coronaeus wrote:I was wondering if anyone has had infection issues with beers other than the 2018 BOYD? I sent a Black Roses to someone recently as a desired extra in a trade and he let me know it had gone quite sour. Has anyone had issues with 2017 BOYD, 2017 or 18 Skeleton Keys or recent 3 Minutes to Midnight? Cheers!


Not me so far!! This is REEEally depressing since I love the bigger-boned offerings of Bellwoods for cellaring. Lambda for sure and of course any sour blends / imperial stouts.

I'm confused, how does a sour beer go bad when it started out sour to begin with? :wink:
I always thought people that like sour beer looked forward to beer going bad ... errrr sour .... in their cellar .... :evil:

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:53 pm
by Craig
Not to be a jerk, but is that a serious question?

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:53 pm
by Tapsucker
portwood wrote:
Belgian wrote:
Coronaeus wrote:I was wondering if anyone has had infection issues with beers other than the 2018 BOYD? I sent a Black Roses to someone recently as a desired extra in a trade and he let me know it had gone quite sour. Has anyone had issues with 2017 BOYD, 2017 or 18 Skeleton Keys or recent 3 Minutes to Midnight? Cheers!


Not me so far!! This is REEEally depressing since I love the bigger-boned offerings of Bellwoods for cellaring. Lambda for sure and of course any sour blends / imperial stouts.

I'm confused, how does a sour beer go bad when it started out sour to begin with? :wink:
I always thought people that like sour beer looked forward to beer going bad ... errrr sour .... in their cellar .... :evil:



Ha Ha!

Q: At what point does a sour beer go bad?
A: When it was made.

Joking aside, people have their fetishes, sometimes they can grow into annoying trends.
Stinky cheese, I like, to a point, but I'll almost always enjoy it over a bland cheese
Perfumes and scents, I hate, so I also don't like most deodorants, but it's easy for me to bathe regularly, so no problem. But some people do have body odor fetishes. Good for them.
Sour/spoiled beers. Nah, I prefer to keep my home 'brewhouse' clean, if I can.

Back to the jokes.
Q; When do you know you are buying an experiment and you are the subject?
A: It's more than $8.00 a bottle

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:37 pm
by cboden
I have several 2018 BOYD in my beer fridge. All 3 I've had in the past 4 months have been infected. It's especially sad because I kept saving them when I had company over. :cry:

I don't suppose there's any chance Bellwoods has some kind of return policy. :-?

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:00 pm
by Craig
They're a very good brewery who take the quality of their products seriously. I bet if you reached out to them they'd be happy to make it right.

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:03 pm
by Coronaeus
cboden wrote:I have several 2018 BOYD in my beer fridge. All 3 I've had in the past 4 months have been infected. It's especially sad because I kept saving them when I had company over. :cry:

I don't suppose there's any chance Bellwoods has some kind of return policy. :-?

I mentioned this issue in passing at Hafis and got nothing in return by way of an acknowledgement or denial. If I remember correctly it was a “I dont think there is an issue. Some people don’t store their beer properly.’ Or, something to that effect.

At about the same time I noticed 2018 BOYD was no longer on the Ossington reserve bottle list...

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:43 pm
by beerstodiscover
If I had more than a few infected bottles I'd definitely pursue a refund. Those beers ain't cheap!

I'd email them and explain what happened, including how they were stored. Probably best if you have some sort of proof, receipt, empties or unopened bottles that are infected.

If they are at all interested quality control, they should be asking you to bring in your bottles so they can figure out what went wrong and of course offer a refund.