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Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Postby admviolin » Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:28 pm

walz22 wrote:
rfrf wrote:
skootles wrote:When does Kentucky Bastard usually come out again?



just got a 4 pack of BB at King/Spadina LCBO today.


Still $9.95?


Just grabbed one tonight....price is still $9.95 can't find a date code anywhere on it but let's assume this is new stock ;)
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Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Postby Grey » Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:54 pm

admviolin wrote:Just grabbed one tonight....price is still $9.95 can't find a date code anywhere on it but let's assume this is new stock ;)

I picked one (so far) up as well... $9.95 makes this an easy buy for me, and now that Wellington has shot up to $3.45 a can, I'll only be buying BB as long as it's in stock. :D
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Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Postby Winter is Coming » Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:06 am

I can't wait to do a side by side review of both Bolshevik Bastard and Kentucky Bastard, two of my favourite stouts. I only wish I had held onto a final bottle of Winey Bastard from earlier this year.
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Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Postby BakaGaijin » Sat Nov 21, 2015 3:52 pm

Winter is Coming wrote:I can't wait to do a side by side review of both Bolshevik Bastard and Kentucky Bastard, two of my favourite stouts. I only wish I had held onto a final bottle of Winey Bastard from earlier this year.


I tried Winey recently.....it was a bottle from two years ago. It was a bit sour. Is this how it normally tastes or was it off?!?
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Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Postby Winter is Coming » Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:14 pm

BakaGaijin wrote:
Winter is Coming wrote:I can't wait to do a side by side review of both Bolshevik Bastard and Kentucky Bastard, two of my favourite stouts. I only wish I had held onto a final bottle of Winey Bastard from earlier this year.


I tried Winey recently.....it was a bottle from two years ago. It was a bit sour. Is this how it normally tastes or was it off?!?


I've only had last years version and it definitely had a sour vinous characteristic which can be attributed to the red wine barrels it was aged in.
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Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Postby MeltedOzark » Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:10 am

Winter is Coming wrote:I can't wait to do a side by side review of both Bolshevik Bastard and Kentucky Bastard, two of my favourite stouts. I only wish I had held onto a final bottle of Winey Bastard from earlier this year.


I was at the brewery about two weeks ago and picked one up. Could be worth a phone call if you really want one.
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Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Postby Winter is Coming » Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:16 pm

MeltedOzark wrote:
Winter is Coming wrote:I can't wait to do a side by side review of both Bolshevik Bastard and Kentucky Bastard, two of my favourite stouts. I only wish I had held onto a final bottle of Winey Bastard from earlier this year.


I was at the brewery about two weeks ago and picked one up. Could be worth a phone call if you really want one.


I may just do that. I don't live in the GTA but i've been planning on swinging down for a day to hit a bunch of breweries that i've never visited (Bellwoods, Great Lakes, Nickel Brook, Amsterdam).
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Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Postby BakaGaijin » Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:05 pm

Winter is Coming wrote:
MeltedOzark wrote:
Winter is Coming wrote:I can't wait to do a side by side review of both Bolshevik Bastard and Kentucky Bastard, two of my favourite stouts. I only wish I had held onto a final bottle of Winey Bastard from earlier this year.


I was at the brewery about two weeks ago and picked one up. Could be worth a phone call if you really want one.


I may just do that. I don't live in the GTA but i've been planning on swinging down for a day to hit a bunch of breweries that i've never visited (Bellwoods, Great Lakes, Nickel Brook, Amsterdam).


Unless you happen to be driving through Burlington on your way into Toronto I wouldn't recommend driving all the way out to Nickel Brook. Just not worth the extra drive IMO.
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Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Postby boney » Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:41 pm

BakaGaijin wrote:
Winter is Coming wrote:I can't wait to do a side by side review of both Bolshevik Bastard and Kentucky Bastard, two of my favourite stouts. I only wish I had held onto a final bottle of Winey Bastard from earlier this year.


I tried Winey recently.....it was a bottle from two years ago. It was a bit sour. Is this how it normally tastes or was it off?!?


Probably off. I love NB, but they've had an infection problem for a while. Winey, Kentucky, 11:05 2013 and Cuvee have all soured, likely unintentionally, the last 2-3 years. Some "mistakes" work. Some don't. Only Winey was supposed to be Bretty, I believe, but not lactic (correct me if I'm mistaken). The Kentucky shouldn't have been sour and wasn't great. The Winey was interesting, as the sour started working with the Brett and wine barrel, especially with more age on it. The Cuvee, with Brett and a lactic sourness, was a phenomenal combo, IMO, intentional or not. My cellared bottles are precious.
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Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Postby BakaGaijin » Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:56 pm

boney wrote:
BakaGaijin wrote:
Winter is Coming wrote:I can't wait to do a side by side review of both Bolshevik Bastard and Kentucky Bastard, two of my favourite stouts. I only wish I had held onto a final bottle of Winey Bastard from earlier this year.


I tried Winey recently.....it was a bottle from two years ago. It was a bit sour. Is this how it normally tastes or was it off?!?


Probably off. I love NB, but they've had an infection problem for a while. Winey, Kentucky, 11:05 2013 and Cuvee have all soured, likely unintentionally, the last 2-3 years. Some "mistakes" work. Some don't. Only Winey was supposed to be Bretty, I believe, but not lactic (correct me if I'm mistaken). The Kentucky shouldn't have been sour and wasn't great. The Winey was interesting, as the sour started working with the Brett and wine barrel, especially with more age on it. The Cuvee, with Brett and a lactic sourness, was a phenomenal combo, IMO, intentional or not. My cellared bottles are precious.


Makes sense. I believe they plan on using the Burlington location now for funky stuff and everything else will be brewed in Hamilton to avoid any potential contamination.
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Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Postby Craig » Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:09 am

The original 11.05, which has soured, is considerably better now than it was fresh.
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Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Postby matt7215 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:54 am

Craig wrote:The original 11.05, which has soured, is considerably better now than it was fresh.


the barley wine?
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Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Postby Craig » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:31 pm

matt7215 wrote:
Craig wrote:The original 11.05, which has soured, is considerably better now than it was fresh.


the barley wine?


Yeah
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Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Postby Coronaeus » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:57 pm

Craig wrote:The original 11.05, which has soured, is considerably better now than it was fresh.



That is good to hear. I've been holding on to a few bottles waiting to read a good review. The one I tried about 6 months from bottling was terrible.
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Re: Nickel Brook Brewing

Postby sofakingdrunk » Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:08 pm

Facebook page said Kentucky bastard is shipping to lcbos tomorow

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