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New non-LCBO/TBS beer releases

Postby Craig » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:52 pm

I've always thought it would be good to have a thread just for talking about new releases coming from the breweries that aren't going to be in the LCBO or Beer store. Am I alone on this?

Anywho, Bellwoods is talking big about the new berliner weisses they're releasing on Thursday:

...the surprise that I can’t even be modest about because it blew my mind doors right off the hinges. Esteemed citizens of Toronto, I’m ridiculously excited to introduce you to the 2 beers that have sky-rocketed to the top of our favourites (ever!) list: Warp & Weft, and Weft & Warp.

In the dead of winter last year we filled two sets of barrels, tequila and white wine, with a sour berliner as an experiment of sorts. Unsure of how the flavours would mingle but excited to monitor the results, it wasn’t long before we realized that we had created something exceptional.

...

Warp & Weft is our tequila barrel-aged berliner weisse. Sour, citrusy, and taking on all the complex flavours of tequila without the harsh alcohol heat, this intense beer is strangely like a margarita. Subtle flavours of aloe, grapefruit, lime juice and salt vie for a background role.

Weft & Warp is our white wine barrel-aged berliner weisse. Sour, with a bright floral bouquet and intense peach flavours not unlike those present in a Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay, this version too has taken on a lot of barrel characteristics. A great foil for the tequila barrel version.

In our humblest, down home opinions, these two beers are every conceivable metaphor you could make about home runs.


I'm a little excited. We don't get many Berliners in Ontario.
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Postby JeffPorter » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:35 pm

Great idea, squeaky! So many great non-lcbo beers out right now.

Likewise, I think Junction, has their CDA, Dark Matter in their store this week.
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Postby skaghevn » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:24 pm

JeffPorter wrote:Great idea, squeaky! So many great non-lcbo beers out right now.


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Postby Belgian » Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:12 am

squeaky wrote:I'm a little excited. We don't get many Berliners in Ontario.

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^ 'Berliners' are good. And the Berliner Weisse Bellwoods beers aged in barrels sound pretty amazing too.

Very good idea for a Forum section, to keep track of various brewery stores, brew pubs, rare bar offerings and whatever else here escapes the clutches of pure monopolistic evil. The release schedules and special brewings are important news worth sharing.
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Postby pushkinwow » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:01 am

Anyone care to grab me one of each and set up a trade? Send me a PM.
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Postby Craig » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:35 pm

Sawdust City just tweeted that the bloody long dark voyage (raspberry LDVU) and Futhered Muzzy (a Belgian brown) just came off the line, so I assume they're available in bottles shortly.
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Postby liamt07 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:24 am

squeaky wrote:Sawdust City just tweeted that the bloody long dark voyage (raspberry LDVU) and Futhered Muzzy (a Belgian brown) just came off the line, so I assume they're available in bottles shortly.

And where does one purchase these?
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Postby Craig » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:52 am

liamt07 wrote:
squeaky wrote:Sawdust City just tweeted that the bloody long dark voyage (raspberry LDVU) and Futhered Muzzy (a Belgian brown) just came off the line, so I assume they're available in bottles shortly.

And where does one purchase these?


Various pubs and bars, I assume. I've occasionally had luck chatting up beer reps to get my hands on bottles that they can't legally sell you.
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Re: New non-LCBO/TBS beer releases

Postby Craig » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:04 am

squeaky wrote:I've always thought it would be good to have a thread just for talking about new releases coming from the breweries that aren't going to be in the LCBO or Beer store. Am I alone on this?

Anywho, Bellwoods is talking big about the new berliner weisses they're releasing on Thursday:

...the surprise that I can’t even be modest about because it blew my mind doors right off the hinges. Esteemed citizens of Toronto, I’m ridiculously excited to introduce you to the 2 beers that have sky-rocketed to the top of our favourites (ever!) list: Warp & Weft, and Weft & Warp.

In the dead of winter last year we filled two sets of barrels, tequila and white wine, with a sour berliner as an experiment of sorts. Unsure of how the flavours would mingle but excited to monitor the results, it wasn’t long before we realized that we had created something exceptional.

...

Warp & Weft is our tequila barrel-aged berliner weisse. Sour, citrusy, and taking on all the complex flavours of tequila without the harsh alcohol heat, this intense beer is strangely like a margarita. Subtle flavours of aloe, grapefruit, lime juice and salt vie for a background role.

Weft & Warp is our white wine barrel-aged berliner weisse. Sour, with a bright floral bouquet and intense peach flavours not unlike those present in a Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay, this version too has taken on a lot of barrel characteristics. A great foil for the tequila barrel version.

In our humblest, down home opinions, these two beers are every conceivable metaphor you could make about home runs.


I'm a little excited. We don't get many Berliners in Ontario.


Only 300 of each available. I wonder what the demand will be like for expensive Berliners? I don't know they're expensive, but most of the bellwoods special releases are, especially the ones that spend time in barrels.

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anyone know where this is being brewed/canned? I doubt that Granite is canning this onsite
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Re: New non-LCBO/TBS beer releases

Postby lister » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:10 pm

squeaky wrote:Only 300 of each available. I wonder what the demand will be like for expensive Berliners? I don't know they're expensive, but most of the bellwoods special releases are, especially the ones that spend time in barrels.


$9 each.

I got three. I wasn't the only one there at 11am.
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Re: New non-LCBO/TBS beer releases

Postby groulxsome » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:17 pm

lister wrote:
squeaky wrote:Only 300 of each available. I wonder what the demand will be like for expensive Berliners? I don't know they're expensive, but most of the bellwoods special releases are, especially the ones that spend time in barrels.


$9 each.

I got three. I wasn't the only one there at 11am.


I was there around 11:30 and the guy who was checking out when I came in the door bought the limit of four of each. I've heard that these are some of the best Berliners that they've done, so I'm really looking forward to trying 'em!
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Postby Craig » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:22 pm

I got 4 of each just now, but the place was totally empty. 9 bucks was cheaper than I was expecting, so I'm pretty happy.

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