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Postby Craig » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:23 pm

Nickel Brook Beer ‏@NickelBrookBeer 16m
WINEY BASTARD Pinot Noir barrel aged Imperial Stout w. Brettanomyces will be released 11am Friday March 7 @ the Brewery - 750mL
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Postby atomeyes » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:33 pm

squeaky wrote:Nickel Brook Beer ‏@NickelBrookBeer 16m
WINEY BASTARD Pinot Noir barrel aged Imperial Stout w. Brettanomyces will be released 11am Friday March 7 @ the Brewery - 750mL


yeah. i may have to ask my mother in law to grab some for me. very excited about it.
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Postby munrets » Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:05 pm

http://imgur.com/jdzOX3z,WfOF4NW

So this was just canned this morning. Had dropped by GL to pick up a growler but instead came home with a bunch of these instead.
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Postby distr0 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:34 am

atomeyes wrote:
squeaky wrote:Nickel Brook Beer ‏@NickelBrookBeer 16m
WINEY BASTARD Pinot Noir barrel aged Imperial Stout w. Brettanomyces will be released 11am Friday March 7 @ the Brewery - 750mL


yeah. i may have to ask my mother in law to grab some for me. very excited about it.


pricey ($18.95) but i'm going to pick up a bottle or 2 today
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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:17 pm

distr0 wrote:
pricey ($18.95) but i'm going to pick up a bottle or 2 today
Anyone who complained about the pricing of the Beau's feature should be incensed at this price. For a brewery that (IMO) has not yet proven that they can produce above average barrel aged beers, this price is ridiculous.
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Postby phirleh » Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:57 pm

TheSevenDuffs wrote:
distr0 wrote:
pricey ($18.95) but i'm going to pick up a bottle or 2 today
Anyone who complained about the pricing of the Beau's feature should be incensed at this price. For a brewery that (IMO) has not yet proven that they can produce above average barrel aged beers, this price is ridiculous.

Yes, I got the release email and I thought I might pick up some today until I saw the price, anything over $15 in 750ml has to be spectacular for me to want to go and grab it.
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Postby Kish84 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:27 am

phirleh wrote:Yes, I got the release email and I thought I might pick up some today until I saw the price, anything over $15 in 750ml has to be spectacular for me to want to go and grab it.
I was lucky enough to have it on tap at the Bent Elbow. It was good but, not $19/750ml good. I was willing to go to the brewery to get this, but no need anymore.
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Postby Belgian » Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:28 pm

TheSevenDuffs wrote:
distr0 wrote:NB Winey Bastard
pricey ($18.95) but i'm going to pick up a bottle or 2 today
Anyone who complained about the pricing of the Beau's feature should be incensed at this price. For a brewery that (IMO) has not yet proven that they can produce above average barrel aged beers, this price is ridiculous.

I thought the Winey and the Kentucky, when they were at their best, were pretty good. This bottle price, which I can't explain (it's just a Pinot wine barrel, not Chateau D'Yquem-infused Limousin oak) well it is still a bit less than 2 servings might cost at a bar with tax and tip, so it's a wash if at least the bottling stands up to the draught version (which I was happy enough to try once - hey maybe you can find it on tap at the usual suspects.)

Also beer traders will be looking for it. Rare and limited.
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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:55 pm

Belgian wrote:well it is still a bit less than 2 servings might cost at a bar with tax and tip, so it's a wash if at least the bottling stands up to the draught version (which I was happy enough to try once - hey maybe you can find it on tap at the usual suspects.)
Do you work for Nickel Brook? lol
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Postby Belgian » Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:01 pm

TheSevenDuffs wrote:
Belgian wrote:well it is still a bit less than 2 servings might cost at a bar with tax and tip, so it's a wash if at least the bottling stands up to the draught version (which I was happy enough to try once - hey maybe you can find it on tap at the usual suspects.)
Do you work for Nickel Brook? lol

It's a meagre cost justification, but on the other hand bottled beer in Ontario sometimes works out MORE expensive than on draught. Lake Of Bays Mocha Porter for eg.
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Postby ChrisK » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:43 pm

I tried Kentucky Bastard once on draught and I can say that I would not pay any price for a bottle much less $18.95. I wasn't impressed at all and I don't expect much from the wine barrel version but, of course, that's just my 2 cents.
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Postby jrenihan » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:58 pm

ChrisK wrote:I tried Kentucky Bastard once on draught and I can say that I would not pay any price for a bottle much less $18.95. I wasn't impressed at all and I don't expect much from the wine barrel version but, of course, that's just my 2 cents.


I agree with your take on Kentucky Bastard, but I rather liked Winey Bastard. It's an unusual beer (the red wine barrel is insanely strong - much moreso than any other wine-barrel aged beer I have had), but it was enjoyable. This was on tap - I have not had it from the bottle and there is no way I could drink a large bottle of it. A small bit is enough. And $18.95 is way too much.
Not sure if the original batch had Brett in it.
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Postby liamt07 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:18 pm

LMAO

$19? For this? Are you shitting me?

You could buy a 4-pack of Bourbon County for that price. These guys are off their rockers. I'm trying to find reasons to support local brewers, but with shit like this...

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Postby Bobsy » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:53 pm

Belgian wrote:
TheSevenDuffs wrote:
Belgian wrote:well it is still a bit less than 2 servings might cost at a bar with tax and tip, so it's a wash if at least the bottling stands up to the draught version (which I was happy enough to try once - hey maybe you can find it on tap at the usual suspects.)
Do you work for Nickel Brook? lol

It's a meagre cost justification, but on the other hand bottled beer in Ontario sometimes works out MORE expensive than on draught. Lake Of Bays Mocha Porter for eg.


I'm curious why this sometimes happens. Does the brewer assume the home drinker is more flexible on price? There's gotta be a reason. Personally I don't buy beer in a bottle if it's more expensive or comparably priced to the same beer on tap. I like bars, and the prime reason I'll drink at home is because it's cheaper (e.g. a $3 can compared to $8 for the same beer at a bar after tax and tip).
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Postby iguenard » Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:07 pm

The capitalist in me says "If they sell out at that price, why would they sell it for less?".

The kid in me says "Who the fuck invited the capitalist".

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