2007 Nutcracker???

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2007 Nutcracker???

Postby pootz » Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:45 pm

Any word on whether Black Oak will be offering Nutcracker this winter??

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Postby Pub Style » Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:04 am

I have two bottles left over from the Canadian Brewing Awards. They are sitting in the basement waiting to get drank.
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Postby lister » Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:51 am

Please? Pretty please? I'm looking forward to it on cask again. Yummy.

Plus I'm going to get a 2-4 of that stuff this year.
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Postby Bobsy » Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:55 am

Mmmm...the perfect beer for the festive season! I'd love to see this again. How wide was its bottled distribution last year?
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Postby GregClow » Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:35 am

Bobsy wrote:How wide was its bottled distribution last year?


It was only available via direct purchase at the brewery, or delivery of a minimum of (I think) 3 cases.
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Postby Bobsy » Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:41 am

Thanks Greg. As good as it is, I don't think I could manage three cases! I'm sure if it is released we will be seeing it in some of our great city's finer establishments.
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Black Oak 2007 Nutcracker Porter

Postby Asst. Grain Shoveller » Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:25 pm

Hi All
Sorry for not lurking so much, Just too much to do and not enough time to get it all done.

This Thursday the 2007 Nutcracker Porter will be brewed.
Adrian and Simon will be doing the secret Nutcracker Porter Dance when the cinnamon is added during the brew.

If all goes well, it should be available the second week of November (give or take a day or two!!!!) Bottles via the retail store, Kegs to great beer pubs and a few casks to the extra special pubs.

Further details will be released when the packaging is completed.

Best of the season to everyone from all of us at Black Oak!!!!


PS
We've casked off some of the 2005 Nutcracker Porter that has been aging in a Bourbon barrel hidden away in the depths of our fridge (actually buried under a bunch of junk).
Its really impressive. & its called BB 2005 Nutcracker. We'd rather not share, but we would like some outside opinions
Some will be available at Volo Cask days. We're not sure when to release the other casks. I'm hoping everyone will get a chance to try a pint.
Look forward to seeing you at the events.

Cheers from under the desk of:
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Re: Black Oak 2007 Nutcracker Porter

Postby pootz » Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:32 am

Asst. Grain Shoveller wrote:
Adrian and Simon will be doing the secret Nutcracker Porter Dance when the cinnamon is added during the brew.

Cheers from under the desk of:
Ken


Obviously the impact of this secret dancing ritual adds to the unique character of the brew...if Adrian were to have a certain type of footware or perhaps new "foot-work" in this year's porter dance would this skew the brew to either spicy or bitter?...do Fuller's know about the secret porter brewing dance?
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Postby lagerale » Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:41 am

I am looking forward to this release. It's worth the drive to Oakville.
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Postby lister » Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:33 am

Will there be delivery of bottles to Toronto if certain numbers are met like the previous years?
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Postby Bobsy » Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:55 am

I was at Volo last night, and they had just put some Nutcracker on. Happy drinking!
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Postby dutchcanuck » Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:26 pm

I e-mailed Ken at the Brewery this morning and he let me know that it will 'officially' be available for purchase tomorrow.
If I am stealing anyone's thunder....I apologize. I plan on going there myself tomorrow to indulge over my birthday.
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Postby PRMason » Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:21 am

Ken,
Do you put your head between your legs, speak swahili and kiss a chicken at any time during the Nutcracker dance? Or does this just work for me. I'd mention that I am naked too, but nobody needs that visual. Oh, I guess you have it now...
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Postby pootz » Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:35 am

PRMason wrote:Ken,
Do you put your head between your legs, speak swahili and kiss a chicken at any time during the Nutcracker dance? Or does this just work for me. I'd mention that I am naked too, but nobody needs that visual. Oh, I guess you have it now...


awwwgggffffmm...gaaaack Perry! That "visual" just blew porter through my nose all over the keyboard. :x
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Postby Belgian » Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:12 pm

PRMason wrote:Ken,
Do you put your head between your legs, speak swahili and kiss a chicken at any time during the Nutcracker dance? Or does this just work for me. I'd mention that I am naked too, but nobody needs that visual. Oh, I guess you have it now...


Try not to hurt yourself (or make chicken beer.)
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