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Alexander Keiths Cascade Hop Ale

Post by Jimmy » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:45 am

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Re: Alexander Keiths Cascade Hop

Post by mr x » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:48 am

Hop series!! Well holy fuck, can it really be true? :lol:
At Alexander Keith's we follow the recipes first developed by the great brewmaster to the absolute letter. :wtf:

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Re: Alexander Keiths Cascade Hop Ale

Post by akr71 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:52 am

I'm surprised it isn't Chinook Hop Ale, so they could re-use the commercial Chalmers burned them on.
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Re: Alexander Keiths Cascade Hop Ale

Post by bluenose » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:56 am

The garrison comet hop was pretty good
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Post by GAM » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:57 am

Where did you take the pic?

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Post by Jimmy » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:13 pm

GAM wrote:Where did you take the pic?

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Post by GAM » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:38 pm

NO NO. At what location?

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Re: Alexander Keiths Cascade Hop Ale

Post by Eagleray » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:48 pm

Back in the fall I did a focus group on lots of different beer for Keiths, some had no flavor at all and there was one that had a great hop taste. Maybe that one rated well and that's where it came from.

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Re: Alexander Keiths Cascade Hop Ale

Post by Juniper Hill » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:56 pm

Going to have to try this one...normally wouldn't touch Keith's.

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Re: Alexander Keiths Cascade Hop Ale

Post by jeffsmith » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:07 pm

So is this on NSLC shelves now?

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Post by BobbyOK » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:14 pm

Quick search for the name reveals that over at the Bar Towel someone posted in a thread about upcoming LCBO releases both this and a Hallertau Hop Ale: http://www.bartowel.com/board/viewtopic.php?p=117758" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Alexander Keiths Cascade Hop Ale

Post by canuck » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:58 pm

I haven't heard a thing about this........wonder if it will be available in NB?

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Re: Alexander Keiths Cascade Hop Ale

Post by Jimmy » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:06 pm

jeffsmith wrote:So is this on NSLC shelves now?
I don't think..
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Re: Alexander Keiths Cascade Hop Ale

Post by erslar00 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:35 pm

It will be interesting to compare the hallertauer and cascade side by side. This pic is grainy but you get the idea... It's almost like they stole our idea of the single hop tastings..lol.

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Re: Alexander Keiths Cascade Hop Ale

Post by sleepyjamie » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:18 am

Doesn't matter what hop they put in it. If they keep using adjuncts for flavouring they aren't going to win over the craft beer lovers.
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Re: Alexander Keiths Cascade Hop Ale

Post by mstead » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:21 pm

Heard from a reliable source that it will be available in kegs in March, bottles and cans in May in NS. IBU runs at around 30.

It'll be interesting to try them out.

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Re: Alexander Keiths Cascade Hop Ale

Post by RobD » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:50 pm

sleepyjamie wrote:Doesn't matter what hop they put in it. If they keep using adjuncts for flavouring they aren't going to win over the craft beer lovers.
Looks like they have recently experimented with a non-adjunct IPA, so this one could perhaps be all malt?!:
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Re: Alexander Keiths Cascade Hop Ale

Post by dexter » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:32 am

Its already on tap at TBS in ontario. My old boss says its selling at a medium to slow rate kind of like you'd expect a molson export to sell, maybe 30 kegs a day from the distibution center.

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Re: Alexander Keiths Cascade Hop Ale

Post by Jimmy » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:07 pm

dexter wrote:Its already on tap at TBS in ontario. My old boss says its selling at a medium to slow rate kind of like you'd expect a molson export to sell, maybe 30 kegs a day from the distibution center.
I can understand that, because there isn't really a market for it. You've got the hard core Keiths drinkers who are still going to drink their regular old Keiths "IPA" - then you have the craft beer market who will try it, but probably isn't interested in drinking it on a regular basis.
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Re: Alexander Keiths Cascade Hop Ale

Post by Dirt Chicken » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:18 pm

Jimmy wrote:
dexter wrote:Its already on tap at TBS in ontario. My old boss says its selling at a medium to slow rate kind of like you'd expect a molson export to sell, maybe 30 kegs a day from the distibution center.
I can understand that, because there isn't really a market for it. You've got the hard core Keiths drinkers who are still going to drink their regular old Keiths "IPA" - then you have the craft beer market who will try it, but probably isn't interested in drinking it on a regular basis.
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Re: Alexander Keiths Cascade Hop Ale

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Jimmy wrote:
dexter wrote:Its already on tap at TBS in ontario. My old boss says its selling at a medium to slow rate kind of like you'd expect a molson export to sell, maybe 30 kegs a day from the distibution center.
I can understand that, because there isn't really a market for it. You've got the hard core Keiths drinkers who are still going to drink their regular old Keiths "IPA" - then you have the craft beer market who will try it, but probably isn't interested in drinking it on a regular basis.
Is that what big beer misses about craft beer drinkers? That we'll try anything, and while we might have a favourite couple of beers chances are if there is something we've never had available we'll likely try it before an old stand by?

On the adjunct front, is corn a new addition to the grain bill for Keith's and Oland's? I hadn't had an Oland's in a year and got a clear sweet corn flavour from it when I had one in November. Had my palette changed that much or is it new?

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Re: Alexander Keiths Cascade Hop Ale

Post by mr x » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:15 am

I think the corn has been there since the early 60's.
At Alexander Keith's we follow the recipes first developed by the great brewmaster to the absolute letter. :wtf:

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Re: Alexander Keiths Cascade Hop Ale

Post by LTownLiquorPig » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:01 am

mr x wrote:I think the corn has been there since the early 60's.
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Re: Alexander Keiths Cascade Hop Ale

Post by Tony L » Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:33 pm

You know, I would like to taste a Keith's with hops it it..

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Re: Alexander Keiths Cascade Hop Ale

Post by sleepyjamie » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:25 pm

IMO the bjcp should have their own team of lawyers and sue people who call ipa that are way out of the style guide.
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