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Transient Artisan Ales
« on: October 22, 2014, 10:54:24 AM »
This is a new brewery South of Chicago.  Anyone tried them? 

I'm thinking about signing up for the Transient Reserve membership.

Transient Reserve Membership Program

Since the idea for Transient Artisan Ales first took form, it has always been our intention to focus on a rapidly changing group of sour/funky/barrel aged beers, meant to develop and change over time.  In fact, it was the basis for our name, which stands for more than just our gypsy brewing roots, and is used to express the mentality behind our beers.

Even though we are relatively new, we have received an incredible amount of support for our farmhouse ales and sours.  With our small production, we do not have the luxury of being in every area of the market, and appreciate your willingness to seek out our product. It is because of this that we want to be certain that the people that make what we do possible have the first chance at our small-batch barrel-aged offerings.   That said, we would like to announce the specifics of our reserve membership. Below is a list of what will be included, the cost of a 6 month membership, and directions for how to get involved in what will ultimately help us expand our barrel program, and push forward towards our goal.

Eight 750ml bottles of barrel-aged/sour/funky beers (or equivalent volume)
Two logoed glasses
A Transient shirt
A  handmade bottle carrier
One 750ml Growler
One growler fill
Admission to 2 bottle allotment release events (Dates TBD)
First right to refuse subsequent memberships
First chance to purchase extras of reserve bottles
Price- $185

http://www.transientartisanales.com/transient-reserve/
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Re: Transient Artisan Ales
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2014, 11:29:52 AM »
Don't do it. Try a few first, if you haven't had any of their beers.

They're trying to do the Bruery thing right out of the gate.

While he/they make a few good beers, nothing has made a big impression on me personally, not to be a snob but that's just my honest opinion.
Had about 8 of their beers so far and 2-3 were good (Wild Turkey oud bruin, Galaxy/Motueka Obleus, Red Wine Obelus). A lot have been undercarbonated, also pretty basic and "green" for being wild ales. It seems like they're pushing out product before it's ready, but that's just my speculation.

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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2014, 11:35:32 AM »
Don't do it. Try a few first, if you haven't had any of their beers.

They're trying to do the Bruery thing right out of the gate.

While he/they make a few good beers, nothing has made a big impression on me personally, not to be a snob but that's just my honest opinion.
Had about 8 of their beers so far and 2-3 were good (Wild Turkey oud bruin, Galaxy/Motueka Obleus, Red Wine Obelus). A lot have been undercarbonated, also pretty basic and "green" for being wild ales. It seems like they're pushing out product before it's ready, but that's just my speculation.

 :ok:  I knew you would have the info.  thx.
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Re: Transient Artisan Ales
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2014, 12:03:44 PM »
Don't do it. Try a few first, if you haven't had any of their beers.

They're trying to do the Bruery thing right out of the gate.

While he/they make a few good beers, nothing has made a big impression on me personally, not to be a snob but that's just my honest opinion.
Had about 8 of their beers so far and 2-3 were good (Wild Turkey oud bruin, Galaxy/Motueka Obleus, Red Wine Obelus). A lot have been undercarbonated, also pretty basic and "green" for being wild ales. It seems like they're pushing out product before it's ready, but that's just my speculation.

 :ok:  I knew you would have the info.  thx.
No problem :cheers:
I admire Transient's ambition, and what they're trying to do, but it doesn't seem quite there yet. I realize the reserve thing is more of a fundraiser, but if i'm not convinced by the beers, it's not an option for me personally.

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Re: Transient Artisan Ales
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2014, 12:09:05 PM »
Yeah they do give the feeling of some of the great wild/funk/local terror brewers out west, and that was what I was hoping for. 
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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2014, 02:46:41 PM »
I have had the same ones as Matt and, not to be harsh, but their beers range from truly awful to just plain.  I would give them a shot but that's only because we are local.

Also, the dating on their bottles is confusing.  Emerge and I split that barrel aged Obelus. They list two numbers for that bottle - 9/13

Does that mean September 13th or September 2013?

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Either way, that beer was ok but lacked in complexity, flavor intensity and carbonation.  If it was this year, goodness.  They brewed, barrel aged, bottled and got it out top retailers in just over a month.  If last year, well that year of aging did the beer no favors.

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Re: Transient Artisan Ales
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2014, 03:05:27 PM »
I have had the same ones as Matt and, not to be harsh, but their beers range from truly awful to just plain.  I would give them a shot but that's only because we are local.

Also, the dating on their bottles is confusing.  Emerge and I split that barrel aged Obelus. They list two numbers for that bottle - 9/13

Does that mean September 13th or September 2013?



Either way, that beer was ok but lacked in complexity, flavor intensity and carbonation.  If it was this year, goodness.  They brewed, barrel aged, bottled and got it out top retailers in just over a month.  If last year, well that year of aging did the beer no favors.
ftfy :thumbup:

Judging by the "11/13" label on the far left, i'm guessing the code is month/year, since it's not Nov. 13th yet.
Meaning it was brewed Sept. 2013, which is crazy. Definitely didn't taste like a beer that spent a year in barrels.

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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2014, 03:34:05 PM »
It is also not September 2029.

That means they date their bottles differently.

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Re: Transient Artisan Ales
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2014, 03:42:32 PM »
Day/month then. Right, some brewed last year, others this year. Maybe? I give up :killmenow:

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Re: Transient Artisan Ales
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2014, 03:51:00 PM »
why bother with a date at all?  Does 1 trick pony use the same bottling date system, since it was brewed there? 

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« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2014, 03:58:45 PM »
One Trick Pony isn't bottling as far as I know, but they recently moved to a bigger space, so there's a chance.
Only place in town with them on draft is Monkey's Paw, and they also do the festival circuit.

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Re: Transient Artisan Ales
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2014, 10:09:52 AM »
It is also not September 2029.


technically, in China, it's the year 4712  :coffee: :coffee: :coffee: :coffee: :coffee: :coffee: :coffee: :coffee: :coffee:
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« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2014, 10:44:25 AM »
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« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2014, 11:00:58 AM »
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Re: Transient Artisan Ales
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2015, 04:10:20 PM »
Fast forward 8 months and Transient is currently the darling of the local beer scene...

Vastly improved from the bottled stuff a year ago... i'm guessing time in barrels and building up stock for blending made all the difference. Still not on board for the membership thing, but that goes for any brewery.

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Re: Transient Artisan Ales
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2015, 03:38:19 PM »
Neckbeard Nectar is floating around now, this was great stuff at the last release event.
Pentameter #2 is also pretty excellent, reminded me of Temptation way back when.

Not so great: bad bottles of BA Henry... idk how much this was, close to $1/oz. and varying reports of off notes and infection. The one we opened tasted like the regular Henry in a BA labeled bottle.

Tawaret was ok, people seem to rave about this, but it had a metallic canned peaches smell and taste to me. Not much complexity there.

Ultimately still hit or miss, but the hits have been pretty great lately.

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Re: Transient Artisan Ales
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2015, 04:02:13 PM »
I had a bottle of Neckbeard Nectar over the weekend.  It was decent.  Tons of molasses, didn't get much of the other adjuncts. 

Pentameter #2 is definitely tasty.

The regular maigre was very nice.  Deco's bottle of Blackberry Maigre wasn't as jammy as the one Emerge shared with me back in July.  Had a weird aroma also.  Not sure how to describe it.

Buckley is still my favorite thing I've had from him out of the bottle.
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Re: Transient Artisan Ales
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2015, 08:29:04 PM »
I had a bottle of Neckbeard Nectar over the weekend.  It was decent.  Tons of molasses, didn't get much of the other adjuncts. 

Pentameter #2 is definitely tasty.

The regular maigre was very nice.  Deco's bottle of Blackberry Maigre wasn't as jammy as the one Emerge shared with me back in July.  Had a weird aroma also.  Not sure how to describe it.

Buckley is still my favorite thing I've had from him out of the bottle.
I really liked Neckbeard on tap at the release, hoping it lives up to the tap version. Guess I'll find out pretty soon. It would be nice if he sent out some kegs instead of these quarterly bottle releases.

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Re: Transient Artisan Ales
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2016, 10:51:17 PM »
Visited the space in Bridgman yesterday.  An easy two hour drive. They're only open on the weekends right now. Not sure if they have plans to be open more during the summer. Once Haymarket opens there will be 3 breweries right in Bridgman, plus Cultivate also in that area.

A really fun time. 8 different beers on tap.  My favorites of the day were Obligatory (NE style Pale Ale), Raspberry Maigre (Raspberry berliner), Double Barrel Obelus (oak aged saison) and Get a Little (Belgian Table Beer). Buckley was also on tap and tasting real good.

He's hired TBS member DROOO away from Spiteful. So there's two people making beer now. They have 3 foudres and lots of barrels.

Brought home a growler of Obligatory. So delicious.
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Re: Transient Artisan Ales
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2016, 08:09:45 AM »
Cool :thumbup:
IF you're headed that way again, check out Pleasant House in Three Oaks, heard good things.

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Re: Transient Artisan Ales
« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2016, 09:42:08 AM »
Ate dinner at Stop 50 in Michiana Shores.  Wood fired pizza.  Really tasty stuff.  http://www.stop50woodfiredpizzeria.com/

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« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2016, 10:03:15 AM »
It's good to here they are producing some nice stuff.  I really wanted to support there membership club but couldn't convince myself to preorder $25 bottles of unknown beer.  I will have to add this stop to the list. 
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« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2016, 11:41:06 AM »
Ate dinner at Stop 50 in Michiana Shores.  Wood fired pizza.  Really tasty stuff.  http://www.stop50woodfiredpizzeria.com/

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I've eaten there a couple of times.

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« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2016, 07:11:58 PM »
Cool :thumbup:
IF you're headed that way again, check out Pleasant House in Three Oaks, heard good things.

Nope!  They closed for good to focus on Chicago.  https://pleasanthousethreeoaks.com/  Staymaker Restaurant in Journeyman Distillery is pretty good though.

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« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2016, 08:58:46 PM »
Cool :thumbup:
IF you're headed that way again, check out Pleasant House in Three Oaks, heard good things.

Nope!  They closed for good to focus on Chicago.  https://pleasanthousethreeoaks.com/  Staymaker Restaurant in Journeyman Distillery is pretty good though.
Damn. Well it'll be easier to get to the new place ;D
Wonder if they're planning to do the brewery thing here too...surely no room at the Nightwood space.

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« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2016, 09:10:21 AM »
Cool :thumbup:
IF you're headed that way again, check out Pleasant House in Three Oaks, heard good things.

Nope!  They closed for good to focus on Chicago.  https://pleasanthousethreeoaks.com/  Staymaker Restaurant in Journeyman Distillery is pretty good though.
Whiners is brewing their beers at The Plant.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/ct-pleasant-house-bakery-closing-reopening-as-pub-20160420-story.html
Damn. Well it'll be easier to get to the new place ;D
Wonder if they're planning to do the brewery thing here too...surely no room at the Nightwood space.
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« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2016, 04:54:39 PM »
Cool :thumbup:
IF you're headed that way again, check out Pleasant House in Three Oaks, heard good things.

Nope!  They closed for good to focus on Chicago.  https://pleasanthousethreeoaks.com/  Staymaker Restaurant in Journeyman Distillery is pretty good though.
Whiners is brewing their beers at The Plant.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/ct-pleasant-house-bakery-closing-reopening-as-pub-20160420-story.html
Damn. Well it'll be easier to get to the new place ;D
Wonder if they're planning to do the brewery thing here too...surely no room at the Nightwood space.
Well that's pretty cool too.

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Re: Transient Artisan Ales
« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2016, 03:42:17 PM »
Still pumping out delicious beers.  Made my 4th visit to Bridgman this past weekend.  Juice is Loose is his new DIPA. Cherry Maigre and Blueberry Maigre.  More Trouble Everyday is a mixed berry saison.


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« Reply #29 on: August 31, 2016, 03:48:56 PM »
 :broken:
That's ok, it'll only make my stomach even more jealous. :coffee:

Had Blueberry Maigre at the GTMW pre-party, was overly acidic and undercarbed for my taste.
Had Blueberry Apricot Maigre recently out of the bottle, and it was great. Well carbed and an interesting mix of fruit.

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« Reply #30 on: August 31, 2016, 03:59:31 PM »
I didn't think the Blueberry was overly acidic, but it's towards the bottom of the Maigre list for me.  I thought Cranberry was more acidic, and is my least favorite.

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« Reply #31 on: August 31, 2016, 04:09:10 PM »
Oooh, dat brisket :excited:

The blueberry was at the Funk Factory party, they were having draft issues with a couple beers, not sure if carb was affected.

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« Reply #32 on: May 01, 2017, 10:13:03 AM »
Finally made a trip back to Transient on Saturday.  Beers keep getting better.  Rye Saison being my favorite of the day. Bridgman Meat Market pastrami sandwich was excellent as well. They're having a 1 year anniversary party next Saturday.  Gonna try to make it back up for that.

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Haymarket in Bridgman is a nice space.  Beers weren't much different from Chicago offerings.  Pizza is very good.



Watermark in Stevensville had a few good beers on.  A saison collab with Brewery Vivant and a dunkelweizen were the highlights. 



Beer Church in New Buffalo just opened. I would give them another chance towards the end of the summer.  They need a lot of work still.
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« Reply #33 on: May 01, 2017, 10:19:06 AM »
Nice pastrami and intel :cheers:

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Re: Transient Artisan Ales
« Reply #34 on: July 27, 2017, 02:53:07 PM »
New neon for the Beer Temple :excited:



Juice is Loose is really great, the one with the feathers label was good too. Interested to try the spontaneous beer that came out awhile ago.
The can designs are pretty nice, I dig the abstract illustration art. Looking forward to the Beer Temple getting kegs.


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« Reply #35 on: July 27, 2017, 09:35:55 PM »
Transient is quickly becoming one of my favorites.
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Re: Transient Artisan Ales
« Reply #36 on: May 04, 2018, 10:03:37 AM »
Went up to Bridgman last Saturday for the 2nd Anniversary.  This year was fruited versions of the Spontaneous beer that was bottled for last year's 1st Anniversary.  Cherry Anachronism and Raspberry Anachronism.  They had the cherry on draft as well as gravity pours.  It was a really nice fruited wild.  Rich cherry flavor, not overwhelmingly sour, but lacking in complexity.  They also had barrel aged graffs.  Cider/saison blend aged in Apple Brandy barrels (pictured below) and one aged in Wine Barrels. 

I feel like the wild beers and saisons continue to get better and better, while the NE-styles have either dropped off or everyone else has surpassed as I haven't really been enjoying many of those I've had over the last 5 or 6 months. 

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« Reply #37 on: May 04, 2018, 10:05:13 AM »
Also, this beer was really fun.  A fruited foudre saison that also had coffee and cascara

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« Reply #38 on: May 04, 2018, 11:53:03 AM »
Went up to Bridgman last Saturday for the 2nd Anniversary.  This year was fruited versions of the Spontaneous beer that was bottled for last year's 1st Anniversary.  Cherry Anachronism and Raspberry Anachronism.  They had the cherry on draft as well as gravity pours.  It was a really nice fruited wild.  Rich cherry flavor, not overwhelmingly sour, but lacking in complexity.  They also had barrel aged graffs.  Cider/saison blend aged in Apple Brandy barrels (pictured below) and one aged in Wine Barrels. 

I feel like the wild beers and saisons continue to get better and better, while the NE-styles have either dropped off or everyone else has surpassed as I haven't really been enjoying many of those I've had over the last 5 or 6 months. 

https://www.instagram.com/p/BiLH9EXgo2M/
What are these?
Will any of the beers get distro?

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« Reply #39 on: May 04, 2018, 12:03:01 PM »


I doubt it.
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Re: Transient Artisan Ales
« Reply #40 on: May 04, 2018, 02:40:30 PM »
Went up to Bridgman last Saturday for the 2nd Anniversary.  This year was fruited versions of the Spontaneous beer that was bottled for last year's 1st Anniversary.  Cherry Anachronism and Raspberry Anachronism.  They had the cherry on draft as well as gravity pours.  It was a really nice fruited wild.  Rich cherry flavor, not overwhelmingly sour, but lacking in complexity.  They also had barrel aged graffs.  Cider/saison blend aged in Apple Brandy barrels (pictured below) and one aged in Wine Barrels. 

I feel like the wild beers and saisons continue to get better and better, while the NE-styles have either dropped off or everyone else has surpassed as I haven't really been enjoying many of those I've had over the last 5 or 6 months. 

https://www.instagram.com/p/BiLH9EXgo2M/

I had my first ones about a month ago and they weren't good.  Vegetal hops going on.  Beer didn't seem finished.