Anyone trying for Westy next week?

Discussion in 'New England' started by LiquidCourage, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. Leave it alone for a couple of years and it will get better.
  2. Psychmusic

    Psychmusic Savant (490) Rhode Island Jun 22, 2012 Verified Subscriber

    better is a totally subjective term. the thread might be different, but who are you to say whether it will be better
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  3. jamvt

    jamvt Advocate (580) Massachusetts Aug 5, 2005 Verified

    Your theory is entirely off base. Have you ever visited a distributor warehouse? Virtually all are temperature controlled from big brewers and craft brewers alike requiring climate controlled warehouses. I don't work for a distributor, but I've been in literally hundreds of distributors and never once seen improperly stored beer. Almost all shipping trucks are reefer trucks as well. Next theory I guess.
  4. Well, I've heard differently. Are you telling me that every warehouse is temperature controlled 24/7 year round at about 55 degrees with optimal humidity levels?
  5. So... does anybody know how many bricks Julios has for sale?
  6. jamvt

    jamvt Advocate (580) Massachusetts Aug 5, 2005 Verified

  7. Fair enough, like I said, I have heard differently from some very knowledgeable people on the subject, but I'll take your word for it.
  8. Well I've never been in one myself, but man, you should get yourself tested.
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  9. Just got one at julios. There were about 150 people in line at 430, when they started selling. It looked like they had 300 boxes
  10. xanok

    xanok Savant (415) Connecticut Aug 13, 2009

    When I called, at about that time for that matter, the nice woman that answered the phone said there were significantly less than that (closer to about 80). Not saying you're wrong. I'm just sayin.
  11. vonnegut21

    vonnegut21 Advocate (590) New York Apr 27, 2012 Verified

    I spoke with one of the beer guys at about 3:30 (when the line was "only" about 40-50 people long) and he said he didn't know the exact number, but that it was "definitely over 500." He said everyone who comes in tonight should be able to get one. That said, I'd still call if you haven't left yet.
  12. jamvt

    jamvt Advocate (580) Massachusetts Aug 5, 2005 Verified

    Sold out at Julio's according to their fb page.
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  13. BobZ

    BobZ Advocate (600) Massachusetts Jun 24, 2009

    Yep, just tweeted that it was gone in just over 1.5 hours! There's some demand for you.

    I am so damn glad not to be part of that! Thanks, Thijs for years of being the best BA has to offer!
  14. The line ended up going downstairs because it was getting too long. There were about 80 on the floor level, but many people had to wait downstairs. The lady may have only seen the first floor line.

    Either way they sold their entire allotment, which was apparently 500.
  15. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Advocate (645) Massachusetts Dec 4, 2004 Verified

    Stood in line at Redstone around 4. They started selling them at 5 pm, took an hour to get through the 50 or so bricks they must have had. I missed out by about 15 people.......can't say I'm that disappointed to have not spent $85 on a six pack of beer. If I wanted it bad enough I easily could have shown up an hour earlier than I did.

    Having a Westvleteren 12 at home already helps too.
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  16. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Advocate (645) Massachusetts Dec 4, 2004 Verified

    Annd I think I'm going to crack the Westvleteren 12 I have this week. Probably buy a Rochefort and St. Bernardus for a side by side. Those that have had this before, do you pour the yeast right in?
  17. Patrick

    Patrick Initiate (0) Massachusetts Aug 13, 2007

    I've had it before and, as with most beers(personally), I don't pour the yeast in. I'd decant all the beers for your side by side, but that is just me.
  18. Still a stack of em sitting on the floor at a liquor store here... no lineups... no crazy people... might go in next week and buy another brick ;)
  19. pjl44

    pjl44 Initiate (0) Massachusetts Oct 3, 2008

    Awesome, bro.
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  20. xanok

    xanok Savant (415) Connecticut Aug 13, 2009

    Either way, I got about halfway into a 90 minute drive before making a followup call only to confirm what you said.

    Such is life.
  21. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Advocate (645) Massachusetts Dec 4, 2004 Verified

    Where is that?
  22. Looks like it's i the land of the second biggest flopping, cry baby hockey team.
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  23. wdarcy77

    wdarcy77 Initiate (0) Massachusetts Nov 27, 2008

    I didn't wait in line yesterday for a Westy brick <pats self on back>
  24. One of the managers in my department just let me know that he was stuck in traffic by Julios yesterday and had heard about the release so he dropped in and grabbed a brick just to see what it was all about. Aside from the ridiculous trades on the forum this release was definitely good to get people talking and maybe in to better beers.
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  25. I've had around 8-10 people call and ask me if we had any "West Velvet" "Westvaletorn" "Westphalia" and Westvleteren 12 since yesterday afternoon after seeing a story on the news about it. Apparently they missed the part of the news stories where stores sold out of it almost instantly. Also that only a handful of stores were allocated the product. Eh well. God bless their zeal.
  26. dennho

    dennho Savant (365) New York Oct 29, 2006

    I can't help myself. People who know I'm a beer geek ask me about this rare beer going on sale. Have I heard of it? Did I stand in line to get it? I give them a superior look and say "I was at The Festival in Worcester. They were pouring as much as you wanted for free. I got my brick in June. There was no line"

    I have to work on being less of a beer snob.
  27. Anyone open a bottle yet? I cracked one right on Wednesday and it was excellent. I'll probably open a second on Christmas.