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Crooked Stave Cellar Reserve

Discussion in 'US - Mountain' started by drumrboy22, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. drumrboy22

    drumrboy22 Savant (460) Colorado Jul 22, 2005

  2. poonamibaxter

    poonamibaxter Savant (315) Colorado Jun 26, 2007

    Renewed already, one of the best decisions I made last year.
     
  3. Renewing! It has been superb this last year. Well worth it.
     
  4. jp7161

    jp7161 Savant (335) California Dec 22, 2011

    I will be renewing as well. Love everything I have had from so far. Chad is awesome!
     
  5. Steve_0

    Steve_0 Savant (265) Colorado Mar 14, 2012

    I am right there with you. Didn't think they had quite proved themselves, but I think I am definitely in this year.
     
  6. coreymcafee

    coreymcafee Savant (350) Colorado May 30, 2006

    Same boat here. 100% in this year and I'll likely be trustee for a couple of long-term trade partners, too.

    Looking forward to hanging out with all of you guys at the Reserve Society events and supporting the awesome crew at Crooked Stave.
     
  7. Domingo

    Domingo Champion (945) Colorado Apr 23, 2005

    Thinking I might pull the trigger on this, too. Their recent stuff has been way too good.
     
  8. denver10

    denver10 Champion (890) Kentucky Nov 17, 2010

    I wish I had an extra $300 to spend on this.
     
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  9. kiki3drt292

    kiki3drt292 Savant (360) California Jan 13, 2011

    Not renewing this year. Although I loved a lot of the beer, the members didn't get all THAT much more than what is (and will be) available at their taproom to the general public . Don't get me wrong, I loved their Persica and Blackberry Petite, but I really feel like I didn't get my $300 worth. Hopefully Chad will make up for the two month period at the beginning of the year where we didn't get anything in November and December. I'm taking my money to the Bruery for membership next year.
     
  10. sarro

    sarro Savant (345) Michigan May 12, 2009

    Happy to take your spot kiki3drt292
     
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  11. I joined and will also be trusteeing for a new member from Texas.
     
  12. harperman69

    harperman69 Savant (355) Tennessee Feb 11, 2009

    Hopefully I get in this year and my brother will be my trustee.
     
  13. Penguin3200

    Penguin3200 Savant (320) Minnesota Dec 28, 2008

    Sign-up for new members is up. I just joined! So pumped. No trustee yet, but at least makes me have to figure out a GABF trip next year!
     
  14. Steve_0

    Steve_0 Savant (265) Colorado Mar 14, 2012

    Just locked ours down for me and a few buddies! Can't wait to see what Chad has in store this year.
     
  15. Penguin3200

    Penguin3200 Savant (320) Minnesota Dec 28, 2008

    What are the allocations like? How many bottles are typically available?
     
  16. I'm also in. Missed out last year.
     
  17. alexipa

    alexipa Savant (410) Colorado Oct 7, 2011

    $300 for 10 bottles, exclusive events, and 15% off at the tap room... I'm really not trying to be rude here but am I missing something? I've never had a bottle of beer worth $30, that includes plenty of Crooked Stave. Maybe this deal just isn't for me and that's fine; I just want to make sure I'm not missing a huge detail.
     
  18. harperman69

    harperman69 Savant (355) Tennessee Feb 11, 2009

    Joined. Btw, 30 bucks to me might not be the same as 30 bucks for you. Hell, the Lost Abbey thing was sounding appealing to me as ludicrously priced as it was.
     
  19. coreymcafee

    coreymcafee Savant (350) Colorado May 30, 2006

    With as much as I've spent on CS bottles and at the tap room in the last six months, it would've more than paid for itself if I had done it. You get 15% off of tap beers AND additional bottle purchases, so it adds up quickly.

    Like you said, it might not be for everyone. In retrospect, it would've been for me last year and it WILL be for me this year!!
     
  20. The 15% discount will make up a decent chunk of that cost for me, as I'll be spending a lot of time in the tap room and buying some bottles. But even if I don't necessarily get the full value of the $300, I am happy to help CS grow and expand. He's doing great stuff. And getting more than a 1oz GABF pour of Persica is worth a lot to me, that beer is fantasttic.
     
  21. FYI, if you're an AHA member you get 10% off bottle purchases at the brewery. Not tap beers but it's a nice little benefit.
     
  22. Domingo

    Domingo Champion (945) Colorado Apr 23, 2005

    Went ahead and went in on it as a team. I figure these bottles are suitable for splitting anyway.
     
  23. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Poobah (1,030) Colorado May 19, 2005

    Yah, $15 for each of us...just don't tell the wife :eek:
     
  24. Urbancaver

    Urbancaver Advocate (520) Ohio Nov 13, 2009

    hurry guys! Only 173 memberships left!
     
  25. Who wants to be my trustee?
     
  26. Steve_0

    Steve_0 Savant (265) Colorado Mar 14, 2012

    Don't be hatin
     
  27. sarro

    sarro Savant (345) Michigan May 12, 2009

    Got mine. Can't wait to be drinking & sharing more Crooked Stave.
     
  28. funkyaudio

    funkyaudio Savant (445) Illinois Feb 14, 2009

    got mine. and have an awesome trustee.
     
  29. Nice Jim! Enoy that , im going to hold off this year. Wish I lived closer to take advantage of the taproom and discounts, that would be a game changer
     
  30. Anyone interested in splitting a membership? I'm in PA
     
  31. I can't seem to make my mind up. It's right at the price point that makes it a tough decision. It's definitely a good value, but it's also a big chunk of my beer budget for the year.

    Decisions, decisions...
     
  32. Wanna split the membership? :)
     
  33. Hmm, maybe...
     
  34. If you're serious, bm me and we could try to work something out
     
  35. joshwith

    joshwith Aficionado (170) Colorado Feb 19, 2011

    You also get two 10$ glasses and 2 pieces of flair(ie swag of some sort)... thats roughly 50-80$ right there depending and all the beers are 22-25$ each for 750mls so its roughly close in cost to what you get. and Crooked stave makes small batches so this guarantees me the chance to try all of their beers. last release cognac sentience and chardonnay barrel aged surrette reserva both sold out during member purchases.
     
  36. gandalfcat

    gandalfcat Zealot (75) California Nov 28, 2009

    I just took the plunge and joined for year 2 - didn't join last year and regretted it.
     
  37. drumrboy22

    drumrboy22 Savant (460) Colorado Jul 22, 2005

    Got in this year. Bruery Reserve Society signup is due tomorrow. Tough week on the wallet...

    BTW - If anybody needs a trustee, I'm happy to help. Shoot me a message if you're still looking.
     
  38. Do we think that this is going to sell out for 2013? I'm signed up anyway but was curious as to your thoughts.
     
  39. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Poobah (1,030) Colorado May 19, 2005

    I don't think he sold out for '12, and added spots for '13 just in case. 2014 might be the 'big' year
     
  40. coreymcafee

    coreymcafee Savant (350) Colorado May 30, 2006

    I feel like it's going to sell out, but I don't have any real data to back that up...
     

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