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Dark Horse 4 Elf Party

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by ROBSTARR, Nov 13, 2012.

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  1. sarcastro

    sarcastro Savant (440) Michigan Sep 20, 2006

    There is no typical bottle count with anything at this release. I wouldn't trust any bottle count not confirmed by Dark Horse.
     
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  2. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    I'm pretty sure there were like 152 and 162 or 142 and 152, something like that. I remember thinking that that first 75 or 80 people had a shot at bottles (if everyone bought their allotment.)
    I thought I had read something earlier (maybe it was a guess or my imagination), saying that BA Monster 29 and Monster 29 were going to be in 12 oz. bottles...We shall see.
     
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  3. tjohn2401

    tjohn2401 Aficionado (155) Michigan May 26, 2010

    12 oz. bottles would be so great. (with maybe a 4 bottle limit instead of 2). Then I can drink one by myself and send a couple to friends.
     
  4. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (545) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    Confirmed it will be 12oz bottles of Monster 29 and BBL Monster 29.
     
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  5. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    I've gotta get a roof top carrier for my car now damn it...
     
  6. Lansman

    Lansman Savant (420) Illinois Mar 19, 2011

    It would be terrific if this trend catches on. Taking down an entire bomber of high ABV product is just too much to ask (most of the time) for one person.
     
  7. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    I bet those guys at Dark Horse are smoking a shit load of dope and waxing bottles for the next week.
     
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  8. sarcastro

    sarcastro Savant (440) Michigan Sep 20, 2006

    I agree. People will probably complain when it is $10 a 12 oz, but happily pay $25 for a 750.
     
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  9. Lansman

    Lansman Savant (420) Illinois Mar 19, 2011

    Most importantly, it also means more people have access to it by virtue of being able to produce a higher quantity of bottles in the smaller format.
     
  10. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    Gotta respect that...2 glasses of BA Monster before I even get my bottles means my budget is out the window...
     
  11. raymo55

    raymo55 Savant (475) Michigan Oct 3, 2011

    Just 2 glasses? You better step your game up!
     
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  12. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Savant (420) Illinois May 6, 2012

    Has any pricing for the bottle sales been released yet?
     
  13. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Savant (360) Michigan Mar 14, 2011

    True. But with my cash back Amex card, I get 5% cash back on my purchase because Dark Horse is classified as an eatery. Y'all can wait.
     
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  14. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (545) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    Oh shit, good call!
     
  15. danp14

    danp14 Savant (270) Michigan Dec 12, 2011

    Read this. Made the same face as your avatar.
     
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  16. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    Well you fuckers can head to the back of the line and have your little AmEx circle jerk alone. I'll be bathing in BA Sapient and eating smoked yak.
     
  17. dblab33

    dblab33 Savant (365) Michigan Dec 9, 2011

    So Shawn is going to puke in the smoker and you're going to eat it? Damn, you are one sick SOB.
     
  18. danp14

    danp14 Savant (270) Michigan Dec 12, 2011

    Well, if it's a circle jerk. We certainly won't be alone ;).... I mean, you can join. We can use wads of cash to clean up wads of.. nevermind. So.. 12oz bottles of BA Monster huh? I'm pretty excited about being able to open a bottle of a 23% barley wine and not expect to be near blacked out by the time it's gone.
     
  19. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    As long as the internal temp of the puke is above 140 (I know Shawn eats alot of pork), I'll go for it!
     
  20. raymo55

    raymo55 Savant (475) Michigan Oct 3, 2011

    My puke will be pure BB Monster 29....so the pork should have good flavor!
     
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  21. Anonymous1

    Anonymous1 Savant (455) Illinois Mar 19, 2012

    I've found success with using a vaccum wine stopper. Sometimes the BBA stuff actually tastes better the second day after a little bit of oxygen has gotten to the beer. Never had any carbonation issues as long as I drank it the second day.
     
  22. sarcastro

    sarcastro Savant (440) Michigan Sep 20, 2006

    Make sure you don't forget your puke thermometer.
     
  23. Not sure why all the hate for 750's, I would rather them than a bunch of 12oz bottles.

    I plan on drinking 666 all night.
     
  24. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    Instaread baby, I will know of that puke is ready within 2 seconds of poking it.
     
  25. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Savant (360) Michigan Mar 14, 2011

    Why would you prefer a larger format bottle? Even if you had a few people to share, I'd be fine with 2 12's.
     
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  26. Lansman

    Lansman Savant (420) Illinois Mar 19, 2011

    It's not a matter of disliking the format, it's just that with the higher gravity beers, I personally (and I know I'm not alone here) can't take down an entire bottle in one sitting without a) getting tired of the beer or b) getting too full. If given a choice of two 12's of a higher gravity pour or a large format bottle, I'd prefer the 12's, because I wouldn't have difficulty opening up a 12 oz. bottle to enjoy and finish in one sitting.

    Larger format bottles are far better to share with others. Think about it this way - how many times have you looked at bottle X in your fridge/cellar on a weeknight and said to yourself, 'Damn, I wish I could open that up but there is no way I could finish it.'
     
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  27. saemick

    saemick Advocate (515) Illinois Jan 16, 2010

    my thoughts exactly.. I have a number of bombers in my fridge(s)/ cellar that I've wanted to crack open on more than 1 occasion, but can't bring myself to doing it because I either won't be able to finish it or honestly feel bad that I'm not sharing with someone else who can enjoy it with me
     
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  28. Considering the bottle vs. bomber debate, I'm kinda disappointed to hear they're filling pints. With that many taps, it'd be cool to have a 8 oz option.
     
  29. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (545) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    Pints were last year. Each year things are different at 4elf.
     
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  30. Anonymous1

    Anonymous1 Savant (455) Illinois Mar 19, 2012

    Can someone please post a bunch of memes to get this thread locked?
     
  31. raymo55

    raymo55 Savant (475) Michigan Oct 3, 2011

    Expect $15 four ounce pours. Save your money...stay home!
     
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  32. I see your point for sure, many of time I have been in that situation and done the same. That is part why I like it, the big bottles stick around a little longer.

    Sounds to me like you are just being greedy and want to drink all that beer yourself and not share with others! :p
     
  33. ...Am I the only one still following the official 4elf thread?
     
  34. raymo55

    raymo55 Savant (475) Michigan Oct 3, 2011

    Yes
     
  35. burica2020

    burica2020 Savant (430) Illinois Nov 17, 2009

    Sorry....no memes or warriors references this time.
     
  36. Fuck 'em, I'm still gonna fight my way back to Coney Island, regardless of who can dig it.
     
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  37. Marti403

    Marti403 Advocate (520) Michigan Jul 23, 2011

    I've been prep talking my liver for a week now and this talk of circle jerks and 140° pork vomit has killed all my progress. This is going to be a great time.
     
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  38. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    Fuck this event and this thread and anyone who has posted in this thread. I'm not going anymore, bunch of asshats.
     
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  39. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (545) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    You forgot the meme
     
  40. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Savant (360) Michigan Mar 14, 2011

    I would like to take this time to say:

    Fuck the Bears, fuck the White Sox, fuck the Cubs, and fuck the Blackhawks.

    That is all.
     
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