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Deschutes/HoTD Collab

Discussion in 'US - Northwest' started by podunkparte, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Washington Nov 14, 2009

    Shouldn't this be coming along pretty soon? I'm surprised there hasn't been any info for a while. I'm really looking forward to trying Conflux 1.
     
  2. tcampbel1

    tcampbel1 Aficionado (225) Oregon May 17, 2010

    You and me both. Are they releasing it like Conflux #2, where both breweries release their own?
     
  3. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Washington Nov 14, 2009

  4. goodbyeohio

    goodbyeohio Advocate (680) Oregon Jul 13, 2004

    a little birdie told me that deschutes will be distributing this, so while you can expect the price point to be more reasonable, it will be spread across the deschutes distro area and harder to get here at home (as was abyss this year, remember?)
     
  5. hopsbreath

    hopsbreath Savant (475) Oregon Aug 28, 2009

    I'm starting to have feelings about this beer, that I generally reserve for Summer blockbuster movies. The longer they hold onto it, the worse I assume it is. Now all they need to do is promote the hell out of it for my convictions to be complete. Example: Hill Street Blues.
     
  6. kevwcamp

    kevwcamp Savant (320) Washington May 13, 2010

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  7. djbreezy

    djbreezy Advocate (510) Washington Dec 16, 2008

    Abyss was hard to get this year? Didn't seem that way.
     
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  8. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Washington Nov 14, 2009

    Was for me. I didn't actually see one bottle on the shelf anywhere. Only got it on draft.
     
  9. tcampbel1

    tcampbel1 Aficionado (225) Oregon May 17, 2010

    I noticed the same thing. The past few years it's been on the shelf till late Jan. with a few places having until March. This year it was like 2 weeks and that was it. Caught me a little by suprised. Usually get a case for the cellar, but only was able to get a few bottles this year.
     
  10. so happy to get some news about this. Not a big fan of the label, but who cares if it tastes great.
     
  11. Kopfschuss

    Kopfschuss Advocate (540) Oregon Aug 19, 2009

    Yes! Cannot wait for this release. Adding a new case fund jar!
     
  12. Sarlacc83

    Sarlacc83 Advocate (620) Oregon Mar 2, 2008

    I hope this is on tap at one point, because I am not plunking down 11 dollars a bottle for any beer that has Stoic blended into it without knowing for sure that the final product is better than the sum of its components.
     
  13. RedMedicine

    RedMedicine Savant (340) Oregon Jun 3, 2005

    A few bottles at the Portland Pub today for $12... FYI
     
  14. chumba526

    chumba526 Savant (300) Oregon Apr 27, 2009

    This beer could be really good or really bad. I look forward to trying it though, hopefully on tap first!
     
  15. JLR06

    JLR06 Aficionado (110) Oregon Feb 22, 2006

    I work at Deschutes and was fortunate enough to stumble upon Gary, Larry, Cam and Alan when they were figuring out the final blending of this beer. They let me try a small sample of this magical elixir and thought it was absolutely amazing. The TTB approval of the formulas and label have delayed the release a few months from what we originally intended. Keep an eye on the Deschutes Brewery social media channels for details on a couple of beer dinners we have in the works for mid-May to kick off this beer. Let me know if you have any other questions and I will try to answer them for you. Cheers!
     
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  16. hopsbreath

    hopsbreath Savant (475) Oregon Aug 28, 2009

    Any idea if it's going to be available on tap?
     
  17. JLR06

    JLR06 Aficionado (110) Oregon Feb 22, 2006

    It will be available in 12 oz bottles only. A keg or two might go on tap at our pub and Hair of the Dog's. The beer dinners will have the 4 component beers plus the final blend which should be interesting.
     
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  18. maltmaster420

    maltmaster420 Savant (455) Oregon Aug 17, 2005

    I can't believe I'm saying this, but $10-12/bottle isn't that bad, especially considering the strength of the brew and the two years they sat on it. Hell, Alan charges more than that on a regular basis, and people line up in the rain at 4am to buy his beer that may not even be properly carbonated.
     
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  19. Kopfschuss

    Kopfschuss Advocate (540) Oregon Aug 19, 2009

    I wish people would show up just to see if I carbonate :(

    On a serious note, I cannot wait for this beer to be released. Does anyone know of a distribution map or if allotment has been set up as of yet?
     
  20. maltmaster420

    maltmaster420 Savant (455) Oregon Aug 17, 2005

    If your digestive system is anything like mine, drinking a few bottles of sour beer will cause you to carbonate nicely. ;)
     
  21. Danner316

    Danner316 Disciple (55) Washington Mar 19, 2011

    Am interested to see what they pair with their beers with for the dinner.
    Do you guys know what sort of bottle limit will be seen at the beer dinner?
     
  22. Kinda sad that Sidor is no longer with Deschutes when this finally sees release, but still really excited for it.
     
  23. m4ttj0nes

    m4ttj0nes Aficionado (215) Oregon Feb 21, 2012

    Which bottle shops in town will be getting this?

    edit: the portland bottle shops
     
  24. I'm guessing bottle shops that carries HotD and Deschutes (ie. ALL OF THEM), along with Whole Foods, certain QFCs, etc.
     
  25. Shmeal

    Shmeal Advocate (530) Oregon Nov 9, 2009

    If this one is good....might have to start saving up money now.
     
  26. CaptainTripps

    CaptainTripps Savant (315) Oregon Aug 8, 2010

    I wonder how much your taste buds got paid.
     
  27. CaptainTripps

    CaptainTripps Savant (315) Oregon Aug 8, 2010

    I'm excited for this beer just as long as its carbonated.
     
  28. harrymel

    harrymel Initiate (0) Washington Dec 15, 2010

    Luckily, it will be bottled out at Deschutes, shouldn't be an issue. They've never had an issue in the past. At least, that I know of.
     

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