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Enjoy By 4-1-13 April Fools. . . .or not.

Discussion in 'US - Pacific' started by dcgunman, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. dcgunman

    dcgunman Savant (390) California Jul 1, 2009

    Looks like SoCal will be getting the next round of Enjoy By from Stone. Let the madness begin. Info can be found on their facebook page.
  2. Seems like the madness has died down. The last batch 2-15-13 was pretty slow moving and it only had one outlet in Pasadena for all of Los Angeles.
  3. I used the 2-15-13 batch as extras
  4. drgarage

    drgarage Initiate (0) California Aug 19, 2008

    That's a good thing. This shouldn't be a whale. It should be drunk fresh and enjoyed. I'm excited to have access to it again.
  5. OTB

    OTB Savant (405) California Sep 2, 2011

    I agree. The frenzy and hype on the last couple releases here in LA/OC was absolutely ridiculous. Its in regular rotation and we all should be able to enjoy a few bottles without it feeling like we're scoring drugs in a back street alley.

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  6. yoitsarch

    yoitsarch Savant (400) California Nov 13, 2012

    They are increasing the supply for this batch, according to the Stone Rep.
  7. dcgunman

    dcgunman Savant (390) California Jul 1, 2009

    Maybe they will increase the bottle allotment at the Stone stores on this release. Or not. I may have to drive down to the Oceanside store again. Be nice to have 3-5 bottles and a couple of growler's of this delicious beer. I finished my last growler of Enjoy By 2-15-13 last week. Still tasted very good. :)
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  8. 01Ryan10

    01Ryan10 Savant (295) California Sep 10, 2011

    I landed 3 bottles today, and opened one. It was my first ever Enjoy By, and it was like my first taste of PtY last year. Underwhelming. I was good, but not as good as it's previous scarcity implies.
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  9. davey101

    davey101 Initiate (0) Connecticut Apr 14, 2009

    This really made me laugh. Well done sir!
  10. jtmartino

    jtmartino Savant (490) California Dec 11, 2010

    Cool, leave it on the shelves for the everyone else!

    Best damn hoppy beer ever brewed by Stone IMO, except for maybe Ruination 10th.
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  11. The whole foods market in porter ranch/ Northridge still has some. Instagram and twitter WFMporterbrew.
    They also have old guardian and oak smoked old guardian.
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  12. Picked up 5 of these bad boys today. Can't wait to pop them open!
  13. 01Ryan10

    01Ryan10 Savant (295) California Sep 10, 2011

    I'll admit, i bought 3 bottles assuming i'd love it, and I like it a lot, but I was expecting a little more. Hell...I'd take a Lagunitas Sucks over it any day.
  14. I'd like to see a Lagunitas-Stone collaboration on this sort of DIPA, called "Sucks after..." (e.g. "Sucks after 7/4/2013").
  15. CoolEthan

    CoolEthan Savant (440) California Jan 9, 2013

    I crushed a growler on Monday & it was quite tasty. Their Enjoy By series is really the only thing I'll buy from Stone any longer.
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  16. jamex

    jamex Savant (285) California Feb 13, 2010

    I had this last night at Bottlecraft and thought it was excellent. In fact we opened up two bombers.
  17. That's a pretty interesting definition of pretty slow moving.
  18. This is no succor, but this batch is kinda underwhelming. It's noticeably less intense in the aroma department. My no-basis-in-actual-fact-armchair-analysis is that they had some issue scaling up production this time (this is a MUCH, MUCH bigger batch this time, it would seem, given the number of markets it will be made available in). It's good, but if this is the only taste of Enjoy By I'd ever had I wouldn't exactly be rushing out every release to land some.
  19. ryno09

    ryno09 Savant (310) California May 1, 2010

    Maybe there is some bottle variation but I think this is the best batch since the original. This includes drinking a growler and a bottle (bought at brewery). Had a really intense aroma.
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  20. Zhiguli

    Zhiguli Savant (295) California Jul 12, 2012

    Copped a couple at BevMo la cienega
  21. As in, it lasted a day or two. About 90 cases. This latest batch had 100+ cases going to the Pasadena store alone and I have seen it in many other places. Yeah, it's going to be gone by the weekend, but the hype that was behind it in causing a line 100 deep at the company store for previous batches (when it was available in other outlets) has died down.
  22. They hype may have abated, I'll agree, but not that it was "slow moving.

    What you're describing is an increase in supply. As well as a marketplace that has now been taught that supply will not only continue to increase, but will be available at regular intervals. That will inevitably lead people to calm down and not line up a hundred deep. The expectation is that you can come any day on release day, and probably any time on day two. And if you don't get to this release, hell, in another month in a half it'll be available again.

    The Pasadena store still have a few bottles left on day 2 of the previous sale, for example, likely had just as much to do with people's expectations that it would be GONE much faster than it was.
  23. Well I'm glad to hear a conflicting report. Maybe subsequent tastes will reveal the beer I love instead of its close cousin.
  24. according to the stone rep that i talked too it looks like we wont this see again for another couple of months.. yay for those who got it nay for those didnt get it yet..lol #socal needs to demand / vote for it so we can get it more often. we need to tweet / instagram hashtag - #enjoyby #socal or else our allocations will go down.

  25. Meh. We get it at the Oceanside and Escondido tasting rooms. That is convenient enough for me.
  26. tyrsis

    tyrsis Savant (425) California Mar 13, 2009

    Had it on tap at Neighborhood, then went and got a growler fill. Good stuff, easy drinking for the ABV
  27. pinkgrenade

    pinkgrenade Savant (320) California Aug 19, 2011

    on tap right now at south park abbey

    still some left in stone south park too!!
  28. aztec87

    aztec87 Zealot (95) California Aug 30, 2012

    glad its still on at south park gonna get a growler tomorrow while it lasts
  29. cjever19

    cjever19 Zealot (95) California Apr 17, 2009

    Went to a store yesterday looking for a few things to find they are gouging 14.99 for this! The guy was bummed I didn't want one, lame.
  30. dcgunman

    dcgunman Savant (390) California Jul 1, 2009

    Great batch this time around. I feel like they tweeked it a bit this time. Even better. On tap at BW SB.
  31. stawn

    stawn Savant (325) California Sep 16, 2008

    That is RIDICULOUS! BevMo - $5.99
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  32. Which store would that be? If they are marking Enjoy By up by more than 100%, everybody should know about it.
  33. mrkrispy

    mrkrispy Savant (410) California Apr 5, 2006

    Are these bottles being distributed to the normal beer/liquor stores in San Diego (besides BevMo)? I haven't seen any yet. I assume the dbags selling them for $10-$15 bought them at a Stone Company store and are re-selling them.
  34. I've been to a few stored that have them... most have said they only got 1 case, so likely gone or in the back
  35. Id check your local vons in San Diego.
  36. Seriously?
  37. Yeah . My buddy works for crest and said 40 or so vons would be getting them this week.
  38. My local Vonses typically has a lot of Stone product, though nothing outside of the usual characters. This will be welcome.
  39. When he told me i was shocked. He told me to check out the vins up here in the oc. I know he got some at one of his stores already .
  40. jtmartino

    jtmartino Savant (490) California Dec 11, 2010

    Had it on tap last night. Anyone else think this beer tastes different from previous versions i.e. the hop profile isn't as bright? Definitely not the same beer I remember.