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Fantasia on the shelf!

Discussion in 'US - Northwest' started by tcampbel1, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. tcampbel1

    tcampbel1 Aficionado (225) Oregon May 17, 2010

    I bought 2 there is 2 left...$22 so its not a huge markup. BM if you want to know where.
  2. tcampbel1

    tcampbel1 Aficionado (225) Oregon May 17, 2010

    Person just bought 1, 1 left.
  3. guajolote

    guajolote Savant (390) Oregon Sep 12, 2008

    I'm guessing MofC? Got one at the Corvallis location for that price at the beginning of Feb.
  4. tcampbel1

    tcampbel1 Aficionado (225) Oregon May 17, 2010

    Nope in Portland.
  5. djbreezy

    djbreezy Advocate (510) Washington Dec 16, 2008

    I'm sure Apex still has plenty for like $30 a pop...
  6. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Washington Nov 14, 2009

    If anyone wants to pick a bottle up for me at ~$20-30 I'll be in going through Portland next Wednesday. Visiting Deschutes!!!!!
  7. Smurf2055

    Smurf2055 Savant (485) Washington Nov 12, 2011

    I'm going down for a camping trip with some friends Monday through Wednesday, noticed our camp site was on the Deschutes River about half an hour from the brewery, so we're taking a pit stop
  8. boMD

    boMD Savant (315) Oregon Feb 8, 2009

    On Friday we were sitting at the bar at Grain and Gristle and I noticed some bottles in the cooler behind the bar. Not sure if they're allowing sales to go on Fantasia, like other Upright beers there, but if you are looking to pound one back onsite you may want to check G&G.

    As far as the beer, I think it is slightly over rated.
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  9. John_M

    John_M Moderator (1,025) Oregon Oct 25, 2003 Staff Member


    There was an earlier post about this. My understanding is that you can not order the beer to go at G&G; it must be consumed on the premises.
  10. smurfbeer

    smurfbeer Savant (265) Wisconsin Jan 3, 2008

  11. djbreezy

    djbreezy Advocate (510) Washington Dec 16, 2008

    Four and their pils are the only things I'm really hip to. The others are kinda like, eh, whatever. Four Play didn't impress and after that I just kinda let it go.
  12. boMD

    boMD Savant (315) Oregon Feb 8, 2009


    I think Upright does some decent A- beers here and there. The Blend Love, Rose City Seven, and Turkey on Rye are probably my three favorites. But at the Fantasia price tag, I really don't think that beer was worth it. And I noticed it has been getting rave reviews. There is a serious blind spot there.

    I think this is partly created by the rarity and novelty factor the Sole Comp beers created for Upright. I can't speak for BA, but on RateBeer, majority of the Sole Comp ratings are from users who don't even live on the West Coast. That's crazy since these are brewery only releases. The bottles get snagged up and traded away. And when they are hand numbered with bottle limits as low as 60, or even 36, people love this novelty factor and tend to hype it up...

    ...all this is IMHO of course.
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  13. Shmeal

    Shmeal Savant (495) Oregon Nov 9, 2009


    I really really like Fantasia, but I agree with you 100% on the sole composition beers. Some are awesome, but the majority of them are not worth the $15 price tag.

    I still buy it though...gotta know what the new ones taste like!
  14. djbreezy

    djbreezy Advocate (510) Washington Dec 16, 2008

    With so much great beer in the area and knowing brewers/home brewers, etc. ... all that hype isn't worth the cash imo. Not everyone has this luxury but I no longer understood people shelling out $$ to simply try beer. Maybe when I was a complete noob but it's just silly with the resources (tastings, variety, etc.) out here in PDX.
  15. boMD

    boMD Savant (315) Oregon Feb 8, 2009

    It's called ticking. It doesn't mean you're a noob.
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  16. boMD

    boMD Savant (315) Oregon Feb 8, 2009

  17. guajolote

    guajolote Savant (390) Oregon Sep 12, 2008

    In case anyone's still looking, I saw a bottle in the cooler at Bottles on Saturday, so you might get lucky. $24 if I recall correctly.
  18. tcampbel1

    tcampbel1 Aficionado (225) Oregon May 17, 2010

    Yup that is where I was at. Surprised no one asked me where I was. I had a case of beer karma. If there is one bottle left of something I'm looking for, I'll buy it. If there are multiples, I'll leave at least one for someone else. In this case there were multiples.
  19. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Washington Nov 14, 2009

    Any indication there will be some as of Wednesday? That's when I'll be in Portland. If you want to BM me, please do.
  20. tcampbel1

    tcampbel1 Aficionado (225) Oregon May 17, 2010

    Its one bottle on the shelf. Hard to say if it will still be there. It's been there just over a week now, so who knows.
  21. John_M

    John_M Moderator (1,025) Oregon Oct 25, 2003 Staff Member

    Check Grain & Gristle as well. They should still have some and I believe the price is $25. Only problem is that you have to consume it on the premises (they're a restaurant/pub), which may or may not be a problem (wouldn't be for me, but I can't speak for others). Probably depends how badly someone wants to try it.

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