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Free Beer Until The Vikings Opening Day In The New Stadium

Discussion in 'US - Midwest' started by KarlHungus, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. KarlHungus

    KarlHungus Champion (800) Minnesota Feb 19, 2005

    Day Block Brewing Company is offering free beer until the Vikings open up at the new stadium in 2016 for a mere $1000. That comes out to the cost of 160 beers. I did it as this brewery has quickly grown on me.
     
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  2. mkhartnett

    mkhartnett Savant (320) Minnesota Oct 27, 2010

    They've had that up for a while. While I enjoy the brewery, won't be there enough to warrent it, but it's a great spot.
     
  3. SipIt

    SipIt Aficionado (205) Minnesota Jul 18, 2013

    I like this place a lot as well, and wish I could make it down there more frequently.
     
  4. Chaz

    Chaz Champion (840) Minnesota Feb 3, 2002

  5. KarlHungus

    KarlHungus Champion (800) Minnesota Feb 19, 2005

    Nope, free beer for thirty months is too nice of a prize for FF to offer for an 'investment'.
     
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  6. SipIt

    SipIt Aficionado (205) Minnesota Jul 18, 2013

    Exactly, this can be a win win for the consumer and the company. If Firkins were to sell their product for prices where the customer could benefit over time, it'd no longer be free money.

    If I still lived downtown, I could easily avg 4 beers a week at this place. Over 30 months, that'd be a great deal.
     
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  7. maximum12

    maximum12 Champion (755) Minnesota Jan 21, 2008

    Interesting marketing ploy, have to give them props for that. What beers of their do you enjoy? We stopped in shortly after they opening & the two I tried were very average...though the pizza was fantastic, so I'll be happy to go back & give them another try just based on the food.
     
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  8. KarlHungus

    KarlHungus Champion (800) Minnesota Feb 19, 2005

    They are kind of like Dangerous Man in that the brew new stuff all the time with few regular beers. So far I've thought their coffee porter, ryebock and English pale ale were well above average, and their spring wit is exactly what a wit should be. I suggest you try them again soon as their current line up is really good.
     
  9. McRyan

    McRyan Savant (255) Minnesota Jul 25, 2012

    I wouldn't put DM and Dayblock in the same category. To me they offer gateway craft beer.
     
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  10. KarlHungus

    KarlHungus Champion (800) Minnesota Feb 19, 2005

    I mean they both brew new recipes constantly. I wasn't trying to make any inference as to the actual beers they they brew in that statement.
     
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  11. Baudette

    Baudette Aficionado (140) Minnesota Dec 22, 2007

    what's gateway craft beer?
     
  12. SipIt

    SipIt Aficionado (205) Minnesota Jul 18, 2013

    Yeah, I don't think they are close to being on par with Dangerous Man at the moment. With that being said, I feel each new series of brews they put out seem to be better than the previous batch, so I'll give them some time to settle in...
     
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  13. Steasy66

    Steasy66 Savant (345) Minnesota Feb 23, 2012

    What does 'free' mean to you?
     
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  14. McRyan

    McRyan Savant (255) Minnesota Jul 25, 2012

    closely resembling bud miller coors.
     
  15. KarlHungus

    KarlHungus Champion (800) Minnesota Feb 19, 2005

    QUOTE="Steasy66, post: 2307458, member: 661129"]What does 'free' mean to you?[/QUOTE]
    Free is their word not mine, but we're really just talking semantics here. You pay for your first 160 beers up front then every beer after that is free. For someone who lives near by, and I enjoys their beer, it is a good deal.
     
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  16. Baudette

    Baudette Aficionado (140) Minnesota Dec 22, 2007

    hmmmm
    How does a coffee porter, ryebock and English pale ale resemble bud miller coors? - -
     
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  17. McRyan

    McRyan Savant (255) Minnesota Jul 25, 2012

    I didn't invent the relatively widely used term "gateway craft" i described it horribly. Beers for people who usually drink mainstream beers makes an easy transition to craft beer.
     
  18. hoeg0015

    hoeg0015 Savant (340) Minnesota Jul 15, 2008

    day block doesn't present the most challenging or sophisticated brews to this crowd, but it's definitely a step above gateway. gateway is goose island honkers, summit epa, maybe even leinie's...something. day block pushes it more than those for sure, but as stated above, it isn't going to challenge your buds like a dangerous man might
     
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  19. I really enjoyed what I had at dayblock when I was there, I find this far less ridiculous than the people that have been saying northbound is better than townhall.
     
  20. mkhartnett

    mkhartnett Savant (320) Minnesota Oct 27, 2010

    I wouldn't disagree, but sometimes I don't want to be challenged. A couple of Day BLocks stuff is really solid, throw in a nice spot, good pizza (and bacon) and it's a fantastic night. I was at DM on Tuesday after hitting up 1029 and had the Chocolate Milk Stout which continues to just be awesome.
     
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  21. McRyan

    McRyan Savant (255) Minnesota Jul 25, 2012

    First thing that popped into my head was Hammerheart Or back when Pour Decisions was around. Definitely can be a challenging experience.
     
  22. dc55110

    dc55110 Advocate (515) Minnesota Oct 24, 2010

    I would hardly call it "Free beer" when you pay $1k! Northbound did something similar, but they did unlimited beer for life for $1k. Both Day Block and Four Firkins should take note, that is what you offer someone who is providing you with capital when you are not offering an ownership stake in return for their investment.
     
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  23. mkhartnett

    mkhartnett Savant (320) Minnesota Oct 27, 2010

    Northbound also offered the choice of Equity. I remember seeing that and while I hope they do well, I've been underwhelmed everytime I've been there.
     
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  24. KarlHungus

    KarlHungus Champion (800) Minnesota Feb 19, 2005

    It don't think it is quite fair to put Day Block in the same category as FF. Day Block is offering something that is worth value to the 'investor' while FF is offering prizes that have no monetary value. The 'investors' in Day Block get 30 months of beer, and while it isn't technically free the 'investor' can still come out on top in the end if they have more than 160 pints. It can be a win-win for everyone involved. Whereas, with the FF thing only FF comes out winning.
     
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  25. dc55110

    dc55110 Advocate (515) Minnesota Oct 24, 2010

    While I admit that the Day Block offering is closer to worthwhile, the precedent has already been set locally that $1k "investment" in a brewery should come with a lifetime of unlimited beer, not 2.5 years.
     
  26. Buebie

    Buebie Savant (445) Minnesota Jan 11, 2007

    They are no where near being as unpleasant as gateway beer. Their offerings a more sessionable non cloying brews, that doesn't make them bad.
     
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  27. Wow, 160 beers. I think I bounce around too much for me to really get the value out of this. There's too many options in a decent radius of me.
     

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