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Hay Merchant Anniversary Party (Friday 2/15)

Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by DonD, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. DonD

    DonD Aficionado (240) Texas Jun 23, 2008

    From their website.

    Can you believe that it’s already been a year. It’s gone by so fast yet so much has happened. And we have shared many wonderful brews together. Now, I’m not popping the question or anything, but don’t you think we should celebrate. The Houston beer community has shown real support for and appreciation of the craft beer offerings, the Mud Turtle Club, and chef Antoine Ware’s kitchen. To say Thank You, Hay Merchant will be throwing a party to celebrate our first year. We will be tapping some of our coolest stuff from our cellar to say thank you to all of our favorite folks.

    Here is just a few of the special beers: 6point 3Beans, Dogfish Head 120 2012, Dogfish Head Midas Touch, Dogfish Head Noble Rot, Great Divide Old Ruffian, Stone Vertical Epic 8,10 and 11, Stone Saison Du BUFF, Jester King RU-55 (Cask), Jester King El Cedro, Real Ale Scots Gone Wild, Karbach BBA Hellfighter 2012 (Batch #1), Brooklyn Monster 2008, Real Ale Highlander 2012, Avery Kaiser 2012, Harpoon Leviathan Quad 2011, Karbach BBA Rodeo Clown (Cask), Karbach WBA Krunkin Pumpkin (Cask), Unibroue Trois Pistoles 2011, Sierra Nevada Ovila Quad w/ Sugar Plums, Victory Helios, Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout, Real Ale Empire 2012, Harpoon Leviathan Czernobog and Southern Star BBA Buried Hatchet 2010 (The WORLD’S VERY LAST BARREL of Batch #1).

    And I almost Forgot, the first 100 people here that day will receive a free commemorative glass. So, don’t be late.
     
  2. DonD

    DonD Aficionado (240) Texas Jun 23, 2008

    And according to Facebook, this is just the list so far... more to come.
     
  3. mattchow

    mattchow Savant (380) Texas Jun 24, 2012

    I'll be there at 3p when they open. I want BBA Buried Hatchet, easily my favorite beer.
     
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  4. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Savant (360) Texas May 17, 2012

    I'm with you on that. I've already requested off work for the afternoon.
     
  5. jaymesbawned

    jaymesbawned Savant (280) Texas Feb 1, 2011

    OG Black Crack!!! Sad I can't get off work for this...
     
  6. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (505) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    Everything else in that list seems meh ;)
     
  7. wsnich

    wsnich Savant (410) Texas Apr 26, 2010

    Welp, I know where I'll be.
     
  8. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    I'll be in Seattle

    Looks like a badass list though!
     
  9. mattchow

    mattchow Savant (380) Texas Jun 24, 2012

    I'll have more BBA Buried Hatchet for you..
     
  10. TxUltraRunner

    TxUltraRunner Savant (390) Texas Aug 16, 2012

    I'm there!
     
  11. pawpaw

    pawpaw Savant (300) Wisconsin Jan 18, 2011

    Haha I gave Kevin shit for deciding to have the party on a Friday and it turns out I'm going to be off on the 15th :)

    Time to party.
     
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  12. Ford

    Ford Savant (480) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    Man.. I wonder if I'll even be able to get in around 5:15 pm... it's not the biggest place.
     
  13. mattchow

    mattchow Savant (380) Texas Jun 24, 2012

    Hope you don't have to work on Saturday lol
     
  14. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    I'll have to live vicariously through you...
     
  15. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (505) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    Anyone want to make this interesting and see if they'll host a bottle share? Or would that be too absurd?
     
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  16. soultrain19

    soultrain19 Savant (270) Texas Feb 28, 2008

    [​IMG]
     
  17. mattchow

    mattchow Savant (380) Texas Jun 24, 2012

    .. and BBA Rodeo Clown lol
     
  18. wsnich

    wsnich Savant (410) Texas Apr 26, 2010

    I'm taking the day off to attend this. I wouldn't be opposed to the idea.
     
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  19. pawpaw

    pawpaw Savant (300) Wisconsin Jan 18, 2011

    I think if we do it early enough before shit gets stupid busy it would be fine. I'll ask the appropriate sources when I'm there tonight and report back.
     
  20. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Yeah, yeah! Too bad Russian River pulled out of WA or I could gloat about Pliny the Younger. lol
     
  21. PhatAtUT

    PhatAtUT Advocate (535) Texas Jul 31, 2009

    just a guess, but I wouldn't think they would want a bunch of people drinking BYOB beer and taking up tables on one of their busiest days of the year.
     
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  22. champ103

    champ103 Champion (870) Texas Sep 3, 2007

  23. wsnich

    wsnich Savant (410) Texas Apr 26, 2010

    HM tweet:
    I'm in.
     
  24. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Savant (360) Texas May 17, 2012

    Saw this too. Anybody know what time they're heading up there? Won't a bunch of people hanging out make the whole line thing kinda messy?
     
  25. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    It's going to be a cluster no matter what. :O

    You have been to Hay Merchant before, right? A regular Friday gets so busy it's hard to move or get beer. This is going to kick that up a notch! :D
     
  26. pawpaw

    pawpaw Savant (300) Wisconsin Jan 18, 2011

    FTFY.
     
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  27. AlbertG84

    AlbertG84 Aspirant (25) Texas Nov 14, 2012

    Do you think they're going to be doing growler fills?
     
  28. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Savant (265) Texas Jan 22, 2013

    That's a good Q. I'll go ahead and bring my just in case.
     
  29. wsnich

    wsnich Savant (410) Texas Apr 26, 2010

    Highly doubtful.
     
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  30. mattchow

    mattchow Savant (380) Texas Jun 24, 2012

    on their Facebook page, they said if there's any left on Saturday, they would.
     
  31. HoustonZ33

    HoustonZ33 Savant (335) Texas Sep 10, 2012

    I'm new to Growlers so, Forgive me for such a n00bish question - Can I bring my own or would I need to buy one from them you think?
     
  32. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Savant (360) Texas May 17, 2012

    You can take your own.
     
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  33. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (505) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    You should probably just forfeit the idea of asking about BA beers, because I can 99.8% guarantee they'll say no. Of every BA beer they've had that I've seen, the only one I've gotten was the BA Ovila, minus the off chance that I got the Anvil Hellfighter 64oz fill.
     
  34. Ford

    Ford Savant (480) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    I want to go, but would only have about thirty minutes to spend.. between 5.15 and 5.45.... not sure I'd be able to get in and out.. I have to be downtown by 6pm... so I'll probably have to sit this one out sadly. I wish they would hold the anniversary party on Saturday instead...

    Have fun everybody!
     
  35. Phil_S

    Phil_S Aficionado (180) Texas Feb 14, 2013

    Was up there last night and from what I heard, they aren't doing growler fills for the anniversary beers tomorrow. But whatever is left on Saturday is fair game.

    As far as the tailgate goes, I heard that people would probably start showing up around noon.

    I would be down to join / start a tailgate up if anyone else is interested. Bring some tasty libations.
     
  36. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (485) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    WOW... I'm totally going to this.. Amazing list
     
  37. mattchow

    mattchow Savant (380) Texas Jun 24, 2012

    I'll be tailgating at 2pm or so lol.
     
  38. jumpjet2k

    jumpjet2k Aficionado (180) Texas Feb 18, 2009

    I'll be over at Blacksmith beforehand... Should be good!
     
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  39. champ103

    champ103 Champion (870) Texas Sep 3, 2007

    That is my plan as well:D
     
  40. TxUltraRunner

    TxUltraRunner Savant (390) Texas Aug 16, 2012

    Amazing is all I can say about Hay Merchant tonight.
     
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