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Mother of all Storms 2012

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by AndresR, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. AndresR

    AndresR Savant (350) California Jul 19, 2009 Beer Trader


    Excitement is building for the highly anticipated Mother of all Storms, a limited production Kentucky bourbon barrel-aged barleywine-style ale.

    "Mother's Day" at the Pelican Pub & Brewery will be Saturday, November 17th, the 2012 official release date of this very popular seasonal brew. Sales of Mother of all Storms will open when the Pelican’s doors open for business at 8am Saturday morning. Bottles will sell for $20 each; cases of 12 bottles will be $240.

    Booking the “Mother’s Day” Package at the Inn at Cape Kiwanda is the only way to guarantee a case of this limited production beer. The “Mother’s Day” Package is for one night only – November 16th, the night before the Mother of all Storms is officially released, and includes a guaranteed case of Mother of all Storms delivered to your room on November 17th – no need to wait in line at the Pelican.

    Book Now or contact the Inn at Cape Kiwanda at 888-965-7001 for more information.

    Can’t make the trip to Pacific City for “Mother’s Day” November 17th? You might still be in luck.

    Due to significant technical difficulties we experienced last year as a result of the overwhelming popularity and demand for Mother of all Storms, rather than releasing Mother of all Storms to the online store, we will be going back to a waiting list via EMAIL ONLY. Send your name, contact information and the number of cases you would like to order (if supply allows) to Mother@PelicanBrewery.com to be added to the list. You will receive an auto response indicating your email was received. This in no way guarantees you will receive any of this limited production beer.The only way to be guaranteed any Mother is to be in Pacific City on November 17th.

    IF we have remaining inventory of Mother of all Storms after “Mother’s Day” at the Pelican, we will be contacting people on the email waitlist in the order you were added beginning November 26th. At this time, we will confirm your order and collect payment information. Please be patient and do not call the Pelican - it will only delay the process and those answering the phone won't have any details. Some restrictions apply; see online store policy for complete details regarding the shipment of beer.

    IF inventory levels allow, a very limited supply of Mother of all Storms will be released to retails locations, however a date has not been determined.
  2. Hophead717

    Hophead717 Advocate (565) Massachusetts Oct 21, 2011 Beer Trader

    Got a case of this last year, but the combination of it: A) Being only good and not overwhelming and B) Pelican not shipping to PA will prevent me from ordering this year. Not too upset, all things considered.
  3. I still thoroughly enjoy this...and it's better than most bourbon barrel barleywines that ever grace the shelves in this state. I just have it shipped to a state where one of my trading partners lives, tell them to take a couple bottles, and forward the remainder on to me. Works out well.
  4. HopsMatt

    HopsMatt Savant (495) Kentucky Dec 1, 2011 Beer Trader

    Still going to say I will be ISO when it comes out. Im not mad at it ;)
    ObiWanKushnobi likes this.
  5. luwak

    luwak Savant (405) Arizona Mar 2, 2010 Beer Trader

    I was at the brewery two weeks ago and they told me they'd be selling it from their website.....

    Well i guess i'll send an email
    I'd love to go actually but i can't get the right days off to make it work
  6. Vanlingleipa

    Vanlingleipa Advocate (555) California May 19, 2011 Beer Trader

    Consider MoAS on a par with KH.
  7. ewright

    ewright Savant (450) North Carolina Oct 25, 2007

    Both are good beers, but IMO, KH >> MoaS.
    Zaphog, jonbeer89, tjfilippo and 3 others like this.
  8. SteelersX

    SteelersX Advocate (570) New York Jan 30, 2011 Beer Trader

    I just sent my e-mail info- 3rd year in a row. It's an amazing beer and gets even better as it ages.
    PABSTMASTER likes this.
  9. maximum12

    maximum12 Champion (920) Minnesota Jan 21, 2008 Beer Trader

    Totally agree. '09 Perfect Storm was borderline perfect, so split a case three ways in 2010 & was hugely disappointed when I popped one open on arrival, just wasn't very good. Tossed the other three in the cellar with a sad sigh. Had a tasting recently where someone brought the '09, so I grabbed a bottle of '10, & damned if it wasn't better than the '09 & just beautiful. I probably won't even touch one of my new bottles (assuming I get some!) for at least six months this time around.
  10. ChadQuest

    ChadQuest Initiate (0) Illinois Mar 4, 2009

    Y'alls are cray, this beer is always great but best fresh. Letting the barrel notes fade out is like letting your hops fade out of an ipa.
    kmatlack likes this.
  11. maximum12

    maximum12 Champion (920) Minnesota Jan 21, 2008 Beer Trader

    Dislike, you madman. o_O
  12. SteelersX

    SteelersX Advocate (570) New York Jan 30, 2011 Beer Trader

    I dont think the barrel notes fade at all. I think the flavors meld.
    My 2010s are drinking better than when fresh and I love a beer with loads of bourbon.
    gueuzer and PABSTMASTER like this.
  13. r0nburgundy69

    r0nburgundy69 Savant (290) Texas Jan 27, 2012 Beer Trader

    pacific city is a beautiful place to visit, they did not have any MOAS when i visited tho, so ISO
  14. luwak

    luwak Savant (405) Arizona Mar 2, 2010 Beer Trader

    yeah its great to drink right there on the beach too.
    i had a summer surfer and a tsunami stout with a pretty lady in one of those rocky coves....awesome!
  15. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Champion (840) Illinois Nov 28, 2008 Beer Trader

    This is false information!
  16. Vanlingleipa

    Vanlingleipa Advocate (555) California May 19, 2011 Beer Trader

    I pointed out your reply to Tabb Romney, a loyal MoAS fan. He wants to go three rounds with you. Winner is recognized as the truth speaker.
    MagillaGriller likes this.
  17. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Champion (840) Illinois Nov 28, 2008 Beer Trader

    Not sure what to say about this! lol. Has he tried King Henry???? lol.
    MagillaGriller likes this.
  18. GregSVT

    GregSVT Advocate (530) Texas Jul 1, 2009 Beer Trader

    You're right, MoaS is WAY better! :)
    Smurf2055, brewbetter and kmatlack like this.

    ROBSTARR Savant (425) Michigan Aug 31, 2009 Beer Trader

    ISO as soon as it comes out or if anyone has any of the previous years that they'd like to trade
  20. Will anyone on the east coast be drinking this on Monday? Just sayin...
    musicman7070 likes this.
  21. Scheduled to get run over by Sandy. It's a shame I won't have this year's by then...I'll be opening a three year vertical while having a BBQ off the front of my garage. Mother of All Storms and Perfect Storm. Pretty fitting considered this storm is supposed to be even worse than the storm that "A Perfect Storm" was predicated off of.
    jp7161 and wittyname like this.
  22. BAstoutsNsours

    BAstoutsNsours Initiate (0) Florida Sep 21, 2012

    Leon > KH > MoaS
    davey101 likes this.
  23. Who gives a flying fuck what order they fall in? Everyone's got an opinion. They're all great an no one would bitch having one of any of them in front of them to drink. Everyone wins.

    By the way. Mother of All Storms is being shipped to the east coast this year. It's due to arrive on Monday.
  24. musicman7070

    musicman7070 Advocate (530) New Jersey Aug 26, 2012 Beer Trader

    Seriously, who here thought this guy was talking about this hurricane that's going to bash the east coast? Haha.
  25. musicman7070

    musicman7070 Advocate (530) New Jersey Aug 26, 2012 Beer Trader

    It's the perfect kind of beer to drink during a hurricane!
  26. N3ptune

    N3ptune Aficionado (235) Virginia Jun 17, 2012

    Its coming...

  27. BAstoutsNsours

    BAstoutsNsours Initiate (0) Florida Sep 21, 2012

    Thanks for stating the obvious about everyone having opinions. I thought these forums were the place to voice my opinion. All hail retail1LO, the arbiter of proper forum etiquette.

    Btw who was bitching about drinking those beers? I mean, I know KH is pretty much a drain pour at this point, but I didn't see anyone bitching about it on here.
  28. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,070) New York Mar 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    It was his opinion that debating the relative merits of beers so close to perfection is not only futile, and impossible, but unnecessary. Guess you disagree. No reason to get upset about it, though.

    Personally I am on his side, not yours, but that is like my opinion, man.:)
    BlastBeats likes this.
  29. BAstoutsNsours

    BAstoutsNsours Initiate (0) Florida Sep 21, 2012

    KH and MoaS are not even close to perfection. Both are complete drain pours compared to Leon. I wouldn't give up one of my 03' Natty Ice for either of them.

    BTW, 03' Natty is drinking flawlessly right now. For a second there it almost made me believe there was a god.
  30. :p I didn't say anyone was bitching. It's just the thread is about the impending release of a beer. It's not even out yet. Shouldn't even matter how it compares to other beers...much less face comparisons to other beers when it hasn't even come out yet. I wasn't necessarily giving you grief for voicing your opinion, just didn't realize the thread was about "Which is better...."

    No one's bitching about King Henry being a drain pour (whether it is or not) because it's not what the thread is about. And if I gave a fuck about forum etiquette, I'd probably not swear like I do.
    cavedave likes this.
  31. BAstoutsNsours

    BAstoutsNsours Initiate (0) Florida Sep 21, 2012

    Drain pour, brah...DRAIN FUCKING POUR.
  32. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,070) New York Mar 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    Don't know which is scarier, thinking that you might actually cellar Natty Ice, or that you enjoy it with 9 years :)
  33. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poobah (1,090) California Jan 31, 2005 Subscriber Beer Trader

    I treasure my MoaS a tad more than my KH. Had 2011, earlier this year and it was orgasmic. <--OK, maybe not that good, but it was close!:D
  34. BAstoutsNsours

    BAstoutsNsours Initiate (0) Florida Sep 21, 2012

    You're just jealous you ain't got nones of it. If you send me your white whale list I'll see what we can work out.
  35. jp7161

    jp7161 Savant (370) California Dec 22, 2011 Beer Trader

    Doesn't everyone?
    BAstoutsNsours likes this.
  36. paulys55

    paulys55 Advocate (735) Pennsylvania Aug 2, 2010 Beer Trader

    fixed that for ya
    TheSevenDuffs likes this.
  37. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,070) New York Mar 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    I'd be happy to trade a bottle or two of a hombrewed porter I have in the cellar. We call it "Unhappy Yeasties Off-flavored Porter", you'll love it.
    YogiBeer and BAstoutsNsours like this.
  38. BAstoutsNsours

    BAstoutsNsours Initiate (0) Florida Sep 21, 2012

    Sounds delicious, I'm sure my baby unicorn would love it.
  39. Kaydogg

    Kaydogg Savant (385) Pennsylvania Jan 5, 2011

    opened a 2010 MoAS last night as Sandy started to hit...2010 is drinking as close to perfect as BBBW ive tried..and ive tried them all sucka...except Leon which is in my cellar;)
  40. enelson

    enelson Advocate (635) Illinois Dec 2, 2007 Beer Trader

    I believe MOAS was to go on sale via phone on 10/26. I have yet to receive a call. Has the calling begun?