O'Briens 'TION weekend

Discussion in 'US - Pacific' started by evilc, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    Pretty damn awesome last night. Anyone go? Vinnie opened a 9 liter Supplication, had no idea those existed. He was great. I brought my 66 year old mom there, who I introduced to craft beer with Pliny the Elder. She loves the stuff. I bought 2 glasses, and approached Vinnie and asked if he could serve her the glass. He agreed and was totally cool. Great night. I'll be there tomorrow for the game.

    I definitely sucked down enough Compunction. Probably 27oz. D23 was amazing as always, love getting in on tap so I can spare my dwindling supply. Hurry up Batch 92!
     
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  2. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

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    Vinnie opening the big boy:

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  3. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    Oh, that Alpine 19/10 was amazing.
     
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  4. tyrsis

    tyrsis Savant (415) California Mar 13, 2009

    Both anniversary beers were great, and Compunction needs to be bottled already...
     
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  5. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    Definitely. That and Mortification.
     
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  6. Potemkin

    Potemkin Aspirant (35) California Dec 21, 2012

    Yeah, awesome time. That Supplication that Vinnie opened was outstanding. Now I know the hype surrounding large-format bottles...

    After my buddy and I left we stopped by Toronado and Vinnie was there as well. We talked to him for a good 10 or 15 minutes. I'm sure I came off as a 12 year old girl at a One Direction concert. Good night overall.

    Edit: Also, ISO of 3 liter Duvel tulip. lol.
     
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  7. I was there on Saturday. Felt great to finally try the draft only -tion beers. Compunction was awesome.
     
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  8. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    Went back yesterday, a lot of the regulars were there. I overheard some saying "I can't wait till all these 'TION kids are gone". O'briens clientele is a mixture of beer geeks and totally disgusting full blown alcoholics that sit and drink Racer 5 all day, every day, from opening to close.
     
  9. domtronzero

    domtronzero Initiate (0) California Aug 18, 2007

    Had a great time. I showed up around 9 and found a table that we shared with another couple.

    I spent the majority of my time enjoying compunction, and the symposium was great as well. But jeez, Vinnie, hear the ferverous cries of the masses and bottle compunction already!
     
  10. I missed compunction :( Can't complain about Supplication on tap though. My favorite "tion". The CBC Sour was also great. Was also real fun to get to try a full pint of Happy Hops.
     
  11. Now you SD'ers can join the chorus of us NorCal folks clamoring for Vinnie to bottle Compunction (or at the very least, puhleeeeze make enough of it to allow growler fills). Hasn't been available around here since summer, when T25 was released, and frankly, Compunction kicked T25's ass around the curb.
     
  12. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    I've never seen them put any sours in growlers, ask every time. Do they ever?
     
  13. No, but they bottle them - off the top of my head, I can't think of another RR sour that they've never bottled. I'll settle for either, Vinnie!
     
  14. They used to growler Compunction. I want to say that was three or four years ago, and it was about $40 a fill.
    They've also never bottled Deification, as well as some of ther non-sour Belgians such as Publication, Erudition, Mortification, etc.
    if I had to guess why they haven't bottled Compunction, I'd say two reasons: 1. Capacity issues. They only make a couple of barrels at a time. The pluots they use are locally sourced and they don't make that much. They're not looking to have another Beatification. 2. I've had a couple of old kegs of Compunction at the Toronado, and it doesn't really hold up. The fruit fades relatively quickly and it just starts tasting like off-temptation. It's really a beer that you want to drink as fresh as possible.
     
  15. DrAwkward82

    DrAwkward82 Savant (305) California Apr 16, 2005

    When I become a full blown alcoholic, I want to sit and drink Racer 5 all day.
     
  16. 19/10 was really amazing.
     
  17. Deification is too close to Defecation.
     
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  18. hiimrichie

    hiimrichie Savant (275) California Jul 11, 2012

    One of my favorite events. The 9L bottle was unreal and it was pretty cool drinking from one of the chalices. Like everyone else has said, Compunction is just wonderful. That and the CBC were my must-have's.
     
  19. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    It's cool drinking from them, then the next morning when sober you worry about mouth herpes and the flu from doing it. lol
     
  20. hiimrichie

    hiimrichie Savant (275) California Jul 11, 2012

    Haha, I was worried about that and utilized the ever-so-juvenile "waterfall" technique.
     
  21. tyrsis

    tyrsis Savant (415) California Mar 13, 2009

    Whoever took the giant tulip is a scumbag.
     
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  22. FROM O'BRIENS Facebook Page

    So it turns out that there is a black eye from our Russian River TION night. Someone decided to walk off with our 3 liter St. Bernardus glass that was filled for free with Supplication and passed around the pub. The glass was hand carried back from the brewery and we want it back. No questions will be asked if it shows back up on our door step after hours. If you like the tradition of passing large glasses around the pub, help us get this glass back - lord knows there are enough photos of it from Friday night. Hope you can help, Tom
     
  23. DrtyBvrJuce

    DrtyBvrJuce Initiate (0) California Jan 17, 2013

    Same person who horked the 30bbl brite tank from Alpine. Lot of thefting going on.
     
  24. The thief is attracted to very large beer-related items.
     
  25. hiimrichie

    hiimrichie Savant (275) California Jul 11, 2012

    That is just ridiculous. Scumbag is freakin right.
     
  26. They got it back.
     
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  27. domtronzero

    domtronzero Initiate (0) California Aug 18, 2007

    Did someone just leave it after hours? Or did they show their face?
     
  28. No details. Just a message on Facebook:

    There is joy in Mudville! The St. Bernardus 3 liter glass is safely back at the pub. Thanks to you all who helped spread the word and ensure its safe return! This is exactly the kind of beer karma we had been hoping for. Cheers, Tom
     
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  29. domtronzero

    domtronzero Initiate (0) California Aug 18, 2007

    I'm glad to hear they got it back. Thanks for posting the update.
     
  30. A Facebook update by Tom says that Kat has the details, but apparently it was left in the bushes nearby and somebody let them know. Very odd...
     
  31. domtronzero

    domtronzero Initiate (0) California Aug 18, 2007

    Ima find out the deets on Friday...
     
  32. wow that short douche in front of you blocked my beer porn for the day. Booh that man!
     
  33. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012


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  34. Oh snap, that angle... Um inserts foot*
     

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