Discussion in 'US - Pacific' started by tbadiuk, Feb 8, 2013.
My decision to drop the RS this year and spend more locally is paying off...
you and Sage do have the right idea. Don't join RS since everyone else does and you get to try everything at tastings anyways. Depending on how the rest of this year goes I don't know if I will be rejoining, it is very pricey. Getting small leftovers on GF was a bummer. I am sure these beers will start to come out, but I don't want to be hit with allocations every other week, my wallet (and wife) will not be happy.
I'd prefer that they take their time and release quality beers rather than give us Mother Funker or the underwhelming, undercarbonated Filmishmish.
Absolutely. I didn't intend to voice complaint.
i am in complete disagreement... about those two beers, loved em.
I really enjoyed Filmishmish.
Lucky for you you're able to Mother Funkify any blond sour by buying apple cider vinegar and nail polish remover and dumping them into the beer.
It worked wonders on cleaning my dishwasher. Just put it in the detergent cup and set your dishwasher to "normal wash" mode. Man it was sparkling!
bah. loved it.
like my sours SOUR. I do appreciate a lightly tart one as well, but in the candy Isle, i tend to gravitate toward warheads, etc.
There's a huge difference between the acids in sour beers. The Bruery's sours have a lot of acetic acid, which most brewers try to avoid (although certain styles allow for different amounts of it.)
Mother Funker is so acetic that it finishes like white vinegar. Either you can't taste it, or you don't mind it. To me, it ruins the beer.
I've been saying this for years, which is one of the reasons why I always pass on their sour beers. Other than Fliminish and the Wanderer, all I get is vinegar in their sours.
In the last several months or so they have hired a new barrel guy that will be monitoring the progress of their barrel aged beers. In an interview he did (can't remember where or when) he mentioned that he dislikes acetic character in beers. Hopefully that means they'll improve in quality with the new guy there.
Agreed on those two. Didn't get it in the riesling sour blend either. To be fair, it was my 22nd taster, so I guess I could be wrong.
People want them pushing out more allocations while they are tinkering with the website, shipping, and allocations?
If they make 3 beers available next week the following week a bunch of people will be on here crying that the site isn't working, they haven't shipped the beers yet, etc etc. The number of people on here so antsy to spend their money just to complain has gotten staggering.
Last year it was monthly allocations nearly all year. They even said they would slow it down but never really did.
My only concern is that we'll get hit with a monster allocation after a busy month of beer hunting
I finally found it: http://issuu.com/ediblesandiego/docs/esd_winter_2012 (Page 42)
I remember a friend telling me that one of Doug Constantiner's (brewer at Societe and former brewer at Bruery) biggest issues with Bruery's sour program was the acetic quality in the sours due to the barrel blending. I think a month after speaking to my friend I came across the above-linked article.
exactly. I am not anxious due to needing MOAR beer, or wanting them to rush anything (website or beer wise). I am just nervous about 3-4 different bottle allocations each month for a few months. I just won't be able to justify spending as much... which I guess is fine since I have stated before I usually only like getting 1 or 2 of the new beers and max out on my tried and true favorites.
agree, they really need to disperse these out over time or I'm going to be screwed.
On another note, when is Preservation Society stuff shipping?
Did they say what beers the preservation society was getting?
Imperial Loakal Red, White Chocolate, and I forgot.
when is white chocolate for sale?
Sans pagaie . If i spelt it right
Imperial Loakal Red, Sans Pagaie & White Chocolate.
End of the quarter. Your guess on when that will be is as good as mine, though I'd guess ~Apr 1.
Last year it went up in the summer, allocations could be picked up in early August iirc.
yeah, i thought so, so... how is it the preservation release?
Last years bottles?
Yah. Last year's bottles.
It's not "last year's" bottles, it's "Lovingly aged for a year" bottles. Get it right
It don't matter to me much. I still want
Too early to declare how badly it's fallen off?
bull----, I love that beer to death and I've had at least one a month, not fallen off at all.
(and yes, I get from your *wink* that there was a touch of sarcasm)
Entirely sarcastic, actually . I'm hoarding my last couple bottles for my wedding this year.
See I got the chance when they had it on tap so I knew of the deliciousness, and when they opened it up to free for all buying of the remaining bottles, I snatched up a case. My roommate likes to joke that I could (and would) bathe in it.
My beer for my wedding this year will be GM and WC (if it lasts)
I live just down the street from the tasting room, probably had an entire bottles worth of the RS free pours before we could pick ours up. Assuming a similar release schedule, I'll be able to re-up before the big day in October.
Filmishmish is delicious.
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