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The Bruery Announcements/Allocations

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  1. tyrsis

    tyrsis Savant (415) California Mar 13, 2009

    My decision to drop the RS this year and spend more locally is paying off...
     
  2. nanobrew

    nanobrew Initiate (0) California Dec 31, 2008

    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.
     
  3. HopHead84

    HopHead84 Champion (975) California Nov 29, 2006

    I'd prefer that they take their time and release quality beers rather than give us Mother Funker or the underwhelming, undercarbonated Filmishmish.
     
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  4. 100% agree.
     
  5. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2008

    Absolutely. I didn't intend to voice complaint.
     
  6. crusian

    crusian Advocate (620) Oregon May 14, 2010

    i am in complete disagreement... about those two beers, loved em.
     
  7. bentwookie

    bentwookie Initiate (0) Texas Jan 13, 2008

    I really enjoyed Filmishmish.
     
  8. HopHead84

    HopHead84 Champion (975) California Nov 29, 2006

    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.
     
  9. domtronzero

    domtronzero Initiate (0) California Aug 18, 2007

    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!
     
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  10. crusian

    crusian Advocate (620) Oregon May 14, 2010

    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.
     
  11. jtmartino

    jtmartino Savant (480) California Dec 11, 2010

    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.
     
  12. teamizm

    teamizm Savant (385) California Feb 4, 2005

    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.
     
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  13. domtronzero

    domtronzero Initiate (0) California Aug 18, 2007

    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.
     
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  14. Pecan

    Pecan Savant (445) California Dec 20, 2012

    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.
     
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  15. mrkrispy

    mrkrispy Savant (410) California Apr 5, 2006

    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.
     
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  16. 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
     
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  17. teamizm

    teamizm Savant (385) California Feb 4, 2005

    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.
     
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  18. nanobrew

    nanobrew Initiate (0) California Dec 31, 2008

    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.
     
  19. walterfredo

    walterfredo Savant (295) California Nov 22, 2011

    agree, they really need to disperse these out over time or I'm going to be screwed.
     
  20. DrAwkward82

    DrAwkward82 Savant (305) California Apr 16, 2005

    BEADS??!
     
  21. drgarage

    drgarage Initiate (0) California Aug 19, 2008

    [​IMG]
    On another note, when is Preservation Society stuff shipping?
     
  22. Did they say what beers the preservation society was getting?
     
  23. RedBeeron

    RedBeeron Savant (260) California Jul 7, 2012

    Imperial Loakal Red, White Chocolate, and I forgot.
     
  24. crusian

    crusian Advocate (620) Oregon May 14, 2010

    when is white chocolate for sale?
     
  25. Sans pagaie . If i spelt it right
     
  26. sirtomtom

    sirtomtom Savant (260) California Dec 10, 2010

    Imperial Loakal Red, Sans Pagaie & White Chocolate.
     
  27. stupac2

    stupac2 Initiate (0) California Feb 22, 2011

    End of the quarter. Your guess on when that will be is as good as mine, though I'd guess ~Apr 1.
     
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  28. RedBeeron

    RedBeeron Savant (260) California Jul 7, 2012

    Last year it went up in the summer, allocations could be picked up in early August iirc.
     
  29. crusian

    crusian Advocate (620) Oregon May 14, 2010

    yeah, i thought so, so... how is it the preservation release?
     
  30. RedBeeron

    RedBeeron Savant (260) California Jul 7, 2012

    Last years bottles?
     
  31. domtronzero

    domtronzero Initiate (0) California Aug 18, 2007

    Yah. Last year's bottles.
     
  32. sirtomtom

    sirtomtom Savant (260) California Dec 10, 2010

    It's not "last year's" bottles, it's "Lovingly aged for a year" bottles. Get it right ;)
     
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  33. domtronzero

    domtronzero Initiate (0) California Aug 18, 2007

    It don't matter to me much. I still want :)
     
  34. RedBeeron

    RedBeeron Savant (260) California Jul 7, 2012


    Too early to declare how badly it's fallen off? ;)
     
  35. 3rdto1st

    3rdto1st Savant (270) California Dec 1, 2011

    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)
     
  36. RedBeeron

    RedBeeron Savant (260) California Jul 7, 2012

    Entirely sarcastic, actually :D. I'm hoarding my last couple bottles for my wedding this year.
     
  37. 3rdto1st

    3rdto1st Savant (270) California Dec 1, 2011

    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)
     
  38. RedBeeron

    RedBeeron Savant (260) California Jul 7, 2012

    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.

    Also, congratulations!
     
  39. DovaliHops

    DovaliHops Savant (480) California Nov 16, 2009

    Filmishmish is delicious.
     
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