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This is Happening III: NYC Bottle Share (February 23rd)

Discussion in 'US - Mid-Atlantic' started by Franch, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. I'll bring em.
  2. For the bottles or for the people
  3. For the people. Although we do need them for the beer too. Do you have that covered Justin?
  4. ceight

    ceight Aficionado (120) New York Apr 29, 2012

    there will be plenty of growler tags for the beer. No worries on that.
  5. NJ is a big place.... With lots of awesome beer. Especially Hoboken. :p
  6. Hence, "just about" anywhere in NJ.
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  7. So wait, you're saying I should hit Hoboken before heading home that night......twist my arm.
  8. If Grumpy is letting us into that cellar of his I don't think any of us will need much arm twisting. ;-)
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  9. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Champion (835) New York Dec 13, 2009

    no more getting lost in NJ for me.
  10. dtmets84

    dtmets84 Savant (265) New York Dec 31, 2011

    I sadly wont be able to make it. Hitting the fresh powder for the first time in 8 years.
  11. That totally sounds like more fun!
  12. totoropanda

    totoropanda Savant (275) New Jersey Apr 12, 2012

    Cant make it my niece is having a birthday party
  13. Crookdrain

    Crookdrain Savant (455) New York Jan 13, 2010

    Psyched for this. Should I chill my bottles before, or bring the cellar temperature?
  14. The bottles will be held in a fridge at Top Hops but it prob won't hurt to bring em chilled just in case you'd like to open your stuff up early on.
  15. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,035) New York Mar 12, 2009

    Question- It appears a few of us will be bringing the same beers. This is great, I wonder if it would be possible to do all the same beers at same time, so we could make sure everyone who wants gets a taste of those of which there is plenty. Or folks who have different vintages somehow get together. Are these good ideas?

    It was handled marvelously last time with bringers deciding when to pull, maybe we all could decide to do a few other things too. Any suggestions? I know the first one, some of you agreed on certain things ahead of time.

    NYCBUCKEYE Savant (265) New York Jan 21, 2013

    This is a good idea, cavedave. Do you usually taste the same style of beer at the same time? For example, have previous tastings started with sours then stouts then barleywines, etc?
  17. It sort of becomes a free for all. With 40 ppl there it can get a lil hectic, especially for the few guys that will be helping out by storing and retrieving our beers.

    Dave's idea is a good one and I think the guys behind the counter can try to handle it if they're able to.
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    NYCBUCKEYE Savant (265) New York Jan 21, 2013

    Makes sense. Thanks for the heads up.
  19. Dave... You're going to regret this. Trust me.
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  20. Franch

    Franch Advocate (575) New York Mar 22, 2011

    cavedave's idea is great -- if people want to coordinate verticals/horizontals, that's super cool. i know at one of them, the regular, oak aged, and bourbon aged faystons were all opened together, for instance.
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  21. I've been on edge waiting for my work schedule to be finalized for this week, but I'm all squared away for Saturday. Can't wait to open some brews with you guys.
  22. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Champion (835) New York Dec 13, 2009

    hmmm....i was about to come here and say that i might not be able to make it (trade-offs with the wife so i can go to other tastings), but if grumpy is saying i will not want to miss this...i might not want to miss this. although to my wife's point, mike always says that...but then again, mike doesn't lie.

    i'm on the maybe list for saturday...might be too much for me to get killed on saturday and need a few days to recover.
  23. Crookdrain

    Crookdrain Savant (455) New York Jan 13, 2010

    Just went up to Peekskill Brewery yesterday. Would anyone be interested in me bringing a growler of Shotgun Willie instead of a Bligh's?
  24. dtmets84

    dtmets84 Savant (265) New York Dec 31, 2011

    I will convince mike to change his tune and say I MIGHT not WILL regret this.
  25. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Champion (835) New York Dec 13, 2009

    hope so since it looks like i have to bow out for this one :(

    removing my name from the list. new spot is open
  26. Sadly I will also have to back out of this one. Very sick relative needs my attention. Same reason I have missed BOTH Tired Hands bottle releases. It's just beer I guess.:(

    Anyway I will take my name and my wife's off the list and offer my apologies in that I won't be able to attend and bring the Saizon Bretta, Bourbon GBS, BA Church, etc. that I was hoping to.

    Also I can attest that this is a freaking awesome event; I got to try at least 25 terrific beers last time including some pretty whalish bottles and big time wants. Also met a lot of terrific people. Enjoy everyone. Hope I make the next round.

    NYCBUCKEYE Savant (265) New York Jan 21, 2013

    Hi Tobelerone -
    Sorry to hear about the illness of your relative. My wife and I were in Philadelphia last weekend and were able to make it to Tired Hands. If anyone is interested in tasting Prunus, we were contemplating bringing a bottle to Saturday's sharing but we do have an extra bottle or two of Nebula. If you would like to try, let me know.
  28. Crookdrain

    Crookdrain Savant (455) New York Jan 13, 2010

    I'd love to try some TH. Was going to hit them up last week but plans fell through.
  29. sobeleg

    sobeleg Advocate (520) New York Jun 29, 2011

    The anticipation of this is just making the work week feel that much slower. Saturday morning needs to come like tomorrow. Looking forward to the craziness!
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  30. gregkoko

    gregkoko Aficionado (245) New York Mar 12, 2010

    Just added myself to the list. Will see everyone Saturday
  31. ghorvath

    ghorvath Aspirant (25) New York Feb 20, 2013

    Just got alerted to this by teddy and justin. Where is the alternate sign up sheet? Or should I just add myself to the overflow the gdoc?
  32. Franch

    Franch Advocate (575) New York Mar 22, 2011

    Yes yes yes yes yes.

    Also please do not add yourself to the list as there is an active wait list.
  33. SeanS

    SeanS Aficionado (125) New York Feb 13, 2013

    My work trip got pushed back and now I can make this - wish I had signed up for this sooner. For now, just an alternate.
  34. beenitty

    beenitty Savant (340) New Jersey Nov 27, 2010

    Blighs >>>>Peekskill
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    NYCBUCKEYE Savant (265) New York Jan 21, 2013

    Done. Since interest exists, we will bring Prunus and Nebula.
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  36. Crookdrain

    Crookdrain Savant (455) New York Jan 13, 2010

    I'll bring both. So my final line-up is:

    BCBS Cherry Rye
    Bligh's 2012
    Silva Stout x1
    Shaggy x1
    Shotgun Willie
  37. Franch

    Franch Advocate (575) New York Mar 22, 2011

    bligh's bligh's bligh's bligh's bligh's bligh's bligh's bligh's bligh's. (i think. i've never had it. people say i'd like it though, which is a tall order for a b-wine.)
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  38. BeerWorld

    BeerWorld Savant (380) New York Feb 20, 2008

    Does anyone still have Bligh's '11 for a small Bligh's vertical? ;)
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  39. Just ok'd this with the wife. Looking forward to it. Sorry Dave!
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  40. Naterobsnyk4

    Naterobsnyk4 Savant (350) New York Jan 25, 2012

    So are people actually only bringing 2-3 bottles? the list makes it look like much more, don't want to be a clown who shows with way too much or way too little.