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Upland to Release Limited Quantity of Sour Reserve

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Todd, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. Etan

    Etan Champion (765) Wisconsin Jul 11, 2011

    Just make sure to update us on when you take your pee break, and what kind of soap is in the bathroom.
     
  2. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2009

    Bathrooms??? Hahahaha that's a good one man!
     
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  3. fvernon

    fvernon Savant (380) Wisconsin Mar 1, 2010

    In line @ 10:40 and only #15? Slow morning in Bloomington
     
  4. fvernon

    fvernon Savant (380) Wisconsin Mar 1, 2010

    Whoa on the surprise reservation for the next sour release... Well played, upland
     
  5. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Advocate (710) Illinois Feb 8, 2010 Beer Trader

    So what is it, Persimmon? :cool:
     
  6. fvernon

    fvernon Savant (380) Wisconsin Mar 1, 2010

    i just sadded. why must you bring me down at the apex of my passions?
     
  7. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Advocate (710) Illinois Feb 8, 2010 Beer Trader

    Bloomington sold out, Indy still waiting to open doors.

    ...Wait, why am I the one live-blogging this???
     
  8. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Advocate (710) Illinois Feb 8, 2010 Beer Trader

    I, too, have a reservation I'll never be able to get fulfilled... But that's in the past now. What's the new reservation?
     
  9. CWBlues

    CWBlues Savant (375) Indiana May 4, 2011 Beer Trader

    Indy's officially handed out 36 numbers.
     
  10. jonallan

    jonallan Aficionado (130) Indiana Apr 27, 2012

    Indy doors about to open. Already passed out #36.
     
  11. fvernon

    fvernon Savant (380) Wisconsin Mar 1, 2010

    unknown- they didn't announce the style, but said that it'd be within the next year... a bit behind, because of the brewery work down here and the 4 new brews they're trying to get up and running. fingers crossed for persimmon or kiwi, obviously! we had a good persimmon crop down here this fall, so they should have gotten plenty to work with...
     
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  12. jmarsh123

    jmarsh123 Advocate (600) Indiana Mar 31, 2010 Beer Trader

    I was under the impression the reservation was for SR Batch 3, but I may have misunderstood her. Showed up at 10:20 and was #12. Line was only up to about 40 when I left.
     
  13. Ticket 48 in Bloomington went at 11:16am. Nice and mellow morning.
    The reservations are for the next lambic release (not specified when or what) according to staff.
     
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  14. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2009

    Kudos to Upland, awesome to throw in the next reservation, a free glass and for providing donuts and coffee, seriously top notch. Excellent way to reward your locals & fanatics!

    Oh and yeah the Indy line topped 36 cut off at maybe 11:40 or so.
     
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  15. denimdemon

    denimdemon Savant (455) Indiana Mar 8, 2009 Beer Trader

    Yeah, was going to say the same thing. My eternal cynicism for the current state of .rar wales warz was sated by an outpouring of motherfucking NICE. I was caught off guard and nearly had to just, like, leave, man. But then it was like, "screw it," so I stuck around for a pint and some good conversation. Thanks to Cari and the ladies of the Tasting Room, this was a really nice Saturday morning. Also, another aside, the Harvest Ale is a delicious. Nice meeting the people I hadn't met, MordorMongo included.
     
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  16. Lukafer

    Lukafer Savant (380) Michigan Dec 18, 2009

    As the others have said, this whole deal was very nice, cool people, free glass, reservation, donuts wow! Thanks a ton Upland!
     
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  17. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Advocate (710) Illinois Feb 8, 2010 Beer Trader

    What kind of glass? Pint, taster, or something new?
     
  18. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2009

    Oh sorry, nothing special for event or anything, just standard pint.
     
  19. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Advocate (710) Illinois Feb 8, 2010 Beer Trader

    Still, good on Upland for making it worth the trip and the wait.
     
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  20. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2009

    Yes, couldn't agree more, everything was smooth and fun and they made the wait worth it. Things like that may seem trivial to some but in today's zany release world it was nice for a brewery to show genuine appreciation for people crazy enough to line up in 40 degree weather hours before they open for their beer.
     
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  21. Rempo

    Rempo Advocate (625) Indiana Jan 18, 2010

    Great release. In addition to everything mentioned, stragglers in Indy (past 11:40) got to reserve the next release as well.
     
  22. StargazerC

    StargazerC Aficionado (215) Indiana Apr 15, 2008

    Thanks to everyone who came out, both in Indy and Bloomington. It was nice chatting with everyone in line. I enjoyed talking with everyone, and I'm glad you appreciated the donuts. Thanks, too, for sticking around and having some beers. I hope you enjoyed our newest releases Little Sebastian ESB, Harvest Ale, and Teddy Bear Kisses Imperial Stout.

    Cheers to next time!

    Cari Crowe
     
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  23. HopsMatt

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

    Made the trip up there from Louisville. What a nice drive. I was number 26. My friend was 41. We got in, got our bottles and glasses and drove back. I was nervous when we pulled up at 10:40 and saw a line. I'm super excited I was able to get one. Thanks Upland!
     
  24. Zapy

    Zapy Aficionado (170) Indiana Feb 8, 2012 Beer Trader

    I think Upland handled this perfectly. Having a bathroom open early would have been awesome but other than that this was pretty great.
     
  25. adamhdv

    adamhdv Aficionado (150) Indiana Dec 21, 2008

    Agreed. The surprise reservation and free glass was a unexpected and nice touch. Thanks again, Upland!
     
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  26. HopsMatt

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

    How is it that I stand in line at these releases and I never know the other BAs there until I get home and read about it? We need name tags or something.
     
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  27. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Advocate (710) Illinois Feb 8, 2010 Beer Trader

    Who needs nametags?
     
  28. HopsMatt

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

    Funny hats? Gang signs?

    Seriously though, I dont approach strangers on a regular basis. Just saying. I stood behind a guy that had no idea what he was talking about and the guy behind me was talking about how he had recently enjoyed a bottle of Love Child that was brewed by Schlafly...

    Just sayin. I want to find my people at these things ;)

    comefindmebro
     
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  29. Gonzoillini

    Gonzoillini Advocate (715) Illinois Oct 15, 2008

    Coming from Louisville to Indianapolis might make it difficult to know the locals, but I haven't gone to a beer release event in a few years now where I didn't know a bunch of folks around me.

    I would say its easier at events where folks are drinking in line as walking up and introducing oneself with a pour of beer always seems to work.

    Keep an eye out for the overweight bearded folks with glasses, there are a lot of us out there ;)

    Cheers!
     
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  30. HopsMatt

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


    This is all true. I ended up at the Bloomington location. I know its a big college town there, but I was sure there were a few BAs there. I just didnt know where. I also needed to be back home by about 2 so I couldnt hang around for long. Of course, I could have just sounded off ;)

    Oh, and thanks to Upland for giving us the ability to sign up for the next release. That was pretty awesome too.
     
  31. CWBlues

    CWBlues Savant (375) Indiana May 4, 2011 Beer Trader

    Agree for sure. This was a VERY pleasant surprise.
     
  32. Rempo

    Rempo Advocate (625) Indiana Jan 18, 2010

    Next time, bring a refilled and recapped empty whale bottle. Place it on the sidewalk across the street in full view. The BAs in the crowd will be drawn to it like moths to a flame. Bonus points if you glue it to the sidewalk.
     
  33. Lukafer

    Lukafer Savant (380) Michigan Dec 18, 2009

    My three rules on recognizing BA's at releases. 1.If you go to a beer release, everyone at the front is a BA, and there will probably be a lot of other BA's there. 2. If you go to a beer release early, everyone there will be a BA, and there will definitely be a lot of BA's there later. 3. If you go to a limited beer release of a relatively unkown brewery that is releasing 36 bottles, they're all BA's, except for the people that show up 15 minutes prior to release.

    Finding BA's is easy, if those three rules don't work, look for a lot of dudes, a lot of beer, beer garb (kinda like gang colors), beer guts, beards, wizards, guys who look like they still collect Pokemon, and food, BA's come prepared!
     
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  34. Lukafer

    Lukafer Savant (380) Michigan Dec 18, 2009

    This was a reply to HopsMatt
     
  35. Bay01

    Bay01 Savant (455) Illinois Nov 19, 2008

    The three B's (Bald, Beard, Belly) are likely identifiers, but Cantillon shirt = 100% probability that wearer is a BA
     
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