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Vlad Release

Discussion in 'US - Northwest' started by Shmeal, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. digita7693

    digita7693 Advocate (645) Germany Jan 19, 2010

    I'll take that wager!
     
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  2. waltersrj

    waltersrj Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2010

    Don't tell ANYONE about HotD! Shhhhhhh.... ;)
     
  3. Shmeal

    Shmeal Advocate (530) Oregon Nov 9, 2009

    I love Cascade, but they are taking it too far.

    I'll just have to get a pint at the barrel house and call it a day. In the end, I should really be thanking them, because their inflated prices are saving me money.
     
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  4. kscaldef

    kscaldef Advocate (735) Oregon Jun 11, 2010

    I'm referring to the actually rare (and good) stuff that gets made here and still don't even go $4$ with mid-west shelf-wales.
     
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  5. waltersrj

    waltersrj Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2010

    Not a HotD fan? Seriously? They make some of the best beers in the world. Adam is the pinnacle of an amazing year round beer that ages in a manner that is superior to most beers...barrel aged or not.
     
  6. kscaldef

    kscaldef Advocate (735) Oregon Jun 11, 2010

    That's actually not what I meant, although I suppose it comes across that way. Was more referring to Cascade flogging their beers as "extremely limited" when they have hundreds of cases. (Although, to be fair, HOTD's bottle counts are also a lot higher than Upright, Commons, and Breakside.) Yes, there's hype around HOTD (and somewhat around Cascade, although far less than a couple years ago), but much of the best beer being produced in Oregon today has hardly any awareness outside the local area.
     
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  7. Mages64

    Mages64 Savant (380) Washington Sep 7, 2009

    This sounds oddly familiar...

    Everyone knows I'd like ANY hype for WA beers lol.
     
  8. Shmeal

    Shmeal Advocate (530) Oregon Nov 9, 2009

    Washington makes beer? Wat.
     
  9. kscaldef

    kscaldef Advocate (735) Oregon Jun 11, 2010

    Lies.
     
  10. oregone

    oregone Savant (375) Oregon Jul 2, 2008

    They do. I hear nobody wants it though.
     
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  11. Sarlacc83

    Sarlacc83 Advocate (620) Oregon Mar 2, 2008

    You've never had Red Hook?!?
     
  12. digita7693

    digita7693 Advocate (645) Germany Jan 19, 2010

    I thought Washington was just something we had to drive through to get to the real Vancouver???
     
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  13. oregone

    oregone Savant (375) Oregon Jul 2, 2008

    You are correct. The other is just a Portland suburb.
    They import their rare beer from Cascade.
     
  14. digita7693

    digita7693 Advocate (645) Germany Jan 19, 2010

    You mean Vantucky? ;)
     
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  15. Franch

    Franch Advocate (575) New York Mar 22, 2011

    ugh i hate tilquin and love rueuze. they're VERY different. tilquin is super cheesy and rueuze is citrus-sour-lemon gueuze done american style.
     
  16. Mfeagin

    Mfeagin Disciple (65) Oregon Nov 19, 2009

    The real point here is that one Cascade is hardly more limited or unique than the other--they are all brutally similar, produced in damn-near the same manner beer after beer. Even if the blending or aging is described as unique or particularly complex, the end result consistently tastes like another beer they've already produced. There is practically no value for me in all of the beers they release.
     
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  17. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Washington Nov 14, 2009

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Washington Nov 14, 2009

    Poorly and for a higher cost? ;)
     
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  19. Franch

    Franch Advocate (575) New York Mar 22, 2011

    maybe it's properly an american golden sour. a really good one.
     
  20. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Washington Nov 14, 2009

    Maybe
     
  21. bfg75

    bfg75 Aficionado (245) Washington Feb 26, 2011

    No way in hell I'm paying $30 for Vlad. Cascade's prices have gotten way too high over the last year or two. At $15 I was happy to drink an Apricot every now and again...Adding another $3 to the price tag basically guaranteed I wouldn't buy any more. Same goes here...$22 was tough enough, $30 is a joke...especially considering Peche and Fantasia are going for about $10 less and are better beers overall (I know they're different and so on...but still).
     
  22. Just got back from Beermongers where I bought a BA Bigfoot, Ovila Quad with Plums and Alesmith Decadence roughly for the price of one Vlad. Tough choice.
     
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  23. boMD

    boMD Savant (325) Oregon Feb 8, 2009


    Ha! I made that exact same purchase there too.
     
  24. Another one fooled by bruery garbage. Tilquin is superior in every aspect. Fact
     
  25. If they raise prices too much they are going to kill the goose that laid the golden egg. Vlad for $30, ya right i have had that beer so many times and it is not worth $30 a bottle. I can think of a bunch of other sours i would rather have. I hope this is not a new trend for cascade but unfortunatley many other breweries are doing the same with pricing. I know the dollar is losing value but god damn man gimmie a break...
     
  26. Mages64

    Mages64 Savant (380) Washington Sep 7, 2009

    Coughbruerycough
     
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  27. julian

    julian Savant (340) Washington May 31, 2008

    I have to agree completely. Rueuze is a complete abomination. The only part about that beer I enjoyed was that it didn't gush like a volcano exploding like many of Bruery's other disasters...it still went down the drain though.
     
  28. Gobigvt7

    Gobigvt7 Savant (345) Oregon Mar 15, 2008

    I'd say TAA is a good deal. Freaking love Sahalie and the entire process behind it is worth it to me.
     
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  29. Gobigvt7

    Gobigvt7 Savant (345) Oregon Mar 15, 2008

    Not gonna do it. Wouldn't be prudent.
     
  30. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Washington Nov 14, 2009

    Not at this juncture
     
  31. oregonskibum

    oregonskibum Savant (465) Oregon Mar 14, 2009

    My first thought, Vlad for $30 is BS. But then I remembered that Matt was more expensive when released 2.5 years ago at HotD. Now, one can debate the quality of the different beers. But we've been paying that much without complaining too loudly for years. Just in a different format bottle.
     
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  32. digita7693

    digita7693 Advocate (645) Germany Jan 19, 2010

    I think Matt, while delicious, is way overpriced as well:)
     
  33. RedMedicine

    RedMedicine Savant (340) Oregon Jun 3, 2005

    Each day I lose a little bit of interest in Cascade.
     
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  34. jpbebeau

    jpbebeau Savant (405) Washington Sep 11, 2011

    I feel like I should drink my bottle of Blueberry just to get rid of it...
     
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  35. oregone

    oregone Savant (375) Oregon Jul 2, 2008

    +1
    I think this became a 'no mas' scenario. I put some thought into it.
     
  36. Agreed!
     
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  37. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Washington Nov 14, 2009

    Pick a side Homer! ;) (post 57)
     
  38. Lol!
    While I enjoy both, Tilquin is too cheesy for me, (that's why I buy the 375ml at Belmont when I'm in Portland, shhhh.)
     
  39. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Washington Nov 14, 2009

    I make sure to grab the Girardin and 3F while there. In fact I'll be there tomorrow afternoon on the hunt for a little BA Bigfoot.
     
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  40. digita7693

    digita7693 Advocate (645) Germany Jan 19, 2010

    Beermongers got it in today... and it's gone, happy hunting!