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Vlad Release

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

  1. m4ttj0nes

    m4ttj0nes Savant (305) Oregon Feb 21, 2012 Beer Trader

    im done with cascade (unless they bottle diesel) find me overpaying at hotd exclusively
  2. distantmantra

    distantmantra Advocate (745) Washington May 23, 2011 Beer Trader

    Have they said if Vlad will see distribution in the Seattle area? Curious what the bottle shops would charge...
  3. maximum12

    maximum12 Champion (920) Minnesota Jan 21, 2008 Beer Trader

    I'd be happy to send you some if I had any. :D
  4. csano

    csano Savant (295) Washington Sep 21, 2010

    I think they said barrel house/online only, but I'm sure they'll change their minds after seeing the bottles sit around for a while.
  5. hoparoundnw2337

    hoparoundnw2337 Aficionado (205) Washington Aug 6, 2011 Beer Trader

    I was at the Barrel House this week. They said it will be brewery/online only until they run out in March. It takes 2 years to go to bottles so they are in no hurry. Because they don't brew every year it will be 2 years before we see it again.
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  6. maltmaster420

    maltmaster420 Advocate (550) Oregon Aug 17, 2005 Beer Trader

    It's being distributed to stores in PDX today.
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  7. hoparoundnw2337

    hoparoundnw2337 Aficionado (205) Washington Aug 6, 2011 Beer Trader

    Who can you believe any more:rolleyes:
  8. maltmaster420

    maltmaster420 Advocate (550) Oregon Aug 17, 2005 Beer Trader

    At this point I don't believe anyone until the beer has been delivered and I've cut them a check. ;)
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  9. Smurf2055

    Smurf2055 Advocate (505) Washington Nov 12, 2011

    I heard from a distributor that Seattle should get some. Maybe they were wrong?
  10. w_klon

    w_klon Savant (280) Oregon Aug 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    Its at a pdx shop for < the brewery has it! What the?
  11. Sarlacc83

    Sarlacc83 Advocate (640) Oregon Mar 2, 2008

    Considering Cascade used to say Vlad was too expensive to bottle, everything they tell you should be taken with a grain of salt.
  12. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    This is pretty normal imo. Retailers get pissed when the brewery undercuts them.
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  13. DimensionX

    DimensionX Savant (335) Oregon Oct 1, 2010

    saw some at beermongers for 27 and change
  14. DrAwkward82

    DrAwkward82 Savant (325) California Apr 16, 2005

    So has anybody who ordered online received their bottles yet? I got an order confirmation after I bought on the day Vlads went on sale, which also said I would receive an e-mail when my bottles were shipped. As of yet, no follow-up regarding any bottles in the mail, and my phone messages to the brewery have gone unreturned.

    I'd imagine they're not shipping to the East Coast or Midwest yet due to cold weather, but I'm in Los Angeles, so just wondering if everybody else out west is still waiting.
  15. RedMedicine

    RedMedicine Savant (350) Oregon Jun 3, 2005

    Too busy counting the benjamin$.
  16. KiMiRaiK

    KiMiRaiK Initiate (0) Washington Dec 24, 2012

    So I paid $30 at the barrel house and IMO, there is nothing about it to justify the price. Not that i didn't enjoy it, I just enjoyed apricot and kriek more, for $10 less... also, if you can still find it, blueberry as well.
  17. ggfunk

    ggfunk Savant (300) Oregon Mar 29, 2010

    I received a bottle from the gf for Valentines day. I overpaid for flowers, now we're even.
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  18. Per Facebook:
    Cascade Brewing
    After a somewhat disastrous end to our relationship w/an unnamed shipping company, we have, as of last Monday, become partners with another. We are confident that our shipping will be much smoother and quicker. We apologize for any inconvienence or long wait for product and hope you order from us again. We have just shipped a large amount of packages to the Northeast, the South and the West Coast. If you live in the Great Lakes area or the Midwest, we are holding your package until it warms up a bit. Beer freezes and it's very sad. We are keeping our eyes on the Weather Channel and will ship as soon as it looks better. Cheers!
    DrAwkward82 likes this.
  19. The Seattle release is Feb 28th at Pine Box.
  20. MattyPrize

    MattyPrize Aficionado (200) Oregon Jul 7, 2011 Beer Trader

    bump. just found some in Bend. 2 cases left.
  21. distantmantra

    distantmantra Advocate (745) Washington May 23, 2011 Beer Trader

    It's all over Seattle for $30 a bottle. Not sure if want.
  22. oregone

    oregone Savant (385) Oregon Jul 2, 2008

    Think there's likely no rush on this one. Unless you want it. Then, by all means.