2016 New Glarus releases

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by wishman35, Jan 4, 2016.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. ChummersPGuy

    ChummersPGuy Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2013 Wisconsin

    We were at the brewery last weekend, and the pallet was empty. You might want to call to be sure. They did have it on tap though.
     
  2. BasterdInABasket

    BasterdInABasket Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2010 Wisconsin

    New glarus doing best by dates now?
    Bubbler has this stamp:
    J296
    22:18
    I'm guessing that's a best by Sept 29, 2016..
    Apparently Julian dating is too confusing for some people so might as well make a more confusing code
     
  3. Vinithing

    Vinithing Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2014 Wisconsin

    They had it on tap at the brewery Tuesday.
     
  4. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,381) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
    Trader

    Is it a 1296? It still looks to be a bottling date to me, given the 22:18 code.
     
  5. Ri0

    Ri0 Initiate (0) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin

    I think it is 1296 or May 8, 2016 bottling date.
     
  6. Vitacca

    Vitacca Crusader (782) Sep 15, 2010 Alaska
    Society Trader

    The new codes are pull codes. Not bottling or best buy dates.
     
  7. Ri0

    Ri0 Initiate (0) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin

    So how we gunna know how fresh it is?
     
  8. Vitacca

    Vitacca Crusader (782) Sep 15, 2010 Alaska
    Society Trader

    You're not supposed to. Not sure why they're doing that but it's more for retailers and less for the consumer. I've already forgotten how to decipher it and I was told about 4 days ago.
     
    FBarber likes this.
  9. cl3

    cl3 Disciple (328) Aug 16, 2013 Wisconsin

    Welp, looks like I'm never buying Scream again if I can't have a meaningful date code.
     
    maximum12, robear and fondyball20 like this.
  10. robear

    robear Initiate (0) May 24, 2014 Wisconsin

    Lousy move in NG's part. No doubt distributors/retailers were seeing Scream pile up and noticing that "saavy" customers weren't buying the older bottles because, well, they're older bottles.

    As a retailer, why would you ever conceal freshness?
     
  11. Vitacca

    Vitacca Crusader (782) Sep 15, 2010 Alaska
    Society Trader

    I'm guessing because of the reasons you stated above. On the bright side, as long as retailers pay attention to the pull code and actually pull the product when its time is up, you should never have to worry about having "old" beer. Everyone trusts their local retailer, right? :rolling_eyes:
     
    robear and fondyball20 like this.
  12. robear

    robear Initiate (0) May 24, 2014 Wisconsin

    We're getting better at it, as a city. Even the big distributors seem to be catching on.

    Maybe we could ship old Scream to Chicago?
     
    Headylover likes this.
  13. Ri0

    Ri0 Initiate (0) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin

    So what is done with old beer that is pulled from shelves?
     
  14. Angerhaus

    Angerhaus Crusader (738) Oct 1, 2015 Rhode Island
    Trader

    [​IMG]
     
    twb0392, CMLinder and stevegoz like this.
  15. THANAT0PSIS

    THANAT0PSIS Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin

    This is a terrible move from an enthusiast perspective. I get that it's a good business move, but it's also intentionally obfuscating, which I find pretty slimy and surprising from NG, whom I usually respect greatly.
     
  16. chazmcbro

    chazmcbro Initiate (0) Sep 7, 2010 Wisconsin

    If anything, this helps retailers keep New Glarus' beer in code to the brewery's specifications, and doesn't leave the guesswork to the average consumer or lesser informed retailer who may have no idea what a julian code even is. If the beer goes past date, it's typically the distributor's responsibility to pull the beer and buy it back. So ideally, they're not just buying a bunch of NG and selling in as much beer as they can to retailers to let it sit beyond it's shelf life (though it's pretty hard for any store with a decent reputation to sit on New Glarus). And FWIW since the beginning of 2016, the Madison distributor has ran out multiple times when I've tried to order and a fresh batch is always on the way, so that's being managed much better than it had been. The ret
     
    Ri0, jimmyfishkin and Stevedore like this.
  17. Bdubbsyall

    Bdubbsyall Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2014 Illinois

    Any word on what the first R&D release is going to be?
     
  18. fondyball20

    fondyball20 Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2015 Wisconsin

    Vintage 2015
     
  19. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (4,224) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
    Moderator Society Trader

    Come on man, read the thread, you're making Illinois look bad ... :wink:
     
    s_wit, Bdubbsyall and Jaycase like this.
  20. antoines15

    antoines15 Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2008 Indiana

    Do they stop the R&D sales at 5:00 p.m. each day? I'm going to be working in Rockford, IL this Saturday but won't get off until 3:30. Don't really want to make the drive for nothing and then have to turn around and drive back to Indiana.
     
  21. bwelch21

    bwelch21 Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2014 Wisconsin

    Yes, they close at 5. You could always call to ask if they make exceptions, but I don't believe they do.

    https://www.newglarusbrewing.com/index.cfm/brewery/hours
     
  22. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,381) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
    Trader

    Rockford is about a 70 minute drive to NG. It can be done! :wink:
     
    antoines15 likes this.
  23. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,092) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
    Trader

    Nobody'll buy it here; I already skip it every single time I see it for the aforementioned reason.
     
  24. antoines15

    antoines15 Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2008 Indiana

    Contemplating using a vacation day Friday and driving up for this during the day, staying the night and driving to Rockford in the a.m. With that plan in mind, bottle sharing allowed in line?
     
  25. aep

    aep Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2013 Wisconsin

    Last year there was bottle sharing in line but Idk if NG ever released an office stance on it. The general rule is don't be a dick and leave your empties on the ground.
     
  26. Ri0

    Ri0 Initiate (0) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin

    Definitely, but the line moves quickly, so you will end up sharing in the beautiful bier garden. :slight_smile:
     
  27. MooseBoose

    MooseBoose Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2007 Wisconsin

    Well, Bubbler's good........
     
  28. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (4,224) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
    Moderator Society Trader

    Which one? :wink:
     
  29. MooseBoose

    MooseBoose Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2007 Wisconsin

    The one with the pink and peach colored label....:slight_smile:
     
    FBarber likes this.
  30. Bdubbsyall

    Bdubbsyall Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2014 Illinois

    All 11 pages though?.... such a FIP move, sorry. :wink:
     
    A_Rad and FBarber like this.
  31. B-Nut-GoBlue

    B-Nut-GoBlue Aspirant (299) Apr 22, 2014 Iowa
    Trader

    How's it looking up there ladies and gentlemen?! A fine day it seems (driving up from Iowa).
     
  32. Yohann

    Yohann Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2014 Wisconsin

    No lines, no crowd, in and out in five minutes.
     
    mykey120, jnich2424 and B-Nut-GoBlue like this.
  33. Swannyku

    Swannyku Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2015 Wisconsin

    Still no line. Easy in/out. I saw the spotted cow cans for sale but did not see moon man
     
  34. Vinithing

    Vinithing Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2014 Wisconsin

    They were scanning IDs
     
    ayoungtech likes this.
  35. mykey120

    mykey120 Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2012 Wisconsin

    I was told that they had a small amount of moon man cans but that they went fast. They didn't have more because they sent the rest out to distro
     
  36. bwelch21

    bwelch21 Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2014 Wisconsin

    Guessing they didn't get through the day's allotment, but anyone out there recently to confirm? Hopefully this is around into next week.
     
  37. aep

    aep Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2013 Wisconsin

    Its looking like I get to sleep in a bit tomorrow morning. Yay!
     
    Victory_Sabre1973 likes this.
  38. Broom

    Broom Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2011 Wisconsin

    Was still available at 4:15
     
    HighWine likes this.
  39. Ri0

    Ri0 Initiate (0) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin

    I normally make the drive from work during lunch for the released, but I rode my bike to work today.
     
  40. Angerhaus

    Angerhaus Crusader (738) Oct 1, 2015 Rhode Island
    Trader

    Same. Couldn't be happier.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.