Alesmith BA Kopi Luwak and BA Decadence 2011 Bottle Sale

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by HaveUSeenMyCellar, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. jp7161

    jp7161 Dec 22, 2011 California
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    Not that I care really
     
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  2. LSUPT

    LSUPT Feb 3, 2011 California

    Shit, can I direct deposit my paychecks to AleSmith? Missed out on BA Kopi but damn, BAD, expo, went to The Bruery yesterday; I'm pretty freaking broke now.

    Any word as to whether this will be a similar release to the past two with the beers on-tap day of?
     
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  3. tyrsis

    tyrsis Mar 13, 2009 California
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    Usually they say in the newsletter that they're doing some stuff the day off, but that was absent this time. Who knows.
     
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  4. sandiego67

    sandiego67 Feb 25, 2008 California

    I think talking-to-yourself is a symptom of too much trading.
     
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  5. jp7161

    jp7161 Dec 22, 2011 California
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    Or too much drinking?
     
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  6. cocoapuph

    cocoapuph Mar 4, 2011 California
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    It's a fun game... trade a beer away that you've never tried for another beer that you've never tried.
    Lets call it beer gambling...
     
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  7. besaunders

    besaunders Nov 8, 2007 California

    BA Decadence 2011 will be on cask next Tuesday. Other than that, I don't think they had any special plans.
     
  8. CAbeerCAbeerCA

    CAbeerCAbeerCA Mar 3, 2011 Maryland
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    Thanks for the reminder about this sale, BA. Got me the bottle of BA Decadence I wanted!
     
  9. RaulMatisse

    RaulMatisse Jan 8, 2010 California
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    Precisely!
     
  10. kotayk

    kotayk Feb 22, 2011 California

    Ur a scorpion bro
    But in ur defense they r all charity events
     
  11. quetzal013

    quetzal013 Feb 16, 2011 California

    I got 99 problems but AleSmith ain't 1.
     
  12. Sebowski

    Sebowski Jan 11, 2010 California
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    That is less than I give to Alpine a month and I actually drink all those beers.
     
  13. evilc

    evilc Jan 27, 2012 California

    Thinking about getting some BA Decadence to pour over steaks on the grill.
     
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  14. besaunders

    besaunders Nov 8, 2007 California

    Thanks for causing an unplanned monitor cleaning, Bob Hope.
     
  15. Retsinis

    Retsinis Sep 25, 2009 California
    Subscriber

    How many read this in Sean Connery's voice in their head? Your the man now dawg, or should I say, Highlander.
     
  16. CAbeerCAbeerCA

    CAbeerCAbeerCA Mar 3, 2011 Maryland
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    Really? How out of touch is BA that this isn't automatically read in Jay-Z's voice?
     
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  17. masterhoa

    masterhoa Jun 15, 2011 California
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    I bought these to put in my closet so I can take them out from time to time and admire them and think how lucky I was to get them...Are people really going to drink these?! Nuts...
     
  18. besaunders

    besaunders Nov 8, 2007 California

    Anybody try these yet? I have a BA Kopi in my fridge, and I tried the BA Decadence 2011 at the tasting room yesterday. The cask was quite yummy, the standard version slightly less so but still pretty good. Both were worlds better than the non-aged Decadence 2011, in my opinion.
     
  19. crusian

    crusian May 14, 2010 Oregon
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    When i went to pick mine up on Saturday, I was really hoping they would have ONE of them on tap... seems standard for a brewery release, yes?
     
  20. SageO

    SageO Jul 13, 2010 California
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    Don't assume anything unless they tell you in the newsletter. =p They're pretty good about laying out all the information they have.
     
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  21. sdpaul

    sdpaul May 2, 2012 California
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    I was pretty bummed I couldn't try BA Kopi on tap..when I picked up my bottles
     
  22. tyrsis

    tyrsis Mar 13, 2009 California
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    I thought the opposite. I found the BA Dec to be dull and bland on cask. Draft was boozy (in a good way) with the smoke nearly gone, and the maple is just a hint in the background.
     
  23. besaunders

    besaunders Nov 8, 2007 California

    I am dull and bland, so that probably is a good match for me.
     
  24. corby112

    corby112 Nov 19, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Four hads and one review so far:

    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/396/86108/?show_hads=Y
     
  25. Rocket80

    Rocket80 Nov 18, 2011 California

    We did a "horizontal" at our most recent DTLA bottle share this weekend and had a Speedway, BA Speedway, Kopi and BA Kopi. All 4 were amazing, imo, and only when forced to pick upon my last sips of each did I choose BA Kopi over BA Speedway. I felt it had a hint more of coffee and a hint less of sweetness than the BA Speedway, but it was a nearly impossible choice. Who knows tho, I used to love the really sweet BA stouts, and recently I've been really enjoying BA coffee stouts, so it's just a matter of personal taste in the moment.
     
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  26. Waldomega

    Waldomega Jan 15, 2013 Nevada

    i was there yesterday, and they had the BA decadence on tap. didnt try it as im not interested in it, but it was there
     
  27. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    Did they have BA Kopi on tap?
     
  28. domtronzero

    domtronzero Aug 18, 2007 California

    Nope. They didn't have any at all on Saturday during the "release" nor yesterday when I went. I asked about it and was told that there *might* be some in kegs, but the answer was intentionally ambiguous. As was the answer to my question about bottle counts.
     
  29. Waldomega

    Waldomega Jan 15, 2013 Nevada

    no. they didnt have any variations of speedway on unfortunately
     
  30. funkel81

    funkel81 Jan 23, 2011 Colorado
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    has anyone ever had success dealing with their customer service? if yes, please explain how. thanks
     
  31. Xul

    Xul May 18, 2008 California

    The first BPT sale (BAD 2010 I think), I was double charged because of a bug with how BPT handled the timeout of the cart - I emailed Abby, explained what happened, and had both a response and refund within 90 minutes. I know a lot of other people have had trouble getting a response, but a polite email with a clear explanation of what happened (including transaction numbers) yielded quick and positive results for me.
     
  32. pmarlowe

    pmarlowe Nov 27, 2010 District of Columbia
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    I had an identical experience.
     
  33. besaunders

    besaunders Nov 8, 2007 California

    This may have a lot to do with the type of problem being reported. It seems to me that your situations are pretty clear cut.
     
  34. jtmartino

    jtmartino Dec 11, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    After about 6 failed phone calls, I had success via email. It just took a long time (6 weeks) for them to do anything about it. Reach out to Abby at abby@alesmith.com
     
  35. funkel81

    funkel81 Jan 23, 2011 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    yea, i've sent 3 very polite emails to abby and haven't heard a peep back in about 10 days...
     
  36. besaunders

    besaunders Nov 8, 2007 California

    What was your issue, if you don't mind sharing?
     
  37. funkel81

    funkel81 Jan 23, 2011 Colorado
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    bought 3 kopi speedways for myself, then had my gf buy her allotment. i used my credit card for both bc she's a broke college student and i'm not...didn't think that would be an issue at first, but after actually reading the terms of sale thought it might be breaking their rules. i was basically emailing alesmith for clarification and told them i was sorry if i had sinned...though still unsure if i had since i havent heard back. they didnt void the 2nd sale, so i dont know
     
  38. nanobrew

    nanobrew Dec 31, 2008 California

    should have just let it be. I don't think there would have been a problem necessarily, especially if the charges went through. Good luck.
     
  39. funkel81

    funkel81 Jan 23, 2011 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    yea maybe, but i honestly wasn't trying to break the 'law'...i'll report back if i hear anything
     
  40. unitmonster

    unitmonster May 17, 2011 California

    They don't read emails, so you're fine.
     
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