Alesong Thread

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by PNW_Whalez, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. distantmantra

    distantmantra Savant (983) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    Chucks 85th had Mocha Rhino Suit bottles on Thursday along with Maestro.
  2. sts9fan

    sts9fan Initiate (63) Mar 7, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Teku had it also on Wednesday.
  3. MattyPrize

    MattyPrize Initiate (174) Jul 7, 2011 Oregon
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    We still have a few bottles of Rhino Suit floating around Bend, but haven't seen any Mocha Rhino.... I'd be interested in this for sure...
  4. Rip_City

    Rip_City Initiate (120) Jul 16, 2016 Oregon
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    Just a little bit surprised it skipped the Portland market.
  5. kingsleyr

    kingsleyr Initiate (155) Jun 20, 2005 Washington
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    chucks had the mocha, both draft and bottles. there were several alesong events around town last week.
  6. TaborTime

    TaborTime Disciple (395) Dec 10, 2013 Oregon
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    Mocha Rhino Suit is really, really good.
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  7. Jbagel1

    Jbagel1 Initiate (193) May 25, 2015 Oregon
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    16 tons in Eugene has most of the Alesong bottles.
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  8. Beerleon

    Beerleon Initiate (163) Oct 7, 2011 Washington
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    First alesong bottle was mocha rhino suit tonight, I am going back for another !
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  9. AlesongMatt

    AlesongMatt Initiate (116) Apr 12, 2016 Oregon

    Hey everyone. Thanks for the compliments. I'm glad you are liking our creations!
    I want to just clear up the 'what's available' questions, and please let me know if you have further questions.
    We release all of our beer to our mailing list first (just takes a quick signup on our website: no cost to you) and we hold beers for up to 60 days if you can't make the quarterly release party. This assures you get everything you want AND will assure you get any mailing list only releases. We've only had one, Cocoa Maestro-a chocolate version of our barrel aged barleywine. there were only 96 bottles produced, and we sold out.
    Then, after the release party, we take inventory of what is left. Because we bottle more of some beers than others, and some sell at the party more than others, we have to make hard decisions on which market gets which beer. As you can imagine, we have a lot more accounts in Portland and really all of Oregon, than in Seattle. (we'd like more accounts in Seattle and WA, my northern friends. Feel free to suggest :slight_smile: ) And we don't want to just go with the procedure of: "Eugene, you get first pick of everything. Portland you are second. and Seattle-you get leftovers." That's not fair.
    So, for those of you who found Mocha Rhino Suit in Seattle (as well as Maestro), realize you don't have Cherry Parliament or Here Comes the Sun-those are sold in Oregon.
    This may not be the way you would do it, but it is the way that makes sense for us right now.
    The good news is that if you are on our mailing list, you get whatever you want, you just have to come to the brewery to pick up.
    We are kicking around the idea of having a club pickup party in Seattle someday if we can find the right venue and if it makes sense for both parties. For now, we encourage you to come down.
    BTW- Tasting room opends this summer! Come drink beer in wine country :slight_smile:

    If you've seen a lot of our bottles at your local, that's awesome. However, realize that we have released 13 beers in bottles in our three releases thus far. And I haven't mentioned that we always keep some vintage back at the brewery and sell them on Thursdays from 4-6, so if you can't find something, contact us at the brewery and we might have it.

    And finally (thanks for listening this long), our next release, which is scheduled for 5/20 will include two fairly small beers that won't likely see distro (one with plums and one spont fermented on pinot grapes) and two that we will plan to send to both OR and WA markets (Brett saison dh with mosaic and a non barrel aged strawberry sour beer (kettle soured) )
    So get signed up for our mailing list, would you!

    Thanks for enjoying our beers. I'll monitor this thread as I can and answer anymore questions you have.
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  10. drone

    drone Disciple (344) Jun 17, 2013 Washington
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    Love the pickup/reservation concept; hope you find a Seattle venue soon!
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  11. dphi

    dphi Initiate (156) Apr 14, 2013 Oregon

    Good to hear the tap room will be opening up soon!
  12. AlesongMatt

    AlesongMatt Initiate (116) Apr 12, 2016 Oregon

    Oh, the other thing we need is a critical mass of Washingtonians who order to make it viable to head up with a bunch of beer. Tell your friends, and we'll see if we can swing it in the future.
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  13. EdwardAbbey

    EdwardAbbey Defender (607) Jul 13, 2015 Washington
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    Although I bumped this thread with some hesitation for fear that I didn't want too many people to know too quickly about a relatively limited product, this would be a nice unexpected reward.:slight_smile:

    The environmentalist in me cannot justify trips from Seattle to Eugene just to pick up beer or else I'd be on that mailing list, but a consolidated drop done in reverse would change the equation entirely.

    How about my local PCC?:slight_smile:
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  14. WA_Brian

    WA_Brian Initiate (134) Nov 17, 2015 Washington

    I would order, but it's hard to justify a 10+ hour round-trip to pick up beer every quarter. That said, if you extend shipping to WA or go with a local pick-up option, I'd be all over it.

    My lack of ordering does not mean lack of interest. I check every release hoping you've extended shipping to WA.
  15. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (4,619) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    The Downtown location of the Food Co-Op in Bellingham. Michael is the beer buyer there, and will take good care of you.
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  16. EdwardAbbey

    EdwardAbbey Defender (607) Jul 13, 2015 Washington
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    And Terry is the principal beer consumer there. He will take good care of you, too.:slight_smile:
  17. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (4,619) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    This is not an Alternative Fact.
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  18. JonnyBeers

    JonnyBeers Disciple (311) Oct 24, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)
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    Plenty of crazy Canadians who will drive to the 'Ham for Alesong. I think all of us combined almost match what Terry consumes.
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  19. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (4,619) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    "Almost" being the key word.
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  20. drone

    drone Disciple (344) Jun 17, 2013 Washington
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