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Avery Maharaja in NC

Discussion in 'South-Atlantic' started by Jazzfan333, Feb 6, 2013.

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  1. Jazzfan333

    Jazzfan333 Initiate (0) Nov 10, 2004 North Carolina

    I see in the beer release forum that the latest batch is out and has been released in other parts of the country.

    Anyone have any idea when it will land in NC?.....
     
  2. gothedistance

    gothedistance Aspirant (219) Jul 23, 2009 South Carolina
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    We're around a week-10 days out in SC
     
  3. Jazzfan333

    Jazzfan333 Initiate (0) Nov 10, 2004 North Carolina

    Good to know - worst case scenario, I can take a road trip down I-85 to Grapevine in Fort Mill.....
     
  4. Jazzfan333

    Jazzfan333 Initiate (0) Nov 10, 2004 North Carolina

    Apparently Tryon is saying the Maharaja won't be distributed in NC until April!?!?

    What's up with that?

    Is Avery going to be making a 2nd batch or will we be getting Maharaja in NC that is already 4 months old when it hits the shelves?

    Doesn't seem to make much sense for a hop dependent imperial IPA......
     
  5. flipdog0

    flipdog0 Aspirant (207) Feb 11, 2011 North Carolina
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    Tryon likes to warehouse age their Imperial IPA's for customer satisfaction.
     
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  6. boognish23

    boognish23 Initiate (123) Jul 19, 2012 North Carolina

    And you like to bitch and moan about "freeshness".....unlike 3/4 of the stuff in your fridge that's out of date.
     
  7. flipdog0

    flipdog0 Aspirant (207) Feb 11, 2011 North Carolina
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    Wtf you talking about, do you work at tryon or something or are you just not very knowledgable about how freshness factors in on hoppy beers?
     
  8. boognish23

    boognish23 Initiate (123) Jul 19, 2012 North Carolina

    Nope do not work at Tryon, and yes very knowledgeable about beers but my point is your pettiness about freshness is what beer drinkers like myself can't stand sitting next to at taprooms. There are many factors in getting beer from point A to point B. Relax , sit back and enjoy the beer! It's BEER , not bread so your rants about the freshness are ridiculous and petty.
     
  9. fehrminator

    fehrminator Disciple (347) Jan 26, 2008 North Carolina
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    Couldn't possibly disagree more. If this batch really arrives in NC four months after the bottle date, that's an insult to educated consumers and the intent of the brewer.
     
  10. ewright

    ewright Initiate (0) Oct 25, 2007 North Carolina

    Yeah, it's not like Tryon sat on Hopslam for about 2 weeks. Which they did. At least it was only 2 weeks, not 2+ months.

    Knowing a bit about inventory management (since I write that kind of software for a living), it seems odd they'd hold a beer in their warehouse, taking up space that could be used for other beers, when it would sell out in an instant, decreasing their carrying cost to near $0. Just sayin'... :sunglasses:
     
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  11. chefkevlar

    chefkevlar Disciple (335) Apr 17, 2010 South Carolina
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    My understanding is that there was more to the Hopslam decision:
    They get two separate shipments every year, a few days apart. Last year they figured out the allocations per sales person/account, and when the first half of the total shipment showed up they told all of the sales people to sell half of their allotment, or to fill half of their accounts order. So, for example, if Salesguy Bob has a bar that was getting 4 cases he was supposed to sell 2 one week and 2 when the second shipment came in. Of course many of them didn't listen and sold their full amounts. This lead to some places getting their full amount, while others in the same city didn't get any for a week or more depending on delivery days. Tryon got a bunch of angry complaints from shops and bars wondering why store-x down the road got some and they didn't. This year to prevent that they held all of the first shipment until the second arrived to ensure that everyone in the state got it with in the same week.

    So basically: damned if they did, damned if they didn't....but it wasn't stictly an inventory management decision
     
  12. flipdog0

    flipdog0 Aspirant (207) Feb 11, 2011 North Carolina
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    This is basically what I heard as well...... the simple answer would be to send stores half of what they were allotted when the first shipment came, then send the other half when the second order came and all the while being transparent while doing so.
     
  13. MrPeabodysBeard

    MrPeabodysBeard Initiate (180) Aug 8, 2010 North Carolina

    Yep, you are correct sir! Everybody got their pop, once. That way retailers could unload their stacks, once. It sure makes it easier to know that what you have is.... what you have for customers, instead of worrying about future shipments to be spread out.
     
  14. ewright

    ewright Initiate (0) Oct 25, 2007 North Carolina

    That would require ethical salespeople ... Did I just say that with a straight face? :-D
     
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  15. boognish23

    boognish23 Initiate (123) Jul 19, 2012 North Carolina

    That is what they tried to avoid Ponch. Have you not been reading the posts? Or are you so concerned with the "freshness" still. You're like the taper that has to have every show but hasn't listened to a single one yet.
     
  16. NoMoreBeerBelly

    NoMoreBeerBelly Aspirant (231) Dec 2, 2009 North Carolina
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    Alright...who feed the troll?
     
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  17. flipdog0

    flipdog0 Aspirant (207) Feb 11, 2011 North Carolina
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    At least you took the time to spell "freshness" correctly this time good sir.
     
  18. boognish23

    boognish23 Initiate (123) Jul 19, 2012 North Carolina

    I've been pallet aging that "Freshness".....kind sir.
     
  19. boognish23

    boognish23 Initiate (123) Jul 19, 2012 North Carolina

    Just keeping things "fresh" around here.......NMBB that sign would sweet in your front yard.....or is it already there.
     
  20. NoMoreBeerBelly

    NoMoreBeerBelly Aspirant (231) Dec 2, 2009 North Carolina
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    Oh no! I have been bazoooomed...or whatever you kids are saying these days!
     
  21. boognish23

    boognish23 Initiate (123) Jul 19, 2012 North Carolina

    Easy pal your compression socks are made to be worn on your feet not your head.
     
  22. Jazzfan333

    Jazzfan333 Initiate (0) Nov 10, 2004 North Carolina

    UPDATE - apparently Tryon will distribute in NC the first week of March.

    I can live with that.....
     
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  23. phishbfm

    phishbfm Aspirant (287) Dec 4, 2010 North Carolina
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    I believe at least some of it will come out sooner in Raleigh. I just saw a couple cases en route.
     
  24. PackPride

    PackPride Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2011 North Carolina

    It's at Tasty Beverage in Raleigh. How do I know? Just bought me some! Go get it!
     
  25. phishbfm

    phishbfm Aspirant (287) Dec 4, 2010 North Carolina
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    I saw 2 cases delivered to Ridgewood as well.
     
  26. MrPeabodysBeard

    MrPeabodysBeard Initiate (180) Aug 8, 2010 North Carolina

    Yeah it's definitely out, super limited right now, Go Grab It!!
     
  27. yeahitsRUST

    yeahitsRUST Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2011 North Carolina

    Any sightings close to Asheville?
     
  28. Lantern

    Lantern Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2011

    Got some in Hickory yesterday.
     
  29. Jazzfan333

    Jazzfan333 Initiate (0) Nov 10, 2004 North Carolina

    It finally arrived in my area - but in VERY limited quantity (1 case for entire county of 200,000+ people)......

    Wonder why the amount distributed in NC is so drastically smaller than it has been the past several years?.....
     
  30. DiscLizard

    DiscLizard Initiate (169) Feb 10, 2013 North Carolina
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    On draft now at Salud Bottle Shop in NoDa (Charlotte)... had one yesterday.
     
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