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Beer Releases...Where do you draw the line

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Swiderek202, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. Swiderek202

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    Is it just me or are some or these beer releases getting straight up ridiculous? Here is an actual part of release update for this weekend that states..."IMPORTANT: if you’re planning on being in line overnight, bring warm clothes, blankets, sleeping bags, water, snacks… in other words, treat it like an urban camping expedition". This maybe where I draw the line. If I have to camp outside to get a beer in the dead of winter...this maybe where I draw the line.

    http://beerpulse.com/2013/01/foothills-sexual-chocolate-imperial-stout-2013-release-update/

    I mean I just checked the weather in Winston-Salem and it is 34 fricken degrees out!!!

    http://www.weather.com/weather/right-now/USNC0767:1
     
  2. Dtapeski

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    Wow, that is over the top.
    If I can't get in when I show up, I'm heading elsewhere.
     
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    Some remind me of the Friday after Thanksgiving....I don't do that either! I don't chase the releases. Plenty of beer to be had without that kind if thing. That may change when Ihave had more, but being in a crowded store or camping out to get a beer isn't my thing. Some people enjoy it and that's cool.

    And 34 degrees? That sounds like beach weather to a bunch if us...thank goodness it isn't in Iowa wher my fiend tels me the temp is minus eleven with a thirty degree windchill right now....beersicles by the time you get store to car!
     
  4. xnicknj

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    when you show up 7 hours early to a release in sub-freezing temperatures and it apparently wasn't early enough, that's where you draw the line.

    also - for the Sexual Chocolate release mentioned in the OP, they will have it on tap tonight at the brewpub, so you don't necessarily have to stand outside all night to buy 4 bottles.
     
  5. Hanzo

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    Camping out in winter? Nah. I have a two hour rule for releases. It must be within two hours driving and I will only wait two hours in line.
     
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    What's funny is that there are plenty of better releases in the Southeast alone (but ones that don't have as much hype) that don't encourage lining up all night in the cold.
     
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    Well, I have to admit...I don't do it often, but I will probably be in line fairly early at SC, though not "camping" all night. It is rather fun, especially if you're hanging out with some cool people, sharing brews, etc. But yes, it is no different in my mind than the crazies who line up at Best Buy at 2am for door busters. Just a different product. I guess I am slightly crazy too...
     
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  8. EnronCFO

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    The fact that they're encouraging it is ridiculous. At least Portsmouth used to discourage it (kind of) for Kate day.
     
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    I draw the line when they actively discourage bottle shares. With fine beer flowing I don't care if it is 0 outside If there are good bottles opened and good folks enjoying them releases are more like parties.

    I also draw the line when the beer you wait in line for is no better than easy to get beer, **cough cough DL/SC cough cough** and overpriced. I'd rather party at home with friends, and get fine beer at a store.
     
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  10. MatthewPlus

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    Hunahpu release in March should have people in line at midnight... 5000 people last year. Its a nuthouse, but alot of fun. i dont know where my line would be, if the beer is good enough.
     
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    At least camping out for beer makes some kind of sense, because the beer were presumably run out. But the stupidest thing is camping out for a movie... just to see it first. Now that is lame.
     
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    Camp out FOR a beer? Nope...
    Camp out in winter? Nope...
    Camp out WITH a beer? Now you are talking..........
     
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    And 34 degrees? That sounds like beach weather to a bunch if us...

    This... WI agrees with you! But then again, I am about to head to the UP for some ice fishing this weekend...
     
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    34 degrees yup a nice spring day round these parts !!!
    Still not camping out tho
     
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    I don't even go out of my way to get shelf releases anymore. Forget overnight or even waiting around for hours. There are too many other things I have to do.
     
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    I wonder when the East Coast is going to learn about www.brownpapertickets.com .

    No lines, no wait, 45 days to pickup your beer.
     
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    People don't really line up for Sexual Chocolate anymore do they?
     
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    This was my first thought.

    Honestly the camping out with other BAs is my favorite part of releases. At darkness day it was something like 10 degrees and even colder overnight but tons of amazing beers and tons of good friends made me not care at all. Grab your cool beers, and go to foothills. You will not regret it. Also dress appropriately for the 34 degrees :p
     
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    Wouldn't do it for the best beer in the world. Actually, I'd never wait in line for a beer more than a few minutes.
     
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    Wait in line ___ hours for beer? Only if it was free and I could get at least a case.
     
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    When I've had every good beer that I can get by walking into the liquor store and waiting in line for two minutes I'll start thinking about camping out for beers I haven't had.
     
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    I'll wait in line, but no more camping for me, unless it's an actual camping type situation with tents and sleeping bags and tickets to reserve a place in the "line" while you can roam free. I've slept on a folding chair for BBASC '11 (or 12... I get crossed up), and once was enough.

    There's just too much good stuff readily avaiable (or already in my basement) to justify the effort.
     
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    It's warmed up to 8 here in Indiana. I didn't drive to Binny's for the day after Thanksgiving but I do want to go to Dark Lord Day at least once.
     
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    Sounds like Foothills is going out of their way to make everything as comfortable as possible knowing that people are going to be camping out. Kudos to them IMO.
     
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    +1

    I draw the line when there is a line.
     
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  26. Siggy125

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    I will not wait in any line over night unless waiting for a magic potion that saves the life or cures the ills of a close friend or family member. No big screen tv, no I-Phone, no concert ticket and certainly not a bottle of beer.

    Anyone who does needs to take a moment and evaluate their priorities.
     
  27. DStoked

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    No, if they knew people were going to camp out and they wanted to make it as comfortable as possible, they would hold the release in June.
     
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  28. grrrah

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    1 hour if I'm solo. Possibly 2 hours if I'm with a bunch of friends and we can drink or roam around while in line.
     
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    but then the beer won't be rare. You cannot have a ticket release on a 12k bottle release and have it keep a high trade value
     
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    I don't bring my camping gear to get beer. I bring beer to go camping.
     
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    the Police are fine with the bottle shares till 6am then you just need to be discrete and not acting the fool.
     
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    I guess i draw the line at driving 4 1/2 hours and wait in line for 3 hours for a release. That is what we did for the CW 15 release.
     
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    I understand that the environment of suffering in the cold, being around other beer nerds, and enjoying a few brews is a cool story you can tell later on if you so choose to do that, but I won't. I live in Raleigh, I'll wait until those bottles travel 100 miles down I-40 to my local shop so I can pick them up there.
     
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    If I can't pick it up at my regular store on Fri afternoon, or order it online and pick it up at my convenience or have it shipped to my door.
    Yup, that's where I draw the line.
     
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    Still possibly six hours for a beer. Not out of my realm of possibilities though.
     
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    Makes you wonder how long people out there will wait for a beer that's good.
     
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    Oh it's still a long time, and if you told an average person you set aside six hours of a day to go buy beer they'd think you were crazy. But here that's small potatoes and you fit right in.
     
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    It's a 4 bottle limit right? I just can't imagine waiting out in the cold that long for 4 bottles of a decent non-BA stout. In comparison I waited about 15 minutes for the gate to open and a half hour to leave with a case of bottles (while enjoying several tasting samples) at the Coast BA Blackbeerd release.
     
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    [quote="pschul4, post: 910192, member:] Also dress appropriately for the 34 degrees :p[/quote]
    Shorts and a sweatshirt?
     
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    I waited in line for four hours for Zwanze day in December in Kansas City and it was unseasonably warm that day, but I would probably do that again. I thought it was definitely worth the wait. I think I'd draw the line if I had to pitch a tent.
     
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