Bottle Count for Cascade Figaro?

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by landhoney, May 4, 2012.

  1. landhoney

    landhoney Apr 19, 2007 Florida
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    I know they said this was going to be a limited batch, and not distributed or online order, but any info on approximate bottle count?

    Long story short, my buddy in Portland will be out of town the last two weeks of May, and back on the 2nd of June, wondering if they really release it at the end of May (they usually release on Thursdays, so that would be the 31st) if it will last until the weekend. :confused:
     
  2. John_M

    John_M Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Is this even going to be bottled? Granted, I haven't been to the barrel room in roughly a month, but the only new bottles I was told about was the upcoming Sang Noir.
     
  3. landhoney

    landhoney Apr 19, 2007 Florida
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  4. LoPo87

    LoPo87 Mar 9, 2012 Oregon
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    When I was there the other day and asked I wasn't told a bottle count but he did call it an "extremely limited release." He said exactly what the facebook post said and that they are not selling online or distributing and it is on site purchase only at the Barrel House or Racoon Lodge. We originally were talking about Blueberry running out so quickly and he told me that Blueberry was actually a limited release beer (which was news to me at the time since it was so easy to get). He then went on to tell me how Figaro is an extremely limited release. So whatever that means lol!

    -Andy-
     
  5. landhoney

    landhoney Apr 19, 2007 Florida
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    Thanks Andy, looks like it might not make it to the weekend :eek:

    (and Go Gators!, UF alum here :))
     
  6. csano

    csano Sep 21, 2010 Washington

    I think their definition of limited release is a beer that doesn't go through their normal distribution channels. How many bottles of Blueberry were there, anyway? 750 or so cases?
     
  7. Sarlacc83

    Sarlacc83 Mar 2, 2008 Oregon

    Vlad and Bourbonic were around 200 cases, so I'd put Blueberry in the same ballpark. Maybe less since it sold out a lot faster (though there are more people buying Cascade in PDX now.)
     
  8. csano

    csano Sep 21, 2010 Washington

    That would make more sense. The 750 figure I was thinking was for the Apricot.

    I remember Ron saying that he thought he had enough Blueberry to last six months. And they ran out, in, what, 5 weeks? Hopefully the Strawberry and Sang Noir hang around for as long!
     
  9. LoPo87

    LoPo87 Mar 9, 2012 Oregon
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    I am pretty sure Noir will. The guy said there is much more Noir than Blueberry and Noir wasn't a "limited" release.
     
  10. landhoney

    landhoney Apr 19, 2007 Florida
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    So you think Figaro will at least make it until the weekend? (again assuming it is released on the 31st)
     
  11. bfg75

    bfg75 Feb 26, 2011 Washington
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    It *should* last through the weekend. That said, more people are aware of Cascade now and using it for trades, so their brewery only stuff has started going faster than it did in the past.
     
  12. landhoney

    landhoney Apr 19, 2007 Florida
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    Also, assuming it does last the weekend, or he gets a buddy to go on release day, what is the release situation like at the Raccoon Lodge? Do they get a good allotment or is the supply miniscule compared to the Barrel House? Thanks :)
     
  13. bfg75

    bfg75 Feb 26, 2011 Washington
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    Just a heads up but Cascade posted to FB today to say this will no longer be released on May 17th. They haven't said anything about a new release date. Not sure what happened.
     
  14. HuskyinPDX

    HuskyinPDX Jan 23, 2011 Washington
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    Tweet said that it is not ready.
     
  15. landhoney

    landhoney Apr 19, 2007 Florida
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  16. KevSal

    KevSal Oct 17, 2010 California
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    it hasn't been ready for a year, this was supposed to be released last may at SF city beer store as a part of their 5th ann collaboration beers (along with the bruery wanderer, 5050 rouge baril, msbc open container). they got a keg of it even tho it wasnt ready, it was pretty tasty but very sweet (beat batch 2, framboise de armosa and the wanderer were on so it had some steep competition). hope time has done its duty

    they had a cascade beer called live barrel "not to be named". now that beer was outrageously good.
     
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  17. Shmeal

    Shmeal Nov 9, 2009 Oregon
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    Oh, the barrel that shall not be named? I think they had two barrels of it, and one was on tap here in portland. That was a good beer!
     
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  18. boMD

    boMD Feb 8, 2009 Oregon

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  19. landhoney

    landhoney Apr 19, 2007 Florida
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    Have I missed any updates on this one, or have there been none?
     
  20. Shmeal

    Shmeal Nov 9, 2009 Oregon
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    no updates yet
     
  21. Kelton

    Kelton Sep 17, 2010 Oregon
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    Hey Folks,

    One of the Cascade crew stated that roughly 30 cases of Figaro were set aside for the Barrel House and the rest went to Cali. I didn't ask if The Lodge will have any available.
     
  22. landhoney

    landhoney Apr 19, 2007 Florida
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    Monthly check in on this, still no release date announced?
     
  23. bfg75

    bfg75 Feb 26, 2011 Washington
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    Nope, it was on tap at the barrel house for a bit but no release dates yet for the Figaro, Strawberry or Apricot. Seems Cascade may have gotten a bit ahead of themselves with the announcement of all these June releases (so far they have all fallen through with the exception of Sang Noir).
     
  24. csano

    csano Sep 21, 2010 Washington


    I saw somewhere that Cascade said that they will "be available in 2012". So, sometime during the next six months.
     
  25. ggfunk

    ggfunk Mar 29, 2010 Oregon

    Apparently Cascade just printed the labels for Apricot and Strawberry! So happy!
     
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  26. bfg75

    bfg75 Feb 26, 2011 Washington
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    I've had this year's Apricot on tap and if the bottle is even close it's gonna be awesome. Probably in my top five sours and quite a bit better than the 2010.
     
  27. deathcharms

    deathcharms Jul 11, 2009 California

    I'm more excited about Strawberry. Only strawberry sour I've had without a diacetyl infection. Figaro is very smooth too.
     
  28. LoPo87

    LoPo87 Mar 9, 2012 Oregon
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    I found it interesting that the weekly Cascade email mentioned Apricot and Strawberry but had no mention of Figaro like in past emails.
     
  29. aedeos

    aedeos Dec 15, 2007 Washington

    Strawberry may be dropping next week, with Figaro following soon after. Both will be out within 3 weeks, and I'm betting Apricot comes out same day as Figaro. Strawberry is looking to have its own release date, however.
     
  30. kscaldef

    kscaldef Jun 11, 2010 Oregon
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    And the source of your information is?
     
  31. aedeos

    aedeos Dec 15, 2007 Washington

    I'd prefer not to say. But it's all from the barrel house/rac.
     
  32. LoPo87

    LoPo87 Mar 9, 2012 Oregon
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    So do you know what the limit/price will be for Figaro?
     
  33. aedeos

    aedeos Dec 15, 2007 Washington

    $21, two bottle limit, 40 cases at RAC and Barrel Room, it looks like.

    Not sure on Strawberry, but I'd assume $17-18. No idea on limits.
     
  34. moonknight31

    moonknight31 Aug 23, 2009 California
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    any new news on the release of figaro and strawberry seeing as apricot was released on friday?
     
  35. deathcharms

    deathcharms Jul 11, 2009 California

    Still not ready, asked tonight.
     
  36. moonknight31

    moonknight31 Aug 23, 2009 California
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    thanx i personally am excited to try them both
     
  37. deathcharms

    deathcharms Jul 11, 2009 California

    I am honestly worried if the bottles aren't ready... since they've been in bottles since May... on tap they are pretty good. we shall see
     
  38. Sarlacc83

    Sarlacc83 Mar 2, 2008 Oregon

    Bottles now slated to be ready before the end of August.

    What are the odds it's a complete disaster at this point? 75%?
     
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  39. Shmeal

    Shmeal Nov 9, 2009 Oregon
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    Over 9000
     
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  40. cavemanlawyer

    cavemanlawyer Dec 7, 2010 Oregon
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    Someone set us up the bomb!
     
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