Bottle Logic Brewing Thread - Spring 2017

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by AlexM, Mar 21, 2017.

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  1. AlexM

    AlexM Zealot (534) Jun 9, 2011 California
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    Today = Week of Logic Day 3 ... pouring Fundamental Summation (Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Vanilla Coffee Stout - brewed with Madagascar and Tahitian vanilla beans & Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee).

    Rain in the area is forecasted over the next two days ... it'll be interesting to see how this effects the crowds - perhaps a better chance for T3 purchases.
     
  2. Jfa82

    Jfa82 Initiate (193) Apr 9, 2016 California
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    Help a Bro out. I tend to park pretty damn far. I was in line and some dude was saying there's an abandoned building right as you turn down Armando. Just wanted to know if anyone could confirm.

    I know BL posted a pic of where one can't park, and was wondering if that pic also applied to weekdays. They only had one part highlighted red, the other parts of the map have businesses there, and was wondering if it was still okay to park in those areas?
     
  3. ComradePalmer

    ComradePalmer Aspirant (202) Jul 27, 2015 California
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    I wonder if the crowds will get crazy nasty for this release today. It is a stout with vanilla after all.
     
  4. Jfa82

    Jfa82 Initiate (193) Apr 9, 2016 California
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    Maybe towards the evening. The Stasis line was huge yesterday, at opening. 30 minutes later it died down. Hoping for same to happen.
     
  5. thetastywort

    thetastywort Initiate (172) Jun 2, 2011 California
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    Agreed that after the initial rush, the line becomes non-existent. Odd that parking was still a beast.
    Also, they told me they are doing away with the T3 and going to call it Level Up.

    Looking forward to today!
     
  6. AlexM

    AlexM Zealot (534) Jun 9, 2011 California
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    Still curious to see how many Strategy Guides were passed out on Sunday and @bottlelogiclindsay "estimate" regarding Level Up 2/3 (aka T2/T3) access for completing the Strategy Guide (I'll complete it regardless, just curious :slight_smile: )
     
  7. Jfa82

    Jfa82 Initiate (193) Apr 9, 2016 California
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    Still can't believe people are crying about this "no minors" rule. Lady, take a Xanax and shut up.
     
  8. ComradePalmer

    ComradePalmer Aspirant (202) Jul 27, 2015 California
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    Bahgawd there's a contingent of lawn chairs at the brewery.
     
  9. sponger

    sponger Aspirant (219) Mar 30, 2011 California
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    How many people?
     
  10. ComradePalmer

    ComradePalmer Aspirant (202) Jul 27, 2015 California
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    Line stretches back to the storage company.
     
  11. SDReaper

    SDReaper Zealot (532) Aug 15, 2013 California
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  12. AlexM

    AlexM Zealot (534) Jun 9, 2011 California
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    About 75 people at 11:45am ... touch more than yesterday ... parking is a bitch
     
  13. Hype_Train

    Hype_Train Initiate (152) Feb 8, 2017 California

    I already know who you're talking about. Apparently a family needs kids with them to enjoy alcohol at an establishment or maybe they are just shitty parents in general. That's why I have dogs.
     
  14. ComradePalmer

    ComradePalmer Aspirant (202) Jul 27, 2015 California
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    Security folks said at least 5,000 people showed up for Sunday. About 30 minutes into today and around 200 people have been let through the brewery so far with more still waiting outside.
     
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  15. j47paco

    j47paco Initiate (97) Dec 19, 2010 California
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    Can I take my kid dressed in a dog costume?
     
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  16. homer281

    homer281 Initiate (193) Nov 21, 2013 California
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    No but your dog dressed in a kid costume is highly encouraged.
     
  17. AlexM

    AlexM Zealot (534) Jun 9, 2011 California
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    Week of Logic Day 3 ... Arrived at 11:45am, about 75 people in line (so a touch more than yesterday which was 75 at noon ... today about 100 people at noon). In beer line at 12:30pm. Fundamental Summation in hand at 12:40pm.
     
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  18. bottlelogiclindsay

    bottlelogiclindsay Initiate (116) Feb 2, 2016 California

    There were more Strategy Guides given out by EOD Sunday than we can guarantee Level II release bottles.

    There's a natural fall-off to be expected and I'm still optimistic about the possibility of guaranteed Level I and II access -- just not quite comfortable enough to call it yet.
     
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  19. SpecialAgentDaleCooper

    SpecialAgentDaleCooper Aspirant (222) Aug 27, 2013 California
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  20. AlexM

    AlexM Zealot (534) Jun 9, 2011 California
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    Thank you! Stay strong this marathon week :slight_smile:
     
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  21. ComradePalmer

    ComradePalmer Aspirant (202) Jul 27, 2015 California
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    As I left the brewery I saw a few folks with their babies waiting in line.

    Like, my dudes, it's day three of this shebang. Even if it's your firat day don't feign ignorance, you already know the deal. NO MINORS.
     
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  22. ayearetee

    ayearetee Initiate (146) Nov 23, 2016 California
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    How was the Fundamental Summation tasting compared to FF or FO?
     
  23. BeerBaron666

    BeerBaron666 Aspirant (257) May 13, 2009 California
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    More coffee and less nilla than both. Quite awesome. Reminds me of red eye November bottles
     
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  24. Vanlingleipa

    Vanlingleipa Disciple (354) May 19, 2011 California
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    Coffee very upfront. Vanilla kinda lost. Very good, tho. Think I'll have to hava another to make sure. :grinning:
     
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  25. wolf13

    wolf13 Initiate (198) Dec 11, 2014 California
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    It's excellent. Super smooth, creamy mouth feel, no alcohol heat until it warms. A LITTLE like Redeye November, except no Rye taste, better coffee and coffee flavor, and creamy... so yeah, nothing like Redeye.

    BTW, I really like Redeye, but Summation blows this past year's version of Redeye out of the water.
     
  26. wolf13

    wolf13 Initiate (198) Dec 11, 2014 California
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    Also, almost no line to buy pours of FS right now, and it is still pouring... and the rain started as well for those debating on coming over.
     
  27. ComradePalmer

    ComradePalmer Aspirant (202) Jul 27, 2015 California
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    Really? I thought Redeye (From the bottle mind you) had a much better coffee flavor.
     
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  28. AlexM

    AlexM Zealot (534) Jun 9, 2011 California
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    Definitely less boozy / thinner mouthfeel (so that can either be a good or bad thing) ... FF is just a bigger stronger beer overall.
     
  29. PG2G

    PG2G Devotee (485) Dec 26, 2011 California
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    Looks like a accident right as someone turned onto LA Palma.
     
  30. Jfa82

    Jfa82 Initiate (193) Apr 9, 2016 California
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    Liked summation a lot more than FF.
    Lol, so many people with kids. Didn't stick around them long enough to see what they were trying to pull. I have a 2 year old and 5 year old, before anyone gives me shit about not knowing what it's like.
     
  31. Jfa82

    Jfa82 Initiate (193) Apr 9, 2016 California
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    I was there when it happened. We were leaving and the drunk dummy in silver car tried to get by the traffic and got t-boned
     
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  32. SDReaper

    SDReaper Zealot (532) Aug 15, 2013 California
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    Good, hopefully the cops were called and the driver will receive a sobriety check and fail. Need more DUIs handed out so less ppl will consider drinking and driving.

    Edit: Although that does suck if he had passengers and for the car that hit him.
     
  33. AndrewSmith

    AndrewSmith Aspirant (276) Jan 27, 2013 California
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    I thought Summation was better than Forces, great balance, perfect coffee, vanilla and barrel.
     
  34. homer281

    homer281 Initiate (193) Nov 21, 2013 California
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    I thought BL wasn't allowing minors in this week? Or were these people waiting outside and hadn't been given the news yet?
     
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  35. Hype_Train

    Hype_Train Initiate (152) Feb 8, 2017 California

    Shit like this is where a brewery need to set rules and restrictions and only allow beers that are high alcohol limited to certain amount of pours and that's it. My buddy had 5 glasses of FF IMHO he shouldn't have even drank that much regardless of how good the beer was, some people don't know their own limit.
     
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  36. Earlycsquid

    Earlycsquid Zealot (530) Jan 7, 2013 California
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    At what point do you just blame the brewery and not your buddy's stupidity? They listed there that it's 1 per of each per person. Yeah, they didn't fully enforce it, but with that amount of folks coming in and the amount of stations, enforcing such things would be a pain in the ass and let's be honest, at what point does one take responsibility for their own stupid actions.

    Oh yeah, it's a great idea to get 5 pours of a 16% beer, brah. SO RAR, GOTTA CHUG IT ALL.


    TL:grinning:R, stop blaming Bottle Logic for offering heavy ABV beers and start being a responsible adult when it comes to finding a safe way back home.


    Side note, a lot of cops were posted up down the block, so really, regulate yourself on your consumption as they're going to treat this as shooting fish in a barrel in terms of DUI's this week.
     
  37. EricElle

    EricElle Initiate (118) Mar 4, 2015 California
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    Left about an hour ago, no wait to get in and had a pour of FS all in about 5 minutes. Going right at opening is pointless
     
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  38. Hype_Train

    Hype_Train Initiate (152) Feb 8, 2017 California

    Both are equal to blame on their own parts in my opinion. I wasn't there when he did it, he just told me and I just shook my head at him.

    And if it took longer to handle how many beers they should n shouldn't pour, then I'd rather deal with it than deal with a drunk driver killing someone because in your view, it's just too much additional work to enforce or monitor. It's a brewery who's hosting an event, so yeah I'm sure they can squeeze in another extra added responsibility to see who's taking advantage of their heavy beers and cut them off or their bros.
     
  39. ComradePalmer

    ComradePalmer Aspirant (202) Jul 27, 2015 California
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    I never got the point of people bragging about having multiple pours of a beer.

    Like, OK, so what?

    Is this a dick waving kind of thing?
     
  40. Hype_Train

    Hype_Train Initiate (152) Feb 8, 2017 California

    It's purely FOMO. I did offer him a Zima to cool off but he passed out in the women's urinal.
     
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