Bruery 2014 RS/HS Allocations

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by F2brewers, Apr 23, 2014.

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  1. Saxmusik45

    Saxmusik45 Initiate (199) Nov 18, 2011 California

    I was also wondering to what extent the ideas of this would be able to go considering realistically it's got to be ready in 5 months' time.
     
  2. Xul

    Xul Champion (820) May 18, 2008 California

    It would probably have helped if they had provided some parameters, but I guess they didn't want to discourage people's excitement.

    FWIW, I suggested their sour blonde base with blackberries and vanilla beans - seems feasible from the standpoint of time (allocate a few barrels and fruit them within the next few weeks, bottle by Nov 1) and cost (fruited sours are in their $20 tier, seems reasonable), and might even taste halfway decent. Considering the sour side of things got the short end of the stick this year, I'd like to see the second pilot beer go in that direction.
     
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  3. Buck86

    Buck86 Initiate (142) Aug 8, 2011 Washington
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    This. I hope that once they do next year's sign ups we get a pilot competition in like Sept, so that they can brew in the mean time, BA for 9-12 months in 2015 and become an end of the year 2015 gift.

    As for this round, I'd hope as a pilot measure they discourage blends of existing beers and use this as an experimental avenue. Good or bad, it will be a fun process and I submitted Bubblegum Sour. There are some great Belgian yeasts that produce a notable bubblegum flavor, so compound that with maybe a double strength (and 2x sour?) Hottenroth type recipe, add some bubblegum extract and it could be fun. Could even add a little vanilla bean to it to help bring out a little sweetness. I'd like to call it Bru-zooka Joe.
     
  4. FrogOut69

    FrogOut69 Zealot (500) Sep 24, 2013 California
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    I submitted this as my Hoarder pilot beer suggestion.
     
  5. SHODriver

    SHODriver Poo-Bah (2,450) Aug 13, 2010 North Carolina
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    I'm drinking Smoking Wood right now to celebrate. the bottle has a couple years on it and it's fairly smooth until the finish. I'm not in love with it but I don't really get all the hate.
     
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  6. heatwaves

    heatwaves Aspirant (234) Oct 17, 2009 California
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    I suggested a cantaloupe berliner (would have to be very dry and only light tart - not a sour bomb - to let the cantaloupe shine), a "fruit salad" saison with watermelon, pineapple, cantaloupe, and honeydew, and (stealing from JWB) a pineapple kolsch. Can you tell I'm ready for the 4th? :grinning:
     
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  7. heatwaves

    heatwaves Aspirant (234) Oct 17, 2009 California
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    I like it too, but I think that for even those who enjoy SW it's more of a "once a year" type beer and the Bruery makes enough for it to be a "once a day" type beer.
     
  8. CaptainFleeker

    CaptainFleeker Defender (672) Aug 27, 2012 Illinois
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    I suggested a raspberry mint Gose.
     
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  9. StonedRaider

    StonedRaider Initiate (160) Oct 25, 2007 California
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    I suggested a Nelson hopped IPA. Wishful thinking...
     
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  10. the_trystero

    the_trystero Disciple (355) Mar 19, 2013 California
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    Yawn.
     
  11. HopsintheSack

    HopsintheSack Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2012 California

    Passion fruit Berliner weisse or Kevin's fuzzy peaches
     
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  12. Black_Rider

    Black_Rider Zealot (569) Mar 26, 2013 California
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    agree. at least August has stuff to look forward to. don't think i'll be getting anything this month
     
  13. FrogOut69

    FrogOut69 Zealot (500) Sep 24, 2013 California
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    Yeah, I wonder if there will be any surprises to make this month more interesting.
     
  14. StonedRaider

    StonedRaider Initiate (160) Oct 25, 2007 California
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    Considering we're halfway through the year, we're about due for one of the mystery beers. This would be a good month for it since it might cause me to actually buy something.
     
  15. Xul

    Xul Champion (820) May 18, 2008 California

    According to the calendar, Mystery Beer #1 is due in September. Based on how this year is going, I don't think the Bruery releasing something ahead of schedule would give me warm fuzzy feelings.
     
  16. Skunkdrool

    Skunkdrool Devotee (425) Jul 31, 2010 California
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    I suggested a Strawberry-Basil Sour, "dry hopped" with mint, aged in gin barrels.
     
  17. MrDave

    MrDave Disciple (385) Jan 23, 2013 California
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    oh for Christ sake...
     
  18. CAbeerCAbeerCA

    CAbeerCAbeerCA Initiate (144) Mar 3, 2011 Maryland

    Based on that website for the old fashioned recipe they sent out, my guess is we'll be getting a bourbon barreled bitter with aromatic spices (to simulate bitters). I suspect 5 months aged.

    This is why I voted for the sour piña colada.
     
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  19. RDMII

    RDMII Disciple (385) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    Never understood the hate either. I love it. I could easily drink one a day if I had $18 a day to spend on beer.
     
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  20. SHODriver

    SHODriver Poo-Bah (2,450) Aug 13, 2010 North Carolina
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    anybody know when July allocations will go on sale?? Also, Sans Pagaie is apparently back up for sale or it might have been an accident.
     
  21. Xul

    Xul Champion (820) May 18, 2008 California

    Probably the first Monday of the month (the 7th, specifically), as they've done for the past several months.
     
  22. SHODriver

    SHODriver Poo-Bah (2,450) Aug 13, 2010 North Carolina
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    thanks, the wait to spend even more money with them is killing me
     
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  23. DougOLis

    DougOLis Initiate (91) Aug 15, 2008 California

    Yeah, but we just had pina colada style with Melange #9 which is why I voted for Pimm's Cup.
     
  24. the_trystero

    the_trystero Disciple (355) Mar 19, 2013 California
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    I want more Rue d'Floyd.
     
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  25. CAbeerCAbeerCA

    CAbeerCAbeerCA Initiate (144) Mar 3, 2011 Maryland

    A good point, but for a crew that hates on the brewery spicing their beers, the overwhelming win for a drink with bitters seems like a terrible choice.
     
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  26. grze

    grze Devotee (495) Apr 17, 2012 Nevada
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    Am I the only one disappointed with this?
     
  27. DonSaleen747

    DonSaleen747 Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2009 Connecticut

    Nope:slight_frown:
     
  28. Xul

    Xul Champion (820) May 18, 2008 California

    As funny as it would be to let this ride, I'd rather not have people hitting up the Bruery bitching about it and/or spreading it further - it was 100% sarcasm. I thought that would be fairly clear based on the descriptions, but apparently not. I have no inside information about what the beers might be, and if I did, I wouldn't be posting it here.
     
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  29. FrogOut69

    FrogOut69 Zealot (500) Sep 24, 2013 California
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    We won't know until we try them. Who knows.
     
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  30. grze

    grze Devotee (495) Apr 17, 2012 Nevada
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    Your post was way too realistic :wink:
     
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  31. luwak

    luwak Aspirant (217) Mar 2, 2010 Arizona

    Interest here!
     
  32. rossthefireman

    rossthefireman Initiate (0) Oct 20, 2008 California

    I suggested a Cinnamon Toast Crunch beer and knowing them they will probably do it.
     
  33. rgdevera951

    rgdevera951 Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2014 California

    I wish they would bring back OrXata!!!
     
  34. Earlycsquid

    Earlycsquid Devotee (489) Jan 7, 2013 California

    I'm sure they still have cases of that in the back fading away waiting for a cellar/christmas sale to unload them.


    As for Cinnamon toast crunch, seems a little too close to neighbor Noble's Naughty Sauce variant.
     
  35. Erick_G

    Erick_G Initiate (130) Nov 18, 2013 California

    Oude Tart, Tart of Darkness, Smoking Wood (Bourbon) and Sucre variants are up right now.
     
  36. grze

    grze Devotee (495) Apr 17, 2012 Nevada
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    Yes! More Tawny Port for me!
     
  37. FrogOut69

    FrogOut69 Zealot (500) Sep 24, 2013 California
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    Glad to see the Sucre variants back up.
     
  38. CyberMonk

    CyberMonk Initiate (69) May 18, 2010 California

    Glad this is looking to be a boring-ish month allocation-wise, as I need to free up some cellar space :slight_smile:
     
  39. MCDub

    MCDub Aspirant (228) Dec 17, 2009 North Carolina

    any HS exclusives this month?
     
  40. Xul

    Xul Champion (820) May 18, 2008 California

    No.
     
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