Bruery 2015 RS/HS Allocations

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  1. wyatt

    wyatt Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2009 Louisiana

    Any word on hoarders initiation package?
  2. JoshBeerNow

    JoshBeerNow Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2014 California

    Other than Matt confirming its 9 bottles in the 2016 thread, no. Its pretty safe we get 3 MW but what else is given is in the air.
  3. trony13

    trony13 Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2014 Wyoming

    Any hoarders members going to be at the taproom tonight around 7 or 8?
  4. Kramerwtmf

    Kramerwtmf Initiate (0) Oct 6, 2011 California

    Has anyone received their 2016 membership cards yet?
  5. Saxmusik45

    Saxmusik45 Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2011 California

    From the last e-mail we received, "
    A 2016 Society membership card will be required for entry to the January Society Member Days in the Tasting Room. You’ll be able to pick up your card at the door to the Tasting Room. Make sure you bring your photo ID. If you have a receipt of your 2016 membership purchase, that will expedite the process (this can be printed from your order history on Can’t make it to the Tasting Room one of those days? No problem. We’ll mail out membership cards to those who cannot attend afterwards. On days when the Tasting Room is open to the general public, your membership card gets you access to special Society beers, merchandise and growler fills at your discount."
  6. Kramerwtmf

    Kramerwtmf Initiate (0) Oct 6, 2011 California

    Snap... Never got that email. Must be in my junk mail. Thanks.
  7. tokimedo

    tokimedo Initiate (0) Feb 28, 2015 California

  8. juji23

    juji23 Devotee (331) Mar 15, 2015 California

    Well shoot, I didn't want it to be true but have to say that this year's bottle of WC is a little off. It's not sour like I recall the 2013 bottles. But there's more bitter harshness underneath than when I've had it on tap (or in he 2014s that I drank promptly). Also darker as has been noted. It's still enjoyable to me (except for the wondering what might be off). Tomorrow I'll drink my 2012 and see if that adds anything worth reporting.
  9. johnInLA

    johnInLA Pooh-Bah (2,274) Jun 12, 2005 California
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    Unfortunately, I have to second this. I opened a bottle tonight.

    I agree its a bit darker than I recall, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

    But I did find some slight soapiness in the flavor. Definitely no sign of bacterial contamination.

    On the bright side, the nose is still quite good, starting with chocolate fading to the barrel notes. Even the flavor is quite good, but it does have some off notes that make it less then the stellar beer we remember.
  10. Rocket80

    Rocket80 Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2011 California

    Alright 2015 is basically over at this point, anyone want to post any 2015 RS/HS Best of/Worst of? I'll throw some of my own thoughts out there:

    Maybe I'm only noticing now that I'm a little more budget-concious than in previous years but I was really happy to see a good number of widely available, affordable and delicious beers - Jardinier, Hottenroth, Humulus Terreux, Gypsy Tart, Beret (hey wasn't this one supposed to be a "year round " release?) and Fourthmeal. I thought all of these were excellent beers at their price point and ones I could (and can still) stock up on at a reasonable price.

    Pre-2015 I was pretty excited about the experimental series they were doing - Chronology, Elements and Arbre, and while they were all pretty cool, none of them really inspired me to purchase bottles. I've tried them in the tasting room, thought they were good and interesting, but that was it. I did buy a couple more Arbre beers (honestly I don't even know which ones) just based on the fact that $16 for a 750mL BA imperial stout was a great deal imo. I may end up buying bottles of the Elements series, we'll see, the beers are fine for $12 but haven't blown me away otherwise. I think the Chronology series kinda proved to me that 12months aging is the sweet spot.

    The HS beers were somewhat of a disappointment this year - though maybe we were spoiled in 2014 when, in my opinion, the 5 or 6 HS exclusive beers were literally the 5 or 6 best beers the Bruery released that year. This year Bourgogne Blanc was a home run, M10 was pretty darn good. M11 was a disappointment (or maybe just not to most of our tastes)…and BT Reserve while awesome, how much MORE awesome it is than regular BT I don't know….that side-by-side comparison is on my short list but not one I can't do by myself. Flanders Giant - yes I'm actually one of the few who liked it, go figure…still curious to know the details on the blend if anyone has 'em….

    Anyway - personal favorites of the year for me from Terreux were Souren, Confession and Ruebarb. Ride that Goat came out of nowhere, imo, and was way better than it had any right to be as well. I hope they make Humulus Rueuze again, I just feel like it's a style that can be amazing…but for whatever reason this one didn't meet my sky-high expectations. Chocolate Salty BBLs I think is really good and deserves more credit….Juggling Walrus' is probably the only new 2015 Bruery beer I haven't tried yet but I hope to soon.

    Anyway, that's enough - time for the next MT beer from the Costco pack I bought yesterday. Cheers!
  11. hopbombz

    hopbombz Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2014 California

    Anyone else experience infection with 2014 Mash and Grind?

    Just opened one with a buddy and it is straight sour with no coffee detected whatsoever... Such a disappointment. I remembered this beer being amazing...
  12. Coach66

    Coach66 Initiate (0) Mar 31, 2015 California

    Yeah it was a thing, discussed around page 90 of this thread. I believe an email went out and they wanted you to take a picture of your bottle batch date and send in.
  13. RDMII

    RDMII Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    Welcome to Earth. We live here.
  14. mrmsmith

    mrmsmith Zealot (640) Apr 22, 2007 District of Columbia

    Any hoarders in the tasting room right now? I'm in the cowboy shirt at the bar and would love to try BT Reserve (please!)
  15. classynfun

    classynfun Initiate (0) Dec 21, 2015 California

    Did you post this on Untappd as well? If not, someone else posted that theirs was also infected though many others didn't note the same problem.
  16. juji23

    juji23 Devotee (331) Mar 15, 2015 California

    2012 WC definitely smoother underneath than 2015. Choco a little faded, But that's as expected. The 2015 isn't bad and I'll buy more bottles if given the chance, but here's hoping that for WC 2016 they can dial it in like it was before. Happy New Year.
  17. AndyCarter

    AndyCarter Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2012 California

    Just popped a 2014 Mash for New Years. Getting a bit of tartness and funk. Anyone else? Happy New Year!
  18. Buck86

    Buck86 Initiate (0) Aug 8, 2011 Washington

    Popped a 2015 Sans Pagaie, definitely getting a bit of tartness and funk
  19. FrogOut69

    FrogOut69 Initiate (0) Sep 24, 2013 California

    Opened a Bruery bottle. Getting some tartness and funk.
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  20. pinballplayer

    pinballplayer Maven (1,351) Jul 2, 2014 California

    Opened a bottle with tartness and funk. Definitely getting some Bruery.
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  21. pnutbutr

    pnutbutr Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2013 New Jersey

    Sooooo.... A New Jersey distributor lists So Happens It's Tuesday as a beer coming to shelves next week. Anyone have any color here? Crazy mistake?
  22. Curb71

    Curb71 Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2012 California

    Here's some color
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  23. Joe_Mahma

    Joe_Mahma Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2013 California

    Damn! To shelves? Its not going to be a Society Exclusive? I'm hoping this is a mistake.
  24. tbadiuk

    tbadiuk Pundit (768) Feb 9, 2009 Canada (MB)

    I'd be fine with regular to shelves and some variants for society members.
  25. johnInLA

    johnInLA Pooh-Bah (2,274) Jun 12, 2005 California
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    I couldn't care less if it's exclusive. But it would be disappointing to see it show up on shelves before it was offered to society members.

    I guess we will find out next week.
  26. Rocket80

    Rocket80 Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2011 California

    A mistake? I hope it's true - if it's making it to shelves, that means there's enough of it that limits will basically be a non-issue and we'll eventually be able to order as much as we want.
  27. smithj2154

    smithj2154 Initiate (0) Apr 10, 2013 California

    If this is the case then 2016 will be off to an awesome start!
  28. moonknight31

    moonknight31 Initiate (0) Aug 23, 2009 California

    im pretty sure itll be available on monday for society members
  29. whiskey

    whiskey Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2012 California

    I'm bummed we didn't get it as a 2015 member as we were supposed to. Oh well.
  30. Justinsosmart

    Justinsosmart Initiate (0) May 14, 2013 California

    I believe it will be available as an allocation to 2015 members.
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  31. whiskey

    whiskey Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2012 California

    That would be really cool. One of my favorite BA stouts from what I had in the tasting room.
  32. moonknight31

    moonknight31 Initiate (0) Aug 23, 2009 California

    yea i think its for the 2015 members not the 2016 but i may be wrong
  33. RDMII

    RDMII Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    You locals finally hated on the Smoking Wood variants enough that the Bruery sent them out to distro. Seven kegs of Mole Wood landed in Atlanta last week. Glad I get to try it at least before it's gone forever.
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  34. johnInLA

    johnInLA Pooh-Bah (2,274) Jun 12, 2005 California
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    Not all of us in California hated Smoking Wood :slight_smile: In my case it was one of the beers that put The Bruery on the radar for me.

    I thought Mole Smoking Wood was quite good, better than Freckle, which I also liked.

    Glad you are getting a chance to try it.
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  35. Research47

    Research47 Initiate (0) Aug 29, 2013 California

    So I was at the Bruery and can confirm so happens it's Tuesday is going to seeing distro. Should be available to members first on Monday
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  36. ivegot3Dvision

    ivegot3Dvision Pooh-Bah (1,616) Feb 9, 2015 Oregon
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    I very much enjoyed Mole Smoking Wood, the flavors just worked very well together.
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  37. SHODriver

    SHODriver Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2010 North Carolina

    Well aint that some SHIT...
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  38. whiskey

    whiskey Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2012 California

    Hopefully they give us unlimited access to it if it's going into distro.

    Also, I can only assume this is a different batch than what was being poured from bottles in the tasting room? Has this batch been tasted yet?
  39. Earlycsquid

    Earlycsquid Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2013 California

    Well, yeah. That one they were pouring for the longest time was the one they were worried about and monitored as it went.

    Considering how long they were serving that in the tap room, I figure this batch is alright and this beer has been under watch along the way.
  40. pdmoore714

    pdmoore714 Pundit (858) Dec 26, 2013 California

    Prior tasting room SHIT pours were from bottle, yesterday it was on tap. Tasted fine, but at 14% I don't know if it's the low-ABV Black Tuesday I was expecting.
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