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Discussion in 'Pacific' started by fegelFatso, Dec 30, 2018.
You can bring someone and the person with the Reserve card can bring someone too.
It’d be an interesting experiment to try with this release. It seems like BA Ten fidy is a popular one people age and have said worked well but, I’m curious about the BPA in the liner long term?
Also, since temp stability is a major factor in cellaring glass would probably protect better from swings depending on the setup?
Sure could fit a lot more cans in the same space though....
I didn't realize the person with the card could bring someone too. I'm headed there today for my first Monday.
I’m actually in town for a SMM!!! Yay!!!
From today's Playground 2.0 email:
"We may also have a few seats Wednesday (04/03) at an event sponsored by our friends, The Bruery, in Playground. If you're interested in receiving more details, please email me at Bob@PlaygroundDTSA.com."
Anyone here get invited to this super-secret event?
Damn, are tickets to the anniversary party getting more expensive every year?
BA Ten Fidy is the only canned BA beer I've tried to age and I've not had much success. I went three years on a vertical. Maybe it's the beer, maybe it's the can, but it falls off really fast. I wouldn't go more than 6 months on that beer. CR may be different.
Identical experience. Just not sure if its the beer itself or the format...but I don't let this one last anymore either.
Last year the price actually went down (assumedly due to the reduction in total festival time). This year we seem to have reversed course...
The brewery list for the Anniversary party is killer! One of the best they've had for sure.
Is anyone seeing the allocations for April on the store? I'm only seeing the Anniversary tickets...
Email said on the 4th
Oh damn, I wish I could cash in my 2015 spending... The Playground doesn't fuck around when it comes to elaborate foods. I bet it will be a killer meal & beer night.
Did the email go out? I don't have one in my inbox.
The Acier is drinking very nicely. The last few anniversary beers had some heat on them when they first came out, but this is dangerously smooth.
Really enjoying Sourrento as well.
I'm at the SMM Brewer chat and they're saying 'we don't know how it will age but we're not worried about it breaking down in the cans.' They sent samples of Sourrento to can producer in Denver to confirm acidity won't impact lining. They expect people to age cans but we're all in on the experiment.
I believe the email said Available 4/4. I took that to mean we could order today but not pick up until then. Guess it’s all on 4/4.
Very cool, thanks for asking and passing along!
So for CR, is it fair to interpret that their take is they simply don't know how the can will effect aging vs bottle because glass and aluminum do a different job of regulating things like temperature etc, but that they feel confident the can packaging itself won't do damage?
I wonder if this was a response to folks who wanted a chance to try beers before committing to buy (sorry DC)? Or just a boring logistical delay.
I had one from 2016 recently and it tasted fine to me. It's been cold almost that whole time though.
We tried one from a few years ago along with a fresh BA Ten Fidy at one of the West LA bottle shares a few months back and I think it was split about 50/50 with which one everybody liked better.
Last year they said the anniversary beers would stop seeing distribution in 2019. Is that true? Is Acier a pre-public release?
Edit; found the post on last year's thread. @PMR said it'll probably be the last year of distribution but still for sale to public in the tasting rooms
I do remember that. Personally, I'm glad they changed there minds. The Anniversary Ale series is one of my favorites from the Bruery.
Can you post please? Thx
Partcipating Breweries Include: • The Bruery • Bruery Terreux • Offshoot Beer Co. • Alesmith Brewing Company • Alvarado Street Brewery • ANXO Cidery • Aslin Beer Company • Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co. • B. Nektar Meadery • Bagby Beer Company • Beachwood Brewing & Blendery • Blackberry Farm Brewery • Bottle Logic Brewing • Burgeon Beer Co. • Burnt Mill Brewery • Casa Agria Specialty Ales • Cascade Brewing • Cellador Ales • Central State Brewing Co. • Cerebral Brewing • Cloudwater Brew Co. • Courtyard Brewery • Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project • Field Recordings Wines • FiftyFifty Brewing Co. • Finback Brewery • Firestone Walker Brewing Company & Barrelworks • Fonta Flora Brewery • Great Notion Brewing • Green Cheek Beer Co. • Highland Park Brewery • Homage Brewing • Horus Aged Ales • Mason Ale Works • Mikerphone Brewing • Monkish Brewing Co. • Noble Ale Works • Orpheus Brewing • Other Half Brewing • Pinthouse Pizza • Pizza Port Brewing Company • Revision Brewing Company • Reuben's Brews • Richvale Wine Co. • Sante Adairius Rustic Ales • Shacksbury Cider • Side Project Brewing • Societe Brewing Company • Superstition Meadery • The Answer • The Collective Brewing Project • The Lost Abbey • The Rare Barrel • Three Chiefs Brewing Co. • Tin City Cider Co. • Upland Brewing Co. • Voodoo Brewery • WeldWerks Brewing
Also for Hoarders out there,
Hoarders Access Includes:
• 30 minutes early entrance for Hoarders.
• An exclusive Hoarders area with special selections from The Bruery and industry friends
Curious how many bottles Three Chiefs brings after the HPB anniversary
Is the party 4 hours again this year? Ticket limits so I know if it's worth my time bugging my buddies for one?
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at The Phoenix Club (1340 S. Sanderson Ave., Anaheim, CA 92806).
Hoarders Society 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (early entry)
Reserve Society 11:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
I've never been to their anniversary party. The ticket price is a bit more than I was anticipating. What are your opinions on this event?
Not sure on Hoarders, but Reserve only gets 2 plus 1 DD this year.
It is one of my all time favorite beer events. Here is a mostly complete beer list from last year: The venue has plenty of space and there aren't lines longer than 60 seconds for 95% of the beers. The only thing that seems a bit inconsistent from year-to-year is the food service/quality. And last year it was really hot, so the frozen Bruesicles really helped. From a pure beer perspective, you will not be disappointed. And as an added plus, they are going to have wine, cider, and mead this year!
This will be my fifth consecutive year attending. I've enjoyed it every year. As with most events, it really depends on what you are looking for. What works for me, might not work for you. If you like beer from The Bruery, then this is a good event, as they always bring a number of one off's, many of which are quite good. If you want to sample a number of other good brewery's this is a good event too. The brewery guest list is always good, and most of them bring something special. As for the food, some people put more weight on this then me. I'm there for the beer. For me, the food has always been good enough.
While I agree most lines are short, some can be quite long, but even those tend to move fast.
As you might expect, many of the most sought after kegs do tend to kick early, so you'll probably want to get your top pours in early.
As for the price tag, I paid $96.97 for a FWIBF ticket this year. In terms of just the festival itself, I think The Bruery Anniversary party is in the same ballpark. .
Overall, I look forward to this one every year. This year is no exception.
There is always 1-2 sleeper great beers that doesn't get much notice.
-FOb1 early blend lasted almost the entire event, of course pre-hype.
-Kentucky Hug from Tustin Brew Co 2 years ago was fantastic especially when considering no adjuncts.
-Last year's hot AF event I really dug the Pear Saison Cellador brought to help cool down.
I don't think I'm going this year as I am no longer a member, but I always recommend trying something from each tent (unless there aren't any unknowns being offered). It also really helps if you have a buddy there with ya as you can share a pour or have one stand in a long line while other gets fills.
How much are tickets this year?
It's fabulous. This will be my 4th year making it out for it; has never disappointed. The Bruery one-off's are usually killer and the lack of full blown crush from a crowd perspective is a huge benefit. I feel like sans Bottle Logic, the lines are typically moving quite well. Have done Extreme Beer Fest multiple times and it's nowhere near as good. Did Dark Lord Day for 10 years and traded that experience in for this annual trip with no regrets.
It's $80 this year. Was $60 last year and $70 in 2017. I like the comparison to FWIBF. Food is worse and also lack of pre/post shares but festival beer list seems just as good. Also the lines at Bruery Anniversary will def be shorter than FWIBF.
Thanks for all the replies. I don't really need talking into, it's my husband that does. I'll show him the posts later. I think they might just persuade him.
Never been to the Boston Extreme Beer Festival, but I would put the Los Angeles Extreme Beer festival, above The Bruery Anniversary party.The lines were short ( other then the bathroom ), the access to brewery staff was excellent. the lineup was amongst the best I've seen, plenty of elbow room, great venue ( top floor of a high rise ).
Really hoping Extreme Beer festival makes another appeareance in Los Angeles.
I'll agree with that! EBF LA was one of the best run festivals I've ever attended. TONS of space to walk around and the only long line was Weldwerks, so we just got in that when we needed a break.