Bruery Hoarders Society

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by tbadiuk, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. Beerandraiderfan

    Beerandraiderfan Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2009 Nevada

    Simply hitting like would not reveal how much I laughed. Still cracking up as I type this. Show me the funny!
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  2. drewone

    drewone Meyvn (1,379) Sep 18, 2006 California
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    Convenience is why I joined.

    (overall I am pretty neutral on the whole thing - but I'm not going to lie that I feel a little hurt for not being invited:(
  3. drewone

    drewone Meyvn (1,379) Sep 18, 2006 California
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    check out the fee on this
  4. Corbet

    Corbet Initiate (164) Nov 7, 2010 Michigan
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    Thanks for taking the team to respond to this thread but I think what many people, including myself, are wondering what the requirements were to get into the Hoarders Society exactly?
  5. CenCalMario

    CenCalMario Initiate (132) Jan 12, 2009 California
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    Probably would've went with "The Cellar Society" or something instead of Hoarders Society... When I hear Hoarders it makes me think of the tv show and all the horrid rat and bug infested homes with stockpiled junk.
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  6. Beerandraiderfan

    Beerandraiderfan Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2009 Nevada

    Man I was supposed to have a bottle share for the opening weekend of football & UFC 151, planned on opening lots of Bruery stuff . . . thanks Jon Jones, you jerk.

    Maybe I'll just try and schedule some poker that night instead.
  7. AptosBeerDrinker

    AptosBeerDrinker Initiate (177) Aug 9, 2011 California

    "I don't care to belong to any club that will have me as a member."-Groucho Marx
  8. huadog

    huadog Initiate (0) May 13, 2009 California
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    Jon Jones is not to blame
  9. futura123

    futura123 Initiate (0) Jul 29, 2010 California

    Bruery (n): where you pay several thousand dollars to be called "Hoarder".
  10. RochesterAaron

    RochesterAaron Initiate (68) May 24, 2007 New York

    Now i know you aren't going to badmouth the hometown hero. Many bottles are opened at my house every time Jon fights.
  11. SteelersX

    SteelersX Disciple (370) Jan 30, 2011 New York
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    Just go back and listen to Craft beer radios archive from last years savor salon and hear how they decided to price their beers and you will see how business savvy these guys are.

    Corky makes more sense than these guys.
  12. Xul

    Xul Crusader (760) May 18, 2008 California

    For anyone else who might be wondering, I received a response to the above questions, after sending it to them this morning:

    Not a direct answer to question #1, but I guess they probably don't want to commit to that sort of thing without knowing yields from barrels and other variables.
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  13. CAbeerCAbeerCA

    CAbeerCAbeerCA Initiate (89) Mar 3, 2011 Maryland
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    The only gripe I do have is that I wish those 4 BTs were spread out to other beers a bit, like the Bois variations. I am happy with 2 BTs up front, but the Brandy and New American Oak Bois, rather than the 2 extra BTs, would be nice to have.

    Yes, I realize how ridiculous this "gripe" is.
  14. Beerisheaven

    Beerisheaven Devotee (463) Dec 5, 2007 Pennsylvania

    I think you hit the nail on the head when you specifically target "beer collectors" as part of your plan. I am sure that a lot of brewpubs are aware of the fact that their beer gets traded and I am sure that there is at least some element of the same who really wish that their beer was not traded due to issues that might ultimately result in said beer not being the presentation that the brewer wanted when it shows up at the final trade partner. For ex., the good folks at Tired Hands know what is going on with their beer but have told me that they wished that certain beers like certain IPA's, etc. were consumed immediately and not traded via growler.

    I am sure that you are laughing all the way to the bank, but the trading bubble and limited edition frenzy may not last forever. At that point in time, shudder to think that one of the very markets that you seek to maximize, the beer collectors, will be faced with just one lousy prospect, namely having to drink said beer.
  15. mrkrispy

    mrkrispy Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2006 California

    The fact PMR had to even put up an apology for the name and the HS details speaks volumes of the entitled bitchiness rampant on BA. Pretty pathetic.
  16. CAbeerCAbeerCA

    CAbeerCAbeerCA Initiate (89) Mar 3, 2011 Maryland
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    Welcome to the internet.
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  17. tewaris

    tewaris Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2009 Minnesota

    Or he could have ignored it?
  18. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (1,663) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    I got one. I've been RS for all 3 years. I've spent a few thousand (I choose not to know the exact number:(). But, I must say, although some interesting offerings in the pkg, I ain't buying.
  19. stupac2

    stupac2 Zealot (518) Feb 22, 2011 California
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    I'm encouraged by the number of people saying that they're passing, maybe by some stroke of luck those of us who want in will be able to get it.

    EDIT: Patrick, I know you're reading this thread now. Show a fan some love! [/desperate-ploy]
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  20. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (1,663) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    Actually, it's just like Patrick said, "Overall, I believe it to be a great value, even though the initial price is difficult to swallow." So I am one who can't do it. If I had a shitload of scratch I probably would, but I don't, so I won't.

    As for the name, I thought it's kinda funny, yes I'm laughing at myself (staring at my Millenium Edition Old Rasputin). But I don't get those of you who are butthurt by the name.
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  21. oddapt

    oddapt Initiate (0) Aug 21, 2010 California
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    I'm also amused by the name! I think almost all of us are beer hoarders if we are being honest with ourselves!
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  22. AndyCarter

    AndyCarter Initiate (169) Feb 23, 2012 California
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    I am not an RS member (but am tempted to jump in for 2013), but the HS sounds like a great idea. If you already plunk down the heavy change every year, they just gave you a bigger discount. And when you are in those upper echelons any ways (sounding like $1000+ a year, which I cannot fathom), you are not the kind of beer drinker that gets upset a few so-so beers. You are here for the long haul, to experience the whole ride. If I could put my money in the stock market, or in a brewery reserve program, its a no-brainer to go with the latter. Your ROI will be much more enjoyable :relaxed:
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  23. womencantsail

    womencantsail Poo-Bah (5,830) May 25, 2008 California
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    If there's a person (persons?) that are local to the Bruery and are interested in joining the Hoarders Society but didn't get an invite, send me a message. I have one, but don't plan on throwing down the $700+ to join.
  24. Brewzer1010

    Brewzer1010 Initiate (80) Feb 17, 2010 California
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    Nope. The HS is invitation only. It's not even close to the same thing. However it doesn't really matter, at the end of the day I think we are both on the same page about the HS (its's not a bad thing), so maybe we just agree to disagree.
  25. buzbuzzer

    buzbuzzer Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2009 California

    Lots of people not wanting to join, but it seems like it is very tailored for the dedicated collector or the avid Bruery enthusiast who might want to split. Twice the Allocations, 2 of each rarer offerings. If they offered 2 membership cards, I think this would be a pretty set thing for most BAs.

    I'm not out yet, talking to a couple friends about splitting and making it work, but it definately didn't help getting a letter that tells my wife not only have I spent lots of money on your beers, but I also happen to be one of your 'Top Customers' :relaxed:

    @PMR - Ecommerce solutions come in all shapes and sizes. Not sure if 3dCart really a good solution for a company that does 1/2 mil in eCommerce in just membership... let alone the 1-3mil much larger amounts of transactions for allocations. You are missing a huge opportunity for more modern EC practices that would allow you to make 'Group' sales, provide specific incentives, and also offer timed / limited releases, even daily random releases. * does random timed releases and they're on 3dcart too, but it seems to be a very manual process*. Putting more into your eCommerce would definately enhance your retail experience for your already engaged 1400 members that are nationwide. If you need a pointer...look @ Magento.
  26. DovaliHops

    DovaliHops Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2009 California
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    I maxed out all allocations this year, except for Stein's Throw and Oude Tart... and still didn't get an invite. I even bought a good amount of extra Filmishmish and White Chocolate. I'm pretty bummed about this, as I have been a huge supporter of The Bruery since I got into craft beer a few years ago, and would have easily dropped $700 to join. :(
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  27. Carbon14

    Carbon14 Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2009 Maryland

    Sir, you have nailed it on the head, but you are looking at it from a happiness perspective. Many on this thread are crunching numbers on bottle counts and such just to see how rare the beers will be before they bite. If you spent the $300 on a RS membership last year, but then spent another $400 on beer (you all did), try out the HS if you can, and make the conscious decision to spend $400 less in allocations for the year. You will have spent the same amount over the year, have a few rarer beers to show for it, and can opt back to the RS the next year if you didn't think it was worth it. Peace.
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  28. Retail1LO

    Retail1LO Initiate (0) May 4, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Hoarder (n): what people who spend thousands (plural) of dollars on beer get called, regardless of where they purchase it.
  29. Beerandraiderfan

    Beerandraiderfan Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2009 Nevada

    Do you think you get the same stuff available to Rush Limbaugh at Ruth's Chris? Or does he get special treatment? You wouldn't think you're entitled to be paid the same amount for endorsing the place like he does right?

    Bottom line:
    Some people get preferential treatment in life.
  30. Retail1LO

    Retail1LO Initiate (0) May 4, 2011 Pennsylvania

    And I generally have no problem with it whatsoever. Preferential treatment is most often earned.
  31. brystmar

    brystmar Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2009 Texas

    Or, in this case, purchased. :wink:
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  32. tbadiuk

    tbadiuk Aspirant (266) Feb 9, 2009 Manitoba (Canada)
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    There's a difference? :stuck_out_tongue:
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  33. stupac2

    stupac2 Zealot (518) Feb 22, 2011 California
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    Occasionally! Not very often though.
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  34. CheapBeerBuzz

    CheapBeerBuzz Champion (805) Dec 20, 2011 California
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    EPIC THREAD!!! Thanks Patrick. Entertainment that should get me to my fantasy football drafts next week.
  35. beerdweeb

    beerdweeb Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2010 California
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    Patrick's heart felt posted makes me want to spend the $700 to join the new special friends club!
  36. AndyCarter

    AndyCarter Initiate (169) Feb 23, 2012 California
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    The same people that are crunching the numbers probably did NOT get invited to HS, would be my guess.

    However, I probably do spend more money than I should on beer, but $1000s on one brewery? That's an investment decision, not a frivolous luxury.
  37. Beerandraiderfan

    Beerandraiderfan Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2009 Nevada

    Just depends on how fat your wallet is. Some people spend a lot more than that on luxury. Whether its frivolous or not depends on the opinion of the person spending the money.
  38. CAbeerCAbeerCA

    CAbeerCAbeerCA Initiate (89) Mar 3, 2011 Maryland
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    This is my guess. Any first time RS members get an invite?
  39. jp7161

    jp7161 Initiate (0) Dec 22, 2011 California
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  40. DougOLis

    DougOLis Initiate (185) Aug 15, 2008 California

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