bruery reserve society 2013 allocations

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by Levitation, Jan 8, 2013.

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  1. tyrsis

    tyrsis Disciple (321) Mar 13, 2009 California
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    Initiation Party last year was awesome. Except for the pouring rain...
  2. Retsinis

    Retsinis Champion (857) Sep 25, 2009 California
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    I wasn't satisfied with the food, but that's because I'm a vegetarian. I'm sure the meat from beachwood bbq is great, and when they catered at the RS barrel party in 2011, I was able to get double helpings of cream spiniach for some protein, but they didn't bring that at the 2012 Intiation, so my plate was bread, & mash potatoes. Even the beans had bacon in them. Stung a little considering the $50 price tag...but awesome beers of course.
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  3. GhettoFabulous

    GhettoFabulous Initiate (191) May 29, 2010 California

    Poor guy, no rogue doughnut maple bacon for you. That must be tough.
  4. Retsinis

    Retsinis Champion (857) Sep 25, 2009 California
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    I lose sleep most, I've smelled it, but from those I know that have had it, not sure I'm missing out on anything :grinning:
  5. RedBeeron

    RedBeeron Initiate (0) Jul 7, 2012 California
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    We should attend the same events!
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  6. t8000shx

    t8000shx Disciple (321) Mar 2, 2004 New York
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    Hugely agree - specifically with regards to Melange 3 and Fruet. I've always thought it a bit odd how under the radar Melange 3 is. Not that it's not known/appreciated, but frankly I'd take it over a King Henry, BB4D, or quite nearly any other barrel aged old ale or barleywine. It's a stunning beer that doesn't get nearly the recognition of other similar (and lesser, in my opinion) beers.

    Long way of saying I fully agree that buying large amounts of that beer makes the whole HS/RS worthwhile.
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  7. Earlycsquid

    Earlycsquid Zealot (536) Jan 7, 2013 California
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    Well, up till this week, the provisions store was washed with cases and cases of both Melange 3 as well as Fruet. That higher price tag really made it so that they moved so slowly. So it's more of a cost per 750ml than it is a reflection of the people's perception of the beer.

    I agree though. If I had the expendable income, I would have joined. It's basically beer futures with the option to expand your orders with the first dibs.
  8. walterfredo

    walterfredo Aspirant (262) Nov 22, 2011 California
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    New to the RS this year, so apologize if this info is already posted or readily available. Is there any sort of calendar or timeline that shows when we can expect what? I'm wondering when RS members will be offered the first round of additional purchases (allocations?), and when we can pick up the first batch. Is there an exclusive RS website or anything? Thanks.
  9. Earlycsquid

    Earlycsquid Zealot (536) Jan 7, 2013 California
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    Last I heard, Griffon was going to be sitting till around March in hopes that it carbed up some more. Just keep a heads up on your emails as you'll have plenty of time from receiving it to when your cut off date to purchase is.
  10. stupac2

    stupac2 Zealot (518) Feb 22, 2011 California
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    That's what happens when a brewery makes a lot of a beer and doesn't spread it thinly over 15 states. Whales are forged in shitshows.
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  11. walterfredo

    walterfredo Aspirant (262) Nov 22, 2011 California
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    thanks for the info. I'll just keep an eye out for email updates.
  12. JCDenver

    JCDenver Initiate (142) Feb 8, 2010 Texas
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    So we can only purchase extras of Sour in the Rye? I logged in the other day and it was showing a lot more availability....

    EDIT: Answered my own question with a phone call. Apparently they are having website problems and everything will be back up shortly.
  13. Skuter

    Skuter Aspirant (213) Jun 21, 2008 California
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    If your going to just fly for 1, I would cast my vote for the barrel party.
  14. funhog

    funhog Devotee (410) Mar 8, 2011 Illinois
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    What? The Barrel Party?
  15. salzar

    salzar Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2008 California

    November/December ish, party of just beers that have touched a barrel. I think it is the second best event of the RS after the initiation party
  16. JasonFromLA

    JasonFromLA Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2013 California

    Barrel Party is rad. Definitely hit it up. Hopefully this year they don't forget until the last minute.
  17. BlakeSmith

    BlakeSmith Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2012 California

    If that tap list is true, I'd be happy to sign up just for the party! :grinning:
  18. Rollzroyce21

    Rollzroyce21 Meyvn (1,028) Oct 24, 2009 California
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    I love how this convo was seemless after 8 month pause
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  19. pmarlowe

    pmarlowe Meyvn (1,219) Nov 27, 2010 Virginia
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    RIP Levitation.
  20. Vanlingleipa

    Vanlingleipa Disciple (368) May 19, 2011 California
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  21. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

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  22. Franch

    Franch Devotee (451) Mar 22, 2011 District of Columbia
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    over Black Tuesday?
  23. salzar

    salzar Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2008 California

    IMO Barrel party > Black Tuesday event, unless you want to tick all of the special one-off BT variants.
  24. JasonFromLA

    JasonFromLA Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2013 California

    Going to agree that the Barrel Party is much better than BT event.
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