Bruery RS/HS Allocations (2019)

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  1. Jonl0424

    Jonl0424 Devotee (399) May 23, 2015 Michigan

    Smooth Criminal!
  2. PBRandJ

    PBRandJ Devotee (372) Jul 18, 2016 California

    OG Orchard White
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  3. skiking70

    skiking70 Pundit (801) Sep 23, 2014 Maryland

    Wish I knew this experience, still hoping a bottle (1), slips down to RS.
  4. deezy14

    deezy14 Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2016 California

  5. deezy14

    deezy14 Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2016 California

  6. matedog

    matedog Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2010 California

    Man, I remember Black Orchard being tasty. Who the fuck would brew a dark wit in 2019 though?
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  7. ernh

    ernh Pundit (985) Jun 10, 2012 California

    Rugbrod #rebrewwish (in cans... Double wish)
  8. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Savant (1,029) Dec 6, 2010 California
    Society Trader

    We’re getting 2 bottles of Chocolate Reign on Thursday which is very similar. Double barreled in the same way (aged for over a year in barrels then racked to new barrels for another) but with cacao and vanilla added.
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  9. ernh

    ernh Pundit (985) Jun 10, 2012 California

    Nailed it.
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  10. kapkenobi

    kapkenobi Initiate (0) Nov 27, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Kind of surprised for that price point that 2 bottles will still be included in the membership, but happy that they are.
  11. Sabzi

    Sabzi Aspirant (245) Mar 15, 2018 Texas

    sold out already?
  12. IKR

    IKR Maven (1,454) May 25, 2010 California

    No, it doesn't go on sale until next week and whenever they put upcoming allocations in the store they show up as sold out.
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  13. IKR

    IKR Maven (1,454) May 25, 2010 California

    Correction: August 1st it goes on sale.
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  14. deezy14

    deezy14 Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2016 California

    Reached that moment where I halfway regret joining the Terreux society, knowing that if I want any Chocolate Reign it’s going to cost me $42.50 plus tax (including my discount). :cry:
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  15. mayorQuimby

    mayorQuimby Zealot (621) Jun 5, 2009 Tennessee

    I just revisited the list of included beers for HS and says we only get 1 bottle of Chocolate Reign.
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  16. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Savant (1,029) Dec 6, 2010 California
    Society Trader

    It’s RS that gets the 2, HS gets 1.
  17. Rbarnes4381

    Rbarnes4381 Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2013 California

    $42.50 doesn’t sound that bad considering regular chocolate rain is $40.
  18. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Savant (1,029) Dec 6, 2010 California
    Society Trader

    Remember we get 15% off, regular CR is $34.
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  19. brewaddict

    brewaddict Pundit (929) Nov 25, 2015 California

    Huh... this kind of sounds familiar. Apfelsap anyone? Let's hope it doesn't go the same route.

    Not dis'ing HS. You guys paid your dues. Still sore about RS B Only getting the short end of that stick.
  20. fegelFatso

    fegelFatso Pundit (903) Jun 23, 2013 California

    This part bums me out!!!
  21. 562Brew

    562Brew Crusader (455) Mar 5, 2018 California

    Anybody know what’s included this month for RS Bruery only? Is it Chocolate Reign x2, Mash & FT x2, and SHIT w/ S’mores x1?
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  22. brewaddict

    brewaddict Pundit (929) Nov 25, 2015 California

    B Only RS is supposed to get two bottles of "Decadent variants of SHIT". If S'mores is the only variant planned for the rest of the year. We should get two bottles. But with "variants" being plural in the press release, I'm not sure.
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  23. thetastywort

    thetastywort Zealot (507) Jun 2, 2011 California

    Love this blast from the past. Snicklefritz was one of my old fav's from back in the day. Thanks for sharing!
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  24. Jonl0424

    Jonl0424 Devotee (399) May 23, 2015 Michigan

    It’s weird that rs gets shit variants in Aug, and hoarders gets shit variants in Nov, wonder if we’ll be getting something different?
  25. 562Brew

    562Brew Crusader (455) Mar 5, 2018 California

    There are actually no other SHIT variants listed on the release calendar for RS so I’m guessing it’s 2x S’mores.
  26. stealth

    stealth Pooh-Bah (1,757) Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota

    All the Melange talk...I threw down a ‘16 melange 1 last night and am currently working through a ‘15 Melange 3 right now. Jesus h tap dancing Christ in a chicken basket this is drinking nice. That m1 was wonderful, too.
  27. brewaddict

    brewaddict Pundit (929) Nov 25, 2015 California

    Jon is right. There is a "SHIT variant" listed for HS in Nov. There is no further description like S'mores. I have to assume that it will be HS only. But, with three different lists for just RS, it is possible it didn't make it on the list for RS B Only in November.

    At the same time it is weird that HS isn't getting any S'mores included. So, I have no idea what to expect.
  28. BruerConner

    BruerConner Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2017

    Hey, sorry for any confusion, it looks like there was an oversight on the tentative release calendar. So Happens It's Tuesday S'mores is the included variant for both Hoarders and Reserve Society members. Included bottle orders will be created tomorrow, with additional bottles and 16oz cans available for purchase along with August allocations.

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  29. thetastywort

    thetastywort Zealot (507) Jun 2, 2011 California

    All this discussion on HS vs. RS had me thinking. I made a table to compare the two. Can't paste it to share, but when you look at the two side-by-side, I noticed a few things (comments alongside)

    HS Exclusives:
    2 Thee Cobbler - Without having side by side with American Anthem, I wouldn't really be more satisfied with Thee Cobbler. I've made this argument before that HS beers are often similar in nature to RS or distributed beers and really lack that special distinguished beer I am hoping for as a HS member.
    2 More room for More - Please no more room for anything... this is getting old. They keep trying to sell this in archive sales which tells me it's not a big seller. So, what do they do? Give 2 of the 2019 version to the HS with the membership!
    1 Cordial BBLS - not exciting and new. This was on tap a few times I think. Good, but did not blow me away vs some of the other BBLS
    2 Mousseux Naturel - Anyone had this next to L'Orange? Would this HS bottle be significantly different? Not sure if it's even the same beer, so shame on me.

    Chocolate Reign: It was said earlier that RS gets 2 bottles with the membership and HS gets 1. First time I can recall RS getting a $50 retail bottle, let alone 2 of them! I feel this was a miss on Bruery's part.

    Brycescotti: Has no one mentioned that RS gets a bottle of this and HS does not. BIG miss IMHO. First, Bryce is an awesome dude. Haven't seen him in the TR lately, so not sure if he still works there. His coffee roasting skills are on point and this beer was fantastic when I had it.

    So, aside from the lackluster HS exclusive beers, I only see the highly touted beer from this year's that I do not think came out yet. Just please....DON'T BE A SOUR. I hope it wasn't supposed to be BT Grand Reserve that was used to make up for the 2018 bonus-beergate issue. Just noting that this bottle was not noted as a HS exclusive.

    I'll likely always be a Bruery supporter, but if they truly want to make the Societies successful, they need to get back to the drawing board and start involving the entire organization. Party-planning, brewery operations, membership outreach, whoever the new CEO is, etc. It would be nice to learn more about what The Bruery is about these days. If the societies are not successful, then the organization and beers will spiral downward and eventually lose customers and growth.
  30. scs

    scs Initiate (0) Sep 7, 2013 California

    new CEO?
  31. Fern13

    Fern13 Zealot (520) Jan 24, 2013 California

    As an RS member, this definitely wasn't a miss for me!
  32. ernh

    ernh Pundit (985) Jun 10, 2012 California

    I think the"highly touted" re-release was Pie Happy.

    Also, you left out the Small Batch boxes... Though I would concede they have been average so far compared to last year's.

    To your point about priorities, it would be interesting to know what percentage of members are local. In the past I'm sure it was very high, but with increased distribution and an eye for growth, it could be that local society members are in the minority now.

    I am not local, so events and such don't sway my value assessment (though I'm jealous of those who get to enjoy). Included bottles for me are the price of admission to buy the stuff I want at a discount. So, if I hypothetically represent the target market now, that could inform the direction things are headed.

    It's almost like they need a new tier for you local folks, where it's more about experience and not about exclusivity of packaged releases (perhaps exclusivity of pilot brews on tap).
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  33. InfiniteJester23

    InfiniteJester23 Initiate (0) Apr 26, 2017 Norway

    It happened. Spontanaheim finally, actually happened. I'm sorry, everyone, but your complaints for the next month are hearby null and void. Time to max out on my first allocation of the year...
  34. chong138

    chong138 Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2007 California

    I'm bruery only RS, and have only recieved two included bottles the entire year.....'till today. 6 bottles all at once.

    I'm really interested in some reviews of S'mores So Happens It's Tuesday.
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  35. goofyballer

    goofyballer Initiate (0) Dec 21, 2016 California

    This month's allocations, wow.

    - Chocolate Reign: this is like BT reserve, but with the CR treatment? Wow.
    - Vermont Sticky Maple: barrel-aged stout with maple...for only $10? Is this the Bakery base?
    - SHiT S'Mores sounds amazing
  36. 562Brew

    562Brew Crusader (455) Mar 5, 2018 California

    I had it last year in the tasting room and liked it enough to get fills for my fantasy football draft and my league mates were glad I did. From what I remember, fudgy, medium bodied, marshmallow definitely hit. I think last year's was TR only, so hoping they're able to hit all the same notes while scaling up the production for bottles.
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  37. irthesteve

    irthesteve Zealot (693) Mar 7, 2014 California

    I gave SHIT Smores a 4.75 on untapped from when it was on draft, which is the only way I can remember if I liked a beer or not. No tasting notes from me hah. Thumbs up!
  38. yokels

    yokels Crusader (404) Sep 5, 2015 California

    Thee Cobbler is a stout, American Anthem is a Strong Ale. I feel like that's significantly different.

    For Chocolate Reign, HS gets 1 included but there's 4 more in allocations if we really need it. As long as HS included + allocations is greater than RS, I feel that's fair. HS has 27 bottles included, Bruery has to balance it a bit, they can't all be $40-50 bottles. Also HS still have 1 Thomas Rutherford included and those always have a stupid high price if included sticker price was a concern. I think BT Grand Reserve in Grape Brandy barrels is supposed to be the big HS exclusive this year, difference from the previous BT Grand Reserve is the barrel.
  39. Buck86

    Buck86 Initiate (0) Aug 8, 2011 Washington

    I am kinda pissed I get only 1 Choc Reign included, get rid of that French Toast and give me my damn BTR-CR
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  40. Conneringo

    Conneringo Devotee (312) Nov 28, 2016 Nevada

    Mash and French toast, one of their best, finally glad to restock.
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