Bruery RS/HS Allocations (2019)

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by fegelFatso, Dec 30, 2018.

  1. ernh

    ernh Initiate (166) Jun 10, 2012 California

    Split a 2018 Cherry White Chocolate over the last two nights. This is such a great beer, I am so excited for the raspberry version next year since raspberry is my favorite fruit for beer. I may buy irresponsible quantities...

    Side note: this bottle was a lot more fizzy than I recall earlier ones. NOT gushing, and certainly no off-flavors, but did have to pause while pouring to let head settle in my glass. Maybe a one-off anomaly.
     
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  2. Thenomad512

    Thenomad512 Initiate (53) Mar 19, 2019 California
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    Planning on session 2 as well!
     
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  3. brewaddict

    brewaddict Aspirant (262) Nov 25, 2015 California
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    Thanks for the CWC info. Got one sitting in my fridge that I keep overlooking because I'm probably going to have to solo and WC is just too rich. But I'll open it soon and see if it's also extra carbonated.
     
  4. ernh

    ernh Initiate (166) Jun 10, 2012 California

    Splits nicely over two nights if you have a champagne stopper.
     
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  5. pdmoore714

    pdmoore714 Aspirant (215) Dec 26, 2013 California
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    $208.80 for the BT box (with HS discount + tax), so $17.40 a bottle out the door.
     
  6. dcole

    dcole Initiate (21) Aug 26, 2019 California

    Purchased my BT10 box just now, along with the additional Grand Reserve. What a great beer month October is shaping up to be!
     
  7. Thenomad512

    Thenomad512 Initiate (53) Mar 19, 2019 California
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    I don't need two boxes, I don't need two boxes, I don't need two boxes....
     
  8. mumbles44

    mumbles44 Aspirant (208) Jan 22, 2016 New Jersey
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    man.. any NJ folks need to part with some of their bottles i would love new friends...

    always thought of joining but honestly i just dont think i have the space in my place right now..

    what is the annual spend most are throwing out of pocket for additional bottles?
     
  9. B_Horne

    B_Horne Aspirant (281) Jun 12, 2014 California
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    I don't think you are going to get many people that want to share how much they are spending on their purchases because-
    1)a few don't want to put it in writing where a spouse could see it
    2)some don't want to admit to themselves how much they really spend
    3)privacy in general

    If honest, my guess is that you would get answers as low a few hundred and as high at 5-10k. Personally I am somewhere between those two numbers... :grin:
     
  10. scs

    scs Initiate (29) Sep 7, 2013 California

    $208.80
     
  11. 63schoeffling

    63schoeffling Initiate (32) May 23, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I don't buy a ton of additional bottles anymore because I ended up stockpiling so many over the first few years. I am much more selective in my purchases nowadays. Still on the fence if I feel like plunking down for the box.
     
  12. brewaddict

    brewaddict Aspirant (262) Nov 25, 2015 California
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    Me too. My first half year of Preservation and full year of Reserve I went hog wild collecting multiples of everything. Now I'm trying to keep my cellar in check. I still pickup at least a 750ml of the weekday beers and annuals to keep the verticals going. Plus I maxed on a couple of releases that I was really waiting for like CRe, Anthem, M&FT, and Rue'd. Then there were the cans of Icky, CR, GM, BT, etc.. Alright, maybe I haven't slowed down as much as I would like. Definitely in for a BT box. I would guess $2-3k on top of the membership this year.

    Kind of afraid of what I might do as a Hoarder next year.
     
  13. boogercrack

    boogercrack Initiate (175) May 24, 2012 Texas


    I buy significantly less as a hoarder than I did when I was in RS, but I attribute a lot of that to maturity with realizing how much of what I'd actually drink and not end up with too much of, but also having two expensive ass kids since then :wink:.
     
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  14. Jonl0424

    Jonl0424 Initiate (69) May 23, 2015 Michigan

    It interesting that 12 Drummers is 20% ba old ale, at the price point it’s intriguing
     
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  15. Yellowlt4

    Yellowlt4 Initiate (58) Sep 21, 2016 Texas

    Exactly what I was thinking. I haven't bought a $9 Bruery bottle in a long while.
     
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  16. 3rdto1st

    3rdto1st Initiate (154) Dec 1, 2011 California

    Gotta be real here, if you've been to the Anniversary parties, i'm not sure how much of a draw the box is:
    - Pistachio, had it once fine with that
    - Samoa, had it before could go again
    - Spicy BT, there is no universe in which i want this
    - Blueberry Muffin, probably the most interesting

    But theres no way i'm shelling out what comes out to $35 per 750. Maybe it's BT fatigue, maybe its the Bruery's price fatigue, but this was a relatively easy pass for me, which is the first time i've passed on a BT allocation in 7 years.
     
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  17. yokels

    yokels Initiate (58) Sep 5, 2015 California
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    It's probably just fatigue. I think this is a really solid box. If they were sold by themselves at $35 per 750, I'd happily buy a Pistachio and Blueberry and multiple Samoas. That was my favorite from the anniversary party and I'm glad that they're packaging it. Only one I don't want is Spicy BT but I got a friend to gift them to.
     
  18. ernh

    ernh Initiate (166) Jun 10, 2012 California


    How's it different from buying CR, GM, etc? Which IMHO are too pricey to re-buy, but I was happy to try once.
     
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  19. fegelFatso

    fegelFatso Initiate (145) Jun 23, 2013 California

    Not sure I agree with the Anniversary Party comment... considering how much I pissed off a friend for my gripes about the lack of BT at this past party. I’ve missed out on all of these variants... but they sound awesome! Easy but for me!
     
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  20. fegelFatso

    fegelFatso Initiate (145) Jun 23, 2013 California

    Easy BUY for me!
     
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  21. 63schoeffling

    63schoeffling Initiate (32) May 23, 2011 Pennsylvania

    That's why I am on the fence as well. Pistachio and Samoa sound great but the BM and Spicy BT are kinda whatever sounding. Especially when I can go buy an awesome stout down the street for $10-12 that will do.
     
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  22. irthesteve

    irthesteve Aspirant (203) Mar 7, 2014 California

    Most of my friends are more into sours, and less heavy darks... not a ton on board for Black Tuesday-level beers. I wish I had some friends who I could split the box with
     
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  23. brewaddict

    brewaddict Aspirant (262) Nov 25, 2015 California
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    Done and done! Do they box the Hoarders boxes in another box? The BT box looks nice and hope it doesn't get all jacked in shipping.

    Looking for tasting notes on 12 and Triple Berry. Just picked up a closeout of 11 for $7 and at that price, it may be a no brainer for at least a bottle of 12. TB just sounds interesting.
     
  24. Thenomad512

    Thenomad512 Initiate (53) Mar 19, 2019 California
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    Yeah spicy Island was a poor choice for this box.
     
  25. ernh

    ernh Initiate (166) Jun 10, 2012 California

    Nah, they just slap a big ole shipping label on the side. That's about 20% of the reason I'm going to wait to pick mine up end of year.
     
  26. B_Horne

    B_Horne Aspirant (281) Jun 12, 2014 California
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    Does anyone else place two orders each allocation period (one for bottles and one for cans)?

    Since you have to ship all items in a order at the same time I normally find myself with a full box of cans but not enough bottles or the other way around. By splitting orders I can ship each individually when ever they are full and not worry about trying to get them full at the same time.

    I finally figured this out after a few years and thought I would share.
     
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  27. dcole

    dcole Initiate (21) Aug 26, 2019 California

    Since I haven't actually had any of these BT variants before, this was a no-brainer purchase for me! Even looking forward to trying the Spicy Island. :slight_smile:
     
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  28. dcole

    dcole Initiate (21) Aug 26, 2019 California

    As an FYI, they will ship bottles and cans together in a bottle box, if you ever need that option. Just email and ask them.
     
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  29. brewaddict

    brewaddict Aspirant (262) Nov 25, 2015 California
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    I mainly separate cans from bottles due to shipping cost. Generally, the Bruery wants to ship individual orders complete. So, if there are cans and bottles on the same order, I would think they would want to put cans in the bottle shipper. The per can cost goes way up. They will split orders, but I'm sure it's a PITA. Therefore I order bottles and cans separate and ship each once I get a shipper full.
     
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  30. ernh

    ernh Initiate (166) Jun 10, 2012 California

    I do this... And go one further... I'll place back to back bottle orders of things I think I want to ship vs stuff that can wait to my next trip. As long as you specify order numbers when buying the flex shipper it's all good!
     
  31. kbenson

    kbenson Initiate (117) Aug 15, 2012 Texas

    Geez I nearly missed that among all the Black Tuesday-related beers in the allocations. Thanks for the reminder. Loving the price point too, especially after the damage said Black Tuesday-related beers already did to my wallet!
     
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  32. brewaddict

    brewaddict Aspirant (262) Nov 25, 2015 California
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    Yeah, I've placed multiple orders at one time as well. I might need one or two bottles to fill a shipper. Then more bottles that will wait for another shipper. Then a couple of cans to either ship or hold.
     
  33. AStretch

    AStretch Initiate (25) Jul 9, 2018 California

    Hey guys - just to clear things up, 12 Drummers is 12% ABV, not 20% ABV.
     
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  34. Thenomad512

    Thenomad512 Initiate (53) Mar 19, 2019 California
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    i think they just meant the percentage of barrel aged blended in, not the abv.
     
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  35. AStretch

    AStretch Initiate (25) Jul 9, 2018 California

    Gotcha. My bad.
     
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  36. ernh

    ernh Initiate (166) Jun 10, 2012 California

    Though 20% would make for a more merry Christmas...
     
  37. 3rdto1st

    3rdto1st Initiate (154) Dec 1, 2011 California

    Pistachio and Samoa have both been at Anniversary parties before, and maybe it's just my tastebuds, but I'd rather any of the established variants (even PB&T) over those two. And those two are the ones I actually know about and have enjoyed before. Not taking the gamble, especially considering i have no interest in Spicy Island (or any idea how that made it in).
     
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  38. kbenson

    kbenson Initiate (117) Aug 15, 2012 Texas

    Having not yet tried it, I'd have to say the same about Spicy Island. It's almost like they decided they couldn't make the box too perfect....
     
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  39. skiking70

    skiking70 Devotee (474) Sep 23, 2014 Maryland
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    I think everyone feels this way, myself included. But, what if that’s the star of the box?
     
  40. infectedstouts

    infectedstouts Initiate (64) Dec 7, 2015 California
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    I'm down for spicey island. I have never had it but it actually sounds good. Hoping it isn't too much on the spicey side....like habanero sculpin. It does sound like a good change up in the box. Hopefully I am not wrong.
     
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