Bruery RS/HS Allocations (2020)

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  1. AndrewK

    AndrewK Aspirant (272) Oct 20, 2006 California

    If I were drinking my Bruery beers solo I’d definitely be of the same opinion.

    My partner and I usually share half a 750 then stopper it and drink the second half in the next couple days. With 16oz cans we can share the can in one sitting, which is great because honestly we have way too much Bruery beer to be spending two nights on one bottle lol.
     
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  2. Space_Cowboy85

    Space_Cowboy85 Initiate (50) Dec 24, 2018 Texas
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    Surprisingly, I cannot recall which came first. I do remember thinking the CSB was a bit punny for my taste. The beer was good though so that’s all that mattered.
     
  3. AndrewK

    AndrewK Aspirant (272) Oct 20, 2006 California

    I guess Fuzzy BBLs was really the only other ball joke in the series come to think of it, I don’t really want to entertain the implication of “Black and Blue BBLs”
     
  4. fegelFatso

    fegelFatso Initiate (177) Jun 23, 2013 California

    Buff BBLs?
     
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  5. Frosty11161

    Frosty11161 Aspirant (226) May 2, 2016 California
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    Shaved BBLs?

    Like uses lots of citrus rind?
     
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  6. AndrewK

    AndrewK Aspirant (272) Oct 20, 2006 California

    I feel like I need to tell all the youngins to gather around the fire so old man AndrewK can tell a story about the olden times of the Beer Advocate Forum.

    A long, long time ago a BA created the beer entry for AleSmith Decadence 2007 Imperial Porter (Barrel Aged). Because he had maxed out on characters, he needed to make an edit somewhere. Not knowing that bbl was the proper abbreviation for “barrel” in brewing terms, he instead shorted it to -bal.

    Thus began a trend of jokingly referring to BA beers as “bal aged”, particularly among the SoCal contingent. And now you all know the (presumed) origin of the BBLs reference in the Bruery series of beers.
     
  7. bigdaddypolite

    bigdaddypolite Disciple (382) Mar 2, 2007 Minnesota
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    Yay! I love old timer stories (and you have me beat by 5 months, so I’m a relative whipper-snapper).

    Can you tell us the one about 110k+OT next? Or do we need to send all the kids to the Cigar City thread to hear that one? :slight_smile:
     
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  8. AndrewK

    AndrewK Aspirant (272) Oct 20, 2006 California

    Oh geez...... I feel that’s a story better told by a Floridian.
     
  9. AndrewK

    AndrewK Aspirant (272) Oct 20, 2006 California

    Now I’m trying to rack my brain for other great old BA Forum stories, how about “Dark Lord isn’t rare”? You might be able to tell that one.
     
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  10. KevSal

    KevSal Meyvn (1,072) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    hearing about a new bt reserve, is that coming out soon for you guys? any info much appreciated

    best batch of CR yet huh? that’s my wife’s favorite beer for years (had batch 1 2 years ago and it held up great!) maybe i’ll try to traded for one

    cheers fellas!
     
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  11. chong138

    chong138 Initiate (97) Dec 30, 2007 California

    How about the story about how if you live within an hour of the Bruery you can get free same day delivery, but if you live 30 minutes farther than that you wait for a week and pay $28?
     
  12. ernh

    ernh Aspirant (201) Jun 10, 2012 California

    This year's BT Reserve came out in March, and supposedly has sold out, so if you're looking to trade probably ought to act sooner than later. Definitely tasty, and less hot than 2018 was fresh (which seems to be general trend for Bruery last year or so).
     
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  13. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Initiate (175) Dec 6, 2010 California
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    The story goes shipping through a private courier costs money, local delivery is complementary. Makes sense doesn’t it?
     
  14. fegelFatso

    fegelFatso Initiate (177) Jun 23, 2013 California

    I agree with this... the line has to be drawn somewhere... asking a Bruery employee to drive 90 minutes in each direction for a complementary delivery is quite a stretch... I’d probably tip more than the $28 just to thank them for going that far. Their range is already insanely wide (all the way to Santa Monica if I last recall)... my only gripe, if it actually applied to me, is the big gaping hole over Carson. But they are honestly doing more than should be expected of them to begin with.
     
  15. mrmsmith

    mrmsmith Initiate (113) Apr 22, 2007 District of Columbia

    Anybody else catch the sneak previews in the website update email? Looks like Black & Blue & Red BBLS will be the next BBLS series. And Birnesap looks to be pear wheatwine that was scheduled late in the year.
     
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  16. dcole

    dcole Initiate (23) Aug 26, 2019 California

    Agreed. As much as I wish that the Bruery would extend their complimentary delivery to North San Diego county (just over the OC line, guys, c'mon! Lol :wink:) they are already going above and beyond. Although if they ever DO extend Lokal further south, you better believe I will be tipping the driver insanely well for the luxury of same-day service!
     
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  17. SaisonSteve

    SaisonSteve Initiate (12) May 1, 2019 California

    We're filling in that whole gap next week - stay tuned.
     
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  18. fegelFatso

    fegelFatso Initiate (177) Jun 23, 2013 California

    Seriously, you folks really are going above and beyond! I hope it’s been fruitful.
     
  19. chong138

    chong138 Initiate (97) Dec 30, 2007 California

    I was mainly crying about the price to ship stuff when I only live 1.5 hours away, along with taking a couple days to get it shipped. I've been spoiled by some of the breweries that have more recently started shipping since Covid hit.
     
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  20. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Initiate (175) Dec 6, 2010 California
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    I wish I lived that close. I would just pick the beers up myself once a month.
     
  21. dcole

    dcole Initiate (23) Aug 26, 2019 California

    I used to make that 70 min. drive up to visit the tasting room and fulfillment center every couple months. Then Covid hit and my employer mandated a 14 day quaranteen period if we traveled outside the county, so... been buying a few shippers lately :sunglasses:
     
  22. skiking70

    skiking70 Aspirant (241) Sep 23, 2014 Maryland
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    When I first read this i thought you said "if we traveled outside the country", not county. I was like damn you guys are tough on LA, LOL.
     
  23. irthesteve

    irthesteve Initiate (195) Mar 7, 2014 California

  24. Yabu

    Yabu Aspirant (297) Feb 4, 2015 California
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  25. tokimedo

    tokimedo Aspirant (244) Feb 28, 2015 California
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  26. Frosty11161

    Frosty11161 Aspirant (226) May 2, 2016 California
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  27. fegelFatso

    fegelFatso Initiate (177) Jun 23, 2013 California

    Yes. I can remember the original call to Can Bruesicles... I think many of these breweries are in a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” position... can them, put warning labels on it, but still have customers who don’t follow directions and then complain when their cans burst, -or- don’t can them, and get a lot of complaints from people who are upset because their favorite smoothie sour is no longer in cans.

    This is why we can’t have nice things in America...
     
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  28. Yabu

    Yabu Aspirant (297) Feb 4, 2015 California
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    Well, I disagree with that. We just can't' get them here locally.

    There are a bunch of places pumping out these awesome fruited sours. Even got a few packages within these last 2 weeks during the summer. Safe and sound.
     
  29. Xul

    Xul Champion (812) May 18, 2008 California
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    Or breweries could package them in a shelf-stable fashion and put the debate to rest entirely. For the Bruery in particular, aren't they already set up to pasteurize? I haven't kept up with their inner workings since dropping out of HS, but I seem to recall they finally invested in pasteurization after a few years of resisting the idea. What's stopping them from integrating pasteurization into the process of producing and packaging Bruesicles?
     
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  30. NDogg44

    NDogg44 Initiate (114) Oct 21, 2015 Texas
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    Trillium pasteurizes their Daily Serving series (or at least that's what I was told by a Trillium employee) and they still had issues.
     
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  31. Frosty11161

    Frosty11161 Aspirant (226) May 2, 2016 California
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    Isn't that also the same brewery (trillium) that would add tequila to beer then say it's tequila barrel aged?
     
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  32. chong138

    chong138 Initiate (97) Dec 30, 2007 California

    Drank an Elevage last night. I liked it, but one was enough. I expected it to be sweeter. Kinda tasted like a slightly sour Allagash Curieux.

    Also had a Three's Cocompany the night before. That was a slightly sweet coconut bomb. It was a tad creamier than normal Bruery stuff....overall a good beer. A BBA version would be excellent.
     
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  33. Xul

    Xul Champion (812) May 18, 2008 California
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    Interesting, I just did a bit of searching on Google and found multiple references to that. I realize that many (if not most) of the breweries that are canning this style are loathe to get into the details of their production and packaging process, but I wonder if there are optimizations to improve shelf stability that they simply haven't explored since they've stuck to the mindset of putting the onus on consumers to keep the cans cold.
     
  34. AndrewK

    AndrewK Aspirant (272) Oct 20, 2006 California

    My fiancée and I opened a 2010 BT tonight to celebrate 10 years together. The nose was initially bitter oxidized roasted malt which was a bit worrisome at first, but the flavor was all creme brûlée with chocolate on the edges and the oxidation showed only as a bit of soy. No major dark fruit notes which I expected. As it opened up the aroma improved a bit, mostly musty bitter cocoa, but the taste was still classic Black Tuesday. Super smooth for BT (warmth that still bites around the edges), all rich melted fudge and caramel. This beer may someday go down hill, but it’s definitely not after ten years.
     
  35. ernh

    ernh Aspirant (201) Jun 10, 2012 California

    Congrats on ten years!
     
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  36. fegelFatso

    fegelFatso Initiate (177) Jun 23, 2013 California

    Congrats on 10 years Andrew!
     
  37. AndrewK

    AndrewK Aspirant (272) Oct 20, 2006 California

    Thanks guys. We were going to get married but then the pandemic happened. We are in no rush clearly, seeing as it’s already been a decade lol.
     
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  38. chong138

    chong138 Initiate (97) Dec 30, 2007 California

    I feel you. We've been together 7.5 year and were supposed to be married in April. That was obviously ruined, and we rescheduled for next April, but now we are talking about just calling it off, losing some deposits and getting married by ourselves with no guests. In November I will have been engaged for two years.
     
  39. AndrewK

    AndrewK Aspirant (272) Oct 20, 2006 California

    I used to joke that when I finally proposed we would end up being engaged for five years (she looks like Emily Blunt so it was apropos), now I joke that it might actually come true.
     
  40. irthesteve

    irthesteve Initiate (195) Mar 7, 2014 California

    I must admit, went to the Bruery tasting room over the weekend and noticed a TON of new staff.
     
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