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Cellar Reserve Question

Discussion in 'Mountain' started by nicks6217, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. nicks6217

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    Hey,

    Im looking for a little help here with crooked stave cellar reserve, so here are the questions.

    How big are the allocation bottle wise?
    What is the average cost per bottle?
    How often are allocations released?

    Thanks in advance

    Nick
     
  2. poonamibaxter

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    2-375mL
    About $9 with the discount for members
    Seems to be always changing but every other month he releases at least two it seems like
     
  3. nicks6217

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    did he recently switch over to 375ml, everything Ive seen has been 750ml?
     
  4. DenverBeerDrinker

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    New bottles are 375ml
     
  5. nicks6217

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    good to know, thanks.
     
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    Looking into joining this from WA. Is the $300 worth every penny like I feel it will be even if I can't get to parties and such? Love the 3 of their beers I have had so far. I cant wait to visit the brewery and so many others while I am in Denver in January.
     
  7. FishPondManager

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    Chad is very good about answering emails and questions. Hit him up directly.
     
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    I think they switched to the 375ml format so that members can a) split sampling between dates--as in try one now, try another is 6 months to see the difference b) to split allocation with a good friend (or distant trader).

    I'm splitting membership with Domingo, and the 2-375ml was the deciding factor for me to split.
     
  9. tacosandbeer

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    So you're saying the 375s cost half the price the 750s did?
     
  10. Mebuzzard

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    cost? I wouldn't think so. Probably costs more for CS to do this. But it gives those spending $300 a bit more flexibility, and could generate more members b/c of this. For me (and Chris) we spend $150, get the beer, and try each one months apart. Without that option, neither one of us would have joined (I think....)

    ...and by the way...I don't believe you used the correct pass phrase the other day. And the trap door didn't open. Something was amiss :confused:
     
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  11. tacosandbeer

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    I failed miserably :) Thanks again for the note.
     
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    It really depends on how many additional beers you are buying on top of your allocations. If you are only getting the allocations (+ the standard stuff that comes with the $300, shirt, glasses...) then it is not really worth $300. If you plan on getting plenty of extra bottles of each release than it very quickly becomes worth it. Keep in mind that this is coming from someone that only has to drive an hour and a half to pick up the bottles, not have them shipped across the country.
     
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    I hear they are going back to 750s for the celler reserve. I wish they would stay with the 375s.
     
  14. DenverBeerDrinker

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    Where did you hear that? I've heard everything was going to be 375ml from now on (except the last WWB beer). Also people who bought a membership together are going to be a little disappointed if that is true.
     
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    If I remember right it was the guy behind the bar on Saturday afternoon. I remember telling whoever told me that I was dissappointed.
     
  16. DenverBeerDrinker

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    I'm going to the brewery tomorrow. Ill ask. I really hope that's not true.
     
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    Don't make me.....Kahn

     
  18. joshclauss

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    I went in 50/50 on a membership with a friend, and I suspect even if everything is 750's here on out, we'll still buy enough on top of our promised bottles to make it worth it. Especially all the Perssikas.....
     
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    Sorry, those are all sold out.
     
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    Persica is on the list for next year, I hope the production is a bit higher so I can get a few more. I'm sure everyone would agree with that sentiment.
     
  23. DenverBeerDrinker

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    You might get less if more people were let into the cellar reserve.
     
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    reserve never sold out last year. this year i imagine the lowest productions will be 1-2 375s per member with no additional allocations. persica should see increased production
     
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    It should be at least 2 - 375s per release. They did say it was a 750 per release on the membership page
     
  26. MileHighShooter

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    probably another reason for going 375's, that way if something happens...like a barrel doesn't come out right, members can still get 2 bottles. IIRC Persica was 2 bottles per person plus a few dozen extras and not every member was able to get an extra. Going 375 if the batch is real small getting the 2 will be easier. Seems all the members were able to get Nightmare and one of those was actually a smaller batch then Perisca was
     
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