Central Waters 15th Anniversary Party

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  1. pschul4

    pschul4 Zealot (562) Jan 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Jeff is, trying to avoid you as much as possible :stuck_out_tongue:
  2. xsists

    xsists Initiate (187) Dec 31, 2007 Wisconsin
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    The guy that is running that posted on their Facebook saying they are staying overnight, everyone is at the Holiday Inn Convention Center.
  3. TonyTalon

    TonyTalon Disciple (392) Mar 20, 2012 Wisconsin

    A question for all those that were at the anniversary party last year. I will be walking out of central waters with 5 or 6 cases, being the fragile man that I am, should I strap a hand cart to the roof of my smart car?
  4. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2012 Illinois

    I'm also curious to know last years limits on 1414, since it was only 1000 bottles. I imagine they'll release more volume of 15/15 given it's a fairly significant event in their history (and who doesn't want to milk the craft bubble before it pops).
  5. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Meyvn (1,248) Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
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    I borrowed a hand cart from them last year.

    There was no limit last year on 1414.
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  6. xsists

    xsists Initiate (187) Dec 31, 2007 Wisconsin
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    From Facebook:

    "OK Folks, here it is...the details...

    We will not be accepting credit cards, but there will be an ATM on site!

    Shuttles will start picking up in Stevens Point at 2:30, they will run continuously, so please be patient if you didn't get on the first one!

    Music starts around 3:30, music will end around 11 PM when we will start making sure people are leaving and getting on the shuttles.

    There is no cover charge and this is not a ticketed event!

    Four Pack sales will include Peruvian Morning, Bourbon Barrel Barleywine, Bourbon Barrel Cherry Stout with no limit on anything except Cherry Stout, which will have a 6 four pack limit, price is $14 per four pack.

    We will be selling 15, the much anticipated follow up to our Gold Medal winning 1414. There are extremely limited quantities of this beer, as such there is a 4 bottle limit on this one! 22 oz bottles, $15 per bottle. We reserve the right to increase or decrease the limits on this as the night goes on!

    To answer the rumors, 15 is 1414, aged in the barrel for an extra year, so 26 months on oak. Yes, I think it is better than 1414.

    Doors open at 3 firm! If you come early, it will likely be cold, so be prepared! All sales will happen in a heated environment (we will have a heated tent attached to the building).

    Pints will be $4 each, food will be for sale as well.

    This, my friends, is gonna be fun."
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  7. cduboriginal

    cduboriginal Initiate (116) Jul 10, 2008 Wisconsin

    FYI - this is a cash only event, but we will have a cash machine on premise for the event. Bottle limit was just set at 4 bottles - we'll see how this goes. Excited to see everyone again - and meet all the newcomers!
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  8. mtrutlin

    mtrutlin Initiate (67) Apr 4, 2012 South Carolina
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    It's virtually impossible for their to be more bottles of 15 than there was of 1414 due to the fact that they used the same batch for both beers, half of the batch was bottled and was 1414, the other half sat in the barrel for another year and is 15. The only way they can bottle more is if they decide to save less of it than they did with 1414 for future events.
  9. misterid

    misterid Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2009 Wisconsin

    for the life of me i can not remember.. will there be growler sales on the regular lineup?
  10. cduboriginal

    cduboriginal Initiate (116) Jul 10, 2008 Wisconsin

    Sorry, no growler sales that day!
  11. mtrutlin

    mtrutlin Initiate (67) Apr 4, 2012 South Carolina
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    Any plan on whether 15 will be on tap at any point during the day?
  12. dlello2

    dlello2 Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2011 Illinois

    Nothing yet... here is what I found on last years'

    3:00 - Bourbon Barrel Stout
    3:45 - Peruvian Morning
    4:30 - Pilot Batches (3 five gallon kegs of experimental mini IPA's)
    5:15 - FOURTEEN fourteen
    6:00 - Exodus
    6:45 - Bourbon Barrel IPA
    7:30 - Kosmyk Charlie's Y2K Catastrophe Ale (Barleywine)
    8:15 - Bourbon Barrel Barleywine

    and then all day:

    Honey Blonde
    Shine ON
    Ousiconsing Red Ale
    Happy Heron Pale Ale
    Glacial Trail IPA
    Mudpuppy Porter
    Satin Solstice Imperial Stout
    Brewhouse Coffee Stout
    Slainte Scotch Ale

    Going to be a great party regardless!
  13. FlssmrBrewAlum

    FlssmrBrewAlum Aspirant (204) Feb 25, 2009 Illinois
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  14. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2012 Illinois

    Ahh okay, thanks for the info. I wasn't sure if they'd split the batch in half, or had two separate brews.
  15. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Meyvn (1,248) Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
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    Ouch! Was expecting to be able to get at least 6 bottles. I wonder if some people will reconsider driving 4-6 hours now?
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  16. incutrav

    incutrav Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2007 Minnesota

    not even 4 is a sure thing, as they reserve the right to change it depending on the demand
  17. jegross2

    jegross2 Meyvn (1,219) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Most certainly. I am moving out of Green Bay Sunday, so I'm in the area either way. But for that, I'd be thinking about it long and hard.
  18. kalvarez

    kalvarez Initiate (0) Jul 22, 2010 Wisconsin
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    You would drive 4-6 hours for six beers but not four? This is getting out of hand. What happened to people going to the party for the celebration/party? I guess there's a fine line (44oz to be exact) between supporting a brewery and it not being worth the time.
  19. Duff27

    Duff27 Poo-Bah (1,796) Feb 10, 2010 Illinois
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    I can't wait to hang out with fellow craft beer lovers.
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  20. Dactrius

    Dactrius Meyvn (1,087) Apr 23, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Given that there was originally talk of a 1 case limit I'm thrilled to hear that it's going to be 4 bottles. This might have something to do with the fact that I'm not going to be able to get there until a few hours after it starts and I was starting to get very afraid they'd sell out before I got there :wink:. I'd much rather have 4 bottles than risk getting none, although I'm guessing I still might get skunked. If it's really 1000 bottles that's 250 people which given all the chatter on this one....

    Hopefully the limit keeps the crowds down a little bit. Should be an awesome time regardless.

    I'm not so thrilled with the price on PM & BBBW...I was hoping to buy straight from the source but if I can buy it for $2 less at Woodmans it's hard not to go that route.
  21. ImperialSnout

    ImperialSnout Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2012 Illinois

    I think pricing slightly above retail is a good way to prevent people coming to the party just to buy beer. This is a 15th Anniversary Celebration, they don't just want people buying several cases of beer and leaving.
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  22. StayWhatYouAre2

    StayWhatYouAre2 Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2010 Wisconsin
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    The voice of reason...
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  23. JohnfromPurdue

    JohnfromPurdue Initiate (90) Apr 27, 2009 Indiana
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    They don't want to make money? I'd bet they'd have a blast whether people showed up or not.
  24. ImperialSnout

    ImperialSnout Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2012 Illinois

    I'd like to think that some people care more about sharing good beer than making money. Its not like they'll have any problem selling out of 15, PM, or BB Cherry Stout with or without the event.
  25. TonyTalon

    TonyTalon Disciple (392) Mar 20, 2012 Wisconsin

    $14 per 4pk is not that bad. Around Milwaukee places were charging 12.99 to 15.99! for BBS and getting it hand over fist. Most of the places that had the cheaper prices were limiting 1 4pk per or selling by the bottle. For me, paying a bit more to buy in bulk, from CW, is better than dealing with the, potential, retail shenanigans.

    Also I will be bringing HAMMS and Jaguar Ice for the bottle share..CHEERS!
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  26. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Aspirant (202) Sep 19, 2012 Illinois

    Well, if they want to have a celebration and not a bottle sale......Why even release bottles that day???????

    If they truly wanted to just have a good time and share good beer with good people, why sell any cases that day????

    Do it the day before or the day after.

    Seems like just another company wanting to nickel and dime its customers.
  27. stayclean

    stayclean Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Wisconsin

    $14 is about $1 more than the first 4pack of BBS I bought this year, and $1 less (what the hell Whole Foods?) than the last one I bought. Not much of a nickle and dime-ing scheme.
  28. mobius387

    mobius387 Disciple (346) Dec 5, 2010 New Hampshire
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    is CW forking over the dough for the free shuttles? if so, that doesn't exactly sound like a company nickel and diming us...
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  29. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Aspirant (202) Sep 19, 2012 Illinois

    Focus on my weakest point, why dont ya :grinning:

    Scheme to nickle and dime? PROBABLY not.....

    But still, can anybody answer me why they release bottles that day if they don't want that to be the focus?
  30. stayclean

    stayclean Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Wisconsin

    Because they can?
  31. elkhunter36

    elkhunter36 Initiate (161) Feb 29, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Have they replied to you on Facebook yet?
  32. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Aspirant (202) Sep 19, 2012 Illinois

    ? I'm not a pubescent teenage girl, so no, I would not even know if "they" did anything on/for/to facebook.
  33. atone315

    atone315 Savant (971) Oct 8, 2008 Wisconsin
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    Stay classy Playa!!!
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  34. nachos

    nachos Initiate (97) Jun 4, 2012 Michigan
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    Thank you so much for pointing this out, I just got to laugh soooo much from what I've been able to see thanks to you mentioning this.
  35. mykey120

    mykey120 Initiate (189) Aug 13, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Its not the focus, just another aspect to add to the awesomeness of the day. Oh and people complaining about the price, I was just at woodman and the bbs was 13.sommin so 14 (including tax I assume) is legit considering with tax at woodmans it will be more. I'm soo pumped for this! I wonder if they will release a taplist again for us or if it will be a complete suprise when we show up
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    TATURBO Disciple (359) Oct 1, 2008 Illinois
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    If ya buy the beer at the CW Anniv party there's no tax, at least none was charged last year.
    So in all reality you won't be paying that much more and as stated above, no limit on the other beers besides 15.
  37. da_bulls

    da_bulls Initiate (0) Jun 7, 2012 Illinois
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    Maybe the PM, BBBW, and BBCS were in the barrel for 12 months like CW did with the bourbon barrel stout this year. Could explain for the increase in price as was the case with the BBS.
  38. mykey120

    mykey120 Initiate (189) Aug 13, 2012 Wisconsin
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    ...and they expanded their barrel house last year if i recall correctly, so im sure that has a little impact on these ba beers. Oh and (in response to whoever said only 15 had a limit) they said the bbcs would have a case limit too
  39. mpwdoyle

    mpwdoyle Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2011 Illinois
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    Much thanks is in order to Central Waters for making everything well known about the event, and especially for the free shuttles. Can't wait until Saturday! I hope everyone has a great time.
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  40. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (3,713) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    A bit sad about the four bottle limit, because there are a ton of people who I'd love to share this with.

    But having gone for years just for the beer & the blast, I'd be just as happy if there was a keg-only "16" next year.
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