Churchill's Anniversary

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  1. HopsintheSack

    HopsintheSack Devotee (445) Apr 17, 2012 California
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    What time is best to get there. The event details say tickets are handed out at 8am, but do people camp out and what not?

    Also what the price each, the events says its a cash only, but doesn't mention the price.
     
  2. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California

    Craft Beer 2013 says shit show to me. Usually $25 each.
     
  3. BrianTheBrewer30

    BrianTheBrewer30 Aspirant (211) Nov 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Show up around 12pm when the doors open you will be fine :wink:
     
  4. pmarlowe

    pmarlowe Meyvn (1,187) Nov 27, 2010 Virginia
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    Quite a few people set up tents the night before and sleep over. If you want to guarantee yourself bottles, you'd probably better do so too.
     
  5. HopsintheSack

    HopsintheSack Devotee (445) Apr 17, 2012 California
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    Wow...I'm not sure it's good enough to sleep there. The tap list will be good enough to still go there though.
     
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  6. BrianTheBrewer30

    BrianTheBrewer30 Aspirant (211) Nov 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Set up tents??? LOL! I hope you are kidding. I have never seen a tent there and would also be very interested to see where a tent would go in that small parking lot.
     
  7. redmagik99

    redmagik99 Initiate (197) May 15, 2007 California
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    tickets for what?
     
  8. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California

    I'm here now......anyone up for some cuddles? It's cold...no homo....
     
  9. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,188) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Right next to those dumpsters.
     
  10. BrianTheBrewer30

    BrianTheBrewer30 Aspirant (211) Nov 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Hey...I put my chairs next to those dumpsters.
     
  11. GhettoFabulous

    GhettoFabulous Initiate (191) May 29, 2010 California

    What is Craft Beer 2013?
     
  12. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California

    Every event, everywhere, is a clusterfuck.
     
  13. Vanlingleipa

    Vanlingleipa Disciple (357) May 19, 2011 California
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    A dozen posts in and not a single straight answer yet.


    Last year, first dozen folks were in line between 4-5 am. About 250 bottles sold with a two bottle limit @ $25 each. Not sure about the cut-off time because I was close to the front. Tickets were handed out about 8 am to prevent line-cutting. Everyone was mellow - had toss games on the side and subtle bottle sharing (not allowed by the authoritays and police were present intermittently, especially before the opening). Chill event.


    Tap list was so good, I almost didn't care about the CFH.
     
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  14. HopHead84

    HopHead84 Poo-Bah (3,190) Nov 29, 2006 California
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    Sounds like 2012
     
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  15. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California

    walez bro
     
  16. nanobrew

    nanobrew Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2008 California


    I believe the 250 bottles were 2011 (Actually I believe it was 180 bottles). 2012 had more, and actually lasted "longer"? I got there around 7am, I was within the first 40ish people. I had a friend show up around 9am and he still got bottles. IIRC they sold 350-400 bottles last year to the public. In 2011 I got there around 9-9:30 and got shut out. Though in 2011 there was some line swelling in the front around 10:30am, right before they handed out tickets, which is why they handed out tickets earlier last year.

    So, yes you have to get there early, probably not at 5am, but before 10am would be best. If I had to guess, I would say they are probably making more this year, but still probably not enough to stroll up at noon and get a bottle.
     
  17. HopHead84

    HopHead84 Poo-Bah (3,190) Nov 29, 2006 California
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    They blended the same number of barrels as last year.
     
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  18. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California

    I'm bringing mules from 10 different Home Depots and Lowes'. We are showing up at midnight. You're all fucked. No bottles for you.
     
  19. FINEBEERGUY

    FINEBEERGUY Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2011 Michigan
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    So Dan you won't mind selling/ trading a bottle or two of CFH then right? :wink:

    Sorry I won't be able to make the trip this year, maybe next year. Hope you all have a great time. In effort to keep a verticle going I would trade a 2012 bottle for a 2013 if anyone wants to do the same.
     
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  20. cptnspeed1

    cptnspeed1 Initiate (191) May 20, 2010 Wisconsin
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    There were no tents last year. I got there a little after 5:30 and was around 12-15th in line (somehow ended up 19th into the place, stupid line jumpers). First person was there a little before 4:00 if I remember what he said correctly.
     
  21. Vanlingleipa

    Vanlingleipa Disciple (357) May 19, 2011 California
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    Hey Derek - traded both my CFHs last year, figuring I could drink them in-pub at Churchill's. Big mistake. My fists will be clutching those two bottles tight this year as I assume the classic 'one for the cellar, one for a special occasion' position. Sorry you can't make it out this year...
     
  22. nanobrew

    nanobrew Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2008 California

    drinking them this year at the bar has proven to be difficult, I blame the local Padre fans.
     
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  23. AndresR

    AndresR Aspirant (230) Jul 19, 2009 California
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    Curious if any folks are concerned for this year's batch of CFH, considering the recent LA/Port bottle infection reports?
     
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  24. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California

    No. They microtest every barrel. No infections, ever. If there is one - it's the retailers fault.
     
  25. sandiego67

    sandiego67 Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2008 California

    Maybe the chlorine flavor in the 2012 Cable Car was a disinfectant.
     
  26. BrianTheBrewer30

    BrianTheBrewer30 Aspirant (211) Nov 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    No.
     
  27. Sebowski

    Sebowski Initiate (122) Jan 11, 2010 California
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    We'll just call it Churchill's Finest Sour Batch 2.
     
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  28. jp7161

    jp7161 Initiate (0) Dec 22, 2011 California
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    Rookie. I got my mules from Big Lots and ill be there at 11:00. How you like dem apples
     
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  29. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California

    Mine will wage a gang war with them prior to the event!
     
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  30. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2008 California

    When you trade your bottles before getting them, it don't matter...
     
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  31. salzar

    salzar Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2008 California

    I have had my mules infiltrating Churchills for the last year. My plan is to heist all the bottles Ocean's eleven style.
     
  32. sleepyhead

    sleepyhead Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2009 California
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    Hopefully they didn't use the same bottling equipment for CFH and the infected Deliverance and Angel's Share. It would be a shame if CFH was infected again.
     
  33. jbravato

    jbravato Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2010 Pennsylvania

    desperately seeking CFH if anyone is interested in trading check my gots please!
     
  34. HopHead84

    HopHead84 Poo-Bah (3,190) Nov 29, 2006 California
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    Don't worry. This is San Diego. I'm sure plenty of people will pretrade their two bottles before trying it.
     
  35. kmatlack

    kmatlack Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2010 California
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    You pull some shit like that and I'll call INS/Border Patrol so fast it will make your head spin.

    The last thing we need is a turf war between your "mules" and JP's "mules" outside of Churchill's. The parking lot is too small. If it was bigger, that would be a different story...
     
  36. besaunders

    besaunders Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2007 California

    West Side Story?
     
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  37. BrianTheBrewer30

    BrianTheBrewer30 Aspirant (211) Nov 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    This is the quote of the year so far for me on BA.
     
  38. kmatlack

    kmatlack Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2010 California
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    Eh. More or less.

    Less singing, more violence.
     
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  39. UnknownKoger

    UnknownKoger Zealot (528) Jul 9, 2010 California

    But just as much snapping
     
  40. jp7161

    jp7161 Initiate (0) Dec 22, 2011 California
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    My mules will kick your mules' asses.
     
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