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Crooked Stave Cellar Reserve Members ?

Discussion in 'Mountain' started by claspada, Mar 7, 2013.

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  1. coreymcafee

    coreymcafee May 30, 2006 Colorado
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    It is very tasty...I had it on the day it was being bottled (aka pre-carbonation). It's shaping up to be my favorite of the WWB series, but withholding final judgment until it's carbed up. Even uncarbonated, it's my second favorite of the series, so that should say a lot...
    This.
     
  2. Prospero

    Prospero Jul 27, 2010 Colorado
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  3. adkieffer

    adkieffer Nov 23, 2010 Washington

    Man, another that once it gets online I am gonna have to drop more cash on. Come the middle of June I am going to have quite the hoard of CS. Just in time to take a few weeks of with my first born son and relax. Gonna be the best Summer yet!!
     
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  4. coreymcafee

    coreymcafee May 30, 2006 Colorado
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    FYI, it might not go online.
     
  5. poonamibaxter

    poonamibaxter Jun 26, 2007 Colorado
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    Ain't nobody got time for relaxing with a new born
     
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  6. claspada

    claspada Sep 27, 2007 New Jersey
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    So are you saying CS Reserve members will not get first crack @ WWB Violet...?
     
  7. FishPondManager

    FishPondManager Feb 28, 2012 Colorado
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    Correct
     
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  8. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard May 19, 2005 Colorado

    That might be a cluster$*#! release :oops:
     
  9. Tarheel4985

    Tarheel4985 Sep 14, 2010 Colorado
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    I think that's the right decision. Even at 1 bottle per person, the Reserve members would eat up more than 25% of what was bottled. I'd be shocked if they don't sell out at the WWBV release.
     
  10. FishPondManager

    FishPondManager Feb 28, 2012 Colorado
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    Im already in line
     
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  11. coreymcafee

    coreymcafee May 30, 2006 Colorado
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    Behind me.
     
  12. claspada

    claspada Sep 27, 2007 New Jersey
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    Is there a set date/time for the release?
     
  13. DenverBeerDrinker

    DenverBeerDrinker Apr 5, 2012 Colorado
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    Not yet
     
  14. adkieffer

    adkieffer Nov 23, 2010 Washington

    On a Facebook comment thread they said release and 'Rainbow' party would be May 19th
     
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  15. adkieffer

    adkieffer Nov 23, 2010 Washington

    If you guys aren't at Brewers Republic drinking $7.75 PINTS of Origins you are CRAZY!!
     
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  16. joshclauss

    joshclauss Oct 31, 2010 Colorado
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    Can you order it with a side of tulip glass? Oh wait, is it on nitro?
     
  17. HuskyinPDX

    HuskyinPDX Jan 23, 2011 Washington
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    I am a little confused by that Violet email. Does it mean that a trustee can pick up 6 bottles for the self and 6 for the Cellar member that they trustee for?
     
  18. JMagee

    JMagee Jan 2, 2013 New York
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    This was my only question regarding the e-mail. It seemed pretty clear that WWBV would be sold only on site. Which is perfectly understandable, fair and the right decision.

    But I, too am confused once they bring up "sending in my trustee". If the sale is open to the general public, there seems to be no need to have trustee status in purchasing bottles. Unless I'm missing something.

    Or it's just a general catch all saying if you can't make the party to buy some, send your trustee in and he'll get some for you...But then why does he have to cleared and vetted by Crooked Stave.

    I've just confused myself even more.

    Thoughts?
     
  19. Steve_0

    Steve_0 Mar 14, 2012 Colorado
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    This. Plus if you can have your trustee get extra allocations, why wouldn't you just be able to purchase online.
     
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  20. ablackshear

    ablackshear Sep 17, 2010 Colorado
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    I interpreted that as needing to verify if someone is a trustee and for whom so that that person can buy their own allotment and the allotment for the reserve member. i.e. you wouldn't want someone to miss out on WWBV because they are trusteeing for someone, or to not be able to help the member they are trustee for.

    If any reserve members have a trustee but are not interested in buying any WWBV, you wouldn't want their trustee to be able to buy 12 bottles for himself, so it sounds like they just want to know ahead of time which members will be sending their trustee rather than just allowing anyone who is a trustee to automatically buy more.
     
  21. ablackshear

    ablackshear Sep 17, 2010 Colorado
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    I would guess they are trying to strike a balance between the first come first serve nature of the release with making sure all the members can get some if they want it.
     
  22. adkieffer

    adkieffer Nov 23, 2010 Washington

    Plus if your Trustee is not also a member (like mine) then it is the only way to get the 15% off on Barrel Room purchases.
     
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  23. JMagee

    JMagee Jan 2, 2013 New York
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    That makes perfect sense and is probably the most likely case.

    That being said, if that is the case, then the possibility of a small portion of the Cellar Reserve and their trustees (let's say 50) potentially walking out with over a third (600/1500 bottles) of a release they're trying to keep open to the public.

    So if what they mean is a trustee can buy his own as well as 6 bottles for a CR member by mentioning he is a trustee for a member, then I think the allocation number may be higher than it should be.
     
  24. DenverBeerDrinker

    DenverBeerDrinker Apr 5, 2012 Colorado
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    I was just there and asked the same question knowing people I trustee for were going to ask and the answer is NO. There is a 6 bottle limit.
     
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  25. ablackshear

    ablackshear Sep 17, 2010 Colorado
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    Hmm, that's not what I expected. That kinda sucks if you are a trustee and the member wants you to get some for them. But I guess it wasn't part of the reserve society allocation so it makes sense
     
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  26. HuskyinPDX

    HuskyinPDX Jan 23, 2011 Washington
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    Lame! Members should at least get one bottle.
     
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  27. tacosandbeer

    tacosandbeer Sep 24, 2010 Nebraska
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    Why's that?
     
  28. HuskyinPDX

    HuskyinPDX Jan 23, 2011 Washington
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    $300.
     
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  29. coreymcafee

    coreymcafee May 30, 2006 Colorado
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    You mean $300 for a lot of beer you'll be getting that specifically did not include Violet?
     
  30. imperialbeerdude

    imperialbeerdude Feb 5, 2012 Colorado

    so can the public buy this beer?
     
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  31. coreymcafee

    coreymcafee May 30, 2006 Colorado
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  32. imperialbeerdude

    imperialbeerdude Feb 5, 2012 Colorado

    Hell yeah, does anybody want to sell me their burgundy sour that I missed?
     
  33. JMagee

    JMagee Jan 2, 2013 New York
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    Just Stop. If you don't like what your $300 gets you, unsub.
     
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  34. HuskyinPDX

    HuskyinPDX Jan 23, 2011 Washington
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    Relax people. I don't live in CO, and it sucks that my Trustee will have to sacrifice one of his bottles to help me. I'm just saying it would have been nice to allow Members the option to purchase at least on bottle before the general public. With a six bottle limit, it doesn't sound like there will be any shortages.
     
  35. Steve_0

    Steve_0 Mar 14, 2012 Colorado
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    This is what I figured you meant, not that members should have gotten another bottle for the $300. If you chose to help out several people by being a trustee for multiple members, and they all want a bottle, I could see where there may be an issue.
     
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  36. JMagee

    JMagee Jan 2, 2013 New York
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    Relaxing commenced. This is a perfectly understandable criticism and thought. When I saw your reasoning simply as "$300" and nothing else, it seemed, well, a bit selfish/greedy. This explanation does not.
     
  37. denver10

    denver10 Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    Given that getting first dibs at all public Crooked Stave releases has never been one of the associated perks with being a member, I don't see the point in this argument.

    In the same light, the whole Trustee relationship is also moot in this case. I get why they would want to be able to hook someone up with that they have some level of a relationship with, but given that this is not part of the membership program, they really don't have to do anything or owe anyone else anything.
     
  38. HuskyinPDX

    HuskyinPDX Jan 23, 2011 Washington
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    I never said they owed it to members. It just would have been a nice perk. Members can buy Surette online, just for ease, for example. Not all fans of CS live in CO. I am one of their biggest fans, so I am just hoping to try some Violet.
     
  39. coreymcafee

    coreymcafee May 30, 2006 Colorado
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    I totally understand your point. I think the biggest rub here is caused by the delay in the release of Violet. It's a part of the series from quite awhile ago (even pre-Cellar Reserve), so I think they're treating this release like they did the other 6 beers in the series for continuity/consistency. I don't think this will happen with beers in the future--see the Origins release.

    I'm sure you'll be able to get a bottle of the Violet since there is a 6 bottle limit and, while I know it's a bummer to have to "trade" for it, I think Chad/Crooked Stave was kind of stuck between a rock and a hard place when choosing how to run this release. I'm confident that there's enough to go around that we'll all end up happy. Cheers!
     
  40. ssteigerwald

    ssteigerwald Mar 4, 2010 Colorado
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    You, sir, are a gentleman.
     
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