Crooked Stave Cellar Reserve Members ?

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

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  1. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,049) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    I get why heads would be disappointed at not getting to try this beer, but this release was not ever a part of the membership package, nor did the membership ever include the perk of getting first dibs at any new, public release, so I just don't buy the argument that members should be given first dibs (special access) for this beer. Its a high demand, not going to be enough in supply release (it would appear) and I would imagine CS wants to ensure that this becomes available to the public, which is probably why it isn't available on line like a more widely produced Surette has been. If you want to argue this should have been a part of the members club, that would be a whole other argument (that I think coreymcafee addressed quite well).

    And it is not just you out of states that are at a disadvantage. I live in Colorado and won't be able to grab any of this either since I won't be able to hit up CS to grab some that day.
     
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  2. ablackshear

    ablackshear Initiate (128) Sep 17, 2010 Colorado
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    No simple way to do this. This release is being handled differently than all the others, but like corey said it's all because of the delay. It was never included in the membership, nor implied that members would have any special access, but it would be nice if trustees could get a bottle for the out of state members without reducing their own number of bottles (I am not a trustee btw), but there's probably not a good way to handle that logistically.

    Curious how many reserve society members are not in CO
     
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  3. bugdoc

    bugdoc Aspirant (208) Apr 4, 2011 California
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    Just based on the size of the spreadsheet my trustee is currently rocking to keep track of things, I'd say a LOT.
     
  4. JMagee

    JMagee Initiate (152) Jan 2, 2013 New York
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    Just based on the ratio of people commenting on this issue with Colorado vs. out-of-state reserve members, my guess would be ~20-30%. Of course all the disclaimers such as small sample size, BA is not representative of the entirety of the membership pool apply, so it's just a guess.

    I have no objection as to how the WWBV release is going. I was lucky enough to try a bottle of WWBI when I was in town for GABF last year and thought it was delicious. But there's simply not enough time, money or liver enzymes to try every beer in the world.

    The only thing that bothers me is the allocation seems high. Someone can by 0.4% of a one off release beer. That doesn't seem fair to me, and I'm not going to get any of it, regardless. In my head an open release with an allocation of 6pp is not as different as an online sale with an allowance of 6 per person. The limit number seems to be restricting just as many people from getting a bottle
     
  5. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Poo-Bah (3,445) May 19, 2005 Colorado

    What we got here is failure to communicate ;)

    All this is becoming confusing. We have beers available only to Members. Beers available first to Members. Beers that are small batches, but not reserved for members. Varying timetables. Bottle limits. And release parties with no bottle share. Next year CS may have to streamline the whole Members rewards and release schedules. I'm a Member and am quite lost (as usual).
     
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  6. coreymcafee

    coreymcafee Initiate (125) May 30, 2006 Colorado
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    I like it when you're confused. That's when I swoop in and purchase all of your beer.
     
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  7. ablackshear

    ablackshear Initiate (128) Sep 17, 2010 Colorado
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    I'm in ur roy-g-biv day, killin ur doodz buying all ur beers
     
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  8. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Poo-Bah (3,445) May 19, 2005 Colorado

    Ha! Luckily my trusty sidekick Domingo is on the case (or, maybe I'm his sidekick). By the by, any word on the Source opening?
     
  9. tjmodica

    tjmodica Disciple (318) Oct 2, 2007 Texas
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    My trustee said he will take care of his mother on May 12th and be at the Violet release on May 19th, thats my boy. If I can afford it, yea I will take one or two but if I don't get any, the sun will come up tomorrow.
     
  10. spodavck1

    spodavck1 Initiate (0) Jun 22, 2010 Colorado
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    Anyone need a WWBI to round out their collection? PM me, I have an extra in my cellar. Should be at the release if I can convince my co-workers to stay in town for an extra day. Theoretically an easy task once I mention there's sour beer.. lots of it. :)
     
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  11. buffs9

    buffs9 Aspirant (291) Apr 28, 2008 Colorado
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    I could use a WWBI, could do a trade at the release or another time if you can't make it.
     
  12. fiedler84

    fiedler84 Initiate (0) Dec 23, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    4 Minutes for the extra Petite Sour w/Hibiscus&Cinnamon Peach/Apple Whsky to sell out, 5 minutes for the Surette Reserva Peach Whiskey Barrel extra's to sell out. Can't wait to try these.
     
  13. HuskyinPDX

    HuskyinPDX Poo-Bah (2,483) Jan 23, 2011 Washington
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    Damn you guys are fast! It took me a few minutes and the Peach brews are sold out already. I am curious how many were left over.
     
  14. FishPondManager

    FishPondManager Aspirant (229) Feb 28, 2012 Colorado
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    Did anyone else purchase before the email went out at 10:11am?
     
  15. drlovemd87

    drlovemd87 Initiate (0) Aug 6, 2009 Colorado
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    This guy right here did. I bought mine at 10:01 MST.
     
  16. bushmat2

    bushmat2 Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2011 Colorado

    I apologize if this question is buried in this chain, but for the additional bottle release for members today, the emails keep saying "Previous Bottle Limits Still Apply". I am assuming that we can repurchase up to the same amount as before. Meaning if I maxed out in round 1, I could in theory max out in round 2, correct?

    Cheers

    Matt
     
  17. drlovemd87

    drlovemd87 Initiate (0) Aug 6, 2009 Colorado
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    Yes, that's correct.
     
  18. FishPondManager

    FishPondManager Aspirant (229) Feb 28, 2012 Colorado
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    That's correct. I think a decent percentage of people didn't max the first time since that would have been 26 bottles, and 50if you maxed on Surrette and St Bretta. That's a lot of beer to ship if you're out of state. I know a certain BA who had a bit of a deer in the headlights look when I saw him at CS and asked how many people he's trusteeing for! I was worried a bit and Im only trusteeing for two. Luckily one is flying up from TX for the release. .....Cool story bro!
     
  19. DenverBeerDrinker

    DenverBeerDrinker Aspirant (258) Apr 5, 2012 Colorado
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    I was on at 10am and purchase made at 10:01am
     
  20. JMagee

    JMagee Initiate (152) Jan 2, 2013 New York
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    I'm curious as to how many Petite Sour and Peach Surette's were actually left. Those seemed to be the most exciting ones and the two beers that most people probably bought their full share of in round 1. It wouldn't surprise me if there were only a couple dozen of each remaining to start.

    That being said, now Surette and St. Bretta are gone. So people are buying like mad
     
  21. mklever42

    mklever42 Initiate (199) Apr 28, 2012 Colorado
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    YESSIR. I got my email at 9:59am but I was ready to pounce at 10am.
     
  22. FishPondManager

    FishPondManager Aspirant (229) Feb 28, 2012 Colorado
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    Same here. I got my confirmation email at 10:02. I didn't max again this time on NoB.
     
  23. mklever42

    mklever42 Initiate (199) Apr 28, 2012 Colorado
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    Me either. I maxed the 3 bottle limits, but only purchased an additional 2 of NoB and Origins Grand Cru
     
  24. DenverBeerDrinker

    DenverBeerDrinker Aspirant (258) Apr 5, 2012 Colorado
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    I did the exact same.
     
  25. adkieffer

    adkieffer Disciple (326) Nov 23, 2010 Washington

    Time to start stashing money away for the next release! :-D
     
  26. DenverBeerDrinker

    DenverBeerDrinker Aspirant (258) Apr 5, 2012 Colorado
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    Up next is WWBV ;)
     
  27. adkieffer

    adkieffer Disciple (326) Nov 23, 2010 Washington

    Ha! I have my Trustee already on the case since it isn't a member release. Then I will get my first box of goodies, shortly followed by all my beer from the June 2nd release. Gonna be a good month!
     
  28. fiedler84

    fiedler84 Initiate (0) Dec 23, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    89ish and 101ish, respectively.

     
  29. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Poo-Bah (3,445) May 19, 2005 Colorado

    Ummm....what email? :cool:
     
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