Deschutes/HoTD Collab

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by podunkparte, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. podunkparte

    podunkparte Nov 14, 2009 Washington

    Shouldn't this be coming along pretty soon? I'm surprised there hasn't been any info for a while. I'm really looking forward to trying Conflux 1.
     
  2. tcampbel1

    tcampbel1 May 17, 2010 Oregon
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    You and me both. Are they releasing it like Conflux #2, where both breweries release their own?
     
  3. podunkparte

    podunkparte Nov 14, 2009 Washington

  4. t4h2c0

    t4h2c0 Jun 5, 2007 Washington

  5. goodbyeohio

    goodbyeohio Jul 13, 2004 Oregon

    a little birdie told me that deschutes will be distributing this, so while you can expect the price point to be more reasonable, it will be spread across the deschutes distro area and harder to get here at home (as was abyss this year, remember?)
     
  6. hopsbreath

    hopsbreath Aug 28, 2009 Oregon

    I'm starting to have feelings about this beer, that I generally reserve for Summer blockbuster movies. The longer they hold onto it, the worse I assume it is. Now all they need to do is promote the hell out of it for my convictions to be complete. Example: Hill Street Blues.
     
  7. kevwcamp

    kevwcamp May 13, 2010 Washington
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  8. djbreezy

    djbreezy Dec 16, 2008 Washington

    Abyss was hard to get this year? Didn't seem that way.
     
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  9. podunkparte

    podunkparte Nov 14, 2009 Washington

    Was for me. I didn't actually see one bottle on the shelf anywhere. Only got it on draft.
     
  10. tcampbel1

    tcampbel1 May 17, 2010 Oregon
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    I noticed the same thing. The past few years it's been on the shelf till late Jan. with a few places having until March. This year it was like 2 weeks and that was it. Caught me a little by suprised. Usually get a case for the cellar, but only was able to get a few bottles this year.
     
  11. beefandbean22

    beefandbean22 Oct 15, 2008 Washington
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    so happy to get some news about this. Not a big fan of the label, but who cares if it tastes great.
     
  12. t4h2c0

    t4h2c0 Jun 5, 2007 Washington

  13. Kopfschuss

    Kopfschuss Aug 19, 2009 Oregon

    Yes! Cannot wait for this release. Adding a new case fund jar!
     
  14. Sarlacc83

    Sarlacc83 Mar 2, 2008 Oregon

    I hope this is on tap at one point, because I am not plunking down 11 dollars a bottle for any beer that has Stoic blended into it without knowing for sure that the final product is better than the sum of its components.
     
  15. RedMedicine

    RedMedicine Jun 3, 2005 Oregon

    A few bottles at the Portland Pub today for $12... FYI
     
  16. chumba526

    chumba526 Apr 27, 2009 Oregon

    This beer could be really good or really bad. I look forward to trying it though, hopefully on tap first!
     
  17. JLR06

    JLR06 Feb 22, 2006 Oregon

    I work at Deschutes and was fortunate enough to stumble upon Gary, Larry, Cam and Alan when they were figuring out the final blending of this beer. They let me try a small sample of this magical elixir and thought it was absolutely amazing. The TTB approval of the formulas and label have delayed the release a few months from what we originally intended. Keep an eye on the Deschutes Brewery social media channels for details on a couple of beer dinners we have in the works for mid-May to kick off this beer. Let me know if you have any other questions and I will try to answer them for you. Cheers!
     
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  18. hopsbreath

    hopsbreath Aug 28, 2009 Oregon

    Any idea if it's going to be available on tap?
     
  19. JLR06

    JLR06 Feb 22, 2006 Oregon

    It will be available in 12 oz bottles only. A keg or two might go on tap at our pub and Hair of the Dog's. The beer dinners will have the 4 component beers plus the final blend which should be interesting.
     
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  20. maltmaster420

    maltmaster420 Aug 17, 2005 Oregon
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    I can't believe I'm saying this, but $10-12/bottle isn't that bad, especially considering the strength of the brew and the two years they sat on it. Hell, Alan charges more than that on a regular basis, and people line up in the rain at 4am to buy his beer that may not even be properly carbonated.
     
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  21. Kopfschuss

    Kopfschuss Aug 19, 2009 Oregon

    I wish people would show up just to see if I carbonate :(

    On a serious note, I cannot wait for this beer to be released. Does anyone know of a distribution map or if allotment has been set up as of yet?
     
  22. maltmaster420

    maltmaster420 Aug 17, 2005 Oregon
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    If your digestive system is anything like mine, drinking a few bottles of sour beer will cause you to carbonate nicely. ;)
     
  23. Danner316

    Danner316 Mar 19, 2011 Washington

    Am interested to see what they pair with their beers with for the dinner.
    Do you guys know what sort of bottle limit will be seen at the beer dinner?
     
  24. distantmantra

    distantmantra May 23, 2011 Washington
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    Kinda sad that Sidor is no longer with Deschutes when this finally sees release, but still really excited for it.
     
  25. m4ttj0nes

    m4ttj0nes Feb 21, 2012 Oregon
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    Which bottle shops in town will be getting this?

    edit: the portland bottle shops
     
  26. distantmantra

    distantmantra May 23, 2011 Washington
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    I'm guessing bottle shops that carries HotD and Deschutes (ie. ALL OF THEM), along with Whole Foods, certain QFCs, etc.
     
  27. Shmeal

    Shmeal Nov 9, 2009 Oregon
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    If this one is good....might have to start saving up money now.
     
  28. CaptainTripps

    CaptainTripps Aug 8, 2010 Oregon

    I wonder how much your taste buds got paid.
     
  29. CaptainTripps

    CaptainTripps Aug 8, 2010 Oregon

    I'm excited for this beer just as long as its carbonated.
     
  30. harrymel

    harrymel Dec 15, 2010 Washington

    Luckily, it will be bottled out at Deschutes, shouldn't be an issue. They've never had an issue in the past. At least, that I know of.
     
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