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Eagle Rock/ Alesmith Dairy Tank

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by Earlycsquid, Mar 21, 2014.

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  1. Earlycsquid

    Earlycsquid Jan 7, 2013 California
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    No buzz on this at all, but just got released today at Eagle Rock. A really solid milk stout and does not taste at all like a 10% beer.

    Bottles and growler fills offered this weekend. Anyone else try it out?
     
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  2. SpecialAgentDaleCooper

    SpecialAgentDaleCooper Aug 27, 2013 California
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    10% on a milk stout? interesting. Most I see tend to be 5% or below.

    What's this beer like?
     
  3. Black_Rider

    Black_Rider Mar 26, 2013 California
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    good excuse to revisit Eagle Rock. i hardly ever go there even though i live nearby. to many other breweries doing better stuff, with all due respect
     
  4. Erick_G

    Erick_G Nov 18, 2013 California
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    A friend of mine stopped in yesterday to grab us some bottles, and he tried some while he was there and he made a similar comment about not tasting like it's 10%. I'm pretty stoked to try this out.
     
  5. vurt

    vurt Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    Any distribution on this, or is it only available at Eagle Rock/AleSmith?
     
  6. HeavySpeedway

    HeavySpeedway Jul 8, 2013 California

    I don't think it will be at Alesmith.
     
  7. wuntrikpony

    wuntrikpony May 22, 2006 California

    Is it on nitro by chance?

    Love Alesmith, love milk stouts, can't stand ERB.
     
  8. Black_Rider

    Black_Rider Mar 26, 2013 California
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    saw they got bottles at Sunset Beer Co
     
  9. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    Anyone know the price point on this one?
     
  10. Earlycsquid

    Earlycsquid Jan 7, 2013 California
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    Around $10 and change at ERB, I imagine a buck or two more at stores.
     
  11. grandmachine

    grandmachine Mar 11, 2010 California
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    I had it for the first time last night. I liked it. I was going to buy a growler fill of it, until I found out it was $30 for a 64oz fill. It's a little cheaper if you just buy 3 bottles and you get a couple of oz's more.
     
  12. wuntrikpony

    wuntrikpony May 22, 2006 California

    Why in the hell would it be cheaper by the bottle?
     
  13. chromebomb

    chromebomb Dec 16, 2009 California

    Its 30 if you buy the glass too, it was something like $16 just for the fill. I just had it at the taproom and it was good, fuck all yall hating on Eagle Rock so hard.
     
  14. wuntrikpony

    wuntrikpony May 22, 2006 California

    So the glass is $14? That's enough reason to hate.
     
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  15. FrogOut69

    FrogOut69 Sep 24, 2013 California
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    Eagle Rock has awful growler prices.
     
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  16. Earlycsquid

    Earlycsquid Jan 7, 2013 California
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    Yeah, it's the reason why I never bothered getting a growler. Back in the day they were even more. About $22-23 for the glass alone. I guess they're getting price breaks now with more orders? I dunno... are they doing blank growler fills?
     
  17. grandmachine

    grandmachine Mar 11, 2010 California
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    I'm here now and it's $30 for the growler fill (growler not included). You're looking at $45+ tax with a new growler.
     
  18. FrogOut69

    FrogOut69 Sep 24, 2013 California
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    Insane. Absolutely ridiculous.
     
  19. grilledsquid

    grilledsquid Jul 10, 2009 California
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    I paid $20 for a growler I think maybe early 2011 or late 2010 thinking I would make use of it often since the options for local breweries were almost nonexistent. Turned out to be a horrible decision.
     
  20. kojevergas

    kojevergas Aug 15, 2010 New York
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    Why did Alesmith collaborate with Eagle Rock of all breweries? I could see The Bruery, Noble, or even Haven (if we're confining this to greater L.A. and Orange County). But Eagle Rock?

    Oh well. At least it wasn't Golden Road...
     
  21. grilledsquid

    grilledsquid Jul 10, 2009 California
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    Eagle Rock purchased their system from Alesmith so they have history together. If I recall correctly, those fermenters were originally dairy tanks.
     
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  22. kojevergas

    kojevergas Aug 15, 2010 New York
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    This makes a lot more sense now. Thanks for the info.
     
  23. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    Sold out when I stopped in today.
     
  24. JNBeer

    JNBeer Aug 14, 2005 California
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    What time were you there? I stopped by around 5:30 and picked up 3 bottles
     
  25. Bankhead

    Bankhead Jan 31, 2008 California

    they had a whole tower of it tucked away across from the dairy section at silverlake trader joes

    around 9-10 bucks iirc

    i loved it, rich but smooth
     
  26. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    Haha, that sucks. I was there around 3 and the worker swore they sold out.
     
  27. Earlycsquid

    Earlycsquid Jan 7, 2013 California
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    As much as I like Sunset, that's happened to me at least two times now. They swear whatever they got was sold out/gone and later that day or the next a friend who lives close gets his.
     
  28. skelliott

    skelliott Jul 2, 2013 California

    yeah I stopped in around 2 today and they didn't have any out. lame.
     
  29. JayORear

    JayORear Feb 22, 2012 California
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    Scratching head re: why you would go to SBC or Silverlake TJ's instead of ERB itself (?) It's like 6 minutes away.

    o_O
     
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  30. SoCalBeerIdiot

    SoCalBeerIdiot Mar 10, 2013 California
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    Just guessing, but probably because ERB has Dairy Tank and a bunch of ERB beers. SBC has (or had) Dairy Tank and a bunch of non-ERB beers. I know where I'd go if I was in the area.
     
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  31. JayORear

    JayORear Feb 22, 2012 California
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    Good point. Also, limited hours at ERB.
     
  32. Earlycsquid

    Earlycsquid Jan 7, 2013 California
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    And if the person who said it was at Trader Joe's is correct, seems like it's a buck less there.
     
  33. errantnight

    errantnight Jul 7, 2005 Iowa
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    They make good beer?

    So does Golden Road, now.
     
  34. Earlycsquid

    Earlycsquid Jan 7, 2013 California
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    Oddly enough, I'd take Golden Road's regular line up over Eagle Rock's regular staples any day of the week.


    But I hear tale that they're bottling their ginger saison this year. So yeah, that's going to be great.


    For those of you finding Dairy Tank outside of the brewery, how much is the going rate?
     
  35. drewone

    drewone Sep 18, 2006 California
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    I like both, but the fact that GR is not in bombers means I choose them the majority of the time over ER.
     
  36. kojevergas

    kojevergas Aug 15, 2010 New York
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    That news to me, on both counts. Must be a recent development?

    I haven't lived in SoCal since May 2013...
     
  37. Earlycsquid

    Earlycsquid Jan 7, 2013 California
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    Golden Road dropped DFH's Carpenter cause he wasn't dialing it in to what exactly GR wanted. Hired Jesse Houck of Drake's and all of the recipes were revamped.
     
  38. ubiq3000

    ubiq3000 Dec 6, 2013 California
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    Because hipsters stick together.

    "If you don't know, now you know." Biggy
     
  39. JayORear

    JayORear Feb 22, 2012 California
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    It's 10.99 at Bill's in Atwater Village.
     
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  40. SoCalBeerIdiot

    SoCalBeerIdiot Mar 10, 2013 California
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    When was this, just out of curiosity?

    DT was $9.99 at Ramirez's new place yesterday, btw. They had only a handful left.
     
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