Eclipse Futures 2013!

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by PaulStoneAnchor, Mar 13, 2013.

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  1. PaulStoneAnchor

    PaulStoneAnchor Disciple (374) May 30, 2009 California
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    So I received the newsletter and futures will be on sale April 15th! I know I am excited, but I am curious to see which barrels will be used this year. Last year's barrels were definitely really interesting to taste, especially the Rebel Yell, Corn Whisky, and the Pikes Blend Rye. Those were my favorites of last year, but I am really curious to see what comes out this year. Anyone have any guesses!?!?!:grinning:
  2. walterfredo

    walterfredo Aspirant (258) Nov 22, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Pike's Blend Rye?
  3. rgco

    rgco Initiate (26) Apr 2, 2012 California

    Is Overpriced a barrel name?
  4. PaulStoneAnchor

    PaulStoneAnchor Disciple (374) May 30, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    Pikesville/Rittenhouse Blend
  5. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2008 California

    They aren't worth the price to me either, but it's hard to argue against their pricing when they all sell out before the next batch arrives.
  6. PaulStoneAnchor

    PaulStoneAnchor Disciple (374) May 30, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    Futures are fairly reasonable. 5050 doesnt control how much retailers and distributors mark up the Eclipse. And to be honest I have paid more for average wine, but no one bats an eye at that when really good wine goes for over $50 a bottle! Sometimes over $200, like Silver Oak, Stag's Leap, etc.
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  7. rgco

    rgco Initiate (26) Apr 2, 2012 California

    Could that be attributed to hype? I think there are some great Eclipses from previous releases that I have paid quite a hefty some for, and futures is a good way to get a better deal on them.
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  8. rgco

    rgco Initiate (26) Apr 2, 2012 California

    Good point, and my comment was rather tongue in cheek or ass in this case
  9. KevSal

    KevSal Savant (940) Oct 17, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    pappy van winkle

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  10. PaulStoneAnchor

    PaulStoneAnchor Disciple (374) May 30, 2009 California
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    Anchor Old Portrero or Redemption Rye Please! :wink:
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  11. Xul

    Xul Crusader (761) May 18, 2008 California

    A lot of people bat an eye at those prices, the wine world is just as subject to hype and overpriced mediocrity as the beer world is. One of my closest friends is a wine geek with a large cellar, and he has many of the same complaints about wine that I do about beer as it pertains to hype, pricing, and value. Your analogy holds some value, but it's also a double-edged sword, in that there are many similarities between wine and beer that beer geeks would prefer not to admit.
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  12. tyrsis

    tyrsis Disciple (320) Mar 13, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    You can talk about price vs quality with these beers, but they're still better (quality wise) and cheaper than most of Stone's Quingenti Millitre series.
  13. danwho

    danwho Devotee (430) Feb 18, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    Agree. QM has been a huge disappointment. Except for the BA Mac nut, oh my!
    Eclipse, while expensive, are worth it IMHO.
  14. GhettoFabulous

    GhettoFabulous Initiate (191) May 29, 2010 California

    Eclipse futures are a phenomenal value. For ~$22 each, you can sit on your ass, do nothing and have myriad bottles of delicious, varied and nuanced barrel aged stouts delivered to your door.

    Sure, if you put in the time, stress and energy you can round up BA stouts of comparable quality for cheaper, but time, stress and energy cost you a lot more than money in the long run.
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  15. abecall98

    abecall98 Devotee (446) Aug 11, 2007 California
    Beer Trader

    Looking forward to stocking up this year again. I am about half through my 2012 bottles.
  16. abecall98

    abecall98 Devotee (446) Aug 11, 2007 California
    Beer Trader

    It's very hard to get more than one bottle of Barrel Aged Stout in any state that isn't California I hear from the trading forum.
  17. HaveUSeenMyCellar

    HaveUSeenMyCellar Zealot (570) Aug 30, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    Where did you see that? I am on the e-mail list and got no such notice. Can you copy and paste the info, please.
    nanobrew and thedirtyname like this.
  18. Sebowski

    Sebowski Initiate (122) Jan 11, 2010 California
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  19. mrkrispy

    mrkrispy Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2006 California

    My best overall Eclipse futures experience thus far has been the year I did not order any.
    mikecharley, GRG1313 and domtronzero like this.
  20. tyrsis

    tyrsis Disciple (320) Mar 13, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    Hmm, Parabola should be hitting around that time too. Alesmith better not do a release that month too, or I am fucked
  21. PaulStoneAnchor

    PaulStoneAnchor Disciple (374) May 30, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    Save some of those for the next vertical in June!
  22. besaunders

    besaunders Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2007 California

    Oh, you know they will - it will probably be when they do some BA release paired with bottled Vietnamese Speedway. Or worse yet, that will be when the BA Vietnamese comes out.
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  23. oxcitypauze

    oxcitypauze Initiate (17) Jan 4, 2013 California

    I wonder if they'll just skip bottled Vietnamese Speedway since they've been offering it for grumbler fills. BA Viet Speedway sounds more like their next move. And my body is ready (but not my wallet :slight_frown:).

    That + Parabola would make me forget about Eclipse altogether.
  24. SHODriver

    SHODriver Meyvn (1,448) Aug 13, 2010 Louisiana
    Beer Trader

    I wish I had that problem. I have over a case from 2012 and all but EC12 and four roses from 2011...

    I kinda want to find somebody to proxy for me but I don't know how much longer I'll be around after I get back.
  25. Rocket80

    Rocket80 Initiate (154) Nov 18, 2011 California

    At the Eclipse party in December I asked what their plans were for next(this) years Eclipse and if they will continue to expand with more and more versions. They said no way and that they will do far less than the 11 versions they came out with this year...not much info, but I suppose it is something. And we'll see if it's even true.
  26. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (1,560) Jan 31, 2005 California
    Supporter Beer Trader

    Rebel Yell?!? I thought that was the weakest of the 5 types I tried.
  27. GRG1313

    GRG1313 Poo-Bah (3,581) Jan 15, 2009 California
    Supporter Subscriber Beer Trader

    I'm still sitting on a 3L Rittenhouse from 2010 (or was it 2011?) I have no idea when I can serve or what I can do with it! However, I "won" the right to buy it at the release party and simply counldn't pass it up.
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  28. JasonFromLA

    JasonFromLA Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2013 California

    Buying these presale is the only way to go. Not worth the cost at retail, but presale is slightly closer.
  29. abecall98

    abecall98 Devotee (446) Aug 11, 2007 California
    Beer Trader

    I got you.
  30. Beerandraiderfan

    Beerandraiderfan Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2009 Nevada

    Iced Bart or we riot.
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  31. Cinderbike

    Cinderbike Initiate (74) Jan 16, 2011 Nevada
    Beer Trader

    Probably skipping the futures this year, I'll probably just use the money for the release party instead since they'll be pouring all the varieties. Plus I still have 3 years worth of Eclipse in the cellar. It's a fine stout but with 8+ varieties a year lately they take up too much space.
  32. kaseydad

    kaseydad Savant (934) Nov 23, 2008 California
    Beer Trader

    Tash???? A hint for your BA bro's and sis's?
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  33. heatwaves

    heatwaves Aspirant (264) Oct 17, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    I spoke with a couple of the Alesmith beertenders a couple weeks ago and they both thought that BA Grand Cru would be next. When I asked about BA Vietnamese SS, they said, "We haven't even bottled regular Vietnamese SS yet." That being said, both of them admitted that it was just a hunch and that they did not know for sure.
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  34. Earlycsquid

    Earlycsquid Zealot (530) Jan 7, 2013 California
    Beer Trader

    April is seriously going to be a hit to my wallet month.
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  35. afrokaze

    afrokaze Zealot (580) Jun 12, 2009 Arizona
    Industry Beer Trader

    Glad I got futures last year, will be getting more this year. Too bad the best blend imo (Gourmet Haus Staudt) wasn't available through futures, still excited to see the new blends and hopefully make it to the release party this year.
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  36. Beerandraiderfan

    Beerandraiderfan Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2009 Nevada

    Eclipse futures, Chocolate Rain, Bourbonic Plague and being in San Diego for a week in April. . . if my wallet was a character on Mortal Kombat, it would be on the receiving end of a brutality finisher.

    Just spend the $$$ and tell yourself you're too big to fail. . .
    StarRaptor, ehammond1 and kristalynn like this.
  37. RedBeeron

    RedBeeron Initiate (0) Jul 7, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    Definitely planning on filing for a trustee bailout.
  38. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2008 California

    You know, you could probably order April beers from Alesmith on brown paper tickets and pick them up while your in SD......FINISH HIM!!!
  39. JustXBeer

    JustXBeer Initiate (0) Nov 29, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    Yes...that 2!
  40. Ruddick

    Ruddick Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    I am in the process of completing my 2012 Eclipse set, and I can't wait to be a part of Futures for 2013. Glad my buddy moved to San Fran!
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