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Eclipse Party, and more...

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by Tashbrew, Oct 4, 2013.

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  1. analogchainsaw

    analogchainsaw Nov 21, 2011 California
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    Yeah, $40/ bottle for pappy. They'll most likely have them available at the brewery for a while.
     
  2. PaulStoneAnchor

    PaulStoneAnchor May 30, 2009 California
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    ISO: PVW '13, Rum, HW Rye, and Vanilla! If anyone is willing to trade an extra let me know! Or IF anyone is willing to trade a 3L from this year, Id be interested in any of the variations. :) I was unfortunately unable to attend and would love just to try these. :D
     
  3. HaveUSeenMyCellar

    HaveUSeenMyCellar Aug 30, 2012 California
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    Can someone post a pic of the price list, please? :) or BM me if you are still there picking up bottles.
     
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  4. Tashbrew

    Tashbrew Dec 29, 2007 California

    Pappy will be gone by Monday if not earlier. The barrels we used Stitzel-Weller filled 12/30/1991 and were vetted by the Van Winkles have created an interest in the 'Bourbon Geek' community. If you want don't wait.

    I'm not pimping but trying to convey information to thread readers to for their decision making process. Yes, I have an interest in the product. Over half of the bottling sold the night of the party.
     
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  5. truckerock

    truckerock Jan 19, 2011 Maryland

    Are there limits on anything? I am trying to send a friend up from Tahoe for me.
     
  6. Tashbrew

    Tashbrew Dec 29, 2007 California

    6 bottle limits on all but Rum and Pappy. Those may have been lifted today though. (In effect for release party advance purchase...pay at party pickup next day).
     
  7. IPAFan521

    IPAFan521 Jan 20, 2013 Illinois
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    ISO: Someone to #pickitupformebro!

    Let me know!
     
  8. Tashbrew

    Tashbrew Dec 29, 2007 California

    Hey, sorry to post but it's grating on me pretty bad. Yesterday, in the brewhouse and cellar I had several bottles gifted to me that very day or of my personal bottles at the brewery were rather unkindly 'liberated'. The one of mine was a bottle of Prairie Bomb, the others were a LA Track 4 and maybe Track 1. 3 other LA beers and Mother Earth beers too. It's one thing to get drunk and get sloppy its another to steal stuff. If you know who took them or maybe you did by accident I'd like them back or something of equal value. Beermail me please if you have any thoughts regarding this. Again, sorry to post but I wasn't excepting the theft either.
     
  9. Tashbrew

    Tashbrew Dec 29, 2007 California

    OK, don't consider this final word but...I have been informed. Makers Mark, Java and Pappy are all sold out. I got word at 6:30pm
     
  10. Tashbrew

    Tashbrew Dec 29, 2007 California

    At the brewery. Java and Makers are in distro so only Pappy is truly gone.
     
  11. moonknight31

    moonknight31 Aug 23, 2009 California
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    when do the shipments of eclipse for futures begin?
     
  12. Tashbrew

    Tashbrew Dec 29, 2007 California

    Pappy not completely gone but there is not 'a lot'.
     
  13. KANE3

    KANE3 Jul 31, 2012 California
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    week of the 9th
     
  14. moonknight31

    moonknight31 Aug 23, 2009 California
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  15. nckmllr916q

    nckmllr916q Apr 30, 2013 California
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    I don't drive but would like to get my hands on a PVW, for anyone who went to the party and wants to do an IP trade in Sacramento. BM me. Thanks!
     
  16. DOTU

    DOTU Feb 11, 2011 California

    Very sorry to hear about this Todd, but I BM'd you with some info I had about seeing at least some of those beers pretty late last evening. I hope this gets resolved quickly and you have not lost out on anything. :(
     
  17. Tashbrew

    Tashbrew Dec 29, 2007 California

    I should have done a better job at securing my stuff. It was too cold to keep in car. Never thought that people would do such a thing. All that sharing, Eclipse on draft and you got to rip shit off too? That's some kinda strange...
     
  18. PaulStoneAnchor

    PaulStoneAnchor May 30, 2009 California
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    If anyone would like to trade for a PVW, HW Rye, Rum, or Vanilla, please BM me!!! :)
     
  19. largadeer

    largadeer Sep 24, 2006 California
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    Awesome party as usual. Vanilla might be my favorite Eclipse variant since 2008 Pappy.
     
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  20. Tashbrew

    Tashbrew Dec 29, 2007 California

    Vanilla...- This was a truly short run. 226 bottles. A tad of draft and that is it. Going forward the party bottle will be showcasing future variants that will go into commercial distribution.

    There is no denying that this one was good and we are pleased with the results.

    I cannot say with any certainty that the may be a little more around Thanksgiving. No promises...
     
  21. PaulStoneAnchor

    PaulStoneAnchor May 30, 2009 California
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    Sorry I meant, if anyone would be willing to trade any of their Vanilla, PVW, HW Rye, or Rum please BM me, because I would love to try these ones!
     
  22. Rado

    Rado Apr 17, 2012 California
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    This is terrible to hear, especially with all your hospitality for the two eclipse events, people suck.
    If this doesn't get resolved please let me know and maybe I can help to find some replacements. See you next Friday in LA!
    Thanks again for the awesome events Todd!!
     
  23. Tashbrew

    Tashbrew Dec 29, 2007 California

    Christmas not Thanksgiving...
     
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  24. nataku00

    nataku00 Apr 5, 2010 California
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    Awesome, I am planning a snowboarding trip up at North Tahoe during Christmas and will look forward to trying that Vanilla on draft!
     
  25. moonknight31

    moonknight31 Aug 23, 2009 California
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    i think he was saying that its unlikely itll be around still by christmas
     
  26. Tashbrew

    Tashbrew Dec 29, 2007 California

    Yes, still a bit fuzzy thought wise. We didn't not produce a lot of Vanilla. Only 226 bottles and a few kegs. The word of mouth thing lit up the internet and we have lots of requests. Technically we are out. There might be 5 gallons of it but impossible to handle even 1-2 requests. I am going to check with the very little bit of Eclipse that remains and Base beer and see what might be done for a little more. If something comes up it would be around Christmas.

    I hope that makes a little more sense.

    Todd
     
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  27. SHODriver

    SHODriver Aug 13, 2010 Louisiana
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    is there any way I can buy some bottles of the variants that weren't available for futures and have them shipped to a trustee? I'd drive up myself but I'm out of the country until February...
     
  28. mkotsayfan

    mkotsayfan Jul 27, 2011 California
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    Is it officially all gone now or are there a few stragglers?
     
  29. Rau71

    Rau71 Dec 12, 2011 California
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    Had some one steal my bottle of Cigar City Cucumber Saison too. It was super late and I didn't need to drink anymore but still weak.
     
  30. HaveUSeenMyCellar

    HaveUSeenMyCellar Aug 30, 2012 California
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    Looks like they are out of Rum and Java last I called.....still some Pappy. :)
     
  31. Tashbrew

    Tashbrew Dec 29, 2007 California

    email info@fiftyfiftybrewing.com Alicia will help but it puts your shipping date to the back of the line.
     
  32. ficklenicholas

    ficklenicholas Jul 26, 2011 California
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    When do the futures start shipping?
     
  33. Tashbrew

    Tashbrew Dec 29, 2007 California

    Tomorrow.
     
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  34. moonknight31

    moonknight31 Aug 23, 2009 California
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    If anyone has extra rum, pappy or java to trade hit me up cuz id love to trade for them.
     
  35. DOTU

    DOTU Feb 11, 2011 California

    Pics from the 2007 - 2012 Eclipse Vertical Tasting on December 4, 2013:

    Our host Todd and his protege Alyssa


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    The good stuff

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    The snacks

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    Getting under way

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    "Palate cleansers" were Nellie and Me So Hoppy at two junctures along the way

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    Some stand-outs among to awesomeness: 2012 Elijah Craig 12 Reserve (single cask chosen to be set aside)

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    2012 Java Coffee Eclipse with the Purple Pearl Swirl wax

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    2012 Gourmet Haus Staudt Eclipse

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    Damn, I cannot remember what was in the unmarked bottle -- was it Iced BART? -- and we lost our list due to being buzzed at the end of the evening!

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    Some BAs enjoying the Vertical -- Rado (right) and his buddy Fred

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    HaveYouSeenMyCellar and his GF

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    End of Part 1
     
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  36. DOTU

    DOTU Feb 11, 2011 California

    Part 2

    Contemplating the next moves

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    How about we mix it up with some amazing Annularity

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    And both brewmasters signed the bottle for me, which was extremely kind!

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    Anticipation

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    Satisfaction

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    Revelry and Education

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    Alicia, aka The Hardest Working Woman In The Beer Biz, stopped by after boxing up futures orders and party planning all day

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    The Closer: 2008 Pappy van Winkle

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    As I said earlier, this was a fantastic event!
     
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  37. SHODriver

    SHODriver Aug 13, 2010 Louisiana
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    thanks! this 12.5 hour time difference is killing me
     
  38. Sebowski

    Sebowski Jan 11, 2010 California
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    Does anyone know which brand of rum barrel was used?
     
  39. DOTU

    DOTU Feb 11, 2011 California

    Cruzan
     
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  40. DOTU

    DOTU Feb 11, 2011 California

    Just to make it easier to read it (and weep), here is a better pic of the bottle list for the Vertical Tasting:

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  41. DOTU

    DOTU Feb 11, 2011 California

    Pics from the Eclipse Release Party – December 5, 2013


    Circling the wagons for pre-game and bottle-sharing


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    Breakfast in the hotel


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    Brunch at Squeeze In on the main drag of Old Truckee. It was fantastic food – and a good base for the party – but man were we stuffed!


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    Here is how the bar looked with the Eclipse rainbow, some large format Jeroboams looming, and bottles of the spirits whose barrels provide a good home for the base beer


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    The Eclipse Elves were very busy all night – filling bottle orders and pouring drafts like crazy!


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    A few glamour shots of the reason for the gathering


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    The side bar added for the party was a hot spot for sure – vintage Eclipse kegs, rarities, one-offs, and new barrel aging projects with Old Curmudgeon and others, were flowing all night


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    Here is what the scene looked like as the party raged on


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    The Brews Brothers kept us entertained much of the evening and shared several great bottles, including Goose Island Gillian and Halia. I think Rau71 is on the left from a comment about losing his Cucumber Saison, but I hope people speak up and identify themselves.


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    They didn’t like this shirt, however, because the beer on it looked weak!


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    End of Part 1.
     
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