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Discussion in 'South-Atlantic' started by gunhaver, Jul 9, 2013.
There would be a much longer line to buy stock lol.
Rob, Fuck you and that list of yours! If there is a Vuja De on any of the BA bottles we get I'll sacrifice Geiger in effigy.
I'd assume that rather than making money on investing our cash, this is more about us subsidizing the interest on the already purchased inventory (I.e barrels, ingredients) that they have to store for many months after they purchase (possibly on a line of credit) before selling to us. Or maybe money is being raised for new equipment.
Okay, let's pretend that CCB actually has a burgeoning, viable, fairly profitable business where their demand FAR exceeds their supply. Lets pretend that people complain online about not being able to get their most basic of products (let's say Jai Alai, for example) on a regular basis, within an hour of the brewery because of the demand. Let's assume that they have expanded their tasting room from the actual brewery floor to an actual tasting room and then again they expand it to 4 times the size within a couple of years of the first expansion. Maybe they even take over the entire industrial complex that they were located in to ramp up production to what, about 5 times the previous capabilities? Maybe they have a strong management team and have also opened 1- an airport brewpub and 2- another brewpub location with an excellent brewer and top shelf Executive chef within 20 minutes of their current location.
So we'll say that their distributor can't even keep their local environment, let alone the sole state they distribute to, supplied. Lets also say that CCB has 1 day of the year where they have a special event, call it Hunahpus, where the brewery and tasting room alone bring in GROSS sales of about $500,000, aside from their ongoing distribution. And I've done the math and that's about right although there are extra costs involved for additional labor, services, etc. What do you think a couple of giant fermenters cost? Maybe $60 grand each (I really don't know). So that $120k might get them 2 or 3 fermenters? Hmm, doesn't seem like they would do that for the money.
CCB is well funded and did not do the Catador Club to raise finds for expansion or any such things. They did it to make people happy and loyal and for the FUN of beer, which they like to celebrate with beer geeks like us.
tl:dr but I agree with anything sendsilk said. I'm in CA, can I sign up yet? I have $$$ I need to throw at Cigar City.
Sounds about right, don't read me wrong I'm certainly not dissing on CCB. I'm as big a fan as there is. I'm just a B-school grad that looks at CCB not only for their brewing but also how they conduct their business. I marvel on both accounts.
Don't forget the included shirt and 10% tasting room discount!
Thanks to the staff at CCB and fans for a great registration; we drove 7 hours down and waited maybe 15mins in line around 5pm then took it to the tasting room to hang out before heading back home. I'm on 3 hours of sleep and need more coffee, brb.
Signup was done/handled really well, at least from my perspective early in the day. In line at 4:10 or so (number 20 something according to my club card), waited 20 mins or less and they started signup early at 4:30 (get people out of the sun/heat), in my car and out 4:45 or so. Well done CCB, starting a little early to get us out of the heat, very well done.
Sounds like everyone had fun Sunday! Awesome job CCB
Anyone know how many spots will be available for online sales? It's been so ambiguous, I couldn't make it this weekend and would love to know if it's going to be another 1000 spots or just 10?
Facebook post from CCB:
Wow yesterday was awesome! It seems sales for El Catador Club went real smoothly for everyone involved. We sold quite a bit, however we do have some remaining to go on sale starting today at 11am in the tasting room. We will keep going for the next 13 days till we reach 1,000 memberships. Once we've hit that target we intend to open up some sales online.
To all of our current El Catador Club members, cheers for the support! Your member cards are now active and can be used for 10% off of all purchases in the tasting room. With regards to t-shirts, we are waiting till we have sold all memberships to order all of the t-shirts at once according to each person's requested size. You will receive updates on when shirts are ready via the email you used to sign up.
As for the beer? Well, we have a few things sitting in barrels right now, and I know Wayne has a few more ideas of his sleeves...
Thanks again guys!
It would seem ~200 are left. I think it will take far less than 13 days to finish.
Who got the highest numnber? I got 775 at about 9:30 last night...
Someone posted #806 @ 10:45.
Had a blast yesterday! Everything was handled great not to mention the awesome BA beers they released in the tasting room. Got to try my first BA Hunahpu (brandy) and it was delicious. Got in line at 5:30 and was done in 30 min #300!
Last night was awesome. I wasn't able to get off work until 7 so I didn't make it to the brewery until about 8. The wife and I were able to instantly find a parking spot, walk into the brewery, and sign up with no line at all. They really took care of the fans with this one. While we were having drinks I heard one of the people from CCB explaining to their friends why they decided to go to no limit yesterday. They knew they went going to sell 1000 on the first day, but they changed the limit anyway so people wouldn't be worried about missing out. It was a move that was done simply to make us, the fans, feel better. I don't want to name drop who this person was, but it was someone who would have had a big hand in making the decision. Overall I couldn't be happier with how this program is being run. Great job CCB.
Edit: I forgot to give a shout out to coldsnack and ravenacht for sharing some awesome beer as well. Before I even made it to the bar they told me to grab a glass and take some samples of what they had.
3 hour drive, Brewpub, Brewery, BA Brandy Hunahpu, awesome bottle share, sweat for maybe 20 minutes, #251, 3 hour drive home. Happy Happy Happy!
A+ on this one. No complaints.
Anyone know how many are left? I'm literally getting on a plane to Tampa in 10min.
Got #815 this morning!
Great, glad you made it!
I'm stoked! Got my Rare Dos and Nooner, and a case of Brewer's brunch too! what a day!
sounds about right!
I'm pretty sure we just met at the brewpub. I also bought a case, was the guy dressed in business attire.
Nice to informally meet you. That was me in the USF shirt.
What, no yellow Hunahpu shirt???
It looked suspicious enough walking back into work with a case of Brewer's. If I had my Huna shirt on, it might have been too much. I make just get it tattooed on my chest to save the trouble.
Go Bulls! I give Skip Holtz a lot of credit for introducing me to craft beer. Before he arrived to USF I had very little reason to drink as much as I do...
Good thing I wasn't actually drinking my Rare DOS or i might have been sending you a bill ;-)
No clue, but if I were you I'd head straight for the brewery after landing and find out, it's only about 5-10 minutes away.
I was 815 at 11:15. Very quiet there today but I wouldn't wait (fixed typo)
If anyone is concerned about destroying their membership card kinkos will laminate it for $1.25 plus tax. Thanks for the idea ravenacht
Great idea... thanks!
Not a bad idea, might do it myself. Although, other than for novelties, are they truly necessary? I mean wouldn't an ID suffice if it came to it?
It seems like it will be easier to get your 10% discount by simply flashing a card rather then have them look you up in a computer system. Yes, if you are friends with any of the bar tenders they will know you are a catador member, but lets make life easy on them, they take great care of us.
Wouldn't be mad at the port BA 110K I spotted there...
Good to see your flight got ya there in time.
Good point I didn't really think of that.
Yeah laminating the card is a great idea. My wife has a laminator and does them for me.