Dismiss Notice
We're celebrating 10 years of BeerAdvocate magazine with $10 print subscriptions for US residents.

Subscribe now!

fantasia release

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by crusian, Jan 18, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. crusian

    crusian May 14, 2010 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    Here now. Was bored...
    12 people in line.
    Got a beer upstairs and they said I could take it down. Also brought something if anyone shares in line.
     
  2. crusian

    crusian May 14, 2010 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    Building now... About 35.
     
  3. msubulldog25

    msubulldog25 Aug 3, 2005 Oregon

    Seeing this thread makes those of us stuck at work til 5:00pm very :mad:
     
    MADhombrewer likes this.
  4. Sarlacc83

    Sarlacc83 Mar 2, 2008 Oregon

    I think you're screwed Brian.
     
  5. crusian

    crusian May 14, 2010 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    Just opened a l'brett d'or
     
  6. bfg75

    bfg75 Feb 26, 2011 Washington
    Beer Trader

    En route, it bad yet?
     
  7. thegingninj

    thegingninj Dec 2, 2007 Oregon

    Shit. I forgot about this. Anyone interested in picking me up a bottle? I work until 6 but can pick it up anytime after that...

    Gordon
     
  8. crusian

    crusian May 14, 2010 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    Yeah. I think people might get shut out.
     
  9. RedMedicine

    RedMedicine Jun 3, 2005 Oregon

    Per twitter, sold out in 30 min. I am secretly hoping that all of Uprights hinting about the beer being "different" this year means not as good. Maybe that will quell some of the hysteria in this town.
     
  10. deathcharms

    deathcharms Jul 11, 2009 California

    Different yeast. Way better base beer this year. '12 is more sour and has more fruit on tap. But I think the '13 bottles are gonna be the tits.
     
  11. honkduh

    honkduh Jun 2, 2011 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    That was one long ass line
     
  12. hopsbreath

    hopsbreath Aug 28, 2009 Oregon

    First time they've sold out of anything other than a Sole Comp in a single day let alone 30 minutes. I think the word is out. They bottle titties, and I'm not talking about the Four Play label.
     
  13. googzoid10

    googzoid10 Nov 10, 2008 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    If anybody missed out on Fantasia but has a bottle of Logsdon Peche n Brett to trade, I can hook up the Fantasia plus add other interesting beers. I know Peche n Brett was harder to get so I'll definitely make it up to ya.
     
  14. Shmeal

    Shmeal Nov 9, 2009 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    I think 2013 Fantasia is better than 2012. Less sour, but that will come over time. Peach presence is huge. I plan to pop a bottle tonight for final judgement.
     
    digita7693 and hopsbreath like this.
  15. ggfunk

    ggfunk Mar 29, 2010 Oregon

    Work got in the way. Lets hope it hits some distro.
     
  16. Shmeal

    Shmeal Nov 9, 2009 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    I heard that they sold the cases that were supposed to go to distro.....let's hope I'm wrong.
     
  17. Sarlacc83

    Sarlacc83 Mar 2, 2008 Oregon

    Smooth release, but I feel bad for anyone who couldn't make it before 3.
     
  18. Shmeal

    Shmeal Nov 9, 2009 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    I was there a little past three. I think anyone that got there before 4 got at least a bottle.
     
  19. lotbfan

    lotbfan Nov 22, 2010 Oregon

    Side by side you would never know the 12 and the 13 were supposed to be the same beer, loved the sour of the 12, but the peach flavor was awesome in the 13. Too late to grab a bottle myself.
     
  20. msubulldog25

    msubulldog25 Aug 3, 2005 Oregon

    Nope, not screwed - thanks to my GOOD friend who left work early to stand in line. He wound up being one of the last dozen or so to get bottles. I believe the last ones sold by about 4:45...

    So has anyone else compared a bottle of 2012 with a 2013? I'm not talking taste comparison, I mean the label design, text, wax, etc. The two vintages look identical to me in packaging... Anyone found any differences (I ask because people who cellar and/or do 'vertical' tastings will surely want to know..)?
     
  21. m4ttj0nes

    m4ttj0nes Feb 21, 2012 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    let us know the results
     
  22. lotbfan

    lotbfan Nov 22, 2010 Oregon

    I usually go for the blue painters tape and sharpie on the bottom of the bottle technique myself, haven't seen the Fantasia bottles specifically, but I tend to follow the KISS methodology.

    Grats on yours, we were drinking some Westie with friends while that line was forming, so we can't complain too much, we did drink all we could on draft though!
     
  23. Shmeal

    Shmeal Nov 9, 2009 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    Popped open a bottle tonight. Unlike last year's, 2013 from the bottle is very similar to the tap version. Lightly tart, more saison qualities to it, with huge peach on the back end.
     
  24. crusian

    crusian May 14, 2010 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    The 12 and 13 on tap for $3 was killer. So much cheaper than buying the bottles. 12 was more tart, loved it. 13 was more peach, loved it... hope it develops that tartness. It is tart, but nothing like the tartness of the 12. Thanks to everyone that was there and the fuckin amazing people we met and hung out with last night. Portland, you are awesome and have awesome people in it.
    Andy, Chris, Colin, Jeff... i cant thank you enough for the rides and company... among many others i got too drunk to remember names.
     
    HaveUSeenMyCellar and JustXBeer like this.
  25. OregonHopmonster

    OregonHopmonster Jan 15, 2011 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    I checked out both bottles and don't see a definitive difference (slightly thicker script on the rear label for the 2012, and all my 2012 bottles have a long drip of wax while the all my 2013 bottles have tight wax jobs without drips).
     
    JonnyBeers likes this.
  26. OakedCanuck

    OakedCanuck Jun 23, 2009 Washington

    Anytime Seth. Holler at me if you're ever in the Seattle area.

    Cheers
    Colin
     
  27. crusian

    crusian May 14, 2010 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    Glad you got home OK!
    I'll be up in July. See you then.
     
    OakedCanuck likes this.
  28. ArchEnemyBrew

    ArchEnemyBrew Mar 21, 2010 Washington

    And remember it's pronounced fan-tah-zee-uh ;)
     
  29. Shmeal

    Shmeal Nov 9, 2009 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    I reject your reality and substitute my own!
     
    black13 likes this.
  30. digita7693

    digita7693 Jan 19, 2010 Germany
    Beer Trader

    I got there at 3:45 and got a case... when there were about 10 people to go in line it looked as if I was going to get shut out, but apparently an executive decision was made to sell the distro bottles (around 25 cases I think). After I got my case there were 15 cases left and about 30-40 people behind me, so some people definitely got shut out and no distro.

    $12 pitchers of fantasia, awesome:)
     
  31. GeoNut

    GeoNut Dec 23, 2012

    Should of had a limit of bottles so everyone gets a chance instead of mules getting a whole case each. Wrong move by selling the distro cases as well.
     
  32. digita7693

    digita7693 Jan 19, 2010 Germany
    Beer Trader

    I totally disagree, especially since I would've been shut out if they didn't go through distro. And I really didn't see too many mules, lot of people getting cases and splitting with multiple people. If you didn't make it too bad the pitchers were awesome :)
     
    exitmusic00 likes this.
  33. eyeenjoybeer

    eyeenjoybeer Feb 18, 2011 Seychelles

    Bottle limits of less than a case would have insured that more folks had access. Saving cases for distribution would have done that even more so. The fact that you got yours is not much of an argument.
     
  34. hopsbreath

    hopsbreath Aug 28, 2009 Oregon

    Last year they had case limits and didn't sell out. The fact is, they never sold out of a 1,000+ bottle beer before so there was no reason to assume they would do so this time in advance. I expect next time Fantasia drops the limit will be less (as evidenced by the always dropping limit on Sole Comps) but with age comes wisdom as they say.
     
  35. RedMedicine

    RedMedicine Jun 3, 2005 Oregon

    Hear what you're saying, but one quick glance at this board in the past week could have told you they were going to sell out day of.
     
  36. hopsbreath

    hopsbreath Aug 28, 2009 Oregon

    One quick glance at this board in the past week and nobody questioned the case limits until after the release. Monday morning quarterbacking, hind-sight is 20/20, coulda, woulda, shoulda...those all apply here.
     
    black13, Shmeal and exitmusic00 like this.
  37. Sarlacc83

    Sarlacc83 Mar 2, 2008 Oregon

    I emailed Alex a week before the release and let him know he might want to consider doing a head count before the sale started to figure out if he should drop the bottle limits.

    The rest of you were hoping to get your case so you didn't complain until you got shut out.
     
  38. hopsbreath

    hopsbreath Aug 28, 2009 Oregon

    My point exactly.
     
    LoPo87, gueuzehead and Sarlacc83 like this.
  39. LoPo87

    LoPo87 Mar 9, 2012 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    Don't ya mean 900 bottle release? ;)
     
  40. digita7693

    digita7693 Jan 19, 2010 Germany
    Beer Trader

    either way its not a 20,000 bottle release which saw large distro, so no way it can be a whale or, of lesser importance, taste good. ;)
     
    black13 likes this.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer FestĀ® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • 10 Years of BeerAdvocate Magazine

    We're celebrating 10 years of BA mag with $10 print subscriptions for US residents!

    Subscribe