Framboise For A Cure 2015

Discussion in 'US - West' started by Marco_Gtz, Sep 4, 2015.

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  1. greenspointexas

    greenspointexas Jan 16, 2011 Texas

    2 pp confirmed from RR employee
     
  2. Rotero24

    Rotero24 Aug 6, 2013 California

    Line is at the fountain
     
  3. greenspointexas

    greenspointexas Jan 16, 2011 Texas

    At least they are selling Beat 3Ls to make up for it
     
  4. chcfan

    chcfan Oct 29, 2008 California

    Not sure if serious. Bottles haven't lasted more than like 4 days for the last 3 releases is why I say that.

    Edit: just saw your other post. I don't see how that is possible, but it would be interesting.
     
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  5. hambone

    hambone Apr 26, 2014 California
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    Big format Beats.. seroiusly?
     
  6. Coldstorage

    Coldstorage Oct 1, 2014 California

    2pp sucks.
    Price actually $23 per? Cause that's a wild price jump if so...:slight_frown:
     
  7. SierraJosh

    SierraJosh Aug 13, 2013 California

    only first 10 people in line.
     
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  8. cardinal_bruin_triton

    cardinal_bruin_triton Oct 10, 2013 California
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    If only it were 1 per household :rolling_eyes:
     
  9. SierraJosh

    SierraJosh Aug 13, 2013 California

    Its for charity, remember all the proceeds help the community.
     
  10. greenspointexas

    greenspointexas Jan 16, 2011 Texas

    $23 per bottle confirmed
     
  11. NolanJones

    NolanJones Feb 12, 2015 California

    $23 per bottle and 2 per person? ouch.
     
  12. Coldstorage

    Coldstorage Oct 1, 2014 California

    Beat 3L thing has gotta be a troll. No way those big suckers have finished bottle conditioning yet...
     
  13. IQBlue

    IQBlue Oct 2, 2014 California

    So how far back was the line at opening today? And how big is it right now?
     
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  14. westcoastbeerlvr

    westcoastbeerlvr Oct 19, 2010 California
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    All of this batch of Beat has been in bottles for 5 months. Don't see why they wouldn't be carbonated. I mean, I'm sure they'll taste like plastic/chlorine just like the rest of the batch, but hey, if that's your thing, might as well get a big format.
     
  15. Coldstorage

    Coldstorage Oct 1, 2014 California

    ^It's admittedly a little out of my wheelhouse since I do not brew, but I have heard many times that the large format bottles age slower and more gracefully so I was jumping to the conclusion that they would also take longer to bottle condition as well. Not true?
     
  16. CenCalMario

    CenCalMario Jan 12, 2009 California

    I hear when they finish the last few people in the Beat line today they'll open up the FFaC line for sales.
     
  17. kpacedo

    kpacedo Nov 24, 2009 California

    LOL, buying out investors is $r$ bidness
     
  18. hambone

    hambone Apr 26, 2014 California
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    How's the line?
     
  19. Ynot2

    Ynot2 Jul 24, 2009 California
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    By 12:30 you could walk right in and get bottles or grab a seat at the bar and order. They always allocate FfaC daily so it lasts a couple of weeks at least.
     
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  20. IQBlue

    IQBlue Oct 2, 2014 California

    Might be crazy to talk about in a thread like this but...how is it tasting?
     
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  21. Goldstar81

    Goldstar81 Jul 15, 2010 California

    Last year it was 6 pp and $15 (I think) each. It lasted a couple weeks and they were not very strict on daily limits. Perhaps the drought has affected the price of the fruit? Maybe they're using more fruit this year? Do we know if the base beer is temptation or sonambic?
     
  22. CyberMonk

    CyberMonk May 18, 2010 California

    I think they just want to raise more money for the charity. Also, last year it was 4 per person at $18/bottle (and 6 per person at $15/bottle the year before that).
     
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  23. Coldstorage

    Coldstorage Oct 1, 2014 California

    Yeah, my guess is they are trying to reach a price point that makes it sit around for longer than two weeks, knowing that there is no room for criticism if the profits are donated.

    Interesting that they still haven't made any formal announcements about the release... probably easier not to make any promises and have people moan about it on social media if things get gummed up.
     
  24. IQBlue

    IQBlue Oct 2, 2014 California

    To add...I think the fact that people always accuse them of enjoying having the "shitshow" may have changed their approach for this release. The people I was standing in line with the week of the Beat release couldn't stop hammering home the point that RR relishes in the attention. Got so tired of hearing it I just put my headphones on.
     
  25. lupercmda

    lupercmda Jul 21, 2012 North Carolina
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    Got 2 bottles today and it was $23 per bottle.
     
  26. KevSal

    KevSal Oct 17, 2010 California
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    I know it's for charity but $23?? Ouch

    2 limit and over 20 per? This sucks : /
     
  27. lupercmda

    lupercmda Jul 21, 2012 North Carolina
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    Had a glass at the bar and is very tasty.
     
  28. Goldstar81

    Goldstar81 Jul 15, 2010 California

    Agree 100%
     
  29. Vivified

    Vivified Jul 9, 2014 California

    I was there yesterday, showed up at 11:30. Waited in line for ~10 minutes then was inside and had a table for 4 within 30. Line to get bottles was short. Saw a guy put a hat on and get back in line to double-dip after he got his allocation. Yes, a bit pricey at $23 and 2 pp is meh, but it does all go for a good cause. 12 oz pours are only $7, and it is drinking great. Talked with our server a bit, he said they didn't do any other announcements to try and avoid the shitshow that Beat was. When I left near 5 PM, you could still walk to the merchandise area and get bottles. Overall a great day at RR with my wife, brother, and a friend.
     
  30. cardinal_bruin_triton

    cardinal_bruin_triton Oct 10, 2013 California
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    Mule game solid :wink:
     
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  31. Vivified

    Vivified Jul 9, 2014 California

    The only real "mule" was possibly my wife, as she doesn't drink beer at all, but she is very big on any events and fundraising in regards to women's health. She was all for supporting the cause and was more than happy to get a shirt to show her support. Not to mention she drove the long drive home, she's a keeper! My brother got bottles for himself, as sours are his favorite style. I did get my buddies allocation though, as he is more interested in IPA's and he hadn't been to RR before so he jumped at the chance to snag a ride with when I let him know I was heading up. A good day!
     
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  32. hambone

    hambone Apr 26, 2014 California
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    In line, about 10 people. The price point is going slow down demand
     
  33. Coldstorage

    Coldstorage Oct 1, 2014 California

    Was able to stop in for a pour today... by my recollection this is very restrained compared to previous years. Not too acidic and minimal tartness in the base (maybe more temptation than beat in this blend, which would make sense if the current batch of beat was in fact smaller....) but nice level of subdued tartness coming off the raspberries. As usual, a very juicy and fresh fruit character as opposed to the more syrupy examples some other breweries make. Color is also a bit less vibrant than last year although still a beautiful deep pink. Overall, really lovely stuff and still probably my favorite domestic framboise.
     
  34. GolfingGq

    GolfingGq Apr 6, 2013 California
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    How late in the day did they have bottles yesterday? Did it even run out?
     
  35. Vivified

    Vivified Jul 9, 2014 California

    Like I said in my post above, I left near 5 PM and there were still allocations available.
     
  36. Crunk_certified

    Crunk_certified Jul 7, 2014 California

    just grabbed two around 730 pm.
    Made an impulse buy and grabbed two, afterwards I was like "Wow I just got these TWO beers for just under fifty dollars!". But then I realized I was being a good citizen and donating to charity :wink: and was rewarded with two beers.
     
  37. Mumbles720

    Mumbles720 Jan 23, 2014 California

    I was bummed to hear the 2pp per day but it's amazing for us locals. With that price jump we BETTER find a cure for breast cancer. They've been selling bottles all the way til closing.
     
  38. breadwinner

    breadwinner Mar 6, 2014 California

    Apologize for the brief threadjack, but for anyone who's been up there for FFAC, are they still selling bottles of Sonoma Pride Amasa and/or Dauenhauer?
     
  39. DOTU

    DOTU Feb 11, 2011 California

    They had both SP bottles two weeks ago but it is not on the bottle list online so I doubt they have it now. That list is pretty accurate in my experience.
     
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  40. reefer_bob

    reefer_bob May 13, 2014 California
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    I was there on Saturday and both SP bottles were available.
     
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