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Freetail Sept 15th Bottle Release

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by miikezombie, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. BruceBruce

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    Posting that list makes everyone want to follow you the walking distance with a U-haul and then well...... Borrow all of your beer :) In all honesty, that is amazing almost everything on there is great or I think will be great and havent tried yet. Someone with a way better cellar than me will make some offers, just starting off.
     
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    I am also thinking of making the drive w/ my bf. Thanks for the hotel suggestions, y'all.
     
  3. mhenson42

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    Thanks. I have one small trade in the works. I wouldn't mind one or two more.

    I plan to bring a few good ones from the list to the bottle share...I haven't fully decided what to bring yet though (I'm open to suggestions :) ). I do have a ton of singles and extras I've received that aren't on my cellar list that I'll be bringing as well. I have lots of those that I need to clear out.
     
  4. BgThang

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    2006 and 2007 were damn good fresh. 2008 is when they started their downfall.
     
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  5. LadyOfMuchBeer

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    I will add my bottles once I figure out what to bring, maybe a bit closer to the event.
     
  6. miikezombie

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    I plan on bringing a few RS beers. Maybe a Fantome or 2.
     
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  7. LadyOfMuchBeer

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    I'm just not ready for this kind of commitment!
     
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    I could not disagree with you more. 2008 is one of the best vintages ever. 2009 was ok, 2010 was ok, and the last two years are very very meh.
     
  9. BgThang

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    thats cause you suck! :)
     
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    Due to the very limited release of Fortuna Roja, does anyone know how the actual bottle purchasing will work? It looks like things start at 8am, but bottle buying is at 11am. Will the line start at <8am? Never been to this release and will coming from out of town so any info is appreciated.
     
  11. miikezombie

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    They will pass out tickets. 120 Bottles = 60 tickets They will line us up at 11. Your place in line means nothing without a ticket.
     
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    Just out of curiosity, how are they able to sell their bottles at this release? They are selling the bottled at the brewpub correct?
     
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    Yes
     
  14. miikezombie

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    Let me rephrase that. If you dont get a ticket you can still buy all if the other bottles.
     
  15. Azzy

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    Sorry. I was bit behind on laws. I'm guessing this is able to happen because HB 602 passed, correct?
     
  16. channels321

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    They are allowed to sell their beers on site but nowhere else
     
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    Right. But prior to the bill passing they weren't able to even sell for off premises right?
     
  18. ehsteve

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    I don't believe it's a result of HB 602. IIRC, they (and NXNW here in Austin) were releasing bottles before the bill was even introduced.
     
  19. Azzy

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    But then, that would be against the law according to TABC, since brewpubs in Texas were not allowed to sell for off premise.. from my understanding.
     
  20. LadyOfMuchBeer

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    That was still as is now. If you distribute you cannot be licensed sell on site.
     
  21. canadianghetto

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    Freetail has been releasing La Muerta since 2009. Just because you sell a bottle at a brewpub doesn't mean it is for offsite consumption. Brewpubs have always been able to sell their own beers in bottles and growlers as far as I know.
     
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    But if you don't distribute, you can sell for off premises as a brewpub? Even if you sold at the brewpub. I'm in the industry so I am just trying to get an understanding not trying to be a dick or anything.

    I mean from my understanding you are either a producer,wholesale or retail. Breweries are producers therefore they are not legally allowed to sell beer for off premises at the brewery(retail). As a brewpub you are on a retail side since they sell beer to be consumed for the customer (even though they brew it themselves), that's why brewpubs can not distribute in Texas because they would then cross into the wholesale side..

    I know, stupid Texas laws. I am just confused because I believe that brewpubs can sell to people to drink in the pub but they can not sell beer to go. (but from what I read, I saw HB 602 allows this). I am just trying to understand. I guess getting sidetracked from the release party.
     
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    Thanks! Any idea when the tickets will be passed out? Do they go to the first 60 people there when things get going at 8 or is there some other system set up? With only 60 available, I'm trying to give myself the best odds.
     
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    Awe-struck bad language. That sounds magnificent. Is that a draft only beer, or is it bottled? And if it is, indeed, a bottled beer, to whom do I start begging for a trade?
     
  25. channels321

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    A brewery cannot sell on site. A brewpub can only sell onsite.
     
  26. Azzy

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    Off premises means to consume off premises. Sorry for distracting. Party on and fuck the man!
     
  27. channels321

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    Well it doesn't matter where you drink it as long as it is purchased onsite. This is obvious otherwise growlers and bottles would both be illegal. TABC is ridiculous in when it comes to these types of situations. It is all a ridiculous setup.
     
  28. miikezombie

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    It should be the 1st 60 people to arrive. When will the tickets be passed out? As soon as Freetail employees, or Scott, show up. If you miss out on Fortuna Roja you still have the ability to purchase 4 solid beers.
     
  29. pwsoldier

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    It's going to be released in bottles on the 15th.

    Brewpubs can't legally distribute their beers to off-site bars and retailers. Because of this, they are allowed to sell beer to-go in both growler and bottle format. Freetail has been doing this legally since 2009. It is the only exception to the three-tier system in TX that I'm aware of.
     
  30. mhenson42

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    Got around to adding my list. Looking forward to the bottle share.:)
     
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    Are you moving? Unless you are bringing the whole family including grandma and grandpa that's a lot of beers.
     
  32. LadyOfMuchBeer

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    You may want to edit that down some, you only need to add the bottles you are going to be bringing to share. :)
     
  33. mhenson42

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    If they don't all get opened and drunk, then I'll be disappointed with the crowd that shows up. :)

    There's alot of bottles on that list that I....well my wife....wants out of my refrigerator. lol
     
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    That's cool and all, but damn do I hate seeing 20+ half full bottles of beer sitting on that tasting table at 11 when everyone moves inside to start drinking Freetail beers.
     
  35. mhenson42

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    That's a good point....I tend to go overboard, lol. I knocked a few off. I guess I'll save a few of the bombers for next time around. There's a bunch of 12 oz bottles on that list - so those won't go too far in bottle share.
     
  36. canadianghetto

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    I am bringing one bottle, but its a good one plus f'ing expensive. Need to bring the average down after mhenson42 ;)
     
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  37. LadyOfMuchBeer

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    I saw your bottle, and I like the way you are thinking!!!
     
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    I added one, I'll see if I can add another.
     
  39. miikezombie

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    I added a few things. Will add another when I find it.
     
  40. jl28r1

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    Fuck it, I'm gonna bring a 20 pack of Bud Light Lime as well as the Dirac just so I can say I brought more beers than Matt! :cool:
     
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