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Fremont Brewing/Pine Box 1st Anniversary beer!!!

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by t4h2c0, Mar 21, 2013.

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  1. beefandbean22

    beefandbean22 Oct 15, 2008 Washington
    Beer Trader

    Yeah, this was at the pine box. I knew the person was wrong, but just didn't feel like arguing with her. I guess she saved me $20, but I still wish I had the beer to try.
     
  2. draheim

    draheim Sep 18, 2010 Washington
    Beer Trader

    Go to Fremont tomorrow and get a bottle for $15.
     
  3. beertunes

    beertunes Sep 24, 2007 Washington
    Beer Trader

    Geek out, feel up, whatevs.
     
  4. beertunes

    beertunes Sep 24, 2007 Washington
    Beer Trader

    Bottle share too?
     
  5. John_M

    John_M Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
    Moderator Beer Trader

    LOL!!! Yes, God forbid that anyone express their opinion on THIS site. In particular, God forbid that anyone express what sounds even remotely like a dissenting opinion.

    From now on, only completely positive, encouraging, pollyannish opinions will be tolerated on this site!
     
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  6. NWer

    NWer Mar 10, 2009 Washington
    Beer Trader

    Yup. I think Matt can handle it :)
     
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  7. John_M

    John_M Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
    Moderator Beer Trader

    I think so too. I really do hope he schedules some sort of gathering at the brewery, as I've enjoyed the Fremont beers I've had so far and would like to visit.
     
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  8. beefandbean22

    beefandbean22 Oct 15, 2008 Washington
    Beer Trader

    If I lived in Seattle I would do that. But being that I was just up for the weekend and drove back home yesterday, I can't do that.
     
  9. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    I'm in.
     
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  10. draheim

    draheim Sep 18, 2010 Washington
    Beer Trader

    I hope smartass, ill-informed, "back of the classroom" wisecracks will still be tolerated. Otherwise I'll be tendering my resignation forthwith. That's basically all I'm good for.

    As for getting together, the rest of you can pick a date and I'll try to make it.
     
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  11. TheEarl

    TheEarl Apr 10, 2012 Washington

    In. Sounds fun.
     
  12. HuskyinPDX

    HuskyinPDX Jan 23, 2011 Washington
    Beer Trader

    anybody go today?
     
  13. LiquidAmber

    LiquidAmber Feb 20, 2009 Washington

    Are bottles available now at the brewery? The website doesn't mention 1st Nail yet.
     
  14. distantmantra

    distantmantra May 23, 2011 Washington
    Beer Trader

    It's on tap at the brewery, so I'm guessing bottles are available as well.
     
  15. deathcharms

    deathcharms Jul 11, 2009 California

    There is a difference between expressing and whining...
     
  16. Prudence

    Prudence Jan 6, 2011 Washington

    Bottles are selling at the brewery. $15, no bottle limit. Great beer. Thank you to the posters of this thread. I would have missed this release otherwise.
     
  17. LiquidAmber

    LiquidAmber Feb 20, 2009 Washington

    Thanks for the update! I'll stop on my way home tonight.
     
  18. HuskyinPDX

    HuskyinPDX Jan 23, 2011 Washington
    Beer Trader

    Stopped by today. Nobody there, tried on tap. Grabbed a bottle and a sixer of the SBW5. I love Fremont!
     
  19. csano

    csano Sep 21, 2010 Washington

    Anyone know how many bottles/cases they have at the brewery?
     
  20. HuskyinPDX

    HuskyinPDX Jan 23, 2011 Washington
    Beer Trader

    240 Bottles
     
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  21. John_M

    John_M Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
    Moderator Beer Trader

    Thank God you seem to be an expert at it, as I frequently can't tell the difference myself. In my (limited) experience, one person's whining criticism is often times another person's thoughtful, constructive observation. I think you need to chime in on a lot more threads to help some of us (clearly me, for instance) out with this often subtle distinction.
     
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  22. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    I would let it go. I have always found you to be a thoughtful, frequent, and positive contributor to our forum. And, IMHO, the distinction between expressing and whining in the eye of the beholder tends to have more to do with whether or not the beholder agrees with the statements made than anything objective.
     
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  23. John_M

    John_M Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
    Moderator Beer Trader

    Agreed on both counts. You're absolutely right, but it always puzzles me when someone makes a comment like this, on what is obviously an opinion driven forum. I confess it always gets a bit under my skin when I see someone complaining about all the whining on a particular thread, when in reality, they just don't happen to agree with some of the comments made on the thread. I was going to suggest to deathcharms that if he disagrees with what is said by some of the posters that he interject a contrasting viewpoint or opinion, but you're right, it's probably better to just let it go.

    Oh, and thanks for the compliment. Ditto yourself BuckeyeOne.
     
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  24. beertunes

    beertunes Sep 24, 2007 Washington
    Beer Trader

    This is Murica! We gots the First Amendment, which covers the freedom of whining! There's starving kids in China who would love your freedom to whine if you're not going to finish it!
     
  25. kevwcamp

    kevwcamp May 13, 2010 Washington
    Beer Trader

    Back to the beer at hand...I'm waiting for someone to add it since I'm one of those d-bags who barely reviews anything and mostly sticks to hads.

    Tried it on tap at an empty brewery. Yes it is cinnamon forward, which I definitely like in the smell and find it pleasing on top of the chocolate and licorice flavors. IMO it's like Hunahpu without the chili heat, and it has an appropriately thick and chewy mouthfeel for 11.5%. Yes it's pricey, but at least it's not Hunahpu pricey and hype-y. Ok I guess I mostly reviewed it, but still waiting on the add. ;)
     
  26. waltersrj

    waltersrj Dec 16, 2010 Washington

    Are there really only 240 bottles? 20 cases? That surprises me as its no limit.
     
  27. kevwcamp

    kevwcamp May 13, 2010 Washington
    Beer Trader

    I asked and confirmed 20 cases. I also saw about 10 unopened cases on the floor next to the bar today, and assumed those were the remaining bottles.
     
  28. csano

    csano Sep 21, 2010 Washington

    When I went in today to pick up my bottles, the guy walked into the back room and brought out two cases. He didn't even touch the ones that were on the floor to the left of the bar.
     
  29. csano

    csano Sep 21, 2010 Washington

    Brewery turds.
     
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  30. HuskyinPDX

    HuskyinPDX Jan 23, 2011 Washington
    Beer Trader

    No rare beers here.
     
  31. duketheredeemer

    duketheredeemer Jan 21, 2007 Washington

    Was just at the brewery. They have it on tap and several cases left.

    Fair bit of chocolate, lots of licorice and molasses. Big, thick body as it should have and not quite as cinnamon forward as other reviews had led me to believe. Super sweet, too. Really lovely, but I'm pretty sure I'll have to share my bottles with a few people when I open them, as they're like a big bottle of candy.
     
  32. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    Just goes to show everyone's palate is different. I too didn't find it that cinnamon-forward. But I didn't find it to be super sweet at all nor did I pick up licorice and molasses.

    I thought it was quite roasty, with chocolate, vanilla, and cinnamon balanced throughout. The scary thing was that the 11% ABV was very well hidden.
     
  33. HuskyinPDX

    HuskyinPDX Jan 23, 2011 Washington
    Beer Trader

    I got cinnamon, licorice, and didn't find it that sweet. So there ya go.
     
  34. slinkie

    slinkie Mar 4, 2011 Washington

    I had two glasses of it (separate days). The first I don't remember particularly noticing the cinnamon. The second I thought was super cinnamon-forward. The ABV is definitely well hidden.
     
  35. ijaap

    ijaap Jan 5, 2013 Washington
    Beer Trader

    I'm heading down there tomorrow, hopefully there are some bottles left.
     
  36. hopburster

    hopburster Feb 2, 2011 Washington

    Still available at Fremont?
     
  37. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    It was as of 3 pm today (Friday).
     
  38. hopburster

    hopburster Feb 2, 2011 Washington

  39. HuskyinPDX

    HuskyinPDX Jan 23, 2011 Washington
    Beer Trader

    And? Still some there?
     
  40. hopburster

    hopburster Feb 2, 2011 Washington

    Didn't make it down there today...maybe tomorrow or Mon?
     
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