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Hay Merchant Anniversary Party (Friday 2/15)

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by DonD, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. DonD

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    From their website.

    Can you believe that it’s already been a year. It’s gone by so fast yet so much has happened. And we have shared many wonderful brews together. Now, I’m not popping the question or anything, but don’t you think we should celebrate. The Houston beer community has shown real support for and appreciation of the craft beer offerings, the Mud Turtle Club, and chef Antoine Ware’s kitchen. To say Thank You, Hay Merchant will be throwing a party to celebrate our first year. We will be tapping some of our coolest stuff from our cellar to say thank you to all of our favorite folks.

    Here is just a few of the special beers: 6point 3Beans, Dogfish Head 120 2012, Dogfish Head Midas Touch, Dogfish Head Noble Rot, Great Divide Old Ruffian, Stone Vertical Epic 8,10 and 11, Stone Saison Du BUFF, Jester King RU-55 (Cask), Jester King El Cedro, Real Ale Scots Gone Wild, Karbach BBA Hellfighter 2012 (Batch #1), Brooklyn Monster 2008, Real Ale Highlander 2012, Avery Kaiser 2012, Harpoon Leviathan Quad 2011, Karbach BBA Rodeo Clown (Cask), Karbach WBA Krunkin Pumpkin (Cask), Unibroue Trois Pistoles 2011, Sierra Nevada Ovila Quad w/ Sugar Plums, Victory Helios, Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout, Real Ale Empire 2012, Harpoon Leviathan Czernobog and Southern Star BBA Buried Hatchet 2010 (The WORLD’S VERY LAST BARREL of Batch #1).

    And I almost Forgot, the first 100 people here that day will receive a free commemorative glass. So, don’t be late.
     
  2. DonD

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    And according to Facebook, this is just the list so far... more to come.
     
  3. mattchow

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    I'll be there at 3p when they open. I want BBA Buried Hatchet, easily my favorite beer.
     
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    I'm with you on that. I've already requested off work for the afternoon.
     
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    OG Black Crack!!! Sad I can't get off work for this...
     
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    Everything else in that list seems meh ;)
     
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    Welp, I know where I'll be.
     
  8. DanzBorin

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    I'll be in Seattle

    Looks like a badass list though!
     
  9. mattchow

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    I'll have more BBA Buried Hatchet for you..
     
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    Haha I gave Kevin shit for deciding to have the party on a Friday and it turns out I'm going to be off on the 15th :)

    Time to party.
     
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  12. Ford

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    Man.. I wonder if I'll even be able to get in around 5:15 pm... it's not the biggest place.
     
  13. mattchow

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    Hope you don't have to work on Saturday lol
     
  14. DanzBorin

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    I'll have to live vicariously through you...
     
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    Anyone want to make this interesting and see if they'll host a bottle share? Or would that be too absurd?
     
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    [​IMG]
     
  17. mattchow

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    .. and BBA Rodeo Clown lol
     
  18. wsnich

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    I'm taking the day off to attend this. I wouldn't be opposed to the idea.
     
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    I think if we do it early enough before shit gets stupid busy it would be fine. I'll ask the appropriate sources when I'm there tonight and report back.
     
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    Yeah, yeah! Too bad Russian River pulled out of WA or I could gloat about Pliny the Younger. lol
     
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    just a guess, but I wouldn't think they would want a bunch of people drinking BYOB beer and taking up tables on one of their busiest days of the year.
     
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    HM tweet:
    I'm in.
     
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    Saw this too. Anybody know what time they're heading up there? Won't a bunch of people hanging out make the whole line thing kinda messy?
     
  25. DanzBorin

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    It's going to be a cluster no matter what. :O

    You have been to Hay Merchant before, right? A regular Friday gets so busy it's hard to move or get beer. This is going to kick that up a notch! :D
     
  26. pawpaw

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    FTFY.
     
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    Do you think they're going to be doing growler fills?
     
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    That's a good Q. I'll go ahead and bring my just in case.
     
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    Highly doubtful.
     
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    on their Facebook page, they said if there's any left on Saturday, they would.
     
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    I'm new to Growlers so, Forgive me for such a n00bish question - Can I bring my own or would I need to buy one from them you think?
     
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    You can take your own.
     
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    You should probably just forfeit the idea of asking about BA beers, because I can 99.8% guarantee they'll say no. Of every BA beer they've had that I've seen, the only one I've gotten was the BA Ovila, minus the off chance that I got the Anvil Hellfighter 64oz fill.
     
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    I want to go, but would only have about thirty minutes to spend.. between 5.15 and 5.45.... not sure I'd be able to get in and out.. I have to be downtown by 6pm... so I'll probably have to sit this one out sadly. I wish they would hold the anniversary party on Saturday instead...

    Have fun everybody!
     
  35. Phil_S

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    Was up there last night and from what I heard, they aren't doing growler fills for the anniversary beers tomorrow. But whatever is left on Saturday is fair game.

    As far as the tailgate goes, I heard that people would probably start showing up around noon.

    I would be down to join / start a tailgate up if anyone else is interested. Bring some tasty libations.
     
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    WOW... I'm totally going to this.. Amazing list
     
  37. mattchow

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    I'll be tailgating at 2pm or so lol.
     
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    I'll be over at Blacksmith beforehand... Should be good!
     
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    That is my plan as well:D
     
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    Amazing is all I can say about Hay Merchant tonight.
     
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