Highland Park: Bottle Friends & Public Releases (2018)

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by taylordane, Jan 29, 2018.

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Are you a Bottle Friend?

  1. Yes

  2. No, passed

  3. No, missed the sale, hopefully next year

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  1. dcgunman

    dcgunman Crusader (751) Jul 1, 2009 California

    Cans of World Class are ready to go in the cooler. They still have cans of Quinoa Cowboy. World Class is tasting pretty good at 8%.
     
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  2. mlobster

    mlobster Initiate (56) Dec 30, 2012 California
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    I mean they're always going to be below dogs in the hierarchy of pets. :stuck_out_tongue:
     
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  3. BeersandBread

    BeersandBread Initiate (196) Jan 20, 2016 California
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    World Champ is delicious. Ugly art, heck of a beer.
     
  4. ComradePalmer

    ComradePalmer Initiate (155) Jul 27, 2015 California

    Y'all do not appreciate the beauty that are California mountain lions.
     
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  5. J-loco

    J-loco Initiate (193) Jan 23, 2015 California

    never forget P-22
     
  6. taylordane

    taylordane Initiate (130) Dec 28, 2015 California
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    It's hilarious how the expectations and high standards for creative hipster can art have evolved.
     
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  7. dcgunman

    dcgunman Crusader (751) Jul 1, 2009 California

    Oh. Is that what that is?
     
  8. dcgunman

    dcgunman Crusader (751) Jul 1, 2009 California

    Speaking of can art, Revisions newest can release Hops In a Can TIPA is, how do you say it in hip hopsters talk. Pretty dope! I’d throw a pic of it here but I’m not that hip on how to do that yo.
     
  9. Black_Rider

    Black_Rider Zealot (511) Mar 26, 2013 California
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    P-22 is still alive. Griffith Park lion
     
  10. J-loco

    J-loco Initiate (193) Jan 23, 2015 California

    Or was it P-23? Either way you know what I meant.
     
  11. pro100

    pro100 Initiate (90) Oct 12, 2014 California

    That World Champ can art looks good to me and I've talked about HPB's sometimes questionable can art earlier in this thread. Will be stopping by either tomorrow or Sunday at the latest.
     
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  12. Black_Rider

    Black_Rider Zealot (511) Mar 26, 2013 California
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    well, there have been quite a few mountain lions killed in recent years. so, if you meant one of those, then yes, I knew what you meant. sort of
     
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  13. the_trystero

    the_trystero Disciple (326) Mar 19, 2013 California

    I like the can art and LOVE the beer. I finally bought a four pack of Quinoa yesterday, iz ok.
     
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  14. pro100

    pro100 Initiate (90) Oct 12, 2014 California

    Just got back from HPB Chinatown.. Cans galore!
     
  15. the_trystero

    the_trystero Disciple (326) Mar 19, 2013 California

    Good, I'm officially out of Champ and Quinoa, no loss on the Quinoa but hopefully grabbing more Champ tomorrow!
     
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  16. swanfungus

    swanfungus Devotee (489) Dec 23, 2014 California
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    ICYMI: Double bottle release for Friends. It appears if they don't sell out they'll hit public sale afterward. Also, if HPB wants some freelance copyediting help I'll happily offer my services.

    Collective Blend #1 - The idea behind this beer is incorporating some of our favorite barrels from throughout the year. The majority of the barrels are French Oak puncheon that previously help central coast of California wines with Rhone type of varietals (think syrah, grenach, etc.). A huge elemant [sic] driving this particular blend is the sizable conponent [sic] of spontaneously fermented beer that was used. Collective Blend #1 was fermented in french oak puncheon barrels that previously held red wine. It is dry and citrusy with a big grapefruit and lemon character up front, delicate oak in the middle, zippy acidity, and a peppery, lemon brightness in the finish. 6.1% abv. 500ml bottle. (There is one bottle included with your membership).

    Collective Blend #1 w/Cherums - Made from taking in the Collective Blend base and throwing in some Cherums (a hybrid stonefruit of cherry and plum) to age on. 6.1% abv. 500ml bottle.
     
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  17. Frosty11161

    Frosty11161 Aspirant (206) May 2, 2016 California
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    Is it bad that I'm looking forward more to the base because I'm not a fan of either cherries or plums but also HPB unfruited stuff is pretty damn tasty?
     
  18. clayfu

    clayfu Initiate (184) Apr 27, 2010 California

    Wonder what % of the blend is spont beer
     
  19. Frosty11161

    Frosty11161 Aspirant (206) May 2, 2016 California
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    You in the FB group? Might be a good channel to ask.
     
  20. annakarina

    annakarina Initiate (95) Jul 29, 2016 California

    Sours have been killing my gut lately but... purchased, as always!
     
  21. deadwolfbones

    deadwolfbones Initiate (77) Jun 21, 2014 Oregon

    Damn, that new saison Satisfied is something else. Doesn't taste at all like it smells, but both the taste and smell are wonderful. I swear it tastes like there's buckwheat in the grist, but the site/IG don't have any info, so I can't be sure. Reminds me a bit of Buck from Casa Agria, though.
     
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  22. IcyTrout

    IcyTrout Initiate (74) Feb 1, 2018 California

    There's not enough unfruited mixed-culture saisons in this world dammit! I totally agree, fan fucking tastic beer.
     
  23. annakarina

    annakarina Initiate (95) Jul 29, 2016 California

    It didn’t blow me away on draft awhile back but now you guys are making me second guess only grabbing four bottles.

    Only got four bottles of each of the Collective Blends too and I kinda wish I’d maxed on the non cherum version.
     
  24. IcyTrout

    IcyTrout Initiate (74) Feb 1, 2018 California

    I have imposed upon my self a VERY strict 2 bottle per brand limit on all purchases. Did this to help shrink my cellar, it's not working.
     
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  25. annakarina

    annakarina Initiate (95) Jul 29, 2016 California

    I don’t really have a cellar, just a fridge overstocked with HPB, Cellador, and Modern Times beers.
     
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  26. IcyTrout

    IcyTrout Initiate (74) Feb 1, 2018 California

    Oh, don't worry I have that too LOL
     
  27. Black_Rider

    Black_Rider Zealot (511) Mar 26, 2013 California
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  28. EB1

    EB1 Devotee (497) Aug 18, 2013 California
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    haha, ugh. that feeling when you get the copy at 11:59 and everything's scheduled to email out at noon so you just paste it in and don't bother to proofread it...
     
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  29. the_trystero

    the_trystero Disciple (326) Mar 19, 2013 California

    Verde Bueno! At the Hermosillo, I assume it's in Chinatown, too!
     
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  30. pro100

    pro100 Initiate (90) Oct 12, 2014 California

    World Champ is really good. Finally cracked open a can of Quinoa Cowboy.. very underwhelming. Where's the hops at? I thought this would be a west coast hop bomb but its more like a lager.
     
  31. dcgunman

    dcgunman Crusader (751) Jul 1, 2009 California

    Isn’t quinoa like a couple weeks old by now? I had on tap on World Champ release. I thought it was okay. Did not get any to go though.
     
  32. deadwolfbones

    deadwolfbones Initiate (77) Jun 21, 2014 Oregon

    Daaaaaamn World Champ is tasting really good.
     
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  33. the_trystero

    the_trystero Disciple (326) Mar 19, 2013 California

    'zactly. Who fucking cares quinoa.
     
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  34. sysrq

    sysrq Initiate (18) Nov 9, 2006 California



    In house only :slight_frown:(( maybe I'll stop by before going to watch the LAFC game somewhere
     
  35. annakarina

    annakarina Initiate (95) Jul 29, 2016 California

    I just remembered the existence of Fun Juice. Bring back Fun Juice!
     
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  36. swanfungus

    swanfungus Devotee (489) Dec 23, 2014 California
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    I'd settle for BA Gloom. I feel like that one flew under the radar.
     
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  37. ComradePalmer

    ComradePalmer Initiate (155) Jul 27, 2015 California

    Gloom was the shit, man.
     
  38. walterfredo

    walterfredo Initiate (177) Nov 22, 2011 California
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    Man I’ve had a couple serious gushers recently. I think pasts? Can’t recall what the other one was, but seriously 1/3 of the bottles erupted like a volcano. Cool
    Box was pretty bad too. Take caution when opening some of these!
     
  39. UnknownKoger

    UnknownKoger Zealot (513) Jul 9, 2010 California

    Best Lawn: lager with citra and lemongrass... Freaking amazing. Of course it was the last beer I had today ... Should've just had it the whole time

    Relaxing Weekend and Barrel are both tasting good too
     
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  40. annakarina

    annakarina Initiate (95) Jul 29, 2016 California

    The Herm taplist is hilariously overflowing with IPAs right now. Double Mt. Nelson is so good. I may just drink a vat of this tonight.
     
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