Highland Park: Bottle Friends & Public Releases (2019)

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  1. mlobster

    mlobster Initiate (61) Dec 30, 2012 California
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    I don’t bother with checking the tap menu and just go with the assumption they’ll have something on that I’ll enjoy drinking. This strategy hasn’t failed me once in the last 5 years or so~.
     
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  2. annakarina

    annakarina Initiate (174) Jul 29, 2016 California

    That's normally how I am but the last few times I've gone the menu is seriously 95% hazy IPAs/pale ales and I've been disappointed. I've liked and tried pretty much everything multiple times but I need variety. I brought it up a week or two ago. Stay Stout isn't really my favorite so that doesn't help either.

    I will give it a pass if they resolve the issue by having Lingua Franca Fruta on at all times.
     
  3. mlobster

    mlobster Initiate (61) Dec 30, 2012 California
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    Fair enough, Pleasant Pils is my jam so I’ve been pretty lucky that it’s a semi regular now.
     
  4. annakarina

    annakarina Initiate (174) Jul 29, 2016 California

    Four saisons/sours and two stouts, I am pleased!

    All these Dodgers fans can go though...

     
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  5. OTB

    OTB Devotee (486) Sep 2, 2011 California

    @annakarina I always tip a minimum 20% at my local breweries for everything from cans, growlers fills or a pour. For the most part these kids are working their asses off for minimum wage + tips. It's the + tips that help these folks make it work for them. The great service, attitudes, and professionalism as well as friendship's I enjoy at my few local breweries makes this is a no brainer for me.

    Cheers,
     
  6. anvindr

    anvindr Initiate (148) Jan 6, 2016 California
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    if you tip 20% on to-go products then youre extremely nice but you also probably have more money than sense

    tip your bartenders. dont tip your shopkeepers.
     
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  7. annakarina

    annakarina Initiate (174) Jul 29, 2016 California

    Yeah, no, HPB is my home and I always tip well. Tipping 20% on cans when it’d be 3-4 times my actual bar tab though? Dunno about that man. Glad you can do it but my job sucks.

    I’m usually pretty generous with my tabs, especially at the Herm, but a four-pack is usually close to my tab as is, let alone if I grab like four 4-packs. An extra $15 is a lot, especially if I’m here 1-2 times a week.
     
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  8. annakarina

    annakarina Initiate (174) Jul 29, 2016 California

    Goddammit, I feel like all my posts lately are about prices when I really don’t give a shit, all my money goes to HPB and MT anyway. Sometimes I pay rent.
     
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  9. the_trystero

    the_trystero Disciple (355) Mar 19, 2013 California
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    So they're not bartenders when they're wasting time grabbing cans and filling crowlers? That's just dumb. It's not like you're in a shop pushing a cart or a carrying a basket, grabbing things to go, and the checkout person only scans the products.
     
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  10. annakarina

    annakarina Initiate (174) Jul 29, 2016 California

    Ftr I usually throw in extra for cans, I just hate maths.
     
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  11. anvindr

    anvindr Initiate (148) Jan 6, 2016 California
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    it was wrong for me to imply that you shouldnt tip at all on to go stuff.

    i think 20% is excessive on to go products but tipping should still be considered especially on growlers / crowlers
     
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  12. annakarina

    annakarina Initiate (174) Jul 29, 2016 California

    Just left while Bob was riding around in circles on a share bike and that was probably the best departing gift I could have.
     
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  13. the_trystero

    the_trystero Disciple (355) Mar 19, 2013 California
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    I guess he didn't stay at the stadium for the fireworks?
     
  14. annakarina

    annakarina Initiate (174) Jul 29, 2016 California

    He was definitely joy riding when I posted that.

    In other news, Flavorz One is very good and I’m gonna drown in some cans of Pillow now.
     
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  15. dcgunman

    dcgunman Champion (888) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    I’m with Bud on this one. But not over 20% unless she’s got a great personality and friendly. After all if you want a tip over 20% then you work a little harder for it. :smirk:
    On the other hand if she/he doesn’t pay any attention to you sitting at the bar waiting and waiting to be asked for another pour then that 20% goes down to...well...10% or less? It’s happened many a times and will happen again. Damn millennials who want to get paid and not work for it. :no_mouth:
     
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  16. annakarina

    annakarina Initiate (174) Jul 29, 2016 California

    Neon sold out and only 10 cases of Pillow left. Seems like it sold out quicker than usual.
     
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  17. the_trystero

    the_trystero Disciple (355) Mar 19, 2013 California
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    Awesome awesome. Maybe it is time to make a push for bottle friends can sales.
     
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  18. Black_Rider

    Black_Rider Zealot (568) Mar 26, 2013 California
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    just saw them post about the Three Chiefs collab. three Chiefs thread is going to be fire now

    tire fire
     
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  19. Hype_Train

    Hype_Train Initiate (167) Feb 8, 2017 California

    Ughhh.. Guess I'll have to go tomorrow!
     
  20. the_trystero

    the_trystero Disciple (355) Mar 19, 2013 California
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    God damned I love Pillow tho.
     
  21. sysrq

    sysrq Initiate (21) Nov 9, 2006 California

    Looks like there's extra bottles of on cones still in the shop if you're looking for some
     
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  22. Hype_Train

    Hype_Train Initiate (167) Feb 8, 2017 California

    Well first its 3 chiefs and now horus jumping in the mix.

     
  23. BeersandBread

    BeersandBread Aspirant (202) Jan 20, 2016 California
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    Seeing as HPB puts their beers in barrels for more than 3 months, this will be next years release. Bummer.
     
  24. the_trystero

    the_trystero Disciple (355) Mar 19, 2013 California
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    Awesome! I'm finally going to be able to retire because of my Bottle Friends membership!!!!!!!!
     
  25. annakarina

    annakarina Initiate (174) Jul 29, 2016 California

    What are the chances of a can release this week? I've only got one can of Pillow left and that is sad.
     
  26. SoCalBeerIdiot

    SoCalBeerIdiot Savant (943) Mar 10, 2013 California
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    I was not expecting that to be as amazing as it is. Should have gotten more than one 4pk.
     
  27. the_trystero

    the_trystero Disciple (355) Mar 19, 2013 California
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    I know nothing but I say 100% by 5/17. Not sure about this week but it would be awesome if so.

    And I only have one can of Pillow left, too.
     
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  28. Black_Rider

    Black_Rider Zealot (568) Mar 26, 2013 California
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    regret not getting any Pillow. just had at the herm (with a 'dilla) and it's amazing
     
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  29. annakarina

    annakarina Initiate (174) Jul 29, 2016 California

    No, I’m sorry, I need some beers to satiate me this weekend until next week’s MT cans are available.
     
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  30. Black_Rider

    Black_Rider Zealot (568) Mar 26, 2013 California
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    you could always get some crowlers bro
     
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  31. annakarina

    annakarina Initiate (174) Jul 29, 2016 California

    No, no, I’m sorry. I simply cannot budge on this issue.

    Also I demand new No Stress and Losing Control releases. I will not budge on this either.
     
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  32. asong_net

    asong_net Initiate (101) Jan 26, 2016 California
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    Isn't SoS next week?
     
  33. swanfungus

    swanfungus Crusader (756) Dec 23, 2014 California
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    Can I demand Pinnation Pils in cans while we're at it?

    I think Timbo was recently teased as returning soon, which I will also accept begrudgingly.
     
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  34. mlobster

    mlobster Initiate (61) Dec 30, 2012 California
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    annakarina Initiate (174) Jul 29, 2016 California

  36. the_trystero

    the_trystero Disciple (355) Mar 19, 2013 California
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    You got your wish!
     
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  37. the_trystero

    the_trystero Disciple (355) Mar 19, 2013 California
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    So, this is last minute because I just confirmed the one and only beer I was able to line up for my deliverance party at Cafe NELA. And, don't hate on me, but I have a pile of Neon cans waiting to be picked up from HPB this week for the party. I wish I could have lined up other beers but it was a major negotiation with Cafe NELA just to get the Neon in there.

     
  38. Fippy_Darkpaw

    Fippy_Darkpaw Aspirant (218) Sep 14, 2010 California
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    @the_trystero I was at Handy Market in Burbank and picked up your beans not knowing you were the man behind the roast. I had my first cup this morning and love it, kuddos my friend! I'm too lazy to walk to the kitchen but it's the bag that says "lots of cherry" on the description.

    Really good stuff, it'll definitely be in my rotation with Modern Times. Do you have a list of stores carrying your beans? I'm not usually in Burbank and am looking for somewhere closer to La Brea.
     
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  39. the_trystero

    the_trystero Disciple (355) Mar 19, 2013 California
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    Oh, unfortunately for any of you thinking about coming we can't have a bottle share there but I will be popping open a magnum of 3 Fonteinen Armand & Gaston at 5:45pm (before most folks arrive ;-).
     
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  40. the_trystero

    the_trystero Disciple (355) Mar 19, 2013 California
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    Ah rad! That would definitely be the Lot 49. I have a tiny roaster so I don't do much wholesale, just the Spoke Bicycle Cafe which won't help you much, and more recently Handy Market. And possibly at Maury's bagels in the near future, still quite a ways for you.
     
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