Highland Park Brewery / HPB Bottle Friends (2022)

Discussion in 'US - West' started by annakarina, Jan 1, 2022.

  1. annakarina

    annakarina Aspirant (220) Jul 29, 2016 California

    Always a little weird starting this thread when 2022 Bottle Friends memberships don't start until a few months into the new year. In the meantime, it's almost time for the most glorious of days, Griffith J Griffith Day! Hoping we get some more BA Colonel.

    Thoughts on this year's membership? Who's renewing/not renewing? Also why would you not renew? Who's hoping to join the elusive club?

    I'm very thankful to have a brewery that doesn't add 500 pounds of cinnamon and peanut butter powder to every stout. The Peregrine might be my favorite beer of 2021.

    Cheers to Bob and the crew for another fantastic year!

    And as always, bring back Cherry Spazz.
     
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  2. 310gts

    310gts Initiate (69) Jun 22, 2018 California

    Definitely going to renew. Was my first year and was really stoked with the offerings throughout. Peregrine was amazing and thought Coconut Tree was pretty great too - but again, all of them were pretty awesome in their own right. The ease of pickup, and the ability to get stuff same day delivered, are also awesome perks as well. Looking forward to another awesome year of HPB brews! :beers:
     
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  3. ComradePalmer

    ComradePalmer Initiate (196) Jul 27, 2015 California

    Hell yeah, I’m renewing. That 10% discount has paid for itself many times over.

    Now if they just can/bottle Old Tomorrow.
     
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  4. UnknownKoger

    UnknownKoger Defender (624) Jul 9, 2010 California

    I'll renew, but as somebody who isn't really a fan of cinnamon or coconut, I wasn't really interested in the stout releases until the last few. I'm hoping this signals they'll be doing more non-adjunct beers
     
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  5. Frosty11161

    Frosty11161 Aspirant (233) May 2, 2016 California
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    I'm definitely in for a renew, delivery continuation has been amazing and unexpected, but side effect from that I haven't gone to the Chinatown location since early 2020. But they are firing on all cylinders and do look forward to sampling the kitchen and the tap list soon.

    I do hope this years batch of GJG goes back to dark chocolate/roasty of years past, its skewed sweet as of late, and this historically has been my favorite.
     
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  6. skelliott

    skelliott Initiate (77) Jul 2, 2013 California

    I'll keep renewing for as long as they'll have me.
     
  7. Frosty11161

    Frosty11161 Aspirant (233) May 2, 2016 California
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    Simcoe Aerobics is hitting its stride right now, unfortunately my delivery day is Thursday so gotta hope it lasts until next week lol.
     
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  8. AyeDogg

    AyeDogg Aspirant (204) Oct 29, 2015 California
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    Griffith....
     
  9. Vanlingleipa

    Vanlingleipa Devotee (451) May 19, 2011 California
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    Griffith....
     
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  10. Frosty11161

    Frosty11161 Aspirant (233) May 2, 2016 California
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    Griffith....
     
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  11. ComradePalmer

    ComradePalmer Initiate (196) Jul 27, 2015 California

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  12. annakarina

    annakarina Aspirant (220) Jul 29, 2016 California

    Gorfuth…
     
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  13. SoCalBeerIdiot

    SoCalBeerIdiot Crusader (708) Mar 10, 2013 California
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  14. 310gts

    310gts Initiate (69) Jun 22, 2018 California

    griffith is up! :beers:
     
  15. annakarina

    annakarina Aspirant (220) Jul 29, 2016 California

  16. AyeDogg

    AyeDogg Aspirant (204) Oct 29, 2015 California
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    Safe to say no Brunch this year :confused:
     
  17. Frosty11161

    Frosty11161 Aspirant (233) May 2, 2016 California
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    maybe next year we'll get triple brunch?
     
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  18. UnknownKoger

    UnknownKoger Defender (624) Jul 9, 2010 California

    "we've had first brunch, yes. But what about second brunch?"
     
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  19. ComradePalmer

    ComradePalmer Initiate (196) Jul 27, 2015 California

    For those who don’t get their coffee from Trystero:

    “HPB will be releasing our annual imperial coffee stout collaboration and they'll have various surprises from the cellar along with one keg of a new double coffee variant of Griffith.”
     
  20. Frosty11161

    Frosty11161 Aspirant (233) May 2, 2016 California
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  21. KevSal

    KevSal Meyvn (1,158) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    Funny this is the only club I’m in that my wallet doesn’t hurt lol

    wishing for more maple!
     
  22. KevSal

    KevSal Meyvn (1,158) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    I’m jelly for those who will have a chance at a bottle of reserve this weekend, I loved that one last year!

    I still have coconut tree on deck, but both infinitefinite and peregrine were excellent!
     
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  23. annakarina

    annakarina Aspirant (220) Jul 29, 2016 California

    Usually it’s fine but maxing out on Griffith cans and bottles was $230 after taxes.

    Not gonna lie, I’m bummed Morning Griffith isn’t being tapped tomorrow.
     
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  24. Drunken_Master

    Drunken_Master Initiate (98) Mar 6, 2014 California

    Sucks to be missing out on this. Sigh.. traffic after 5pm kills the mood to persuade me from going.
     
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  25. UnknownKoger

    UnknownKoger Defender (624) Jul 9, 2010 California

    Same. Really wish I wasn't in meetings all day so I could get that double-coffee Griffith
     
  26. dcgunman

    dcgunman Meyvn (1,335) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    They still deliver?
     
  27. annakarina

    annakarina Aspirant (220) Jul 29, 2016 California

    Double coffee Griffith is on tap only.
     
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  28. ISaidDankNotDrank

    ISaidDankNotDrank Initiate (18) Oct 23, 2016 California

    was pleasantly surprised to find a minimal line on friday at 1 pm, got my share of Griffith cans and had the double coffee Griffith, a big coffee taste but the coffee was not overpowering, quite good!
     
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  29. UnknownKoger

    UnknownKoger Defender (624) Jul 9, 2010 California

    That double coffee Griffith was fantastic. The guest taplist yesterday was also out of control. It was hard not to overindulge
     
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  30. dvnbtn

    dvnbtn Initiate (81) Sep 9, 2012 California
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    Luck was not on my side trying to land a BA Griffith last Saturday. Did pick up a couple of cans of Green Chimera, which was excellent. I’d been neglecting their saison game for some time, and I’m glad they continue to put out really refreshing and drinkable saisons.
     
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  31. AyeDogg

    AyeDogg Aspirant (204) Oct 29, 2015 California
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    How do you ship your Bottle Friends purchases and add new beer to the shipping box? Can't seem to find a way.
     
  32. _pat_

    _pat_ Initiate (54) Apr 26, 2016 California

    @AyeDogg I was able to purchase my Griffith bottles and a shipping item that included some past orders just by listing the order numbers in the comment box. Their instructions are pretty detailed and their communication has always been great. When in doubt, shoot them an email
     
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  33. _pat_

    _pat_ Initiate (54) Apr 26, 2016 California

    So excited for this shipment that arrived today. Peregrine, Infinitefinite, Griffiths, & Green Chimera...
     
  34. KevSal

    KevSal Meyvn (1,158) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    Yea that’s a solid box, I had something similar but with coconut tree instead of griffith a month ago. Man talk about the most underrated stouts in CA? These guys along with alvarado street
     
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  35. AyeDogg

    AyeDogg Aspirant (204) Oct 29, 2015 California
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    2022 Bottle Friends let's go!
     
  36. gregoryG

    gregoryG Aspirant (205) Sep 8, 2009 California
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    Anyone know if Bottle Friends is open to new members this year? Was in it for a couple years before and I’d like to sign back up again
     
  37. AyeDogg

    AyeDogg Aspirant (204) Oct 29, 2015 California
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    I'm assuming it depends on how many people renew.
     
  38. SoCalBeerIdiot

    SoCalBeerIdiot Crusader (708) Mar 10, 2013 California
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    Is HPB still delivering or what? I'm having trouble with the site. Trying to order for delivery tomorrow but it's not accepting orders until AFTER cut off for same-day Tuesday deliveries.
     
  39. EB1

    EB1 Zealot (526) Aug 18, 2013 California
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    It should go live at 10am today, not sure why it says 11:30.
     
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  40. SoCalBeerIdiot

    SoCalBeerIdiot Crusader (708) Mar 10, 2013 California
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    Not that anyone asked, but someone from HPB got back to me via email to advise that online ordering for same-day deliveries starts at 10am today. :slight_smile:
     
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