How many SN Celebrations have you had?

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  1. hophead247

    hophead247 Disciple (389) Jan 27, 2008 California

    Working on my second keg of it. Had it multiple other times at other spots other than mine.
  2. wobblymailman

    wobblymailman Initiate (121) Nov 19, 2006 Massachusetts

    I usually go through about 3 cs. but this year it is not doing it for me.
  3. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Zealot (565) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts

    I'm at 60 now. Taking a break from it as I have a bunch of Hill Farmstead to work through. But I'll be back to it after Xmas.
  4. dsal89

    dsal89 Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2008 Indiana

    Ive had about 10 so far. Just bought a 12pk of it.

    When people say they bought a case do they mean 24? or the actualy 12pk box case SN has?
  5. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,103) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    A case is 24 -12 oz. bottles- regardless of it's 2 X 12pks, 4 X 6pks, 6 X 4pks or 24 loose bottles.
  6. dsal89

    dsal89 Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2008 Indiana

    Ok that is what i figured lol
  7. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,103) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Of course, that's not to say that some people aren't erroneously calling 12 packs "cases" in this thread - wouldn't be the first time :wink:
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  8. gator79

    gator79 Initiate (0) Nov 1, 2008 Florida

    I've made it through 1 12 pack and halfway through a 18.
  9. cruzmissile72

    cruzmissile72 Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2012 Connecticut

    Working on my third 12 pack. It's a bargain and the beer is wonderful. I'm going to drink one in a minute.
  10. rubicat

    rubicat Initiate (80) Nov 22, 2012 Ohio

    I bought 2 12's and a 6 this year. My wife really likes it. Between the two of us, we've probably drank 18 so far. I had a few BMC friends over a few days ago but I had no BMC, so I gave them each a Celebration. Two of them really liked it and one of them said that it was "too strong". I'm going to work on them. I may have a couple of converts yet.
  11. Namaste108

    Namaste108 Initiate (175) Sep 14, 2010 Michigan

    One 12 oz. bottle.
  12. beerFool28607

    beerFool28607 Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2012 North Carolina

    I've bought seven cases so far. Just cracked the seventh and certainly haven't drank them all not sure exactly how many I've had.

    Definitely the most of any beer I've ever bought in a year far.
  13. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,717) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    Permit me to opine about Celebration Ale.

    Over ten years ago I thought Celebration Ale was OUTSTANDING! I homebrewed a clone of Celebration Ale over 12 years ago and my ‘house’ IPA was basically a Celebration Ale (that I could brew and drink any time of the year). I mean, that beer was the bomb!

    Then in 2006/2007 I ‘discovered’ Bells Two Hearted Ale. What an epiphany! I knew right away I had to homebrew this beer. I discarded my Celebration clone recipe like a cheap suit. I have been homebrewing a clone of Two Hearted ever since 2007 (twice a year). I still bought Celebration when it came out but my ‘love’ just wasn’t the same.

    A few years later and I had my first Ithaca Flower Power and my first Firestone Walker Union Jack. Wow! Life just keeps getting better and better. I intend to homebrew a clone of Ithaca Flower Power someday (if I ever see a ‘good’ recipe or I am magically enlightened). Over the past few years I have homebrewed an all Citra IPA (inspired by Hill Farmstead), a clone of Alpine Duet, an all Simcoe IPA, and many others.

    So, this year I have purchased one six-pack of Celebration. I have drunk 3 of them and I did enjoy drinking them but …..

    As John stated: “these days there are plenty of superior options out there”.

    I must confess that I am a bit conflicted since I am not showing Celebration the love that beer deserves; instead I am currently drinking a homebrewed Zythos/Simcoe IPA (which is awesome) and Fathead’s Headhunter (which is delicious).

  14. mylar

    mylar Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I'm almost through the case I bought, 2 left I think.
  15. RangnaR

    RangnaR Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 California

    Just 1 bottle. I actually preferred this year's Deschutes Jubelale and Widmer Bros. Brrr to SN's Celebration Ale.
  16. JigsawRecords

    JigsawRecords Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2011 California

    damn, got me. =P
  17. chumsnards666

    chumsnards666 Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2012

  18. tectactoe

    tectactoe Poo-Bah (1,802) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan
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    Not enough.
  19. oya1time

    oya1time Initiate (81) Dec 23, 2010 California

    Bought a sixer...had 2. I agree it doesnt taste as good as it did in the past.
  20. KingforaDay

    KingforaDay Crusader (726) Aug 5, 2010 New Jersey

    Had just 1 and that was enough. There are too many better IPA's out there IMO.
  21. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Zealot (582) Aug 13, 2009 Indiana

    17........ last one of the latest six-pack sitting the fridge door.
  22. soughtbygod

    soughtbygod Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2011 California

  23. ubenumber2

    ubenumber2 Initiate (0) Sep 1, 2012 Arkansas

    30 , two twelve packs and a sixer , will be more if I can find it , running out in Northeast Arkansas already
  24. skinsfan

    skinsfan Zealot (555) May 24, 2005 Maryland

    Similar for me this year as well. I usually go through a case or two each year, but this year I have only bought a 6-pack, and I still have 4 bottles left from it. I still enjoy it, don't get me wrong, but lately a case of Flower Power, a case of Schlafly Tasmanian IPA and a couple 4-packs of Surly Abrasive have taken priority over Celebration for me this year.
  25. Fish

    Fish Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2012 Oregon

    12-18 of these in the last few weeks. This is the first beer I've had in a looooong time that doesn't start with bud and end with weiser.

    I'm so glad I tried it. Now I'm obsessed with trying better beers. Thanks SN!
  26. dumpman

    dumpman Devotee (439) Feb 6, 2010 Rhode Island

    About 36, one of my favorite styles. I hate to jump the gun and bring this topic up but i'm looking forward to the ruthless rye, also a keeper.
  27. RobertColianni

    RobertColianni Zealot (584) Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania

  28. Treyliff

    Treyliff Poo-Bah (4,510) Aug 10, 2010 West Virginia
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    Only a six pack for me, which is more than most beers. I'm a build your own 6pack kinda guy.
  29. JimKal

    JimKal Zealot (514) Jul 31, 2011 North Carolina

    I picked up a sixes and I have worked my way through it but, sadly, this one just doesn't work for me. I have no problem with it being so popular and am gladly letting the rest of you consume my share. I do love IPAs, just not this one or SN's Torpedo. too bad for me as SN is easy to find and priced well.
  30. JEdmund

    JEdmund Crusader (737) Oct 23, 2006 Kansas

    Nearly a case.
  31. jbck109

    jbck109 Aspirant (222) May 30, 2010 Michigan

    does it change from year to year? I have only had it last year and loved it, but I am not sure about Cinnamon and honey, have yet to try this years.
  32. deadonhisfeet

    deadonhisfeet Poo-Bah (2,098) Apr 23, 2011 Kentucky

    I'm on my 3rd sixpack. I figure about the time I finish up a case, Hopslam will come along and distract me (again).
  33. beatlefan56

    beatlefan56 Initiate (177) Feb 6, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Even closer to Nugget Nectar is also from Troegs - Perpetual IPA
  34. fehrminator

    fehrminator Devotee (411) Jan 26, 2008 North Carolina

    Is it just me or do others now look at $15 bombers and ask themselves, "would I rather have this bottle or a 12 pack of Celebration?" Been buying a lot of Celebration lately...
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  35. charless

    charless Initiate (75) Dec 20, 2010 Maryland

    I have a sixtel on tap. Hope to replace with Nugget Nectar when available.
  36. TeddyBG

    TeddyBG Initiate (191) Jan 24, 2008 Massachusetts

    I am into my 4th 12 pack. Apparently, my opinion that the flavor has changed over the years has not affected my consumption.
  37. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Poo-Bah (1,628) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    How many pots have you smoked? How many times have you gone to the bathroom in your life?
  38. SBR

    SBR Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2012 Minnesota

    10.....have 2 plus another 12 pack in the fridge!
  39. ESHBG

    ESHBG Disciple (341) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    One so far this year (I had six last year). I may have another before they vanish, I may not. I find this beer to be just okay and quite over hyped, but...different strokes for different folks! :slight_smile:
  40. Prh27

    Prh27 Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2012 Virginia

    2 cases, just bought a third on Sunday
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