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Discussion in 'Southwest' started by rainerschuhsler, Apr 5, 2013.

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  1. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    Fine. I'll just take my other ride then...
  2. johnsaulrubio

    johnsaulrubio Initiate (195) Dec 2, 2006 Texas
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    Liar. I took a picture of you in your other car the other day.

  3. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Awww... he was driving his Skittles car to the Little Gym! So cute!
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  4. mrkmrk

    mrkmrk Initiate (0) Jun 25, 2011 Texas

  5. HopAG

    HopAG Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    Man Brad, you sure got hairy...
  6. crusian

    crusian Crusader (738) May 14, 2010 Oregon
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    my windshield has been cracked for 5 years now... whats the problem?
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  7. Danielbt

    Danielbt Initiate (0) May 4, 2012 Texas

    It's a distinct possibility.

    Run from the heat, bro.
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  8. crusian

    crusian Crusader (738) May 14, 2010 Oregon
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    Herpes is a bitch...
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  9. HopAG

    HopAG Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    Please bring deliciousness everybody!
  10. nathanmiller

    nathanmiller Meyvn (1,256) Oct 7, 2009 New York
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    I saw this written somewhere else as well and I think the confusion needs to be cleared up: Governor Perry certainly can veto the bills and if he does, there is no recourse for another two years.

    The law in Texas is that vetos can be overridden (by a 2/3 majority of both houses) but only during the legislative session that passed the bills in the first place. Since that session officially ended on May 27, a veto by Perry is final.

    We'd have to approach the legislature in two years with a new package of bills, hoping the same thing didn't reoccur.

    Also note: the legislature is currently still meeting, but as part of the first Special Session of the year, during which they can only discuss legislation proposed by the Governor, and which technically is not considered part of the session that passed the beer bills. This is a separate session.
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  11. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Texas
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    How do you pass inspection?
  12. HopAG

    HopAG Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    Go to sketchy places
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  13. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Texas
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    Those don't exist.
  14. johnsaulrubio

    johnsaulrubio Initiate (195) Dec 2, 2006 Texas
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  15. mrkmrk

    mrkmrk Initiate (0) Jun 25, 2011 Texas

    I don't think it matters in Texas? Never has for me.
  16. crusian

    crusian Crusader (738) May 14, 2010 Oregon
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  17. HopAG

    HopAG Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    Go to the Barrio, get that inspection, get some tacos, drink a Corona some water with lime.
  18. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    I think it has to be deemed to obstruct vision...
  19. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Disciple (370) Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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    This. The windshield in my Jeep was cracked from the top left all the way to the bottom right and it passed. I was told I should get it replaced, but it had 6 years worth of beach parking passes that I didn't want to get rid of.

    And on topic, I hate knowing that Atrial Rubicite is ready, but have to wait to get bottles :slight_frown:
  20. WhiteRock

    WhiteRock Initiate (133) May 23, 2013 Texas
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    I hate knowing that they will have AR at the brewery while I am there on Saturday and I can't taste it. Maybe someone can mistakenly leave a bottle out on a picnic table during the day.
  21. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Texas
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    Let's erase hate. COEXIST.
  22. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    So who's coming tomorrow? Cause I'll be there no matter what. I've got a craving for some Jester King & pizza.
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  23. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Initiate (176) Jan 22, 2013 Texas
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    Opened up a Salt Lick the other day and definitely oozed out...GOODNESS!!!!!!! So freaking good. I'll have to send some to a trading partner in California so they can see what else JK has to offer.
  24. BgThang

    BgThang Initiate (0) Dec 23, 2007 Texas
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    I used to work at a quick oil change place back in college that did inspections. As long as your inspection sticker and registration stickers are displayed clearly you do not need a windshield.
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  25. lndsy

    lndsy Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2012 Texas

    I'm pretty sure I'm going to be there!
  26. johnsaulrubio

    johnsaulrubio Initiate (195) Dec 2, 2006 Texas
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    Did tomorrow at Jester King actually become a thing?
  27. mrkmrk

    mrkmrk Initiate (0) Jun 25, 2011 Texas

    It's enough of a thing. I'd love to come, but... gas, driving, maybe work. blech.
  28. johnsaulrubio

    johnsaulrubio Initiate (195) Dec 2, 2006 Texas
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    I may be able to make it. Will there be a bottle share? If not, we can probably do one afterward at my place.
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  29. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Texas
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    I was thinking, if they do a brewery release, are they going to sell tickets? Isn't there a max number of people that can be on the premise? Wasn't that an issue with the first anniversary party?
  30. mrkmrk

    mrkmrk Initiate (0) Jun 25, 2011 Texas

    I believe it was like 700 tickets, though...
  31. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2011 Texas
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    They can do sessions.
  32. lndsy

    lndsy Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2012 Texas

    I don't know that it became a "thing," per se, but I, like Lutter, will be there regardless of what everyone else is doing.
  33. jesterkingbeer

    jesterkingbeer Aspirant (258) Jun 28, 2010 Texas

    I've just started doing a little research on bottle releases. I've actually never been to one. What are some good tips to make sure it runs fairly and efficiently? Thanks in advance.

    - Jeff
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  34. cmoody91

    cmoody91 Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2010 Illinois

    From all the Chicaagoland examples I've seen I've learned one main thing: no matter what happens people are upset and complain with how they are handled. Even some of the best run events I've seen have loads of criticism. big things that are important to me though is food being available, some sort of consolation (like great stuff on tap) for those that inevitably don't get bottles and a clearly articulated system that is outlined before the event so everyone knows what to expect.
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  35. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Man, I dunno... It really is an unknown how many people will show up. Locally, Scott over at Freetail doesn't do presell tickets for Ananke Day and instead hands out tickets when you people arrive, basing bottle count on how many people show up. Hunahpu Day is similar with wristbands given out for free at the event with a limit on the amount given out, and thusly people have to show up at 5am or earlier nowadays (and it turned out to be a real cluster this year)

    Something bigger like DLD presells sessions where you line up (and includes glassware, live music, and a beer festival type atmosphere while you're waiting)... but that has thousands of people in attendance.

    How you do it just depends on how many people you think will show up.
  36. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    I'll probably just be there for JK tomorrow afternoon, as I have to work at 11pm tomorrow night and it's generally frowned upon to do accounting for a Multi-million dollar business completely hammered.

    If you want to do something on Sunday at your place, I'm all for it though. I've got your can of ball beer for the podcast and plenty of Colorado fermented treats. :slight_smile:
  37. mrkmrk

    mrkmrk Initiate (0) Jun 25, 2011 Texas

    I thought that Ananke day was very well-handled. Of course, the things that stick out in my memory are the more negative things, so I'll list those:

    • There was a bottleshare up until 11am, which was when the bottles were set to be released. Once the time came to get in line, bottles started being thrown away with very little warning. Of course, they had to make room for their customers, but some more warning would have been nice. Depending on when you do this, I'm not sure how many people will want to be there on the day of the release, but not be involved with the release itself.
    • As people arrived at the event, they were given numbered tickets. When the final headcount was taken, a bottle limit was devised and a line formed. However, the line was binary--if you had a ticket, you got into it, if you didn't, you didn't. Instead, perhaps we could either have groups, à la Dark Lord Day, or just stick to straight numbering. The reason this mattered was that, once the line had been exhausted, people were allowed to go to the back of the line to get the remaining bottles--with this system, people who came in later could easily have gotten more bottles than people who came in earlier.
    • Make sure that your staff don't steal Rubio's custom glasses. There will be hell to pay.
    Aside from that, some things that helped to make it a good experience:
    • Generally, very nice and friendly service that was very willing to put up with ~130 drunken people early in the morning. I don't think you've got to worry on this front too much.
    • Awesome food helped to keep everybody happy. Again, I think that Stanley's has got you covered here. More firepower wouldn't hurt, though, given the volume.
    • Even aside from the Ananke release, there was a TON of great stuff on tap, and for pretty low prices. They had kegs of WBADPP, '12 Ananke, '13 Ananke, Peche'cus, and a bunch of other delicious stuff around. This was really great at Freetail because I'd never had the opportunity to have anything from them before. This is clearly less a problem for you guys, but I'm absolutely positive that it would be really appreciated. [size]cough RU-55 cough[/size]
    • The bottle limit was determined by rounding (# bottles)/(# people) down to the nearest integer. We were all sad that the bottle limit was only 4 at Ananke day, but it's the fairest way to do things. This was made known well in advance, and the cutoff time was as well.
    Sorry for the novel... hopefully there's at least something useful in there. Whatever you guys do, I trust that it'll be great.
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  38. UT-Alex

    UT-Alex Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2012 Texas

    If there's a line process it would be helpful to have it broken up into groups of 25 or whatever instead of 1 long line. Pre-sale tickets are kind of annoying to me. Because then you people who may try to get their hands on more than one and scalp them. And I hate the idea of people making money off of things like that. I'd prefer to just show up and get a wristband or something and have it marked when it was redeemed.

    You probably have a good idea of how many people show up for a typical Saturday, but maybe something like what Austin Beerworks does with an online RSVP would give you a better idea of how many people would show up.

    Looking forward to whatever you decide to do.
  39. channels321

    channels321 Initiate (124) Apr 16, 2012 Texas
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    I think I like the idea of pre-sale tickets if it was handled like DLD, where only the person whose name is on the ticket can use it. This also will guarantee those who have to drive a distance an allotted # of bottles before hand, instead of sitting around at 6-7 a.m. getting hammered at a bottle share with a bunch of other awesome BA's. But whatever the JK guys choose I'm sure I will be there if I have enough notice.
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  40. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (618) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    I like the idea of tickets as well, which can be tied to a list of names like at the Anniversary party. Saves you guys the problem of having to deal with people getting there at 5am to line up, and also guarantees the person with the ticket a bottle/bottles. In the past I think you've handled the Anniversary parties very well, and would love to see a similar system
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