Kane Brewing (December 2015)

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  1. CassinoNorth

    CassinoNorth Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2013 New Jersey

    The ID check was crazy thorough. If someone got through with mules they did an amazing job of doing it. The mules still had to get through to the website at noon just like anyone else. There's always the chance of mules but you're kidding yourself if you don't think this limited the amount.
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  2. algebeeric_topology

    algebeeric_topology Pooh-Bah (1,966) Dec 30, 2014 Florida
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    It would be an incredible joke if they switched it up.
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  3. MsRif

    MsRif Initiate (0) Oct 23, 2011 Pennsylvania

    As frustrating as it is to see someone bragging about 24 bottles, I think this method severely limited muling, had the same guy been waiting in line he could have had as many people as he wanted with him - or worse, a group of people joining him 5 minutes before the sale of bottles and cutting the line. I'm also glad that Kane decided against a line for bottles today and instead raffled the additional sets. The release was seamless. Most people were in and out by 11:30am. Hopefully if there are leftover sets from no-shows then they will pull names from the original email list for the draw.
  4. Dukejjz

    Dukejjz Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2015 New Jersey

    Totally agree - What a pleasure it was. Of course, those who weren't able to get in on the presale would disagree. It was so stress free
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  5. corby112

    corby112 Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2008 Pennsylvania

    This was the best run limited beer release I've ever been a part of. I know that a lot of people unfortunately got shut out but everything went very smoothly. As mentioned above, the ID/ticket check was very thorough but the long line still moved quickly. You could get in and out in an hour if you were in a hurry. No camping overnight, no people drinking on their property when they were told not to and it was almost impossible to mule/proxy. Service at the growler filling stations and merchandise was great. This was the best possible way to handle this release. The only minor complaint I could think of would be no sampling but I understand why they went that route. Congratulations to Kane on the response and amazing job you did today! Good luck to all of those who entered the raffle.
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  6. Burntfoot

    Burntfoot Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2015 New Jersey

    Got to Kane at 3:30 picked up my bottles , filled my empty growlers and finally got a Kane bottle opener .. Took about 10 minutes
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  7. jkane101

    jkane101 Savant (1,125) Sep 22, 2007 New Jersey

    And this is why you do ticketed releases. In and out was spot on today.
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  8. bboz

    bboz Initiate (0) Aug 22, 2012 New Jersey

    Thanks for a great experience today Kane. Only downside was I wanted to get at ANTEAD shirt but supposed to be coming next week. Love the hop lab IIIPA growler I picked up as well
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  9. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Grand Pooh-Bah (3,424) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey

    The guy posting 24 bottles is just another example of the rampant assholery taking over these bottle releases. That being said, can't wait to go down to Kane next weekend when I'm free to grab some Triple IPA. Loved it last time they released it.
  10. Futurepoop

    Futurepoop Initiate (0) Feb 10, 2014 Pennsylvania

    No reviews of the beers in this thread yet??
  11. ArkyVaughan

    ArkyVaughan Initiate (0) Nov 1, 2013 New Jersey

    Stopped by around 4:00 p.m. to pick up my bottles and there were only a few other people there. Got the bottles and a growler of Triple IPA (truly amazing stuff - right up there with AGE, which is one of my all-time favorites; hope we'll see the Kane Triple IPA in a can one day!), and was out in minutes.
  12. KingforaDay

    KingforaDay Pooh-Bah (2,319) Aug 5, 2010 New Jersey
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    Also got there around 3pm. In and out in minutes with my 4 ANTEAD bottles and a growler of Hop Lab Triple IPA. As well run an event as humanly possible given the demand for these beers. And those crying and complaining about Kane doing this as a BPT event need to get a life.
    #652 KingforaDay, Dec 14, 2015
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  13. devilsfan26

    devilsfan26 Devotee (356) Aug 24, 2009 New Jersey

    People keep saying the triple IPA is better than "AGE." Forgive my ignorance, but what does AGE stand for?
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  14. corby112

    corby112 Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Probably All Green Everything from Other Half
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  15. berto714

    berto714 Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2014 New York

    All Green Everything by Other Half
  16. Dirtyhands

    Dirtyhands Initiate (0) Jul 3, 2014 Maryland

    So what if he got 24 bottles? He had to get them the hard way. Stop crying. There is nothing else Kane could have done. Every release thread is so full of grown dudes bemoaning the guy that got more then them. Life is long and unfair.
  17. SRBush1974

    SRBush1974 Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2015 New Jersey

    Stopped yesterday to fill growlers and get some merch....no ANTEAD unfortunately. Was in and out in 15 minutes!

    Anxious to try the Triple IPA. Have some AGE as well, although I love AGE with a few weeks on it.
  18. Ieatlambfries

    Ieatlambfries Maven (1,293) Dec 5, 2003 New Jersey

    Grabbed a growler of the Hop Lab Triple IPA as well when I picked up my ANTEAD yesterday.

    Cracked it last night. It was excellent.

    Better than AGE? I don't know. I'd have to do a side to side. Though Kane's triple seemed a tad hotter to me.

    Either way, it's definitely in the same league if nothing else. Absolutely worth seeking out if you like the style.
  19. NYMike0802

    NYMike0802 Initiate (0) Sep 30, 2015 New York

    He said he was trolling and that the other 2 allotments weren't his but the friends we went with allotments...still a douche move.
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  20. NYMike0802

    NYMike0802 Initiate (0) Sep 30, 2015 New York

    you 100% on this? I've heard white is coconut and some say vanilla. haven't been able to get a clear answer yet.
  21. blassor

    blassor Pundit (944) Sep 2, 2010 New Jersey

    for all the whining and complaining people did on those FB threads, trolling was well deserved. I know people who have friends go to a release take a picture of everything combined just because it looks impressive.
  22. devilfluff

    devilfluff Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2014 New Jersey

    I asked at the release. Per Kane employees: white = vanilla, silver = coconut
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  23. jayneo74

    jayneo74 Initiate (0) May 14, 2013 New Jersey

    Thank you for attending the A Night To End All Dawns release. The variant identification is based on the color of the wax over the crown. It is not listed on the label. The variants are as follows:

    Black: A Night To End All Dawns
    White: Vanilla
    Silver: Coconut
    Brown: Cocoa

    Thank you again for your purchase and we hope you had a great experience at the release.
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  24. miamichael2

    miamichael2 Crusader (496) Dec 2, 2009 Florida

    This was the best limited bottle release I've seen. Completely stress free, in and out in 10 minutes. Unlike some other breweries that make you wait around their brewery all day so you can buy more of their beer.

    As far as the guy who posted 24 bottles for the sole purpose of trolling, look on the bright side: he has to go through life being an asshole, you probably don't.
  25. NYMike0802

    NYMike0802 Initiate (0) Sep 30, 2015 New York

    thanks! my mistake for not asking, didn't realize the wax was the only difference! Can't wait to get my friends over to get into these. So pumped. Kane did a great job yesterday and think that all limited releases should be handled in a similar manner. Very organized. I know people were disappointed, but if there was a line people would have been shut out too, so either way disappointment was bound to be a part of this [and every other big] release.
  26. NYMike0802

    NYMike0802 Initiate (0) Sep 30, 2015 New York

    thanks for the clarification! just saw the e-mail from BPT.
  27. troupos40

    troupos40 Initiate (0) Aug 12, 2014 New Jersey

    Now that 9am has come and gone any guesses on number of entries to the email lottery? I'll guess 8200
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  28. taestee

    taestee Initiate (0) Dec 12, 2012 New York

    Can't wait to break into my bottles, but figured i'd ask: how do you think the vanilla and cacao variants will age? I figure the coconut should be had fresh (like many other coconut beers), but wasn't sure of the other two.
  29. algebeeric_topology

    algebeeric_topology Pooh-Bah (1,966) Dec 30, 2014 Florida
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    I suspect there were a few people who complained about the ticket system being exploited and then asked everybody they know to enter the lottery.
  30. Tim725

    Tim725 Pundit (863) Mar 8, 2014 New Jersey

    There were people directly on the FB threads tagging other people and asking them to spread the word to enter for them.. Didnt cross check any of them but I suspect your right. Oh well I have one entry in there so hoping for the best but not expecting anything! Just hope that the people that do win are ones in it to actually enjoy the beer not try to resell/trade and arent bitching out of one side of their mouth while trying to take advantage out of the other!
  31. NYMike0802

    NYMike0802 Initiate (0) Sep 30, 2015 New York

    After trying ANTEAD for the first time at EBF this past March then again at GABF, I couldn't bring myself to trade it for anything really. It is so damn good. The regular is one of my favorite for sure and the coffee & vanilla were both in my top 5 at EBF.
  32. AintNoTele

    AintNoTele Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2014 South Carolina

    I'll let you know how last year's Cocao is holding up soon. I cracked my first one at my bachelor party last October and it might be the best beer I've ever had. Can't wait to give it another go
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  33. Tim725

    Tim725 Pundit (863) Mar 8, 2014 New Jersey

    Never tried any of the variants but I did get to taste regular at the Kane Anniversary party and it was glorious. Both myself and my wife fell in love with it and really hope we get it! Can understand how it has high trading power but I agree I can barely bring myself to share it with other people let alone give it up for some other beer in another region!
  34. HeyLady

    HeyLady Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2015 New York

    I entered the contest once. I also saw on Facebook people tagging everyone they know to enter but I'm honestly just tired of worrying about what everyone else does. If I'm lucky enough to win I ll get it if I dont...I dont.
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  35. nickfern

    nickfern Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2015 New Jersey

    Have a '14 Cocao and '14 Vanilla for some compare/contrast one night.
  36. Tim725

    Tim725 Pundit (863) Mar 8, 2014 New Jersey

    Guessing most people are watching this thread for people to reply if they get an email. Thats what I'm doing. Dont think there was ever any official word on how many bottles are up for grabs. It was very vague but my interpretation is by stating BY 12/15 they expect to have word out some time today. As for the rest of the bottles, I'm suspecting it will be done as quietly as possible..
  37. Ieatlambfries

    Ieatlambfries Maven (1,293) Dec 5, 2003 New Jersey

    Gotta love all the sanctimonious neck beards who were sure the ticket sales were rigged (botz! scriptz!) yet have no qualms doing what they have to to rig the lottery to their advantage. Then justifying it to themselves by insisting the ticket sales were a sham, or that locals got screwed etc...

    That said, I wonder when they will announce the winners.

    Hoping some of you guys who got locked out of tickets, yet kept a cool head, will have fortune smile upon you.
  38. troupos40

    troupos40 Initiate (0) Aug 12, 2014 New Jersey

    I'd guess around 2000 bottles were left, so 650-700 winners??
  39. Elivictus

    Elivictus Initiate (0) Aug 18, 2011 Pennsylvania

    They said on Facebook they will announce by Tuesday
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  40. OldBluesNewBrews

    OldBluesNewBrews Initiate (0) Oct 25, 2012 New Jersey

    @bbpro47 is that guy. Maybe he'll have something to say
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