Kane Brewing (December 2015)

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by HeyLady, Dec 1, 2015.

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  1. Norexyet

    Norexyet Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2015 New Jersey

    I'll be there around noon to grab mine. I had the triple back in July or August. Planning on getting the bottles, having a beer and filling a couple growlers.
  2. AintNoTele

    AintNoTele Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2014 South Carolina

    Ah yeah, YEMSG
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  3. SRBush1974

    SRBush1974 Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2015 New Jersey

    Wonder if it will be like last Sunday where it is only bottle pickup, merch sales and growler fills. No drafts.
  4. Norexyet

    Norexyet Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2015 New Jersey

    I wouldn't think so. I can't imagine they had nearly the same amount of tickets to go around this time but we will see. Hopefully can get a beer at least.
  5. jonsfalsereality

    jonsfalsereality Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2014 New Jersey

    Are we to believe that they have the same exact bottle count for the two variants and regular? I'm thinking there are still some bottles tucked away.
  6. MWolverines66

    MWolverines66 Savant (1,040) Mar 13, 2013 New York

    Any word on why vanilla wasn't included in the second lottery?
  7. nickfern

    nickfern Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2015 New Jersey

    I would agree w/ you 100%. I'm sure on an upcoming rainy day, bottles will made available.
  8. ajfa531

    ajfa531 Initiate (0) Jun 2, 2007 New Jersey

    The original announcement said that the bottle counts were dependent on yield. So, vanilla probably produced the smallest volume of beer. But that is just my guess.

    - Joe
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  9. Futurepoop

    Futurepoop Initiate (0) Feb 10, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Hit me up! I'll be in Brooklyn seeing the disco biscuits 12/31-1/2 !
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  10. dpataper4022

    dpataper4022 Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2015 New Jersey

    Set it - 2 weeks from tonight I'll be raging the Keg Room getting ready to see my favorite band for 4 nights.
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  11. HeyLady

    HeyLady Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2015 New York

    well, my dreams have been dashed. Won the lottery but had a death in the family late last night and cant make it on Saturday due to a funeral. Sent a note to Kane asking if I could pick up Friday but its a no go. Completely understand, rules are rules. So close
  12. ajfa531

    ajfa531 Initiate (0) Jun 2, 2007 New Jersey

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss.

    I hope they reconsider and help you out.

    - Joe
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  13. MWolverines66

    MWolverines66 Savant (1,040) Mar 13, 2013 New York

    Really sorry for your loss dude, I know there are rules but there should always be exceptions for situations. I had to have hip surgery last week and couldn't physically make it and asked for a proxy, but they said no exceptions.

    I know I am speaking from an outsider's perspective, but there are things breweries do to accommodate people that go to the length many of us have done to get these beers, and I find that a little messed up that they wouldn't accommodate you. Once again dude, sorry for your loss.
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  14. Norexyet

    Norexyet Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2015 New Jersey

    I've been to Kane a ton but never filled small growlers. I'm heading up from Atlantic city Saturday and my buddy has two 32oz growlers from captain Lawrence he wants me to get filled to bring back. Shouldn't be an issue, right?
  15. troupos40

    troupos40 Initiate (0) Aug 12, 2014 New Jersey

    Went to bed dejected last night, woke up to an email from Kane saying I won, thankful for the chance to drink these beers as I missed out last year.

    (Score one for the Sunday Brunch Avatar!)
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  16. Norexyet

    Norexyet Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2015 New Jersey

    My friend also won but got called to work in North Dakota. Kane said no on holding bottles for him also so they will have some extras floating around for a rainy day.
  17. MsRif

    MsRif Initiate (0) Oct 23, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Drinking the coconut variation tonight. It's good, not earth-shattering epicness, definitely a tasty beer and smooth - not hot at all. My only complaint is the carbonation is really, really low. I don't expect high carbonation on a beer like this, but it's basically flat. Still tasty, still glad I get to try it. Going to try cocoa tomorrow.[​IMG]
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  18. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey

    And he didn't quit his job?
    That guy has no sense of priorities
  19. Dukejjz

    Dukejjz Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2015 New Jersey

    Wow MsRif.... That is totally flat. I opened my vanilla last night and it had a beautiful head (see my profile pic). Ill be opening a coconut soon, curious to see if mine is the same
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  20. MsRif

    MsRif Initiate (0) Oct 23, 2011 Pennsylvania

    My husband thinks it is attributed to the coconut oil. We are opening cocoa tomorrow. It is TOTALLY flat. Still working on it now. Still really tasty, great beer. Glad we got some to enjoy :slight_smile:
  21. CassinoNorth

    CassinoNorth Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2013 New Jersey

    The coconut variant has apparently had quite a bit of cracked wax from what I've heard as well. I wonder if the caps cracked accidentally.
  22. troybeeramalau

    troybeeramalau Initiate (0) Oct 13, 2015 Pennsylvania

    my bottle of coconut was carbed perfectly for a stout of this style. When I drink a beer like this I want a thick mouthfeel and just a little bit of carb and this is exactly how the bottle I opened was.
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  23. captainkrad

    captainkrad Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2014 New Jersey

    None of the people that I know in South Jersey won the ANTEAD lottery including myself. Most of my buddies that live within 30 minutes of Kane won the lottery.... Go figure. Lottery-NO, hand selected-Maybe. Maybe thats why it took so long. I'm not complaining. It's nice to see a brewery taking care of their own despite the fact that most of the Kane "locals" pulled out their devil horns and pitchforks and cursed Kane up and down for betrayal. You should all be thankful to Kane for their loyalty. As for me, I'm moving. Gonna buy a house in Monmouth County so I can get ANTEAD 2016 as a regular customer! With or without ANTEAD, Kane is still one of the best breweries around.
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  24. italynstallyn44

    italynstallyn44 Initiate (0) Jan 29, 2011 New Jersey

    I live in Cherry Hill which I consider South Jersey and still over an hour away from Kane and I won the lottery. So I think your theory is false.
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  25. SRBush1974

    SRBush1974 Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2015 New Jersey

    Sorry to hear and your lost. Despite rules and what not, I would wish human kindness to shine through. Maybe @MichaelKane could help. Hope it works itself out.

    If it was my brewery, I'd ship you the bottles. Customer service is a HUGE part of any business.
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  26. Tim725

    Tim725 Pundit (863) Mar 8, 2014 New Jersey

    Live close and didnt win.... People already posted that they entered and plan on traveling from out of state to pick their winnings up.
  27. nickfern

    nickfern Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2015 New Jersey

    With that being said, seems as if it was random as they stated. Congrats to everyone who won.
  28. MachIPA

    MachIPA Zealot (693) Feb 25, 2014 New Jersey

    The conspiracy theorists crack me up on this forum. Taking care of the locals. Seriously? Do you know how many e-mails they must have gotten? They had to cross reference each one to make sure there were no duplicates and check versus the bpt sale.
  29. jawas

    jawas Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2013 New Jersey

    I know several people within 15 minutes of Kane, 20 minutes from Kane, that didn't get picked..
  30. Syracuse12

    Syracuse12 Initiate (0) Aug 21, 2012 New Jersey

    I didn't get picked. I live fairly close. Maybe they should cross reference their credit card receipts from prior purchases...

    I'm kidding, lets stop killing Kane, they did the best they could in a hard situation. Let's move on and talk about other things about Kane. I for one and looking forward to trying the triple IPA tomorrow
  31. Zonk

    Zonk Initiate (0) Dec 2, 2014 New Jersey

    Yeah, I know 5 people in Monmouth county who entered and not a single one wne.

    As far as holding someone's bottles, the situation sucks, but they just can't put themselves in a situation where they have to decide what excuses are valid and whose aren't, or even who is telling the truth.

    As far as customer service goes, they're super nice and do a great job when you actually speak to someone, but they don't answer the phone even when they are open, and I've probably e-mailed them a dozen times over the last year, and the one time I got a response it was 2 weeks later (a week after the party I was trying to buy a keg for). They could certainly improve in that area.
  32. Kjcobus

    Kjcobus Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2014 Wisconsin

    The hype on this ANTEAD release is insane. People trading away their left nut.
  33. dymmig89

    dymmig89 Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2011 New Jersey

    Also opened my coconut. Poured some aggressively to see the head and it foamed up fine but dissipated quickly. While hardly any head in glass you can definitely still feel the carbonation while drinking. I also feel it's carbed perfectly. As for taste the coconut is perfect. Hits your tongue first followed by a little chocolate and bourbon. One fantastic beer. Drink this fresher the coconut is perfect now and will only fade over time.
  34. EnthusedAboutBeer

    EnthusedAboutBeer Pooh-Bah (1,753) May 13, 2013 New Jersey

    Wow....the whining I've seen in this thread makes me scared for where the culture is heading.
    To all those cry babies out there: It's just one beer release! Go grab a BCBCS from your "cellar" where you likely have 50 other barrel aged stouts and get over it.
    For the record, I didn't win the lottery either and I am still alive and well :slight_smile:
  35. Keyes88

    Keyes88 Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2011 New Jersey

    I think in the future they shouldn't give a weeks plus notice for anything as it allows people to plan how they can get around the system. I think to be fair to not just locals, but true fans everywhere, they should randomly post the links to tickets for bottles or events. That way websites don't crash, mules and credit cards can't arranged and everyone has a fair chance.

    I unfortunately got shut out but am thankful to those that have or plan to share with me. I hope things go better in the future as the crew at Kane is great as well as is their beer.
  36. Norexyet

    Norexyet Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2015 New Jersey

    I agree 100% on that. They are definitely lacking in responding to stuff like that. I had a bachelor party in September I was trying to get two small kegs to bring down. Was trying to get a head high and a ripple ideally but was open to what they had available. Two emails and two phone calls and no response. Called up carton and they answered immediately had the available keg list right on hand. They set a boat and hop pun keg on the side for me. I picked them up a few days later and it was great. I love carton stuff but it was kanes much closer location that was a lot more convenient. And that ripple... Oh so good.
  37. Zonk

    Zonk Initiate (0) Dec 2, 2014 New Jersey

    Had almost the same experience to a tee. Tried to get in touch with Kane for 2 weeks about what was available, with no response. Got a response from Carton in under 30 minutes. I also reached out to both regarding a charitable donation for a local event, Augie Carton responded immediately with a generous donation, still waiting to hear from Kane 2 weeks and 4 e-mails later. I give them a little bit of a pass as a business that's probably understaffed, and open only a few days a week, but you could at least pick up the phone when you're open.
  38. MosaicDrops

    MosaicDrops Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2014 New York

    Carton's customer service is top notch. Plus they had a cute chick doing the brewery "tours" the day I was there.
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  39. thedirtystayout

    thedirtystayout Initiate (0) Jun 10, 2011 New Jersey

    FWIW I had a handful of friends that entered (All within 20 minutes of the brewery) and none of them one. I lucked out and got a 4 bottle set on the BPT sale that I'll be sharing with them. Beer is like food, its better to share the experience than keep it to yourself.
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  40. dhaakon

    dhaakon Initiate (0) May 30, 2005 New York

    Disagree I absolutely HATE sharing my plate of food. My girlfriend on the other hand always wants to split entrees/apps.
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