Kane Brewing...

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by JaymoNJ, Mar 28, 2013.

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  1. chopolds

    chopolds Initiate (0) Aug 14, 2009 New Jersey

    Stopped by there on Sat, first time. Did a flight, really impressed, even by their "Mysteriosos" or pilot program beers. Brought home a growler of the Solitude, Belgian style dark strong ale, fantastic!
     
  2. AdamP

    AdamP Devotee (460) Mar 26, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    How much do they charge for a flight and is it for everything they have on tap? Cheers!
     
  3. marshmeli

    marshmeli Devotee (420) Feb 14, 2012 New York
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    A flight is $4 and you get 4 4oz pours a great deal... you can use it for anything on tap.

    they also have additional 4oz pours for $2 and you can also get 8oz or 12oz of most too (limited stuff is only smaller sized pours)
     
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  4. AdamP

    AdamP Devotee (460) Mar 26, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Awesome, thanks. How many different taps do they usually have?
     
  5. marshmeli

    marshmeli Devotee (420) Feb 14, 2012 New York
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    The days they are pouring, they update their facebook page with what is on tap… I have seen as many or 7 and as few as 5 (both including 1 nitro), but I have only been there a handful of times
     
  6. WineWorldMatt

    WineWorldMatt Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2011 California

    We have to limit highly allocated beers to a small amount per customer, usually one or two bottles. We feel it is only fair that as many people get to taste them as possible, and like to satisfy as many customers as we can. That is the reason that some beers are not always put on the floor..We do have a new beer rack which will have most beers, even sought-after gems available for purchase.
     
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  7. CassinoNorth

    CassinoNorth Disciple (304) Apr 5, 2013 New Jersey
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    Definitely understand that. Not a complaint...I think most stores emplore that technique just so someone doesn't come along and grab 8 bottles in the first hour. All about sharing beer with the rest of the state's BAs!
     
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  8. notjustgc

    notjustgc Initiate (154) Nov 15, 2008 New Jersey
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    I'm definitely more of a fan of the "have to ask for it" system than the "have to pay out your ass for it" system when it comes to limited releases at bottle shops.
     
  9. benz08

    benz08 Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2008 New Jersey

    At my store we employ the ask for it method for a few beers. But all employees are aware of what is behind the counter and we're very small so it is nearly impossible to not find an employee. We also have our standard markup on all beers no matter how rare they are. No lists, no holds, no reservations. Our "best" customers are trained and know if they want something they follow our Facebook and they find someone to grab it for them. Lucky enough my store is a walking store and we don't draw from a huge area so we have only so many beer geeks but we give everyone an even chance. I like seeing other stores that do that.
     
  10. Hessian257

    Hessian257 Devotee (486) Mar 22, 2011 New Jersey
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    Barrel Aged Morning Bell released tomorrow (8/3/2013)

    Brewery only release with less than 200 Bottles made!
     
  11. sobeleg

    sobeleg Disciple (392) Jun 29, 2011 New York
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    Anyone want to gopickitupformebro? :slight_smile:
     
  12. Hessian257

    Hessian257 Devotee (486) Mar 22, 2011 New Jersey
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    Got you man, BM me.
     
  13. justin_nj

    justin_nj Initiate (0) May 31, 2013 New Jersey

    Sick. Just so happens I'm not working tomorrow.
     
  14. RichardMNixon

    RichardMNixon Zealot (515) Jun 24, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Ack, I'm on Long Island for work and hoped to stop there on the way back, might not make it until 4 PM or so though...
     
  15. martin123012

    martin123012 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2010 New Jersey

    If anyone can grab an extra. Let me know. It would def be shared with other sj ba
     
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  16. RollTide7

    RollTide7 Aspirant (263) Feb 16, 2013 New Jersey
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    it is probably too late to help you on this but the canal's in Lawrenceville had them in the back. If you are further south, this might be a better place for you to hit. do a lot of high volume and get a ton of stuff in...
     
  17. siege06nd

    siege06nd Savant (922) Dec 29, 2009 Virginia
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    What's the line looking like?
     
  18. wittyname

    wittyname Initiate (195) Aug 4, 2012 North Carolina
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    About 50 right now
     
  19. nesarebad

    nesarebad Devotee (472) Feb 4, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Well, Kane is now officially official...
     
  20. Hessian257

    Hessian257 Devotee (486) Mar 22, 2011 New Jersey
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    Fuggin people an their mules. Missed a bottle by about 10 people.
     
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  21. frothyhead

    frothyhead Initiate (108) Mar 14, 2007 New Jersey
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    Same.
     
  22. Kinshasa

    Kinshasa Initiate (138) Jan 4, 2013 New Jersey
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    Missed it too. 4 bottle allotment per person with only 200 bottles or less available was probably a bit much....but I'm probably just bitter because a drove an hour to get there and didn't get any and I got there at Noon when they opened. There's always next time, but limited releases are starting to get a little too ridiculous for me.
     
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  23. SkiBum22

    SkiBum22 Zealot (595) Oct 18, 2009 New York
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    I was 4th in line when they ran out. Really stupid decision by the brewery to do a 4 bottle limit with only 200 bottles especially when they saw how long the line was.
     
  24. Jmamay22

    Jmamay22 Champion (830) Sep 11, 2006 New York

    2nd after they ran out. So it goes. I arrived about 10 minutes before opening. You can't blame the brewery for the popularity. Special releases are becoming difficult everywhere and are probably tough to manage.

    Maybe have some type of online ticket system to avoid unnecessary trips? It would be nice, but probably unreasonable to expect a brewery (especially the smaller ones) to put time and money into it.
     
  25. jkane101

    jkane101 Devotee (485) Sep 22, 2007 New Jersey
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    Welcome to the world of limited releases. The only way to better ones chances of getting a bottle is to arrive early. Other than that its a crap shoot. I was unable to leave early but went anyway knowing that I'd probably get shut out. Arrived at noon and knew right away that I wouldn't get any. No worries ..sampled some other great beers, filled my growler and went home. It was a good beer day even without the score.
     
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  26. xnicknj

    xnicknj Initiate (0) May 25, 2009 Pennsylvania

    There's going to be more BA Morning Bell, this was only one barrel's worth.
     
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  27. benz08

    benz08 Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2008 New Jersey

    There were definitely more barrels. Doesn't mean they'll be soon though.
     
  28. siege06nd

    siege06nd Savant (922) Dec 29, 2009 Virginia
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    You are being far too reasonable. If you ramp up the whining a little bit more, you'll fit in far better.
     
  29. justin_nj

    justin_nj Initiate (0) May 31, 2013 New Jersey

    It sucks for the people that missed out on it, but on the bright side they still have 4 barrels filled with Morning Bell that were filled in May. So there will be more!
     
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  30. RichardMNixon

    RichardMNixon Zealot (515) Jun 24, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    I was far too late to legitimately feel left out of the BA release, but I did make it there for my first time, and both Solitude and the quad kicked while I was waiting for a taster of them. I don't have the best beer luck.

    Still a sweet place though, and I was really impressed by cloud cover. Doesn't seem to get as much love as the IPAs.
     
  31. imbrue001

    imbrue001 Aspirant (213) Aug 6, 2010 Pennsylvania

    dude is probably a kane employee
     
  32. dmac621

    dmac621 Initiate (174) Nov 26, 2008 New Jersey
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    This. Consider also Kane is going into their 2nd year and have never had a beer sell out that didn't see distribution. Granted the numbers were far greater but it lasted days, normally weeks, at the brewery and STILL hit many stores in NJ. I'm quite sure "they" had no idea how big the turn out would be. I would not be surprised for something different, maybe just a smaller bottle allotment, for the next release.
     
  33. Iamstryker

    Iamstryker Initiate (0) Aug 11, 2012 New Jersey
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    Live and learn for them. I'm more happy for them that they had such a demand for their product in their 2nd year of existence.
     
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  34. jkane101

    jkane101 Devotee (485) Sep 22, 2007 New Jersey
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    Not sure if that was directed at me, if so you'd be wrong. Although I wouldn't mind working the taps on a Saturday! My statement was based solely on my many experiences in attending limited releases, nothing more. With the availability of good brews on the shelves of stores nowadays I typically don't bother going to releases.
     
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  35. Keyes88

    Keyes88 Aspirant (278) Jul 19, 2011 New Jersey
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    I think it's bc your user name says Kane in it
     
  36. jkane101

    jkane101 Devotee (485) Sep 22, 2007 New Jersey
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    No doubt. Trust me I wish I was affiliated with the brewery...having sixtels of all their one offs at home would be okay with me!
     
  37. CassinoNorth

    CassinoNorth Disciple (304) Apr 5, 2013 New Jersey
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    People complaining they didn't get bottles when they showed up 10 minutes before opening? hmm..okay..
     
  38. SPRichard

    SPRichard Disciple (359) Apr 26, 2008 New Jersey

    I showed up about 10 mins before opening and I was #49 in line
     
  39. Jmac91

    Jmac91 Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2012 New Jersey


    I know me and my two friends went their and we were able to get 12 bottles all together. If you go to a limited release of course your going to get the maximum limit. We got their an hour early and stood in the rain. The people who are complaining are the one's who showed up at 11:50 to 12.
     
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  40. GoGators

    GoGators Crusader (735) Aug 5, 2010 New Jersey
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    Once they saw the line and the demand, there is no reason they couldn't drop the bottle limit to 2 (or even 3) per person to get this in as many hands as possible. With only 200 bottles out there it does not make any sense to place the limit at 4.
     
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