Lost Abbey Veritas 015

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by Curb71, Jan 28, 2015.

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  1. Curb71

    Curb71 Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2012 California

    Veritas 015, an American Sour with Apricots, Nectarines and Peaches will go on-sale Friday, February 6th at Noon PDT. 4 bottle limit per person at $41 a bottle plus tax. Pickup will be during 4 sessions happening March 7th and 8th at The Lost Abbey.
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  2. grze

    grze Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2012 Nevada

    Looks like the madburrito was first :slight_smile:
     
  3. Doomsayer52

    Doomsayer52 Initiate (0) Nov 29, 2014 California

    $41, that's more than 014, right?

    Oh well. Sounds like a great blend. Shut up and take my money.
     
  4. grze

    grze Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2012 Nevada

    Same price as I remember.

    edit: yup:


    Veritas 014 - 750 ml Bottle (Public)
    Late (12:30p-4:30) Session 11/22
    $41.00
     
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  5. Doomsayer52

    Doomsayer52 Initiate (0) Nov 29, 2014 California

    Derp.

    I guess my memory is hazy.

    I just seen pickup is the same weekend as Churchill's. My liver weeps.
     
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  6. TheAngryBurrito

    TheAngryBurrito Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2013 California

    But this one is getting all of the traction - conspiracy I say!
     
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  7. ESCO138

    ESCO138 Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2013 California

    $41 plus tax!! I'm thinking next year it will be $50 straight up per bottle.

    I'll pass, had this more than enough times already, not worth $41.
     
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  8. SDReaper

    SDReaper Defender (679) Aug 15, 2013 California
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    inb4 website slow down and nexternal shit show, followed by many posts of ppl "never buying LA bottles again!"
     
  9. Curb71

    Curb71 Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2012 California

    If I had a nickel...
     
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  10. ph1ogic

    ph1ogic Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2015 California

    got em coach
     
  11. dcbullet

    dcbullet Initiate (122) Dec 18, 2013 California

    Looking forward to not succeeding in getting a bottle again. :grinning:
     
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  12. 3SH33TS

    3SH33TS Initiate (0) Dec 21, 2010 California

    Another peach sour. Yay.

    (I keed, I keed, but half srsly tho)
     
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  13. TNeedles

    TNeedles Initiate (0) May 11, 2013 California

    Can anyone confirm if they allow proxies? They always arrange the pickup window when I have a mandatory business trip. :slight_frown:
     
  14. IggyWH

    IggyWH Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2014 California

    No proxies
     
  15. EZEZ

    EZEZ Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2010 California

    no proxies
     
  16. mmikey8

    mmikey8 Initiate (0) Aug 2, 2012 California

    You can always ask your Proxy to purchase the bottles
     
  17. bnelson997

    bnelson997 Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2013 California

    Rather hilarious to see people pre of this up FT... SMH... I shall just buy em and dome em all! Isn't that the proper way?
     
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  18. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Clearly you don't BA... :wink:
     
  19. mmikey8

    mmikey8 Initiate (0) Aug 2, 2012 California

  20. SDReaper

    SDReaper Defender (679) Aug 15, 2013 California
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    Assuming I secure bottles, all V015 will land a place in my stomach...or maybe 1 bottle will mysteriously land on the doorstep of a trading buddy up north.
     
  21. mmikey8

    mmikey8 Initiate (0) Aug 2, 2012 California

  22. SanDiegoJoe2011

    SanDiegoJoe2011 Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2014 California

    So bottles are on sale through Lost Abbeys website? Is navigating their site pretty simple on bottle sale days? I don't want to be trying to figure out where to look on Feb 6 at Noon.

    Note: Sorry if this is a dumb question, but some websites are not at all intuitive. Lost Abbey's seems pretty easy to navigate though.

    Thanks!
     
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  23. reefer_bob

    reefer_bob Initiate (0) May 13, 2014 California

    How much of a shit show are these releases?

    Is it smooth, or is it pretty crazy?
     
  24. TTC

    TTC Initiate (71) Jul 16, 2013 California

    I went to V013. It was totally super duper easy. Pickup had like no wait. Lines like a normal weekend at Lost Abbey. Breaking the sessions up = awesome idea.
     
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  25. Curb71

    Curb71 Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2012 California

    Yes Bottles are on sale through their website and last time it was fucked up if I remember correctly (or maybe that was barrel night). They provided a link to their store front which did not display Veritas so you either had to search for it or go to all products and scan the page for it each time you refresh. I ended up missing out and it sold out before I figured that out. Myself and a few others voiced our opinion about how bad it was done and when it came around time to buy the extra Veritas 014 bottles, they fixed that issue and provided an exact link an hour prior to the release like I asked.

    These releases/Nexternal are the king of shit shows. A couple releases ago (maybe I'm thinking of DDG) it took them HOURS to get back online. Except it to be terrible. That way if it goes even slightly well you'll be happy.

    V014 was the same for pickups. Real easy. Got 1 taster however they didn't have shit on tap worth buying. I got my bottles and taster and left.
     
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  26. SDReaper

    SDReaper Defender (679) Aug 15, 2013 California
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    Looking forward to the beer and pickup day, not looking forward to the inevitable nexternal shitshow.

    I appreciate that they are trying to keep things local and use a company based out of Carlsbad, but I hope that they complained enough that maybe nexternal has fixed or improved some of their issues. I think one of the big ones was basically like a lack of a counter of sorts. So 400 bottles available, and 800+ could be added to carts. If you aren't quick enough then the 4 you thought you had were sold to someone with faster typing skills. I would think that would be relatively easy to implement assuming there is an option for LA to enter in "we have X bottles for sale" and then just a countdown as they are added to the cart.
     
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  27. FrogOut69

    FrogOut69 Devotee (489) Sep 24, 2013 California
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    I can't even read any further before I have to reply and say that this post has made my day.
     
  28. SierraJosh

    SierraJosh Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2013 California

    This beer sounds awesome, I for one never tire of stone fruit sours...need this in my life! Never had any of the Veritas series, kinda curious, do they use the same sour base and then age each version with different fruit? Or are these beers totally unique each release?
     
  29. Xul

    Xul Champion (813) May 18, 2008 California
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    It's a valid gripe, but I would be surprised if it has changed. Controlling inventory when it's added to the cart vs. when it's actually paid for is an architectural decision when you're building an ecommerce platform, not something you would just tack on later. It certainly could be done, but if Nexternal's other customers aren't asking for it - which they're probably not, since it has fairly limited use - they would ask Lost Abbey to fund the custom development required to change how inventory is controlled. At that point, Lost Abbey would almost certainly decide that pissing off their fanbase a few times/year is the cheaper and easier solution.
     
  30. SDReaper

    SDReaper Defender (679) Aug 15, 2013 California
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    Makes sense, and I only have very basic scripting knowledge so I definitely do not know what it would take to implement something like this except something very quick and dirty.

    I guess I can hope, but as you said, it probably isn't super likely. I guess I will just spam their twitter assuming they provide a direct link again and memorize my CC info so that I can just either type or copy/paste it all in real quick.
     
  31. GhettoFabulous

    GhettoFabulous Initiate (0) May 29, 2010 California

    It will be fun watching newby Cali traders get their Kiwi Herman on with these (i.e., overzealously flood the trade forum with FTs and thus ironically torpedo the values of their bottles in an attempt to maximize returns).
     
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  32. smithj2154

    smithj2154 Initiate (0) Apr 10, 2013 California

    In my limited experience this strategy isn't limited to "newby" Cali traders.
     
  33. GhettoFabulous

    GhettoFabulous Initiate (0) May 29, 2010 California

    That's true. I am especially fond of the Great Boltcutter Debacle of 2012.
     
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  34. VegasHopHead

    VegasHopHead Initiate (171) Jun 21, 2012 Nevada

    It seems there is some issue every release. DDG it was a 4 hour delay, v13 was just extremely slow, barrel night didnt provide a direct link, and v14 was sold out in 30 seconds only it really wasnt and most people got bottles after it said sold out. I wonder what this release will bring.
     
  35. HaoleToYouToo

    HaoleToYouToo Disciple (342) Mar 26, 2014 Hawaii
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  36. SDReaper

    SDReaper Defender (679) Aug 15, 2013 California
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    Unicorns will rain from the sky and everyone will get a raise at work.
     
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  37. SanDiegoJoe2011

    SanDiegoJoe2011 Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2014 California

    Glad I could make your day. Perhaps you could enlighten me as to why my quote "made your day?"

    From the sounds of it, one shouldn't expect this to be as smooth as BPT releases.
     
  38. SDReaper

    SDReaper Defender (679) Aug 15, 2013 California
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    Not even close.
     
  39. FrogOut69

    FrogOut69 Devotee (489) Sep 24, 2013 California
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    No.
     
  40. HopHead84

    HopHead84 Poo-Bah (3,729) Nov 29, 2006 California
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    Where did you have Veritas 015?
     
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