Modern Times League of Partygoers and Elegant People (2020)

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  1. Redgoatman

    Redgoatman (0) May 21, 2015 California
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    Got a coconut to trade !? Hahah
     
  2. Brent212

    Brent212 (398) Jan 13, 2014 California
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    not anymore.
     
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  3. Beerbom

    Beerbom (0) Dec 20, 2014 California
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    Hey there I just snagged some date shake but was surprised to see it offered. Where did you see the projected list in advance of the sale so I know where to look next time?
     
  4. Redgoatman

    Redgoatman (0) May 21, 2015 California
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    Just follow any modern times on social media
     
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  5. FrogOut69

    FrogOut69 (0) Sep 24, 2013 California
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    Social media as mentioned above, but usually members will have an idea before an announcement depending on how far limits get raised.
     
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  6. NicIsAwesome

    NicIsAwesome (0) Jun 30, 2014 California
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    Sign up for their emails. Theyll send you an email before each sale with a list of all the beers for sale, a paragraph long description and basic details like abv, bottle count and bottle limits. They send it out a few days before the sale so sometimes theyre wrong about which beers will be available though.

    For instance, they figured date shake would sell out to league before the public sale so they didnt include it in the public email but it never sold out so they allowed public access.
     
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  7. j47paco

    j47paco (275) Dec 19, 2010 California
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    Anyone try Finally Open in Anaheim yet? Leisuretown shows it’s available to go. Thinking about swinging by to pick some up.
     
  8. dcgunman

    dcgunman (646) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    I bought M5 cans over M7 and FOiA.
     
  9. Rbarnes4381

    Rbarnes4381 (0) Oct 29, 2013 California
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    I did
     
  10. Rbarnes4381

    Rbarnes4381 (0) Oct 29, 2013 California
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    I literally do not care what any label or cardbox container that holds the beer looks like. I only care about what is inside the bottle or can. I've never purchased a beer and thought wow, that taste so much better because of some artwork or how it was packaged. If the artwork or packaging was important people would actually want "empty collectables" and you could sell the actual empty bottles, but I haven't heard of a market for that.
    Whatever "set" they are trying to portray is lost on me, maybe this is important to the instagram culture, but it is lost on me.
     
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  11. Canichangethislater

    Canichangethislater (0) Feb 10, 2019 California

    Except artwork and packaging ARE important. If MT or any brewery for the matter slacked on their brand or art, they would lose market value almost guaranteed.
     
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  12. riko

    riko (420) Jan 18, 2008 California
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    Not everyone is like you.
     
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  13. FrogOut69

    FrogOut69 (0) Sep 24, 2013 California
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    Cool.
     
  14. mhucker28

    mhucker28 (264) Apr 24, 2020 California
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    Great dude. Other people, including the brewery itself, do care.
     
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  15. drewone

    drewone (555) Sep 18, 2006 California
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    Remember when Lost Abbey made that super rare super expensive box tracks and then remade the greatest hits for years after...
     
  16. SDReaper

    SDReaper (578) Aug 15, 2013 California
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    Except for Track 5 and 7. =( Took me so long to track down (hehehe) a box. Managed to get ahold of one and O'Brien's was kind enough to let me open the bottles there a while ago. Good times. I was a little surprised that ~10 of the 13 still held up.
     
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  17. tyrsis

    tyrsis (295) Mar 13, 2009 California
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    no one cares dude
     
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  18. mhucker28

    mhucker28 (264) Apr 24, 2020 California
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    I gotta say that this new DDH MT5 is really delicious. Nice dank hop bitterness like I remembered. Definitely one of the best IPA’s I’ve had from MT this year.
     
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  19. HaveABeerWithErik

    HaveABeerWithErik (0) Feb 6, 2020 California

    very happy to hear that. i have a couple of cans from a pack i split with a friend and i'm excited for it, just waiting for the weekend!
     
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  20. drewone

    drewone (555) Sep 18, 2006 California
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    I look forward to trying it, been so disappointed in MT IPA lately
     
  21. antsmarching777

    antsmarching777 (0) Apr 14, 2009 California

    Max w/Nelson is everything.
     
  22. jamshard2mash

    jamshard2mash (0) May 4, 2017 California
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    Space ways is back in the mini mart. Man this batch (3rd I believe) is an ode to the 1st batch. So damn good! Last years was kinda meh, but we are back!
     
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  23. j47paco

    j47paco (275) Dec 19, 2010 California
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    I found it a bit overly sweet. Not offensively so, but enough to distract. Still enjoyed it, just not as much as I had hoped. I had high expectations for this beer though since I enjoy Nelson so much. Couldn’t help compare it to Spots and Dots from SARA, since both are around 7% abv and 100% Nelson. I much preferred Spots and Dots.
     
  24. dcgunman

    dcgunman (646) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Maybe a little time will take care of the sweetness. I’m looking forward to picking up a 4pk. Nelson.
     
  25. HaveABeerWithErik

    HaveABeerWithErik (0) Feb 6, 2020 California

    I haven't had Max w/Nelson, but I had Virtual Future last night and they nailed the WC IPA style. It's dank, hoppy, bitter, bit resinous, completely clear. My favorite MT IPA since How's Your Day, which I found was a bit more balanced. Best part is that Virtual Future made full MT distro.
     
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  26. thetastywort

    thetastywort (205) Jun 2, 2011 California
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    Asking for some help on this whole reservation thing. I "purchased" a reservation for tomorrow, but once I do that I don't know what to do. I know there is a form to fill out, but it seems that is only for proxy pick ups. I'm just picking up mine. Will they automatically pull all my eligible orders, or do I need to fill out the form regardless? Thanks in advance!
     
  27. Xul

    Xul (753) May 18, 2008 California
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    If you're just picking up for yourself, then all you need is the reservation - show up at some point during your selected time slot and you'll be all set.
     
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  28. thetastywort

    thetastywort (205) Jun 2, 2011 California
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    Thanks! Sorry, but do you know if it's curbside (Anaheim), or do I need to find parking and walk in? My first trip to Anaheim!
     
  29. NicIsAwesome

    NicIsAwesome (0) Jun 30, 2014 California
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    Youll have to get out of your car to pick up in anaheim. Ive only been to anaheim 2 times since they opened but i was able to park right in front of the complex each time
    Edit: note that if there is a line to get in and be seated, you will not have to wait in that line. That happened one of the tines i picked up. The pickup area was around the corner in the small parking lot that MTs has
     
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  30. webz

    webz (113) Apr 4, 2018 California

    Pretty weak lineup for the first sale of the month for league
     
  31. Canichangethislater

    Canichangethislater (0) Feb 10, 2019 California

    Good, my wallet needs a break
     
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  32. Brent212

    Brent212 (398) Jan 13, 2014 California
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    goddamm I wish I got more NOLA MP.
     
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  33. tokimedo

    tokimedo (0) Feb 28, 2015 California
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    .....weak compared to what? all the other ridiculously stacked sales we've had this year from MT? then sure.. but this sale compared to other breweries sales is still very far from weak.
     
  34. BeerBaron666

    BeerBaron666 (0) May 13, 2009 California
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    no sale with Tentbier included can be called weak
     
  35. D09daryl

    D09daryl (0) Mar 11, 2017 California
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    I noticed mega fortunate islands was canned 8/11 - are the special release IPA's usually a couple weeks old by the time pickups start? Haven't been buying any of the IPA's this year, this doesn't exactly help
     
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  36. webz

    webz (113) Apr 4, 2018 California

    :+1:
     
  37. Xul

    Xul (753) May 18, 2008 California
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    It varies from sale to sale. Some of the IPAs have been canned within three or four days when pickups started, others were two weeks old. It seems they mostly fall into the range of five to ten days old when pickups start.

    The lag time is a mostly unavoidable byproduct of the model of doing pickups at all of their locations, as well as doing sales on specific dates that don't always perfectly align with production schedules. It's a minor issue for styles like lagers, sours, and stouts, but far from ideal for WC IPAs.
     
  38. jwacky

    jwacky (230) Apr 13, 2017 California

    I've ended up with so damn many IPAs in the fridge with everyone shipping due to COVID that I wouldn't even notice a couple-week old IPA. I've never had issues with MT's IPAs tasting anything less than fresh and they all seem to hold up for months. So... ideal? Perhaps not. Not sure what the alternative would be... maybe not including them in sales at all? I usually wait to try them on draft, anyway.
     
  39. mhucker28

    mhucker28 (264) Apr 24, 2020 California
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    I'm having the exact opposite problem. Mosaic Hedge Witch sounds awesome. Stratos collab w/ ASB, sign me up for that. The lottery bottle sounds good as hell too. Not to mention that Poly Rhythmo is one of my favorite pils they do.
     
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  40. SDReaper

    SDReaper (578) Aug 15, 2013 California
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    Find yourself a Theory friend or get some trade bait ready.

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