Discussion in 'US - West' started by Black_Rider, Jul 11, 2017.
went to the tr over the weekend. was weird to see only 3 Belgian offerings on tap
Why? Monkish stands for
Been supporting since they were barely 1 year old and IPAs were no where even close to being in sight. Loved the relaxed 'empty' atmosphere back then. Gets extremely crowded now and I do miss certain beers that were on tap back then.
I take every chance possible to badger them to bring back Rosa's Hips
I have to admit that I am a fan of can release announcements, literally, as they open.
Damn, I was hoping to be able to swing in for some growler fills today around 3.30. Doubt that'll be easy with the can release zoo that I'm sure is in full effect
why? By 3:30, the can bros will be at fedex shipping it off to their east coast traders. Honestly shouldn't be that much more of a wait than normal. They've got the whole growler fill game on lock now with deli style with numbers given for orders.
still takes a long ass time even with that. I was the fourth person in line and i wasn't out until 20 minutes after they opened.
Zero line. 90 cases.
Hazebros broke? Or over it?
230 cases at 2 4-packs pp. 690 full allotments and announcements right at opening. Hardly any lines, love it.
that 110 traffic though...
...and that 405?
hour n half from lax to hb today. wtf! skipped home and went straight to bwhb.
This is literally one of the only reasons I've yet to go to Monkish. I work from a home office and am blessed in that I can head that way pretty much anytime for a can release, but I'm in Anaheim. During normal, non-rush hour traffic, it would only take me about 25 minutes to get over to Torrance. Every time they announce a can release though, I check Google maps, and there is literally an accident or shutdown causing a delay.
So it's always 45 minutes or more just getting there, waiting in line for an hour or more, and then fighting rush hour traffic coming back. 3-4 hours of my day, just for 4-8 cans? Yeaahhhhhhh no. Been wanting to hit a Monkish release for about 5 months now, still hasn't happened. Haven't even tried any cans from trading or anything because traders usually want your left nut in return. Just can't see myself expending that much time, money, and resources for something so small in return. Here's hoping they move to online sales someday.
I think I would rather be on the 110 right now than going into downtown San Diego and attempting to find parking.
Go get some growler fills of their IPA/DIPAs at your convenience, great beer and no hassles for the most part. I like the larger batch size and reduced allocation numbers though, more beer for people that want to drink it rather than sell / trade it. Hell, it lasted 4 1/2 hours today, if I wasn't tied up in a mock up review with clients I might have given it a shot around 4pm.
Left irvine at 2:30... Showed up at 3:30.. zero wait... in and out
Have great 2.5hr drive back!
mom's credit card revoked
Go tomorrow evening (I've never seen a line at night on Sundays) and get rushing radioactivity. I've only had a handful of Monkish but that was my favorite IPA. Should be just as good as most cans
Well they just put anomaly back on tap, which is also fantastic. Maybe we'll see full fledged OG lineup comeback soon?
Now that's just crazy talk. No one wants good Belgian-ish beer.
For anyone there now, how's the line for fills?
I dropped in around 2pm. Maybe 6-8 people in line inside the tap room.
Ended up not making the drive today but appreciate the update. Hoping Foggier is still on for fills tomorrow.
I stopped there for growler fills Friday on my way up for FYF. Arrived a few minutes after 1:00. There were 50 people in line for cans and 20 people in line for growlers when I arrived. I was able to get cans and growler fills and be on my way in about 25 minutes. They seem to be good at managing a crowd.
Foggier fills are so expensive: $14 for a 750ml and $27 for 64oz.
But I guess, you pay more for the DDH and the fact that it's a canned (and one of their best) beers.
Is it still available? Gonna swing by tonight for a fill and was hoping for it.
Believe so, per their website
Well, you might want to wait until late since there is a can release in about an hour. So 4-6 will be a shitshow.
One of the first beers I ever had from them. Would love to see it back. Wonder if the demand for that one's just not there compared to other Belgian-style offerings.
IMHO its worth every penny, I've filled four already and if it's still on tomorrow when I go fill La Schmoove I'll get more, its one of the best DIPAs anywhere.
Chelsea told me they brewed a shit load of Foggier so you should be fine, BTW, I love it that Henry is now doing growler fills of canned beers, hope this trend holds true for us that cant get to the can shit shows.
Having my first monkish beers this evening that my wife brought back from her trip there this weekend. What's the reputation of Foggier Window and Rushing Radioactivity?
Foggier is one of their best beers, period.
does a reputation matter more than what you personally think of the way it taste?
For people whose opinions of beer are formed more by how they look in a glass on Instagram than how they taste...sadly yes.
Or what they can get trade wise or $$$ wise.
I know that our names are def isn't the best offering of theirs, but I had a growler of it and while it was tasty I opened a can of Casa western glow right after, and it blew it out of the water.
Does anyone know if they are doing growler fills of La Schmoove?