Monkish Brewing (Summer 2018)

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  1. annakarina

    annakarina Initiate (88) Jul 29, 2016 California

    You're causing inflated prices, making it impossible for people to try any beers unless they don't have daytime jobs, and treating beer as some insanely scarce commodity instead of something to enjoy with friends. It's a chimera of everything wrong with craft beer, and it's why four-packs cost fucking $24 now, because breweries can milk money from privileged idiots who cheat their way into profiting off of hoarded beer.
     
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  2. HopHead89

    HopHead89 Initiate (136) Oct 20, 2016 California
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    wow, you've been holding that one in. Yes, I can how price can get inflated by the demand, but I do share with friends & I don't sell my beers. I try to live that "Craft Beer Life" the Right Way, but I do see what your saying. I don't think you should group all haze bros into one groups. we are all different and we all believe in different things.
     
  3. HopHead89

    HopHead89 Initiate (136) Oct 20, 2016 California
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    I do agree with that, I hate when people bring mules. Look I'm just trying to live that Craft Beer Life, and trying to do it the best way I can by sharing beer, talking to the community and overall just enjoying the beer, Cheers
     
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  4. SDReaper

    SDReaper Defender (619) Aug 15, 2013 California
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    I bring a mule to almost every beer release (not monkish). The last one was Silva Brewing for Silva Stout release. Glad I brought the mule since once friends found out I was bombarded with paypal and venmo notifications that I had received money. We needed her allotment just so we would have some beer to take home for us. Hehehe.

    Also, my mule ends up drinking half of my beer anyways....so there's that. Unless it is 3F Hommage, she still doesn't like it, which is 100% A-ok by me.
     
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  5. J-loco

    J-loco Initiate (189) Jan 23, 2015 California

    She seems nice.
     
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  6. SDReaper

    SDReaper Defender (619) Aug 15, 2013 California
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    She has kept me sane for the past 12ish years and dealt with all of my beer antics so I would say she's a keeper.
     
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  7. annakarina

    annakarina Initiate (88) Jul 29, 2016 California

    Why would you care about trade value if you're only sharing beer with your friends? I can say with utmost certainty that none of my friends are going to care that a beer I got for them is also available for growler fills at their taproom.
     
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  8. HopHead89

    HopHead89 Initiate (136) Oct 20, 2016 California
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    I share with my friends at shares and also trade my beer. it's not like I'm upset or anything about Monkish doing that, I actually said that's good for the people who couldn't get the cans.
     
  9. Vanlingleipa

    Vanlingleipa Devotee (428) May 19, 2011 California
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    I buy a 2L growler or two - boomette! - that pretty much takes care of me and mine for weeks. No lines, no fuss. So let the bros have their tradeables.
     
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  10. OTB

    OTB Devotee (406) Sep 2, 2011 California

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    I could care less what vessel it comes out of, this is Citra goodness period. Great new batch.

    Cheers,
     
  11. OTB

    OTB Devotee (406) Sep 2, 2011 California

    Yup, to each their own, what makes Murica great.

    Cheers,
     
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  12. annakarina

    annakarina Initiate (88) Jul 29, 2016 California

    Do whatever you want. I was just answering a question why I think it's bad for people to judge beer on its trade value.
     
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  13. Redondo_Terp

    Redondo_Terp Initiate (21) Jan 19, 2018 California

    Mango Space Cookie was not good.
     
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  14. OTB

    OTB Devotee (406) Sep 2, 2011 California

    One Monkish beer including the OG Space Cookies that I could do only a couple ounces at best.

    Cheers,
     
  15. R1c0rtez

    R1c0rtez Initiate (38) Oct 5, 2012 California

    Me and my friend had trouble finishing that one. I hate wasting money, I finished mine....he did not.
     
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  16. JohnCassillo

    JohnCassillo Devotee (491) Mar 29, 2013 California

    Glad I only got a 4 oz. pour on Friday. Didn't really get much mango and overall, was very sharp/biting to drink. Didn't hate it but also didn't need more than what I bought.
     
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  17. iamthecarlos

    iamthecarlos Initiate (141) Jan 2, 2015 California
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    I thought It was good at FWI (after 100 other beers), go figure. I wonder if it didn't hold up too much beyond a week or two. I liked it last week, the mango was there and i was surprised by how much i didn't hate it.
     
  18. NicIsAwesome

    NicIsAwesome Initiate (48) Jun 30, 2014 California

    Dang man, if beer really is just beer... Is there really a reason to go so hard on senor pacifico. Jeeze Louise! I'm a lurker and have no business posting but dang you guys are harsh
     
  19. BreakingMyBalls

    BreakingMyBalls Initiate (69) Apr 27, 2017 California

    I don't speak for everyone, but I am a prolific trader and part of the reason why is because I like to taste beer from breweries all over the country that I can't always get. Every region and brewery has their own way of doing things, and I enjoy those nuanced variations. Trade value means nothing to me, everyone I trade with is $4$. And I almost never check things in on Untappd, could care less about 'ticking'. Only really check a beer in when it's particularly good and want to remember it, in case I want to trade for more of it.

    Beer trading is a wonderful thing if you're doing it $4$. It's a great way to support a brewery you like from far away.
     
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  20. JN1

    JN1 Disciple (306) Mar 11, 2014 California
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    Agreed 100%. Regretted that pour as soon as I tasted it.
     
  21. dcgunman

    dcgunman Crusader (738) Jul 1, 2009 California

    True. Beer trading is good if you want to try different beers from all over our beautiful country and beyond. But are you getting the cans/bottles fresh? What is fresh? I traded for 2 years, but stopped 2 years ago. I would occasionally get cans/bottles 2-3 weeks fresh. But most of the time I would see 4+ weeks out. To me that’s not fresh. If and when I do trade it’s going to be local and or in person. The extra cost for shipping is not worth the cost of trying 4+ weeks old beer. I will drive or fly to the source if I really want that beer. I understand that most of us here cannot just get up and go catch a plane to the source. So we have to trade. That’s not a bad thing. Just hope the cans and bottles are fresh.
     
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  22. HopHead89

    HopHead89 Initiate (136) Oct 20, 2016 California
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    I think maybe at first, I annoy some people, like for example @OTB & @JayORear, but after sometime they realize that Im really just in it for the LOVE of beer and they have a change of heart. And then you got guys like @sponger that are just here to put fellow BAers down, but you know what its all good, because sooner or later they will get over it and come around.
     
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  23. dcgunman

    dcgunman Crusader (738) Jul 1, 2009 California

    I think @HopHead89 is just a HappyHead...:smiley:who loves beer. Nothing wrong with this picture. I guess some people are just annoyed.
     
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  24. OTB

    OTB Devotee (406) Sep 2, 2011 California

    We all start somewhere, I know I probably drove some people nuts on the OG Alpine thread many many moons ago when I had my first OG Nelson. I’ve actually supported your passion more than you realize. You can buy me a beer next time I’m at Monkish :grin:

    Cheers
     
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  25. HopHead89

    HopHead89 Initiate (136) Oct 20, 2016 California
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    On a side note, if anyone listens to fourbrewers podcast, they will be doing a monkish episode very soon. I met up with one of the guys yesterday to make a trade. (I didnt ask for whalez for my monkish cans, told him to give me w.e. he had, so its not like im a trading nazi either) believe he said its going to come out 6/30. I really enjoy their podcast and if you dont listen maybe its time to expand your craft beer content.
     
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  26. JN1

    JN1 Disciple (306) Mar 11, 2014 California
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    Honestly, the hype is real for a reason. It sizes up to a large majority of the breweries, at least in their type.

    The price per 4-pk... hardly expensive if you do the math on what it costs in ingredients plus other overhead. Is it "cheap"? No. But I most definitely would pay the price for a premium Napa cab over a Charles Shaw or a solid bourbon like Blanton's, Weller, etc over an Evan Williams, etc. Think about it. If it's too expensive for you, don't buy it. We all value different things for different reasons and no one has to justify their opinion.

    You buy it or you don't, that's up to you.
     
  27. HopHead89

    HopHead89 Initiate (136) Oct 20, 2016 California
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  28. J-loco

    J-loco Initiate (189) Jan 23, 2015 California

    Curious what you traded for?
     
  29. HopHead89

    HopHead89 Initiate (136) Oct 20, 2016 California
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    he wanted to give me $$$ at first, but I said NO, because that's against my "Craft Beer Code":stuck_out_tongue:
    Aku Aku, Monster Park Nitro Bourbon 12oz Can, Alesmith Speedway 16oz Can, BW Tovarish mini bottle & Rubensesquepades.
     
  30. Izzy_Izumi

    Izzy_Izumi Initiate (59) Aug 3, 2017 California
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    RE: Aku Aku, I know people liked it, but man, that was only good when it was slushied at "6 Now and Forever".
     
  31. Frosty11161

    Frosty11161 Initiate (197) May 2, 2016 California
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    Do you have any First Edition Foil Monks Hazies?
     
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  32. Izzy_Izumi

    Izzy_Izumi Initiate (59) Aug 3, 2017 California
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    I've still got Run the Pigeon in my fridge.
     
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  33. HopHead89

    HopHead89 Initiate (136) Oct 20, 2016 California
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    just got into the Monkish game last year, first ever can I got was LA Hat...
     
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  34. BreakingMyBalls

    BreakingMyBalls Initiate (69) Apr 27, 2017 California

    BL was at the anniversary party? Could've sworn they were not on that list.
     
  35. IcyTrout

    IcyTrout Initiate (65) Feb 1, 2018 California

    They were not, I heard rumors that Monkish is not a fan of them.
     
  36. OTB

    OTB Devotee (406) Sep 2, 2011 California

    " IN 1995 " sounds fantastic, DIPA W/ Citra and Mosaic, what's not to love, looks like growler fill time for the weekend !

    Cheers,
     
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  37. AlexM

    AlexM Zealot (511) Jun 9, 2011 California

    Just wanted to say ... Simpletim absolutely ROCKS!!!
     
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  38. webz

    webz Initiate (18) Apr 4, 2018 California

    Concur. Absolutely love it!
     
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  39. AdamofSoCal

    AdamofSoCal Initiate (84) Dec 25, 2017 California

    I may need to drop by and get every growler possible.
     
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  40. BreakingMyBalls

    BreakingMyBalls Initiate (69) Apr 27, 2017 California

    Why would that be? Can't imagine there's anything about them not to like. They're branding, customer service, and beer is above most breweries in the region.
     
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