Next Freetail release idea?

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by jl28r1, May 12, 2013.

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  1. jl28r1

    jl28r1 Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2011 Texas

    How would everyone think about somehow incorporating an in person BIF with the next release? I have a few ideas that might make it fun/cool but I will keep them to myself for now. I would be OK getting it organized if there is any interest but I'm sure I would need some help (Brad, I'm looking at you :rolleyes:).

    Thoughts?
     
  2. bccocx

    bccocx Devotee (428) Jan 13, 2007 Texas
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    I think that would be a great idea. I'd love to participate.
     
  3. jbeezification

    jbeezification Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2012 Texas

    You guys scare me. Mainly my wallet but still.
     
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  4. mattisloco

    mattisloco Devotee (413) Feb 13, 2007 Texas
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    Freetail Bif? Hell ya!

    I popped my Freetail release cherry yesterday. So what are the other releases I should expect? I know I already planned to go to La Muerta Nov 2nd but I was told of a sour release weekend, when is that?
     
  5. jl28r1

    jl28r1 Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2011 Texas

    If..... there is a sour release, it is the sours that determine when that happens.

    By the way, I am not affiliated with Freetail in any way other than being a "fanboy" as someone pointed out in another thread. ;)
     
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  6. mattisloco

    mattisloco Devotee (413) Feb 13, 2007 Texas
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    So really the only other scheduled release for this year is La Muerta?
     
  7. jl28r1

    jl28r1 Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2011 Texas

    I think so, the other releases usually just pop up here and there but I could be wrong.
     
  8. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (618) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    Hoping a raspberry Ananke release pops up some time....... :)
     
  9. cfh64

    cfh64 Devotee (482) Aug 16, 2005 Texas
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    You got it buddy. If and/or when you decide to get it going, let me know and I'll help ya out as much as I can.

    Great seeing everyone again and meeting many new people. As always I had a blast.
     
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  10. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2011 Texas
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  11. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Disciple (370) Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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  12. illy0sis

    illy0sis Aspirant (257) Dec 12, 2012 North Carolina
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    I'd join in :)
     
  13. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Texas

  14. jl28r1

    jl28r1 Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2011 Texas

    Not signing anyone up yet, just getting a feel for if we could get it done. Looks good so far.
     
  15. HookemHops13

    HookemHops13 Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2013 Texas

    What is a BIF?
     
  16. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (618) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    Beer It Forward.

    There are multiple types, but basically a big trade.

    There used to be a sheet that explained BIFs, LIFs, etc. but I can't find it. Anyone know where it went?
     
  17. bentwookie

    bentwookie Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2008 Texas

    Would be into this.
     
  18. cfh64

    cfh64 Devotee (482) Aug 16, 2005 Texas
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  19. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (618) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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  20. miikezombie

    miikezombie Aspirant (247) Aug 13, 2010 Texas

    That's ok since that person is a Jester King fanboy. And for those playing at home that person is the only one I have legitimately blocked.
     
  21. jl28r1

    jl28r1 Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2011 Texas

    Be nice!!!!!
     
  22. miikezombie

    miikezombie Aspirant (247) Aug 13, 2010 Texas

    Never!!!!!

    This would be a cool idea. I probably can't be involved though due to the unpredictable nature of my job.
     
  23. mattisloco

    mattisloco Devotee (413) Feb 13, 2007 Texas
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    Oh get in. If things fall through last minute I gotcha.
     
  24. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (618) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    And now I want to find that thread. Shit.
     
  25. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    I realized that FYI. Just wanted to signify my interest in doing this. BTW, I didn't get to meet you. But I'll be heading back down in about 2-3 weeks. Would love to meet you there at Freetail and hang around SA for the day.
     
  26. miikezombie

    miikezombie Aspirant (247) Aug 13, 2010 Texas

    No need. That person isn't worth the effort.


    We will see. I already know I am out of commission, with no days off, from mid September till around Thanksgiving.
     
  27. FreetailBrewing

    FreetailBrewing Initiate (150) Jun 23, 2007 Texas

    We did Super Mega Awesome Bottle Release day last September with 4 sours + RealTail collab, hope to do something similar this year too (date determined by when the beer is ready).

    I'd love to hear everyone's input on how to make these go smoother also. I think this one went pretty well all things considered but there is always room to improve.

    About bottle share ending at 11 - I hope you guys understand this. Folks there for the bottle share/release aren't our only customers, so when we open we need to prep the patio for other patrons to enjoy as well, and I think when we open is a good time to transition (we also can't afford to set a precident of our place being BYOB anytime, we are still a business after all).

    Sorry to kinda hijack the tread, but I thought this would be good to get feedback on how to improve.

    Thanks everyone for coming out, you're awesome!

    Scott
     
  28. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Disciple (370) Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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    There were sober people at 11 to remember?!
     
  29. Grendle

    Grendle Initiate (193) Apr 11, 2012 Texas
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    I'm interested...
     
  30. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    Totally understand and respect this. I didn't have much of a problem with it, although I'll admit that I and a few others were still popping bottles, albeit we stayed at 2 tables so as not to take up a bunch of other spaces with bottles.

    Personal feedback: I thought the numbered tickets thing was a good idea, but perhaps the sale of Ananke should be done in blocks then. i.e. Ticket holders #1-25 line up to buy their allotments first. Tickets 26-50 queue up after that. etc. etc. So that way people don't have to stand in a line that hardly moves at all. This would also allow us to be seated at a table, order food, and go grab our beer when it's our turn. I ordered food, it arrived when I was in line, so I had 2 other guys I split the food with, go mule me some pizza while I kept our spot in line. It would have been nicer to sit down for a bit longer and enjoy the food & atmosphere.

    I'm not quite sure what would be the best way to handle the sale of leftover Ananke after that. Perhaps only a lottery system would have been "fair" after that?

    It would also be nice if there was a way to discourage mules. Of course I believe there will always be people trying to game the system no matter what, so perhaps there's nothing that can/should really be done.

    That's my constructive criticism/opinion. :) As I posted in the Ananke 2013 thread, I loved the Meathead pizza and crab-stuffed mushrooms. The service was excellent considering how busy y'all were, and I will definitely make the drive down from Houston soon to come back.

    P.S. please bottle Peche'cus. I will pay you. ;) hehe. Get it?
     
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  31. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Disciple (370) Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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    I say this every time I email him, post on Facebook, Instagram...I even offered to start a petition on Whitehouse.gov
     
  32. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    Do it. This is serious bidness.
     
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  33. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Disciple (370) Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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    I'll get on it in the morning.
     
  34. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    I'm calling Jesse Jackson and we gonna march on Freetail. :mad:
     
  35. jl28r1

    jl28r1 Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2011 Texas

    Scott,
    Jump in any time you want, these amazing shares and releases would not be possible without you and the gang at Freetail. I hope you gave your servers a bonus check for putting up with all of us! ;-)
     
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  36. miikezombie

    miikezombie Aspirant (247) Aug 13, 2010 Texas

    How can this even be done? I ended up with 4 bottles. If my gf showed up we would have had 8. My gf isn't a beer geek, but she loves sours. My question is, how can someone determine who is a mule and who is not? Maybe sell event tickets, something I am completely against, ala Dark Lord Day.

    The bigger problem is people pretrading beer before a bottle limit is even put in place. I'm not picking on you on this, because a ton of people told me they needed over a case. I think this past Saturday proved Freetail bottle releases are must attend events if you are a craft beer fan in Texas.
     
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  37. miikezombie

    miikezombie Aspirant (247) Aug 13, 2010 Texas

    How about a couple of breakfast style pizzas available only on bottle release days? I think you are leaving money on the table not offering a few breakfast options for all the drunk asses.
     
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  38. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    Right. Which is why I said it might be nice...lol you must answer, what style of beer is Ananke at the door.

    Personally, I was able to secure 9 bottles through some on the spot trading. 1 bottle is going towards a local who couldn't go, and a small few of the rest will go towards securing some nice bottles that will all be shared with other BA's anyways. Sure I would have liked to get more, but I didn't setup a bunch of pre trades maybe like other people did.
     
  39. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Devotee (433) Apr 26, 2007 Texas

    Freetail tried something similar (free tickets distributed via email, had to be a subscriber to get one), and it was very successful. Though it was for the 90 bottle-count BBA La Muerta, and I believe only 50 or so ticket-holders showed up. It could hypothetically work on a larger scale, and it would definitely cut back on the mule factor. Though I know I'm not the only person whose wife came along as a genuine Ananke fanatic, not a mule.
     
  40. miikezombie

    miikezombie Aspirant (247) Aug 13, 2010 Texas

    And then I set up 10 email accounts and bring 10 friends. Yes I think I might have 10 friends. Stop laughing.
     
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