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Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by Evan, Aug 2, 2015.
I eventually got past the widget error. Most of the bottles were gone by then...
As there should be, just like there was with The Lost Abbey during their infamous DDG release.
1. Should have never hosted on Eventbrite to begin with. Basically no brewery does because the fees are absurd. Could have gone with BPT from the beginning.
2. Changing to hosting on their own site last minute was a good move from them to avoid the fees for their customers after hearing the complaints, but it was clear their site couldn't handle the traffic when they told everyone 10AM.
3. They recognized the problems, but still worked to get it up - it comes up ~10:15 when some have given up and others still have issues with the site. Bottles instantly sell out. Recognizing the problems, they maybe should have announced a new start time or just moved to BPT instead of their site.
Every brewery can still learn.
I wasn't able to get through the widget error until everything was gone. I honestly can't say I'm disappointed, because I was on the fence about buying due to cost and concern that the recently scaled up recipes won't work out as well as they did when they were smaller batch. Oh well. Congrats to those that scored bottles, and hopefully they turn out fantastic. I've enjoyed having a stellar local brewery to support, and I'd like that to continue.
If Aslin would just lower the quality of their beer, it would solve everything.
They actually were using tickettailor and TT was down for a period of time there...not that they shouldn't switch away from TT, but it wasn't their own website crashing
FWIW... either they just released more or some people's got released from their carts because I just ordered some...everything but DOS
My guess is they will eventually transition to cans, just as Trillium and Singlecut have. They'll likely sell out of bottles for the first couple releases, but eventually bottle purchases will become a "special" purchase for people. Hopefully they have thought about this and are already saving for a canning line.
I caught up on dead set on life and bong appetit last night. Really good shows. I also Finished Jessica Jones.
They made 600 bottles of each. Given past demand, I figured this would be a shit show. Didn't expect I'd get bottles, nor did I. Now everyone else who missed out is going to complain about the release method and argue for some different method that they assume would have gotten them bottles. Bigger problem is only bottling 600, then setting the limit at 3. No way they were going to last. Then again, if you set the limit at 1, they guarantee having to deal with 600 MINIMUM patrons coming in over the next two days for bottles, and I could see how that would be a hassle. They sold out of their bottles, losing no money, and people will still throw money at them for their next release. No point in getting upset.
While I would love for them to can instead of bottle (especially 750's for IPA's), I don't think it's in their immediate plans from what I've heard. Kai or Andrew recently said they realize that canning is the way things are going now for similar breweries and they like the art you can do with cans but they decided to bottle instead of can because it makes the beer feel more special or something along those lines. Hopefully they'll have a change of heart or that was just an excuse due to immediate costs.
Apparently KCM at TJs Bailey's Crossroads this morning ... aaand it's gone.
Not at all. I have no off season. I do have off days. And I figured if we'd all ignore the Aslin thread and use this instead I may as well follow suit with my current thoughts. Didn't get any Aslin beers by the way.
KCM at Whole Foods in Reston.
It appears Rodman's has mysteriously uncovered more bourbon county.
I'd guess the later. Once bottles start sitting and inventory isn't moving they'll have a pretty quick change of heart.
I'd venture to guess the real reason is they don't currently have the space and/or money for a canning line.
KCM in at Total Springfield
The art, while great and important, is secondary to Aslin.
The real reason for bottles over cans is dissolved oxygen. New England-style IPAs are fragile as it is. Introduce oxygen and it's all over. For now, bottles give them the best opportunity to package a quality product.
Cans can be done at a high quality. John Kimmich at The Alchemist is known for having lower DO rates than basically anyone, but he's the exception. He's also been doing this for 20+ years.
all gone.. just called.
conversation with the lady:
me: do you guys have any hardywoo...
me: sorry, wh...
me: what's that?
me: okaaaay thaaaanks
i mean i get that answering the phone about the same thing over and over again is annoying, but do they not realize the conversation would be over more quickly if they didn't talk over the other person?
When she shut up you should have said, "capital trail pale ale?"
whole foods P street had quite a few bottles of Bourbon barrel GBS today. a pleasant surprise.
TW Ballston got KCM today and sold out already.
Still a few at the Reston WF.
What just happened
Is this now a beer releases, Aslin Brewing, what're you drinking now thread?
Is there a way to send my Untappd checkins directly to this thread?
I feel kinda bad cuz I hated (on here and to friends via text).
Was sysed to see the change of plans. Refreshed over and over on an android device. Got max everything but Johann and Small Town ("budget" and in moment decision, kind awish I'd done one each of those too). My Paypal is already linked up so maybe that helped me. 10:14 completed.
Wham bam. I would actually prefer to just stand in line on a Thursday cuz that's no big to deal to me, but I'll admit I am glad I don't have to now.
I used to hate on Aslin taking over this thread, Aslin discussion that is. Today was a 'release" for all intensive porpoises so I think it's permitted today.
Case dismissed. WBAYDN is still in violation.
Thanks for the heads up. Still a bunch left.
BBGBS at Rodman's for $20 a bottle
CM at Rodman's for $16 a bottle
Shit tons of Wicked Weed sours/fruity farmhouse brew for, gasp, $20 a bottle. Check their twitter feed more details
BBGBS was 15 at WF P st, fwiw.
Not remotely surprised. The power of the word "bourbon" or "kentucky" on a bottle at Rodman's is strong.
It was $15 for a 32 oz growler fill at Springfield Whole Foods. Nahnahnanahnah.
No car lol so not super relevant .
That seems to be the price everywhere around here, not sure how much cheaper it is at the brewery but when I was in the OBX the prices were similar to ours.
I think they were $18. I don't remember. The only WW beers I've had that were worth it were dark age and Bombadile
Gotta catch the WW beers at a Paradiso or Smoke and Barrel Happy Hour.
I'd throw Recurrant, Garcon de Ferme and Omnipresence into that mix too. But yeah, they make a lot of good beers that aren't good enough to justify their price points.