Nov. 1: Monstro Release/Dark Arts Release

Discussion in 'South-Atlantic' started by jwillbowen, Oct 16, 2014.

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  1. jwillbowen

    jwillbowen Initiate (0) May 8, 2014 North Carolina

    Is anyone else trying to do both releases on that day? I have a ticket for Dark Arts so I believe I have until 6 that evening for pick up and the release for Monstro is at 10 a.m. so this seems like I should have plenty of time to do both. However, this will be my first two bottle releases and I am trying to cram them into the same day so was just looking to some experienced folks to make sure I can make it happen. Either way, hope to meet some great folks on November 1st! Cheers!
     
  2. Robyn

    Robyn Disciple (360) Dec 20, 2006 South Carolina
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    I'm planning to. It should be quite doable, since DA isn't a release, so much as a reservation.
     
  3. mccorvey

    mccorvey Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2013 North Carolina

    Me too.... first releases for me also. I wanted to go the party in Asheville on the 31st, then hit Charlotte the next morning, but I couldn't find a room in Asheville. :angry: So I am going to drive the other way around on the 1st. (from Boone) It's a lot of driving, but I am pretty excited.
     
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  4. abb610

    abb610 Aspirant (253) Oct 14, 2010 North Carolina
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    Im doing both. I was really looking forward to the Halloween party at wicked weed and all of the special beers involved. As soon as Monstro was announced, it took immediate priority for Friday night. Id like to think i could control myself at wicked weed enough to just have a couple tastes and drive back to charlotte to get in line for Monstro, but thats just silly talk. Instead, Im gonna head up the mountain Sunday for some good ol Sunday Funday Asheville style and grab my bottles then. Im hoping Noda will allow bottle sharing and i can replace the void of the WW Barrel party with some nice bottles. Hopefully i will still have a little bit of liver left from the epic Saturday to make it up the mountain.....Monstro morning, Sycamore grand opening and Drive by Truckers at the Filmore sat night. Gonna be an awesome weekend for sure!!!!!
     
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  5. ari32

    ari32 Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2013 Georgia

    I'll be doing both, as well. I'll actually be hitting up the WW Halloween Party on Friday night. Then doing Monstro Saturday morning. After I get the bottles and enjoy Charlotte for a little bit, I'll be headed back to Asheville for the rest of the day. It's going to be a crazy weekend...
     
  6. abb610

    abb610 Aspirant (253) Oct 14, 2010 North Carolina
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    .......the life of a beer geek.
     
  7. caaam

    caaam Initiate (0) Jul 9, 2013 North Carolina

    Anybody that doesn't have a reservation planning to do both? I'm hoping I can make it through the whole process pretty quickly; it'll be a trip from Raleigh to Charlotte, then to Asheville, grab a beer or two in AVL and then back to Raleigh that night. Anyone else doing this sort of craziness?
     
  8. trevord13

    trevord13 Initiate (96) Sep 30, 2010 Virginia

    Planning to do both, just trying to figure out which way to do it. The original plan was WW Friday for the party, then spend Saturday in Asheville and go to Yarn or James McMurtry, but WW prices and NoDa release changed things. Now considering hitting NoDa Friday night, bottle release Sat AM, then driving to Asheville for WW bottles and one of the shows. However, it`s mighty tempting to stay in Charlotte for the DBT show Saturday and take chances on Dark Arts bottles Sunday in Asheville. Either way it should be an ejoyable and expensive birthday weekend.

    NoDa closes at 9:30 on Friday`s right? We may not be able to get there until about 8:00-8:30pm.
     
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  9. jwillbowen

    jwillbowen Initiate (0) May 8, 2014 North Carolina

    Thanks for all the responses. Really looking forward to that weekend. I will be staying in Charlotte Friday checking out all the breweries and doing the same in Asheville Saturday night. Looking to spend a bunch of money! Ha
     
  10. disGRUNTled

    disGRUNTled Initiate (151) Sep 21, 2013 Florida
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    Also doing both My plan hit NoDa on the 1st. ,and pick up my bottles of Wicked Weed on the 2nd. then drive back to Jacksonville ..
     
  11. WCKDVBZ

    WCKDVBZ Meyvn (1,034) May 9, 2014 South Carolina

    As long as I get a bottle of each from whoever. Thanks!
     
  12. aleckpa

    aleckpa Zealot (570) Dec 20, 2010 North Carolina
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    Both of these sound great, but I just can't afford the driving in addition to both bottles, which I'd probably purchase several to make the drive worth. The NoDa beer seems reasonably priced. But $20 for a 16 oz. bottle from WW is pushing it. Not knocking the price, just hard to do. Although, I did use to buy $10 12 oz. bottles of DFH 120 Minute IPA. I hope everyone enjoys themselves. Interested to hear how NoDa's release goes.
     
  13. NCbeerfan138

    NCbeerfan138 Initiate (57) Mar 18, 2012 North Carolina
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    I was planning on that same trip, let me know if you wanna carpool.



    aam, post: 2867308, member: 740846"]Anybody that doesn't have a reservation planning to do both? I'm hoping I can make it through the whole process pretty quickly; it'll be a trip from Raleigh to Charlotte, then to Asheville, grab a beer or two in AVL and then back to Raleigh that night. Anyone else doing this sort of craziness?[/QUOTE]
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  14. jayro65

    jayro65 Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2014 North Carolina

    I'm thinking about also doing both on saturday, coming from about 30 east of greensboro. Without having one of those tickets, whats the honest chance of getting something from WW if i hit noda first? or should I head to ashville first?
     
  15. abb610

    abb610 Aspirant (253) Oct 14, 2010 North Carolina
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    I think you will be fine heading to wicked weed after monstro. Monstro will be the harder beer to come by and you can buy it a couple hours earlier than ww opens.
     
  16. jayro65

    jayro65 Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2014 North Carolina

    Cool thanks man. My first bottle release(s), so wasn't sure how lucky, or probably unlucky, I'd be!
     
  17. a1369864214864

    a1369864214864 Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2011 North Carolina

    So if the release is at 10, would getting there at 8 be early enough to get bottles? This is also my first release and I'm new to the area, so I don't know how crazy these things get.
     
  18. Handle

    Handle Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2009 North Carolina

    I'd think so, especially if there really are around 2,000-ish bottles. Really I'd think you could show up at 10 a.m. and be fine. It's tough to say, though: NoDa has done bottle releases for beers like TriUmphant, but of course that won't draw the crowds that a more limited bourbon barrel-aged stout will. I don't think anyone really knows what to expect right now.
     
  19. a1369864214864

    a1369864214864 Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2011 North Carolina

    I just saw a tweet from NoDa confirming that a case of Monstro is 12 bottles. So if they're sticking with the one case limit they must be confident there's enough to go around. And I doubt many people will be buying the limit (I know I won't be).
     
  20. Renegawam

    Renegawam Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2014 North Carolina

    I was totally going to pick-up my Dark Arts bottle after the Monstro release... until I saw the tap list pouring on Halloween at the Funkatorium. Now it looks like I'm going to pull an all-nighter if I can find/hire a DD to get me to Charlotte by sunrise....

    New Belgium Brewing, NBB love's Leopold, Dark sour aged in Leopold's Blackberry Whiskey Barrels.
    Fullsteam Brewery, Rum Agricole Barrel Aged Cack-a-lacky, Ginger Pale Aged in the ONLY barrel of wood aged spirit ever produced by High Wire Distillery.
    Dogfish Head Beer, Burton Baton, Oak Aged Imperial IPA.
    Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Bourbon Barrel Aged Narwhal, Aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels.
    Founders Brewing Co., Backwoods Bastard, Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch Ale.
    Allagash Brewing Company Evora Wild Ale, Aged 16 Months in Portegese Brandy Barrels with Brett.
    Stone Brewing Co. Bourbon Barrel Aged Arrogant Bastard, Aged in Basil Hayden Barrels.

    And from the Wicked Weed Brewing barrel house:
    Whiskey Barrel Aged Old Fashioned, Old Ale with Sweet Cherries + Orange Zest.
    Dark Arts Wild Imperial Stout, Barrel Aged for 12 months in Bourbon Barrels.
    Bourbon Barrel Aged Weiz Ass, German style Weizenbock.
    Blissful, Bourbon Barrel Aged Triple with Vanilla, Star Anise + Licorice Root.
    Gin Barrel Aged French 75, Ale Inspired by a Gin and Champagne cocktail, brewed with Lemon Zest and Chardonnay + Prosecco Grape Must.
     
  21. abb610

    abb610 Aspirant (253) Oct 14, 2010 North Carolina
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    Well...........my plans have changed again. I would drive up the mountain for just loves leopold. Guess i gotta get serious about a halloween costume now.
     
  22. bcp5296d

    bcp5296d Devotee (441) Aug 7, 2012 North Carolina

    I'm going to go up there, have a few small sample of leopolds, evora, etc, then drive back to charlotte, party late, wake up at 8 for the noda release.
     
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  23. NCMonte

    NCMonte Aspirant (248) Jan 28, 2014 North Carolina

    All I can say is... mmmm... Can't wait.
     
  24. jorrx003

    jorrx003 Aspirant (244) Apr 8, 2010 Florida
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    I'm going to be in asheville the release weekend for a wedding. Unfortunately for me, the wedding is on Saturday so I won't be able to make it to Noda for the Monstro release. Having lived in Charlotte for the first 2 years of Noda I really want some Monstro. I'm looking for someone that wants to split a case of monstro. I'd like to get 6 Monstro but if no one can do that I'll take what I can get. I'll obviously pay for mine and can bring you some Florida beers to make it worth it for you. Ideally would like to meet up in Asheville Sunday or Monday but I really want Monstro so I could drive an hour or two if I need to. PM me if you are interested in working something out
     
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