Phase Three Brewing (2020)

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  1. Gambyt20

    Gambyt20 Champion (842) Jan 14, 2016 Illinois
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  2. Vitamin_Hop

    Vitamin_Hop Initiate (137) Mar 26, 2015 Illinois
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    Any news on the next curvature or pressed?
     
  3. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Disciple (360) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    I don’t think they’ve posted a stout brewing photo since before the last batch. There’s an Ambassadors Curvature coming in February so I don’t know if that rules out a public one before then or not
     
  4. galos11

    galos11 Initiate (179) Jan 21, 2015 Illinois
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    I heard strawberry orange Chantilly is coming soon
     
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  5. bread_c

    bread_c Initiate (71) Feb 19, 2015 Illinois
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    Last information I saw about this was February would be public and the ambassador exclusive will be in March.
     
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  6. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Disciple (360) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    “Plan to see your first Barrel-Aged Ambassador exclusive release in March or April and the first non BA Curvature release in February. Pre-Sale rights for select public releases will start in January 2020”

    I think you’re right about this. I had remembered it as the Curvature being the one promised exclusive Curvature but that doesn’t really match what was written.
     
  7. croush

    croush Crusader (760) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    Shaun posted info yesterday in the FB group about the next releases. Next non-BA Curvature, which will be available to the public, will be in first week of February if all goes well (Ambassadors to get first dibs on it).

    Non-BA Curvature that is Ambassador-exclusive is planned for the first weekend in March. He currently has a poll open in the FB group to see what adjuncts people want for that one.

    First BA Curvature release is expected in early April.
     
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  8. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Disciple (360) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Thanks for the info. I may need to break down and get back on Facebook
     
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  9. cmjohst

    cmjohst Initiate (66) Dec 19, 2017 Illinois
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    I’m a really big fan of his engagement with the members so far. Setting options for the non BA exclusive is a cool touch, and it definitely feels like he’s invested in the program.

    Also, he foreshadowed in his comments both a maple stout and a coconut Neapolitan collab with Horus to come.
     
  10. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (4,398) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    I'm not joining facebook, so I guess I'll be the last to know about this stuff...feel free to post here, fellow Ambassadors!!
     
  11. Gambyt20

    Gambyt20 Champion (842) Jan 14, 2016 Illinois
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    Same never joined FB and not going to start. Will have to get news from fellow Ambassadors as well. Looking like the Curvature adjunct poll has S'more in the lead. S'more Luv from RAM days was such a great beer, yay!
     
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  12. JLA1221

    JLA1221 Initiate (192) Oct 19, 2015 Illinois
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    Speaking of RAM would like to see CoCo-Nilla again someday if he's ever so inclined. Really enjoyed that beer.
     
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  13. Chuckdiesel24

    Chuckdiesel24 Meyvn (1,192) Jul 6, 2016 Illinois
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    Did they say anything (or has anyone heard) about production/capacity? If it's similar as before but now 400-500 are going to members before retail gets its allotment, it sounds like getting non-BA Curvature beers will be significantly harder for us social media slowpokes. If the ambassador thing was opened up to coincide with more capacity at LZB, then that's not the case.

    Edited to reflect @Nbrock24 post on #'s
     
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  14. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Disciple (360) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    I just signed back into Facebook :slight_frown: The group has 434 members. I’m guessing that puts the membership total at around 500.
     
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  15. Vitamin_Hop

    Vitamin_Hop Initiate (137) Mar 26, 2015 Illinois
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    Has anyone asked in the fb group what the final count of members are?
     
  16. croush

    croush Crusader (760) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    He didn't say anything specifically about production or capacity, but did mention that the public non-BA Curvature will be "larger". I had taken that to mean that it will be larger than the Ambassador-only non-BA Curvature...whether that means it will be the same as the prior non-BA Curvature releases, though, we will have to wait and see.

    I wonder if it won't impact the public's availability too much because nearly all these Ambassador members would've been waiting for a bottle as well, but now don't have to. I'm making up numbers here, but now instead of having 2000 people lining up for all 2000 non-BA bottles, you will have 1500 people lining up for 1500 bottles (i.e. you just remove the 500 Ambassador members because they have their bottles already). That is obviously simplifying it, as there are other factors, such as those Ambassadors that may desire more than their allotted bottle and line up anyway (that will not be me).
     
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  17. FleskBrewFan

    FleskBrewFan Initiate (111) Aug 4, 2016 Illinois
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    Unless the pick up for ambassadors and the public release are at the same time, I’m sure there will still be a percentage of amabassadors that try and get a second bottle
     
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  18. bread_c

    bread_c Initiate (71) Feb 19, 2015 Illinois
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    Ambassadors have a two week pick-up window
     
  19. croush

    croush Crusader (760) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    Yeah, that's why I said "there are other factors, such as those Ambassadors that may desire more than their allotted bottle and line up anyway". I like to think that will be a small percentage, but I should probably know better than that.
     
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  20. sahd-1

    sahd-1 Disciple (337) Jul 2, 2013 Illinois
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    As refined and noble as I’m sure most of you Ambassadors are, I’m also confident a few lords of shit have joined your ranks.
     
  21. HarbaughsGrit

    HarbaughsGrit Initiate (50) Sep 9, 2017 Michigan

    100%. Especially being in Illinois and all.. High correlation between LoS and FIBs
     
  22. sahd-1

    sahd-1 Disciple (337) Jul 2, 2013 Illinois
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    I’d feel more attacked if this weren’t so true...
     
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  23. flat_lander

    flat_lander Defender (621) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    It's this level of comedy gold that keeps me coming back to this website. Mostly.

    I'm a little bummed I wasn't quick enough on the draw to reach Ambassador status, but I'm pretty sure that feeling will pass when I don't have to make a drive up to LZ in some blizzard in Feb.
     
  24. Chuckdiesel24

    Chuckdiesel24 Meyvn (1,192) Jul 6, 2016 Illinois
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    You should know better than that.
     
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  25. croush

    croush Crusader (760) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    There probably is quite a high correlation and overlap between the groups of people that have set up real time notifications from breweries like P3 and those that hunt down as many bottles as possible for resale. I guess I was still in a jovial, uplifting holiday spirit when I responded before.

    It'll be a huge shitshow now that Ambassadors get so many bottles.
     
  26. Chuckdiesel24

    Chuckdiesel24 Meyvn (1,192) Jul 6, 2016 Illinois
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    Not necessarily even for resale. Some may just want another bottle. Either way, likely leaves me out in the cold (figuratively) but warm in my home (literally).
     
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  27. PhilBallins

    PhilBallins Aspirant (224) Nov 29, 2016 Illinois

    *read comment*
    *looks up*
    *Harbaugh avatar*
    :joy::joy::joy:
     
  28. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Disciple (360) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Sounds like Strawberry Orange Chantilly is coming up (based on a tap list at the Beer Cellar for an event). Color me excited
     
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  29. galos11

    galos11 Initiate (179) Jan 21, 2015 Illinois
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    Yes.
     
  30. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Disciple (360) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    What types of public release reservations/pre-pays are we expecting?

    -Just Curvatures
    -Curvatures plus Pressed
    -Any and all can releases

    Has this been addressed in the Facebook group? The sign up said it was at discretion which is intentionally open ended
     
  31. stevegoz

    stevegoz Aspirant (293) May 5, 2008 Illinois
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    Seems logical enough that it would just be for Curvature and any similar limited release (whereby limited = select few stores receive the product). Beyond that they'd need to carve out a 0.5 FTE role to deal with the ambassadors....
     
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  32. TheMiddleTeton

    TheMiddleTeton Initiate (49) Aug 10, 2017 Illinois

    Is 100% of BA Curvature only going to be available to ambassadors? Thanks in advance :slight_smile:
     
  33. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Disciple (360) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    I believe the answer is yes outside of what you may see at a taproom, festival, etc.
     
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  34. Gambyt20

    Gambyt20 Champion (842) Jan 14, 2016 Illinois
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    2 new cans

    Unchecked Imagination - 7.8% DIPA with Pacific Northwest Citra and New Zealand Motueka hops. Big zesty lime and citrus notes with a juicy punch from the citra.
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    Pixel Density - our brand new 6.5% ABV, 100% Citra hopped IPA. Built for drinkability. Less sweet and more hoppy than most of our other hazy offerings. This one’s all about Citra’s orange and passionfruit flavors.
     
  35. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,081) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    "Less sweet and more hoppy than most of our other hazy offerings." - Should be music to a lot of people's ears.
     
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  36. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Zealot (599) Nov 26, 2011 Illinois
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    https://www.instagram.com/p/B7EjI1sp15T/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
     
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  37. Vitamin_Hop

    Vitamin_Hop Initiate (137) Mar 26, 2015 Illinois
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    Dude, they’re back at it!
     
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  38. hobojungle

    hobojungle Initiate (91) Sep 7, 2016 Illinois

    amen
     
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  39. CityofWind_brew

    CityofWind_brew Devotee (409) Jan 15, 2014 Illinois
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    Pixel is very good, classic citra haze. However, it does have a bit of that abrasive hop burn on the way down
     
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  40. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (4,398) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Loving Pixel. It has a nice balance of citrus and some dryer, grass-y notes. No pine for you west coast heads, just sayin'.

    Perhaps a bit green, as @CityofWind_brew may be alluding to, but it's one of their better IPA's IMO.
     
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