Pittsburgh - New Beers & Local Breweries

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  1. wyckyd_sceptre

    wyckyd_sceptre Initiate (0) Oct 26, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Just got here. Looks like they started letting people in early. Glasses, shirts, and Black Magick are gone.
     
  2. barflybastard

    barflybastard Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Pittsburgh's still dark. Been sleeping under the red sliding board in the park across the street all night. I'm shirtless and have a crude simulacrum of MBP on my chest--crude as it was drawn with a fading pen and only by the glow of my cell phone, which is now nearly dead. At some point, with my tossing and turning, a discarded hypodermic needle has found its way through the sole of my right shoe and into my foot--do you pull these out the same way you remove a bandage?
     
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  3. wyckyd_sceptre

    wyckyd_sceptre Initiate (0) Oct 26, 2013 Pennsylvania

    I thought you said you weren't a drifter
     
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  4. tommyguz

    tommyguz Meyvn (1,032) May 14, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Sounds pretty drifter to me
     
  5. barflybastard

    barflybastard Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2012 Pennsylvania

  6. JArt

    JArt Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Commence the line cutting...
     
  7. oldmetalguy

    oldmetalguy Initiate (0) Dec 25, 2015 Pennsylvania

    Probably 40ish in line at Meadville
     
  8. Brewski

    Brewski Devotee (436) Jul 22, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Don't be such a........
    [​IMG] :stuck_out_tongue:
     
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  9. JArt

    JArt Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Yep, that's me. It's cool, I got pictures so later I will commence the public shaming.
     
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  10. bren4220

    bren4220 Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2016 Pennsylvania

    BM kicked at homestead feelsbadman
     
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  11. wyckyd_sceptre

    wyckyd_sceptre Initiate (0) Oct 26, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Black Magick kicked in 19 minutes at Meadville
     
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  12. Brewski

    Brewski Devotee (436) Jul 22, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Please post'em!
     
  13. oldmetalguy

    oldmetalguy Initiate (0) Dec 25, 2015 Pennsylvania

    What a shit show. Bar tenders standing around staring at the ceiling or looking like deer in headlights while other ones are double fisting delivering pours. Already out of sizes of shirts because I literally didn't reach over and grab someone.. No maple syrup.

    The chocolate covered cherry is basically bourbon

    I won't even bother if there is a next time... I'll never attend a voodoo release again.
     
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  14. Dogleg

    Dogleg Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2014 Pennsylvania

    No offense, but you're pretty new to craft beer (if I remember correctly) and you were well warned that it was going to be a shit show at opening. You could have waited until this afternoon or next week to pick up your allotment (that you didn't have to wait all night in line to get) and missed the crowds. You should be blaming yourself not Voodoo.
     
  15. wyckyd_sceptre

    wyckyd_sceptre Initiate (0) Oct 26, 2013 Pennsylvania

    A little disorganized but not nearly as bad as you're making it out. And I also thought the CCCBBVD is the smoothest and least harsh of all of them. /wahmbulance
     
  16. oldmetalguy

    oldmetalguy Initiate (0) Dec 25, 2015 Pennsylvania

    Go to a nut smasher release..
     
  17. Rodosman

    Rodosman Aspirant (215) Mar 16, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    No complaints here! Enjoying myself, my beers and my company. Great day!!!
     
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  18. wyckyd_sceptre

    wyckyd_sceptre Initiate (0) Oct 26, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Not to mention the fact that these guys didn't get open a brewery to be event organizers.
     
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  19. chefduff2

    chefduff2 Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2008 New York

    That's like comparing apples to oranges. No one had any complaints about the GNVP release which was a one beer release as well. I would say if they ever have black Magick on tap again you can believe that size crowd will be there again.
     
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  20. oldmetalguy

    oldmetalguy Initiate (0) Dec 25, 2015 Pennsylvania

    Down at this end of the bar, there was a very nice woman selling merch, next to her was a little blond, next to her was a kid who looks like he is 18, next to him was a taller weight lifter type.

    The little blond stood around and handed a shirt or 2 out. The young kid would take an order for 6 pours. He would go get 1 glass and come back.. Slowly. The weight lifter and most of the other ones down the bar were carrying 4+ pours at a time.

    After like 10 minutes, the little blond started to actually wait on people.

    That's what I'm complaining about. If you are behind the bar for this type of thing, you need to have your shit together
     
  21. tommyguz

    tommyguz Meyvn (1,032) May 14, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Still xl l m s shirts at voodoo
     
  22. wyckyd_sceptre

    wyckyd_sceptre Initiate (0) Oct 26, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Just so you know, most of those people you mentioned aren't bartenders. Friends of the brewery that lend a helping hand for these things. The lovely blonde woman that was working was just selling merch until there was no one else that wanted it, and started serving beers. It's beer bro. Chill.
     
  23. kbuzz

    kbuzz Champion (894) Jan 22, 2011 North Carolina

    Curmudgeons should be at home waiting for everyone to leave...like me :grinning:

    Voodoo releasing a buncha new beers, one of which being legendary as fuck should have been enough to deter you if those sorts of things bother you. Nutsmasher release isn't comparable.
     
  24. Aiden9

    Aiden9 Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2015 Pennsylvania

    Dude there is tons of people here, they are doing the best they can. Voodoo does one of the better jobs at handling their releases. I think it went pretty smooth plus cccbbvd was very smooth. But hey one less person taking up allotments.
     
  25. bren4220

    bren4220 Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2016 Pennsylvania

    I love reactions like this. The type of person that thinks they'll show up at opening and be first in line, get a pour of everything they want and full attention of the staff. Let's completely forget the hundreds of other people that want the same exact thing that you do, with a finite number of people available to deliver. You're a clown.
     
  26. Aiden9

    Aiden9 Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2015 Pennsylvania

    This is what I really meant to say. But after a glass of each my brain doesn't work as well
     
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  27. sposter4

    sposter4 Zealot (541) Mar 26, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Like the chocolate cherry voodoo daddy i didn't get any BM but ID rather have 4 bottles than 3 bottles and a draft pour. A line inside would have been nice instead if a bar free for all but altogether I Enjoyed myself
     
  28. oldmetalguy

    oldmetalguy Initiate (0) Dec 25, 2015 Pennsylvania

    So sure of that are you? Jump to conclusions as well I see?

    I didn't go to drink anything, nor did I EXPECT to be able to try any of it. I'll leave that for people like you and the camper outers

    I will drink my allotment when it suits me, and I care exactly ZERO that I didn't get to try the almighty awesome holy shit rare beer.

    The one I did try didn't impress me.

    I went to try and get a shirt, and a glass, since I am a huge South Park fan, and have been from the beginning. Secondarily, the goal was to meet the couple from here that might have been there, and to bribe Tommy for a cupcake. That didn't happen either, but with that kind of crowd, I'm not sweating it.

    See, when you grow up a little, you might realize that the things that matter are people, acquaintances and experiences.
     
  29. KJ2013

    KJ2013 Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2013 Pennsylvania

    you heading over later as well? I'll probably be there a little after 3
     
  30. bren4220

    bren4220 Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2016 Pennsylvania

    Yeah talk about jumping to conclusions, such as determining my age based off of nothing.

    Edit: sorry I shouldn't have said based off of NOTHING, as my username isn't oldbren4220. My apologies.
     
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  31. Dogleg

    Dogleg Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Then quit bitching about this minute experience in your life. For Southpark stuff, I've found this helpful: http://shop.southparkstudios.com/
     
  32. sposter4

    sposter4 Zealot (541) Mar 26, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Just saying i do love my ManBearPig shirt and will prob wear it to every beer event i go to... love south park and putting a voodoo logo on it only makes it better!

    That being said, loved this release and will be at the next one even if there are no stout whalez.
     
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  33. wyckyd_sceptre

    wyckyd_sceptre Initiate (0) Oct 26, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Dude you're obviously making stuff up. I just walked out and got a large and an extra large shirt, 3 glasses, and tried each beer on draft. Maybe don't be such a fucking diva. I bet you love Judas Priest.

    If arriving arriving 45 minutes before an event is camping out than sure.

    /panteraplayingwhenileft
     
  34. kbuzz

    kbuzz Champion (894) Jan 22, 2011 North Carolina

    Was gonna, but sounds like everything is kicked. Prolly gonna just go grab my bottle this week some time when I'm already in the city...
     
  35. Brewski

    Brewski Devotee (436) Jul 22, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Anybody crack ManBearPig yet? Drinking one now....this shit is crazy good!
     
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  36. london1o1

    london1o1 Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2003 Pennsylvania

    Ooh ooh, which one of these people was I?

    Edit: saw the bit about Tommy's cupcakes - guess you were at meadville. Oh well, got excited when I thought I was getting a shout out.
     
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  37. london1o1

    london1o1 Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2003 Pennsylvania

    Thanks for coming by to everyone who's already stopped by! For anyone how who hasn't made it yet, we still have a few manbearpig glasses at homestead, and @Stigs was nice enough to leave some AB Gran Met on draft.
     
  38. PSU_Mike

    PSU_Mike Champion (865) Sep 6, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Heard the same thing. Can't confirm unfortunately.
     
  39. london1o1

    london1o1 Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2003 Pennsylvania

    What took you guys so long?
     
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  40. sbb32

    sbb32 Initiate (0) Jan 5, 2015 Florida

    fuck the beer...the real question begs...how were the cupcakes?
     
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