Root + Branch Brewing (2019)

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by Lupin, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Lupin

    Lupin Aspirant (276) Jun 4, 2006 Connecticut
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    I guess that since this is the first post for the year I should point out that R+B currently releases roughly once a month at Great South Bay brewing on Long Island. LMK any further suggestions for sticky info..


    That said, I'm trying to get down to the Root and Branch (and Hudson valley) release at GSB this weekend. Anyone have any idea how long the cans have lasted at previous releases?

    Saying in Brooklyn this week. I'm guessing there will be slightly more demand than usual because of the HV collab, but I really don't want to invest the 1.5 hours out and then the long trek back home CT via uber and the ferry unless I am sure I'll be safe on cans--and I probably won't be able to get out of the city until a little before noon.

    Definitely gonna be at the launch party tomorrow. Excited to try both beers out.
     
  2. tinoynk

    tinoynk Initiate (62) Sep 25, 2010 New York
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    I have no insight on how long cans may last at the release, but I am pretty pumped for the Proletariat event tomorrow.
     
  3. guinness77

    guinness77 Savant (986) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    I am going to do my usual MO...wait until an hour after they start selling and then go. If they’re out, they’re out. This strategy is usually solid for me but the HV collab thing might complicate that though.
     
  4. Msudukie

    Msudukie Aspirant (246) Oct 26, 2013 New York
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    HVB fanboys seem to love lines so am not hopeful for this release. I hope R+B has more than one POS this time. Line was incredibly slow the few times I went.
     
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  5. Lupin

    Lupin Aspirant (276) Jun 4, 2006 Connecticut
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    Woof. Hopefully I can chat up a ride from someone at the proletariat event so I don't end up on a 630 ferry. I have high hopes based on the description, even if I hated hyperlight. All of the CT R+B releases were wonderful.
     
  6. NewmansOwn

    NewmansOwn Aspirant (261) Jun 25, 2016 New York

    If you miss out you can always hit up Lake Ronkonkoma after...:unamused:
     
  7. guinness77

    guinness77 Savant (986) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    Or, even, during...right? Haha
     
  8. xenjoiii

    xenjoiii Aspirant (299) Jul 24, 2010 New York

    We've had two POS systems for every release. They're supplied to us by GSB. Their card readers act up on us from time to time, which tends to slow the process.
     
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  9. SpinSamzo

    SpinSamzo Aspirant (218) Mar 11, 2017 New York
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    Looking forward todays event, I'll be there with a friend, hopefully it's not too crazy, Proletariat is pretty tiny
     
  10. Msudukie

    Msudukie Aspirant (246) Oct 26, 2013 New York
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    Thanks for clarification.
     
  11. NewmansOwn

    NewmansOwn Aspirant (261) Jun 25, 2016 New York

    The Hudson Valley collab is great, I only had a small pour because of my lactose intolerance. Prima Materia is nice too. I have nothing but great things to say about this brewery.
     
  12. Lupin

    Lupin Aspirant (276) Jun 4, 2006 Connecticut
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    I ended up showing up around 9:30 and talking to two random ladies for three hours. Tap list was great. They weren't there for the event but loved bloom and emissary.

    I'm gonna be a total chump and say I was a little underwhelmed by the collab. It drank super easy and was a wonderful beer but kinda lacked character and just blended in with everything else I had. It and prima were both beyond solid but, given the effort involved, I'm gonna skip the release and go home straight from Brooklyn Sunday.
     
  13. dmb987

    dmb987 Aspirant (205) Jul 24, 2014 New York

    Today’s release was a bit of a cluster, but overall ended up moving along. Highlight of the day was watching them refuse service to Lake Ronkonkoma Beverage and their 3 mules. Takes some serious cajones to make a racial comment and show up like nothing happened.

    “Some of my favorite moments from out east”
     
  14. brandnewcardock

    brandnewcardock Initiate (50) Aug 23, 2017 New York
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    That's incredible. How did they know?
     
  15. guinness77

    guinness77 Savant (986) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    I wish I had noticed this.
     
  16. BltByKrmn

    BltByKrmn Zealot (564) Jan 16, 2013 New York

  17. guinness77

    guinness77 Savant (986) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    Yes.
     
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  18. dmb987

    dmb987 Aspirant (205) Jul 24, 2014 New York

    Was right around #75 or so when this happened. Fantastic ! Certainly my “some of my favorite moments @ GSB”
     
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  19. xenjoiii

    xenjoiii Aspirant (299) Jul 24, 2010 New York

    Yes, we sold out of both beers this afternoon.

    I was really blown away by the turn out. I was expecting a busy release, but nothing near the magnitude of the actual turn out.

    I’m a little disappointed to hear about the line cutting / people refusing to take their ticketed place in line this afternoon. Things were definitely out of control. We focused on moving the line as quickly as we could, and some folks definitely took advantage of the fact that we couldn’t monitor things closely.
    We haven’t had this issue in the past, and the problem was too far gone by the time we caught on. Moving forward we’re going to do a bit of policing prior to the start of the sale to ensure everyone is where they should be, and try to enlist some extra hands to run the sale.

    On Lake Ronkonkoma Beverage: I know who they are. Not sure what they were thinking. They’ll never receive service from us at GSB, nor will they be welcomed to our space when it’s open. If our cans do make it into their shop, we’ll keep filing reports to the SLA and blasting them on social media.
     
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  20. Phreeballing

    Phreeballing Initiate (139) Sep 19, 2015 New York
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    For the amount of people that turned out I thought it went well enough. Really digging these beers. Line cutters are the pits. Amazing the entitlement some people feel
     
  21. Phreeballing

    Phreeballing Initiate (139) Sep 19, 2015 New York
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    I feel like if they had groups line up in blocks of numbers it would help, numbers 1-20, then 21-40 etc...then just have people hand in tickets. Just a thought, I have no complaints
     
  22. xenjoiii

    xenjoiii Aspirant (299) Jul 24, 2010 New York

    We’ve tried that in the past, no dice. As soon as we called the first group, the entire tasting room lined up.
     
  23. dmb987

    dmb987 Aspirant (205) Jul 24, 2014 New York

    Anthony ,

    Could GSB post number on one of their televisions they pump tap menus onto?
     
  24. xenjoiii

    xenjoiii Aspirant (299) Jul 24, 2010 New York

    I’m not sure, but can inquire.
     
  25. NewmansOwn

    NewmansOwn Aspirant (261) Jun 25, 2016 New York

    Same think that happens at the airport.
     
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  26. Phreeballing

    Phreeballing Initiate (139) Sep 19, 2015 New York
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    Lol
     
  27. Comparison_Ford

    Comparison_Ford Disciple (355) Apr 4, 2014 New York
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    God damn I'm pissed I had to work today. I would've gone just to see this.