1. Lupin

    Lupin Aspirant (289) 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 (87) 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 Meyvn (1,196) 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 (251) 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 (289) 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 Disciple (318) Jun 25, 2016 New York

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

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,196) Jan 6, 2014 New York

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

    xenjoiii Disciple (311) 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 (262) 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 (251) Oct 26, 2013 New York
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    Thanks for clarification.
     
  11. NewmansOwn

    NewmansOwn Disciple (318) 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 (289) 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 (229) Jul 24, 2014 New York
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    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 (78) Aug 23, 2017 New York
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    That's incredible. How did they know?
     
  15. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,196) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    I wish I had noticed this.
     
  16. BltByKrmn

    BltByKrmn Zealot (591) Jan 16, 2013 New York

    Did it sell out?
     
  17. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,196) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    Yes.
     
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  18. dmb987

    dmb987 Aspirant (229) Jul 24, 2014 New York
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    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 Disciple (311) 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.
     
  20. Phreeballing

    Phreeballing Initiate (163) 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 (163) 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 Disciple (311) 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 (229) Jul 24, 2014 New York
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    Anthony ,

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

    xenjoiii Disciple (311) Jul 24, 2010 New York

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

    NewmansOwn Disciple (318) Jun 25, 2016 New York

    Same think that happens at the airport.
     
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  26. Phreeballing

    Phreeballing Initiate (163) Sep 19, 2015 New York
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    Lol
     
  27. Comparison_Ford

    Comparison_Ford Disciple (373) 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.
     
  28. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,196) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    Prima Materia is so good. Nice, pretty straightforward IPA with a soft orange marmalade thing going on. Little bit of subtle bitterness to even things out. I think I actually prefer this to the DIPA collab.
     
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  29. Daveshek28

    Daveshek28 Initiate (186) Nov 10, 2015 New York

    Prima Materia and the collab are both great. Prima is my fave between the two. My buddy went and gave me a can of each, still blown away that there are lines, and people cutting lines for more IPA's in this day and age...
     
  30. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,196) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    Discourse...has improved. I wasn’t the hugest fan of my first can so I decided to give it a few weeks before I’d open another one and I’ve been rewarded for it. Danky, creamy orange and peach. Well done.
     
  31. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,196) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    I’m drinking my last All Tomorrow Parties and it’s sick how good this ipa still is with the time it has on it. Still has that nice orange marmalade thing going on.
     
  32. xenjoiii

    xenjoiii Disciple (311) Jul 24, 2010 New York

    Glad to hear! Due to how aggressively I hop these beers, I find that they're best consumed within 1-1.5 months.
     
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  33. Xerlic

    Xerlic Initiate (152) Aug 26, 2016 New York
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    I love that glass.
     
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  34. LarryK

    LarryK Devotee (450) Jul 13, 2012 Texas
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  35. 2Xmd

    2Xmd Devotee (407) Apr 19, 2013 New York

    Anyone figure out the secret ingredient?
     
  36. xenjoiii

    xenjoiii Disciple (311) Jul 24, 2010 New York

    Maybe this will help? Two hops, one is South African. The grist is very similar to One-Dimensional Man, albeit slightly tweaked.
     
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  37. Phreeballing

    Phreeballing Initiate (163) Sep 19, 2015 New York
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    The “nomadic approach” collab is probably one of the three best IPAs I’ve ever had. I put it right there with headroom and very hazy for me. Fantastic. Had a friend drop a couple 4 packs off last night and this morning I drove to queens to grab another case. Unreal beer
     
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  38. xenjoiii

    xenjoiii Disciple (311) Jul 24, 2010 New York

    I’m glad you dig it!

    I bet it’s the first and only collaboration that was brewed and cellared entirely by the guest brewer. The perks of working at the host brewers facility, I suppose! The beer is based on a recipe that Jeppe and I worked up together last year. We changed the hop bill slightly. Jeppe suggested the milk sugar, and I incorporated the coconut addition to complement the hop blend.

    We have two more collaborations being released this month at Evil Twin that are also brewed and cellared entirely by me. The first is a recipe based on Even More Jesus, albeit without the smoked malt; an Imperial Stout conditioned on raw Guatemalan cacao nibs and orange zest. The second is a recipe that I formulated: a kettle sour that seeks to emulate the classic Painkiller.
     
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  39. Phreeballing

    Phreeballing Initiate (163) Sep 19, 2015 New York
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    Nice, can’t wait to try them both, especially the sour.

    Also props to Evil Twin for awesome customer service, their responsiveness/ helpfulness to questions through Instagram etc... was so helpful and appreciated. Nowadays it’s also rare unfortunately.
     
  40. Max_W

    Max_W Disciple (352) Jun 14, 2013 New York
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    Planning to make the trek Saturday morning, anyone else?