Russian River Beatification Batch 5 Release March 30

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  1. beerme411

    beerme411 Initiate (0) Sep 28, 2010 California

    "Happy Friday, everyone! We have all worked really hard this week (year) and you probably have, too. So let's talk about our next batch of Beatification to end the week on a high note! With this next batch, which would have been Batch 5, we have changed the way we are "tracking" it by replacing the Batch # with the actual Bottling Date. This batch, bottled on January 10, 2012 (pictured below), will be released at our Brewpub in Downtown Santa Rosa on Friday March 30th when we open at 11am! Normally we do not release production numbers, particularly with small-batch releases, but Vinnie and I have decided to make an exception this time. We made about 1,000 cases of this batch. Although it is 20 times more beer than Batch 4 (you know, the one that ran out in 15 minutes!), we have decided to make this a Brewpub ONLY release. Beatification has really become one of our in-house specialty beers and we plan to keep it that way, at least for now. There will be a 6 bottle limit per person, and the price will remain the same. We bottled ALL of it (so no draft), but there will be plenty of chilled bottles for your enjoyment at the pub! And we have no idea how long it will last- the crystal ball is out for repairs! Thank you, in advance, for respecting our wishes and not reselling this beer to anyone for any reason. But feel free to share as much as you are willing!

    Notice the "Bottled On" date instead of Batch #. Now that I have this open bottle of Beatification, it's Friday, and it's been a very long week, I am signing off!"
  2. awalk1227

    awalk1227 Initiate (0) May 2, 2010 Georgia

    I believe $14.99, from the last time I saw a news update.
  3. ridglens

    ridglens Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2010 Indiana

    Definitely ISO, someone going hit me up!!!
  4. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Devotee (490) Jan 2, 2010 California
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    6 bottle limit awesome!

    It's a long trek for me, I hope there is some left.
  5. amart79

    amart79 Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2012 California

    it's pricier than the other sours? Those usually run $12 for me. Still psyched to go though.
  6. drgarage

    drgarage Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2008 California

    It usually spends about twice as long in barrel, so it makes sense to me...
  7. NoSignsOfPain

    NoSignsOfPain Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2011 California

    To fly or drive...
  8. FosterJM

    FosterJM Poo-Bah (2,602) Nov 16, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    Thank god for friends in Santa Rosa, so I dont have to deal with the shit show!!!

  9. jbakajust1

    jbakajust1 Moderator (1,075) Aug 25, 2009 Oregon

    Sounds like my sister is gonna get the day off work and head over to grab me some. Should be epic. I still have a bottle of Symposium Sour Brown I need to drink as well.
  10. nightwing002

    nightwing002 Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2011 California

    Greetings from cold and wet Santa Rosa! Old Man Winter finally found his way to California and he is making up for lost time. And hopefully we are getting some much-needed snow in the Sierras.
    We are still releasing the next batch of Beatification, bottled on date 011012, this FRIDAY, March 30th. Due to the great response for this rather large release, we are expecting a good turnout! I doubt it will be anything like the Younger release, but we are planning ahead in preparation for larger than usual crowds. There may also be bad weather on Friday. So here is what we are going to try for the first time: we are going to allow bottle sales only BEFORE we open from 9Am to 11AM. Our thinking is that this will allow folks who just want to buy bottles and don't have time to stay, or perhaps need to go back to work, the ability to pick up some Beatification without having to wait in a long line or for a busy bartender or server to help you. I used to work for Silver Oak Cellars and this is how they ran their Release Day twice a year. The pub does not open until 11AM, but we are not working in the brewery that day so we can utilize that space for Beatification bottle sales.
    We will have you queue up at the Fourth Street door by the Brewhouse (to the left of the patio when looking at the pub entrance). Keti will ring up your order at the register by the of the Board Room (you won't even enter the pub). Then you will walk through the brewery to the pick-up area back by the rollup door on the Fifth Street side and show your receipt to an employee who will then hand you your beer. Chances are pretty good that employee will be me or Vinnie (or both) since we kind of need everyone else in the pub that day! You are welcome to buy other bottles, if you so desire. But only bottles- we will not be able to fill growlers or get merchandise at that time. If you are interested in anything other than bottled beer, you will just need to come when we open at 11AM! To be fair, we will have hand-stamps for Beatification and Pliny the Elder purchases. Beatification is limited to up to 6 bottles, and Pliny is up to 24 bottles per person per day. We are not being the beer police, we are just trying to be fair to folks who are not able to be there first thing in the morning and give them a chance to buy some later that day, and hopefully the next day. And we certainly don't need to run out of Pliny before the weekend!
    Are we going to run out of Beatification that day? We don't think so, but that's what we said 3 years ago when a million people showed up for the release of Pliny the Younger! This entire batch of Beatification was bottled, so there will be none on tap. But there will be plenty of chilled bottles available for your enjoyment in our pub, which I strongly encourage you to do! AND any bottles you enjoy in our pub will NOT go against your 6 bottle limit. You can still take 6 bottles to go no matter how many you enjoy with our fabulous pizza and other tasty beers! And this is a BREWPUB ONLY release. One last reminder- thank you, as always, for respecting our wishes and NOT reselling any of our beer. This beer is meant to be shared, traded, or enjoyed, and it makes a lovely gift!
    I will post to my blog and on our Facebook page to notify our loyal friends and fans if/when we run out of Beatification, whenever that may be. Unless it's after I go to bed, then I will do it first thing in the morning!
    jbakajust1, teamizm and camil1mj like this.
  11. antoines15

    antoines15 Disciple (379) Dec 14, 2008 Indiana
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    are the bottles 375's or 750's?
  12. litheum94

    litheum94 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2008 California

    375. They don;t do 750s anymore.
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