Ruthless Rye

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by SeaOfShells, Dec 27, 2012.

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  1. lpteague

    lpteague Initiate (124) Dec 11, 2009 North Carolina

    I have no problem with this approach, but it feels like they're about 2 months ahead on the whole schedule. IMO, the perfect availability would be:
    Ruthless: Mar / Apr / May
    Summerfest: Jun / Jul / Aug
    Tumbler: Sep / Oct / Nov
    Celebration: Dec / Jan / Feb

    Of course SN isn't the lone offender here. I saw the Sam Adams Spring Mix in the grocery store today. Spring Mix. On December 27th. Stupid.
  2. jmw

    jmw Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2009 North Carolina

    Yeah. Pretty soon.

  3. Porkhustle

    Porkhustle Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2012

    Yes, this is correct, and not just for SN. Many are doing it. I think Sam Adams was the first to start this annoying business-oriented trend
  4. 1Sundown2C

    1Sundown2C Devotee (431) Jan 13, 2012 New York
    Beer Trader

    I do. I'm actually a huge fan of most of SN's stuff. I probably like Torpedo more than Celebration, there was just something in the Ruthless I couldn't get with.
  5. tabascosigned

    tabascosigned Initiate (0) Oct 4, 2012 Virginia

    had to come back home on Christmas day from out of town and the only place open near me was CVS.
    They had Ruthless Rye and I had a nice Christmas night.
  6. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2008 California

    I agree with this.
    The problem stems from the Winter/Christmas releases. It's hard to sell beers with labels and names like Old Fezziwig, Holiday Porter, and Celebration in Jan. and Feb.
  7. BeerLover99

    BeerLover99 Poo-Bah (1,607) Dec 13, 2008 Illinois

    SWEET SASSY MOLASSY! I really enjoyed "Celebration"
    and want to explore Ruthless Rye, all over again.
    Cheers for the heads-up. :wink:
  8. RangnaR

    RangnaR Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 California

    The Bigfoot I'm currently enjoying says 2013 on the label, but it's my favorite beer of 2012...
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  9. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2011 California

    Is it just me, or is the 2012 batch still a little too hot? I remember 2011 being UNBELIEVABLE at this time last year. I still have two bottles of 2011, and I'm planning on a mini vert with 11, 12, and 13 when I can find it.
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  10. RangnaR

    RangnaR Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 California

    I missed out on the 2012, but I had a bottle of the 2011 Bigfoot 3 weeks ago, and was impressed enough that I snagged the 2013s off the shelf the day they showed up...
  11. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2011 California

    Bigfoot is amazing fresh, but it becomes Godlike with age on it. Seriously.
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