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Discussion in 'Midwest' started by AndyEdgar, Feb 24, 2015.
Sad but true.
I may be combining Anabasis and BAA. Whales are whales.
Have previous releases for other highly sought after side project beers been leaked? Also who is doing the leaking or is it just an inner circle kind of ordeal?
Honestly, I don't think much is getting leaked. I've seen people just line up because of rumors before. I've also seen an influx of people show up at the cellar before because of rumors. Who knows anymore though.
3 year blend of spons
Is it surprising that he gave this much notice on this one? Seems like a bigger bottle, so I'd expect the line will be insane with a week of heads up?
I was thinking the same thing myself, but then again, the blend is of 3 years worth of beer. That is a good amount of beer for 375s. Assuming no loss of beer and my math is correct, a total of 3000L of blended beer = 8,000 bottles. I'm betting the line will be quite long though.
Each year was aged in 2 500L barrels. That means you could have up to 8,000 bottles. Now they aren't selling 100% of it to go as they'll keep some for onsite, kegs(?), cellaring and special events in the future but even 3-4,000 bottles mean the allocation would be at least 2 if not 3/4.
EDIT: Beat me by like 3 seconds @gibgink
I'm just glad someone came up with the same number as me.
Wow, yeah, 8,000 bottles is an enormous bottle run. Especially for a brewery the size of Side Project.
Thanks for the math gents!
Thinking this will be my first SP trip. How early do you think people will line up? 4 hour drive for us
People who plan on bottle sharing will lineup 3-4 hours in advance. As long as you are in line by 11:45, you'll get an allocation. They do a line count just before noon and base the allocation off that count.
Awesome, thanks for the heads up. Never pass up a good bottle share, we will definitely be there early then.
They didn't mention it in the blog post a about this release, but here is what they have said in the past. Just make sure you are in the parking lot and not on the sidewalk. Shouldn't be an issue if you get there early, but wouldn't want you getting a citation from Maplewood PD.
PARKING: Please remember that our brewery parking lot will be closed to cars on release days like this Saturday, April 15th. Please use Maplewood public parking - any public street parking or the large parking lot next to The Side Project Cellar at 7373 Marietta Ave. Please do not park in the CVS lot or any other private lots. Thank you.
BOTTLE SHARING: Open containers are allowed in our Side Project Brewing parking lot until 12pm. You CANNOT Bottle Share (have open containers) on the public sidewalks - only in our parking lot. Bottle Sharing ends at 12pm, when our Side Project Tasting Room Opens. Thank you all for making our releases smooth so far! You guys are wonderful! (Also, we have two restrooms inside our tasting room that are available when we open at 12pm, and I will rent an extra one for outside!)
I will be missing this - but I hope they do a release the following weekend because...I could make that one, and it would be the first I could make!!!
And they could be keeping some for future blends in other beers such as tete, pulling nails etc
I do think it will be a fair amount of bottles with this type of notice
Invaluable advice. Thank you.
On another note, just now seeing bottles of it pop up in trade and razzle groups. Was there some kind of silent early release?
Yes, they released some bottles of Blended 2017 at the cellar today. No tweets or announcements or update to their on-site list.
What were the limits?
Damn, already being raffled...
2. They have 13 cases left.
Wow... and here I am with the day odd contemplating an 8 hour round trip vs going on Sunday
13 cases left as of 7:45 last night. No guarantee they will still be there today.
lol now i have different sources telling me conflicting info. Probably stay on the safe side and not go though :/
I'm sure Sunday will be fine, if the math above is correct there's probably thousands of bottles.
I'm sure they allocated a certain number of cases for the silent pre-release and once that runs out, the rest is for Sunday. Just say 50 cases, that's 600 bottles. If anything, that shows just how many bottles they have. I fully expect a 3 or 4 bottle allocation on Sunday.
Dang. I'll be there two days after that release. Hopefully the cellar still has a few bottles I can take home. Either way, I'm just excited I'll get to visit!
Just my opinion, but if they did a silent early release then they must have a high bottle count. I'm sure the Sunday crowd will be large but there will be plenty to go around.
Does SP still allow you to bring in Casey Jammy for the on site side-by-side? Was planning on doing that when we get into town Saturday.
At the brewery I was once told no bottles for sharing inside. I'd probably call ahead and ask.
Ok. I was referring to the cellar, as that's where they have Jammy bottles for on-site consumption. Will definitely give them a call.
I will be there Saturday night if you or whoever are there and want to split bottles?
I like your style!
I dig your style as well amigo! Definitely down. I'll have to ask my buddy specifically about Casey Jammy - he's a generous dude, but did pay actual secondary (>$150) for that one :/
I know they have previously allowed people to do side by sides for Jammy and Leaner. I don't think random bottles would be kosher.
mmmmmm. $200 side by side...
Leave your bottles in the car go in order and ask. If they are cool with it great (they usually are) if they are not. Well you still have great beer to drink.
Worst case I have a great bottle for the share Sunday hahah
Both Side Project locations, Perennial, and some other places are OK with outside bottles, but this should be done with some caveats. Treat it like you are bringing beer or wine to a restaurant:
Check ahead if possible. SP Cellar, and Brewery don't actually have phones. Your call will go to voicemail. Leave a message (include your email if possible) and ask. It sounds like you were doing that.
Always ask the staff before you open it. Keep in mind, they may have had some issues with other patrons before or while you are there, and this could impact your situation.
Always offer pours to the staff. It's just common courtesy.
In general, these places are open to outside bottles, but patrons sometimes get out of hand, and it turns into a massive bottle share. It's always good to keep in mind that they are in the business of selling their product.
Have a great time.
What was bottle limit at release today?