Side Project / Shared (2020)

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by bread_c, Jan 1, 2020.

  1. yacobove

    yacobove Initiate (72) Mar 12, 2015 New York
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    Understood, but believe my “Full Throttle” membership entitles me to a third one
     
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  2. eppie82

    eppie82 Meyvn (1,386) Apr 19, 2015 Illinois
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    To sum up the last 2 years worth of Mikerphone threads: they mess up everything they touch. It has become one of those running jokes now, but still with a bit of truth due to some questionable practices in the past.
     
  3. flat_lander

    flat_lander Crusader (727) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Bet there's no chicken in the SP collab.
     
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  4. eppie82

    eppie82 Meyvn (1,386) Apr 19, 2015 Illinois
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    TL;DR: Side Project has earned my loyalty and my business with this PN11 curb-side pick up, and I will spread the word of how awesome they are to anyone that chats beer with me.

    Long version:
    I picked up my Pulling Nails #11 today, and as if I wasn't already a fan enough of Side Project's beer, taprooms and just the overall experience whenever I've visited, today further reinforced my 'fandom' beyond what I expected.

    Today, like an idiot, I drove 4.5 hrs from my north Chicago suburb and got to Side Project to pick up my beer at 11 A.M. because.... who the f**k knows??. I've had so much going on, on the home front, that in my mind I convinced myself that curb side pick-ups started at 11. Low and behold, it's at 4PM! I didn't know what I was going to do for 5 hours during the current situation we're in, and also that I wasn't going to be home until closer to 10PM at best.

    Earlier in the day I had e-mailed Side Project that I was coming to pick up my orders and that I was going to pick up my beer between 11 and noon. I received a response during my drive sometime that it's actually between 4 and 7 PM. Once I arrived to the parking lot and noticed no one anywhere, I opened my phone and saw that e-mail. I was pretty disheartened and disappointed how I would miss that detail (I was just there for Anabasis b4 a month ago!). So I e-mailed back and thanked them politely, and mentioned that I just realized that once I got to their parking lot after driving all that time.

    I was just about to leave when I got another message basically saying how they had no idea I was coming from so far and that I was already there. They said, just come back to the parking lot (because I had already started to leave to try and figure out what to do for 5 hours) and they'll quickly grab the bottles for my three different orders. They didn't want me to wait 5 hours. So I turned around and went back, apologized profusely for throwing a wrench in their standard operating procedure and thanked them immensely for making the exception on short notice. And they were so polite and understanding on top of it all. So after picking up my beer, I drove right back home another 4.5 hours.

    Just the willingness of them to make an exception for a guy that clearly fudged it up by not being thorough, being accommodating on short notice and being so polite on top of it all, it just made me very happy to be supporting their brewery and their people. They've won me over completely after this. It might have been a 'small' inconvenience to them in view of some maybe, but to me it meant a lot after all that driving and all.

    This isn't news to anyone, but I'm a firm believer that showing support for a brewery is best demonstrated through choosing to spend money on their beer in their taproom(s). So when they open their taproom(s) back up, my wife and I are going to come down for a weekend and my support will be substantial on that visit.
     
  5. swenny916

    swenny916 Defender (613) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    I haven’t had an experience as memorable as yours, but both pick-ups I’ve made have been perfect. Everyone’s been friendly and they were gracious I emailed ahead to put orders together. It’s been super easy and quick.
     
  6. SaucerfulOfSecrets

    SaucerfulOfSecrets Initiate (137) Jul 13, 2015 Missouri
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    they definitely have their curbside down to a science.
     
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  7. mgundy32

    mgundy32 Aspirant (268) Aug 21, 2019 Wisconsin
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    Awesome story.

    No one I've picked up from in town has been smoother. I showed up a month or two ago for a pack of cans (might have been Beaches) and Erica was bringing them out before I even had my phone out to get the order #. They've been awesome despite the tremendous stress I imagine they are all under.
     
  8. Lansman

    Lansman Aspirant (260) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    Not sure if we are allowed to talk about LC beers on here but the blend of the big bottle that was just released to members sounds just perfect for those of us who miss being able to get our hands on Deal With the Devil bottles semi-regularly.
     
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  9. CypressPaul1

    CypressPaul1 Initiate (28) Nov 24, 2019 Georgia
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    It sounds incredible. I believe this is the most expensive beer they’ve ever released togo.
     
  10. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (626) May 11, 2012 Missouri
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    So are you chosen ones going to say what it is, or just allude to this awesome mystery beer only the privileged are allowed to know about? I know, the rest of us are mere peasants who should mind our own business...

    Seriously though, I am curious now
     
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  11. Luscious_Malfoy

    Luscious_Malfoy Poo-Bah (2,756) Oct 5, 2016 Illinois
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    https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/32319/487759/
     
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  12. bread_c

    bread_c Initiate (104) Feb 19, 2015 Illinois
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    It is - I think the previous most expensive was O.W.K. at $60 (not counting magnums, obviously)
     
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  13. ewwiccc

    ewwiccc Initiate (160) Jan 12, 2016 California
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  14. TNCraftBeer

    TNCraftBeer Initiate (154) Oct 7, 2014 Tennessee
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  15. Luscious_Malfoy

    Luscious_Malfoy Poo-Bah (2,756) Oct 5, 2016 Illinois
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    i remember really liking this one, although i think it’s a different hop combination this time around.
     
  16. mgundy32

    mgundy32 Aspirant (268) Aug 21, 2019 Wisconsin
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    They were also 12 oz cans last time.
     
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  17. Luscious_Malfoy

    Luscious_Malfoy Poo-Bah (2,756) Oct 5, 2016 Illinois
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    yep, that’s right. good call.
     
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  18. Spewlander

    Spewlander Initiate (100) May 17, 2014 Minnesota
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    Already released to members or just announced?
     
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  19. mgundy32

    mgundy32 Aspirant (268) Aug 21, 2019 Wisconsin
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    Emails today. Pick ups starting next week.
     
  20. Spewlander

    Spewlander Initiate (100) May 17, 2014 Minnesota
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    Thanks. Any indication if it will go to the public as well?
     
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  21. mgundy32

    mgundy32 Aspirant (268) Aug 21, 2019 Wisconsin
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    According to the email the public releases were as follows:

    OLR, none

    For Gabe, TBD
     
  22. libeerguy23

    libeerguy23 Initiate (123) Feb 19, 2016 New York
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    What's olr
     
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  23. leroybrown10

    leroybrown10 Poo-Bah (1,522) Jan 26, 2008 Missouri
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    Oude la Ruche
     
  24. smalony

    smalony Initiate (31) Apr 19, 2020 Missouri
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    Catamaran bumped to 6/5 release, per shop update.
     
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  25. davidtarnow

    davidtarnow Initiate (102) Mar 19, 2015 Michigan
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    Why do they have to keep teasing Coco Vibes?!?!?

    I need it!!!!
     
  26. jacincm

    jacincm Initiate (81) Mar 29, 2018 Pennsylvania

    Coco Vibes and For Gabe in the same month. Good Lord
     
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  27. KevinJohnson2

    KevinJohnson2 Devotee (463) Jul 8, 2013 Michigan
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    Text, in-person and now on BA... I just can't get away from you crying about coco vibes.
     
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  28. Affinity

    Affinity Initiate (193) Nov 24, 2018 Missouri
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    Not seeing anything about Coco v and Gabe being released in the same month....
     
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  29. bread_c

    bread_c Initiate (104) Feb 19, 2015 Illinois
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    We are going on 2+ months of Coconut Vibes being teased, no reason it couldn't be July!
     
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  30. Heisenbrew

    Heisenbrew Initiate (146) Aug 21, 2016 Missouri
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    No gold wax, no care.
     
  31. CypressPaul1

    CypressPaul1 Initiate (28) Nov 24, 2019 Georgia
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    Looming DB Anabasis, gold wax mystery, 7 months since the last Derivation release. I need it all!
     
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  32. Luscious_Malfoy

    Luscious_Malfoy Poo-Bah (2,756) Oct 5, 2016 Illinois
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    really just want some content moderator.
     
  33. Ericstl6

    Ericstl6 Initiate (111) May 26, 2008 Missouri
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    Really just want to drink on premise with the crew.
     
  34. bread_c

    bread_c Initiate (104) Feb 19, 2015 Illinois
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    I can’t agree with that enough. Although I also count you as part of the crew!
     
  35. davidtarnow

    davidtarnow Initiate (102) Mar 19, 2015 Michigan
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    Cory mentioned this on FB...i think...it won't be ready in 2020...it's going to be Triple Barrel and the last piece of it hasn't been finalized.

    Hopefully i paraphrased that accurately.
     
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  36. mgundy32

    mgundy32 Aspirant (268) Aug 21, 2019 Wisconsin
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    Cory's post in response to a question about MJK:

    "MJK is still a work in progress. My plan is to triple barrel-age every component of it. I have found some barrels that were already picked for their 3rd age and some for their 2nd. Dont think it will release in 2020, but maybe 2021? I'm a super competitive person and after have triple oak ADWTD I had a new standard to try to achieve - I love Gabe btw..."
     
  37. Heisenbrew

    Heisenbrew Initiate (146) Aug 21, 2016 Missouri
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    Have to get ready to regulate those lines again
     
  38. KevSal

    KevSal Meyvn (1,061) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    catamaran cans live
     
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  39. TNCraftBeer

    TNCraftBeer Initiate (154) Oct 7, 2014 Tennessee
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    Same, brother. Same. Cardinal baseball and hanging at side project are the two things I miss the most with all of this.
     
  40. CypressPaul1

    CypressPaul1 Initiate (28) Nov 24, 2019 Georgia
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    You’re right about MJK, but DB Anabasis was confirmed by Cory months ago, and something has been bottled, gold waxed and teased multiple times.