Smog City (2019)

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by Todd, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,621) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    There was a long-running appreciation thread, but figured Smog City deserves its own thread under the new annual format.

    So let's kick things off...

    Crowlers! Laurie Porter told me yesterday that they're releasing crowlers for the first time by the end of February. As a "bottle only brewery in a sea of cans," this is a significant release for them. And he's a look at the crowler artwork...



    And: "Infinite Wishes is a bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Stout, aged for a year in bourbon barrels." It's being released on Saturday, January 19 along with three limited release variants. You can learn more from the blog post.

    https://www.smogcitybrewing.com

    Fan of Smog City? Please consider adding new beers, suggesting updates, and rating/reviewing:

    https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/27922/

    And post your updates and appreciation in this thread.

    Cheers!
     
  2. dcgunman

    dcgunman Crusader (750) Jul 1, 2009 California

    More like a tease on the crowler artwork. But it looks cool. I still own 2 of their original white growlers. It's about time they added crowlers to go. Thanks for the Smog 19 add.
     
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  3. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,621) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    You can click on the tweet to expand and view the full crowler art.
     
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  4. KevSal

    KevSal Savant (987) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    ive been going to smog city for years. it wasnt until last year i realized it was a stones throw from monkish lol

    infinite wishes is fantastic!
     
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  5. Foxyhops

    Foxyhops Initiate (56) Sep 9, 2016 California
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    These all sound amazing.

    Variant #1 : Mocha Wishes – dark chocolate and coffee added

    Variant #2: Coconut and Vanilla Wishes

    Variant #3: Maple Syrup and Cinnamon Wishes- brunch in a bottle
     
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  6. dcgunman

    dcgunman Crusader (750) Jul 1, 2009 California

    Got it. Nice. Kinda reminds me of Noble's and HpB's new crowler art. What's inside the crowler is great also. Now I wish they would release cans one day. In the meantime I will support their bottles once in a while. Like ESBC.
     
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  7. dcgunman

    dcgunman Crusader (750) Jul 1, 2009 California

    I was at their go location last Friday and heard about Monks can release. Drove by it heading back on the 405 trying to beat that Friday afternoon 405 jam. I got what I came to Smog for. Thats all.
     
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  8. KevSal

    KevSal Savant (987) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    Also what are the chances of
    dammit i was at monkish sunday, and like an idiot i didnt stop at smog city like i usually do, looks like i missed out on Buzzworthy :slight_frown:, i should have atleast checked their instagram

    also what are the chances of IW lasting until teh 26th?
     
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  9. IcyTrout

    IcyTrout Initiate (74) Feb 1, 2018 California

    Agree, hope I can snag bottles but on tap works too.
     
  10. BeersandBread

    BeersandBread Initiate (196) Jan 20, 2016 California
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    Where did you find this info?
     
  11. IcyTrout

    IcyTrout Initiate (74) Feb 1, 2018 California

    newsletter
     
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  12. BeersandBread

    BeersandBread Initiate (196) Jan 20, 2016 California
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    do they have bottle counts and limits?
     
  13. Frosty11161

    Frosty11161 Aspirant (206) May 2, 2016 California
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    If you've ever missed it, most of the smog releases also sell previous vintages usually for $1 more for each year old it is.
     
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  14. BeersandBread

    BeersandBread Initiate (196) Jan 20, 2016 California
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    Yeah, I know. Great pricing. I wanted to know the variant bottle count and limits. Last year they only had enough for 30 people if I remember correctly.
     
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  15. asong_net

    asong_net Initiate (87) Jan 26, 2016 California

    Last years variants were just OK imo... hopefully they sort out the adjuncts for this years release
     
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  16. jnance88

    jnance88 Initiate (113) Jun 10, 2014 California
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    Someone asked about IW lasting until the 26th? Regular, yes. Variants, no. The variants will be gone in a few hours.
    Regular IW usually lasts for a few weeks after release.
     
  17. IcyTrout

    IcyTrout Initiate (74) Feb 1, 2018 California

    few months*
    I think the variants lasted a week or so on tap last year.
     
  18. asong_net

    asong_net Initiate (87) Jan 26, 2016 California

    Can’t tell if Monkish cans tmrw will help or worsen IW release...
     
  19. Bennettrox

    Bennettrox Aspirant (251) Sep 14, 2010 California
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    Worsen IMO - was really hoping Monkish would do their thing today for that very reason. Green Cheek is doing a TIPA can release tomorrow so hopefully the lot lizards migrate east for maximum can flipping.