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Discussion in 'Pacific' started by tbadiuk, Feb 8, 2013.
Anyone else confused by the current allocations email?
No news out for RS that I am aware of... (don't know about HS).
Was wondering myself if the RS email is different than the HS email. Previously emails were the same.
The thing about sour in the rye?
didnt seem confusing to me.
Two with membership? Where did it say that in the sign up thing? Not that I'm complaining...
The only thing remotely close to peach SitR is this item:
-- 2 bottles Peach Sour Blend (2nd Quarter release)
...and it's not Q2 yet so... Also, didn't think we'd be able to buy extras of the "HS exclusives" either? More confused...
It didn't say anything about getting two Sour in the Rye with membership. The Sour in the Rye was an allocation that RS and HS members were given the exclusive ability to buy for some amount of time. On Monday, we no longer have the guarantee of having Sour in the Rye held onto for us to buy. That's all.
This is a new allocation starting on Monday for Hoarder's Society, email just went out about an hour ago...
yea thats exactly how i understood it too
are we speaking about the HS email cuz in my RS email it made no mention of peach SITR
You should request your title be changed to "New Bruery HOARDERS Allocations Out - Anyone else confused?"
There will be further confusion otherwise.
I was curious if that was a Hoarders only beer as well.
What does the RS email say?
this is the RS e mail from today
Hey there Society member!
We wanted to let you know that the Society Guarantee to purchase Sour in the Rye will end on Monday morning, however, there is plenty more of this beer in our inventory, so no need to worry if you need an extra few days before you purchase.
This Monday, TheBrueryStore.com will be back to full function and you will again have access to our entire inventory of beer including Mélange #3 & Sour In The Rye, with plenty of exclusive releases coming your way.
We are still working out a few kinks in the site, so please bear with us and send us a message if you encounter a problem.
I read this thread and yes now I am confused
Now someone post the Hoarders email...
I am not sure why you would be confused. The email said we can buy up to two bottles of GB and we get 2 bottles of SITR with peaches and we have the option to purchase 3 more. What is there to be confused about? Not trying to be a dick, but I really don't understand the confusion.
Who are we? So is this the unnamed peach sour? What about kumquat sour in the rye?
Dear Hoarders Society,
This Monday, 2/11, at 10am PST, two new beers will go on allocation for you via www.thebruerystore.com
Each beer will be on sale for ONE WEEK. You must purchase your allotment between Monday and Sunday.
Please also note that they are not yet ready to pick up and/or ship, so please await our announcement to know when you can get your bottles. It should be very soon.
+ Griffon Bruxellois - 6.1% - $20 - 2 bottle limit
We debuted Griffon Bruxellois late in 2012 at a few of our events and it was quite a hit. This dark, sour ale was aged in oak barrels on cherries, giving it an incredible fruit flavor, balanced by the roasted malt and lactic tartness. We must admit, this bottle-conditioned beer didn't turn out quite as carbonated as we were hoping for, but it is still an incredible beer, 100% worthy of being sold, served, shared and enjoyed!
+ Sour in the Rye with Peaches - 7% - $25 -
2 bottles included in membership, 3 additional bottle limit
We've all had the opportunity to try Sour in the Rye, our heavily rye based sour ale with incredible spicy notes and tropical aromas. This is that beer that we've all come to love, but aged with peaches hand picked from a local farm. Hopefully the weather will warm back up, because this one is meant for a beautiful summer day, but we think it's good enough to make a winter day feel warm.
i wonder if they both are HS exclusive because the RS email made no mention of either
Unless the e-mail has an error, the HS Peach SITR ABV of 7% is way lower than the 8.7%
ABV of previous SITR. There must have been some changes in the brewing of it.
It says "Exclusive Allocations" on top so I'm willing to say they are exclusive allocations.
Now I'm bummed, Griffon was awesome at the barrel party. Thought it was going to be released originally as the last 2012 RS beer, then after the mention of bottle conditioning issues, thought it was going to be released as a 2013 RS beer. Double whammy, not even gonna have a chance at it all.
Yea pretty weak how they posted that on their RS Facebook over and over then don't even release it to them
Sorry, I should have added Hoarders to the title, my bad! Not used to there being seperate societies yet!
So, I'm still confused. Is this the supposed 2nd quarter "peach sour blend" release? That's the only thing I can see. If it is, 5 bottles max times at most 200 members = 1000 bottle release I guess? That is, originally I don't think there was supposed to be 3 for purchase?
My common sense tells me this is the peach blend, seeing how it has peaches. I am very excited for both!
There are about 293 members in Hoarders total. I'm guessing there is 2000 bottles total so they have some left over for future events. I'm sure it's the second quarter one. I'm stoked for it
Oddly specific number there.
Seems pretty straightforward to me.
Just curious on the source of that number? As the post above says, pretty specific!
Heard it from a very high up bRUEry employee at the barrel aged party last year. They were mildly intoxicated and answered my question about the number or Hoarders members....i was surprised that they divulged the information haha
They probably assumed you wouldn't share that info.
Oh no, state secrets!
Oh, apologies. That makes sense.
Damn GB was part of the reason I signed up for RS. Since it was supposed to be an RE beer last year I figured we'd luck out and get some, I figured way wrong : /
Has there been any confirmation that RS isn't getting any for sure? The Bruery isn't always the most clear on emails so I wouldn't bet on it being a HS exclusive yet. After all, SitR with peaches was supposed to be Q2 with no extra for purchase and here we are. Even though the email says "exclusives" it could be just refering to SitR+peaches.
Operating under the assumption that HS is 2x RS, that puts RS at being able to order a single bottle each. If the above HS member and bottle count is accurate, the strict window for HS purchase opens up the possibility of the rest going to RS with a 1 bottle limit and the possibility of someone getting shut out.
Regardless, if there's anything the Bruery has taught me in 2013, it's to be prepared for all sorts of surprises and retcons.
Watch out this post is gonna go everywhere:
1. Bruery staffing is like going to Wal Mart. Tons of customers, only 3-4 people working, long lines. Three consecutive trips where I've emailed ahead of time, only to wait while they package up my order (rather than being done ahead of time).
2. There is always an error, seemingly in favor of the Bruery (oh yea, you were supposed to have 3 bottles, not the 2 we put in the box).
3. How come they went back to plain crowns instead of the Bruery crowns for Sitr this year?
4. Hoarders Society is funny, but I think we should be called Stonecutters Society. It needs a more secret society tongue in cheek edge to it. Illuminati Skull & Bones Beer Club was already taken.
Almost cost me my grey monday
This logic doesn't follow for Hoarders Society-only beers.
I have heard of other people having horror stories with pick ups , but everything has always been great for me. Not only am I a member but last year I trusteed for 8 people (down to 5 this year). They have tried giving me extra beer before while picking up, but I noticed the error and corrected them. Now I send them e-mails a week before I pick up and they have a stack of boxes waiting for me when I arrive.
The only error has been with BT when I was 2 bottles short due to picking up for more online buyers, and some of the people I trustee for buying bottles during the general public sales. I e-mailed the Bruery when i found out, and they corrected the problem with out any issues.
I feel bad for those that have has errors (some friends in my local tasting group always have issues too), I guess I am just very lucky. One thing I use to do is share a google doc with all the beers I am picking up. That way if there were any discrepancies it is spotted ahead of time.