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Discussion in 'Pacific' started by tbadiuk, Feb 8, 2013.
yea but wasnt batch 1 and 2 of cr the same abv?
yes i know, but 10 years down the road lets hear it off the top of your head lol. or mayber im just really lazy. i tagged my bottles with a silver sharpy
They should tag the neck with a nice looking vintage label tho
They did this for some older bottles of Saison de Lente they were selling a year or so ago at Provisions...except it was more of a sticker rather than a fancy tag
Could be, I've only seen a B1 CR once.
Or stamp the wax with the date. There are a few breweries that do that and it's a nice touch.
stamping the wax would be very cool
Agreed, Surly Smoke has this and it looks pretty boss.
*BOOM* goes my credit card...into a thousand little plastic splinters.
thats alot of beer to buy in a month lol
I remember the French Oak Bois being listed as a fourth quarter release.
RS allocations same as above, minus the Confession and M#8. Ow. Ow. Ow. My poor wallet. Guess the allocations deluge has begun in earnest now.
what is confession?
Though I kinda envy HS members for all the Bois they get to buy, I'm thankful when I remember I have other, more important things to spend money on. I'm glad I don't have to decide whether spending $720 on Bois is a good idea.
Well, and halfsies of everything.
Man, I am so excite.
Yeah, Confession is probably the most exciting beer to come along in quite some time. It's the one beer that makes me wish I'd taken the Hoarders' plunge.
I'm apprehensive because I don't typically like Riesling, and I don't think it pairs well with beer. It's too sweet and the mouthfeel works against beer IMO (see Cismontane's Mesa). I'm not familiar with Fess Parker's Riesling, but the tasting notes I've seen online reaffirm my apprehension that it's a fruity, sweet wine. Very common among
most Rieslings I've had, particularly inexpensive ones.
I thought Mesa was pretty good, though weird. I'm always a bit hesitant about Bruery Sours, but worst-case-scenario we can trade it to tickers for wales!
Seriously! And being overly sweet shouldn't be an issue here, in spite of the typical character of Riesling. The presence of brett in fermentation should mean this thing is dry as a bone.
That bums me out. If the HS are getting two or more of Confession or Melange 8 the I feel like the RS should at least have an option on 1 or 1 of each. I thought the point was to gain more total allocation not a double secret society (pppppPledge Pin!). Oh well life could be worse, hopefully some of these will turn up at events to try.
There aren't enough. There are like 150 HS members and over 1000 RS members. HS members would need to be getting 8-10 of something in order to be able to get 1 to RS members.
Also, these were two of the beers guaranteed at two each in the original HS agreement. You might disagree with it, but it isn't news.
Actually pretty sure the idea was to make a double secret society, to allow them to make beers that they would not be able to release to the RS. Some of those beers were listed as hoarders exclusive, and were not mentioned in the 2013 RS release list.
Having had M8 at the party this year, I would be butt-hurt if they offered it to the RS instead of allowing HS members get 3 or 4 bottles.
These are beers that they're only producing in small batches of 2-3 barrels. 150 - 200 members x 4 bottles = ~ 600-800 bottles only being made. With 1000+ (1150?) RS, you're looking at having to triple batch size just to get 1 of each out to RS.
Is Confession the same as Reisling Sour Blend that was available at the Initiation Party?
I would put money on the fact there are almost exactly 300 HS members
Haha the HS goons are out in force tonight. You can't win either way. I would be stoked if they made these things available at a party but others would be pissed they can't buy a bottle. If someone gets one or two they are pissed they can't have 3 cases. All jokes aside, you get rewarded for being a long term customer (or high spending, I am not sure how invites got chosen) so as a 1st year member, long time customer I hope to join in at some point. If not I'll start my own brewery... with blackjack... and hookers.
Always gonna have complainers, on either side. But, as stated above - the M8 and Confession were always known to be HS exclusives (the names were just announced).
How would RS members feel if their exclusives went to the general public after forking over cash to join? Probably wouldn't be too happy with it.
Since Chocolate Rain sales are ending, what happens with that if there are extra bottles that weren't sold/claimed by allocations? Does it become a public release similar to BT where they open it up to all to get more bottles?
It goes to the cellar for special events, clusterforks, other tastings, etc.
Okay, well, everything I've ever heard puts it more like 150, but they seem pretty intent on not releasing numbers.
How many M8s were allocated?
How much you want for it? (c) Sling Blade in response to his first post-jail encounter with french fried potaters
Talked to Pat tonight and mentioned the rapage of the wallet. His response "well, you could NOT order full allocations every time" We had a good laugh at that, but my wallet was crying on the inside.
I have never ordered a full allocation. Who needs that much beer?
Yes, I can't believe I wrote that question.
Damn. I knew this was coming. After the first couple months with practically no allocations, now there are many great beers... and all with a price tag to match. Tough to budget this many $20-30 beers. I guess I'll have to hit the tasting room and make some tough decisions.
Thankfully I am playing the lottery tonight.
Not every Riesling is sweet. It's just that's what popular with the general American public so that's what we get sold. The grape and style is far more versatile than that.
Yeah I know, I've had some on the dry side while in Germany. I didn't mean to imply they all were sweet, which is why I said "typically." I confirmed by looking up tasting notes for Fess Parker Riesling which indicated it was sweet. As you stated, most popular Rieslings found in America are the sweet variety, which I really don't think was a good choice for this beer.
Obviously time will tell, and I'll cross my fingers for your Hoarders folk
I am pretty sure it is. And it is awesome. ISO: Confession.
alright I'll be the dumb one to ask, what is Melange 8?