The Bruery Announcements/Allocations

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by tbadiuk, Feb 8, 2013.

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  1. nanobrew

    nanobrew Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2008 California

    I like it better than last year, but I think a few years ago (2009/2010) it had more hop flavor and aroma, though that was a long time ago to compare and since then I have had a lot more Double/triple IPAs. Still a great beer, but the Bad Boy I had along side it stole the always

    Edit: wait this seems like the wrong thread for did this switch happen...where am I
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  2. Zhiguli

    Zhiguli Aspirant (242) Jul 12, 2012 California

    sorry wrong thread.
  3. KaslD

    KaslD Initiate (0) Nov 25, 2012 California

    Is GB sold out? Cant find it on the website. Just curious.
  4. thedirtyname

    thedirtyname Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2012 California

    Gone for me also. Looks like it has sold out.
  5. moonknight31

    moonknight31 Devotee (473) Aug 23, 2009 California
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    i agree i think it has sold out, honestly im suprised it took this long to sell out
  6. mattolesh

    mattolesh Initiate (52) Sep 30, 2007 California

    Correct, IIRC this beer was served at the Melange #3 Component Dinner and at the Barrel aged parties.

    I just asked tyler and confirmed that it is not the same exact base beer as otiose. There were a few different 'sour brown ales' brewed recently. The resulting beers (I'm thinking mainly of Griffon, Otiose and Carmen) were made up of one, two or all three of those base beers blended together.
  7. moonknight31

    moonknight31 Devotee (473) Aug 23, 2009 California
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    in reference to the bold portion

    which one is which?

    if i had to guess id assume griffon is one, carmen is two and otiose is all three but i have nothing to base this on other then a hunch
  8. mattolesh

    mattolesh Initiate (52) Sep 30, 2007 California

    I don't have that info. All I know is that the resulting beers were either single batch or a blend of up to all three of those batches. I'm sure that info is in blending logs somewhere, but I don't have easy access to those.
  9. crusian

    crusian Crusader (738) May 14, 2010 Oregon
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    Am i mistaken in thinking that it is almost march and there has been one RS allocation? sour in the rye?
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  10. thedirtyname

    thedirtyname Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2012 California

    Two with GB. Well kinda of.... Email today said there would be more coming soon.

    Edit: I take this back, just looked at the email again.
  11. DovaliHops

    DovaliHops Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2009 California
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    You're right...what gives?
  12. crusian

    crusian Crusader (738) May 14, 2010 Oregon
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    By this time last year we had 8!!!
  13. CAbeerCAbeerCA

    CAbeerCAbeerCA Initiate (89) Mar 3, 2011 Maryland
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    My guess is they have been sorting out the store. Rest easy as some month will be very tough on our wallets.
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  14. NickMunford

    NickMunford Savant (978) Oct 2, 2006 Wyoming

    Today's email said Imperial Loacal something or other was coming up soon. Personally, I'm good with one a month rather than one a week.
  15. GhettoFabulous

    GhettoFabulous Initiate (191) May 29, 2010 California

    I thought my checking account was looking unusually plump. I'll have to run down to their production facility, throw fistfuls of money at them, and run off with whatever barrel I can grab - hoping with all my being that it isn't BA 5 Golden Rings.
  16. APreacher

    APreacher Initiate (121) Jun 6, 2012 California
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    Yes mentioned above with a whopping 1 PP for Grif Brux being the only other option thus far. Combined with the initiation party, FW invitational, Alesmith once a month releaseawhale operation. Plus a hop frenzy to gather up yearly supplies for home brewers at an inflated price considering we has no contract...I actually like the slow roll of offerings thus far.
    Ohh forgot to mention tax season....Bruery, take your time on releases & please don't release everything during the holidays.

    Forgot to mention the local TIPAs recently released. #walletliverpain

    See y'all Saturday.
  17. nogidrew86

    nogidrew86 Initiate (0) Aug 16, 2010 Nevada

    The beer is ready when the beer is ready.
  18. GhettoFabulous

    GhettoFabulous Initiate (191) May 29, 2010 California

    Anyone with an Extra or Unpurchased Ticket for RS Party Tomorrow?

    My sister desperately wants to go to this party, so I was hoping someone either has an extra or hasn’t purchased their full allotment and wouldn’t mind purchasing another ticket. Ticket sales close at noon today, so this is a bit urgent.

    If anyone can help me out, I will of course reimburse you, but will also hook you up with a nice bottle for your troubles.

    Thanks, BAs!
  19. abecall98

    abecall98 Devotee (442) Aug 11, 2007 California
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    They still have tickets for the Initiation Party as well a few bottles of Griffon left, per their facebook.
  20. errantnight

    errantnight Meyvn (1,070) Jul 7, 2005 Iowa
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    I will try to explain this for you one last time.

    If they sell additional tasters, they are opening themselves up to serving additional tasters to people who can't handle them. They are increasing the risk that there are drunk, belligerent assholes at the event. They open themselves up for criticism from every drunk asshole who jumps online afterwards and complains they were cut off too soon.

    You have already agreed that they are selling you an event at fair value, so you are satisfied with your purchase.

    You are, preemptively, jumping online and complaining that you were cut off too soon.

    You have many freely available recourses: leave the event early, share tasters with friends, take more time with each of your tasters, make friends with the right people and get free pours. You, however, do not wish to adopt any of these. You instead believe that The Bruery has failed because they have sold you something of fair value because you also want something more. It's already a good deal, but dammit you need a better deal to be convinced to not jump online and criticize them.

    Which makes you seem whiny and entitled.

    I get it: you want to try more beers. You are capable of drinking more beers without getting drunk. You want that privilege. Providing that privilege is more trouble than it's worth, it would seem. I'm sorry, I guess? It's a worthwhile 'complaint' for you, specifically. But it otherwise just seems like a fair and reasonable rule as part of a fair valued and exciting event. But what do high and mighty assholes like me know about it, anyway?
  21. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California

    You have to go though right? I can't just buy a ticket and give it to you? ... ( I'm not going, don't want diabeetus from all that sugar beer )
  22. GhettoFabulous

    GhettoFabulous Initiate (191) May 29, 2010 California

    Yes, the RS member has to be present. I'm all covered now anyways, but thanks for looking out!
  23. jtmartino

    jtmartino Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2010 California
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    I don't know, hence why I'm confused as to your responses. Are you a RS member? Have you been to the initiation event in the past? Are you going this weekend?

    I threw up some things that I think could be improved about The Bruery online in a relevant forum with like-minded individuals. Was that wrong? Are loyal customers not allowed to voice complaints anymore? Sure, my words may have been harsh, and for that I apologize - but the intent was there, and I know I'm not the only one with those complaints.

    I appreciate the feedback everyone has given (except for those people who have misconstrued the clear intent of my posts), and apologize if I came off as whiny and entitled. My points were simply meant to be critiques based upon my experiences in RS last year as well as with other companies and events in recent years. The Bruery does a lot of things right, hence their growing fan base and society memberships. But they are not even close to perfect, and hopefully PMR reads these threads and takes some ideas back to his team for discussion.

    On a side note, I truly didn't think that Beer Advocates (of all people) would want to limit their opportunity to taste the wonderful beer that made them join the RS in the first place. Who knew that topic would draw the most heat?
  24. errantnight

    errantnight Meyvn (1,070) Jul 7, 2005 Iowa
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    I'm a Hoarders member. I won't be going this weekend, I have friends in town for a short weekend and a pregnant wife that they also want to see who wasn't much interested in attending the event. But I'm sure we can meet up at a future event and clear the air a bit. In fact, the only Initiation event I've been to was the first one at the Phoenix club that was the shitshow that led to the Clusterfork events.

    I don't think it's at all wrong to talk about how The Bruery could, in general, improve upon their store or event experience. This is certainly an appropriate forum. Not only do they have room to improve, but they already do a lot right and have shown that they are interested in constructive feedback. Really my tone and attitude derived from my perception of your tone. Presented in this tone, and as critiques (and I hope I'm not coming off as condescending, now), I'm totally on board with the discussion, in general. And in general, I believe that The Bruery is on a list (I don't know entirely how short or long it is) of breweries that deserve a bit of benefit of the doubt because they so clearly bend over backwards to cater to a particularly demanding crowd and then work to improve the experience.
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  25. jtmartino

    jtmartino Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2010 California
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    Yep, my bad. I'm not really an asshole, I just play one on the internet.

    Thanks for the discussion, too bad you won't be able to make it tomorrow. I'll try to savor one of my tasters, just for you.
  26. stupac2

    stupac2 Zealot (518) Feb 22, 2011 California
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    You should pour one out for him.
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  27. Kyle2k10

    Kyle2k10 Initiate (78) Jul 14, 2010 California
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    The ironing is delicious.
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  28. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California

    The sugar will make a nasty sticky mess on the ground and attract a swarm of bees.
  29. stupac2

    stupac2 Zealot (518) Feb 22, 2011 California
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    Ah, that explains why my beard was so loud last year.
  30. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2008

    Is it just me or are Bruery RS allocations coming out in a very slow trickle this year (to be kind)? By this time last year, I think I'd already ordered Mother Funker, Filmishmish, Sour in the Rye, and maybe even Chocolate Rain?
  31. TheSevenDuffs

    TheSevenDuffs Poo-Bah (3,004) Jan 20, 2010 Ontario (Canada)
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    Agreed. I am not sure what the hold up is now that the web store seems to be up and running. Chocolate Rain is supposed to be a March release (so I would have expected the allocation in Feb)...
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  32. nanobrew

    nanobrew Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2008 California

    all of those were ready for pick up by the RS initiation party (granted it was in early March), including CR. Also, by the initiation party we were able to order White Oak, Otoise, and Sans Pagaie. If the Bruery doesn't hurry up with some allocations I may spend all of my money at Alesmith.
  33. stupac2

    stupac2 Zealot (518) Feb 22, 2011 California
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    Waiting for the CR allocation is literally killing me. LITERALLY.

    But seriously, where is it? I want my Chocolate Rain.
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  34. tyrsis

    tyrsis Disciple (320) Mar 13, 2009 California
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    My decision to drop the RS this year and spend more locally is paying off...
  35. nanobrew

    nanobrew Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2008 California

    you and Sage do have the right idea. Don't join RS since everyone else does and you get to try everything at tastings anyways. Depending on how the rest of this year goes I don't know if I will be rejoining, it is very pricey. Getting small leftovers on GF was a bummer. I am sure these beers will start to come out, but I don't want to be hit with allocations every other week, my wallet (and wife) will not be happy.
  36. HopHead84

    HopHead84 Poo-Bah (3,190) Nov 29, 2006 California
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    I'd prefer that they take their time and release quality beers rather than give us Mother Funker or the underwhelming, undercarbonated Filmishmish.
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  37. BrianTheBrewer30

    BrianTheBrewer30 Aspirant (211) Nov 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    100% agree.
  38. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2008

    Absolutely. I didn't intend to voice complaint.
  39. crusian

    crusian Crusader (738) May 14, 2010 Oregon
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    i am in complete disagreement... about those two beers, loved em.
  40. bentwookie

    bentwookie Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2008 Texas

    I really enjoyed Filmishmish.
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