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The Bruery Announcements/Allocations

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

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  1. HopHead84

    HopHead84 Nov 29, 2006 California
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    Lucky for you you're able to Mother Funkify any blond sour by buying apple cider vinegar and nail polish remover and dumping them into the beer.
     
  2. crusian

    crusian May 14, 2010 Oregon
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    bah. loved it.
    like my sours SOUR. I do appreciate a lightly tart one as well, but in the candy Isle, i tend to gravitate toward warheads, etc.
     
  3. jtmartino

    jtmartino Dec 11, 2010 California
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    There's a huge difference between the acids in sour beers. The Bruery's sours have a lot of acetic acid, which most brewers try to avoid (although certain styles allow for different amounts of it.)

    Mother Funker is so acetic that it finishes like white vinegar. Either you can't taste it, or you don't mind it. To me, it ruins the beer.
     
  4. teamizm

    teamizm Feb 4, 2005 California

    I've been saying this for years, which is one of the reasons why I always pass on their sour beers. Other than Fliminish and the Wanderer, all I get is vinegar in their sours.
     
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  5. Pecan

    Pecan Dec 20, 2012 Arizona
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    Agreed on those two. Didn't get it in the riesling sour blend either. To be fair, it was my 22nd taster, so I guess I could be wrong.
     
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  6. mrkrispy

    mrkrispy Apr 5, 2006 California

    People want them pushing out more allocations while they are tinkering with the website, shipping, and allocations?

    If they make 3 beers available next week the following week a bunch of people will be on here crying that the site isn't working, they haven't shipped the beers yet, etc etc. The number of people on here so antsy to spend their money just to complain has gotten staggering.
     
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  7. StarRaptor

    StarRaptor Jun 8, 2010 California

    Last year it was monthly allocations nearly all year. They even said they would slow it down but never really did.

    My only concern is that we'll get hit with a monster allocation after a busy month of beer hunting
     
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  8. teamizm

    teamizm Feb 4, 2005 California

    I finally found it: http://issuu.com/ediblesandiego/docs/esd_winter_2012 (Page 42)

    I remember a friend telling me that one of Doug Constantiner's (brewer at Societe and former brewer at Bruery) biggest issues with Bruery's sour program was the acetic quality in the sours due to the barrel blending. I think a month after speaking to my friend I came across the above-linked article.
     
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  9. nanobrew

    nanobrew Dec 31, 2008 California

    exactly. I am not anxious due to needing MOAR beer, or wanting them to rush anything (website or beer wise). I am just nervous about 3-4 different bottle allocations each month for a few months. I just won't be able to justify spending as much... which I guess is fine since I have stated before I usually only like getting 1 or 2 of the new beers and max out on my tried and true favorites.
     
  10. walterfredo

    walterfredo Nov 22, 2011 California
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    agree, they really need to disperse these out over time or I'm going to be screwed.
     
  11. DrAwkward82

    DrAwkward82 Apr 16, 2005 California

    BEADS??!
     
  12. drgarage

    drgarage Aug 19, 2008 California

    [​IMG]
    On another note, when is Preservation Society stuff shipping?
     
  13. HopsintheSack

    HopsintheSack Apr 17, 2012 California
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    Did they say what beers the preservation society was getting?
     
  14. RedBeeron

    RedBeeron Jul 7, 2012 California
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    Imperial Loakal Red, White Chocolate, and I forgot.
     
  15. crusian

    crusian May 14, 2010 Oregon
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    when is white chocolate for sale?
     
  16. imyourhero21

    imyourhero21 Oct 9, 2011 California
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    Sans pagaie . If i spelt it right
     
  17. sirtomtom

    sirtomtom Dec 10, 2010 California

    Imperial Loakal Red, Sans Pagaie & White Chocolate.
     
  18. stupac2

    stupac2 Feb 22, 2011 California
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    End of the quarter. Your guess on when that will be is as good as mine, though I'd guess ~Apr 1.
     
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  19. RedBeeron

    RedBeeron Jul 7, 2012 California
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    Last year it went up in the summer, allocations could be picked up in early August iirc.
     
  20. crusian

    crusian May 14, 2010 Oregon
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    yeah, i thought so, so... how is it the preservation release?
     
  21. RedBeeron

    RedBeeron Jul 7, 2012 California
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    Last years bottles?
     
  22. sirtomtom

    sirtomtom Dec 10, 2010 California

    It's not "last year's" bottles, it's "Lovingly aged for a year" bottles. Get it right ;)
     
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  23. RedBeeron

    RedBeeron Jul 7, 2012 California
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    Too early to declare how badly it's fallen off? ;)
     
  24. 3rdto1st

    3rdto1st Dec 1, 2011 California

    bull----, I love that beer to death and I've had at least one a month, not fallen off at all.


    (and yes, I get from your *wink* that there was a touch of sarcasm)
     
  25. RedBeeron

    RedBeeron Jul 7, 2012 California
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    Entirely sarcastic, actually :D. I'm hoarding my last couple bottles for my wedding this year.
     
  26. 3rdto1st

    3rdto1st Dec 1, 2011 California

    See I got the chance when they had it on tap so I knew of the deliciousness, and when they opened it up to free for all buying of the remaining bottles, I snatched up a case. My roommate likes to joke that I could (and would) bathe in it.

    My beer for my wedding this year will be GM and WC (if it lasts)
     
  27. RedBeeron

    RedBeeron Jul 7, 2012 California
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    I live just down the street from the tasting room, probably had an entire bottles worth of the RS free pours before we could pick ours up. Assuming a similar release schedule, I'll be able to re-up before the big day in October.

    Also, congratulations!
     
  28. StarRaptor

    StarRaptor Jun 8, 2010 California

  29. DovaliHops

    DovaliHops Nov 16, 2009 California
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    Filmishmish is delicious.
     
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  30. crusian

    crusian May 14, 2010 Oregon
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    lol, fuckin classic!
     
  31. Carbon14

    Carbon14 Sep 6, 2009 Maryland

    Yep. One of my top 5 Bruery sours.
     
  32. stupac2

    stupac2 Feb 22, 2011 California
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    They release allocations, but no Chocolate Rain? WHERE IS CHOCOLATE RAIN???
     
  33. luwak

    luwak Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
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    So anybody had these?

    Imperial Loakal Red [​IMG]
    RS - 1 bottle limit / HS 2 bottle limit
    12% abv, best enjoyed within 6 months
    This beer is very limited and will not be sold outside of our Tasting Room

    Imperial Loakal Red is just what you expect, a bigger, maltier, more intense version of our hoppy, oaky red ale. Coming in at nearly double the abv of regular Loakal Red, this beer retains the essence of the base beer with notes of citrus, vanilla and oak, but brings it all to that next level. Definitely a great one to share with friends.

    We do apologize for the low allocation number on this beer. We expected to have more, but sometimes things don't go quite as planned when brewing a new beer. We hope to offer you higher allocation numbers on most beers this year.

    Mrs. Stoutfire - A collaboration with Beachw[​IMG]ood BBQ & Brewing
    RS - 3 bottle limit / HS 6 bottle limit
    9.5% abv, best enjoyed within 2 years
    This beer will see extremely limited distribution in Southern California


    For our first local collaboration beer of 2012, we teamed up with our good friends at Beachwood Brewing in Long Beach, CA. We've worked with these folks on a number of small batch brews, beer dinners and general shenanigans for many years and it was really exciting to sit down and work on a full scale project with them for the first time. What we ended up with is an imperial smoked stout, but of course it wasn't that simple. We smoked our own malt on the same smoker and with the same blend of three different woods that Beachwood uses for their award winning BBQ - apple, white oak and pecan. We then aged the beer on those same three types of wood. The resulting stout is hearty and wonderful, balancing the rich, meaty smokiness with the sweetness of the malt.
     
  34. JasonFromLA

    JasonFromLA Jan 9, 2013 California

    I sure hope Preservation Society doesn't get any Imperial Loakal Red considering the limit both for HS and RS.
     
  35. stupac2

    stupac2 Feb 22, 2011 California
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    It's explicitly listed as one of their beers.
     
  36. Cinderbike

    Cinderbike Jan 16, 2011 Nevada
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    Me too, wish I had more.
     
  37. luwak

    luwak Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
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    well seeing as Loakal Red sucks im not holding my breath for this one...
     
  38. tyrsis

    tyrsis Mar 13, 2009 California
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    Haha, my thoughts exactly.
     
  39. crusian

    crusian May 14, 2010 Oregon
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    agree. tried it at the tasting room... meh. no thanks.
     
  40. PMR

    PMR Mar 31, 2005 California

    It's being bottled this week, but it'll take awhile to wax it all. Expect to see Chocolate Rain sometime in April.

    Cheers,
    Patrick
     
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