The Bruery Announcements/Allocations

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  1. JasonFromLA

    JasonFromLA Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2013 California

    It also explicitly states the beers are subject to change.
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  2. sirtomtom

    sirtomtom Initiate (197) Dec 10, 2010 California

  3. GhettoFabulous

    GhettoFabulous Initiate (191) May 29, 2010 California

    Wait, HS members get to buy 24 bottles of White Oak while we are stuck with a measly 12?!? Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Plus, I hate smoked beers, so this means I'll only get to spend $15 on bruery beers this month, while a white oak and smoked stout loving HS member gets to spend $600 of their annual salary. This injustice shall not stand!
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  4. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Devotee (490) Jan 2, 2010 California
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    One of the guy's I trustee for bought a bunch of Sour N Rye's. He would of broke even and saved on shipping costs if he bought locally.

    I'm excited about the imperial Loakal red and any the collab with beachwood sounds great. Julian really nailed the smoked saison, the stout could be something great.
  5. vacax

    vacax Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2008 California
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    I haven't had the smoked stout but potentially it has potential for a massive smoke bomb. Seeing how it will have some local distribution my inclination is to buy one and see what I am getting into. Even if I dig it, I need to like it more than Smoking Wood before I go on a purchase spree here. That or it is the next Bar Fly, wales bro!

    Speaking of Beachwood, nobody on BA has noticed the waels that is Barrel Aged Full Malted Jacket. 160 bottles madwaels.
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  6. Vanlingleipa

    Vanlingleipa Disciple (357) May 19, 2011 California
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    Hey, I think I just produced the next whale - a 120 bottle run brewed in my hot tub called WhaleBait - a tasty smoked anchovy porter with a hint of octupus. This will be perfect trading material; the walez won't be able to resist it.
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  7. vacax

    vacax Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2008 California
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    Sounds like walechum for sheezy
  8. SHODriver

    SHODriver Poo-Bah (1,502) Aug 13, 2010 Louisiana
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    I love beer but I can think of better things to spend money on than super exclusive beers...
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  9. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2008

    Yes. Like...anything important.
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  10. RedBeeron

    RedBeeron Initiate (0) Jul 7, 2012 California
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    Between the lines for citra and CFH, I'll gladly pay 295+ in order to guarantee the beers I want without having to spend 12+ hours of my life (potentially closer to 24 with travel time) in order to just have a chance at picking up some bottles.

    HS/RS drama is irrelevant to the decisions as to exactly how highly I value my time, especially when it's time off work.
  11. heatwaves

    heatwaves Aspirant (264) Oct 17, 2009 California
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    My thoughts exactly. After the Citra release I promised myself that I'd never wait in a shitshow line like that again. I almost broke that promise as I was seriously considering leaving my house at 5am for CFH. So glad I didn't because I would have been shit out of luck and have to make a re-promise.
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  12. KevSal

    KevSal Savant (951) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    I feel like the only person who actually liked loakal red, I am so stoked about the impy version. I'm surprised it's numbers are so low honestly, I thought we'd have an option to buy a ton (and even see some distro like sour n the rye)

    Still excited for my one bottle, hopin to have is with loakal red :slight_smile:

    I'm liking these allocation numbers tho, 3 smoked stout sounds perfect. Also like the heads up of what the distro is looking like for these beers aswell, sometimes it'd be cheaper for me just to buy a bottle locally (or break even)
  13. PeterJ

    PeterJ Initiate (69) Dec 5, 2012 California

    160 bottles? Are you sure about that?
  14. Beerandraiderfan

    Beerandraiderfan Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2009 Nevada

    Nah, I think that's just a blurb in case you want to cellar a beer that they say is best fresh :rolling_eyes:
  15. vacax

    vacax Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2008 California
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    Trying to look for where that number came from, it may have been what we were told at the brewpub. But yes, I definitely remember the number 160.
  16. PeterJ

    PeterJ Initiate (69) Dec 5, 2012 California

    Maybe they were referring to the barrel aged version? I would be shocked if they only bottled 160 of them.
  17. vacax

    vacax Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2008 California
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    We are talking about the Barrel Aged version
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  18. Earlycsquid

    Earlycsquid Zealot (532) Jan 7, 2013 California
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    yeah, the regular is out and about in various shops. I picked up two from Bill's over the weekend. Man, I wanna try the BA version.
  19. PeterJ

    PeterJ Initiate (69) Dec 5, 2012 California

    Clearly, I am half blind. I guess thats what happens when you have beer for breakfast
  20. HopsintheSack

    HopsintheSack Devotee (445) Apr 17, 2012 California
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    My wife love loakal red, but didn't like the imperial at all.

    When they say there is a 1 bottle RS limit and this won't be sold out side of the tasting room, does that mean it will be public sale, just not get distro? Or is it one for RS, but also sold in the tasting room after?
  21. Earlycsquid

    Earlycsquid Zealot (532) Jan 7, 2013 California
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    I doubt it's going to be sold in anything but Hoarders, RS and Preservation. Which already seems like you're stretching it thin. I mean, besides dumping it into Trader Joe's, what more distribution does a bruery beer get besides bottle sales at the tasting room?
  22. jtmartino

    jtmartino Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2010 California
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    I won't be buying any of these. There's better stuff I can spend my money on, like more Melange 3.
  23. HopsintheSack

    HopsintheSack Devotee (445) Apr 17, 2012 California
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    I know several places that get Bruery bottles. Although it seems the are bottles I only see for public sale in the tasting room or at provisions when it was open that doesn't get distro. How they worded it just sounded like they would also have it for sale at the tasting room to me. I honestly hope it doesn't count as one of our membership only beers.
  24. CAbeerCAbeerCA

    CAbeerCAbeerCA Aspirant (205) Mar 3, 2011 Maryland
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    Provision/Preservation and collaboration beers have never been exclusive to the society - outside of ISO:FT.
  25. stupac2

    stupac2 Zealot (518) Feb 22, 2011 California
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    That beer is so good.
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  26. UnknownKoger

    UnknownKoger Zealot (528) Jul 9, 2010 California

    I thought Imperial Loakal Red was pretty tasty. It tasted completely different from regular Loakal Red to me. Even my friend who hates the original thought the Imperial version was good.
  27. jtmartino

    jtmartino Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2010 California
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    The 2011 Melange 3 at the Initiation Party was one of my top 3 beers of the day. Absolutely fantastic with a little age on it.
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  28. stupac2

    stupac2 Zealot (518) Feb 22, 2011 California
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    I like it just fine fresh. I keep being sorely tempted to buy more, but I have enough as it is.
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  29. rrryanc

    rrryanc Disciple (310) May 19, 2006 California
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    I'm right there with you. Still have nearly a case and a half. It is one of my girlfriend's favorites though...
  30. mattolesh

    mattolesh Initiate (52) Sep 30, 2007 California

    You are correct. There will be a very small amount for sale in the Tasting Room (about 30 cases + unpurchased Society allocations), but this will not see any distribution.
  31. Franch

    Franch Devotee (450) Mar 22, 2011 District of Columbia
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    is an avalanche of RS-only allocations on its way? it seems eerily quiet for march.
  32. 3rdto1st

    3rdto1st Aspirant (211) Dec 1, 2011 California

    -- Sour in the Rye

    -- Chocolate Rain*​

    -- White Oak

    -- Sans Pagaie​

    -- Bois​

    -- Bois Aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels*​

    -- Bois Aged in Brandy Barrels*​

    -- Bois Aged in new American Oak Barrels #4 Toast*​

    -- Kumquat Sour In The Rye*​

    -- Barrel Aged English Barleywine with Portola Coffee* (Name pending)​

    -- Blueberry Sour* (Name pending)​

    -- Mystery Beer #1​

    -- Mystery Beer #2​

    -- Tart of Darkness​

    -- White Chocolate​

    -- Barrel Aged Apricot Strong Ale* (Name pending)​

    -- Bourbon Barrel Aged Smoking Wood​

    -- Cherry Oude Tart*​

    -- Oude Tart​

    -- Black Tuesday​

    -- Grey Monday*​

    -- Melange #1​

    -- Bourbon Barrel Aged Autumn Maple​

    -- Melange #3​

    -- Rueuze​

    -- Barrel Aged 5 Golden Rings*​

    -- Smoking Wood - Rye Barrel Aged​

    -- Approximately 8 very exciting Provisions Series releases (1 down, Imp Lokal Red)​

    Not sure where Stoutfire goes in there, but yea, my walled is kinda scared that its 3 mos in and only 3 beers from the list are checked off​
  33. thedirtyname

    thedirtyname Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2012 California

    Think stoutfire will fall under the provisions/preservation 8.
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  34. 3rdto1st

    3rdto1st Aspirant (211) Dec 1, 2011 California

    ok, so 4 taken care of in 3mos out of 33 listed for 12mos. Still, gonna be an avalanche soon.
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  35. Franch

    Franch Devotee (450) Mar 22, 2011 District of Columbia
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  36. stupac2

    stupac2 Zealot (518) Feb 22, 2011 California
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    As long as the avalanche has lots of Chocolate Rain I don't care.
  37. RedBeeron

    RedBeeron Initiate (0) Jul 7, 2012 California
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    Not counting the 8 provisions/preservation/collaboration beers, or the two mystery beers, at least 8 of the beers to come have proven themselves to sit around on shelf for at least a month, and in most cases longer than that.

    Conversely, there are 11 society exclusive beers to come. For CA residents at least, the exclusives are the only ones you should really worry about avalanching, as anything else will likely stick around long enough for you to spread your purchases out without significant risk of being shut out. I'll play my own devils advocate and speculate that more brewery beers will be hitting distro this year as a consequence (probably intended) of Provisions shutting down, so take that for what it's worth.

    To recap, the sky is falling unless it isn't, because 2013 craft beer, bros.
  38. beerman4

    beerman4 Initiate (145) Mar 22, 2009 California

    Have they released the Sour in the Rye with Peaches? I thought that someone said that they had. But I haven't gotten an email from The Bruery stating that they had been released for pickups.
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  39. stupac2

    stupac2 Zealot (518) Feb 22, 2011 California
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    That's bizarre, I haven't heard anything about shipping either that or Griffon. I feel like they should've shipped by now.
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  40. HopHead84

    HopHead84 Poo-Bah (3,190) Nov 29, 2006 California
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    Did anyone receive their shipment from GSO for the Sour in the Rye with Peaches allocation, and if so did the Bruery include the 2 bottles we paid for with our Hoarders membership in addition to the additional bottles purchased? I got my shipment but it didn't have the 2 bottles included in the membership cost. If there was some separate section to pay for those to be shipped with the allocations it wasn't evident to me.
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