The Bruery's 2014 RS/HS Allocation Thread

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  1. pnutbutr

    pnutbutr Initiate (158) Jan 4, 2013 New Jersey
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    There's a case of SitR still sitting on a shelf at a local liquor store (in New Jersey). This suggests to me that they made A LOT less of it this year. No sense in making beer that no one is buying. Smaller production=smaller allocation and then all you can eat on the reoffer. Makes sense to me.
     
  2. riko

    riko Aspirant (207) Jan 18, 2008 California
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    There's no way one could argue against your theory when you've got that kind of research backing you up.
     
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  3. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Devotee (490) Jan 2, 2010 California
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    6 plus you get 2 with the membership. Sounds awesome Matt!
     
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  4. JustXBeer

    JustXBeer Initiate (0) Nov 29, 2012 California
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    Mocha Wednesday!
    [​IMG]
     
  5. jtmartino

    jtmartino Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2010 California
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    Had the Mocha on cask last year at the Initiation Party. Didn't float my boat as much as I had hoped.
     
  6. cayenne

    cayenne Initiate (145) May 9, 2012 California
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    I take full credit for that picture (because I took it ha). I had a taste of it when I picked these up and I really enjoyed it. Looking forward to opening one up.
     
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  7. F2brewers

    F2brewers Defender (654) Mar 12, 2005 Massachusetts
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    Hi All.

    Reminding you that ISOs are prohibited in regional forums.

    If you want to trade, use the trade forum.
     
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  8. hey5hitgoose

    hey5hitgoose Aspirant (276) Feb 28, 2013 Illinois
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    does anyone have any idea what "so happens its tuesday" is supposed to be? my curiosity is killing me
     
  9. Phobicsquirrel

    Phobicsquirrel Devotee (479) Oct 1, 2013 Oregon
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    just wanting some clarification something. does one have to join the RS/HS to get chocolate rain? I was going to be in the area this weekend and wondered if I could just go inside and pick up some bottles. thanks.
     
  10. BeerBaron666

    BeerBaron666 Aspirant (253) May 13, 2009 California
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    It's a lower abv version of black Tuesday
     
  11. BeerBaron666

    BeerBaron666 Aspirant (253) May 13, 2009 California
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    Gotta be a member
     
  12. Speedoguy

    Speedoguy Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2013 California
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    you can get a bottle of chocolate rain if you join preservation society as well, but its not just on the shelf at the bruery.
     
  13. Phobicsquirrel

    Phobicsquirrel Devotee (479) Oct 1, 2013 Oregon
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    so looking at the news letter membership for this society gets 2 bottles of CR? then are they capped at that or is one able to get an additional amount? I saw that 4 was the limit is that on top of the 2 that come with the membership?
     
  14. pdmoore714

    pdmoore714 Aspirant (261) Dec 26, 2013 California
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    It's been on tap at the Tasting Room for RS/HS members since last week, and may still be this weekend. Ask around when you get there and you may find someone to buy a round for you.
     
  15. pdmoore714

    pdmoore714 Aspirant (261) Dec 26, 2013 California
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    You get two bottles with RS membership, then can buy 4 additional bottles on top of that. Last year there were leftovers and they ended up releasing it on the store website so you could have scored plenty.
     
  16. Phobicsquirrel

    Phobicsquirrel Devotee (479) Oct 1, 2013 Oregon
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    thanks for the info. With the membership is the CR a bit under 30?
     
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  17. Justinsosmart

    Justinsosmart Disciple (313) May 14, 2013 California
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    RS - $33.99
    HS - $31.99
     
  18. Phobicsquirrel

    Phobicsquirrel Devotee (479) Oct 1, 2013 Oregon
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    thanks again!
     
  19. Crazydaddyo

    Crazydaddyo Initiate (138) May 18, 2011 California
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    You forgot 8% tax
     
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  20. KROQnK9s

    KROQnK9s Initiate (121) Aug 2, 2013 California

    Yes it was available tonight.
     
  21. heatwaves

    heatwaves Aspirant (264) Oct 17, 2009 California
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    This was directly from the Bruery's website, so it looks like you're exactly right:

    "For next year, we’ve also decreased the number of guaranteed bottles while increasing the number of releases to allow us to help avoid over-production of any single release. This doesn’t mean that we expect members to buy every single allocation available, and we do adjust our projections accordingly. Still, we do depend on a certain threshold of sales for reach release."
     
  22. AndrewK

    AndrewK Aspirant (233) Oct 20, 2006 California

    Hoping this means one of the mystery beers this year might be sitrp.
     
  23. pnutbutr

    pnutbutr Initiate (158) Jan 4, 2013 New Jersey
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    "This suggests to me" has a considerably different meaning than "This means".
     
  24. Lansman

    Lansman Aspirant (236) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    Great info and great thread, thanks everyone for the great inputs here.

    As an RS member, I'm quickly finding that the Bruery bottles quickly stacking up in my cellar are all beers that, with a few exceptions, are beers that I can in no way drink on my own (nor would I want to), or even complete with another friend or two. I know this topic has been touched upon briefly in the Beer Talk forum with regard to preference of bottle sizes, etc., but how do you other RS/HS members enjoy all of these high ABV brews? I find myself needing to bring them along to every tasting over and above other, similar brews due to the 15%+ ABVs on some of these (tasty) monsters.
     
  25. Phobicsquirrel

    Phobicsquirrel Devotee (479) Oct 1, 2013 Oregon
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    My wife and I usually have no problems sharing a bottle. Maybe we just drink too much .. :confused:
     
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  26. CommanderOfAwesome

    CommanderOfAwesome Devotee (460) Aug 30, 2012 California

    I also have yet to have an issue sharing one with one other person. Granted I treat it like a bottle of wine, sharing over the course of an evening but they're so good I dont have an issue. The only time where drinking half or a third of the bottle was difficult was Fruet.
     
  27. Speedoguy

    Speedoguy Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2013 California
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    same, I could polish off a bottle of BT by myself, but I'd be paying for it the next day. I usually share a bottle with my wife, she doesnt drink much, 4-6 oz , but its enough to lighten the load so that i can still go to work the next day.
     
  28. JosephThompson

    JosephThompson Aspirant (227) Nov 29, 2011 New Jersey

    Time for a nitpicking post: Anyone know for certain that MW is also available for pickup? The Reserve list from website obviously doesn't include Hoarders beers and the email only said "both" in relation to the pickups which I take to mean they cut and paste the email they sent to Reserve and forgot to amend it for MW.

    Only ask because I'm booking the ticket from Jersey and want to get the timing right. Thanks in advance.
     
  29. pdmoore714

    pdmoore714 Aspirant (261) Dec 26, 2013 California
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    They were giving out bottles of MW in the tasting room last night (to the hoarders, of course).
     
  30. PlinyBubbles

    PlinyBubbles Initiate (0) Nov 3, 2011 California

    I usually consume my bottles over two or three days. Just pour a glass and pop a cork in it. Just had a bottle of Bois and it was still solid on both the second and third days. I usually try to consume by the second day, but don't be afraid to go 3 for a relatively new release.
     
  31. clubarsky91

    clubarsky91 Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2012 California

    Anyone know if we can combine shipping of the initiation package + other bottles purchased this year? If I remember correctly last year the initiation package came in its own special box and couldn't be combined.
     
  32. KevSal

    KevSal Savant (925) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    i think this is really ebony and oak batch 2, but they used a different name to stray away from a known infected beer. Ebony and oak sounded really promising, hopefully this one succeeds
     
  33. pmarlowe

    pmarlowe Meyvn (1,170) Nov 27, 2010 Virginia
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    Is Mocha Wednesday substantially different from the Mocha Black Tuesday served at last year's initiation party?

    I thought the latter was not great, and so if they're similar I'd avoid seeking out a bottle.
     
  34. crusian

    crusian Crusader (730) May 14, 2010 Oregon
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    Cork really isn't needed if you drink it the next day. I find the carb is still pretty Good!
     
  35. Crazydaddyo

    Crazydaddyo Initiate (138) May 18, 2011 California
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    Yes, two different beers.
     
  36. jtmartino

    jtmartino Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2010 California
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    Can you elaborate? I couldn't find any information they are different. Thanks.
     
  37. Crazydaddyo

    Crazydaddyo Initiate (138) May 18, 2011 California
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    Coffee / roasted flavors are more refined. More chocolate and vanilla come through. Not as boozy / hot.
     
  38. bnelson997

    bnelson997 Aspirant (236) Jun 4, 2013 California
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    As a newbie RS member, can anyone tell me how they send the beer in the quarterly shipments? I purchased a shipper but I don't see anywhere to have The Bruery automatically ship it to me.
     
  39. bnelson997

    bnelson997 Aspirant (236) Jun 4, 2013 California
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    I did purchase a 12 flex shipper and bought welcome sale stuff, so will they send both together?
     
  40. CommanderOfAwesome

    CommanderOfAwesome Devotee (460) Aug 30, 2012 California

    Yup they should along as you bought the welcome stuff as pick up option. I would email them to be sure and make sure everything is squared away. I did the same and mine hasnt been shipped yet. Figured Id give them until Friday to send them an email.
     
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