Tired Hands (June 2018)

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  1. Nadtla

    Nadtla Initiate (75) Oct 14, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Useful Links:

    * Tired Hands on Instagram (can releases usually take place on Wednesday/Thursday afternoon)
    * Tired Hands Brew Cafe
    * Tired Hands Fermentaria
    * Tired Hands General Store


    Hours of Operation:

    Brew Café:

    HOURS:
    M: **Closed**
    T: 4p–11p (kitchen: 4p–10p)
    W: 4p–12a (kitchen: 4p–10p)
    Th: 4p–12a (kitchen: 4p–10p)
    F: 4p–1a (kitchen: 4p–12a)
    Sa: 12p–1a (kitchen: 12p-12a)
    Su 12p–11p (kitchen: 12p–10p)
    M: CLOSED

    Fermentaria:

    HOURS (Kitchen):
    M: 12p–11p (12p–10p)
    T: 12p–11p (12p–10p)
    W: 12p–12a (12p–10p)
    Th: 12p–12a (12p–10p)
    F: 12p–1a (12p–11p)
    Sa: 12p–1a (12p-11p)
    Su 12p–11p (12p–10p)

    General Store:

    HOURS:
    M: 11a–9p
    T: 11a–9p
    W: 11a–9p
    Th: 11a–9p
    F: 11a–9p
    Sa: 11a–9p
    Su 11a–9p

    General Store Can/Bottle Inventory


    Growler Filling Policy: "Please feel free to fill as many growlers as you would like. In Pennsylvania, each transaction must be limited to 192 fluid ounces. This means that upon receipt, if you would like to purchase more than 192 fluid ounces of our beer, you must leave the premises and then return to pick up additional beer (and then repeat the cycle if you’d like any more beer!).

    We will also be opening up for 64 oz growler fills on MOST ALL BEERS. There will, of course, continue to be a few beers that we will not do any growler fills of (one-off kegs, anniversary beers, etc.), but this should be a rare occurrence.

    We will continue to fill our branded glassware only, as we are STILL exceedingly proud to put our name on our Strange & Beautiful beer. If this is a very big issue for you, we will be happy to let you “trade-in” any growler for one of ours. Sound good?"

    Growler fill Prices
    64 oz:
    $20.00
    32 oz: $10.50
    Glass: $5.00

    (prices vary occasionally for higher gravity / limited quantity beers)

    The Cafe is now selling 32oz crowlers.
     
  2. jacincm

    jacincm Initiate (28) Mar 29, 2018 Pennsylvania

    Looks like they're canning the Orange Juice conditioned on Mangos DDH with Mosaic. Please let this be one of the 7 cans for Sunday. Would LOVE to see the comments on that IG post if that were the case
     
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  3. CharacterZero

    CharacterZero Initiate (66) Aug 23, 2017 Pennsylvania

    anyone else there tonight? You walk in early and the main bar area is off limits for VIPs? That are for the most part employees? No disrespect, but did you sell $20 tix to fund the staff party? Then you are waiting in line at the inside bar and employees roll in fillling pitchers of monkish while you are waiting for a single pour as a ticket holder?

    But hey i heard they put Orange juice in a can.
     
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  4. captainkrad

    captainkrad Disciple (331) Dec 14, 2014 New Jersey

    @tiredhandsbrewing any hints as to what the 7 cans are going to be tomorrow? Any shakes? Only Void? Hmmm....
     
  5. birdonthewire

    birdonthewire Initiate (76) Jul 28, 2017 New Jersey
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    Yeah, that was kind of weird. They opened it up after a while. The guy working there told me it was supposed to open at 8 but it was 8:05 and he had no idea why it wasn't open yet. Most of the non-Fermentaria pours kicked sort of early, as well. I didn't see any pitchers of them but that's sort of lame if they kicked (suggesting very limited amounts) but VIPs were able to grab full pitchers.

    The lights went out which was kind of neat, though. I had a good time but it could definitely have been more streamlined.
     
  6. jojo2112

    jojo2112 Initiate (151) Sep 24, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Are you referring to the Trader Joe's lot?
     
  7. NickCaff

    NickCaff Initiate (196) Apr 9, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I think he means the one near soul cycle off Anderson
     
  8. Sip404

    Sip404 Initiate (73) Feb 27, 2017 Virginia

    So tap list from last night? I saw some Half Acre cases on IG. What Monkish was available?
     
  9. birdonthewire

    birdonthewire Initiate (76) Jul 28, 2017 New Jersey
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    Off the top of my head:

    • Cellar Maker - Moonage Daydream
    • Jolly Pumpkin/TH Collab - Bath-o-matt & Washeteria (this kicked by like 915)
    • Monkish - Sticky Green and Bad Traffic
    • Monkish - Backpack Full of Cans
    • Cellarmaker - Mo' Nelson
    • Jolly Pumpkin - Bam Biere
    • Half Acre - Tuna
    • Monkish - Foggy Window
    and then the regular line-up of TH stuff. Monkish pours were all 8oz and like $6-7 so I didn't try any of them, probably should have
     
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  10. Topease

    Topease Initiate (67) Nov 18, 2016 Maryland

    So how's the ferm? Thinking of heading up there soon from Baltimore. Any insight on what's on tap?
     
  11. Sip404

    Sip404 Initiate (73) Feb 27, 2017 Virginia

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  12. NickCaff

    NickCaff Initiate (196) Apr 9, 2009 Pennsylvania

  13. birdonthewire

    birdonthewire Initiate (76) Jul 28, 2017 New Jersey
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    "Cacao Pod Juice Milkshake IPA"
    This honestly sounds delicious
     
  14. Sip404

    Sip404 Initiate (73) Feb 27, 2017 Virginia

    Cans:
    St Sixer Shake
    Triple Extra Vanilla
    High Tripper
    Burgen of Pungitude
    Grafted Oblivex
    Single Origin Only Void
    Only Void Retrospective

    Welp, no Monkish shake.
     
    #14 Sip404, Jun 3, 2018
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  15. jacincm

    jacincm Initiate (28) Mar 29, 2018 Pennsylvania

    Gonna try to get there around 10-11. I think I'll be in good shape to get most of what I want. Planning on

    2x Vanilla Shake
    2x Anniversary Shake
    1x each only void
    1x high tripper
    1x burden of pungitude

    Pass on the grafted Oblivex. Not a fan of these beer/wine variants they've been doing
     
  16. jacincm

    jacincm Initiate (28) Mar 29, 2018 Pennsylvania

    Also, if any of you are going this weekend and they still have some left, you'd be remiss not to grab Big Dream Sympathetic. One of their best IPAs and utilizes classic hops. This batch is awesome
     
  17. Sip404

    Sip404 Initiate (73) Feb 27, 2017 Virginia

    Glad to hear that. I was hoping some would be left over but figured people from today would buy it up.
     
  18. birdonthewire

    birdonthewire Initiate (76) Jul 28, 2017 New Jersey
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    Looking like for me:

    1x - Coffee Only Void - $24
    1x Retro Only Void - $24
    1x - St666er - $22
    1x - High Tripper - $20
    1x - Burden of P - $22
    0.5x - Oblivex (splitting w/ a friend) - $11
    2x - Shake - $52

    oof
     
  19. jojo2112

    jojo2112 Initiate (151) Sep 24, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Yeah will definitely be a costly trip. I'm tempted to bag the Only Voids but probably won't. I like that they put one 4 pack limits on a lot of them.
     
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  20. Rfro5

    Rfro5 Initiate (29) Mar 7, 2018 New Jersey
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    I didn’t think Big Dream was great. I had a Cape May Follow the Gull before it and I much preferred the Cape May. To each their own
     
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  21. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Meyvn (1,398) Sep 15, 2014 New York

    Hello! It looks like I'll be visiting Tired Hands on Tuesday for lunch! I'm going to the Slayer concert in Reading on Monday night and I plan on heading to Tired Hands for lunch the next day, and picking up some beer to go. My main concern is parking. I realize all of the parking lots nearby are pay-to-park, but I want to make sure I can pay for 2 or 3 hours of time. I'm going to eat and have a few beers, and then visit the general store. Does anyone have any suggestions or advice? How much does it cost to park? And can one pay for several hours at a time? Also, due to time constraints, I'll probably only drink/eat at one of their locations--probably the Fermentaria due to the bigger menu and the fact that they often have beer to-go behind the bar. Since I'm driving alone I won't be able to drink much on location, so I want to be able to buy as many cans and bottles to-go as I can.
    I'm really excited about my future haul, as Tired Hands' anniversary releases this weekend are insane! And there might be some leftovers by Tuesday. :slight_smile:
     
  22. Rorshak16

    Rorshak16 Initiate (38) Oct 18, 2016 Maryland

    Thinking of going tomorrow and I imagine it'll be a shitshow. Reccomendations for parking?
     
  23. birdonthewire

    birdonthewire Initiate (76) Jul 28, 2017 New Jersey
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    Parking at the Ferm on Tuesday is easy. Bring quarters and it's like $1 - $2 for 2 hours of parking. The lot is pretty big as well.
     
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  24. jonphisher

    jonphisher Initiate (159) Aug 9, 2015 New Jersey
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    Two completely different beers so it’s kind of apples and oranges but yea I’m with , ones 3-3.5% higher than the other. I can’t tell you the last time I had a beer higher than 6%. Follow the gull is about as perfect as a hoppy beer can be, hop hands serves the same purpose too. Hoppy drinkable goodness.
     
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  25. birdonthewire

    birdonthewire Initiate (76) Jul 28, 2017 New Jersey
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    How's the line?
     
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  26. nesarebad

    nesarebad Devotee (422) Feb 4, 2012 Pennsylvania

    If you believe the Instagram crowd researchers, about 750 in line.
     
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  27. birdonthewire

    birdonthewire Initiate (76) Jul 28, 2017 New Jersey
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    Insane. getting there in like 10 minutes. rip
     
  28. CanConPhilly

    CanConPhilly Poo-Bah (1,573) May 17, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    The line is almost to Linwood. Doubt it’s 750 but at least 300-400.
     
  29. CanConPhilly

    CanConPhilly Poo-Bah (1,573) May 17, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Come find @thebeers @larryi86 and I in line! I’m wearing a Burley Oak hoodie. Arthur @thebeers is wearing an Eagles hat and is probably the tallest person in line. We’re close to the current end of the line, just past the church-looking building on St Pauls.
     
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  30. jojo2112

    jojo2112 Initiate (151) Sep 24, 2014 Pennsylvania

    As of 9am line went to Linwood Park entrance on Athens.
     
  31. birdonthewire

    birdonthewire Initiate (76) Jul 28, 2017 New Jersey
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    Cool. we are down by the park. I'll come say hi when we go for a walk
     
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  32. TomFoley

    TomFoley Initiate (189) Mar 19, 2005 Pennsylvania

    Was at the Booker T concert across the street last night. I usually spend set breaks at the café, but friends who tried to get in said it was a shit show so I passed.
     
  33. jojo2112

    jojo2112 Initiate (151) Sep 24, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Surprisingly line hasn't grown all that much since 9am. Really hope they have at least 5 registers going with 7 different beers.
     
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  34. birdonthewire

    birdonthewire Initiate (76) Jul 28, 2017 New Jersey
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    Yeah, we got here like 9 and maybe only +50 since then
     
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  35. CharacterZero

    CharacterZero Initiate (66) Aug 23, 2017 Pennsylvania

    TH employee just told us 800 plus in line.
     
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  36. JMcCaughey42

    JMcCaughey42 Initiate (30) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania

    Is the line still insane?
     
  37. CanConPhilly

    CanConPhilly Poo-Bah (1,573) May 17, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    In line at 8, cans in hand at 2:35pm. Pretty sure that’s a new personal best. 6.5 hours!
     
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  38. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (2,127) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Sounds long, but totally worth it. Just in pure resale value I'd gladly wait twice that long.
     
  39. Nadtla

    Nadtla Initiate (75) Oct 14, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    While I’m sure there will be lengthy discussions in time about the size of the line, tasting notes of the beers, the amount of DDH orange juice cans produced, time spent waiting, what is considered DDH for a juice that is typically not dry hopped in the first place, etc. but it is worth noting that the yield and allotments were made to the point that as of 3PM there is still a significant amount of beer available. I’m sure I’ll have more thoughts on the weekend as a whole but all and all, a great birth day weekend for Tired Hands.
     
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  40. Adrena1ine

    Adrena1ine Aspirant (213) Nov 22, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Pretty good day. Arrived at 6:45am and was 325th in line :astonished:. Took us about an hour and a half to get through line but got full allotments. They really need to consider a ticket/wiristband system.. so much fucking line cutting it was unreal.
     
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