Top 25 beer tasting event...

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  1. glitchedmind

    glitchedmind Initiate (0) May 8, 2012 California


    Not being a proponent of this place in the slightest, so my views on their "top 25" may be somewhat skewed.
    What say you? Would you spend $35 to attend this?
  2. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2012 New York

  3. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Agreed. $35 is better spent elsewhere.
  4. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2012 New York

    A nice dinner and a couple good tap beers!!!!!!!
  5. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Exactly. Or a pot-luck with my friends and I spend the $35 on a sixer of Ithaca Flower Power, a sixer of Brooklyn Brown, a sixer of Long Trail Double Bag, a sixer of Narragansett Lager.
  6. hwy395

    hwy395 Aspirant (238) Jan 20, 2012 California
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    Hell no, I had a far more epic tasting recently and charged $0 and everyone went home wasted ( with a designated driver of course ).
    Next one is at the end of April...all are invited

  7. Hindsight

    Hindsight Initiate (67) Oct 8, 2011 Ohio
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    I think the fact that Moos Creamery - Ice cream and burgers will be providing your "delicious hors d'ouerves" should give you your answer.
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  8. glitchedmind

    glitchedmind Initiate (0) May 8, 2012 California

    My sentiments are being echoed repeatedly.
    I've been waiting a month for the list of beers they would have at this epic Top 25 tasting. I was sorely disappointed when this was the list they posted.
    From the comments I've heard from people, it's a great tasting. :confused:

    Welcome to Bakersfield, we except mediocrity when it's in quantity.
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  9. glitchedmind

    glitchedmind Initiate (0) May 8, 2012 California

    That's actually the only good thing about it. They make some amazing burgers and handmade ice cream.
  10. zac16125

    zac16125 Poo-Bah (1,787) Jan 26, 2010 South Carolina
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    Burgers and Ice Cream would not be what prevented me from going. A top 25 list with maybe 2 beers I would consider top 100 worthy would. Depends on how much you get to drink tho. If they are one oz samples Id pass. If it was actually pours of your choice, along with a burger, I would probably go. $35 for a burger, a Chimay blue, a Speedway, and a couple sours I have yet to try would be worth it. I just find it spiteful that they call it a top 25 tasting.
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  11. litheum94

    litheum94 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2008 California

    I guess if you're just getting into craft beer, this would be a good event to attend, as the selection is decent. But c'mon; Moose Drool and Samuel Smith Strawberry in the Top 25? Please. This isn't an event for serious beer people.
  12. Porkhustle

    Porkhustle Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2012

    I wouldn't, but happy to see Uinta HopNotch on there. Criminally underrated IPA.
  13. glitchedmind

    glitchedmind Initiate (0) May 8, 2012 California

    The burgers are extra and aren't included in the price of the tasting.
    They haven't said how much of a pour you get, but I doubt it will be more than 3-4 ozs.
  14. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,229) Mar 18, 2010 California

    For someone just getting into better beer or BAs who are missing a majority of these ticks, maybe. Personally, no.
  15. brianthelion23

    brianthelion23 Initiate (0) May 21, 2012 California

    Lol why didnt they put parabola on there? Oh ya they want to sell it for more then this event cost
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  16. jmgrub

    jmgrub Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2010 California

    No, it's a rip off. They aren't serving any beers that cost over 10 or 11 bucks/750 ml. Unless food is included in the $35, which you indicate it may not be, you'd have to drink quite a bit (of the most expensive beers) over the two-and-a-half hours to get your money's worth. Like 2250ml quite a bit.
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  17. lemongelo

    lemongelo Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2008 North Carolina

    I have OCD but Jesus...
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  18. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Needs moar walez.

    I can't believe there can be a "Top 25" party in California without The Bruery, Alpine, Stone, Ballast Point, Lagunitas or Russian River.

    Alesmith Speedway Stout is on the right damn track though. More that direction.
  19. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    Does the $35 admission fee cover unlimited pours and ice cream burgers?
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  20. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Savant (967) Mar 3, 2011 Kentucky
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    I looked up "Merry Christmas" in Webster's Dictionary the other day and this picture popped up.
  21. kevanb

    kevanb Poo-Bah (1,741) Apr 4, 2011 Illinois
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    Top 25 shelf turds
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  22. pwoody11

    pwoody11 Zealot (549) Nov 23, 2009 Delaware
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    Top 25 beers we want to get rid of
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  23. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    From the lineup that would be about a $20 a person max event in my book. $35? Piss off.
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  24. shuajw

    shuajw Aspirant (287) Aug 12, 2007 Georgia

    $35? no thanks
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