Transient Reserve Society

Discussion in 'US - Midwest' started by EOTLBrewer, Jun 25, 2014.

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  1. _mark_s

    _mark_s Feb 27, 2015 Illinois
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    The lack of communication is disappointing.
     
  2. TransientArtisanAles

    TransientArtisanAles Apr 26, 2016 Michigan

    Since you are all talking about it, I will address the member event.

    As many of you know our former host brewery, Aquanaut, went out of business this last Spring. Their owner, Phil Tadros, stole from me not only most of my sales $ from that year prior to their official closing, but now our location for the final party. Unfortunate as it may be, that is the situation we find ourselves in. We are actively looking to find a solution to this problem so we can close out our membership properly, but that is easier said than done. It was difficult enough to pick a weekend that satisfied the largest amount of our members, but adding in that we need that weekend to also work at a new space is not a simple task. We ask for your patience as we try to solve this problem and will keep you informed as things develop.

    Thank you
     
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  3. Al_Fresco

    Al_Fresco Mar 15, 2015 Wisconsin
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    Appreciate the update, Chris. Thank you.
     
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  4. big789J

    big789J Mar 13, 2014 Illinois

    Sounds like they're closing the membership program so the waitlist is irrelevant.
     
  5. big789J

    big789J Mar 13, 2014 Illinois

    Wow Tardos was quite the scumbag eh? Is there anyone he did business with that he didn't steal from?
     
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  6. Bbear

    Bbear Oct 26, 2016 Illinois
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  7. FleskBrewFan

    FleskBrewFan Aug 4, 2016 Illinois
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  8. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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  9. lloydboss

    lloydboss May 9, 2014 Illinois

    I could be wrong, but I read Chris' note as closing out this membership period with the party, not stopping the IL membership program completely. But with the challenges in finding a location, that could be the case. @TransientArtisanAles can you confirm your future plans for IL members?
     
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  10. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Apr 8, 2010 Illinois

    If the IL membership is closing for good, I hope this party is a rager
     
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  11. prior2two

    prior2two Oct 18, 2013 Illinois
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    Rum Buckley next week. Had it on draft last weekend and the Wesko Beach beer fest, and it was outstanding.
     
  12. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Assuming it’s the same, Rum Jumbie was the best Buckley variant at the Kentuckley/Bark Lord/Buckley release
     
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  13. core42

    core42 May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    ^^^^^^ this ^^^^^^^

    ...and yes it is the same one. From the members email "Those of you who attended Buckley day this last May had the opportunity to try several variants of our breakfast stout, including one packed with spices and rum oak goodness. Inspired by a downright terrible rum liqueur, Rum Jumbie Buckley was easily the fan favorite that day, and because of that we decided that rather than doing some pumpkin spice beer, we would do a special bottle release of this beer during the season most fitting of it, FALL!"
     
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  14. lloydboss

    lloydboss May 9, 2014 Illinois

    Really looking forward to this release, also appreciated the update on the end of membership period party.

    What do you guys think of @TransientArtisanAles saying that he could have it at Hailstorm but that it's "likely not convenient for a good portion of you"? In prior periods Chris has polled the members for a day of the week for the party & IMO a poll regarding having it at Hailstorm wouldn't be out of line.

    I think he may be underestimating his members if he thinks a majority wouldn't drive to Tinley Park for the party if they were available that day, especially if he does the bottle release at the Open Bottle (5 minutes from Hailstorm) and not the Beer Temple. This is the Chicago beer scene after all, a 45-60 minute drive isn't that big a deal (IMO) for an event like this
     
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  15. PhilBallins

    PhilBallins Nov 29, 2016 Illinois

    Dammit, Rum Buckley was awesome. Of course it'll be on a weekend that I'm out of town
     
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  16. prior2two

    prior2two Oct 18, 2013 Illinois
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    I disagree 100%. Having to go to areas not set-up with public trans, is a major deterrent.
     
  17. Quilentro

    Quilentro May 12, 2017 Illinois
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    Transient release only?
     
  18. Redpac

    Redpac Aug 27, 2009 Illinois
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    There is a metra station 1.3 miles from hailstorm, Uber works from there as well.
     
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  19. lloydboss

    lloydboss May 9, 2014 Illinois

    Redpac read my mind. Not currently living in the city (western burbs) I'm driving to the event either way. And TBH Aquanuat wasn't really convenient from a public transportation perspective anyway (IMO). I would pick up friends that live in Lincoln Square before prior parties & we would still drive to Aquanuat from there.
     
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  20. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Apr 8, 2010 Illinois

    I actually wouldn't mind travelling to the MI brewery for the party. However I'm not sure how it would work considering they are normally open for business on weekends and would likely lose money if they shut it down for the day. Maybe the new addition could be closed off for the party? If it's in IL I'd prefer the city since it's much quicker to get to from the NW burbs than Tinley is, but ultimately I don't really care where it is.
     
  21. prior2two

    prior2two Oct 18, 2013 Illinois
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    I mean, that’s awesome and everything, there’s a reason I don’t join any suburban memberships, or see if there are any available.

    It’s a moot point discussing it, since it looks like hes going to look to find a place to host it in the city.
     
  22. Redpac

    Redpac Aug 27, 2009 Illinois
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    So be honest in the future, it isn't about public transit, you just didn't want it in the suburbs.
     
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  23. prior2two

    prior2two Oct 18, 2013 Illinois
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    Well yeah. The public trans being a large part of it.

    Taking an Uber to the metra, and the another Uber in Tinley isn’t my idea of solid public trans.
     
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  24. Redpac

    Redpac Aug 27, 2009 Illinois
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    Not sure why you'd have to uber to the Lasalle street metra station, the L drops you off right in front of it. The closest L station to Aquanaut was 1.1 miles away, not much closer than the metra is to hailstorm. I guess there were some buses that went close-ish to aquanaut. I don't think Aquanaut had "Solid public trans" by your definition.
     
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  25. prior2two

    prior2two Oct 18, 2013 Illinois
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    Damen bus dropped you off like a block away. Ashland bus 3 blocks away. Western Bus 5 blocks.

    Brown line 6 blocks. Ravenswood metra was less than a mile.
     
  26. lloydboss

    lloydboss May 9, 2014 Illinois

    anyone know details on the new addition? Saw the OG post on facebook but nothing regarding what the space will be used for (increased production, seating, barrel aging, etc.
     
  27. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Apr 8, 2010 Illinois

    Good question. Right now I'm just picturing it as a big open room which would work quite nicely for a giant party :slight_smile:
     
  28. core42

    core42 May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    yep
     
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  29. prior2two

    prior2two Oct 18, 2013 Illinois
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    Transient doesn’t really see distro to begin with. Maybe a few bottle shops in Michigan every once in awhile, but that’s about it, and it definitely won’t see Illinois.

    They’re a Michigan brewery.
     
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  30. lloydboss

    lloydboss May 9, 2014 Illinois

    I dont think this will be a members only release though, there should be sales open to the public. pre order is members only
     
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  31. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Luckily this is about to change
     
  32. lloydboss

    lloydboss May 9, 2014 Illinois

    Do tell? More MI distro or are we talking IL?
     
  33. Quilentro

    Quilentro May 12, 2017 Illinois
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    Rum Buckley on draft at Green Lady for upcoming fundraiser (first Friday in Nov I think). I think I might go!
     
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  34. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Chris had said on ABV Chicago that Chicago will be seeing Transient stuff at the usual spots. I was wondering if that meant he'd be brewing in someone else's house like before. Since then the rumor (reliable I believe) I heard was that Transient will be getting select distro in Illinois (heard the specific distributor's name too). No clue on when that will happen though.
     
  35. lloydboss

    lloydboss May 9, 2014 Illinois

    Sweet, I'll take that to mean Beer Temple, Beer Cellar & Open Bottle which is terrific.

    wonder if that means that IL members no longer need to receive beers brewed in IL & could receive the MI brewed beers too if the distributor brought them to Beer Temple for pickup?
     
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  36. BillMueller

    BillMueller Nov 27, 2011 Indiana
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    How’s the line in Bridgman?
     
  37. P739397

    P739397 Feb 13, 2017 Illinois
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    Limit of 12 bottles is way higher than I would have guessed. That's pretty cool.
     
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  38. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Saw the draft (excluding variants) and to go list on Facebook. I can’t make it but it looks like an awesome day to go for those who can.
     
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  39. P739397

    P739397 Feb 13, 2017 Illinois
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    Agreed. That black currant sour is awesome.
     
  40. galos11

    galos11 Jan 21, 2015 Illinois
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    @theopenbottleco: Little birdie told us that a Bridgman, MI brewery will be starting distro to IL nxt wk. Look for said beer at The Open Bottle starting Tues

    Looks like IL is going to see some beer soon.
     
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