Tree House Brewing Company – April 2015

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  1. purephase

    purephase Initiate (150) Feb 23, 2008 Connecticut
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    Can line short right now.
     
  2. TheOneTC

    TheOneTC Initiate (157) Aug 23, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Any word on how much King Julius was brewed?
     
  3. NAPO

    NAPO Initiate (197) Jan 7, 2014 Massachusetts

    :slight_frown: I went yesterday and my cousin went 2 hours ago before release.
     
  4. darkandhoppy

    darkandhoppy Aspirant (264) Dec 26, 2008 Connecticut

    Go again! I went Thursday and again today. Ain't no Thang
     
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  5. thatbentleyguy

    thatbentleyguy Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2012 Massachusetts

    Can line has been very short, but the wait for that 750 is very long!
     
  6. pjs234

    pjs234 Devotee (456) Jun 29, 2008 Connecticut

    how long? still debating making the trip
     
  7. deleted_user_722966

    deleted_user_722966 Initiate (0) Mar 11, 2013 New Hampshire
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    Will 750 king julius last the day?
     
  8. darkandhoppy

    darkandhoppy Aspirant (264) Dec 26, 2008 Connecticut

    I got there at 12:30 and there was no line for cans. 2 hr wait for bottles. We went to BT's and had lunch. Many, Many Julius cans to be seen. Got back to the House a little after 2:30, Lauren had my bottles all set. When I asked her what the limits were, she said 1 x 750pp due to it being a small batch so I'd guess brewed on the old system. At 1pp, I'd say it should make it through the day. I was person 140 at 12:30.

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  9. BGsWo22

    BGsWo22 Crusader (708) Sep 21, 2012 Texas

    2 hour wait at 4 for growers and no can line. I doubt King would have made it to my fills if I waited. Took my Julius and made it home before would have possibly got growlers and am pretty happy with my decision
     
  10. CoffeePorter

    CoffeePorter Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2015 Massachusetts
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    I did the same thing….i'm pretty happy to finally be able to try Julius!
     
  11. BigBarleywine

    BigBarleywine Initiate (171) Jan 31, 2015 Florida
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    What's TH charging for the cans?
     
  12. eb1610

    eb1610 Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2014 Massachusetts

    It was $22 for the 6 cans
     
  13. BigBarleywine

    BigBarleywine Initiate (171) Jan 31, 2015 Florida
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  14. eb1610

    eb1610 Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2014 Massachusetts

    yes
     
  15. thatbentleyguy

    thatbentleyguy Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2012 Massachusetts

    Yes, 16oz cans! Quite a bargain actually for this day and age - that would be about $5.00 if it came in a bomber at the same price per oz.
     
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  16. darkandhoppy

    darkandhoppy Aspirant (264) Dec 26, 2008 Connecticut

    we're they warning of maybe running out?
     
  17. pjs234

    pjs234 Devotee (456) Jun 29, 2008 Connecticut

    king was still pouring strong when I left there at 6:10 and they didn't say anything about it running low
     
  18. BGsWo22

    BGsWo22 Crusader (708) Sep 21, 2012 Texas

    no warning of running out and they had enough for about 180 fills
    it was more so the 2 hour wait and then 2 hour drive
     
  19. MenardMa

    MenardMa Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2011 Connecticut

    Very jealous of all you who were able to go get some of that amazing stuff today. Enjoy!!
     
  20. slengteng

    slengteng Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2014 Massachusetts

    I got there at 4:15 and they told me it was a two hour wait for growlers. I waited, and it turned out that the wait was more like 1:20. And yes I got King Julius. My life feels complete now :grinning:.
     
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  21. BGsWo22

    BGsWo22 Crusader (708) Sep 21, 2012 Texas

    Maybe there will be a next time for King Julius.
    I thought the wait may have been less but couldn't pull the trigger. Guess all my Julius will have to smooth my pain. Glad you or some. I bet it is phenomenal.

    Oh wait there is no pain. I have plenty of Julius now.
     
  22. slengteng

    slengteng Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2014 Massachusetts

    Yeah I can't fault your decision. I very nearly did the same thing. I'm betting King Julius pops up again eventually.
     
  23. deleted_user_722966

    deleted_user_722966 Initiate (0) Mar 11, 2013 New Hampshire
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    Thx for the insight. Got there at 5:30. Out at 6:30 with king julius and some Julius cans.
     
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  24. patrickcmcd

    patrickcmcd Initiate (0) Dec 25, 2010 Massachusetts

    I have a new schedule at work and it prohibits (as of now) a weekly Tree House trip. Kinda discouraging but its great that they are kicking out the classics right now. I'll get mine, eventually.
     
  25. chewy527

    chewy527 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2014 Connecticut

    So...what are everybody's thoughts on how they released KJ and Julius Cans Saturday ?

    I know "silent" releases weren't the norm at the old location, but after the fiasco that took place on Vagabond and C13 can day, I think they handled this as well as they could have.

    Had they announced KJ/Julius prior to open, they would have had hundreds in line at open and parking would have been a mess. Even with the moderate limits, it would have been crazy.

    What I saw was a very calm, organized day at the brewery even though they were very busy. My only complaint was I wish I could have gotten 2 KJ 750s or a couple more cans of Julius -- but by setting the limits they did, it guaranteed that anybody that went Saturday got a fair amount. It also left a little for Thursday, which I expect will have a larger than usual crowd for at open.

    Great job guys!
     
  26. BGsWo22

    BGsWo22 Crusader (708) Sep 21, 2012 Texas

    I only wound up with Julius cans (I didn't want to wait 2 hours for King Julius growler fills) and they are tasting really good. I am extremely happy with my decision.

    I wonder if the line for Thursday started already.
     
  27. pjs234

    pjs234 Devotee (456) Jun 29, 2008 Connecticut

    I generally don't care for silent releases, but I do agree that this one worked out nicely (easy to say when you scored a growler of King J). I got there around 4:45, was told it was a 2 hour wait, but was out by a little after 6, which was very cool. What was also nice, was that they had hinted that KJ was being brewed, so at least those that pay attention already were on the lookout for it.
     
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  28. BGsWo22

    BGsWo22 Crusader (708) Sep 21, 2012 Texas

    Even with a silent release they had about 800 people buy cans of Julius.

    That is a crazy thought. I imagine that if they did announce the release the cans would have sold out Saturday
     
  29. BigStein88

    BigStein88 Aspirant (299) Nov 5, 2007 New Hampshire
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    The system seems to be working great for those that are relatively close or are willing to wait for limited amounts of beer. It is over 2 hours for me each way so I do not see myself making the trip in the near future. Can't justify that kind of trip for 6 cans and a growler or two. Not sure I would do it even for a case of Julius. Next time my travel plans bring me close, though, I will be there.
     
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  30. Horbar

    Horbar Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2012 Rhode Island

    Can everything hoppy!!!! (Except small batch trials) Hell, can those too!!!
     
  31. Ken_P

    Ken_P Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2013 Massachusetts

    FTFY
     
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  32. woodfinish

    woodfinish Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2005 Massachusetts

    I'd do it for a case of Julius, or a case of really any Tree House. But we saw what happened when everyone had a few days notice that you could get a full case of Tree House IPAs: Madness! (OK, having Vagabond on at the same time didn't help matters...)

    I wonder if even with their new production levels at full throttle they'll ever be able to pre-announce (or even sell!) Julius or Green cases. It's not like the novelty is going to wear off, and the demand is clearly currently there to clean them out in an evening if they set limits like that.
     
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  33. CoffeePorter

    CoffeePorter Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2015 Massachusetts
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    I did the same and was able to drink some tasty beer as well as receiving some whales in return via trades
     
  34. BGsWo22

    BGsWo22 Crusader (708) Sep 21, 2012 Texas

    Whales?

    I plan to drink all my Julius
     
  35. BigStein88

    BigStein88 Aspirant (299) Nov 5, 2007 New Hampshire
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    I would go if I had other things to do in that general area (read, within an hour) but not round trip for a case of beer. Not when I can use the same time to head to VT and get a case of Heady plus a bunch of other stuff. Even better, when I can hit Portland for Swish or something of that nature. Plus there is Trillium that is just over an hour from me...Don't get me wrong, I love Treehouse stuff, but just too far to do on it's own...But...if anyone ever wants to trade some Treehouse cans for VT stuff then keep me in mind!
     
  36. darkandhoppy

    darkandhoppy Aspirant (264) Dec 26, 2008 Connecticut

    I traded with my neighbor. 2 cans of J......for some C14. :slight_smile:

    As far as I'm concerned, every week there's something special coming on. Either go or don't go. It's all good!
     
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  37. RichFellows

    RichFellows Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2011 Connecticut

    Happened to on a whim decide to hit a few breweries Saturday, one of them I didn't know much about but saw on the brewery map was TH. So we stopped there first, not having a clue anything was going on other than a normal Saturday. Holy cow, the growler line was a 2 hour wait due to King Julius and there was another line for cans of Julius that were coming off the canning line. Literally someone was loading them on a pallet right after they came off the line and another person was taking money for 6 at a time as fast as she could manage. Despite their best efforts the line stayed about 20 people deep with people cycling through about 1 per minute. Insane. It's an hour from me, I'll be back there soon.
     
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  38. deleted_user_722966

    deleted_user_722966 Initiate (0) Mar 11, 2013 New Hampshire
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  39. TheOneTC

    TheOneTC Initiate (157) Aug 23, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Nate just posted in the help wanted forum looking for a Full Time Cellar Person.

    Not that I'm at all qualified for the position, but this makes me super excited about the future of Tree House.
     
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  40. deleted_user_722966

    deleted_user_722966 Initiate (0) Mar 11, 2013 New Hampshire
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