Tree House Brewing Company (August 2016)

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  1. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Meyvn (1,446) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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    I'm assumimg you got this from the source. Anyways, and could be wrong, but it sounds like that can might have been infected from day 1: a rarity of sorts.

    Granted, I've never sat on a Doppleganger for that long. So, perhaps others have had a similar experience
     
  2. Hos

    Hos Initiate (0) Mar 25, 2015 Massachusetts

    To counter this point I just drank a 5 month old Julius that was still outstanding. I tend to hold on to my last can if each kind until I get more of that kind. So haven't been able to get Julius since end of March. Decided it's been long enough and I have to drink it. Was still a delicious and amazing beer. Definitely changes but I sure didn't notice a huge change. That's just me though.
     
  3. jimmyfausto

    jimmyfausto Initiate (35) Jul 28, 2014 Massachusetts

    So I've had one a week since the 7/22 release, including tonight. I did not have the same experience as you. The only thing I noticed was that it was a touch more bitter than last week's experience. FWIW I think week 3 was it's peak. The color looked fine, I agree that the smell wasn't there (but I am battling a bit of a cold so that's a wash). Dopple still went down smoother than it really should given its ABV.
     
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  4. Xeal

    Xeal Aspirant (201) Mar 5, 2016 New York
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    Hmm after leaving I realized I got charged $12 for a 750ml of Very Hazy when the website said it's supposed to be $11...
     
  5. JeanJacketLover

    JeanJacketLover Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2015 Massachusetts

    I got charged $23 rather than $22 for a 2L of VH...
     
  6. JayKoz

    JayKoz Initiate (94) Jun 20, 2014 Connecticut

    I'm not going to lie, I didn't even look at the prices - but I got charged $40 for a 2L each of Green and Very Hazy. I know Green is $16, so found it curious that Very Hazy was $24? Or did Green go up recently?

    Not that I care that much anyways, just curious.
     
  7. SenorQuesadilla

    SenorQuesadilla Initiate (82) Jul 18, 2014 Connecticut
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    Bit of a disconcerting trend, IMO. Weird because they're just pressing buttons on the ipad.
     
  8. Jbrews

    Jbrews Disciple (347) Aug 6, 2013 New Hampshire

    This is very odd, for any brewery ^
     
  9. Fancy

    Fancy Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2016 New York

    Hey everyone! I plan on making my first stop this coming Friday. I'll be leaving from NYC with some friends and we plan to arrive around 4pm. Any tips/advice/things-to-expect/etc you all could lend would be appreciated.
     
  10. skleice

    skleice Aspirant (299) Aug 6, 2015 Connecticut

  11. Fancy

    Fancy Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2016 New York

    That's a great OP. Thanks to everyone who put it together. See you all Friday!
     
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  12. Xeal

    Xeal Aspirant (201) Mar 5, 2016 New York
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    Agreed, I've seen class action lawsuits start because of something like this. Not that I'm suggesting one to begin because I'd really like for TH's expansion plans to stay on track.

    On a different note, how long do you think unopened growlers of Very Hazy will last for? Got a few friends I want to share it with but they won't be in town for another two weeks.
     
  13. infectedlobster

    infectedlobster Initiate (89) Apr 22, 2014 Massachusetts
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    The flip-top 750ml growlers are good for months. I personally think they keep better than the cans do. A screw top 2L should also be fine in a couple weeks, just make sure you keep it in the fridge and that the cap is nice & tight.
     
  14. icfpny

    icfpny Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2015 New York

    I really hope someone responds to the pricing issues.
     
  15. DigitalNate

    DigitalNate Initiate (107) Dec 20, 2010 Massachusetts

    RE: Very Hazy. A price increase was discussed last week (but never 100% agreed upon) given the extraordinary hopping rate and extraordinary loss on that particular beer (# / BBL it is our most hop intensive beer). The ON-TAP page offered at the brewery to customers listed $12 for a 750 ML and $24 for a 2L. The ON-TAP page on the website listed $11 and $22.

    Given this discrepancy we are working on a group refund to honor the $11 and $22 rate. If you would like a refund ASAP please contact lauren@treehousebrew.com

    Truly sorry that this happened.

    Thanks!
     
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  16. icfpny

    icfpny Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2015 New York

    Aaaaand there it is.
     
  17. skleice

    skleice Aspirant (299) Aug 6, 2015 Connecticut

    Cancel the class action lawsuit :rolling_eyes:
     
  18. CTHopman

    CTHopman Initiate (166) Jul 22, 2016 Connecticut

    Now that Nate has explained it and apologized, I hope everyone just accepts their buck or two "loss" (for lack of a better term) and moves on. Despite the fact that TH is "working on a group refund", the administrative cost for them to do so far outweighs the few bucks anybody might be out. Moreover, anyone could email TH and indicate they paid cash (no way for the brewery to confirm if you even purchased a growler or two) and wait by their mailbox for the $2 check/voucher. Might seem crazy (and certainly douchy) but not unheard of.
     
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  19. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (10,038) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    I would be ashamed to ask for such a refund.
     
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  20. Capt_Quint

    Capt_Quint Initiate (157) May 29, 2015 Massachusetts
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    I would think they'd need some proof of purchase. Haven't been to TH in a while and have never paid cash there, but they don't offer receipts?
     
  21. Jbrews

    Jbrews Disciple (347) Aug 6, 2013 New Hampshire

    I like that they addressed it, but man this could get ugly. Gotta cross your T's and dot your I's in a business setting.
     
  22. skleice

    skleice Aspirant (299) Aug 6, 2015 Connecticut

    I've never seen somebody pay in cash. I'm sure it happens, but it's gotta be a very small %.
     
  23. eb1610

    eb1610 Disciple (354) Jan 3, 2014 Massachusetts
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    I get why they are offering refunds but I don't know why anyone would take them up on it since technically the price listed at the brewery was correct
     
  24. agreenman19

    agreenman19 Poo-Bah (2,054) Apr 10, 2011 Connecticut
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    These two guys reported different prices for the same product. I'd think that's more alarming than everybody getting charged the same (increased) price.

     
  25. CADMixes

    CADMixes Initiate (0) Feb 29, 2012 Massachusetts
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    I wouldn't wait two weeks with this particular beer.
     
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  26. LoganB

    LoganB Initiate (0) Jun 10, 2016 Connecticut

    Consider me in the 1% I usually pay in cash if I'm spending under 50 bucks. But you're right I don't think I've seen anyone else pay with paper
     
  27. tynian16

    tynian16 Initiate (168) Oct 23, 2015 New York

    If I were Tree House, I would just add a notation to the website:

    *Prices online might not be accurate. Please check at the brewery for current pricing.
     
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  28. Xeal

    Xeal Aspirant (201) Mar 5, 2016 New York
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    Just out of curiosity now, where do they have pricing at the brewery? It was my first time there so I was relying on pricing from the webpage since I didn't see any prices posted. I also looked over some of the pictures I took of the bar and waiting area and didn't see prices listed. Perhaps people were just standing in front of that signage so I missed it?
     
  29. eb1610

    eb1610 Disciple (354) Jan 3, 2014 Massachusetts
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    They pass out sheets listing the prices along with what is available. Inside the brewery those same sheets are on the divider between the brewery and retail space
     
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  30. JeanJacketLover

    JeanJacketLover Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2015 Massachusetts

    $23 was a typo. I meant $24
     
  31. agreenman19

    agreenman19 Poo-Bah (2,054) Apr 10, 2011 Connecticut
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    But to be fair, those are easy to go unnoticed.
     
  32. eb1610

    eb1610 Disciple (354) Jan 3, 2014 Massachusetts
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    I have to disagree. They are right out in the open and I notice them every time I visit
     
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  33. Mikecap

    Mikecap Champion (823) May 18, 2012 Rhode Island
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    Yeah, I could be wrong but there was once a time when you couldn't constantly check twitter for how many cases were left :slight_smile: There have always been sheets listing prices at the brewery. I'd just go and hope for the best. Flights by the koi pond...
     
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  34. JayKoz

    JayKoz Initiate (94) Jun 20, 2014 Connecticut

    Not a problem whatsoever, thanks for the response Nate. As I said, it didn't matter to me regardless, just curiosity.

    No refund needed on my part.
     
  35. Xeal

    Xeal Aspirant (201) Mar 5, 2016 New York
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    Do you mean these papers? No one was passing anything out when I walked in. The staff just pointed me to the holder by the wall and asked me to fill out one of these cards.

    [​IMG]

    Another funny thing I just noticed was that I got sold a Very Hazy dated from four months ago haha (Apr 21 2016)

    [​IMG]
     
  36. eb1610

    eb1610 Disciple (354) Jan 3, 2014 Massachusetts
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    No, I was referring to the sheet that lists all the beers, their descriptions, and prices
     
  37. Piels25

    Piels25 Aspirant (236) Dec 17, 2013 Massachusetts
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  38. agreenman19

    agreenman19 Poo-Bah (2,054) Apr 10, 2011 Connecticut
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    Lol, guess he didn't notice it.
     
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  39. Xeal

    Xeal Aspirant (201) Mar 5, 2016 New York
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    Lol I guess I missed it. I only saw a chalkboard with the available for sale cans listed on it. I will keep an eye out next time
     
  40. HuskyHawk

    HuskyHawk Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2014 Massachusetts

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