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Discussion in 'New England' started by eb1610, Dec 1, 2015.
Cans only today. But there is enough Juice Machine for 1800 people
Just got here. 3 lots and rd being used to park. Line is up to street. Sap almost gone and JM is half gone. Saw poor old guy pissed off cuz a bunch of assholes parked in his front yard. That's not good. People parking in front of farmers market too. Basically, people suck. Never coming during a holiday again...
Oops, forgot two can-only days this week. Thanks.
It's too hard for morons to follow the parking rules. Now TH will have to deal with more pissed off neighbors.
I moved here from the sticks in Indiana 2 years ago, and if the traffic and people were like that on my road, I know I would be livid. Tree House has to be getting complaints from neighbors. I never go to these busy days. No beer is worth that hassle.
Yeah would love to have JM & Sap, but I'll wait for a less busy can day so it's a quick & easy process.
But you put a brewery (that you hope will be popular) in the middle of a bunch of houses then you are going to get pissed off neighbors.
Sad that people have to be such a!*holes, thought about making a trip but after reading some of these past posts I'm gonna crack a growler of green and watch some football. Cheers!
Maybe it eases the pain a touch, but since it's 6 16oz cans, it's like actually getting an eighter of 12s for your money.
Probably the same bozos I just saw who parked in hotel grass next to BT's. People keep this up, it's why we can't have good things.
Had this when I volunteered at EBF. Stuff is awesome. Would easily be worth a 4 of Epiph for 1 or 2 cans of it.
If people can get it, go. You will not be let down. Cheers to anyone who scores. Yes, a little jealous
Are their other options?
Juice Machine = Holy Shit. Wow!
So it's King Julius Malt Bill + Very Green intense hop schedule = Juice Machine?? Just popped one and it's AMAZING! I know this beer doesn't need anymore hype, but it is unreal how good it is.
Juice Machine is outstanding.
Juice Machine is sold out. No more beer today.
Holy Christ, they've moved some beer this week.
Yeah, I just figured out that the Juice Machine was ~$49,000. Not a bad afternoon and that doesn't even count SAP.
Donald Trump numbers hahahaha. Good for them, they deserve it with the top notch beers they brew. Worth every penny!
Does anyone know what time they opened today? I got in line right at 3 just as they tweeted that Sap was nearly gone and Juice Machine was down to 275 cases. That works out to well over 600 people already through at that point if my quick calculations are correct. I thought it had to be a mistake at first.
Per Twitter they were selling cans already before 2 to get ahead of the line. Don't know how much earlier it was...
I think they were open by 1:30
Congratulations to the entire Treehouse crew for one of the busiest, if not the busiest days in their history!! These guys make exceptional beers, have the highest standards of customer service in the game, and deserve all of their success. Can't wait to crack into my fresh Sap and Juice Machine cans!
On another subject, really disappointing to hear about some visitors and their total lack of respect when it came to parking today. Very selfish and stupid. The Treehouse team works really hard to keep a positive relationship with their neighbors. Guess it only takes a few bad eggs...
Yea, we got there around 1:05pm, and they opened up for can sales at 1:20pm, there must have been 100+ people by that time. I believe they opened to alleviate the parking situation. I couldn't have been happier to get my 12 cans and get on the road by 1:45, made my day!
This was a fascinating day to watch unfold via twitter and here - The last of the Sap was spoken for before the published open - they doubled down on the buzz behind sap with a full run of an even more exotic DIPA. Treehouse is about 45 minutes from my door in CT and would have made a trip after work - but by 5:30 the Juice Machine was on fumes already. I would hope that these might appear in the regular rotation. Right now, is there any other brewery selling right off the can line - only at the brewery- and selling out like this in Northeast or....anywhere?
I haven't checked with BTs, not sure if parking in the hotel property's grass is accepted overflow parking for BTs. Might be.
Wondered how I got there shorly after 3 and Sap was already gone with how much they said they had left.
Oh well, still got Juice Machine and took a trip to Trillium's new Canton spot. So all in all a good day and I can't complain!
Coming from someone else I know has been in this for the long haul, I totally agree. Couldn't bring myself to go today, I'm happy for TH getting all the newcomers, but it's just getting tougher and tougher to go these days. Anytime a "non-core" beer is released it's just madness.
Response via twitter when asked if they would be brewing juice machine again:
yeah. Not too often though. Hop load is outrageous.
I hear you. I went today, but wish I hadn't (though JM is amazing!). 45 mins each way for what turned out to be only 6 cans and a huge line is pretty weak. I really wanted Sap, which is what got me in the car. I really hope things settle down a bit after tomorrow. I used to always arrive a little before closing to avoid the line, but now everything sells out so quickly that you're forced to go earlier. Today I went early and SAP ended up selling out before they even officially opened. Sad times. In terms of beer though?....nothing compares. It's the best.
Sucks for the neighbors, but honestly what do you expect? People who drove there to leave because there aren't parking spaces? Literally not how a single business works.
What will it take to start distribution? A Kickstarter/Gofundme campaign? I don't have the time or stamina to stand in line with the college kids and self-employed crowd.
I don't think the lines are changing any time soon. Maybe they will drop off when it's truly cold but I think this is the new reality
Isn't it really that people are not just waiting in line for Tree House (obviously some are), but really pretty much any beer they want to trade for with each of these releases. I'm certainly a part of the problem (see my trading posts) but the trade value is insane, so people will be waiting to use these as ammo to get others at EVERY can release.
Except that TH has dedicated parking crew helping everyone find a spot. On a can-only day there are free spots opening up constantly, so this still isn't an excuse.
Re: the line, I showed up at 1:40 and was back on the road just before 2 with 12 cans, TH efficiency as its finest.
Maybe, but I'm still interested to see how the lines change when large numbers of people aren't off from work, stocking up for major holidays or using a gift card (noticed quite a few around me that were doing so).
I wouldnt be averse to Tree House stepping back from being so "transparent" I appreciate that transparency is one of the things they get a lot of credit for. Kudos to them...but how many people insist on knowing what "the specials" are before going out to a restaurant, or whether there will be any left when they get there? If you want to eat at a special restaurant, you just go! You go because you know the food will be good, no matter what.
I dunno, just thinking out loud but I sincerely think not announcing flavors/allocations/etc would stop a lot more bitching than it would start. They'll still sell every drop of product they create. They'd spend a lot less time coddling the crowds.
and @Mike3013, my suggestion would go a long way to getting Tree House beer into the hands of consumers rather than traders and speculators
I'm not really sure this would help at all. Someone would invariably post what they are offering on BA/Twitter/Facebook/whatever sooner rather than later and the masses would flock. And to your last point, almost all TH beers have a lot of trade value - I'm not really sure it matters what they offer. Some definitely trade for more than others, but all can be traded for nice things, so I doubt it matters for traders. And in the instance of certain things, like Good Morning, that lasted more than one day so surely the word would be out by the next day anyway.
@darkandhoppy I tend to agree with this quite a bit actually. The problem with the early announcements (and rightfully hyping the beers themselves) is that it gets a bunch of people like me putting up ridiculous pre trades, which spiral and anyone reading the forum with some time would jump in a car and go grab an allotment.
I'd be fine if they took this approach for more things in addition to Good Morning, but I'm skeptical whether it would actually reduce complaints. NEBCO seemed to catch just as much backlash when they'd release stuff like Ducks silently as they do now for the lines when they announce it beforehand. And in my experience the population that complains loudest about beer release lines tends to overlap significantly with the population that complains loudest about not knowing what's on at their earliest convenience.
I also think @berto714 makes a good point above about how long silent releases can actually stay silent, and I could also see this strategy resulting in greater crowds later and later in the evening.