Tree House Brewing Company (December 2015)

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  1. skleice

    skleice Aspirant (286) Aug 6, 2015 Connecticut

    It would be awesome to see another IIPA in the regular rotation!

    On a side note - I just cracked a MA from 10/15. I absolutely love this beer. Nate recommended to age it a month or two...he was spot on. Delicious and underrated imo!
     
  2. Jsanchez1

    Jsanchez1 Initiate (56) Nov 25, 2014 Connecticut
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    Pulled in at 5:15 and out in 35 minutes with cans and growlers. Line about the same when I left
     
  3. Koges

    Koges Initiate (0) Jun 22, 2014 New York

    Wow, that's surprising. I would have thought that it would have been packed. I guess not having many growler fill options helps move things along.
     
  4. dmolz

    dmolz Initiate (128) Dec 2, 2014 Connecticut
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    it was packed later. they tweeted late rush & line would get cut. was kj growlers too or just cans?
     
  5. paddyfrankie

    paddyfrankie Initiate (167) Jan 14, 2015 New York
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    Maybe they make Very Green or Sap sometime soon now.
     
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  6. JJGittes

    JJGittes Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2015 Connecticut

    Arrived at 7:10, line was out the door and halfway along the back of the parking lot. Maybe 60-80 people outside the door.(Although zero wait for growlers, which was odd, but I guess the long line was entirely King Julius-driven). As usual, Tree House staff did a stunning job. Even with that line, I was back in my car in 33 minutes with full complement of cans and five growlers.
     
  7. ajcuster89

    ajcuster89 Initiate (196) Apr 14, 2014 Indiana

    Did anyone end up getting cut off?
     
  8. Gunboat82

    Gunboat82 Initiate (153) Jul 3, 2012 Massachusetts
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    It looks like every beer is now limited to three cans per person. There must have been a LOT of mules today.
     
  9. lomeister

    lomeister Initiate (129) Jul 25, 2006 Massachusetts

    I have some time off around the holidays, but based on Thanksgiving weekend, I don't have high hopes...
     
  10. neutralaction

    neutralaction Initiate (146) Jan 12, 2015 Connecticut
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    960 people got cans today...served almost 300 people for growler fills. They posted that there would be a hard stop at 8pm which ended up being no one allowed to line up after 8pm, perfectly reasonable, we got there at 730pm and were out by 830pm with growlers and allotment of cans.
     
  11. BeerKev11

    BeerKev11 Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2015 Connecticut

    I showed up at 7:00 Last night and as others had said, was probably 75 or so outside the building. Had brought growlers just in case it would take as long to get them filled as get the cans and sure enough, Growler fills were probably quick. Staff was on point, Dean was making sure people in line didn't stand in the doorway so people could get out with their cans and growlers which was a huge help. Three checkout people in the can line also really kept people moving. Well done TH!
     
  12. Lupin

    Lupin Aspirant (298) Jun 4, 2006 Connecticut
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    I hate hate hate hate hate it when people do this. Glad keeping the door clear has been a thing for the last couple weeks.
     
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  13. Jmr85

    Jmr85 Aspirant (278) Nov 25, 2013 Connecticut
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    Can't blame it all on the people, maybe they should have put double doors in to help with that problem, or move the can sales to another section of the building with a door as well. Just my 2 cents
     
  14. Lupin

    Lupin Aspirant (298) Jun 4, 2006 Connecticut
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    For the GM release, they had the line stop about 15 feet in front of the door and let people in 10-15 at a time. And I still prefer to blame it all on people who are so self-unaware/oblivious that they stand in a single doorway while a constant stream of people are coming through with 24+ lb cases of beer at a time.
     
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  15. SteveCarrozza

    SteveCarrozza Disciple (325) Aug 19, 2014 New Hampshire
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    Anyone think there's a snowballs chance in hell that the King's reign lasts until Saturday?
     
  16. cciskey

    cciskey Initiate (89) Sep 3, 2007 Connecticut

    after last nights late run I'd say no way
     
  17. thed163

    thed163 Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2015 Massachusetts

    What about if we make it there tonight? It sounds like there's going to be a line from open til close, but we are making the trek from boston. If not, green and julius will work but hoping and praying the King JUlius lasts til around close.
     
  18. chewy527

    chewy527 Initiate (56) Apr 1, 2014 Connecticut

    Enough cans for 640 people at 3 pp. Based on last night and recent releases, there will absolutely be that many going through tonight. I'd guess 200+ in line at open.
     
  19. JJGittes

    JJGittes Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2015 Connecticut

    At 80 cases/3 cans PP, there would appear to be enough King Julius for 640 customers. Less for Green (560) and Julius (480). Earlier poster said they served 960 patrons for cans Thursday night. So that's the available math, pending any further adjustment of limits.
     
  20. Fitzy2

    Fitzy2 Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2015 Connecticut

    One piece of advice I would say for going to Tree House this time of year is dress warm. It gets real cold and windy on that hill. There's no way King Julius lasts until Saturday. If you really want this beer I would get there somewhat early. Can line moves pretty quickly too.
     
  21. thed163

    thed163 Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2015 Massachusetts

    im gonna try the luck regardless and see what i come out with. People in line already :/ save some for the rest of us.
    I saw a 4pack for sale on a bidding website... $250. WHAT
     
  22. HeyLady

    HeyLady Aspirant (291) Sep 17, 2015 New York

    Well this is really sad
     
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  23. dmolz

    dmolz Initiate (128) Dec 2, 2014 Connecticut
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    there's really ppl there already?
     
  24. jlordi12

    jlordi12 Devotee (471) Jun 8, 2011 Massachusetts

    you wonder how many people even intend to drink the beer. Sad state of beer
     
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  25. thed163

    thed163 Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2015 Massachusetts

    Who knows if they're really there or not, but people keep saying there are on fb...
     
  26. mewithstewpid

    mewithstewpid Initiate (29) Feb 19, 2015 Connecticut

    not surprised. i heard people behind me in line not even knowing what beers they were waiting in line for. "king something? is there anything else available?"
     
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  27. ryanlefebvre93

    ryanlefebvre93 Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2015 New Hampshire
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    http://www.*.com/listing/tree-house-king-julius-dipa-4x-cans/132618

    Yeah he wasn't kidding. The whole website is people doing roughly the same thing. It's pretty insane if you ask me
     
  28. thed163

    thed163 Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2015 Massachusetts

    Confirmed 20-30 in line already. ....looks like I'm SOL. I'm not driving from Boston if 90 cans of the 600 are claimed 2 hours before opening. UGH.
     
  29. jlordi12

    jlordi12 Devotee (471) Jun 8, 2011 Massachusetts

    Don't worry for 250$ plus shipping they can be yours. probably arrive just in time for the holidays and no 1.5 hour drive necessary
     
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  30. dolomite128

    dolomite128 Initiate (157) Sep 17, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Parking Lot (or street / cornfield) should be a horror show but you'll get cans if you're there early enough. I wouldn't sweat it.
     
  31. jeff_mc33

    jeff_mc33 Initiate (146) May 17, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Over 100 in line
     
  32. mjord23

    mjord23 Initiate (133) Jan 3, 2011 Connecticut

    Wow. Ok, given that I wouldn't even get there until 7, I'm definitely passing. Hopefully I'll be able to make it up the next time they release it!
     
  33. Fitzy2

    Fitzy2 Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2015 Connecticut

    I have a feeling King Julius is going to be semi-regular release going forward.
     
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  34. dmolz

    dmolz Initiate (128) Dec 2, 2014 Connecticut
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    that would be sweet. I live too far for 3 cans and line claustrophobia lol. I need to try this.
     
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  35. Horbar

    Horbar Zealot (508) Feb 24, 2012 Rhode Island

    I heard the opposite. 2-3 time per year.
     
  36. nolanz14

    nolanz14 Aspirant (213) Aug 31, 2009 Massachusetts
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    I only head out there if it's 16 cans min. Otherwise I just go to Trillium.
     
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  37. jlordi12

    jlordi12 Devotee (471) Jun 8, 2011 Massachusetts

    I'd call that semi regular...
     
  38. Horbar

    Horbar Zealot (508) Feb 24, 2012 Rhode Island

    semantics
     
  39. dmolz

    dmolz Initiate (128) Dec 2, 2014 Connecticut
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    2-3x a year would make me feel better about not going tonight. and now that they're canning alot, easily sounds possible. *fingers crossed
     
  40. neutralaction

    neutralaction Initiate (146) Jan 12, 2015 Connecticut
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    Anyone know what the line is like?
     
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