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Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by Streaky, Jan 22, 2017.
I would think any beer they have on hand would be going to the festival with them.
Does anyone know what's the best way to find the latest tap list at Brick farm?
Based on recent (lunch hour) check-ins on Untappd
According to untappd they were pouring three beers at Far and Away:
Hi, hi, Chicago
A sour ale, an IPA, and a milkshake IPA is what they're categorized (I forget which is which) so maybe we'll see some of them here?
I think they were just renamed versions of beers they already released.
Athazagoraphobia is a sour with Passion Fruit and Mango which would be similar to Bye, Chicago.
Possibly. Not sure what the 'Milkshake' IPA would be, though
It's apparently Galaxy + Citra + vanilla which we haven't gotten, afaik
Supposedly Mexican stout release today...
Is Troon ever gonna increase capacity? Or are they complacent serving the same 100 customers every release.
I'm glad you guys were able to find out ahead of time about the stout. I went straight from voting to Troon otherwise I would have dropped a post here for you all
They recently increased from a 3 (or maybe 4) bbl brewhouse to a 7 bbl. The 'problem' for Troon is that they are currently on protected farm land so they can only make use of existing structures and cannot expand or build new buildings. There may be some flexibility for small things but it seems like, at that location, increasing capacity greatly is not feasible. Even if they wanted to. However, between Brick Farm Tavern sales, a very loyal customer base, a super desirable product, and their pricing structure, I am not sure if they even want to expand rapidly. I believe Alex has said they are trying to expand as organically as possible which probably means it'll be a while.
The good news is the 7bbl brewhouse is up and running and there is a sour beer program ongoing! and you can always get pours at Brick Farm
How was Sourland Mountain Spirits able to get approval to build an addition to their facility, which is under construction as we speak?
If I had to guess that was rebuilding something that existed at some point or was already pre-approved as a building zone or something. I am not a lawyer, owner of the property, or anything so I can just speculate.
but needless to say, that addition is much smaller than expanding a brewhouse.
New beer is added on Untappd as of this evening - "Happy Anniversary!" BA stout w/ chilis
Last year's anniversary was a BA stout with vanilla and chili variants. Unsure, if this is going on for cans tonight or Monday (when the anniversary party is)
Taphouse 15 has it for their anniversary, along with a super silly lineup
That's awesome. Might check it out
I would if it wasn't an hour away. Can anyone explain why there are never any good beer events along the Route 1 corridor? I would think with Rutgers being in New Brunswick I'd get something over here every once in awhile but honestly there's never really anything all that good
No beer to go at the anniversary it seems. Those stouts were to die for last year so slightly disappointed, but lets hope he drops them at some point.
FB event page:
It still amazes me that they can post a sale at a little after five on any given day (without a guarantee there will even be a release) and sell over 200 allotments in 1 1/2 hours while located in the middle of nowhere. I’m fascinated by Troon.
The most fascinating part is that going to crowlers was the catalyst.
Exactly. Yet so many places do crowlers and people don’t go apeshit for them. Rushing Duck in NY is an example (and they do cans too plus they have a tap room). They make amazing beer and more of it and their beer lasts nicely for those who want to show up at their leisure. I’ve said this before but I prefer a half growler to crowler. At least you can reseal and finish the next day if you want.
My favorite growlers are my Troon growlers. They yearn for the day they will yet again hold Troon juice. We wait...
Haha I too have a couple Troon howlers and alas they have to hold other liquid, but Conclave beers are no slouch.
The crowlers made the beer limited in a quantifiable way and limited the window for takeaway. This then made it "rare" especially as places like Tired Hands and Other half don't sell out the same day or even sometimes in 2-3 days. That made it tradable, or alternatively gave it that scarcity/FOMO boost.
Can't trade growlers as easily either by mail.
The beer is great but it's past the point of being just about the quality.
Absolutely past being about just quality. It's about haze boiz making max profitz on a limited commodity.
unless things have changed - IIRC Brick Farm would update their untappd page or whatever with a new Troon keg well before Troon makes an instagram post. So there is basically an instant line when Troon opens to sell.
still, 200 people in 1.5 hours (especially since they use like 1 or 2 pos) is definitely impressive given their time/day of release and location
It is also important to consider that 200 Troon allotments is like 50 percent less beer than 200 allotments at breweries doing 4 packs. So, you're more encouraged to get a full allotment there because it's 'only' 2 crowlers. Trading is definitely huge with it, but people south of Troon such as myself also have literally no beer near the quality within less than hour drive.
I've got one of the Spartan looking ones still. By far the coolest growler I have, too afraid to actually use it now since if my dumbass drops it I know it'll be irreplaceable
I've got a couple of those growlers. Collectors' items from a simpler time.
120 sets for tomorrow around the time they're opening the parking lot for the event. Hopefully this doesn't cause issues.
I'll be at the event if anyone wants to hang!
Was hoping they’d stay open later. Prob going to avoid tomorrow for the mess. Would have loved to grab bottles
What size are the bottles?
IDK but at $27 per bottle I’d hope it’s 750 mL.
I saw their IG and was tempted for like a quarter of a second, and then i realized that that was more than I spent on 7 750s to go at Cantillon. Kinda crazy that you can buy a 750 of Gueze for like 7-13 euro and some wilds here are north of 15- $20 a bottle, even sometimes for 375s.
Feeling Nostalgic tonight. A pic from yesteryear!!!
7-13 Euro plus the cost of flying to Europe and back, as well as food and accommodations.
Damn. Pre-aluminum Troon is seriously some of my favorite beer memories/experiences in my 20+ years of drinking craft. I can't think of anything that felt that unique and special.
Brick Farm is too far for me to drink and drive back home. And there's no way I'll catch a can release in time, nor do I want to stand in a line in a muddy field. At least I have the memories!
I already adjusted the prices....a euro is 1.14 usd so a 750 of regular gueuze at Cantillon is like $7.40. But I hear ya, there are definitely extra costs involved but i was going to go away anyway and i always use points for flights. I'm just making a point that I've noticed, while wilds have always been pretty expensive my recent trip opened my eyes a bit for the prices of our wilds here in the US vs. Cantillon and 3F.
Im guess I'm just more sensitive to it lately bc we were visiting friends in tx and went to jester king where some 375s were $15- $20 and this release works out to ~$27 each.
Great event put on tonight by Brick Farm and Troon. Never felt over crowded, plenty of great beers on throughout the night.
Cheers to many more years.
Makes sense. And stands to reason that business that are geared up to produce wild ales on a regular basis would be better at producing them at a much better price per bottle.
On a side note, anniversary party was lit. Great party. Awesome tap list and food. Totally not a shit show, just laid back good times. Hope many of you made it out.