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Discussion in 'Northwest' started by Hawkfish, Aug 29, 2013.
10min ago I was told only about 60ppl in line
We got in line at 10 and are 76 and 77 in line. Probably 25 behind us.
Jealous will have to settle for these at home (enjoy):
I'm sure your Lou Pepe was much cheaper than the $100 bottles they had for sale.
Back home. To be honest, it wasn't a disaster at all. Brouwers handled things very well. ii think everyone who wanted Zwanze gotsome. Only problem was waiting an hour for the check.
Zwanze 2013 the beer was meh. Allagash's PNC Broken Elevator was awesome.
Which bottles did they have for sale? On site only?
Yeah, it was a surprisingly calm atmosphere.
Yeah I see so far it's only getting an 81 "Good" score here on BA.
I'm glad you all had a great time even if Zwanze was meh. It would have been worth it just to mix it up. Yeah. I paid $25 in Vancouver. Can't bring myself to pop it today though. Settling for the Fred. Putting the Framboise back down
They had Kriek 2007 and LP Framboise 2003 for $100 each in house only.
I've got a 2008 LP Framboise (purchased in Vancouver for $25) that I'm sitting on as well.
Highlight for me was the two guys in front of us in line drinking Vanilla Dark Lord in commuter mugs.
Vanilla Dark Lord? (heart palpitates) Speaking of which, were people popping bottles outside waiting to get it? I didn't know that was done around here. Pretty routine in other parts of the country but not here. I have a gem or two in the cellar I could donate to the cause next time.
Some other guys up front were drinking La Folie 2008, but I think that's it. I thought about bringing a Crux bottle to split with BeBeau, but decided against it since we'd be drinking inside.
$100 for a 2007 Kriek - that's f*cking offensive.
Crazy yes but the kegs are quite expensive. I did the math and a normal pour of a cantillon 6oz would have been 11.25$. So Im happy to see someone not going over the 10$ a glass of beer line.
I can't speak to the bottles as I know nothing about the bottles.
(and as always, I ok with finding out I'm wrong about any of this but to my knowledge it's correct lol
I know its not a fair comparison, but the Gueuze is 5 Euros/750ml at Cantillon, and I can't imagine they would charge more than 10 Euros for a 2007 Kriek. I had a 2005 Gueuze a few weeks ago that I think was 10-12 Euros.
100 Euros is insane for that beer. Insane.
Over 3 bills for 20 liters?
That, I believe, is correct. Mikkeller sour kegs are similar too. Only urban family can confirm but they don't need to obviously.
I know what you mean. 2 gueuze, 2 kriek, 2 lp framboise, 3 50N4E, 1 zwanze was 75 euros total. 750ml at the brewery. That may have included shirts too
The Cantillon Gueuze kegs were $240 for 20L, which means cost for 6oz was around $2. I'm not sure if you're referring to "normal" as bar priced (which would be in the $6-$7+ range for a 6oz pour at that cost) or if you accidentally put 6oz when you meant 12oz (which would be around $11.25 at bar priced).
Not sure why people expected disappointment with this. Brouwer's was great, the beer was great, and I only had to wait 20 minutes in line. Zwanze wasn't great, but the other sours more than made up for it.
I was at West Lakeview this year, and their tap list wasn't as cool as last year, and the price went up to $50. That said, the tap list was still pretty good and it would have been worth twice the price of admission just for the excellent bottle share and company.
Was it crowded at Brouwer's? How did the crowd compare to, say, the sour fest?
The initial line in the morning was way longer than sour fest, but after that it was definitely less crowded.
It was also on a Saturday, so more of us didn't have work and could get in line.