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Upland to Release Limited Quantity of Sour Reserve

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Todd, Oct 16, 2012.

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  1. Lukafer

    Lukafer Dec 18, 2009 Michigan

    As the others have said, this whole deal was very nice, cool people, free glass, reservation, donuts wow! Thanks a ton Upland!
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  2. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Feb 8, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    What kind of glass? Pint, taster, or something new?
  3. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Feb 8, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Still, good on Upland for making it worth the trip and the wait.
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  4. Rempo

    Rempo Jan 18, 2010 Indiana

    Great release. In addition to everything mentioned, stragglers in Indy (past 11:40) got to reserve the next release as well.
  5. StargazerC

    StargazerC Apr 15, 2008 Indiana

    Thanks to everyone who came out, both in Indy and Bloomington. It was nice chatting with everyone in line. I enjoyed talking with everyone, and I'm glad you appreciated the donuts. Thanks, too, for sticking around and having some beers. I hope you enjoyed our newest releases Little Sebastian ESB, Harvest Ale, and Teddy Bear Kisses Imperial Stout.

    Cheers to next time!

    Cari Crowe
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  6. HopsMatt

    HopsMatt Dec 1, 2011 Kentucky
    Beer Trader

    Made the trip up there from Louisville. What a nice drive. I was number 26. My friend was 41. We got in, got our bottles and glasses and drove back. I was nervous when we pulled up at 10:40 and saw a line. I'm super excited I was able to get one. Thanks Upland!
  7. Zapy

    Zapy Feb 8, 2012 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    I think Upland handled this perfectly. Having a bathroom open early would have been awesome but other than that this was pretty great.
  8. adamhdv

    adamhdv Dec 21, 2008 Indiana

    Agreed. The surprise reservation and free glass was a unexpected and nice touch. Thanks again, Upland!
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  9. HopsMatt

    HopsMatt Dec 1, 2011 Kentucky
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    How is it that I stand in line at these releases and I never know the other BAs there until I get home and read about it? We need name tags or something.
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  10. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Feb 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Who needs nametags?
  11. HopsMatt

    HopsMatt Dec 1, 2011 Kentucky
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    Funny hats? Gang signs?

    Seriously though, I dont approach strangers on a regular basis. Just saying. I stood behind a guy that had no idea what he was talking about and the guy behind me was talking about how he had recently enjoyed a bottle of Love Child that was brewed by Schlafly...

    Just sayin. I want to find my people at these things ;)

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  12. Gonzoillini

    Gonzoillini Oct 15, 2008 Illinois

    Coming from Louisville to Indianapolis might make it difficult to know the locals, but I haven't gone to a beer release event in a few years now where I didn't know a bunch of folks around me.

    I would say its easier at events where folks are drinking in line as walking up and introducing oneself with a pour of beer always seems to work.

    Keep an eye out for the overweight bearded folks with glasses, there are a lot of us out there ;)

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  13. HopsMatt

    HopsMatt Dec 1, 2011 Kentucky
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    This is all true. I ended up at the Bloomington location. I know its a big college town there, but I was sure there were a few BAs there. I just didnt know where. I also needed to be back home by about 2 so I couldnt hang around for long. Of course, I could have just sounded off ;)

    Oh, and thanks to Upland for giving us the ability to sign up for the next release. That was pretty awesome too.
  14. CWBlues

    CWBlues May 4, 2011 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Agree for sure. This was a VERY pleasant surprise.
  15. Rempo

    Rempo Jan 18, 2010 Indiana

    Next time, bring a refilled and recapped empty whale bottle. Place it on the sidewalk across the street in full view. The BAs in the crowd will be drawn to it like moths to a flame. Bonus points if you glue it to the sidewalk.
  16. Lukafer

    Lukafer Dec 18, 2009 Michigan

    My three rules on recognizing BA's at releases. 1.If you go to a beer release, everyone at the front is a BA, and there will probably be a lot of other BA's there. 2. If you go to a beer release early, everyone there will be a BA, and there will definitely be a lot of BA's there later. 3. If you go to a limited beer release of a relatively unkown brewery that is releasing 36 bottles, they're all BA's, except for the people that show up 15 minutes prior to release.

    Finding BA's is easy, if those three rules don't work, look for a lot of dudes, a lot of beer, beer garb (kinda like gang colors), beer guts, beards, wizards, guys who look like they still collect Pokemon, and food, BA's come prepared!
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  17. Lukafer

    Lukafer Dec 18, 2009 Michigan

    This was a reply to HopsMatt
  18. Bay01

    Bay01 Nov 19, 2008 Illinois

    The three B's (Bald, Beard, Belly) are likely identifiers, but Cantillon shirt = 100% probability that wearer is a BA
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