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Upland to Release Limited Quantity of Sour Reserve

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

  1. Etan

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    Just make sure to update us on when you take your pee break, and what kind of soap is in the bathroom.
     
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    Bathrooms??? Hahahaha that's a good one man!
     
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    In line @ 10:40 and only #15? Slow morning in Bloomington
     
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    Whoa on the surprise reservation for the next sour release... Well played, upland
     
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    So what is it, Persimmon? :cool:
     
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    i just sadded. why must you bring me down at the apex of my passions?
     
  7. yeahnatenelson

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    Bloomington sold out, Indy still waiting to open doors.

    ...Wait, why am I the one live-blogging this???
     
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    I, too, have a reservation I'll never be able to get fulfilled... But that's in the past now. What's the new reservation?
     
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    Indy's officially handed out 36 numbers.
     
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    Indy doors about to open. Already passed out #36.
     
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    unknown- they didn't announce the style, but said that it'd be within the next year... a bit behind, because of the brewery work down here and the 4 new brews they're trying to get up and running. fingers crossed for persimmon or kiwi, obviously! we had a good persimmon crop down here this fall, so they should have gotten plenty to work with...
     
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    I was under the impression the reservation was for SR Batch 3, but I may have misunderstood her. Showed up at 10:20 and was #12. Line was only up to about 40 when I left.
     
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    Ticket 48 in Bloomington went at 11:16am. Nice and mellow morning.
    The reservations are for the next lambic release (not specified when or what) according to staff.
     
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    Kudos to Upland, awesome to throw in the next reservation, a free glass and for providing donuts and coffee, seriously top notch. Excellent way to reward your locals & fanatics!

    Oh and yeah the Indy line topped 36 cut off at maybe 11:40 or so.
     
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    Yeah, was going to say the same thing. My eternal cynicism for the current state of .rar wales warz was sated by an outpouring of motherfucking NICE. I was caught off guard and nearly had to just, like, leave, man. But then it was like, "screw it," so I stuck around for a pint and some good conversation. Thanks to Cari and the ladies of the Tasting Room, this was a really nice Saturday morning. Also, another aside, the Harvest Ale is a delicious. Nice meeting the people I hadn't met, MordorMongo included.
     
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    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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    What kind of glass? Pint, taster, or something new?
     
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    Oh sorry, nothing special for event or anything, just standard pint.
     
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    Still, good on Upland for making it worth the trip and the wait.
     
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    Yes, couldn't agree more, everything was smooth and fun and they made the wait worth it. Things like that may seem trivial to some but in today's zany release world it was nice for a brewery to show genuine appreciation for people crazy enough to line up in 40 degree weather hours before they open for their beer.
     
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    Great release. In addition to everything mentioned, stragglers in Indy (past 11:40) got to reserve the next release as well.
     
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    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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    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!
     
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    I think Upland handled this perfectly. Having a bathroom open early would have been awesome but other than that this was pretty great.
     
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    Agreed. The surprise reservation and free glass was a unexpected and nice touch. Thanks again, Upland!
     
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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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    Who needs nametags?
     
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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 ;)

    comefindmebro
     
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    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 ;)

    Cheers!
     
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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.
     
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    Agree for sure. This was a VERY pleasant surprise.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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    This was a reply to HopsMatt
     
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    The three B's (Bald, Beard, Belly) are likely identifiers, but Cantillon shirt = 100% probability that wearer is a BA
     
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