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Discussion in 'Northwest' started by Shmeal, Jan 29, 2013.
I'll take that wager!
Don't tell ANYONE about HotD! Shhhhhhh....
I love Cascade, but they are taking it too far.
I'll just have to get a pint at the barrel house and call it a day. In the end, I should really be thanking them, because their inflated prices are saving me money.
I'm referring to the actually rare (and good) stuff that gets made here and still don't even go $4$ with mid-west shelf-wales.
Not a HotD fan? Seriously? They make some of the best beers in the world. Adam is the pinnacle of an amazing year round beer that ages in a manner that is superior to most beers...barrel aged or not.
That's actually not what I meant, although I suppose it comes across that way. Was more referring to Cascade flogging their beers as "extremely limited" when they have hundreds of cases. (Although, to be fair, HOTD's bottle counts are also a lot higher than Upright, Commons, and Breakside.) Yes, there's hype around HOTD (and somewhat around Cascade, although far less than a couple years ago), but much of the best beer being produced in Oregon today has hardly any awareness outside the local area.
This sounds oddly familiar...
Everyone knows I'd like ANY hype for WA beers lol.
Washington makes beer? Wat.
They do. I hear nobody wants it though.
You've never had Red Hook?!?
I thought Washington was just something we had to drive through to get to the real Vancouver???
You are correct. The other is just a Portland suburb.
They import their rare beer from Cascade.
You mean Vantucky?
ugh i hate tilquin and love rueuze. they're VERY different. tilquin is super cheesy and rueuze is citrus-sour-lemon gueuze done american style.
The real point here is that one Cascade is hardly more limited or unique than the other--they are all brutally similar, produced in damn-near the same manner beer after beer. Even if the blending or aging is described as unique or particularly complex, the end result consistently tastes like another beer they've already produced. There is practically no value for me in all of the beers they release.
Poorly and for a higher cost?
maybe it's properly an american golden sour. a really good one.
No way in hell I'm paying $30 for Vlad. Cascade's prices have gotten way too high over the last year or two. At $15 I was happy to drink an Apricot every now and again...Adding another $3 to the price tag basically guaranteed I wouldn't buy any more. Same goes here...$22 was tough enough, $30 is a joke...especially considering Peche and Fantasia are going for about $10 less and are better beers overall (I know they're different and so on...but still).
Just got back from Beermongers where I bought a BA Bigfoot, Ovila Quad with Plums and Alesmith Decadence roughly for the price of one Vlad. Tough choice.
Ha! I made that exact same purchase there too.
Another one fooled by bruery garbage. Tilquin is superior in every aspect. Fact
If they raise prices too much they are going to kill the goose that laid the golden egg. Vlad for $30, ya right i have had that beer so many times and it is not worth $30 a bottle. I can think of a bunch of other sours i would rather have. I hope this is not a new trend for cascade but unfortunatley many other breweries are doing the same with pricing. I know the dollar is losing value but god damn man gimmie a break...
I have to agree completely. Rueuze is a complete abomination. The only part about that beer I enjoyed was that it didn't gush like a volcano exploding like many of Bruery's other disasters...it still went down the drain though.
I'd say TAA is a good deal. Freaking love Sahalie and the entire process behind it is worth it to me.
Not gonna do it. Wouldn't be prudent.
Not at this juncture
My first thought, Vlad for $30 is BS. But then I remembered that Matt was more expensive when released 2.5 years ago at HotD. Now, one can debate the quality of the different beers. But we've been paying that much without complaining too loudly for years. Just in a different format bottle.
I think Matt, while delicious, is way overpriced as well
Each day I lose a little bit of interest in Cascade.
I feel like I should drink my bottle of Blueberry just to get rid of it...
I think this became a 'no mas' scenario. I put some thought into it.
Pick a side Homer! (post 57)
While I enjoy both, Tilquin is too cheesy for me, (that's why I buy the 375ml at Belmont when I'm in Portland, shhhh.)
I make sure to grab the Girardin and 3F while there. In fact I'll be there tomorrow afternoon on the hunt for a little BA Bigfoot.
Beermongers got it in today... and it's gone, happy hunting!