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Was BRUX widely distributed?

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by sandiego67, Feb 24, 2013.

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  1. sandiego67

    sandiego67 Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2008 California

    I remember being excited when it came out and rushed out to buy it. Now I see cases of it everywhere I go.

    Was it not well received?

    I have only tried it at Russian River as part of a flight.
     
  2. Patrick

    Patrick Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    On shelves still in Boston.
     
  3. StarRaptor

    StarRaptor Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2010 California

    I thought it was a good beer... but not worth the price point. Had it been packaged in 375 4-packs like Oliva at the same price I would have grabbed more
     
  4. sandiego67

    sandiego67 Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2008 California

    It would be interesting to see how packaging size affects sales of certain beers. I'm sure there is some research.
     
  5. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    It was priced rather steep.
    Bought one and put it away.
    Would of liked to try one fresh tho
     
  6. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Texas
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    Why did you put it away then?
     
  7. DrAwkward82

    DrAwkward82 Initiate (55) Apr 16, 2005 California

    I don't know of too many people that hated it, but I think some were expecting something mouth-puckeringly sour along the lines of Russian River's -tion beers. It's certainly not that - it's a Brett beer, not an acidic funk-bomb. And it's perfectly solid as a Brett beer, but I would definitely take Sanctification over BRUX.
     
  8. SHODriver

    SHODriver Poo-Bah (1,522) Aug 13, 2010 Louisiana
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    fresh was disappointing. it needs time for the brett to work its magic.
     
  9. tyrsis

    tyrsis Disciple (321) Mar 13, 2009 California
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    I had one not two weeks ago. Still barely any Brett. Disappointing.
     
  10. w_klon

    w_klon Initiate (183) Aug 1, 2012 Oregon
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    I had one fresh, than one a couple weeks ago. When I decide I want to try another one in a year, I'll just go to the few places that will still have them on the shelf :wink:.

    It was a solid beer, but it was $14.99 for a beer that, if my memory is correct, took a while to get distributed anywhere else further than CA. I think the word got out that it was just okay and not going to blow your socks off, so people held off on buying cases of it.

    I mean, for less $, you can get a -tion sour (albeit half the size) or 3 Plinys. Just saying :slight_smile:
     
  11. Rainier

    Rainier Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2012 California

    still a bunch of bottles of Brux left at BevMo san luis obispo...

    Sanctification was $14.... so expensive and disappointing...
     
  12. jtmartino

    jtmartino Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2010 California
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    Time isn't helping.

    Sanctification is worlds better than Brux.
     
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  13. TheAngryBurrito

    TheAngryBurrito Aspirant (214) Jan 6, 2013 California
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    I can find them at any store which has a reasonable selection of craft beer. I bought one and was disappointed by it given the price.
     
  14. vivasbeer

    vivasbeer Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2012 Michigan

    Still cases, stacked on cases at my local shop as well.
     
  15. 3rdto1st

    3rdto1st Aspirant (211) Dec 1, 2011 California

    Cases of it sitting at Hi Time if you want to drive up from SD lol
     
  16. burgundysmoke

    burgundysmoke Initiate (143) Sep 11, 2012 California
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    cases upon cases all around me too. finally saw some on sale today in a bevmo for 11 and change.
     
  17. SHODriver

    SHODriver Poo-Bah (1,522) Aug 13, 2010 Louisiana
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    it's 9 from RR and it's very good. I can't vouch for the bottles even though I have a ton but I found it to be quite nice.

    It isn't even a year old yet.
     
  18. jtmartino

    jtmartino Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2010 California
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    Brett won't suddenly make a beer funky after multiple years - typically you can tell after 6 months how the beer is progressing. I had part of a bottle last month and it didn't taste any different than when it was first released.

    I don't have high hopes for this beer - luckily I didn't buy any extras.
     
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  19. SHODriver

    SHODriver Poo-Bah (1,522) Aug 13, 2010 Louisiana
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    I bought four so color me stupid. I drank one tonight and it's tasting alright, it's miles ahead of where it was when it was fresh. it isn't getting very sour because they didn't add any lacto or pedio. Then because I'm sitting on too much damn beer I drank a sanctification, and two 375s of sanctification is worth the 18 from the brewery + gas than the 15 it cost me for a bottle of brux. Fortunately I never visit Santa Rosa without dropping at least 300 bucks so the cost in gas per beer is pretty cheap even though I burn premium in the SHO.
     
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  20. jtmartino

    jtmartino Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2010 California
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    Yeah man a lot of people really like Brux, but for those who are looking for something traditionally Russian River (intense), it's a bit mellow.

    You never know...a couple years could make it really, really nice. But then again instead of sitting on a Brux you can just go buy a Fantome.
     
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  21. westcoastbeerlvr

    westcoastbeerlvr Poo-Bah (1,738) Oct 19, 2010 California

    Didn't hate it. Just thought it was meh. I would probably drink quite a bit of it, if it were free.
     
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  22. Bringthebeards

    Bringthebeards Initiate (191) Jan 27, 2013 California
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    BRUX > Saison Bretta
     
  23. luwak

    luwak Aspirant (269) Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
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    On shelves in AZ... some places cut the price 2 - 4 dollars to get rid of it. Still sitting there.
    I didn't love it.
     
  24. luwak

    luwak Aspirant (269) Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
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    And thereby risk a bad bottle and basically throw all your money down the sink
     
  25. jtmartino

    jtmartino Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2010 California
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    Don't buy Hiver :slight_smile:
     
  26. jtmartino

    jtmartino Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2010 California
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    You are in the minority with that one.
     
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  27. Hopmother

    Hopmother Initiate (0) Jun 22, 2012 California

    This beer was way overpriced. I see it all over the place.
     
  28. Bringthebeards

    Bringthebeards Initiate (191) Jan 27, 2013 California
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    Agreed.
     
  29. afrokaze

    afrokaze Zealot (580) Jun 12, 2009 Arizona
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    lol
     
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  30. afrokaze

    afrokaze Zealot (580) Jun 12, 2009 Arizona
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    I've probably said this before, but your avatar is the tits. Love those headers fo SHO!
     
  31. luwak

    luwak Aspirant (269) Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
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    agreed. Saison Bretta is a masterpeice. Brux is just pretty good.
     
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