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Wild Barrel Brewing - Inner Circle

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by Psyko, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. Psyko

    Psyko Initiate (103) Jan 6, 2011 California

    I did not see anything up in the forums on this new brewery and bottle club so I thought I would post it.

    https://wildbarrelbrewing.com/membership/info-inner-circle/

    I can’t wait to try what Dr. Bill, Bill Sobieski (former Hoprazzi head brewer) and Chris White (best cigar connection in SD) create!
     
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  2. SDReaper

    SDReaper Defender (635) Aug 15, 2013 California
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    Interesting, it was suppose to go live at noon, I have it in my cart now.
     
  3. Psyko

    Psyko Initiate (103) Jan 6, 2011 California

    I already pulled the trigger...
     
  4. SDReaper

    SDReaper Defender (635) Aug 15, 2013 California
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    Same, benefits and bottles seemed like a good deal. Splitting it with a buddy up north that comes down every so often so we put it in my name. $160ish after tax for 10 bottles, a glass, and a discount.......I have taken larger gambles before.
     
  5. Psyko

    Psyko Initiate (103) Jan 6, 2011 California

    I think the tasting room is open now too. Gonna stop by this weekend to see.
     
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  6. SDReaper

    SDReaper Defender (635) Aug 15, 2013 California
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    Same, was planning on a saturday trip....worst case, I hit up Lost Abbey, then TJ Tacos, and finish at Plan9 if WildBarrel isn't open.
     
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  7. DRBILL

    DRBILL Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2002 California

    Hey guys thanks for signing up for the club you won't be disappointed. We have one of the best sour beer blenders in the country IMO. We will be releasing that info in a couple of days. We are trying to soft open Saturday at 11 or 12 just have a final inspection to get through as long as we pass I will post that we are opening. The tasting room will still be a work in progress and we won't have our full line up of beers yet, but we will have a half dozen tasty beers for your drinking pleasure. Cheers,
    WBBC team
     
  8. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Devotee (430) Dec 6, 2010 California
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    Joined! I'm afraid of knowing how much I'll spend on shipping alone between this and Bruery next year haha. Can't wait for the beers!
     
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  9. biggied

    biggied Initiate (180) Sep 12, 2008 California

    I joined too and can't wait for the collaboration beers with Dr. Bill at the helm.
     
  10. kbenson

    kbenson Initiate (114) Aug 15, 2012 Texas

    I'm going in with a buddy on this, assuming he was on the ball and signed up! I'm looking forward to trying the good Doctor's beers for sure.
     
  11. wolf13

    wolf13 Initiate (135) Dec 11, 2014 California
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    Splitting it as well. Hopefully it's at least 50% non-sour stuff.... oh, and hopefully it's excellent stuff as well.
     
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  12. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Devotee (430) Dec 6, 2010 California
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    I'm also curious what the sour/clean barrel ratio will be. @DRBILL could you give us any insight into what you're expecting as far as that goes?
     
  13. DRBILL

    DRBILL Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2002 California

    Hoppedelic, of course we want to let the barrels tell us which ones will be ready but it should be pretty close to a 50/50 sour to clean ratio for 2018. We plan on having extensive sour and clean barrel programs in the future so we are looking at the possibility of letting club members tailor their clean/sour selections upon signing in subsequent years. I've belonged to more clubs than I care to mention over the years and I always thought it would be great be able to select all sours or all clean or have an 80/20 mix if that's what the consumer wants. It can be a logistical challenge for a brewery and I know a few clubs are formatted for the member to choose which beers they want to purchase as they are released, but I feel that leaves those programs with excess product that ultimately gets released to the general public thus lessening the exclusivity and overall club experience. By knowing the ratios people want at the beginning of the enrollment it will allow our blender to create club exclusives in the proper volume.

    Cheers
     
  14. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Devotee (430) Dec 6, 2010 California
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    That's awesome, thanks for the reply! I'm looking forward to this.
     
  15. DRBILL

    DRBILL Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2002 California

    Wild Barrel Brewing Company is excited to announce Preston Weesner has signed a letter of intent to join as a partner and direct our barrel programs.

    He is an accomplished blender and spent 5 years at Portland's Cascade Brewing where he was the lead blender and stewarded the live barrel program which included over 50 one-off blends per year, many of which became production blends or cult favorites.

    His focus is on the barrels and letting them speak to what they need on the beer's journey from concept to barrel to blend, and finally to conversation among friends while sharing the finished product.

    Cheers from WBBC
     
  16. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Devotee (430) Dec 6, 2010 California
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    Nice! You guys are going to crush it!
     
  17. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,300) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    Could be my poor reading skills, but I didn't see this on the website. How long will you hold the membership beers before we have to pick them up.
     
  18. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Devotee (430) Dec 6, 2010 California
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    It says if not picked up by March 31, 2019 you lose the bottles, canned IPA's you have 2 weeks.
     
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  19. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,300) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    Yep my poor reading skills. Now I have to reach out and find a trustee.
    Looks like FedEx wins again.
     
  20. SDReaper

    SDReaper Defender (635) Aug 15, 2013 California
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    Ok, the beers were all solid. I was not a huge fan of the stout, but that is because I basically drink speedway all the time so anything that has a bit less body to it drops down a few pegs in my book. Prince of Dankness and Vice: Pink Guava were my favorites.

    The place is huge, some video games, pinball machine inside the tasting room and then a few more line the walls of the entrance walkway. Batting cages on the opposite side of the brewery and eventually there will be an axe throwing location/club in the back starting around November. They were doing hour lessons for $20 to get ppl interested since the tasting room was hopping with ppl.

    The woodwork was fantastic, plenty of little nooks and crannies if you want to hide while drinking your beer or else plenty of open tables if you rather be social.

    The lady selling the chocolate said she will be there more often than not.

    I look forward to everything else that will be coming out of this brewery. Already feel that my membership may go from being split with a friend this year to maybe taking over entirely for 2019.
     
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  21. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Devotee (430) Dec 6, 2010 California
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    Bump. Looks like memberships are still available. Get it while you can.
     
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  22. wilymobastardo

    wilymobastardo Disciple (383) Jan 12, 2015 California
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    Memberships were still available this week. I bought in; looking forward to it!
     
  23. iamthecarlos

    iamthecarlos Initiate (143) Jan 2, 2015 California
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    I'm surprised there isn't more hype here. I didn't think twice before joining.
     
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  24. SDReaper

    SDReaper Defender (635) Aug 15, 2013 California
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    Just so you are aware....they started doing the 10% discount already for members. So if/when you visit mention it as you are paying out your tab.
     
  25. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Devotee (430) Dec 6, 2010 California
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    Hype will come only if the beers turn out to be world class but by then it will be too late so I joined just in case haha.
     
  26. wolf13

    wolf13 Initiate (135) Dec 11, 2014 California
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    Does Wild Barrel do crowler/growler fills? Debating about stopping by this weekend.
     
  27. SDReaper

    SDReaper Defender (635) Aug 15, 2013 California
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    Crowler everything on the board. Not sure about growlers.
     
  28. wolf13

    wolf13 Initiate (135) Dec 11, 2014 California
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    Thanks! No prefernce, just wanted to know if there was some way to use my 10% discount to carry beer out.
     
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  29. wolf13

    wolf13 Initiate (135) Dec 11, 2014 California
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    @DRBILL

    Any details on when/if members will be getting additional info. on the plan for the club this year, and/or presale information regarding the 1/13 can release?
     
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  30. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Devotee (430) Dec 6, 2010 California
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    I was just wondering the same thing. I haven't heard anything from these guys except for an automatic email receipt right after I joined. It's 2018, I would like to see a welcome email to get everyone excited about what they have planned for us this year!
     
  31. wilymobastardo

    wilymobastardo Disciple (383) Jan 12, 2015 California
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    I asked over e-mail awhile back and Dr. Bill said the e-mail would be out first week of January, so hold tight.
     
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  32. jrob21

    jrob21 Devotee (403) May 4, 2006 Georgia
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    Any chance this is still available? Just seeing this and having serious FOMO.
     
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  33. ubiq3000

    ubiq3000 Initiate (164) Dec 6, 2013 California

    Same, the FOMO that is.
     
  34. wolf13

    wolf13 Initiate (135) Dec 11, 2014 California
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    I’m pretty sure it is still available as they had flyers for it around the tasting room when I was there a couple weeks back. Just give them a call and ask.
     
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  35. wolf13

    wolf13 Initiate (135) Dec 11, 2014 California
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    Check your in/spam boxes. Email about presale for the new IPA, and note saying a formal welcome email will be out in a couple of weeks.
     
  36. SDPirate

    SDPirate Initiate (51) Sep 29, 2015 California

    If anyone is still interested, I got in on the membership just today. Still available. FOMO got the best of me, but I really do expect good things from them. Cheers!
     
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  37. DRBILL

    DRBILL Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2002 California

    Wolf if you haven't received an email from me yet on the can release please email me at: bill.sysak@wildbarrelbrewing.com

    Cheers,
    Bill
     
  38. wolf13

    wolf13 Initiate (135) Dec 11, 2014 California
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    I got it, thanks!
     
  39. SDPirate

    SDPirate Initiate (51) Sep 29, 2015 California

    Guess there was not a lot of hype this morning. Murky Minds Drink Alike was a bit green, but otherwise pretty well balanced.
     
  40. Miruguy

    Miruguy Initiate (155) Nov 22, 2010 California

    Just checking to see if anyone has heard anything from WB about the Inner Circle. It's mid-February and I would have expected to hear something about releases, benefits, timing, etc. And I thought Good Beer Co.'s communication was lacking . . .
     
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