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Wolf's Ridge Brewing and Releases

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Brown120, May 11, 2016.

  1. Brown120

    Brown120 Disciple (381) Dec 5, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I'll be in Columbus, Ohio and will probably go to the release. What types of line should I expect? Thanks.
     
  2. masterofsparks

    masterofsparks Defender (657) Nov 15, 2009 Ohio
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    Probably not much of one, to be honest. Besides the release with all of the barrel-aged DW variants, the releases have been pretty low-key. If you show up between 10:30 and 11, you'll probably be able to get bottles pretty quickly.
     
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  3. Wolfpac78

    Wolfpac78 Initiate (187) Feb 18, 2015 Ohio
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    Any chance some Canis makes it to tomorrow? Was hoping to pick some up today after Race for the Cure - but the weather changed my plans unfortunately.
     
  4. Spider889

    Spider889 Savant (981) Mar 24, 2010 Ohio
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    There should be bottles available tomorrow.
     
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  5. bigtizz123

    bigtizz123 Aspirant (253) Jul 15, 2014 Ohio
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    Was there about 7:30 last night, still had plenty of both and the Clear Sky Daybreak. FYI, the Canis was pretty nice but needs a little time for the pepper and cinnamon to temper.
     
  6. MajorBuckeye

    MajorBuckeye Aspirant (290) Jan 8, 2012 Ohio
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    Any chance that Double Espresso Canis Mexicanus will make its way to bottles someday?
     
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  7. BuckeyeBeerhead

    BuckeyeBeerhead Aspirant (214) Jun 18, 2014 Ohio
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    If you need a sign of support from the masses in order to make that happen, consider this my vote!
     
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  8. Spider889

    Spider889 Savant (981) Mar 24, 2010 Ohio
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    Maybe on the next release, I'd love to offer more variants at these. For now I'm just happy we are able to keep increasing our bottle counts to both increase limits and get beer to more people.
     
  9. dtx00

    dtx00 Devotee (420) Oct 21, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    Im excited to see there is now a thread dedicated solely to Wolfs Ridge. I swear that one of these days I am going to make it out there to try this place.
     
  10. Runofthedill

    Runofthedill Initiate (139) Oct 28, 2014 Ohio
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    Same, just posting just to begin following this thread in hopes people post release information.
     
  11. Spider889

    Spider889 Savant (981) Mar 24, 2010 Ohio
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    We still have bottles in the taproom and a handful of cases are going out to the most of the better bottle shops this week.

    This week we have other events happening for Columbus Beer Week. For now most of the coffee variants of Dire Wolf from our coffee pairing Sunday are still on. Thursday we're tapping 7 guest IPAs (we never have guest beers) so that's kinda cool for us. Casks from Great Lakes and Fat Heads and limited stuff from Seventh Son, Rginegeist, and Jackie O's. Mad Tree and Hoof Hearted IPAs round out the mix. Should be a lot of fun. I think Wolf's Ridge will have an additional 6 house brewed IPAs as well.
     
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  12. bborche

    bborche Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 Ohio

    are any of the DIPAs going to get bottled soon?
     
  13. MajorBuckeye

    MajorBuckeye Aspirant (290) Jan 8, 2012 Ohio
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  14. Spider889

    Spider889 Savant (981) Mar 24, 2010 Ohio
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    Meant to post something sooner...
     
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  15. bborche

    bborche Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 Ohio

    the Howling Moon was released a few weeks ago
     
  16. Spider889

    Spider889 Savant (981) Mar 24, 2010 Ohio
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    Next release date: July 30th. Looking like Coffee Vanilla Dire Wolf and Coconut Howling Moon. Possible barrel aged release in August.
     
  17. Cbusssted

    Cbusssted Initiate (0) Jul 3, 2012 Ohio

    Saturday's tap list. Looking great.

    • Clear Sky; Cream Ale
    • Creamsickle; Vanilla and Orange Cream Ale
    • Daybreak; Coffee and Vanilla Cream Ale
    • Driftwood; Session IPA
    • Citrus Surf; Grapefruit Session IPA
    • Golden Boy; Lychee IPA
    • Earthrise; IPA
    • Howling Moon; Imperial IPA
    • Coconut Howling Moon
    • African Moon; Infused Imperial IPA
    • Smoked Helles Lager
    • Beyond Measure; Witbier
    • L'Abondance; Saison
    • Dire Wolf; Imperial Stout
    • Dire Wolf Yub Nub; Coffee Cinnamon Imperial Stout
    • Coffee Vanilla Dire Wolf
    • Chris' Wheelhouse; coffee Baltic Porter
    • Watchtower Tea Time; Earl Grey ESB
    • Night Method; Espresso Milk Stout
    • Cask: Coconut Passionfruit Howling Moon
    • Cask: Clear Sky w/ Starfruit, Kiwi, & Blackberry
    • Cask: Coconut Cream Pie
     
  18. Nick_B

    Nick_B Initiate (123) Jul 31, 2014 Ohio

    Does anyone know if the bottles sold out yesterday?
     
  19. Spider889

    Spider889 Savant (981) Mar 24, 2010 Ohio
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    Dire Wolf did, there should be a few cases of Howling Moon left though.
     
  20. Cbusssted

    Cbusssted Initiate (0) Jul 3, 2012 Ohio

    What are some of the goodies left on tap? Please say African Moon.
     
  21. invertalon

    invertalon Zealot (502) Jan 27, 2009 Ohio
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    @Cbusssted

    Was there a few hours ago... Still had African Moon (wayyyyyyyy over the top vanilla), didn't care for it at all.

    The Dire Wolf Yub Nub was insane... Supposedly only a single keg of it.

    Bottle wise, they only had the Coconut Howling Moon left. Sampled it on draft, it was pretty good.
     
  22. Cbusssted

    Cbusssted Initiate (0) Jul 3, 2012 Ohio

    I really enjoyed African Moon, I thought it was like an orange creamsicle in and of itself. But I can see how vanilla in a DIPA might not be for everyone. Yub Nub is indeed fantastic, I wouldn't be surprised it that beer was resurrected sometime in the future.
     
  23. tjames921

    tjames921 Initiate (123) Jan 21, 2009 Ohio

    Anyone know if either bottle will see distro?
     
  24. Spider889

    Spider889 Savant (981) Mar 24, 2010 Ohio
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    There are 12 cases of Coconut Howling Moon going out this week. Saved a couple to sell at the brewery as well.
     
  25. Treebute

    Treebute Initiate (138) Jul 13, 2011 Ohio
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    @Spider889 doing anything special for IPA day? I heard a rumor there may be some special treatments of your catalog.
     
  26. PJ_

    PJ_ Aspirant (252) Nov 13, 2014 Ohio
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    BA Release on Sept 17

    From Facebook:

     
  27. Spider889

    Spider889 Savant (981) Mar 24, 2010 Ohio
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    Casks: Driftwood Hulk Smash (coconut, Matcha green tea, honeydew) and Earthrise IPA with Passionfruit and Orange
     
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  28. RyanMcFly1985

    RyanMcFly1985 Aspirant (248) Oct 20, 2007 Ohio
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    Sheeeeeeiiiiitttt
     
  29. Treebute

    Treebute Initiate (138) Jul 13, 2011 Ohio
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    I was already there when you post this. That Hulk Smash is fantastic. I'm a sucker for coconut.
     
  30. Wolfpac78

    Wolfpac78 Initiate (187) Feb 18, 2015 Ohio
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    I was really pumped when I saw this until I realized I'll be in Norman for the OSU / Oklahoma game. If I were going to be in Columbus I would have definitely hung out in the tap room all day and watched the game there!
     
  31. Runofthedill

    Runofthedill Initiate (139) Oct 28, 2014 Ohio
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    any updates? I'm pretty pumped for this. Down to my last bottle of Mexicanus so my cellar is ready.
     
  32. Spider889

    Spider889 Savant (981) Mar 24, 2010 Ohio
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    We're still ironing out details but there should hopefully be an announcement this week and maybe another next week.
     
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  33. Runofthedill

    Runofthedill Initiate (139) Oct 28, 2014 Ohio
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    Just FYI, 50 presale tickets will be made available. Hopefully me and my buddy can be one of those lucky few. Going on sale next friday, get pumped.
     
  34. Cbusssted

    Cbusssted Initiate (0) Jul 3, 2012 Ohio

    Do you think posting this here has helped your odds of being one of the "lucky few"?
     
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  35. Runofthedill

    Runofthedill Initiate (139) Oct 28, 2014 Ohio
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    Karma....

     
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  36. Runofthedill

    Runofthedill Initiate (139) Oct 28, 2014 Ohio
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    For anyone interested, please see below. Also, @Spider889, are we going to be able to purchase two tickets? Just trying to make some plans with a buddy.

    In case you haven't heard yet, WRB fans, get excited! For the first time, we're offering exclusive early entry to our barrel-aged bottle release & 3-year anniversary party. This Friday the 26th at Noon, we're opening up 50 tickets ($40 each) which include early tap room access, a 5-beer flight, One Line Coffee, a breakfast sandwich from our kitchen & the opportunity to be one of the first 50 people to claim your bottles with minimal wait. Are you in?
     
  37. Cbusssted

    Cbusssted Initiate (0) Jul 3, 2012 Ohio

    It'll be karma when the ticket sales server crashes.
     
  38. Spider889

    Spider889 Savant (981) Mar 24, 2010 Ohio
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    Tickets go on sale at noon, I think it will allow at least 2 tickets per person but I'll double check tomorrow. No ticket required to purchase bottles - some were concerned elsewhere.

    We're still working out other details about the event but I think everyone ought to be happy with the final set up. We'll be able to host a larger group than normal which should prevent some of the standing around we had at the last BA release due to capacity constraints.
     
  39. BuckeyeBeerhead

    BuckeyeBeerhead Aspirant (214) Jun 18, 2014 Ohio
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    I'm intrigued by the tickets because I am usually always within the first 10-20 people in for every bottle release. Predominantly because I like to stake my claim for my group on a table and make sure that our seating arrangements are handled for the day. However, I'm curious how much that might tighten up the need to be there super early if I'm not an adopter of the ticket system. If you aren't within those 50, would there be legitimate seating concerns? I expect (like the previous BA release) there to be a much higher turnout for this release and understand that seating for everyone isn't a reality. But I would feel comfortable knowing ahead of time that if I still manage to be one of the first in after those that purchase tickets that seating would be an option.

    I'm not opposed to buying the ticket, but I have to factor that it would be two of them for my wife and I that includes some perks that don't really apply to me. I don't drink coffee and the sandwich could be covered another way by me just eating at home or grabbing up a cheaper option elsewhere. The real benefit is the time saving aspect and the flight, which I would easily be purchasing anyways. If I know that there's not a big of a need to sweat spending the extra money on the ticket for the sake of saving time in line and still get a place to sit, I would likely lean towards that.
     
  40. Spider889

    Spider889 Savant (981) Mar 24, 2010 Ohio
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    It'll be up to you on what to prioritize here. There will be room outside to spread out, including some tables, fwiw. Ultimately there will be incentive to float inside and out but until things are 100% locked in I can't really say much beyond that atm.
     
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