Yes SEPA folks, it's that time of year (PtY thread)

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by hhkal17, Feb 15, 2013.

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  1. hhkal17

    hhkal17 Poo-Bah (1,706) Jul 10, 2005 Pennsylvania

    This is going up a little earlier than expected as word is the sixtels have already been shipped and could be arriving soon.

    Article from Grub Street with a few interesting tidbits about this year's batch and Philly-area allocation - http://philadelphia.grubstreet.com/2013/02/pliny-the-younger-coming-soon-to-philadelphia.html

    This was LAST YEAR's PtY calendar if you're trying to figure where it might pop up - http://oi47.tinypic.com/2dbjiue.jpg

    The only known tapping so far for this year is the annual Monk's Russian River blowout/charity event which is set for March 11th (submitted recently to BA calendar).

    My advice would be to stay on top of those blogs, e-mail lists, and social media. Good luck and enjoy!
     
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  2. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Savant (918) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

  3. joeebbs

    joeebbs Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2009 Pennsylvania

    A lot of bars just had a lot of new email accounts/followers/likes added to their mailing lists/twitter account/facebook page.
     
  4. RichardMNixon

    RichardMNixon Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    So what was this like last year? Did a sixtel last more than an hour? Were people lined up down the block before it was tapped?
     
  5. ThoreauLikeAGirl

    ThoreauLikeAGirl Initiate (0) Mar 11, 2011 Pennsylvania

    depends on the bar. if they announced the tapping beforehand, expect it to be a shitshow. if they don't announce it, expect it to be laid back for the first 1/2 hour until word gets out.

    if i remember correctly, though, didn't monks get more than a sixtel or something last year and it actually lasted through the night or something? i didn't go, so i don't know. but i seem to recall that.

    capones event is always the most chaotic and line-y
     
  6. SPRichard

    SPRichard Disciple (349) Apr 26, 2008 New Jersey

    Monk's gets a half barrel. Everyone else gets a sixtel
     
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  7. bigfnjoe

    bigfnjoe Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I love the way the Drafting Room did it last year. Sent out a text on Sunday morning to members of their text club, unlabeled handle, nothing on the chalkboard...and of course, I was in Florida. Derp.
     
  8. Blanco

    Blanco Devotee (458) Oct 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    At least one other place got a half last year, though I can't say how many others. And IIRC, Monk's has occasionally gotten two kegs, but only one is announced.
     
  9. dborginis

    dborginis Disciple (307) Jul 9, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    I wasn't sure if he meant this year. The article says this year only Monk's gets a half. Last year, it was not just sixtels for everyone else.
     
  10. Blanco

    Blanco Devotee (458) Oct 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    ah I see.
     
  11. RichardMNixon

    RichardMNixon Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    So how long does a sixtel typically last? Is it a "get there within three hours" situation or more of "get there a half hour before they tap it?"
     
  12. Beerisheaven

    Beerisheaven Devotee (463) Dec 5, 2007 Pennsylvania

    I would expect that a lot of places contribute proceeds so it will be ticketed beforehand. Otherwise, it is a mob scene,
     
  13. Blanco

    Blanco Devotee (458) Oct 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    It's not unheard of for it to kick in an hour at a popular place. There are a few places where you might luck out and word doesn't get out, but with so many threads, posts, social media tracking this stuff it's hard.
     
  14. Chroma914

    Chroma914 Initiate (43) Oct 13, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Usually kicks around 45 minutes to an hour at the Hulmeville. It's worth trying once, but I wouldn't go out of my way to have it again, especially in a crowded smoky bar at lunch.
     
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  15. distvan

    distvan Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2010 Pennsylvania

    How did you get into text club. Go there pretty often and never heard about it.
     
  16. xnicknj

    xnicknj Initiate (0) May 25, 2009 Pennsylvania

    you are correct. $15 per thimble-full helped as well (yeah, yeah i know it's for charity but still).
     
  17. John_M

    John_M Moderator (5,373) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Lauren's (thoreaulikeagirl) post sums it up pretty nicely.

    Some places don't announce their tapping of younger at all, while some places only announce it to their mailing list customers. On the other hand, some places announce the tapping well in advance, and make a big production out of the event (lottery tickets, advance reservations, etc.).

    The places that don't announce it at all, will someitmes have it on tap for several hours. Places that only announce it to their maling list customers, will likely have it on tap considerably less than that (as mailing list customers tend to tell their friends, who then tell their friends, etc.).

    Bars that make a big production out of the event; I've heard and seen instances where the keg kicks in 30 minutes (this was a sixtel).

    TDR actually sold advance tickets for younger a couple years back, which was interesting. One ticket per customer, but the effect was that if you had a ticket, you could stop by any time during the release day and drink your glass of younger. Of course the down side to that was that the event coincided with a DIPA event they were having, and a lot of customers were pissed off that they got their early, couldn't buy any younger, but then saw folks rolling in 3 or 4 hours after the event started, who were able to purchase younger.

    It's a nice beer, no doubt, but I'm just not willing to jump through the necessary hoops to drink a single glass of younger in what will undoubtedly be an absolute madhouse setting (or shitshow, as Lauren stated).
     
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  18. joeebbs

    joeebbs Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Capone's this Saturday. Heck of a list
     
  19. Kadonny

    Kadonny Meyvn (1,169) Sep 5, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Yeah, Capones will be a mob house on Saturday.........rightfully so.
     
  20. cjoc83

    cjoc83 Aspirant (278) Jul 31, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Are you talking about TDR in Exton? Man, I live maybe 6 minutes from there, and I've been sleeping on that place. Apparently they had some crazy BA maple-syrup (or some other delicious ingredient) Victory at Sea recently. I need to start going there more.
     
  21. RRtransvestification

    RRtransvestification Aspirant (260) Dec 21, 2012 New York
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    Going down to philly this weekend from LI hoping to get some pliny!
     
  22. RRtransvestification

    RRtransvestification Aspirant (260) Dec 21, 2012 New York
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    If anyone knows any places that might get it that aren't announcing you can shoot me a message, i'll owe you!
     
  23. Blanco

    Blanco Devotee (458) Oct 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Looks like at least one website is saying Local 44 got a half so I'm hoping the initial article was wrong in saying that there was only one (going to Monk's). Then again I read an article saying we were getting a whole lot more this year, and another quoting Origlio as saying we got 20% less.
     
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  24. bigfnjoe

    bigfnjoe Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Yeah. They had a solid barrel-aged event two weekends ago too, though most everything was bottle pours.
     
  25. Scotty

    Scotty Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2012 Maryland

    Blue Dog Chalfont - Sunday, March 10 starting at 11:00 am

    According to their email - more details to follow
     
  26. RRtransvestification

    RRtransvestification Aspirant (260) Dec 21, 2012 New York
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    city tap house and bishop's collar this weekend
     
  27. John_M

    John_M Moderator (5,373) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Went to their Wealth of Riches event this past year and have learned my lesson. I'll actually be in the area that morning, but there's no way I'd want to attend this event. I'm sure it will be very similar to the WoR day, with close to a hundred people in line at opening bell, and then absolute chaos at the bar once it opens (took over half an hour to get the first round of drinks, with CBS and KBS coming in thimble size glasses).

    That's no knock on Blue Dog. They were well staffed, but that's what happens when you get that kind of crowd. I just don't want to be part of it, no matter what they're pouring on Sunday.
     
  28. gregkoko

    gregkoko Initiate (69) Mar 12, 2010 New York
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    Pretty sure in the past Blue Dog has made this day a ticketed event.
     
  29. slentz

    slentz Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2010 Pennsylvania

    It will not be ticketed this time as far as I know.
     
  30. bluetieman

    bluetieman Initiate (137) Sep 26, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    I pretty know what the answer is, but are we expecting a mob scene at Capone's on Saturday?
     
  31. gregkoko

    gregkoko Initiate (69) Mar 12, 2010 New York
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    You see the taplist? Absolutely.
     
  32. ShanePB

    ShanePB Poo-Bah (1,624) Sep 6, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Yes. I avoid it now, personally. In my opinion, Younger isn't worth waiting in a 3 hour line for.
     
  33. chcfan

    chcfan Devotee (466) Oct 29, 2008 California

    For future reference, every Capone's Saturday event with special stuff from RR, Hill Farmstead, Cigar City (at least if Hunas are involved)...basically, anything rare or special is a going to be a mob scene.
     
  34. iL0VEbeer

    iL0VEbeer Defender (626) Oct 4, 2011 New Jersey
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    Just tapped at Teresa's.
     
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  35. ThoreauLikeAGirl

    ThoreauLikeAGirl Initiate (0) Mar 11, 2011 Pennsylvania

    good job.
     
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  36. chcfan

    chcfan Devotee (466) Oct 29, 2008 California

    This is why we can't have nice things.
     
  37. shadowane

    shadowane Aspirant (202) Sep 7, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    I love when people get all butthurt about people posting things here.
     
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  38. chcfan

    chcfan Devotee (466) Oct 29, 2008 California

    God forbid a single keg go under the radar and have there not be 100 freaking beer geeks there. Some places don't even want the shit show and try to do it discreetly but not but nothing flies under the BA radar.
     
  39. callmemickey

    callmemickey Meyvn (1,226) Aug 12, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    God forbid people post something that is already displayed for the whole world to see on Teresa's website.
     
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