Discussion in 'US - Pacific' started by Levitation, Jan 8, 2013.
Ugh, not Bruery RS but this is usually me and my gf at events, we are such lightweights...
Since this thread has turned towards the Initiation Party, here's a reference from last year. Includes my fresh (at the time) opinions of the event. 10 tickets would've gotten you 40 oz of beer (roughly).
Initiation Party last year was awesome. Except for the pouring rain...
I wasn't satisfied with the food, but that's because I'm a vegetarian. I'm sure the meat from beachwood bbq is great, and when they catered at the RS barrel party in 2011, I was able to get double helpings of cream spiniach for some protein, but they didn't bring that at the 2012 Intiation, so my plate was bread, & mash potatoes. Even the beans had bacon in them. Stung a little considering the $50 price tag...but awesome beers of course.
Poor guy, no rogue doughnut maple bacon for you. That must be tough.
I lose sleep most nights....lol, I've smelled it, but from those I know that have had it, not sure I'm missing out on anything
We should attend the same events!
Hugely agree - specifically with regards to Melange 3 and Fruet. I've always thought it a bit odd how under the radar Melange 3 is. Not that it's not known/appreciated, but frankly I'd take it over a King Henry, BB4D, or quite nearly any other barrel aged old ale or barleywine. It's a stunning beer that doesn't get nearly the recognition of other similar (and lesser, in my opinion) beers.
Long way of saying I fully agree that buying large amounts of that beer makes the whole HS/RS worthwhile.
Well, up till this week, the provisions store was washed with cases and cases of both Melange 3 as well as Fruet. That higher price tag really made it so that they moved so slowly. So it's more of a cost per 750ml than it is a reflection of the people's perception of the beer.
I agree though. If I had the expendable income, I would have joined. It's basically beer futures with the option to expand your orders with the first dibs.
New to the RS this year, so apologize if this info is already posted or readily available. Is there any sort of calendar or timeline that shows when we can expect what? I'm wondering when RS members will be offered the first round of additional purchases (allocations?), and when we can pick up the first batch. Is there an exclusive RS website or anything? Thanks.
No there's no calendar, and aside from what they've already mentioned, there's no set timeline of when to expect what. But you can plan on Chocolate Rain in March, Black Tuesday in October, BA 5 Gold Rings and 6 Geese a-laying in December. Otherwise, the beers are released when they're ready.
I expect the first allocations to be available for purchase sometime this month. They usually have an allocation offering every month, ranging from 2-3 bottles. If Griffon Bruxellois is carb'ing up like they said, I expect it to be part of the first set of allocations. However, they've already pushed it back. The last time they had to push something back was the bottled release of Iniquitous, which never got released because it never carbonated to their expectations.
There is an RS forum: rsforum.thebruery.com but I find it to be rather lacking. I usually get all of my news here on BA.
Last I heard, Griffon was going to be sitting till around March in hopes that it carbed up some more. Just keep a heads up on your emails as you'll have plenty of time from receiving it to when your cut off date to purchase is.
That's what happens when a brewery makes a lot of a beer and doesn't spread it thinly over 15 states. Whales are forged in shitshows.
thanks for the info. I'll just keep an eye out for email updates.
So we can only purchase extras of Sour in the Rye? I logged in the other day and it was showing a lot more availability....
EDIT: Answered my own question with a phone call. Apparently they are having website problems and everything will be back up shortly.
If your going to just fly for 1, I would cast my vote for the barrel party.
What? The Barrel Party?
November/December ish, party of just beers that have touched a barrel. I think it is the second best event of the RS after the initiation party
Barrel Party is rad. Definitely hit it up. Hopefully this year they don't forget until the last minute.
If that tap list is true, I'd be happy to sign up just for the party!
I love how this convo was seemless after 8 month pause
over Black Tuesday?
I was gonna say this too, but BT is still a bitch to get tickets to, even though they changed it to an RS-only party last year. At least with the initiation party tickets are pretty much guaranteed. The barrel party didn't sell out too fast last year, but it was still limited.
IMO Barrel party > Black Tuesday event, unless you want to tick all of the special one-off BT variants.
Going to agree that the Barrel Party is much better than BT event.
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