US - Pacific Bruery Societies 2017 Allocations/Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Beer Travel, Events and Releases' started by coldstorage, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. coldstorage

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    Stole ABSTRACTlegend thunder and his gif too,
    ...or relieved him of the burden of being a known Bruery supporter..
    ......you be the judge.

    Anyways, Pick up for 2017 packages started yesterday.

    Hoarders:
    Welcome to 2017!
    Starting today, your initial package - featuring included beers and merchandise - is ready for pickup or delivery. Learn more about what's included in the initial package below, as well as how to go about getting your hands on it.

    In addition, we're excited to roll out enhancements to Society Member Mondays in 2017, including a new Passport program. Take a look!


    YOUR INITIAL PACKAGE
    Initial package pickups begin today, Monday, January 2. In fact, from January 2 through January 8, we will only be fulfilling initial package pickups for Reserve and Hoarders Society members in the Society Fulfillment Center.

    You'll see an order pushed through this morning (dated Monday, January 2), indicating which included beers and merchandise are ready for pickup or delivery.

    The initial package includes the following:

    10 BEERS*
    Rue D'Floyd (3 bottles)
    Mash & French Toast (3 bottles)
    Befuddlement (2 bottles)
    Room for More (2 bottles)

    HOARDERS SOCIETY BRANDED
    Custom Walnut Bottle Opener
    Pair of Custom Bottle Stoppers
    Pair of Schott Zwiesel 29.8 oz. Snifters
    Commemorative Pin
    6-Bottle Tote Bag
    Stickers
    2017 Passport
     
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  2. coldstorage

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    There is a passport this year that you get stamped on SMM and if you go to all of them you get to eat cheese with PMR.
    People on the other board are already asking if they can get a second stamp when they pick up the passport (lolllllllll)

    Details from email:
    YOUR PASSPORT TO SOCIETY MEMBER MONDAY
    During an allocations period, you’ll find many of the beers on tap in The Bruery Tasting Room and Bruery Terreux Tasting Room, especially on the first Monday of the month, which we call Society Member Monday. On these member-only days in 2017, we close down our Bruery Terreux Tasting Room and remain open exclusively to you. And in 2017, you can bring a guest.

    It’s a great opportunity to sample the latest allocations, meet our staff and fellow members. We hope you can swing by during our normal business hours on a Society Member Monday to taste our latest releases. And, we hope you swing by every time we do, because there’s something special in it for you.

    Each time you visit, you’ll get a stamp in your Passport. Every time you get two stamps, you’ll be treated to limited Society merchandise. Take a look:

    2 stamps:
    Bottle Stopper

    4 stamps:
    Engraved Wooden Coaster

    6 stamps:
    Leather Tulip Keychain

    8 stamps:
    Black Tuesday pin and early entry to 2017 Black Tuesday Release Party (ticket purchase required)

    10 stamps:
    A guided, intimate, private beer and cheese tasting event with our founder and CEO, Patrick Rue and a cheesemonger.







    ....
    I actually want the BT pin :(
     
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  5. sdreaper

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    From the other site:

    "
    Rueuze isn't being retired, just unfortunate wording on our parts. It'll be back in 2018.

    Cheers,
    Patrick
    The Bruery"
     
  6. chemman14

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    That "other site" hasn't burned to the ground yet without F2Brewers moderation? Color me surprised ;) haha
     
  7. stakem

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    Brother you aint kidden....

    Im so guilty of not buying enough Hottenroth. It was one of those berliners I could walk around taking to the face with a bottle in each hand and when empty, could reach for more without stumbling. I took it for granted that I could buy more whenever I wanted by just logging on their website.

    Last year's announcement of the Frucht series got me so excited, but that was all for nothing. None of the Frucht beers deliver in the way Hottenroth has.
     
  8. coldstorage

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    Didn't they just rename hottenroth as Fredrick H? Pretty sure its the same beer but im only half paying attention
     
  9. coldstorage

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    Is there a story here? Did not realize he had hung up his spurs.
    I wonder if he tutored someone else in the traditions of arbitrarily deleting my posts or if its safe to crawl back out now.
     
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  11. stakem

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    You got me excited so I looked it up to confirm.

    Thats a big negative on them being the same beer. It sounds like the beer might start out as good old Hottenroth but then it gets the foeder treatment which means it will get the foeder price increase as well as whatever acidity all those frucht beers have that I dont care for.
     
  12. CommanderofAwesome

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    I love how you can't buy more allocations on their website! Makes total sense and is inline with my normal 3+ yrs of society experiences.
     
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  13. coldstorage

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    Whoops! Sorry.

    Yeah ppl have been bugging out about the frucht stuff but seems a one dimensional reflux hell to this codger.

    I still like a lot of bruery but find myself drinking less of it for a handful of reasons. As a result I opened up my RS allocations to local pals for '16 and they bought so much I got the HS invite. I was thinking I wouldn't renew for '17 but the opportunity so smash $800 on my CC was too much to pass up.

    Sucker born every minute?
     
  14. Usofar

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    They are in two separate Foeders. One for Frucht and a second for Fredrick H.
     
  15. StarRaptor

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    This is why I'm glad I managed to hoard a bunch of Hottenroth bottles
     
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  16. CommanderofAwesome

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    I know I can check back with the email, but man I wish they had a section on the site or in the allocation email today with what we're getting in the first package. Why do they have to make things more difficult?
     
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  17. sdreaper

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    It use to list in the email as "you will be getting X bottles of this". Maybe they just skipped that this allocation period. But yeah, I had the order open for the initial 10 bottles just to see what I was getting since I need to either cut back on bottles purchased or drastically increase beer consumption.
     
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  19. CommanderofAwesome

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    Also slightly helpful, but (now I hope you're sitting down for this) I don't always have Cold Storage's post up on my computer when reviewing Bruery Society Emails.

    WHOA.


    I know.

    I know.

    As reaper said in a previous post (see above) they used to include that information in the aforementioned email. Silly to continue to expect it to be there I know, but hey sometimes I take a few times to learn a lesson.