US - South-Atlantic Cigar City El Catador Club Thread

Discussion in 'Beer Travel, Events and Releases' started by franch, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. JulianB

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    I think I'm out on El Cat after this (was splitting a membership with a friend that's in his name). I'm fine with the beers but the pace of releases and renewals is just too fast for my tastes. I don't drink these bottles remotely quickly enough to be dropping $150 every couple of months.
     
  2. jivex5k

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    Yeah, looking at $450 for 15 bottles next year is getting tough to justify. The only thing that sucks is not getting a spot reserved, but maybe it will get to the point where a reserved spot isn't needed when they start the new edition.
     
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  3. powz87

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    This.
     
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  4. HeadytheElder

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    Welp, Hard Sauce is not the Huna variant I was hoping for to round off this edition. Sounds like beetus.
     
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  5. gregkoko

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    Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Brown is still one of my favorite CCB beers
     
  6. johnyb

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    Just an FYI if you haven't heard. The latest 110K version just released, and it's an Imperial version of Oatmeal Raisin cookie. Can't wait to try it.


    https://cigarcitybrewing.com/bottles-cans-to-go/
     
  7. gregkoko

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  8. jvanaus

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    I'm going to drop to one bottle membership after this round, then probably out altogether after picking up the bottles on Huna day weekend. I was chatting with some other members and I just don't drink the beers fast enough, especially with how much great stuff there is locally.

    The only bottles from the last few rounds I was wanting another crack at were outskirts and Deco and even then, I wouldn't be upset if I missed out.
     
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  9. brack

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    Anyone out there have room to trustee for another person? I'll send a 6 shipper with Chicago locals and a return label. Cheers!

    Edit
    Thanks TBers! Think I found a trustee to help out.
     
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  10. CharlieMurphy

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    +1 Last minute dickhead ISO a trustee. Had 1 fall through, asked another guy I've traded with before and he went cold. I'll obviously send a thank you box, label, shipper monies and make it as easy and painless as possible for you.
     
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  11. johnyb

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    If you need help still I'm going Tuesday to pick up my stuff and for a few guys itrustee for. Send me a message if you still need help
     
  12. Corbot_3000

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    Yeah, if Angry Chair/Cycle/CCB were all vying for my wallet on a monthly basis, I'd probably wouldn't be spending much on CCB bottles.
     
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  13. jivex5k

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    That pecan beer was alright, if you have a sweet tooth you'll love it.
     
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  14. jivex5k

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    So I opened Gates of Hell and Good Gourd, they both kind of suck. Disappointed in 5th edition beers so far.
     
  15. drbenzo

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    Anyone else? Need more data...
     
  16. jvanaus

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    I opened Good Gourd HM about 2 weeks ago and it was alright - wasn't disappointed but I'm also not huge on pumpkin beers.
     
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  17. SerenityNow

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    Untappd probably has the most data, though the ratings are not coming from master cicerones. Seems like complaints on Gates of Hell are that its boozy & needs more time. Reviews on Good Gourd HM have been mostly pretty good (maybe a tad boozy as well).
     
  18. Coldsnack

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    I had Gates after Parabola and Parabola kicked the everlovingshit out of it.
     
  19. SerenityNow

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    Seems like apples & oranges to me. Bourbon vs Rum. How can they be compared?
     
  20. Coldsnack

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    I was just judging based on how they taste, as weird as that may sound.