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Discussion in 'Beer Travel, Events and Releases' started by Dunt, Oct 3, 2013.

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  1. BobCobb

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    I feel bad asking a question now.
     
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  2. RedCoffee

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    First time I've gone to a Rev release where the line felt like a big spectacle shitshow. Especially liked the photographer on hand to get pics of the sweet line.
     
  3. beeraficionado

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    You can blame me. We have a talented event photographer who also works at our Brewpub. She loves using her passion on the Rev side and I love having fresh pictures. I hired her to get us some fresh photos to stockpile for future use and won’t apologize for it.

    Her work is killer:
    https://instagram.com/madybobady
     
  4. RedCoffee

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    Good on you man. Gotta hustle these days.
     
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  5. dan

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    I like the Blackberry Finn a lot more than I thought I would. VSOR is very, very good, too.

    Missed out on the DBVSOD, though. Nuts!
     
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    I'll be there in an hour or so. Hopefully Blackberry is still flowing. Heard the DBVSOR was killer, bummed it kicked.
     
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  7. dan

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    Current options if anyone is curious.

    edit - zfg about the wrong orientation. Also, the single barrel was undrinkable. The only flavor was stale, musty, dried-out barrel. Zero sweetness or hops - just nothing good.
     

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    Single Barrel SJ and Midwinter's Night Jacket are the only variants still flowing.

    Strawberry Jacket cans still available.
     
  9. RedCoffee

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    Context for this sour shit:
    Any time you're in a long line, you get the luck of the draw as to who you stand with for X hours. Suffice to say, being surrounded by... overserved folks, some of whom were already loaded up from their first trip through the line, was getting grating as all hell. Ain't Rev's fault.

    That said, that line situation is getting to be anarchy. A handful of people sipping drafts has turned into a full on bottle share. I love a good bottle share as much as anyone but without a clear queue there's a ton of line "mingling," hold-my-spot while people fetch beer, etc.

    I dunno. Starting to get to the point where I gotta take a full vacation day and line up ultra early not because Rev doesn't make enough beer but because I can't trust the line.
     
  10. dan

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    Or you can start loading up on Rev Rewards points. Once you hit certain thresholds, you don't always have to wait in line.
     
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    Speaking of, anyone have any guesses as to how many points will be needed for the VSOD release? I think this one was 600.
     
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    Kinslahger still has their rye barrel Baltic Porter on tap and it's worth your time. A ton of spice, really melds with the sweetness of the base beer.
     
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    What was the requirement for the Deth release?
     
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    500. I believe the email that tells you about it is only sent to those accounts who meet the minimum.

    Aggravatingly enough, while I can check my current balance online, I can’t see my lifetime accrual.
     
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    Keeping Together will be making its draft debut during a farmhouse ales discussion at BT with Averie, Mike Thorpe of Afterthought, and Mike Schallau of Is/Was. I expect tickets to sell out pretty fast for this one.
     
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    Who got the distro for that Other Half drop in Chicago?

    I assume not Vav. Maka? MSV?
     
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    Maka
     
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    Is any VSOR hitting distro?
     
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    No, just straight jacket in cans
     
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