US - Northwest Pelican Pub & Brewery offers The Pelican Beer Club (with shipping!)

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  1. kawilliams81

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    Other than MoaS does anyone seek out any of their beers? Doesn't seem like this is a deal that people will really jump on. I got a StormWatcher via trade just so I can SbS with MoaS, but never sought out anything else from Pelican.
     
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  2. 1v1willwreku

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    At one point I sought out their saison and oude bruin.
     
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  3. Previously

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    I think Stormwatcher is fantastic, and I'm a fan of Tsunami Stout, but there are comparable, and even better, offerings available locally.
     
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  5. Treebs

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    Response I received from the email in that article:

    Thank you for providing your information for the 2013 Mother of All Storms waiting list.
    This is an auto response. Please do not reply to this message.
    The fine print:
    Sending this email does not, in any way, guarantee you any Mother of All Storms. The only way to be guaranteed you receive any 2013 Mother of All Storms is to become a member of the Pelican Beer Club at a level which includes Mother of All Storms, or be at Mother's Day at the Pelican Pub & Brewery on December 7.
    IF we have remaining inventory after Mother's Day, we will begin contacting people on the email waitlist in the order added beginning sometime in December. At that time, we will confirm your order and collect payment.
    We will release information at a later date should this opportunity become available.
    Cheers!

    They are really selling the notion that there's probably going to be little to no MOAS available after the memberships and the events that weekend.
     
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  6. yeahnatenelson

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    That's what I took from the press release, too. $500 + S&H for six bottles of MOAS + run of the mill filler is a lousy proposition.
     
  7. TheDuke

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    Pretty sure they're overestimating the premium people are willing to pay to be guaranteed bottles of the only beer they put out that most people have actually had.

    If the top tier level included moar moas I'd be tempted to round up a few friends to split a membership.
     
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  8. Beerontwowheels

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    It's a price I'm not willing to pay. Go ahead and cut-off my supply if need be. I will survive.
     
  9. oregone

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    This is ridiculous.
    They've sent dozens of cases out to distro the last couple years because they had more supply than demand even through shipping orders. Hell, it's still on a few shelves in state from last year. PLUS they are growing the size of the release each year.
    This just reaks of a money grab, trying to convince people they must purchase a larger package to get the few bottles they want. Poor form.
    You dont need to sign up if you aren't interested in the rest of the package. I'd be stunned if everyone tryingto order a case tha emailed wasn't given the chance.
    Ridiculous.
     
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  10. evilc

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    Road paved by The Bruery, bros.
     
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  11. oregone

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    Eh. You're probably right.
    Except that you're being held hostage for a shelf beer by even shelfier beer in this case.
    Fuck it. Good for them if they can find a few suckers.

    This is as distasteful as their failed $100k kickstarter attempt. If you are so bad at business that you can't secure normal financing after 20 years, why the hell should we pay for your business? I thought that's what the $6.50 pints were for...
     
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  12. DougOLis

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    Inspired by Mash & Grind, last weekend I mixed some MoaS with coffee (this coffee made with an aeropress in case you're wondering) and it was fantastic. Even better than Mash & Grind.
     
  13. stxSS07

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    Laughed when I got dis email. I think I was like 2 weeks late to the party last year and still got to buy a case.
     
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  14. yeahnatenelson

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    Have some civic pride, fer chrissakes!
     
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  15. degardebrewing

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    Not retired. Name changed to 'imperial pelican ale.'
     
  16. stupac2

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    Except that the Bruery's society actually makes sense as a thing people might want to join.
     
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  17. oregone

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    No, really.
    For serious. It became Imperial after a dozen or so years without any change but price.
     
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  18. Iliketurtles

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    I'm willing to bet there will be several cases remaining.
     
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  19. lambandtunaphish

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    Bumping this to note that, surprise, cases are/were available. I got the call Monday evening.
     
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  20. Treebs

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    I got a call yesterday morning. Have a case shipping to my door step.

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