Discussion in 'Beer Travel, Events and Releases' started by Brez07, Oct 3, 2013.
I would take Reciprocal over anything Other Half makes
Same. I don't go into what I've discussed about OH with my friends in an effort not to hijack, but I agree with you.
Appreciate the feedback everyone. I try to make an effort to drink local whenever I travel so the input and discussion is greatly appreciated. If anybody finds themselves down in north Jersey or NYC and wants to grab a beer, let me know. First round is on me.
I went to the last ticketed release and it was, without a doubt, the easiest/quickest beer release I've been to. Glad they're sticking with the tickets.
And now if they just stopped charging the equivalent of $32 per 4-pack we'd have a decent beer release on our hands...
I decided to try the ticketed system for this Dinner release. I was due, MBC is barely 15 minutes from my house. Everything went smoothly, yet it still took 90 minutes to snake through the line and pay via the 2 manned (out of 4) registers. I haven't done a "release" of any kind in years and figured that since people were given time slots, things should move right along. This is a totally asinine thing to complain about in the grand scheme of things but after all these years and iPad/smart phone POS systems there is just no reason it needs to take this long. But I had a few nice conversations. No complaints about the crowd. Some couple drove up from North Carolina just for this release, which I think is amazing. The most I've ever traveled for beer specifically was a 7 hour drive for Le Bleu in Ithaca back in 2011, which was literally the last beer release I went to.
But I will admit this beer is tasty as fuck.
My disdain for MBC is well documented, but it sounds like yesterday was a one-off issue. I ran into a friend who works there yesterday after the release who said they were having computer/network issues.