US - Pacific Rare Barrel Founder's Society

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  1. yabu

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    I had hoped the Cherry HSH was going to be awesome...but not so. The cherry ruined the flavors, IMO.

    I thought Home Sour Home was much better than the cherry variant.
     
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  2. matedog

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    They did that for awhile but then stopped. Makes less sense, but whatever.
     
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  3. ABSTRACTlegend

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    agreed, should have maybe done a deep cherry red color. like the color of the wax.
     
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  4. matedog

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    I thought the same thing.
     
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  5. souredstouts

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    I thought the same. That's how it should work.
     
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  6. pablito

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    Any body in the East Bay interested in the ceramic Founders and Ambassadors growlers they gave you the first two years? I am looking to offload one of each; just send me a PM.
     
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  7. GolfingGQ

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    The black label was never meant to mean Bourbon Barrel Aged (like we all thought) It’s used for beers that they add something to. Like seditious ways into bourbon. Home sour home, adding cherries. So when they take a previously made beer and add something to it, it will get the black label (if bottled)
     
  8. Oaklandtraders

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    Anybody planning on going to the Anniversary Party on Oct. 6th? Ambassador VIP session for $45 doesn’t actually sound like that bad of a deal...
     
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  9. bobsacamano

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    Is it really $200 for 4 bottles? Or is my reading comprehension that bad?
     
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  10. ABSTRACTlegend

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    don't forget if you haven't been a member for 5+ years, you're money will go into a special bottle that you won't be able to purchase.
     
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  11. ABSTRACTlegend

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    I will be there. can we finally touch tips?
     
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  12. ABSTRACTlegend

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    but really it's 8 since you get two of each release.
     
  13. matedog

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    $100 less and only lose two bottles and don't have to buy schwag? I was going to split or drop, but I guess I'll stick around.
     
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    the online sales for the public releases is a huge plus for me as well. also, their beer has been getting better and better every year.
     
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    Definitely a bummer if you aren't local though, since now they only hold your beer in 6 month "halves" where before they held it until 3/31
     
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    Oh wow, I didn't notice that change. Its still a lot easier to deal with than the Modern Times policy but yeah that could possibly be a minor pain for a non local
     
  17. tosh

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    I had no intention of renewing until I got the email. $200 for 8 bottles, plus the extra beer for being in since day one.

    I got to admit I am tempted. It helped that i opened a ‘15 bottle tonight.

    This is not the acidic bottle it once once, it has chilled out to fuck and is actually really damn good.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. chemman14

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    Yeah the strange thing to me is say you buy a bottle 6/20, you only have ~5 weeks to pick it up or have it shipped. Not a big issue if you are local or in state, but I imagine that change will make people relying on a proxy to think twice about renewing. Not sure why they didn't just make it so that the pickup deadline is 6 months after your purchase with a final deadline of say end of Feb. I get they are likely tired of storing massive amounts of bottles.
     
  19. HeadytheElder

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    I think this is good news overall. I like the lesser commitment and cheaper price per bottle. For those of us who have been in for 5 years or more, it actually comes out to $20/bottle when you factor in the two freebies.

    The semi-annual pickup is annoying, but as long as my trustee doesn't mind, then I guess it is worth it for cheaper bottles. I'd rather them base it on how many bottles you have stored at once. Don't make me pick up bottles if I only have 6 bottles being stored.

    Also, they seemed to have reigned in the overly sour beer. It was getting too intense for a while, but almost everything I've popped open recently has been well balanced. Using saison base more often has helped. I visited the brewery recently and really enjoyed everything I had.
     
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  20. chemman14

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    How do you get a cheaper price per bottle? The bottles cost the same, the difference is that you get 1 less exclusive blend and no merch/merch credit.