US - Pacific The San Diego area thread

Discussion in 'Beer Travel, Events and Releases' started by evilc, Sep 30, 2013.

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  1. riko

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    Would be hilarious if he buys it back for less than half he sold it for, then builds it back up and resells it for another billion haha.
     
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  2. Abigigail

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    I heard the majority owner/investor is the dude who owns Franzia.
     
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  3. ThatGuy

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    Who's in for PP Strong Ale fest tomorrow/Saturday?
     
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  4. rcubed

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    Talked to a guy in my club who works for BP. Said the new overlords were here yesterday visiting locations in San Diego.

    Meanwhile go get the Scottish Ale at Fourpenny before they close.
     
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  5. arren

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    Is anyone going to the Lost Cause 2nd Anniversary tomorrow? I'm not able to make it due to family reasons (and also I ended up with a cold), but if anybody could pick up the two release bottles for me, that'd be baller.
     
  6. Sebowski

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    I'll be there!
     
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  7. rcubed

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    Do you even East County, bro?

    I might check out Lost Cause tomorrow since the girlfriend is out of town and I have no plans.
     
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    If you plan to buy enough of the beer, yeah, it's actually great from a consumer perspective.

    I'm more curious what the hell the upside is for Alpine here. $50/person isn't much cash up-front for them to play with, they're offering a rather large discount, and they're adding labor costs on their side with the hassle of running a club and shipping beer. Perhaps there's more big-picture stuff to come, but by itself, this doesn't make a ton of sense from a business perspective.
     
  11. jwacky

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    Agreed that this doesn't seem to make a whole lot of business sense. I'm giving it a shot, I've spent $50 on worse. You really don't have to spend all that much to have this pay for itself, and I do place some value on early access and holding for pick ups at more convenient times for me.
     
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  12. arren

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    Yeah that was my second thought too.

    Makes me really curious as to the actual inner-workings of Green Flash - haven't really heard much from them since the whole Hinckley debacle.
     
  13. riko

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    So these beers are all brewed up the hill? (Is that still a good thing?)

    Anyone know if pickups will be available at the Mira Mesa GF location? It would be nice to have a steady hookup on fresh WCIPAs but not worth driving to Alpine for.
     
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  14. arren

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    I just bought one too. Now that I'm in Lakeside I'm really darned close to Alpine, so I might as well give it a shot.
     
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    Same questions. That release calendar looks tasty if they're Alpine beers and not Green Flash.
     
  16. arren

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    I mean, afaik beers like Keene Idea and Great have always been brewed up the hill. And while I haven't had their beers in a hot minute, I've heard that on the whole they've been pretty solid across the board recently.
     
  17. Tyrsis

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    Hello frands

    The wife and I are doing something new, and I start a new job in February in... Champaign, Illinois.

    Yeah I know.

    We have a month to party so I hope to see your fucking faces at some point.

    Stay tuned for a bottleshare invite.
     
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    Congrats...now you can be really fucking cold and grumpy, instead of just grumpy.

    Edit: I assume this now means you will be our revolution connect....right? (i hope)
     
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    I liked this post just so I could unlike it.
     
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  20. rcubed

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    I can’t like it at all.
     
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