Discussion in 'Beer Travel, Events and Releases' started by pgh_penguins, Jun 13, 2014.
Next up for Wicked Weed:
JulianB I just made a new thread for this.
I really want to try some Wicked Weed stuff -- but damn, do I not like their branding. Looks too much like Rusted Root album covers.
For reference, previous releases:
There might have been some bottle variation with indulgence. Personally mine was good, but I heard some people say it tasted like buttered popcorn lol.
I'm going to miss this release but with the way bottles have been getting out on the market throughout NC, I'm not worried at all about finding one. I've had them all at this point except Serenity which I have a bottle of in the fridge and may open today.
Almost certainly planning to go up for Malice when that's released.
If you need bottles, send me your address . I have someone grabbing me 8 on Friday and I'm sure a case or two will hit each bottle shop like usual.
Do you make it up to Charlotte at all? Should be lots of bottles at many of the stores there (Good Bottle, Brawley's, Salud, etc.).
when are they releasing this? i'll be in the area again over the fourth.
This Friday I believe.
I have a one if you want to swap something.
Check my info page for my cellar, I have other wicked weed sours as well. Can send a hipster too, if you'd like.
Data Dump for this new thread. Quotes separated by alternated italics.
Thanks to JulianB
Early March 2014
Hey, Serenity was the first one they have released in bottles. There was something like 2200 500ml bottles, I think $10 per bottle or thereabouts and 4/person. I couldn't make it unfortunately, but am hoping to make a future release. Black Angel is going to be the next one (no date yet), and Malice (funky/sour saison type beer with blood orange and lime, similar to HF Grassroots Brother Soigne) is slated for some future point. Sorry for not having more exact info, it was on their social media sites (Facebook, etc.) but now it's disappeared in a flood of more recent postings.
As for the beers themselves, I haven't tried Serenity yet but I've had most of the others and they are all first class. Wicked Weed is one of the best breweries in the country in my opinion. Serenity of course won gold at GABF over Sanctification and some Crooked Stave stuff. Oblivion is similar to Consecration, Malice as mentioned is like Brother Soigne (I love both beers), Black Angel is the best black sour I've had (much more drinkable than any others that compare, such as Tart of Darkness). Their hoppy and malty beers are great too. I really think they are one of the best breweries in the southeast, and dare I say the country. Cheers!
Mid March 2014
I'm planning to go to the Black Angel release on March 22. Details so far are 500ml bottles like with Serenity, this time x12 bottles per person. Haven't seen anything about the price. 5000 bottles.
They should be able to fill 400+ orders of 12 bottles per person.
My guess would be that these will last at least a week judging from the Serenity release.
Serenity had around 200+ people in line, and the bottles lasted almost two week.
Early May 2014?
Cost and bottle counts on WW Genesis, Oblivion, and Pasiflora were/are...
I'd imagine they will be close to 13.99, I know Genesis was. I don't think they released the price on oblivion or passiflora though. Bottle count would have to be 5k at least, if not more (I think higher). The only limited ones will be the one offs, which are amorous, indulgence and passiflora so far.
Obviously some people run into mark up, which I've paid 17$ for indulgence before without thinking about it.
From Other Thread
As for the release is was really small. I was number 9 in line, which was really number 5 and they numbered into the 100s. The bottle sales were smooth and quick, and waitresses came out to the line to bring you beers while you waited. After like 2 minutes I had my cases and got pours of stuff. After a few pours, I bought more of the other sours and maybe around an hour I went straight to the front of the line and bought a few more oblivion and passiflora. Probably one of the best releases I've been to.
I should mention that they handed out bracelets to people that showed up early so they could walk around/get food/do whatever. Once it hit around 11:45 they started getting people in order and made sure everyone was happy with their place in line. I really appreciate everything they did, including one of their employees who helped me carry my cases to the car since my GF was holding the dog.
Edit for more context. If you look at the picture, prices range from 7.95 to 13.95. I think those are to go.
Bretticent definitely was/is under $10. It was either $7.95 or $8.95
Indulgence, Black Angel and Amorous were/are $13 and $14 at Wicked Weed.
It is $7.95
I'm pretty sure Passiflora was also under $10, so yes at least 2 of their beers are under $10
Passiflora was 10.95. Anyone spot a price point on Hipster Nouveau?
I've seen people with bottles of Malice, but no official release or word from Wicked Weed.
Pic from that FB group (next to the bretticent on right):
Any word on price and flavor/quality of Hipster Noveau?
I too am curious about Malice and Medora!
Lastly, can someone who goes there soon suggest they put all of their sour beers up on the Our Beers part of the website?
Pet peeve of mine and it makes sense. Avery does a good job, even if it's in slideshow form.