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Postby instantkamera » Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:41 pm

skootles wrote:
ercousin wrote:Has anyone drank some of their 2014 stock of motley lately? Just wondering how it is progressing in the bottle, I still have 2 downstairs in my cellar, I think.

I'll be cracking my last one on Motley Day, I'm interested to see how it's changed too.


I was completely meh about last year's, and only got one bottle. Needless to say, I was kicking myself a bit after having it. However, the charm of that beer, for me at least, was in the hop profile, and I can't see it getting any better with extended age.
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Postby jrenihan » Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:26 pm

instantkamera wrote:I was completely meh about last year's, and only got one bottle. Needless to say, I was kicking myself a bit after having it. However, the charm of that beer, for me at least, was in the hop profile, and I can't see it getting any better with extended age.


Agreed. I loved last year's (one of my favourite Bellwoods brews for sure), but didn't bother holding on to any, because the hops played such a vital role. I'd be curious to hear how it is doing now but don't regret drinking them when I did.
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Postby skootles » Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:28 pm

Yeah, I drank the second last one of mine way back in August and even then you could tell the hops had faded. I knew being an IPA that it wouldn't retain it's full hoppy flavour but I'm still a little hopeful that it'll still be delicious. Can't wait.
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Postby sofakingdrunk » Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:25 pm

TheSevenDuffs wrote:
sofakingdrunk wrote:Just curious, as I read that the bottles are 500ml. Was last years also 500ml? I wasn't able to get any last year, but did in 2013 and it was a 750ml bottle.
Last year was 500 ml.


Thanks for clarifying
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Postby jp_jkl » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:00 am

GLB is releasing a new IPA called Octopus Wants To Fight IPA today.

http://greatlakesbeer.com/index.php/new ... fight-ipa/
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Postby mgmoney » Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:46 pm

Had this on cask at Barhop...fantastic...
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Postby skootles » Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:29 am

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cheechonaleash wrote:Sounds Interesting. Label looks like 3996 bottles. Is that what everyone else is seeing too?

Looks a bit like 3956 to me but either way, that's a decent amount.

Looks like I was right, bottle of Motley Cru 2015 says 3956 bottles.

I arrived around 10:15 and the line was maybe 30-40 people deep. By the time I left with my Motley it was around the corner, maybe 80 people. It seemed on par with last year. Given that they have 3x as many bottles as last year, I'd expect it to last a bit longer (last year it sold out in 5 hours).
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Postby jp_jkl » Sat Apr 04, 2015 12:12 pm

skootles wrote:
skootles wrote:
cheechonaleash wrote:Sounds Interesting. Label looks like 3996 bottles. Is that what everyone else is seeing too?

Looks a bit like 3956 to me but either way, that's a decent amount.

Looks like I was right, bottle of Motley Cru 2015 says 3956 bottles.

I arrived around 10:15 and the line was maybe 30-40 people deep. By the time I left with my Motley it was around the corner, maybe 80 people. It seemed on par with last year. Given that they have 3x as many bottles as last year, I'd expect it to last a bit longer (last year it sold out in 5 hours).


They left a comment on an Instagram picture saying they have 2500 bottles left at 1pm. At this rate, it may sell just as fast as last year.

Selling 1000 bottles in 120 minutes is 8 bottles every minute. Perhaps everyone is buying the max allotment?
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Postby sprague11 » Sat Apr 04, 2015 12:45 pm

Yikes. Had I not been working today I would be there as well.

Judging by their Instagram photo, this stuff's gonna be gone soon.
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Postby boney » Sat Apr 04, 2015 1:24 pm

sprague11 wrote:Yikes. Had I not been working today I would be there as well.

Judging by their Instagram photo, this stuff's gonna be gone soon.


Got there at 11:00. Got bottles at 12:30. Only saw 1 or 2 people grab less than their 8 allotment. Line was almost as big when we finally left Ossington area at 1:00. I wouldn't be surprised if it does sell out today or early tomorrow.
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Postby groulxsome » Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:29 pm

jp_jkl wrote:
skootles wrote:
skootles wrote:
cheechonaleash wrote:Sounds Interesting. Label looks like 3996 bottles. Is that what everyone else is seeing too?

Looks a bit like 3956 to me but either way, that's a decent amount.

Looks like I was right, bottle of Motley Cru 2015 says 3956 bottles.

I arrived around 10:15 and the line was maybe 30-40 people deep. By the time I left with my Motley it was around the corner, maybe 80 people. It seemed on par with last year. Given that they have 3x as many bottles as last year, I'd expect it to last a bit longer (last year it sold out in 5 hours).


They left a comment on an Instagram picture saying they have 2500 bottles left at 1pm. At this rate, it may sell just as fast as last year.

Selling 1000 bottles in 120 minutes is 8 bottles every minute. Perhaps everyone is buying the max allotment?


Gotta also remember this year they are serving bottles at the brewpub, rather than draft. That means some of those 3956 are likely put away for pubsale and, hopefully, future Cru Days in the future. I suspect from what I've seen that this one will age nicer than last years (which I loved to death when it was super fresh).

I think they could actually sell out quicker in the future if they had either a faster POS terminal or, maybe, just did cash only today. Though I suspect getting (3956 * $12) something like $45K in cash is a little odd.
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Postby ercousin » Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:33 pm

groulxsome wrote:
jp_jkl wrote:
skootles wrote:
skootles wrote:
cheechonaleash wrote:Sounds Interesting. Label looks like 3996 bottles. Is that what everyone else is seeing too?

Looks a bit like 3956 to me but either way, that's a decent amount.

Looks like I was right, bottle of Motley Cru 2015 says 3956 bottles.

I arrived around 10:15 and the line was maybe 30-40 people deep. By the time I left with my Motley it was around the corner, maybe 80 people. It seemed on par with last year. Given that they have 3x as many bottles as last year, I'd expect it to last a bit longer (last year it sold out in 5 hours).


They left a comment on an Instagram picture saying they have 2500 bottles left at 1pm. At this rate, it may sell just as fast as last year.

Selling 1000 bottles in 120 minutes is 8 bottles every minute. Perhaps everyone is buying the max allotment?


Gotta also remember this year they are serving bottles at the brewpub, rather than draft. That means some of those 3956 are likely put away for pubsale and, hopefully, future Cru Days in the future. I suspect from what I've seen that this one will age nicer than last years (which I loved to death when it was super fresh).

I think they could actually sell out quicker in the future if they had either a faster POS terminal or, maybe, just did cash only today. Though I suspect getting (3956 * $12) something like $45K in cash is a little odd.


Or just set up a temporary POS for bottle release days. Something like Square on a tablet would even work.
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Postby munrets » Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:17 pm

I just dropped by Bellwoods and was in and out in two minutes with four MCs. Hundreds of bottle left today.
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Postby mgmoney » Sun Apr 05, 2015 5:08 pm

Yup got mine today no line up tons left ...hipsters just love standing in lines makes em feel cool
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Postby skootles » Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:18 pm

mgmoney wrote:Yup got mine today no line up tons left ...hipsters just love standing in lines makes em feel cool

Or they have spare time and don't want to risk missing out.

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