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  1. Anonymous
    July 23, 2012 @ 12:15 pm

    Boy do I hate this new wave of beer geeks.


  2. Kevin
    February 8, 2012 @ 7:12 am

    While I agree that if you wait for the initial wave of interest to subside things settle down but I think there is flaws in your logic.

    You picked three beers that have become widely available due to expanded production. You use these three beers as example to support the theory that Bell’s will expand the production of Black Note. I know you mention “if they want to” but my post is just a counter argument to yours.

    Maybe looking at Bell’s history would be a better indicator of what may happen in the future rather than applying another breweries progress to Bell’s. In the last several years the only beer from Bell’s to go from go from a small run to mass distribution was Oracle, keep in my Oracle was a Michigan only release and not a brewery only release. The other three beers you mention were staples in each of the breweries line ups and two out of the three were previously distributed. Black Tuesday was not but it is the cornerstone of the ever expanding Reserve Society.

    Things to remember about Bell’s. Their 750ml program releases are still brewed in small batches most of them not big enough to run on the bottling line. They have no interest in distribution due to the labor intensive nature of these releases (hand bottling,labeling and corking). They are much more concerned about supplying the demand of their core brands and seasonals (see unmet demand for Two Hearted and Hopslam) that increasing production of beers such as Black Note.


  3. Carolyn
    February 7, 2012 @ 7:36 pm

    This from a guy who goes to Dark Lord Day on an annual basis? PtY was so much more civilized than every DLD I’d ever been to, and I started before DLD required tickets – when attendees were managable. To spend three days in sunshine, visiting other NoCal breweries and wineries, consuming all the PtY I wanted on back-to-back days – who could ask for more? We get it in PA, but I was thrilled to be present. Beer is best at the source!


    • admin
      February 7, 2012 @ 7:57 pm

      I get what you are saying, I can see it from that view. The difference with DLD, is that it’s a festival AND a bottle release.


  4. Tyler
    February 7, 2012 @ 3:07 pm

    NEWSFLASH- BP bottle dates now.


  5. Richard
    February 7, 2012 @ 3:01 pm

    Hit the nail on the head Danny. Great post.


  6. Chris
    February 7, 2012 @ 11:51 am

    Well-said, but I won’t stop quietly raging about a lack of bottle dating just yet. 😉


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