I LOVE Boston Beer Co.!!!

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erway
beers 1004 º places 41 º 08:26 Wed 8/8/2012

Got us in the lottery for some of their excess hops... Just received 264 lbs. of Simcoe at $2/lb. less than my contracted price. Add onto that that this is from a lot hand-picked by them (I actually thought the Simcoe aroma in their beers has been very nice as of late), and Iím so happy I feel like River Dancing.

They might own some malternatives, but they are a great company and they love the community that they helped to create.

 
Capa
beers 2566 º places 370 º 09:04 Wed 8/8/2012

Aweomse! I love that BBC does this. Encourages me to pick up their seasonal mix packs rather often.



I wonder how and why this works though (sorry if itís been addressed). Is it because they have hop contracts for X amount of hops and then sell the poundage that they wonít end up using? Or something else?

 
TheBeerSommelier
09:04 Wed 8/8/2012

Originally posted by erway
I feel like River Dancing.


Video or it didnít happen.

And yeah, BB rocks.

 
rudolf
beers 2353 º places 104 º 09:39 Wed 8/8/2012

Awesome! We ended up getting 132 lbs of Simcoe via this program! Cheers to Sam Adams!

-rudy

 
GT
beers 9918 º places 672 º 10:25 Wed 8/8/2012

I donít own a brewery so I just put my 500 lbs of Simcoe in a McDonaldís play pit inside my house.

 
RABinCO
beers 1508 º places 101 º 10:54 Wed 8/8/2012

Originally posted by GT2
I donít own a brewery so I just put my 500 lbs of Simcoe in a McDonaldís play pit inside my house.


Patenting this idea and opening a brewpub with a hops pit to play in. Drown yourself in lupulin.

 
rudolf
beers 2353 º places 104 º 11:00 Wed 8/8/2012

Originally posted by Capa
Aweomse! I love that BBC does this. Encourages me to pick up their seasonal mix packs rather often.



I wonder how and why this works though (sorry if itís been addressed). Is it because they have hop contracts for X amount of hops and then sell the poundage that they wonít end up using? Or something else?


Essentially, yes. They sent out an e-mail a month or so ago stating that they had 10,000 lbs extra of both Simcoe & Citra from the 2011 harvest. Since weíre getting close to the 2012 harvest and they felt they would get everything they had contracted for in 2012 they decided to spread the wealth & sell the leftover 2011ís to brewers at their cost.

Its a seriously awesome thing for them to have done.

 
beastiefan2k
beers 3312 º places 234 º 12:29 Wed 8/8/2012

who got all the Citra? mmmmmm Citra.

 
HogTownHarry
beers 6374 º places 28 º 13:34 Wed 8/8/2012

Originally posted by beastiefan2k
who got all the Citra? mmmmmm Citra.


MMMMMMMMM - CITRA!!!!

 
temporrari
beers 397 º places 12 º 16:17 Wed 8/8/2012

$2/lb? I am extremely jealous of that. I know itís a huge quantity, but still.

 
erway
beers 1004 º places 41 º 18:25 Wed 8/8/2012

Originally posted by temporrari
$2/lb? I am extremely jealous of that. I know itís a huge quantity, but still.


$2 less/lb. Not $2/lb. Even bb doesnít get hops for that cheap.