Tickets for Draft-Only Release

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phaleslu
beers 8215 º places 506 º 17:43 Wed 7/24/2013

A local brewery, Rhinegeist (which I love so far), is releasing its first íspecialí beer, a double IPA called Saber Tooth Tiger on Saturday, August 3rd. The method theyíre using to release the beer is a $10 ticket through Eventbrite. The ticket gets you one 12 oz. pour and the option to buy a 32 oz. growler (growlers will be $15).

If the beer lasts through the day, 12 oz. pours will be $7.

Do any other brewers do it this way? The local beer guys donít seem particularly thrilled with this model, and Iím not sure I understand it.

 
j12601
beers 8700 º places 309 º 18:57 Wed 7/24/2013

Is this place located in Manhattan? Because then I could see a 12oz pour of a double IPA being $10.

 
DietPepsican
beers 1571 º places 61 º 18:59 Wed 7/24/2013

Originally posted by j12601
Is this place located in Manhattan? Because then I could see a 12oz pour of a double IPA being $10.


And worth every penny if youíre stuck in the heard of people in stupid times square



Doesnít sound worth it in Ohio. Iíd scroll past myself, let the brewery know things like that are stupid.

 
blipp
beers 7611 º places 182 º 19:21 Wed 7/24/2013

Do they have a history of events being overcrowded? Or are they just trying to create artificial hype...

 
RamyG4
beers 323 º places 3 º 19:22 Wed 7/24/2013

Originally posted by blipp
Do they have a history of events being overcrowded? Or are they just trying to create artificial hype...


It feels a lot like the latter.

 
beastiefan2k
beers 3045 º places 217 º 19:47 Wed 7/24/2013

so dumb. And how is a DIPA a special release? Is this 1999?

 
Douberd
beers 3999 º places 84 º 19:52 Wed 7/24/2013

12oz about 350 ml, so almost equal to a 330 ml bottle, fresh from the tap I guess, for 10$ = about 7.5 euros, double IPA, seems expensive to me.

 
TAR
beers 2552 º places 30 º 20:22 Wed 7/24/2013

This calls for a boycott, plain and simple. At least thatís what I would do if this was my local.

 
brokensail
beers 14558 º places 1227 º 20:36 Wed 7/24/2013

Seems unjustified if there is not a reason to truly expect such a crowd that there might be problems/hours long waits/etc. Iím guessing thatís probably not the case, so it seems likely that theyíre just trying to generate a buzz around the beer.

 
bgburdman9
beers 861 º places 25 º 20:38 Wed 7/24/2013

It is an odd idea, but it works out to $7 for the beer and $3 cover for the bands/event. Not a fan of the idea but it sounds like there will be more than just a new beer on tap.

 
j12601
beers 8700 º places 309 º 21:07 Wed 7/24/2013

Can you organize everyone in the area to show up and sit there not ordering anything until they make it $7?