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Tickets for Draft-Only Release

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phaleslu
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beers 7600 º places 459 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
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beers 8000 º places 285 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
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beers 1533 º places 56 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
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beers 7084 º places 170 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
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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 2867 º places 194 º 19:47 Wed 7/24/2013

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

 
Douberd
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beers 3289 º places 77 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 2518 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
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beers 13616 º places 1134 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 860 º places 24 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
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beers 8000 º places 285 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?