Exactly!heylookasensai- I thought about that too, but they only give 4 labels for entry into the competition for each 5-gal... are you just planning on entering the two of the four that turn out best?
Nice! My rye pale ale was the original idea... I am starting to second guess myself,though, as the guy behind me in line was planning on brewing the same thing!Exactly!
my maple cream ale is fermenting nicely as we speak, and my imperial IPA is chilling down from the boil this morning.
any ideas as to what you're brewing?
In my opinion, Bell's handled this poorly. I got there about 1215 and so people standing around with buckets and nobody really knew was going going on. About 1245 some dreadlock guy asks if I'm on the list. I said I didn't know anything about the list and he put me on the "waiting list" and said to come back about 3:00 to see if there was any left as they would only guarantee it to the first 100 people, then move to the waiting list. Disappointed, I went to the brewery tour, and came back around 2:00. I went around the back and asked the brewer who was filled buckets for people where they stood on wort. They were on #125 and I was #142 and he said it would be close. So I went and got in the line. 15 minutes later I heard there were no longer going in order and just taking people from the line. I think there were 12 people ahead of me when they ran out. I saw many people with a bucket for themselves, and their sig. other. Now i'm sure some of them were brewers, I'm doubting all the wives brew. So with these selfish people taking 10 gallons, it left none for me. So if you are one of these people, shame on you... It should have been 5 gallons per household. And it should have been get in line and wait, instead of come back at this time.
Sorry - had to rant. Just pissed I didn't get any.
It was pretty poorly organized for distribution. But everything they put out about the contest said signups began at 11am.
I totally agree about the one per household but it would be awfully hard to enforce. I'm just glad that they kept out the people who were pretending that they were on the list. That is what was pissing me off.
Sorry that you missed out! I thought the brewery tour was cool though! I got to meet Larry Bell and shake his hand.
Hmm... by coincidence, I will be headed down that way to help the MIL with some more moving chores... Wife took me out this pass Saturday for my birthday, so not sure I can go again so soon, but we'll see. After a full day of being with her mother, she may be ready to go have a drink!Just heard that the winner, Oscar's folly, will be released at the eccentric cafe this Friday (May 27).