Monday, July 19, 2010

Hair of the Dog Inventory Running Low?

John had a nice article in the Oregonian the other day about two eagerly awaited Southeast pubs: Hair of the Dog and Cascade's Barrel House.  As is always the case, the opening date for both of them has been pushed back repeatedly, and they are both going to miss their revised-revised-revised deadlines of July 2010.  Too bad:  it surely crossed their minds that it would be great to be open by OBF weekend.

A few months ago when it soaked in to my brain that Hair of the Dog would stop brewing for a while during the move, I rubbed a couple of pennies together and put a few bottles of Adam in my basement.  Mostly I was thinking it would be interesting to compare pre- and post-move Adam, but I'll admit that I also was hedging against some kind of disaster.  A late opening date isn't the end of the world, but I'm feeling pretty clever as I notice that HotD bottles are starting to thin out on store shelves around town.  The other day at Belmont Station there were only a few bottles in the cooler; at Fred Meyers down the street they were out of Fred (irony!) but still seemed pretty well stocked with Adam.

Cascade doesn't have the same problem, since they have two baskets to put their eggs in, and anyway they are already making use of the Barrel House to age beers, they just can't serve anything there yet.  If Alan isn't able to open Hair of the Dog until later this year, will we get to a point where there's no more left on the shelves?

7 comments:

  1. I've got a half case of Michael to get me through the lean times! :)

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  2. The small taste of Michael I had didn't impress me. But I wish I had a half case of Matt -- or any amount of it, really.

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  3. went by that fred meyer on my way home from work yesterday to grab dinner, and noticed plenty of both fred and adam. I grabbed a couple just incase though.

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  4. Hmmmm. I wonder if he already brewed up Thom - the Radiohead beer I wrote about on April Fool's Day :)

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  5. @Bill The Michael has not been well received, that's for sure! I sent a Magnum bottle of Matt to my Friends at hop-cast.com and they loved it! They drank it on episode 84 http://www.hop-cast.com/?p=962 Check it out some time. Adios brotha!

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  6. I actually saw it in a few places in Indiana last week, so maybe they're shipping more of it out of state????

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  7. Maybe I'm wrong, then.... For one thing, Alan didn't have his Earth Day sale this year, so maybe he's got more slack than you'd think.

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