Avery’s Volunt Plus Erat sold out at the brewery and many people were turned away empty-handed.
Crooked Stave’s WWBV release and ROY G BIV day can be described as…well, a shit show. After waiting on line for hours, many were turned away.
Cantillon hits and sells in minutes. Parabola was extremely difficult to come by this year. And the list goes on.
What’s happening? Craft beer is becoming more and more popular. What this means for us is, less beer for more people.
The Denver Beer Hunter’s Report started mostly as a way for me to track what’s coming. I decided to share this with the world for beer advocacy-sake, but am now becoming increasingly concerned that beers are becoming too rare and customers are crowding the market. The WWBV release is the perfect example; no one expected it was going to be that huge. I blame this on media. It was mentioned in Denver Off The Wagon, the Denver Post and in many of the local beer blogs. And I mentioned it here too. Maybe I didn’t impact it much, but if even one person missed out because of this blog, well then I feel horrible about it.
I don’t want anyone to miss out on a special release due to this blog. So what to do? I have 2 options:
- purposefully leave out certain special releases (like I do now for Cantillon and I did for Parabola this year). (My only concern with this option is I don’t want anyone to feel the blog is “uninformed”.)
- Make this site password protected and “members-only”, thereby decreasing the public influx.
So here’s a poll. Let me know your thoughts, and please feel free to leave a comment.
Also, here’s a photo from ROY G. BIV day.