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Mystery Beer
« on: January 16, 2016, 02:48:44 AM »
Tonight I went to dinner with my wife to a restaurant with a fairly good beer selection. The waitress offered me a mystery beer for $1. Since they had like 10-15 taps with a lot of craft beer I rolled the dice.  I know it would be beer they wanted to get rid of. I got a holiday spiced ale. It was a little odd to be drinking a spiced beer on a warm night but it was not bad. I decided to roll the dice a second time. I got a light lager.

That's the first time I have ever experienced mystery beer.  I didn't get the best beers but I don't regret spending the $2 either.

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Re: Mystery Beer
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2016, 01:32:39 PM »
Well ya gotta tell us which restaurant, Tommy!

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Re: Mystery Beer
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2016, 02:00:11 PM »

Well ya gotta tell us which restaurant, Tommy!
Drake's off Whitesburg.

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Re: Mystery Beer
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2016, 02:10:02 PM »

Well ya gotta tell us which restaurant, Tommy!
Drake's off Whitesburg.

Oh yeah, that's not a bad gimmick as far as gimmicks go.

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Re: Mystery Beer
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2016, 02:13:13 PM »

Well ya gotta tell us which restaurant, Tommy!
Drake's off Whitesburg.

Oh yeah, that's not a bad gimmick as far as gimmicks go.


Yeah, pretty cool gimmick. I guess you can't complain too much at $1 a pop. Unless I got the spiced Xmas ale.  ;)
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Re: Mystery Beer
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2016, 02:14:19 PM »
I heard about this on NPR last night

"Yellowhammer Brewing and Earth and Stone Wood Fired Pizza took the coveted Downtown Huntsville, Inc. Project of the Year award"

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Re: Mystery Beer
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2016, 02:19:12 PM »


Well ya gotta tell us which restaurant, Tommy!
Drake's off Whitesburg.

Oh yeah, that's not a bad gimmick as far as gimmicks go.
Unless I got the spiced Xmas ale.  ;)
Exactly. The only Xmas beer on the menu was Southern Tier 2XMAS. So, I guess I got 2X the spice for my $1

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Re: Mystery Beer
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2016, 02:22:09 PM »


Well ya gotta tell us which restaurant, Tommy!
Drake's off Whitesburg.

Oh yeah, that's not a bad gimmick as far as gimmicks go.
Unless I got the spiced Xmas ale.  ;)
Exactly. The only Xmas beer on the menu was Southern Tier 2XMAS. So, I guess I got 2X the spice for my $1


Yeah, and they make a beer or two I've liked. I just can't take much spice in a beer. I know the pumpkin beer guys would disagree. Honestly at a buck for even that beer it's hard to complain much.
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Re: Mystery Beer
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2016, 04:51:57 PM »


Well ya gotta tell us which restaurant, Tommy!
Drake's off Whitesburg.

Oh yeah, that's not a bad gimmick as far as gimmicks go.
Unless I got the spiced Xmas ale.  ;)
Exactly. The only Xmas beer on the menu was Southern Tier 2XMAS. So, I guess I got 2X the spice for my $1


Yeah, and they make a beer or two I've liked. I just can't take much spice in a beer. I know the pumpkin beer guys would disagree. Honestly at a buck for even that beer it's hard to complain much.
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Re: Mystery Beer
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2016, 05:09:05 PM »
I have one of those in my fridge. Somewhere along the line this bottle got a ? written on it in magic marker. I'm a little afraid.
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Re: Mystery Beer
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2016, 05:52:13 AM »
OK, thoughts on a brewery doing this in the Taphouse? Worth it or worth more?
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Re: Mystery Beer
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2016, 03:18:49 PM »

OK, thoughts on a brewery doing this in the Taphouse? Worth it or worth more?
First, if your considering it for business purposes you should know the servings were smaller; 10 oz pours I think. Served in a Dixie cup. I didn't care because it was $1.

The waitress told me its very popular with folks who have been drinking a while. They're just looking for alcohol. Her words.

I think it could be fun. I think you could get more than $1 for mystery beer fresh at the brewery.  I think half the normal pint glass charge still seems like a good deal.

You might charge regular price and give it too them free (or reduced price) if they can guess the tap.

Just my thoughts.

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Re: Mystery Beer
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2016, 05:55:05 PM »
I got ripped off this weekend on stale flat Sam Adams Cold Snap for 6 bucks. I would have loved it for a dollar though  ::)