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December 17, 2008

So I bought a bottle of Resurrection ...

resurrection bottleAnd then I drank it!

I picked mine up at Wells Liquors on York Road. It cost $10.99, which is a little steep considering it's a 750 milliliter bottle (two or three glasses worth, give or take). 

If you have a growler, it's cheaper to get that filled with Resurrection. 

But if you don't have a growler, this is your best bet. And it makes a great holiday present.

Oh, yes -- and it tastes divine.

Cheers!

(Photo by me)


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 9:48 AM | | Comments (17)
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Thanks Sam - I hope that the price comes down once the novelty passes.

Sam, did they have any Ozzie over at Well's? I like that much more than Resurrection.

Good to hear,
I know of a few bars that will be carrying it starting tomorrow. The cost of a bottle is $7.10, $11 is kind of high for a liquor store, how much will it cost at bars?

Ed, me too. But I'm not sure if this is a permanent or a passing thing. If it's only around for a month or too, the prices will stay high.

NR, I didn't see any, but then again I didn't look. I was on a one-man mission for Resurrection.

Jason, beats me. You'd know better than I would. But I agree -- $11 is high. Do you really think a lot of bars that don't have Resurrection on tap will offer it in bottles?

Where can you get a growler filled? At Brewer's Art?

Sam-
Tough call, I think some bars will try it. Carrying a beer in a 750mL bottle could be a tough sell. I am going to try it out and see how it goes. The problem is that most beer bars are lucky enough to already have it on tap. However, Resurrection has such a great following that it could do very well.

I love brewer's art. It's my default bar in the city, but am i the only one who finds that label for the beer pretty bad? i am probably the only one who cares...

either way, i was glad to hear they are finally bottling rezzie. Although it costs me about $14 to get a growler filled, and it's usually good for about 5 and a half beers.

Product distribution, national or merely regional?
Any information?

Growler service rules. Who wants to have a growler party?

Thanks for posting about the release of Resurrection. Our brewers went up to Sly Fox Brewing in Pa and used their system and bottling line. This is the fourth bottling we have done with them. This batch was a double batch... about 450 cases. We hope to do more double batches in the coming year and keep supplies up but that might take a little while. The distribution is only in Maryland and a few cases to DC. We don't have any control over the mark-up once we deliver the beer to the distributor. We are not allowed by MD law to distribute this ourselves... the joys of the three tier system.
I do know that some retailers are selling for $9.99. The next batch of bottles will be the Green Peppercorn Tripel in late January.

We do fill growlers at Brewer's but do not supply the containers... it's BYOG.
As for the label... we were going for Monty Python-esque Holy Grail. The reproduction for this batch is not the greatest... the colors and background are a bit off.

Thanks and Cheers.

Ah..the ol' monty. gotcha.

I have an empty bottle of that triple peppercorn from the first bottling and let me tell yah...worth picking up. Good to see more bottling happening.

Question to anyone who might know: why not bottle in normal sized bottles? Or is this a Belgium beer thing or just because of the limited run?

Re: Large Bottles

Sly Fox does not have equipment to bottle in 12 ounce bottles. We like these bottles because it is a Belgian tradition, but frankly, if they could make 12 ounce bottles for us, we'd be all over it, as we could probably sell more at a lesser price (packaging is much cheaper).

They do can some of their beer - would any of you buy Resurrection in cans?

Thanks for your kind words in any case, folks.

By the way, I hear most of the bottles have already sold out. That's all for now, folks!

Volker - I would most certainly buy Resurrection in cans. I'd buy it by the ladle if you sold it out a bucket!!

Brewer's Art guys, keep up the great work. You are making excellent beer.

Tomc, thanks for bringing up the three-tier distribution system. For those of you not familiar with it, it's a protectionist, state-mandated racket that makes wine, beer, and liquor more expensive, constrains consumer choice and punishes small beer and wine makers. It should be abolished immediately. Here's more info: http://www.marylandwine.com/mwa/laws/threetiers.shtml

Sorry for being naive but exactly what is a growler and where can I find one? Also, I'm assuming (hoping) that the beer is not storable and needs to be comsumed after purchase. Is that right? Love this blog. Thanks

Resurrection in the bottle is already sold out, it lasted one week. If you can find it, enjoy it.

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