Finally drank some Pliny the Elder!
The one and only time I went Tree House, it was because my wife decided to do Tough Mudder, which takes place only about 20 minutes from the brewery. My version of Tough Mudder was waiting in line for an hour to buy a case of various Tree House beers. (I’ll refrain from making this sound even sadder by pointing out my daughters did Mini Mudder as well.)
I offer the following anecdote with no judgment. 40 minutes into my wait, an announcement comes over the PA system that a specific limited release beer had sold out. The guy immediately in front of me instantly leaves the line and walks out. That was the beer he was there for that day, and he wasn’t accepting anything else. I can respect such a hard-core stance, while also wondering: Why not stick around when the end of the line is in sight, and you can still get some amazing beer?
And I guess the answer to that is: if you’ve already heard all the hits, and you came to hear the obscure songs you only know from an obscure bootleg of old four track demos, why stick around if you find out they’re not in the set list?
the treehouse beer, while good, is certainly not "wait in line for hours"-good. the beer you get when you want it is the best tasting beer.
Long live the Kinsale.
Handsome Dave sounds like an amazing guy. Like maybe second only to Jesus.
I share a commonwealth with you but live out west. I have been to Tree House a couple times and it's a beautiful spot and you can get some fun draft only stouts. I'm not into NEIPAs and frankly can't tell the difference between them, so I look at my pals with mild amusement when they rave about this one or that. I think I would wait up to 15 minutes in line for Pliny, so take everything I say with a grain of salt.
I'm a Powers guy myself.