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Old 01-09-2019, 01:55 PM   #201
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One thing to be aware of- the brewery has been sold/ rebranded. So last year "Apex Predator" was just the name of an awesome IPA, and now that is the name appearing on all of their beers.

Just so nobody is expecting an 8% double IP and getting a 4 pack of their lager.
I knew the brewery name had changed from Bench Creek, but didnt realize it had been sold. Either way, the double IPA came out earlier this year and tastes as good as ever. Wonder if that means it is the same brewmaster or if they just did a good job with the recipe.
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Old 01-09-2019, 02:14 PM   #202
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I knew the brewery name had changed from Bench Creek, but didnt realize it had been sold. Either way, the double IPA came out earlier this year and tastes as good as ever. Wonder if that means it is the same brewmaster or if they just did a good job with the recipe.

I don't think it's been sold, I think they may have got into some trademark/naming rights issues.

Pretty sure its just a new name, same brewer, same beer!

The double IPA is definitely a hit at my place as well!!
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Old 01-09-2019, 02:29 PM   #203
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I don't think it's been sold, I think they may have got into some trademark/naming rights issues.
I think you are right. That's what happens when people tell me stuff when I've been drinking- I end up with an even less funny version of "drunk history."
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Old 01-09-2019, 02:54 PM   #204
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One thing to be aware of- the brewery has been sold/ rebranded. So last year "Apex Predator" was just the name of an awesome IPA, and now that is the name appearing on all of their beers.

Just so nobody is expecting an 8% double IP and getting a 4 pack of their lager.
that's a good heads up, that would be worse than accidentally being served decaf in the morning
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Old 01-09-2019, 02:55 PM   #205
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I was passing by last night and it's still open. I didn't have time to stop, but we should all go buy some beer and support him!
solid update- thanks


last winter I was in their vicinity quite a bit and tried to stop by at least twice a month- never around there anymore but will make an effort to make a buy this weekend
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Old 01-09-2019, 07:18 PM   #206
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One thing to be aware of- the brewery has been sold/ rebranded. So last year "Apex Predator" was just the name of an awesome IPA, and now that is the name appearing on all of their beers.

Just so nobody is expecting an 8% double IP and getting a 4 pack of their lager.
They haven’t been sold, they had their name Bench Creek challenged by another company as well as some of their beer names so they changed the company name to their most popular beer.

Naked Grape had a problem with Naked Woodsman

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Old 01-09-2019, 10:57 PM   #207
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I love the fact you can ask for a beer they don't have and they will most likely be able to get it for you within a few weeks. I've ordered multiples and had no problem with delivery.
To be fair I've had some independent stores and even a liquor depot do this for me before.
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:45 AM   #208
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Bump... Drove by here the other day and was reminded that we haven't heard or seen from hack&Lube in a long time... Hoping all is okay...
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Old 08-13-2019, 01:21 PM   #209
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I drove near there awhile ago and it looked like there was a sign on the door, anybody know what it said?
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Old 08-13-2019, 01:26 PM   #210
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The web link in the original post doesn't work, so I googled it and it says it's permanently closed =(
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Old 08-13-2019, 01:36 PM   #211
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It did feel to me like there is sufficient selection at enough places that were more convenient for me that I had trouble becoming a regular customer. I also found the beers I really wanted weren't there without me having to ask them to order (which I can do at closer locations as well), so again, just wasn't a differentiator enough for me.

I did really like the place and concept... I hope maybe he can work out some of the kinks and try again with whatever knowledge was learned from this attempt.
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Old 08-13-2019, 02:00 PM   #212
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I was looking at opening a place in Cochrane a while back, and the retail beer/wine space is absolute chaos at the moment. Just massive saturation of the low end beer and wine, and everything else gets lost in the shuffle.

In that industry, location is a huge driver.
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I was looking at opening a place in Cochrane a while back, and the retail beer/wine space is absolute chaos at the moment. Just massive saturation of the low end beer and wine, and everything else gets lost in the shuffle.

In that industry, location is a huge driver.
Beer Den just opened in Cochrane recently. I really like the spot, but sadly I doubt it lasts. Hoping they can make it work.
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