Donated. Obviously don't worry about the Pliny. In fact, I will be up in Healdsburg on Wednesday for work, I can swing by Russian River Brewing on the way home and try to grab some bottles for you.
Why not both.AlNipper49 said:OFT.
I was about to send out a friendly reminder for people to re-up their subscriptions (about to move servers and need predictable streams)
For anyone who buys a new subscription, SoSH will donate 100% of the first year to Harrison. We have about 3500 unsubscribed users. Should I send an email out about this or is a thread OK?
(BTW This would only be for Stripe/Credit Card subs, Paypal never fricken works right)
absintheofmalaise said:Why not both.
Old Fart Tree said:http://www.cotaforharrisonh.com
That's my godson Harrison. He needs a kidney. It's expensive as hell: $300k and insurance covers 60%, so his folks are trying to raise $120k.
I've sent Plinys to a few of you on here over the years, and stopped because it's a pain in the ass to get them, but I was thinking that if people donate $100 I'll ship you four Plinys, if people donate $25 I'll put you into a random drawing for four Plinys. Is that a ripoff? I dunno, tell me if that's too much money and not enough Plinys. I'm not trying to make money here, just trying to buy human organs (kidding!).
Just floating the idea. If people are into it, make sure you put your email on the donation so I can contact you, and note in your comment field "SOSHPLINY" so I can know it's you.
And for locals, I can offer a round of golf at the Olympic Club Ocean Course if someone donates $300. Or non locals too I guess.
Update 11/3: This has been incredibly amazing. We're moving this, I'm told, to the main board, to increase its visibility even further, and Orange Julia has gone nuts including Harrison in the SOSH Secret Santa process (which I guess I have to sign up for now, because holy shit that's amazing) and Nip is even getting SOSH officially involved with membership purchases. I have to say that the response to this has been literally 10x or more what I forecast, so good on you, Sosh. Unfortunately, I've been in touch with Russian River, and while I think I can get all the Pliny that's been promised thus far (it might take me literally a year, but I'll make good on it), I am at the point where I can definitely keep the $25 lottery open but can't really do any more four-packs for $100. If any of you who donated $100 or more, I am not reneging: I'll get you your Plinys, it just may take me, like 12 months. I also got this email from the guy I know at Russian River:
"Oh, keep me posted. 8 cases is more than most accounts get over the course of two months... To give you perspective.
I can help with a few cases for sure. Perhaps if you spread it out over some time. Also, I can sprinkle in some sours to offset the Pliny numbers. (Sours travel much better anyway, by the time Pliny hits the east coast, it's a shell of its former self...)"
So if any of you are willing to take a couple sours (or any of their other amazing bottled beers, viewable here - http://russianriverbrewing.com/brews/) let me know as it'll likely accelerate you actually receiving the beers I owe you.
Old Fart Tree said:His parents have become big Red Sox fans over the last five days. They are completely floored!
I think SOSH is well over 5k at this point and may have hit $10k. It's BANANAS.
IHateDaveKerpen said:As far as the Pliny shortage goes, I'm happy taking some mixture of their stuff.
Two bottles of Pliny and two bottles of something else - sours, Belgians, whatever - is fine by me. Whatever helps out.