Best to start this weekly update with the announcement that it is officially winter in this part of the country. We’ve had snow, high winds, blizzard conditions, high temps in the mid teens and we’re heading below zero tonite. Oh ya, and the lakes all have a thin skim of ice on the. But what really makes it official is there is a rumor that the first ice fisherman drove out (or tried to drive) on one of the local lakes yesterday with his pickup and discovered 2″ of ice won’t support a pickup. Not sure if alcohol was involved but if I were a betting man…..
GEC announced the Charred Oak version of the Beer Scouts this week to surprise of virtually everyone. I had a couple of customers email me asking about them and that was the first I heard of them. They’re running 225 of them and are apparently being allocated to dealers. A number of you have emailed and called requesting a reservation but based on the low number I’m getting, I won’t be taking reservations.
A special run of 225 is a fairly big number for GEC so I’m guessing it may not be impossible to find one. Just don’t wait forever. Most likely, I’ll list them in the store and it’ll be first come first served. I’ve suggested to a lot of you to “Subscribe” to the RSS feed on the “Recently Added” category on the storefront. You’ll get an email notification of new items as shortly after they’re added.
Other then the Charred Oak, the Beer Scouts are done. I have a good supply on hand of the Beer Barrel Oak which I thought was one of the best handles on this series. Last I checked, most of the other handle materials are in stock as well.
I’m really hoping we might see something new from someone before year end. The consensus from email exchanges and phone conversations, it sure would be nice to see something other then another iteration of the Barlow. Nice pattern, but…… Be nice to end the year with a bang! Stir things up a bit and generate some excitement.