Tavour

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  1. GrindingAway

    GrindingAway Well-Known Member

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    I've seen Tavour mentioned a couple times on the forums and thought I'd start a thread to see who else was using it.

    If you aren't familiar it's a monthly by mail beer club. You pay a flat shipping rate (or think of it as a membership fee) of $14.90 a month. That fee doesn't change regardless of the amount of beer you order. It's been around for a while, but only started shipping to Iowa a few months ago.

    There is an app on your phone that suggests beers to order. Typically you get a notification for 1 or 2 different beers a day. Beers come from all over the US and a few from outside the US. All beers that you aren't going to find unless you are local to that brewery. Almost all have Untappd ratings that are 4+. I've had several I've checked in on Untappd that had less than 100 check ins at the time.

    Downsides are higher price. I'd compare prices to if you go to a bar and order a good craft beer, so not terrible, but more than getting an Iowa craft beer at HyVee Wine and Spirits.

    Also there is a little concern being mainly an IPA guy that IPAs are best the fresher they are. The beers all start out fresh, but since they only ship once a month plus shipping to Tavour and then to you that some could be less than ideal freshness by the time they get to you. I haven't noticed issues, but I don't know what they tasted like with full freshness so not sure what I am missing.

    Website is here

    https://about.tavour.com/

    Also I'm posting this for the discussion and not trying to drum up referrals, but there is a referral system and you get a little discount if you get a code from a current member (and the current member does to). Send me a PM if interested.
     
  2. NickTheGreat

    NickTheGreat Well-Known Member

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    I signed up for this a month or so ago but haven't paid anything yet. I'm fairly "in" to the beer scene, but haven't seen all that many I've heard of. Kinda curious to watch the list and see what comes available in the spring.
     
  3. BWRhasnoAC

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    There's a bad ass caramel cream ale they make in Florida. I wish I knew the business but it is divine. Not sweet, just smooth like butter.
     
  4. jbindm

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    Is this it? Looks delicious.

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  5. BWRhasnoAC

    BWRhasnoAC Well-Known Member
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    Looks right. I got it served in a glass so I never saw the can. Got in Ft Lauderdale at a World of Beer. Said it was made not far from us. Boynton is only 20 miles from Coconut Creek so I assume that's correct. Best cream ale I've had.
     
  6. Colorado

    Colorado Well-Known Member

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    I've signed up but don't really know what I'm doing. I had one beer that I put on a waitlist but when I go back to find out anything about that beer and if it's still on my waitlist, I can't find anything. I suppose it's possible that they will take my $15 and I'll get nothing.
     
  7. GrindingAway

    GrindingAway Well-Known Member

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    I think if you're looking for beers you've heard of it might disappoint. Although there's several.

    Lunch, Juicy Bits, Hubbard cave Fresh series, Adroit EBK Ghost Series.

    Severall well known breweries though. Anchorage, Adtroit Theory, Bale Breaker.

    The "list" doesn't last long. Most sell out and leave the app in a few days.
     
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  8. CycloneSarah

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    Downloaded to look into getting some for SOs birthday coming up but didn't even make it past the zip code. Says they don't deliver here. Probably for the same reason there are no bars in this county. Boooo.
     
  9. baller21

    baller21 Well-Known Member

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    I checked out the website and think it’s interesting but needing someone 21+ to sign for it is not gonna work for a lot of people. They recommend using a business address but who wants to receive packages of beer at work? Seems like it would be too much of a pain in the ass unless you work from home or have someone there during normal business hours.
     
  10. GrindingAway

    GrindingAway Well-Known Member

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    That's true of any alcohol delivery though. I agree delivering to work isn't realistic to most.

    The good news is the use a small shipping company Spee Dee Delivery (yes that's actually a company). Unlike FedEx or UPS that just leaves a note and are gone if you aren't there, the spee dee guys are very flexible. They call and set up an appointment and will meet you other places that work.
     
  11. baller21

    baller21 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I’ve passed the Spee-Dee trucks between Ames and Des Moines many times and have to laugh because of the name and they’re usually one of the slowest vehicles on the road.

    I guess if they were flexible and could meet somewhere convenient on your way home from work it wouldn’t be bad. I don’t see myself using it a whole lot, probably just would get stuff I’ve heard of and really want to try.
     
  12. cyfanbr

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    Friend and I have been using the app and most of the beers I’ve ordered have been pretty good. Friend of mine pays for the beers and I venmo him an extra $.50 for each beer I get... so we are pretty much splitting the shipping cost, which works out well for us.

    Our delivery company was just dropping off our packages at his door without a signature, so he called Tavour to complain as he was afraid a shipment would get stolen.... now he is gonna have to be home every time it gets delivered, big inconvenience for him, but it is his fault hahaha.
     

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