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(512) Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter (2013)

Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by Lutter, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. champ103

    champ103 Champion (860) Texas Sep 3, 2007

    Both ;)
  2. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Savant (465) Texas Feb 21, 2011

    If I didn't live in the Woodlands I would.
  3. champ103

    champ103 Champion (860) Texas Sep 3, 2007

    See ya Sunday, if you can make it. Looking forward to it.
  4. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (485) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    What he said! Never wait on a cask.
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  5. Wingfan13

    Wingfan13 Aficionado (170) Texas Aug 10, 2009

    Got 2 bottles last year at Twin Liquors. I must have been lucky for once. The first was all foam the second has not been opened.
  6. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Savant (420) Texas Sep 30, 2007

    Probably wont get any this year, good luck to all those who can get a few though!
  7. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (505) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    I was talking the vintage prior to last.
  8. Cablejelly

    Cablejelly Savant (255) Texas Sep 6, 2010

    I had the same carb issues on the 2012 so I'm hoping for much better with the 2013. It also looks like more mom & pop type shops will have the 2013, or at least they claim they will.
  9. BruceBruce

    BruceBruce Initiate (0) Texas Dec 4, 2011

    Weird that everyone has had carb issues, I had 6 bottles last release and another when DQ released a case this past thanksgiving none had a single issue
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  10. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Could be the way it was stored/served... bottle conditioned beer, especially from places that manually bottle can fluxuate. I always put them in my food fridge (40F) for 24-48 hours after taking them out of the cellar fridge (~50F) and I never have had any issues with carbonation overflowing. I opened 3 of these over the last year and they were all fine.

    Only times I've had issues were buying something warm, putting it right in the fridge, and waiting less than 24 hours.
  11. luwak

    luwak Savant (305) Arizona Mar 2, 2010

    WOW...that sounds crazy......im sure i'll never see it but if any body wants to save one....
  12. mattchow

    mattchow Savant (370) Texas Jun 24, 2012

    some new friends opened one today that was pretty heavily carbed.
  13. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Savant (420) Texas Sep 30, 2007

    Yeah, i never had any issues with my bottles either.
  14. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Texas Oct 24, 2012

    D&Q is where it's at bro. That's where I got my 2012 bottle. He released an entire case on Thanksgiving. 1 bottle limit. I was the first to ravage his store. Spent like $100 on OG Black metal, pumpkinator, 2 DR 12's, the (512) whiskey pecan, and a Das Wunderkind I think.
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  15. Cablejelly

    Cablejelly Savant (255) Texas Sep 6, 2010

    I agree and I might also like it better than the Whiskey Barrel as well. The Cascabel is amazing!
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  16. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    (512) Bruin w/ Whiskey-soaked wood chips on cask at the Draught House a few weeks back was fantastic.
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  17. Cablejelly

    Cablejelly Savant (255) Texas Sep 6, 2010

    NICE! Draught House always has something amazing on tap.
  18. ThirdEyePA

    ThirdEyePA Savant (370) Texas Nov 7, 2011

    There was a firkin of (512) Cascabel Cream Stout at the Dancing Bear last Thursday and it was fantastic!

    I'm really looking forward to the Whiskey Barrel Double Pecan Porter as well. I've never had it before and plan on taking the day off work to make the trip to Austin to score some.
  19. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Texas Oct 24, 2012

    This is exactly what Jester King bottles say and instruct to do. I ignored the warning and my Funk Metal gushed everywhere. Now I obey the 24hr rule...
  20. Azzy

    Azzy Savant (290) Texas Jul 16, 2012

    I want this so bad. Lets see how lucky I get on release day. Specs also gets it right?
  21. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Yeah, I got 2 bottles at Spec's in Austin last time around (2 bottle limit, iirc)
  22. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Savant (465) Texas Feb 21, 2011

    Quote="Azzy, post: 887022, member: 685125"]I want this so bad. Lets see how lucky I get on release day. Specs also gets it right?[/quote]
    I believe it was a one bottle limit at specs downtown.
  23. Azzy

    Azzy Savant (290) Texas Jul 16, 2012

    I'm wondering about Houston Downtown. As long as I get a bottle ill be happy. I love the Pecan Porter and just want to try this.
  24. Cablejelly

    Cablejelly Savant (255) Texas Sep 6, 2010

    It's a 1-2 bottle limit depending on where you go and a couple of establishments are hanging on to the 2012 so they can release it with the 2013 as vertical "package" release... so you're probably looking @ $50 for a 12/13 "pack"

    They don't hold these things for a year for their health unfortunately :(
  25. Azzy

    Azzy Savant (290) Texas Jul 16, 2012

    What was price on it last year?
  26. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    What a bunch of bullshit. That sounds like something Whip-In would try to pull.
  27. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    I paid $16.99 each, iirc. Might've been $14.99. Or both (I went to 2 stores)
  28. Cablejelly

    Cablejelly Savant (255) Texas Sep 6, 2010

    that's one of em ;)
  29. Azzy

    Azzy Savant (290) Texas Jul 16, 2012

    Well time to find a new beer guy lol
  30. Cablejelly

    Cablejelly Savant (255) Texas Sep 6, 2010

    I'm seeing 21.99 for the 2013 and 29.99 for the 2012 right now (projected mom/pop shops). Specs is gonna be the best bet imo, after that GOUGING!!!!!
  31. BomberKing

    BomberKing Aficionado (160) Texas Jan 15, 2011

    I was able to get my hands on 5 last year, all about a week after the release date. I went way up north to specs by 620 and the guy sold me 3. Got another 2 at the twin liquors on Red River. It was great. Not impossible to find, but pretty pricy.
  32. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Savant (420) Texas Sep 30, 2007

    For the record, the last bottles ive gotten were LESS at the whip in than at specs.
  33. tsatem

    tsatem Aficionado (160) Texas Dec 8, 2010

    Each bottle I've had has had problems, either gushing or thin and infected. Both 2011 and 2012 bottles, and each one cellared properly and refrigerated an adequate amount of time before opening.
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  34. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    I was refering to bundling.

    I think bundling outside of a UPC (like a boxed gift pack) is illegal under state guidelines. I know was in Florida when I lived there.
  35. Cablejelly

    Cablejelly Savant (255) Texas Sep 6, 2010

    Not sure of the legalities, nor do I know if they can "force" you to but it, but it will be available at certain places. Maybe it'll be set as an option, as in, would you like to add a 2012 for another $30? I know a few places will bundle bigfoot, sisyphus, or old stock in 4-packs for 4-year verticals and refuse to break them so it does happen more often than people think.
  36. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    I got it for $13 last year at Whole Foods, because they had the wrong UPC on it. I told them, but the lady said "if that's what it says, that's what we'll sell it to you for." I bought 4. :). But I know I won't get that lucky again
  37. acbe

    acbe Savant (295) Texas Jul 23, 2011

    I wish stores would force limits on limited beers like this one so more people could enjoy. In 2011 I got the last bottle at that Twin Liquors you referenced (Hancock). The guy in line in front of me had over 6 bottles.
  38. champ103

    champ103 Champion (860) Texas Sep 3, 2007

    If you just want to try it, you should have no problems finding this on tap or cask at plenty of bars around Houston. Last year Gingerman, Hay Merchant, Anvil all had several casks throughout the year. Flying Saucer, Petrol, Down House, Onion Creek have all had it before. It is a bit hard to find via bottle, but if you just want to enjoy it someplace it is pretty easy to come by.
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  39. lokieman

    lokieman Savant (475) Oklahoma Jan 20, 2011

    I wanted to love my bottles from last year as much as everybody else...it's the closest thing Texas gets to a whale, I get it. I've opened 5 and have confirmation that at least 1 of the bottles I traded was a foamy, over carbonated mess. I left bottles in the fridge for days, weeks, to see if this would positively affect the outcome...still ended up in my sink like some kind of elementary school science project. I'm sorry I have to be the one to say it but I just don't believe anyone who says they've opened multiple bottles and "had no issues"...it's not possible. If you've ever had this beer on tap you will know that last year's bottles were not the same beer...in a bad way. Even the brewery has admitted they screwed up...
  40. Phoenix2443

    Phoenix2443 Savant (335) Texas Jan 20, 2010

    Azzy and probably the hardest to come by release in Texas, this should be interesting

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