Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by Lutter, Jan 25, 2013.
If I didn't live in the Woodlands I would.
See ya Sunday, if you can make it. Looking forward to it.
What he said! Never wait on a cask.
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.
Probably wont get any this year, good luck to all those who can get a few though!
I was talking the vintage prior to last.
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.
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
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.
WOW...that sounds crazy......im sure i'll never see it but if any body wants to save one....
some new friends opened one today that was pretty heavily carbed.
Yeah, i never had any issues with my bottles either.
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.
I agree and I might also like it better than the Whiskey Barrel as well. The Cascabel is amazing!
(512) Bruin w/ Whiskey-soaked wood chips on cask at the Draught House a few weeks back was fantastic.
NICE! Draught House always has something amazing on tap.
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.
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...
I want this so bad. Lets see how lucky I get on release day. Specs also gets it right?
Yeah, I got 2 bottles at Spec's in Austin last time around (2 bottle limit, iirc)
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.
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.
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
What was price on it last year?
What a bunch of bullshit. That sounds like something Whip-In would try to pull.
I paid $16.99 each, iirc. Might've been $14.99. Or both (I went to 2 stores)
that's one of em
Well time to find a new beer guy lol
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!!!!!
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.
For the record, the last bottles ive gotten were LESS at the whip in than at specs.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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...
Azzy and probably the hardest to come by release in Texas, this should be interesting
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