Abyss in Texas

Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by Smithrob9999, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    Ok. haha
     
  2. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    I knew you were joking... I was as well... I would take Alpine Beers and Bruery stuff over Abyss. ;)
     
  3. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (485) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    Shit man keep that Pliny and Double Jack train coming and I'll be your friend for life! Don't forget the Parabola
     
  4. crusian

    crusian Advocate (620) Oregon May 14, 2010

    Actually, I must have meant this week coming up... Because I'll be out of town. :(
     
  5. The Abyss got label approval according to TABC on 12/13. Hopefully we'll see it soon.
     
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  6. crusian

    crusian Advocate (620) Oregon May 14, 2010

    Is the label different than last year?
     
  7. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Possible ETOH level is different. Just throwing it out there.
     
  8. crusian

    crusian Advocate (620) Oregon May 14, 2010

    Maybe. I'm too lazy to look at them to check.
     
  9. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Year is different for sure. Possibly other changes as well.
     
  10. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    ABV changes yearly on The Abyss, IIRC.
     
  11. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (750) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    This beer needs to come out already. I can't believe it's been over 13 months since I had last bought it.
     
  12. miikezombie

    miikezombie Savant (355) Texas Aug 13, 2010

    They also tinker with the barreling process. The '10 was in bourbon barrels and the '11 was a mix of wine, bourbon and oak barrels.

    Edit: percentages are listed on the bottles.
     
  13. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Advocate (605) Texas Nov 20, 2011

    Not much difference in the labels. the 2012 is a little darker and some of the font is slightly different, but otherwise looks the same - other than the date of course. The blend looks the same as well.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. wsnich

    wsnich Savant (410) Texas Apr 26, 2010

    Dechutes said that it is the exact same process, just clarified the barrel process more on the '11 bottle.
     
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  15. crusian

    crusian Advocate (620) Oregon May 14, 2010

    They can't possibly have to get approval due to it saying 2012 instead of 2011... can they? Wow.
     
  16. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    It's a new label.

    Gotta love TABC!!!
     
  17. miikezombie

    miikezombie Savant (355) Texas Aug 13, 2010

    Ah. If I remember correctly the '10 says 30% and the breakdown on the '11 adds up to 27%. I will need to check my bottles to be sure.

    Edit: If Deschutes says that is what they have always done then I won't argue with them.
     
  18. LadyOfMuchBeer

    LadyOfMuchBeer Savant (380) Texas Apr 30, 2011

    glad to see I am not the only one anxiously awaiting new Abyss!
     
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  19. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (485) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    So any ETA on when it will hit shelves?
     
  20. LadyOfMuchBeer

    LadyOfMuchBeer Savant (380) Texas Apr 30, 2011

    last I heard was second week in Jan. I am hoping for next week.
     
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  21. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    The next day you work and have no chance of calling in or leaving early. :D
     
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  22. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (485) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    hahaha, ain't that the sad truth :rolleyes:
     
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  23. crusian

    crusian Advocate (620) Oregon May 14, 2010

    Seriously? When I'm out of town again? Lol
     
  24. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Advantage: Third Shift. ;)
     
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  25. ThirdEyePA

    ThirdEyePA Savant (380) Texas Nov 7, 2011

    Hope this comes around soon! I've been waiting on this for over a month now.
     
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  26. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (430) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    If this happens and you are out of town I will do my best to cover you.
     
  27. frogfan

    frogfan Savant (370) Texas Sep 4, 2009

    Beer guy at CM Southlake said that TX allocation had been sitting in warehouses down here but was re-routed to other markets due to the TABC approval taking too long - hopefully not true, and it was just delayed.
     
  28. raffy313

    raffy313 Savant (415) Texas Dec 15, 2010

    Seriously dude, do you know the potential shitstorm that could be caused by posting something like this? If there's one thing I've learned from all my beer purchasing, is that MOST(not all, MOST) "beer guys" know jack shit about the status or whereabouts of a particular release. Central Market "beer guys"(I use that term loosely, as they're generally more focused on their wine selection) are even less reliable. I've been to most of this area's CM's, including that one, and whatever questions their "beer guys" have answered ended up being flat out wrong.

    And even if that rumor ends up, somehow, being true... I definately wouldn't post it here(where the jackals feast) until it became more of a known fact.

    Now if it were someone like Fern making that statement I would start to worry...
     
  29. frogfan

    frogfan Savant (370) Texas Sep 4, 2009

    Debated on whether or not to post it on here, but figured what the hell. Also, assumed that he didn't know much of what he was talking about...
     
  30. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (750) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    I was told by the Central Market dude that Abyss will be here next week... I've been hearing that for the last month though.. It's all just a guess.
     
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  31. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Savant (495) Texas Oct 15, 2011

    Abyss should be aged for at least a year anyway, so I don't care if it takes a little while before it hits the shelf.
     
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  32. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Pre-aged for 2 months for your convenience. :D
     
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  33. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    Sitting in warehouses still... kick your beer guy in the nuts.
     
  34. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Hey, as long as they don't charge extra for the aging. That's all good Jack!
     
  35. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    And we hope that there is some temp control on the aging environment. Most likely sitting in 80+ degree warehouse for part of the aging unfortunately.
     
  36. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    20% off!! Lol
     
  37. Chuk_Hell

    Chuk_Hell Aficionado (245) Texas Apr 12, 2012

    This should be in some Austin stores tomorrow. Maybe.
     
  38. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Hell must be freezing over.
     
  39. Chuk_Hell

    Chuk_Hell Aficionado (245) Texas Apr 12, 2012

    I don't know how E1G got Dissident delivered on NEW YEARS DAY and ahead of every other store in Austin but more power to them. It's a good sign that the much fabeled Austin allocation will be showing up at other retailers. My partictular sources have been pretty circumspect about it.
     
  40. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (485) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    So is it on for Houston or what?
     

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