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Abyss in Texas

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

  1. Danielbt

    Danielbt Savant (380) Texas May 4, 2012

    Yeah, no bottle limits for sure. I'd prefer bottle limits personally, but that didn't keep me from taking some advantage when I stumbled across a case on the shelf in a suburban HEB. I told the beer guy that he needed to have bottle limits on this kind of thing, but I don't think he cared. And this is the most passionate beer guy we've had there yet.
     
  2. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Advocate (500) Texas Jan 20, 2010

    Everyone forgets San Antonio.
     
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  3. HoustonZ33

    HoustonZ33 Savant (335) Texas Sep 10, 2012

    Were you able to even type that with a straight face?
     
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  4. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Running on little sleep right now. Foggy in the head and surprisingly....a little smirk.
     
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  5. lokieman

    lokieman Savant (475) Oklahoma Jan 20, 2011

    Yea I'm torn...on one hand the fact that it was just hanging out on a shelf at my neighborhood HEB enabled me to grab enough for multiple trades and multiple bottles to cellar. I did the "1 bottle limit" dance the first day it hit and got 1 bottle at 6 different places then the next day stumbled upon a couple cases at HEB. I only grabbed a couple more because that's all I needed or could afford but I could see someone who struck out stumbling upon that and filling up their shopping cart. And yes it is up to people to ration themselves but come on...let's be realistic. If somebody wants 8 bottles and they find 8 at HEB with no limit...pretty sure they're going to be gone.
     
  6. WickedSluggy

    WickedSluggy Savant (425) Texas Nov 21, 2008

    There are two types of beer knurds in Texas: Those who are looking for Abyss and those who realize it really wasn't quite worth all the effort.

    I am of the second type. I ended up with a couple of bottles. Did a little verticle last night with a 2010 (I have a few of these) and the 1012. Both are good, but it's simply NOT spectacular. There are just too many beers as good and better that are easier to come by. For those who haven't manged to get a bottle - feel free to use the "sour grapes" defense mechanism.
     
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  7. crusian

    crusian Advocate (620) Oregon May 14, 2010

    just going by statistics you are wrong.
    4 of the top 40 are available in TX. Abyss is 11, rocheforts 10 is 15, St. B 12 is 27, sculpin is 37.

    on a personal level, I agree with you.
     
  8. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    "Sour Grapes", is that a new DFH release? :D
     
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  9. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Advocate (570) Texas Nov 20, 2011

    That's that ask price... My bid price ratio is 7:3 :)
     
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  10. WickedSluggy

    WickedSluggy Savant (425) Texas Nov 21, 2008

    I think the hype and limited availability create a gravity towards the high ratings that keep The Abyss propped up there at number 11. When I read the reviews of people swooning over it, I really have to question whether there is some cause of diminished capacity. It's like they are honored to get the opportunity to rate it so "better give it a good one". Granted there are the occasional "WTF is the big deal" reviews too.

    I travel quite a bit and am not limited to the Texas selections, but I admit that I am a victim of the hype when it comes to seeking out limited releases. Truth be told, if it wasn't rare, I'd probably only buy a few Abyss a year even at a cheaper price - I'd usually choose one of the Yeti's over Abyss. If I ever heard that Yeti was soon to be as rare as Abyss, I would probably break out in a cold sweat. And now we have Victory at Sea in Texas, which I beleive is actually Baltic Porter (lager), but it's a rich, dark incredibly flavorfull beer and easily as good as The Abyss. Yeah, I know, that's just an opinion, but it's damn close to an overt fact too.
     
  11. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Advocate (500) Texas Jan 20, 2010

    So is Abyss gonna hit San Antonio or is it gonna be snubbed like the Black Butte XXIV release?
     
  12. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Advocate (570) Texas Nov 20, 2011

    Gabriel's and Specs DeZavala each got a case last Friday. I think more was gonna hit town this week
     
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  13. mmireles

    mmireles Aficionado (210) Texas May 18, 2005

    Managed to find one more bottle of Abyss today, plus found a few other items today. :)

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    Better go back in time and drink that Enjoy By..... o_O
     
  15. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    The 2.15.13 I had last week was divine.
     
  16. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (475) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    12/21/12 the Barleywine edition hahaha :rolleyes:

    I'm surprised you still managed to find some Abyss
     
  17. mmireles

    mmireles Aficionado (210) Texas May 18, 2005

    The HEB on Dunlavy in Houston just got theirs....
     
  18. crusian

    crusian Advocate (620) Oregon May 14, 2010

    I saw an old enjoy by this week too. passed. just had the feb edition a few weeks ago, it was yummy.
     
  19. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (475) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    OH SNAP

    you better hide that location man! Before the lurkers get to it!
     
  20. mmireles

    mmireles Aficionado (210) Texas May 18, 2005

    lol... i *think* you have to be on the list, and it's a one bottle limit. ;)
     
  21. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (475) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    Good that should prevent those krogerlists hoarders!

    I KNOW YOU ARE READING THIS! COCKSUCKERS! :rolleyes:
     
  22. mmireles

    mmireles Aficionado (210) Texas May 18, 2005

    eh, i don't know if there's a list... i went by there last week and she told me to leave my name/number and she'd call me when it came in (which was 11AM this morning).
     
  23. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Where did you find Abyss?
     
  24. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (475) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    Read the thread... :rolleyes:
     
  25. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    You can't make me! :cool:
     
  26. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Haven't received 1 trade offer. You cats obviously don't want it that bad.

    C'mon, it's only trading at 0.2KHUs. ;)
     
  27. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Advocate (570) Texas Nov 20, 2011

    My 7 BCBS for 3 Abyss was an offer ;)
     
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  28. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (425) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    Shiit if I wouldn't pound those BCBS I would take you up on that ;)
     
  29. crusian

    crusian Advocate (620) Oregon May 14, 2010

    Damn, that's a good offer.
     
  30. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (425) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    Offer up some that Ananke and you can take every bottle of Abyss I own. :)
     
  31. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    I had Ananke once. If I had any you could have it. I think Abyss is waaaay better.
     
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  32. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Advocate (570) Texas Nov 20, 2011

    I'm all out....waiting for the next batch. I wish kept more for me. I had alot of repeat trades on that one. I think I shipped almost 8 cases of that beer (reg & rasp) this year.
     
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  33. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Savant (475) Texas Oct 15, 2011

    Last year I couldnt trade 2 Abyss for 4 BCBS. Now you could get that done in IP trade! Crazy how things shift.
     
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  34. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    With BCBS going yearly and its eventual arrival in Tx., trade value is dropping. JMO.
     
  35. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Advocate (570) Texas Nov 20, 2011

    Basically, BCBS a much better beer IMO, but it's a function of me have alot of it and not as much Abyss as I want.
     
  36. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    I traded a Das Uberkind for 3 BCBS last week. Also JK sours trade $4$ on BCBCS right now.

    Just gotta find the right trader.

    The biggest problem is getting large quantities at once.

    As for the 7:3 trade...after another trade I have setup for my 4th bottle, I'd have no Abyss. I would do 2:1 though or 1:1 for a BCBCS. Take trades to BM though ;)
     
  37. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    From what traders tell me, last year there was a lot less BCBS. Outside of Chicago, people are still buying it off the shelf (3 months later!)

    Not gonna pretend to be a BCBS expert though. I resisted trading it for quite a while. Just on a bourbon barrel aged kick now.
     
  38. ext1rpate

    ext1rpate Savant (265) Texas Feb 21, 2011

    Gotta start doing this. I didn't know JK sours were trading well.
     
  39. lokieman

    lokieman Savant (475) Oklahoma Jan 20, 2011

    RU-55, Funk and Boxer's killing it right now....I've seen my cellar grow by at least 20 bottles in the past month with trades all prefaced by Jester King sours
     
  40. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (425) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    That Rasp is so sweet right now. If they tap that again I might be forced to drive down and pull an all day event by myself.
     

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