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Abyss in Texas

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

  1. thirdeye11

    thirdeye11 Savant (445) Texas Feb 3, 2009

    False. Please don't spread misinformation. If you don't know for sure, check. If you can't check, post that you heard it second hand. The label for Abyss 2012 was approved by the TABC on 12-13-2012. Should have hit some stores already, the rest should happen this week.

    Cheers,
    Chad
     
  2. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Savant (475) Texas Oct 15, 2011

  3. crusian

    crusian Advocate (620) Oregon May 14, 2010

    different universal product code number. Definitely warrants a new label approval.
    looks like there was a price hike or something then?
     
  4. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Savant (325) Texas Aug 22, 2012

    ^ Beat me to it.
    The only difference I noticed was the bar-code. Everything else looked identical.
     
  5. codybear127

    codybear127 Aficionado (185) Texas Aug 13, 2010

    this is what i got when i sent a message to Deschutes on facebook.

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    2:13pm
    Deschutes Brewery
    It's finally TABC approved and will be in stores and bars soon, starting with Austin, Houston, then Dallas, San Antonio. Cases are very limited, but there is some draft for the first time. Cheers!
     
  6. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Having this on draft greatly interests me.
     
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  7. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Savant (325) Texas Aug 22, 2012

    I definitely like the "Starting with Austin, Houston" part.
     
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  8. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    Take this with a grain of salt. It's been sitting all over Texas for over a month. We should all start getting them around the same time.

    There were a very very limited number of kegs in Tx last year but maybe these were brought in "grey market".
     
  9. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (475) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    MMMmmmm..... I got a chub
     
  10. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    I've been hard for weeks. Every time I start to give up, someone gives a little c-tease about Abyss and I'm eagerly awaiting again. It's been well over 4hrs today alone, time to go see a doctor.
     
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  11. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Advocate (500) Nevada Jan 20, 2010

    And they say drinking can kill your libido.
     
  12. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    It can, but thinking about it can stoke said libido. ;)
     
  13. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    Another hiccup for Abyss in DFW, end of January now. I have no idea what happened now.
     
  14. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    They are negotiating a deal to send our Abyss to Chicago. lol

    KIDDING!!!
     
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  15. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Savant (475) Texas Oct 15, 2011

    Get it at Binny's!
     
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  16. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Fo real!

    Now I'm thinking of those awful video reviews by don'tdrinkbeer... o_O
     
  17. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (425) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    Stop. Go. Stop. Go.

    I feel an EPIC BEK rant boiling. MUST HOLD BACK....Mr. Hydddddeee I Said NO!
     
  18. Argh. Well now someone who lives near Jester King is telling me that it didn't burn to the ground. Peyote is a bitch.

    Edit: Dissident is still infected though. Bleck.
     
  19. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    This is not BEK my understanding anyway. I would have already jumped on that cause I'm such a BEK hater ;)
     
  20. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    I hate when my sours get infected. Makes them all tart n shit...
     
  21. EatMyBobba

    EatMyBobba Disciple (50) Texas Jan 6, 2013

    So ready for some Abyss man.
     
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  22. Phoenix2443

    Phoenix2443 Savant (335) Texas Jan 20, 2010

    no better way to build the hype train than to delay a release right?
     
  23. utx05

    utx05 Disciple (60) Dec 11, 2012

    To a point. After 6 six weeks of "I'm being told next week" about the Dissident, I was pretty indifferent to its release.
     
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  24. I'm being told end of this week (I highly doubt it) or next week -
     
  25. thirdeye11

    thirdeye11 Savant (445) Texas Feb 3, 2009

    Let's just hear about sightings only. Personally, I've had enough of the "I'm being told" or "it should be here by..." comments.
     
  26. LadyOfMuchBeer

    LadyOfMuchBeer Savant (380) Texas Apr 30, 2011

    YES PLEASE! I keep getting notifications...and I think "is it so?"...and then I see it is the same banter that has been going on for six weeks...GIVE ME ABYSS!
     
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  27. StuporJew

    StuporJew Aficionado (125) Texas Nov 21, 2012


    Not Misinformation Chad. I was told this exact thing by one of the higher-ups at the distributor.
    Also, when I spoke to one of my pals who works at the Deschutes Brewpub in Bend, he related the same thing to me. I've been in the beer biz here in Texas for 8 years now, and stupid little hiccups like this involving the TABC are quite common. It's also common for distributors to make excuses when they have setbacks for products that people lust after, just like the Abyss. So, Yeah, My bad I guess. But you don't have to be a jerk about it.
    If you want me to keep you in the loop as to if/when it makes it to the store I work at, I'll be happy to save you a bottle... I get first dibs, after all.

    Have a Good-good,

    Matt
     
  28. DamianX13

    DamianX13 Aficionado (155) Texas Sep 18, 2012

    Thanks for the info. Its appreciated.
     
  29. LadyOfMuchBeer

    LadyOfMuchBeer Savant (380) Texas Apr 30, 2011

    I think we are all guilty of spreading misinformation that we get from our local distributors/reps/"beer guys". Nothing personal, but when it comes to beer releases..it seems like everyone is talking from their asses, making excuses for why it hasn't hit, and hiding the fact that nobody in the state seems to have a clue except for a handful of local TX brewers that manage to release things and get them to the market on time. There are always 3 to 4 "solid" stories about what is really going on. There is no one person to blame for this, it is a system that came with all our antiquated beer laws, and a quickly growing beer scene that always wants to know when they can have the beers they love so much; demanding an answer. In reality someone who doesn't have an answer speculates on the same stories that have always been bogus yet everyone seems to trust. Everyone thinks the story they heard is the true one...yet everyone is usually wrong.
     
  30. thirdeye11

    thirdeye11 Savant (445) Texas Feb 3, 2009

    I admit to being a little dry or factual from time to time, but I don't think I was being a jerk. I apologize sincerely for making you feel that way. I just said that if you get information, please state where you heard it so that we all know where it is from, and can decide for ourselves whether or not the info is good. If you didn't verify from an actual source, then why not mention that?

    All that being said, it was still misinformation because it was incorrect. I don't say that to be a jerk, I say that because that's what it was. I verified the information via the TABC database and can prove it was wrong. Sorry if this feels like me being a jerk.

    Cheers,
    Chad
     
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  31. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    I put forth a decree from this post on that only sightings be posted. Thank you come again. :D
     
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  32. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Advocate (570) Texas Nov 20, 2011

    I saw Abyss '12 in San Antonio last night.






    In my refrigerator :)
     
  33. LadyOfMuchBeer

    LadyOfMuchBeer Savant (380) Texas Apr 30, 2011

    I saw some photos of a massive haul, unfortunately it wasn't in TX. :p
     
  34. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    Oklahoma I'd assume?
     
  35. LadyOfMuchBeer

    LadyOfMuchBeer Savant (380) Texas Apr 30, 2011

    Actually, from Oregon I believe.
     
  36. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (475) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    STATUS REPORT:

    ?
     
  37. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Next Week? lol

    Heard nothing, seen nothing.
     
  38. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (475) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    All quiet on the Eastern (Texas) Front :oops:
     
  39. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Advocate (500) Nevada Jan 20, 2010

    ISO: FT:
     
  40. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Whilest we're waiting, watch my favorite beer review ever:

     

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