BA Old Raspy

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by lokieman, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Chuk_Hell

    Chuk_Hell Savant (280) Texas Apr 12, 2012

    Yup. Should be fixed and arive Thursday if the beer gods smile upon us.
     
  2. Azzy

    Azzy Savant (300) Texas Jul 16, 2012

    Saw some at Specs Midtown today. 20 something a bottle. Couldn't get more than 1 too much..
     
  3. SBoyar1

    SBoyar1 Aficionado (210) Texas Nov 14, 2012

    Anybody seen this/know of any in West Austin (Bee Caves area)??
     
  4. BeanBone

    BeanBone Savant (455) Texas Oct 12, 2006

    I pulled the trigger on a couple of bottles (one to drink/review now, one to age). $20 is steep, but as much as I like regular Rasputin, I have to imagine this is going to be pretty great. Plus, no Abyss-like hype!
     
  5. Danielbt

    Danielbt Savant (380) Texas May 4, 2012

    And only $8-$10 more!
     
  6. BeanBone

    BeanBone Savant (455) Texas Oct 12, 2006

    Honestly, I'd pay $8-10 more per bottle to eschew the bullshit hypetrains around most big releases these days. Hell, I probably end up paying that in gas driving all over Houston, anyway.
     
  7. lokieman

    lokieman Savant (475) Oklahoma Jan 20, 2011

    Did you try Specs in Bee Caves...? If they don't have it out there I don't know who would. You might swing by the HEB, you never know.
     
  8. BK1017

    BK1017 Aficionado (205) Texas Nov 9, 2009

    Was just at the 4 Points HEB over lunch and they didn't have it. At least not on the shelves. Couldn't find anyone to talk to.

    In other news, that HEB had Funk Metal and Rince Cochon 750mL (Belgian Strong Pale, 8.5%) on clearance for $5.99. There's a whole cart load of it. Here's the BA review: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/675/65096

    BK
     
  9. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    For some reason the HEB on S Congress/Oltorf also had like 4 cases of Rince Cochon for $5.99... I found that very strange :)
     
  10. Chuk_Hell

    Chuk_Hell Savant (280) Texas Apr 12, 2012

    Someone at HEB is very susceptible to Favorite Brands sales pitches. "Pig Rinse" this year, last year it was Gavrouche ( which is actually a decent Bier de Garde). Seems they buy a container load at a time and are then forced to discount it when the bubbas that shop there don't buy the fancy foriegn beer.
     
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  11. BK1017

    BK1017 Aficionado (205) Texas Nov 9, 2009

    I picked up a bottle. Couldn't resist that price for corked and caged brewed in Belgium beer. We'll see.

    BK
     
  12. Cablejelly

    Cablejelly Savant (265) Texas Sep 6, 2010

    This is the truth. I remember when it came in @ 9.99 per bottle. I spoke to one of the beer/wine managers and she was disgusted that so much was placed on her shelves. @ 5/bottle it wasn't too bad though ;)

    As far as the Barrel Rasputin, picked up a few. for 500ml, the price point is out there but I'm hoping for the best. I think Abyss is 650ml? so there's even more of a price difference taking that into account.
     
  13. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    22oz
     
  14. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (635) Texas Nov 27, 2011 Verified

    22oz is 650ml
     
  15. Chuk_Hell

    Chuk_Hell Savant (280) Texas Apr 12, 2012

    I've tried Rince Cochon. It's decent but nothing to write home about. Good deal for 6 bucks though. Try it with rack of spare ribs.
     
  16. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Figured it was close...
     
  17. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (635) Texas Nov 27, 2011 Verified

    I had to look it up. ;). Stupid metrics
     
  18. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    I just try to remember 30mL per oz... it's usually pretty close.
     
  19. bccocx

    bccocx Champion (810) Texas Jan 13, 2007 Verified

    BA Old Raspy should be rolling out in full force today. I expect most locations that haven't received it already will receive it today from BEK. E1G, Live Oak, etc...
     
  20. SBoyar1

    SBoyar1 Aficionado (210) Texas Nov 14, 2012

    Specs Arbor Walk still has a lot....30+ I believe...but its a 1 bottle/person limit and $23....
     
  21. bccocx

    bccocx Champion (810) Texas Jan 13, 2007 Verified

    Do you still have to ask for it?
     
  22. SBoyar1

    SBoyar1 Aficionado (210) Texas Nov 14, 2012

    Yes...They have it in the back
     
  23. cam_williams

    cam_williams Aficionado (225) Texas Oct 3, 2012 Verified

    Grabbed one at live Oak. There was one more in the cooler.
     
  24. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    E1G has it. I had to go into work for a meeting today and stopped by. 8 left after about 15 minutes. Still cold from the truck.
     
  25. Beeradical

    Beeradical Aspirant (25) Texas Aug 14, 2012

    Wholly Cow Burgers has it at 22.99. Shelf is still full.
     
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  26. mmireles

    mmireles Aficionado (210) Texas May 18, 2005

    Central Market on Westheimer has a few bottles left. You have to ask for it, they have it hidden.
     
  27. bccocx

    bccocx Champion (810) Texas Jan 13, 2007 Verified

    Whip In has it, too. Birra Etrusca was pictured with Raspy
     
  28. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Birra Estruca was at all my local spots this week. Wouldn't worry about that one moving quick.
     
  29. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (495) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    I'll crack this sometime in December, until then... Sleep....
     
  30. kevinboyer

    kevinboyer Aficionado (105) Texas Apr 10, 2008

    Spec's at 59 and Weslayan has it.
     
  31. SBoyar1

    SBoyar1 Aficionado (210) Texas Nov 14, 2012

    Twin Liquors in the Outdoor Galleria in Bee Caves has 1/2 case of BA Old Raspy left I believe...2 bottle limit...along with DFH 75 Min, DFH Noble Rot, DFH Birra Estruca and all the Special Release JK Beers....
     
  32. mmireles

    mmireles Aficionado (210) Texas May 18, 2005

    Man, you would have to have some cash flow to want to buy more than 2 bottles at one time.... lol.
     
  33. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Advocate (640) Texas Nov 20, 2011 Verified

    Specs DeZavala in SA had a lot on the shelf. No apparent limits other your wallet being willing to cough up $22 per.
     
  34. SBoyar1

    SBoyar1 Aficionado (210) Texas Nov 14, 2012

    Haha. Yes indeed
     
  35. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Just be glad when you're shocked at $22 that you're not a Wine Advocate. :)
     
  36. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Savant (345) Texas Jan 22, 2013

    That's right
     
  37. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Advocate (640) Texas Nov 20, 2011 Verified

    My wife is a "whine advocate" when she sees coming in with another box of beer. lol
     
  38. mindswoop

    mindswoop Savant (255) Texas Dec 22, 2011

    It's at Spec's Round Rock as well.
     
  39. mcrago

    mcrago Savant (395) Indiana Oct 6, 2012

    Consider yourself lucky. In Indiana it's $25...
     
  40. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Savant (430) Texas Sep 30, 2007

    My wife IS a wine advocate so she cant complain about my beer addiction ;)