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Ballast Point: Houston area

Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by Ford, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Savant (325) Texas Aug 22, 2012

    This is my first time trying anything from Ballast Point, but I love Stouts/Porters so I'm willing to pay the $12 to try V@S based on the reviews I have read. That being said, I will be trying Sculpin on tap before I commit to a 6'er or a bomber.
     
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  2. boogercrack

    boogercrack Savant (340) Texas May 24, 2012

    i got sent an old ass sculpin in a bif (that box also included a 2 year old double jack :confused:), and have never had it fresh (or anything resembling fresh).

    might pop by nobi and check it out soon.
     
  3. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    I've had fresh on tap before I knew it was the "Higest rated single IPA". I found it meh at best.

    I would give it another chance on tap, but can't see paying $2.50-$3 a bottle for it at a store.
     
  4. mattchow

    mattchow Savant (380) Texas Jun 24, 2012

    sculpin is pretty solid, but if i was spending my money on BP it would be on dorado.
     
  5. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Savant (360) Texas May 17, 2012

    I had the complete opposite reaction when I tried it at Nobi Public House last night. It was sooo good!
     
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  6. Ford

    Ford Savant (490) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    Went by Shell today.. they have plenty of Ballast Point still.. there are sixers of Sculpin in the cooler.. and in the middle of the front display they have bombers of VAS and a couple of others.... including their regular porter which was 6.99 for the bomber.
     
  7. TomHouTX

    TomHouTX Aficionado (170) Texas Dec 7, 2012

    Same here!
     
  8. TomHouTX

    TomHouTX Aficionado (170) Texas Dec 7, 2012

    Specs Bay Area has bombers of Black Marlin Porter ($4.99), Victory At Sea Imperial Coffee Porter ($9.99), and Sculpin India Pale Ale ($7.99). Prices may be off, I'm just going by memory.
     
  9. lefty12

    lefty12 Aficionado (170) Texas Feb 6, 2010

    its all at specs midtown.
     
  10. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Advocate (500) Texas Feb 21, 2011

    Just picked up some Sculpin and VatS at specs downtown. They also have Sucks
     
  11. ext1rpate

    ext1rpate Savant (290) Texas Feb 21, 2011

    Boo! I was in Houston on Tuesday and went to Spec's on Smith and I'm really bummed out I missed out on Sucks and Sculpin by a couple of days. I did pick up an Uberkind, I was surprised they had like 10 bottles, and then I looked at the price tag :p
     
  12. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Advocate (500) Texas Feb 21, 2011

    Didn't see any Uberkind, but did see multiple bottles of the OG Black Metal.
     
  13. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    They had one bottle left last night. It was hidden behind all of the Wytchmaker.

    I grabbed a V@S and sixer of Sucks too.

    Had some Sculpin from a growler last night and was pleasantly surprised. This encounter was much better than previous.
     
  14. lndsy

    lndsy Aficionado (210) Texas Dec 6, 2012

    smith street still has tons of V@S and Sculpin
     
  15. ext1rpate

    ext1rpate Savant (290) Texas Feb 21, 2011

    Would that I could drive to Houston every week.
     
  16. lndsy

    lndsy Aficionado (210) Texas Dec 6, 2012

    i found a good supply of OG black metal today at a spec's in the copperfield area, too! love it. where do you live?
     
  17. ext1rpate

    ext1rpate Savant (290) Texas Feb 21, 2011

    Lufkin, about 120 mile drive to Houston from here.
     
  18. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (485) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    Brought this straight from the brewery up in Cali

    Hopefully I didn't waste any baggage space, although i'm going to say that you can't find this here

    [​IMG]
     
  19. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    You can't get that here yet.

    The weird thing is the fact that the label is completely different than the one I had the other night. And the one a month before that.

    Ours looked like this:
    [​IMG]
     
  20. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (485) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    oh that is strange....I'm going to have to check my bottle now, especially the bottling date
     
  21. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Advocate (500) Texas Feb 21, 2011

    For those in the Woodlands. I just saw sculpin and VatS at heb off kuykendahl
     
  22. StArnoldFan

    StArnoldFan Advocate (655) Texas Dec 28, 2012

    HEB Fairmont in Pasadena just put out a ton of V@S, Sculpin 22's and 6ers, and the pale. $14.39 for the 6er of Sculpin which is a deal compared to the $8.99 bombers. Just about half price oz per oz
     
  23. boogercrack

    boogercrack Savant (340) Texas May 24, 2012

    i really hope we end up getting the sculpin can six packs in time for summer...

    mmm scluplin by the pool.
     
  24. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Advocate (500) Texas Feb 21, 2011

    The Sculpin was okay, but at $15 a sixer I'll stick with my resin or endeavor.
     
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  25. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    I would have to say Sculpin was better than the above but the price point is a little high.
     
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  26. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    I think Lagunitas Sucks is better than Sculpin.

    Resin is a completely different (but awesome beer). Endeavour needs to come out in 4-packs already.
     
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  27. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Advocate (500) Texas Feb 21, 2011

    Agreed on the endeavor. Has anyone herd any more about that?
     
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  28. Ford

    Ford Savant (490) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    http://www.facebook.com/BallastPoint

    Seems they are bottling Sea Monster Imperial Stout now... and it will begin heading out across the country in the coming weeks... looking forward to this one.. hopefully Nobi gets some to put on tap.
     
  29. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Had one pretty recently. Wasn't a fan.
     
  30. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Why not?
     
  31. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    It wasn't a very good Imperial Stout.

    I think Victory at Sea is a much better dark beer.
     
  32. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (485) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    Had it fresh from the brewery, it was pretty good.

    But I definitely agree that Victory at Sea was better
     
  33. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    $5 bottle of Stone IRS kicks the $10 Sea Monter in the nuts.
     
  34. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    After having Indra Kunidra last night at our Austin bottle share... that beer NEEDS to make it here.

    Probably the most unique and interesting smelling beer I've ever had. It also tasted amazing.
     
  35. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Advocate (500) Texas Feb 21, 2011

    Just found Victory at Sea on tap at goose acre in the woodlands. Damn tasty on drafy
     
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