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Ballast Point in the 713!

Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by icetrauma, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Per a post on FB, "Hey Texas.....beer leaves Monday for Austin and HOUSTON!!!!!!!!"
     
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  2. djjohnnyd

    djjohnnyd Aficionado (120) Texas Jan 17, 2008

    Are we going to get expired bottles of Sculpin like Dallas? I was in Dallas for the holidays and they still have the Sculpin bottles with a best before 10/06/12 on the shelf at Whole Foods. I'm so disappointed as I love this beer and it turns fast, as you would expect.

    Hopefully the distributer figures out their issues. I remember calling them last year (Andrews I think it was) and the employees I spoke with didn't even know what Ballast Point was. I thought the point of a distributor was to help a company successfully launch their product and navigate the process.
     
  3. Smithrob9999

    Smithrob9999 Savant (425) Texas Aug 3, 2011

    Yea I agree, I bought some when it 1st came out but haven't found a fresh batch since, $16.99 is quite a bit for a 6 pack. The bombers are like $8.99 as well
     
  4. mar

    mar Aficionado (145) Texas Aug 1, 2007

    They're expired because they never sold.
     
  5. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (475) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    YESSIR!
     
  6. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (475) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    Also they are expired because you DFW guys can't gulp it down!
     
  7. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    This stuff will sell like hotcakes in ATX.
     
  8. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    I'll be searching for some Sculpin really soooon.
     
  9. Ford

    Ford Savant (470) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    I'm waiting patiently for Victory at Sea... and by patiently I mean I wantz it real soon.
     
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  10. TxUltraRunner

    TxUltraRunner Savant (375) Texas Aug 16, 2012

    Tweet from Petrol Station:

    Uncle Hoppy@Petrol_Station
    Can you feel that? Sculpin is heading to houston.next week

    ...mmmmmmmmmm
     
  11. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (505) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    Do we get the liquor as well? That's all I'm really interested in. That and Victory.
     
  12. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (475) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    MMMM

    Guess who has a bottle of Victory at Sea...

    THIS GUY!
     
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  13. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    And how did "THIS GUY!" Procure a bottle of said elixer?
     
  14. raffy313

    raffy313 Savant (405) Texas Dec 15, 2010

    Someone give "THIS GUY!" a cookie... ;).

    I'm sure there are more than a handful of SW BA's who are currently holding VaS... (including "this guy"...).
     
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  15. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (475) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    hehehe, yeah! Went to SD for xmas and bought myself several Christmas Presents.
     
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  16. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    I'll take the Victory, but at $9 a bomber for Sculpin I'd rather have Hop Stoopid or Endeavour.
     
  17. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    6-packs are cheaper per oz.

    As long as I can get Sculpin fresh, I don't care about paying $15-20 a six pack.
     
  18. Ford

    Ford Savant (470) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    Can't wait for Victory at Sea to hit Texas....
     
  19. jaymesbawned

    jaymesbawned Savant (280) Texas Feb 1, 2011

    Had A VaS a few weeks back. Probably the best beer i've ever had. Not that it's saying much because I'm pretty newbish, but there ya go.
     
  20. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Ruination is vastly superior. So is Hop Stupid. So is Endeavour.

    If it were $9 a six I'd consider it. At $15 it's way too expensive.
     
  21. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (475) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    Cracked my Sculpin yesterday that I got in SD, and let me just say that it was pretty damn delicious! Very clean and and slightly fruity. Would Drink Again in a couple of weeks hehe.
     
  22. raffy313

    raffy313 Savant (405) Texas Dec 15, 2010

    Well it looks like more SW BA's will be "holding" VaS, since it's now found it's way to DFW. Hopefully you guys down south will be seeing it on your shelves soon too. Nice SD score, btw!
     
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  23. acbe

    acbe Savant (295) Texas Jul 23, 2011


    Yeah, excited to try that one.
     
  24. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (475) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    The SD haul, I was lucky they had all this nice stuff as I only had enough time to visit one store.

    [​IMG]
     
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  25. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Where's the Alpine? :D
     
  26. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (475) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    They were out.... :oops:
     
  27. Krumb

    Krumb Savant (290) Texas Jan 30, 2008

    Yep...picked one up today.
     
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  28. raffy313

    raffy313 Savant (405) Texas Dec 15, 2010

    Were you "nice"... :). I'll be heading that way a little later. Hoping there's at least one left.
     
  29. Krumb

    Krumb Savant (290) Texas Jan 30, 2008

    he had about 5 or so around noon (when I was there). happy new years.
     
  30. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    That sucks. At least you got a bunch of other goodness!
     
  31. TapThat

    TapThat Aficionado (160) Oregon Nov 8, 2012

    I saw Pinthouse posted that Sculpin is going on tomorrow. Hope it's fresh, cant wait to try it out
     
  32. DonD

    DonD Aficionado (240) Texas Jun 23, 2008

    Perfect. I'm heading to Austin tomorrow and they are definitely on my list of places to go.
     
  33. pencotron

    pencotron Aspirant (35) Texas May 18, 2012

    Wend to Specs downtown at lunch. Guy there said no one knew when it was coming or who would get it. He said they did not even know what distributor was the one to receive it. Sounds kinda odd to me - but then that's how it works here in Texas.
     

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