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Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout

Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by lokieman, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. lokieman

    lokieman Savant (475) Oklahoma Jan 20, 2011

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    Bear Republic Brewing Co." Texas ABC has approved the label and we will start shipping Big Bear Black Stout again towards the end of the year."

    Pasted this from their FB page. I sent a few e-mails a while back inquiring about Big Bear since the label laws have changed. They replied and thanked me for my interest and nothing happened for a while. I commented the other day on a Bear Republic FB post basically asking them why we don't have Big Bear back yet and finally got the response I was looking for. Looking forward to seeing this one back on shelves in our neck of the woods. Cheers Texas....
     
  2. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Savant (420) Texas Sep 30, 2007

    Thats awesome, just because its another stout to have in this great state!
     
  3. raffy313

    raffy313 Savant (405) Texas Dec 15, 2010

    Appreciate the legwork, Loki! Love this beer.
     
  4. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Is is aggresively hopped?
     
  5. Phoenix2443

    Phoenix2443 Savant (335) Texas Jan 20, 2010

    It's back! Thank god because I've been out for at least 6 months now
     
  6. Why did it get pulled from Texas in the first place?
     
  7. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    Old labeling laws... Something about the "ale in Texas" bit.
     
  8. lindsey624

    lindsey624 Aficionado (125) Texas Feb 14, 2009

    No, more of an export stout. One of their best beers

    It only said stout. At the time it was pulled it needed to say ale somewhere on the package.
     
  9. elWhite

    elWhite Aficionado (195) Texas Aug 29, 2006

    Will be here around the end of the year - they've got a two or three month turn-around time on orders right now. Also approved: Racer X.
     
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  10. miikezombie

    miikezombie Savant (345) Texas Aug 13, 2010

    Heh....we never ran out of Big Bear.
     
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  11. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    Still on shelves?
     
  12. miikezombie

    miikezombie Savant (345) Texas Aug 13, 2010

    Yes. A few cases have lingered since the TABC realized they made a label approving boo boo.
     
  13. lokieman

    lokieman Savant (475) Oklahoma Jan 20, 2011

    I'm really hoping some Racer X makes it down this way. Never had the privilege and obviously BR is one of my favorite breweries...needless to say a long time want.
     
  14. gibby

    gibby Aficionado (230) Pennsylvania Jul 25, 2008

    The racer X is really nice and so is the apex
     
  15. omnigrits

    omnigrits Savant (345) Texas Jun 1, 2006

    I'm doing a little happy dance... see? :D Not just one of my favourite stouts, one of my favourite beers. Very glad to see it coming back.
     
  16. lokieman

    lokieman Savant (475) Oklahoma Jan 20, 2011

    Big Bear back on shelves in Austin starting today if anyone cares...obviously I do.
     
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  17. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Savant (420) Texas Sep 30, 2007

    I second that!
     
  18. Enjoying one right now. Great stuff.
     
  19. lokieman

    lokieman Savant (475) Oklahoma Jan 20, 2011

    Great stuff at a great price...just walked out of Arbor Walk with 2 bombers at under $10. Yet another reason to love Bear Republic...
     
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  20. omnigrits

    omnigrits Savant (345) Texas Jun 1, 2006

    Seriously good news.
     
  21. ThirdEyePA

    ThirdEyePA Savant (370) Texas Nov 7, 2011

    I am really looking forward to trying this. I actually got a growler of this and Racer X filled this weekend. The Racer X was fantastic, and I expect the same greatness from the Big Bear.
     
  22. lokieman

    lokieman Savant (475) Oklahoma Jan 20, 2011

    Where'd you get a Racer X growler fill?
     
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  23. ThirdEyePA

    ThirdEyePA Savant (370) Texas Nov 7, 2011

    Dancing Bear Pub in Waco, Tx.
     
  24. lokieman

    lokieman Savant (475) Oklahoma Jan 20, 2011

    Nice...way to go Waco. Is that the same place that had the BA Ten Fidy?
     
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  25. ThirdEyePA

    ThirdEyePA Savant (370) Texas Nov 7, 2011

    Sure is. I was there for that also and it was fantastic. I also bought a few Bishop Barrels there.
     
  26. lokieman

    lokieman Savant (475) Oklahoma Jan 20, 2011

    Man I wanted badly to make the trip for that but had to work....BA Ten Fidy definitely on my bucket list. I'll have to stop by that place the next time I'm up that way. Cheers!
     
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  27. ext1rpate

    ext1rpate Savant (265) Texas Feb 21, 2011

    Picked this up at Spec's in Houston last Tuesday for about 4 bucks. Amazing price for an awesome beer... makes you wonder why others charge more for an inferior beer lol
     
  28. champ103

    champ103 Champion (870) Texas Sep 3, 2007

    Premium Draught has this on tap right now.
     
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  29. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Savant (350) Texas May 17, 2012

    Dang! Too bad they're closed on Mondays.
     

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