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Dark Horse Plead the 5th?

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by raymo55, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. raymo55

    raymo55 Savant (475) Michigan Oct 3, 2011

    Has anyone seen it in Michigan yet?

    I heard it made it to the SE side but I haven't seen it on the SW side. I was hoping to find it this weekend.

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  2. semibaked

    semibaked Advocate (695) Kentucky Mar 27, 2007

    Just got it in the store yesterday, but I am in Mid-Michigan, we got 2 cases, not nearly enough, haha.
     
  3. DrDoitchbig

    DrDoitchbig Savant (385) Michigan Jun 6, 2009

    It's been trickling into the Metro Detroit area for a little over a week now.
     
  4. elephantrider

    elephantrider Savant (275) Michigan Mar 25, 2011

    Found some at sav-mor in Eastpointe, along with some double crooked tree.
     
  5. raymo55

    raymo55 Savant (475) Michigan Oct 3, 2011

    Dammit...nothing in Kalamazoo or GR yet
     
  6. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (545) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    I bought some at Holiday in Royal Oak last week.
     
  7. divineaudio

    divineaudio Savant (410) Michigan Dec 7, 2009

    I picked up a few 4pks at Holiday Market in Royal Oak last weekend. There were about two cases or so on the floor when I was there.

    Also, 8 Degrees Plato in Ferndale posted on their facebook that they had some in stock last week.
     
  8. ChadlyG

    ChadlyG Aficionado (155) Michigan Oct 9, 2011

    Sicilianos posted it on their New Beer Friday today. 2 bottle limit.

    I expect to see it in other stores in GR & Holland as well.
     
  9. raymo55

    raymo55 Savant (475) Michigan Oct 3, 2011

    2 bottle limit??? Haha...that's hilarious
     
  10. Shoot me a BM if you can't find any. I'm pretty sure that I can get my hands on a decent amount right now but I'm not sure how much longer they will sit on the shelves.
     
  11. raymo55

    raymo55 Savant (475) Michigan Oct 3, 2011

    I'm on the southeast side of Michigan....I can just wait for it to hit locally (but not with bottle limits :confused:) ...but thanks for the offer!
     
  12. bierenutz

    bierenutz Savant (320) Michigan Jan 21, 2010


    I'm...:confused:...aren't you on the southwest side of the state?
     
  13. camil1mj

    camil1mj Savant (415) Michigan Oct 4, 2010

    I have seen it at a couple of stores in Livonia over the past week and a half.
     
  14. raymo55

    raymo55 Savant (475) Michigan Oct 3, 2011

    You are correct....:oops:
     
  15. I'm not that surprised with the limit. The stuff is going very fast. I was lucky and got my hands on a four pack, but the first store I checked had already sold out. The place i got it from thought they were sold out, but they had 4 singles hidden that I found.
     
  16. Jakers90

    Jakers90 Aficionado (215) Michigan Mar 13, 2011

    There's more than 30 cases where I shop in lansing, oddly enough dbl crkd hasn't dropped yet. I was under the impression it was shipped at the same time.
     
  17. dblab33

    dblab33 Savant (365) Michigan Dec 9, 2011

    It's disappearing in SE Michigan pretty fast. Considering it was hitting here last week, I am surprised it hasn't come through all of west Michigan yet...
     
  18. Zaphog

    Zaphog Poobah (1,140) Michigan Sep 23, 2011

    My local bottle shop here in Mid-Michigan got it in on Tuesday. They only received one case though. I picked up two 4 packs and one 4 pack of Double Crooked Tree.
     
  19. jacob4999

    jacob4999 Savant (330) Michigan Dec 9, 2008

    Just picked up two 4-packs of the 5th and Double Crooked Tree at my shop in St Clair Shores but it's going fast!
     
  20. Khazadum

    Khazadum Savant (395) Illinois Apr 29, 2010

    Shame this doesn't make it to Chicago. I'd love to get more of this beer.
     
  21. Holiday1072

    Holiday1072 Savant (275) Michigan Nov 18, 2008

    If you're looking we are out at Holiday, but I spotted some the other night at GS market on Woodward in Royal Oak
     
  22. EricCioe

    EricCioe Savant (460) Montana Aug 7, 2010

    Got two bottles in trade earlier this week and cracked one tonight with the group. Delicious, just like last year.
     
  23. Mandark

    Mandark Savant (315) Illinois Apr 8, 2008

    I remember seeing this at the Armanettis on Milwaukee in Niles last year, but not many other places.
     
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  24. Khazadum

    Khazadum Savant (395) Illinois Apr 29, 2010

    Sweet information! I'll have to spread that around, see if I have a buddy who can keep tabs on it.
     
  25. I was gonna say, I've been a fairly regular drinker of Dark Horse for a while and have never seen this beer anywhere in the Chicago area or heard of anyone picking it up around here, but read about how good it is. Thank you for putting to rest my anxiety about not being able to find any, but also unthank you for crushing the spiritual beer can that is my soul.
     
  26. trginter

    trginter Savant (390) Michigan Dec 1, 2008

    I wish my local distributor would get their shit together.
     
  27. Marti403

    Marti403 Advocate (520) Michigan Jul 23, 2011

    Picked some up at the brewery right at it's release. Glad I did because my local place charges way too much.
     
  28. EricCioe

    EricCioe Savant (460) Montana Aug 7, 2010

    Thanks again for sending those bottles out here. Our group had one yesterday and it was one of the highlights for sure. The other is hanging back for an all-MI tasting in April.
     
  29. Get your head in the game, Richard! Binnys got plenty last year, and so did WLV.
     
  30. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (850) Michigan May 8, 2006

    It is quite possible our local distributor is still waiting on their allotment. It will be in and there will be plenty after all is said and done. It's not like we don't have enough beer available to keep us occupied until then.
     
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  31. trginter

    trginter Savant (390) Michigan Dec 1, 2008

    lol...I know. We're pretty spoiled most of the time, between Drake's, Tiffany's, and Salute.

    I used to work for a local distributor, so I know that most of time it's waiting on the brewery to get them the product. They want it on store shelves as soon as they receive it.
     
  32. Marti403

    Marti403 Advocate (520) Michigan Jul 23, 2011

    Any time!
     
  33. decadance

    decadance Savant (395) Texas Mar 14, 2010

    Considering who holds the Dark House account locally...I am not sure I blame the brewers. Worst Distributors in the area (whom I am keeping nameless).
     
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  34. trginter

    trginter Savant (390) Michigan Dec 1, 2008

    Haha, I know what you mean.
     
  35. We have some left along with double crooked tree....
     
  36. adamdd

    adamdd Savant (330) Michigan May 9, 2011

    I stopped at Darkhorse yesterday and according to the very nice (and extremely talkative) lady there, they shipped to the local distributor that will remain nameless sometime in the past two weeks. Even MegaBev in Marshall hasn't seen any, and Drake seemed pretty disappointed in said distributor about whatever the "issues" are with getting it out. I completely agree that we have plenty of other beer to occupy ourselves with in Kzoo, but I do wish two paws would get it together.
     
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  37. trginter

    trginter Savant (390) Michigan Dec 1, 2008

    I know this is a bit OT, but I didn't know there were any other Kalamazoo members here. Pretty cool.
     
  38. Hokenfloken

    Hokenfloken Savant (255) Michigan Jun 6, 2009

    That is hilarious. Horrocks in Lansing has an entire pallet full of cases sitting in the aisle!
     
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  39. C2H5

    C2H5 Savant (445) Illinois Jan 7, 2012

    How about the barrel aged stuff? When will they release that one? And is it a brewery only release?