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Deschutes Black Butte XXV

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by draheim, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. Totalwine in WA has them for 11.99 each, sadly limit 1 per person
  2. Rish907

    Rish907 Savant (290) California Jun 14, 2013

    Heard California is a month or two away
  3. I picked up 6 for about $12 each at total wine in Tustin. They had no limit so I picked up 3 for me and 3 for a buddy who was out of town. I didn't buy any more because I wanted to leave some for others. This was earlier in the week. I'm sure they are out but they seemed to think they may get more later.
  4. m34josh

    m34josh Aficionado (190) California Oct 19, 2009

    Not sure what part of CA you're in, but bottles have been in NorCal for about 10 days. Popping up on tap in San Jose now too
  5. NWer

    NWer Advocate (660) Washington Mar 10, 2009

    Did you have to ask for it? New Total Wine in Lynnwood whenever I ask they point to shelf and claim if it's not there they don't have it. One particular employee isn't exactly the sharpest tack in the box though. Doesn't know one beer from another simply starts the simplistic narrative how they sort beers by style - not true.
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  6. I tried calling the lynnwood store, they claim no go until the 1st which I don't believe, I just suspect they don't care. I had to buy from Bellevue, which sucks considering further away but hey the GF is the mule for this purchase :). It was online
  7. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Savant (370) Colorado Nov 29, 2006

    I bought two bottles of this, both for aroun 12 bucks in colorado. I love it! I'd easily say that it compares to 24, which was one of my favorite beers last year period. I love the slight dark fruit character of it, along with all the other factors, chocolate, bourbon, ect... Def a winner!
  8. Rish907

    Rish907 Savant (290) California Jun 14, 2013

    Called total wine along with 10 other stores in SoCal.. Nothing :(
  9. Rish907

    Rish907 Savant (290) California Jun 14, 2013

    How would you rate abyss? Better than parabola? Black butte? Does it need to be aged?
  10. TTC

    TTC Aficionado (140) California Jul 16, 2013

    I snagged my 2 (~$13 each) at Total Wine Tustin on 7/3. I think you were a little late :( They didn't even have a placard yet and they were getting cleaned out. BTW, I know a place in Santa Monica with XIV still if you're interested.
  11. Uncleserg

    Uncleserg Savant (260) California Sep 19, 2009

    served :cool:
  12. atomic

    atomic Savant (455) Illinois Sep 22, 2009

    anyone know if this is coming to IL?
  13. beer_soup

    beer_soup Disciple (60) California Dec 21, 2012

    Parabola>Black Butte>Abyss. Yes.
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  14. They had a bottle limit for you? I went in on the 9th and they let me buy as many as I wanted. I guess the people working then just didn't know what it was.
  15. WelshBrewer

    WelshBrewer Savant (295) Oregon Mar 17, 2013

    I rate an Abyss above both the others, I would then go for the Black Butte depending on the year and then Parabola.
    Of course im a Deschutes fan in a big way.
    But then I can be persuaded to go Parabola second:cool:
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  16. I snagged 3 at Total Wine Laguna Hills Sunday (July 14th) and they still had more. They were hiding in the walk in cooler in the box, had to ask where they were. Said there was a limit of 1 at first but they weren't moving so they took the limit off. Looking at their site it still says they are in stock, you can even order online and pickup within 14 days. Just a short drive from the Tustin store.
  17. taxman

    taxman Savant (265) Illinois Feb 22, 2012

    Yes it is.
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  18. Rish907

    Rish907 Savant (290) California Jun 14, 2013

    You got 3 Black Butte, or Abyss?
  19. Black Butte, wish they had Abyss.
  20. [​IMG]

    I found a bunch of bottles just chillin on the shelf at Safeway (Redmond) - $12.49 per bottle
  21. TTC

    TTC Aficionado (140) California Jul 16, 2013

    Ah - I barely knew what it was (I'm pretty new to craft beer) but from seeing this post I figured it would be good. There was no limit.
  22. Buff0910

    Buff0910 Savant (390) Alabama Jan 20, 2013

    Now ur just bragging! For real, wish I had this problem down south!
  23. dcsti22

    dcsti22 Aficionado (125) Illinois Jul 15, 2012

    limited quantities in the midwest as well for some reason...or maybe just where I live. I am still on the lookout for some!
  24. Rish907

    Rish907 Savant (290) California Jun 14, 2013

    I called them and they said they wont get until November (based on last time-frame last year).
  25. Not trying to brag at all, was actually floored to see the stuff just sitting out like that. Most of the other places around here have limited quantities and/or bottle limits. Needless to say, the grocery bill ended up being slightly more than expected (don't tell my wife, lol)

    I can send you a few bottles if interested - let me know.
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  26. MNBeer1017

    MNBeer1017 Advocate (540) Minnesota Mar 27, 2013

    Got mine in MN
  27. dcsti22

    dcsti22 Aficionado (125) Illinois Jul 15, 2012

    If that offer stands for other members shoot me a PM!
  28. The market next to KNB wine cellars (in SD) had some Saturday along with helix liquor, Beverages4less and a few other places...but no idea what part of SoCal you're in...
  29. Rish907

    Rish907 Savant (290) California Jun 14, 2013

    San Diego / OC I guess I'm talking about Abyss, not Black Butte. You're right I see Black Butte everywhere.
  30. OHHH, gotcha :confused: . Yeah, Abyss is November-ish of each year.
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  31. Buff0910

    Buff0910 Savant (390) Alabama Jan 20, 2013

    I knew u weren't man, I'm just jealous of that shelf! I know the old Honey I got to run and get milk that ends up costing me $60 trick! Don't we all.
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  32. danwho

    danwho Savant (430) California Feb 18, 2010

    Ha! Next to the Corona #cervezamasfina
  33. NWer

    NWer Advocate (660) Washington Mar 10, 2009

    What? It wasn't the Corona he was referring to?
  34. MattyG85

    MattyG85 Champion (800) Minnesota Aug 31, 2010

    I'm seen Surly bombers right next to Four Loko cans in a fridge.
  35. WelshBrewer

    WelshBrewer Savant (295) Oregon Mar 17, 2013

    Found it at Total Wine in Vancouver Wa for $11.99, and they had plenty, picked up a couple more now I have 6
  36. Is anyone else picking up odd/off flavors from the BB XXV?
  37. I had this on tap at the Portland brewpub location and holy smokes does this live up to the previous years!
  38. WelshBrewer

    WelshBrewer Savant (295) Oregon Mar 17, 2013

  39. LaneMeyer

    LaneMeyer Savant (390) California Mar 20, 2011

    Found some in the South Bay. Still haven't seen it in Santa Cruz area though.
  40. maximum12

    maximum12 Champion (755) Minnesota Jan 21, 2008

    The sharpness of the currants (at least I assume that's what it is) plays a little strangely with the barrel/roast. I'm not a big fan of fruit in my stouts or porters, but this worked better than most for me, it was good. Still, not one I'll be stocking up on.

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