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Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by dumptruck81, Aug 25, 2012.

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  1. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Drain poured mine. No sours for me.
     
  2. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    That gives me a sad
     
  3. BeanBone

    BeanBone Savant (445) Texas Oct 12, 2006

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Ford

    Ford Savant (480) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    I haven't.. and I have thought about trying it/opening it... but I'd hate to crack it and not like it at 15 bucks for the bottle...
     
  5. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    LOL @ icetrauma. You need to stop buying sours, man.
     
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  6. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Savant (430) Texas Sep 30, 2007

    Anyone had the Commercial Suicide(im assuming its a new bottle as ive not seen it at specs arbor walk in a long ass time til tonight)?

    Loved the first bottling i ever had of it, on tap even better, but somethings definitely amiss with this bottle. I was very dissapointed in the taste of it.
     
  7. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    I said that but Funk Metal, being a stout as it's base beer, peaked my curiosity. Needless to say, no mas senor!
     
  8. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Farmhouse yeast instead of English yeast?
     
  9. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Savant (430) Texas Sep 30, 2007

    Now that you mention it, could be that. It just seemed sour at first, but i had a port before finishing the first glass and it seemed to get better.

    then again, i also didnt give it the 24 hour chill they reccommend, so maybe it sitting in the fridge longer after i poured it helped as well. I was just so intent on trying it tonight i HAD to open it.
     
  10. mindswoop

    mindswoop Aficionado (220) Texas Dec 22, 2011

    Am I gathering correctly that Oi Oi is sour CS? Is this the same as the kegs of sour CS you were pouring at JK about a year ago?
     
  11. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Lookin over the Ingredients... (and highlighting the similarities)
     
  12. jamescain

    jamescain Advocate (660) Texas Jul 14, 2009

    The OGs are different = different beers. More so an imperial mild o_O
     
  13. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004


    Imperial mild? Hmmmmmmmmmmm:D
     
  14. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Texas Oct 24, 2012

    Saw a guy post on Reddit r/beerporn a bottle of RU-55. It's up for sale? Any idea when it'll make it's way down to Houston?
     
  15. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    sometimes bottles come out before they are for sale.

    I heard of an Uberkind about 2 months before they went on sale.
     
  16. utx05

    utx05 Disciple (60) Dec 11, 2012

    Bangers apparently had a case of RU-55 about 3 weeks ago, so it's possible.
     
  17. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    Its all about who you know
     
  18. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Texas Oct 24, 2012

    Well he claimed he bought it at that farmhouse pizza place next door. So I guess so. I mean I see their label was approved Dec 27th or so.
     
  19. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Advocate (500) Nevada Jan 20, 2010

    JK self distributes some, so sometimes certain places get stuff early. Stanley's is one of those places.

    Jeff,

    How much RU-55 are we looking at? 200 cases?
     
  20. jesterkingbeer

    jesterkingbeer Savant (400) Texas Jun 28, 2010

    We're hoping RU-55 will be picked up Friday by Virtuoso, but we don't have confirmation yet. We're selling Virtuoso 210 cases, which is most of our first batch. In the meantime, we will self-distribute some Friday to on-premise accounts such as Black Star Co-op, Bangers, Hop Fields and Stanley's Farmhouse Pizza.

    Jeff
     
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  21. dumptruck81

    dumptruck81 Savant (370) Texas Dec 28, 2011

    Hope you guys are planning to have a bunch of bottles available at Stanley's on the 26th.
     
  22. jesterkingbeer

    jesterkingbeer Savant (400) Texas Jun 28, 2010

    I just put this blog post up on RU-55:

    http://jesterkingbrewery.com/jester-king-ru-55-barrel-aged-sour-red-ale

    Jeff
     
  23. Did RU-55 go out to distributors? Any idea when it might hit the shelves?
     
  24. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (485) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    Yeah I want to snag a bottle of this as soon as it is out
     
  25. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Savant (325) Texas Aug 22, 2012

    According to the article Jeff posted on-site accounts in Austin will be receiving it Friday. The rest of Texas will get it in a couple of weeks.
     
  26. pawpaw

    pawpaw Savant (300) Wisconsin Jan 18, 2011

    Come on by WFM Kirby. I've got some in the back, along with plenty of Uberkind that FINALLY showed up.
     
  27. tofuspeedstar

    tofuspeedstar Savant (255) Texas Jul 12, 2012

    I went by about a week ago around 7 in search of a bottle of Funk Metal, I asked three different people, two said they didn't have any, one had no idea what i was talking about.

    :(
     
  28. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (485) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    AWWW YEAH!
     
  29. jesterkingbeer

    jesterkingbeer Savant (400) Texas Jun 28, 2010

    Virtuoso didn't pickup last week. They're now scheduled to pick RU-55 up from us tomorrow (Tuesday).

    Jeff
     
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  30. pawpaw

    pawpaw Savant (300) Wisconsin Jan 18, 2011

    Sorry about that. If I'm not here there's a good chance no one who is working will know what you're talking about. I still have about a case of Funk Metal and several cases of Uberkind.
     
  31. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (485) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    You still have some left? WFM Kirby?
     
  32. ext1rpate

    ext1rpate Savant (290) Texas Feb 21, 2011

    Apparently there's a whole lot of Uberkind hitting shelves. I saw tons of it @ Spec's Smith in Houston last week.
     
  33. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    There's a stack of it at CM in Austin that's been there for weeks. For some reason it's moving waaay slower than Funk Metal.
     
  34. jbeezification

    jbeezification Savant (415) Texas Jun 6, 2012

    Label. Perceived trade value.
     
  35. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Probably what jbeez said and people may think it is a new version of Das Wunderkind if they don't look it up.
     
  36. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    Will there be some available at Stanley's this weekend?
     
  37. ext1rpate

    ext1rpate Savant (290) Texas Feb 21, 2011

    Pretty sure it's the price tag... I kinda winced when I saw it lol
     
  38. Heretic42

    Heretic42 Savant (475) Texas Aug 31, 2011

    Isn't it the same as Funk Metal?
     
  39. dumptruck81

    dumptruck81 Savant (370) Texas Dec 28, 2011

    We're still spoiled when you think about good sours from other states. Most sours run closer to $20 for a large format bottle and 13-15 for smaller bottles. I do feel that you get more bang for your buck with boxers though. Slightly lower pricepoint and more abv, so I'm a bit partial to boxers. Really hoping the carbonation is coming along nicely with the 3rd batch that's coming.
     
  40. jbeezification

    jbeezification Savant (415) Texas Jun 6, 2012

    I drank my second to last bottle of Beer Geek this weekend, its still drinking very well. I still get chipotle peppers and a lot of coffee so no worries on those fading. I probably wont drink my last bottle for another 18-24 months.
     
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