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

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  1. cmoody91

    cmoody91 Savant (310) Illinois Mar 21, 2010

    Never been able to have both batches side by side. What would you say the main difference is?

    Also.. ISO: boxers batch 3 FT: Chicago beer from a native Houstonian.
     
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  2. mattchow

    mattchow Savant (380) Texas Jun 24, 2012

    i remember one being carbed but not all there flavor profile wise, the other was on point in terms of tartness but no carbonation to "elevate" it if you will. this batch 3 is a nice combo of it all.
     
  3. Daemose

    Daemose Savant (480) Texas Oct 3, 2011

    I need.
     
  4. Anyone seen Boxers, Funk Metal or RU-55 in the DFW area? I am headed down that way from OK in a week or two and was hoping to find a few bottles. Thanks!
     
  5. It's been a couple months or so but Specs in Dallas had several cases of Boxers. If I were you I would make some calls around to Hall's, Central Market, Specs and Total Wine. See if there is any in stock.
     
  6. Thanks!
     
  7. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (515) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    The new, 3rd batch of Boxer's is about to be released. They were selling bottles at the JK Anniversary party this weekend, so the TABC approval is done, and it should be coming to market soon. I hear its the best of the 3 batches (I bought 2, but havent tried it yet)
     
  8. TJ008

    TJ008 Aficionado (130) Texas Dec 15, 2012

    Any idea when Specs downtown is getting RU-55?

    Boxers?
     
  9. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Advocate (500) Nevada Jan 20, 2010

    I had batch 2 a couple months ago. Tasted great and tons of carb. No issues, I'm still sitting on 2 more bottles.
     
  10. Heretic42

    Heretic42 Savant (475) Texas Aug 31, 2011

    Whole Foods around here had plenty of Funk a week or two ago. I haven't seen Boxer's for a long while and I don't believe we've gotten RU-55 yet.
     
  11. crusian

    crusian Advocate (620) Oregon May 14, 2010

    Ru has come and gone already in dfw. I grabbed 1 last week, or was it 2 weeks ago now?
     
  12. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (425) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    I really hope this isn't the case. I need to pick up 3 more bottles. I'm going to scout Fort Worth for them at lunch and ill let everyone know.
     
  13. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    I think there's still stores who haven't received in the city of Dallas and East. Let me know if you have problems finding it.
     
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  14. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Texas Oct 24, 2012

    RU-55 is now my favorite sour from JK. And to whomever mentioned the smaller caps on RU-55 bottles, I believe you are right. Did a size comparision the other day. If anyone missed out on funk metal or Uberkind, I'd gladly trade for some RU-55
     
  15. TX-Badger

    TX-Badger Champion (805) Texas Jun 14, 2012

    Go to the brand new Spec's in Fort Worth, the new Megastore, they had RU-55 on the shelf on Saturday, and plenty of it.
     
  16. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (425) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    I actually just swung by the Spec's closer to campus and they had 3 on the shelf and more in the back.

    Damn you Seth! You made me panic ;)
     
  17. TapThat

    TapThat Aficionado (170) Oregon Nov 8, 2012

    New batch of Boxer's is great. Good carbonation and tastes fantastic. Looks like the ABV jumped up a little bit too
     
  18. Has Jeff mentioned the batch size of RU-55 yet? I've only been able to find one bottle in Austin so far and I really must find more.
     
  19. crusian

    crusian Advocate (620) Oregon May 14, 2010

    just saying it came... and went around me. :) glad you found some!
     
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  20. marshalk

    marshalk Disciple (60) Texas Jul 28, 2012

  21. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (425) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    I didn't have a chance to ask about the casks labeled red raspberry. Does anyone have any info on this?
     
  22. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (485) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    You think it is a Framboise? I really hope it is....MMMmm...
     
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  23. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (425) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    My guess would be Buddhas Brew or Boxers variation. I would be very surprised and disappointed if noone asked
     
  24. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (515) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    Just hazarding a guess, but they DID say something about a new variant of Buddha's this year....
     
  25. lokieman

    lokieman Savant (475) Oklahoma Jan 20, 2011

    Red Raspberry Buddha's sounds like the most likely scenario...sounds like a tasty scenario as well
     
  26. BeanBone

    BeanBone Savant (445) Texas Oct 12, 2006

    I knew it!
     
  27. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (505) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    No, you didn't. Stop lying!
     
  28. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Advocate (500) Nevada Jan 20, 2010

    Raspberry Bonnie.
    i think the variation on Buddah will come from the different types of Kombucha that Buddhas Brew makes, namely ginger and cranberry I think.
     
  29. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Advocate (500) Nevada Jan 20, 2010

    And this is why I say Bonnie. Jeff liked my fruit comment in response to his Bonnie post. Pure speculation of course.

     
  30. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (515) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    ANYTHING raspberry will be appreciated. I'm in.
     
  31. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    I saw a bunch of barrels that said 'RED' but I just figured that was RU-55. I really need to learn to read more than 1 word on the barrel.

    Raspberry is not a flavor of Buddha's Brew FWIW.
     
  32. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (425) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    Bah! Speculate all you want, this is BA. We are all panning for gold in one way or another. And what you have tossed out is a nice gleaming brick...

    Am I the only one who just looks at writing on the barrels and forgets to listen to the brewer? I felt like just walking up and climbing on them during his presentation.
     
  33. lokieman

    lokieman Savant (475) Oklahoma Jan 20, 2011

    That makes sense...didn't care much for Bonnie but I'd definitely be interested in Bonnie w/raspberries.
     
  34. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Advocate (500) Nevada Jan 20, 2010

    Ditto. I've already had a stout with weasel shit, and it was delicious. So I'm excited about anything fruited. I think that's something Texas brewers aren't doing much. Or at least they aren't bottling it (ahem* Peche'cus *ahem*).
     
  35. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (425) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    Red Raspberry Weasel Shit. Sounds like a Rodeo to me ;)
     
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  36. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Advocate (500) Nevada Jan 20, 2010

    Now that's a fuckin' Texas Whale right there :)
     
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  37. jesterkingbeer

    jesterkingbeer Savant (400) Texas Jun 28, 2010

    Last week we received 2,000 lbs. of fresh raspberries from Washington state. We were impressed by the aroma, so we have high hopes for them. We added them to eight oak barrels of mature Das Uberkind.

    Jeff
     
  38. jbeezification

    jbeezification Savant (415) Texas Jun 6, 2012

    Mind. Blown.
     
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  39. crusian

    crusian Advocate (620) Oregon May 14, 2010

    Sounds great! Always reeling me back in.
     
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