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Firestone Walker in ATX

Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by Walt, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    That's worse than I had hoped for.

    I guess we Houstonians know what we are going to drink for NYE. lol
     
  2. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Shafted as usual but at least we are getting it. I guess Houston is not hipster enough.
     
  3. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Savant (325) Texas Aug 22, 2012

    And I hope it stays that way. We don't need anymore hipsters

    I'm just glad that we are getting it. Yeah it sucks we have to wait until closer to the end of the year but at least we are finally getting distribution.
     
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  4. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004


    I'm hoping for kegs to make it before bottles. Would like some FW in a growler or 2 for deer season.
     
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  5. JohnBender

    JohnBender Savant (435) Texas Apr 20, 2012

    Fuck. If hipsters bring founders, firestone, and ballast, I hope they all move here.
     
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  6. utx05

    utx05 Disciple (60) Dec 11, 2012

    If hipsters are what bring the beer, then how come DFW seems to be the market entry point for so many breweries? I wasn't aware the Ed Hardy-wearing 30k millionaire crowd enjoyed craft beer as much as they do Grey Goose, Patron, and Jaeger...
     
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  7. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    I'm actually pretty sure that Dallas-only breweries' first impression of Texas is this:

    :)
     
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  8. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    That was my inspiration for the 1981 comment. lol
     
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  9. TxUltraRunner

    TxUltraRunner Savant (390) Texas Aug 16, 2012

    Not sure what happened but Petrol tweeted this:

    Uncle Hoppy@Petrol_Station
    So Houston got shafted by Firestone walker, but southern tier and founders are headin this way soon. We love beer


    Anyone have info?
     
  10. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    FW is coming to Dallas/Austin markets in a month or so. Houston not until the end of the year. It's apparently the hot new thing to do... Founders may do the same...
     
  11. ThirdEyePA

    ThirdEyePA Savant (370) Texas Nov 7, 2011

    I talked to someone on Thursday that said they spoke to their distributor just a few hours earlier that same day and he said it will be on draft first around late February to early March and then bottles will start popping up around May or June.
     
  12. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    :mad:
     
  13. mindswoop

    mindswoop Aficionado (220) Texas Dec 22, 2011

  14. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

  15. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    After lookin' at their Twitter feed... it looks like a lot of people have been asking that and they're starting to get annoyed.

    Basically "Texas is a big state... it'll get there when it gets there" [paraphrasing]

    I think the biggest thing is that they went with distributors they had an existing relationship with (from what I've heard) that do not exist in Houston (Andrews and Brown)
     
  16. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    I can understand that. Makes perfect business sense. :(
     
  17. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Does Corpus use one of those 2 distributors?
     
  18. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    I believe so.
     
  19. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Seems odd that FW has only worked with distributors that work everywhere but Houston.
     
  20. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    Didn't Ballast Point do the same thing? Skip Houston and go to Corpus.
     
  21. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    It's because Andrews covers both DFW and Corpus.
     
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  22. ribbon

    ribbon Zealot (80) Texas Feb 22, 2011

    pint house pizza in ATX is hosting a Firestone Walker Launch party on 2/20 - just in case anyone is still wondering
     
  23. Phoenix2443

    Phoenix2443 Savant (355) Texas Jan 20, 2010

    I'll be there
     
  24. ext1rpate

    ext1rpate Savant (290) Texas Feb 21, 2011

    Nice, I'll def. try to make that.
     
  25. Walt

    Walt Initiate (0) Texas Aug 6, 2006

    HomeField is planning a 6-7 handle takeover on 2/20 with a buy the beer keep the glass night.
     
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  26. rojomosquito

    rojomosquito Disciple (55) Texas Dec 12, 2012

    Andrew's will be distributing in DFW
     
  27. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Soooo... any Proprieter's Reserve Series?
     
  28. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    I'll be there!
     
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  29. ribbon

    ribbon Zealot (80) Texas Feb 22, 2011

    Putting it on my calendar now ... Pint house close to home. Homefield close to work.
     
  30. Chuk_Hell

    Chuk_Hell Aficionado (220) Texas Apr 12, 2012

    There will be two "Teams" doing the F/W coming out parties all over town next week. The Saucer, Red's Porch, Draught House, Chicago House and maybe Black Sheep Lodge.

    Next month the market will be "teased" with limited drops of bombers at select retailers. April should see the full rollout.

    I, for one, am very excited.
     
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  31. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Chuk, you hear any murmurs of Sucaba?

    Got some more Parabola and my first XVI coming in a trade this week. *drool*
     
  32. Chuk_Hell

    Chuk_Hell Aficionado (220) Texas Apr 12, 2012

    We didn't really talk about specific offerings but I got the impression that most of them will be sent to our market, if in limited numbers, of course,
     
  33. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Whoa... lots of Label Approvals rolled in today for FSW...

    Firestone Walker XVI Anniversary Ale (!!) [I gotta imagine tap-only, since this has been out for a while now, unless they stockpiled some for us]
    Firestone Walker 805
    Firestone Walker Double Jack IPA
    Firestone Walker Parabola (!!)
    Firestone Walker Sucaba Barleywine (!!)
    Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin Oatmeal Stout
    Firestone Walker Walker's Reserve Porter
    Firestone Walker Wookey Jack Black IPA

    All are approved for applicable bottle sizes and kegs... except Velvet Merkin, which is keg-only [I don't even think they bottle this yet])... and 805, which is bottle-only.

    Also, I thought 805 was a local-only release to Cali? Might be wrong on that.
     
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  34. Yes, Velvet Merlin has been bottled for some time.
     
  35. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    That's a different beer... this is Velvet Merkin, which, IIRC, is the BA version of Velvet Merlin
     
  36. Oh damn, it really said Velvet Merkin? And not Merlin. FW must like Texas.
     
  37. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Yeah, I just double checked it...

    [​IMG]
     
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  38. lokieman

    lokieman Savant (475) Oklahoma Jan 20, 2011

    Think they mentioned bottling this as well as Stickee Monkee at some point...
     
  39. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    Velvet Merlin is absolutely fantastic. I'm disappointed not to see it on that list (prefer it to the boozed up version)
     
  40. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Advocate (500) Nevada Jan 20, 2010

    I hope Firestone makes it down to the San Marcos Gabriel's like Ballast Point did.
     

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