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Firestone Walker - Parabola 2014

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by DaltonC, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. Ferrari805

    Ferrari805 Savant (300) California Nov 20, 2013 Beer Trader

    you should see it hit cali distro this week.. went to the feral one release and they had it for sale at brewery and they said the trucks are getting stocked up to head out.
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  2. There are many good bottle stores (check out the Pacific board), but you'll be lucky to find Parabola anywhere. Last year it disappeared from almost any store that didn't double its price in about a day.
  3. 1424IpA

    1424IpA Savant (465) California Nov 2, 2012 Beer Trader

    both sucaba and 2013 parabola are still available here in san luis county..
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  4. patkorn

    patkorn Savant (270) California Aug 30, 2007

    Krisp aka Best Damn Beer Shop downtown,K & B out by SDSU,Bottlecraft in North Park.
  5. Harnkus

    Harnkus Savant (395) New York Oct 31, 2013

    Here is comedy for you. A visiting old friend brought me a bottle of this yesterday!
  6. Futurepoop

    Futurepoop Aficionado (200) Pennsylvania Feb 10, 2014 Beer Trader

    Really looking forward to this coming east!
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  7. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Advocate (725) Virginia Jan 27, 2013 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Oh to live in that area...
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  8. Chris_H_2

    Chris_H_2 Savant (300) Illinois Jan 3, 2013 Beer Trader

    So the Binny's on Grand here in Chicago released this at about 10:30 today. I got there just before noon, and there were exactly 2 left (out of 2 cases) with a 1 pp limit. Hopefully this will be easier to get in the burbs.

    Good luck all.
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  9. dcbullet

    dcbullet Savant (355) California Dec 18, 2013 Beer Trader

    WTH? Illinois first?
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  10. Chris_H_2

    Chris_H_2 Savant (300) Illinois Jan 3, 2013 Beer Trader

    Yeah, I was shocked to see it this soon. But I'm obviously not complaining.
  11. I got to the SL Binnys just before noon today. It looked like they might have had 3 cases left. $16.99. By the time I grabbed a bottle and walked to the register to pay 3 more people had lined up for theirs. This stuff is going fast

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  12. justlovebeer

    justlovebeer Savant (300) Illinois Aug 16, 2013 Beer Trader

    I heard that people were fighting for it at the SL Binnys so they cancelled all future parabola releases.
  13. atrocity

    atrocity Champion (860) Virginia Dec 18, 2013 Beer Trader

    Well played sir.
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  14. justlovebeer

    justlovebeer Savant (300) Illinois Aug 16, 2013 Beer Trader

    Yeah, I have like one good one a year. So, see you next year fellas.
  15. PBRbiter

    PBRbiter Aficionado (230) Texas Feb 24, 2014 Beer Trader

    For anyone down here in Corpus Christi Liquid Town on Alameda, aka the only beer store in town, said they are expecting a shipment early April.
  16. heatwaves

    heatwaves Savant (430) California Oct 17, 2009 Beer Trader

    Very positive sign that Chicago is getting Parabola. That means that it's trade value will now be 3x the worth. ;)

    I just couldn't resist.
  17. RETEP84

    RETEP84 Savant (275) New Jersey Dec 1, 2013 Beer Trader

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  18. You find these in Jersey?
  19. MrPlayboy

    MrPlayboy Savant (270) Michigan Dec 28, 2012 Beer Trader

  20. Called about this yesterday. Citrus Heights BevMo guy told me to check back on Tuesday. Roseville Total Wine guy said not 'til April 6th-ish?!? o_O
    Shamb likes this.
  21. WillyB123

    WillyB123 Zealot (75) California Feb 21, 2014

    There's a place in SoCal called.... I can't quite remember the name. It's something like Firestone or something. But you can find it there.
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  22. Shamb

    Shamb Savant (275) California Jan 13, 2014

    Hope you enjoy paying $23 a bottle. Besides that Socal isn't a hop, skip and a jump away for me..
  23. AleHunter805

    AleHunter805 Savant (495) California Mar 14, 2014 Beer Trader

    It was $16.99 when I was there last Saturday picking up my Feral Ones.
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  24. RangnaR

    RangnaR Savant (425) California Dec 17, 2012

    I forgot you're in the same neck of the woods as I.. I was at the Arden Way BevMo yesterday, and I asked if they had gotten it in yet, and the guy said "I don't know what that is..." but someone from the back yelled "Not yet!"
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  25. Black_Rider

    Black_Rider Advocate (555) California Mar 26, 2013 Beer Trader

    yeah not sure i'd consider FW Socal (even Barrelworks).. i'll be stoked when the Marina Del Ray store opens though.

    (i refuse to call it Venice as they do in press releases - it's not in Venice)
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  26. Can-In-Hand

    Can-In-Hand Savant (255) New Jersey Jul 9, 2013 Beer Trader

    I was able to grab a couple Sucaba here in Jersey and I even sent my mother-in-law to the store by her in Up State NY to grab me a Velvet Merkin last week but I still haven't seen any Parabola yet. Waiting patiently.......
  27. Picked up a couple when I was down in SLO/Paso. Considering picking up a few more.
  28. charlzm

    charlzm Champion (950) California Sep 3, 2007 Beer Trader

    Happy to see all the FW love in this thread. I've been buying the seasonals/annuals for about 5 years now and am glad to see this excellent brewery catching on further afield.

    Funny, here in Southern California, the stuff (Anniversary/Parabola/Sucaba) is not that hard to come by.
  29. WTF? Parabola isn't impossible to find, but it disappears pretty quickly - within a day at most stores.
  30. RangnaR

    RangnaR Savant (425) California Dec 17, 2012

    You know what else I've noticed is that around my area, if the boxed F-W beers hang around on shelves, I think the distributor comes back around and snags them again, Otherwise, someone fairly rich is consistently waiting a long time to swoop in and suddenly buy a large number of these beers. Not likely, since one location confirmed for me that the distributor took back a bunch of Double DBA that had been languishing on the store shelf the day before I was planning to buy a few to cellar... I wish distributors did that with all the old IPAs I'm always running across...
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  31. AleHunter805

    AleHunter805 Savant (495) California Mar 14, 2014 Beer Trader

    There is a liquor store near me that does a lot of business with Firestone Walker. I was in there last Friday, and they had just received in a large shipment of Proprietor's Vintage Series beers. This is new old stock direct from FW. They had 2013 Velvet Merkin, Sucaba, DBA, and Parabola. I also saw a couple boxes of 2012 Parabola. They had Sixteen, and Seventeen too. The owner said that he should be receiving 2014 Parabola sometime this week.
  32. charlzm

    charlzm Champion (950) California Sep 3, 2007 Beer Trader

    Really? Huh. I've never had any trouble finding it. Well, MUCH trouble.
  33. neurobot01

    neurobot01 Advocate (515) California Jan 25, 2014 Beer Trader

    2012 Parabola? Where's this liquor store? Because, want.
  34. AleHunter805

    AleHunter805 Savant (495) California Mar 14, 2014 Beer Trader

    It's in Camarillo, CA. The bottles of 2012 Parabola were priced at $29.99. If you're still interested send me a message, and I'll give you the store info.
  35. Impfan

    Impfan Savant (315) Washington Dec 31, 2009

    Bring it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  36. McBeery

    McBeery Aficionado (105) California Mar 18, 2014

    I checked most of the Bevmo stock online for the Bay Area. Menlo Park was the only one with stock and had 25 bottles of Parabola. I picked up a few today.
  37. Shamb

    Shamb Savant (275) California Jan 13, 2014

    Nothing in the Sacramento area yet.
  38. gcamparone

    gcamparone Advocate (685) Rhode Island Dec 6, 2011 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Parabola sits on the shelves for a few weeks where i'm from
  39. BigDaveLB

    BigDaveLB Aficionado (230) California Jan 22, 2013 Subscriber

    SoCal Bevmo said not for a few more weeks for them. He said it hadn't even hit their warehouse :(
  40. Phobicsquirrel

    Phobicsquirrel Advocate (700) Oregon Oct 1, 2013 Beer Trader

    I'm usually patient but not with parabola!