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Firestone Walker - Velvet Merkin

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by imfrommichigan, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. Any one know when this is supposed to hit Chicago?
  2. Rotero24

    Rotero24 Savant (315) California Aug 6, 2013 Beer Trader

    any sightings in SF yet?
  3. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Advocate (660) Illinois Nov 14, 2012 Beer Trader

    Very Soon. My store is getting it this friday.
    Bay01 likes this.
  4. Awesome thanks for the info
  5. Zorro

    Zorro Champion (825) California Dec 25, 2003 Verified

    Check your local Bevmo.

    Just got back from the San Luis Obispo Bevmo.

    Velvet Merkin is there and they also have a large quantity of Double Double Barrel Ale.
  6. brywhite

    brywhite Poobah (1,220) California Aug 27, 2009 Verified

    Whole Foods in Los Altos, CA posted this picture on its Facebook today:
    LumpkinBrews and Pinche_Oso like this.
  7. dianimal

    dianimal Advocate (540) California Apr 18, 2012

    Sort of off topic... but what about PNC? Haven't seen that anywhere. Anyone see it in San Diego or OC?
    westcoastbeerlvr likes this.
  8. Justinsosmart

    Justinsosmart Advocate (575) California May 14, 2013 Beer Trader

    Didnt hit distro, but available for onsite consumption at Toronado SD.
    dianimal likes this.
  9. JOrtt

    JOrtt Savant (425) North Carolina Dec 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    It was also bottled. You need to hit up the Seattle, Portland, SF area. There were 450 cases bottled and distributed to PNC members. I traded for one with a guy in Seattle.
    cestlavie and dianimal like this.
  10. m34josh

    m34josh Savant (255) California Oct 19, 2009 Beer Trader

    The bottles in SF sold out weeks ago. Only a handful of bars in the country got it, so trading is probably the best bet
    yuichituba likes this.
  11. gkoz

    gkoz Advocate (560) Arizona Apr 22, 2013 Beer Trader

    Was able to get 1 bottle today. I don't think it released a lot of places yet though
  12. space_guy9

    space_guy9 Aficionado (190) California Sep 6, 2013 Beer Trader

    Anyone see this in the Bay Area yet? Calling around, still haven't heard of anyone getting it in...
  13. m34josh

    m34josh Savant (255) California Oct 19, 2009 Beer Trader

    Yes. Been in the South Bay since Monday/Tuesday. Smaller liquor stores and BevMos
  14. CommanderOfAwesome

    CommanderOfAwesome Advocate (550) California Aug 30, 2012 Verified

    Nope, welcome to the pit that is Bay Area beer distro.
    BlakeSmith likes this.
  15. Charliechu

    Charliechu Savant (345) California Jul 1, 2013 Beer Trader

    South bay

    Camden Bevmo had 4 cases.
    Whole foods ( Bascom , Almaden and los gatos ) Call around and they can let you know
    Santa Clara liquor has a at least one if not two case.
    Sunnyvale Bevmo should have a few cases too.

    Goodluck Hunting BA
    dianimal likes this.
  16. It's around Chicagoland. A few Binny's tweeted and I know a few smaller stores got it. GL all.
  17. Jimbobebop

    Jimbobebop Savant (395) Illinois Jun 12, 2013 Beer Trader

    Any one get it in the city? I called the binny's out here, they don't have it yet. The burbs seem to have it though.
  18. hitter114

    hitter114 Savant (260) Colorado Apr 30, 2011 Beer Trader

  19. Man ive been calling around and nothing from binnys. They know what it is and that its coming but they keep saying its not in the system :/
  20. I just so happened to be there on business the weekend it was released. I had it on tap and bought 6 bottles (It actually came out Saturday night, but no one knew). It is AMAZING! Hit me up if you want to trade for one.
  21. azureoval

    azureoval Savant (470) California Jan 25, 2010 Verified

    I just picked up some at the Fairway Bevmo in Roseville for the south Placer ,North Sac folks. The also had Green Monster and Enjoy by 10/25 IPA.
  22. Uncleserg

    Uncleserg Savant (270) California Sep 19, 2009

    Some might disagree but to me it's what Ebony and Oak should have tasted like. Some people might diss it but it's an oatmeal stout in old Fitz BB. The beer smells a big but is smooth and light in character. Something you can down solo. Some will say it blows but it's not meant to be Parabola. If it doesn't distro trade for it... You'll be surprised.
    westcoastbeerlvr likes this.
  23. larryCA

    larryCA Disciple (65) California Mar 20, 2011

    2 bottle limit at Bevmo in Sunnyvale.
  24. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Advocate (660) Illinois Nov 14, 2012 Beer Trader

    orland park and plainfield binnys got em in. They're starting to pop up.
  25. Justinsosmart

    Justinsosmart Advocate (575) California May 14, 2013 Beer Trader

    Those were my thoughts exactly. It's very good if you realize it's intention. It literally tasted like BA Merlin.

  26. 6. I know because I have them. :)
  27. gkoz

    gkoz Advocate (560) Arizona Apr 22, 2013 Beer Trader

    Such weird distribution
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  28. All of the Nuggets in the Sacramento Valley have it now.

  29. Not unlike every other limited release throughout Chicagoland.
  30. You trying to say that the far out burbs get it days before people in the city? Makes little sense
  31. LumpkinBrews

    LumpkinBrews Savant (285) California Aug 30, 2013 Beer Trader

    I know Preserve Pub in Winters received some two or three days ago
  32. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Advocate (660) Illinois Nov 14, 2012 Beer Trader

    He's right and it doesn't. Once you start seeing the pattern for distribution on limited release beers in chicagoland, you realize it's sporadic as fuck.
    Hatzilla and BaltimoreBeerGuy like this.
  33. JesseLara

    JesseLara Savant (430) California Nov 4, 2012 Beer Trader

    Anyone else looking in the San Jose area BevMo on Santa Teresa has them in the back, just have to ask as far as I could tell.
  34. gkoz

    gkoz Advocate (560) Arizona Apr 22, 2013 Beer Trader

    Just makes no sense how one store can get it and the next few closest don't but random ones all over get it
  35. mquartuccio87

    mquartuccio87 Savant (340) New York Jun 10, 2013 Beer Trader

    Sounds awesome cant wait to get some
  36. Yeah I actually picked one up from OP Binny's after work. I assume it's gone now.
  37. RangnaR

    RangnaR Savant (425) California Dec 17, 2012

    Thanks for the info. Was able to hit up that BevMo and score me a couple. Also got word that the Total Wine just down the street from there is expecting it Monday or Tuesday this week...
  38. RangnaR

    RangnaR Savant (425) California Dec 17, 2012

    Now if I can manage to grab some F.W. Anniversary Ale, I'll have all the boxed brews from F.W. this year, all of which, so far, have been great.
    LumpkinBrews likes this.
  39. Seriously, why does it suck so bad around here.
  40. Which binnys are you talking about? My local binnys has it in the system but not yet arrived