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Happenings in Casper

Discussion in 'US - Mountain' started by Bitterbill, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,145) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    Tomorrow, Odell Friek is showing up. 2 cases at 1 store...Yay!

    The same store has 2 Utopias, 10th Anniversary. $235 a bottle. Wow.

    Goose Island is supposed to come to town in March.

    The owner of the same store is trying to get Full Sail Old Boarhead. Good luck with that. The distributors here are kind of scared of bringing bigger beers in here.

    Narwhal and Celebration are around at good prices. Plenty of Alaskan Baltic Porter, Odell The Meddler, Sierra Nevada Brux, Odell Deconstruction and Woodcut No. 6 on the shelves.

    Overall, things are going well in Casper. If you're traveling through/to the town, we have some good beers for you.;)
     
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  2. Wasatch

    Wasatch Advocate (695) Utah Jun 8, 2005

    Your doing alot better than Utah.

    Cheers!
     
  3. EricCioe

    EricCioe Savant (460) Montana Aug 7, 2010

    I opened this up expecting to see "nothing," which post I would have given a like. I will begrudgingly like your actual post, I guess.
     
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  4. Where is Narwahl??
     
  5. mklever42

    mklever42 Savant (300) Colorado Apr 28, 2012

    All over in the Springs. Really good, too!
     
  6. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,145) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    Friek did show up...$15.75 a bottle at a "cheaper" store here. Damn I love that brew!
     
  7. mklever42

    mklever42 Savant (300) Colorado Apr 28, 2012

    I opened one a few months back and it was flat as can be. Zero carbonation. Hopefully it was just THAT bottle.
     
  8. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,145) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    I looked at some of the reviews of last year's....looks like an odd bottle.
     
  9. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,145) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    The Abyss is finally coming in tomorrow. 4 cases total for the city.
     
  10. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,145) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    So I go to the shop and there is NO The Abyss!! It could be that Casper is getting shut out, like in 2008.:(
     
  11. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,145) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    Eureka! I went to the Liquor Shed and scored 3 bottles of The Abyss...$12.35 a bottle! Yeah.

    I also picked up from there a Growler of Lander Brewing Rock Chuck Rye and found out that there's a beerfest on Jan 19th next door to the Liquor Shed. I'll.be.there.
     
  12. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,145) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    Edit: That's $12.25 for the bottles of The Abyss. I'm going to open one now. :)
     
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  13. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,145) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    New for today....the first Goose Island beers have shown up in town. Urban 312 Wheat and Honkers Ale on draught at Galloway's Irish Pub. The Honkers is something I can drink a lot of!:)
     
  14. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,145) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    2 new beers in town that I noticed, Alaskan Imperial Red from their Pilot series, and Full Sail Old Boarhead.
     
  15. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,145) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    We have a beerfest on Jan 19th! 12 breweries and brewers so far. Tickets go on sale next week for 2 sessions: VIP-get to drink some special and rare releases, and general session. The VIP starts at 2PM. I'll post more details as I get them; just in case any of you are in my neck of the woods on the 19th. :rolleyes:
     
  16. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,145) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    Okay, I bought my ticket today, a little steep..$50.

    Also, The Liquor Shed is setting up a Growler station and will start pouring in the new year!
     
  17. mkorpal

    mkorpal Savant (285) Colorado Oct 28, 2007

    What, I thought we could only fill growlers of beer at brewpubs in the state. Strange.

    Also, damn, that is very steep.
     
  18. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,145) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    The previous owner of TLS did it back in the 90s so I hope it doesn't go away again.

    Goose Island will be there and since the VIP session is all about limited releases, I'm hoping they bring some...top of my list..Bourbon County.
     
  19. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,145) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    Here's the list of breweries attending:

    Alaskan, Goose Island, Boulder, Breckenridge, Odell, Oskar Blues, Grand Teton, and from WY: Altitude, Blacktooth, Clear Creek, Lander, Snake River, and Wind River. Big Sky from MT bugged out. I wonder what limited release beers some of them can bring?
     
  20. mkorpal

    mkorpal Savant (285) Colorado Oct 28, 2007

    Interesting. Perhaps some new legislation passed to allow this now?
     
  21. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,145) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    Beats me. I can't find any info on it on the www.
     
  22. I think there must be something newly legal, or guys are gonna be pouring growlers until someone shuts them down. Liquor Depot in Rock Springs has a growler station now as well.
     
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  23. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,145) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    I'll ask Steve, the owner, at the event. I'd love to hear him say the laws have changed.
     
  24. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,145) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    So, I spoke with the main clerk at the store and asked him what beers they plan on pouring for the Growler station and he said beers that are only available on draught. That rules out a lot of great bottled and canned beers available in WY but has me all excited to the nth degree. I'll post what they start pouring in the new year..
     
  25. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,145) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    So 2nd St Liquors put up some bottles of The Abyss 2012. At the same price they've done for the last 2 years. $10.99. Wow.
     
  26. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,145) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

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    "Please buy a ticket and join us for our Beer Fest, January 19th, 2013 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm!! Food provided and a HUGE selection of craft beer!!! Tickets going fast!"
     
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  27. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,145) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    4 taps for Liquor Shed planned and 3 of them will be devoted to WY only brews. That's fine by me..better than traveling hundred + miles to try 'em. ;) The setup should be ready by next week according to their FB page.
     
  28. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,145) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    The first beers for the Growler station:

    Lander Stout, Rock rye, Pale Ale and Alaskan Double IPA.
     
  29. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,145) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    Alaskan Double IPA went quick. Newest tap is Lander Bullrider Belgian Pale Ale and it's a good one.
     
  30. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,145) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    Catering at THIS Saturday's Beerfest will be provided by Old Chicago, Red Lobster, and Famous Dave's. Included in the price of the ticket. I'll be bringing my camera to take some pics. :)
     
  31. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,145) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    I picked up a Growler of Black Tooth Saddle Bronc Brown Ale and a Samuel Smith Organic Chocolate Stout, with a few other goodies. Getting ready for the Liquor Shed Brewfest!
     
  32. EricCioe

    EricCioe Savant (460) Montana Aug 7, 2010

    Would love to have a growler shop in Missoula. We've got any number of breweries, but it'd be nice to get stuff like Alaskan Double IPA for take home.
     
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  33. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,145) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    I promised pic and here they come.

    OMG! I left the card in my laptop!!! Damn it to hell!:(
     
  34. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,145) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    I've ordered a USB cable cord for my camera so pics will be up when I get it.
     
  35. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,145) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    I went to Liquor Shed yesterday and got 2 Growlers of Ivan The Terrible. The only reason it was in town was because of the great brewfest held by that store.
     
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  36. Too bad I'm not getting any Ivan (again) this year....:(
     
  37. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,145) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

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    Bitterbill Poobah (1,145) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    And here are the pics I took at the Liquor Shed Brewfest 2013:

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  39. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,145) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    Freedom's Edge out of Cheyenne is in town. Bottles of X (TEN) Pale Ale and 1890 IPA with their Hot Chocolate Porter on tap for Growlers.
     
  40. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,145) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    New beers that just showed up: New Belgium Rampant Imperial IPA and Hop Kitchen Hoppy Bock Lager. $4.59 each.

    And lots of, mostly WY, brews have been turning over at Liquor Shed's Growler Station. I helped. ;)
     
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