Discussion in 'Midwest' started by BottleCaps80, Sep 17, 2013.
They get a discount?! Why?
Love Child has been $8.99 the last two years in the Twin Cities. Not sure why, but I'm guessing distributor pricing error and everyone reaps the benefit.
Damn! Lucky them.
I see Double Trouble is in some states? When does it come to Iowa?
Mirror Mirror is going on tap in Okoboji this Saturday!
Doll rep wants to sell me to replace my Saga handle with something from Schlafly. Oddly, I've never had any of their beers. Any suggestions, or do I tell him that I'm keeping my Saga?
Depends how much Saga you sell. People like new products. Hype up the Schlafly, put it on for a keg, see how it does and act accordingly. They're both relatively inexpensive kegs.
3-4 (1/6 bbl) kegs/week, but for comparison, that's faster than we sell Bud Light.
Well that makes it easy. Take off Bud Light and put on Schlafly.
Yeah, that's moving through some Saga! I say keep er on!
Anyone have ideas as to what Bait Shop is putting on? Whole lotta teasing going on on Facebook.
In the Waterloo market, Schlafly has nothing that would rival Saga in terms of appeal or sales (other than pumpkin during fall).
I think Saga's terrific and I do enjoy Schlafly offerings. If Saga is selling well, the only Schlafly I would replace it with would be American IPA
I wish Schlafly's American IPA was a year round offering as that would be what I would suggest, or the Taz, but as far as one that could take over for Saga, I would say hold off.
Shhh! If the rest of the Minnesotans get wind of this blasphemy talk of removing Saga this thread will be railroaded any day.
I thought the Schlafly APA was ok at best. IMO, keep the Saga.
Care to share the name of your establishment? You can direct message me if you don't want to make it public.
Agreed, the dry hopped APA is decent, the A IPA is much better.
Why are you buying 1/6 barrels if you're turning 3-4 a week?
Good call on the Taz
Thank you, but I don't think that's necessary. I believe that the owner may have expressed interest in another beer, and that's where the suggestions began.
As mentioned before, Love Child No. 4 now at Fleur and Prairie Trail Hy Vee. I'm sure others as well.
Just picked up Love Child 4 and Royal 41 at Happys in Cedar Falls. Love Child was $19.99, is that a bit more expensive than elsewhere?
I've seen it for as little as $16-17 in Des Moines last year, but paid $18.99 at Prairie Trail last night.
Iowa Beverage recieved the FFF/New Belgium Grätzer in their warehouse today, starts delivering to DSM metro accounts next week.
Has anyone seen any love child in the quad cities yet?
Rush River Brewing is coming to Iowa soon, via Abu Nawas distribution. Cool to see Abu Nawas land a regional brewery that is outside of their normal Shelton Brothers, Artisanal Imports, Tweleve Percent portfolios.
That's cool and all, but looking at the reviews on this site it doesn't look to be anything outstanding that I should be excited about. Is there something I'm missing?
He has Adnams, too. Cool to see him going after British beer, though I'll stick with my Bitter Brewer for now.
Never had a Rush River beer before, so I won't comment on that. I was simply stating that I think it's cool to see Abu Nawas (a very small, but solid distributor) starting to branch out to land a regional brewery deal. It's basically a one man show, but Frederique works his tail off. Just hope that he stays with trying to land quality brewery deals, not just quantity. Up to this point though, he's bringing in some of the best beers Iowa gets.
Oh I agree with you fully on some of the best beers we get. I had just never heard of them today and after reading reviews, I'll probably never try them. There's just too much beer out there sometimes! Now if we can just get more Bomb!...
isn't Destihl sort of regional?
Yeah, definitely is (Illinois). I guess I didn't realize that Abu Nawas distro'd them too!
Enjoying a Sucha Much IPA from Kalona Brewing . Found this at Ankeny Prairie Trail in the cooler instead of out in the display case. Hmmmmmmm. Very good beer. 6 pack cans!
Has anybody ever tried the beer from Maple City Brewing in Osage?
I've never had their beers but more options is a good thing!
Sue headed out to IC/CR today, QC Friday and DSM Monday.
Along with fresh Dorothy as well!
Yes, thanks forgot to mention that!
fwiw - I think both Schlafly AIPA and TIPA are better than Saga (TIPA being the best of the three). None of them are bad beers by any means. Schlafly's pumpkin ale in the Fall is one of the better "shelf beer" pumpkin beer offerings around.
Winter ESB and Irish-Style Extra Stout also very good. Schlafly has some pretty good seasonal sixers.
Founder's truck hits Iowa Beverage warehouse tomorrow so we should see fresh All Day cans in the metro next week.
Abu Nawas deliveries this week included more Gose Gone Wild and a bunch of new Mikkeller stuff: HUES, French Oak Series and Show Me Cuvee. Black Hole and Black, too, which has hung around at Cyclone for ages but hasn't been available elsewhere for a while.
I know there's reviews, too, but any local BAs try any of these Mikeller lambic-style beers yet? Given the cost, I guess I'd rather just stick with Tilquin. I do dig the Keith Shore labels, though.
Any chance of Double Trouble included on that Founders delivery?
I would think so. It's in the warehouse here.
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