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Iowa beer distro news

Discussion in 'US - Midwest' started by BottleCaps80, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. huskermike12

    huskermike12 Savant (450) Iowa Nov 14, 2011

    ^This. Brutal.
     
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  2. mattafett

    mattafett Savant (465) Iowa Mar 9, 2009


    The question is when did Shaun get the keg to Abu Nawas?? If it was truly fresh when he sold it, it is on Abu Nawas. If not, it's on Shaun.
     
  3. SaulTBauls

    SaulTBauls Aficionado (235) Iowa Mar 22, 2013

    El Bait has not been sitting on this one. From what I understand, 2.5 months or not, it still tastes pretty darn good. If this is turning you off from the event, you should know that there are many more surprises in store than just HF.
     
  4. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Advocate (615) Iowa Jan 12, 2013

    Yep...I don't think HF will knowingly sell on old keg of beer and then ask why it was being tapped on Twitter. No blame there.
     
  5. Hawkharvs

    Hawkharvs Aficionado (225) Iowa Sep 9, 2012

    Does this in any way indicate that HF will be in Iowa on occasion?
     
  6. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Advocate (615) Iowa Jan 12, 2013

    I think it has been on tap one or two other times in the past few years, but it is a very, very rare occasion. I doubt it will be a regular occurrence in the future either, unless Frederique from Abu Nawas worked out some awesome deal somehow. That doesn't seem likely though.
     
  7. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Advocate (615) Iowa Jan 12, 2013

    FWIW, El Bait just tweeted that the Walden keg has "...been kept cold since it left the brewery, it tastes fantastic."
     
  8. Hawkharvs

    Hawkharvs Aficionado (225) Iowa Sep 9, 2012

    I can't believe they would sit on this for 2.5 months. I know its for a specific event...but its not like they don't understand the importance of serving fresh beer.
     
  9. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Advocate (615) Iowa Jan 12, 2013

    My thoughts exactly. Were they simply holding onto it for this "New England" themed weekend? If so, there are plenty of other great New England breweries to showcase and they could have tapped this while still super fresh. Dunno....not my business, but I would just do it differently. As you said, if any craft beer bar in Iowa knows the importance of freshness for some styles, it's El Bait shop.
     
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  10. Hawkharvs

    Hawkharvs Aficionado (225) Iowa Sep 9, 2012

    I don't know if they were specifically holding on to it for the themed weekend or not...but seems to fit the way it was advertised over Twitter. The only other explanation would be distributor error.
     
  11. Marcazi

    Marcazi Aspirant (25) Iowa Oct 7, 2013

    Got a bottle of WoodChuck smoked apple today at Cyclone in Ames....
     
  12. ToddSoonerFan

    ToddSoonerFan Aficionado (235) Iowa Aug 23, 2013

    Finally opened my bottle of Pseudo Sue last night! One of the tastiest beers I've ever had. It would be great if they had more bottles in the Des Moines area.
     
  13. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Advocate (615) Iowa Jan 12, 2013

    Three of the four GI Sisters have hit select shelves in DSM today: Halia, Juliet and Lolita.
     
  14. Hawkharvs

    Hawkharvs Aficionado (225) Iowa Sep 9, 2012

    Love the cryptic messages being sent out today. How limited is the release...or is it even limited?
     
  15. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Advocate (615) Iowa Jan 12, 2013

    Extremely limited. Limits of 1 bottle per person. Grab them when you see them if you want one. Will be gone quick, even at the $20+ price/each.
     
  16. Hawkharvs

    Hawkharvs Aficionado (225) Iowa Sep 9, 2012

    Thanks for the tip...looks like I'll be making a trip to see Kent when I get out of work!
     
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  17. Palsie

    Palsie Aficionado (160) Iowa Jul 10, 2013

    Got word yesterday that two new Deschutes will be in the iowa city area today one in a bomber and the other is a six pack, didn't know what they were though.
     
  18. Palsie

    Palsie Aficionado (160) Iowa Jul 10, 2013

    I'm guessing Chasin' freshies and hop trip... Also coralville hy vee ws still had some black butte XXV yesterday.
     
  19. HawkeyeNation

    HawkeyeNation Savant (310) Iowa Jun 18, 2013

    Oakland Road Hyvee got Chasin' Freshies and Hop Trip. Hop Trip was $10.99, didn't buy Chasin' Freshies.
     
  20. Hawkharvs

    Hawkharvs Aficionado (225) Iowa Sep 9, 2012

    Looks like the DSM usuals are getting Chasin Freshies today as well.
     
  21. pepsican

    pepsican Savant (315) Iowa Nov 5, 2007

    Ding ding. We got both in at john's today. Also got in the new Goose Island 6th Day. Whole lot of boost for your buck on that one, pretty darn good too.
     
  22. Spinaltapped

    Spinaltapped Aficionado (195) Iowa Oct 24, 2013

    I picked up a bottle of Chasin' Freshies at the 1st Ave Hy-Vee tonight. They still have a few as of 10pm tonight if anyone's interested.
     
  23. Palsie

    Palsie Aficionado (160) Iowa Jul 10, 2013

    Founders harvest ale finally made to the iowa city area!
     
  24. Spinaltapped

    Spinaltapped Aficionado (195) Iowa Oct 24, 2013

    Where?
     
  25. HawkeyeNation

    HawkeyeNation Savant (310) Iowa Jun 18, 2013

    I know Johncy's posted about it. Benz in CR also posted so I am guessing the HyVee's got it as well
     
  26. Spinaltapped

    Spinaltapped Aficionado (195) Iowa Oct 24, 2013

    Sigh. After all I bought from the local Hy-Vee yesterday, I really hope none of the workers recognise me. They'll think I have a problem.
     
  27. DecorahNM

    DecorahNM Zealot (95) Iowa Jun 6, 2013

    Chasin' Freshies and Hop Trip out today at Oneota Coop in Decorah. Couple cases of each. Bitter Monk as well!
     
  28. jalee13

    jalee13 Aficionado (105) Iowa Sep 5, 2013

    Picked up some Harvest Ale at Cyclone Liquors today
     
  29. HawkeyeNation

    HawkeyeNation Savant (310) Iowa Jun 18, 2013

    The Oakloand Rd HyVee folks already know me :/
     
  30. redblacks75

    redblacks75 Savant (405) Iowa Oct 29, 2010

    Same here.
     
  31. HawkeyeNation

    HawkeyeNation Savant (310) Iowa Jun 18, 2013

    They're really good at that, aren't they?
     
  32. 26hawk26

    26hawk26 Disciple (50) Nebraska Mar 21, 2012

    Ankeny HyVee has Harvest Ale. Selling them as singles up by the registers
     
  33. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Advocate (615) Iowa Jan 12, 2013

    Which Ankeny HyVee? The Prairie Trail HyVee in Ankeny was selling 4 packs last week. Figured they'd have been out long ago!
     
  34. HawkeyeNation

    HawkeyeNation Savant (310) Iowa Jun 18, 2013

    Not sure if anyone is interested, but Oakland Road Hyvee posted they got some of the Imperial Biscotti Break Natale - Pretty Please with A Cherry.
     
  35. Herky21

    Herky21 Advocate (595) Iowa Aug 7, 2011

    Oooh I wonder if that will be in Des Moines..
     
  36. Herky21

    Herky21 Advocate (595) Iowa Aug 7, 2011

    No Gillian in Iowa?
     
  37. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Advocate (615) Iowa Jan 12, 2013

    Nope... that's a Chicago only release. :-(
     
  38. Herky21

    Herky21 Advocate (595) Iowa Aug 7, 2011

    Shoot. The other 3 sisters are readily available. Found some Founders Harvest hiding at the Urbandale Hy-vee too!
     
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  39. bravefan44

    bravefan44 Aficionado (170) Iowa Feb 13, 2013

    I swear I saw all 4 GI sisters today at the HyVee W&S here in Cedar Falls. Could be wrong, I'll have to go back this weekend and double check for Gillian.
     
  40. BrettHead

    BrettHead Advocate (535) Nebraska Sep 18, 2010

    Could have sworn Gillian was seeing wide distro
     

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