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Is Abrasive still being brewed this year?

Discussion in 'US - Midwest' started by ZAP, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. ZAP

    ZAP Advocate (735) Minnesota Dec 1, 2001

    or is the run over? Dates I saw at a local store were 12/26/13 or something like that...would think there would be some newer product out if it was brewed...then again i am in northern mn where nothing surprises me..
  2. shawnp

    shawnp Savant (490) Minnesota Jan 15, 2010

    Abrasive is done for the year but there are fresher canning runs than what you've seen...
  3. Cyclone8

    Cyclone8 Savant (475) Minnesota Oct 19, 2011

    Are you sure about that? They've canned it through early March in the past. I was counting on them doing that again this year:)
  4. Yes, Todd said that they're done with Abrasive canning.
  5. MNPikey

    MNPikey Advocate (575) Minnesota Feb 27, 2011

    Last canning was the week of 2/2-2/9 which has yet to be delivered to stores as shawnp stated.
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  6. Hopsiam14

    Hopsiam14 Savant (455) Minnesota Jan 23, 2013

    Any eta on this hitting stores? I want some of the last run for Huna day next weekend. If I can't ship it in advance I will pick some up and pack it in my suitcase for my FL friends.
  7. If you want the freshest, you are going to need to call around. Really no way around it. The stores around the cities seem to only have the older stuff. The newest I've seen is mid-January at this point, but many still have cases of stuff from Decemberl.
  8. JMN44

    JMN44 Aficionado (165) Minnesota Sep 19, 2013

    I think Abrasive could be around through March even though the last canning date was in early February. It seems like a lot of people are waiting for newer dates to come out. Eventually in March we will realize that what is available is all that is left and the supply will disappear quickly.
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  9. Seefeldt

    Seefeldt Savant (355) Minnesota May 15, 2008

    The last couple of years I have been able to buy Abrasive in Rochester for Memorial Day Weekend. And yes, it's still awesome in May...especially in a canoe.
  10. bucky10

    bucky10 Aficionado (110) Minnesota Oct 14, 2010

    Has anyone seen any Abrasive canned in Feb or even late Jan in the downtown or western burbs?
  11. Yes I just picked up some 1/29 at Four firkins today.
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  12. mkhartnett

    mkhartnett Savant (420) Minnesota Oct 27, 2010

    I saw 1/29 at the Byerlys in SLP last night.
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  13. My 4 pack from last week was canned 1-21-14. Much better than the first batch they sent chicago since we got distro back that was 12-19-13 or something.
  14. All I see in Roch is 12/19/13
  15. Has anyone seen February dates at all?
  16. PieOhMy

    PieOhMy Advocate (515) Minnesota Feb 23, 2013

    I think that's a Great Lakes forum question.;)

    Seriously, I think stores have newer dates, but aren't putting it out 'til the older stuff is gone.
  17. That is the definition of rotation, yes.
  18. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Savant (340) Illinois Jan 13, 2012

    We have 1/29 Abrasive around. Not quite Feruary but close. However, there's 2/24 Coffee Bender that hit the shelves.
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