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Is Abrasive still being brewed this year?

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

  1. ZAP

    ZAP Champion (820) 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 Advocate (585) Minnesota Jan 15, 2010 Beer Trader

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

    Cyclone8 Advocate (510) Minnesota Oct 19, 2011 Beer Trader

    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. sean_mpls

    sean_mpls Savant (255) Minnesota Sep 11, 2012 Beer Trader

    Yes, Todd said that they're done with Abrasive canning.
  5. SudsSavant

    SudsSavant Savant (335) Minnesota Jan 9, 2007 Beer Trader

  6. MNPikey

    MNPikey Advocate (610) Minnesota Feb 27, 2011 Beer Trader

    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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  7. Hopsiam14

    Hopsiam14 Advocate (540) Minnesota Jan 23, 2013 Beer Trader

    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.
  8. 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.
  9. JMN44

    JMN44 Savant (270) Minnesota Sep 19, 2013 Beer Trader

    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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  10. Seefeldt

    Seefeldt Savant (375) 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.
  11. bucky10

    bucky10 Aficionado (120) Minnesota Oct 14, 2010

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

    mkhartnett Advocate (600) Minnesota Oct 27, 2010 Beer Trader

    I saw 1/29 at the Byerlys in SLP last night.
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  14. 3_floyds_local_13

    3_floyds_local_13 Aficionado (140) Indiana Feb 16, 2014 Beer Trader

    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.
  15. RKPStogie

    RKPStogie Savant (280) Minnesota Nov 4, 2011 Beer Trader

    All I see in Roch is 12/19/13
  16. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Champion (875) Minnesota Dec 7, 2007 Beer Trader

    Has anyone seen February dates at all?
  17. PieOhMy

    PieOhMy Advocate (560) 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.
  18. That is the definition of rotation, yes.
  19. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Savant (400) Colorado 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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