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Is Abrasive still in stores in Minneapolis/St Paul?

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by ogrerugby, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. ogrerugby

    ogrerugby Savant (305) Massachusetts Jan 15, 2005 Beer Trader

    I'm flying in tomorrow for a few days and hoping that I can still find some Abrasive to get into my suitcase for the trip back to Boston. I'll be staying near the airport, but will have a car and will most likely he hitting up Happy Gnome, Town Hall Tap and Northbound while I'm there. I usually try to hit Zipps too.

    thanks for any help,
  2. bigdaddypolite

    bigdaddypolite Advocate (535) Minnesota Mar 2, 2007 Beer Trader

    Yep, it's still all over. Feel free to check with specific stores like Zipps, but it was in the last few stores I have been to in large quantity.

    Canning dates vary as far back as December, but I would NOT worry too much with any canning date you find, as the stuff is just as delicious 3 months in as it is fresh.
  3. HoudiniRN

    HoudiniRN Savant (360) Minnesota Feb 28, 2014 Beer Trader

    As stated before it's pretty plentiful. It's almost harder to find a store that doesn't have it in stock...
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  4. ogrerugby

    ogrerugby Savant (305) Massachusetts Jan 15, 2005 Beer Trader

    Awesome, thanks for the quick replies.
  5. opwog

    opwog Advocate (655) Minnesota Jun 16, 2008 Verified

    You may want to see if you can find a bottle of Steel Toe's Size 11.


    Ignore the fact that it the overall score 91, because it is weighted down by a load of reviews for the May batch from last year, but the current batch is stellar and easily stands alongside Abrasive, if not maybe better.
  6. mkhartnett

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

    I wish I could get my hands on some Size 11. Every place I go is out.
  7. nograz

    nograz Advocate (545) Minnesota Oct 30, 2013 Beer Trader

    Yeah it seems to have run out. I got a lot from the MGM in Hopkins. Last to.e I was there they probably had about 2 cases, went there last week and it was all gone.

    I.am down to my last 2 bottles. :(
  8. joh02034

    joh02034 Savant (330) New York Jan 5, 2013 Beer Trader

    May 2013 size 11 was my first drain pour. Why was this beer so god awful? I was offended that this was even sold. I have not built up the courage to try again it was so undrinkable.
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  9. SipIt

    SipIt Savant (300) Minnesota Jul 18, 2013 Beer Trader

    Not sure it's still there, but they do have it on their website as being available in the taproom(both pours and bottle purchases). A friend picked up a couple bottles there 2 to 3 weeks ago.
  10. Chaz

    Chaz Poobah (1,090) Minnesota Feb 3, 2002 Beer Trader

    Some bottles of Size 11 managed to make it to my whacky packie last Friday -- still there as of 2:30 today.
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  11. mkhartnett

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

    Saw a bunch of it at the downtown lunds liquor store. Though it was canned 12/27/13
  12. will1256

    will1256 Advocate (505) Minnesota Dec 4, 2010 Beer Trader

    Saw some at Sunfish Cellars the other day. I bought one bottle, can't remember if there were more? Maybe give them a call if you're in the area.
  13. cmannes

    cmannes Savant (475) Minnesota Mar 15, 2009 Beer Trader

    Still at Princeton's in Maple Grove. Although every time I go in, I fear its absence.
  14. Yes... Although I wouldn't count on it being there for too long.
  15. doner24

    doner24 Savant (280) Minnesota Apr 16, 2013 Beer Trader

    I would think this stuff is going to be on shelves for a long time as most places still have some old inventory. I would guess the distributor has quite a stock pile of the newer canning dates left.
  16. Wow, tell us how you really feel. I'm sure if you write to Steel Toe they will sincerely apologize that you were offended that they dared to sell something that didn't appeal to you, individually.
  17. McRyan

    McRyan Savant (265) Minnesota Jul 25, 2012

    Is there anyway to discern from the 2013 Size 11 version and 2014?
  18. Dust on the 2013 bottle? :)
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