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Karbach Krunkin Punkin update

Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by icetrauma, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Per FB, the shoot for date is Oct. 8th on draft and in bombers!
     
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  2. thirdeye11

    thirdeye11 Savant (450) Texas Feb 3, 2009

    About time someone knew what season pumpkin beers should be released in.
     
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  3. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Agreed. Next year they'll be out after Easter. :rolleyes:
     
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  4. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Savant (325) Texas Aug 22, 2012

    I read this on their page also. I'm really looking forward to this beer, I'm sure it isn't going to disappoint. I love what they are doing over at Karbach, and I'm trying to introduce their beers to my friends and family so others can enjoy their work. Now I just need to get my hands on some BBA Hellfighter when it comes out. I know certain bars have it on tap right now but I'm working offshore so no luck for me :(
     
  5. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    From what I've heard, you need to blame the distributors, not the brewers, for all the early pumpkin releases lately.

    Same reason it's Christmas in Wal-Mart at freakin' Halloween nowadays. Or why Michael's starts Halloween after the 4th of July, lol.
     
  6. BeanBone

    BeanBone Savant (445) Texas Oct 12, 2006

    I saw Christmas trees up in force at Walmart yesterday...
     
  7. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Oh god. What neckbeards are already buying their Christmas tree?
     
  8. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (525) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    Christmas trees have been up at Garden Ridge since July. Just sayin
     
  9. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    LOL. The Garden Ridge in South Austin is so large, I wouldn't be surprised if they had them year-round.

    BTW: Fun game to play in Garden Ridge (as my gf is always dragging me there) is try to find a product that is Made in the USA. Hours of fun! ;)
     
  10. lindsey624

    lindsey624 Aficionado (125) Texas Feb 14, 2009

    Since when did the distro start brewing beer?
     
  11. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    When they started saying "We'll need all your pumpkin beer at our launch date of August 1st, or we won't be needing it." *Zoom out slowly to reveal warehouse filled with Shocktop Pumpkin Wheat as Distributor twirls his moustache and laughs maniacally*
     
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  12. champ103

    champ103 Champion (870) Texas Sep 3, 2007

    Hay, I am offshore now as well. Missed the Freetail release:(
     
  13. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Advocate (500) Nevada Jan 20, 2010

    Do we get any Karbach in SA?
     
  14. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Savant (325) Texas Aug 22, 2012

    Yeah, I have a set rotation so I spend about 6 months out of the year offshore. It makes it hard to get some of the limited release beers but it pays the bills which is the important part.
     
  15. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    I do not believe y'all do.
     
  16. thirdeye11

    thirdeye11 Savant (450) Texas Feb 3, 2009

    Karbach has made it very clear on multiple occasions, that they have no intentions to go into any market outside of Houston, now or in the foreseeable future. I guess they're not even able to meet demand in Houston, so that makes sense. Satisfy the locals first, and grow outward.

    Cheers,
    Chad
     
  17. wsnich

    wsnich Savant (410) Texas Apr 26, 2010

    Exactly that. I was told they are currently on year 4 of their business plan in 1 year. They have grown pretty damn fast and can't seem to keep up with demand.
     
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  18. thirdeye11

    thirdeye11 Savant (450) Texas Feb 3, 2009

    Sounds like a pretty solid business plan! :) All kidding aside, good for them. Always happy to see our Texas craft beer brethren doing so well. I just hope they're not too busy to do Big Texas Beer Fest in Dallas next year.
     
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  19. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Good on Karbach. That's what happens when ya brew good beer!
     
  20. EA728

    EA728 Savant (305) Texas Jul 17, 2010

    They actually just expanded to College Station this past summer, guess they have just enough for a smaller market.
     
  21. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (505) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    Karbach and Austin Beerworks seem to be on the same page as far as distro and awesomeness are concerned.
     
  22. Ford

    Ford Savant (490) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    Love me some Karbach... wish Karbachtoberfest was in cans!
     
  23. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Savant (325) Texas Aug 22, 2012

    ^This

    I haven't got the opportunity to try Karbachtoberfest yet but I'm really looking forward to it.
     
  24. thirdeye11

    thirdeye11 Savant (450) Texas Feb 3, 2009

    Yeah, as I said, satisfy the locals, and grow outward. College Station is the next "outward" destination to the north outside metro Houston so this makes sense.
     
  25. LadyOfMuchBeer

    LadyOfMuchBeer Savant (380) Texas Apr 30, 2011

    Our Garden Ridge burnt down, where else can I buy thousands of themed Christmas ornaments that don't cost $20 each? I suppose the money saved could go to winter warmers....
     
  26. LadyOfMuchBeer

    LadyOfMuchBeer Savant (380) Texas Apr 30, 2011

    I am really looking forward to a solid local pumpkin brew release.
    :)
     
  27. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Same here.
     
  28. LadyOfMuchBeer

    LadyOfMuchBeer Savant (380) Texas Apr 30, 2011

    Anyone know how big this batch is?
     
  29. LadyOfMuchBeer

    LadyOfMuchBeer Savant (380) Texas Apr 30, 2011

    One day I am sure they will be a regular release in cans. They are so young, and doing so well! I am okay with them taking their time and keeping growth steady. I want to see them succeed, they have a really solid selection of brews thus far.
     
  30. lefty12

    lefty12 Aficionado (170) Texas Feb 6, 2010

    I just read that Karbach has a Fresh Hop Pale Ale coming out soon. Im really looking forward to picking up bombers of their beer.
     
  31. Ford

    Ford Savant (490) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    Yes.. this makes sense.. and I've been able to get Karbachtoberfest at the Flying Saucer downtown and at my local place Gordon Street Tavern in Alvin... and I plan on hitting up the Flying Saucer Karbachtoberfest night, October 10th... so I'll have another pint or two then!
     
  32. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (485) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    Went to the Smith Street Specs (Downtown, Houston) and they mentioned that they might release Krunkin Pumpkin the same day Pumpkinator comes out. I've been told they want to create a battle of the Pumpkins thing brewing wise for the Houston breweries. It's going to be incredibly hectic for me trying to get both of these gems the same day if it turns out like this.
     
  33. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Savant (325) Texas Aug 22, 2012

    According to their Facebook page Karbachtoberfest wil be available in cans next year.

    The release date for Krunkin Pumpkin is supposed to be October 8th not the 15th. This information can also be found on their Facebook page. So unless Spec's in going to hold on to it and not release it on time you shouldn't have to wait until the 15th to get it. I will be severely pissed off if Spec's delays the release.
     
  34. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    That's freaking stupid! Delay the release of KP, at Specs anyway, just to create even more of a frenzy! Dumbass's!!!! Besides the only way to create a "battle" would be to only allow customers to buy one or the other.
     
  35. lindsey624

    lindsey624 Aficionado (125) Texas Feb 14, 2009

    Ha, love me some miss quotes. One of my Karbach guys was unsure of the actual release date (he said 8th or 16th) and one of the dates mentioned was the same date as Pumpkinator. We were making jokes about a houston pumpkin beer show down. By no means am I holding the beer back and of course it's going to be released the moment it comes in.

    People still believe everything on the internet is true
    Lighten up ice
     
  36. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Savant (325) Texas Aug 22, 2012

    Lindsey, Thanks for clearing this up for us. Things happen and releases get delayed for a number of different reasons and I didn't think that y'all would try to intentionally do something like this. I'm glad that the truth is out there.
     
  37. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Can't tell tone over the net. Ment to be more sarcastic. Oh well, thanks for the clarification.
     
  38. thirdeye11

    thirdeye11 Savant (450) Texas Feb 3, 2009

    It doesn't make sense for a retailer to hold onto inventory, that's an additional cost that no retailer I know of wants to incur.

    Cheers,
    Chad
     
  39. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Hence the sarcastic remark.
     
  40. Ford

    Ford Savant (490) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    Pumpkin battle H-Town.... we all win.
     

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