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New Albion Ale around Memphis?

Discussion in 'US - South' started by mcmeador, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. mcmeador

    mcmeador Member

    Location:
    Mississippi
    Just curious if anyone has seen New Albion Ale around the Memphis area? I'd love to try it.
  2. MikeEhrmantraut

    MikeEhrmantraut Acolyte

    Location:
    Tennessee
    Said in another thread, I was in the Memphis area over Christmas and the selection in that town is pretty miserable.

    To answer your question, I don't recall seeing any at the few shops I stopped in at. As a matter of fact, I'm not sure if any of the higher alcohol Sam Adams offerings are available in Memphis. I lived there for a few years and don't remember ever seeing any until I moved to Chattanooga.
  3. mcmeador

    mcmeador Member

    Location:
    Mississippi
    Yeah, Memphis does have a pretty lame beer selection. Now that Mississippi has upped the cap on alcohol percentage, I'm starting to see as good or better selection at random MS gas stations as I do at some of the best dedicated beer and/or liquor stores in Memphis. Nashville has a really good selection of beer, though (compared to here at least).
  4. Tilley4

    Tilley4 Member

    Location:
    Tennessee
    Just spotted some in Nashville... best bet in Memphis will be Raffes
  5. MikeEhrmantraut

    MikeEhrmantraut Acolyte

    Location:
    Tennessee
    It's in Chattanooga now too. Memphis may get some after all.
  6. CaptainPiret

    CaptainPiret Member

    Location:
    Tennessee
    Don't count on it. Nashville gets a lot of stuff that Memphis has never seen (Green Flash, Lagunitas, NB's Lips of Faith, Straight to Ale, Oskar Blues, most of Schlafly's seasonals ... I could go on). Can't speak for Chattanooga but I assume it's the same thing.
  7. MikeEhrmantraut

    MikeEhrmantraut Acolyte

    Location:
    Tennessee
    Chattanooga gets all of that, save for the Oskar Blues and the higher alcohol Lips of Faith offerings(which will change this year). We are just a step behind Nashville in that they usually get stuff first, then we follow suit shortly thereafter.

    I don't really know what Memphis' deal is. Virtually nothing seems to have changed in that town in terms of craft beer since I lived there from 2008-2011.
  8. mcmeador

    mcmeador Member

    Location:
    Mississippi
    Good news, guys! I found it today at a Kroger in Memphis! Picked up the only two 6-packs they had. I've been using the beer locator on Sam Adams' web site fairly regularly looking for it, and I finally got a ton of search results in the area last night (all Krogers). I'll be trying this tonight!

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