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Oskar Blues finally coming to MN

Discussion in 'US - Midwest' started by MNPikey, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. jimmah120

    jimmah120 Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    "prove it, bro" *puffs out chest*
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  2. Sinatra716

    Sinatra716 Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    I had Ten-Fidy for the first time in AZ about a year ago and absolutely did not understand the hype. Nothing special about this beer to me, maybe it's a different story on tap. Does anyone think 3 Floyd's will ever receive distribution in MN?
  3. deadbody

    deadbody Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    How many other really good RIS can you get year round? I like 10fidy a lot, I think it is very good, is it Darkness good? No. But it is leaps ahead of Old Rasputin which is the only other RIS I can find year round (although clown shoes bombers are starting to be easier to find in my hood).
  4. PieOhMy

    PieOhMy Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    I don't know. Yeti and Dark Truth are two that come to mind, for a year round RIS that is available in the area.

    Year round availability doesn't matter for big stouts. If you dig a particular RIS buy it. It ain't gonna go bad. Shit, it may damn well get better.
  5. Seefeldt

    Seefeldt Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Anyone know if this will hit Rochester today?
  6. norcalhophead

    norcalhophead Member

    Location:
    Wisconsin
  7. MattyG85

    MattyG85 Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Anyone know what the prices are for Ten Fidy? In Wisconsin its like 15 for a four pack.
  8. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Not sure what part of town you shop....

    Zipps 612.333.8686
    Four Firkins 952.938.2847
    Ale Jail 651.698.9464
    Princeton's 763.559.3257

    All posted they have Oskar Blues today.
    Can you please post your findings for the rest of us lazy bastards?:cool:;)
    Chaz likes this.
  9. MNBEERFAN

    MNBEERFAN Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    South Lyndale $14.99/4 pack I was told.
  10. BrettHead

    BrettHead Member

    Location:
    Nebraska
    I'd bet all I have on No if given the chance. In theory they would come back to IA (left in 2007 or so) if they did anything but I doubt that ever happens either.
  11. BeerBuyerBill

    BeerBuyerBill Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    We had 3 Floyd's in the late 90's in MN. I stopped holding my breath on their return a long time ago.
    But back to the topic, Oskar Blues is here and it's mighty tasty. I'm so happy it's here.
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  12. aliving1

    aliving1 Member

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    Minnesota
    I am not sure if it will. I might be wrong, but I think the Original Gravity group of distributors doesn't distro to Roch. So the closest would possibly be Owatonna, Northfield, and Red Wing. I hope I'm wrong though.
  13. AnalogErik

    AnalogErik Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    15$ a 4pack for ten fidy.... ouch.
  14. SwinginParty

    SwinginParty Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    The name is a bit misleading. Shouldn't they be charging, ya know, $10.50?
  15. bflattum

    bflattum Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Isnt that less than Casanova? Still, though...ouch.
  16. Mealhouse

    Mealhouse Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Cost per oz is actually in-line or less than something than most compairables in bombers plus its what a couple dollars more than Founder's RIS 4-packs? I don't think the price is out of line.
  17. bflattum

    bflattum Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Ouch refers to how much of my money will be thrown the way of OB, $15 at a time...
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  18. MuggsyPendleton

    MuggsyPendleton Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    i know you're kidding but the "ten fidy" does reference the 10.5% abv in case some were wondering.
  19. maximum12

    maximum12 Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Yes, but...people are always complaining about the cost of bombers, so saying a four-pack is comparable to the cost of a bomber isn't exactly a complement! Add me to the folks who may pick up a single of Ten Fidy once in a while. If the cost were closer to Founders RIS, I'd probably pick them up more often.

    It'll be interesting to see if Oskar Blues sells amidst our ever-expanding choices once the newness wears off.
  20. Mealhouse

    Mealhouse Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Should be noted I was using a year around bomber like Yeti and a lower price point Stone RIS at about $9-10 per bomber as price comps, I think people complain less about that price point than $15-20+ price point.
  21. SwinginParty

    SwinginParty Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    I thought it was some weird beer amalgamation of Oscar and Dale's love for Pearl Jam's 10 and Fidy Cent.
  22. MooseBoose

    MooseBoose Member

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    I like that ten fidy is in 12 ounce cans. A bomber of 10-12% beer is too much for me on a week night but 12 ounces is just fine.

    And, it's really good.
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  23. Bunuelian

    Bunuelian Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Ten Fidy is $13.99 at Ale Jail; cheapest I've seen around town.
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  24. b33rknuts

    b33rknuts Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Highly Doubtful, both FFF and DFH were previously in MN ( I believe with the same distributor) and left the state with a pretty bad taste. I begged Nick & Charlie the last time they were in B&TB with Todd and Linda... But I could tell that it was pretty much a futile endeavor.
  25. Sinatra716

    Sinatra716 Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Why did they leave MN on bad terms? With our proximity to FFF and their recent collaborations with Surly I would think MN would be an ideal state to distribute.
  26. Humulus85

    Humulus85 Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    From what I understand (at least for DFH), the distributor they were working with went belly-up while owing them a very substantial amount of money, and DFH has yet to recover it. As it stands, if a distributor wants to pick them up they will need to pay off that owed money.
  27. BrettHead

    BrettHead Member

    Location:
    Nebraska
    Never knew they were in MN too, oops! :oops:
  28. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    That's what I don't get, why avoid MN completely just because of one shitty distributor who is no longer even in business?
  29. nograz

    nograz Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Anyone know just how much money? Maybe Something could be arranged where people who wanted them back can donate money to pay the tab to get them back?
  30. deadbody

    deadbody Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    If what I heard was true (and I have no reason to doubt it as the person involved did the same thing to Pretty Things, and a few other breweries I've heard) it is well into 5 figures.
    DFH and FFF may at some point revisit MN if they feel that they won't get screwed again, but there are a lot of other states where the people involved haven't forced them to drop the soap, so MN may be waiting a while.
  31. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Sketchy shit. Do we have particularly shifty distributors here in MN? I heard that we had other folks in that sector that were less than honest.
  32. Douggo

    Douggo Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Seems odd to get screwed by one company, then refuse to do business with another company unless that company repays the other company's debt.
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  33. deadbody

    deadbody Member

    Location:
    Minnesota

    My guess is it has more to do with "We got screwed and are out a bunch of money with no way to recoup thanks to MN laws, fuck that state"

    There may also be franchise agreements still in place that prevent them from working with someone else. Sucks but possible.
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  34. Chaz

    Chaz Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    From my own experience, folks employed at that level in the booze biz in Minnesota are no more and no less shifty than those employed elsewhere. I put most of this down to human nature. :(
  35. SipIt

    SipIt Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Ah, the MN laws...now that wouldn't surprise me one bit. It's all so clear now.
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  36. theCoder

    theCoder Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Yup, $14.99 for Ten Fidy here at Haskell's White Bear Lake area. Ouch, solid beer but it'd be easier to choke down if they were 16oz cans. Oh well I'll pickup a single somewhere to get my fix.
  37. evilgenius1917

    evilgenius1917 Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    I don't see how anything is clear. The conversation thus far is hearsay and conjecture.
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  38. bigdaddypolite

    bigdaddypolite Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Lionel Hutz: "Well, Your Honor. We’ve plenty of hearsay and conjecture. Those are kinds of evidence."
  39. SipIt

    SipIt Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Ha, my intentions were to express if the MN laws have anything to do with it(which is speculative to begin with) the entire situation will be about as clear as a dirty diaper - meaning I was being sarcastic.
  40. BrettHead

    BrettHead Member

    Location:
    Nebraska
    Lol, man I wish he was still with us...

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