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Parabola in CO

Discussion in 'US - Mountain' started by arminjewell, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. Just curious if anyone knows when it is going to drop around town, this is top 5 imperial stouts for me and I don't want to miss it. Any info would be great (especially South Denver for me!). Cheers all!
     
  2. drlovemd87

    drlovemd87 Savant (265) Colorado Aug 6, 2009

    If I had to guess, I would say this week. It shipped on the 14th or 15th I think, so it should hit the select accounts first (probably later in the week).
     
  3. Kuester

    Kuester Aficionado (165) Colorado May 14, 2012

    Just going off of trends, my guess was 2 or 3 weeks from Friday. That seems like the average from "release" to "being on shelves" with FW Proprieter Series. But who knows, sooner the better!
     
  4. drlovemd87

    drlovemd87 Savant (265) Colorado Aug 6, 2009

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    Yeah, mine was just a guess...so the above picture is me.
     
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  5. poonamibaxter

    poonamibaxter Savant (325) Colorado Jun 26, 2007

    Just keep checking Lukas' blog, they'll update when they get it and when it will be released.
     
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  6. tacosandbeer

    tacosandbeer Savant (455) Colorado Sep 24, 2010

    Creo que llega esta semana ;-)
     
  7. MYJELLOMISFIT

    MYJELLOMISFIT Initiate (0) Colorado Jan 14, 2007

    Should be this week but I do know CO allocations got cut in half because the great state of Texas gets our other half. Thanks Firestone. Thanks.
     
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  8. poonamibaxter

    poonamibaxter Savant (325) Colorado Jun 26, 2007

    I think FW barrel aging is some of the best in the business but if I get shut out on Parabola because they wanted to send beer somewhere else I'll hold a grudge against em. We get enough good beer here that it's just as easy to buy a local product instead.
     
  9. MYJELLOMISFIT

    MYJELLOMISFIT Initiate (0) Colorado Jan 14, 2007

    Got word that it won't be this week either... looks like hoping for next week will suffice.
     
  10. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Advocate (595) Colorado Jan 20, 2012

    Tengo un hombre que dice dos semanas. Entonces vamos al California.
     
  11. Prospero

    Prospero Advocate (675) Colorado Jul 27, 2010

    My calendar showed 2nd week of May last year, so last week of April / first week of May would be an improvement.
     
  12. beer guy from two stores said idk?
     
  13. ArrogantB

    ArrogantB Advocate (725) Colorado Jun 9, 2006

    Early next week? I have to go to San Diego for work at the end of next week and it sure would suck to miss Parabola this year. I'll have to drown my sorrows in Alpine.
     
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  14. buffs9

    buffs9 Savant (450) Colorado Apr 28, 2008

    Should stick around, there's still Sucaba in FoCo.
     
  15. ArrogantB

    ArrogantB Advocate (725) Colorado Jun 9, 2006

    Really? It disappeared around Denver fast this year. I'm also torn on whether Parabola is better than Abacus or not. They are both two of my favorite barrel aged (non-lambic) beers.
     
  16. buffs9

    buffs9 Savant (450) Colorado Apr 28, 2008

    Really, and I agree that both are fantastic.
     
  17. denver10

    denver10 Champion (900) Kentucky Nov 17, 2010

    Parabola stuck around Fort Collins waaaaaay longer than it did in Denver last year. But I do remember seeing Parabola on the shelves in Denver for a couple weeks last year.
     
  18. drlovemd87

    drlovemd87 Savant (265) Colorado Aug 6, 2009

    Don't forget that we are getting half our regular allocation.
     
  19. Domingo

    Domingo Champion (945) Colorado Apr 23, 2005

    Abacus disappeared in Denver almost as soon as it hit the shelf...or in the case of most places, as soon as you had to hunt down the beer guy and ask if they had it hidden somewhere.
    My guess is that with the smaller allocations, Parabola will be the same. Times have changed and it's not just the people on BA and RB that know about these beers anymore.
    I randomly found some 2012 Parabola sitting on the shelf at Wilbur's 2 weeks ago and was stunned. I can only imagine they either lost or stashed it for a rainy day, but at least I have that if this years sells out in an hour.
     
  20. Well, that sucks for texas if they get just half of our allocation, they have what 4/5x as many people?

    also, didnt FW up the amount the produced? I heard from 3000 cases to 3600 this year? maybe im wrong
     
  21. denver10

    denver10 Champion (900) Kentucky Nov 17, 2010

    Yeah, I blindly stumbled upon that too and got a 2012 bottle waiting in my fridge to be opened.
     
  22. guyforget

    guyforget Aficionado (205) Colorado Nov 12, 2009

    abacus > parabola to my palate but i generally think stouts are overrated, so............ i shut up now.


    does firestone do sours? ive never been there so i dont know what their pilot batches are like, but for such a huge rep built on barrels... its about time to get down w/ the brett, lacto, pedio, etc, etc, AMIRIGHT?
     
  23. http://www.firestonebeer.com/barrelworks

    They've been playing with some wild ales for a while, but hopefully Bottleworks is the first step to seeing some of them bottled for release.
     
  24. Domingo

    Domingo Champion (945) Colorado Apr 23, 2005

    FW brought a sour to the Rare Beer Tasting at the Wynkoop 2 years ago. It disappeared in roughly about 30 minutes and was wonderful while it lasted.
     
  25. tacosandbeer

    tacosandbeer Savant (455) Colorado Sep 24, 2010

    Qué lástima. Vámonos a Califas!
     
  26. joshclauss

    joshclauss Savant (315) Colorado Oct 31, 2010

    I've heard everything from "we're not bottling a sour for some time to come" to "it will be a regular annual release in the Proprietor's Reserve series this Fall." I trust the former more than the latter.
     
  27. tacosandbeer

    tacosandbeer Savant (455) Colorado Sep 24, 2010

    ¿Que te dije? Llego Parabola ;-)
     
  28. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Advocate (595) Colorado Jan 20, 2012

    Dice que cr goodman son putos. No hay parabola o hijo de amor in el sur. Entonce compro un red swingline.
     
  29. tacosandbeer

    tacosandbeer Savant (455) Colorado Sep 24, 2010

    Si hay Parabola en el sur. Me doy cuenta que llegó a los Springs. Quizás la semana que entra la encuentras mas fácil. Suerte!
     
  30. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Advocate (595) Colorado Jan 20, 2012

    Necesito buscar despues del "tap takeover". Quiero tomar tweak!
     
  31. Patrick's in Greeley tapped 2013 Parabola last night at their Firestone tap takeover, and it's my favorite batch to date. Granted, I never had Batch 1 fresh, but this year's batch is excellent. Patrick's served small pours of the 2012 next to it, and I definitely preferred the fresh 2013 to the 2012.

    Here's hoping that bottles aren't impossible to find.
     
  32. tacosandbeer

    tacosandbeer Savant (455) Colorado Sep 24, 2010

    I'm sure there are bottles out there to be found. People were finding '12s on the shelves even as recent as a month ago. Just takes a little work.
     
  33. 3,500 cases made, according to the bottle I got today. It's made it to the Springs.
     
  34. buffs9

    buffs9 Savant (450) Colorado Apr 28, 2008

    Seems a lot tougher than last year. I got 3 bottles at 3 different stores today (all 1 bottle limits). Two of these stores had no limits at all last year and had it on shelves for weeks.
     
  35. bbfc

    bbfc Aficionado (130) Colorado Mar 4, 2013

    Anyone know if it has hit Fort Collins yet? I haven't seen any so far.
     
  36. tacosandbeer

    tacosandbeer Savant (455) Colorado Sep 24, 2010

    500 more cases than last year.
     
  37. SalukiAlum

    SalukiAlum Advocate (540) Colorado Dec 19, 2010

    Dave, I'm sure it will be tougher than last year. Giving half to Texas gives us less, also more places limiting bottles which I like. Every year too, beers are getting more and more hyped with more craft drinkers searching these releases out. Is what it is to me, always another great beer released. (although Parabola is a top 20 beer for me!)
     
  38. where did you find it? I went to Veterans yesterday and didnt see it? I also was at Weber st earlier in the week with no luck
     
  39. J&K. I think you can call and reserve.
     
  40. poonamibaxter

    poonamibaxter Savant (325) Colorado Jun 26, 2007

    Where is this in Denver?
     

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