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Rahr & Sons Bourbon Barrel

Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by AHood, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (425) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    Sounds like they have distro issues ;)

    What was that 2 days?
  2. TX-Badger

    TX-Badger Champion (770) Texas Jun 14, 2012

    Something like that considering they said they were bottling it on Friday, lol! I can't wait for it to hit over in Dallas, this is the one beer from them that I will go out of my way to get.
  3. reifsnid

    reifsnid Aficionado (155) Texas Jun 1, 2006

    Any word of this coming to Austin?
  4. Ford

    Ford Savant (470) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    I see lots of Rahr here in Houston.. I'd like to try this if it makes it down...
  5. AHood

    AHood Aficionado (155) Texas Nov 28, 2012

    H0rnedFr0gs told me CM in Fort Worth (30 and Hulen) got a huge shipment earlier this week. And by huge I mean about 100 cases.
  6. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (425) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    I had 3-4 bottles of this years so far. It really is an outstanding beer in every way..maybe the bourbon came out a little stronger on my last '11 bottle. In honor of the near constant summer in TX, Rahr needs to make a summer batch as well. I can't invest too much on this with 2 Jester King beers coming this month.
  7. TX-Badger

    TX-Badger Champion (770) Texas Jun 14, 2012

    I saw the pic Rahr posted on FB, yeah, it looked like they got a huge shipment. If it doesn't hit in Dallas soon, I'll be making a trip to CM FW.
  8. fragilehearted

    fragilehearted Savant (270) Texas Dec 13, 2009

    Yeah, will have to head out there this weekend to pick some up. Glad to hear it's drinking well.
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  9. lokieman

    lokieman Savant (475) Oklahoma Jan 20, 2011

    "And it's just my opinion but Treehugger is insanely good and probably tops for a TX BW's.[/quote]

    Not probably...most definitely...
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  10. TexasStout

    TexasStout Savant (255) Texas Jun 22, 2007

    Spec's Downtown has no idea. Nor about Abyss, either. They also said Goose Island isn't sold in Texas. A clueless group there since Lindsey left. :(
  11. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    It's worth the drive if you're getting 6+ bottles. I wanted a case last year, I got tired of trying to find it in Dallas, went to Ft Worth CM... It was BAWW heaven!
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  12. Danielbt

    Danielbt Savant (380) Texas May 4, 2012

    I'll be in Dallas this weekend. Sounds like I shouldn't waste my time looking for it there, but should head west?
  13. Ford

    Ford Savant (470) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    Is there a good beer store in Mesquite or Garland where this could be picked up? I have inlaws there who could grab me some.
  14. crusian

    crusian Advocate (620) Oregon May 14, 2010

    Cm guy told me it was actually 400. Last year they sold through 180 cases in less than a week... So this year they got over half the production.
  15. AHood

    AHood Aficionado (155) Texas Nov 28, 2012

    Holy guacamole!! I believe it. I was surprised I got two cases, lol.
  16. Show

    Show Aficionado (235) Texas Jul 21, 2011

    rahr still in business? hmm..
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  17. raffy313

    raffy313 Savant (405) Texas Dec 15, 2010

    You "got" 2 cases??!? I've bought a case of it for the past 3 years(and about 6 bottles in '09) and I thought "I" was the "nut"... ;).
  18. AHood

    AHood Aficionado (155) Texas Nov 28, 2012

    Lmbo! Sorry, I meant my store got two cases. I'm only buying two bottles. I only decided to start cellaring beer about a month ago.
  19. crusian

    crusian Advocate (620) Oregon May 14, 2010

    Which store, and holy crap you look short. Thats a guys shoulder in your pic, yes?
  20. RustyP

    RustyP Savant (315) Texas Dec 22, 2008

    I believe AD Beer & Wine in Garland (Oates Dr & O'Banion) got some last year. I don't think there are any decent stores in Mesquite.
  21. fragilehearted

    fragilehearted Savant (270) Texas Dec 13, 2009

    Lol! Seth I bet that could be said for lots of gals who end standing next to you in pics. Maybe she's just standing next to a really tall dude. :p
  22. crusian

    crusian Advocate (620) Oregon May 14, 2010

    Shaddup shorty. ;)
  23. Ford

    Ford Savant (470) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    I don't find that too surprising... they live in Mesquite, but of course Garland is really close.
  24. its now Available at E1G -
  25. reifsnid

    reifsnid Aficionado (155) Texas Jun 1, 2006

    Just saw your tweet. I'll definitely be coming by!
  26. Does this mean it is rolling into Austin now?
  27. JBatman

    JBatman Initiate (0) Indiana Aug 22, 2009

    I just picked up a handful at the WF in Arlington off Lamar
  28. My wife picked up a bottle for me at Total Wine FW over the weekend.
  29. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (425) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    Year round!year round! year round!
    (Repeat refrain til compliance)
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  30. JohnBender

    JohnBender Savant (425) Texas Apr 20, 2012

    With all the special BBAWW events, sometimes I feel like it is.
  31. thanismo

    thanismo Disciple (55) Texas Oct 22, 2012

    are these going to hit Houston any time soon ?
  32. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Savant (315) Texas Aug 22, 2012

    I sure hope so. I would love to be able to get my hands on some of this.
  33. Chuk_Hell

    Chuk_Hell Aficionado (220) Texas Apr 12, 2012

    It should be today.
  34. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    Picked up 2 bottles at Specs Round Rock just now. Beer guy told me they got 3 cases, and 1 is already gone. FYI. I'll be enjoying a bottle with the chili and cornbread I'm making tonight. :D
  35. thirdeye11

    thirdeye11 Savant (445) Texas Feb 3, 2009

    I've had this beer aged MANY times, and it's always best when fresh. For me, I would rate the fresh version about an 8.5, and an aged version about a 6.5. The Rahr crew brought in some cold-stored BBAWW from the brewery to our radio show, and it was metallic and had faded in flavor in general. I've tried it way too many times, and it disappoints me every time. So I agree with greenspointtexas on this one.
  36. thirdeye11

    thirdeye11 Savant (445) Texas Feb 3, 2009

    Last year they produced 1,000 cases. I suspect it is probably more this year.
  37. Compton25

    Compton25 Savant (325) Texas Jan 25, 2011

    Any locations in Dallas received this yet? Going to be making a roadtrip from Texarkana to pick some up. Thanks!
  38. thirdeye11

    thirdeye11 Savant (445) Texas Feb 3, 2009

    Lonestar Beverages in Carrollton posted that he has plenty right now, and no limit on how many you may want to purchase.
  39. reifsnid

    reifsnid Aficionado (155) Texas Jun 1, 2006

    Looks like I'll be making a trip up to RR in a little bit. Thanks for the heads up, and hopefully they'll still have a bottle or two left.
  40. Compton25

    Compton25 Savant (325) Texas Jan 25, 2011

    Thank you for the help!

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