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Rahr & Sons Bourbon Barrel

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

  1. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    I'm pretty sure I saw it there a few days ago, along with plenty of Lagrange and Pecker Wrecker.....
  2. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Savant (420) Texas Sep 30, 2007

    Wrong! I love FW, its dallas i hate.
  3. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    They're lumped in. I mean most hate comes from the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys play in Arlington. Arlington is in Tarrant county... Ft Worth is Tarrant county.

    Though who really cares what an Austinite has to say. ;) or am I ;)
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  4. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    *Cuts off Austin craft beer supply to DFW*

    WHO CARES NOW?!?!?!

    ;)
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  5. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    You're right. Though we don't get much from Austin up here, that would make me care.
  6. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (425) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    What Matt meant to say was.

  7. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    I like Battle Axe and have yet to have Einhorn... but what I really meant to say was...

    I WANT SOME TREE HUGGER DAMN IT!... please
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  8. Danielbt

    Danielbt Savant (380) Texas May 4, 2012

    I just hate 75. I mean, really, fuck that "highway".
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  9. Heretic42

    Heretic42 Savant (410) Texas Aug 31, 2011

    FTFY
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  10. I would rather drive on 635 in rush hour traffic than the 35-W north of downtown to Alliance Airport pretty much any time of day or night.
  11. ehsteve

    ehsteve Aficionado (225) Texas Jan 13, 2009

    Any of this left in DFW? I just moved here.
  12. Heretic42

    Heretic42 Savant (410) Texas Aug 31, 2011

    DFW is huge. Which part are you in? I've seen it at Tom Thumb and Whole Foods around Frisco/Plano. I'm sure CM in Ft Worth still has plenty.
  13. Lurch69

    Lurch69 Disciple (65) Texas Feb 8, 2011

    Central Market on Hulen had about 3 cases left yesterday.
  14. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Anyone see this in large quantity around Austin for a good price?

    Spec's (who had it for $6.99) only got 1 case @ Brodie. I've only been able to find it at other places (bottle shops, CM) for $8.99. I wanna buy a case, but I also want to save $24. LOL.
  15. ehsteve

    ehsteve Aficionado (225) Texas Jan 13, 2009

    I'm right by the airport. I just didn't want to make the parameters too narrow, after seeing how little of this was available in Austin.
  16. Brown dist is out of'em already - E1G got 5 cases last monday and have 3 bottles on the dry shelf right now...
  17. positively4thst

    positively4thst Zealot (80) Texas Sep 19, 2009

    Specs in Fort Worth told me they are out and that's it for the season. Wish I would have bough more at 6.99$.
  18. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Guess Houston isn't getting any. I've yet to see or hear about this anywhere.
  19. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Savant (465) Texas Feb 21, 2011

    I have not seen it personally, but a friend said.she saw.some.at heb in.vintage park(north Houston)
  20. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Savant (465) Texas Feb 21, 2011

    Has anyone popped a 2012? I just opened mine and it had no Carb, and it tasted infected.
  21. Heretic42

    Heretic42 Savant (410) Texas Aug 31, 2011

    Someone found some at Las Colinas beverage, so you might check there (I think that's the closest place to you, though I'm not sure about grocery stores). Lonestar also had plenty last I checked. It seems DFW got a lot of it, with most of it being distributed East of 35E.

    I opened mine a week or so ago. It had good carbonation and tasted fine.
  22. TX-Badger

    TX-Badger Champion (760) Texas Jun 14, 2012

    I've had a few bottles from the 2012 batch and all tasted fine and had no issues.
  23. ehsteve

    ehsteve Aficionado (225) Texas Jan 13, 2009

    Damn, I was just there. Looked for it, but didn't see it. Probably should have asked. I may give it another try tomorrow.
  24. frogfan

    frogfan Savant (350) Texas Sep 4, 2009

    Market Street in Colleyville still had 8-10 bottles as of lunch time today - $8.99, if any of you NE Tarrant guys are still looking.
  25. World Market in Grapevine had a ton last week
  26. JohnBender

    JohnBender Savant (425) Texas Apr 20, 2012

    I picked up a couple bombers a week ago from Hubbel.
  27. positively4thst

    positively4thst Zealot (80) Texas Sep 19, 2009

    Albertson on 377 Keller, tx.

    On Thursday morning still had around a case.
  28. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    From speaking to someone it seems that Specs Midtown sold them all without sending out to smaller stores. :shakes head:

    Not 100% sure, but 2 larger stores I frequent said they ordered it and got none. It's becoming standard business practice for them.
  29. positively4thst

    positively4thst Zealot (80) Texas Sep 19, 2009

    Also just a follow up on those saying their 2011 had issues after opening a year later. I had 6 bottles I cellared from 2011. Over the last week I drank all, and they were excellent, no issues.

    I would like to know those who had issues how did you store?
  30. thirdeye11

    thirdeye11 Savant (445) Texas Feb 3, 2009

    I haven't heard of any "Issues" with 2011 per se (someone earlier in this thread mentioned that they thought they got an infected 2012), I have said before that I prefer it fresh though. I had one from the brewery (Rahr provided it on a weekly radio beer show that I'm on) recently that was a 2011. They had it in cold storage away from light the whole year. I don't personally think it's a beer that improves with age, but I know others disagree.

    At the end of the day, we all enjoy different things about beer, so what I desire, isn't necessarily what someone else will desire.

    Cheers,
    Chad
  31. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Savant (465) Texas Feb 21, 2011

    I had mentioned a bad bottle, but it was on a 2012. Picked it up from heb vintage park, and opened it that same night. It was completely flat, and from reading what an Infected beer would taste like that's my conclusion.

    Side note: The 2011 I found a couple weeks ago at an heb was fantastic. So i don't believe it was improper handling or storage on Hebs end.
  32. I opened a 2011 a couple of monthes ago and I would agree with you. It was much better fresh
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  33. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Ooh, I'm gonna check World Market in Austin tomorrow. Not many people realize they have craft beer. Shhh. ;)
  34. Ford

    Ford Savant (470) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    D&Q Beer Station had some yesterday. A friend and I picked up three bottles total... he picked up one for him and his cousin..... I picked up just one. There were only three or four left on the bottom shelf after our purchase. No idea if there was any more in back.
  35. Compton25

    Compton25 Savant (325) Texas Jan 25, 2011

    Checked yesterday, sold out. Did pick up a bottle at Grapevine Beer and Wine, had a few left on the shelf.
  36. Ford

    Ford Savant (470) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    For any BA's in the Clear Lake area.. the HEB in Friendswood on FM 518 has several bottles of this in their bomber section... looks like they just put a case out... I picked one up today.. I already have another one... two will get me through till next year.

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