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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve 12 just bottled!!

Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by raffy313, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. raffy313

    raffy313 Savant (405) Texas Dec 15, 2010

    So let the game plan for tracking down these 6 packs(...and for the first time ever BOMBERS) begin...

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    "Saint Arnold Divine Reserve 12 made its way through the bottling line this past week. In addition to the usual 12 oz. bottles (available in six-packs – bottled Thursday), the beer will also be available in 22 oz. bombers (bottled Saturday) this year. DR 12 Old Ale will be released on Tuesday, July 31st."

    July 31st is 8 days, 12 hours, 35 minutes, 15 seconds away(as per SA's "Countdown to DR12" webpage clock :)). Time to make a game plan, people!

    Haven't heard of a bottle count as of yet to get an idea of this year's availability and how easy/hard it will be to find compared to previous years... anyone know? I'm assuming they made more to account for the extra bombers.
     
  2. champaynes

    champaynes Initiate (0) Texas Dec 14, 2011

    While it is a Divine Reserve, thus making it "more difficult" to track down than say Elissa (obviously,) they did brew more of it than Homefront, which is still obtainable in Houston, Dallas, and definitely College Station.

    Here is the link that explains my speculation, specifically the 24th post: http://beeradvocate.com/community/threads/sa-homefront-ipa.18482/

    Hope this helps!
    Cheers man
     
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  3. Exiled

    Exiled Advocate (600) Texas May 30, 2009

    I cant wait for this one! An Old Ale is right up my alley!
     
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  4. awinkro

    awinkro Savant (285) Texas Oct 15, 2008

    We brewed close to 480bbls of DR12.
     
  5. Exiled

    Exiled Advocate (600) Texas May 30, 2009

    Do you know how much of each was going into 6pks, 22oz's, & kegs?
     
  6. BruceBruce

    BruceBruce Initiate (0) Texas Dec 4, 2011

    ITS SO GOOD!!!
     
  7. awinkro

    awinkro Savant (285) Texas Oct 15, 2008

    Not quite sure of total cases/kegs packaged. I just brew the beer. I can tell you that a majority of DR releases are put into bottles.
     
  8. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (425) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    Such a simple sentence, but it resonated in my loins awfully loud. Can I "Being John Malkovich" you?
     
  9. jeremymerej

    jeremymerej Aspirant (40) Texas May 29, 2010

    I run the beer department at the Spec's in montrose and I'm only getting 10 bombers and 10 six packs lol
     
  10. kevinscott

    kevinscott Savant (335) Texas Oct 21, 2008

  11. Exiled

    Exiled Advocate (600) Texas May 30, 2009

    1 22oz bomber for every 6pk huh... I wonder if that is about the ratio that they bottled the 22oz's vs 6pks? 1:6

    Even though I am glad to see St. Arnold releasing some in 22oz bombers, I am still gonna be shooting for the 6pks!
     
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  12. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (550) Texas Apr 26, 2007

    Gabriel's should be getting 6pks and bombers on Tuesday 7/31.
     
  13. Grendle

    Grendle Aficionado (220) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Any idea how many bombers and 6 packs?
     
  14. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (550) Texas Apr 26, 2007

    Not yet. And we may have to sit on the bombers for a few days for administrative reasons. Silver Eagle tends to be fairly generous with us, so I think we'll get a good amount.
     
  15. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Advocate (500) Nevada Jan 20, 2010

    So I picked up a six pack today!!! I don't know how to attach pics, so I just changed my avatar. WIN!!
     
  16. champ103

    champ103 Champion (870) Texas Sep 3, 2007

    Damn, this will be the first DR I have missed since 5. Oh well. I am sure I will come across it one of these days.
     
  17. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Advocate (500) Nevada Jan 20, 2010

    Why would you be missing this one?
     
  18. champ103

    champ103 Champion (870) Texas Sep 3, 2007

    Because it will probably be gone by the time I get back to town.
     
  19. Grendle

    Grendle Aficionado (220) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    You're not too far away... Hope it's in San Antonio today somewhere.
     
  20. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Advocate (500) Nevada Jan 20, 2010

    Well, I was in that particular store earlier this morning and it wasn't in the cooler. I went back at about 4pm and they had re-stocked. Lucky me. The manager said "I don't think we're supposed to have that yet".
     
  21. Ill be in Austin Sunday... Hope its around. Really hoping to get some!
     
  22. raffy313

    raffy313 Savant (405) Texas Dec 15, 2010

    So... Mr. "I got DR12 before anyone else"... ;) ...how's it drinking?
     
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  23. Not everyone else, though. It's pretty clean/neutral for an old ale, hides the alcohol well, fruity sort of malt flavor. Solid beer, but I'm more interested to see how the bourbon barrel version is.
     
  24. tjmodica

    tjmodica Savant (350) Texas Oct 2, 2007

    Divine Reserve in a bourbon barrel, get the f*#k out.
     
  25. Saw it with my own two eyes :)
     
  26. Exiled

    Exiled Advocate (600) Texas May 30, 2009

    No the DR12 is not barrel aged, they are just doing a barrel aged version. (tap/draft only)

    *Edit* - Misread... I thought you asked if DR12 was in a bourbon barrel...
     
  27. tjmodica

    tjmodica Savant (350) Texas Oct 2, 2007

    I am just praying they bottle some of the barrel aged version.
     
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  28. Its ok. Different is the word I would use to describe it. Im more excited about trying it in 2 years than trying it again when it comes out this week.
     
  29. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (515) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    Just got word that Specs Airport (Austin) just got 10 cases. Limit 1 6-pack per person. Don't know about any of the other Austin Specs yet.
     
  30. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Advocate (605) Texas Nov 20, 2011

    Got some at Specs (DeZavala in SA) today. It's OK. I was hoping it'd be better. As greenspointexas said, maybe some age willl do it good. Seems a little over-carbed to me as well - as you can see in the pic.

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  31. Abarhan

    Abarhan Aficionado (160) Texas Jun 5, 2011

    ^^ got mine there too. See it in a few years.
     
  32. Grendle

    Grendle Aficionado (220) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Just got mine from Specs De Zavala also and about to try it. Cheers!
     
  33. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Advocate (500) Nevada Jan 20, 2010

    Well, I'm drinking it right now and it's solid. It does have an aggressive carbonation. I'm looking forward to drinking this in winter.
     
  34. Is any of this floating around Austin? I will be visiting Sunday and would really like to get some.
     
  35. duff247

    duff247 Savant (460) Texas Nov 16, 2010

    Is there still some left at DeZevala?
     
  36. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (550) Texas Apr 26, 2007

    Yes. 6pks only for now, limit one per customer. They also seemed to have plenty of Boxers and Rye-on-Rye.
     
  37. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (515) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    Specs Airport definitely got it in. I would call the Brodie and/or Arbor Walk locations and see if it dropped there yet. Not hitting Specs RR until early next week. Hamricks Market in Cedar Park has it, as does Sunrise MiniMart in N. Austin.
     
  38. Thanks! I'll defiently hit those places up tomorrow
     
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  39. Danielbt

    Danielbt Savant (380) Texas May 4, 2012

    Hamrick's had it, but no longer. Good chance that Sunrise will be out too.
     
  40. I called the guy at mini Mart and he claims he hasent gotten it yet. Any other suggestions of finding that or boxers revenge on a Sunday?
     

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