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Southern Tier in Tx

Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by icetrauma, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Has anyone heard of any updates regarding their arrival in our state?
     
  2. JJFoodie

    JJFoodie Aficionado (240) Texas May 11, 2009

    Hopefully soon...loooooove Unearthly, and most everything else...Texas is really making headway with all of these breweries entering our great state!
     
  3. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    I hope so as well. I sent them an email and hope to hear something. I've had a couple of their beers and they were all pretty solid. Only 1 I didn't care for was Gemini. Can't wait to try their stouts and barleywine and of course Pumking.
     
  4. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    I received a return email from ST and they are expanding into any new markets this and have no plans for expansion at this time. :(
     
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  5. nickss

    nickss Savant (380) Texas Jun 17, 2005

    .... wha?
     
  6. TomHouTX

    TomHouTX Aficionado (170) Texas Dec 7, 2012

    Saw this post on Facebook:

    posted to Southern Tier Brewing Company
    When will your beers become available to Texas?
    November 21

    Southern Tier Brewing Company
    We'll be there soonish. More on that to come.
    November 21 at 1:04pm
     
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  7. JJFoodie

    JJFoodie Aficionado (240) Texas May 11, 2009

    Nice and vague...but hopeful! Thanks! Fresh Unearthly, here I (eventually) come!
     
  8. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Soonish will be here after a month of Sunday's.
     
  9. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    I was talkin' with the bartender at Whip In yesterday and he said the distributor (I believe BEK?) said April.

    Now we can all join in on the Pumking complaining next year! ;)

    2013 is lookin' up in Austin!
    ... Firestone Walker
    ... Southern Tier
    ... Goose Island
    ... Ballast Point
     
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  10. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    2013 is looking to be an epic year in new distribution to Tx. Well, at least for you northern Texans! Save some of that Parabola and Sucuba for next years Karbach releases and lets work out some trades.


    Edit...you can keep Pumking.
     
  11. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    I've been doing trades with other Houston BAers for Karbach stuff if you ever need something that doesn't make its' way down there or is in short demand. Just LMK. :)

    I'm going to be buying... the shit... out of Firestone Walker in particular ;)
     
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  12. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    I just hope kegs of Barrel Aged Backburner hit Houston. That beer is one of the best things I've ever tasted. Soooo good!
     
  13. pushstartnow13

    pushstartnow13 Savant (255) Texas Nov 28, 2011

    It should be first quarter 2013. If you have had any of their bottles of late you will see they have already changed their labels to say "ale on tx" so their label approvals should go smoothly
     
  14. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (485) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    So I finally get to have somewhat fresh Pumking? Oh happy days!

    I've been wanting to try the Creme Brulee Stout! I'm excited! :D
     
  15. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    1 sip and you are done. This beer is the most cloyingly sweet beer ever. It tastes like what it says, but you will be amazed how obnoxious it is.

    Java, Mocha, Oat, and Choklat are all far superior.
     
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  16. Phoenix2443

    Phoenix2443 Savant (390) Texas Jan 20, 2010

    This has been like this for a while now. They had plans to expand here before but moved back due to demand in their Current markets
     
  17. hammondc

    hammondc Aficionado (140) Texas Mar 15, 2008

    Had my parents bring some 2XIPA and Unearthly when they came in town a month ago. Not really a fan. Both seemed very thin to me.
     
  18. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    I wouldn't judge them based on IPAs. Their stouts, Pumpking, and Backburner are the bread and butter.
     
  19. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (485) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    Delicious bread and butter too.


    Backburner was damn good!
     
  20. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    As I commented before, the barrel aged was super special! I want more! :jonesing:
     
  21. lbour

    lbour Aficionado (210) Texas Jul 17, 2011

    DanzBorin is spot on! Creme Brulee sounded awesome to me. First sip was intriguing, second sip resulted in multiple cavities. Simply too sweet. Choklat, Mokah, Java, Oat, Unearthly, 2IPA, Pumpking all above average.
     
  22. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    I'm going to have to disagree with the both of ya. I enjoyed Creme Brulee. Can't wait to try the others. Except Pumking. I'm over the spiced beers for now.
     
  23. lbour

    lbour Aficionado (210) Texas Jul 17, 2011

    Icetrauma, don't know you but have seen your posts and sure we'd get along. If I can dig up any more Creme Brulee, it is yours gratis! But think I used our last bottle on a batch of pancakes. :)
     
  24. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Now thats sounds good. Creme Brulee flapjacks!
     
  25. FlyingKelly

    FlyingKelly Savant (260) Texas Nov 28, 2012

    Brought some back from the East Coast and we drank it this weekend. Pancakes was our exact idea. Well, drinking beer at 7am with pancakes was the idea. It was more about how to make it seem less like... uh... a problem. ;)
     
  26. crusian

    crusian Advocate (620) Oregon May 14, 2010

    Meh. Don't care about southern tier. Firestone... Now that's a different story. Goose island too!
     
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  27. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Savant (430) Texas Sep 30, 2007

    I will agree that Mocha and choklat are far better than Creme brulee but i also liked CB for what it was.

    then again im a ridiculous sweet eater lol
     
  28. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (750) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    Exactly how I feel!
     
  29. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    My parents, who live in Florida, are huge fans... but I honestly think of them at around the same level as Shipyard... they make 1-2 beers that are above average, but nothing stellar or absolutely nuts.

    Has anyone been talking about the fact that Shipyard is in town now as well? :)
     
  30. FredT

    FredT Zealot (85) Delaware Dec 29, 2012

    Cool story bro! Tell it again.
     
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  31. crusian

    crusian Advocate (620) Oregon May 14, 2010

    I'm not your bro.
     
  32. FredT

    FredT Zealot (85) Delaware Dec 29, 2012

    Really? Why?
     
  33. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (465) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    Ha you got bro'd ... dude... dude bro ;)
     
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  34. mar

    mar Aficionado (155) Texas Aug 1, 2007

    Beer in Texas? What's this?
     
  35. Azzy

    Azzy Savant (300) Texas Jul 16, 2012

    Southern Tier is blah... Everything I had was overly sweet and a drainpour. The only one I actually drank and enjoyed was Pumpking. Havent tried unearthy but after everything else I had wasn't excited to seek it.
     
  36. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

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  37. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Savant (430) Texas Sep 30, 2007

    ISO

    anything ST you will drainpour ill take off your hands.
     
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  38. jbeezification

    jbeezification Savant (415) Texas Jun 6, 2012

    I drank my last Pumpking this week. My girlfriend loves the shit out of that beer.
     
  39. Walt

    Walt Initiate (0) Texas Aug 6, 2006

    Heard that in ATX, Keg 1 might be the distributor. That's rumor from my Keg 1 guy. He said they're getting "Southern" something in April. he thought it was "Point" but that's not a brewery and he got that confused with Ballast Point, which their rollout meeting is next week for.
     
  40. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (750) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    I love me some Pumking. I can't wait to get it locally instead of having my brother from Chicago hold ship them to me.