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Stone mint chocolate

Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by seasum, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. JVal

    JVal Disciple (65) Texas Jan 5, 2010

    The Hoppy Monk in El Paso will have a case of 24 available.
     
  2. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    I guess the distributors in Houston are aging it for us... lol
     
  3. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Savant (325) Texas Aug 22, 2012

    It's kind of sad that El Paso has more than we do right now.
     
  4. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Savant (430) Texas Sep 30, 2007

    Just snagged the last bottle from Spec's Round Rock.
     
  5. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    Glad you got one. Hey, BM me your email address, when you have a chance.
     
  6. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Savant (430) Texas Sep 30, 2007

    Bm Sent
     
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  7. BeanBone

    BeanBone Savant (445) Texas Oct 12, 2006

    Any sightings in Houston since the weekend? So far today, struck out at Smith St. Spec's, D&Q, Whole Foods & Central Matket... ugh.
     
  8. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Savant (465) Texas Feb 21, 2011

    Really? I was at smith St Saturday and their was probably 30 bottles
     
  9. Ford

    Ford Savant (480) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    If they weren't having limits, they probably went pretty quickly...?
     
  10. BeanBone

    BeanBone Savant (445) Texas Oct 12, 2006

    They told me it was long gone.
     
  11. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Savant (475) Texas Oct 15, 2011

    I bet there will be more. Most Stone releases are staggered anyway.
     
  12. Ford

    Ford Savant (480) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    That would be nice..
     
  13. PhxHorn

    PhxHorn Savant (295) Arizona Jan 31, 2006

    Boy, this beer was a real disappointment for me. Not that much flavor at all.
     
  14. mattchow

    mattchow Savant (380) Texas Jun 24, 2012

    I bought 4 bottles on Saturday at Houston Specs Downtown..
     
  15. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Nice score!
     
  16. kevinscott

    kevinscott Savant (325) Texas Oct 21, 2008

    I got some good mint and strong chocolate flavors. Overall, I just didn't enjoy it as much as I was hoping to. Oh well. I have an extra bottle if anyone can't find it on the shelf.
     
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  17. tasteslikefrog

    tasteslikefrog Disciple (70) Texas Jun 14, 2012

    i'm happy about the price :)
     
  18. Daemose

    Daemose Savant (460) Texas Oct 3, 2011

    Anyone in houston have a bottle they want to trade?
     
  19. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Saw this at Live Oak Market in Austin this weekend... they had plenty. Probably because they're charging $7.99 for it! :eek: Probably the last place in town to get it though.
     
  20. lokieman

    lokieman Savant (475) Oklahoma Jan 20, 2011

    Live Oak Market = The Hyde Park Market of south Austin. Cool store, cool employees and good selection but always an inflated mark up. Had to swallow my pride last year and bought a few WBDPP there for $20/pop.
     
  21. DonD

    DonD Aficionado (240) Texas Jun 23, 2008

    I have an extra I can part with.
     
  22. BeanBone

    BeanBone Savant (445) Texas Oct 12, 2006

    Still no new Houston sightings? Struck out at Smith street Spec's, D&Q and WF again lol.
     
  23. pawpaw

    pawpaw Savant (300) Wisconsin Jan 18, 2011

    My Ben E Keith rep has been telling me "not yet" since I saw it in Austin however many weeks ago.

    Wouldn't be surprised if Spec's got all the allocated cases and Ben E Keith is going to play dumb about the beer ever existing in the Houston Market (like they do with virtually every Avery Barrel-Aged release).
     
  24. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (425) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    I watched this exact thing happen today. Not going to out a lication but the sales guys have to make the places that get skipped feel like they didn't, or at very least that everyone got skipped in their area.

    Problem was this beer was sitting on the shelf at a Specs less than 5 miles away...I walked away from the discussion because I rely on my BEK guys to give me love elsewhere. Spec's is a gigantic Horders Society gone corporate.
     
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  25. DonD

    DonD Aficionado (240) Texas Jun 23, 2008

    I have a buddy that works for BEK in Houston. I'll ask him if we can expect to see more.
     
  26. BeanBone

    BeanBone Savant (445) Texas Oct 12, 2006

    That would be awesome.
     
  27. beerserks

    beerserks Savant (290) Texas Oct 19, 2010

    Damn barely saw this post, you guys still have some?? Been wanting to try it...
     
  28. DamianX13

    DamianX13 Aficionado (165) Texas Sep 18, 2012

    Has anyone seen any left in Austin. Bought 3 but am down to my last one.
     
  29. DonD

    DonD Aficionado (240) Texas Jun 23, 2008

    There is definitely more to come for Houston and it should be spread around. Not sure how soon, but he said it would be about 60 more cases. If he lets me know when they start rolling it out, I'll update in here.
     
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  30. BeanBone

    BeanBone Savant (445) Texas Oct 12, 2006

    Great news. Cheers, mate.
     
  31. pawpaw

    pawpaw Savant (300) Wisconsin Jan 18, 2011

    This is 100% false. 60 cases TOTAL made it to the entire state.
     
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  32. DonD

    DonD Aficionado (240) Texas Jun 23, 2008

    Just relaying what I was told.
     
  33. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (425) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    Honestly does anyone believe anyone is at the controls at BEK and any info that is given to accounts level people reliable?

    I've heard a hundred different stories from the half dozen stores I frequent about such and such beer not coming in or oh my accounts got skipped sorry. It's not their fault either...they have a job to do with at times limited resources.
     
  34. pawpaw

    pawpaw Savant (300) Wisconsin Jan 18, 2011

    So many false statements in your response I don't know where to begin.

    I could go on forever in detail about this nightmare and nearly every other limited release but I really don't want to start a shit-talking rant about basically every beer distributor's antics. As a consumer the retail beer world seems like a constant clusterf of nepotism and confusion, and as a consumer you're only getting the tip of the iceberg.

    If you want more insight, send me a BM.
     
  35. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (425) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    Fair enough. But I'm pretty cool with everyone in my town (rep's, store/bar owners, beer guys, etc.) and I try to avoid conflict...they are good people all in all and I've pushed product with a lot of them in past jobs or served their products at tasting. Is it fair to say that on both the retail and distribution ends there is plenty of reason to not give the consumer the real scoop?

    And I totally understand skipping the rant (although sometimes it comes out anyway)...I count on my rep's for beer too!
     
  36. BeanBone

    BeanBone Savant (445) Texas Oct 12, 2006

    At this point should I just accept that this won't be on the shelves in Houston again and try to get on with my now meaningless life?
     
  37. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    I did that a few weeks ago and now my life has meaning! :)
     
  38. BlindSalimander

    BlindSalimander Savant (250) Texas Aug 16, 2010

    Had a bottle at FW Saucer tonight. Pretty good, better as it warmed obviously. With a few sips to go I got a sample of a margarita from bartender. Went back to the chocolate mint and it tasted like syrup. Mmmnn good.
     
  39. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Savant (395) Wisconsin Mar 13, 2010

    is that Larry Lalonde in your avatar?! what a bastard he is.
     
  40. BlindSalimander

    BlindSalimander Savant (250) Texas Aug 16, 2010

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