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TX Label Approvals

Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by Lutter, Jun 15, 2012.

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  1. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (505) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    The only big sloppy dog vagina I appreciate looking at is in Dog Fancy.
  2. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Can anyone remind me why we don't get Raging Bitch anymore? I saw it in Florida when I was there. They're just not sending to TX anymore, or just Austin? I used to buy that all the time when it was $8.99/6-pack. Then it magically went up to $14.99/6-pack overnight... then it was gone. Weird.

    It's possible Florida had old stock, which would be nothing new. :D
  3. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (505) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    I don't think it's produced any more because of "Bitch" in the title.
  4. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    We just had that talk on Saturday.

    Flying Dog pulled that series out of Texas. It wasn't because of the label.
  5. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Goose Island's Sofie is now label approved for bottles (22oz and 12oz). Love that shit.

    Also, noticed a new Texas brewery got approval... Four Corners of Dallas. A Red Ale and a Honey Ale are their first two beers, keg only.
  6. crusian

    crusian Advocate (620) Oregon May 14, 2010

  7. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    I have a little vertical of Sofie, yet have never tried it. I only have it because the GF procured it for friends and at GI. I need to have a GI tasting. lol
  8. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    What!? Keg only? Theyre not going to rush bottles into the market!? Huh...

    Speaking of rushing to market, anyone else notice that the price of South Austin Brewery bottles has dropped a few bucks?
  9. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    DFH Bitches Brew disagrees with you. ;)
  10. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    If you like Das Wunderkind, they're very similar saisons IMHO. Sofie is closer to 6% ABV though.

    Sofie and Matilda are my very favorite GI beers.
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  11. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (505) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    Egg on my face.
  12. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Matilda is very very good... Hope I like the Sofie.

    I have quite a few bottles of other GIs in my Cellar from Trades/Road Trips that I haven't had time to have, but should age well.

    Juliet, Lolita, BCBS 2012, Big John, Night Stalker

    I at least know the BCBS is good. :)
  13. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (505) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    You know, honestly now that GI is making its way to Texas, I think I could care less, and it's not because of that silly AB InBev nonsense, but because I've tried plently of their beers and have just lost interest. More beer for you guys. ;)
  14. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    It would have to be on the shelf next to the High Gravity Lagers for $1.50 at 7-11 before I'd consider it again. :D
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  15. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    I'll buy the Vintage ales, but I don't see myself ever buying their "classic" ales (Honkers, 312 Urban Wheat, IPA).
  16. crusian

    crusian Advocate (620) Oregon May 14, 2010

    Looks like endevour is coming out in 12 oz bottles now...
  17. DonD

    DonD Aficionado (230) Texas Jun 23, 2008

    They pulled it out of a bunch of markets due to hop shortage and wanted to be able to fulfill the local demand. If you saw it recently, I'd guess it's either old or they've recently started distributing to certain markets again.
  18. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (750) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    That's sort of how I feel, but my brother lives in Chicago and so when I have visited in the past I have bought a decent amount of their stuff. Last month when I was there I spent all my money on BCBS. Well worth the $22 4-packs
  19. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Lots of new updates (again, this isn't all of them)...

    Clown Shoes - Genghis Pecan (ooh) (bombers)
    Clown Shoes - Porcine Unidragon (bombers)
    Descutes - Chasin' Freshies (keg/bomber)
    Real Ale Brewer's Cut - Dry Hopped Porter (12oz/kegs)
    Real Ale Brewer's Cut - Red Ale (12oz/kegs)
    Saint Arnold Belgian-style Pale Ale (12oz/kegs)
    Saint Arnold Bohemian Pils (12oz/kegs)
    Saint Arnold Brown Ale (kegs)
    Saint Arnold Cascadian Dark Ale (12oz bottles)
    Saint Arnold Endeavour (12oz bottles)
    Stone/Evil Twin/Stillwater - Perfect Crime Black Saison (12oz/kegs)

    Also Clown Shoes got Blaecorn Unidragon & Chocolate Sombrero added with keg sizes... I don't think I've EVER seen them on draft in Texas.

    Oh and good news... AB added yet ANOTHER size to their Goose Island regular repertoire (which is already now every size imaginable). 1 Gallon 'DRAFTMARK' fridge units. Are we still wondering about if they're gonna use GI for world craft beer domination? lol.

    Anyone tried the Porcine Unidragon? I'm scared of bacon beers after the whole Rogue Voodoo Donut Maple Bacon debacle. But mmm... bacon.
  20. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    The best news on that page is 12oz bottles of Endeavor. I'm not a huge IPA guy, so I tend to shy away from drinking a whole bomber of them, but a 12oz bottle would be perfect.
  21. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    I'm sure they're losing their asses buying back (hahah, where does this happen?) the old bombers of SA Endeavour. If this comes out to $7.99 or $8.99 for a 4-pack I'm going to buy the utter crap out of it.
  22. Also:

    Saint Arnold Brewers Reserve Imperial Red Ale.... and these 2:

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    Coming back as the 6th beer in the mix-six packs


    and


    is this a label change???

    [​IMG]
  23. crusian

    crusian Advocate (620) Oregon May 14, 2010

    Market saturation... I said this before it came out... If they flood the market they will just sit on shelves. If they made smaller batches like pliney, it would always sell out giving the illusion of rarity. Too much iipa to consume at once. Can't keep up with it. 4 packs, the same way, it will sell well at the beginning, myself included, but if they flood the market with them, it will just sit and not sell.
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  24. boogercrack

    boogercrack Savant (340) Texas May 24, 2012

    i saw some march endeavour still on the shelf monday.

    bleeeck
  25. wsnich

    wsnich Savant (410) Texas Apr 26, 2010

    I've had both on tap, multiple times, in Houston. I think Chocolate Sombrero is currently on tap at Boneyard.
  26. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    Chocolate Sombrero and Unidragon have been on tap in Dallas. I'm really looking forward to "bacon unidragon " thanks for sharing.
  27. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    As noted above Blaecorn and Sombrero have been on taps on many occasions.

    Houston has had both many times.
  28. The back label says it is a lager.
  29. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Must just be a new size of keg then. Thanks for the info.

    Shiner Lager? The Shiner lager is Shiner Blonde (which actually was the original flagship 'Shiner' beer back in the day, before Bock was). So, that's interesting.
  30. jbeezification

    jbeezification Savant (405) Texas Jun 6, 2012

    Shiner Blonde is the only blonde I can drink.
  31. jaymesbawned

    jaymesbawned Savant (280) Texas Feb 1, 2011

    Really looking forward to the Clown Shoes releases
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  32. JohnBender

    JohnBender Savant (425) Texas Apr 20, 2012

    Lone Pints just posted on their Facebook that their IPA got label approval and will be in bars downtown next week.
  33. crusian

    crusian Advocate (620) Oregon May 14, 2010

    Downtown... Waco? Denton? Cactus?
  34. Houston. They are based out of my hometown Magnolia.. just an hour north of Houston and not too far from Southern Star in Conroe
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  35. JohnBender

    JohnBender Savant (425) Texas Apr 20, 2012

    Didn't really know where to put this.
    At the tour today Southern Star said their new Rauchbier was part of a new ancient ale series they are starting. The releases will be draft and 500 mL.
  36. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Here's December's notable Label Approvals (holy -f to a few of them). Again, this isn't all of them.

    Ballast Point - Victory at Sea Imperial Coffee Porter (!!?!) (Kegs & Bombers)
    Brooklyn - Dry Irish Stout (Kegs, 12oz bottles)
    Deschutes - The Abyss 2012 Reserve (Kegs & Bombers)
    Goose Island - Cherry Rye Bourbon County Stout (!!?!) (Kegs & Bombers)
    Goose Island - Night Stalker Imperial Stout (!!?!) (Kegs & Bombers)
    Green Flash - Candela Rye Barleywine (Kegs)
    Rogness - Red Rog Rye (Kegs & Bombers)
    Rogue - Rogenbier Rye Ale (Kegs)
    Samuel Adams - Maple Pecan Porter (Kegs & 12oz bottles)
    Samuel Adams - White Lantern Ale w/ Spices (Kegs & 12oz bottles)
    Shiner FM966 Farmhouse Ale (Kegs, 24oz/12oz bottles)
    Southern Star - Red Cockaded Ale (12oz cans)

    Also, Daytona 500 editions of Budweiser cans are a go!

    I about fell over in my chair when I saw a BCS variant in there.
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  37. wsnich

    wsnich Savant (410) Texas Apr 26, 2010

    As much as I would love to see Cherry BCBS come here...there is absolutely no way in hell.
  38. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (540) Texas Apr 26, 2007

    Agreed. Don't hold your breath for that one. Probably just AB covering all their bases. I wouldn't be surprised to see Night Stalker in the coming months though.
  39. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    But why Cherry BCBS before regular BCBS? I wouldn't be surprised if a keg shows up at an event somewhere as a one-off.

    Is the Cherry itself a one-off, or is it yearly?
  40. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    It's this years special.

    First was rare, then vanilla, then bramble rye, now cherry rye.

    Coffee has been every year since vanilla iirc.

    Not to say none of them will ever come back, but to this point they have been 1 hit wonders.
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