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TX Label Approvals

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

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  1. wsnich

    wsnich Savant (410) Texas Apr 26, 2010

    Not quite. Vanilla and rare came out at the same time. Rare isn't a seasonal. GI has already said they will never make vanilla again due to the difficulty of cleaning out the vanilla from the tanks afterwards.
  2. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Thanks for the info. I thought rare and vanilla might have been the same time.

    I doubt we will see Rare again either. Only way is if they secure a crapload of Pappy 23yo barrels. It'd be nice though as then we'd see KH again too. Probably my only chance to try either. I got heavy into craft beer about 6 months too late to get in on either of those when they weren't megaubershelfwhales.
  3. jtortorice

    jtortorice Aficionado (100) Texas Mar 23, 2009

    A spec's employee told my brother that Abyss was having label approval issues and that is why it has taken so long to get here. I guess seeing it on the list of approved labels means he was right and we should expect it soon?
  4. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (750) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    So when do you guys think The Abyss will finally hit?
  5. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    A day before I can get to the store. lol
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  6. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (750) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    Haha! Ain't that the truth
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  7. jaymesbawned

    jaymesbawned Savant (280) Texas Feb 1, 2011

    Ballast Point, Abyss, and the GI big dogs are getting me excited!!! Good thing my PTO bank is about to refill!!
  8. FlyingKelly

    FlyingKelly Aficionado (235) Texas Nov 28, 2012

    Ahh Abyss 2012, how I've longed to be able to purchase you here. Please hurry, my liver needs exercise.
  9. Wingfan13

    Wingfan13 Aficionado (170) Texas Aug 10, 2009

    Huge fan of Nightstalker so I hope we see it here soon. I was told by a Specs employee that Dissident is still coming to Austin and Abyss will follow 2 or 3 weeks after.
  10. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (540) Texas Apr 26, 2007

    I'm pretty sure The Dissident already came and went at the BEK Austin warehouse, unless Dallas sent us more. I got my shipment at the beginning of this month.
  11. Wingfan13

    Wingfan13 Aficionado (170) Texas Aug 10, 2009

    I wouldnt be surprised, this same employee told me that Abyss only comes out every two years which we know isnt true. The only reason I believe him this time is that he says Dissident is his favorite beer and he was told by his distributor that it would be 10 days until their store got it. Who knows...I ended up ordering it online.
  12. Capitol distributes deschuttes in Austin -
  13. JCDenver

    JCDenver Savant (270) Texas Feb 8, 2010

    Label approvals cost money. If they never intend to send it, why spend the money?
  14. It only costs 25 bucks per size and container. Don't think it is really breaking their bank.
  15. wsnich

    wsnich Savant (410) Texas Apr 26, 2010

    Well...they have also been submitting labels and paying for licenses since...2009 I think? Somewhere around 100-125 cases of Cherry BCBS were produced. No way in hell Texas will get any when some stores are only receiving half a case shipments.
  16. JCDenver

    JCDenver Savant (270) Texas Feb 8, 2010

    Maybe not retail, but I could see a keg (or a case of bombers) showing up at say, a Goose Island Texas launch party....
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  17. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Pretty sure broken cases can't be sold by law.

    I could be wrong though.
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  18. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (540) Texas Apr 26, 2007

    Did not know that. Our BBXXIV fiasco suddenly makes a lot more sense.
  19. mindswoop

    mindswoop Aficionado (195) Texas Dec 22, 2011

    That Candela barely wine is awesome!
  20. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (475) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    Goose Island is just teasing everyone on BA. They are masterful trolls that wave Cherry BCBS in front of your face and then kick you multiple times in the balls.

    No bueno, but a man can dream of trying Cherry BCBS right? :oops:
  21. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    We are probably better served dreaming of the Coffee. ;)
  22. kevinscott

    kevinscott Savant (315) Texas Oct 21, 2008

    Just got back from Central Market Westgate and saw a few beers people may be interested in:
    Southern Star Old Potentate
    Real Ale Dry Hopped Porter
    Real Ale Imp Red
    JK Funk Metal - behind the wine counter
    JK Das Uberkind - a few cases stacked in front of the wine counter

    Oh, and 6 packs of DEBC Rye Pils
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  23. DQuintero

    DQuintero Aficionado (100) Texas Mar 19, 2008

    Just added some BCBS & Big John to that Coffee !

    Exciting Times :)
  24. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (475) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    What will life be like in TX when we get BCBS by the truckload....
  25. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Nobody will want it after it becomes common.

    I'll be happy with that.
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  26. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    People will talk about how much better BCBS was last year... just like they do now. :)
  27. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Uh... guys...

    [​IMG]



    I think I can close this thread now. Well at least till Firestone Walker comes rollin' in.
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  28. Daemose

    Daemose Savant (440) Texas Oct 3, 2011

  29. JohnBender

    JohnBender Savant (425) Texas Apr 20, 2012

    No fucking way Platinum is finally hitting shelves.
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  30. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    I forgot to say, I was actually talking about Joose Margarita.

    I'm actually completely excited for BA Wake Up Dead Stout from Left Hand.
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  31. jaymesbawned

    jaymesbawned Savant (280) Texas Feb 1, 2011

    Wow,

    BCBS, BCBCS, Big John, BA wake up dead. That's a hell of a lineup to start the new year!
  32. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Savant (475) Texas Oct 15, 2011

    I would be blown away if we saw Bourbon County variants before any GI shelf beers in bottles. I also still have half a case of BCBS 12 so I'm good.

    And BCBS 2013 really may not be as good. Barrel room master John Laffler is gone and he is the one that blends it. I am sure it will still be good since its not like they are going to change the base beer recipe or use different bourbon barrels.
  33. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Savant (315) Texas Aug 22, 2012

    My local shell station already has BA Wake up Dead for sale. Can't wait for the rest to come rolling in.
  34. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (475) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    HOLYYYYYYYYYYY............

    [​IMG]
  35. jaymesbawned

    jaymesbawned Savant (280) Texas Feb 1, 2011

    Nobody likes a braggart...;)
  36. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Then I'll be quiet... lol
  37. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Savant (475) Texas Oct 15, 2011

    I share with my friends. :)
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  38. lefty12

    lefty12 Aficionado (170) Texas Feb 6, 2010

    I picked up some BA wake the dead at specs midtown last friday.
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  39. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Savant (475) Texas Oct 15, 2011

    I bought a BA Wake up dead the other day and was a little disappointed after checking out the BA score after I got home (75). Haven't tried it yet, but my expectations are pretty low now. At least it was $9.
  40. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    Me too. I love regular Wake Up The Dead... might have to pop this open tonight.
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