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TX Label Approvals

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

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  1. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Oh, now I see at the bottom "this can contains Black IPA". So a can.

    The description/warning on both sides threw me off.
     
  2. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Advocate (520) Texas Mar 12, 2012 Verified

    Just bring on that Firestone Walker. La Folie was middling last year and paled in comparison to many other Lips series..yeah I'll buy one or maybe two but its completely not worth chasing. Over the summer I was down in Galveston and they had a couple bottles of the past two releases sitting on the shelf at Specs.

    I will also be buying a crap ton of that Apollo. Sixpoint has rather silently inserted a really nice lineup..it's way too easy to nab a four pack
     
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  3. jsboots21

    jsboots21 Savant (280) Tennessee Jan 19, 2009

    Apollo is the veritable God of summer beers.
     
  4. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    I'm still impressed at all the places Sixpoint has managed to get into. At least in Austin, it's hard to walk into any gas station and not see Resin, Sweet Action, and Bengali Tiger (if not more!).
     
  5. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Advocate (520) Texas Mar 12, 2012 Verified

    Price point and format make it ideal for both small store walkins and shelves alike (one price for the most part and stackable). I wonder who got squeezed out on these stores resets..I am seeing less facing for Sierra Nevada around town.

    For a matter of perspective when I worked for Red Bull, many gas stations would just buy cases of four pack instead of singles (they could be broken down and scanned as singles but the boxes could be crammed into more spots)
     
  6. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (645) Texas Nov 27, 2011 Verified

    Here's the mockup of the actual ABW can:

    [​IMG]

    I think I heard 4 different IPA's over the course of the year, this being the first.
     
  7. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Savant (370) Texas Jan 22, 2013 Verified

  8. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    I like to think 100% of my tax dollars went into the "what beer is being released in Texas soon" search engine ;)
     
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  9. Austinbeerworks

    Austinbeerworks Savant (265) Texas Oct 23, 2010

    Cans it is. And 6 is the magic number.
     
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  10. Austinbeerworks

    Austinbeerworks Savant (265) Texas Oct 23, 2010

    It also has a lot to do with their respective distributors. Sixpoint signed on with Brown, who is the local Budweiser distributor. Sierra is with Ben E Keith, who is primarily craft-oriented in Austin. Brown opens more doors on the retail side.
     
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  11. turfy

    turfy Savant (430) Texas Mar 17, 2010 Verified

    Has Union Jack and Pale 31 from FW not been approved yet??!!:eek:
     
  12. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Advocate (520) Texas Mar 12, 2012 Verified

    Awesome info. This must be a part of the calculus each brewery makes when deciding on distribution. Honestly it's nearly impossible to keep all this straight in my head. For as much hate as a spew toward the big distributors (mainly focused on their shortcomings in knowledge) it's gotta be tough staying focused on a particular release when the market and its products is expanding so rapidly.
     
  13. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (610) Texas Apr 26, 2007

    This is exactly why the rumors of JK signing with Silver Eagle make me nervous. Top accounts like Spec's and Gabriel's will get more reliable service, but it's very likely we'll also be sharing our allotments with more HEBs and C-stores that don't give a shit about craft.
     
  14. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Advocate (520) Texas Mar 12, 2012 Verified

    You of the magical 5 case load of Whiskey Barrel Rodeo a month after release ;)

    I may never let you live that one down, nor the infamous Bishops Barrel incident ;) just busting your chops...hope to see you at the next Freetail event.
     
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  15. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (610) Texas Apr 26, 2007

    Our store manager has a great business relationship with Virtuoso. I wouldn't be surprised if they dump off some more RU soon.

    Lol, I figured a few people must've seen that. Not my proudest moment.
     
  16. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (645) Texas Nov 27, 2011 Verified

    I know someone told me that on Friday at your happy hour, but after 4 Sputniks, my ability to retain data was significantly impaired..... o_O
     
  17. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Advocate (520) Texas Oct 15, 2011 Verified

    Cant wait for Citra! (That's gonna happen right??)
     
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  18. bccocx

    bccocx Champion (810) Texas Jan 13, 2007 Verified

    Only new one that I see today:
    FIRESTONE WALKER PARABOLA IMPERAL STOUT MALT BEVERAGE 2013-02-08 FIRESTONE WALKER BREWING COMPANY
    (5.2 Gallon kegs + 22 oz bottles)
     
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  19. jsboots21

    jsboots21 Savant (280) Tennessee Jan 19, 2009

    YUMMY YUMMY! GET IN MY TUMMY!
     
  20. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (645) Texas Nov 27, 2011 Verified

  21. bbadger

    bbadger Savant (385) Texas May 20, 2011

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  22. crusian

    crusian Advocate (640) Oregon May 14, 2010

    Man that enjoy by is good. had every version so far, and surprised each time how good it is.
     
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  23. Cablejelly

    Cablejelly Savant (265) Texas Sep 6, 2010

  24. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Should I worry that it's enjoy by April Fools Day?
     
  25. jaymesbawned

    jaymesbawned Savant (290) Texas Feb 1, 2011


    Ha! it's a super boozy malt bomb, and you drank it fresh!! sucker!!!!
     
  26. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (610) Texas Apr 26, 2007

    Belgo-Anise Enjoy By. Mmmmmm.

    In other news, Beerpulse also announced that the odd-year RIS is espresso. :D
     
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  27. crusian

    crusian Advocate (640) Oregon May 14, 2010

    yum. HAS to be better than the anise one.
     
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  28. pushstartnow13

    pushstartnow13 Savant (255) Texas Nov 28, 2011

    It has not been posted on TABC yet but I just got word that Hitachino nest has been approved!! Very excited!
     
  29. mattisloco

    mattisloco Advocate (500) Texas Feb 13, 2007 Verified

    John will this be bottles only?

    This is great news. For those who haven't had anything from Hitachino, I randomly grabbed 3 bottles while traveling just because I had never seen nor heard of them. My little tasting group all agreed they were the most surprising beers of the night. The price point will be crucial for these to succeed here though, $6.50 for a 12oz bottle in Hawaii was rough.
     
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  30. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Should drop by a buck or 2 for stateside. Unless, the brewery is in Hawaii.

    Edit.....it's out of Japan.
     
  31. crusian

    crusian Advocate (640) Oregon May 14, 2010

    japanese, and that is pretty typical of prices I have seen around. Had a few, not too impressed... impressive for japan though.
     
  32. mattisloco

    mattisloco Advocate (500) Texas Feb 13, 2007 Verified

    Typically Japanese stuff is way cheaper in Hawaii. And not everything is more expensive over there, Rogue's entire lineup is cheaper in Hawaii compared to Texas. Somehow Maui Brewing is more expensive there than here o_O... it's a confusing world.
     
  33. crusian

    crusian Advocate (640) Oregon May 14, 2010

    That is weird. Sounds like some weird tax laws going on.
     
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  34. aschwab

    aschwab Advocate (610) Texas Mar 3, 2009 Verified

    Isn't Maui also brewed on the mainland? I know one of the Hawaiian breweries has a brewery there and then brew the rest of it stateside....

    As for Hitachino, I have had it in the US and it was not 6.50/bottle where I saw it. I would not have bought a Japanese beer if it had set me back that much...

    But I also will be in Japan for 1 day in March on a layover. I may have to hunt down a beer store and pick up some local beer since they apparently are having a lot more craft breweries opening up.
     
  35. mattisloco

    mattisloco Advocate (500) Texas Feb 13, 2007 Verified

    MBC is brewed only on the island of Maui, you're thinking of Kona.
     
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  36. aschwab

    aschwab Advocate (610) Texas Mar 3, 2009 Verified

    That sounds right. I could not remember which one was which.
     
  37. crusian

    crusian Advocate (640) Oregon May 14, 2010

    makes sense, they are owned by craft brewing alliance...
     
  38. elWhite

    elWhite Savant (250) Texas Aug 29, 2006 Verified

    Tanakaya bottle shop in Tokyo. Best bottle shop I've ever been to.
     
  39. pushstartnow13

    pushstartnow13 Savant (255) Texas Nov 28, 2011

    It will be bottles and select draft. If I remember correct when I pick it up in Kansas I pay about 4-6 dollars depending on style. Which is only 8-12 for a bomber. For awesome beer that is a bargain, considering it travels half the world to land in my belly!
     
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  40. bccocx

    bccocx Champion (810) Texas Jan 13, 2007 Verified

    Approved between 02/08 - 02/15:

    Lagunitas Fusion 12 Ale (kegs only)
    (512) Whiskey BArrel Double Pecan Porter
    Brasserie Dupont - Avec Les Bons Voeux
    Brasserie Dupont - Avril Biere de Table
    Brasserie Dupont - Foret Blanche Ale
    Brasserie Dupont - Saison Dupont
    Brasserie Dupont - LA BIERE DE BELOEIL
    Brasserie Dubuisson Freres - Scaldis Prestige de Nuits
    Scalid Prestige, Cuvee Speciale 2012
    Peticolas - Alfred Brown Ale
    Peticolas - Rye't On (Rye Pale)
    Peticolas - A Lost Epic (Tripel)
    Avery - Odio Equum (bottles + keg)
    Ommegang - Iron Throne Blond Ale

    Some of these are renewals
     
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