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TX Label Approvals

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

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  1. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (540) Texas Apr 26, 2007

    Stone Mint Chocolate and Sixpoint Autumnation are now posted on the TABC website, approval date 10/18.
  2. thirdeye11

    thirdeye11 Savant (445) Texas Feb 3, 2009

    Well the "Ballast Point flow" was due to a relationship they had with Andrews Distributing, and Andrews primary market is DFW. With Firestone Walker's Facebook page initially saying DFW only, then later the same day updated to reflect both Austin and Dallas, but then Matt Brynildson in an earlier interview saying DFW only at first, there seems to be a lot of inconsistency. It would seem that the "latest" message directly from the brewery is DFW and Austin.

    Beerpulse reported Dallas at first, and then updated his story later in the evening to include Austin as well after speaking to Firestone Walker, so who knows what the real story is.
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  3. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (425) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    Either way Firestone Walker is a win for Texas. We need to continue to pressure these new arrivals into helping us reform the TABC system from within. Sadly they (TABC) will see this as the system working (a system where out of state brewers have a market advantage to local, homegrown business).

    Love FW's beer, but it irks me that they said our market it "ripe for the picking" (regardless is thats an actual quote). I'd rather see Freetail and Karbach in my beer store than another national brand that will dominate space.

    An arguement can be made that their is space for both, but my wallet disagrees with you. An additional arguement can be made that if BMC didn't take up tons of space with crap offerings (You hearing me Lime-a-Rita???) that we would have plenty of space for all the best craft; local, domestic, and international.

    For those keeping score on my post that went. Win-Lose-Win-Lose-Lose $'s-Lose Lime-a-Rita-WIN!!!
  4. jbeezification

    jbeezification Savant (405) Texas Jun 6, 2012

    Merry Mischief cases on the floor at Shell on 528

    Also Narwhal, if anybody really cares about that.
  5. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    Let me guess that Austin is going to get screwed, again, on Sam Adams distribution and not see Merry Mischief. So frustrating. :mad:
  6. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Savant (325) Texas Aug 22, 2012

    Of course there is. Going to have to see if my wife can swing by and pick me up some. I won't be able to buy any beer until Friday at the earliest.
  7. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (540) Texas Apr 26, 2007

    Left Hand Warrior IPA (fresh hop) and Real Ale Coffee Porter just arrived at my store. We also got one more case of Brown Shugga.
  8. lokieman

    lokieman Savant (475) Oklahoma Jan 20, 2011

    Bear Republic only sending kegs of Racer X this year according to their FB...looks like no bottles for TX. Very disappointed...a long time want of mine
  9. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Don't worry man, I got da hook up ;) Still got yer Fat Jack BTW.
  10. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    A long-time Label Approved brewery has finally arrived. Shipyard Brewing is now in Austin. I spotted IPA, Monkey Fist IPA, and XXXX IPA at Whole Foods Downtown. Apparently their new strategy after 3-4 years out of our market is to give us lots of IPA! :)
  11. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    Looks like the Austin beerspotting thread got killed again, so in case anyone is looking for any of these, Sunrise just got them all in:

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  12. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    And South Lamar Wine and Spirits just posted on Fb that they just got the new 10th Anniversary Utopia in. Anyone wanna split a $200 bottle? :confused: (I dont actually know the price they're asking, but guessing)
  13. ya I'd be interested in a price check on Utopias, if someone lives closer to there than me
  14. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (750) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    Wow I didn't know Hop Trip was in 6-packs. That's awesome
  15. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    I asked on Fb - I'll let you know if they answer
  16. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Yet Houston's thread is fine.
  17. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    They said "a little over $200" Not sure what kind of price quote that is from a store - you'd assume they know the exact price, but maybe just don't want to say.
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  18. TX-Badger

    TX-Badger Champion (805) Texas Jun 14, 2012

    Spec's Dallas and Total Wine & More both have Utopias priced at $199.99+ tax.
  19. damn I think I'd rather get a case of funk metal
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  20. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    You and me both. But I'll be on the lookout for a 2oz pour somewhere
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  21. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (540) Texas Apr 26, 2007

    Merry Mischief has landed in SATX. I got 12 cases this morning. And if anyone's interested we also have Batch 19, a new pre-Prohibition lager from Coors.
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  22. Danielbt

    Danielbt Savant (380) Texas May 4, 2012

    Same here. Lutter will hook ya up though. ;)
  23. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Yeah, if anyone needs Fat Jack, send me a PM and we can meet up. I've got like a freakin' Azzy amount because of my girlfriend who visits Corpus twice a month. If Merry Mischief doesn't come out here, I can get that as well. :)
  24. Azzy

    Azzy Savant (300) Texas Jul 16, 2012

    Oh god...
  25. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (475) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    SUP BUDDY
  26. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (475) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    Anyone know when Lucky Bastard and Double Bastard debut? Is it this Friday?!?!?!
  27. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (540) Texas Apr 26, 2007

    Lukcy Bastard should be hitting retailers in very limited quantities today in Austin and SATX. Not sure about other markets. I don't know when Double Bastard is coming, but it should be soon.
  28. miikezombie

    miikezombie Savant (345) Texas Aug 13, 2010

    It was pwsoldier's constant pimping. Funny I never saw him mention a shipment from Russian River.

    Joking aside this happens every few months. When I 1st joined BA, every major city had at least 2 stores posting new releases. It was great for someone like me that has to travel 3hrs to get most special releases. (Jester King included) Any way back to labels.
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  29. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Savant (420) Texas Sep 30, 2007

    I was actually thinking of getting a bottle, thanks for killing my dream again! ;) yeah, 150 was hard to swallow but 200+ is going to be out of my price range, for 1 beer anymore. Mans got to know his limitations.
  30. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (540) Texas Apr 26, 2007

    No RR, but we have a case of Don Quijote in our aging program.
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  31. bbadger

    bbadger Savant (385) Texas May 20, 2011

    Aging along with the boulevard 21st anniversary fresh hop that was aged to perfection.
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  32. BgThang

    BgThang Savant (435) Texas Dec 23, 2007

    maybe someone should start a texas beer page/forum.....hmmmmm...thoughts....
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  33. miikezombie

    miikezombie Savant (345) Texas Aug 13, 2010

    And most likely still priced too high...
  34. Phoenix2443

    Phoenix2443 Savant (335) Texas Jan 20, 2010

    Celebration six packs at specs. No signs of lucky bastard. Anyone seen 4 packs of sublimely? Specs apparently is doing all stones sixes and 4 packs for 10
  35. mindswoop

    mindswoop Aficionado (220) Texas Dec 22, 2011

    There was one bottle of Highway 78 at Rosedale Market in ATX about an hour ago.
  36. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Did ya check Spec's Brodie? Last time I was there they had SSR, Oaked AB, and Ruination 4-packs in a huge endcap with a sign proclaiming the $9.99 pricing.
  37. ;)
  38. BgThang

    BgThang Savant (435) Texas Dec 23, 2007

    done. msg me for the web url. do not wanna get banned from here
  39. jl28r1

    jl28r1 Savant (490) Texas Jan 10, 2011

    Would that be the trunk of the beer managers car?
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  40. BgThang

    BgThang Savant (435) Texas Dec 23, 2007

    Actually I added the url in to my profile. you can find it there. Please come and post all you want about texas releases, prices, places that have new beers, and if your a store and want to post go for it. I dont care.
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