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Westvleteren XII coming to CO?

Discussion in 'US - Mountain' started by ssteigerwald, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Advocate (595) Colorado Jan 20, 2012

    No wonder why my wife said yes....
    So I should have been in line for this a month ago?
  2. hopfacebrew

    hopfacebrew Savant (465) Colorado Jul 26, 2011

    What!? What happened to the 2-3 month salary rule?

    I'm glad I got married right after school and didn't have any money, lol
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  3. Prospero

    Prospero Advocate (655) Colorado Jul 27, 2010

    It's anywhere from 1-3 months, but honestly my wife wouldn't want me to spend more than that anyhow, she'd probably rather have it put towards a house payment and I'd rather put it towards great beer.... to share.... with her of course.
  4. hopfacebrew

    hopfacebrew Savant (465) Colorado Jul 26, 2011

  5. Anyone know how long the line is at boulder Liquor Mart? Not going but just curious.
  6. hopfacebrew

    hopfacebrew Savant (465) Colorado Jul 26, 2011

    I wonder how the line at Argonaut is too....should have driven by on the way in this morning.
  7. wdeck9

    wdeck9 Aficionado (175) Colorado Jun 24, 2008

    The line at liquor mart was to capacity at about 740....ended up being about 10ish people that won't be getting a brick. Overall smooth operation though - beer should come in this morning
  8. Hope you meant 74? 740 brinks would be a lot for 1 store.
  9. wdeck9

    wdeck9 Aficionado (175) Colorado Jun 24, 2008

    ah, 740am.....haha they only got 36 bricks in
  10. Thanks. That makes more sense.
  11. Prospero

    Prospero Advocate (655) Colorado Jul 27, 2010

    36 people in line 20-minutes prior? That doesn't seem bad at all.
  12. joshclauss

    joshclauss Savant (305) Colorado Oct 31, 2010

    Boulder wasn't as bad as some other places might be, but I was still a little surprised by exactly how small of a quantity they got and the fact that if I hadn't been there at 7:35, I wouldn't have gotten one. This beer game gettin' cray.
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  13. wdeck9

    wdeck9 Aficionado (175) Colorado Jun 24, 2008

    We were some late additions to that line too - I really thought they would get more bricks than that considering we only have 4 locations in the state.
  14. hopfacebrew

    hopfacebrew Savant (465) Colorado Jul 26, 2011

    Anyone brave Argonaut?
  15. coreymcafee

    coreymcafee Savant (350) Colorado May 30, 2006

    Last I heard, the list is closed. I don't know anything beyond that.
  16. tacosandbeer

    tacosandbeer Savant (420) Colorado Sep 24, 2010

    a closed list for a 'name drawing'? interesting.
  17. If it's closed not sure why they are waiting until Friday to do the drawing. Get the drawing out of the way so I can start screaming how it was rigged if I don't get picked.
  18. Prospero

    Prospero Advocate (655) Colorado Jul 27, 2010

    i heard employees had their families follow the dolly from the truck to the store when it was delivered... i'm not so sure there even WAS a list... :confused:
  19. joshclauss

    joshclauss Savant (305) Colorado Oct 31, 2010

    I have to say, I'm pretty happy with the purchase. The glasses are sexy as all hell. Nice job with the bottles, too.
  20. Steve_0

    Steve_0 Savant (265) Colorado Mar 14, 2012

    You're tellin me bro.
  21. riored4v

    riored4v Savant (370) Colorado Jul 11, 2007

    Well that sucks. Was getting off work in 30min and was hoping to get some there.
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  22. I called Argonaut thus afternoon and was told they sold out. I was then told they only got 6 bricks. The woman then changed her story to the list is closed and the drawing is Friday. A buddy of mine called afterwards and was told something completely different. Insanity!
  23. I wonder if a lot of us show up on Friday morning at opening and demand to watch the drawing what they would do?
  24. That's why I said:

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  25. ArrogantB

    ArrogantB Advocate (700) Colorado Jun 9, 2006

    Am I the only one who thinks Westvleteren VIII is better than XII?

    :cool:
  26. scray24

    scray24 Savant (275) Colorado Mar 12, 2008

    Allegedly the line at Coaltrain (in Springs) is already forming... not selling it until 7pm tomorrow night. WTF. Damn NPR story.
  27. bitromp

    bitromp Zealot (80) Colorado May 23, 2012

  28. spoony

    spoony Advocate (525) Colorado Aug 1, 2012

    So (to add to the confusion), the Argo guy told me on Monday that Argo's distributer had pushed the release for them to next week...it's madness.
  29. Prospero

    Prospero Advocate (655) Colorado Jul 27, 2010

    NPR got it wrong, it's the world's second best, and besides, this year's Westy 12 isn't as good as last years, amirite?

    Chill out everybody. Argonaut has a list, it's closed, they are doing the drawing on Friday, at which point if you win, you'll be notified when they get it.
  30. tacosandbeer

    tacosandbeer Savant (420) Colorado Sep 24, 2010

    good thing it was bottled in 2011 ;-)
  31. Prospero

    Prospero Advocate (655) Colorado Jul 27, 2010

    haha, that's right, it took them an extra 6 months to distribute it... lol
  32. You are not alone. I'll stand by you with that statement.
  33. tacosandbeer

    tacosandbeer Savant (420) Colorado Sep 24, 2010

    I'm on team XII ;-)
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  34. tacosandbeer

    tacosandbeer Savant (420) Colorado Sep 24, 2010

    from the article linked above "Argonaut Liquors in Denver sold out its shipment of 36 six-packs in minutes this morning. The same was true of 36 six-packs made available at Liquor Mart in Boulder."
  35. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Poobah (1,030) Colorado May 19, 2005

    I liked the VIII better, too.
  36. coreymcafee

    coreymcafee Savant (350) Colorado May 30, 2006

    Love this quote from the Post article:

    "Isaiah Aguilar, 23, was playing the video game "Call of Duty" a little after midnight Thursday when a buddy decided to rally friends in Bernalillo to drive four hours to Colorado Springs.

    Someone's dad, a collector who has tried some of the Westvleteren XII, tipped off the trio to the arrival of the beer that has never officially been sold in the U.S. before.

    'It's rare. That's why we're here,' said Aguilar, who admitted his tastes typically run toward Leinenkugel."

    It's good and we must get it because it's .rar
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  37. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Poobah (1,030) Colorado May 19, 2005

    It ain't that rare; it's not #1. Gah :rolleyes:
  38. tacosandbeer

    tacosandbeer Savant (420) Colorado Sep 24, 2010

    oh i love this! glad everyone is getting into it! not like it's reserved for a specific few. go westy!
  39. Wilbur's is going to be a shit show tomorrow morning. I'm taking my car in for service around 7:30. I think I'm going to walk over there and watch the madness. I love the Facebook post Wilbur's made earlier this week: "STOP CALLING"
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