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What's Up with Sixpoint coming to TX?

Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by Phoenix2443, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. Phoenix2443

    Phoenix2443 Savant (335) Texas Jan 20, 2010

    I saw they had one label approved by TABC, what gives? Did they do that just to get a leg in the door? I thought most of the expenditure is getting in here and then after that each label approval is a much lower cost? Can someone shed some light on this (if they legitimately know what they are saying?
  2. lindsey624

    lindsey624 Aficionado (125) Texas Feb 14, 2009

    The first shipments should be in Tx. in about 2-3 weeks
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  3. Sixpoint will be handled by Favorite Brands in the DFW area, speaking only for us we will be ordering our first shipment within 2 weeks and should receive delivery no more than 2 weeks after that. We are really excited to be bring Sixpoint to the DFW market, I hope everyone is as excited as we are!!
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  4. Phoenix2443

    Phoenix2443 Savant (335) Texas Jan 20, 2010

    Are they bringing in their whole assortment? I didn't see any other approvals
  5. Phoenix2443

    Phoenix2443 Savant (335) Texas Jan 20, 2010

    nevermind, a quick search solved that
  6. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    I am really looking forward to Sixpoint. Gorilla Warfare and Righteous Ale will get me through many camping trips.
  7. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Houston Distro?
  8. It will be with one of the big boys down in houston, I think silver eagle.
  9. SSW117

    SSW117 Aficionado (165) Texas Jan 21, 2009

    I've heard Silver Eagle for Houston as well
  10. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (540) Texas Apr 26, 2007

    Silver Eagle is carrying Sixpoint in Houston and San Antonio. It should be hitting shelves this week. Not sure about other markets.
  11. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (425) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    Very cool to see this on the horizon. Resin sounds like my type of beer.
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  12. dumptruck81

    dumptruck81 Savant (360) Texas Dec 28, 2011

    Resin is good. Nice big ipa that's done well. Not harshly astringent.
  13. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    Specs Houston downtown posted pics of Sixpoint 4-packs in stock as of today
  14. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Hopefully to the burbs soon. I already drank 4 of them and this might just become my every day beer. :D
  15. Phoenix2443

    Phoenix2443 Savant (335) Texas Jan 20, 2010

    whos got the distro in austin?
  16. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Super lame this is not in Austin. BEK seems to hate breweries with the word 'Point' in their name. Oh Sculpin, how I want you.
  17. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Houston doesn't get Balast Point either. That said, Sculpin is overrated anyways. Only DFW is cool kid enough to get their overpriced beer.

    I hope Austin and other Texas locales get Sixpoint soon.
  18. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (425) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    Sculpin is solid. For the price they just have crazy competition. I get my fix on draft, where the Saucer has it for $3 pint night (same with 471). At retail price Big Eye is better bang... Wish we would get more of that lineup
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  19. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Maybe I need to try this again, but I had it at Common Table and thought it was middle of the pack. Then I saw the price for a bomber and was floored.

    I have a Sea Monster in the Cellar and their Victory at Sea was pretty tasty.
  20. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (425) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    Fresh + draft it's tasty. I nabbed very fresh bottles from the first and second shipments...much like Ruination it's a timing thing for me. The booze isn't big enough to hide diminished aroma.

    Does anyone know the expected pricepoint for Resin, et al?
  21. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Resin was like $9 a 4-pack.
  22. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    I think the Specs Houston post yesterday said $8.99 for 4-packs, but I don't know if that was across the board or not
  23. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (425) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    Holy crap that's a sexy price.
  24. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (540) Texas Apr 26, 2007

    That sounds about right. I think Gabriel's might be slightly less after the cash/debit discount, but not by much (I'll verify when I go into work later). And in case anyone is wondering, all Sixpoint beers should be the same price.
  25. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (485) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    D&Q has a sheat ton of SixPoint
  26. Grendle

    Grendle Aficionado (220) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Arrived today at Spec's DeZavala at $8.99 across the board. They got the Resin, Bengali Tiger, Righteous Ale, Sweet Action and The Crisp.
  27. boogercrack

    boogercrack Savant (340) Texas May 24, 2012

    got some resin at d&q last thursday.

    they had/have a fuckton.
  28. Phoenix2443

    Phoenix2443 Savant (335) Texas Jan 20, 2010

    Hmmm dissapointing to hear this isn't in Austin. I need to procure some quickly.
  29. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    *thinking of reasons to convince my girlfriend to let me go to San Antonio*

    ME: "Honey, we haven't seen the Alamo in a while!"

    HER: "WHY are we at this LIQUOR STORE?"
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  30. Grendle

    Grendle Aficionado (220) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Some good bars that carry great draught craft beers with in the vicinity of the Alamo. :D
  31. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (540) Texas Apr 26, 2007

    Gabriel's got 20 cases each of Resin, Righteous, Bengali Tiger, Sweet Action, and The Crisp. $8.99 cash/debit across the board. Spec's De Zavala is the only other store in town that has Sixpoint right now. But, you know, Gabriel's is waaaay cooler.
  32. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Will Gabriel's in San Marcos get these or is that location fed by BEK's Austin Branch?
  33. TX-Badger

    TX-Badger Champion (770) Texas Jun 14, 2012

    Anyone know if this will be making its way to DFW?
  34. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (540) Texas Apr 26, 2007

    I'm pretty sure Silver Eagle doesn't cover San Marcos, but I'll double check tomorrow.
  35. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (540) Texas Apr 26, 2007

    Some beer porn for you Sixpoint fans.

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  36. Grendle

    Grendle Aficionado (220) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Thanks! This looks amazing.
  37. tigrstylz

    tigrstylz Aficionado (215) Texas Jan 10, 2012

    No sixpoint at the San Marcos Gabriel's. Plenty of the JK stuff though.
  38. Quick break down... 6 point is with silver eagle in houston and keg one in austin not BEK. Favorite Brands will have it mid sept, waiting on the brewery to fulfill our order. Ballast Point is only in DFW as per the brewery's wishes. They only signed distro for DFW wanting to wait to assign other distributors and make sure they have beer to supply. Hope this helps.
  39. Sorry, Favorite Brands DFW mid sept.
  40. petrolhead

    petrolhead Zealot (80) Texas Jun 22, 2010

    That Bengali Tiger is the business...

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