What's Up with Sixpoint coming to TX?

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

  1. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Wow... that's actually extremely helpful.

    Keg One are Shiner's distributor, I see. Nice.
     
  2. boogercrack

    boogercrack Savant (340) Texas May 24, 2012

    *angrily shakes fist*
     
  3. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Ballast Point are asses then... thank you, try again... :rolleyes:
     
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  4. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Gawd, I wish Austin had a cool exclusive beer. Russian River! Let's show them Ballast Point boys! /notgonnahappen
     
  5. tigrstylz

    tigrstylz Aficionado (215) Texas Jan 10, 2012

    Ballast Point is also in Corpus Christi in case somebody goes to the coast.
     
  6. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (550) Texas Apr 26, 2007

    Liquid Town? I go down there sometimes for Army duty.
     
  7. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Nice to know... my girlfriend goes down there for business a lot. I will direct her to Liquid Town ;)
     
  8. tigrstylz

    tigrstylz Aficionado (215) Texas Jan 10, 2012

    Got it at Spec's, they had the Big Eye and a few others. I was in a hurry and was looking for the Sculpin. Guy said they ran out. No Victory at Sea. Had the Big Eye, had the Sculpin later. Big Eye is the baby brother...
     
  9. tigrstylz

    tigrstylz Aficionado (215) Texas Jan 10, 2012

    The Resin is wonderful BTW...
     
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  10. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (430) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    Going to go pester my Kings and ensure they nab some when it lands in DFW. Are we going to see any draft?
     
  11. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    I haven't been able to get any, but it's been showing up in Houston.
     
  12. kevinscott

    kevinscott Savant (335) Texas Oct 21, 2008

    Sixpoint had recently shown up in Chicago when I was visiting in May. They were everywhere in cans and especially on draft. Not sure if we'll see a similar roll out but it was quite impressive to see them at so many bars. Unfortunately I wasn't blown away by anything I tried. I still have 3 of the 4 Sweet Actions that I brought back with me.
     
  13. wagenvolks

    wagenvolks Advocate (655) Texas Sep 23, 2005

    Yep, I was surprised to find a bottle of Big Eye IPA on the beer list at the Black Sheep Bistro on N. Padre Island. Tasty stuff...
     
  14. jeffcook

    jeffcook Aficionado (105) Texas Aug 1, 2012

    From Specs's Smith St, Houston FB:

    #Sixpoint's BrewMaster & Founder, Shane Welch, is going to be at Spec's SUPERSTORE Downtown Houston sampling his beers TODAY from 2-5 PM!

     
  15. jeffcook

    jeffcook Aficionado (105) Texas Aug 1, 2012

    drove across town and he had he bailed an hour early. did grab last 2 bottles of Black Butte off shelf
     
  16. Grendle

    Grendle Aficionado (230) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Apparently he will be at Gabriels in SA tomorrow for the same hours of 2-5 for a tasting etc...
     
  17. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    Send his ass to Dallas please... afterwards of course.
     
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  18. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Tell him to smuggle a case of Resin up to Austin. ;)
     
  19. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (525) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    Specs beer guy told me it will be in Austin the first or second week of September
     
  20. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (525) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    He also said they would likely not be getting Bengali Tiger, but I dont know why.
     
  21. mar

    mar Aficionado (155) Texas Aug 1, 2007

    From what I understand we're getting the full lineup from Six Point, even in DFW.
     
  22. tigrstylz

    tigrstylz Aficionado (215) Texas Jan 10, 2012

    The Resin was notable, the others were solid yet unremarkable...
     
  23. jeffcook

    jeffcook Aficionado (105) Texas Aug 1, 2012

    yes...this.
     
  24. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (525) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    For Austin peeps, a limited amount just hit Sunrise. I picked up Resin. :)
     
  25. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    About 6 cases are sitting on the floor of Specs Arbor Walk right now... I picked up Resin. Priced at $8.99.

    kmello69... they indeed had Bengali tiger (along with all the other brands).
     
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  26. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Wow, Resin is muy deliciouso. Very sharp hop taste with a lingering sweetness. I like it.

    Says "Best Before 5th April 2013"... anyone know how they date their cans? I'm wondering just how old this is? It tastes relatively fresh.
     
  27. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (525) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    Yeah, I should have been more specific - Specs RR said they wouldnt get Bengali, and I dont think they did. No idea why.
     
  28. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (525) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    My understanding is that their best by date is 9 months from the canning date, so an April 2013 beer would have been canned in July, 2012. Because they are canned, and therefore not exposed to light or oxygen loss, they might last a bit longer in terms of freshness than other stuff in bottles.
     
  29. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Williamson County, man.

    In other news, I saw a guy in a black polo near one of the station that the Spec's beer guys usually stand at and I remarked that I was glad that Sixpoint finally made it. He turned out to be a rep for Brown Distributing (AKA: Budweiser). Turned it around though, they also distribute New Belgium and I told him how wonderful their Super IPA is. Apparently Austin got 60 cases of that total. Funfact.
     
  30. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Man, I wish everyone would can. Then I could complain less about not-so-fresh IPAs. :)

    They also can, then put those cans in a cardboard box. Pretty impenetrable.
     
  31. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (550) Texas Apr 26, 2007

    Beer distro cracks me up sometimes. Here in San Antonio, we're getting Sixpoint from Silver Eagle (Bud) and New Belgium from Halo (MillerCoors).
     
  32. tigrstylz

    tigrstylz Aficionado (215) Texas Jan 10, 2012

    SPM Spec's has Bengali, Resin and Sweet Action.
     
  33. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (430) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    Love to hear July born on dates for these cans. That's respect. I'm growing antsy for DFW dates!!! Bring me Resin!
     
  34. randomtim

    randomtim Aspirant (35) Apr 18, 2012

    Snagged Bengali at RR today, no resin which is why I went anyways. Had pro-am though.
     
  35. draughthouse

    draughthouse Aficionado (120) Texas Jan 14, 2007

    For those interested in sampling their wares, Six Point will be having a release party at our place on Monday, 9/10, from 5pm-?. Jan Matysiak, Sixpoint brewer and former Live Oak head brewer, and all around great guy, will be in attendance. Pouring will be- Bengal Tiger + Brown Stone + Resin + Righteous Ale + The Crisp + The Spice Riwaka. Come on by!
     
  36. draughthouse

    draughthouse Aficionado (120) Texas Jan 14, 2007

    Oh yeah,
    also Sweet Action
     
  37. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Savant (430) Texas Sep 30, 2007

    speaking of sixpoint. would anyone be interested in a sixpoint tasting/ny movie night here in austin?

    credit to Babaracus for the idea.
     
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  38. Onemic

    Onemic Aficionado (195) Texas Mar 13, 2012

    I will be diving into a Bengali tiger and a resin tom. (maybe tonight, we will see how things go after this bomber) Thanks for the info!
     
  39. hammondc

    hammondc Aficionado (140) Texas Mar 15, 2008

    Gotta say I am LOVING the Resin. One of the best IIPAs I have had in a while.
     
  40. BgThang

    BgThang Savant (455) Texas Dec 23, 2007


    I piocked up bengali tiohger a couple days before this post there. in RR @ Spec's.
     

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