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When is Older Viscosity released?

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by rxeight, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. rxeight

    rxeight Savant (425) Illinois Feb 5, 2012

    I missed the boat last year. Cant find any information as to when this one comes out. Website says early spring. I found some info from back in 2011, but nothing recent. Thanks.
  2. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Savant (350) California Feb 22, 2011

    I've noticed that Older Viscosity is released with very little fanfare. It's a phenomenal BA stout, that can stand toe to toe with the big boys, yet no one ever talks about it. With that said, I have no idea when it comes out.
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  3. salzar

    salzar Aficionado (240) California Dec 27, 2008

    For some reason I thought last years batch got delayed/did not ship
  4. Because it's $18 for a 375ml bottle. Great beer, but terrible value.
  5. misterranger

    misterranger Aficionado (190) California Jan 21, 2007 Beer Trader

    According to their website it is an early spring release. So, possibly around the corner.
  6. kona650

    kona650 Savant (305) California Jun 12, 2011

    Tried some on saturday at my local pub it was from 2010 damn it was still boozy hot!!! It was a special event for SF beer week that night was cellared beer night they had some good stuff on hand that night!!!
  7. barfdiggs

    barfdiggs Savant (420) California Mar 22, 2011

    Wasn't released last year, will be this year though.
  8. calcnerd

    calcnerd Advocate (515) Pennsylvania Oct 26, 2009 Beer Trader

    Like said above, it's an amazing beer, but ridiculously expensive.
  9. a74gent

    a74gent Savant (450) Massachusetts Mar 16, 2010 Beer Trader

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  10. iceatalamo

    iceatalamo Aficionado (245) Michigan Dec 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    Do you know why?
  11. It was released last year...
  12. beerinmaine

    beerinmaine Aficionado (235) Maine Jun 20, 2009

    It's on the shelf in MA, which mean either it was released last year, or those are some really old bottles still on the shelf.
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  13. I'm a beer manager at a major store in NJ. Port/Lost Abbey came to NJ on 1/1/12 for the first time. We got Older Viscosity with the 2nd round of their beers to arrive, 2012 vintage.

    Only one of my top 3 favorite beers. I just don't understand why it costs $15.99 for a 12oz bottle when I can get a 10oz draft for $10. Usually it's the other way, but I digress.
  14. Earlycsquid

    Earlycsquid Advocate (520) California Jan 7, 2013 Beer Trader

    I constantly see this just sit on the shelf. The price tag really makes this an easy find if you just do a little searching, even a year later.
  15. I found 8 bottles of 2011 on the shelves last week.

  16. drgonzo2k2

    drgonzo2k2 Savant (490) California Aug 24, 2012

    What he said.

    What he said.

    Definitely released last year. Last year's definitely still available on the shelf.
  17. mmikey8

    mmikey8 Savant (395) California Aug 2, 2012 Beer Trader

    I bought one last year, but the bottle date was still 2011. Did you guys see 2012 labeled on the bottle?
  18. Azrael

    Azrael Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2013

    I'm guessing that was a 2011.
  19. :D
  20. You can probably go back 3 or 4 vintages in MA without putting in too much effort. None of the Lost Abbey 375's seem to sell around here, except for Red Poppy. (The most overpriced of all of them... go figure...)
  21. PetieP

    PetieP Aficionado (210) Pennsylvania Apr 27, 2011 Beer Trader

    Yup, plenty of 2011 bottles on the shelves of 2 bottle shops in NorthEast PA. At $18, I've only splurged on it once.
  22. xnicknj

    xnicknj Advocate (740) Pennsylvania May 25, 2009

    which makes it pretty much a year-round beer in Philly/NJ ($22+ in phila). i bet it's the same in Boston, whenever i visit i see loads of LA stuff all over the shops (ie - Marty's).
  23. I've seen it around, it's not particularly hard to find. Not surprising, really, since it's a B+ beer at an A+++ price.

    Maybe Port/Lost Abbey could offer their customers a better value if they didn't insist on a cork-and-cage bottle for beers that don't really need it.
  24. had it on tap once. it was tasty, but not $18/375 tasty.
  25. RDMII

    RDMII Savant (485) Georgia Apr 11, 2010

    Geez, it's $14.99 on the top end in Atl. We have a few left on shelf, as does most stores. I agree that's it's a very quiet beer, few people talk about it. I do because it's great, and ages great too. Had a 2009 a few months ago and loved it.
  26. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (770) Illinois Apr 8, 2010 Beer Trader

    The price always causes me to look for other stuff. I'd be curious to try it @ $10 a bottle (maybe)
  27. jglowe77

    jglowe77 Initiate (0) Massachusetts Jan 24, 2011

    Old bottles from what I've seen; I grabbed a 2010 recently and was unimpressed, it was aged too long.
  28. ChanChan

    ChanChan Advocate (620) California Dec 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    Not in bottles!! What are the chances the beer you got was from the 2011 batch? I say very high!!
  29. esmithrunner

    esmithrunner Zealot (90) Illinois Sep 13, 2008

    When I was at the brewery in September, they said they had problems with the latest batch and as such they won't have one for 2013. Such a shame. I can only imagine it was some issues with contamination. I did see several barrels of Duck Duck Gooze when I was there though. Maybe this year?