2017 Firestone Walker Parabola

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by raynmoon, Mar 22, 2017.

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  1. neurobot01

    neurobot01 Maven (1,253) Jan 25, 2014 California

    I took the text on the back of the box to mean there is no "FW batch"—that everything was brewed at Boulevard.
  2. jageraholic

    jageraholic Maven (1,378) Sep 16, 2009 Massachusetts

    I dont need 2 cases of parabola but would love to have it.
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  3. Wolfhead

    Wolfhead Initiate (0) Sep 1, 2009 Illinois

    For me? It's easy as I don't buy bombers and a $10 12oz beer from a store just is past my threshold on what I'd pay for a beer in a store, world class or not.
    In a bar with friends I'd probably pay the 10 spot on a 8oz pour but it wasn't and I didn't, more for others
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  4. chitownfanatic21

    chitownfanatic21 Pundit (792) Sep 25, 2016 Wyoming

    You should've bought it and sent it my may! Lol. It would have been a decent beer for you to pick up to use for trading, but I can understand. 10$ for a beer can be steep at times, personally, I am going to buy 3-4 if I can.
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  5. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Grand Pooh-Bah (3,555) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    Establishment? Any Sac-area Costco sightings?
  6. StoutElk_92

    StoutElk_92 Grand Pooh-Bah (3,719) Oct 30, 2015 Massachusetts

    I really don't get this sentiment. Some people don't mind paying over $1/oz. at a bar, but when it comes to a full bottle at home it is forbidden. I would personally pay more to have it at my own leisure than have it ice cold at a bar with who knows how clean the tap lines are, less comfort and overall enjoyable beer experience. I don't understand why people pay extra for the "experience" of drinking at a noisy bar, but aren't willing to pay as much to experience it at their own time in the comfort of wherever they please. I guess some people really like drinking out at bars, and I usually don't because of the price and lack of beer control. If it's a really good super rare beer then sure I'll go to a bar, but if it's for standard beers then I'd rather get them at a store for half the price and enjoy them how I please.
  7. chitownfanatic21

    chitownfanatic21 Pundit (792) Sep 25, 2016 Wyoming

    Personally, I couldn't disagree with anything you just said. The only way I would pay more to have it at a bar, is if I knew I couldn't get it in a bottle to enjoy it at my own leisure; and the only time that really happens is when I travel. At that point, I am going to a bar that I know nothing about, so I don't know the atmosphere. This summer I went to a bar to have BA expedition, I knew I was never going to have a chance to get it in a bottle, living in Kansas. So I decided to go out and get a glass of it, yes I enjoyed the hell out of the beer, but I was not a huge fan of the atmosphere.

    I agree, if I can pay a cheaper price per ounce, and enjoy it at my own leisure, that is the way I am going. So, if you can get it cheaper in in a bottle, you might as well get it; I think it is going to be harder to get this on draft vs. a bottle. So you might as well buy it if you see a bottle of this limited release.
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  8. JayORear

    JayORear Grand Pooh-Bah (3,022) Feb 22, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    This is correct.
  9. BWood

    BWood Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2015 California

    Total wine Roseville. No limit obviously.
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  10. BWood

    BWood Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2015 California

    Natty ice is always available for the low low.
  11. TriggerFingers

    TriggerFingers Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2012 California

    Costco in Roseville yesterday.
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  12. EdwardAbbey

    EdwardAbbey Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2015 Washington

    No offense, because I don't know you (though a post like this makes me think I do), but there is something to be said for moderation, and for leaving something behind for others to enjoy.

    Like my namesake once wrote, "Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell." Hoarding and consuming for the sake of hoarding and consuming is not far off...
  13. Oktoberfiesta

    Oktoberfiesta Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2013 New Mexico

    It's like the rich guy in a village with 400 gallons of water, and others scraping by. Why not hoard everything? Why not have 10 cars? Why not have 10 houses? Leave those photos to the latest haul thread. You even have it as your avatar. Come on dude. That will rub people the wrong way. My own goal is to try and wipe out a place but I won't be bragging about it in photo form. And thanks for telling us what else you have cases of (as if anyone was asking).
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  14. BWood

    BWood Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2015 California

    Well there are 7997 cases left for other people to purchase. I consider my haul a small dent in the global allocation.
  15. EdwardAbbey

    EdwardAbbey Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2015 Washington

    Well, it's a national allocation, not a "global" one; and, by your logic (if everyone else did as you did), only 2,667 people out of a couple hundred million (of drinking age) should have the privilege of enjoying this beer.

    A "small dent" indeed. Carry on.:slight_smile:
  16. BWood

    BWood Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2015 California

    Well there was still about 5 cases left on the shelves. Parabola is very common in CA. I don't get all butt hurt when I see people get huge amounts of Tree House cans. And as far as the picture and the avatar goes, who cares? Sounds like you are kind of being a hater. Glass half empty? You could just have said, "awesome score man." This is a thread about parabola right?
  17. BWood

    BWood Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2015 California

    Sounds like kbbs
  18. bulletrain76

    bulletrain76 Maven (1,275) Nov 6, 2007 California

    All Parabola 2017 was produced by Boulevard under supervision of FW (including multiple trips by FW brewers to KS). And the batch was almost twice as large this year.
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  19. JL45

    JL45 Initiate (0) Jul 9, 2016 Indiana

    Picked up the last 2 bottles for 11.99 across the border since we do not get Firestone distro in IN. Say Bravo for 18.99 and passed.
  20. bulletrain76

    bulletrain76 Maven (1,275) Nov 6, 2007 California

    BLVD is a part of Duvel USA which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Duvel-Moortgat. Firestone Walker is a completely separate company with joint ownership between Adam Firestone, David Walker, and the Moortgat family.
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