3 Floyd's Battle Priest

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by CWBlues, Jul 10, 2012.

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  1. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Champion (835) Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    You're not only the s**t. You f**kin' rock! \m/(>_<)\m/
  2. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Champion (835) Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    Actually, it was damn good high five. I think he's set to make Alex Rios/Adam Dunn-like comeback this year.
  3. drgarage

    drgarage Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2008 California

    Supplication is $12. Usually a lot less on draft.
  4. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Devotee (456) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    Maybe in Cali. When I was in DC I saw a couple of bottle shops that ordered RR sours to sell in their stores. $20 was the minimum, I think one was going for $30. Prices were crazy
  5. BFro

    BFro Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2012 Illinois

    We're getting off point with the bitching train here. No one has mentioned that bottles were up for trade the same day as the release. Meaning no one has paid much head to the 3Fs PSA on black market beer. Or was that only pertain to DL...? I don't remember, anywho...

    Discuss :wink:
  6. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    I think it was strictly referring to eBay sales. Trading is still (for most people) meant to spread beer among friends in far away places like Ohio. :wink:
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  7. drgarage

    drgarage Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2008 California

    DC doesn't get RR distro. Those are illegal sales. You might as well quote their eBay prices.
  8. doogie71628

    doogie71628 Initiate (171) May 9, 2012 Illinois
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    For those that were about to head down there, I called the brewpub and they said it would not be sold again today. Said he was not sure when it would happen again, but within the month.
  9. Lansman

    Lansman Aspirant (236) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    From the brewery bottle sales window 2 minutes ago:

    Asked about Battle Priest, was told it was sold out. "I have to be careful about what I say, I told someone yesterday that we were selling half and he posted it online and misinterpreted it to mean we were selling more at a later date. It sold out fast."
  10. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Devotee (456) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    There are a couple liquor store that do get distribution that put some of their beers for sale online. I belive the places in DC buy directly from those sites and have such a high markup to cover Shipping on top of already expensive beer. Then a premium on top of that to get beer you would never normally see there. Apparently worth it to some people. I don't think this practice is illegal in any way
  11. drgarage

    drgarage Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2008 California

    It is. You can't sell beer that doesn't get distributed to you. It's just that simple. A lot of stores will do so with secret cellar sales and stuff that they don't put out front, but it's flouting the law to put it on shelves.
  12. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    My understanding is that DC works a little differently, and can circumvent the distribution system. Let me see if I can dig something up.
  13. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    I know it's just a blog, but here is some relevant info:


    Important part is here:

    And some related FAQ's here:

  14. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

  15. xnicknj

    xnicknj Initiate (0) May 25, 2009 Pennsylvania

    not really. in CO its usually closer to $15 and in philly it's 18-20 like he said. same goes for temptation...consecration and sanctification are slightly less.
  16. drgarage

    drgarage Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2008 California

  17. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    Yep, gotta be able to get all those politicians their favorite local beers! :wink:
  18. drgarage

    drgarage Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2008 California

    I just know what it costs on the West Coast, which is the only real RR distribution area and therefore the only place where it's priced as the brewer intended (as is the case with Battle Priest, which is what we were discussing). CO and Philly get it because Vinnie has good friends there, and he obviously has no control over pricing there. It's kind of a silly comparison either way, because Battle Priest was only available at 3 Floyds, and RR doesn't distribute in the Midwest, so no one was choosing between the two anyway.
  19. Skull40

    Skull40 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2010 Indiana

    For $35 I'll take a case of Zombie Dust (once it's available again) over a single bottle of Battle Priest.
  20. paslaugh

    paslaugh Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2012 Illinois

    I missed it yesterday by about 20 min. Very pissed about wasting $15 in gas to not get one of the 90 bottles released, only to find out that they've got another 300 sitting in the back room. :angry:
  21. apocalypsezombie

    apocalypsezombie Initiate (0) May 12, 2012

    Hope you at least bought some Apocalypse cow while out there. That sucks about barely missing it.
  22. raveskdr

    raveskdr Disciple (374) Oct 10, 2009 Virginia
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    Washington DC has the Beer Baron law. If you can get it into your shop, restaurant, or bar, and you pay a minute tax on it, you can sell it. That simple. I once walked into a store in DC and got Deschutes, Cigar City, Russian River, and Alesmith. I passed on Alpine. It is extremely great in that regard. But, prices. One store routinely gets Russian River sours. However, they were (are, Supplication is there) $35. Yeahhhhh.

    Overall, still a damn nice law, IMO.
  23. BeerMeFitz

    BeerMeFitz Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2011 Illinois

    Stopped by 3F for lunch and to grab some ZD yesterday and talked with a fellow beer geek . He told me about the priest release so I grabbed a bottle but hated the $35 price tag. My fellow beer geek said he had to taste so we opened In the parking lot and another beer geek joined us also. For the record , I love their rye da lightning but This was Not good ..... I hate to say it was bad but maybe it is just Not my style. I then sold my bottle to my fellow beer geek. He said he too did Not like it but had a friend in DC who wanted to try it so win win . This is just one man's opinion. FYI we put the beer on ice for 45 minutes b4 we drank it. Cheers!
  24. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2010 Illinois

    I still don't know how that 90 bottle thing caught on/became fact so quickly.
  25. jefeld

    jefeld Initiate (168) Mar 31, 2010 Illinois
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    i called today and heard that it was indeed completely sold out for good. who knows whether any more will hit the takeout counter or not? I'm a bit bummed, however, fwiw, missing out on a 3 floyd's sour is probably not the end of the world, until cantillon either comes to munster to make one, or else ships 3 floyd's some exclusively produced beer. until then, 3 floyds is brilliant with hops and also makes a mean stout!
  26. aasher

    aasher Poo-Bah (2,521) Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    Industry perks, someone brought it to a tasting.

    It should also be noted that I submitted it as a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. I don't know why it's an AWA now.
  27. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Disciple (307) Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    A friend stopped in this evening and they said they were indeed sold out, BUT it may get bottled again at a later date.
  28. TapeDeck

    TapeDeck Initiate (0) Mar 31, 2011 Illinois

    Anyone else open one yet?
  29. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Champion (835) Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    I've been questioning the style since the release. Is it an AWA? All FFF tweeted out was it was their first beer with Brett. That doesn't neccesarily make it a sour. Reading aasher's review I don't get the impression that it's a sour...
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  30. mishuggah

    mishuggah Initiate (192) Jul 14, 2009 Illinois
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    Perhaps said "beer geek" just agreed with your dislike of said "beer" just to loosen your grips.

    Also, who has a stash of ice in a parking lot to chill a bottle of beer? The beer was nice and cold when it was sold.
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  31. emelius

    emelius Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2012

    talked to someone today w/a theory that it might show up at the microbrewers festival...not a rumor, just a theory...it would not surprise me if they had that or Busy Boyz in addition to the usual Dark Lord etc....
  32. SpottedZombie

    SpottedZombie Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2012 Illinois

    Rich life #1 AWA
  33. apocalypsezombie

    apocalypsezombie Initiate (0) May 12, 2012

  34. SpottedZombie

    SpottedZombie Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2012 Illinois

    It's wild, man.
  35. BeerMeFitz

    BeerMeFitz Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2011 Illinois

    Bought the bottle and sat in bar drinking for 2 hours then we finally decided to drink it. Beer geek said we have to throw it on ice so we went to his truck where he had a old coleman cooler iced up and had a 6pk of zombie and gumball already in there. Thanks again for sharing the bottle and for the old school 3Floyds stickers Charlie D. !!
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  36. aasher

    aasher Poo-Bah (2,521) Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    It's definitely NOT a sour.

    Drinking it blind, without knowing what it was exactly, I would describe it as a hoppy, grassy Belgian Strong Pale with light white wine barrel aging characteristics but would never mention anything about it being a wild.
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  37. Treebs

    Treebs Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2011 Illinois

    You're new. You'll learn to not listen to anything SpottedZombie says.
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  38. thirdworld

    thirdworld Initiate (0) Sep 25, 2005 Illinois

    What authority? The random rumor generating 8 ball?
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  39. FlssmrBrewAlum

    FlssmrBrewAlum Aspirant (204) Feb 25, 2009 Illinois
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    Do you guys ever wonder why FFF has to swing by the forums here.. yet never has to go to any of the other online beer communities (RB, BS, CBS, BM, etc) forums/listservs to clarify things?
  40. DarkMagneto

    DarkMagneto Initiate (176) Apr 17, 2007 Illinois
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    Brettanomyces does not make a beer sour. Brettamomyces gives beer a barnyard/horsey/hay flavor (think Saison DuPont/Orval). Lactobacilis and Pediocaucus gives beer sour characteristics.
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