Abrasive is close!

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by mnbuffalo, Nov 1, 2013.

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  1. MNPikey

    MNPikey Devotee (403) Feb 27, 2011 Minnesota
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    No, should be something between 2/2-2/9.
     
  2. MarkJC1018

    MarkJC1018 Disciple (365) Dec 27, 2009 Massachusetts
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    I would assume so. From Todd on Twitter:

    Last run coming up next week, then BLAKKR RT @CVickberg: How much longer will delicious Abrasive be brewed this year? March? @surlybrewer

    https://twitter.com/surlybrewer on February 2.
     
  3. MarkJC1018

    MarkJC1018 Disciple (365) Dec 27, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Sorry, misread your post. There should be one more canning date, as MNPikey accurately stated. ;)
     
  4. cachri1

    cachri1 Initiate (0) May 11, 2008 Minnesota

    Good to hear!

    Thanks!
     
  5. Icarus

    Icarus Initiate (175) Oct 6, 2012 Minnesota

    I'm always sad to see this one done until fall again.
     
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  6. MNPikey

    MNPikey Devotee (403) Feb 27, 2011 Minnesota
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    Checked a few stores today and they all seemed to have ALOT of Abrasive dated 12/26/13. Distributors unloading old stuff?
     
  7. alexsergio

    alexsergio Defender (616) Mar 7, 2011 New York
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    Still have 1 left from the 36 I bought online. Every year I feel sad when I crack the last one so I leave it in the fridge as long as I can. :(. See you next year, abrasive.
     
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  8. yasky

    yasky Disciple (340) Dec 21, 2008 Ontario (Canada)
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    My brother was in mn earlier this week. A lot dated early to mid January still on the shelves.
     
  9. doner24

    doner24 Initiate (87) Apr 16, 2013 Minnesota
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    I went to 4 stores in the Maple Grove area tonight and everything was still from December. Anybody have anything newer out there? I'm trying to help a buddy in a trade and would like something a bit fresher. Thanks
     
  10. PieOhMy

    PieOhMy Devotee (415) Feb 23, 2013 Minnesota

    Quit promising shit if you are not 100% sure you can deliver.
     
  11. doner24

    doner24 Initiate (87) Apr 16, 2013 Minnesota
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    Seriously, did you read the post? I promised that I can get him Abrasive (which I can 100% deliver), but would like to get him the freshest possible as he is passing it along to someone that has never had anything from Surly.

    Thanks for your helpful reply though...ass.
     
  12. billybill

    billybill Initiate (125) Dec 21, 2013 North Dakota
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    Hey I think I saw some 1/13 abrasive at liquor barrel which I believe was in SLP? Or near it.
     
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  13. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (3,444) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    1/13/14 at the Four Firkins as well, that's the freshest I've seen. Miss Surly self-distributing.
     
  14. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,194) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    1/13 is the freshest ive seen its all around in SW Minneapolis stores Abrasive is one of the best 2IPA'S at holding its bouquet (hops)
     
  15. doner24

    doner24 Initiate (87) Apr 16, 2013 Minnesota
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    I agree, I've had 8 month old Abrasive and it was still fantastic. As I mentioned above, I am helping out an out of state buddy in a BIF and he wants as fresh as possible. I grabbed some of the 1/13 today at FF thanks to the poster above.
     
  16. Seefeldt

    Seefeldt Initiate (48) May 15, 2008 Minnesota

    Freshest in Rochester is 12/19! Still awesome though. Anyone ever seen abrasive on nitro?
     
  17. McRyan

    McRyan Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2012 Minnesota

    I was just there last night and the ones on top of were 12/19.
     
  18. billybill

    billybill Initiate (125) Dec 21, 2013 North Dakota
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    The ones in that walk in cooler? Sorry I'm from out if town and hit up half a dozen stores so it could have been a different place but I really thought it was there.
     
  19. McRyan

    McRyan Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2012 Minnesota

    Yeah, i only checked in the walk in. I should of checked more than one, shoot.
     
  20. morimech

    morimech Poo-Bah (2,809) Nov 6, 2006 Minnesota

    I wonder about the supply and demand of this beer. After the initial onslaught... Maybe Surly should not date Abrasive canso_O.
     
  21. MCImes

    MCImes Disciple (353) Dec 31, 2010 Connecticut

    I think demand is fine, they just started using a distributor this year and we went from finding 3 day old surly to finding 3 week old surly at best. It sucks.
     
  22. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Zealot (561) Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
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    I'm sure a lot of places have the newer stock.
    But it's like an Easter egg hunt, as most stores keep the fresher beer in back.

    I've been pretty lucky by just politely asking at the counter.
    I know this tactic is confusing or too much effort to some (as well as spending a few moments placing a call).
    Bottom line is if they want your business, they'll happily accommodate your request.

    I've found that Zipps usually has the freshest Surly.
    Too bad I don't get that way very often.

    Truth is, I only care about dates on Abrasive if it's for a trade.
    Had a 12/10 the other day.
    It was just as kickass as the 1/7 I followed it up with.

    I'm actually sending some 1/7 right now, and feel fine about it.
    I'm sure he will be too.
     
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  23. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poo-Bah (3,494) Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    I have a 11/27 and two 12/26's sitting in the fridge and don't feel bad about it. I know it'll be just as good as it was when I picked them up.
     
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  24. Seefeldt

    Seefeldt Initiate (48) May 15, 2008 Minnesota

    Totally agree. To make a long story short, I asked last night at not my regular store if they had any fresher Abrasive and I walked out the door not only with some (slightly) fresher Abrasive, but also a 2012 Abyss, 2013 BCBCS, and 2013 BCBBW. So yeah, don't be afraid to ask politely for stuff!
     
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  25. nickapalooza86

    nickapalooza86 Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2010 Wisconsin

    This beers holds up so well it is ridiculous, had a 11/15 and a 12/19 the other night and they tasted identical... Do not have anything fresher to compare it to, but as far as my memory goes they did not drop off at all really.
     
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  26. JMN44

    JMN44 Aspirant (213) Sep 19, 2013 Minnesota
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    I completely agree about the canning dates not affecting the great taste of Abrasive. I shake my head each time someone posts looking for the freshest Abrasive for trading. People shouldn't worry so much about trying to impress people they will never meet.
     
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  27. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Zealot (561) Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
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    You obviously don't get trading.
    We're not trying to impress, just building solid trading relationships.
    While we know about the shelf life of Abrasive, the guy who's constantly hooking me up with great beers from Cigar City, Russian River, Lawson's or Hill Farmstead always appreciates the freshest beer - especially IPA.

    If you can't understand that....oh well.
     
  28. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poo-Bah (3,494) Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Agreed. Not everyone you trade Abrasive to has that experience of being able to compare 3-month old with 1-week old and realizing that there isn't much of a dropoff and would probably take it the wrong way if you send him the 3-month old. Why not play it safe and send the freshest so he can figure out what to do with it himself?

    That being said... why trade it? Drink dat shit man! ;)
     
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  29. MNPikey

    MNPikey Devotee (403) Feb 27, 2011 Minnesota
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    Abrasive landed in Chicago today.
     
  30. McRyan

    McRyan Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2012 Minnesota

    stop!
     
  31. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (2,357) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Exactly. Abrasive holds up well and still tastes great 2-3 months later. All that goodness is trapped in a can with no where to go until you crack it open.
     
  32. BeerGoogler

    BeerGoogler Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2014 Minnesota

    Man, that 11/27 batch was my favorite of all of them this year. There was just something special about it. Enjoy the crap out of that one, and then smile while drinking the 12/26's.
     
  33. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Zealot (592) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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    I thought the 11/27 batch seemed to be a bit more boozy/hot, compared to the 12/26 and 1/13 batches I've had more recently.
     
  34. Justdoit1234

    Justdoit1234 Defender (699) Jan 24, 2014 Minnesota
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    Found some 1/13 at the downtown whole foods,probably the freshest in the twin cities(not that it matters much).
    Gonna be a sad day when it's gone for the year.
     
  35. Seefeldt

    Seefeldt Initiate (48) May 15, 2008 Minnesota

    Rochestites: Northwest Liquor has Abrasive on sale for $13.98
    Also, Founders Breakfast Stout for $7.99 and some Green Flash bombers on sale as well.
     
  36. herman77

    herman77 Meyvn (1,055) Jan 24, 2010 Minnesota
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    Picked some up an hour ago at Firkins. 1/29.
     
  37. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (2,357) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Had a friend get me a 4 pk for around $12 during a 35% off sale. Would get more, but I have Nugget Nectar, Zombie Dust, Sue, and DirtWolf in the fridge.
     
  38. runfoodrun

    runfoodrun Aspirant (229) Jun 18, 2008 Minnesota

    Dirt wolf!!!
     
  39. Justdoit1234

    Justdoit1234 Defender (699) Jan 24, 2014 Minnesota
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    Awesome.2/2 canned is my hoarding date
     
  40. MNPikey

    MNPikey Devotee (403) Feb 27, 2011 Minnesota
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    Abrasive sightings from last Jan /early Feb?
     
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