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Abyss in Texas

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by Smithrob9999, Nov 21, 2012.

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  1. evilc

    evilc Jan 27, 2012 California

    Ok. haha
     
  2. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    I knew you were joking... I was as well... I would take Alpine Beers and Bruery stuff over Abyss. ;)
     
  3. HopAG

    HopAG Sep 22, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Shit man keep that Pliny and Double Jack train coming and I'll be your friend for life! Don't forget the Parabola
     
  4. crusian

    crusian May 14, 2010 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    Actually, I must have meant this week coming up... Because I'll be out of town. :(
     
  5. desputingrasputin

    desputingrasputin Oct 13, 2012 Texas

    The Abyss got label approval according to TABC on 12/13. Hopefully we'll see it soon.
     
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  6. crusian

    crusian May 14, 2010 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    Is the label different than last year?
     
  7. icetrauma

    icetrauma Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    Possible ETOH level is different. Just throwing it out there.
     
  8. crusian

    crusian May 14, 2010 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    Maybe. I'm too lazy to look at them to check.
     
  9. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    Year is different for sure. Possibly other changes as well.
     
  10. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    ABV changes yearly on The Abyss, IIRC.
     
  11. gtermi

    gtermi Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    This beer needs to come out already. I can't believe it's been over 13 months since I had last bought it.
     
  12. miikezombie

    miikezombie Aug 13, 2010 Texas

    They also tinker with the barreling process. The '10 was in bourbon barrels and the '11 was a mix of wine, bourbon and oak barrels.

    Edit: percentages are listed on the bottles.
     
  13. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Nov 20, 2011 Texas
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    Not much difference in the labels. the 2012 is a little darker and some of the font is slightly different, but otherwise looks the same - other than the date of course. The blend looks the same as well.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. wsnich

    wsnich Apr 26, 2010 Texas

    Dechutes said that it is the exact same process, just clarified the barrel process more on the '11 bottle.
     
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  15. crusian

    crusian May 14, 2010 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    They can't possibly have to get approval due to it saying 2012 instead of 2011... can they? Wow.
     
  16. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    It's a new label.

    Gotta love TABC!!!
     
  17. miikezombie

    miikezombie Aug 13, 2010 Texas

    Ah. If I remember correctly the '10 says 30% and the breakdown on the '11 adds up to 27%. I will need to check my bottles to be sure.

    Edit: If Deschutes says that is what they have always done then I won't argue with them.
     
  18. LadyOfMuchBeer

    LadyOfMuchBeer Apr 30, 2011 Texas

    glad to see I am not the only one anxiously awaiting new Abyss!
     
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  19. HopAG

    HopAG Sep 22, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    So any ETA on when it will hit shelves?
     
  20. LadyOfMuchBeer

    LadyOfMuchBeer Apr 30, 2011 Texas

    last I heard was second week in Jan. I am hoping for next week.
     
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  21. icetrauma

    icetrauma Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    The next day you work and have no chance of calling in or leaving early. :D
     
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  22. HopAG

    HopAG Sep 22, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    hahaha, ain't that the sad truth :rolleyes:
     
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  23. crusian

    crusian May 14, 2010 Oregon
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    Seriously? When I'm out of town again? Lol
     
  24. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Advantage: Third Shift. ;)
     
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  25. ThirdEyePA

    ThirdEyePA Nov 7, 2011 Texas

    Hope this comes around soon! I've been waiting on this for over a month now.
     
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  26. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Mar 12, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    If this happens and you are out of town I will do my best to cover you.
     
  27. frogfan

    frogfan Sep 4, 2009 Texas

    Beer guy at CM Southlake said that TX allocation had been sitting in warehouses down here but was re-routed to other markets due to the TABC approval taking too long - hopefully not true, and it was just delayed.
     
  28. raffy313

    raffy313 Dec 15, 2010 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Seriously dude, do you know the potential shitstorm that could be caused by posting something like this? If there's one thing I've learned from all my beer purchasing, is that MOST(not all, MOST) "beer guys" know jack shit about the status or whereabouts of a particular release. Central Market "beer guys"(I use that term loosely, as they're generally more focused on their wine selection) are even less reliable. I've been to most of this area's CM's, including that one, and whatever questions their "beer guys" have answered ended up being flat out wrong.

    And even if that rumor ends up, somehow, being true... I definately wouldn't post it here(where the jackals feast) until it became more of a known fact.

    Now if it were someone like Fern making that statement I would start to worry...
     
  29. frogfan

    frogfan Sep 4, 2009 Texas

    Debated on whether or not to post it on here, but figured what the hell. Also, assumed that he didn't know much of what he was talking about...
     
  30. gtermi

    gtermi Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    I was told by the Central Market dude that Abyss will be here next week... I've been hearing that for the last month though.. It's all just a guess.
     
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  31. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Oct 15, 2011 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Abyss should be aged for at least a year anyway, so I don't care if it takes a little while before it hits the shelf.
     
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  32. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    Pre-aged for 2 months for your convenience. :D
     
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  33. mattisloco

    mattisloco Feb 13, 2007 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Sitting in warehouses still... kick your beer guy in the nuts.
     
  34. icetrauma

    icetrauma Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    Hey, as long as they don't charge extra for the aging. That's all good Jack!
     
  35. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    And we hope that there is some temp control on the aging environment. Most likely sitting in 80+ degree warehouse for part of the aging unfortunately.
     
  36. icetrauma

    icetrauma Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    20% off!! Lol
     
  37. Chuk_Hell

    Chuk_Hell Apr 12, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    This should be in some Austin stores tomorrow. Maybe.
     
  38. icetrauma

    icetrauma Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    Hell must be freezing over.
     
  39. Chuk_Hell

    Chuk_Hell Apr 12, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    I don't know how E1G got Dissident delivered on NEW YEARS DAY and ahead of every other store in Austin but more power to them. It's a good sign that the much fabeled Austin allocation will be showing up at other retailers. My partictular sources have been pretty circumspect about it.
     
  40. HopAG

    HopAG Sep 22, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    So is it on for Houston or what?
     
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