Abyss in Texas

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

  1. Danielbt

    Danielbt May 4, 2012 Texas

    No he didn't. He might have less than a case for sale, but he didn't get a partial case from the distributor.
     
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  2. HopAG

    HopAG Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    Well he technically got less than a case haha

    I was talking to him about it and he mentioned that the distributor guy bought one of the bottles as soon as he stepped in with the case. So he technically only received less than a case haha
     
  3. cfh64

    cfh64 Aug 16, 2005 Texas
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    This is the first year ever I have not driven around all over town trying to hunt this bottle down. I'm can honestly say I'm enjoying not going on the hunt for once. I think I'll open a MZ and fire up the PS3 to celebrate myself finally "letting go". It's a relaxing and liberating feeling :)
     
  4. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Mar 12, 2012 Texas
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    1 or 2 bottles for each member of the wine and beer section would be an entire case at a place like Central Market...they have at least 4 full time staff plus some beer geeks in other areas of the store..shit goes quick
     
  5. Smithrob9999

    Smithrob9999 Aug 3, 2011 Texas

    It's crazy that the guy that started the thread (me) won't be able to get any.
     
  6. HopAG

    HopAG Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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  7. JCDenver

    JCDenver Feb 8, 2010 Texas
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    I was talking a couple bottles per case, not per employee. Doling out one each to the beer geeks that are interested still means some of it hits the shelves, and because it does go quick (this year moreso than ever), spreading it around as much as possible seems like the better option. However, since that sounds like exactly what happened anyway, it's probably irrelevant. :)
     
  8. Smithrob9999

    Smithrob9999 Aug 3, 2011 Texas

    I'm still jealous of all you guys that can drop work to pick some up.
     
  9. BeanBone

    BeanBone Oct 12, 2006 Texas

    It's a nice perk, I won't lie.
     
  10. HopAG

    HopAG Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    I just take my lunch and use it for beerhunting.

    Pretty flexible so I can usually leave at whatever time I feel like taking a lunch
     
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  11. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    I work in the middle of the night. Ya know, when beer stores are closed. :)
     
  12. dfree23

    dfree23 Dec 1, 2010 Texas

    I just go during lunch. I have Central Market, Whole Foods, and Spec's within 5 miles from work.
     
  13. Smithrob9999

    Smithrob9999 Aug 3, 2011 Texas

    Hmm, I might hunt some Rasputin for my BA Stout fix.
     
  14. mmireles

    mmireles May 18, 2005 Texas

    Went by Whole Foods in Sugar Land... the beer manager is off til tomorrow.

    also went by the HEB in Pearland and had a nice little argument with the beer manager there. He said he should be getting a case this week, but it's already "reserved" for people on the waiting list. He tried to give me this bs about how the waiting list is intended to keep people from hoarding, and to take care of those who can't get off work in time to get a bottle.

    I told him the hoarding thing is VERY easy to fix, just keep it in the back like Specs did and limit it to 1-2 bottles per person. PLUS having waiting lists may make 12 people feel special and like they're getting taken care of by the establishment, BUT the other 100+ people that come in asking for it and being told they can't buy it because they aren't on a special list are going to be very pissed off, especially if the product is physically there and they're ready to make a purchase.

    There's been several times I missed special releases because I couldn't get off work, I never blamed the place selling it.
     
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  15. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Feb 21, 2011 Texas
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    I was there around the same time and he was out as well. Im just happy I.happened to.be working around the corner instead.of.driving.in.from.the woodlands
     
  16. HopAG

    HopAG Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    I came in from the Galleria... :oops:
     
  17. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    Bro I called WF Sugar Land a few hours ago, spoke with Jamie, and she told me they're all sold out.

    Which one of you scoundrels walked out of D&Q with the last bottle of Abyss right as I got there? You were a white guy. Wearing shorts I think. I was wearing scrubs, and strongly considered clubbing you and taking your Abyss.
     
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  18. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Nov 20, 2011 Texas
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    I got a bottle from Specs DeZavala in SA. Only 2 left after mine. They only got one case
     
  19. Azzy

    Azzy Jul 16, 2012 Texas

    ITT white on white crime
     
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  20. Smithrob9999

    Smithrob9999 Aug 3, 2011 Texas

    Well a store near me just got 2 cases of Black Ops of all things, picked up a bottle @ 21.99. Might get my BA Stout fix after all.
     
  21. soultrain19

    soultrain19 Feb 28, 2008 Texas

    And where might "near you" be? A little more direction would be greatly appreciated.
     
  22. thanismo

    thanismo Oct 22, 2012 Texas

    ^Somewhere in dallas ....
     
  23. Smithrob9999

    Smithrob9999 Aug 3, 2011 Texas

    Grapevine Beer and Wine, he said it just dopped. He also has pretty close to a case of Funk Metal @ $15.99
     
  24. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    I'm ethnic.
     
  25. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    White people have ethnicity too. ;)
     
  26. crusian

    crusian May 14, 2010 Oregon
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    Wtf people... skin color is not an ethnicity.
     
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  27. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    This is where I shop.

    [​IMG]
     
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  28. crusian

    crusian May 14, 2010 Oregon
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    3, 2, 1...
     
  29. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Mar 12, 2012 Texas
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    Not everyone has an endless supply of MZ...they should mind you. Because its not even a contest which is the better beer. MZ is as good as any other stout I've had a chance to try including some of the big boys. It's like a milk chocolate + motor oil shake.

    Of course I popped an Abyss tonight and its got tons of depth and nuances in flavor but MZ is just killer in mouthfeel. Bring on March and Hunahpu
     
  30. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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    ...thread locked.
     
  31. Smithrob9999

    Smithrob9999 Aug 3, 2011 Texas

    Let me see if I can slide in .....
     
  32. cfh64

    cfh64 Aug 16, 2005 Texas
    Beer Trader

    I may not have landed any Abyss but you know what I did do? Took over a bunch of villages full of pirates and killed an elusive black panther with a bow and arrow in Far Cry 3. It's much more rewarding than Abyss :)
     
  33. Smithrob9999

    Smithrob9999 Aug 3, 2011 Texas

    Better than nothing..

    [​IMG]
     
  34. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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    I gotta rent this.
     
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  35. Smithrob9999

    Smithrob9999 Aug 3, 2011 Texas

    Woooo , these are some HEAVY whiskey notes, Abyss this is not
     
  36. crusian

    crusian May 14, 2010 Oregon
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    This must be your first bourbon/whiskey BA beer?
     
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  37. Smithrob9999

    Smithrob9999 Aug 3, 2011 Texas

    It's my first Black Ops, I've had the Abyss and XXIV, but never BCBS or anything like that
     
  38. crusian

    crusian May 14, 2010 Oregon
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    Yeah, come to think of it, we don't get too much barrel aged stuff here... especially whiskey/bourbon. Black ops might be it.
     
  39. Krumb

    Krumb Jan 30, 2008 Texas
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    Ba human blockhead. And now kickin chicken by Santa Fe. Ba human blockhead is insanely delicious.
     
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  40. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Mar 12, 2012 Texas
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    Just trust me. Try BCBS or a regional gem, Bishops Barrel #1 and you might be screaming for your cash back on Black Ops (fresh).
     
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