Abyss in Texas

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

  1. thirdeye11

    thirdeye11 Feb 3, 2009 Texas
    Beer Trader

    False. Please don't spread misinformation. If you don't know for sure, check. If you can't check, post that you heard it second hand. The label for Abyss 2012 was approved by the TABC on 12-13-2012. Should have hit some stores already, the rest should happen this week.

    Cheers,
    Chad
     
  2. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Oct 15, 2011 Texas
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  3. crusian

    crusian May 14, 2010 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    different universal product code number. Definitely warrants a new label approval.
    looks like there was a price hike or something then?
     
  4. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Aug 22, 2012 Texas

    ^ Beat me to it.
    The only difference I noticed was the bar-code. Everything else looked identical.
     
  5. codybear127

    codybear127 Aug 13, 2010 Texas

    this is what i got when i sent a message to Deschutes on facebook.

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    2:13pm
    Deschutes Brewery
    It's finally TABC approved and will be in stores and bars soon, starting with Austin, Houston, then Dallas, San Antonio. Cases are very limited, but there is some draft for the first time. Cheers!
     
  6. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Having this on draft greatly interests me.
     
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  7. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Aug 22, 2012 Texas

    I definitely like the "Starting with Austin, Houston" part.
     
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  8. mattisloco

    mattisloco Feb 13, 2007 Texas
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    Take this with a grain of salt. It's been sitting all over Texas for over a month. We should all start getting them around the same time.

    There were a very very limited number of kegs in Tx last year but maybe these were brought in "grey market".
     
  9. HopAG

    HopAG Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    MMMmmmm..... I got a chub
     
  10. mattisloco

    mattisloco Feb 13, 2007 Texas
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    I've been hard for weeks. Every time I start to give up, someone gives a little c-tease about Abyss and I'm eagerly awaiting again. It's been well over 4hrs today alone, time to go see a doctor.
     
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  11. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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    And they say drinking can kill your libido.
     
  12. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    It can, but thinking about it can stoke said libido. ;)
     
  13. mattisloco

    mattisloco Feb 13, 2007 Texas
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    Another hiccup for Abyss in DFW, end of January now. I have no idea what happened now.
     
  14. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    They are negotiating a deal to send our Abyss to Chicago. lol

    KIDDING!!!
     
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  15. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Oct 15, 2011 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Get it at Binny's!
     
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  16. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    Fo real!

    Now I'm thinking of those awful video reviews by don'tdrinkbeer... o_O
     
  17. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Mar 12, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Stop. Go. Stop. Go.

    I feel an EPIC BEK rant boiling. MUST HOLD BACK....Mr. Hydddddeee I Said NO!
     
  18. drummermattie02

    drummermattie02 May 10, 2009 Texas
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    Argh. Well now someone who lives near Jester King is telling me that it didn't burn to the ground. Peyote is a bitch.

    Edit: Dissident is still infected though. Bleck.
     
  19. mattisloco

    mattisloco Feb 13, 2007 Texas
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    This is not BEK my understanding anyway. I would have already jumped on that cause I'm such a BEK hater ;)
     
  20. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    I hate when my sours get infected. Makes them all tart n shit...
     
  21. EatMyBobba

    EatMyBobba Jan 6, 2013 Texas

    So ready for some Abyss man.
     
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  22. Phoenix2443

    Phoenix2443 Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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    no better way to build the hype train than to delay a release right?
     
  23. utx05

    utx05 Dec 11, 2012

    To a point. After 6 six weeks of "I'm being told next week" about the Dissident, I was pretty indifferent to its release.
     
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  24. East1stgrocery

    East1stgrocery May 9, 2012 Texas

    I'm being told end of this week (I highly doubt it) or next week -
     
  25. thirdeye11

    thirdeye11 Feb 3, 2009 Texas
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    Let's just hear about sightings only. Personally, I've had enough of the "I'm being told" or "it should be here by..." comments.
     
  26. LadyOfMuchBeer

    LadyOfMuchBeer Apr 30, 2011 Texas

    YES PLEASE! I keep getting notifications...and I think "is it so?"...and then I see it is the same banter that has been going on for six weeks...GIVE ME ABYSS!
     
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  27. StuporJew

    StuporJew Nov 21, 2012 Texas
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    Not Misinformation Chad. I was told this exact thing by one of the higher-ups at the distributor.
    Also, when I spoke to one of my pals who works at the Deschutes Brewpub in Bend, he related the same thing to me. I've been in the beer biz here in Texas for 8 years now, and stupid little hiccups like this involving the TABC are quite common. It's also common for distributors to make excuses when they have setbacks for products that people lust after, just like the Abyss. So, Yeah, My bad I guess. But you don't have to be a jerk about it.
    If you want me to keep you in the loop as to if/when it makes it to the store I work at, I'll be happy to save you a bottle... I get first dibs, after all.

    Have a Good-good,

    Matt
     
  28. DamianX13

    DamianX13 Sep 18, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Thanks for the info. Its appreciated.
     
  29. LadyOfMuchBeer

    LadyOfMuchBeer Apr 30, 2011 Texas

    I think we are all guilty of spreading misinformation that we get from our local distributors/reps/"beer guys". Nothing personal, but when it comes to beer releases..it seems like everyone is talking from their asses, making excuses for why it hasn't hit, and hiding the fact that nobody in the state seems to have a clue except for a handful of local TX brewers that manage to release things and get them to the market on time. There are always 3 to 4 "solid" stories about what is really going on. There is no one person to blame for this, it is a system that came with all our antiquated beer laws, and a quickly growing beer scene that always wants to know when they can have the beers they love so much; demanding an answer. In reality someone who doesn't have an answer speculates on the same stories that have always been bogus yet everyone seems to trust. Everyone thinks the story they heard is the true one...yet everyone is usually wrong.
     
  30. thirdeye11

    thirdeye11 Feb 3, 2009 Texas
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    I admit to being a little dry or factual from time to time, but I don't think I was being a jerk. I apologize sincerely for making you feel that way. I just said that if you get information, please state where you heard it so that we all know where it is from, and can decide for ourselves whether or not the info is good. If you didn't verify from an actual source, then why not mention that?

    All that being said, it was still misinformation because it was incorrect. I don't say that to be a jerk, I say that because that's what it was. I verified the information via the TABC database and can prove it was wrong. Sorry if this feels like me being a jerk.

    Cheers,
    Chad
     
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  31. icetrauma

    icetrauma Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    I put forth a decree from this post on that only sightings be posted. Thank you come again. :D
     
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  32. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Nov 20, 2011 Texas
    Beer Trader

    I saw Abyss '12 in San Antonio last night.






    In my refrigerator :)
     
  33. LadyOfMuchBeer

    LadyOfMuchBeer Apr 30, 2011 Texas

    I saw some photos of a massive haul, unfortunately it wasn't in TX. :p
     
  34. mattisloco

    mattisloco Feb 13, 2007 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Oklahoma I'd assume?
     
  35. LadyOfMuchBeer

    LadyOfMuchBeer Apr 30, 2011 Texas

    Actually, from Oregon I believe.
     
  36. HopAG

    HopAG Sep 22, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    STATUS REPORT:

    ?
     
  37. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    Next Week? lol

    Heard nothing, seen nothing.
     
  38. HopAG

    HopAG Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    All quiet on the Eastern (Texas) Front :oops:
     
  39. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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    ISO: FT:
     
  40. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Whilest we're waiting, watch my favorite beer review ever:

     
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