Anchorage Darkest Hour...anyone seen this in NorCal?

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by PaulStoneAnchor, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. PaulStoneAnchor

    PaulStoneAnchor May 30, 2009 California

    I have been looking to try this for awhile now, if anyone knows of a place that may have this in the NorCal/Roseville area please let me know!
  2. afrokaze

    afrokaze Jun 12, 2009 Arizona
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    I'm also ISO, near San Jose.
  3. Thirsty_Rob

    Thirsty_Rob Oct 7, 2012 California
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    I'm heading up to NorCal for a week. I'll let you know if I find it or not.
  4. walterfredo

    walterfredo Nov 22, 2011 California
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    Hasn't been bottled yet.
  5. danscott

    danscott Jul 15, 2006 California

    I love ABC, but this sounds like it could be a terrible mess. Or fantastic. Or a terrible mess. Definitely curious.

    Aren't they premiering it at The Culmination?

    "Brewed with Summit Hops, molasses, dark brown sugar and Italian black licorice. Aged in Rye Whiskey and Pinot Noir barrels with Brettanomyces. Triple fermented."
  6. ParchedNeedBeer

    ParchedNeedBeer Feb 21, 2011 California

    Base beer 5$, Rye Whiskey 5$, Pinot barrels 5$, Brett 5$, and Triple Fermentation 5$....for a total of maybe 25$ per bottle? Something tells me lots of expensive treatments are going to make this an expensive bottle of a potential terrible mess. Or fantastic.
  7. thatinvisibo

    thatinvisibo Sep 5, 2005 California

    If they went by those guidelines, their other beers would be $20 instead of $12. I think this one will probably be a few dollars more since its their first time using whiskey barrels and Imperial Stouts are a more expensive beer to brew, but I really doubt $25.
  8. unclekeith

    unclekeith Sep 4, 2012 Alaska
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    From ABC Facebook, The Darkest Hour was bottled on Friday after almost two years of aging. Now 3 weeks of bottle conditioning. Anadromous went in the bottles yesterday.
  9. drgarage

    drgarage Aug 19, 2008 California

    As did AK Alive, the new brett beer with Mikkeller.
  10. AptosBeerDrinker

    AptosBeerDrinker Aug 9, 2011 California

    Something tells me I won't have easy access to these like I've had with most other ABC beers. Really looking forward to these...hopefully.
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  11. unclekeith

    unclekeith Sep 4, 2012 Alaska
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    Just saw this on the shelves in Anchorage along with AK Alive and Anadromous
  12. AptosBeerDrinker

    AptosBeerDrinker Aug 9, 2011 California

    Hopefully distribution to the lower 48 is soon to follow.
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  13. ReeseMax3

    ReeseMax3 Sep 5, 2012 Pennsylvania

    The bottles are being sold for around $10 in the anchorage area. I had Darkest Hour at culmination. It was delicious. I'm sipping on Anadromous now. I can't say I'm the biggest fan. It's pretty "bretty" but not very sour in my humble opinion. Not what I was expecting based off the description. Maybe it'll grow on me by the end of the bottle.
  14. beerdweeb

    beerdweeb Nov 28, 2010 California
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    Brett doesn't equal sour
  15. ReeseMax3

    ReeseMax3 Sep 5, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I know. The bottle says there are also pedio and lacto as well. It is also labeled as a "black sour ale".That why I feel a bit let down by almost no sourness. The brett flavor was more bandaid like, which I usually like, but in this brew it was a bit overdone for my palate.
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  16. watermelonman

    watermelonman Feb 14, 2004 California

    I frequent a lot of shops, to the point where wifey says I have a problem. I have not seen it yet.
  17. unclekeith

    unclekeith Sep 4, 2012 Alaska
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    now you know how it feels for ak to patiently wait for hoptimum & other ca releases. it sounds like darkest hour & anadromous should make it to locations that normally carry abc. the darkest hour will be more than worth the wait (imho);)
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  18. nckmllr916q

    nckmllr916q Apr 30, 2013 California
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    LowBrau in Midtown Sacramento just got bottles today
  19. AptosBeerDrinker

    AptosBeerDrinker Aug 9, 2011 California

    Looks like these hit the Bay Area today.
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  20. LiliMunster

    LiliMunster Nov 10, 2011 California
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    Just Recieved In LA today at my store!! o_O
  21. UnknownKoger

    UnknownKoger Jul 9, 2010 California

    and what shop is this?
  22. Pinche_Oso

    Pinche_Oso Jun 25, 2012 California
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    Picked up a bottle in San Jose. Salud!
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  23. MssrTussaud

    MssrTussaud Apr 17, 2013 California

    Mind sharing where? :)
  24. Pinche_Oso

    Pinche_Oso Jun 25, 2012 California
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    Cask N Flask.. $15.49
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  25. schwartzoid

    schwartzoid Mar 4, 2008 California

    They're at Beer Rev today and I assume Berkeley Bowl and Ledgers will likely get some as well given their usual collection of Anchorage brews.
  26. thedirtyname

    thedirtyname Dec 7, 2012 California

    Which store was this?
  27. rboinski

    rboinski Mar 19, 2012 California

    Beercraft rhonert park today
  28. yuichituba

    yuichituba Dec 1, 2005 Japan

    City Beer Store will have it out very soon. Most likely by next week.
  29. PeterJ

    PeterJ Dec 5, 2012 California

    The San Fernando Valley is getting deliveries on 6/5
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  30. pugartheterrible

    pugartheterrible May 13, 2010 California
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    All over the South Bay and City Beer had it as of last night.
  31. KevSal

    KevSal Oct 17, 2010 California
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    its delicious!
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  32. Hopmother

    Hopmother Jun 22, 2012 California

    These beer is all over So Cal. I am sure Nor Cal gets it first.
  33. colonelforbin

    colonelforbin Aug 23, 2007 California

    Picked up a few bottles of each at the Wine Fountaine last weekend.

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  34. Pinche_Oso

    Pinche_Oso Jun 25, 2012 California
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    Awesome! I work down the street. How's the rest of their beer selection?
  35. emilyLOVESlime

    emilyLOVESlime Mar 19, 2009 California

    Just saw it at WF Potrero in SF :)
  36. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Jan 31, 2005 California
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    ?!?!?! I see it here in SoCal.
  37. Retsinis

    Retsinis Sep 25, 2009 California

    His post was from March 22nd.
  38. rgco

    rgco Apr 2, 2012 California

    You are quoting a post from March 22nd, that is why.
  39. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Jan 31, 2005 California
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    OOps, sorry. Quick reading with slow comprehension...:eek:
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  40. afrokaze

    afrokaze Jun 12, 2009 Arizona
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    Darkest Hour and Anadromous are both at Cask N Flask in SJ, couple bottles of each left.
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