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B. United portfolio coming to Texas through Favorite Brands

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by Lutter, Feb 27, 2013.

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  1. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    Welp. Way past the edit date on my post, so now I have to bump the thread to show what I picked up at Specs. For the blind: That's 3 OG Black Metal, 2 Funk Metal, Ballast V@S, 6 pk of Black Thunder and Pale Dog. 4 pk of Temptress and a Gumballhead I gave my dad several months ago that he never drank :confused: [​IMG]
     
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  2. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    Drinking a Hops & Grain Pale Dog right now. Fantastic beer! Slightly hazy. Nice billowing white head with sticky lacing. Mostly floral and earthy nose, but I get a twinge of honey. Somewhere between a low-high to medium-low body. Drinks like a session beer. I could throw back a few of these easily on a hot summer day. If I go back to Specs, I may have to pickup another 6 pk.

    On a side note, if any BA's are interested in having a beer tasting at my parent's house in Rosenberg in early-mid April, BM me and I'll create a thread for it. You wouldn't even have to bring beer because all my fridges are stocked full and I need to clear out 50-60% of my stock.
     
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  3. xpimptastikx

    xpimptastikx Oct 8, 2008 Texas

    So how about that B United portfolio? It neds to hurry the fuck up!
     
  4. East1stgrocery

    East1stgrocery May 9, 2012 Texas

    late April or Early May? -
     
  5. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    I think we can all agree on that.
     
  6. BgThang

    BgThang Dec 23, 2007 Texas
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    where is the actual tweet at? I see where favorite took over duff but not anything about b.united. thanks
     
  7. BgThang

    BgThang Dec 23, 2007 Texas
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    Pegging this as rumor until some proof is actually posted. I have googled and search the twittersphere and cannot find info as what you speak of.
     
  8. jesterkingbeer

    jesterkingbeer Jun 28, 2010 Texas

    I would gladly have our writing always referred to as "crap" in exchange for being able to purchase authentic lambic and gueuze in Texas.

    - Jeff
     
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  9. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

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  10. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Oct 15, 2011 Texas
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    I realize now that crap is not a good word to use for a healthy discussion. If I recall the post claimed that there were no traditional lambics available in Texas. Can you please explain to us what is "nontraditional" about Lindemans and Timmermans gueuze. I fully realize that they are not the best that they style offers, but they are readily available and hits the notes that you could want.

    Cheers!
     
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  11. madnismo

    madnismo Jan 30, 2011 Florida
    Beer Trader

    if anybody is looking for JW Lees I have most of them, hit me up! I also have Ola dub 18yr and old engine oil engineers reserve.
     
  12. BgThang

    BgThang Dec 23, 2007 Texas
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  13. mattisloco

    mattisloco Feb 13, 2007 Texas
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    They were acquired/bought before his death.
     
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  14. jesterkingbeer

    jesterkingbeer Jun 28, 2010 Texas

    Earlier in this thread, elwhite did a good job pointing out some of non-traditional aspects. Rather than focusing too much on the negatives, I'd just point out that I greatly enjoy the complexity of 100% spontaneously fermented beer that's allowed to achieve total dryness over a very long period of time, that's hand blended from individual oak casks, and finally allowed to condition naturally without back sweetening or pasteurization. For my palate, this traditional method creates the greatest complexity of aroma and flavor that I've experienced in the beer world. I really want to be able to buy beer made in this fashion in my home market.

    - Jeff
     
  15. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    On that note, I need some assistance selecting some beers ala geuze and delicious Belgian goodies. Do I get a 2006 Doesjel? or a Cantillon Cuvee Saint Gilloise? Or do I grab some Pannepot and Stille Nacht? A BM from a veteran Geuze/Belgian drinker would be much appreciated.
     
  16. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Whoa there, bud. Start off with this first... really easy to trade for and uses a blend of lambic base wort from Girardin, Cantillon, and Boon (and Lindeman's, naysayers above. ;) )

    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/25923/70745
     
  17. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    I've had gueuze and/or (fruit) lambic from Tilquin, Cantillon, 3 Fonteinen, Timmermans and Lindemans. I'll soon be trying Boon and De Cam for the first time though. So it's not a familiarity issue. I'm familiar with the style and the producers, but am just having trouble picking something.

    Inb4 "buy them all". I'm a beer enthusiast/advocate with a full-time college student budget. I usually find a way to get most of what I want sooner or later though.
     
  18. Heretic42

    Heretic42 Aug 31, 2011 Texas
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    For gueuze, I prefer Drie Fonteinen over Cantillon. If you're after non-lambic Belgians, then most (all? ;)) things Struise are awesome: Pannepot, Pannepeut, Black Albert, Black Damnation, Earthmonk, etc.
     
  19. MattSweatshirt

    MattSweatshirt Jun 29, 2011 Texas
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    I can only comment on half of those beers. Gilloise(freshish) and Pannepot are simply amazing beers. Go with your style preference. When trying De Cam I hope you can get a hold of some of their Oude Kriek. Omg.
     
  20. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    Thanks Matt. I got a pretty sweet haul.


    In case there are anymore naysayers about this B United thing happening, I tweeted them and they responded in the affirmative that it's going down. :cool:
    https://twitter.com/Clonies720
     
  21. icetrauma

    icetrauma Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    What are the main players in this companys portfolio?
     
  22. omnigrits

    omnigrits Jun 1, 2006 Texas

    Here's their beer list
     
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  23. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    [​IMG]


    Here's my birthday beer. If you look closely, you'll see I didn't even get the cage undone before the cork exploded out of the bottle and beer shot out. Carbonation on the initial pour was INSANE, but it's calmed down.
     
  24. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    Golden blend is the jam! Happy birthday!
     
  25. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    Thanks man! I got a DR12 I'm saving for later tonight/tomorrow! I wish Brew Brothers wasn't closed for now or else I'd totally go there since I'm in Galveston.
     
  26. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    Sure somebody has some craft beer.
     
  27. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    Not looking to drink anything beyond what I brought, but I'll be heading by Specs I think to see if there are any random gems tucked away. Hoping for the best, but expecting a wasteland of year old Endeavor or something. hehe
     
  28. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler May 17, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Nice! Happy Birthday Brad!
     
  29. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    I wish these guys had 3F. Sigh.
     
  30. icetrauma

    icetrauma Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    Off topic, who has 3F and maybe I over looked it on the list but who has Cantillon?
     
  31. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    The answer is Shelton Brothers to both. They hate both Bluebonnets and The Alamo.
     
  32. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    So they hate freedom?

    Didn't they keep an entire shipment of some rare beer to themselves a few years ago until people threw a giant b*tchfit, and they released a few cases?
     
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  33. icetrauma

    icetrauma Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    I mean this with the utmost respect........BASTARDS! Well, maybe not.
     
  34. kunstdrache

    kunstdrache Sep 22, 2006 Texas


    Yup. I think they're still holding Washington hostage. People over there spit anytime you mention the "Shelton Bros."
     
  35. beeragent

    beeragent Aug 16, 2005 Texas
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    Anyone seen or heard an update on this? I can't wait for some Schlenkerla rauchbier!!!
     
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  36. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler May 17, 2012 Texas
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  37. Chuk_Hell

    Chuk_Hell Apr 12, 2012 Texas
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    Several Hitachino skus have been approved by CM... so, waiting to receive the owls...
     
  38. E-DUBB

    E-DUBB Nov 21, 2012 Texas

    oh how i wish Brouwerij de Molen was on that list.
     
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  39. nathanmiller

    nathanmiller Oct 7, 2009 New York
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    Hitachino confirmed to be at Goro & Gun tomorrow (at least for dinner, possibly for lunch) and Mongoose vs Cobra tomorrow after around 5 pm.
     
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  40. Beernerds

    Beernerds Dec 7, 2011 Texas

    And Batanga will have Hitachino White at some point today, too. Confirmed by our waitress last night, one of the managers/owners, and their Twitter.
     
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