Ballast Point in Austin

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by DamianX13, Dec 17, 2012.

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  1. DamianX13

    DamianX13 Initiate (165) Sep 18, 2012 Texas
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    I heard from a reliable source that Ballast Point is coming to Austin pretty soon (next month or two). Anyone else hear anything about this?
     
  2. kevinscott

    kevinscott Aspirant (224) Oct 21, 2008 Texas

    Pinthouse is going to have a Ballast Point release party soon. Should be the debut into the Austin market.
    https://twitter.com/PinthousePizza/status/278222102253936641
     
  3. lokieman

    lokieman Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2011 Oklahoma

    They responded to a FB post of mine a while back saying we were in their short term plans. At the time they just couldn't make enough beer but that they were in the process of raising their pars to meet our demand. I hope it happens sooner than later but they wouldn't give me any general time frame for it to happen. Definitely something to look forward to....
     
  4. DamianX13

    DamianX13 Initiate (165) Sep 18, 2012 Texas
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    From the conversation I had it sounded like some stores might already have their orders put in.
     
  5. JohnBender

    JohnBender Zealot (566) Apr 20, 2012 Texas

    Anything about Houston? (pleasepleaseplease)
     
  6. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Keg 1 is going to be handling Ballast Point in Central TX (the Sixpoint dudes). Should be here in the next 1-2 months from what I've heard.
     
  7. East1stgrocery

    East1stgrocery Initiate (44) May 9, 2012 Texas

    called the Supervisor(Keg One) - he said - they already placed an Order and should be in before the End of the Month...
     
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  8. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Sweeeeeeet.
     
  9. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    My beer guy actually said he spoke to his Brown rep today and BROWN is going to be distributing it in Austin.... and that the Keg 1 was just a rumor.

    Still January though.
     
  10. desputingrasputin

    desputingrasputin Initiate (0) Oct 13, 2012 Texas

    Comng from keg 1 I heard they would be the boys in charge. I guess we'll have to let it all play out. As long as it shows up in Austin we'll all be happy.
     
  11. DamianX13

    DamianX13 Initiate (165) Sep 18, 2012 Texas
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    I have also heard Keg 1 a from a few people. I also heard firestone walker is coming this coming year as well. That is pretty bad ass!
     
  12. Chuk_Hell

    Chuk_Hell Aspirant (203) Apr 12, 2012 Texas
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    Sorry dude. It's the other way around. Keg 1 is bringing in Ballast Point. Brown handles Sixpoint. Sorry if I was unclear.
     
  13. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Zealot (535) Nov 20, 2011 Texas
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    My neighbor works for Keg 1. He's bringing some Sculpin and Victory at Sea over on Sunday for a tasting so I imagine there is some of it in town. I'll ask him when they expect it to be on the shelf.
     
  14. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Zealot (535) Nov 20, 2011 Texas
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    ^he said they are placing their order tomorrow and should start selling on Jan. 7
     
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  15. Danielbt

    Danielbt Initiate (0) May 4, 2012 Texas

    Brown and Keg 1 are better than BEK, and way, way, way...etc, better than CBC. I wish Deschutes would tell CBC to go fuck themselves and use Keg 1.

    Anyway, yay on Ballast for using a good distributor.
     
  16. CarolineAttack

    CarolineAttack Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2012 Texas

    So, I know Pinthouse Pizza and Star Bar are tapping Sculpin tomorrow (Friday). Anyone heard anything about when BP bottles will arrive in Austin?
     
  17. reifsnid

    reifsnid Initiate (0) Jun 1, 2006 Texas

    I haven't heard anything about bottles, but I have heard that the Owner and VP of Marketing for Ballast Point will be at Pinthouse so hopefully they'll know when.
     
  18. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Monday at 6:30pm is the official Ballast Point launch party at Pinthouse Pizza... I'll be there with freakin' bells on.

    From Facebook...
    If they have Victory at Sea on draught... I might die of happiness and joy.
     
  19. CarolineAttack

    CarolineAttack Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2012 Texas


    I know Star Bar will have Victory at Sea at their party the same night, so I'd say it's pretty safe to guess Pinthouse will too!
     
  20. reifsnid

    reifsnid Initiate (0) Jun 1, 2006 Texas

    Oh man I'm excited.
     
  21. Chuk_Hell

    Chuk_Hell Aspirant (203) Apr 12, 2012 Texas
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    Ballast Point should be in ATX stores next week, including Sculpin and Victory at Sea.
     
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  22. EatMyBobba

    EatMyBobba Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2013 Texas

    Do you guys figure Spec's/Central Market/Whole Foods will have BP Monday, the same day as the release parties?
     
  23. Chuk_Hell

    Chuk_Hell Aspirant (203) Apr 12, 2012 Texas
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    Barring unforseen technicalities like UPC issues or distributer hiccups, yes, that is what is supposed to happen.

    I'm going to bathe in Sculpin.
     
  24. EatMyBobba

    EatMyBobba Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2013 Texas

    Sculpin is going to be an incredible provenance of hops with malt to underscore.
     
  25. DamianX13

    DamianX13 Initiate (165) Sep 18, 2012 Texas
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    Had Sculpin at Pint House Pizza. Soooo Good!
     
  26. ThirdEyePA

    ThirdEyePA Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2011 Texas

    Can't wait to pick some of this up. I've been looking forward to Sculpin for a long time.
     
  27. Ford

    Ford Defender (685) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    VOS VOS VOS VOS VOS VOS VOS VOS VOS VOS!
     
  28. Ford

    Ford Defender (685) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    and I'm not a big IPA guy.. but I can't wait to try Sculpin either...
     
  29. lokieman

    lokieman Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2011 Oklahoma

    You mean Victory at Sea...? VAS?
     
  30. Ford

    Ford Defender (685) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    hahahaha yes... not sure what I was thinking...!
     
  31. ThirdEyePA

    ThirdEyePA Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2011 Texas

    This might be a long shot, but would anyone happen to know if Indra Kunindra will be making it also?
     
  32. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Disciple (370) Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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    Are we gonna be seeing this state wide?
     
  33. Phoenix2443

    Phoenix2443 Disciple (333) Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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    Pinthouse had sculpin on tap Friday. Grabbed a glass...a due to my miserable cold I couldn't taste the hops!!! Oh irony!!!
     
  34. EatMyBobba

    EatMyBobba Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2013 Texas

    Sightings in stores?
     
  35. EatMyBobba

    EatMyBobba Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2013 Texas

    A stocker at Whole Foods can be quoted as saying Thursday is the big launch at that store.
     
  36. bccocx

    bccocx Devotee (428) Jan 13, 2007 Texas
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    Whip In has Sculpin + Victory at Sea
     
  37. Phoenix2443

    Phoenix2443 Disciple (333) Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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    Bottles?
     
  38. utx05

    utx05 Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2012

    Yes. Don't know price.
     
  39. bccocx

    bccocx Devotee (428) Jan 13, 2007 Texas
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    Yes - bottles
     
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  40. East1stgrocery

    East1stgrocery Initiate (44) May 9, 2012 Texas

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