Ballast Point in Wisconsin

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  1. chazmcbro

    chazmcbro Initiate (0) Sep 7, 2010 Wisconsin

    Yup, right there in the original post. :slight_smile:
     
  2. AaronRodgersMVP12

    AaronRodgersMVP12 Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2013 Wisconsin

    shoulda added the Milwaukee part
     
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  3. emagdnim13

    emagdnim13 Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2011 Illinois

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    We will be featuring:
    Grunion (2014 GABF Gold Medal - Pale Ale)
    Sculpin
    Dorado
    Black Marlin
    Wild Card!!
     
  4. DonDonson

    DonDonson Initiate (127) Dec 5, 2006 Wisconsin

    Sorry if I missed it, but where is this happening?
     
  5. mitchellandvanessa

    mitchellandvanessa Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2012 Wisconsin

    I haven't had my bar listed on any of the signage I have gotten from Wirtz yet either... Milwaukee I am guessing?
     
  6. pawpaw

    pawpaw Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2011 Wisconsin

    It's at 8th Street Ale Haus in Sheboygan.
     
  7. emagdnim13

    emagdnim13 Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2011 Illinois

    Ha, I guess the venue is important!! Did not realize it was not on the poster!

    It is, in fact, 8th Street Ale Haus.

    Winner will get the wall space to design however they would like.....I think a big high res Sculpin logo would look pretty nice up there!
     
  8. Ssstraub

    Ssstraub Initiate (0) Oct 7, 2011 Wisconsin

    I'll bite. Which easily obtainable shelf DIPAs are these? NG Scream is one of my favorite beers and it's $2.50 per. So roughly the same as Sculpin.
     
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  9. kalvarez

    kalvarez Initiate (44) Jul 22, 2010 Wisconsin

    Sculpin is an IPA, Scream is a DIPA so not a fair comparison.
     
  10. Ssstraub

    Ssstraub Initiate (0) Oct 7, 2011 Wisconsin

    Ahhhh, I see now.
     
  11. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (3,070) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
    Society

    In Madison Karben4 Fantasy Factory is $8.99 a sixer. I guess I did pay $7 more for a sixer of Sculpin. :grimacing: It still equates to paying $4.90 a bomber...
     
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  12. KBS

    KBS Disciple (325) Apr 25, 2014 Michigan
    Trader

    Coming to the fox valley in a couple weeks. Am I going to be able to find victory at sea?
     
  13. Mitchell57

    Mitchell57 Initiate (159) Jan 8, 2013 Wisconsin

    Ridgeview Liquor has Ballast Point (VaS I assume) right now. I would think Woodman's would as well...might not be anywhere else in Green Bay. Not sure.
     
  14. elkabong

    elkabong Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2014 Wisconsin

    Festival on Mason had it as of last saturday
     
  15. Drew26

    Drew26 Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2012 Wisconsin

    Having a victory at sea right now that I bought in fox valley. Love this beer....so happy it's finally in our distro
     
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  16. GoatMother

    GoatMother Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2014 Wisconsin

    It's a 2% abv difference. Seems like a fair comparison.
     
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  17. emagdnim13

    emagdnim13 Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2011 Illinois

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    The verdict is in....both are pretty fantastic!

    Please forgive photo quality, I snapped this in between snow blower sessions. We are at 8-10" at least right now!
     
  18. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poo-Bah (6,524) Nov 16, 2012 Oregon
    Society Trader

    Not gonna lie, fresh Sculpin is pretty good. Its been only 2 months since I've had it fresh at the taproom. Can we keep it this way (having fresh Sculpin on the shelves regularly)? I'm not so sure, but as far as IPAs readily available year-round in Madison, Wisconsin goes, this is pretty good stuff.

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  19. Hendrick24

    Hendrick24 Defender (658) Sep 6, 2013 Wisconsin

    Agreed, when fresh this beer is fantastic and worth the price. The key will be whether we keep seeing fresh bottles/cans. Hoping it doesn't show up in huge quantities, I will be more than fine with gaps in availability if it means fresh stock.
     
  20. emagdnim13

    emagdnim13 Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2011 Illinois

    That's the plan! Toeing the fine line of availability to ensure fresh date codes!
     
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  21. emagdnim13

    emagdnim13 Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2011 Illinois

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    This will be one of the first chances to taste Grunion in WI!
     
  22. mitchellandvanessa

    mitchellandvanessa Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2012 Wisconsin

    Grapefruit Sculpin Taps at the Blue Moon at 5 tonight if anyone is interested. See you guys there!
     
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  23. emagdnim13

    emagdnim13 Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2011 Illinois

    Here are a list of a few of the launch events we have going on in the WI market this week!

    The Flying Hound
    (Fitchburg) – Wednesday, February 11 (10 taps, including Victory and Grapefruit)

    Dexter’s Pub (Madison) – Thursday, February 12 (10 taps, including Victory and Grapefruit)

    The Nova (Hudson) – Thursday, February 12 (10 taps, including Victory and Grapefruit)

    Fire House (Eau Claire) – February 12 (10 taps, including Victory and Grapefruit)

    Craftsman Table and Tap (Middleton) – Friday, February 13 (five taps, including Victory)

    The Side Door (Madison) – Friday, February 13 (five taps, including Victory)
     
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  24. GLAZZ_HALF_FULL

    GLAZZ_HALF_FULL Initiate (0) Jun 25, 2014 Wisconsin

    Tiny amounts of Grapefruit hitting the SW side of state soemtime this week...*says little bird*
     
  25. bwelch21

    bwelch21 Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2014 Wisconsin

    On tap or bottles/cans?
     
  26. GLAZZ_HALF_FULL

    GLAZZ_HALF_FULL Initiate (0) Jun 25, 2014 Wisconsin

  27. Swannyku

    Swannyku Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2015 Wisconsin

    Any word on when grapefruit bottles will hit SE Wisconsin?
     
  28. GLAZZ_HALF_FULL

    GLAZZ_HALF_FULL Initiate (0) Jun 25, 2014 Wisconsin

    supposedly hit the state this week and is being distro'd out soon. The number i heard was 160 cases. can't confirm that through
     
  29. Kbyfield

    Kbyfield Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2009 Wisconsin

    In Madison today
     
  30. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (3,070) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
    Society

    Gah! Missed it. :grinning:
     
  31. SkippyChop

    SkippyChop Initiate (53) Jan 31, 2013 Wisconsin
    Trader

    I just got 2 bottles of grapefruit at Steve's McKee about 20 minutes ago. You have to ask, and are supposed to show the text on your phone, but he might let you buy them regardless.
     
  32. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (3,070) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
    Society

    Wait. So if I don't own a cell phone to receive texts, I'm not able to buy beer from this store?
     
  33. Hendrick24

    Hendrick24 Defender (658) Sep 6, 2013 Wisconsin

    I wouldn't worry too much about missing Grapefruit. At least to me, it has a somewhat artificial grapefruit flavor, and I much prefer regular Sculpin. Not that it isn't good, I just wouldn't chase it.
     
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  34. Kbyfield

    Kbyfield Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2009 Wisconsin

    friggin hipster
     
  35. BrownAleMale

    BrownAleMale Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2011 Wisconsin

    If you don't own a cell phone that receives texts you shouldn't be buying expensive beer.
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  36. wisconsinbeer1

    wisconsinbeer1 Aspirant (226) Nov 11, 2004 Wisconsin
    Trader

    You kidding me? If i didnt own a cell phone i could put that $100+ every month towards more expensive beer. Now to just convince the wife....
     
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  37. BrownAleMale

    BrownAleMale Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2011 Wisconsin

    I was being facetious
     
  38. jimmyfishkin

    jimmyfishkin Aspirant (208) Nov 17, 2008 Wisconsin

    I've shopped at that store quite frequently and never had to flash my decoder ring to get something they have in the back. I think I'll sit this one out...
     
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  39. elkabong

    elkabong Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2014 Wisconsin

    Republic Wireless ftmfw
     
  40. wisconsinbeer1

    wisconsinbeer1 Aspirant (226) Nov 11, 2004 Wisconsin
    Trader

    :confused:
     
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