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Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by lokieman, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. lokieman

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    Bear Republic Brewing Co." Texas ABC has approved the label and we will start shipping Big Bear Black Stout again towards the end of the year."

    Pasted this from their FB page. I sent a few e-mails a while back inquiring about Big Bear since the label laws have changed. They replied and thanked me for my interest and nothing happened for a while. I commented the other day on a Bear Republic FB post basically asking them why we don't have Big Bear back yet and finally got the response I was looking for. Looking forward to seeing this one back on shelves in our neck of the woods. Cheers Texas....
     
  2. blatherbeard

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    Thats awesome, just because its another stout to have in this great state!
     
  3. raffy313

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    Appreciate the legwork, Loki! Love this beer.
     
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    Is is aggresively hopped?
     
  5. Phoenix2443

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    It's back! Thank god because I've been out for at least 6 months now
     
  6. FunkyMacGroovin

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    Why did it get pulled from Texas in the first place?
     
  7. mattisloco

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    Old labeling laws... Something about the "ale in Texas" bit.
     
  8. lindsey624

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    No, more of an export stout. One of their best beers

    It only said stout. At the time it was pulled it needed to say ale somewhere on the package.
     
  9. elWhite

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    Will be here around the end of the year - they've got a two or three month turn-around time on orders right now. Also approved: Racer X.
     
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    Heh....we never ran out of Big Bear.
     
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  11. mattisloco

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    Still on shelves?
     
  12. miikezombie

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    Yes. A few cases have lingered since the TABC realized they made a label approving boo boo.
     
  13. lokieman

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    I'm really hoping some Racer X makes it down this way. Never had the privilege and obviously BR is one of my favorite breweries...needless to say a long time want.
     
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    The racer X is really nice and so is the apex
     
  15. omnigrits

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    I'm doing a little happy dance... see? :D Not just one of my favourite stouts, one of my favourite beers. Very glad to see it coming back.
     
  16. lokieman

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    Big Bear back on shelves in Austin starting today if anyone cares...obviously I do.
     
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  17. blatherbeard

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    I second that!
     
  18. desputingrasputin

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    Enjoying one right now. Great stuff.
     
  19. lokieman

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    Great stuff at a great price...just walked out of Arbor Walk with 2 bombers at under $10. Yet another reason to love Bear Republic...
     
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  20. omnigrits

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    Seriously good news.
     
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    I am really looking forward to trying this. I actually got a growler of this and Racer X filled this weekend. The Racer X was fantastic, and I expect the same greatness from the Big Bear.
     
  22. lokieman

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    Where'd you get a Racer X growler fill?
     
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    Dancing Bear Pub in Waco, Tx.
     
  24. lokieman

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    Nice...way to go Waco. Is that the same place that had the BA Ten Fidy?
     
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    Sure is. I was there for that also and it was fantastic. I also bought a few Bishop Barrels there.
     
  26. lokieman

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    Man I wanted badly to make the trip for that but had to work....BA Ten Fidy definitely on my bucket list. I'll have to stop by that place the next time I'm up that way. Cheers!
     
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  27. ext1rpate

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    Picked this up at Spec's in Houston last Tuesday for about 4 bucks. Amazing price for an awesome beer... makes you wonder why others charge more for an inferior beer lol
     
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    Premium Draught has this on tap right now.
     
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    Dang! Too bad they're closed on Mondays.
     
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