Beer in Omaha, NE

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  1. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    I probably first heard rumblings a year ago? It's been a work-in-progress. No point in telling a lot of people because then it just leads to endless questions of "when will surly be here".
     
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  2. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    I'd say May/June feels right for Bell's. 1 brewery launch a month would be Avery, Surly, Bell's. Which would be a great run for Jbros. Funny how that happens after Chris leaves. Poor guy had to try to push Laughing Dog, Crazy Mountain, Lone Tree, etc.
     
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  3. dennisjames33

    dennisjames33 Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2013 Nebraska

    Don't forget High Hops! Damn did they give up on that one quick.
     
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  4. fds

    fds Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2013 Nebraska

    I was being a little facetious earlier when I joked about the stack of Surly at Mall of the Bluffs Hy Vee, but just worry with all these new breweries that we end up getting a huge amount up front that ends up stagnating because another newer brewery comes around the next month. I know it's not that bad when you shop at Beertopia, but man, when you're out west and just trying to get some beer with groceries it can get frustrating.

    Basically, I get why distributors are selling stuff in bulk but I would gladly trade off not being able to find certain stuff due to it being sold out if everything on the shelf was relatively fresh.
     
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  5. dennisjames33

    dennisjames33 Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2013 Nebraska

    Expanding market or no I think old beer has always been a problem at grocery stores, Target, etc. With notable exceptions most are managed by people who aren't beer people and probably don't even give a second thought to date codes. Even more probably don't know you can even return out of code beer to their distributors.

    It's easy to forget when most of your friends are craft drinkers, but we're still the minority of the beer buying market.
     
  6. jwwhitney

    jwwhitney Initiate (0) Mar 5, 2015 Nebraska

    Obviously speculation at this point, but with Surly should Omaha see all the same as Iowa? Mainly Darkness, collabs, etc? Hoping so, cause then I will have little reason to cross the river except for TG bombers + other one off stuff we don't get, that I really want to try.
     
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  7. dennisjames33

    dennisjames33 Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2013 Nebraska

    At first it will only be core brands like the roll out in IA, but it shouldn't be long before we get the same stuff they get across the river. This is what I was told by someone from Jbros.
     
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  8. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    TG is a special situtation. But when a brewery launches a market they bring all their full distro beer in due time (And TG will eventually once the new brewery is online). Otherwise why enter the market? If they don't have the beer, they don't add markets
     
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  9. BarrelAgeMe

    BarrelAgeMe Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2015 Nebraska

    Do we know what time Beertopia is getting their KBS allotment tomorrow?
     
  10. dennisjames33

    dennisjames33 Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2013 Nebraska

    Premier truck usually shows up between 11 and 1, but it's not guaranteed.
     
  11. CrummyLuke

    CrummyLuke Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2014 Nebraska

    3 cases of KBS behind the counter at 180th & Q HyVee
     
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  12. dennisjames33

    dennisjames33 Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2013 Nebraska

    How badly are they gouging people on it?
     
  13. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Probably not as bad as Spirit World :sunglasses:
     
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  14. Bonedizzle

    Bonedizzle Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2016 Nebraska

    beertopia had that largest amount, and the cheapest price
     
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  15. TomClem

    TomClem Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2012 Nebraska

    How much did Beertopia get?
     
  16. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    It's never enough :grinning:
     
  17. MusicBeer_1961

    MusicBeer_1961 Initiate (120) Feb 23, 2014 Nebraska

    I picked up the last KBS 4 pack (they were holding it for me) at the 132nd and Dodge Hy-Vee this afternoon and paid $21.99 for the 4 pack. I heard they were selling them at the Midtown Brix for $24.95 and other various establishments as high as $27.99..

    Peace...
     
  18. fds

    fds Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2013 Nebraska

    Heard there were lines for it at some of the HyVees, which is crazy to me because I've seen Sunday Morning Stout cases just sitting at some stores within the last month. Did a blind taste test last year and SMS won 3/4 of the votes.

    Unrelated but excited to try the Kinkaider Frame the Butcher.
     
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  19. MusicBeer_1961

    MusicBeer_1961 Initiate (120) Feb 23, 2014 Nebraska

    I've got 7 bottles of SMS left and I'll be doing a KBS 2016 vs SMS 2016 side by side at some point this weekend. I'll be very interested which I like better..and I really like SMS.. Hopefully I can speak coherently afterwards, lol..

    Peace...
     
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  20. TomClem

    TomClem Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2012 Nebraska

    I didn't like SMS as much this year. Thought it was coffee heavy and last year had a lot more booze/barrel. If I just want coffee I'll pick the cheaper FBS.
     
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  21. TheHopsman

    TheHopsman Defender (632) Apr 7, 2015 Nebraska
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    That's disappointing for me, Lincoln didn't even get SMS and I wanted to try it. Maybe my 12 bottles of KBS will drown out that thought.

    But in other news, Shorts Brewing ciders have arrived (are they any good?) and finally cans of TG Rover Truck. Gees, if only Golden Nugget cans would show up... I suppose all those bottled 4pks dated 09/30/15 would have to disappear first. :astonished::confused:
     
  22. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Still $19.99 at Beertopia

    I didn't care for SMS last year and like it even less this year. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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  23. fds

    fds Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2013 Nebraska

    Fair enough.

    Any truth to the six packs of Waldo this year?
     
  24. poopinmybutt

    poopinmybutt Initiate (90) May 25, 2005 Nebraska

    i picked up a sixer. great concept, ok beer. easy to drink.

    not omaha obv, but boiler brewing opened up today, planning on checking it out sometime this weekend.
     
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  25. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    yep
     
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  26. fds

    fds Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2013 Nebraska

    Yeah, agree re: Kinkaider. Solid but not spectacular.
     
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  27. BarrelAgeMe

    BarrelAgeMe Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2015 Nebraska

    Damn I'll load up on that danky Waldo
     
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  28. CowsandBeer

    CowsandBeer Initiate (0) Sep 24, 2012 Nebraska

    Someone almost/did? get upset with me last night about KBS. Quit ruining my hobby, yo.
    [​IMG]
     
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  29. CowsandBeer

    CowsandBeer Initiate (0) Sep 24, 2012 Nebraska

    Also lol at dudes that ask for KBS then say, "that's ok I already got a case today."
     
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  30. CrummyLuke

    CrummyLuke Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2014 Nebraska

    Late on the reply, apologies. 180th and Q had them for $22.99. Which is whatever, I'm splitting it with a buddy- already sold off one of my bottles, might see if someone wants to swap out the other one. I like KBS, but each year I get less and less excited about it- probably something wrong with me.
     
  31. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    FTFY :sunglasses:
     
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  32. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Someone last night I imagine? Oh well, jokes on him.
    What's the story, what's he look like, etc?
     
  33. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    I forgot to add how big was his neckbeard? :grinning:
     
  34. CowsandBeer

    CowsandBeer Initiate (0) Sep 24, 2012 Nebraska

    Some guy called in (one of many), asked for KBS, I started saying "oh we're out man, that beer is like Bourbon County in..." then he just blew up "NO KBS is Founders dude! Bourbon County isn't Founders!" Me: "...in that it sells out super quick uh...". That and some other dude came in later in the evening and made that comment about already having a case.

    It's a customer service job and craft beer fans can be very passionate, but after fielding KBS questions all day I was worn out so it caught me off guard and really irritated me. I'm having a saison now and am way over it.
    [​IMG]
     
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  35. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Lol, passionate is one way of putting it. Cheers to good saisons! :sunglasses:
     
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  36. dennisjames33

    dennisjames33 Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2013 Nebraska

    I like working the retail side of beer most days, but big release days like KBS are hellish. For some reason what irks me the most are the people who ask how many cases we got after buying the beer. Or how much is left and what time did you get it? You got the beer! Why do you care?
     
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  37. Ristaccia

    Ristaccia Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2012 Nebraska

    I'm definitely guilty of that at times, but for me it's more about getting an idea of how stupid the market is getting (i.e. something that lasted for 8 hours a previous year lasting 45 minutes the next, or getting 30 cases of something one year and then 10 the next) than about how 'rare' a beer is in the market.
     
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  38. fds

    fds Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2013 Nebraska

    I agree with the above post, and will also add that I've probably asked that before because I have a group of a couple guys I'll text to let them know availability. If I'm the only one in our little group that gets Rare Beer X, I'll be more likely to hold that for some share so we can all try, but if everyone gets one, I'll take it over to my parents for dinner or just open it with my wife instead.
     
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  39. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    There's too big of a possibility of word getting back to other accounts that then bug the distributor about why they didn't get as much of X beer as Y account for us to share allocations. Just asking for trouble.

    And it's not like KBS/BCBS are that limited in any real sense of the word as far as sharing with your friends that missed out goes.

    Cheers!
     
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  40. CowsandBeer

    CowsandBeer Initiate (0) Sep 24, 2012 Nebraska

    Any of you guys going out Thursday for Migration week? Trying to find out where BC Propreeshitlords 14' will be on tap as that beer is outstanding. :sunglasses:
     
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