Bourbon Barrel Hellfighter

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by icetrauma, Dec 26, 2012.

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  1. HopAG

    HopAG Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    I'm thinking about heading to the midtown location for it, is it still available?
     
  2. HoodooOperator

    HoodooOperator Initiate (0) Sep 27, 2012 Texas

    Bunker HEB, talmbout

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  3. kevinscott

    kevinscott Aspirant (225) Oct 21, 2008 Texas

    What is the price at the Bunker Hill HEB? My sister works by there so I might ask her to try and grab one.
     
  4. HoodooOperator

    HoodooOperator Initiate (0) Sep 27, 2012 Texas

    $14 per limit 2 ... i got there right as they recieved the case, they havent sent the beerclub email out yet, once they do im sure it will go quick.
     
  5. champ103

    champ103 Poo-Bah (3,649) Sep 3, 2007 Texas
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    I was there talking with one of the Karback brewers, and a few other BA friends...maybe you as well:D
     
  6. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Initiate (0) Aug 22, 2012 Texas

    ^This. I have to wait until my local Clear Lake / League City locations get it in.
     
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  7. StArnoldFan

    StArnoldFan Zealot (563) Dec 28, 2012 Texas
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    Which Specs had it? I went to one in Pearland on Pearland pkwy and 1 in Seabrook on NASA. Nobody at either store had a clue of what it was or when they would get it. I think HEB might be a better source.
     
  8. Azzy

    Azzy Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2012 Texas

    HopAG, hey it's still there
     
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  9. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Initiate (0) Aug 22, 2012 Texas

    D&Q Tweeted that they have it.
     
  10. wsnich

    wsnich Initiate (0) Apr 26, 2010 Texas

    Oh god. WHY. WHY.

    If you search twitter for hellfighter you get these two weirdos cybering each other.

    I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHERE I CAN BUY BEER.
     
  11. champ103

    champ103 Poo-Bah (3,649) Sep 3, 2007 Texas
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    Hubcap Grill has it, lol. I have no idea if they will let people take it home. Though worth a shot if some people need a grease ass burger at the moment:)
     
  12. TomHouTX

    TomHouTX Initiate (156) Dec 7, 2012 Texas
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    Kroger @ Ella & 43rd had 8 cases about an hour ago. No posted limit , I picked up 4 bottles @$13.49 each + tax. Kroger @ Shepherd & 11th received a shipment also, but the beer guy said they weren't selling it today due to a pricing error in their system.
     
  13. TomHouTX

    TomHouTX Initiate (156) Dec 7, 2012 Texas
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    Also a twitter report of Whole Foods Montrose having it, but it's in the back and you have to ask for it. Also a report of 5 cases at Kroger on Montrose.
     
  14. BeanBone

    BeanBone Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2006 Texas

    The Smith St. main location.
     
  15. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Disciple (379) Feb 21, 2011 Texas
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    Heb market street the woodlands is out. I got two when I.got there and by the time I.was done.shopping.it was all gone
     
  16. BeanBone

    BeanBone Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2006 Texas

    Damn. Usually things hang out there for a bit. Oh well, got my two and can't complain!
     
  17. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    I had this on tap at Stag's with my lunch. Honestly, I'm not as impressed as I was the past few releases. If a bottle comes my way, cool; if not, whatever.
     
  18. champ103

    champ103 Poo-Bah (3,649) Sep 3, 2007 Texas
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    Hm, I feel the opposite. I was not impressed when it was first released. I have done a 180 on that. Awesome stuff. You can't like everything though.
     
  19. Ford

    Ford Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    As usual clear lake area is pretty clueless and no one seems to be getting it today. Redonkulous!
     
  20. HopAG

    HopAG Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    YESH! I went to the Midtown location during my lunch hour (WHO NEEDS TO EAT?! AM I RIGHT?!) and when I got there at 1:40 they still had 3 cases left, 2 bottle limit.

    Picked up my 2 and went along my way. So if you go there you might still be lucky to snag a bottle or two!
     
  21. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Disciple (379) Feb 21, 2011 Texas
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    Also herd the heb @bunkerhill got 8 cases.
     
  22. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Initiate (0) Aug 22, 2012 Texas

    I'm not worried about then having it on the day of release as long and one of the local places get it. Keeping an eye on Facebook, twitter, and here hoping to hear some information. If it come out soon I'll be sending the wife out for some, she won't drive into Houston :(
     
  23. wsnich

    wsnich Initiate (0) Apr 26, 2010 Texas

    They have a great deli selection. My coworkers and I went there for lunch.
     
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  24. HopAG

    HopAG Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    It was supermarket sweep for me! I was in and out with high pricing items!
    Plus I had that tunnel vision going in there! I completely forgot that there might of been Whiskey Barrel Rodeo available! Oh well!
     
  25. tofuspeedstar

    tofuspeedstar Initiate (185) Jul 12, 2012 Texas
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    :| stuck at work, won't be able to get any. sigh.
     
  26. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    The gyros Spec's sells at their deli are marvelous. I'll order one when I walk in to-go and get it after I pick up my beer. Good burgers too.
     
  27. StArnoldFan

    StArnoldFan Zealot (563) Dec 28, 2012 Texas
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    Just pick some up at Specs on Bay Area near El Camino. 1 bottle limit and they were on their last case.
     
  28. TxUltraRunner

    TxUltraRunner Disciple (351) Aug 16, 2012 Texas
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    Picked up my two bottles at Smith and a Texas Turkey sandwish with the corn and shrimp chowder - mmmmm . . .what a lunch.

    Specs on Westheimer/Kirkwood said they would get theirs in tomorrow. Any sighting further west?
     
  29. TomHouTX

    TomHouTX Initiate (156) Dec 7, 2012 Texas
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    The Shell station in Friendswood just posted on Facebook Hellfighter in stock 20 minutes ago. Limit one.
     
  30. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    It didn't seem as vanilla forward as older releases; it seemed rather toned down.
     
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  31. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    I agree. The first few batches (up until about mid summer) seemed to have a stronger barrel note and much more vanilla.

    I wonder if newer batches have spent less time in barrels to meet increasing demand. I hope not as you can't rush a barrel aged beer.
     
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  32. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Initiate (0) Aug 22, 2012 Texas

    Someone named LCBeerHunter posted this on Twitter. Not sure where he got it from or who his connection is but it was from somewhere in Clear Lake. LC = League City.
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  33. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    I don't think that's it. I think it's just a different blend.
     
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  34. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2011 Texas
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    I do agree that inital batch of BBH was awesome and then slumped for the next couple. I can also say that this batch out of the bottle wowed me just like when I had it on release day at the saucer.
     
  35. Ford

    Ford Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    My wife is checking now... if not.. then I'll have her try the shell station...
     
  36. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    You think the base beer is changed?

    Good to hear. Hope it's tasty! :)
     
  37. Azzy

    Azzy Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2012 Texas

    I haven't had this yet, but the first time I did was their first release at Hay Merchant of the beer. It was delicious back then. I hope this Is the same. Cracking a bottle open an aging the other.
     
  38. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Initiate (0) Aug 22, 2012 Texas

    My wife is heading to the Shell Station as we speak.
     
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  39. Ford

    Ford Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    Let me know what she finds... I might be on my way there in a few minutes.
     
  40. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Initiate (0) Aug 22, 2012 Texas

    My wife just secured me a bottle. She said there is about 10 left.
     
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