Crooked Stave Table Beer

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by Rendrag, Dec 9, 2014.

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  1. Rendrag

    Rendrag Initiate (0) Nov 25, 2014 Minnesota

    Has anyone had this? Has anyone else seen other Crooked Stave beer in MN recently?
     
  2. Jack_Deichert

    Jack_Deichert Initiate (100) May 20, 2014 Minnesota
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    I've had a couple of their wild wild brett's recently.
     
  3. jera1350

    jera1350 Poo-Bah (2,557) Dec 15, 2007 Minnesota
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    Are you saying that you've seen this beer in MN? If so, where's abouts?
     
  4. Jack_Deichert

    Jack_Deichert Initiate (100) May 20, 2014 Minnesota
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    Pretty sure it's Colorado only. I had a friend bring me some.
     
  5. HomeBrewed

    HomeBrewed Initiate (197) Dec 10, 2006 Minnesota
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    CS is distributed outside of Colorado.
     
  6. MNBeerGeek

    MNBeerGeek Zealot (588) Jun 25, 2013 Minnesota
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    I haven't seen the table beer, but I saw Crooked Stave over Thanksgiving weekend both in ND and MN. I hadn't seen it before.
     
  7. BrettHead

    BrettHead Zealot (504) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

  8. DecorahNM

    DecorahNM Initiate (98) Jun 6, 2013 Iowa
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    Hadn't heard about this! Hopefully, it shows up in quantity. I thought both the Evil Twin and the Stillwater versions were excellent.
     
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  9. Rendrag

    Rendrag Initiate (0) Nov 25, 2014 Minnesota

    That is the beer. I've only seen the Crooked Stave which comes through the 12% Distribution, which are collaborations. I know the Fargo/Moorhead area of MN has different distributors/importers than the Metro Area, leading to a different beer selection. I should have made my question more specific: has anyone seen Crooked Stave (Colorado brewed) bottles in the Metro Area?
     
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  10. Rajaholick

    Rajaholick Initiate (157) Jan 9, 2011 Minnesota
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    Haven't seen any yet. I was at a beer store this afternoon and heard a distributor talking about it though. Sounded like most specialty stores in the area will get a half or full case of this. Probably starting later this week or early next week.
    I've got mad eaves dropping skills yo
     
  11. Mick83

    Mick83 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2011 Minnesota

    20 cases, 1/2 case per store, table beer only so far. Retail around $11.99. Same distributor has a bunch of new Evil Twin in this week. Molotov lite = Abrasive.
     
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  12. BeerBuyerBill

    BeerBuyerBill Initiate (120) Jul 23, 2012 Minnesota
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    This is a beer made by Crooked for Table Beer which is part of 12 Percent Imports.
    It doesn't mean Crooked Stave is being distributed in MN.
     
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  13. MNBeerGeek

    MNBeerGeek Zealot (588) Jun 25, 2013 Minnesota
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    It is, though. I saw Vieille and Surette on the shelf at a store in Western MN over Thanksgiving. I go to that store about once a month and it wasn't there last time. The beer manager there said they just got it in.
     
  14. Rendrag

    Rendrag Initiate (0) Nov 25, 2014 Minnesota

    How far north of the Metro area is this west-MN store located?
     
  15. MNBeerGeek

    MNBeerGeek Zealot (588) Jun 25, 2013 Minnesota
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    Moorhead, MN. So I have no idea what distributor or anything, but there it was.
     
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  16. treznor

    treznor Zealot (558) Dec 20, 2006 North Carolina
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    Saw CS Table Beer at France 44 tonight for anyone interested.
     
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  17. b33rknuts

    b33rknuts Initiate (98) Feb 2, 2011 Minnesota

    Clear River picked them up, I'm meeting with the sales rep at 12:30, I'll let you all know what I find out.
     
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  18. doner24

    doner24 Initiate (99) Apr 16, 2013 Minnesota

    If it's true that we are going to get CS distro here I am an extremely happy guy. They've started with 5 beers in new markets and hopefully the disbandment of the Reserve club could mean some special releases down the road.
     
  19. b33rknuts

    b33rknuts Initiate (98) Feb 2, 2011 Minnesota

    So, unfortunately I wasn't able to get a straight answer on this, it had a kind of "top secret" vibe. I'm pretty good at reading in between the lines, and it seems that for now we might just be seeing limited allocations of Beer Table Table Beer, until things develop a little more. The Westbrook facility also brews many of Jeppe's beers for Evil Twin, which makes me think that this is a very convenient starting point for distribution here being that Clear River has pretty regular shipments coming in from this area, but they also have shipments coming in from Crazy Mountain so the logistics shouldnt hurt them too much. So, for now I don't think we can count on seeing anything else from CS, but that doesn't mean it won't be happening in the near future.
     
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  20. doner24

    doner24 Initiate (99) Apr 16, 2013 Minnesota

    Eventually it makes sense, as Crooked Stave seems to go with whatever distributor 12 Percent works with in the area, and judging by the accounts that Clear River handles it would be them.
     
  21. MJSawyer

    MJSawyer Aspirant (209) Aug 16, 2013 Minnesota

    Princetons in maple Grove has it
     
  22. WellRested518

    WellRested518 Aspirant (234) Mar 7, 2014 New York

    Picked up one in Vt two days ago. Craft beer cellar in waterbury had quite a few.
     
  23. Buzzerben

    Buzzerben Initiate (115) Jul 21, 2007 Minnesota

    Huh?
     
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