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Discussion in 'Northwest' started by HuskyinPDX, Aug 29, 2012.
How the fuck does that make sense?
We have almost twice as many people.
I like craft beer.
Fair to a degree, but it doesn't explain cases upon cases in every grocery store compared to barely even laying eyes on it here. I'm just being whiney.. I could have walked into the brewery and picked up some bottles.
I think "cases upon cases in every grocery store" is either an exaggeration or misinformation, so don't feel too bad. I think Dissident came and went very quickly in the Seattle area too.
Welcome to SoCal's issue with FW releases. Our stores get 2-3 cases of special releases, yet we hear of stores on the east coast getting a dozen. At first I was thinking this had to be a FW issue. But the more I am learning about it (have friends in the industry) it sounds like a distributor issue, they are just too dense to order more and distribute it. They are too busy pushing large quantities of macro beer to care.
Yeah, I do (sincerely) feel bad for SoCal not getting an adequate allotment of beers like Parabola. In fact last year I traded somewhere between 6 and 12 bottles back down to San Diego. We in Seattle end up on the winning end of this equation (Whole Foods still has this in stock, as of yesterday), but it isn't good for the brewery's image locally.
Washington does seem to have it nice. My local beer store which has been selling craft beer before the recent big boom got about 3 cases and sold out within a week or two
am i the only one that has yet to see this in sw washington? i havent even seen an open space on the shelves. of course alaskans baltic porter just showed up too, so maybe december we'll see some dissident around
I agree with draheim. Unless you've found this at a grocery store, I'd say it's actually much harder to score than people are alluding to. I have ran into at four spots, but each of them had it behind the counter.
I see it everywhere in Tacoma. T-boys. Pint Defiance, Met Market, Safeway in Proctor, MSM, bevmo, etc
Note to self: today marks the first day I briefly thought that Tacoma might be better than Seattle
dissident available call ur local bottle shop
I thought that was weird too. I'm from AZ and we get Parabola, Sucaba, DDBA and the like for $13.99 a bottle (there is still Sucaba and DDBA on the shelf, Parabola finally disappeared like a month ago) but I was in Riverside and went to a bottle shop there and they had Parabola for $22.99. And it was gone like 2 days later when I went back. Confused me a bit.
I've had fresh 08, 10, and now the 12. I think it has more tartness out of the gate than the others.
I know they sell it in their pubs, but I have never understood the lack of availability in Oregon (compared to WA and CA).
They had several bottles at the South Burlingame Fred Meyer yesterday, I assume all other local FM also got some.
I do sometimes too. Its definately kind of a novelty/fad though.
Also, in case anyone is wondering; I drank this 2012's and 2010's Dissident side by side this weekend, and I prefer it fresh. Much more tart and fruity. I remember 2010's being that way as well when it was fresh.
Top Foods on the West Side of Olympia has about a case of Parabola still on the shelf.
As far as Dissident I've only seen it at one place in Oly. Usually I find it at three or more. I'm not too happy about the price hike either $15 for what used to be $12? (yes I know Abyss used to be $6).
If anyone in Seattle area is still looking for Dissident, apparently Whole Foods Westlake just got some in. As well as Midnight Sun TREAT, Pliny, Elysian Great Pumpkin, Double Bastard, HUB Abominable, Velvet Merlin...
I agree about the price. Their special series used to be $9.99, then $11.50 and now $15! Luckily Total Wine still had them for $11.50, but everyone else seems to be $14.99. At that price point I am out. There are plenty of other good beers out there I can pay less for.
I don't really blame Deschutes for raising the price. They watch beers like Parabola and §ucaba fly off the shelves and say, why are we denying ourselves $36 a case? Especially if they fold that money into expanded production and distribution, they're just being competitive.
And going downhill in terms of quality at the same time.
What Deschutes beer(s) have gone downhill?
Hop Trip and Red Chair have been off the last year or so. They don't taste right.
I bought a Hop Trip 6-pack a week or two ago and the first one seemed a little muted, then I realized I'd had Cowiche Canyon and The Brother on tap @ the Fremont UBG earlier the same day. The other five were very tropical and orangey though, I enjoyed them quite a lot. I've only had last year's Red Chair, bought a 12-pack and thought it was pretty solid. So I guess I'm not complaining, but OK.
I've seen Dissident at 2 places in Anchorage: $13 and $15. Drank one; not sure if I have the will power to save the other two until August
I work at Whole Foods and most of the stores up here got 2 to 3 cases, while most Oregon stores got only 1 case. The conspiracy theorist in me thinks this was a ploy to get you Oregon BAs to go to the pub in Portland or the Brewery in Bend to get your bottles.....what do you think?
Parabola still in stock? Which Whole Foods location?
Well.....looks like I'll be making an unexpected stop then.
You might call ahead just to be sure. But it's been sitting on shelves there since around May.
Central Market had for 16.99.
Hey guys just wanted to give any of you BA's who live north of Seattle (like I do) a heads up that the Albertson's on Highway 9 north of 180th got a couple cases of Dissident in today and also some Lukcy/Double Bastard. I paid $13.99 for the Dissident FYI.
Seen more Dissident at a couple of places today...get it while ya can...
Just picked up two bottles at Total Wine in Tukwila for $11.99 each.
Snagged what seemed to be the last bottle at Whole Foods @ Laurelhurst on Friday. I thought I missed this beer and was comfortable with doing so until I actually saw it looking so lonely without all its' friends. I am very much looking forward to a '10 and '12 vertical in the next few months and see where it has gone.
Metropolitan Market in West Seattle has been stocked for a while now. Just left there an hour ago and there were probably 8 to 10 bottles in the cooler. Been there pretty much for the last week.
Still all over Tacoma.