Dismiss Notice
Curious about recent updates to the site and app? Check the Announcements forum for updates.
Dismiss Notice
Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings.

Tickets + more: beeradvocate.com/belgian

Distribution in Louisiana

Discussion in 'South' started by ZethOfTheNorth, May 12, 2012.

  1. ZethOfTheNorth

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Posts:
    106
    Likes Received:
    50
    Location:
    Louisiana
    The red may be the best of the bunch...
     
  2. HeadyTheElder

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2012
    Posts:
    506
    Likes Received:
    276
    Location:
    Louisiana
    I think Mechahopzilla is their best offering. I've had it on tap at The Bulldog in BR a few times.

    Speaking of which, they have a lot of good stuff right now.
     
    Casedogg43 likes this.
  3. ZethOfTheNorth

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Posts:
    106
    Likes Received:
    50
    Location:
    Louisiana
    Stein's now has an expanded selection of Pretty Things bottles.

    Baby Tree, Meadowlark, and Our Finest Regards are now available.
     
  4. ZethOfTheNorth

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Posts:
    106
    Likes Received:
    50
    Location:
    Louisiana
  5. HeadyTheElder

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2012
    Posts:
    506
    Likes Received:
    276
    Location:
    Louisiana
    Anybody heard that Bear Republic is pulling out of Louisiana? Trying to verify if the rumor is true.
     
  6. ZethOfTheNorth

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Posts:
    106
    Likes Received:
    50
    Location:
    Louisiana
    You know, I've been wondering why Racer 5 and the Rye had gone extinct. The red is still around in various places, probably old.
     
  7. avenuepub

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Posts:
    209
    Likes Received:
    156
    Location:
    Louisiana
    Bea

    Bear Republic was never officially "in" louisiana. It was basically purchased from over stock from a Texas distributor and resold by a local Distribuor. Before things like Stone and Green Flash came into the market I carried BR regularly but the quality wasn't dependable since it wasn't really coming through normal channels and being taken care of correctly.
     
  8. Casedogg43

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2012
    Posts:
    637
    Likes Received:
    1,071
    Location:
    Indiana
    I'm going to visit the ave pub this week with a friend. Almost stopped in tonight.
    Should I bring some Zombie Dust to share?
     
  9. avenuepub

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Posts:
    209
    Likes Received:
    156
    Location:
    Louisiana

    Ooo! I love zombie dust!
     
  10. wyatt

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Posts:
    260
    Likes Received:
    184
    Location:
    Louisiana
    Has anyone seen Parish Grand Reserve on tap anywhere? Not sure if I missed that or not.
     
  11. lionoa7x

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2010
    Posts:
    40
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Louisiana
    My buddy picked up a bottle from The Cove in Baton Rouge and I think he said they had it on tap. That was about a week ago.
     
  12. avenuepub

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Posts:
    209
    Likes Received:
    156
    Location:
    Louisiana
    We had it on tap the night before Zwanze . Will likely tap it again this weekend or next week.
     
  13. wyatt

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Posts:
    260
    Likes Received:
    184
    Location:
    Louisiana
    thanks polly. i was actually there that night, but i was preoccupied with all the cantillon. the zwanze event was great by the way. i'll keep a lookout for it.
     
  14. logjammin

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2012
    Posts:
    67
    Likes Received:
    215
    Location:
    Louisiana
    is there still some cantillon on tap?
     
  15. avenuepub

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Posts:
    209
    Likes Received:
    156
    Location:
    Louisiana

    Nope it's ll gone:( we do have the Evil Twin Über tart sour cherry Berliner Weiss which is spectacular though and a keg of Tilquin we will tap soon. Also put some Cantillon Iris and Grand Cru Brouscella in bottles out. Next scheduled Cantillon is our annual New Years eve Fou Foune.

    Don't know if it's been mentioned in the thread but everyone should check out the Bayou teche Christmas beer Joie a Tous. They didn't keg very much but several places have bottles and it's Definetly worth the effort ....along with the Parish grand Cru... Also...as you probably know Lazy Mag has just released their Gulf Porter and NOLA has released their Irish
    Channel Stout.
     
  16. EgadBananas

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2009
    Posts:
    811
    Likes Received:
    1,142
    Location:
    Louisiana
    I picked up a case if you want a bottle. I should have all of my Bruery allotments by next week, so I could have a box ready for you soon.
     
  17. HeadyTheElder

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2012
    Posts:
    506
    Likes Received:
    276
    Location:
    Louisiana

    A case? I could use an extra bottle or two if you're looking to unload.
     
  18. wyatt

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Posts:
    260
    Likes Received:
    184
    Location:
    Louisiana
    I just had a bottle and it is outstanding. Still had 5 or 6 bottles at Stein's.
     
  19. ZethOfTheNorth

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Posts:
    106
    Likes Received:
    50
    Location:
    Louisiana
    Anyone have news on whether we can expect this year's batch of Palate Wrecker in New Orleans?
     
  20. EgadBananas

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2009
    Posts:
    811
    Likes Received:
    1,142
    Location:
    Louisiana
    I'd be willing to be we will. Palate Wrecker was release just prior to them entering louisiana, but we've seen virtually every production beer since then.

    I'm stoked for sure. I was upset we were brought in too late to catch it last time, so bring it on!
     
  21. ZethOfTheNorth

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Posts:
    106
    Likes Received:
    50
    Location:
    Louisiana
    In other news: 2013 BIGFOOT HAS ARRIVED

    (also Ruthless Rye)
     
  22. BenFranklinrules

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2009
    Posts:
    4
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Louisiana
    I'm sure everyone knows by now, but Palate Wrecker has arrived in all the usual places! Limited amount of draft in NO and BR.
     
  23. BenFranklinrules

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2009
    Posts:
    4
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Louisiana
    Don't get nervous if Bigfoot 2013 goes back into hiding very briefly (like a week or two), it will make a return according to a source in the know.
     
  24. ZethOfTheNorth

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Posts:
    106
    Likes Received:
    50
    Location:
    Louisiana
    Aaaaaand the Avenue Pub taps Palate Wrecker.

    God bless the Avenue Pub.
     
    avenuepub likes this.
  25. Fister

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2013
    Posts:
    81
    Likes Received:
    447
    Location:
    Louisiana
    Anyone going to the Abita thing thats going on tomorrow? Just so happend that I was heading there for a flight lesson and stumbled upon it
     
  26. wyatt

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Posts:
    260
    Likes Received:
    184
    Location:
    Louisiana
    Barrel Aged Old Rasputin and Palate Wrecker are at Steins.
     
  27. DavidDulock

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    Posts:
    45
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Georgia
    Anything new hitting LA/NOLA any time soon? NB and DFH I assume are still coming.

    Tastings. Who does 'em? I got beers to share.
     
  28. EgadBananas

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2009
    Posts:
    811
    Likes Received:
    1,142
    Location:
    Louisiana
    I heard a rumor that Boulevard is hitting Louisiana...

    Any truth to that Polly?
     
  29. acevenom

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2011
    Posts:
    883
    Likes Received:
    2,222
    Location:
    Louisiana
    Bigfoot is now in BR. There is still some Palate Wrecker at Matherne's on Highland.
     
  30. avenuepub

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Posts:
    209
    Likes Received:
    156
    Location:
    Louisiana
    I've been hearing the Boulevard rumor for two years so I've stopped paying attention to it. At some point I guess it will be true...

    new Belgium made a distributor decision announcement yesterday. Still on track for April 1 st..first release is Fat Trie in bombers market wide. Nothing else for 30 to 90 days I think.
     
  31. lionoa7x

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2010
    Posts:
    40
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Louisiana
    Anybody know if we are going to get any of the Barrel-Aged Bigfoot down here?
     
    EgadBananas likes this.
  32. DavidDulock

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    Posts:
    45
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Georgia
    I asked Dan about BA Bigfoot-he said it wasn't hitting his store. So I can assume it probably won't be hitting anywhere else around here either, sadly.
     
    lionoa7x likes this.
  33. wyatt

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Posts:
    260
    Likes Received:
    184
    Location:
    Louisiana
    Can't let this fall to the second page.

    Any news from Parish or Nola on sours? There were rumors on twitter but I would love to know more.
     
  34. avenuepub

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Posts:
    209
    Likes Received:
    156
    Location:
    Louisiana
    I have a case of it. Haven't put it out yet. Wll likely do a tasting where we open the bottles and pour individual glasses. 4 cases came into he state...I have no idea where the other three went.
     
    ZethOfTheNorth and lionoa7x like this.
  35. avenuepub

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Posts:
    209
    Likes Received:
    156
    Location:
    Louisiana
    Th
     
  36. lionoa7x

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2010
    Posts:
    40
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Louisiana
    Sounds awesome! Keep us up to date on when y'all plan to do that.
     
  37. HeadyTheElder

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2012
    Posts:
    506
    Likes Received:
    276
    Location:
    Louisiana
    Parish sent a guy to Belgium recently to meet with brewers regarding sours. It will be awhile before anything happens though.
     
  38. Kuemmelbrau

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2008
    Posts:
    409
    Likes Received:
    242
    Location:
    Louisiana
    Saw some prairie artesian ale and upright brewery stuff in NO last week
     
  39. Crawfish61

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2013
    Posts:
    104
    Likes Received:
    164
    Location:
    Louisiana
    At Rouse's in Youngsville saw Goose Island and Southampton for the first time. Also had Palate Wrecker. Fresh Market has Palate Wrecker for 8.99 a four pack.
     
  40. avenuepub

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Posts:
    209
    Likes Received:
    156
    Location:
    Louisiana
    Yep, Pairie arrived in bottles last month. We just got a shipment of kegs in today so you will see those popping up in places before too long also. Don't know that you will see a constant supply of either so grab it when you see it.
     
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe