Distribution in Louisiana

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

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  1. ZethOfTheNorth

    ZethOfTheNorth Devotee (404) Jan 31, 2012 Louisiana

  2. WDJersey

    WDJersey Crusader (772) Jul 26, 2012 Colorado

  3. Eldrad

    Eldrad Initiate (134) Feb 10, 2013 Louisiana

    which craft is not yet 'open.' you can only consume on-site.
     
  4. ZethOfTheNorth

    ZethOfTheNorth Devotee (404) Jan 31, 2012 Louisiana

    Meaning the plans are for it to be a hybrid bar/bottle shop?
     
  5. Eldrad

    Eldrad Initiate (134) Feb 10, 2013 Louisiana

    Not certain. It's attached to a restaurant that's owned by the same folks, so it will sell for restaurant consumption as well as having a selection for retail, I guess. At least I I hope...
     
  6. HeadyTheElder

    HeadyTheElder Disciple (382) Nov 3, 2012 Louisiana
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    Avenue Pub's grand tasting yesterday was a great beer bar at its finest. Fantastic selection new and aged, reasonably priced package of small pours, minimal wait for drinks, good people all around... nice little Saturday.
     
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  7. Mikecap

    Mikecap Champion (837) May 18, 2012 Rhode Island
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    Moving down to the New Orleans area from Providence in a couple of months, so this thread is a welcome sight. I was concerned I wouldn't be able to get great beer in Louisiana and can rest easy now!
     
  8. EgadBananas

    EgadBananas Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2009 Louisiana

    Where exactly are you moving to?
     
  9. Mikecap

    Mikecap Champion (837) May 18, 2012 Rhode Island
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    I'll be in Slidell
     
  10. EgadBananas

    EgadBananas Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2009 Louisiana

    Fantastic! I'm in Slidell too. I anticipate many beer tastings in our future!
     
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  11. avenuepub

    avenuepub Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2009 Louisiana

    New Belgium rolls out draft and 6 packs today....Monday May 20 th.
     
  12. avenuepub

    avenuepub Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2009 Louisiana

    Thank you! That day is exhausting for us so its really nice to hear the appreciative comments!
     
  13. ZethOfTheNorth

    ZethOfTheNorth Devotee (404) Jan 31, 2012 Louisiana

    Also, Southern Tier 6-packs now readily available. 2XIPA, Hop Sun, and Live have all been spotted.
     
  14. ZethOfTheNorth

    ZethOfTheNorth Devotee (404) Jan 31, 2012 Louisiana

    And here's a weird one: cans of Caldera IPA just arrived at Faubourg Wines on St Claude in New Orleans. Only place in the city I've seen it.
     
  15. EgadBananas

    EgadBananas Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2009 Louisiana

    We've gotten those cans on the Northshore a few weeks ago. Steins had them as well, but they must have went fast if you haven't seen them there.
     
  16. ZethOfTheNorth

    ZethOfTheNorth Devotee (404) Jan 31, 2012 Louisiana

    What prices did you see? $2.75/can at Faubourg.
     
  17. ZethOfTheNorth

    ZethOfTheNorth Devotee (404) Jan 31, 2012 Louisiana

    Does anybody have any information about when we'll receive Hoptimum bottles?

    I remember being breathless with anticipation last year also while the rest of America was getting their shipments in months before us.
     
  18. EgadBananas

    EgadBananas Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2009 Louisiana

    IIRC, they were around $2.79-$2.89 per can.
     
  19. avenuepub

    avenuepub Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2009 Louisiana

    The bottles and more kegs of Hoptimum are due on the next truck I think...which is shortly. Our last shipment only had enough of the kegs to get us through ACBW... 8 I believe and they are gone now. Mostly my fault;)
     
  20. ZethOfTheNorth

    ZethOfTheNorth Devotee (404) Jan 31, 2012 Louisiana

    Ok, some new stuff:
    *NOLA Mechahopzilla cans are at Steins and select Rouses locations
    *Steins also got New Belgium Rampant and 1554 12 oz 6-packs (Rouses also has 6-packs of several more NB beers that were either previously unavailable in Louisiana or only in bombers)
    *Steins receives St Arnold Bishop Barrel #3 today (check out that BA rating!)
     
  21. HeadyTheElder

    HeadyTheElder Disciple (382) Nov 3, 2012 Louisiana
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    So BB3 is being released to stores??
     
  22. ZethOfTheNorth

    ZethOfTheNorth Devotee (404) Jan 31, 2012 Louisiana

    Yup, and Avenue Pub got bottles of it today too.
     
  23. avenuepub

    avenuepub Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2009 Louisiana

    Chafunkta will be release on the south shore this Monday June 17 th. Look for tap handles at the Pub, both bulldogs, lagers and a few other spots in the city. Not much liquid will get over the lake so there may not be a steady stream. Old 504 and VooKaRay IPA.
     
  24. avenuepub

    avenuepub Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2009 Louisiana

    Also Stone Anniversary Ruination will be released on Monday.
     
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  25. KKHop88

    KKHop88 Initiate (0) May 2, 2013 Louisiana

    Very excited this is back!
     
  26. cvm4

    cvm4 Meyvn (1,122) Apr 27, 2011 Mississippi
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    Stone 10th Anni Ruination was an awesome beer. Kudos on Stone for bringing that back.
     
  27. ZethOfTheNorth

    ZethOfTheNorth Devotee (404) Jan 31, 2012 Louisiana

    Ruinten now available in the usual locations. Drink by date of 8/28.
     
  28. HeadyTheElder

    HeadyTheElder Disciple (382) Nov 3, 2012 Louisiana
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    Ditto. Need more prairie.
     
  29. avenuepub

    avenuepub Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2009 Louisiana

  30. HeadyTheElder

    HeadyTheElder Disciple (382) Nov 3, 2012 Louisiana
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    Can't wait!

    Any chance Fou Foune gets added to the list? Tried it for the first time at last year's Zwanze Day. Fantastic beer.
     
  31. avenuepub

    avenuepub Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2009 Louisiana

    We will have some Fou Foune as bottle pours( very limited like last year) along with some other unspecified rarities ... .. fou foune's release date is mid to late fall and the one keg we get per year we always tap on New Year's Eve. It's our annual tradition. There are 46 Zwanze bars this year throughout the world so there is less in terms of " extra kegs" to go around but Fou Foune has never been on the " extra keg" list for zwnaze day anyway. The st Lamvinus and Kriek are on the list because I cellared them with this event in mind. It's always a struggle to decide what to cellar and what to tap.. We are going to tap our gueuze this weekend since it appears they will send us a st Gilliose for the Zwanze day event. I am seriously crossing my fingers that DF kriek will be back in the country by then... We have been out for ages and its something we really miss.
     
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  32. HeadyTheElder

    HeadyTheElder Disciple (382) Nov 3, 2012 Louisiana
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    Good information. Thanks!!
     
  33. avenuepub

    avenuepub Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2009 Louisiana

    Couple of things:

    Sweet water is official! Not sure of timing yet.

    New Belgium has scheduled a collaboration with NOLA. They are brewing at NOLA the first of this month. The brewers will be at the pub for IPA day if anyone wants to meet them. Name will be Swamp Grape Escape using muscadine grapes. Small batch ... About 120 slims will be produced. No package.
     
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  34. lionoa7x

    lionoa7x Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 Louisiana
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    This thread hasn't been updated in a while but I thought with the recent addition of The Bruery to Louisiana and the upcoming release of Terrapin we should start keeping this thread up to date again.
     
  35. jhhollier

    jhhollier Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2008 Louisiana

    Louisiana is more than New Orleans and I wish these distributors would realize that.
     
  36. ScottLetourneau

    ScottLetourneau Initiate (141) Mar 2, 2012 Louisiana
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    I saw recently that Southern Prohibition Brewing out of Mississippi plans to begin distro here in Feb. BA reviews point towards a steller Pale ale in cans and upcoming seasonal releases.

    Has anyone tried their brews?
     
  37. avenuepub

    avenuepub Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2009 Louisiana

    Terrapin launches on Tuesday( jan 15th). They have multiple events set up in New Orleans and Baton Rouge... I don't know about the rest of the state though. And there is another Miss brewery int he works for. Feb release...but the name escapes me. In addition to Southern Prohibition.
     
  38. avenuepub

    avenuepub Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2009 Louisiana

    Where are you located? I thought the supply in BR had improved quite a bit...
     
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