Duck-Rabbit Baltic Porter

Discussion in 'South-Atlantic' started by Crimefish22, Nov 3, 2012.

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  1. Crimefish22

    Crimefish22 Initiate (0) May 2, 2009 North Carolina

    Does anyone know when this is released?

    Thanks,

    Crimes
     
  2. beerFool28607

    beerFool28607 Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2012 North Carolina

     
  3. ewright

    ewright Initiate (0) Oct 25, 2007 North Carolina

    Late Nov/early Dec IIRC.
     
  4. Handle

    Handle Initiate (145) Mar 16, 2009 North Carolina

    I know we're all tired of talking infection and Duck-Rabbit, but I can only hope this year's batch isn't infected. When it's not, it's one of my favorite beers. I love the stuff.
     
  5. javincik

    javincik Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2008 North Carolina

    I recall picking it up just before Christmas the past few years.
     
  6. Handle

    Handle Initiate (145) Mar 16, 2009 North Carolina

    Bumping this back up: I thought I heard that this one was due out this week (or maybe even last). Has anyone seen this year's batch around Charlotte, NC?
     
  7. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2011 New York

    Good bump. Same question for the Triangle. None at Durham TW or Beer Study in Chapel Hill as of yesterday.

    How long does this one last on shelves typically?
     
  8. Handle

    Handle Initiate (145) Mar 16, 2009 North Carolina

    It's usually around a decent while once it's here. I'd say a month or two?
     
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  9. janglang34

    janglang34 Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2012 North Carolina

    I think they might still have some at Peabody's in Boone. I was just in today and I recall seeing some.
     
  10. brstls4drmrs

    brstls4drmrs Defender (669) Jan 30, 2011 North Carolina
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    Need the rabid duck too.
     
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  11. NoMoreBeerBelly

    NoMoreBeerBelly Aspirant (229) Dec 2, 2009 North Carolina
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    Fixed that for you.
     
  12. Handle

    Handle Initiate (145) Mar 16, 2009 North Carolina

    I should clarify: I'm only interested in this year's batch. I bought two six-packs last year and every single one was infected (though some further along than others). I'm not bashing them. I know these things happen. Paul's a good guy and that beer is probably in my top 10 when it's not infected (which I certainly hope is the case this year).
     
  13. lpb1970

    lpb1970 Initiate (0) Oct 19, 2006 North Carolina

    DR has more issues with infection than any other brewery I can think of. Until they get their sanitation under control my beer dollars will go elsewhere.
     
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  14. Handle

    Handle Initiate (145) Mar 16, 2009 North Carolina

    Likewise, and I hate saying that because prior to last year's countless claims of infection, they were one of my favorite breweries in the state. I'm a huge fan of the Milk Stout, Porter, Baltic Porter, Rabid Duck and Schwarzbier. I'm hoping the infected beers are a thing of the past. Waiting until I hear about this year's Baltic Porter before I purchase.
     
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  15. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    Its coming later than last yearr, IIRC.
     
  16. Handle

    Handle Initiate (145) Mar 16, 2009 North Carolina

    Here's the response I got from them on Facebook: "We shipped kegs last week and will be shipping bottles within the next week or so!"
     
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  17. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    I really hope they land before I do my last round of shopping before I go back to OH (I leave on Friday at 1 pm). The people back there could really use some DR goodness.
     
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  18. MrPeabodysBeard

    MrPeabodysBeard Initiate (180) Aug 8, 2010 North Carolina

    Brought this back up, as cases are flying out! It is VERY tasty this year, definitely back to normal! Snatch it up while you can!
     
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  19. Handle

    Handle Initiate (145) Mar 16, 2009 North Carolina

    Thanks, Chris, I appreciate you reporting back and I'm so glad to hear it's back to normal. I'll be buying at least one six-pack when I see it next -- probably more, as I like to have this one throughout the year!
     
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  20. oteixeira

    oteixeira Initiate (175) Aug 20, 2012 North Carolina
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    I just got a sixer last night at total wine on Capitol in Raleigh.
     
  21. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2011 New York

    It's drinking very nicely right now! One of the smoothest brews around.
     
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  22. MrPeabodysBeard

    MrPeabodysBeard Initiate (180) Aug 8, 2010 North Carolina

    You won't be disappointed buddy!!
     
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  23. ncaudle

    ncaudle Defender (602) May 28, 2010 Virginia
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    was drinking with one of their asst brewers this past weekend and he said they completely took apart and rebuilt their entire system over the summer to combat the infection issues they have had.

    sad to hear some people have infected '11 Baltic Porters. it's one of the very few of theirs I enjoy. I last opened one a couple weeks ago and it was great - still sitting on a few bottles.
     
  24. fehrminator

    fehrminator Disciple (338) Jan 26, 2008 North Carolina
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    This is going for $12.99 a sixer at Sam's in Durham. I don't remember it being that high in previous years. Is that what others are paying?
     
  25. hooligan74

    hooligan74 Initiate (20) Sep 5, 2009 North Carolina

    I'm going to go hunt some down today and I'll let you know about here in CLT. I'm with Daniel, I adore this beer.
     
  26. wolfeman007

    wolfeman007 Aspirant (244) Aug 26, 2007 North Carolina

    brawleys has it..had one last night and it was good!
     
  27. Handle

    Handle Initiate (145) Mar 16, 2009 North Carolina

    I should've posted an update as well. Got a six-pack and had one New Year's Eve -- it was fantastic.
     
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  28. whiskeytown

    whiskeytown Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2010 North Carolina

    $14.99 here in Charlotte. Wouldn't have paid that much had i not been reassured that there were no issues with this release. and it's in fact delicious this year.
     
  29. hooligan74

    hooligan74 Initiate (20) Sep 5, 2009 North Carolina

    Got it at Good Bottle today for $2/bottle.
     
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  30. Wolfpack2005

    Wolfpack2005 Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2010 North Carolina

    I got it for $12.99 as well here in Raleigh and I was pretty happy. It seems like previous years it was going for $14.99.
     
  31. Uwftke26

    Uwftke26 Initiate (0) Dec 18, 2008 North Carolina

    That's fantastic. No premium for singles at all.
     
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  32. Wolfpack2005

    Wolfpack2005 Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2010 North Carolina

    Just cracked my first bottle and it is definitely not infected, it is back to excellence!
     
  33. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    agreed, the balance of roast and dark fruit is amazing. better than the Dark Horse baltic porter I had over Christmas Break
     
  34. fehrminator

    fehrminator Disciple (338) Jan 26, 2008 North Carolina
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    I'm glad to have DR back. This beer is delicious. Maybe one of the five best beers in NC. Definitely up there.
     
  35. brstls4drmrs

    brstls4drmrs Defender (669) Jan 30, 2011 North Carolina
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    This is great news to hear. I appreciate everybody's input. Now where's the rabid duck?
     
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  36. hooligan74

    hooligan74 Initiate (20) Sep 5, 2009 North Carolina

    Agreed. I was pleasantly surprised and Chris is an awesome dude, to boot.
     
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