Everything Jester King

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by dumptruck81, Aug 25, 2012.

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  1. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    You can't buy bottles at Jester King. HOWEVER you can walk 500 feet from the front door of Jester King to Stanley's Farmhouse Pizza, which is an outside restaurant directly next to the brewery... they sell a variety of bottles (and some pretty killer pizza as well).

    Just double check that JK is doing tours that day (it IS right in the holidays) as Stanley's is only open on tour days.
  2. APreacher

    APreacher Initiate (121) Jun 6, 2012 California
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    Thanks for the info, I will definitely make sure they are open before going.

    Otherwise, I will be reporting back with questions like "Where can I buy limited JK beers" between Houston and Austin?
  3. cfrobrew

    cfrobrew Initiate (0) Oct 9, 2012 Texas

    Any word on when das uberkind! is going to hit Houston? Especially south east houston??
  4. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Initiate (0) Aug 22, 2012 Texas

    According to others it hit Houston last week. I know I haven't seen any updates from my local bottle shops about it being on the South side of town.
  5. BeanBone

    BeanBone Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2006 Texas

    I think only D&Q had it last week. I think the others will be getting it soon (hopefully).
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  6. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    Limited Jester King Beers never make it out our way (West Houston/Alief). Specs won't send anything unless the get huge quantities (last new thing we got was Gots). HEB over by me doesn't get any new Jester King.
  7. Azzy

    Azzy Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2012 Texas
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    I'm sure it just doesn't sell much. They probably distribute it depending on the stores % of craft beer sales over everything else.
  8. Phoenix2443

    Phoenix2443 Disciple (333) Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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    Uberkind in Austin today, any sightings from you early morning shoppers?
  9. omnigrits

    omnigrits Initiate (0) Jun 1, 2006 Texas

    Didn't see any at CM Westgate this morning and there wasn't anyone around to ask, but I have to go back tomorrow or Thursday.
  10. cmoody91

    cmoody91 Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2010 Illinois

    Just got a bottle of Batch 1 Boxers revenge. Was curious about dating, I was estimating March/April 2012. I have two bottles left from the June/July 2012 Batch 2. Does that sound about right?
  11. Daemose

    Daemose Devotee (426) Oct 3, 2011 Texas
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  12. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    It's funny you say that.

    Kirkwood/Westheimer Specs has sold out of almost every limited release they get. The only Jester King that sits on the shelf is Mad Meg/Noble King/Drink'in/Wytchmaker. Pretty much the same thing that sits on every shelf.

    Selling beer isn't a problem over here, it's just that certain things won't sell. Kind of like most other Specs.
  13. mattisloco

    mattisloco Devotee (413) Feb 13, 2007 Texas
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    The batch 1's carbed much better now.
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  14. jesterkingbeer

    jesterkingbeer Aspirant (258) Jun 28, 2010 Texas

    Boxer's Revenge Batch 1 was bottled 12/27/11
    Boxer's Revenge Batch 2 was bottled on 4/20/12

    On a side note, we think we may have finally figured out a way to do bottling dates on our bottles, which we've been wanting to have for a while.

    Jeffrey Stuffings
    Jester King
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  15. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    How would bottling date work being you bottle condition?

    If you date by when it is bottled, it's hard for the average consumer to know when it hit the market.

    Maybe a bottled and best by date?
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  16. Azzy

    Azzy Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2012 Texas
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    When you said Alief area I thought you were talking about southwest houston area. I think they stick to Couvasier and Hennessy in they area lol

    Also Über things were going on at Specs Midtown
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  17. Azzy

    Azzy Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2012 Texas
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    Double post.
  18. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    I'm at Harwin/Wilcrest, but it's a short drive over to the West/Kirk Specs. They sell through a lot of craft beer.

    But we gangstahs like our Hennessy Dawg!

    I've also lived over by UH which was a much scarier place. I doubt you'd find any craft beer at OST/Scott HEB. lol
  19. Daemose

    Daemose Devotee (426) Oct 3, 2011 Texas
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    So you're saying they have Uberkind?
  20. BeanBone

    BeanBone Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2006 Texas

    How much do they have/bottle limit/price? Thanks.
  21. roostercogburn

    roostercogburn Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2012

    for the plano folks, S&K and Mr. Gs got their Uberkind today. No word on bottle limit
  22. Azzy

    Azzy Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2012 Texas
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    Price was 15.99 and there was plenty on the shelves. Not sure how many cases came In, didn't see the limit sign yet but I grabbed 2 and I'm assuming that may be the limit as it always is with the lower distributed jester king, although Funk Metal had no signs last week. Also saw a bit of this left.
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  23. jbeezification

    jbeezification Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2012 Texas

    Funk Metal is going to be a shelf beer if people just chill. They made plenty of it.
  24. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (618) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    Any Uberkind sightings this week in Austin?
  25. lokieman

    lokieman Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2011 Oklahoma

    Nope...yet again Austin is going to be the last to see it. Makes total sense considering the brewery is local to Austin...?
  26. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Texas
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    But you guys get it on tap sooner than anywhere, as in, at the brewery. Life is so rough for you turds in Austin :stuck_out_tongue:
  27. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Or just buy it... AT (err... quite near) the brewery like I did... 2 weeks ago during tour days.

    I love that they self-distribute 500 feet from their door. I wonder if they have to physically put it in a TABC-certified van (legally) to get it over there or just get a hand truck, lol.
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  28. cmoody91

    cmoody91 Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2010 Illinois

    Jeff! Thanks for the reply and that's wonderful news about bottle dates! I love watching y'alls beers evolve over time and know what I'm buying when I do happen across your stuff here in Chicago or through trading. Looking forward to grabbing some more of your new stuff when I'm home in Houston soon.
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  29. icetrauma

    icetrauma Devotee (477) Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    That 500 ft. is the equivelant to no mans land. Probably in an armoured vehicle with armed guards. I know how you Austin hoarders are. :wink:
  30. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (618) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    JK is a 45 minute drive from me in Round Rock, so I'd prefer to get it at a store than drive out there every time a beer comes out. Not that I don't love going out there, but I'd be going every 2 weeks the way they're pumping them out! :slight_smile:
  31. AChamberlain

    AChamberlain Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2006 Texas

    Das Uberkind will be pouring at ABG's winter issue release party, along with a bunch of other beers.
  32. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Disciple (370) Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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    200 cases. Boxer's had the same and that went quick...unless you live in San Antonio :slight_smile:
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  33. TJ008

    TJ008 Initiate (152) Dec 15, 2012 Texas

    Daemose, myself, and another gentleman just cleared the über from downtown specs shelf. Told there's more in the back though.
  34. BeanBone

    BeanBone Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2006 Texas

    The Uber at Smith St was gone at about 10:15 (looks like I wasn't the only one waiting for them to open this morning), but as I was leaving they were putting more out. No bottle limit, I'd say if you want it act now. If you don't see it on the shelf, ask if they have more in the back.
  35. jamescain

    jamescain Meyvn (1,002) Jul 14, 2009 Texas
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    Don't act like you are not jealous :stuck_out_tongue:
  36. gtermi

    gtermi Meyvn (1,214) Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    Boxer's is pretty much year round at the HEB in Burleson. I can go pick it up whenever I want because I think I'm the only person that actually buys it around here
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  37. East1stgrocery

    East1stgrocery Initiate (44) May 9, 2012 Texas

    Got some Uberkind in - an hr Ago
  38. Krumb

    Krumb Initiate (94) Jan 30, 2008 Texas
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    It lingers around Mansfield, too. Still a couple bottles at B&WW.
  39. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Das Uberkind! is hitting Austin... Sunrise & South Lamar Wine & Spirits that they got "limited quantities" and Bangers will have RU-55, Funk Metal, and Das Uberkind tonight (presumably in bottles... on premises)
  40. Chuk_Hell

    Chuk_Hell Aspirant (203) Apr 12, 2012 Texas
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    5 cases have arrived at Central Market Westgate.
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