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Discussion in 'Southwest' started by dumptruck81, Aug 25, 2012.
Gabriel's in SA still has a bunch left. Maybe I'll snag one before they are gone.
Is this true? I still have a bottle of it and I'm afraid it's no bueno.
I just traded one to someone in SC who really wanted it (along with some other JK beers) and he said Thrash Metal was their favorite of the bunch they tried. Maybe I should get another....
Yes. We'll brew that one again at some point, perhaps during the latter half of this year.
Thrash was the first Jester King beer I ever tried. I buy it whenever I see it now.
Same here man, it was my first true experience with a bomber, the concept which at the time blew my mind on how someone could finish that entire thing in one go.
Anyone know where I can find some Funk Metal in Houston? I saw some at Spec's Midtown when I picked up DR13, but when I came back (two hours later) after dropping off my DR13, it was all gone.
I've called a bunch of other places but no luck. Thoughts?
Wish this was readily available in California
Whole Foods, if its not on the shelf then ask somebody in the specialty cheese section. This goes for all the Whole Foods Markets.
Is Thrash Metal available anywhere in Austin?
I saw a few cases at a store a couple of months ago. Haven't been back since to check, though. I imagine it's hanging around here and there.
Its not at whole foods Kirby or Katy. Checked with both Justins
New to JK... How limited are their limited beers? Should I be buying a couple bottles of RU-55, el cedro, boxers revenge, funk metal ect. when I see it or does the stuff stay on shelves fairly regularly?
Other than Boxer's, all of those beers have only come out once so far. Doesnt mean they wont be released again (I'm pretty sure the plan is to make Funk a regular offering, but I dont know about the others), but if you really like one of them, you might want to put several aside.
Funk and RU-55 have been released at least twice.
Yeah, but they came out so close together, I was kinda bunching them together. Boxers was the only one that was off the shelves for a long time, and then came back on again. Should have been more specific about that!
It kinda depends on the hording factor where you live too. I always buy at least 3. One to drink, one to age, one to trade or share. And like kmello said, if you find one you really like, buy more. Check this thread periodically to see what the case count is. Jeff from JK drops knowledge on us all the time when we have questions.
New huh? I suggest spending 3hrs reading the 65pgs of JK, and you'll find the availability there.
Thanks all. Live in Houston so from what I've been reading, the hoarding factor is pretty high. I'll have to give them a try and snag a couple of bottles of the favorites!
If you are in Houston I would say go to Specs Smith Street since it seems like they have the biggest variety last time I saw.
I was just at Spec's Smith St. yesterday and they had plenty of RU-55, El Cedro, OG Black Metal, and all the regular stuff. I didn't get a list of everything they had, because I was shopping for other things, but you definitely need to make a stop over there and look through their selection.
Also, OG Black Metal is the original Black Metal before they changed to Farmhouse yeast. Look for a bowtie on the bottleneck.
I was there yesterday as well. Picked up El Cedro, Funky Metal, and RU-55. Missed out on the OG black metal but will have to give it a shot next time Im there.
I see what you did there....
Anyone know of stores that currently have Funk Metal in Austin?
I can tell you that Hancock doesn't have it. I haven't seen it at Whole Foods Lamar, Sunrise, or Flag Store either, in the last week or so.
The Lakeline HEB still had half a case or so last week. I would say its worth checking out as I seem to be the only one buying it. Either that, or they have it stashed away in the back and re-stock every week or so.
Specs in Round Rock still has plenty of Funk, as does the HEB @ 1431 and Parmer
Where is "round rock" and is there a large round rock there?
Here's a couple of photos of the rock and a little history http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=952
my house, watcha got?
do what I do, buy 20 and hope they are good I am on a smiley face rampage tonight
Yeah hoarding is fun!!!!
NO JK FOR ANYONE BUT ME!!!!
Just popped my first JK. This El Cedro is awesome!! Not near educated enough to provide a review but I will definitely be trying to pick up some more. Funk metal is next....
This may have been discussed already, but is there an eta on Ol Oi bottles.... pretty excited to try this one
eh i wasnt a fan, takes the ash tray taste from commercial suicide and adds a bit of tart.
No ETA for Ol Oi bottles right now. We had a few mature oak barrels of Ol Oi that we packaged in kegs, bottles and casks. The kegs and casks were mostly tapped during Austin Beer Week in October. We have a small number of cases that we're sampling in our tasting room right now.
In the meantime, we've brewed a full size batch of Ol Oi (about 900 gallons) that is currently aging in oak barrels. We expect that batch to age for quite a while longer.
Ok, thanks for the quick response Jeff!
El Cedro while good was not my top JK beer I have had. I love Uberkind (haven't seen it in awhile) and RU-55 (readily available right now).
I have not tried Funk Metal or Saltlick yet.. I never seem to be at a store that has them in stock.
Enjoyed Funk Metal directly after and it was even better. Have a RU-55 in the chiller that I will crack open this week. What is Uberkind like?
I don't think I did any tasting notes on Uberkind, but it's a quality sour from the selection I've had from around the country. I've bought probably a case and a hafl of the stuff over the past few months.
Edit: Looks like glassware is back in stock if anyone still wants one. I ordered a glass.