Release Firestone Walker - Parabola 2014

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  1. dcbullet

    dcbullet Initiate (104) Dec 18, 2013 California
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    Costco is the biggest retailer of wine / liquor / beer in the world.
  2. neurobot01

    neurobot01 Defender (686) Jan 25, 2014 California
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    Kind of orthogonal (at best) to the question of whether they carry GOOD beer, that.
  3. dcbullet

    dcbullet Initiate (104) Dec 18, 2013 California
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    It's a fun fact.
  4. McBeery

    McBeery Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2014 California

    For anyone in the Bay Area, there have been 5 bottles sitting on the shelf at Mollie Stone's in Palo Alto for about a week now ($14.99). Still sitting there as of today.
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  5. infi

    infi Devotee (446) Apr 4, 2009 New York
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    Does anyone have an empty 2014 case of Parabola that they don't want? I'm talking about the large format box that holds the whole 6 bottles, not the individual bottle box. I received 6 separate bottles, but would like to have place them in the case for storage as I don't have any space.
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  6. marcus23

    marcus23 Initiate (60) Mar 14, 2014 England
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    Just checked Clearview's site again and I don't even know how to find beer now. Like you can't even search for it anymore. They must have gotten bombarded and take their beer inventory off. Either that, or I'm a complete idiot who doesn't know how to use his phone properly. I would bet on the latter, if I were you.
  7. Drunken_Master

    Drunken_Master Initiate (153) Mar 6, 2014 California

    you can go to the store & pick one up, they're usually cool about it.
  8. Ruderaven52

    Ruderaven52 Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2013 California
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    I guess both of us are idiots, because the entire beer section doesn't show up on my computer either. It must be my idiot computer, too. I bet Clearview reallt wants the BA that shared that link to take it back. Ha ha. But seriously, I need them to bring that beer section back. This was going to be my DFH WWS connection.
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  9. Drz113

    Drz113 Initiate (171) Feb 14, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Yeah it looks like they took down their beer section. If you look at the shipping information page now it also says "
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  10. infi

    infi Devotee (446) Apr 4, 2009 New York
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    That would be great, but I'm in NY. :stuck_out_tongue:
  11. AttitudeBrew

    AttitudeBrew Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2009 Texas

    May 24th is when well see it here
  12. Thanx4AllDaFish

    Thanx4AllDaFish Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2013 Texas
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    Is that a confirmed date? The local Dallas beer store guys seem to think it may be showing up in the next week or so.
  13. singlespeed

    singlespeed Disciple (328) Sep 17, 2005 Delaware
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    I can be your WWS connection. Seriously, I have a friend with quite a stockpile that I'm sure he would like to move!
  14. AttitudeBrew

    AttitudeBrew Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2009 Texas

    That is what my rep is telling me. It was pushed back
  15. Thanx4AllDaFish

    Thanx4AllDaFish Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2013 Texas
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    Interesting. That's a long wait, but at least I'll be in town. Maybe the Stickee Monkee shows up at the same time and I can snag a few bottles of each.

    Thanks, man.
  16. Cwhite916

    Cwhite916 Initiate (136) Apr 10, 2010 New Jersey

    Sorry if this was answered already but anyone know when it's coming to NJ. It seems really later than usual
  17. lpwjbklyn

    lpwjbklyn Initiate (0) Apr 28, 2009 New York

    I keep being told by the managers that it's the beer distributor that's holding everything up. I'm not sure if Firestone Walker comes through Hunterdon or not but that appears to be the delay. They've told me what they've been told each time and that's that it "should be in by the end of the week."

    I have a feeling it's going to be one of those things where on a Thursday they'll say they have no idea when it's coming and then the next morning it'll be there.
  18. BeerIsMyFavorite

    BeerIsMyFavorite Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2013 New Jersey

    I don't think Hunterdon distributes FW. I think in my area (South Jersey) it may be Ritchie and Page. Which sucks because in my experiences they are much less forthcoming with information than Hunterdon is.
  19. grilledsquid

    grilledsquid Zealot (503) Jul 10, 2009 California
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    Just FYI, most folks are having to deal with limited supplies at their local bottle shops. The costco thing is, by no means, the standard.
  20. JustXBeer

    JustXBeer Initiate (0) Nov 29, 2012 California
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    Parabola is just about everywhere...even the Shell Gas Station has it :grinning:

  21. Rav4pudge

    Rav4pudge Initiate (0) Apr 6, 2014 Massachusetts
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  22. Bonna

    Bonna Aspirant (282) Apr 20, 2012 Illinois
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    I just got lucky and picked up the last bottle of Parabola at Binny's in Naperville. They charged $15.99...not too shabby.
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  23. Donco

    Donco Devotee (495) Aug 12, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    That's (somewhat) hilarious! Only in CA:wink:

    This is why I do trades to get things we don't see around here in Philly.
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  24. ufmj

    ufmj Initiate (168) Feb 15, 2013 Florida
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    Nash distributes Firestone Walker in North Jersey. And yes, their communication with local bottleshops is erratic at best.
  25. Flip4beers

    Flip4beers Initiate (148) Feb 18, 2014 California
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    That must be around no. Cal because down here on, we are all out and the hype made it so scarce to even find one.
  26. Quattrofiend

    Quattrofiend Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2014 Illinois

    Just got a bottle at foremost out here near chicago. It's starting to show up on more shelves this weekend than last!
  27. RangnaR

    RangnaR Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 California

    FYI, the Rocklin/Fairway Total Wine here in the Sacramento area got Parabola today or yesterday. I got a "back in stock" notification email at 4 AM this morning..
  28. JustXBeer

    JustXBeer Initiate (0) Nov 29, 2012 California
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    Unless you consider Escondido NorCal...sure
  29. Phobicsquirrel

    Phobicsquirrel Devotee (482) Oct 1, 2013 Oregon
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    forgot about stickee monkey... Man I just want a breather after all the releases.
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  30. Thanx4AllDaFish

    Thanx4AllDaFish Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2013 Texas
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    I have now heard May 12 from a Firestone rep, for Dallas area.
  31. Earlycsquid

    Earlycsquid Zealot (552) Jan 7, 2013 California
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    Apparently there's talk about a Barrelworks release on the 17th of something interesting. Or so the little birds say. I don't imagine Stickee Monkey will be all that hard to get. Velvet Merkin was a shelf beer in SoCal the first time out.
  32. Jared14

    Jared14 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2014 Missouri

    Came and went on Friday in Columbia. Lasted maybe an hour at each location but generally most were reserved and all were kept in the back. 6 bottles per store was common.
  33. KPunks

    KPunks Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2012

    every year people say this. last year it came out the first week of may in south jersey. it always takes about 2 full months before NJ gets it.
  34. Futurepoop

    Futurepoop Initiate (174) Feb 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    So annoying. I wish FW would switch and use Hunterdon instead.
  35. e34john

    e34john Initiate (0) Jul 22, 2013 California
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    I got one, do you want it that bad? Its going to take a big envelope even after being broken down.
  36. damienblack

    damienblack Initiate (0) Jul 5, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Because velvet merlin sucked.
  37. Earlycsquid

    Earlycsquid Zealot (552) Jan 7, 2013 California
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    It was a single person Parabola. Velvet Merkin was a pretty damn tasty beer. Then again, Double DDB sits on the shelf as well and it's amazing.

    Simply put - if it doesn't have Parabola on the label, it's not perceived as insta-buy for many.
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  38. HopAttack3

    HopAttack3 Disciple (343) Sep 15, 2011 Virginia
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    Hearing it will hit all of VA this week, but since some claim that it's already hit, but haven't found anyone that actually got a bottle...
  39. Smithrob9999

    Smithrob9999 Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2011 Texas

    Got a few Parabola in a trade, I like the new labels. It's bad that trading for it is an easier way to get in than buying it in Texas. I also got some other great CA. beers. You guys are so lucky with all your easy to get beers.

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  40. montman

    montman Devotee (405) Mar 10, 2009 Virginia
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    Picked up a bottle in Norfolk today.
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