Firestone Walker - Velvet Merkin

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by imfrommichigan, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. bgrzywa2

    bgrzywa2 Nov 8, 2011 Illinois

    Any one know when this is supposed to hit Chicago?
     
  2. Rotero24

    Rotero24 Aug 6, 2013 California
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    any sightings in SF yet?
     
  3. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Nov 14, 2012 Illinois
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    Very Soon. My store is getting it this friday.
     
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  4. bgrzywa2

    bgrzywa2 Nov 8, 2011 Illinois

    Awesome thanks for the info
     
  5. Zorro

    Zorro Dec 25, 2003 California

    Check your local Bevmo.

    Just got back from the San Luis Obispo Bevmo.

    Velvet Merkin is there and they also have a large quantity of Double Double Barrel Ale.
     
  6. brywhite

    brywhite Aug 27, 2009 California

    Whole Foods in Los Altos, CA posted this picture on its Facebook today:
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  7. dianimal

    dianimal Apr 18, 2012 California

    Sort of off topic... but what about PNC? Haven't seen that anywhere. Anyone see it in San Diego or OC?
     
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  8. Justinsosmart

    Justinsosmart May 14, 2013 California
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    Didnt hit distro, but available for onsite consumption at Toronado SD.
     
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  9. JOrtt

    JOrtt Dec 20, 2012 North Carolina
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    It was also bottled. You need to hit up the Seattle, Portland, SF area. There were 450 cases bottled and distributed to PNC members. I traded for one with a guy in Seattle.
     
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  10. m34josh

    m34josh Oct 19, 2009 California
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    The bottles in SF sold out weeks ago. Only a handful of bars in the country got it, so trading is probably the best bet
     
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  11. gkoz

    gkoz Apr 22, 2013 Arizona
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    Was able to get 1 bottle today. I don't think it released a lot of places yet though
     
  12. space_guy9

    space_guy9 Sep 6, 2013 California
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    Anyone see this in the Bay Area yet? Calling around, still haven't heard of anyone getting it in...
     
  13. m34josh

    m34josh Oct 19, 2009 California
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    Yes. Been in the South Bay since Monday/Tuesday. Smaller liquor stores and BevMos
     
  14. CommanderOfAwesome

    CommanderOfAwesome Aug 30, 2012 California

    Nope, welcome to the pit that is Bay Area beer distro.
     
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  15. Charliechu

    Charliechu Jul 1, 2013 California
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    South bay

    Camden Bevmo had 4 cases.
    Whole foods ( Bascom , Almaden and los gatos ) Call around and they can let you know
    Santa Clara liquor has a at least one if not two case.
    Sunnyvale Bevmo should have a few cases too.

    Goodluck Hunting BA
     
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  16. DooshBagalow

    DooshBagalow Dec 1, 2012 Illinois
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    It's around Chicagoland. A few Binny's tweeted and I know a few smaller stores got it. GL all.
     
  17. Jimbobebop

    Jimbobebop Jun 12, 2013 Illinois
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    Any one get it in the city? I called the binny's out here, they don't have it yet. The burbs seem to have it though.
     
  18. hitter114

    hitter114 Apr 30, 2011 Colorado
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  19. DropDead

    DropDead Feb 6, 2013 Illinois

    Man ive been calling around and nothing from binnys. They know what it is and that its coming but they keep saying its not in the system :/
     
  20. redbeerdviking

    redbeerdviking Oct 12, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I just so happened to be there on business the weekend it was released. I had it on tap and bought 6 bottles (It actually came out Saturday night, but no one knew). It is AMAZING! Hit me up if you want to trade for one.
     
  21. azureoval

    azureoval Jan 25, 2010 California

    I just picked up some at the Fairway Bevmo in Roseville for the south Placer ,North Sac folks. The also had Green Monster and Enjoy by 10/25 IPA.
     
  22. Uncleserg

    Uncleserg Sep 19, 2009 California

    Some might disagree but to me it's what Ebony and Oak should have tasted like. Some people might diss it but it's an oatmeal stout in old Fitz BB. The beer smells a big but is smooth and light in character. Something you can down solo. Some will say it blows but it's not meant to be Parabola. If it doesn't distro trade for it... You'll be surprised.
     
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  23. larryCA

    larryCA Mar 20, 2011 California

    2 bottle limit at Bevmo in Sunnyvale.
     
  24. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Nov 14, 2012 Illinois
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    orland park and plainfield binnys got em in. They're starting to pop up.
     
  25. Justinsosmart

    Justinsosmart May 14, 2013 California
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    Those were my thoughts exactly. It's very good if you realize it's intention. It literally tasted like BA Merlin.
     
  26. redbeerdviking

    redbeerdviking Oct 12, 2009 Pennsylvania


    6. I know because I have them. :)
     
  27. gkoz

    gkoz Apr 22, 2013 Arizona
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    Such weird distribution
     
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  28. DWarcher

    DWarcher Mar 24, 2012 California

    All of the Nuggets in the Sacramento Valley have it now.
     
  29. DooshBagalow

    DooshBagalow Dec 1, 2012 Illinois
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    Not unlike every other limited release throughout Chicagoland.
     
  30. DropDead

    DropDead Feb 6, 2013 Illinois

    You trying to say that the far out burbs get it days before people in the city? Makes little sense
     
  31. LumpkinBrews

    LumpkinBrews Aug 30, 2013 California
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    I know Preserve Pub in Winters received some two or three days ago
     
  32. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Nov 14, 2012 Illinois
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    He's right and it doesn't. Once you start seeing the pattern for distribution on limited release beers in chicagoland, you realize it's sporadic as fuck.
     
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  33. JesseLara

    JesseLara Nov 4, 2012 California
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    Anyone else looking in the San Jose area BevMo on Santa Teresa has them in the back, just have to ask as far as I could tell.
     
  34. gkoz

    gkoz Apr 22, 2013 Arizona
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    Just makes no sense how one store can get it and the next few closest don't but random ones all over get it
     
  35. mquartuccio87

    mquartuccio87 Jun 10, 2013 New York
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    Sounds awesome cant wait to get some
     
  36. bgrzywa2

    bgrzywa2 Nov 8, 2011 Illinois

    Yeah I actually picked one up from OP Binny's after work. I assume it's gone now.
     
  37. RangnaR

    RangnaR Dec 17, 2012 California

    Thanks for the info. Was able to hit up that BevMo and score me a couple. Also got word that the Total Wine just down the street from there is expecting it Monday or Tuesday this week...
     
  38. RangnaR

    RangnaR Dec 17, 2012 California

    Now if I can manage to grab some F.W. Anniversary Ale, I'll have all the boxed brews from F.W. this year, all of which, so far, have been great.
     
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  39. BlakeSmith

    BlakeSmith Aug 17, 2012 California

    Seriously, why does it suck so bad around here.
     
  40. DropDead

    DropDead Feb 6, 2013 Illinois

    Which binnys are you talking about? My local binnys has it in the system but not yet arrived
     
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