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Firestone Walker - Velvet Merkin

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

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  1. dmbsnus

    dmbsnus Jan 10, 2012 Illinois
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    Anyone know if they still have any cantillon or VM at castle Vav? Planning on going there at lunch if so...

    Thanks!!!!
     
  2. RobotScott

    RobotScott May 21, 2013 Illinois
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    none left on the shelves.
     
  3. dmbsnus

    dmbsnus Jan 10, 2012 Illinois
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    thanks!
     
  4. thetastywort

    thetastywort Jun 2, 2011 California
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    Bevmo - Irvine had 3.5 cases as of 9:30am this morning. I think all of Orange County, CA should have it this week.
     
  5. thetastywort

    thetastywort Jun 2, 2011 California
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    Where in CA are you? Orange County is getting it this week. Bevmo in Irvine just had some this morning.
     
  6. Waldomega

    Waldomega Jan 15, 2013 Nevada

    for anyone in vegas, it hit today. grabbed 1 at total wine, and 2 at whole foods. whole foods had a whole shelf of parabola still, also
     
  7. charlzm

    charlzm Sep 3, 2007 California
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    I'm in Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, to be more exact. We are served by Allied Beverage Distribution which has the reputation of being an incompetent, lumbering beast when it comes to special craft beer releases.

    1.7 MILLION people live in the SFV and we basically have to drive 20 miles to another distributor's territory to get special releases when they actually hit stores.
     
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  8. derftron

    derftron Feb 8, 2012 Oregon

    Portland folks......Belmont Station is on deck. heading over in T-Minus 2 hours. Yummy
     
  9. phantastiic

    phantastiic Mar 5, 2013 California
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    Whole Foods La Jolla received their shipment in today. They're in the back so ask an employee to help you out.
     
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  10. LumpkinBrews

    LumpkinBrews Aug 30, 2013 California
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    There were a number of bottle shops, all of which were PNC members, that received small quantities.
     
  11. Jacob007

    Jacob007 Sep 18, 2012 New Hampshire
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    Any NH sightings?
     
  12. DropDead

    DropDead Feb 6, 2013 Illinois

    They dont have Cantillon anymore but they have plenty of Velvet Merkin. Picked mine up today in the afternoon so whoever wants some
     
  13. BourbonBarrelBeerBelly

    BourbonBarrelBeerBelly Feb 13, 2013 Washington
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    Really? I'm familiar with almost every bottle shop here, and haven't seen it in a couple months now. I stocked up, thinking it would be harder to acquire.
     
  14. Cuppa2Tree

    Cuppa2Tree Mar 27, 2013 Illinois
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    Just got the last bottle on the shelf at Binny's LP. Went in for something else, got shut out, saw this on the shelf. Solid consolation prize I suppose.
     
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  15. iBorracho

    iBorracho Feb 8, 2013 California
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    Bevmo in Brea (Orange County, CA) has a few cases left as of now. Total Wine down the street should be getting some tomorrow.
     
  16. Paccamacca

    Paccamacca Sep 15, 2012 California
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    Just noticed LetsPour even had some (87) available but sold out immediately...
     
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  17. ERRL710

    ERRL710 May 6, 2013 Illinois
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    Most places its gone...or they get it in Friday

    EDIT:

    See im late to the party...sorry about that. I see you grabbed yours already.
     
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  18. RyPA24

    RyPA24 Jul 12, 2013 California

    San Diego BevMo's just got their shipments in today! Go get 'em. The mission valley BevMo got 2 cases (2 bottle limit) and the mission valley north BevMo got 1 case (1 bottle limit).
     
  19. TTC

    TTC Jul 16, 2013 California
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    Anyone know prices at BevMo and WholeFoods?
     
  20. maxcoinage

    maxcoinage Apr 6, 2012 Illinois
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    Finally got my hands on this today, can't wait to try it!
     
  21. iBorracho

    iBorracho Feb 8, 2013 California
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    Bevmo, $14.99 each. Don't know about Whole Foods.
     
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  22. TTC

    TTC Jul 16, 2013 California
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    Thanks. Looks like it's the same at WF. I hear TotalWine is less?
     
  23. Paccamacca

    Paccamacca Sep 15, 2012 California
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    Just bought 3 at Whole Foods- $14.99
     
  24. iBorracho

    iBorracho Feb 8, 2013 California
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    Total Wine is off sometimes, at least with FW. For Parabola, they were $1.00 cheaper than Bevmo ($13.99) but for Abacus the price was the same ($14.99).
     
  25. JBogan

    JBogan Jul 15, 2007 Nevada

    Saw it at Trader Joe's for $13.99 today
     
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  26. Guess2814

    Guess2814 Oct 4, 2013 Massachusetts

    Great beer!!
     
  27. ititani

    ititani Aug 19, 2013 Illinois

    I drank a bottle last night. It has a strong bourbon note, but is nicely balance with the oatmeal with a slight coffee finish. Letting it warm up to 55-60 degrees helps blend them very nicely together. But I can definately see aging this to let the bourbon mellow out.
     
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  28. ititani

    ititani Aug 19, 2013 Illinois

    Bring a mule. :)
     
  29. Uncleserg

    Uncleserg Sep 19, 2009 California

    Man that sucks.....sounds like they are treating SFV peeps like peasants.
     
  30. Uncleserg

    Uncleserg Sep 19, 2009 California

    I agree...drink now. Just cause it's BBA does not mean it will age gracefully but what do I know?
     
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  31. Twitcho

    Twitcho Aug 1, 2012 Utah
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    SoCal - I have one more case of Merkin at Whole Foods Laguna Niguel if you're nearby and want more!
     
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  32. listentodave

    listentodave Aug 22, 2013 New Jersey
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    Any places this still might be available in the Santa Clara/San Jose area?
     
  33. CyberMonk

    CyberMonk May 18, 2010 California
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    This just popped up at the Whole Foods on Telegraph in Berkeley. My buddy spotted it while there and grabbed me a few; sounds like no bottle limit and $15/bottle, though no idea how many are left.
     
  34. Phobicsquirrel

    Phobicsquirrel Oct 1, 2013 Oregon
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    plenty at Belmont Station in portland as of last night
     
  35. Drankenstein

    Drankenstein Jul 15, 2013 Kansas

    is this coming to kansas?
     
  36. DrinkNoH2O

    DrinkNoH2O Oct 17, 2009 California
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    I claimed 3 of these today :) There were about 6 left after that.

    O'Shea still had about 6 bottles left as of 3pm today too

    Pacific Park Market and BevMo Laguna Niguel are both out.
     
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  37. Twitcho

    Twitcho Aug 1, 2012 Utah
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    Nice! I'm glad someone local was able to grab a few of them :)
     
  38. BeerMeInStl

    BeerMeInStl Jan 26, 2013 Missouri

    Still nothing in St Louis. I'm about to give up hope of ever seeing this.
     
  39. m34josh

    m34josh Oct 19, 2009 California
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    They were still at Cask N Flask on Saturday. Not many though so you probably want to call first
     
  40. mingo

    mingo Mar 24, 2013 Arizona
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    Landed in AZ today. Bevmo had four cases. Another Bevmo gets theirs next week. Total Wine also had a case or two. Total Wine were strick on their one per customer limit. Bevmo, not so much.
     
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