Good Bottle Shops in Austin TX?

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by ChrisMQ, Oct 2, 2013.

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  1. ChrisMQ

    ChrisMQ Aspirant (245) Jun 30, 2010 New York
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    I will be visiting Austin this month and looking for some solid bottle shops in the area (preferably downtown). Thanks!!
     
  2. bccocx

    bccocx Devotee (428) Jan 13, 2007 Texas
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  3. jamescain

    jamescain Meyvn (1,002) Jul 14, 2009 Texas
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    If you use the places feature it will give you the locations and reviews of each bottle shop
     
  4. ChrisMQ

    ChrisMQ Aspirant (245) Jun 30, 2010 New York
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    Thanks Gents---Which would be the best for rarities in your opinion?
     
  5. bccocx

    bccocx Devotee (428) Jan 13, 2007 Texas
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    East 1st Grocery will be a good bet. Sam always treats visitors really well.
     
  6. jminch

    jminch Disciple (399) Jul 17, 2011 Ohio
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    Sorry to jump on your thread, but my wife will be in Austin in a week or two, and is willing to bring a few things back to me in Ohio. I prefer local stuff, what three or four things would top your list of bottles she can return with and obtain fairly easily?
     
  7. bccocx

    bccocx Devotee (428) Jan 13, 2007 Texas
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    Honestly, I'd just look through https://twitter.com/E1Grocery and https://twitter.com/SunriseMiniMart to get a good idea as to what's landed lately. It's all really a matter of preference. There are tons of great beers available. Great local breweries worth checking out: Adelberts, Austin Beerworks, Branchline (San Antonio), Buffalo Bayou (Houston), Jester King, Saint Arnold (Houston), and Real Ale.
     
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  8. bccocx

    bccocx Devotee (428) Jan 13, 2007 Texas
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    Hops & Grain are good too. Greenhouse IPA might be available when your wife comes down.
     
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  9. nsheehan

    nsheehan Devotee (457) Jul 3, 2011 Texas
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    I'd still call myself new to Austin, and like helping people who are visiting, but what happened to searching a forum for 1 minute about a question that gets asked once a month?

    P.S. If you don't have a car, buses or walking can get you to all of these places from DT (except maybe Mueller).
     
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  10. ChrisMQ

    ChrisMQ Aspirant (245) Jun 30, 2010 New York
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    nsheehan---where'd you move from? my guess is Boston
     
  11. jminch

    jminch Disciple (399) Jul 17, 2011 Ohio
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    Thanks! Exactly what I was looking for. Cheers!
     
  12. nsheehan

    nsheehan Devotee (457) Jul 3, 2011 Texas
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    CA about a year ago. Good guess, if you're going off of surname hints.
     
  13. ChrisMQ

    ChrisMQ Aspirant (245) Jun 30, 2010 New York
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    "and like helping people who are visiting, but what happened to searching a forum for 1 minute about a question that gets asked once a month? "

    sounds like a person from Boston to me...
     
  14. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (618) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    And your comment sounds like a stupid statement to me, especially from someone asking for help. Take 2 seconds and search, then ask questions if you can't find an answer.

    And yes, I AM from Boston.
     
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  15. ChrisMQ

    ChrisMQ Aspirant (245) Jun 30, 2010 New York
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    i feel bad for you
     
  16. TTUJohn

    TTUJohn Aspirant (211) Nov 13, 2012 Texas

    Sounds like something that someone from New York would say

    /kidding - grew up in NY/NJ
     
  17. ChrisMQ

    ChrisMQ Aspirant (245) Jun 30, 2010 New York
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    Either way---thanks for the info BCCOCX ill def try and hit up East 1st Grocery when I'm in town
     
  18. UT-Alex

    UT-Alex Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2012 Texas

    Bring me some Alesmith and Schlafly Pumpkin and I'll show you all the cool spots.
     
  19. ChrisMQ

    ChrisMQ Aspirant (245) Jun 30, 2010 New York
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    That's not available by you?
     
  20. UT-Alex

    UT-Alex Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2012 Texas

    Nope, Texas gets neither of those.
     
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