Great Lakes Coming to NJ!

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by smonice, Feb 5, 2013.

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  1. smonice

    smonice Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2012 New Jersey

    I talked to the reps this weekend at the NJ Beer Expo and they said they are starting distribution in March / April time frame! About time I can get (hopefully) my blackout stout!
     
  2. bbpro47

    bbpro47 Initiate (196) Mar 8, 2011 New Jersey
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    its already in south jersey and random stores in north jersey, their distribution in the state is just growing to Kohler and Shorepoint i believe
     
  3. smonice

    smonice Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2012 New Jersey

    oh wow. i don't think i have ever seen any anywhere. what specific stores carry it that you know of?
     
  4. GoGators

    GoGators Crusader (736) Aug 5, 2010 New Jersey
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    I have seen it all over SNJ (while on vacation) but very few stores in NNJ or CNJ carry GL. Only store i can remember seeing it at on a regular basis is Wine Library in Springfield.
     
  5. mcsauter82

    mcsauter82 Disciple (308) Aug 9, 2012 New Jersey

    Spirits Unlimited in Red Bank had some months ago.
     
  6. smonice

    smonice Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2012 New Jersey

    damn, i go there all the time and never see any.
     
  7. mcsauter82

    mcsauter82 Disciple (308) Aug 9, 2012 New Jersey

    I haven't seen it there in a while, but last summer, they had maybe 4 different styles.
     
  8. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,267) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    The only Great Lakes wholesaler in NJ previously was Kramer Beverage out of Hammonton, whose normal distribution region is Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Salem, Camden, Gloucester counties - but there are legal ways for out of county retailers to also get the beer.
     
  9. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (1,990) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    I wasn't so crazy about how Kohler dropped the ball on Narwhal, but I guess we'll have to wait and see how they handle this one.
     
  10. Pythonhgr

    Pythonhgr Initiate (13) Dec 10, 2006 New Jersey

    unfortunately Sandy had a huge hand in what happened with Narwhal and Kohler. Don't see anything like that happening again
     
  11. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (1,990) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    That's good to know- very understandable, actually, now that I get what happened.
     
  12. Pythonhgr

    Pythonhgr Initiate (13) Dec 10, 2006 New Jersey

    while the ordering window was open for Narwhal, Sandy came in and closed Kohler for a week. When they were open again, SN was actually out of Narwhal. After talking through a few different distributors, they were sent 15 cases and 10 sixtels to work with. It sucks, I know.
     
  13. ClockworkOrange

    ClockworkOrange Poo-Bah (1,947) Feb 19, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Just an fyi - when GL came to eastern PA a few years ago, their initial drop was very close to the best by date.
     
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