Hard to Find Beers You Found Somewhere Else

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Mscarpen, Dec 24, 2012.

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  1. Mscarpen

    Mscarpen Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2011 Tennessee
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    It seems some regions go nuts for a particular beer and blow it off the shelf in hours while it languishes on shelves elsewhere. Case in point; Boltcutter was in very short supply and high demand in South East WI. If you weren't working to find it, you simply didn't get any. About a month after its release, I'm in SC and find five bottles on the shelf.

    Are there any gems you've tumbled across in-mass, while traveling, that you simply would never find on the shelf "back home"?
  2. KiMiRaiK

    KiMiRaiK Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 Washington

    My story is kind of in reverse. Abyss & Dissident have never shown up in my area, so i pretty much wrote them off as only being able to get through trade. Walked into my local shop last week and the shelf was stacked with them!! Had to control myself and only buy 2 of each instead of the whole lot.
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  3. Mgm54

    Mgm54 Disciple (370) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    I went to Colorado a week ago or so, and I found 75 minute sitting on the shelves. I never find that sitting near my area in New York or Chicago!
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  4. alexipa

    alexipa Devotee (439) Oct 7, 2011 Colorado
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    I feel like in Colorado a lot of the harder to find beers sit on shelves for a while. On the other hand, local breweries limited releases fly off shelves while they sit in other states. I think our whole state is full of homers!
  5. GrizzWranglin

    GrizzWranglin Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 South Carolina

    Hold Up! Where were you in South Carolina? It's like that with breakfast stout and backwoods bastard here, too.
  6. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Devotee (452) Nov 12, 2012 South Carolina
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    Agreed, this was my experience only a couple of weeks ago...
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  7. Mscarpen

    Mscarpen Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2011 Tennessee
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    Plenty of Breakfast Stout. Found one guy with Backwoods in the back room. South Carolina is amazing!!!!
  8. Mscarpen

    Mscarpen Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2011 Tennessee
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    Try Fort Mill Froogles
  9. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poo-Bah (2,459) Jun 18, 2002 Arizona

    2008 I was finding ABYSS at little convenience stores and stuff in Alaska. It was hilarious. Hardly any craft beers, but then BAM there's a row of Abyss with no purchase limit and cheap prices.
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  10. KiMiRaiK

    KiMiRaiK Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 Washington

    I can't believe what i'm seeing! Do ppl that can get this, this easy, think this brew is over hyped?

    This brew only exists in the magical world of BA, in this area.
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  11. GrizzWranglin

    GrizzWranglin Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 South Carolina

    No way! We bought a four pack of breakfast stout and this at first and kept coming back for Backwoods Bastard. It's delicious
  12. GrizzWranglin

    GrizzWranglin Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 South Carolina

    That's how it is everywhere in Greenville, man. I wish I had enough money to drink all of it!
  13. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Moderator (1,229) Feb 12, 2012 Georgia
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    Imperial Biscotti Break sits around for a while until words gets out around here..

    I stocked up pretty well.. about as well as you want for a $15 dollar bomber, but...

    I do have a store I frequent that I can buy beers with an easy year on them, in terms of the stouts and big beers... :wink:
  14. luisc123

    luisc123 Initiate (173) Oct 20, 2011 California

    I gave up trying to find bottles of Firestone XVI Anniversary. Then a couple of days ago, I showed up early at the Bruery Tasting Room so I decided to walk around and find something to eat until they opened. I walked into a tiny little liquor store and found two bottles just sitting on the shelf. Dude sold them both to me for $45. I was very pleased. Same thing happened with Parabola and Sucaba after I stopped running around trying to find them. I walked into a liquor store in Huntington Beach for the first time and found them both sitting in the fridge. Unfortunately, I was flat broke at the time and didn't pick them up. Kicked myself later for that one.
  15. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Devotee (452) Nov 12, 2012 South Carolina
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    Yep, that's where that photo was taken, in Greenville.
  16. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,229) Mar 18, 2010 California

    I found an old vintage of BA Rasputin at a Whole Foods in Maui.
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  17. keysburg

    keysburg Initiate (138) Mar 28, 2012 Massachusetts

    I found some BCBCS down by my dad's this weekend. It was blink-and-miss it by me.
  18. Monsone

    Monsone Initiate (196) Jun 5, 2006 Illinois

    Nothing crazy recently, but a few years back in WI I found a case of KBS on the shelf and every New Glarus unplugged going back for at least 3 years at a little liquor store in a small town.
  19. Mscarpen

    Mscarpen Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2011 Tennessee
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    Just saw three cases of Backwoods sitting on the floor next to three cases of WnB in SC. Crazyness! I may have to move back down here.
  20. zac16125

    zac16125 Poo-Bah (1,787) Jan 26, 2010 South Carolina
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    2011 Wake and Bake was available on the shelves in SC until about 3 weeks ago. It made no sense, that stuff sold out in my former area of FL in a couple weeks tops.

    Back to this Bolt Cutter thing, I didn't even know it hit SC, heard it might but when was this? Anyone see. Any in Charleston?
  21. HoyaSaxa7

    HoyaSaxa7 Initiate (122) Aug 19, 2011 Massachusetts

    BCVS in Dublin. Yep.
  22. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (2,474) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    JC! I was lucky to score a 4 pack of BWB as it sold out in an hour in Madison WI.
  23. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (2,474) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    It was line up at the door and wait for it arrive by me.
  24. stayclean

    stayclean Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Wisconsin

    goandpickitupformebro...... :stuck_out_tongue:
  25. MeadGuyfromMD

    MeadGuyfromMD Aspirant (215) May 23, 2007 Maryland

    Can you grab some FT?? :-)
  26. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (2,474) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Mule it back to WI!
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  27. Avangion

    Avangion Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2012 New York

    I just found a row of Barrel Aged Old Rasputin XIV in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Does that count? Even the dude at the counter was surprised he still had any. He had like eight to ten. I bought two. Almost bought like four but eh.
  28. bigedct

    bigedct Initiate (0) Jun 23, 2011 Connecticut

    Not enmass but I found a bottle of Life n Limb 2 at a Coop grocery in Vermont a month ago.
  29. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,426) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    on two ocassions found 6 bottles sitting on shelf of 2010 Abyss and 2011 Abyss about 10 months after release at the same shop in Duluth.MN a year apart
  30. danedelman

    danedelman Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Wegman's likes to load up on things like that BWB and Harvest Ale. At 11.99 a four pack. Still on the shelves here in Easton, PA.
  31. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (624) May 11, 2012 Missouri
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    What the hell? We had shops in St Louis limiting customers to 1 4pack or even 2 bottles per person
  32. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Devotee (452) Nov 12, 2012 South Carolina
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    I tell ya, if I hadn't crushed my beer budget today in TW, I probably would be all up for it. Man, this hobby is getting expensive. They've had FBB for a while now, so I don't think it is going anywhere for a bit.
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