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Discussion in 'Midwest' started by mdwalsh, Oct 30, 2012.
There aren't any TG bottles anywhere as far as I know.
The Dorothy's Lager is at Hy-Vee here in Mason City. I've purchase Pseudosue 3 times in Des Moines, but it runs out in about 45 minutes usually.
I believe he meant they haven't bottled anything in a bit
Correct. It would surprise me for sure if there are any bottles left anywhere.
Ah, I misunderstood. On the bright side I've found some TG on tap that is unavailable in DSM. Tsunami is very good.
"The Quarry" in Mason City has 4 handles of TG. Well at least the last time is was there.
I will definitely make my way over there. I went into Wiseguys sports bar as well, but was unable to partake in their Thursday special last week. $10 for all you can drink with G-Nug on tap... wow.
Tsunami is at El Bait in DSM from time to time.
Stone w00t stout has his Des Moines. Super limited supplies. Most places are limit 1 bottle per person. $6.49/each.
Stone's Enjoy By 9/13/13 coming to IA. When do these typically release relative to the enjoy by date?
I've half-heartedly boycotted Stone since they turned down distribution in Sioux City but might have to make a trip to C Bluffs for this one.
Red's in N.L. has gotten it as fast as the trucks can bring it from CA. So less the a week from bottling.
should hit stores around 08/13/13
I grabbed the last bottle from Ryan last night.
Nice! Picking up a bottle tonight. Hear there could possibly be another small batch coming by the end of the week to a few stores, but I'm not holding my breath. Glad I'll get at least one.
Well...I missed out. I should have some Surly Furious heading this way within the next week if anyone would like to do an IP in Des Moines.
Went tonight.. more than 4 TG's: Dorothy's, Tsunami, Murph's Red, Rush Pils, Brown Sugar, Thresher IPA, Gold Nug IPA.... and a custom made TG menu describing 8 of the beers... awesome.
Deschutes now available in the Iowa City area
Deschutes is coming in with all guns firing. Release parties everywhere. Props to them for such intense interest. They seem to be doing it right. Hope they studied the market. Be sad to see them end up like Green Flash. Eleven dollar four packs of hoppy beers that are on the shelves 8 to 14 months old. That shit don't fly in Iowa.
This is killing me. I'm gonna be passing through there in a couple weeks from now on a Sunday and, according to their website, they are not open on Sundays.
Does anyone know if the IA City Market got any Stone Woot Stout??
Most likely we won't. Haven't heard anything but they most likely got in such a low amount they'll just take it to bars and events.
Deschutes is now in Council Bluffs.
Any Fresh Squeezed in CB? They didn't surprise you with any Black Butte XXV did they?
Deschutes in Ames as well. Fresh Squeezed, Twilight, Mirror Pond, White IPA, and Black Butte. Hoping to see special releases when the time comes too.
Deschutes in Davenport with the mainstays plus Twilight. This will definitely cut down on my need to drive over to Illinois for beer runs!
How about Sioux City?
rumors of black butte xxv kegs and in cedar rapids in August. seems fitting for the rumors thread. a certain bar that starts with a p.and ends with a y.
What's the scene like these days in SC? That used to be my old stomping ground. You could get Foreign Export at Carry's in Verm and Bully Porter made it's way up to SC but, shit, that was about it.
Pretty decent at liquor stores, poor at bars.
Between Charlie's and HyVee, we get all the regular releases from Bell's, Founders, North Coast, and a few others. Also get most special releases from Boulevard. Some decent funky/esoteric beers from Jolly Pumpkin, Cambridge, Clown Shoes, Mikkeller, Evil Twin, etc. Unfortunately Stone turned down distribution here.
Bars consult the local distributors to choose what goes on tap which is laughable. I say that because they don't care about the draft beer market here. The local Founders distributor chose Dirty Bastard as the only keg they'll carry; probably because of the name. The "beer bars" end up with middle of the road stuff that rarely sells. One place has carried some Bells, St Bernardus, Evil Twin, GI, Blvd Smokestacks.
tl;dr Still a drinking town averse to change.
Man, that's kinda disheartening. It sounds like nothing has changed too much since I was there in '03-'06 (I went to school at USD). I got into the craft thing while there, getting variety packs of NB and Boulevard and, yes Leinie's. When places had Creamy Dark on tap people loved that. But, I don't think I ever had an IPA until I moved to Minny (Seriously). Can you find one of those around now? And, if so, does anyone appreciate it?
One place carries Bell's Two Hearted and Summit Saga on tap, so yeah. Those are the two best in town but a few other places carry either Lucky U or Goose Island IPA. Also had SN Torpedo and Rogue Yellow Snow but they weren't retained.
There's a small beer culture here but mostly made up of homebrewers or at home drinkers. Not many bar patrons in search of craft beer.
This market cannot sustain the amount of IPA's, and Pale Ales that have flooded it. It's not exclusive to Green Flash, I see several month old Founders IPA's, and Pale Ales on the shelves still.
The stores, and distributors that understand this best will come out the winners.
I cant wait to have Deschutes in my store, im really struggling to keep a great IPA in my case. I don't get Stone/Greenflash and my Founders supply is hit or miss. I finally got them to order All Day in....blew through 15 cases in 2 weeks.....now im told I may not see it again till early Sept....SIGH....Welcome Deschutes!! I must say that Johnson Bros seems to be a standup distributorship as well. My Two-Hearted usually hovers around that 2-3week old status which is great. Get mine on Wednesday!
My local has Deschutes as it's featured beer for July. Six dollar sixers of Black Butte, Obsidian, Chainbreaker, and Inversion! Hell and yes!
Deschutes year round lineup is touph to beat.
Black Butte XXV on tap at El Bait. Fresh Squeezed bottles all over Des Moines. Release parties all over town all weekend and for the next 3 days too. Deschutes has debuted nicely!
any idea what places will be getting kegs?
Parlor City I'm assuming?
So is Fresh Squeezed in bottles or just on tap? If bottles did they hit the Cedar Rapids area?
Heading to Des Moines today or tomorrow, any chance of finding any Woot Stout? If so where?
Also I saw that Mondo's in Iowa City had Sofie Paradisi on tap. A beer that everybody needs to try IMO. I hope more kegs of it pop up around the area.
I picked up a bottle of Schell's Star of the North Berliner Weiss from Beer Crazy this weekend. Pretty special beer, now to use the dregs in a homebrew.
I know the Keg Stand in DSM has it on tap. I'd call first to make sure it's still on though.
Bait Shop does as well. Put it on yesterday.