Is Abrasive still being brewed this year?

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by ZAP, Feb 25, 2014.

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  1. ZAP

    ZAP Poo-Bah (3,375) Dec 1, 2001 Minnesota

    or is the run over? Dates I saw at a local store were 12/26/13 or something like that...would think there would be some newer product out if it was brewed...then again i am in northern mn where nothing surprises me..
     
  2. shawnp

    shawnp Aspirant (235) Jan 15, 2010 Minnesota
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    Abrasive is done for the year but there are fresher canning runs than what you've seen...
     
  3. Cyclone8

    Cyclone8 Devotee (415) Oct 19, 2011 Minnesota
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    Are you sure about that? They've canned it through early March in the past. I was counting on them doing that again this year:)
     
  4. sean_mpls

    sean_mpls Initiate (171) Sep 11, 2012 Minnesota
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    Yes, Todd said that they're done with Abrasive canning.
     
  5. SudsSavant

    SudsSavant Aspirant (223) Jan 9, 2007 Minnesota
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  6. MNPikey

    MNPikey Devotee (403) Feb 27, 2011 Minnesota
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    Last canning was the week of 2/2-2/9 which has yet to be delivered to stores as shawnp stated.
     
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  7. Hopsiam14

    Hopsiam14 Devotee (456) Jan 23, 2013 Minnesota
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    Any eta on this hitting stores? I want some of the last run for Huna day next weekend. If I can't ship it in advance I will pick some up and pack it in my suitcase for my FL friends.
     
  8. BeerGoogler

    BeerGoogler Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2014 Minnesota

    If you want the freshest, you are going to need to call around. Really no way around it. The stores around the cities seem to only have the older stuff. The newest I've seen is mid-January at this point, but many still have cases of stuff from Decemberl.
     
  9. JMN44

    JMN44 Aspirant (213) Sep 19, 2013 Minnesota
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    I think Abrasive could be around through March even though the last canning date was in early February. It seems like a lot of people are waiting for newer dates to come out. Eventually in March we will realize that what is available is all that is left and the supply will disappear quickly.
     
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  10. Seefeldt

    Seefeldt Initiate (48) May 15, 2008 Minnesota

    The last couple of years I have been able to buy Abrasive in Rochester for Memorial Day Weekend. And yes, it's still awesome in May...especially in a canoe.
     
  11. bucky10

    bucky10 Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2010 Minnesota

    Has anyone seen any Abrasive canned in Feb or even late Jan in the downtown or western burbs?
     
  12. Mnmaverick

    Mnmaverick Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2013 Minnesota

    Yes I just picked up some 1/29 at Four firkins today.
     
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  13. mkhartnett

    mkhartnett Disciple (350) Oct 27, 2010 Minnesota
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    I saw 1/29 at the Byerlys in SLP last night.
     
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  14. 3_floyds_local_13

    3_floyds_local_13 Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2014 Indiana
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    My 4 pack from last week was canned 1-21-14. Much better than the first batch they sent chicago since we got distro back that was 12-19-13 or something.
     
  15. RKPStogie

    RKPStogie Initiate (0) Nov 4, 2011 Minnesota
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    All I see in Roch is 12/19/13
     
  16. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Zealot (561) Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
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    Has anyone seen February dates at all?
     
  17. PieOhMy

    PieOhMy Devotee (415) Feb 23, 2013 Minnesota

    I think that's a Great Lakes forum question.;)

    Seriously, I think stores have newer dates, but aren't putting it out 'til the older stuff is gone.
     
  18. evilgenius1917

    evilgenius1917 Initiate (158) Feb 16, 2009 Minnesota

    That is the definition of rotation, yes.
     
  19. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Disciple (332) Jan 13, 2012 Colorado
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    We have 1/29 Abrasive around. Not quite Feruary but close. However, there's 2/24 Coffee Bender that hit the shelves.
     
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