Is Abrasive still in stores in Minneapolis/St Paul?

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by ogrerugby, Mar 9, 2014.

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  1. ogrerugby

    ogrerugby Aspirant (220) Jan 15, 2005 Massachusetts
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    I'm flying in tomorrow for a few days and hoping that I can still find some Abrasive to get into my suitcase for the trip back to Boston. I'll be staying near the airport, but will have a car and will most likely he hitting up Happy Gnome, Town Hall Tap and Northbound while I'm there. I usually try to hit Zipps too.

    thanks for any help,
  2. bigdaddypolite

    bigdaddypolite Devotee (401) Mar 2, 2007 Minnesota
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    Yep, it's still all over. Feel free to check with specific stores like Zipps, but it was in the last few stores I have been to in large quantity.

    Canning dates vary as far back as December, but I would NOT worry too much with any canning date you find, as the stuff is just as delicious 3 months in as it is fresh.
  3. HoudiniRN

    HoudiniRN Aspirant (255) Feb 28, 2014 Minnesota
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    As stated before it's pretty plentiful. It's almost harder to find a store that doesn't have it in stock...
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  4. ogrerugby

    ogrerugby Aspirant (220) Jan 15, 2005 Massachusetts
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    Awesome, thanks for the quick replies.
  5. opwog

    opwog Defender (663) Jun 16, 2008 Minnesota

    You may want to see if you can find a bottle of Steel Toe's Size 11.

    Ignore the fact that it the overall score 91, because it is weighted down by a load of reviews for the May batch from last year, but the current batch is stellar and easily stands alongside Abrasive, if not maybe better.
  6. mkhartnett

    mkhartnett Disciple (351) Oct 27, 2010 Minnesota
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    I wish I could get my hands on some Size 11. Every place I go is out.
  7. nograz

    nograz Disciple (328) Oct 30, 2013 Minnesota
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    Yeah it seems to have run out. I got a lot from the MGM in Hopkins. Last to.e I was there they probably had about 2 cases, went there last week and it was all gone. down to my last 2 bottles. :slight_frown:
  8. joh02034

    joh02034 Initiate (157) Jan 5, 2013 New York
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    May 2013 size 11 was my first drain pour. Why was this beer so god awful? I was offended that this was even sold. I have not built up the courage to try again it was so undrinkable.
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  9. SipIt

    SipIt Aspirant (225) Jul 18, 2013 Minnesota
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    Not sure it's still there, but they do have it on their website as being available in the taproom(both pours and bottle purchases). A friend picked up a couple bottles there 2 to 3 weeks ago.
  10. Chaz

    Chaz Poo-Bah (1,587) Feb 3, 2002 Minnesota
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    Some bottles of Size 11 managed to make it to my whacky packie last Friday -- still there as of 2:30 today.
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  11. mkhartnett

    mkhartnett Disciple (351) Oct 27, 2010 Minnesota
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    Saw a bunch of it at the downtown lunds liquor store. Though it was canned 12/27/13
  12. will1256

    will1256 Disciple (366) Dec 4, 2010 Minnesota
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    Saw some at Sunfish Cellars the other day. I bought one bottle, can't remember if there were more? Maybe give them a call if you're in the area.
  13. cmannes

    cmannes Disciple (378) Mar 15, 2009 Minnesota
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    Still at Princeton's in Maple Grove. Although every time I go in, I fear its absence.
  14. TheBeerDrinker

    TheBeerDrinker Initiate (0) Jan 29, 2014 Minnesota

    Yes... Although I wouldn't count on it being there for too long.
  15. doner24

    doner24 Initiate (89) Apr 16, 2013 Minnesota
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    I would think this stuff is going to be on shelves for a long time as most places still have some old inventory. I would guess the distributor has quite a stock pile of the newer canning dates left.
  16. BeerGuyEsquire

    BeerGuyEsquire Initiate (0) Dec 18, 2012 Minnesota

    Wow, tell us how you really feel. I'm sure if you write to Steel Toe they will sincerely apologize that you were offended that they dared to sell something that didn't appeal to you, individually.
  17. McRyan

    McRyan Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2012 Minnesota

    Is there anyway to discern from the 2013 Size 11 version and 2014?
  18. BeerGoogler

    BeerGoogler Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2014 Minnesota

    Dust on the 2013 bottle? :slight_smile:
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