Is Abyss still sitting on shelves in your area?

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  1. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Grand Pooh-Bah (5,978) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    Abyss seemed really difficult to get in my area of SoCal (sold out in hours), so I assumed it was hard to get everywhere. However, I walked into a grocery store in Austin yesterday and found an entire case on the shelves (no limits). Is it still sitting around in your area?
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  2. raynmoon

    raynmoon Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

    Yes. 20$ a bottle. Too steep for me. Though I do not mind spending 28$ in eclipse
  3. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2012 California

    Still around NorCal.
    Bevmo released it at $15 but jacked it up to $20 on their next shipment.
    $15 is doable, not a tweeny twin twin!
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  4. BurgeoningBrewhead

    BurgeoningBrewhead Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2012 Pennsylvania

    How far east does Abyss make it anyway? Curious if it's possible to track down in NY/PA at the right place.
  5. gcamparone

    gcamparone Maven (1,352) Dec 6, 2011 Rhode Island

    Oh god. Don't tell me the "Is ____ still sitting on the shelves in your area?" boards are the new thing to do. They're super annoying, especially for people who don't even have access to said beer.
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  6. jawas

    jawas Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2013 New Jersey

    Like the east coast?
  7. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,670) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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  8. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Grand Pooh-Bah (5,978) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    Got it. I was honestly just interested in the variation in demand between states since I found it so easily in Texas, but it sold out so quickly in SoCal.
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  9. JohnCassillo

    JohnCassillo Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2013 California

    I grabbed one about a week or so after release. Where are you in SoCal?
  10. SteelSaw

    SteelSaw Initiate (0) Nov 13, 2013 Indiana

    Shoot I wish. As far as I know it never even made it out this way. Sure wish it had though.
  11. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Grand Pooh-Bah (5,978) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    Close to the border between Orange and Riverside Counties.
  12. sfr26

    sfr26 Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2013 Pennsylvania

    It does make it to PA, that's the only state on the east coast though. Check out seekabrew -
  13. sholle

    sholle Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2011 Montana

    $12 here in MT this year!
  14. waddellc2

    waddellc2 Initiate (0) Aug 23, 2012 Pennsylvania

    You can get it
    in PA. Let me know if you need help finding in the philly area
  15. carlitos92

    carlitos92 Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2012 Texas

    It wasn't that easy to find everywhere in Texas - many places in DFW sold their allotment pretty much instantly. Maybe Austin got a whole bunch, or you walked in 5 minutes after they put it on the shelves. Who knows.

    If I'd known how "meh" it was fresh, I would have gladly traded the bottle I found (and drank) with somebody instead.
  16. mdeluna

    mdeluna Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2011 Texas

    Where did you find it? Texas distribution is crap, so it's possible that they either didn't know they had it and put it out, or some people just got some late delivered..

    It also came out when Bomb and Crime/Punishment/Southern Charred among others came out.. so some beers didn't get that much attention. Also the price is key on how Austin peeps buy beer.. some stores had it for like 17.99 or higher, while I found some of mine for 13.99 I believe.
  17. koopa

    koopa Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2008 New Jersey

    A buddy of mine just posted a picture of it on a shelf in San Diego for $18
  18. gshak

    gshak Savant (1,174) Feb 20, 2011 Texas

    It's probably a Austin thing...back in Houston, that stuff would fly off the shelves, even at 1 or 2 per person limit.
  19. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Grand Pooh-Bah (5,978) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    It was the Royal Blue on Congress (downtown). It was going for $17.99 a bottle, which sounds like the higher end. Since I am just visiting for a few days, I am not sure if this has been sitting around or if it's a new shipment.
  20. DinnahTime

    DinnahTime Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2014 California

    There was a lot in Palm Desert - I was there yesterday and Total Wines had a tone left. I believe it was 14.99 there.
  21. JohnnyMc

    JohnnyMc Maven (1,477) Feb 14, 2012 Ohio

    Well, until Deschutes starts distributing in Ohio in a few weeks and we get it this year. YES!
  22. MuchoStereo

    MuchoStereo Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 New York

    I'd love to get my hands on some Abyss. Can't get any in NY. Shot me a message if your interested in trading.
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  23. BurgeoningBrewhead

    BurgeoningBrewhead Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I'm in Susq. County, I get most of my beer in NY anyway so I'm not really near any big cities that would get better distribution. Usually when seekabrew says PA gets it, it means that Philly and Pittsburgh get it rarely. Hell, according to seekabrew, we get Cigar City...ha.
    I'd be up for a trade though if there's anything you think I'd be able to find for you though, I don't keep much of a "have" list yet though so shoot me a message if you want.
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  24. thereal_adam

    thereal_adam Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2013 Texas

    Have to agree, It seemed to sell pretty quick in DFW, I did happen to find three bottles sitting on a shelf at a Central Market back in December, which seemed odd, but nothing since then.

    On the other hand I found five bottles in Las Cruces New Mexico the last week of December just sitting there. Think it does depend sometimes on location.
  25. GtheBeerMan

    GtheBeerMan Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2014 Tennessee

    Just be thankful y'all even get a chance at it! Nothing from Deschutes makes it here.. :slight_frown:
  26. krisandarcy

    krisandarcy Aspirant (281) Apr 4, 2009 Idaho

    Never saw bottles when I briefly looked at small handful of retailers, only on tap at the growler station @ Total Wine. I know a bar here locally was selling bottles for 30 or so a pop.
  27. AndrewPalmer

    AndrewPalmer Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2013 Minnesota

    Initial rush sold fast here, then started seeing it everywhere when I was looking for BCBS. I stopped buying it after a few bottles and just started alerting locals to where it is. Haven't seen it in a couple weeks tho.
  28. Preluderl

    Preluderl Pooh-Bah (1,710) Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Definitely never seen Abyss or anything else by Deschutes on any shelves in or around Pittsburgh.
  29. CatfishClark

    CatfishClark Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2008 Texas

    I would guess, at least in this Austin case, that it's a matter of where it was found. All the "regular" spots like Sunrise Minimart, Whip In, Spec's, South Lamar Wine & Spirits, etc sold out of the Abyss rather quickly. As far as I know, Royal Blue isn't regarded as a hot-spot bottle shop, thus people probably didn't bother to look there...I know I didn't.

    After striking out around town, I had given up hope of finding a bottle this year. I was in my regular HEB store a couple days ago and the beer guy noticed that I had a couple bottles of Prairie Noir (another rare find) in my basket. He then asked me if I'd be interested in the Abyss...? I was like, what?! I didn't even know they were carrying it! He had it in a locked drawer, but was offering it to people who either asked about it or looked like they might appreciate such a thing. So yeah, you never know where you'll find the good stuff...

    Maybe I'll have to swing by Royal Blue sometime soon...
  30. Giantspace

    Giantspace Pooh-Bah (2,757) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Des chutes has been distributing a lot if the full time beers in Philly for a while. I did see a few large bottles of some type of porter at WFM a while ago. Not sure how much if any of the limiteds are getting here yet. Not been looking for beer in a month or so, been buying cases only. I do get the Capones beer shop list and have not seen abyss on the list.

  31. EJLinneman

    EJLinneman Pundit (908) Mar 2, 2009 New Jersey

    I found it in Ocean Beach two weeks ago $20 without a limit.
  32. TheSleepyMonkey

    TheSleepyMonkey Initiate (0) Apr 6, 2013 Tennessee

    Would love to try though, wish we got in Tennessee
  33. TTC

    TTC Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2013 California

    $18 on Black Friday from a local liquor store in Torrance, $15 from Whole Foods. Saw it again for $18 on the shelf in Cerritos on Saturday.
  34. Absolut

    Absolut Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2011 California

    last week went to bevmo in Northridge. shelf was empty. looked to the sky- up above was an unopened case. bought 2 bottles. not sure if they are still left
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  35. chuckv

    chuckv Initiate (0) Apr 19, 2013 Pennsylvania

    I bought last summer class of 88 barley wine but haven't seen abyss at all.
  36. Acropora

    Acropora Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2013 California

    I know three or four stores within 50 miles of LA that still have it. Search harder!
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  37. bayareahustla

    bayareahustla Zealot (620) Jul 13, 2012 California

    BM me and we can change that.
  38. carlitos92

    carlitos92 Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2012 Texas

    That is one heck of a "regular HEB!" I don't run across too much stuff like that, even at Central Market.
  39. Ozzylizard

    Ozzylizard Grand Pooh-Bah (5,713) Oct 5, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Thanks for the link - interesting but also depressing.
  40. Ozzylizard

    Ozzylizard Grand Pooh-Bah (5,713) Oct 5, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Yeah, GucciB has reduced their bottle selection.
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