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Karbach Krunkin Punkin update

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by icetrauma, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. icetrauma

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    Per FB, the shoot for date is Oct. 8th on draft and in bombers!
     
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  2. thirdeye11

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    About time someone knew what season pumpkin beers should be released in.
     
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  3. icetrauma

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    Agreed. Next year they'll be out after Easter. :rolleyes:
     
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  4. Texas_Speed

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    I read this on their page also. I'm really looking forward to this beer, I'm sure it isn't going to disappoint. I love what they are doing over at Karbach, and I'm trying to introduce their beers to my friends and family so others can enjoy their work. Now I just need to get my hands on some BBA Hellfighter when it comes out. I know certain bars have it on tap right now but I'm working offshore so no luck for me :(
     
  5. Lutter

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    From what I've heard, you need to blame the distributors, not the brewers, for all the early pumpkin releases lately.

    Same reason it's Christmas in Wal-Mart at freakin' Halloween nowadays. Or why Michael's starts Halloween after the 4th of July, lol.
     
  6. BeanBone

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    I saw Christmas trees up in force at Walmart yesterday...
     
  7. Lutter

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    Oh god. What neckbeards are already buying their Christmas tree?
     
  8. kmello69

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    Christmas trees have been up at Garden Ridge since July. Just sayin
     
  9. Lutter

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    LOL. The Garden Ridge in South Austin is so large, I wouldn't be surprised if they had them year-round.

    BTW: Fun game to play in Garden Ridge (as my gf is always dragging me there) is try to find a product that is Made in the USA. Hours of fun! ;)
     
  10. lindsey624

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    Since when did the distro start brewing beer?
     
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    When they started saying "We'll need all your pumpkin beer at our launch date of August 1st, or we won't be needing it." *Zoom out slowly to reveal warehouse filled with Shocktop Pumpkin Wheat as Distributor twirls his moustache and laughs maniacally*
     
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    Hay, I am offshore now as well. Missed the Freetail release:(
     
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    Do we get any Karbach in SA?
     
  14. Texas_Speed

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    Yeah, I have a set rotation so I spend about 6 months out of the year offshore. It makes it hard to get some of the limited release beers but it pays the bills which is the important part.
     
  15. icetrauma

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    I do not believe y'all do.
     
  16. thirdeye11

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    Karbach has made it very clear on multiple occasions, that they have no intentions to go into any market outside of Houston, now or in the foreseeable future. I guess they're not even able to meet demand in Houston, so that makes sense. Satisfy the locals first, and grow outward.

    Cheers,
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  17. wsnich

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    Exactly that. I was told they are currently on year 4 of their business plan in 1 year. They have grown pretty damn fast and can't seem to keep up with demand.
     
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  18. thirdeye11

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    Sounds like a pretty solid business plan! :) All kidding aside, good for them. Always happy to see our Texas craft beer brethren doing so well. I just hope they're not too busy to do Big Texas Beer Fest in Dallas next year.
     
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  19. icetrauma

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    Good on Karbach. That's what happens when ya brew good beer!
     
  20. EA728

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    They actually just expanded to College Station this past summer, guess they have just enough for a smaller market.
     
  21. FUNKPhD

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    Karbach and Austin Beerworks seem to be on the same page as far as distro and awesomeness are concerned.
     
  22. Ford

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    Love me some Karbach... wish Karbachtoberfest was in cans!
     
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    ^This

    I haven't got the opportunity to try Karbachtoberfest yet but I'm really looking forward to it.
     
  24. thirdeye11

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    Yeah, as I said, satisfy the locals, and grow outward. College Station is the next "outward" destination to the north outside metro Houston so this makes sense.
     
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    Our Garden Ridge burnt down, where else can I buy thousands of themed Christmas ornaments that don't cost $20 each? I suppose the money saved could go to winter warmers....
     
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    I am really looking forward to a solid local pumpkin brew release.
    :)
     
  27. icetrauma

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    Same here.
     
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    Anyone know how big this batch is?
     
  29. LadyOfMuchBeer

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    One day I am sure they will be a regular release in cans. They are so young, and doing so well! I am okay with them taking their time and keeping growth steady. I want to see them succeed, they have a really solid selection of brews thus far.
     
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    I just read that Karbach has a Fresh Hop Pale Ale coming out soon. Im really looking forward to picking up bombers of their beer.
     
  31. Ford

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    Yes.. this makes sense.. and I've been able to get Karbachtoberfest at the Flying Saucer downtown and at my local place Gordon Street Tavern in Alvin... and I plan on hitting up the Flying Saucer Karbachtoberfest night, October 10th... so I'll have another pint or two then!
     
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    Went to the Smith Street Specs (Downtown, Houston) and they mentioned that they might release Krunkin Pumpkin the same day Pumpkinator comes out. I've been told they want to create a battle of the Pumpkins thing brewing wise for the Houston breweries. It's going to be incredibly hectic for me trying to get both of these gems the same day if it turns out like this.
     
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    According to their Facebook page Karbachtoberfest wil be available in cans next year.

    The release date for Krunkin Pumpkin is supposed to be October 8th not the 15th. This information can also be found on their Facebook page. So unless Spec's in going to hold on to it and not release it on time you shouldn't have to wait until the 15th to get it. I will be severely pissed off if Spec's delays the release.
     
  34. icetrauma

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    That's freaking stupid! Delay the release of KP, at Specs anyway, just to create even more of a frenzy! Dumbass's!!!! Besides the only way to create a "battle" would be to only allow customers to buy one or the other.
     
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    Ha, love me some miss quotes. One of my Karbach guys was unsure of the actual release date (he said 8th or 16th) and one of the dates mentioned was the same date as Pumpkinator. We were making jokes about a houston pumpkin beer show down. By no means am I holding the beer back and of course it's going to be released the moment it comes in.

    People still believe everything on the internet is true
    Lighten up ice
     
  36. Texas_Speed

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    Lindsey, Thanks for clearing this up for us. Things happen and releases get delayed for a number of different reasons and I didn't think that y'all would try to intentionally do something like this. I'm glad that the truth is out there.
     
  37. icetrauma

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    Can't tell tone over the net. Ment to be more sarcastic. Oh well, thanks for the clarification.
     
  38. thirdeye11

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    It doesn't make sense for a retailer to hold onto inventory, that's an additional cost that no retailer I know of wants to incur.

    Cheers,
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    Hence the sarcastic remark.
     
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    Pumpkin battle H-Town.... we all win.
     
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