LA/OC Supermarket & Bottleshop Thread (Q3 2018)

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  1. Frosty11161

    Frosty11161 Aspirant (226) May 2, 2016 California
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    Holy crap it's July.

    Don't forget to stock up on beer prior to the 4th, so you don't have to resort to 4sons for fills like I typically do. :confounded:
     
  2. dcgunman

    dcgunman Savant (929) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Crap...4boys? Crap.
     
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  3. ComradePalmer

    ComradePalmer Initiate (170) Jul 27, 2015 California

    The places that are open during the 4th are the real MVPs.
     
  4. J-loco

    J-loco Aspirant (200) Jan 23, 2015 California
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    Beer delivery apps are the real MVP's but selection arent the greatest
     
  5. deadwolfbones

    deadwolfbones Initiate (153) Jun 21, 2014 Oregon

    To whoever was asking re: Chapman Super Smooth Coffee, they have singles at CBC Eagle Rock if you don't want to commit to a 4pk. Or did a few days ago, anyway.
     
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  6. SoCalBeerIdiot

    SoCalBeerIdiot Defender (666) Mar 10, 2013 California
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    Yeah, pretty sure I saw some yesterday when I stopped in around 5:30 or so.
     
  7. whiskey

    whiskey Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2012 California

    That was me, I ended up grabbing a 4 pack. I liked it, but I seem to have a thing for lactose coffee IPA's.
     
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  8. dcgunman

    dcgunman Savant (929) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    A good thing? Or bad?
     
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  9. whiskey

    whiskey Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2012 California

    Good. I tried Fieldwork's and then chased this down when it came out. Loved Fieldwork's, like Chapman's.
     
  10. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Poo-Bah (3,408) Dec 11, 2006 California
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    Stared at a can of Super Smooth today... couldn’t pull the trigger at $6.99! (And this is coming from a dummy that just spent $13 on a slice of avocado toast with a fried egg on top of it!:rolling_eyes:.) Maybe next time!
     
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  11. dcgunman

    dcgunman Savant (929) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Was at Windsor’s earlier for Solo cans. Saw the Super Smooth there. Passed on it. First time for Solo.
     
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  12. ComradePalmer

    ComradePalmer Initiate (170) Jul 27, 2015 California

    However will you buy a house?
     
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  13. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Poo-Bah (3,408) Dec 11, 2006 California
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    Ok, went to the source today and tried Super Smooth on tap. It wasn’t bad. To me it tasted more like a Blonde Coffee Stout (Naughty Sauce style) than a coffee IPA. Glad I only got a flight pour. $22 for a 4 pack and $6.99 for a single at local shops is absurd.
     
  14. elemenohpee1

    elemenohpee1 Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2014 California

    Saw Sandy's on main street HB is selling bottles of Pliny for $14.50. Went with booming rollers instead
     
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  15. JayORear

    JayORear Meyvn (1,229) Feb 22, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Report here: GFronke@russianriverbrewing.com
     
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  16. dcgunman

    dcgunman Savant (929) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    :nauseated_face:
     
  17. Praeternatural

    Praeternatural Initiate (48) Jun 8, 2015 Ohio

    Hi all - I'm currently hunting for Fremont Rusty Nail bottles in the West Side or South Bay. I know it was released recently. Has anybody seen any in the area?

    I grabbed one last year, but it broke in my luggage on my way home for Christmas :slight_frown:. Still looking forward to trying this beer one day.
     
  18. BeersandBread

    BeersandBread Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2016 California

    Vendome BH just got them. Semi-Westside. Better hurry
     
  19. Praeternatural

    Praeternatural Initiate (48) Jun 8, 2015 Ohio

    Thanks for the tip! I ended up finding some at Number 1 Liquor in Redondo Beach after work. There are two bottles still there on the shelf when I left. Cheers!
     
  20. JayORear

    JayORear Meyvn (1,229) Feb 22, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Re: the Maine Beer Co. stuff that’s been showing up in L.A., most of it’s been 6+ weeks old. I also suspect it’s not been shipped in cold trucks. Except for one great bottle of Woods and Waters, the several bottles I’ve tried have been muted and disappointing, almost iced-tea like. If MBC is going to be a presence in this market, they’re going to have to ship fresher and/or colder.
     
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  21. dcgunman

    dcgunman Savant (929) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Agree. I've had Lunch on tap twice. First time tasted almost like tea. 2nd time was better but still not the same. The one bottle I bought was nothing like I used to bring back from the east coast. It's nice to see Maine bottles showing up all over but lets get these here sooner and in proper temperature. I almost bought a bottle at Mr Kegs but decided against it.
     
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  22. Kenny_Powers

    Kenny_Powers Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2016 California

    Saw a 5 gal keg at Hi Time. I'm hearing the same - just OK.
     
  23. JayORear

    JayORear Meyvn (1,229) Feb 22, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    When fresh, they're great beers, especially Lunch and Another One.
     
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  24. HopHead89

    HopHead89 Initiate (0) Oct 20, 2016 California


    holy phuck this is one great shelfie!!! anyone else get their hands on this release!?
     
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  25. J_BeerTimeYo

    J_BeerTimeYo Initiate (0) Aug 31, 2016 California

    Yeah. That is a solid brew!
     
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  26. AndyBrewsBeer

    AndyBrewsBeer Initiate (87) May 6, 2015 California
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    For the South OC crowd, BevMo Ladera Ranch has Fremont Rusty Nail. At least a case was left last night. Also saw Indian Wells Whiskey Barrel, Deschutes Tequila Barrel Abyss (2017), Modern Times Monster’s Park Mexican Hot Chocolate, Stone Totalitarian Russian Imperial Stout, Tusk & Grain (coconut and one other), Founders Dank Wood, and Trip in the Woods Maple Scotch.
     
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  27. KevSal

    KevSal Meyvn (1,072) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    any recent sitings of rusty nail down south? or stores that would normally get it?

    or any good bottle shops for that matter! gonna be floating around the area all saturday (today ha!) plan to hit up monkish for some fills around noonish
     
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  28. J_BeerTimeYo

    J_BeerTimeYo Initiate (0) Aug 31, 2016 California

    Select Beer in redondo has rusty nail. They also have cases of Bottle Logics Absolute Unit as well as a bunch of Alvarado St cans.
     
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  29. KevSal

    KevSal Meyvn (1,072) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    awesome thank you, gonna see if i can pitstop!
     
  30. JayORear

    JayORear Meyvn (1,229) Feb 22, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Rusty Nail is at Bill’s in Atwater Village.
     
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  31. SoNiC21

    SoNiC21 Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2015 California

    Totalwine HB as of 930, had 6 bottles BL lost colony at the counter.

    4pks of half acre in the cooler. Daisy cutter, pony, tuna, Vallejo, deep space, dungeons.

    Most of the stuff I saw was dated early july.
     
  32. dcgunman

    dcgunman Savant (929) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Thanks for the HA at TWHB update. I’ll have to pop in there this am. Cheers.
     
  33. marietta1200

    marietta1200 Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2017 California

    Anyone know if Electric is available on the east(ish) side? @JayORear haven’t seen it at Bills have you? Only picked it up reliably at Craft Kings and that’s a little TOO east for me.
     
  34. JayORear

    JayORear Meyvn (1,229) Feb 22, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Not sure what that is?
     
  35. marietta1200

    marietta1200 Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2017 California

  36. dcgunman

    dcgunman Savant (929) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Just back from the TWHB location. They have all the above mentioned HA 4pks. The Vallejo is dated 7-29. The others early July. Maybe one was late June. Not bad. Only grabbed Vallejo and Deep Space. And 1 can of Dungeon. Never heard of Dungeon. A 4pk of Dungeon is 15.99. One can was 5.5. The others are all good. IMO. For most of you HazeBros, these HA cans are probably not for you. And for some of you west coast hop heads...the same. These are not your typical Cali west coast style IPAs. I would buy these over Cigar City Jai Alai any day of the week. Let’s see if Pipeworks and Revolution makes its way to California. The TW beer guys said this may be distro’d on a regular basis. TBA.
    I didn’t see anymore Revolution cans there. But plenty of JO and Gravity Check 6pks inside and outside the cooler. Knee Deep Lupulin River cans were old. Anything else? Can’t wait to try the Dungeon can. Cheers.
     
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  37. JayORear

    JayORear Meyvn (1,229) Feb 22, 2012 Pennsylvania
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  38. J-loco

    J-loco Aspirant (200) Jan 23, 2015 California
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  39. whiskey

    whiskey Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2012 California

    Windsor Home Brew has all their Brouwerij West stuff 10% off, they already have good prices. Going to grab some $18 Dig My Earth 4 packs.
     
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  40. Frosty11161

    Frosty11161 Aspirant (226) May 2, 2016 California
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    They just posted some other goodies today :wink:
     
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