LA/OC Supermarket & Bottleshop Thread (Q4 2018)

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by Frosty11161, Oct 1, 2018.

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  1. Frosty11161

    Frosty11161 Aspirant (226) May 2, 2016 California
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    Beware.... Pumpkin spice is here...

    Also new thread.
     
  2. dcgunman

    dcgunman Savant (929) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Damn. This year has been a fast forward year.
    Not really into the pumpkin thing, but I’m looking for a fresh bomber of Kern Pumpkin ale.
    Liquor Warehouse has haze cans from Revision. Plus Simcoa Revenge bottles. Love their Revenge series.
     
  3. Izzy_Izumi

    Izzy_Izumi Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2017 California

    I usually don't mind an Avery Pump[KY]n or similar. But, yeah, usually don't go out of my way to get those beers.
     
  4. ComradePalmer

    ComradePalmer Initiate (170) Jul 27, 2015 California

    The spice must flow, yo
     
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  5. MissionWoodlandHills

    MissionWoodlandHills Initiate (28) Jul 2, 2010 California

    Some pretty cool things to show up at your local shop this week. Fremont Cowiche Canyon, one of the highest rated pale ales online, arrives Tuesday. So does Field to Ferment Simcoe from their single hop series. Three Weavers Blood Junkie graduates to cans, LA Ale Works has a festbier and a Brut IPA dropping this week and if you can hold it 'til the weekend, El Segundo is doing another day one, this time a colab with Noble Ale Works.
     
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  6. Frosty11161

    Frosty11161 Aspirant (226) May 2, 2016 California
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    Windsor may still have last 2 BL releases for those interested. He's also been getting some revision cans.

    Did see some goodies from his recent SD trip, but I grabbed enough as it was during that trip.
     
  7. riotontheroad

    riotontheroad Devotee (431) Apr 7, 2010 California
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    this was without a doubt my favorite pumpkin beer....until this year. i dont know what changed, but it is not the same as years past. not good. confirmed with a few friends who think the same.
     
  8. elemenohpee1

    elemenohpee1 Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2014 California

    2016 bourbon OE just sitting on the shelf at landmark liquor in HB. Don't mind if I do.
     
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  9. whiskey

    whiskey Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2012 California

    How much?

    All this recent talk about it has me all intrigued.
     
  10. elemenohpee1

    elemenohpee1 Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2014 California

    A little pricey at 17 dollars, but it's 2 years old so I'll take it. I just restock on 2018 straight from the brewery or steelcraft at 14 per bottle.
     
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  11. Vanlingleipa

    Vanlingleipa Devotee (442) May 19, 2011 California
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    Only three bucks more for two years of aging. Not bad. Hell, I'd pay seventeen fidy.
     
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  12. UnknownKoger

    UnknownKoger Zealot (567) Jul 9, 2010 California

    Have you not had Bourbon OE?
     
  13. whiskey

    whiskey Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2012 California

    I haven't!

    Just heard about it being a thing. In my defense, I like barleywines, but dont often seek them out.
     
  14. johnInLA

    johnInLA Savant (911) Jun 12, 2005 California
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    Then give 2018 a try. This year's batch is very good.
     
  15. UnknownKoger

    UnknownKoger Zealot (567) Jul 9, 2010 California

    Yeah you need to remedy that, asap, and Bourbon OE is criminally underrated
     
  16. johnInLA

    johnInLA Savant (911) Jun 12, 2005 California
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    On the other hand, what a wonderful thing, such a great beer so easily accessible,. Beers like this are the true gems of craft beer. The great beers that fly under the national hype radar,, that locals can just drink and smile.

    To put things in perspective, the hype train is not interested in a BA English barley wine with no flavor adjuncts. But for those of us that have followed Smog since its inception,and like this style, we know they just keep getting better year after year at producing this beer. There is no reminiscing about past years, because they keep raising the bar.

    This years batch is worth seeking out.

    I am personally gifting it to people
     
  17. elemenohpee1

    elemenohpee1 Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2014 California

    The 2016 is fabulous right now. I will be buying more of 16 and 18 asap.
     
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  18. Izzy_Izumi

    Izzy_Izumi Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2017 California

    Yeah, Smog is definitely now under the radar. They make fantastic beers, even in styles that aren't in vogue or are in vogue. I'll never forget my first sip of Amarillo Gorilla, as my friends had a monster brew and they said they got to try it fresh off the brite tank. So I went like...three days after when they tapped it. So good.
     
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  19. dcgunman

    dcgunman Savant (929) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    I’m looking for bombers of Kerns Winter Double IPA. Any sightings in the OC/LA area?
     
  20. whiskey

    whiskey Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2012 California

    Schlafly pumpkin ale was at TWHB today. I believe this is the first year it hit CA distro. One of the only pumpkin beers I like.
     
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  21. grilledsquid

    grilledsquid Zealot (556) Jul 10, 2009 California
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    I think they have an imperial version in a 750 now.
     
  22. whiskey

    whiskey Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2012 California

    They have it at TW?
     
  23. grilledsquid

    grilledsquid Zealot (556) Jul 10, 2009 California
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    Yeah. It comes in a 750. Bought mine at the TW in Long Beach.
     
  24. dcgunman

    dcgunman Savant (929) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    I may have to try this one. The only pumpkin beer I like is Kerns Pumpkin Ale.
     
  25. Tdizzle

    Tdizzle Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2006 California
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    I purchased a 6-pack of the Schlafly Pumpkin Ale and a 750ml of their Imperial Pumpkin Ale. Both were excellent. Worth the price. Just don't drink them anywhere near cold. :wink:
     
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  26. Tdizzle

    Tdizzle Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2006 California
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    Would you guys mind keeping an eye out for SN Celebration Ale around town and posting on here if you see it? It should be hitting distro this week or next. Thanks!
     
  27. ChazMania

    ChazMania Aspirant (207) Jun 13, 2006 California

    I need some Celebration in my life! Been looking for it for weeks.
     
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  28. SoCalBeerIdiot

    SoCalBeerIdiot Defender (666) Mar 10, 2013 California
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    It'll arrive at least one month old like years past and if asked about it, someone from SN will say it's been "bottle conditioning" in the meantime. Sure.
     
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  29. Tdizzle

    Tdizzle Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2006 California
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    Is that explanation for why it always arrives 4-weeks-old a ruse? I’ve seen some SN reps explain it that way on here, but I’ve never understood it.
     
  30. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Poo-Bah (3,408) Dec 11, 2006 California
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    My fantasy is to play pin the tail on Adriana Lima, and I think that I have a better shot than you.
     
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  31. Tdizzle

    Tdizzle Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2006 California
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    That's odd. Literally no other accounts in Southern California indicate that they have it in stock.
     
  32. Tdizzle

    Tdizzle Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2006 California
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    I just called. They don't have it.
     
  33. pinballplayer

    pinballplayer Disciple (324) Jul 2, 2014 California
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    I've usually had good luck getting 2-4 week old cases of Celebration at Costco.
     
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  34. dcgunman

    dcgunman Savant (929) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Good to know. Saves me a trip. Thx.
     
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  35. eldoctorador

    eldoctorador Crusader (796) Dec 12, 2014 Chile

    I just can't seem to find Curmudgeon's Better Half. Is that all gone? or it wasn't distributed here?
     
  36. MissionWoodlandHills

    MissionWoodlandHills Initiate (28) Jul 2, 2010 California

    Definitely went full distro, I think many places just opted not to pick any up. I still have 12oz bottles/4pks here if you are nearby. Otherwise shouldn't be too hard to find around LA.
     
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  37. Tdizzle

    Tdizzle Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2006 California
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    Total Wine Brea still has some.
     
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  38. eldoctorador

    eldoctorador Crusader (796) Dec 12, 2014 Chile

  39. jdtinthelbc

    jdtinthelbc Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2012 Missouri

    Gonna be in LB/LA in mid November.
    Used to live in LB but it’s been awhile and I know things have changed in the past 5 years.
    What bottle shop should I hit up? I want to bring back some stuff that isn’t distributed to MO/IL.
    Also, good to hear there’s Shlafly fans in SoCal! When I lived there they didn’t yet distribute to California.
     
  40. UnknownKoger

    UnknownKoger Zealot (567) Jul 9, 2010 California

    The Wine Country and Lazy Acres if you're gonna be in LB. Stearns is under new management and is now called Corked... It's also not as good as it used to be
     
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