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Discussion in 'South' started by drfabulous, Feb 12, 2013.

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  1. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Mar 3, 2011 Kentucky
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    The Beer Trappe just got Double Crooked Tree in.
     
  2. Shagator

    Shagator Mar 17, 2012 Kentucky

    Liquor Barn in Beaumont has several 4 packs of Alchemy Hour and they have Double Crooked Tree.

    On another note, has anyone found any gas stations that have a decent beer selection. The Marathon on Newtown Pike next to Denny's has a surprisingly good selection. Are there any other hidden gems in town?
     
  3. erichall

    erichall Nov 13, 2008 Kentucky

    Good for a gas station or an actual good selection?
     
  4. drfabulous

    drfabulous Jul 23, 2005 Kentucky
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    What is a "good" gas station? What do they carry?
     
  5. Shagator

    Shagator Mar 17, 2012 Kentucky

    They are by no means a place to go to get a limited release or anything but they have a good selection for a gas station. I have seen 3 or 4 DFH including 90 minute. 4 or 5 Founders (FBS). 3 or 4 Great Lakes and Bells. 2 or 3 Green Flash. Chimay and several stones. Have bombers of Stone. At least 4 every time I go in. I have picked up Hopslam, Hop Head Red, Brekfast Stout, Stone arrogant bastard, Lake Erie Monster, West 6th, and several others. I was just thinking that this is unusual for a gas station in Lexington. Often times I stop there on my way to my moms to pick up the kids and i dont have time to run to a liquor store. Most gas stations have BMC and a limited supply of anything else.
     
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  6. erichall

    erichall Nov 13, 2008 Kentucky

    That is a decent selection. Space is the problem at most c stores. They want high volume items (cigs, bmc beers, chips) or high profit items that do not spoil (soda, candy, snacks).

    Sounds like they have a beer fan working for them or a rep offering good advice on what to carry.
     
  7. Shagator

    Shagator Mar 17, 2012 Kentucky

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  8. ortie

    ortie Nov 10, 2011 Kentucky

  9. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Mar 3, 2011 Kentucky
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  10. Tchfunkta

    Tchfunkta May 14, 2009 Kentucky

    I never think to look in there.
     
  11. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Mar 3, 2011 Kentucky
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    It's funny, since I stop in there almost everyday, I have an OCD path that I follow:

    - Immediate right upon entering, along the windows. They put random 12 packs and cases over there, it's where I found SN's Beer Camp pack before they moved it to the main floor.
    - Along the deli counter to check taplist; you'll notice some of their beers have been on tap for months. I tasted their Freshtracks Wet Hopped ale, completely flat. I should probably let them know...
    - Continue along display cooler for random chilled bottles and six packs; I can only assume they had this area here and had no idea what to use it for, so they just filled it with random beer, wine and chocolate.
    - Proceed to walk-in cooler and check it out all the way to the end where the yeast and hops are; they keep a lot of chilled Belgian lambics back there. Not to mention, I've seen a few nice bottles randomly placed on the shelves back there, like maybe employees are hiding them...?
    - Exit walk-in cooler and peruse windowed coolers.
    - Check out main bottle section and be sure to check out the right wall where most of the BMC stuff is; they move brands around a lot and they keep Hitachino Nest, Cucapa, Goose Island, Fort Collins, etc., on that wall now.
    - Check singles at the end for any nice one offs.
    - Check along glass windows where the fine wines and cigars are; that's where I found the Enjoy By.
    - Check the display where the super expensive scotchs and bourbons are; they've been putting rare stuff in there lately, like the BA Bigfoot when it first came out. There are a few bottles of Stiegl Double IPA in there as we speak, I picked one up for myself.
     
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  12. Tchfunkta

    Tchfunkta May 14, 2009 Kentucky

    <Sometimes, sometimes I forget (My son who get's distracted by Bourbon displays right there and therefore distracts me)
     
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  13. Tchfunkta

    Tchfunkta May 14, 2009 Kentucky

    Only addition is I check the homebrew stuff to see if there is any inventory I need that they have.

    We follow almost the exact same pattern, as if they wanted us to do that.....hmm:

    1. Fill your growoler
    2. Grab a 4 or 6 pack out of the little random beer cool case.
    3. Grab another out of walk in cooler.
    4. Oh shit there's more in the wall coolers, grab another.
    5. Look at all the bottles! I have to get one!
    6. Oh shit really fancy stuff with cigars and fine wines. Ok I'll get one.
    7. Checkout, damn! A case of hopslam? Sure!
    Receipt: $237.52.
    Two days later, back for more. I live in Andover so.....it's pretty damn convenient.
     
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  14. Tchfunkta

    Tchfunkta May 14, 2009 Kentucky

    Weekly Routine:
    • Liquor Barn: Every other day, and Sunday when it first opens
    • Country Boy: Random weeknights, especially if something new is tapped.
    • West Sixth: Once a month or so, buy their IPA about every LB trip.
    • Beer Trappe: When something interesting is tapped, which is often.
    • Pazzo's: When I have to bring kids too
    • Homebrew: try to every week doesn't always happen
    Monthly:
    • Justify beer spending with wife
    Annual:
    • Some sort of beer centric trip
     
  15. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Mar 3, 2011 Kentucky
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    That's hilarious. I bet we see each other like every other day and never thought twice about it. :D
     
  16. Tchfunkta

    Tchfunkta May 14, 2009 Kentucky

    Probably! I'm usually lost in beer thought somewhere

    I'm usually the guy half-way ignoring whichever kid I have in tote (who is probably carrying a bottle or two since I always grab the stupid little hand cart thingy and they all never fit...)
     
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  17. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Mar 3, 2011 Kentucky
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    That's best argument to have kids I've ever heard.
     
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  18. Tchfunkta

    Tchfunkta May 14, 2009 Kentucky

    My 2 year old is obsessed with beer (& pirates)... He thinks Beer Trappe is a pirate hideout where we swig brews and diddle wenches.

    My daughter when she was 5, "go away I'm mad" statement was always "Go to beer trappe and drink beers daddy"
     
  19. KYGunner

    KYGunner Sep 16, 2012 Kentucky

    I wish to God my wife would say that to me!
     
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  20. Tchfunkta

    Tchfunkta May 14, 2009 Kentucky

     
  21. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Mar 3, 2011 Kentucky
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    Imperial Biscotti Break just landed at Shenanigans, $15. A little high IMO, but they usually are. I got 2.
     
  22. drfabulous

    drfabulous Jul 23, 2005 Kentucky
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    We may be long lost twins.
     
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  23. Tchfunkta

    Tchfunkta May 14, 2009 Kentucky

    Where is Shenanigans? I never been.
     
  24. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Mar 3, 2011 Kentucky
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  25. Tchfunkta

    Tchfunkta May 14, 2009 Kentucky

  26. Tchfunkta

    Tchfunkta May 14, 2009 Kentucky

    I've got a question for everyone:

    I'm taking a box of beer up to my cousin in Michigan (SimcoeJoe). He wants Kentucky brews.
    I need some recommendations.

    So far:
    1. A couple of West Sixth offerings.
    2. Was thinking of getting a swing top filled with Knotty Pine. (Will this work?)
    3. What else?
     
  27. Shagator

    Shagator Mar 17, 2012 Kentucky

    They have KY Ale IPA at the st Patrick's festival downtown.

    Surprisingly not half bad. And that out of a plastic mug.
     
  28. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Mar 3, 2011 Kentucky
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    West Sixth has a DIPA on tap right now, too. Heller Heaven, I think it's called. Good stuff.
     
  29. Tchfunkta

    Tchfunkta May 14, 2009 Kentucky

    I got lazy (I'm actually a little hungover from pounding a growler of Knotty Pine the drowning my UK tears another growler of West Sixth Brown) and just went to liquor barn. My cousin in Michigan is getting:
    1. Sixer of West Sixth IPA
    2. Arctic Panzer Wolf (He can't get 3 Floyds)
    3. New Albanian Yakima Rye (meh, close enough to KY)
    4. KY Ale Bourbon Bbl Stout
     
  30. Tchfunkta

    Tchfunkta May 14, 2009 Kentucky

    I need try that. I don't spend enough time at West Sixth.
     
  31. drfabulous

    drfabulous Jul 23, 2005 Kentucky
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    It was very good the first time it was released. I saw on Facebook that they put out an Irish Ale as well.
     
  32. Tchfunkta

    Tchfunkta May 14, 2009 Kentucky

    [​IMG]

    My haul in Seattle. Feeling a little hoppy.
    Bringing them back to Lexington Saturday Morning. Anyone interested in trying if you haven't had?
     
  33. Tchfunkta

    Tchfunkta May 14, 2009 Kentucky

    Update:

    Killed the two on the right. Sorry.

    Will return the bottle shop. Was bummed to learn that Kern River, Russian River and Ballast Point no longer distribute to Washington...
     
  34. drfabulous

    drfabulous Jul 23, 2005 Kentucky
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    All good beers you got.

    You can get Ballast Point and Alesmith in Ohio too if you are ever up in Cinci.
     
  35. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Mar 3, 2011 Kentucky
    Beer Trader

    I'm determined to try Sucks, but you can have those. I'm on a mission to acquire them myself.
     
  36. Tchfunkta

    Tchfunkta May 14, 2009 Kentucky

    Great to know!
     
  37. Tchfunkta

    Tchfunkta May 14, 2009 Kentucky

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  38. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Mar 3, 2011 Kentucky
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    That, I may take you up on. :)
     
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  39. Shagator

    Shagator Mar 17, 2012 Kentucky

    OK, Im a little disappointed with BA now. I have an alert set to email me when ever anyone posts to this thread and I havent received anything.

    As far as Shenanigans goes, it is my main go to place. Especially because it is only a few blocks from work. They get their truck on Friday, so i usually hit it up right after work. I live in Masterson, so it is a journey to hit up any of the LBs, but I make sure I stop by if Im in the area. I have found the Hamburg usually has a better selection than Palomar. The LB on High has some random beers as well. They had Dreadnaught a few weeks ago when everyone else was out. Thanks for the tips on how to look for things at LB. I usually go straight to the beer aisle and dont really look around. I owe my craft beer appreciation to The Beer Trappe for getting me started and to them and Shenanigans for continuing it.

    Its amazing how much the beer scene in Lexington has changed in just a few short years.
     
  40. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Mar 3, 2011 Kentucky
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    LB Hamburg had a few bottles of Enjoy By stuffed in the right cooler next to the deli counter, innocuously wedged in between the beer and wine.
    [​IMG]

    Also, deli guy told me they're tapping Barrel Aged Wake Up The Dead on Monday. I'm surprised it had such mediocre reviews, but I know I'll be giving it a shot.

    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/418/60688
     
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