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Lonerider Brewing Co. - Pistols at Dawn

Discussion in 'South-Atlantic' started by defaultroute, Oct 31, 2012.

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  1. defaultroute

    defaultroute Aug 14, 2005 North Carolina

    What are the thoughts? I got a bunch and I'm glad I did. I'm mclovin' it!
     
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  2. egomaniac667

    egomaniac667 Jun 13, 2010 North Carolina

    Glad to hear. Lil Robert's in Concord is supposed to be doing some kind of release this weekend, and I think there's a keg. Hope to get a couple of bottles then.
     
  3. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    Was this the same beer on cask at the real ale tent at WBF in Durham?
     
  4. AtlCarl

    AtlCarl Feb 1, 2011 Georgia
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    I hope your saving a bottle for us Atl guys to try in a few weeks:)
     
  5. defaultroute

    defaultroute Aug 14, 2005 North Carolina

    No, but it is similar. The cask at WBF was one of the test batches. I'm pretty sure of that.
     
  6. winbassett

    winbassett Sep 10, 2010 North Carolina

    That was batch #1 (along with keg at Brewgrass). Bottle is batch #2.
     
  7. wolfeman007

    wolfeman007 Aug 26, 2007 North Carolina

    we getting any in CLT? got me curious :)
     
  8. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    maybe I should try it then.
     
  9. Rymar9

    Rymar9 Jan 24, 2011 South Carolina
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    Just picked up a bottle of this in Charlotte. Wow, very impressed, it's delicious. Was told by a rep that Charlotte only got 15 total cases. extremely limited.
     
  10. whiskeytown

    whiskeytown Jan 6, 2010 North Carolina

    GBC got a case or two in today.

    what's the price for those that have one?
     
  11. Rymar9

    Rymar9 Jan 24, 2011 South Carolina
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    yea, I got mine from GBC. paid $21 for it. pricey but worth it based on the sample I had.
     
  12. wolfeman007

    wolfeman007 Aug 26, 2007 North Carolina

    $21 for a non barrel aged stout..i declare shenanigans :)
     
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  13. Handle

    Handle Mar 16, 2009 North Carolina

    Ouch -- $21? I'm still eager to try it. Maybe I can find it on draft somewhere.
     
  14. whiskeytown

    whiskeytown Jan 6, 2010 North Carolina

    I heard only one keg made it to our area and that was to Lil Roberts who tapped it on Halloween.

    Hopefully another is sneaking around
     
  15. Handle

    Handle Mar 16, 2009 North Carolina

    Oh well. Sounds like it's worth it, but with two kids I've had to cut my beer budget considerably. :p
     
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  16. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    I wanna see it on tap here in Durham, only like 25 miles from the brewery.
     
  17. whiskeytown

    whiskeytown Jan 6, 2010 North Carolina

    Apparently Bottle Revolution was only charging $14. Jeez, GBC.
     
  18. NoMoreBeerBelly

    NoMoreBeerBelly Dec 2, 2009 North Carolina
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    It was delicious but pricey. Chris from GBC was shocked at the price himself and said he even called to see if his invoice was right and they said indeed, $20-22 was the common selling price.

    If you like coffee and chocolate, this is a beer to seek out. IMHO, I would take this over Sexual Chocolate pretty much any day of the week.
     
  19. wolfeman007

    wolfeman007 Aug 26, 2007 North Carolina

    even with all the FBS and Big Bad Baptist around?
     
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  20. NoMoreBeerBelly

    NoMoreBeerBelly Dec 2, 2009 North Carolina
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    For people wanting to try an new/local/good coffee chocolate stout, yes. Do you not try other local imperial IPA's because Sculpin is readily available?
     
  21. wolfeman007

    wolfeman007 Aug 26, 2007 North Carolina

    I def buy local whenever possible but would you buy Death by Hops over Sculpin if DbH was $21?? :)
     
  22. NoMoreBeerBelly

    NoMoreBeerBelly Dec 2, 2009 North Carolina
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    For a one time limited release, sure. I have paid more and been disappointed. At least I got to try this before I had to plop down the money.
     
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  23. wolfeman007

    wolfeman007 Aug 26, 2007 North Carolina

    I think my personal record is that damn 500ml bottle of BA Rasputin that I think was like $23ish...I do wanna try Pistols at Dawn but wonder where the heck they came up with that price point..much higher than Event Horizon and even Silent Night and they are established NC goodness..
     
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  24. defaultroute

    defaultroute Aug 14, 2005 North Carolina

    Hell yes. I did a side by side with FBS and FBS was just boring next to it.

    Kegs of it were EXTREMELY rare. Most of the batch was for bottles. I don't believe the taproom doesn't even have it, but I thnk they still have the initial test batch of it called "A Tap with No Name" It's basically a lower ABV version of it at 5.5% and very good.

    I do know the brewery still has some bottles for sale.
     
  25. defaultroute

    defaultroute Aug 14, 2005 North Carolina

    Every place I ever saw Silent Night was higher than $15
     
  26. defaultroute

    defaultroute Aug 14, 2005 North Carolina

    I also thought it was better in bottle than in keg. I'm looking forward to see how it ages.

    And some more facts: the coffee was from Joe Van Gogh and the chocolate was from Videri Chocolate Factory in Raleigh.
     
  27. Handle

    Handle Mar 16, 2009 North Carolina

    That's probably mine, too. A friend recently shared with me an 11 oz. bottle of La Trappe's Oak Aged Quad (Batch 8, whisky), and that's around $24 if I'm not mistaken. I never thought I would consider paying that -- until I tasted it. It just may be worth it as a "special occasion" beer.

    Then again, $24 is halfway to a good bottle of whisky.
     
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  28. chefkevlar

    chefkevlar Apr 17, 2010 South Carolina
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    At that price I can picture myself picking up this bottle and putting it down repeatedly.
     
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  29. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    yea I rarely buy anything over $20 thats not Belgian. I do splurge on Silent Night.
     
  30. wolfeman007

    wolfeman007 Aug 26, 2007 North Carolina

    I just picked one of these up at Bestway for$14.99.. also grabbed Mini Growler from westbrook/evil twin $14.99 and Silent night for $17.99..
     
  31. rnorgart

    rnorgart Nov 16, 2005 South Carolina
    Beer Trader

    If anyone wants to trade some of this for the just released Coast Blanton's BA Blacbeerd, shoot a beermail. And before the flames start, yes I know this ain't the trading forum. I posted there too. Just thought it would get seen by the right crowd in this thread.

    Ryan
     
  32. Uwftke26

    Uwftke26 Dec 18, 2008 North Carolina

    No non-BA stout is worth $21 a bottle. Very few barrel aged stouts can legitimately demand such a price.
     
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  33. Bluecane

    Bluecane Dec 30, 2011 New York

    Beer Study in Chapel Hill had it waaaay cheaper, under $15 IIRC. Props to JD!1
     
  34. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    I hope the newer bottles have more coffee than the bottle I had. Pure slick chocolately stout. FBS minus any coffee presence, and a bit lighter.
     
  35. oteixeira

    oteixeira Aug 20, 2012 North Carolina
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    It's a good beer, but it is sitting on the shelves in Raleigh, not worth 17-18 a bottle, welcome to Foe-Hammer fame.... :rolleyes:
     
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  36. whiskeytown

    whiskeytown Jan 6, 2010 North Carolina

    I wouldn't go that far, but yeah.

    It's also 14.99 at Bestway if anyone wants to try it
     
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