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Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by lwburns15, Dec 11, 2012.
All 4 of the base beers barrel aged separately then blended.
Money doesn't grow on trees - 3F just brews and I am okay with that.
This still available? Picked one up for a friend last week. Would like to snag 1 or 2 more.
It was available on Thursday night when I was there.
When I was there on Thursday night the guy serving my group said it is just barrel aged baller stout.
He must have been busy.
As stated previously.
All four beers were aged separately and then blended.
So yes, I call it BA Baller too. But that's if I don't want to explain it thoroughly.
Damn...did not realize these were all separately barrel aged then blended. That is awesome! Ill have to try and snag a bottle
I was out there last night, they still have a lot left. Upped the bottle limit to two per person I believe.
I'd rather they bring down the price, not up the bottle limit.
It's actually really good. I have not had BA dark lord however
I'm stopping by there tomorrow and I just looked at the tap list. It's got to be a very good stout, but I can't bring myself to pay $50 for a bottle of any beer. Not yet anyway.
At least I know the ZD they'll have there is fresh. Guess I'll take this opportunity to try out a few more brews- eyeing Rye'da Tiger and Backmasking.
We popped one of mine last night at a BCBS vert/variant tasting with a few extras, including the Murda. Lineup included 07-12 BCBS, Cherry Rye, Bramble, Haymarket's BA Acrimonious & Murda.
Murda was universally agreed as the best of the night.
It is a lot better than Baller. Based on taste alone, I don't think it is worth $50. Although I am not arguing with the price point at all considering I'm sure it was an expensive beer to make/age.
Opened Jan 1st.
Was just plan Sick Frick'n good!
Traded for one and opened it up in a recent tasting I did for a BIF. I thought it was damn tasty. $50 - tasty? Probably not, but glad I had it and I think everyone enjoyed it.
I wonder if this is how BA dark lord would be if they sold it year round at the brewpub...
OMG i've never done this before, so here goes...
Still available as of today.
Someone had a good day off...
Hilarious. Where is that?????
Lol thats ridiculous also not to mention im pretty sure its illegal..... meh
Not illegal. Three Floyds can distribute any of their beers to any store they want.
I think the implication is that the store went and muled a few bottles and is selling them without receiving the beer via normal distribution.
Doesn't a brewery have to have label approval in order to distribute though?
I think there are a few stores that get special releases actually.
I don't know about this, but I am 100% certain that FFF gives special release BA beers to liquor stores around the area. Whether or not they do this illegally (I doubt the illegality) I have no idea.
My bad for assuming... i was under the impression that the store went and bought the beer from the brewpub and then placed it on their shelves. I havent seen a limited release beer on the shelves before, which led to my assumption.
Some guys in my tasting group buy from one of those stores. But, those stores generally don't have a $15 markup on the beer
Both IN and IL allows breweries to self-distribute if they're under a certain production cap (~425,000gal for IL breweries or 30,000bbl for IN). So, someone from FFF can legally drive around and make deliveries to retailers. I'm not sure how labeling requirements interact with this, since the FFF barrel-aged stuff doesn't meet any label requirements I'm aware of.
FFF has a well-known problem with resellers, hence the 2-case limit on products. That's why people are more willing to assume gray market activities than a buddy-buddy relationship between FFF and whatever store that is.
It is illegal, they didn't buy those through the distributor. They are reselling them illegally. FFF can not distribute any bottle they want to any store they want. Breweries have to get their labels approved and most sell it through the three tier system. I wish people would post the name and location when they post pics like these.
Indeed, $15 is quite a large markup, but I imagine people willing to walk into a store and drop $50 on a single bottle, will probably drop $65 on a single bottle.
The label requirements are rather interesting, I wonder if it is just something that is too rare to even bother enforcing if it in fact is a law...
I recently heard that there's a buddy from Japan that used to buy cases of ZD and have them over-nighted to a bar in Japan. $20 a bottle. Now he probably just grabs a few cases every once in a while.
Now I have no idea what to think. I'm pretty sure FFF produces less than 30,000 bbls so they can qualify as a microbrewery (recently legislation was passed that upped it from 15,000 bbls).
Anyone with real knowledge care to sort things out?
FFF can self distribute, they are under the cap limit. If you buy it over the counter, then it is illegal to resale, but if you go through a sales rep then they can make sure it is properly taxed. Labels have to get approved and this one definitely has not been approved. Post the name and location of the place, it might piss off the stores distributor, then the store has to deal with that problem, because no liquor store wants to lose their distributor.
I saw this there last week, but I like the store and didn't feel like reading this predictable argument so I didn't post... Glad it happened anyway.
I'm going to be driving through the area tomorrow afternoon. I'm guessing it's still at the pub?
I'm sure FFF will post a facebook/twitter announcement once it's all gone so yeah I think it's safe to stay they still have some.
They posted this yesterday..."@3floydspub: We are about all sold out of Murda'd Out Stout. Come swing by the Brewpub to pick up a bottle before we run out."
Bummed that it's going to be sold out before my friend heads out there, but maybe it's for the best that I don't start spending $50 on bombers ...
Here we go again, was there today, Sunday Jan 13th, and bought 2 bottles, so it is still available.
This beer is as good as they get! Truly sick good.
Sucks won't be up that way for another couple weeks.
this beer reminds me of Chocolate Rain a lot. probably not worth $50, but still great.