Murda'd Out Stout 3 Floyds Tuesday release

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by lwburns15, Dec 11, 2012.

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  1. EseLocoSS

    EseLocoSS Initiate (119) Feb 2, 2010 Illinois
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    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.
     
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  2. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2012 Indiana
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    Opened Jan 1st.

    Was just plan Sick Frick'n good!
     
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  3. iceatalamo

    iceatalamo Initiate (183) Dec 13, 2011 Michigan
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    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.
     
  4. StoutLover4life

    StoutLover4life Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2012

    I wonder if this is how BA dark lord would be if they sold it year round at the brewpub...
     
  5. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2012 Illinois

    Probably... not.
     
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  6. Vav

    Vav Aspirant (288) Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    OMG i've never done this before, so here goes...

    Still available as of today.
     
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  7. jbecke2

    jbecke2 Initiate (197) Oct 22, 2011 Illinois
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    Someone had a good day off...
     
  8. C2H5

    C2H5 Disciple (383) Jan 7, 2012 Illinois
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    lol?
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Initiate (0) May 6, 2012 Illinois

    Hilarious. Where is that?????
     
  10. ChicagoShoop

    ChicagoShoop Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2012 Illinois

    Lol thats ridiculous also not to mention im pretty sure its illegal..... meh
     
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  11. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2012 Illinois

    Not illegal. Three Floyds can distribute any of their beers to any store they want.
     
  12. mdomask

    mdomask Aspirant (268) May 27, 2012 Illinois
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    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.
     
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  13. boilermakerryan

    boilermakerryan Initiate (195) Nov 8, 2011 Indiana
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    Doesn't a brewery have to have label approval in order to distribute though?
     
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  14. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2012 Illinois

    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.
     
  15. ChicagoShoop

    ChicagoShoop Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2012 Illinois

    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.
     
  16. mdomask

    mdomask Aspirant (268) May 27, 2012 Illinois
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    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.
     
  17. nben60

    nben60 Initiate (0) May 30, 2011 Indiana

    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.
     
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  18. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2012 Illinois

    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.
     
  19. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2012 Illinois

    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?
     
  20. nben60

    nben60 Initiate (0) May 30, 2011 Indiana

    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.
     
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  21. BunnyLuvr347

    BunnyLuvr347 Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2010 Illinois

    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.
     
  22. bainard

    bainard Initiate (132) Mar 15, 2006 Illinois
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    I'm going to be driving through the area tomorrow afternoon. I'm guessing it's still at the pub?
     
  23. EseLocoSS

    EseLocoSS Initiate (119) Feb 2, 2010 Illinois
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    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.
     
  24. jbecke2

    jbecke2 Initiate (197) Oct 22, 2011 Illinois
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    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."
     
  25. profbobo

    profbobo Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2008 Colorado
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    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 ...
     
  26. stouts4me

    stouts4me Disciple (374) Oct 9, 2011 Illinois

    Here we go again, was there today, Sunday Jan 13th, and bought 2 bottles, so it is still available.
     
  27. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2012 Indiana
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    This beer is as good as they get! Truly sick good.
    Sucks won't be up that way for another couple weeks.
     
  28. Franch

    Franch Devotee (445) Mar 22, 2011 District of Columbia
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    this beer reminds me of Chocolate Rain a lot. probably not worth $50, but still great.
     
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  29. flipdog0

    flipdog0 Aspirant (207) Feb 11, 2011 North Carolina
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    So is this still available? What are the details?
     
  30. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Devotee (452) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    The details are that it is still available, not much left, limit 2 per person, $50 a bottle. They will likely announce it on FB/Twitter when they run out.
     
  31. flipdog0

    flipdog0 Aspirant (207) Feb 11, 2011 North Carolina
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    Perfect, I will be in the area this coming weekend expensive as it may be I plan to buy one if they still have them!
     
  32. OPSippin

    OPSippin Initiate (162) Sep 18, 2012 Illinois
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    Anyone heading down anytime soon and willing to mule a bottle back up to Chi-town (if it's still available)? BM me if interested and I can defray the costs of your trip a bit.
     
  33. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2010 Illinois

    All gone.
     
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