Official SA Bishop's Barrel thread

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by icetrauma, Oct 19, 2012.

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  1. icetrauma

    icetrauma Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    According to Facebook post today, BB (Bishop's Barrel) will be bottled next week.
     
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  2. icetrauma

    icetrauma Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    After more google and looking at the label, the label has 12oz. printed on it.
     
  3. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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    Bishop's Barrel No. 1 will be released early next month. There is a small amount and it will be available in a few pubs and restaurants only.

    ...good hunting.
     
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  4. icetrauma

    icetrauma Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    Hunting will be an understatement. Any bar that advertises a tapping will be trampled down worse than Wal-Mart on Black Friday.
     
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  5. DonD

    DonD Jun 23, 2008 Texas
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    I got to see the barrel room yesterday. Smells so good in there. And it sounds like the plan for this is still on premise only.
     
  6. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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    Yeah. It will be in bottles only though. I'm doubting I'm even gonna go after this one.
     
  7. icetrauma

    icetrauma Sep 7, 2004 Texas

  8. jamescain

    jamescain Jul 14, 2009 Texas
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    Yes! another SA hype thread!
     
  9. icetrauma

    icetrauma Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    Why not. Wouldn't want Pumpkinator to get locked because of talk about something else. lulz
     
  10. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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  11. awinkro

    awinkro Oct 15, 2008 Texas
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    starkmarvelo is correct. 100% will be bottled. I can't stress how small this batch is. Only 60bbls. Pumpkinator and DR12 were 480 bbls.
     
  12. icetrauma

    icetrauma Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    DAMN! Talk about a micro batch.
     
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  13. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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    Now the question is what pubs will sell it? Is it leaving Houston? And who is willing to pick up a bottle for me? Just one.
     
  14. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    If it's on-premesis only... it can't leave the premesis. They're gonna pop the top and you've gotta drink it there.
     
  15. icetrauma

    icetrauma Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    Obvious choices are Saucer, Petrol and G-man.
     
  16. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    This could taste like dishwater and people proclaim that its better than Jesus. Hype machine overload!

    FT: Bishop's Barrel ISO: Shroud of Turin :facepalm:
     
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  17. icetrauma

    icetrauma Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    In search of Holy Grail.
     
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  18. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    BB drank from the Holy Grail = ultimate drinking experience!
     
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  19. HoustonZ33

    HoustonZ33 Sep 10, 2012 Texas

    Looks like I got my work cut out for me... so when we say on premise we talking a bar or brewery?
     
  20. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Aug 22, 2012 Texas

    They are talking about Bars. They cannot sell their product at the brewery.
     
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  21. HoustonZ33

    HoustonZ33 Sep 10, 2012 Texas

    No - I know they can't sell at the brewery but, I was thinking like it'll be like a "Tour Only" brew or something
     
  22. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Aug 22, 2012 Texas

    I see what you are asking. I believe starkmarvelo said that he got an email from Brock saying Bars and Restaurants.
     
  23. HoustonZ33

    HoustonZ33 Sep 10, 2012 Texas

    ...anybody know the top 5 accounts? I'm guessing they are also the same 5 that have been serving SA since 1994?
     
  24. Azzy

    Azzy Jul 16, 2012 Texas

    Maybe Star pizza will get some since they been supporting them for a while.
     
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  25. HopAG

    HopAG Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    I'll get a growler of that!
     
  26. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    I can guarantee that you won't.
     
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  27. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Aug 22, 2012 Texas

    I don't believe you can unless you are going to open the bottles to pour them into your growler. Then drink it from your growler at the bar. Bottles only, on-premise.
     
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  28. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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    Hopefully the batches to follow will be bigger. If its a success.
     
  29. HoustonZ33

    HoustonZ33 Sep 10, 2012 Texas

    Sadly, I think they are ALL are going to like this... I hope and pray I'm wrong though.
     
  30. icetrauma

    icetrauma Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    They will probably all be this small unless they are a great success and SA builds a larger, much larger, barrel room.
     
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  31. HoustonZ33

    HoustonZ33 Sep 10, 2012 Texas

    Dude, It never fails lol Houston x SA x "Limited" = Pandemonium!!!!!!
     
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  32. icetrauma

    icetrauma Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    Yup, I'll probably make no chance to rush out and try it or
     
  33. Azzy

    Azzy Jul 16, 2012 Texas

    I'll ask him nov 5 when I see Brock.
     
  34. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    You forgot to multiply Sailing Santa to a factor of fail.
     
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  35. SweetBooze73

    SweetBooze73 Jul 22, 2004 New York

    I love that SA is going in the right direction with a more interesting porfolio but I am quickly getting fatigued here in Houston with these Willy Wonka golden ticket hunts. Between DR, Pumpkinator, and now what Karbach is doing, I just don't have enough comp time to be chasing down twitter threads to find a couple bottles. 60bbls? What is next? 10 bottles hidden around the city? The whole concept ups the ante for quality which is a plus but having quarterly (or even more frequent than that) one offs that can't even come close to meeting the demand (and grossly increases it in the process) is borderline irresponsible towards the customers interests. I love Endeavor but I have to sift through 3 month old bottles to find a fresh one. If SA never made it a regular and told us on this forum that DR11 was going into a limited re-release, people would be taking sick days to snatc up cases upon cases again. The whole limited quantity concept breeds hype which some how makes beer taste better topic is an old and tired one so I will leave it at that.
    So with my whining out of the way, see you all on Bishop release day! :p
     
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  36. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    Other beers.
     
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  37. champ103

    champ103 Sep 3, 2007 Texas
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    If anyone is wondering what bars are going to get this, I think I can give you a hint on one. The name of the bar is one of JP Donleavy's books.
     
  38. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Feb 21, 2011 Texas
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    I completely agree with sweetbooze. The only reason i chased after pumpkinator was cause Ive had it and wanted more. All these other one off "limited" brewery releases are obnoxious.
     
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  39. icetrauma

    icetrauma Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    I gambled on Pumpkinator this year. Luckily it was good. But I see your point and must agree. It can get a tad bit ridiculous.
     
  40. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Sep 30, 2007 Texas

    Wow, i must be a lightweight. Ive only been here 3 years and im already done with searching and hunting for these beers.

    Not saying i dont want them, but it does get bothersome having to hunt this blindly.

    That said, its good to see so much enthusiasm from locals and some cool beers hitting stores and bars.
     
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