Oskar Blues finally coming to MN

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by MNPikey, Jan 3, 2014.

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  1. MNPikey

    MNPikey Feb 27, 2011 Minnesota
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  2. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

    I bet the IPAs will be fresher too.
     
  3. MCImes

    MCImes Dec 31, 2010 Connecticut

    Bomb! I love ten fidy and deviant dales. Their whole lineup is pretty solid.

    +1 for MN.
     
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  4. Seefeldt

    Seefeldt May 15, 2008 Minnesota

    Yep definitely can't wait! Sweet taproom if you're ever in Longmont.
     
  5. gatornation

    gatornation Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    Ten-Fidy 1 of the best stouts to age IMO
     
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  6. Mealhouse

    Mealhouse Feb 19, 2012 Minnesota
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    Seems odd to wait until early Feb if this is already sitting in the the warehouse as rumored.
     
  7. BarrelAgedBarry

    BarrelAgedBarry Feb 27, 2012 Minnesota
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    There might be legal or contractual obligations? I'm not familiar with the politics, but I wish they'd put it on the shelves today!
     
  8. loudmouth

    loudmouth May 24, 2010 Wisconsin

    If it seems odd, maybe your rumor is...oh I don't know...NOT TRUE?
     
  9. Mealhouse

    Mealhouse Feb 19, 2012 Minnesota
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    My rumor? Simply stating what's already been posted in Alesmith thread by someone else and then was also told by an employee of a local brewery.
     
  10. jimmah120

    jimmah120 Feb 21, 2012 Minnesota

    Have you ever been to Longmont Potion Castle?
     
  11. Seefeldt

    Seefeldt May 15, 2008 Minnesota

    Nope. Just happened to stop by on the way back to Fort Collins from Denver.
     
  12. Pug

    Pug Jun 6, 2012 Minnesota

    Heck yeah! Oskar Blues is also going to be at the beer dabbler, so I'm hoping to sample some Ten Fidy then!
     
  13. joelwlcx

    joelwlcx Apr 23, 2007 Minnesota

  14. MN_Beerticker

    MN_Beerticker Jul 10, 2012 Minnesota

    So stoked about this. One more beer I don't have to get in Hudson. More room for 'sconnie beers
     
  15. opwog

    opwog Jun 16, 2008 Minnesota

    This has been an oddball brand not to have already been distributing here. They have a great, consistent and over indulgent line of beers that are hard not to love. Especially once Ten Fidy hits taps. Bars better start cellaring, because 3+ year old kegs of ten fidy rule!

    EDIT: note to whoever is distracting this; get them to cough up some aged kegs for launch parties.
     
  16. McRyan

    McRyan Jul 25, 2012 Minnesota

    Was Fidy at the Dabbler?!
     
  17. Seefeldt

    Seefeldt May 15, 2008 Minnesota

    Nope. Dales, Pils, and Chub
     
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  18. SudsSavant

    SudsSavant Jan 9, 2007 Minnesota
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    I believe, not coincidentally, that those are the only ones that'll be available on store shelves initially.
     
  19. ZAP

    ZAP Dec 1, 2001 Minnesota

    I liked them better years ago before they jacked up their prices...quite a bargain back in the day..still quality stuff but the price point was unbelievable a few years back...
     
  20. MNPikey

    MNPikey Feb 27, 2011 Minnesota
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    Over in Hudson, Ten Fidy is close to $20 a four pack after tax.
     
  21. EJJ1848

    EJJ1848 Jun 24, 2013 Minnesota
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    About an $9 bomber, not terrible. With that being said id like to see it more around FBS price point
     
  22. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

    Still not gonna buy it with any regularity.
     
  23. mothman

    mothman Jun 21, 2007 Minnesota
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    gross. think about how much saga you can get for that much money!
     
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  24. loudmouth

    loudmouth May 24, 2010 Wisconsin

    So $14.99 plus 5.5% tax is "close to $20"?
     
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  25. runfoodrun

    runfoodrun Jun 18, 2008 Minnesota

    New math I think they call it.
     
  26. PieOhMy

    PieOhMy Feb 23, 2013 Minnesota

    This chicken has been fucked so hard by us, myself included, that there isn't much left except a few feathers and part of the beak.
     
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  27. McRyan

    McRyan Jul 25, 2012 Minnesota

    Talked to the OG guy's and met the new OSkar Blues rep tonight. They said we will be getting one shipment of Fidy. Buy it if you see it.
     
  28. djschnabel

    djschnabel Jan 30, 2010 Minnesota

    FWIW, I purchased 10Fidy in Denver for $8.99 a four pack.

    At a Target Store. :/
     
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  29. opwog

    opwog Jun 16, 2008 Minnesota

    That was a long time ago. I can remember when Ten Fidy made a 50% jump in price, seemingly overnight, but that has to be 7 or so years ago. The price has held pretty steady since, although I do think that it is overpriced in cans and I usually only drink it on tap. Still better on tap, than can, as well. Hopefully they bring out some aged Ten Fidy kegs for some of the events.
     
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  30. opwog

    opwog Jun 16, 2008 Minnesota

    Ten Fidy has been pretty consistently $15 a four pack from state to state, for years. The only variation that I ever see is the occasional retailer who tries to squeeze an extra dollar or two by pricing it at $15.99 or $16.99.
     
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  31. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
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    No matter how you slice it, $4 for a can of Fidy is money well drank - IMO.

    Especially with some age on it.
    Definitely worth cellaring at least a 4 pack per year.

    Edit:
    FYI, 3 Squares is having an Oskar Blues release party on Wednesday Feb 5th featuring all of their regular lineup (including TenFidy), according the sign I saw last night.
     
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  32. GeezLynn

    GeezLynn May 10, 2009 Colorado

    If I'm going to age a stout, I'd rather drop roughly the same amount on a 6pack of Expedition, which is rough fresh, but aged is much superior to TenFidy.
     
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  33. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
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    That's another fine beer to cellar.
    And "much superior" is a matter of opinion.
    Expo just happens to be a better value, which is why I cellar 3X as much compared to 10F.
     
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  34. gatornation

    gatornation Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    10- Fidy ages beautifully i had an 09 last year and was amazed how good it was
     
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  35. GeezLynn

    GeezLynn May 10, 2009 Colorado

    Very true. I've also caught myself thinking that my opinion was "much superior" a time or two as well.
     
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  36. jera1350

    jera1350 Dec 15, 2007 Minnesota

    From Princeton Liquors email:

    " Here is the lineup that will be available.
    Dale's Pale Ale' Mama's Little Yellow Pils, Old Chub Scotch Ale, Deviant Dale's IPA, G'Knight Imperial Red IPA and Ten Fidy Imperial Stout."

    Will be available on Monday.
     
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  37. SudsSavant

    SudsSavant Jan 9, 2007 Minnesota
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    Color me impressed and I apologize for my earlier speculation about a limited selection release. Not that it matters much to me but does anyone know if we're getting our supply from Colorado or out of the North Carolina plant?
     
  38. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
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    Yep. Those are the six that will be on tap at 3 Squares next Wednesday. If I remember, I'll post in the February on tap thread once it gets closer.
    I wanna try 10F, and Deviant Dales off the tap.
    Those are the two I like from them.
     
  39. pillzsix

    pillzsix Mar 21, 2008 Minnesota

    Brewery folks will be at South Lyndale on Tuesday, Feb. 4th from 3-5 pouring all styles. Beer will be for sale starting Monday. And that's not an opinion...
     
  40. morimech

    morimech Nov 6, 2006 Minnesota

    Not excited by this. What is the price point besides Ten Fidy? I really like Dale's and Mama's but if you are going to charge me $10 a 6-pack, I will not be buying any. Will buy a 4-pack of Ten Fidy once a year though.
     
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