Pabst is taking "Not Your Father's Root Beer" national

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by papat444, Jun 19, 2015.

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  1. papat444

    papat444 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2006 Quebec (Canada)

  2. OrangeMen

    OrangeMen Disciple (310) Jan 26, 2014 New York

    This is all over upstate ny currently, have not tried it but see it everywhere (the standard abv, not sure about the higher abv ones)
     
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  3. WCKDVBZ

    WCKDVBZ Initiate (0) May 9, 2014 South Carolina

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  4. papat444

    papat444 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2006 Quebec (Canada)

    And 10%?
     
  5. HighWine

    HighWine Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2010 Illinois

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  6. Comparison_Ford

    Comparison_Ford Disciple (372) Apr 4, 2014 New York
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    It made its way to Long Island this week.
     
  7. gopens44

    gopens44 Poo-Bah (2,290) Aug 9, 2010 Virginia
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    With distro kicked up, I wonder if the 10% and 19.5% will end up in 750's for limited release. I don't feel like we have enough limited releases to potentially stand in line for and witness muling, parking lot clothes changes and/or truck chasing escapades anyway, so why not another....
     
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  8. WCKDVBZ

    WCKDVBZ Initiate (0) May 9, 2014 South Carolina

    Not sure if anyone would stand in line for 10% or 19.5% variants.
     
  9. kell50

    kell50 Meyvn (1,224) Jul 25, 2007 North Carolina

    It's all over in NC.

    I've seen it in independent bottle shops, Total Wine, and even in Walmart.
     
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  10. papat444

    papat444 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2006 Quebec (Canada)

    I wouldn't but i would trade for it :grinning:
     
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  11. SwillBilly

    SwillBilly Zealot (539) Feb 4, 2004 Virginia

    Was in Chicago 2 weeks ago, had the 10% on draft at The Public House. Crazy drinkable, this stuff could be very dangerous...
     
  12. 31Sam13

    31Sam13 Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2014 New Hampshire

    Really want the 10%...
     
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  13. Beerds

    Beerds Initiate (0) May 13, 2015 Alabama

    Ill take it! It's over 100 miles from me now to get it-I believe east of Pensacola
     
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  14. Wolfhead

    Wolfhead Initiate (179) Sep 1, 2009 Illinois

    Seen and bought the 10% a couple of times and yes there were lines. I've never seen the 19.5% in bottles but I would assume some has hit bombers. I have had the pleasure of the 19.5 served in a snifter and you can certainly get in trouble with it. I prefer the 10% to drink and the bottled variant that we're all seeing makes a wonderful Root Beer Float or Black Cows as my parents called them

    FYI, he does brew what I believe is called Grandmas Apple Pie and yes it's good
     
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  15. polloenfuego

    polloenfuego Poo-Bah (1,534) Jan 26, 2013 Ontario (Canada)

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  16. JouerAvecLeFeu

    JouerAvecLeFeu Defender (600) Apr 17, 2015 Washington
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    That explains why all of the sudden the stuff is all over Portland...
     
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  17. Genuine

    Genuine Devotee (433) May 7, 2009 Connecticut

    We finally started to get it in CT the past couple of weeks and every place around here has it sold out. The stuff is amazing and great to make some rootbeer floats with, the adult version.
     
  18. beerdude21

    beerdude21 Initiate (62) Apr 24, 2015 Minnesota

    I brought in 50 cases of the stuff a month ago and I already had to reorder. I talked to my rep about the bombers of the higher ABV ones and he said they will come to Minnesota in the future, but not yet.
     
  19. papat444

    papat444 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2006 Quebec (Canada)

    I'd make that trade in a heartbeat!
     
  20. MTLDOG

    MTLDOG Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2015

    Seen this at several spots in Connecticut. Including the bottled 10%abv
     
  21. Himself

    Himself Initiate (170) May 20, 2014 Massachusetts

    Isn't it made by the same people that made Four-Loko?
     
  22. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,839) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Yeah, the owner of the brand (and the cynical dba of "Small Town Brewery":rolling_eyes:) is listed on the TTB COLA as DRINK FOUR BREWING COMPANY, PHUSION PROJECTS, LLC, of Four Loko fame (infamy?)

    The "beer" is contract-brewed at City's La Crosse, WI multimillion barrel capacity brewery (former Heileman flagship). Other NYFRB COLAs list all 3 City breweries (La Crosse, Memphis and Latrobe, PA).

    Pabst apparently is merely acting as the national master distributor, via their own network of distributors.
     
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  23. VictorsValiant

    VictorsValiant Aspirant (259) Oct 14, 2014 Oregon

    It's here in Eugene, OR. Bought a six-er two nights ago.
     
  24. chcfan

    chcfan Zealot (558) Oct 29, 2008 California
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    I was wondering why "Small Town Brewery," which I had never heard of, had a "beer" that was all over the country. Saw it locally, in Charleston SC, and KY recently. Tried some and enjoyed it as I like root beer, but would not make a regular habit of drinking it.
     
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  25. iwantmorehops

    iwantmorehops Aspirant (248) Sep 25, 2010 Vermont

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  26. DarthVorador

    DarthVorador Disciple (308) Dec 7, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Right, which makes me wonder again how the hell is this "beer" even allowed on this site! If this isn't a "malternative" then I don't know what is!
     
  27. Treyliff

    Treyliff Poo-Bah (4,059) Aug 10, 2010 West Virginia
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    It's even coming to WV next month :grimacing:
     
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  28. Himself

    Himself Initiate (170) May 20, 2014 Massachusetts

    It's thoroughly disgusting stuff.
     
  29. jlsims04

    jlsims04 Devotee (489) Jul 14, 2013 Illinois
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    Released in bombers and draft. Draft is available far more often then the bombers. But seriously its terrible.
     
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  30. Oceanbear1

    Oceanbear1 Initiate (116) Aug 8, 2013 Colorado

    The divide this beer creates intrigues me. I liked it, but it just didn't seem like beer to me. I would be curious to learn about the brewing process
     
  31. Redrover

    Redrover Poo-Bah (3,357) Jan 18, 2003 Illinois
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    The bottle 5.9% is good but a touch sweet, the 10% draft is a awesome but really a once in awhile beer for me.
     
  32. jimmypa

    jimmypa Initiate (166) Nov 15, 2012 Pennsylvania

    How is this considered an "Ale brewed with spices" or "spiced/herbed ale"?
     
  33. JFresh21

    JFresh21 Disciple (318) Mar 6, 2012 Illinois
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    I'll stick to beer.
     
  34. Chris-1911

    Chris-1911 Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2014 Illinois

    I'm in Chicago so its always been around here. First 12 or so I had I loved, but now that the novelty has worn off I'm pretty over it.
     
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  35. ravenwork

    ravenwork Initiate (67) Mar 16, 2015 Pennsylvania

    19.5% = 39 proof

    That is a schnapps, not beer...
     
  36. OldManMetal

    OldManMetal Devotee (487) Jun 5, 2015 North Carolina

    Yeah, NC's definitely getting solid distribution on this stuff.

    Huge root beer fan, so I should like this, but I had the oddest response to the one that I tried: one sip would taste great, then the next sip would have a sickly off-flavor that I didn't like (and couldn't pinpoint), then the next sip tasted great, ad finitum. One of my housemates and his girlfriend had the same (independent) experience, and I think I saw someone on here say the same thing in another thread.

    Just not for me, I guess.
     
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  37. breadwinner

    breadwinner Meyvn (1,217) Mar 6, 2014 California
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    And root beer! That was my takeaway on the stuff -- if I want tasty root beer, I'll just buy some locally brewed, non-alcoholic stuff. If I want good beer, I'll buy some good beer. If I want booze that tastes like root beer, I'm sure there's a shot of some sort to fill the gap. I was terribly unimpressed with NYFRB, but I also can totally see how it'd appeal to lots of folks.
     
  38. chinchill

    chinchill Poo-Bah (9,200) Feb 29, 2008 South Carolina
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    I saw 12 oz bottle in Georgia on Monday. Not sure about the ABV. Better than Sprechers?
     
  39. aderousseau

    aderousseau Initiate (88) Jun 22, 2008 Arkansas
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    Great way to bring people into the category and all the new hype. It's good for business, but not for me.
     
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  40. AlienSwineFlu

    AlienSwineFlu Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2012 Ohio

    The 10% version was sitting at grocery stores here in Ohio last year for months.
     
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