Perrin No Rules

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  1. docoman

    docoman (0) Nov 21, 2014 Michigan

    Pretty much the same had one last night from this year's batch and had 2015 about 2 weeks ago... I get just a hint more of the coconut and cinnamon that last years, but could be because it's fresh... still very sweet and delicious though!

    On side note, had to recently watch the big lebowski and never noticed this until now... see the reference multiple times to "nihilist"? another beer reference albeit Oddsides, but funny nonetheless.
  2. vette-ss

    vette-ss (0) Nov 5, 2014 Michigan

    They must have made a ton of it this year. I've seen or heard of it in many stores on the east side in fairly large quantities, and in all cases at a lower price than sold at the brewery (which seems odd). Also know that more is coming. Last year couldn't find enough of it. This year walking by it because I feel I already have enough for my own personal consumption plus a few extras to take care of out of state trading partners.
  3. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter (0) Aug 29, 2012 Nebraska

    Agreed. I don't think there is any doubt they made more. But the thought occurred to me that we (well, those of us down in SE MI) could be seeing the effects of a little more balanced distribution the second time around. Last batch was a ghost in Ann Arbor while I remember reading about rando small-town stores in Western MI having it on shelves weeks later. This year, I know of at least 2-3 stores that are getting it in 10 case quantities.
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  4. TonyLuvsBeer

    TonyLuvsBeer (444) Mar 28, 2015 Michigan

    Can u elaborate on which places on the east side have it? I have found zero so far. Zetouna had it and sold out in under an hour.
  5. ndpunk

    ndpunk (199) Apr 30, 2015 Indiana

    Anyone know of any places in SE Michigan that still have some. I went to 8 different places in Niles and Edwardsburg yesterday and only 1 of the 8 even got any and they had sold out of it before Monday, when it was supposed to hit distribution.
  6. wolfpac255

    wolfpac255 (0) Apr 13, 2015 Illinois

    I mean, did you really try...? You could have sucked that beer right out of the cardboard.
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  7. core42

    core42 (844) May 5, 2010 Michigan

    Just think about HOW much of that Kill Em All AND With Kindness there was/still is that is sitting around. In theory if they bought the same number of barrels & used them for No Rules instead of those 2 then there should be a crazy amount of it
  8. MadLatvian

    MadLatvian (0) Feb 8, 2015 Michigan

    I'm hoping Genesee County gets some this time around. Very very scarce the last release.
  9. bassfishingguy

    bassfishingguy (0) Apr 19, 2014 Michigan

    After 10 hours of manual labor, I really didn't try that hard. I probably should have though; the breezeway smelled like coconut/cinnamon/bourbon when I left for work later in the evening lol (and nope, I haven't cleaned it yet as I enjoy the shit out of that aroma hah).

    I was thinking the same thing (as some of my previous posts will likely show), but after reading a recent interview with one of Perrin's brewers, it appears the production was a little more than last year. The difference in this release, however, is that MOST of the beer was aged in first use barrels. Here's a link to the article:

    FWIW, this stuff isn't exactly sitting on shelves... It's pretty much gone already everywhere in West Michigan. I haven't tried the new release yet (nor have I had any of last year's recently); if this batch is even CLOSE to the last batch (all bottle variance aside), I'll likely be drinking a shit ton of this stuff.
  10. vette-ss

    vette-ss (0) Nov 5, 2014 Michigan

    Yeah, maybe my post above was misleading. It's not just sitting around on still have to be on your beer game to get it. But at least it is hitting shelves on this side of the state this year. Very elusive last year and I had to drive to Perrin to get it. Although last year I was still able to get bottles after the release day.
  11. bassfishingguy

    bassfishingguy (0) Apr 19, 2014 Michigan

    Saw some this morning on my way home from Grand Haven just sitting on a shelf at a gas station - So I guess I stand corrected on my previous post; it IS still sitting on some shelves in West Michigan lol. @$16.99 a bottle I may just pick a few more up...
  12. vette-ss

    vette-ss (0) Nov 5, 2014 Michigan

    Yeah, one of my locals got 7 cases dropped yesterday. My other store said more coming next week.
  13. GingerHodor

    GingerHodor (0) Apr 1, 2016 Michigan

    I've heard that GB Russo's in Grand Rapids ordered 30 cases. They had a lot on the floor Wednesday, at least 10 cases, so I wouldn't be surprised. I picked up a couple bottles for $14.99 a pop.
  14. ryansako

    ryansako (0) Mar 21, 2015 Ohio

    So much for opening this the right way later this evening. Where's the guy who bought 24 cases so I can shoot him a DM?!?


    ...and yes, for those asking I did break out a straw. :slight_smile:

  15. DrinktotheDead

    DrinktotheDead (0) Feb 11, 2014 Michigan

    Wait, the right way to open is to smash it on the counter? I'm a confused...
  16. grr32

    grr32 (0) Nov 7, 2012 Michigan

    It's well made but way too sweet for my tastes.
  17. ryansako

    ryansako (0) Mar 21, 2015 Ohio

    Lol, I said "so much for opening this the right way"...
  18. DrinktotheDead

    DrinktotheDead (0) Feb 11, 2014 Michigan

    ahh, when someone says "so much for" it usually means that the process failed. How the hell did you try to open it?
  19. ryansako

    ryansako (0) Mar 21, 2015 Ohio

    It actually slipped out of my hand while taking it out of the idea how it ended up cutting my hand though.
  20. BEERschlitz

    BEERschlitz (0) Oct 13, 2013 Michigan

    Just admit it, you grabbed a piece of glass from the broken bottle, and you cut yourself with it out of frustration. Haha
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  21. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 (1,724) May 30, 2005 Michigan

    I just had some on tap and I tend to agree with your comment about the sweetness. However, the beer's flavor is so good I ignored the sweetness and bought a bottle to go. Yes, it's that good.
  22. Junior

    Junior (0) May 23, 2015 Michigan
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    I was able to get a bottle of No Rules yesterday. I have never had this before. Any tips on how to best enjoy??
  23. Richter525

    Richter525 (0) Jun 24, 2015 Michigan

    As others have mentioned, it's very sweet. I'd let it warm to a little cooler than room temp before drinking.
  24. DrinktotheDead

    DrinktotheDead (0) Feb 11, 2014 Michigan

    oh shit, yeah I understand now. Your cut palm made it seem like it broke while opening. I thought maybe you had a defective bottle.
  25. KevinJohnson2

    KevinJohnson2 (503) Jul 8, 2013 Michigan
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    Was pretty surprised when I stopped at Whole Foods in Ann Arbor after the Michigan spring football game last night and they had probably a case and a half out on the shelf. I don't want to hear you east siders complain about distro ever again :wink:
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  26. CD83

    CD83 (0) Nov 9, 2014 Michigan

    Could've bought 3 cases myself today, but the wife would've beat me down if she found out I spent hundreds of dollars on this I bought 6 bottles :slight_smile:. East sider not complaining here!
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  27. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 (1,724) May 30, 2005 Michigan

    I enjoyed it more when it was cold because the sweetness shows up as it warms. If you like sweet beers, then just reverse my recommendation. (But it's a great tasting beer even when it's sweet.)
  28. HoorayMichBeer

    HoorayMichBeer (0) Sep 21, 2015 Michigan

    Must live to far East, still have not seen any in Macomb County.
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  29. amalburg

    amalburg (0) Jan 7, 2014 Michigan

    Macomb County sadness...
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  30. Ckoz

    Ckoz (330) Feb 15, 2014 Michigan

    She's not your wife yet! You still had a chance!
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  31. CD83

    CD83 (0) Nov 9, 2014 Michigan

    Close enough man, close enough.
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  32. Brianw508

    Brianw508 (0) Apr 29, 2013 Michigan

    you'll start seeing it possibly today, but definitely this week. the distributor picked it up thursday and it's available for delivery. i'm getting my allotment tomorrow
  33. mcomben

    mcomben (0) Dec 2, 2008 Michigan

    Just keep em in the back of your car with the rest of the beer you're hiding there :wink:...although you may need to upgrade the suspension in back if you keep that up.
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    MSEGUIN (0) Apr 6, 2011 Michigan

    Open bottle...put contents in mouth
  35. CD83

    CD83 (0) Nov 9, 2014 Michigan

    I was going to suggest rimming the glass with an orange slice, but I see you just got to the point.
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  36. Junior

    Junior (0) May 23, 2015 Michigan
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    Jonna's Market in Howell had 4-5 cases on the floor today.
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  37. ClarkstonMark

    ClarkstonMark (205) Feb 21, 2016 Michigan

    If you missed this, and want to try it, the Woodshop in Clarkston MI has it on tap (as of last night) - $12 for a snifter.
    I tried it and it was a little over the top for me.
    Didn't finish my snifter and moved on to 98 problems and a stout whose name I don't recall
  38. ryansako

    ryansako (0) Mar 21, 2015 Ohio

    Whole Foods also had it on tap (last Sunday) - $10/10oz. Couple cases behind the bar as well. Limit one per customer @$14.99/bottle.
  39. archiebunkerjr

    archiebunkerjr (464) Oct 25, 2010 Michigan

    I purchased 2 bottles of No Rules today and left 6 behind in the GR area. If any ba is interested to know where, pm me and I'll fill you in.
  40. theonegman

    theonegman (0) Apr 11, 2016 Michigan

    Jonnas in howell had a ton about a week ago
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