Prairie Apple Brandy Noir

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by Techichi, Dec 11, 2014.

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  1. Martinus

    Martinus Initiate (0) Sep 16, 2014 Texas

    Whole Foods at Waugh Dr. Houston had Apple Brandy Noir with no limits tonight. At least 3 cases left at 7:30pm
     
  2. nathanmiller

    nathanmiller Meyvn (1,187) Oct 7, 2009 New York

    DR9 for $8 is a great deal! That beer is still damn delicious.
     
  3. ehsteve

    ehsteve Initiate (147) Jan 13, 2009 Texas

    I think I got the last one at HEB Hancock yesterday.
     
  4. Wingfan13

    Wingfan13 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2009 Texas

    If anyone sees any in Austin please let me know. I was out of town during the release. Thanks
     
  5. ElChuques

    ElChuques Initiate (92) Oct 8, 2014 Arkansas

    Jester King has it on their bottles to go list.

    I realize that's not exactly in Austin.
     
  6. mindswoop

    mindswoop Initiate (100) Dec 22, 2011 Texas

    Finally got a bottle yesterday at Hancock. I haven't been a fan of the other noir varieties, but this is ridiculously good. Nice job @chaseabeer!
     
  7. Longhorn08

    Longhorn08 Aspirant (253) Feb 4, 2014 Texas
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    Saw cases sitting on the floor in SA, no limit, Specs on De Zavalla.
     
  8. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2010 Texas

    I love San Antonio!
     
  9. Longhorn08

    Longhorn08 Aspirant (253) Feb 4, 2014 Texas
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    The only limit is my wallet.
     
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  10. Bluestar

    Bluestar Aspirant (212) Mar 5, 2012 Texas

    Drank one last night.... finally... really interesting beer. Definitely glad I bought a couple of age out. The apple brandy affects on the base are definitely very different than a lot of the typical barrels (i.e. bourbon)...

    definitely worth seeking out a bottle or 2 to try for sure.
     
  11. ehsteve

    ehsteve Initiate (147) Jan 13, 2009 Texas

    This is really really good, guys.
     
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  12. elchicodelgado

    elchicodelgado Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2008 Texas

    I totally would've ponied up $20 to try Sink The Bismarck...
     
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  13. BullDoza

    BullDoza Initiate (194) Apr 12, 2014 Texas
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    Most I've enjoyed a Prairie release since my first Bible Belt way back when. Glad I picked it up, for sure.
     
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  14. Longhorn08

    Longhorn08 Aspirant (253) Feb 4, 2014 Texas
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    Great nose, but the flavor leaves me wanting. Funny how that works some times.
     
  15. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2010 Texas

  16. Techichi

    Techichi Zealot (505) Sep 25, 2012 Texas

    Seriously? DFW didn't get much at all it seems.
     
  17. saint0r

    saint0r Initiate (0) Aug 8, 2013 Texas

    almost everything is a shelf turd in San Antonio
     
  18. TexasStout

    TexasStout Initiate (0) Jun 22, 2007 Texas

    'Cause San Antonio doesn't appreciate craft brew anywhere near the same level that Austin, H-town and DFW do.
     
  19. ElChuques

    ElChuques Initiate (92) Oct 8, 2014 Arkansas

    Eff tee eff why
     
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  20. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2010 Texas

    Haters gonna hate.
     
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  21. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Initiate (187) Jan 22, 2013 Texas
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    Had it with a rib eye tonight. Solid pairing
     
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  22. ATA1K

    ATA1K Initiate (76) Feb 4, 2013 Texas
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    Is this still around in Tulsa or OKC anywhere? At Prairie for growler fills or anything?
     
  23. Grayson14

    Grayson14 Initiate (72) Aug 20, 2014 Oklahoma

    Pretty much gone in OKC, and Prairie can't do growler fills of anything but 4% beers at their brewery.
     
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  24. mindswoop

    mindswoop Initiate (100) Dec 22, 2011 Texas

    Fieldings in the Woodlands had you covered if you haven't gotten any yet. Only $29 a bottle. #gayfish
     
  25. Longhorn08

    Longhorn08 Aspirant (253) Feb 4, 2014 Texas
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    My bottle had an awesome nose, but the flavor was weak. My $0.02.
     
  26. DeepBrew

    DeepBrew Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2014 Texas

    This kind of sums it up, but I would have uppercased the 'awesome'. imho the nose is the main reason why you should have one of these.
     
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  27. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2010 Texas

    FTFY
     
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  28. Techichi

    Techichi Zealot (505) Sep 25, 2012 Texas

    Looks like DFW is getting a little more this week.
     
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  29. army01

    army01 Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2011 Texas

    Hoping the west side sees a bit more....
     
  30. Longhorn08

    Longhorn08 Aspirant (253) Feb 4, 2014 Texas
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    I see what you did there. Nicely done.
     
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  31. Theortiz01

    Theortiz01 Initiate (0) Jun 7, 2013 Texas

    Man, I thought Texas had it bad.
     
  32. Techichi

    Techichi Zealot (505) Sep 25, 2012 Texas

    It did! Grabbed me one earlier at the Friday 3pm spot.
     
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  33. Northtexan

    Northtexan Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2014 Texas
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    I've managed to get three. Going to crack open one tomorrow. I'm really looking forward to this. Hope it's as good as I've imagined it to be!
     
  34. BlindSalimander

    BlindSalimander Initiate (150) Aug 16, 2010 Texas

    It's never as good as you've imagined it to be.
     
  35. saint0r

    saint0r Initiate (0) Aug 8, 2013 Texas

    mine was better than expected.
     
  36. rsths13

    rsths13 Initiate (125) Jun 24, 2013 Montana
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    Any place around Houston that might have Apple Brandy left? Visiting from Montana, and I would love a bottle.
     
  37. Techichi

    Techichi Zealot (505) Sep 25, 2012 Texas

    I wish mine was better than expected. Not to say it's bad beer, and I wish Prairie all the best. I hope they become a power house of a brewery, I really do. I just can't do it anymore. Prairie's BA beers are good...but not great. Definitely not $13 a 12oz bottle. I have plenty of other options these days. I imagine I'll have many more in the near future. I hope to see the prices come down on Prairie.
     
  38. Northtexan

    Northtexan Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2014 Texas
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    This one was a big letdown for me. Like you said, certainly not a bad beer, but it wasn't what I was expecting. I was barely able to detect any apple at all. That, of course, was the big flavor I was wanting to experience.
     
  39. saint0r

    saint0r Initiate (0) Aug 8, 2013 Texas

    This wasn't fermented or aged on apples. It used Apple Brandy barrels.
     
  40. BullDoza

    BullDoza Initiate (194) Apr 12, 2014 Texas
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    I'm in Houston this weekend and figured I'd ask the beer lady if they had any left at Spec's on Smith. Sure enough, she handed one over to me. May be worth a shot.
     
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