Prairie Birthday Bomb

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  1. Brewday

    Brewday Initiate (169) Dec 25, 2015 New York

    Probably using a different yeast which would make a different beer.
     
  2. HeyItsThatGuy

    HeyItsThatGuy Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2016 Illinois

    Apparently you haven't had the pirate bomb ^_^
     
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  3. agalvin13

    agalvin13 Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2015 California

    Every clown shoes beer I have tried has been dreadful. Tequila Sombero is probably top 3 worst beers I have ever tasted.

    BA Bomb, regular bomb (especially vintages), pirate bomb, apple brandy noir, and several other prarie beers are really good. Sure they are overpriced but at least they are available nation wide. I can go to my local bottle shops to grab their special releases like pirate bomb shortly after they come out with ease. I like mexican cake more than bomb but i have to trade to get MC so it isn't really cheaper to obtain and it is only released once a year. Bomb serves a purpose, you can call it a shelf turd, but that it what they are going for, a great drinking and accessible adjunct stout which can be consumed on a regular basis year around. Abraxas is $25+ for a 750ml and i dont hear any one complaining about that.
     
  4. vette-ss

    vette-ss Initiate (181) Nov 5, 2014 Michigan
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    Cool story.

    And FWIW I only brought up Clown Shoes because someone eluded to the notion that Prarie is expensive because they contract brew (which was later debunked in another post). Clown Shoes contract brews and I can buy a bomber of BA beer at the same price as a 12 oz Prairie ($12.99/$13.99). And personally I find some of them pretty good.
     
  5. HeyItsThatGuy

    HeyItsThatGuy Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2016 Illinois

    In KBS's defense it was awesome this year lol but I completely get what your saying, Bomb! can easily stand with many of those legendary stouts.
     
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  6. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (6,303) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    So does anyone actually know or have an idea when Birthday Bomb! will be coming out? We need to try it so that we can transition to complaining that it tasted like all the other Bomb! variants. :stuck_out_tongue:
     
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  7. Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas

    Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas Devotee (450) Aug 24, 2015 Texas
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    Au contraire mon frère! I secured two bottles of Pirate Bomb! and have drank one so far. It was definitely different then the variants I listed above.

    I have a love/hate relationship with PAA. Hate their prices; but I do love their beer. Oddly, every time they release a new variant I get this fear that I'll be missing out if I don't purchase. Great marketing scheme on their part. Funny, I think the stock market operates the same way....
     
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  8. Jarnet87

    Jarnet87 Initiate (93) Jul 30, 2014 Florida

    Pirate Bomb was awesome, the price tag not so awesome
     
  9. CapCollector16

    CapCollector16 Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2015 Ohio

    Just bought one from Bestdamnbeershop.com if anyone is still looking
     
  10. HartsyThaiFood

    HartsyThaiFood Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2013 Illinois

    Birthday Bomb?

    I just checked and didn't see it on there. In fact I've not seen anything about this beer anywhere except for in this thread. I don't believe it exists.
     
  11. CapCollector16

    CapCollector16 Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2015 Ohio

    Oops I thought we were discussing pirate bomb! I read wrong, my apologies. Well anywho, they have Pirate Bomb
     
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  12. berto714

    berto714 Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2014 New York

    Had. It's sold out now.
     
  13. LightnerLiquorKS

    LightnerLiquorKS Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2013 Kansas

    Wow, prices are pretty wild far from Oklahoma.

    Bomb is 5.99 EDLP at our shop. So was Christmas Bomb. BA Bomb (Recent one) was 9.99 as well as Pirate. I assume this one will be 5.99 which is 20% markup if it is the same case price as the original BOMB!
     
  14. LightnerLiquorKS

    LightnerLiquorKS Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2013 Kansas

    It's not the real label. The one that goes to print is hardly released before the beer is.
     
  15. BWood

    BWood Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2015 California

    I put bomb right next to bcbs any day. Actually I might even like it over this year's release.
     
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  16. BecauseWhalezbro

    BecauseWhalezbro Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2015 Colorado

    Blasphemy
     
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  17. raynmoon

    raynmoon Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

    when is this supposed to be coming out? Seriously.
     
  18. BWood

    BWood Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2015 California

    I seriously don't understand why people have so much hate for PAA. It seems like people on here can't stop complaining about their prices. They are a private company and if they want to be highly profitable then that's their choice. If you don't like it (or probably in most of the complainers case can't afford it), then don't buy it. I will say this though. Bomb! Is a phenomenal beer and never sits on shelves. So obviously their prices work for most people. Yes I'm sure most people wish all beer had the price point of bud light. But we all know that doesn't happen. It's just funny to me people only complain about the price. No one on here is saying it's not a amazing beer.
     
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  19. canadia70

    canadia70 Initiate (0) Oct 20, 2014 Tennessee

    I agree with you on most points, but Bomb! absolutely sits on shelves in some places. I wouldn't mind if it would at least come to TN shelves, myself.
     
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  20. CCBone

    CCBone Initiate (90) Apr 29, 2016 Oregon

    Sure does. It's been sitting around in Des Moines for a while (although when I was in iowa city it went quickly). Which is nice for me because I have a ready supply if I need more for consumption or trading!
     
  21. chrismann65

    chrismann65 Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2015 Texas

    ^^ What ^^ 5.99 Bomb & Christmas Bomb as well !! Wow 4-real.?:grimacing:
    9.99 BA. Bomb & Pirate ! :grimacing: Very nice $ EDLP $ Wow !
     
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  22. Doug6322

    Doug6322 Initiate (0) Oct 30, 2013 Florida

    All of you bitching and complaining buy those "shelf turds" of pirate, AB Noir, Birthday bomb and trade me for them. I have bought a shit ton of beer and prairie is not the one running the price up its the distributors. Here in Florida regular Bomb is $11-13 and I always have a case around the house. I think its one of the best mex style stouts out there, its high ABV and pretty easy to get. I would rather walk in somewhere and buy it than have to trade for a mex cake, abraxas etc. So check the ISO forums I am always down for some prairie bomb variants. And has anyone seem this birthday bomb anyway? Cheers
     
  23. berto714

    berto714 Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2014 New York

    Are these variants really shelf turds? I thought all those comments were referring to regular Bomb, which is sometimes a turd in NYC, although turd is relative - it never lasts more than a couple of weeks. The variants are gone in the blink of an eye here, I was lucky to get 1 each of Pirate and BA.
     
  24. GreatStoutman

    GreatStoutman Crusader (779) Jan 5, 2016 Texas
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    Turd is in the eye of the beholder... Variants only sit in places where they're egregiously overpriced. Regular (which goes between 7 and 9 here in Texas) will sit a few weeks, but is regularly cleared out. I wouldn't call that turding, but some will.
     
  25. GreatStoutman

    GreatStoutman Crusader (779) Jan 5, 2016 Texas
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    Here is some actual information about the Birthday Bomb from Prairie's FB page...

    "Birthday Bomb! was conceived to celebrate three wonderful years of experimentation and fun loving flavors like the current incarnation with caramel sauce. Made in house by our brewers with nothing but black gloves and a propane tank."

    http://prairieales.com/happy-3rd-birthday-bomb/

    Now we can get back to bitching about how overpriced this is obviously going to be. :sunglasses:
     
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  26. TheHopsman

    TheHopsman Defender (662) Apr 7, 2015 Nebraska
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    Rumor has it that Birthday Bomb has been spotted in the wild in the Midwest as of today. Keep your eyes peeled this week.
     
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  27. JakeJohnson

    JakeJohnson Initiate (158) Jan 30, 2015 Minnesota
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    Minnesota started getting it yesterday along with Prairie in general. It is $9.99/bottle.
     
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  28. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (6,303) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    OMG!?!? :grimacing:

    Just kidding, hopefully I can find one of these ...
     
  29. raynmoon

    raynmoon Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

    After looking at the label from Untappd it appears that it is the same exact beer as Prairie Bomb.

    What gives.
     
  30. CCBone

    CCBone Initiate (90) Apr 29, 2016 Oregon

    The label is not the same at all on the pictures I saw on untapped. Looks like a typical variant with a separate label
     
  31. Deedzie7

    Deedzie7 Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2016 Iowa

    Bomb! variants sit on the shelves in my area at $11.99. You can walk in to any shop and grab whatever you want.
     
  32. JasonJYoung

    JasonJYoung Initiate (66) Jan 7, 2015 Washington
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    I can vouch for what @deedzie is saying. I have found many Prairie variations sitting in smaller Iowa stores. Problem is they won't ship it out to crazy people like us when attempting to barter :wink: (legalities).
     
  33. raynmoon

    raynmoon Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

    what I see is the same exact beer as regular bomb but with a new label
     
  34. GreatStoutman

    GreatStoutman Crusader (779) Jan 5, 2016 Texas
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    So...
     
  35. Jkolls

    Jkolls Disciple (322) Dec 2, 2015 Ohio
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    label pic in case anyone was curious.

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  36. GreatStoutman

    GreatStoutman Crusader (779) Jan 5, 2016 Texas
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    You can tell that two beers are the same just by looking at Untappd images? That's actually really impressive!
     
  37. raynmoon

    raynmoon Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

    Dude, both beers are slated as 13% imperial stouts aged on cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, coffee, and chilies. Both regular bomb and birthday bomb have the same exact descriptions.

    My question is: what is the difference? Are they just releasing this on the anniversary of the first batch and giving it a new label for the occasion to sell more product? maybe.
     
  38. elbrooksie

    elbrooksie Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 Texas

    According to the article, this version is brewed with everything that Bomb! is, as well as caramel that was made in house. I do find it interesting that the caramel is not listed in the ingredients on the label...
     
  39. vette-ss

    vette-ss Initiate (181) Nov 5, 2014 Michigan
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    Their website calls this a caramel bomb, even though its not listed on the ingredients.
     
  40. Jaycase

    Jaycase Poo-Bah (1,852) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    It's just a ploy by PAA to get tickers in a tizzy. It's working. :wink:
     
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