Release Prairie shipping Double Dunk Oreo Imperial Stout nationally in October

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by elohim, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. elohim

    elohim Initiate (189) Dec 4, 2010 Georgia
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  2. Alefflicted

    Alefflicted Initiate (75) Dec 2, 2017 Minnesota

    I'll have to ask my distributor about this one. Sounds interesting, I'm rarely disappointed with Prairies stouts, so I'll be looking forward to giving this one a try.
     
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  3. DISKORD

    DISKORD Aspirant (205) Feb 28, 2017 Virginia

    Hmmmm....first it's Consider Yourself Hugged and now this. Which part of "Artisan" is using artificial flavors/ingredients? What a bunch of bull! Especially when you charge $10 for a 12 oz bottle. It better be all real ingredients. Didn't buy any CYH and won't be buying this either. They should've used Newman O's instead.
     
  4. Cibsie

    Cibsie Initiate (156) Jan 10, 2015 Minnesota
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    Is this a non-BA Stuft? I say wait and throw it all in barrels.
     
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  5. rgordon

    rgordon Champion (852) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Let's go back in time and imagine Girl Scout Cookie Samoas with Extra Chocolate Nibs with Artisinal Costa Rican Roasted Coffee Stout with Organic Vanilla. I know that these beers are more subtle than they sound, but they sound terrible...to me......All of them basically. Give me Young's Oatmeal Stout once again and I'd be a happy camper.
     
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  6. Lahey

    Lahey Disciple (359) Nov 12, 2016 Michigan

    What, a prarie stout without spices or barrel aging!? Is it still gonna be 10-15 dollars a bottle? The beer sounds good, but if I see any it'll be priced up there with fine art.
     
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  7. blkhawk14

    blkhawk14 Initiate (88) Nov 14, 2014 Minnesota
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    blame shelton for that, not prairie
     
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  8. Lahey

    Lahey Disciple (359) Nov 12, 2016 Michigan

    Is that their distributor? I'm not familiar... either way their prices are too much for me, although the couple beers I've tried have been good. Of course, quality should be expected without exorbitant costs imo.
     
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  9. blkhawk14

    blkhawk14 Initiate (88) Nov 14, 2014 Minnesota
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    yeah shelton handles distro for prairie most states with a few exceptions. MN is one--they independently distro to MN and bottles are significantly lower in cost
     
  10. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (3,880) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    If this makes it to MN (which I assume it will) I'll pick up multiple bottles.

    Was unaware that Prairie is more expensive elsewhere. $10/single isn't ideal, but since they arrived here, I've bought plenty. They've earned my trust by churning out amazing stouts consistently.
     
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  11. DoghouseReilly3946

    DoghouseReilly3946 Initiate (119) Aug 17, 2018 Kentucky

    Amen!
     
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  12. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,062) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Too bad they're not distributing the BBA version of this. :slight_frown:
     
  13. stevepat

    stevepat Disciple (337) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    ya how can you call a beer artisan that uses, as a flavoring, some artificial crap cookie? Hack job that pretty much spells the end of buying Prairie for me
     
  14. flat_lander

    flat_lander Devotee (420) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    I think Oreos are delicious. Artificial or not. I even like Double Stuff. There, I said it. Although, the Trader Joe's "Joe Joes" are also tasty.

    I'd try this beer if by some miracle we see distro of it. Shelton makes Prairie distro so erratic, at least by me.
     
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  15. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Meyvn (1,101) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I only eat double stuff oreos. If this was released a decade ago traders and whale hunters would have cleared this off the shelf an hour off the truck. We have come a long way. Doubt I would buy this but if it costs less than $10 a pop and there aren't any new fest beers on the shelf by then who knows.
     
  16. AyatollahGold

    AyatollahGold Crusader (760) Nov 28, 2016 Indiana
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    When this was a Prairie Dawg release people went crazy. Now it's not and it's crap. I'm personally happy that Prairie is doing something like this for national distro and even happy that it's NOT BBA. I feel like that would've overpowered a lot of goodness in this.
     
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  17. elohim

    elohim Initiate (189) Dec 4, 2010 Georgia
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    The Prairie Dawg release was in fact BBA though. Also despite the lack of enthusiasm from some people here I doubt this beer is going to sit on the shelves like some of the more widely available Prairie stuff often does. Personally I agree with you though this not being BBA makes me more likely to try it.
     
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  18. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,062) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Cool, more for us. Guess it depends on your definition of artificial, but the ingredient list for Oreos looks non-artificial to me; sugar, flour, oil, cocoa, corn syrup, baking soda, corn starch, salt, soy lecithin, vanillin, and chocolate. One could argue on the vanillin, but it is simply the exact chemicals found in vanilla that gives it the familiar flavor, so if that's bad, better stay away from real vanilla too.
     
  19. seth27

    seth27 Initiate (80) Mar 16, 2015 Pennsylvania

    I can only imagine what that filter looked after words:grin:
     
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  20. stevepat

    stevepat Disciple (337) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    Well I stand corrected. These are not an artificial product. I still don't see anything artisinal about high fructose corn syrup or soy lecithin, not to mention canola oil. I hope you all enjoy this bizarre...cross branding? or whatever it is supposed to be. Why not just make a stout conditioned on chocolate and vanilla? I can't for the life of me understand why a brewery that demands premium pricing would cheapen their brand this way
     
  21. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,062) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    A lot of breweries have used chocolate and vanilla, so I suppose they just want to be different. You mention cross-branding - wonder if they have any business arrangement - or if they're even using "real" Oreos. If they don't specifically mention Oreos, they could use a knock-off or just some of the ingredients. Would that be cheapening the brand?
     
  22. stevepat

    stevepat Disciple (337) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    Well considering that the beer name includes the name 'oreo', undoubtedly trademarked, and the original post shows pallets of oreo cookie pieces so I would say there is some kind of official relationship. I can see the value of attempting to differentiate from the mass of chocolate/vanilla stouts (although I would think that Prairie's well earned reputation for flavored stouts would provide plenty of market excitement). And yes, if they used some knock off brand of oreo it would definitely cheapen the Prairie brand. Maybe if they had partnered with some 'higher end' sandwich cookie or if they had used some of the ingredients and named it something like 'double dunk chocolate creme cookie stout' they could have had a nice little product and their reputation fully intact. Imagine your favorite sour ale maker producing a kriek using cherry flavored blow-pops or some other cheap cherry like product.
     
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  23. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,062) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Double Dunk finally hit here today. I couldn't resist buying too much (seven) not even having tried it first. Could have gotten a case easily, but resisted, because there are several other favorites being released in the next few weeks. Based on reviews and raving comments, I felt safe in getting "a few". Just drinking one now, and while outstanding, it isn't the extreme Oreo experience I was expecting. Definitely let this one warm..
     
  24. Dragginballs76

    Dragginballs76 Poo-Bah (2,085) Nov 13, 2015 South Carolina
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    Pumped local store is getting a case next week got 6 bottles on hold.
     
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  25. AyatollahGold

    AyatollahGold Crusader (760) Nov 28, 2016 Indiana
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    Anybody seen this around Indiana?
     
  26. Dmott

    Dmott Initiate (16) Oct 24, 2018 Indiana
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    Ayatollahgold, I'm in evansville indiana and haven't seen it yet. However, I just got back from asheville nc and it was quite plentiful. Bought a bottle but haven't tried it yet. Around evansville I can't even find regular bomb. Where are you located? Do you ever see barrel aged bomb? That's on the top of my list to try. Never even seen it.
     
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  27. needMIbeer

    needMIbeer Champion (875) Feb 5, 2014 Tennessee
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    I believe BA Bomb was brewery only last year
     
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  28. AyatollahGold

    AyatollahGold Crusader (760) Nov 28, 2016 Indiana
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    I'm in the Muncie area. And most of the time I can get all Prairie Stouts. Even the barrel aged ones like pirate bomb, vanilla Noir etc. I could go to the store right now and get 18 Bomb, 18 Bday Bomb, 17 Xmas Bomb, paradise, consider yourself hugged. I got BA Bomb! In '16 from a store in my area but '17 was brewery only and had to trade for it.
     
  29. Dmott

    Dmott Initiate (16) Oct 24, 2018 Indiana
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    Wow your lucky. Prairie is one of my favorites. Do you trade off a certain site?
     
  30. AyatollahGold

    AyatollahGold Crusader (760) Nov 28, 2016 Indiana
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    The only site I have ever used to trade is Beer Advocate.
     
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  31. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,349) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    Looks like I waited too long, bottles gone but a keg arrives tomorrow so I can get a fill up that way. My local guy sold out in a day he said, called around and other shops out also. Looks like a hot seller for sure least around me.
     
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  32. Adrena1ine

    Adrena1ine Aspirant (224) Nov 22, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Was really hoping these would hit the Philly market but I keep striking out.
     
  33. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (2,686) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    Saw it in NYC on recent travels, but figure I'd just pick it up in my home state instead of bothering to fly it back. Low and behind, they cancelled our local distributors order since they sold so much in Oklahoma. At least, that's story according to a local beer shop. Looks like we won't be getting it.
     
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  34. Dragginballs76

    Dragginballs76 Poo-Bah (2,085) Nov 13, 2015 South Carolina
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    Dude that sucks, I might be able to grab you a bottle at my local shop. they got a case and so far no one is buying it but me and I already drank 3 bottles.
     
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  35. elohim

    elohim Initiate (189) Dec 4, 2010 Georgia
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    So do you just enjoy it? It isn't around here yet but everyone I have talked to who tried it say it is mediocre. Sadly my market is a 3-5 delay for Prairie to reach the shelf. We just got deconstructed Bomb! recently. I am gonna try this for sure when I see it but I am pessimistic at this point. Word is this sees distro every place that gets Prairie.
     
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  36. Dragginballs76

    Dragginballs76 Poo-Bah (2,085) Nov 13, 2015 South Carolina
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    I really did enjoy it, once it gets closer to room temp the chocolate cookie and vanilla really come out on the finish. I thought this years Christmas Bomb was really nice too already had 2 bottles of that.