Real Ale: The Sword - Iron Swan Ale

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by sohell, Jul 16, 2013.

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  1. Ford

    Ford Defender (679) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    I thought I saw cans coming off the line in a pic the other day, but maybe it was just a picture of a can.. or maybe I was dreaming about beer and Game of Thrones.
     
  2. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Disciple (379) May 17, 2012 Texas
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    I really enjoyed tasting this on Sunday at The Ginger Man. I'll be on the lookout for more.
     
  3. cfh64

    cfh64 Devotee (482) Aug 16, 2005 Texas
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    I see ale on the label but other than that what style is it?
     
  4. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    It's a British style, iirc. Not sure which one.
     
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  5. Show

    Show Initiate (180) Jul 21, 2011 Texas

    english pale.

    good stuff.
     
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  6. MilkManX

    MilkManX Disciple (300) Jul 10, 2012 Arizona

    I need this in Tucson AZ.
     
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  7. East1stgrocery

    East1stgrocery Initiate (44) May 9, 2012 Texas

    only 200 cases were made - its in the warehouse @ BEK planning to release it on Monday :)
     
  8. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    200 cases? Seriously? Ugh.
     
  9. aschwab

    aschwab Zealot (574) Mar 3, 2009 Texas
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    I heard it was not coming out until August.

    I have already seen cans around town (or on twitter). Not for sale though - I know sunrise mini market had a can in (brought to them by Real Ale) to try before it was available - I only know this because I was there and tried to buy it off of him after the Real Ale guy left.
     
  10. East1stgrocery

    East1stgrocery Initiate (44) May 9, 2012 Texas


    that's what i was told this morning -
     
  11. East1stgrocery

    East1stgrocery Initiate (44) May 9, 2012 Texas


    was told Sword is playing this friday? so they trying to release it soon after that - Monday is Almost August ;)
     
  12. aschwab

    aschwab Zealot (574) Mar 3, 2009 Texas
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    Well, I will believe you then.

    Any idea on the recommended retail of a 4 or 6 pack?
     
  13. East1stgrocery

    East1stgrocery Initiate (44) May 9, 2012 Texas


    6 packs - no idea about the prices...
     
  14. beerdiablo

    beerdiablo Initiate (140) Oct 30, 2003 Texas

    Source? I question that given Real Ale's capacity and the number of consumers in TX.
    ►I do wonder how much made it to draft?
     
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  15. mrmattie

    mrmattie Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2013

    I was informed 4 pallets are sitting in the warehouse currently, ~200+ cases is accurate. It is also delicious.
     
  16. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    BTW: first bar to get this on cask wins.
     
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  17. Phoenix2443

    Phoenix2443 Disciple (333) Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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    the sword is playing tonight at red 7.........id assume they will have it on draft or cans
     
  18. r0nburgundy69

    r0nburgundy69 Initiate (82) Jan 27, 2012 Texas
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    Anybody try it last night in Dallas?
     
  19. codybear127

    codybear127 Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2010 Texas



    Where in Dallas was it?
     
  20. champ103

    champ103 Poo-Bah (3,710) Sep 3, 2007 Texas
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    I have had a few cans from a friend that did some work for Real Ale. I do enjoy it very much, but would be excellent on cask.
     
  21. beerdiablo

    beerdiablo Initiate (140) Oct 30, 2003 Texas

    Single Wide on Greenville. Good beer, fits English pale style well.
     
  22. sohell

    sohell Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2011 Texas

    Just saw on Facebook that Sunrise Mini Mart got in The Sword. Hopefully they still have some by the time I get off work.
     
  23. JohnBender

    JohnBender Zealot (566) Apr 20, 2012 Texas

    I just picked up. They have plenty.
     
  24. Daemose

    Daemose Devotee (426) Oct 3, 2011 Texas
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    I hope this hits Houston this week.
     
  25. sohell

    sohell Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2011 Texas

    got 2 cases... no limit @ sunrise... thanks sam
     
  26. sohell

    sohell Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2011 Texas

    Its not 200 cases its 4000 cases...
     
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  27. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Yeah, I just got a text from one of my beer guys that he's expecting 40 cases this week at his place alone, lol.

    I think the BEK rep either heard it wrong or was trying to hype this up. :)

    Real Ale has a 60bbl brewhouse, so that 200 cases number really sounded low. They'd have to literally fill their brewhouse to 25% full to make such a "small" amount of beer.
     
  28. East1stgrocery

    East1stgrocery Initiate (44) May 9, 2012 Texas


    sooo after reading Ur post - I called BEK sales rep and asked him

    me: BTW, did u say they made 200 Cases of iron swan?

    Sales rep : Yeah that was the initial #, turned out to be more like 3000+ for all TX

    Cheers,
    Sam
     
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  29. Dicers

    Dicers Poo-Bah (1,555) Sep 2, 2012 Texas
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  30. elbrooksie

    elbrooksie Aspirant (242) Jan 10, 2013 Texas
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    Well, if it is not limited, screw it.
     
  31. Chuk_Hell

    Chuk_Hell Aspirant (200) Apr 12, 2012 Texas
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    Haha.. now nobody wants it.
     
  32. Daemose

    Daemose Devotee (426) Oct 3, 2011 Texas
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    I still do. I love The Sword.
     
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  33. Sudsday

    Sudsday Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2013 Texas

    so... how's she taste?
     
  34. JohnBender

    JohnBender Zealot (566) Apr 20, 2012 Texas

    I dig it.
     
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  35. cyde

    cyde Initiate (143) Feb 12, 2012 Texas
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    My wife picked up a sixer from Whole Foods on Lamar & 6th earlier. I'll crush a few cans later tonight.
     
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  36. Daemose

    Daemose Devotee (426) Oct 3, 2011 Texas
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    Relevant:

     
  37. icetrauma

    icetrauma Devotee (471) Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    Report back. What style is Sword?
     
  38. Daemose

    Daemose Devotee (426) Oct 3, 2011 Texas
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    Beer? English Bitter.
    Band? Stoner.
     
  39. icetrauma

    icetrauma Devotee (471) Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    Diggin the band.
     
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