SA Pumpkinator Release

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by Jack_Around, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. icetrauma

    icetrauma Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    You don't know the power of the Pumpkinator. I keeeed I keeeeed
     
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  2. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Apr 26, 2007 Texas

    A lot of the major retailers should be getting it today.
     
  3. Hdredfern

    Hdredfern Feb 16, 2012 Texas

    I will trade my homebrew IPA (which may or may not taste like HT, I don't know I haven't ever had it so I'm just guessing what it may taste like {fair warning, my homebrew IPA tastes like crap}) for some Pumpkinator
     
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  4. Grendle

    Grendle Apr 11, 2012 Texas
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    Just arrived in San Antonio this morning and was able to split a case with a buddy. No way in hell do I need a entire case. :D
     
  5. Grendle

    Grendle Apr 11, 2012 Texas
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    Here already Scott hit up HEB 1604.
     
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  6. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    HT tastes like crap. If the crap in question tasted like unicorn tears and skittles.
     
  7. Hdredfern

    Hdredfern Feb 16, 2012 Texas

    Were they tears of joy or anguish?
     
  8. nathanmiller

    nathanmiller Oct 7, 2009 New York
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    I heard from a friend who bought a bottle at Specs that it leaked a lot in his car. He contacted SA & Specs.
     
  9. saint0r

    saint0r Aug 8, 2013 Texas


    Someone on twitter was complaining about the capping issue. After reading nathanmiller's reply, i'd bet it was his buddy.
     
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  10. Hdredfern

    Hdredfern Feb 16, 2012 Texas

    so was this all out of the same case? where abouts are y'all located?
     
  11. UtisTheLaw

    UtisTheLaw Jul 26, 2012 Arizona
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    Most DFW places should have it tomorrow, and some up north should have it today. CM Lovers was a 1 bottle limit yesterday.
     
  12. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Aug 22, 2012 Texas

    Yes, because he knows it is rare.
     
  13. reverseapachemaster

    reverseapachemaster Sep 21, 2012 Texas

    Just an FYI I scored bottles at the CM in Southlake (FW). They broke open the first case to sell to me. I have no idea how much they have for sale but they did not limit my purchase. I picked up four bottles. Two for me and two for a friend who was also on the hunt. No idea if the bottles are going on the floor so you may have to plead with an employee.
     
  14. WickedD365

    WickedD365 May 16, 2013 Texas

    2013 Pumpkinator is the BOMB!! Was able to round up the 3 I wanted.
    SO tasty and smooth. Best one yet IMO. Looking forward to aging my last 2 bottles.
    Will bust out my 2012 on Thanksgiving.
     
  15. channels321

    channels321 Apr 16, 2012 Texas
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    Grabbed 4 bottles of Pumpkinator today. I did notice that a lot of the caps were crooked so I just grabbed the straightest ones I could find and as someone else noted they all had different fill lines (not really a big problem for me)
     
  16. mdeluna

    mdeluna Mar 6, 2011 Texas
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    I was able to get 4 today.. 1 was a 2012.. apparently our Specs in Beaumont got just one case of each, wtf? Also the limit was one so it was either you're getting a 2012, or a 2013. :|..

    I'm so glad we got Miller's though, I was able to get as many as I wanted there.. just a heads up if there is actually another person from Beaumont on these forums.
     
  17. HopAG

    HopAG Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    Miller Lite Pumpkin Ale
     
  18. mdeluna

    mdeluna Mar 6, 2011 Texas
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    Miller's liquor store foo!
     
  19. squirrely2005

    squirrely2005 Aug 26, 2011 Texas

    So where is this in San Antonio so far? Any hebs would be awesome. I don't get out until 10. My local HEB didn't have it when I checked before work.
     
  20. awinkro

    awinkro Oct 15, 2008 Texas
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    For those that are experiencing leaky crowns, contact info@saintarnold.com. In your message, please provide the number series on the neck of the bottle. We'll replace the bottle(s).

    Thanks,

    Aaron
     
  21. Theortiz01

    Theortiz01 Jun 7, 2013 Texas
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    Just tried that email and it does not work.
     
  22. catloree

    catloree Jun 18, 2009 Texas

    Goody Goody Liquor in Little Elm (north of Dallas) has Pumpkinator, as does the Kroger across the street. It's on the shelf at Kroger, and they still had a good amount when I was there a few minutes ago.

    Goody Goody had no idea where it was, but the manager insisted they had gotten a shipment. They had to search for 10 minutes to find it in the back. I got the first 3 bottles out of the 24 that they had. I don't know if they were planning to put the rest on the shelf later today or not.
     
  23. awinkro

    awinkro Oct 15, 2008 Texas
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  24. mdeluna

    mdeluna Mar 6, 2011 Texas
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    How exactly would this work? I just noticed a few of my bottles have it.
     
  25. kjkinsey

    kjkinsey Jun 22, 2010 Texas
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    Speaking of crooked caps, 1 of my bottles was leaking by the time I made it home. Anyone else have this issue?
     
  26. HopAG

    HopAG Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    Ouch... sounds like a reoccurring issue
     
  27. Grendle

    Grendle Apr 11, 2012 Texas
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    My buddy and I split a case from the batch sent to San Antonio and no crown issues with any of our bombers. Hope it's a isolated problem.
     
  28. cam_williams

    cam_williams Oct 3, 2012 Texas
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    I haven't checked mine, but when I grabbed one at HEB, the guy that got one in front of me brought it back within 10 seconds after picking it up because his was leaking already.
     
  29. donkey_rhubarb85

    donkey_rhubarb85 Aug 20, 2013 Texas

    Specs on de zevala said they will probably get some at 4 today. Gabriel's said they'll probably get some tomorrow or Thursday
     
  30. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Bro, I can get you some "cellar aged" 2011 Sailing Santa. $225 a bottle. I kept it in my hypoberic chamber, bro.
     
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  31. elbrooksie

    elbrooksie Jan 10, 2013 Texas
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    Two of my bottles have leaking caps so far, should have checked it before I left :(
     
  32. Grendle

    Grendle Apr 11, 2012 Texas
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    Will you also be kind enough to sell these delicious and rare beers by letting them go for only $25 each?
     
  33. Grendle

    Grendle Apr 11, 2012 Texas
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    Also expect a 1 bottle limit at Spec's De Zavala as they traditionally do.
     
  34. ChanceK

    ChanceK Feb 13, 2012 Texas

    When I was at specs at the airport today, they said 2 bottle limit. But they had a 1 bottle limit. Does that make sense?
     
  35. donkey_rhubarb85

    donkey_rhubarb85 Aug 20, 2013 Texas

    Alon HEB has some as well
     
  36. avz66

    avz66 Jun 30, 2013 Texas

    I picked up one at krogers on 11th
     
  37. WickedD365

    WickedD365 May 16, 2013 Texas

    Shutup and take my money!!
     
  38. mdeluna

    mdeluna Mar 6, 2011 Texas
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    Ok is there anything official from St. Arnold about this? What are we supposed to be looking for? Tilted caps or the level difference? I have a beer with less than the others but then I have a tilted cap, but no difference in level.
     
  39. kmello69

    kmello69 Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    Shake your bottle. If foam seeps out of the cap, you have an issue.
     
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  40. mdeluna

    mdeluna Mar 6, 2011 Texas
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    That helped, it looks like the tilted cap is indeed leaking, I find it odd that the beer with a lower level didn't leak though..
     
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