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Saint Arnold ICON

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by dpkpr, Dec 3, 2012.

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  1. CoogBrew

    CoogBrew Nov 25, 2010 Texas
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    Anywhere besides D&Q get it today? Wanted to pick up a pack to enjoy during Monday Night Football.
     
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  2. soultrain19

    soultrain19 Feb 28, 2008 Texas

    From what I read Specs and some smaller retail outlets got it today. HEB & Kroger will have it next week due to paperwork problems.
     
  3. TxUltraRunner

    TxUltraRunner Aug 16, 2012 Texas
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    None at Specs Mason Rd
     
  4. j3oomerang

    j3oomerang Apr 26, 2012 Texas

    Hay Merchant just put it on tap
     
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  5. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    Lawl ;)
     
  6. CoogBrew

    CoogBrew Nov 25, 2010 Texas
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    Whole Foods rep said that no grocery stores will have Icon this week due to Saint Arnold-Silver Eagle paperwork mishap. I guess only D&Q and some Spec's may get it.
     
  7. MoonpieCCSD

    MoonpieCCSD Mar 8, 2007 Texas

    On tap at the brewery during tours.
     
  8. Ford

    Ford Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    What are 4 packs selling for?
     
  9. CoogBrew

    CoogBrew Nov 25, 2010 Texas
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    Apparently Kroger on Shepherd and 11th has some.
     
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  10. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Feb 21, 2011 Texas
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    Didn't SA and BAs say this will be available for 3 months? Why so anxious?
     
  11. Daemose

    Daemose Oct 3, 2011 Texas
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    Hopefully. I'd like to get a pack of it to try out.
     
  12. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    They really need to inform Houston SA fans of this. I saw this cat down at Spec's Downtown filling his truck up with cases. Managed to get a pic:

    [​IMG]
     
  13. awinkro

    awinkro Oct 15, 2008 Texas
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    For those concerned w/ availability, don't worry. It will be brewed for the next couple months.
     
  14. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    Won't stop people from shanking each other to get it. lol
     
  15. CoogBrew

    CoogBrew Nov 25, 2010 Texas
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    That damn cat!
     
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  16. BruceBruce

    BruceBruce Dec 4, 2011 Texas

    Did everyone else think it was really good for the style, I loved it, tried it a bit early but though this was great when I didn't think it was a style I would like
     
  17. kjkinsey

    kjkinsey Jun 22, 2010 Texas
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    I thought it was kinda meh. I love the style but its just meh. Didn't do much for me just like most other Saint Arnold offerings. Exceptions being Pumpkinator, Endeavor, and a few of the DR offerings.
     
  18. JamesOfferman

    JamesOfferman Oct 16, 2012

    Right there with you. Why do they even bother putting out a beer unless it's 9% or more. If I can't get smashed on two bottles I don't want to drink it. I'm tired of all these Texas breweries making drinkable beers, screw the masses.
     
  19. BeanBone

    BeanBone Oct 12, 2006 Texas

    Sounds like you may be making a couple of assumptions about kjkinsey there, partner.
     
  20. Ford

    Ford Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    What everyone is failing to understand is there was a cat that bought up most of the cases from Smith Street... wearing a tie... that is what is important here.
     
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  21. BeanBone

    BeanBone Oct 12, 2006 Texas

    Business cat loves Saint Arnold's, man.
     
  22. tjmodica

    tjmodica Oct 2, 2007 Texas
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    That cat is a straight pimp, His tailgate says PUSSY WAGON and his tie matches his 4 shoes.
     
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  23. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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    The labels are classy.
     
  24. BeanBone

    BeanBone Oct 12, 2006 Texas

    Drinking one now. Solid, very enjoyable beer. It's not a huge, complex beer, but it's a pale, not an IPA, so it seems to be right on the mark. Good start for the series.
     
  25. mattchow

    mattchow Jun 24, 2012 Texas
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    bought a 4 pack from d&q, can't wait to try it! how much was a 4 pack anyway? lol.
     
  26. icetrauma

    icetrauma Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    Azzy in disguise.
     
  27. BeanBone

    BeanBone Oct 12, 2006 Texas

    Wait a tick... look at his avatar:
    [​IMG]
     
  28. kjkinsey

    kjkinsey Jun 22, 2010 Texas
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    I'm not saying it has to be a big beer to be any good. It just seems that for Saint Arnolds to make a great tasting brew they tend to be a little higher in abv. Given that, I have had many great, really flavorful beers that were sessionable. Commercial Suicide for example. Tons of flavor 3.5% abv.
     
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  29. TxUltraRunner

    TxUltraRunner Aug 16, 2012 Texas
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    Now on tap at Rockwell's
     
  30. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Feb 21, 2011 Texas
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    Picked up a 4pk from Specs Rayford today $7.99
     
  31. icetrauma

    icetrauma Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    I picked up a single at HEB. Going to see what it's all about in the next couple of days.
     
  32. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Sep 30, 2007 Texas

    Its out already? well SHIT, gotta catch em all ;)

    but its just in houston for now, if i remember the earlier thread postings, right?
     
  33. TxUltraRunner

    TxUltraRunner Aug 16, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Yep, just Houston at the moment. Specs Mason Rd has it now. Still waiting on Ranger Creek #4
     
  34. Azzy

    Azzy Jul 16, 2012 Texas

    Damn you guys... And there was a crapload of Icon at HEB Central and Specs Downtown.
     
  35. icetrauma

    icetrauma Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    I work nights so it's my evening time. With that said, poured an ICON up. A little darker than expected. Taste is good. Nice balanced malt body with a nice floral taste with a hint of citrus to round it out. Very refreshing after a good work out and long night at work. Good beef Saint Arnold. Will be buying more.
     
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  36. Ford

    Ford Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    Nice.. i have a couple on ice right now... will be having them at the family Christmas party this evening.
     
  37. uhcougar

    uhcougar Mar 27, 2010 Texas
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    there was plenty at Westheimer/Kirkwood Specs this week.
     
  38. Ford

    Ford Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    Had one tonight... it's very, very good... I'll be picking up another four pack before they are gone.
     
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  39. icetrauma

    icetrauma Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    I was surprised at how good it really was.
     
  40. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    Not bad, not great. It's very easy drinking.

    I think they made a beer that could be a regular in their lineup.
     
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