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Sexual Chocolate Bottle Availibility

Discussion in 'South-Atlantic' started by PackPride, Feb 1, 2013.

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  1. PackPride

    PackPride Oct 31, 2011 North Carolina

    This is a retail question, not for the release party this weekend at the brewery, but does anyone know where these will be available at in retail? I talked to the guys who own craft beer shops here locally and they said they weren't sure if they'd get any. I live in Raleigh so anyone who found some last year in retail could tell me where they got it so I can look wold be much appreciated!
     
  2. Bluecane

    Bluecane Dec 30, 2011 New York

    The best advice I can give you is that if you're just looking to try it (as opposed to trading it or something), then just look for it on draft locally. I'm sure several places will have it over the next several weeks, and it may even cost you less per ounce.
     
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  3. chefkevlar

    chefkevlar Apr 17, 2010 South Carolina
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    Bottles are going out, probably not more than a case per store but your top craft spots will probably get some.
     
  4. nc41

    nc41 Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I've seen it on tap at a few places in the past, if it's 19 degrees out there tonight good luck and dress warm.
     
  5. Pendraggin

    Pendraggin Jan 31, 2013 North Carolina

    Retail is very, very limited. You are much more likely to find it somewhere on tap than find a retail bottle for sale.
     
  6. PackPride

    PackPride Oct 31, 2011 North Carolina

    I've had it in the past on draft, but never been able to get my hands on a bottle. In fact World of Beer in Raleigh tapped a 2011 SC that they had been aging in the fridge on Thursday night and it was fantastic. But I'd like to get my hands on at least 2 bottles so I can drink one and then maybe trade it for some stuff I've never had before.
     
  7. tlh1005

    tlh1005 Oct 1, 2009 North Carolina
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    Sam's got two cases in at separate times last year and they were gone in approx 20 minutes. As others have said, much easier to find on draft.
     
  8. PackPride

    PackPride Oct 31, 2011 North Carolina

    I saw on Twitter it's showing up in places around Charlotte and Asheville. Unfortunately, those are south and west of where I'm at in Raleigh. If anyone starts seeing them show up here in the capital city let us know so we know where to look. Many thanks!
     
  9. flipdog0

    flipdog0 Feb 11, 2011 North Carolina
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    Friday during the foothills tap takeover Sams is selling bottles 1 per person.
     
  10. flipdog0

    flipdog0 Feb 11, 2011 North Carolina
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    Most of the local shops will see bottles in very small allocations.
     
  11. PackPride

    PackPride Oct 31, 2011 North Carolina

    I've been asking around and that seems to be the general consensus amongst the shop owners.
     
  12. ewright

    ewright Oct 25, 2007 North Carolina

    At least one keg got tapped this week ... Tyler's Raleigh. Don't know if there's any left/how long it lasted. I think I may have seen a second tweet, just can't recall right now.
     
  13. Lantern

    Lantern Feb 27, 2011

    Bought 2 bottles (the limit) in Hickory yesterday. Super limited. Already gone. I'm giving them to a couple of awesome trading partners.
     
  14. KevinGordon

    KevinGordon Dec 16, 2012 North Carolina

    Gail's had Sexual Chocolate? Thats awesome
     
  15. Lantern

    Lantern Feb 27, 2011

    Yes indeed!!
     
  16. PackPride

    PackPride Oct 31, 2011 North Carolina

    It's still not in bottles here in Raleigh. How is this possible?!
     
  17. Eric69

    Eric69 Aug 4, 2009 North Carolina

    Wooden Nickel in Hillsborough had 2012,2013, and 2010 barrel aged on last night.
     
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  18. Savage1005

    Savage1005 Feb 8, 2012 North Carolina

    several bottle shops had it in charlotte yesterday
     
  19. PackPride

    PackPride Oct 31, 2011 North Carolina

    yeah, I saw on Twitter where Asheville and Charlotte were getting them, and of course Winston-Salem had some too, but nothing here in Raleigh yet. I'm kind of surprised.
     
  20. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    The Bottle Shop next to the Tyler's Carrboro got a case.
     
  21. brstls4drmrs

    brstls4drmrs Jan 30, 2011 North Carolina
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    Carrboro Beverage Company.
     
  22. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    Everyone in Chapel Hill/Carrboro just calls it the bottle shop lol
     
  23. unionturf

    unionturf Sep 30, 2007 North Carolina

    Custom Home Pubs in Matthews NC had them on the shelf today, also had SC on tap along with Hopslam, and Sucks...not a bad 1,2,3 punch! :)
     
  24. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    A small shop in Chapel Hill (Beer Study) has Sexual Chocolate and Pisgah Vortex II/Valdez alongside Death by Hops today.

    normally, Sam's holds on to one case in the back from the original shipment and puts it out later for the people that get off work around 5 (they do the same thing with Hopslam).
     
  25. suebrew

    suebrew Jul 28, 2004 North Carolina

    Will be on tap at The Garage in Winston Salem tonight
     
  26. brstls4drmrs

    brstls4drmrs Jan 30, 2011 North Carolina
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    Good to hear. Wish ziggys would get good beer and stop selling .10 draft crap.
     
  27. ewright

    ewright Oct 25, 2007 North Carolina

    I need to get over there. I had a bottle of Pisgah Vortex II once, but swapped it with a friend for a trade. Never got another.
     
  28. Bung

    Bung Nov 5, 2007 Michigan
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    Recently traded a newly bought Valdez and apparently it was in poor condition. Haven't heard any other complaint though. Also drank my 4 year old VortexII, would not reccomend aging it that long.
     
  29. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    JD has a ton of cases
     
  30. tlh1005

    tlh1005 Oct 1, 2009 North Carolina
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    Had it on draft this morning and I have to say much better than the first and previously only time I had tried it. Makes me want to open one of my Olde Rabbit's Foot bottles.
     
  31. agirlandherpen

    agirlandherpen May 26, 2011 South Carolina

    Greenville, SC has some now. Not much though.
     
  32. YonelleBarksdale

    YonelleBarksdale Jan 23, 2012 South Carolina
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    On tap somewhere or bottles? Also where?
     
  33. Pookie

    Pookie Oct 17, 2012 Georgia

    Any chance Columbia SC will see any of the bottles? I've had it on tap but would like to get a few bottles to trade/store for later.
     
  34. agirlandherpen

    agirlandherpen May 26, 2011 South Carolina

    Total wine on woodruff. They had a case of bottles and a keg for growlers. Limit 1.
     
  35. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Nov 12, 2012 South Carolina
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    Was just about to come say, my local TW (referenced in the post above me) has Sexual Chocolate in. I've never had it, so wondering if it is worth me making a trip over to pick one (or more mule style) up.
     
  36. PackPride

    PackPride Oct 31, 2011 North Carolina

    I'd say get two if you can and drink one soon and age the other one for a year. I did the same thing last year and its a major difference between freshly brewed and a 1 year aged bottle. Still really good though.
     
  37. YonelleBarksdale

    YonelleBarksdale Jan 23, 2012 South Carolina
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    Went this morning before work, and they had a handful of bombers left at 1 bottle a person. That was early this morning though. Got 1 case in, may be the only bottles Greenville will see, but Green's will be filling growlers on Sat at 2 they said.
     
  38. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Nov 12, 2012 South Carolina
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    Looks like the supply has dried up. Showing out of stock now.

    My hesitation costs me, again!
     
  39. YonelleBarksdale

    YonelleBarksdale Jan 23, 2012 South Carolina
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    Get a growler fill at Greene's on Sat at 2
     
  40. phishbfm

    phishbfm Dec 4, 2010 North Carolina
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    Just as an FYI, I just got a bottle last night at TW in North Hills, Raleigh. TWs would probably be your best bet at this point.
     
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