Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by jkn09, Jul 15, 2014.

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  1. jkn09

    jkn09 Aspirant (275) Oct 17, 2012 Texas

    Any sightings of this in Texas yet? I haven't seen it in my neck of the woods yet (Rockwall area). I think labels have been approved, so it should be on shelves soon.
     
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  2. JJFoodie

    JJFoodie Initiate (148) May 11, 2009 Texas
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    Ah! A fellow Rockwallian! I was actually talking about this with Harry from AB Beer & Wine today...he was saying he's heard it's going to be highly limited, and more than likely at specialty stores (like his) only. It's also going to be a bit more expensive than recent SN 12-packs (like the recent 4-Way IPA box), due to the hassle of twelve separate beers and hand packaging. I'm betting he'll have it for $20-plus, not that it won't be worth it...
     
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  3. imamutant

    imamutant Initiate (52) Apr 6, 2014 Texas

    It's around 24-28+ in California.
     
  4. Oktoberfiesta

    Oktoberfiesta Aspirant (283) Nov 16, 2013 New Mexico
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    It's barely worth it.. Be cautioned of hype level 12
     
  5. jkn09

    jkn09 Aspirant (275) Oct 17, 2012 Texas

    I've heard others say this, but it really doesn't bother me much. I'm a huge fan of Sierra Nevada, so I'm buying it regardless. And who knows...everybody's palate is different. Maybe I'll think they're great.
     
  6. wtkphoto

    wtkphoto Devotee (468) Apr 3, 2009 Michigan

    Friend of mine that works for a distributor said Dallas only got 40 cases.
     
  7. wtkphoto

    wtkphoto Devotee (468) Apr 3, 2009 Michigan

    Ok, big correction, he confirmed it's 800 cases of the 12 pack 12 ounces and about 50 cases of the 12 pack bombers. Haven't heard of the bomber packs, they're called West Coast Beer Camp.
     
  8. gfg0020

    gfg0020 Disciple (305) Jan 9, 2014 Texas
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    I think the bombers might be the "Beer Camp Across America West Coast IPA".
    http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/140/124318/
    Not sure if there are others that will be in bombers too.
     
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  9. wtkphoto

    wtkphoto Devotee (468) Apr 3, 2009 Michigan

    Makes sense. 12 pack of bombers would probably be $50-60.
     
  10. thewrongtone

    thewrongtone Initiate (132) Oct 15, 2006 Arkansas

    I would love to see this down here. Not holding my breath, because I don't want to pass out.
     
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  11. frogfan

    frogfan Aspirant (245) Sep 4, 2009 Texas
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    This just hit Halls today at just over $24 - for you DFW folks...
     
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  12. Ford

    Ford Champion (818) Sep 8, 2012 Texas

    Hopefully Houston today or tomorrow.
     
  13. EA728

    EA728 Initiate (0) Jul 17, 2010 Texas

    Specs Smith tweeted they had it earlier today.
     
  14. elbrooksie

    elbrooksie Aspirant (219) Jan 10, 2013 Texas
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  15. Beernerds

    Beernerds Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2011 Texas

    As have D&Q & Growlers.
     
  16. kmello69

    kmello69 Zealot (529) Nov 27, 2011 Texas

    No one else "liked" this!? Your work is going unappreciated
     
  17. thewrongtone

    thewrongtone Initiate (132) Oct 15, 2006 Arkansas

    I'm counting on being a huge hit posthumously.
     
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  18. petrolhead

    petrolhead Initiate (0) Jun 22, 2010 Texas

    Any word on if this will make it to San Antonio?
     
  19. Ford

    Ford Champion (818) Sep 8, 2012 Texas

    Thanks for the info... Friendswood Shell station said they got some today also....
     
  20. kmello69

    kmello69 Zealot (529) Nov 27, 2011 Texas

    This will purportedly be showing up in Austin tomorrow
     
  21. TexasBeerGuy

    TexasBeerGuy Initiate (100) Apr 30, 2013 Texas
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    Wow, first time something not from Houston hit Houston before Austin or DFW. What's wrong?
     
  22. Techichi

    Techichi Zealot (507) Sep 25, 2012 Texas

    It actually hit DFW yesterday. It was close though! lol
     
  23. GregSVT

    GregSVT Champion (896) Jul 1, 2009 Texas
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    So I take it people are clamoring for this because it has breweries that aren't distro'd to TX? Looks like a bunch of normal beers. I'd rather try them on draft than buy a $25 12 pack that may only have 2 or 3 good beers.
     
  24. TexasBeerGuy

    TexasBeerGuy Initiate (100) Apr 30, 2013 Texas
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    I understand that thinking, but I like Sierra Nevada and felt like it was worth $25 for 12 different beers. At $2 each I think that's a good deal even if most of them aren't Earth shattering. I think it will be fun going through them and that was worth something to me.
     
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  25. wtkphoto

    wtkphoto Devotee (468) Apr 3, 2009 Michigan

    I'm really interested in it as I rarely buy six packs, I just get tired of the beers after 3-4. I'll buy singles from my local bottle shop that I don't expect to be awesome or even really good, I just like to try as many beers as possible. If I don't like some of them, oh well.

    If you're arguing about price, wouldn't 5 draft pours already be as much as the entire box?
     
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  26. GregSVT

    GregSVT Champion (896) Jul 1, 2009 Texas
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    Yeah but I would get to try the ones I am interested in and really there are 2...maybe 3. Honestly I could care less just thought it was funny seeing a bunch of noobs in a beer group posting these like they're gold.
     
  27. jkn09

    jkn09 Aspirant (275) Oct 17, 2012 Texas

    I wouldn't say anybody who's commented here would be considered a noob, but whatever. As I said earlier, I love Sierra Nevada and just about everything they put out. I typically buy mixed 6 packs anyway, and they usually run $10-12 on the low end. So $25 for 12 unique once in a lifetime beers from a favorite brewery? I'm in.
     
  28. jkn09

    jkn09 Aspirant (275) Oct 17, 2012 Texas

    FYI, Spec's and TW off 75 had these in large supply today. $22.99 at Total Wine.
     
  29. Texsuds

    Texsuds Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2013 Texas

    $19 at HEB in Ausitn (Far West)
     
  30. mindswoop

    mindswoop Initiate (100) Dec 22, 2011 Texas

    I bought one. Having the 3 Floyd's one now. It's the oldest in the pack and doesn't have that initial citrus punch you get 2-3 weeks out but it has an awesome malt base. Hope the others are as good. Hell of a line up.
     
  31. JCDenver

    JCDenver Initiate (153) Feb 8, 2010 Texas
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    After two of the hoppier ones, I am disappointed. It is clear that these would have been so much better fresh, which is a real shame. Something at TABC needs to change, and something at the distributor level (universally) needs to change. Their ineptitude and inability to move at speed that could remotely be considered reasonable is shocking. Texas is not a BMC wasteland anymore, and they are the absolute last people to realize and accept that. Legislatively, something needs to be done about TABC, and if a distributor that was not totally half-assed set up shop here, I would buy everything they had, just on principle.
     
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  32. aschwab

    aschwab Zealot (501) Mar 3, 2009 Texas

    Do you really think SN did not know what these labels would look like months out? Send them in when you know it takes a while. Sure, TABC sucks and all, but SN can easily get the through in time as well.

    Along with what lutter said.
     
  33. JCDenver

    JCDenver Initiate (153) Feb 8, 2010 Texas
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    The point is that no other state has such a ridiculously tedious label approval requirement. The process is patently ridiculous. It's a bit much to ask, imo, to ask SN to cater to something so illogical for just our state.
     
  34. imamutant

    imamutant Initiate (52) Apr 6, 2014 Texas

    They're right. This showed up in Texas relatively fast. It was just released in CA last week and is already out down there. I used to work for BEK in Austin and was used to seeing limited and one-off beers much later than when I'd initially heard they'd be out.
     
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  35. JCDenver

    JCDenver Initiate (153) Feb 8, 2010 Texas
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    Fair enough then! Retracted.
     
  36. mindswoop

    mindswoop Initiate (100) Dec 22, 2011 Texas

    The logistics surrounding getting a dozen of the top brewers all at their facilities to brew big batches in a 3 week span is pretty awesome. Not to mention all the test batches that went into this. I love getting everything bottled last week as much as the next guy but that shouldn't be an expectation for a national release. Just cracked the IPL...I've 2 for 2 with good beers so far. At this point, I love trying unique and one off stuff.
     
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  37. cfrobrew

    cfrobrew Disciple (385) Oct 9, 2012 Texas

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  38. JDV

    JDV Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2007 Texas

    Fuck...I paid $26
     
  39. JDV

    JDV Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2007 Texas

    I thought the Firestone hoppy pils tasted almost just like Pivo Pils. The FFF beer was more like a hopped up ESB than a pale. IPL was like Fathom but overly boozy. Didn't care for the Russian River one, but I don't like the style. Kind of hit and miss for me so far.
     
  40. Chuk_Hell

    Chuk_Hell Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2012 Texas

    Cost is about just under $19. Per 12pk..FYI.
     
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