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Stone mint chocolate

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by seasum, Oct 23, 2012.

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  1. JVal

    JVal Jan 5, 2010 Texas
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    The Hoppy Monk in El Paso will have a case of 24 available.
     
  2. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    I guess the distributors in Houston are aging it for us... lol
     
  3. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Aug 22, 2012 Texas

    It's kind of sad that El Paso has more than we do right now.
     
  4. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Sep 30, 2007 Texas

    Just snagged the last bottle from Spec's Round Rock.
     
  5. kmello69

    kmello69 Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    Glad you got one. Hey, BM me your email address, when you have a chance.
     
  6. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Sep 30, 2007 Texas

    Bm Sent
     
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  7. BeanBone

    BeanBone Oct 12, 2006 Texas

    Any sightings in Houston since the weekend? So far today, struck out at Smith St. Spec's, D&Q, Whole Foods & Central Matket... ugh.
     
  8. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Feb 21, 2011 Texas
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    Really? I was at smith St Saturday and their was probably 30 bottles
     
  9. Ford

    Ford Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    If they weren't having limits, they probably went pretty quickly...?
     
  10. BeanBone

    BeanBone Oct 12, 2006 Texas

    They told me it was long gone.
     
  11. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Oct 15, 2011 Texas
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    I bet there will be more. Most Stone releases are staggered anyway.
     
  12. Ford

    Ford Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    That would be nice..
     
  13. PhxHorn

    PhxHorn Jan 31, 2006 Arizona

    Boy, this beer was a real disappointment for me. Not that much flavor at all.
     
  14. mattchow

    mattchow Jun 24, 2012 Texas
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    I bought 4 bottles on Saturday at Houston Specs Downtown..
     
  15. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    Nice score!
     
  16. kevinscott

    kevinscott Oct 21, 2008 Texas

    I got some good mint and strong chocolate flavors. Overall, I just didn't enjoy it as much as I was hoping to. Oh well. I have an extra bottle if anyone can't find it on the shelf.
     
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  17. tasteslikefrog

    tasteslikefrog Jun 14, 2012 Texas

    i'm happy about the price :)
     
  18. Daemose

    Daemose Oct 3, 2011 Texas
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    Anyone in houston have a bottle they want to trade?
     
  19. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Saw this at Live Oak Market in Austin this weekend... they had plenty. Probably because they're charging $7.99 for it! :eek: Probably the last place in town to get it though.
     
  20. lokieman

    lokieman Jan 20, 2011 Oklahoma

    Live Oak Market = The Hyde Park Market of south Austin. Cool store, cool employees and good selection but always an inflated mark up. Had to swallow my pride last year and bought a few WBDPP there for $20/pop.
     
  21. DonD

    DonD Jun 23, 2008 Texas
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    I have an extra I can part with.
     
  22. BeanBone

    BeanBone Oct 12, 2006 Texas

    Still no new Houston sightings? Struck out at Smith street Spec's, D&Q and WF again lol.
     
  23. pawpaw

    pawpaw Jan 18, 2011 Wisconsin
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    My Ben E Keith rep has been telling me "not yet" since I saw it in Austin however many weeks ago.

    Wouldn't be surprised if Spec's got all the allocated cases and Ben E Keith is going to play dumb about the beer ever existing in the Houston Market (like they do with virtually every Avery Barrel-Aged release).
     
  24. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Mar 12, 2012 Texas
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    I watched this exact thing happen today. Not going to out a lication but the sales guys have to make the places that get skipped feel like they didn't, or at very least that everyone got skipped in their area.

    Problem was this beer was sitting on the shelf at a Specs less than 5 miles away...I walked away from the discussion because I rely on my BEK guys to give me love elsewhere. Spec's is a gigantic Horders Society gone corporate.
     
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  25. DonD

    DonD Jun 23, 2008 Texas
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    I have a buddy that works for BEK in Houston. I'll ask him if we can expect to see more.
     
  26. BeanBone

    BeanBone Oct 12, 2006 Texas

    That would be awesome.
     
  27. beerserks

    beerserks Oct 19, 2010 Texas

    Damn barely saw this post, you guys still have some?? Been wanting to try it...
     
  28. DamianX13

    DamianX13 Sep 18, 2012 Texas
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    Has anyone seen any left in Austin. Bought 3 but am down to my last one.
     
  29. DonD

    DonD Jun 23, 2008 Texas
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    There is definitely more to come for Houston and it should be spread around. Not sure how soon, but he said it would be about 60 more cases. If he lets me know when they start rolling it out, I'll update in here.
     
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  30. BeanBone

    BeanBone Oct 12, 2006 Texas

    Great news. Cheers, mate.
     
  31. pawpaw

    pawpaw Jan 18, 2011 Wisconsin
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    This is 100% false. 60 cases TOTAL made it to the entire state.
     
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  32. DonD

    DonD Jun 23, 2008 Texas
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    Just relaying what I was told.
     
  33. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Mar 12, 2012 Texas
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    Honestly does anyone believe anyone is at the controls at BEK and any info that is given to accounts level people reliable?

    I've heard a hundred different stories from the half dozen stores I frequent about such and such beer not coming in or oh my accounts got skipped sorry. It's not their fault either...they have a job to do with at times limited resources.
     
  34. pawpaw

    pawpaw Jan 18, 2011 Wisconsin
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    So many false statements in your response I don't know where to begin.

    I could go on forever in detail about this nightmare and nearly every other limited release but I really don't want to start a shit-talking rant about basically every beer distributor's antics. As a consumer the retail beer world seems like a constant clusterf of nepotism and confusion, and as a consumer you're only getting the tip of the iceberg.

    If you want more insight, send me a BM.
     
  35. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Mar 12, 2012 Texas
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    Fair enough. But I'm pretty cool with everyone in my town (rep's, store/bar owners, beer guys, etc.) and I try to avoid conflict...they are good people all in all and I've pushed product with a lot of them in past jobs or served their products at tasting. Is it fair to say that on both the retail and distribution ends there is plenty of reason to not give the consumer the real scoop?

    And I totally understand skipping the rant (although sometimes it comes out anyway)...I count on my rep's for beer too!
     
  36. BeanBone

    BeanBone Oct 12, 2006 Texas

    At this point should I just accept that this won't be on the shelves in Houston again and try to get on with my now meaningless life?
     
  37. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    I did that a few weeks ago and now my life has meaning! :)
     
  38. BlindSalimander

    BlindSalimander Aug 16, 2010 Texas

    Had a bottle at FW Saucer tonight. Pretty good, better as it warmed obviously. With a few sips to go I got a sample of a margarita from bartender. Went back to the chocolate mint and it tasted like syrup. Mmmnn good.
     
  39. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin
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    is that Larry Lalonde in your avatar?! what a bastard he is.
     
  40. BlindSalimander

    BlindSalimander Aug 16, 2010 Texas

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