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Sun King distributing to Binnys

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by JakeT469, Jan 25, 2013.

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  1. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Jan 13, 2012 Colorado

    Dont know if this has been posted anywhere else but here ya go. Per the Binnys email I got today:


    Sun King Brewery is a highly rated craft brewery from Indianapolis, IN. that specializes in canned craft beer. Sun King will be making their debut next month at our city stores only. Due to the Sun King brews being in high demand, we expect them to be available on a limited basis.
     
  2. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Feb 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Sunk King: Git It At Beinneys!™
     
  3. JohnnyHopps

    JohnnyHopps Jun 15, 2010 Indiana
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    Sun King's best work is on tap at the brewery. I high recommend paying them a visit. And Flat 12 is only a mile or so away.
     
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  4. Justin_Neff

    Justin_Neff Jun 21, 2012 Ohio

    Noooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Color me something that everyone may hate, but something about the fact that you can't get Sun King outside of the greater Indianapolis area makes the beer taste better.

    Don't get me wrong.. Good for them, but that kinda loses a little luster to me... Bummer
     
  5. burica2020

    burica2020 Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

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  6. myersk27

    myersk27 Oct 21, 2011 Indiana
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    see...in my opinion, Sun King isn't really even worth the trip. You can buy their 3 regular beers in stores and their specialty stuff you can only get like a 1oz taste of them in the tasting room, and their "best work" which I interpret to be their medal winning beers are only availalbe to competition judges so that they can win awards. If I were out of town I'd grab a 4 pack of Osiris from a store, skip Sun King, and spend more time at Flat 12 where I can get tastes of many more beers than Sun King and I can enjoy a few pints, good food, and meet awesome people....
     
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  7. JohnnyHopps

    JohnnyHopps Jun 15, 2010 Indiana
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    Really, I can't disagree with any of that. Flat 12 has better stuff available. Sun King's 3 regulars are very "meh", and that is all you are guaranteed if you visit.
     
  8. antzman

    antzman Feb 14, 2005 Indiana

    You do know that they have been distributing to the southern part of Indiana for almost 2 years?
     
  9. Snowrs

    Snowrs Oct 10, 2009 Indiana
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    I am going to take that as a joke, because if not that is the attitude that I am constantly fighting and it gets old in a hurry. If we would get some support there is a very large untapped market down in this corner that it chomping at the bit to get recognized.
     
  10. Snowrs

    Snowrs Oct 10, 2009 Indiana
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    All I can do is read your profile brother and it says you are from Indy, AKA the enemy for beer enthusiasts in this area of the state. You must know that your joke is the reality for most of us down here.
     
  11. Shagtastic

    Shagtastic Jul 30, 2011 Indiana


    Yes, because we're making good beer to send elsewhere in the state and promote craft beer in Indiana we are the enemy.
     
  12. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Jul 19, 2009

    Oh I don't even live in Indy bro, I am not near cool enough for that.

    But please explain how Indy is the enemy?
     
  13. myersk27

    myersk27 Oct 21, 2011 Indiana
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    wait....beer enthusiasts have enemies according to region? seems to be the opposite of what I thought beer advocacy is about.....it's possible that I'm clueless though....
     
  14. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Jul 19, 2009

    For the record Sheridan is far, far more hellish than Kentuckiana. We don't even have a stoplight.
     
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  15. Snowrs

    Snowrs Oct 10, 2009 Indiana
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    See now we can't take a joke the other way. Down here after we get done with kissing our sisters all we have to look forward to is a 2 bottle limit on BCBS and no variants while our rich folk up there in Indy gets to swim in it. After plowin r fields we gots no Black note to ease our sufferin feet. Southern Tier won't pay us no mind down here, and if we are good folk we can get us some regular offerin of Sun King. :)
     
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  16. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Jul 19, 2009

    Ahhhh, humor! I knew once you neck-bearded rubes got some Internet access it was only a matter of time before the funny started flowing! Well done sir. Well done indeed!
     
  17. myersk27

    myersk27 Oct 21, 2011 Indiana
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    i feel like an idiot for not getting joke.....gonna go take a bath in my cases of bourbon county to ease the pain....
     
  18. antzman

    antzman Feb 14, 2005 Indiana

    That fact that you use the phrase Kentuckiana lets me know that you are familiar and sympathetic to conditions here.

    I'll take a shot at the enemy line, and can be corrected by the OP if I'm off. From my standpoint, its more about what the distributors/producers have been holding out on the southern part of the state. Perfect example, Goose Island lately has been the poster boy of this, as no Cherry Rye, or Coffee BCS made it south of Bloomington with this past release. BCS itself was a shell of what was supposed to have been sent down. I'm not sure about calling Indy the enemy, as most of the issues are with the distributors or the producers simply forgetting that the state does go further south than Columbus.
     
  19. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Jul 19, 2009

    True story : Indy was trying to sell Evansville to Kentucky for their remaining Rares and KHs they have on shelves. But then they asked Indy to kick in a few Black Notes singles as extras and Indy was all like well fuck that then.
     
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  20. Snowrs

    Snowrs Oct 10, 2009 Indiana
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    Antz as I said Enemy was a bad attempt at a joke but you are correct. And because I know you and your shop you are better off than most down here. For awhile I would drive the 100 miles to your shop every other month just to get even that selection. Over here in this corner the distribution was even worse.
     
  21. Shagtastic

    Shagtastic Jul 30, 2011 Indiana

    Its how it goes. It is all about numbers in the end. I have a hard time believing that the southern part of the state as a whole sells more GI than Indy. More sold=More allocations. It really is as simple as that. The simple fact is that there is nowhere near as large of a craft beer population in the southern part of the state as there is here in Indy. As craft beer expands and more people start drinking it you'll start to get more allocations. The southern part of the state is still in its infancy with craft beer. The current BA's down there are making a difference but it will eventually get bigger and better.
     
  22. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Jul 19, 2009

    That and I always assumed they all drove to Louisville for their .rar brews.
     
  23. Snowrs

    Snowrs Oct 10, 2009 Indiana
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    I can wager that the combination of Evansville and the area Antz is from sold more GI than a single Terre Haute bar which got a case of cherry and a case of coffee.
     
  24. antzman

    antzman Feb 14, 2005 Indiana

    For me, it was not so much of Indy, as it was places further north, with a much smaller population than we do receiving stacks of BCS that burned me. We do really good GI numbers, and I'm in a metropolitan area of almost 1 million people (I'm essentially a suburb of Louisville, KY). It looked like the state reps took an easy route and handed the state's allocation to 1-2 distributors and left it at that. What personally burned me was the fact that nobody from GI from the state level up has ever bothered to return a call or an email with an explanation. I've decided to get even with my checkbook, and de-emphasize GI in my stores. My vision is weeding them down to 312 in the warmer months and nothing more.
     
  25. antzman

    antzman Feb 14, 2005 Indiana

    For those who might wonder what area I'm dealing with, here's the profile for one of my stores: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/11527

    To get this back to Sun King, I just got word that I'm getting a case of Velvet Fog later today.
     
  26. Shagtastic

    Shagtastic Jul 30, 2011 Indiana

    How are you going to split that case up between that much area? That bar most likely has dedicated lines and carries bottles constantly. Just because some people are loyal some of the time its tough to beat out some place thats loyal all of the time. We can discuss this as much as you like but like it or not you are still growing. Its not like there was an abundance of Cherry and Coffee. Most CHAINS in Indy got no more than a case and many got none. We don't have it as easy up here as you'd like to think. We still have to hunt for releases and spend our money too.
     
  27. Snowrs

    Snowrs Oct 10, 2009 Indiana
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    Shag unless you run a liquor store my bet is Antz has a much better idea of what happened down here and what continues to happen. I don't think you understand the extent to which we got shafted. I will say to get this back on track is I hear VF may make an appearance down here.
     
  28. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Jul 19, 2009

    Hahahaha now THAT made me laugh.
     
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  29. Snowrs

    Snowrs Oct 10, 2009 Indiana
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    So I take it he probably runs Kahns or Crown
     
  30. Shagtastic

    Shagtastic Jul 30, 2011 Indiana

    I think you're under the impression that I'm trashing Southern Indiana, I'm not. I would love to see everyone get cases and cases of all allocated beers but thats just not how it works. Indiana is growing quickly as a craft beer state and that makes me happy. The more craft beer drinkers we get the more allocations come here. Until then we all have to play with the hand we're dealt.
     
  31. Snowrs

    Snowrs Oct 10, 2009 Indiana
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    Ahh it's all good I am just ashamed of the things I had to do to get my variants and Black Note.
     
  32. beergurujr

    beergurujr Oct 27, 2003 Illinois

    Is it better these days in southern IN? In the days before GPS and smart phones, I managed to get lost in the backwoods. I stopped to ask a young dude which way was which, and honest to God, I could not understand a word he said. Oh and he was wearing bib overalls without a shirt. True story!
     
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  33. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Jul 19, 2009

    Wait, that was you??
     
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  34. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Jan 13, 2012 Colorado

    This is true. Michiganders (or whatever the hell they're called) hate the Chicagoans. There's no advocacy anymore, just enemies!!
     
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  35. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Jan 4, 2012 Indiana
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    ^^^^^ this^^^^^
     
  36. GraniteSkunk

    GraniteSkunk Apr 17, 2007 Illinois

    They do have some fantastic stuff in there. I wish I had gotten about three more growlers of Cream Dream V(and I don't feel ashamed that I drink the one growler I did get all by my onesies)
     
  37. aasher

    aasher Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    Indianapolis doesn't get Southern Tier. We haven't in a year and a half.
     
  38. aasher

    aasher Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    Don't lump Shaggy in with me, Im the Kahns guy ;)
     
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