Twin Cities Bottle Hunt - 2017

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by Djsaturn1, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. MNAle

    MNAle Crusader (793) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota

    The bottle of DDH 'Sue I picked up at F44 is dated 5/11.
     
  2. morimech

    morimech Poo-Bah (2,872) Nov 6, 2006 Minnesota

    I am glad to report back after opening my bottle, it is good. Reminds me a lot of Central Waters BBW. A little stronger with the bourbon and vanilla, but overall I think it tastes great despite the homer bias in me. Not too hot and the hops are toned down. The barrel tastes just like one from the Kentucky legends. I would buy another bottle FWIW.
     
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  3. SasquatchB2

    SasquatchB2 Initiate (167) Jan 12, 2015 Minnesota
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    There was a single bottle of 2015 Abyss on the shelf at Whole Foods downtown this afternoon.
     
  4. jjbehren

    jjbehren Initiate (131) Apr 23, 2009 Minnesota
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    Abyss Variants at Tonka Bottle Shop. I think they're on "sale" too. Still spendy, but if anyone's looking, there you go
     
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  5. mgretz1

    mgretz1 Initiate (61) Nov 15, 2014 Minnesota
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    Is Junkyard PB Bandit currently on any shelves of twin cities liquor stores?
     
  6. JakeJohnson

    JakeJohnson Initiate (115) Jan 30, 2015 Minnesota
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    Thomas Liquors had it Friday night, but they kept it in the back. I do not know if it lasted through the weekend.
     
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  7. craigerss02

    craigerss02 Initiate (123) Feb 15, 2016 Minnesota

    Shorewood Liquor has Mexican Cake and DDH Sue 5/18, some Cherry Dust, and LTD Nightfalls.
     
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  8. mloichin

    mloichin Initiate (184) Aug 23, 2015 Minnesota
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    Actual Mexican Cake or Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break?
     
  9. nograz

    nograz Disciple (328) Oct 30, 2013 Minnesota
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    From their tweet, just Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break.
     
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  10. barrybeerdog

    barrybeerdog Initiate (169) Aug 17, 2012 Minnesota

    Yeah, I was wondering how South Carolina's Westbrook Mexican Cake made it to MN...Good catch!

    Although my son, living in Charleston, picked up a Cake & a Coffee Cake for me, so I have that to look forward to:slight_smile:
     
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  11. LSchneider

    LSchneider Initiate (135) Dec 15, 2014 Minnesota
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    DDH Sue and X-hops Teal at TW Maple Grove - be careful not to take it from the opened box behind the counter though. Got harassed for "taking their beer" without permission despite no one being around to ask for a solid 10 minutes, and bottles already missing from the case.

    I actually felt like I'd done something wrong!
     
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  12. Shonkanation

    Shonkanation Initiate (124) Nov 1, 2016 Minnesota
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    They also have birthday bomb too.
     
  13. Dizmal

    Dizmal Initiate (129) Oct 28, 2009 Minnesota

    is that Schell's Banana whatever in the NW metro area anywhere? I have not seen it in Princetons, Premier or G-Wills MG. Although I last looked late last week at these locations.
     
  14. Minnesota_beer_guy

    Minnesota_beer_guy Aspirant (255) Feb 15, 2014 Minnesota
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    Coco Jesus at France44 today, limit 1
     
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  15. BeerHunterTrav

    BeerHunterTrav Aspirant (224) Nov 17, 2015 Minnesota
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    Just saw it in the cooler today at the Lunds and Byerly's in Arbor Lakes...
     
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  16. meathead

    meathead Initiate (110) May 30, 2015 Minnesota

    I don't know. Walking behind the counter of any store is a no no to me. If it is on the general floor space, everything is fair game.
     
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  17. Vidblain

    Vidblain Aspirant (259) Feb 17, 2017 Minnesota
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    Stopped by Stinson today - they have Drekker cans in the cooler. Apparently this is their first week of distro here. Stinson had coconut IPA and several other things. Someone buy some and fill me in on how they are, please!

    I spent all of my moneys on Stone Drink By!
     
  18. MNBeer1017

    MNBeer1017 Devotee (467) Mar 27, 2013 Minnesota
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    Had both their coconut and wheeze juice they both are decent. Wheeze is way overpriced rather drink a fulton hopstar for half the price. I thought those new enjoy by cans were horrible.
     
  19. Vidblain

    Vidblain Aspirant (259) Feb 17, 2017 Minnesota
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    Good to know! If it's coconut, I'll drink it. Or eat it. I'd forgotten, but apparently Drekker was at the Minnesota Craft Beer fest this year and I had a couple of their beers (Wheez and Pushing Daisies). Zero recollection, so I guess they didn't make an impression? I'd like to swing by there this summer - possibly before/after Rare Beer Picnic, if I go. Anyone heard if any of the breweries are bringing something amazing?

    I really liked the Enjoy by 7/4 cans - had two last night, failed to notice they were 9ish percent before I began... whoops.
     
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  20. Dizmal

    Dizmal Initiate (129) Oct 28, 2009 Minnesota

    Alternatively, if no one is at the service desk you can just go up to 1 of the cashiers and tell them you want a bottle of "X" and it is behind the service counter. They will go grab one for you.
     
  21. eawolff99

    eawolff99 Savant (935) May 10, 2010 Minnesota
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    6/12 blissful at F44

    White chocolate too
     
  22. LSchneider

    LSchneider Initiate (135) Dec 15, 2014 Minnesota
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    For the record, this was at the smaller tasting counter by the coolers, not by the registers. Commonly there is no one at this counter, and in multiple instances, marked cases are sitting near it with product available. I'm not saying I did the right thing, I'm just saying that the situation could have been handled differently by the gal that rudely helped me, rather than continuing to belittle with complete disregard for customer service.
     
  23. eggsurplus

    eggsurplus Initiate (147) Nov 30, 2015 Minnesota
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    Confirmed. That area is like being lost at a big box electronic store in the automobile section when shopping for cameras.
     
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  24. nachos

    nachos Initiate (95) Jun 4, 2012 Michigan
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    Hopstar cans around anywhere? Minny area.
     
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  25. Dizmal

    Dizmal Initiate (129) Oct 28, 2009 Minnesota

    Tell my wife I love her
     
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  26. DBijnagte

    DBijnagte Initiate (107) Dec 7, 2012 Minnesota
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    Edina liquor on York had them a day or 2 ago.
     
  27. JakeJohnson

    JakeJohnson Initiate (115) Jan 30, 2015 Minnesota
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    Wild Mind is doing their first crowler release tomorrow at 4. It's their Triple IPA aged on pineapple. They don't list a price, but there are no limits.
     
  28. Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky

    Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky Aspirant (272) Feb 13, 2013 Minnesota
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    CREW, ASSEMBLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLEEE!! *blows conch horn*
     
  29. mkhartnett

    mkhartnett Disciple (351) Oct 27, 2010 Minnesota
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    An IPA that I've never had before? I'll take 40 of those please.
     
  30. CCutch

    CCutch Disciple (330) Apr 20, 2013 Minnesota
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    Hopsmack at Zipps
     
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  31. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,257) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    Yes Hopsmack is hitting your favorite Packy, right now with BO 06/14, < 2wks and drinking nicely.
     
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  32. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,257) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    Also another batch of just canned Blissful 06/26? should be arriving today/this week.
     
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  33. McDuck06

    McDuck06 Initiate (120) Mar 6, 2015 Minnesota
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    Any word on when the next Hooey canning run will happen?
     
  34. Mplsmetro57

    Mplsmetro57 Aspirant (280) Jan 30, 2013 Minnesota
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    7/6 is the next canning run.
     
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  35. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,257) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    Per twitter they hope to have in stores by the weekend 07/08.
     
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  36. BeerHunterTrav

    BeerHunterTrav Aspirant (224) Nov 17, 2015 Minnesota
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    Anyone see any of these bottles/cans on the shelves around town (perferably around the NW metro) but they've been on my list as coming out in June and I'd love to try them:

    New Holland - Black Tulip (tripel)
    Flat Earth - Hep Cat (blonde)
    New Holland Dragons Milk - Mexican Spice Cake (BA stout)
    Funkwerks - Pineapple Provincial (sour)
    21st Amendment - Watermelon Funk (sour)
    Evil Twin - A is for Apricot (gose)
    Anchor - Blood Orange Blonde (blonde)
    North Coast Brewing Co - Passionfruit Peach (berliner weiss)
    Fulton - 72 Stretch (gose)

    Some just released, some might not have, just wondering if there's been any sightings of these as they are on my radar...
     
    #436 BeerHunterTrav, Jun 27, 2017
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  37. brbe6

    brbe6 Initiate (126) Nov 26, 2012 Minnesota

    Looking for Hopsmack in the north metro if anyone has seen it.
     
  38. cmannes

    cmannes Disciple (378) Mar 15, 2009 Minnesota
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    So, I'm down in Iowa, and there is tons of Hopsmack and teal xhops, just sitting on the shelves. I'm wondering, should I bring extras home on Friday?
     
  39. nograz

    nograz Disciple (328) Oct 30, 2013 Minnesota
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    Only if they are for the cabin.
     
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  40. Cibsie

    Cibsie Aspirant (215) Jan 10, 2015 Minnesota
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    France 44 has A is for Apricot as of this past weekend.
     
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