Twin Cities Bottle Hunt - 2019

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by JakeJohnson, Jan 1, 2019.

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  1. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (4,638) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    The longer these ex-whales sit around on the shelves, the happier I am.
     
  2. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (5,900) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    Still have 16 &17 sitting around at my house. Did not buy 18 will not buy 19.
     
  3. morimech

    morimech Poo-Bah (3,808) Nov 6, 2006 Minnesota
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    Might be old news but Waconia Brewing released their BA Driftwood RIS for taproom sales. It is $18 for a 750 ml bottle with no limits. Sounds like it will be around for a couple of weeks or while supplies last.
     
  4. mothman

    mothman Poo-Bah (8,437) Jun 21, 2007 Minnesota
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    Agreed. Only sad part is that I have too much 2016 to drink through so I don’t want to buy the new stuff.
     
  5. mothman

    mothman Poo-Bah (8,437) Jun 21, 2007 Minnesota
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    Same here :slight_frown:
     
  6. kccoop07

    kccoop07 Initiate (32) Dec 26, 2013 Minnesota

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  7. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (4,638) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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  8. Grave252

    Grave252 Initiate (54) Mar 12, 2017 Minnesota
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    Anyone have any luck getting a ticket for Barrel Theory Cocomac? Sometimes I wonder why I even try. Tix on sale at noon and under 5 seconds they are gone. There can't be that many people using bots, can there?
     
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  9. Aetherbulb

    Aetherbulb Initiate (121) Oct 10, 2014 Texas
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    I tried as well. Got the 1 per screen and checkout only for it to say none available.
     
  10. Jewcemane

    Jewcemane Initiate (47) Jun 22, 2014 Minnesota
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    Yeah, I got one. Refreshed the page pretty consistently from the time the clock hit 11:59
     
  11. pmccallum86

    pmccallum86 Zealot (554) Apr 7, 2009 Minnesota

    I got several, I use bots though.
     
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  12. Nuts4Barrel-aged

    Nuts4Barrel-aged Initiate (106) Dec 14, 2016 Minnesota
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    Nothing here. Had one in my cart 5 times only to not be able to complete checkout.
     
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  13. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (4,638) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    I picked one up. Heard from wife & a friend that both struck out.
     
  14. cheeseheadinMinneapolis

    cheeseheadinMinneapolis Devotee (446) Sep 20, 2017 Minnesota
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    ***Warning****
    Chicones in Hudson is selling beer they found in the back that is over one year old. Lazy Monk and Barley Johns and maybe more
     
  15. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (4,638) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    Source?
     
  16. cheeseheadinMinneapolis

    cheeseheadinMinneapolis Devotee (446) Sep 20, 2017 Minnesota
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    go a head and buy it
     
  17. Backhand

    Backhand Initiate (59) May 6, 2017 Minnesota
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    So Weldwerks and Hoof Hearted now distribute to MN? Is this a recent thing or been happening for awhile? Thought I saw someone post about HH but can’t seem to find now.

    To make this bottle hunt related, seeing both hit stores per social media.
     
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  18. EddieB23

    EddieB23 Initiate (112) Nov 26, 2008 Minnesota

    Weldwerks has been here once before, getting a little more regular now, HH is new, Great Notion will be coming in the next few months....
     
  19. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (4,638) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    OK, let me spell out my question.

    Did you get this information from someone in the know at the store or is this idle speculation? Casanova's is one of the many places that often has old ass IPAs on the shelf, so I was asking if you knew for a fact these were pulled out of storage or if you just saw old stuff. That clear?
     
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  20. cheeseheadinMinneapolis

    cheeseheadinMinneapolis Devotee (446) Sep 20, 2017 Minnesota
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    I just made it up................:wink: ok I was told by somebody in the know. buyer beware, it might be all sold or pulled now, I am not sure. I bought some of the Lazy monk........my mistake
     
  21. VinHalen54

    VinHalen54 Initiate (138) Jun 4, 2014 Illinois

    WELDWERKS: Total Wine had Alpha Bits, but the Hy-Vee across the lot in Mendota Heights also had TBD (a very nice DIPA).
     
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  22. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (4,638) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    What prices are people seeing for KBS? I saw a rumor (can't recall where) that someone saw it for $16.99. Worth picking up at that price, but not for the $23 or so it's been at the last few years, IMHO.
     
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  23. fargofallout

    fargofallout Initiate (56) Nov 30, 2010 Minnesota
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    Yeah, it was $22 or $23 at Lunds and Byerlys downtown yesterday. Haven't seen it anywhere else yet.
     
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  24. Backhand

    Backhand Initiate (59) May 6, 2017 Minnesota
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    Believe it was $23 at Total Wine.
     
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  25. MNAle

    MNAle Poo-Bah (1,822) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota
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    $6.37 a single at my local family-owned store. I'd rather pay that there (and I did) than save a few bucks at a chain like TW. (Not to mention the longer drive, more traffic, etc.)
     
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  26. sudo

    sudo Aspirant (250) Jan 6, 2016 Minnesota

    Was able to snag both Weldwerks JB and Apollo's. Also picked up one of each hoof hearted Dork's and permanent marker. However, I'm a little annoyed after getting home to find out that the HH beers are contracted brewed. Haven't tried them yet but generally feel cheated since they aren't actually brewed by HH.
     
  27. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (5,900) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    So you are willing to pay and purchase this @ $1.50/bottle less for a beer you professed that " the longer these ex-whales sit on the shelf the happier i am". Either you like/want it or you dont. If $6 for the 4pk changes your mind why complain that you hope it sits on the shelf. LOL
     
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  28. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (5,900) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    Source?
     
  29. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (5,900) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    Alpha Bits IMO is the best of the bunch so far from the 3 from WW here in MN and the (2)Hoof Hearted offerings.
     
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  30. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (4,638) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    It's an ex-whale. I am happy to see ex-whales sit on shelves for longer periods of time. It means they are more available. I've never thought KBS was anything other than "very good". Thus I'm not willing to pay a big premium over, say, Central Water BBS or Boulevard Whiskey Stout or the like. I hope that is clear.

    I know you're trying to be clever. but perhaps you should read more carefully.
     
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  31. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (5,900) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    Perhaps you should not post "rumors" or things you" can not recall where". That would be clever.
     
  32. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (4,638) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    Apologies for posting a beer-related question on a beer website, sir.
     
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  33. Rajaholick

    Rajaholick Initiate (157) Jan 9, 2011 Minnesota
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    Where have you seen alpha bits? Do you mean juicy bits?
     
  34. Nivek43

    Nivek43 Initiate (101) Mar 22, 2012 Minnesota

    I would say their recent controversy is more than reason enough to not buy KBS.
     
  35. pmccallum86

    pmccallum86 Zealot (554) Apr 7, 2009 Minnesota

    Go on???
     
  36. MNAle

    MNAle Poo-Bah (1,822) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota
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  37. pmccallum86

    pmccallum86 Zealot (554) Apr 7, 2009 Minnesota

  38. Nivek43

    Nivek43 Initiate (101) Mar 22, 2012 Minnesota

  39. eawolff99

    eawolff99 Meyvn (1,093) May 10, 2010 Minnesota
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    Anyone see any WW or HH in west metro?
     
  40. macgroveguy

    macgroveguy Initiate (51) Jan 22, 2015 Minnesota

    Has Dancing Man hit Hudson yet?
     
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