TX Label Approvals

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by Lutter, Jun 15, 2012.

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  1. HopAG

    HopAG Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    QUE!?
     
  2. Ford

    Ford Defender (685) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    Hopefully I can find it.. as I haven't come close to finding the Coffee Porter! Though I've seen the series 1 and 2 all over the place... and picked up the Black Quad.. good stuff.
     
  3. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Whilst we're on the subject of Shiner: I have NO problem with their Wild Hare Pale Ale. I've gone to a few events lately that were BMC/Shiner only and that's a solid brew that's easily accessible most anywhere. Their Bohemian Black lager is still my favorite though.
     
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  4. Ford

    Ford Defender (685) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    I agree... I really like the Wild Hare Pale Ale... picked up a six pack not too long ago when Shiner was the only alternative to the big three in a small town.. and it was really good in my opinion.
     
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  5. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    Wild Hair is very solid.
     
  6. Danielbt

    Danielbt Initiate (0) May 4, 2012 Texas

    Agreed. Their first special that came in the family pack, Old Time Alt, was pretty nice as well.

    I think Shiner suffers from the asinine "if I can get it easy, it must suck" mindlessness.
     
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  7. icetrauma

    icetrauma Devotee (472) Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    The Alt was pretty tasty from what I recall.
     
  8. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    I wish they'd bring back Smokehaus.
     
  9. thirdeye11

    thirdeye11 Disciple (397) Feb 3, 2009 Texas
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    Shiner is a really common gateway beer. I never liked it though. I did briefly like Sam Adams Boston Lager. The beer that really got me into craft beer though, was Lost Abbey's Inferno (which many say is a Duvel clone).
     
  10. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    I like how these comments went form subtle bashing of Spoetzel beers to a more positive note on their beers:slight_smile:
     
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  11. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Initiate (0) Sep 30, 2007 Texas

    If your ever in austin, its all over the place here. Hell, i went in for a coke to the Texaco on N lamar near NOrth loop and even they had some in a cooler.
     
  12. BK1017

    BK1017 Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2009 Texas

    I may have to revoke my craft beer drinker card for saying this, but I think that the Shiner Ruby Redbird (made with grapefruit) was actually a really solid beer. My GF, who does not drink beer, really enjoyed it. I thought it was fantastic on a hot day. As stated above, I think Shiner is a really great gateway beer for BMC drinkers.
    "OMG I'm drinking a beer that's not crystal clear! And I like it!"

    BK
     
  13. mattisloco

    mattisloco Devotee (413) Feb 13, 2007 Texas
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    I liked Ruby Redbird the last time I had it also. There is a bit of a soapy taste but it comes from the grapefruit peel, that was peoples biggest comlpaint about the beer.
     
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  14. Daemose

    Daemose Devotee (426) Oct 3, 2011 Texas
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    Waiting for Shiner Imperial Stout.
     
  15. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (618) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    Nah. I love that beer on a hot summer day after mowing the lawn. Works perfectly for me in that situation. Again, everything doesnt have to be the best beer ever brewed - sometimes a beer is just a beer, and thats OK.
     
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  16. DamianX13

    DamianX13 Initiate (165) Sep 18, 2012 Texas
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    Did Lagunitas Daytime ever make it to Austin?
     
  17. HopAG

    HopAG Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    Where is my Double Bastard!? REPORT!
     
  18. lokieman

    lokieman Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2011 Oklahoma

    Nope........
     
  19. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (618) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    Saw this one, and was wondering if anyone knows anything about it. Never had an oyster stout, but I love oysters and I love stouts, so the combination intrigues me.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. mattisloco

    mattisloco Devotee (413) Feb 13, 2007 Texas
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    Harpoon released one least year that was interesting http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/10097/69135

    I bet you can still find it.
     
  21. johnsaulrubio

    johnsaulrubio Initiate (195) Dec 2, 2006 Texas
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    I think the soapy flavor comes more from the ginger than the grapefruit peel.

    Either way, I enjoyed it too.
     
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  22. mattisloco

    mattisloco Devotee (413) Feb 13, 2007 Texas
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    I made a grapefruit wheat that had a similar soapy flavor... But I bet that ginger added, I never thought about that.
     
  23. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Zealot (535) Nov 20, 2011 Texas
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  24. dcloeren

    dcloeren Defender (629) Sep 15, 2010 Texas
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    I got one of these as an extra in a trade. I have yet to try it though...
     
  25. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    I grabbed one at the brewpub in April and it's been in my Cellar. I'll have to break it out sometime soon.
     
  26. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Initiate (0) Sep 30, 2007 Texas

    I had the harpoon oyster stout, it was part of their 100 barrel series, so im sure you wont find it anymore. (ive looked but not very hard but havent seen it since it was released and its been quite a while)

    Abita is so meh though that i wouldnt get too excited. Their anniverary double vanila turbodog was about as exciting as ...well turbodog. (which i do like) Good but no real other flavors. they could have just thrown it in the turbodog bottles an nobody would have known a difference imo.

    id still try it though if i found a bottle, at least i like the abitas ive had.
     
  27. Ford

    Ford Defender (685) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    I've had a lot of TurboDog and I thought the double was quite a bit better.. loved that stuff...(I really like Andygator also... their IPA Jockamo is horrible though IMO..)

    It's hard for me to imagine drinking an oyster stout... so I probably won't be trying it.. not an oyster fan at all.
     
  28. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    Double vanilla Turbodog tasted like Turbodog doused in salt. it was gross, just like almost every Abita beer.
     
  29. genitempo

    genitempo Initiate (0) Jun 19, 2011 Texas
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    Double Vanilla Turbodog sounds like a Yankee Candle, not a beer.
     
  30. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Initiate (0) Sep 30, 2007 Texas

    As someone who as tastebuds, i didnt taste a BIT of vanilla so, meh.

    then again, ppl yell at me how good brooklyns black choc stout is, but yet, no choc is found in any sip ive EVER had, so meh.

    but hey, your taste buds are not mine, et cetera et al, yadda yadda.
     
  31. icetrauma

    icetrauma Devotee (472) Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    To continue the Shiner talk, I noticed HEB had mucho Cheer on the shelves. I thought last years was tasty. Has anyone had this years batch?
     
  32. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Spec's Brodie in Austin only received 1 case. This is for the largest beer store in Central TX. They said they might receive more tomorrow.
     
  33. bbadger

    bbadger Initiate (0) May 20, 2011 Texas

    Dissident finally received TABC label approval on 11/1.
     
  34. HopAG

    HopAG Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    I found some 2010 Double Bastard Today :slight_smile:

    Going to do a vertical with the 12, Need to find 11 though.
     
  35. r0nburgundy69

    r0nburgundy69 Initiate (82) Jan 27, 2012 Texas
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    this has to be a mistake, I saw at least 2 cases minus the one I bought in my small town specs
     
  36. AdamR46

    AdamR46 Initiate (193) Nov 18, 2011 Texas
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    I had it the other night at a small bar, it was tasty, I love the stuff
     
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  37. codyhaskell

    codyhaskell Initiate (127) Aug 27, 2009 Texas
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    [​IMG]
    This should be most delicious. ETA?
     
  38. mattisloco

    mattisloco Devotee (413) Feb 13, 2007 Texas
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    I hope this doesn't cut back on the ammount of Abyss we receive.
     
  39. jamescain

    jamescain Meyvn (1,001) Jul 14, 2009 Texas
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    Why would it?
     
  40. fragilehearted

    fragilehearted Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2009 Texas

    Would love to get my hands on some Dissident!
     
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