Vanishing Jai Alai

Discussion in 'South-Atlantic' started by Qwest_35, Aug 30, 2013.

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  1. velcrogrip

    velcrogrip Devotee (437) Mar 2, 2013 Florida
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    The best part about the demand for jai alai is that you'll never see old jai alai on the shelves... if you see it, its good. Grab it.
     
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  2. Skrypt

    Skrypt Aspirant (216) Mar 8, 2010 Florida
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    I found some Maduro from March last week, to my surprise.
     
  3. dachshunddude86

    dachshunddude86 Initiate (0) Dec 21, 2012 Florida

    That midget in the blue shit in your avatar looks suspicious, you may want to bring him in for questioning ;)
     
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  4. jmm380

    jmm380 Initiate (0) Jul 8, 2013 Florida
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    Found it at a jupiter publix yesterday canned 8/28. Boynton TW got two cases in today. One sixer per person.
     
  5. jivex5k

    jivex5k Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Florida

    I've been seeing more down here in S. Florida around Pompano/Boca.
    I heard some zhukov came in, lo and behold freshly stocked jai alai was next to it.
    It's just been awesome ever since it's been canned and I've gotten to taste it fresh as intended.
    Seems like everyone else noticed that too though haha.

    Man I remember just passing up the bottles, saying "eh it's ok, but I'll have a two hearted or an avery ipa"
    Now this shit is like crack...Every time I see it I buy it.

    I drank my last one last night though, I hope I can grab some today.
     
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  6. JISurfer

    JISurfer Poo-Bah (1,654) Dec 10, 2002 Hawaii
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    A family friend brought up a case of 10 day old Jai Alai this past weekend, that he got in Jax. $h!t was amazing!
     
  7. closisinthehouse

    closisinthehouse Devotee (453) Jun 10, 2011 Florida
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    Total wine's in Orlando were out. They had tons of White Cracker though.
     
  8. TonyJ815

    TonyJ815 Disciple (393) Apr 3, 2013 Florida
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    I heard that CCB had some distributing issues recently or something. I'm in Pensacola, and I couldn't find it for about 3-4 months, but it just recently showed back up in town a couple of weeks ago. Thank the gods.
     
  9. SILVER

    SILVER Aspirant (285) Jan 3, 2007 Florida
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    There were 2 sixers at the Publix on McNab near Federal when I left there at 09:30 this morning.
    I'm not going to be a hog anymore.
     
  10. Qwest_35

    Qwest_35 Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2013 Florida
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    I found some of the Aug 28th batch last week in a Chevron station off P.G.A Blvd, they also had Founders, Lagunitas, and Ballast Point among others... I was like whaaaaat!!! Chevron??
     
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  11. jmm380

    jmm380 Initiate (0) Jul 8, 2013 Florida
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    Picked up 9/4/13 yesterday from TW in Boynton.
     
  12. jivex5k

    jivex5k Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Florida

    My buddy found some 9/4/13 at publix near hobe sound.
     
  13. HopsJunkiedotcom

    HopsJunkiedotcom Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2010 Florida

    If you send people to Hobe Sound to steal my Jai Alai, I will hurt you. I drink every can they get in, which is why it's all so fresh, haha. I actually had the cashier say to me last week "You're the only person I ever see buy this beer, it must be good"
     
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  14. jivex5k

    jivex5k Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Florida

    Muhahahaha
    TBH he was around that area for work, he doesn't go often, we live down near Pompano.
    He has a knack for finding it though. I used to know 2 places near me that have it, now I know about 6. (Not currently)
     
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  15. RayUF07

    RayUF07 Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Florida

    Picked up 9/5 tonight. Not fresh enough for most of you, but I'll enjoy it immensely.
     
  16. jivex5k

    jivex5k Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Florida

    :D
     
  17. rc51sport

    rc51sport Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2013 North Carolina

    Just saw 9/13 on shelves... ;)
     
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  18. kudos

    kudos Initiate (0) Aug 16, 2013 Florida

    It should be more common soon with the upgrade they just installed this week. Though I am seeing it more and more in grocery stores here which means either people are buying it less or there is just more to go around now.
     
  19. jivex5k

    jivex5k Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Florida

    Damnit, just when I lost my flux capacitor too...
     
  20. jmm380

    jmm380 Initiate (0) Jul 8, 2013 Florida
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    Definitely more around. Seeing it a lot more recently.
     
  21. jivex5k

    jivex5k Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Florida

    Yeah I just came across a bunch. Picked up 3 six packs to hold me over in case another drought happens.
    South Florida Crowns are stocked right now.
     
  22. smokinoak

    smokinoak Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2011 Florida

    Just picked up a sixer of Jai Alai canned on 9/11/2013 at my ABC in Daytona
     
  23. rc51sport

    rc51sport Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2013 North Carolina

    Just curious, anything special on the bottom for 9/11?

     
  24. kudos

    kudos Initiate (0) Aug 16, 2013 Florida

    I bet you'll never forget how good it is.
     
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  25. smokinoak

    smokinoak Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2011 Florida

    nope, just says (canned on Sept. 11 2013 cheers.)
     
  26. chardlogic

    chardlogic Aspirant (269) Feb 18, 2011 Florida
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    5 cases at Total Wine North Miami at last visit earlier today, and three two four-packs of WOJA. :D
     
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  27. jcb7472

    jcb7472 Devotee (478) Jul 13, 2011 Florida
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    I bought some yesterday canned 9/5/13. I'm seeing it around more it seems...hopefully that is a trend. Jai Alai has always been an awesome beer, but when you get it super fresh like that, it's just awesome on a whole other level. Cheers guys!
     
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  28. jivex5k

    jivex5k Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Florida

    Truly!
    It seems more plentiful with this last shipment, and the fact that some 9/11/13 is out means they are shipping and making it like crazy!

    Oh, Glorious days are in the works,
    No longer searching like some jerks.
    For liquid gold that was once dry,
    is lost no more. Rejoice, Jai Alai!
     
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  29. jcb7472

    jcb7472 Devotee (478) Jul 13, 2011 Florida
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    I was at the Whole Foods in Plantation today. They had a bunch of Jai Alai. They also had Marshall Zhukov, which I picked up a bomber of, and Good Gourd.
     
  30. RayUF07

    RayUF07 Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Florida

    Holy RARE! They have BOMBERS of Zhukov?
     
  31. jivex5k

    jivex5k Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Florida

    LOL
    I'm sure he meant to say a standard of Zhukov.
     
  32. jcb7472

    jcb7472 Devotee (478) Jul 13, 2011 Florida
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    Yeah, the standard size.
     
  33. RaggaD

    RaggaD Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2013 Florida

    I picked up 2 bombers of Zhukov from a Whole Foods about a month ago. The guy who stocks/orders the beer had a case hidden in the back. Don't think it ever saw the sales floor. I heard it's around again but I haven't seen it since.
     
  34. RaggaD

    RaggaD Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2013 Florida

    And the Publix and ABC around here (Coral Springs) all have JA again and it's all 9/5 brewed
     
  35. gjoker321

    gjoker321 Disciple (353) Dec 26, 2007 Florida
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    Saw Jai Alai at every liquour store I went to today (a little saturday morning hunting turned up some cocoas locos, bois and BA Hoppin Frog Imp Pumpkin). Sooo I think we might be able to take this one off the endangered list for the Tampa Bay area...
     
  36. jcb7472

    jcb7472 Devotee (478) Jul 13, 2011 Florida
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    I don't think it was ever endangered in the Tampa Bay area as every time one of these threads came up, all the Tampa Bay area people commented how it was at every store near them. It was in South FL where you couldn't find it anywhere for awhile. Right now it seems much easier to find.
     
  37. gjoker321

    gjoker321 Disciple (353) Dec 26, 2007 Florida
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    Down in the Riverview/Brandon area where I live this beer was definitely endangered for about 3 months. I had to usually take a decent trip to a far away Sams Club (weird, I know) to be able to find it but it was common to have to make 2-3 stops before hopefully finding some.
     
  38. jcb7472

    jcb7472 Devotee (478) Jul 13, 2011 Florida
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    OK, I wasn't aware of that. Well, hopefully we are starting to see the fruits of the expanded Jai Alai brewing they were talking about and it won't be a problem anymore!
     
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  39. RayUF07

    RayUF07 Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Florida

    That's impossible.
     
  40. RayUF07

    RayUF07 Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Florida

    Mine all say "Never Forget"

    [​IMG]
     
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