Why is there such a low selection of Cigar City in GA?

Discussion in 'South' started by Cloaked_Phantom, Mar 3, 2013.

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  1. Cloaked_Phantom

    Cloaked_Phantom Zealot (566) Mar 3, 2013 Washington
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    I desperately want to try almost every beer by Cigar City but they are nowhere to be found here in GA and yet they are only one state down the road, whats going on?
     
  2. GameFreac

    GameFreac Disciple (371) Apr 8, 2011 Georgia
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    They pulled out.
     
  3. xxcarpxx

    xxcarpxx Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2011 Alabama

    From what I understand, they was having a.hard time keeping up with Florida distribution....so they pulled distribution from Georgia and Alabama.... Hopefully both dates will see full distribution again..
     
  4. Lethal04

    Lethal04 Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2009 Missouri

    I couldn't even find a single bottle the last couple times I was in Florida. I was in the panhandle though (Pensacola).
     
  5. goldenpeanut

    goldenpeanut Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2006 Alabama

    They had also pulled out of the Panhandle west of Tallahassee for awhile. However, just recently they had a "relaunch" event at HopJacks in Pensacola and I am hoping to be able to find it next time we are in Panama City.
     
  6. Lethal04

    Lethal04 Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2009 Missouri

    Found some Jai Alai, Maduro Brown, and Florida Cracker today at Richey's East in Pensacola.
     
  7. davey101

    davey101 Meyvn (1,080) Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    Pun
     
  8. GameFreac

    GameFreac Disciple (371) Apr 8, 2011 Georgia
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    As soon as I typed that, I laughed and thought about rewording it.

    Kept it.
     
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  9. elgiacomo

    elgiacomo Initiate (0) Jun 28, 2007 Georgia

    They didn't pull out of the state...they're still legal to sell here in Georgia, just haven't had enough product to be able to send any up this way. Maybe, hopefully, that will change in the future. Ended up being quite a tease though, getting a couple of small shipments of Jai Alai and Maduro a year or so ago and really nothing since...
     
  10. beerindaglass

    beerindaglass Aspirant (217) Feb 20, 2013 Florida
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    Just started getting it in the 'cola a few weeks ago. Get Jai Alai, Cracker, and the Brown in cans, and limited Tocobaga on tap with more options on the way. I'm a Jai Alai addict so I am beyond stoked!
     
  11. JohnQVD

    JohnQVD Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2011 New York

    The guide at the brewery last weekend was saying they're starting to seriously ramp up production now that the new brewery is completed. But he also said that they were still having trouble keeping up with the demand in Florida. So, my takeaway is that eventually they'll expand distribution again, but I'd expect it to start slowly.
     
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  12. JTDay

    JTDay Initiate (97) Jan 28, 2013 Georgia
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    jai alai and maduro can be found in athens
     
  13. Cloaked_Phantom

    Cloaked_Phantom Zealot (566) Mar 3, 2013 Washington
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    Thanks guys. I haven't found Maduro in Athens...I'll have to check again
     
  14. ressling

    ressling Initiate (0) Oct 26, 2011 Georgia

    I was at Brick Store Pub a few weeks ago, and they had a CCB beer on draft (forget which one). When I asked the staff about CCB not distributing in GA, she said that they started back up again. Anyone hear anything similar?
     
  15. ressling

    ressling Initiate (0) Oct 26, 2011 Georgia

    Gotta go to Tampa!
     
  16. Josiah2729

    Josiah2729 Initiate (0) Jun 12, 2011 Tennessee

    Hopefully it will make it around the southeast! I visited recently, they have greatly expanded.
     
  17. protton

    protton Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2013 Florida

    I know they've had problems keeping up with the demand. I also know that there are numerous parts of the state of Florida that they don't distribute to as well. I know someone that works there and they said they are trying to expand production so they can expand to the rest of the southeast and further north as well.
     
  18. ajtorres311

    ajtorres311 Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2013 Florida

    I can't find any Jai Alai anywhere and when I do it's one can at a time at Total Wine. The brew I most frequently fins is Hotter Than Helles, which I'm not too fond of...
     
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