Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by Phoenix2443, Aug 9, 2012.
Wow... that's actually extremely helpful.
Keg One are Shiner's distributor, I see. Nice.
*angrily shakes fist*
Ballast Point are asses then... thank you, try again...
Gawd, I wish Austin had a cool exclusive beer. Russian River! Let's show them Ballast Point boys! /notgonnahappen
Ballast Point is also in Corpus Christi in case somebody goes to the coast.
Liquid Town? I go down there sometimes for Army duty.
Nice to know... my girlfriend goes down there for business a lot. I will direct her to Liquid Town
Got it at Spec's, they had the Big Eye and a few others. I was in a hurry and was looking for the Sculpin. Guy said they ran out. No Victory at Sea. Had the Big Eye, had the Sculpin later. Big Eye is the baby brother...
The Resin is wonderful BTW...
Going to go pester my Kings and ensure they nab some when it lands in DFW. Are we going to see any draft?
I haven't been able to get any, but it's been showing up in Houston.
Sixpoint had recently shown up in Chicago when I was visiting in May. They were everywhere in cans and especially on draft. Not sure if we'll see a similar roll out but it was quite impressive to see them at so many bars. Unfortunately I wasn't blown away by anything I tried. I still have 3 of the 4 Sweet Actions that I brought back with me.
Yep, I was surprised to find a bottle of Big Eye IPA on the beer list at the Black Sheep Bistro on N. Padre Island. Tasty stuff...
From Specs's Smith St, Houston FB:
#Sixpoint's BrewMaster & Founder, Shane Welch, is going to be at Spec's SUPERSTORE Downtown Houston sampling his beers TODAY from 2-5 PM!
drove across town and he had he bailed an hour early. did grab last 2 bottles of Black Butte off shelf
Apparently he will be at Gabriels in SA tomorrow for the same hours of 2-5 for a tasting etc...
Send his ass to Dallas please... afterwards of course.
Tell him to smuggle a case of Resin up to Austin.
Specs beer guy told me it will be in Austin the first or second week of September
He also said they would likely not be getting Bengali Tiger, but I dont know why.
From what I understand we're getting the full lineup from Six Point, even in DFW.
The Resin was notable, the others were solid yet unremarkable...
For Austin peeps, a limited amount just hit Sunrise. I picked up Resin.
About 6 cases are sitting on the floor of Specs Arbor Walk right now... I picked up Resin. Priced at $8.99.
kmello69... they indeed had Bengali tiger (along with all the other brands).
Wow, Resin is muy deliciouso. Very sharp hop taste with a lingering sweetness. I like it.
Says "Best Before 5th April 2013"... anyone know how they date their cans? I'm wondering just how old this is? It tastes relatively fresh.
Yeah, I should have been more specific - Specs RR said they wouldnt get Bengali, and I dont think they did. No idea why.
My understanding is that their best by date is 9 months from the canning date, so an April 2013 beer would have been canned in July, 2012. Because they are canned, and therefore not exposed to light or oxygen loss, they might last a bit longer in terms of freshness than other stuff in bottles.
Williamson County, man.
In other news, I saw a guy in a black polo near one of the station that the Spec's beer guys usually stand at and I remarked that I was glad that Sixpoint finally made it. He turned out to be a rep for Brown Distributing (AKA: Budweiser). Turned it around though, they also distribute New Belgium and I told him how wonderful their Super IPA is. Apparently Austin got 60 cases of that total. Funfact.
Man, I wish everyone would can. Then I could complain less about not-so-fresh IPAs.
They also can, then put those cans in a cardboard box. Pretty impenetrable.
Beer distro cracks me up sometimes. Here in San Antonio, we're getting Sixpoint from Silver Eagle (Bud) and New Belgium from Halo (MillerCoors).
SPM Spec's has Bengali, Resin and Sweet Action.
Love to hear July born on dates for these cans. That's respect. I'm growing antsy for DFW dates!!! Bring me Resin!
Snagged Bengali at RR today, no resin which is why I went anyways. Had pro-am though.
For those interested in sampling their wares, Six Point will be having a release party at our place on Monday, 9/10, from 5pm-?. Jan Matysiak, Sixpoint brewer and former Live Oak head brewer, and all around great guy, will be in attendance. Pouring will be- Bengal Tiger + Brown Stone + Resin + Righteous Ale + The Crisp + The Spice Riwaka. Come on by!
also Sweet Action
speaking of sixpoint. would anyone be interested in a sixpoint tasting/ny movie night here in austin?
credit to Babaracus for the idea.
I will be diving into a Bengali tiger and a resin tom. (maybe tonight, we will see how things go after this bomber) Thanks for the info!
Gotta say I am LOVING the Resin. One of the best IIPAs I have had in a while.
I piocked up bengali tiohger a couple days before this post there. in RR @ Spec's.
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