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Any CaliCrontians near Firestone Walker Brewery (Buellton, CA)?

MAGICMAGIC Doot DootFurniture City, Michigan Icrontian
I am looking to get some of their special release beer called Parabola. It comes out 4/15.

If anyone could, I will pay for shipping and your time. Let me know THANK'EEE!

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  • shwaipshwaip bluffin' with my muffin Icrontian
    Looks like it's probably closest to the LA icrontians, but here are some california people who might be near-ish (I don't actually know things about cali, or exactly where IC people live)

    @myrmidon
    @teramona
    @upslynx
    @momofrose
    @bobbydigi
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! SoCal Icrontian
    It's about 2 hours and 45 min drive from my place according to Google maps. I don't think I have anything else that would take me out that way, but if I am out that way I'll keep ya in mind.

    -Digi
  • Buellton is close to Santa Barbara which is far enough away (2.5-4 hours depending on traffic) that it's usually a way-in-the-future planned weekend getaway for me.
  • TeramonaTeramona Consulting Tea Specialist Best Coast! Icrontian
    I don't drive. :D
  • PirateNinjaPirateNinja Icrontian
    If any of you can make it, go on a Sunday. Then head up in the mountains next to SB a bit, and find this place:
    http://www.coldspringtavern.com/tri-tip-sandwiches.html
    That is the best tri-tip sandwich, ans possibly best sandwich I ever had in my life. Have a cold beer with it. My sister and I used to do that once in a while, it was the closest thing we ever had to church.
    You guys ought to make an Icrontic mini event day trip out of it, and buy Magic his beer.
    Also this place: http://www.brewhousesb.com/menus.php
    Everyone eats a Cruel Prawn and we get pictures of everyone's reactions on the forum! :D
  • MAGICMAGIC Doot Doot Furniture City, Michigan Icrontian
    Just seeing if anyone was close or had access to a beer store that might get it in. No worries. Thanks everyone.
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! SoCal Icrontian
    MAGIC said:

    Just seeing if anyone ... had access to a beer store that might get it in...

    That is quite more likely. I will keep it in mind on my weekly trips to the local shops.

    -Digi

  • MAGICMAGIC Doot Doot Furniture City, Michigan Icrontian
    edited Apr 2013
    BobbyDigi said:

    MAGIC said:

    Just seeing if anyone ... had access to a beer store that might get it in...

    That is quite more likely. I will keep it in mind on my weekly trips to the local shops.

    -Digi

    <3<3<3
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx :KAPPA: Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    @magic, apologies for not seeing this until now, been a crazy couple of weeks.

    As others have said, it's a bit of a drive. I do, however, live next to an EPIC beer shop called Total Wines and More (awful name, best selection of beer I've found anywhere ever). They carry a lot of Firestone Walker, and I'll go by today if I get a chance to see if they have the Parabola. I've heard that beer kicks ass.

    Side note - Firestone Walker is one of, if not my favorite California brewery. Their Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout is tremendous, and I'm also a big fan of their Double Barrel Ale. They do a lot of hoppy beers, but I can actually stand them which surprises me.
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx :KAPPA: Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    @magic so I went to the booze shop tonight and was not able to find Parabola. I asked employees if they knew if they had it or not, and they seemed certain that the beer has not yet been released. I checked Firestone Walker's website and it just says "april", and the employees seemed sure that the beer isn't out yet but will be available any day now.

    I asked them if they expected on carrying it, and they told me that they were, and that I should call in next week to see if they have it.

    So yeah, next week I'll go back and see if they have it.
  • MAGICMAGIC Doot Doot Furniture City, Michigan Icrontian
    UPSLynx said:

    @magic so I went to the booze shop tonight and was not able to find Parabola. I asked employees if they knew if they had it or not, and they seemed certain that the beer has not yet been released. I checked Firestone Walker's website and it just says "april", and the employees seemed sure that the beer isn't out yet but will be available any day now.

    I asked them if they expected on carrying it, and they told me that they were, and that I should call in next week to see if they have it.

    So yeah, next week I'll go back and see if they have it.

    Must have been the pub release on April 15, I appreciate you checking into that for me, man
  • ButtersButters CA Icrontian
    I've tried to look in my area as well (Central Valley). I checked with a guy that does all the purchasing for specialty shop in my area yesterday as well as a BevMo. They all confirmed the same thing, it will probably be in the next FWB distributor shipment for my area around May 1st since it didn't arrive in this weeks shipment.
  • MAGICMAGIC Doot Doot Furniture City, Michigan Icrontian
    Roger that. I think its sold by the bottle, and I would ideally like three bottles if you come across it.

    Thanks!
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! SoCal Icrontian
    Forgot to post after todays outing. No dice at the BevMo here (Palmdale) but I put it on the wish list so if they can bring it in they will call me.

    Got another local place I'll check in to some time this weekend.

    -Digi
  • RequitRequit That one guy Somewhere over there, I don't know Icrontian
    Checked the BevMo in Fairfield, sadly they didn't have any. I'm heading into San Francisco tomorrow, I'll see if they happen to have any there.
  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Wut? Meechigan Icrontian
    My brother brought a bottle of Parabola with him for Christmas this year and OMGAWESOME.

    It has a 95 by the bros on BA, which is extremely impressive, and it's oh so amazingly delicious.
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx :KAPPA: Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    edited May 2013
    @magic And now, I become the beer fairy:

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    They only had one case, and they're limiting one per customer. Only had 4 bottles left when I got in. This is a larger bottle, 650ml bottle $15. It's going to be TORTURE having this in my cabinet until I get to the D to deliver it to ya.
    AlexDeGruvenWagsFTWMAGIC
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx :KAPPA: Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    Or I can ship if you don't wanna wait until Expo. Just lemmie know.
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx :KAPPA: Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    Also I can try to find a second bottle at another shop, these things have been going FAST, can't promise I'll be able to secure another.
  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Wut? Meechigan Icrontian
    So much good. Nice work.
  • MAGICMAGIC Doot Doot Furniture City, Michigan Icrontian
    edited May 2013
    Dude, I love you. If you find another thats cool. If not, no worries. Expo is fine. I can paypal you cash now if you'd like too.
    UPSLynx
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx :KAPPA: Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    edited May 2013
    Paypal is cool, lemmie see if I can snag a second over this weekend though before you monies.
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx :KAPPA: Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    Ok so I went back and bought another one, but it was their last bottle.... and I kind of drank it.

    I had to know for sure it was safe for your consumption. Just to state - it is. Holy crap this beer.

    I will keep looking at other shops, I guess more shipments showed up today at Bevmo.
    mertesnMAGIC
  • MAGICMAGIC Doot Doot Furniture City, Michigan Icrontian
    Hah, I'm glad you got some for yourself.
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