Do you get Russian River stuff in Colorado?
Because that's always around out here.
Obviously the biggie is Alpine just because they basically do not distrbute. Too bad you don't have more time and you could hit The Bruery! Because I know you like sours.
Yeah, we get RRiver. My boss has been friends with Vinnie and Nathalie for a long, long time. My boss is the one who set up their relationship with their distributor, so we have RRiver on tap all the time - more or less. We get an allotment of Pliny every week, but it doesn't tend to last the week. We do 'Tion Fests from time to time starting with, say, Consecration then putting on a different one when that keg blows.
Speaking of RRiver, I just found out that my boss and his group, The Publican National Committee, is going to brew another batch of Publication - one of my absolute favorite beers. It was designed as a blend of Orval and De Ranke XX Bitter and that's just what it tasted like when it first came out. We left a couple of the kegs out for several months and it went sour. That version of the beer was complex, slightly fruity, wonderful and sublime. Vinnie came out about two years after making Publication and I plopped a glass of it down in front of him. He said, "what's this?" I said, "you brewed it." He couldn't believe we still had some. He was at a table with Greg Koch, Garrett Oliver, Tomme Arthur, John from Full Sail, etc. That's pretty much all they drank all night.
We get the Bruery beers out our way. Not all the super rare, brewery-only stuff, but we get enough.
My girlfriend wants me to get more Black Tuesday. We went to a tasting recently and she had some and asked me where we could get more. I laughed.