The DR 12 Six-Pack Scalping Has Begun

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Psst...I got yer DR 12 right here...
The 12th series of Saint Arnold Divine Reserve was released this morning, an Old Ale recipe developed by local homebrewer David Rogers. And as with every Divine Reserve release, the hunt to find the few six-packs in Houston stores has intensified throughout the day.

On Twitter, beer fans are trading tips and leads on possible purchasing locations for the 3,201 cases of 12-ounce bottles using the hashtag #DR12. But not every beer buyer is so magnanimous.

Over on Craigslist, the first of the Divine Reserve No. 12 scalpers has already put up an ad selling one six-pack of the Old Ale for $30.

The retail price of one six-pack of DR 12 is $18, which means the seller is charging about the same as a restaurant mark-up, interestingly enough. However, if you're willing to go all in, the seller will also part with two six-packs of the DR 12 for a package price of $55 total.

Of course, if you don't want to pay a premium -- and you don't want to wait the recommended year to cellar your DR 12 -- you can always head out to bars like The Railyard, The Hay Merchant, Flying Saucer and Petrol Station when they tap their own kegs of Divine Reserve No. 12 tonight.



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The Railyard

4200 San Felipe, Houston, TX

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The Hay Merchant

1100 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX

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Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

705 Main, Houston, TX

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The Petrol Station

985 Wakefield, Houston, TX

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DivineEnvy
DivineEnvy

I stumbled in to the Drinkery after a soccer game, and low and behold... DIVINE on tap.  I had two that night, and believe it or not, they still had some left the next night... so i had some more.  Anyone complaining that they had no chance... well, ya did.  They were pricey, but worth it... I LOVE SAINT ARNOLDS, and am certainly proud of their HOUSTON heritage!

MicrobrewerH-Tx
MicrobrewerH-Tx

Its always been a first come first serve basis with these special beers so quit being a bitch about it. If you really want the beer take off the morning at work or do what you have to do to get your 6 pack. Make calls find out when shipments come in the day before etc etc. Dont be the dumbass who thinks there will be some left later on and then bitch when there isnt. No bodys fault but your own! I completely agree that the people who hoard these special beers and buy them just for the hype is bullshit but that is the way people are. Thats never going to change so either do something about it by getting your ass up and getting what you want or sit at home and cry about how you didnt get none and blame the Company for not making enough.

I swear we have to many fucking whiners now a days.....

 

I love St. Arnolds and they will always be my favorite Brewing Company even if i dont make it in time to get any special beers they make! But they better damn sure make some more Pumpkinators!!!

birchbeer
birchbeer

why anyone would fight over this piss, I'll never understand. St Arnold is one step above Shiner for those graduating to "craft" beer. all of this company's beers are average, at best

H_e_x
H_e_x

It's still out there, just don't bother with Specs. Might just have to go out of the inner loop to find it though.

jerriblank
jerriblank

 @Gorgley AMEN BROTHER/SISTER!!!!  What a bunch of nonsense! I almost wish the beer was infested with a slight case of salmonella for all the hoarders out there (just enough to make you poop a lot and/or puke). And can I help the price?? WTF?  I've been a big supporter of SA and local beers but this kinda chapped my local-brew-loving ass. So when someone says to me, "if you don't like it, don't drink it"  I'll go for one of the other MANY good brews around here!!

 

bodl
bodl

I drank an entire six pack. I wanted to cellar 5 of the bottles. Didn't happen! :-)

Gorgley
Gorgley

sure, I'd like to try one of these, but NOOOOO, instead I'll be drinking and spitting hatorade directed at St. A. and all the useless punk-ass bitches that wait in the Texas heat to hoard all the brew for themselves, I've been a true beer affectionado for better or worse since I was 16, not one of these johnny come lately dorks who take off a work day, come out of the Woodlands or some other foul pit from Hades to come to my Eastside ghetto and  stand in line like the true losers they are, snatch up CASES of all the goodies, so no locals can even try one...FUCK YOU PIGS! FUCK YOU ST. ARNOLD! hate hate hate FOR YOU! why can't everyone just relax, pop in to a store or bar, enjoy a nice beer without getting all Hitler about it? This leaves a serious bad taste in my mouth for Wagner and St. Arnold for intentionally drumming up all this news coverage hype that only benefits opportunistic creeps...I thought they were gonna make enough this time. A case (24 bottles) on C-list for 150$ on the same day as release... anyone? Thank goodness for all the new companies popping up in Htown, here's pledging my allegiance to these new guys , at least until they try to pull this shit. can't wait to see the look on some of these fools faces when they take a swig, realize it's not an IPA and spit it out.

 

so no, Meghan you will never get to try this beer, (without coughing up 10 times it's value) because the whole "allure" of it is that it's "unavailable" due to PR hype and stupid, greedy little scumbags, God forbid you don't check Twitter every 5 seconds to know where to wait in line like a vulture, or the neighborhood bar that's suddenly all the rage to find a just emptied keg 2 hours after it was tapped. I would just like to try one or two, hell I don't even know if it's gonna be any good or not, the one's I've tried are usually good, but I haven't honestly had one yet that's truly worth the price, and certainly not worth waiting in lines for. There are thousands of other companies making much better ales and making enough to meet public demand without resorting to cheap hype. Now there's someone trying to get 250$ for 12  22 oz. bottles (264 oz total) on craigslist, and It's obviously the same person trying to get 150$ for a case (24 12oz bottles, 288oz. total) these are the geniuses we're dealing with. I know of two spots no one thinks about I might try.... and I'm keeping my damn mouth shut

 

Kathy Beck
Kathy Beck

Did you get some? Can I have a sip?...Just kidding...remembering my taste of your precious pumpkin beer. :D

Brad McLelland
Brad McLelland

I don't really believe in scalping DR for a higher price. But... You already pay almost $20 for a 6 pack. You spend at least an hour finding and buying it. Then you would be hand delivering it to someone that couldn't or wouldn't want to find it and wait in line. Wouldn't it be more of a service like expediting and logistics support. When I order a part from a company I also have to pay for them to get it to me because I don't have time to go get it. And yes. I was in line at 9am and bought my limit of 1 six pack of DR12 this morning. I even stopped at another store and bought a good friend a six pack because he was at work.

meghan132
meghan132

Definitely want to try this beer. Does it ever make it out to the West Coast? cc @mjlaye 

Lennie
Lennie

 @Gorgley Hi Gorgley, thanks for the input and letting us know how you feel. Sorry you do feel that way. We did indeed make more this time and we do try to increase the amount each time we make it. We also don't condone people reselling it, not to mention that is illegal. Wish it was a better experience for you. Have a great day. Cheers! - Lennie from Saint Arnold. 

SirRon
SirRon

 @Gorgley Epic anonymous rant. You PWND your keyboard today!!1! #dr12

birchbeer
birchbeer

irrelevant. I am a consumer who is tired of being sold this whole "local is better," nonsense. BETTER is better, no matter where it comes from. I prefer to direct my dollars towards superior products. There is simply no sense in paying an inflated price for an average beer, simply because its supply is grossly exceeded by manufactured demand. face facts: St Arnold produces a lackluster product. Compared to beers of the same ilk from the US and around the globe, theirs simply do not hold water – although they sure as hell taste like it!  @H_e_x 

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