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June 11, 2010

Resurrection six-packs are flying off shelves

resurrection in cansThirsty Baltimore beer drinkers are snapping up six-packs of Resurrection Ale so fast, Brewer's Art is struggling to keep up with demand. 

Resurrection, which made its six-pack debut on Memorial Day weekend, has flown off liquor store shelves, according to Brewer's Art's Tom Creegan.

"We thought demand would be high, but it's even more than we thought," he said.

"We had 500 cases and they disappeared. We sold 35 by the end of Memorial Day. One store sold 50 cases in two days." ...

Earlier this week, I stopped by Wells Liquors on a whim, looking for some, but an employee told me they'd been out of it for weeks, and might not get more for a while. 

Creegan said the next shipment of cans, which are brewed and packaged in Pennsylvania, will be "trickling in" over the course of the next week or so.

I'm sure part of the demand has to do with the novelty factor of having Resurrection in six-packs, as opposed to the less portable 750-milliliter bottles. But I'll bet demand stays high even after the initial buzz has worn off. Pun!

(Photo courtesy of Brewer's Art)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:30 AM | | Comments (16)


Do you know any vendors besisdes Wells that carry it?
I was at Beltway Fine Wine and the guy there seemed pretty clueless. They do carry it in bottles. I feel right now this might be an exercise in futility.

Brak, I found it last week at Honeygo WIne and Spirits in Perry Hall. Made for a wonderfuk Saturday evening!

Wine Source in Hampden had plenty over the last two weekends. With help from family and friends, I'm on six-pack six in my fridge right now.

HoneyGo is an awesome liquor store even if they are out of resurrection it's worth a visit.

Yeah, anytime I've ever asked for a special-release or even semi-rare beer at Beltway Fine Wines they've never seemed aware of what I was talking about. I feel like the Wine Source might be a better place to check--or maybe even Shawan Liquors in Hunt Valley (they always seem very devoted to beer-related things, and can at least give you specific answers about upcoming or new releases).

I'm in Japan right now, but if y'all killed the stash at Top Shelf while I was gone...

Please stop directing people to places that may have it - That means less for me!! muwahh ahhhh ahhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!

Hey Sunners. Anyone have a place in Canton/Highlandtown that sells it?

I heard Moe's over in Springfield has it

There is a wine store in the little shopping strip across the lot from Safeway. I've purchased the bottles there - not sure about the cans.

Avoid Beltway Fine Wines for pretty much anything - unless you need a keg same day.

There are better, friendlier, cheaper stores within a ten mile radius.

I was just at Perfect Pour in Elkridge last night and asked about it. He said they got 15 cases and sold out in 3 days. Expecting 30 more in about a week.

I'd love to hear a report from some people who've had the privilege of drinking rezzie from a can. How does it compare to the bottle flavor wise? How does it compare to the tap?

I've heard two review so far and one of 'em was disappointment and the other one said not as good as from the tap but still delicious.

My wife just grabbed the last two sixers of rez from Honeygo. Will be enjoying it tomorrow for the WC match!

Mike, that seems like a nicely appropriate typo in your comment up there.

Finally, a malt liquor that Whitey endorses. Bottom's Up!

(apostrophe intended)

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