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Old 05-18-2009, 08:35 PM   #1
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Default Why is Murphy's Stout so hard to find?

I love Murphy's. To me, it is much better than Guinness or Beamish. But, it is very hard to find now. Most of the beer stores in my area (Harford County MD) do not have it anymore and all of the bars only had it for St. Patty's Day. I have the clone kit from AHB and will make it this week but it needs to age for 8 weeks.

Any ideas? I like Guinness but good Lord, give me some choice.

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Old 05-18-2009, 08:39 PM   #2
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I live in Cecil County and Stateline Liquors right off 95 in Elkton always has it. I agree....love the stuff....(Enjoy SA's Cream stout as a change up also....) but it IS hard to find....not sure I've ever seen it anywhere else.... Hmmm..the liquour store by the Wal-mart in Belair doesn't have it? They usually have a good stock of beers too....

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Agreed - State Line is the BEST place around.

In Harco - the only option you have for GOOD beer is Wine World near Wal-Mart in Abingdon. Right inside the Bal County line on rt 40 is a nice place (I forget the name) that usually has some decent stuff.

Why aren't the 2 of you guys brewing with the MD brewday group?

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I wonder if it's just a local (lack of) demand thing. Have you asked your bottle shop about it?

I see it here all the time but, it's just not something I grab frequently. I prefer the Younges Double Chocolate when available.

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Old 05-18-2009, 10:19 PM   #5
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The reason why it's so tough to get is that it's only made in Cork, whereas Guinness is brewed around the world. When you only have a small brewery, no matter how large your distribution network (in this case, Heineken), you'll never be able to keep the channel completely filled.

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The reason why it's so tough to get is that it's only made in Cork, whereas Guinness is brewed around the world. When you only have a small brewery, no matter how large your distribution network (in this case, Heineken), you'll never be able to keep the channel completely filled.

I prefer it to Guinness too but even here in Ireland it only really sells well in Cork. Guinness is hugely dominant probably outselling Murphy's by 20 to 1.
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Agreed - State Line is the BEST place around.

In Harco - the only option you have for GOOD beer is Wine World near Wal-Mart in Abingdon. Right inside the Bal County line on rt 40 is a nice place (I forget the name) that usually has some decent stuff.

Why aren't the 2 of you guys brewing with the MD brewday group?
I go to Wine World for my beer and they haven't had it or only 2 four packs when they do. Stinks. I quit going down to Midway Liquors in Bal'more County because they cut back on their selection. Time to brew my own. I have a stout faucet and beer gas ready to go. I need to get on it.

I will check out the MD brew day group. Thanks to all for the responses.
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:47 PM   #8
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Its on sale at whole foods for $4.50 4pack. Great stuff! all 8 cans I got yesterday are gone.

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I prefer it to Guinness too but even here in Ireland it only really sells well in Cork. Guinness is hugely dominant probably outselling Murphy's by 20 to 1.
I agree, when I was living in Dublin there were only a few pubs that had Murphy's, and when I ordered it I got some nasty looks
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Old 05-19-2009, 02:41 AM   #10
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The irony on all of this is that Murphy's (in cans) is widely available in Point Roberts, Washington - a wee little exclave of the U.S.A that you have to go through Canada to get to. It's literally a few square miles of America hanging off of Canada like an appendix. Thank the 1846 Oregon Treaty. Great spot, but isolated from the rest of WA ... and lots of Murphy's.

We live in a weird world indeed.

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