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Abita in Manhattan?

jamielynn Sep 6, 2007 02:38 PM

So where can I find it - Abita Amber Beer? Not looking for bar suggestions...need to buy 6 pack? Fairway had it one time i went...but its' hit or miss there.

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    ny78kid Sep 8, 2007 05:05 PM

    There is a a place on Ninth Avenue (betw 46 and 47, on the west side of the street), called Ninth Avenue Vintner (in their beet store, next to their wine store), that has a huge selection of beer, including Abita Amber and Abita Purple Haze, and it's always stocked. I know because I buy it there all the time...

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    1. re: ny78kid
      jamielynn Sep 10, 2007 09:58 AM

      Sweet - i work right there! Gonna check that for sure.

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        jamielynn Sep 11, 2007 02:00 PM

        Yea!!! I had abita last night! Thanks Kid for the rec....still gonna check whole foods too...but that little spot on 9th was killer and so close to work.

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        big o Sep 6, 2007 07:17 PM

        I didn't notice the Amber specifically, but the Bowery Whole Foods definitely had Abita beer (Turbodog) in stock as of last weekend.

        New Beer Distributors is also a great place to check.

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          jamielynn Sep 7, 2007 09:34 AM

          hmmm whole foods uh? I live UWS so maybe i should check the columbus circle one...never noticed beer there...need to look better.
          I'm gonna call that other place today....went to Fairway yesterday - no go. Guess I'm giving up on them, it was a one shot deal.

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            americanafan Sep 7, 2007 03:02 PM

            If you're UWS, have you tried Pioneer Grocery on Columbus & 74th? Usually a reliable source for interesting beers.

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              ohny Sep 8, 2007 06:26 PM

              I was just at the Fairway on 74th the other day and noticed that they had Abita...I believe it was the amber...stocked on the end cap just across from the express lane, on the top shelf. :-)

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            JacksonH Sep 6, 2007 04:07 PM

            Whole Foods in Chelsea always had Abita when I was living in Manhattan a couple of years ago.

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              KTinNYC Sep 6, 2007 02:56 PM

              Have you tried the beer distributor on Chrystie?

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                jamielynn Sep 6, 2007 02:57 PM

                nope...only assuming that distributers would not allow for just a 6 pack to be bought. Where exactly is it?

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                  randumbposter Sep 6, 2007 03:08 PM

                  new beer distributor is on 167 Chrystie St.

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                    bobjbkln Sep 6, 2007 06:13 PM

                    And yes, in New York State retail "Beer Distributors" sell six packs (and usually even single bottles)

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