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Anyone seen Bell's the Oracle in Bottles Yet?

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by kdmcguire10, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. kdmcguire10

    kdmcguire10 Savant (355) Michigan Jul 15, 2011

    Was supposed to start landing this week (8/13).
  2. steebo777

    steebo777 Savant (485) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    As soon as they hit the Bell's General Store, you'll know.
  3. loki993

    loki993 Aficionado (230) Michigan Apr 16, 2009

  4. Bottles are out :)
  5. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (830) Michigan May 8, 2006

    I have a case in my possession and am enjoying my first of the year.
  6. drgarage

    drgarage Initiate (0) California Aug 19, 2008

    Anyone know if it will be hitting the full distribution footprint? Only state Bell's ships to that I'll be visiting any time soon is Wisconsin...
  7. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (830) Michigan May 8, 2006

    It sounds like it will be distributed in all markets albeit very limited.
  8. HansCastorp

    HansCastorp Aficionado (100) Ohio Mar 16, 2007

    I'm from out of town but am in Kalamazoo for the weekend. Can I ask: where did you get it? At the brewery?
    Thanks
  9. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (830) Michigan May 8, 2006

    Head to Bell's, the General Store is where you want to be.
  10. psykosis

    psykosis Savant (320) Indiana May 21, 2009

    I need bottles of this in my life. Time to up my number of visitations to my local bottle shops...
  11. HansCastorp

    HansCastorp Aficionado (100) Ohio Mar 16, 2007

    Excellent. Huge thanks and I hope you're enjoying yours.
    cheers
  12. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 7, 2012

    Mr. Mayor, help out a (fairly) new Michigander--what size bottles? General price range I can expect?
  13. psykosis

    psykosis Savant (320) Indiana May 21, 2009

    Standard 12oz bottles.

    Dunno about price. I recall it being 2.50 or 3.00 last year, but I may be off.
  14. HansCastorp

    HansCastorp Aficionado (100) Ohio Mar 16, 2007

    I am not the mayor, and don't want to step shoes, but since he helped me out I thought I'd pass it on.
    12 oz bottles in sixes or cases. Six packs were just over 18 and a case was only sixty at the General Store. I am now wishing I just bought a case instead of my two sixes.
  15. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (830) Michigan May 8, 2006

    what this guy said.
  16. aasher

    aasher Champion (900) Indiana Jan 27, 2010

    Indiana will not be getting bottles this year FYI
  17. jacob4999

    jacob4999 Savant (310) Michigan Dec 9, 2008

    All this limited talk is very discouraging. As someone who consistently supports Bells all year, actually drinking a Kalamazoo stout as I write this, I will be slightly upset if I can't get my hands on at least one. I live in SE MI and have spoken to a couple of my beer store guys and they don't sound too optimistic that they are going to be getting much or any at all. The oracle is my absolute favorite Bells beer and will be sad to see it come and go.
  18. trginter

    trginter Savant (340) Michigan Dec 1, 2008

    I got a sixer with your name on it.
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  19. steebo777

    steebo777 Savant (485) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    Beer Advocacy representing!
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  20. trginter

    trginter Savant (340) Michigan Dec 1, 2008

    Bought two, loved it. Will send to anyone who can't get it.
  21. steebo777

    steebo777 Savant (485) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    Scored a case! One of my favs from Bells.
  22. jacob4999

    jacob4999 Savant (310) Michigan Dec 9, 2008

    Wow brother that is very generous of you to offer! Not sure what to say. I sent you a BM to see if we can work something out.

    Damn straight!
  23. myersk27

    myersk27 Savant (400) Indiana Oct 21, 2011

    really bummed. I mean, i know we have access to awesome breweries here in Indy....but this is one beer that I've been looking forward to trying since last fall....i found a 10 month old bottle on the shelf at Whole Foods about 2 months ago and I imagine it's much better fresh.
  24. GrueLurks

    GrueLurks Aficionado (180) Michigan Jul 21, 2008

    Let the hunt begin!
  25. Year in and out, this is a pretty tough get in SE Michigan. Last year I happened to be driving through Kalamazoo right after it was released, and grabbed a couple of sixers. If I hadn't, I probably wouldn't have gotten any.
  26. 5.99 a bottle at the Party Source in the Cincy area. Seems insane for that much!
  27. Oof. I got the draft only line from the distributor in DC. If anyone's looking for anything in the DC/ Maryland/ Virginia distro areas, BM me, I'd love to try this in bottles.
  28. steebo777

    steebo777 Savant (485) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    Oracle is officially sold out at the General Store.
  29. Zaphog

    Zaphog Champion (995) Michigan Sep 23, 2011

    Yeah I was there on Saturday and the guy at the General Store told me that they had sold out earlier that day...shit! :eek: Oh well, it should be coming to my area any day now.
  30. NSaad23

    NSaad23 Aficionado (200) Michigan Dec 13, 2011

    Fabiano Brothers?
  31. This normally does not make it to Illinois (at least previous 2yrs), can I assume it will be the same this year?
  32. Zaphog

    Zaphog Champion (995) Michigan Sep 23, 2011

    Yessir.
  33. NSaad23

    NSaad23 Aficionado (200) Michigan Dec 13, 2011

    Friday deliveries in the Flint area. :)
  34. Zaphog

    Zaphog Champion (995) Michigan Sep 23, 2011

    Here too.

    New Belgium is also arriving here on Monday, excited for that.
  35. jegross2

    jegross2 Advocate (705) Illinois Jan 3, 2010

    One day, ill drink a bottle.
  36. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (830) Michigan May 8, 2006

    Illinois gets Hopsoulution, I will let people decide if that is an adequate replacement or not. I do believe that some did hit Illinois last year but in very limited quantity and only in Chicago.
  37. CSQ1111

    CSQ1111 Savant (310) Kentucky Jan 10, 2010

    Have you ever had the Hopsolution? If so, I would be interested in reading your review. It blurred the style guidelines for me and was a bit of a letdown.
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  38. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (830) Michigan May 8, 2006

    I have had it on tap at Bell's a couple times but have never reviewed it. I think it is a solid beer but I would still prefer Hopslam, Oracle or Two Hearted over it.
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  39. beaglemac

    beaglemac Aficionado (160) Michigan Jul 30, 2006

    yup
  40. Illinois - yes. Very limited draft only. No bottles, but I'll take draft only Oracle over ample Hopsolution.

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