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Arcadia BBA Cereal Killer and Imperial Stout

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by mjshearer1, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 7, 2012

    So 900 cases and brewery only? Find it hard to believe that both of those things are true.
  2. BoneyardBrewer

    BoneyardBrewer Savant (375) Michigan Apr 24, 2005 Verified

    It is not brewery only.
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  3. By all that is holy, please let a few cases find their way to SE PA. Please.
  4. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 7, 2012

    I like to think this will clear that up, but somehow I doubt it...
  5. BoneyardBrewer

    BoneyardBrewer Savant (375) Michigan Apr 24, 2005 Verified

    BA jimbotrost is a Arcadia rep. and a good friend. They are waiting for label approval.
  6. Going to be amazing, no doubt!
  7. founder26

    founder26 Savant (460) Michigan Sep 9, 2009

    hey just to let you guys know, arcadia told me on facebook that these beers where not aged in PVW barrels just regular barrels, also it will be distro'd late december.
  8. kylelenk

    kylelenk Savant (415) Michigan Apr 17, 2012

    GR had a fantastic supply of Shipwreck Porter. I saw it at most D/W's and even Meijer at some locations. Hopefully it will be a similar story.
  9. founder26

    founder26 Savant (460) Michigan Sep 9, 2009

    regular Shipwreck or the BA shiprwreck?
  10. kylelenk

    kylelenk Savant (415) Michigan Apr 17, 2012

    BA I assume, normal S/P wasn't wax capped was it?
  11. founder26

    founder26 Savant (460) Michigan Sep 9, 2009

    no it was not, is that what you saw at D&W?
  12. kylelenk

    kylelenk Savant (415) Michigan Apr 17, 2012

    Yes, saw it everywhere. Meijer 7-10 a bottle if i remember correctly. Was a long time ago and I'm not way into porters but it wasn't something that sold out on release day. Was there for a while.
  13. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,060) New York Mar 12, 2009 Verified

    I am def. ISO both of these. If anyone has some for trade PM me and let me know what I can trade you for them.
  14. kylelenk

    kylelenk Savant (415) Michigan Apr 17, 2012

    Yeah, I definitely want to pick up a few. Imp. Stout more then the barleywine. I'm trying to build an big foot vert. and feel that my cellar is overweight with the few bottles of bolt cutter I'm sitting on.
  15. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Advocate (565) Michigan Dec 16, 2011 Verified

    Poindexter's in Rockford, MI still has a case of BA Shipwreck, plus some in their cooler. Anyone in the area still looking some that have been pre-aged for you, that's the place to go. $7.99/bottle if memory serves.
  16. jbck109

    jbck109 Savant (400) Michigan May 30, 2010 Verified

    Yup thats correct, good place for a sandwich too

    ROBSTARR Savant (425) Michigan Aug 31, 2009 Verified

    Yeah this stuff was everywhere and I actually picked up three extra bottles at Meijer because it was on sale for $5.50 a bottle !! couldn't pass that up !
  18. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Advocate (670) Missouri May 11, 2012 Verified

    Can't wait to get some. The SHipwreck Porter was great and these will be was well no doubt
  19. There is no 'regular' Shipwreck; it's always been BB aged, but the packaging format changed 3-4 years ago from the 22 oz bottle to the 12 oz bottle with the red wax and new label. The bourbon is more noticeable under the new format so they may have switched to a different barrel source too, and that may be a reason why some fans think they are different beers.
  20. Flabbyjandro

    Flabbyjandro Advocate (550) Illinois Jun 12, 2012 Verified

    Any updates on if the BA cereal or stout is available at the pub? I'll be there next weekend so curious if battle creek needs to be a stop
  21. jbck109

    jbck109 Savant (400) Michigan May 30, 2010 Verified

    Pretty sure that that would have been the regular imperial that you saw, these have not gone to distro.

    Edit: Didnt realize this post was back in September, you have probably figured this out by now.
  22. chrisbokmuller

    chrisbokmuller Savant (345) Michigan Sep 11, 2011 Verified

    I stopped by the pub for lunch while we were waiting for the 4elf party. No BA CK or Imp. Stout, but they did have a bit of the 15th anniversary stuff left.
  23. stouts4me

    stouts4me Savant (420) Illinois Oct 9, 2011

    ISO. Lots to trade, BCBS, BCBCS, BBpT5,BB Very Mad Cow.
  24. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Savant (360) Michigan Mar 14, 2011

    Me too, but we may still have a chance to grab it ourselves as it hasn't been released yet due to label approval.
  25. It's finally here. From Arcadia's FB page:
    We just had our weekly tasting panel and tasted barrel-aged Cereal Killer!

    This beer is tasting SOOOOOOOOOO GOOD, that we've decided to put it on tap here at Arcadia Brewing Company tomorrow night (12/21/12) at 5PM. This beer will be available on tap exclusively at Arcadia for $8/glass (10 oz. pour).

    Starting Christmas Eve, we will have bottles of barrel-aged Cereal Killer AND Imperial Stout available for $7.99/bottle.
  26. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Advocate (515) Michigan Jul 12, 2012 Verified

    To drive an hour to pick up or wait for the distro to hit GR and pay the markup... that is the dilemma. Although I do have Christmas Eve off work.
  27. Flabbyjandro

    Flabbyjandro Advocate (550) Illinois Jun 12, 2012 Verified

    $8 for a 12oz bottle....when did they become Three Floyd's?
  28. That price seems steep, but you can also look at it as $16 for an 'imaginary' 24 oz bottle of beer, and that's pretty much a going rate for beers like this. I'll find out later today if it's good stuff to help justify its value. ;)
  29. kylelenk

    kylelenk Savant (415) Michigan Apr 17, 2012

    Shipwreck is/was $7-$8 a bottle as well. Keep in mind, sometimes beer is pricier at the brewpub. Founders had Bolt Cutter for $26 and I've seen it in other counties in Michigan at $19.99-$20.69.
  30. kylelenk

    kylelenk Savant (415) Michigan Apr 17, 2012

    Does anyone remember how many cases of Shipwreck Porter they released last year? Just because I remember seeing it everywhere.....In GR.
  31. The 'value' is definitely there for the Cereal Killer -- it's fantastic. The brewery didn't have the Imperial Stout on tap last night as announced, so I was not able to have any of it. Bottles of both beers are available at the brewery now.
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  32. Zaphog

    Zaphog Poobah (1,230) Michigan Sep 23, 2011 Verified

    Had BBA Cereal Killer on draft and BBA Imp Stout bottle at the brewery last night. Both are damn good! Surprisingly the 3 of us enjoyed the Imp Stout better, thought it'd be the other way around. Both great brews though. I picked up some bottles of each.
  33. The info that I was given was that the batch sizes of the BBA Cereal Killer and the BBA Imperial Stout are similar to the size of the Shipwreck Porter, so if your store typically gets some Shipwreck then they should get a similar quantity of both of these new beers.

    They were out of both tonight at the brewery, so no more is available until Monday (12/24) at noon. They are open only from 12-5 on Christmas Eve.
  34. camil1mj

    camil1mj Savant (450) Michigan Oct 4, 2010 Verified

    Are you positive they won't have any bottles for sale tomorrow? I am driving by and was hoping to stop by and get some. Thanks.
  35. caber2615

    caber2615 Aficionado (210) Michigan Oct 7, 2011 Verified

    I was there today and got a few bottles of each. By the time we left around 7PM EST today they were out of the BBA Imperial Stout and had 2 bottle of the BBA Cereal Killer left.
  36. Unfortunately the brewery is closed on Sundays during the winter months, so you won't find anyone there if you stop.
  37. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

    Where you live in chicago/who are you?
  38. camil1mj

    camil1mj Savant (450) Michigan Oct 4, 2010 Verified

    Good heads up. Thanks!
  39. UWBadgerFan4Life

    UWBadgerFan4Life Advocate (610) Wisconsin Jul 24, 2012 Verified

    Are these still available at the brewery? A couple friends and I are doing a tour through MI and it might be nice to pick some of these up. Maybe we will stop and check it out this weekend.
  40. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    It'll sit around as long BA Shipwreck, specially at that price.
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