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Baudoinia: The next BCS variant

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by foobula, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. Goosey

    Goosey Aficionado (240) Missouri Jan 18, 2012

    Why is this not on tap at GI?
     
  2. Goose island clybourn is seperate from the brewery. While obviously very connected, the brewing that goes on at goose island clybourn is just kept there. The Fulton and wood series comes out of the main brewery and gets distributed to various bars throughout Chicago. So in this case, goose island clybourn is just another bar that can get that beer.
     
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  3. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Savant (445) Illinois Jul 19, 2012

    pretty much this. even with as much bcbs as chicago has, i can only remember clybourn tapping it two or three times. that said, there's still a lot of amazing stuff that comes out of clybourn, most noteworthy (to me) was 'elijah', a doppelbock aged in elijah craig (not sure if it was 12 or 18) barrels that they had on tap on black friday. so, so good.
     
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  4. Elijah was mindblowingly good. My favorite of any GI Clybourn brews easily
     
  5. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    I understand the concept. So the single barrel varieties from distilleries must be placed on above levels, so they don't have to work around them? Which would definitely change the oak profile in a bourbon, due to different temp changes...?
     
  6. zach60614

    zach60614 Savant (265) Illinois May 1, 2012

    Single barrel bourbons are placed in the rackhouse based on the flavor profile that particular brand is trying to achieve.
     
  7. jegross2

    jegross2 Advocate (715) Illinois Jan 3, 2010

    I didn't think the Baudonia was as good as the regular BCS. Less viscous IMO.

    Another place that has it: $14/glass at GT Oyster. Personally, I'd rather have the $10 PVW10 or $15 PVW15

    EDIT:
    Missed this post above:
     
  8. ravot

    ravot Savant (460) Illinois Mar 20, 2012

    chicago downtown? i paid 11.
     
  9. jegross2

    jegross2 Advocate (715) Illinois Jan 3, 2010

    Yeah...maybe I improperly noted the price. I had several hopslams before dinner
     
  10. There's a place in the near north 'burbs that's selling 12 oz pours of this for only $6 (a fricken steal!). PM me for details.
     
  11. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Savant (275) Illinois Sep 19, 2012

    Had 5 glasses of this yesterday LOL.... . . .. .Needless to say....I like it.

    It differed from regular BCBS enough to qualify as a variant...But not too much...Which is good, I LOVE BCBS.

    I had it at GT Fish & Oyster as well as one other, unmentioned, spot with much better prices.
     
  12. I'm guessing Beer Bistro? No doubt Baudoinia lasts longer when bars spell it as Baudoina on beermenus!
     
  13. ravot

    ravot Savant (460) Illinois Mar 20, 2012


    i have a couple of cases of baller stout so no need to mention the spots with cheaper prices.
     
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  14. marcgo2

    marcgo2 Aficionado (225) Illinois Nov 16, 2010

    I'm surprised there aren't stores in DeKalb selling sixth barrels.
     
  15. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Savant (275) Illinois Sep 19, 2012

    ???? I don't think Dekalb has ever had BCBS on tap....But that would be BALLERSTOUT if we did :D
     
  16. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Savant (275) Illinois Sep 19, 2012

    Yes, it was BB. I believe only the one location has it.
    First time there.....I actually liked the space, layout, surroundings, etc.....Only problem was their was only ONE bartender working, and she seemed like she had too much to do, resulting in less than stellar service.

    Quite the opposite from GT, where they had about 5 bartenders (working a bar that could hold about 10 ppl max)

    At both spots, I was the only one drinking the fungus beer.....I would bet my money that it stays around for a while.
    I'm assuming people just don't know what it is......

    Is there any particular reason why Goose Island doesn't label there BCBS taps with a Bourbon County logo ?????
    Seems like it would be something they would like the market?
     
  17. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Savant (445) Illinois Jul 19, 2012

    GI has no control over how bars label their taps.
     
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  18. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Savant (275) Illinois Sep 19, 2012

    Wait, what???

    I'm talking about the tap handles.
    Why don't they put "bourbon county" on the tap handle anywhere?? It just says Goose Island Baudoinia on their silver goose tap handle.
    AFAIK, the silver gooses are reserved for more exclusive, limited releases....So those that know that, should know everytime they see one that its something more special from goose.
     
  19. Or when they aren't even on beermenus, and spell it Baudoninia on their PDF draft menu.
     
  20. dman127

    dman127 Aficionado (240) Illinois Jul 11, 2011

    Had this Saturday night at Happ Inn in Northfield. $8, so not so bad. This was a great beer, but not for me. I don't like bourbon, but wanted to taste this to see what BCS and the viariants were like. I will say that I can see why everybody loves it. Complex, smooth, very interesting and if you like bourbon, you won't be dissapointed. It an extremely well crafted beer. Glad I had the chance to try it, now I will leave the rest for you. Very happy with my decision to trade my BCS that I purchaed this year for some Beat 5 and FFaC.
     
  21. mjohnson17

    mjohnson17 Advocate (585) Illinois Apr 29, 2012

    Exactly. I know where you're talking about. I actually mentioned the misspelling to my waitress, she didn't give $hit.
     
  22. My local source for Baudoinia upped their price today from $6 to $8 for a 12 oz pour. Still a good price, glad I went back tonight for some more.
     
  23. stevegoz

    stevegoz Savant (320) Illinois May 5, 2008

    My local Tap House Grill is advertising a flight of Fulton & Wood beers tomorrow night -- but Baudonia isn't listed as one of them! (They're doing En Passant, Black Mission, Casimir and Gran Gas.) Hoping Baudonia might be a special surprise guest or something....
     
  24. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Savant (445) Illinois Jul 19, 2012

    go anyway. gran gas is amazing
     
  25. mjohnson17

    mjohnson17 Advocate (585) Illinois Apr 29, 2012

    Go. I actually really enjoyed Black Mission, Gran Gas, and Casimir
     
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  26. dman127

    dman127 Aficionado (240) Illinois Jul 11, 2011

    +1 to Gran Gas - great beer!
     
  27. pvllbum

    pvllbum Savant (255) Illinois Sep 4, 2007

    Me too :D
     
  28. pvllbum

    pvllbum Savant (255) Illinois Sep 4, 2007

    I can confirm Baudonia will be tapped just not part of the flight...well it'll be tonight cause it's 1am now lol.
     
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  29. pvllbum

    pvllbum Savant (255) Illinois Sep 4, 2007

    Can't beat $6.50 a glass.
     
  30. trbergman

    trbergman Savant (405) Illinois Nov 17, 2006

    It's pouring at Goose Clybourn as of 9:30 tonight, $12/10oz.
     
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  31. wyatt13

    wyatt13 Savant (475) Illinois Feb 13, 2011

    I had a pour last night at Prairie Moon in Evanston, $7 for what looked like a 12 oz. pour.
     
  32. C2H5

    C2H5 Savant (435) Illinois Jan 7, 2012

    Is the only difference between this and regular bcs the barrel treatment? I had it last night and I thought it was amazing, better than regular bcs for me, very similar but richer and much more chocolate
     
  33. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Savant (445) Illinois Jul 19, 2012

    iirc, yes.
     
  34. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

  35. NSK79

    NSK79 Savant (375) Illinois Jun 4, 2012

    I'll pile on too. Had it at Tap House Grill last night. 6.50-10oz. This beer is outstanding, I liked it as much and maybe more than BCBS.
     
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  36. Lansman

    Lansman Savant (400) Illinois Mar 19, 2011

    I love how Goose Island Clybourn always seems to have the highest prices for Goose Island products. I understand that they are 'just another bar' when it comes to these types of tappings, but charging $12 for 10 oz. just seems a bit ridiculous compared to the majority of other places who have tapped this variant.
     
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  37. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Savant (275) Illinois Sep 19, 2012

    Agree.
     
  38. Word. And same goes for bottle releases.
     
  39. Flabbyjandro

    Flabbyjandro Savant (485) Illinois Jun 12, 2012

    Flowing nicely at brewpub and also a solid BA red saison with wild yeast....that's a mouthful
     
  40. I refuse to pay that price at the brewery when you can get it at ridiculously better rates elsewhere ($7 for a 14oz pour at Beer Bistro!), but that BA Saison was pretty great.
     

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