BCBS 2012 - Michigan Release/Sightings

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by genuinedisciple, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. It looks like it was scheduled for this week, and the word on the street is that the Westside will be getting much luckier than the Eastside. Feel free to post any of your findings & leads here. Also, if you go somewhere without a limit, grab me a 4-pack while you're at it. mkay, thanks.
     
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  2. kdmcguire10

    kdmcguire10 Savant (365) Michigan Jul 15, 2011

    I've been checking daily but nobody has heard a word about this. It'll go quickly.
     
  3. wintbs379

    wintbs379 Savant (325) Michigan Mar 13, 2009

    The rumormongers on the eastside of the state disagree.
     
  4. loki993

    loki993 Aficionado (240) Michigan Apr 16, 2009

    Yeah Ive asked a few places and all Ive gotten was blank stares lol. I really want to get a 4 pack of this
     
  5. Zaphog

    Zaphog Poobah (1,115) Michigan Sep 23, 2011

    Fabiano Brothers, my local GI distributor, asked for 50 cases of BCBS but have yet to receive any. A rep for Fabiano that I know is supposed to shoot me a text when they get it in. I'll keep you posted.

    Note: Fabiano asked for 50 cases last year as well but only received 4. Hopefully with the increased production and AB InBev's acquisition of GI they will receive much more since they're the largest distributor of AB InBev products in Michigan.
     
  6. loki993

    loki993 Aficionado (240) Michigan Apr 16, 2009

    I think thats the biggest problem around here as noone know when they're getting it.
     
  7. landrewg

    landrewg Aficionado (245) Michigan Nov 11, 2008

    Thanks for putting up this thread. I'm sick of reading about all the BCBS in Illinois!
     
  8. loki993

    loki993 Aficionado (240) Michigan Apr 16, 2009

    Yeah instead of reading about it going in a hour there we can read about it going in an our here lol.

    Sorry had to make the joke, Im really hoping the rumors of more production are true, though it doesn't seem to be helping in Chicago any. Im just hoping because Ive never even seen a bottle of the stuff let alone had a chance to buy any.
     
  9. Wayne county is claiming November, Oakland county rumors are that it was supposed to hit this week like the tribune article says, but these seem to be just rumors still
     
  10. NSaad23

    NSaad23 Aficionado (220) Michigan Dec 13, 2011

    none of those 4 made it to any store around me, that I know of.
     
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  11. founder26

    founder26 Savant (460) Michigan Sep 9, 2009

    I really hope your right ;) I have been asking around a bit and haven't heard nothing yet, but i'll let you know ryan.
     
  12. It may seem crazy but two of the four bottles i got last year came from California. I hop to gt a few local ones this year. I will be searching for it.
     
  13. loki993

    loki993 Aficionado (240) Michigan Apr 16, 2009

    See I'm pretty sure the tweet from GI themselves said the week of the 17th for Michigan, though I dont know how accurate that can be. There can be that much disparity between areas of that state?

    Sweet crikey there was an article about it in the paper?!!!!
     
  14. founder26

    founder26 Savant (460) Michigan Sep 9, 2009

    derek if you find some please lmk, thx!
     
  15. MichPaul

    MichPaul Advocate (710) Michigan Jan 28, 2012

    You're going to tell us there was an article in the paper about it and not tell us the contents? HOW RUDE! :) JK... Nice thread though. I have been searching daily for it, on the internets with no luck as well. Yesterday, Sicilianos said: "I asked our distributor about it and they say they have no idea when it will reach us". How's that for an answer? :( But hey, they got another lips of faith series in...
     
  16. Itoclown

    Itoclown Savant (270) Michigan Jun 19, 2008

    I checked a few places in Grand Rapids and one place had no clue and said it wasn't released til November. The other said they've been begging for it but they don't know if or when they'll get any.
     
  17. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 7, 2012

    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/...911_1_craft-beer-john-laffler-urban-wheat-ale

    I think that's where the date of Sept. 17th is coming from.
     
  18. loki993

    loki993 Aficionado (240) Michigan Apr 16, 2009

    lol I didn't see the article, I saw someone else mention it. I was just saying it bad enough getting this stuff without people reading about it in the paper.
     
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  19. Corbet

    Corbet Savant (340) Michigan Nov 7, 2010

    The Washtenaw County distributor of Goose Island had no idea if they were getting any this year, they said last year they only got one case.
     
  20. founder26

    founder26 Savant (460) Michigan Sep 9, 2009

    lol so I just got a message from D schullers they said they won't get any till next year, and they could only sell me one bottle :rolleyes:
     
  21. Don't count on it. Allocations go to who sells the most GI, nothing to do other AB brands.
     
  22. founder26

    founder26 Savant (460) Michigan Sep 9, 2009

    haha so they just told me there sales rep walked in and said they will be getting it toward the end of november, didn't say how much though, so we shall see what happens.
     
  23. mike409

    mike409 Aficionado (235) Michigan Jan 25, 2012

    got a bottle of 2012 from a trading buddy in chicago today. also i bet 2-1 odds that the clubhouse gets the bulk of the oakland county allotment :)
     
  24. Zaphog

    Zaphog Poobah (1,115) Michigan Sep 23, 2011

    Jim called Fabiano for me today and they said that they're getting 30 cases of BCBS in as soon as next week. Not sure which accounts are getting what, but that's much better than the 4 they got last year.
     
  25. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Savant (350) Michigan Mar 14, 2011

    Please inform me. What is the clubhouse?

    EDIT: And how the hell do I get a membership?
     
  26. GRBrew

    GRBrew Savant (295) Michigan Jan 12, 2009

    I am hoping it doesnt hit til at least next week since i am heading to austin. I'm sitting in the goose island bar at ohare and you should have seen the look on the bartender's face when i asked (jokingly) if they had bourbon county.
     
  27. mike409

    mike409 Aficionado (235) Michigan Jan 25, 2012

    Clubhouse is a beer bar in Rochester hills they got all of the king Henry for michigan
     
  28. FEUO

    FEUO Initiate (0) Ontario (Canada) Jul 24, 2012

    CHBFD is a beer bar and not a store? Oh well. Drinking at their place is as good as mine. :)
     
  29. Dcv

    Dcv Savant (250) Michigan Nov 12, 2009

    Maybe all of the King Henry for that side of the state, but definitely not all of the King Henry for Michigan.
     
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  30. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (535) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    I am thinking (not based on anything) that we'll see some but not alot in SE michigan. If we get the shaft again, then screw the Goose.

    Yeah, then they charge up the ass for it. I hope they do better than they did for KBS.
     
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  31. You have to know the DJ.
     
  32. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 7, 2012

    I hadn't thought of this, but would anyone here be surprised?

    I just assume that at some point, maybe not for another year but eventually, GI will be making lots of this and it'll be (relatively easy) to get. Until then, I'm not chasing trucks and I'm not getting gouged.
     
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  33. raymo55

    raymo55 Savant (475) Michigan Oct 3, 2011

    That is incorrect.
     
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  34. raymo55

    raymo55 Savant (475) Michigan Oct 3, 2011

    That may be correct.
     
  35. raymo55

    raymo55 Savant (475) Michigan Oct 3, 2011

    Fellas....try not to be so negetive about whether you will get any BCBS or not. It doesn't take much to score this beer....and when you hear numbers like 5-10 times more then last year...you should be a bit positive. Plus...if I remember correctly...last year Chicago got their allocation a good month before us....even though GI stated it would be the same week.
     
  36. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Savant (350) Michigan Mar 14, 2011

    Says the guy on the west side of the state.... Considering I was only able to score 3 bottles of Peaches and Creme through my usual ways, I don't even know if this one is worth trying for in Metro Detroit.
     
  37. Spartan213

    Spartan213 Savant (335) Michigan May 28, 2008

    Saw the GI distributer rep in a store today, he said maybe next week but didn't seem real confident.
     
  38. Exactly, the westside of the state doesn't understand how little we get on the eastside and how fast it goes. I think last year I was only able to get a bottle, had to trade to get more. I hear '12 is drinking really nice. I'm not looking to hoard, just want a four pack.
     
  39. danp14

    danp14 Savant (270) Michigan Dec 12, 2011

    I agree. If i could even score 2 bottles that would be outstanding. I paid $11.99 for A bottle last year.
     
  40. MichPaul

    MichPaul Advocate (710) Michigan Jan 28, 2012

    You got an address for that? ;)
     
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