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BCS Coffee and Cherry - MI Sightings

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by mjshearer1, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Advocate (540) Michigan Dec 16, 2011

    Starting this now. I didn't see any other thread on it before.

    Any word from the shops in the Mitten as to when this is coming? Everywhere I go says they might not get any.
     
  2. Tony412

    Tony412 Savant (275) Michigan Jan 26, 2012

    I was told by a pretty reliable source a week ago that Oakland County is getting 2 cases of Cherry to split. It sounds like it is going to be scarce, there will obviously be more coffee but even that is going to be in short supply. Good luck to all the mich BA's out there searching for these bottles, were going to need it.
     
  3. camil1mj

    camil1mj Savant (415) Michigan Oct 4, 2010

    I think that this will be one of those situations like Bramble. At least for the east side of the state . Most stores will get 1-2 bottles and sell them to their best customers or keep them for themselves. I hope not, but I don't forsee there being a whole lot of "sightings".
     
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  4. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (545) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    I'm with cam on this one. I guess we'll have to wait for it to hit and see.
     
  5. Tony412

    Tony412 Savant (275) Michigan Jan 26, 2012

    Correction to my first, OC is looking closer to 4-5 cases today. That won't make it any less scarce though. Wait and see for sure
     
  6. vic311

    vic311 Aficionado (115) Illinois Jan 28, 2012

    Just drive to Chicago, it is all over the place...;-)
     
  7. well the coffee is... the cherry is a different story
     
  8. psykosis

    psykosis Savant (380) Indiana May 21, 2009

    I want the cherry in a bad way. Not likely going to see it up here in TC though. I've called all my favorite haunts, and none of them knew anything about this beer. :/
     
  9. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    Sounding like Michigan is really going to be short on Cherry. Like less than Bramble short, but so be it.
     
  10. gklover1

    gklover1 Savant (265) Colorado Oct 18, 2009

    Does anyone have access to an extra Coffee for a poor Denver res that has never had it?
     
  11. I was not blown away by coffee and have two extra, certainly can trade one....BM me
     
  12. founder26

    founder26 Savant (460) Michigan Sep 9, 2009

    have you had it before? if so did it not compare to last time it was released?
     
  13. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Savant (470) Utah Jul 12, 2012

    Anybody hear anything yet? The most I've heard is that people are trying hard to get it.
     
  14. I've done quite a bit of legwork in both Oakland and Wayne Counties and have only found one place that even so much as knew when they are getting it. 3 bottles of each by the way, and he is one of the biggest GI accounts in Oakland County. I will be surprised if its less than $30 a bomber around here and at that price point, I'm out. Got BB4D and BBPT5 right around the corner so I'm not sweating it.
     
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  15. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 7, 2012

    $30 bucks? F that. It's like paying for FFF special bombers.
     
  16. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Savant (470) Utah Jul 12, 2012

    At least you know it's going to be good. See: Battle Priest
     
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  17. sarro

    sarro Savant (345) Michigan May 12, 2009

    And Bully Guppy makes Battle Priest look good...
     
  18. Itoclown

    Itoclown Savant (275) Michigan Jun 19, 2008

    I've heard conflicting reports around the GR area in terms of when it'll come through. I've heard from a few weeks to a few months. Keep those eyes peeled.
     
  19. So anyone actually get their hands on this yet? I keep hearing it's coming, it's coming. Haven't heard anything on Cherry. Sounds like my guy is giving me a choice on Cherry or Coffee, but i'll believe it when I see it and I think I am going coffee, it is one of my all time favs.
     
  20. danp14

    danp14 Savant (270) Michigan Dec 12, 2011

    Is this the place by your place? If he's getting cherry i'd like to grab one. I have a bottle of Coffee locked up. Just have to make the drive to go get it, which won't be until mid-January most likely.
     
  21. raymo55

    raymo55 Savant (475) Michigan Oct 3, 2011

    Any updates? I have seen Night Stalker...so its gotta be close.
     
  22. dman5400

    dman5400 Savant (255) Illinois Jan 13, 2011

    I would definitely grab Cherry. There is lots of coffee in Chicago and you could trade for at least two.
     
  23. 2? I want to get at least 6!

    Maybe I will cave and get the Cherry just due to availability.
     
  24. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Advocate (540) Michigan Dec 16, 2011

    I haven't heard anything yet.

    If I can get a Coffee, great, but I'm definitely gunning for Cherry since I've had Coffee before.
     
  25. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Savant (470) Utah Jul 12, 2012

    Just got off the phone with Siciliano's. They said typically it's a 6 week waiting period after GI releases it to Chi. So 3 to 4 weeks? How long was it between regular BCBS?
     
  26. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Advocate (540) Michigan Dec 16, 2011

    That'd put us in January. That sounds about right with how BCS variants were last year. I remember picking up a Coffee and Bramble Rye in the area right around then.
     
  27. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Advocate (715) Michigan Apr 3, 2006

    Sounds like the eastside got some. Anyone else?
     
  28. MichPaul

    MichPaul Advocate (745) Michigan Jan 28, 2012

    I know I haven't heard of anything here on the West side as of yet unfortunately...
     
  29. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Advocate (715) Michigan Apr 3, 2006

    False alarm on my part, I found out they bought it in Chicago. Sorry all.
     
  30. raymo55

    raymo55 Savant (475) Michigan Oct 3, 2011

    It's not looking to promising here in Michigan.

    Looks like we are stuck with having to drink BB Plead the 5th, Monster 29, BB Monster 29, BB Batch 9000, Black Note, Bolt Cutter, Backwoods Bastard, BB4D, and Kuhnhenns Eisbocks and Meads......this really sucks!
     
  31. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 7, 2012

    You forgot anything and everything from Short's.
     
  32. raymo55

    raymo55 Savant (475) Michigan Oct 3, 2011

    Did that a purpose. :(
     
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  33. Haha a fate worse than death! ;) With this in mind, I'm pretty much over the hunt. If luck smiles upon me and I happen to stumble upon one in my travels, so be it. Otherwise, I will be more than happy to f with the stuff that is equally good and doesn't demand a search party to track down.
     
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  34. buzze40

    buzze40 Savant (315) Illinois Mar 9, 2010

    yeah... and that has to last until KBS comes out again.... I do have to say MI beer drinkers are spoiled.
     
  35. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (545) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    Ouch.
     
  36. founder26

    founder26 Savant (460) Michigan Sep 9, 2009

    coffee has made its way to michigan!
     
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  37. Tony412

    Tony412 Savant (275) Michigan Jan 26, 2012

    Details...
     
  38. founder26

    founder26 Savant (460) Michigan Sep 9, 2009

    drakes in kzoo HAD some...
     
  39. Tony412

    Tony412 Savant (275) Michigan Jan 26, 2012

    Thank you, trying to gauge where exactly it has hit and when it might be on the east side of the state.
     
  40. rjm217

    rjm217 Aficionado (170) Michigan Mar 18, 2011

    Yeah, other places in Kzoo also received today. My corner store only received 12 bottles.