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Black Note in MN

Discussion in 'US - Midwest' started by Tyecko, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. Tyecko

    Tyecko Savant (285) Minnesota Mar 19, 2014

    Anyone having luck finding this? I've heard Strong Liquors in Minnetonka and Four Firkins in SLP had some but ran out quickly :(
     
  2. shadetree67

    shadetree67 Savant (305) Minnesota Sep 11, 2013

    What does this cost per bottle?
     
  3. EJJ1848

    EJJ1848 Savant (395) Minnesota Jun 24, 2013

    5.99. 1 per. At south lyndale. About 10 left
     
  4. nograz

    nograz Aficionado (145) Minnesota Oct 30, 2013

    Just missed the last 4 pack at MGM Hopkins by a minute.
     
  5. EJJ1848

    EJJ1848 Savant (395) Minnesota Jun 24, 2013

    No idea how we have it here in MN, if you look at the Beer release thread, it has yet to be released in Bell's General Store, or anywhere in MI for that matter
     
  6. will1256

    will1256 Savant (370) Minnesota Dec 4, 2010

    I was very surprised as well...had heard nothing about this prior to Princeton's tweet and still nothing about it showing up anywhere but here!
     
  7. EJJ1848

    EJJ1848 Savant (395) Minnesota Jun 24, 2013

    I was talking to the beer guy at my local shop about KBS and he had mentioned he saw Black note had been shipped to distributors, I cant imagine anyone thought it would be out this fast
     
  8. Tyecko

    Tyecko Savant (285) Minnesota Mar 19, 2014

    When is MN expected to get KBS?
     
  9. EJJ1848

    EJJ1848 Savant (395) Minnesota Jun 24, 2013

    Founders said April 1st other areas would see distribution, so id assume that week, but never know with distribbutors
     
  10. hardy008

    hardy008 Champion (760) Minnesota Jan 12, 2008

    BlackNote was in some stores in the NW Metro on Friday.
     
  11. It was all over the west metro today.
     
  12. Ckoz

    Ckoz Aficionado (220) Michigan Feb 15, 2014

    So jealous of you guys. Larry Bell must have a crush on MN
     
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  13. elshaggy

    elshaggy Aficionado (205) Minnesota Jul 12, 2009

    I just want to try the Oracle.
     
  14. EJJ1848

    EJJ1848 Savant (395) Minnesota Jun 24, 2013

    It was pretty easy to get this past release here in the cities. Stores started with bottle limits, then a week or 2 later sold it at any quantity, Lake and Wine had it for well over a month
     
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  15. Were these just a second release of the last bottling of the Black Note 12 oz. bottles or are these actually Black Note '14? Is there anywhere on the bottles that would indicate the year?

    I just looked at an empty and it was a 2012 bottling date. Do these have a newer bottling date. Might go downstairs and check the bottle I traded for recently but I think that was about a month ago so probably the older stuff for me if there is a new batch.

    Anybody got a date on the released bottles? Both bottles I got at different times, one recently, were 12/28/12
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2014
  16. I guess I saw the new bottles. Definitely a new batch.
     
  17. The bottle I picked up yesterday had a date of 3/12/14.
     
  18. I just got a bottle from Zipps...1 bottle limit, I believe it was $6.49...wasn't paying attention.
     
  19. EJJ1848

    EJJ1848 Savant (395) Minnesota Jun 24, 2013

    North Loop had some behind the counter, 2 btl limit, $7.99, rang up as 6.99 and the person behind the counter immediately stated it was actually 7.99 and changed the price. Maybe I got the classic "twitter chaser" price.
     
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  20. MCImes

    MCImes Savant (350) Minnesota Dec 31, 2010

    Black note is delicious, but F stores for making this a $16 bomber when it should be a $18 4 pack. Ahhh the good old days when you could actually buy a 4 pack of KBS, blacknote, BCBS ect for retail... they're forever gone I fear.
     
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  21. EJJ1848

    EJJ1848 Savant (395) Minnesota Jun 24, 2013

    While I do agree it would be nice to see these at the actual retail price. I have spent $16 dollars in the past month on worse bombers ( Im looking at you Boulevard Chocolate Ale)
     
  22. Based on what I saw on BA today, it cost more at the Bell's general store in MI than it did at some of the stores here: $6.99/single, $23.99 4 pk, $130.99/case + tax
     
  23. Rajaholick

    Rajaholick Zealot (95) Minnesota Jan 9, 2011

    Haskells in St. Paul had 5 4 packs left after I picked up my 4 pack
    they're charging $5.99/bottle...which seems to be the cheapest based on the responses here.
    Apparently liquor boy is charging $7.99/bottle and they had some as of half hour ago
     
  24. mnbearsfan

    mnbearsfan Savant (415) Minnesota Dec 25, 2009

    Thank god that have this on tap on a semi regular basis.
     
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  25. MCImes

    MCImes Savant (350) Minnesota Dec 31, 2010

    Thats what you get for buying something that says 'chocolate ale' ;)

    And yes, you can do much worse for $16, but still...that doesnt help me swallow that pill at all.
     
  26. Anyone seen this in the South Metro at all?
     
  27. zeledonia

    zeledonia Advocate (535) Minnesota Nov 23, 2008

    I'm always the contrarian on this, but that's what happens when companies sell their product for well below the market value. This beer would probably sell out fast at $10/bottle. The reality is that most good limited beers are priced well below what people are willing to pay for them. Simple supply and demand.

    That said, I also long for the days when I could pick up dusty bottles of BCBS months after release.
     
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  28. mkhartnett

    mkhartnett Savant (315) Minnesota Oct 27, 2010

    Went to a couple places last night and nothing. Think it'll just be one I miss out on.
     
  29. theCoder

    theCoder Savant (330) Minnesota Oct 24, 2011

    I noticed it's been a weird distro with some stores getting it last and some I normally would know get their shipment on Mondays aren't expecting it till next week, etc. So keep your hopes up :)
     
  30. mkhartnett

    mkhartnett Savant (315) Minnesota Oct 27, 2010

    Yeah, I'll be checking a few places today. Usually downtown Haskell's is pretty good for stuff like this but they didn't have any.
     
  31. nograz

    nograz Aficionado (145) Minnesota Oct 30, 2013

    Someone in the Bells General Store thread is claiming that the MN distributor screwed up and released it early. Not sure if it is true, but interesting. They said it forced Bell's to release it at the General Store yesterday while they were hosting Ober day.
     
  32. BrettHead

    BrettHead Advocate (535) Nebraska Sep 18, 2010

    It's supposed to be April 1st everywhere is my understanding (although like you said you never know with distributors). I know the local distributor here already has their stock and are just waiting for the 1st.
     
  33. JMN44

    JMN44 Aficionado (135) Minnesota Sep 19, 2013

    I wonder if the distributor was told by Bells to stop delivering Black Note and now stores that didn't get early distribution will need to wait until next week. Hopefully MN doesn't get shorted in the future like it seems GI did with BCBS for some reason.
     
  34. EJJ1848

    EJJ1848 Savant (395) Minnesota Jun 24, 2013

    This is going to be an expensive beer week, Black Note, Before the Dawn and KBS, good thing there's Saga
     
  35. BrettHead

    BrettHead Advocate (535) Nebraska Sep 18, 2010

    +1 internets for working saga into a black note thread
     
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  36. How many black note could I buy with what it would cost for a 12 pack of saga? ;)
     
  37. MCImes

    MCImes Savant (350) Minnesota Dec 31, 2010

    $6/bottle BN = 1.83333333 blacknotes per 12 pack
    $7/bottle BN = 1.571428571428
    $8/bottle BN = 1.375 BN's per 12 pack.
     
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  38. Ahhh now it all makes sense. Thanks for clearing that up for me.
     
  39. shadetree67

    shadetree67 Savant (305) Minnesota Sep 11, 2013

    Ft: saga 12 pk. Iso: black note

    Bm me if interested
     
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  40. psychotia

    psychotia Savant (375) Minnesota Jun 27, 2009

    Your inbox is full
     

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