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Black Note in Ohio?

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by MajorBuckeye, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. BeerBuckeye

    BeerBuckeye Savant (430) Ohio Oct 2, 2009

    Weiland's tweeted they had some at 6pm. 1 bottle limit
  2. brewtus

    brewtus Savant (365) Ohio Dec 29, 2012

    I was there at 6 when they started selling it, there wasn't anyone else there though. I know aficionados got some too but it went real quick and never hit the floor
  3. GStein

    GStein Aficionado (170) Ohio Sep 11, 2012

    I missed out unfortunately since I was busy all day. I wonder if any stores have any left over that will be available at open of business tomorrow. I've been looking for this for so long.
  4. MajorBuckeye

    MajorBuckeye Savant (350) Ohio Jan 8, 2012

    I feel lucky to have snagged what appeared to be the second-to-last bottle at Weiland's. We're heading down to Cincy today for the weekend, so I won't get another chance to look around Columbus.
  5. itsthepleats

    itsthepleats Savant (340) Ohio Mar 19, 2012

    Since there's no Secret Blacknote Society here in Ohio, The Andersons told me they'll be releasing their stock on March 1st at 5pm. They did this with KBS last year and ran out before they got through the line. I walked up about 5 mins before the "release" and got a couple bottles. I'd imagine Black Note will be a one bottle limit. Good luck!

    Edit: You may want to verify this date and time since I've gotten bad gouge from them in the past.
  6. BeerBuckeye

    BeerBuckeye Savant (430) Ohio Oct 2, 2009

    There may be no Secret Blacknote Society, but it's likely Anderson's has a Secret, Not Real, But Really It Is Real Reserve List.
  7. screamking

    screamking Savant (335) Ohio Jan 20, 2013

    Where do you guys think ohio fits into bells per state sales? I know this stuff was limited but I think ohio should have gotten more black note then it did.
  8. weaksauce

    weaksauce Savant (325) Ohio Sep 2, 2010

    I heard 20 cases for the state. Seems limited compared to how much bells gets sold here. But it seems to be a draft regular over the past year..
  9. brewtus

    brewtus Savant (365) Ohio Dec 29, 2012

    They told me tasting and sale at 5pm on the 1st
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  10. RayOhioFelton

    RayOhioFelton Advocate (635) Ohio May 24, 2011

    I was in as all grocery store in Michigan a month ago and my friends and I cleaned out 5 four packs that were rung up Wong so I traded one and kept one at the price of 6.99 for the four pack. Tried to tell the cashier it was the wrong price but she argued it was right...you win that argument all day ma'am!

    A day later I stared about 20 cases in the face at Bell's brewery!!! Great weekend!

    Brew Kettle (Strongsville, OH) still had it ontap on Tuesday!
  11. screamking

    screamking Savant (335) Ohio Jan 20, 2013

    Exactly what I'm talking about, the brewery had a two or three case max per person and all of ohio got 20 cases. Grocery stores got it Michigan only the top specialty stores got it in ohio. I totally understand that the brewery wants to take care of their own, but they could try harder to please their loyal out of state customers as well. All of cincinnati only got 2 cases...
  12. RayOhioFelton

    RayOhioFelton Advocate (635) Ohio May 24, 2011

    Call and see if they have it at the brewery, blow off a Saturday and make it a day trip with a nice tasting at the brewery. You will get a case or two of Black Note and drink a few beers you aren't able to get outside the tap house.
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  13. brewtus

    brewtus Savant (365) Ohio Dec 29, 2012

    Whole foods dublin, now. 1case
  14. tells

    tells Aficionado (135) Ohio Aug 21, 2012

    A terrible week to be out of town. If anyone got an extra or 2, would anyone be interested in an IP trade (Columbus) for BB4D? Have two extra...BM me if so.
  15. bb8189

    bb8189 Savant (270) Ohio Sep 25, 2008

    What are the chances Black Note shows up on draft somewhere in Columbus? Can I count on my fellow BA's to post back here if it turns up somewhere?
  16. Lipsntoes

    Lipsntoes Savant (355) Ohio Jul 15, 2012

    Just had one of these about an hour ago in Dayton.... stopped in for a growler pour at my local stop and the rep running the wine tasting had a single bottle he was generous enough to share. OMG what a wonderrul beer.
  17. Hindsight

    Hindsight Savant (255) Ohio Oct 8, 2011

    Any other Columbus sightings or should this one be, with the exception of Andersons, considered done?
  18. brewtus

    brewtus Savant (365) Ohio Dec 29, 2012

    Kenny rd market got a case but I'd def call first, probably a one bottle limit
  19. djkuback

    djkuback Aficionado (135) Ohio Dec 31, 2010

    Anyone from Northwest Ohio heard anything about it hitting our stores? I haven't seen or heard anything. I guess I should have made the trip up to Kalamazoo while they still had it...
  20. MajorBuckeye

    MajorBuckeye Savant (350) Ohio Jan 8, 2012

    Anyone know if Blacklick Wine & Spirits landed a case? The last time I was there Joe said that if Black Note came in they'd likely end up doing a raffle similar to KBS last year.
  21. itsthepleats

    itsthepleats Savant (340) Ohio Mar 19, 2012

    From the source: Joe says tasting only, 1 case, split between 2 stores (blacklick and Powell). He's lining up a date. Not sure if he'll raffle off some bottles. I like this approach.

    Also, FYI, Bourbon Barrel Siberian Night is on the growler station. And Creeper may make an appearance next week!
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  22. beesy

    beesy Savant (380) Ohio Jul 21, 2010

    BB Siberian @ Blacklick? If so Ill have to make a trip over there.
  23. ouits

    ouits Aficionado (160) Ohio Jul 24, 2012

    I talked to Joe @ Blacklick last week. They are doing a tasting w/Black Note the first Thursday in March with a raffle for the left over bottles. I'll be out of town. :(

    @beesy I can confirm they have BB Siberian at the Blacklick location for growlers. Joe was also talking about Creeper coming in soon.
  24. shep8821

    shep8821 Aficionado (135) Ohio Feb 8, 2013

    do you know what time the tasting and raffle will be?
  25. MajorBuckeye

    MajorBuckeye Savant (350) Ohio Jan 8, 2012

    From the World of Beer - Brewery District e-mail:

    Bell's Brewery Tap Takeover Tomorrow

    Thursday, February 21st
    Featured Drafts:
    Hopslam - Smitten Golden Rye Ale - Expedition Stout - Christmas Ale- Double Cream Ale - Oarsmen Ale Two Hearted IPA- Best Brown (Cask) - Third Coast Lager Quinannan Falls Special Lager

    We have 1 case of Black Note Stout that will be sold to Loyalty Members on a first come first served basis.
  26. beesy

    beesy Savant (380) Ohio Jul 21, 2010

    Thanks! It will give me an excuse to go to our East Broad St office close to the shop.
  27. ouits

    ouits Aficionado (160) Ohio Jul 24, 2012

    The tastings are at 6PM.

    Just got an update they have Creeper on tap now!
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  28. itsthepleats

    itsthepleats Savant (340) Ohio Mar 19, 2012

    Stopped in Savor yesterday for a half growler of Creeper (also had Bodhi), and there was a Blacknote 4-pack sitting out on the counter. Not for sale but a teaser for the tasting they plan to have early next month. They said to watch Facebook, sounds like they got 1 case (as is the norm round these parts).
  29. fakewadeboggs

    fakewadeboggs Zealot (80) Ohio Nov 6, 2011

    My wife and I went to the Andersons yesterday to check it out. We had to participate in the Bells tasting in order to get a bottle each of Black Note. The tasting was $10 for 7 samples(including Black Note) and we got to keep the Bells snifter. The Black Note bottles were $7 each. Overall not bad.
  30. modern

    modern Aficionado (220) Ohio May 31, 2012

    Savor has been posting about their Black Note for months now. That place is driving me nuts, first they are gonna sell it and announce on facebook, now they are holding it back for a tasting..?
  31. itsthepleats

    itsthepleats Savant (340) Ohio Mar 19, 2012

    I hear you. The whole 20/25 cases for the entire state has made for some craziness. In Savors case, I think they're learning quickly about the relentlessness of the beer geek....and have yet to iron out the kinks for beer releases. I do appreciate that they seem to be trying to do the best thing....maybe just not the best this time.

    Tastings do seem a decent approach with this beer. Sounds like The Anderson's release went ok. I'm still hoping to find this on tap, but if you're angling for a bottle or want to check out a tasting, I count at least 3 cases yet to see the light....Savor, Blacklick, and St. James.
  32. pest

    pest Savant (410) Ohio Sep 2, 2007

    I thought St. James was putting there's out last Thursday?
  33. itsthepleats

    itsthepleats Savant (340) Ohio Mar 19, 2012

    From their Twitter: Bell'sapalooza Event 3/28 with draft Hopslam, Oberon release+ bottles of Black Note Stout

    Unless that 3 should be a 2, it's a few Thursdays away.
  34. owen49

    owen49 Aficionado (175) Ohio Jun 13, 2009

    I thought the Andersons release was actually very well done. The beer guy set up a tasting of several Bell's beers, including a blend of Expedition and Cream Stout (in a wine decanter, which is something I had never thought of, but will probably try now), and included a nice Bell's snifter with the $10 tasting price. The first X (not sure the number) people that showed up got the option to buy 1 bottle of Black Note. But everyone (as far as I could tell) got to at least try Black Note as part of the tasting.

    In a world where no method of releasing limited beers pleases everyone, I think this is close to the best option.

    Also amusing to me is that he apparently didn't even let the Black Note come into the store before the day of the tasting - to make sure that nobody accidentally put it on the floor or get talked into selling it early. He made the distributor keep the case in his basement.

    The only reason I'm noting all of this is that the Andersons has gotten flak in the past for handling limited releases and I wanted to point out what was (in my view) a very nice job.
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  35. pest

    pest Savant (410) Ohio Sep 2, 2007

    Agree with all of the above.
  36. pest

    pest Savant (410) Ohio Sep 2, 2007

    Good news, I thought I had missed it. Thanks.
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  37. Envelopes

    Envelopes Initiate (0) Ohio Aug 26, 2012

    I like the "making sure everyone at least gets to try it" plan these places are trying out.
    I just hope the next beer this happens with doesn't take months of rumors (after all surrounding states have long since gotten it) to actually get released though!
  38. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    :confused: Which one is it? Please the locals, or please the out of staters? If it came in above 12%, there would be a thread on that too.
  39. modern

    modern Aficionado (220) Ohio May 31, 2012

    Is it tacky to lament missing this awesome sounding event at St. James because you will be at Founders for the KBS release? Probably.
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  40. screamking

    screamking Savant (335) Ohio Jan 20, 2013

    Why talk about anything... There would be a thread on that too! This is a message board, everything should be talked about or thread started for.

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