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Bourbon County Sightings

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by chi16brew, May 17, 2012.

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  1. Adding to this, my understanding is that Greg Hall initially crafted the "Cook County Stout" specifically to take to barrel-aging (or it was later formulated to do so). I think the "Cook County Stout" would be more of a novelty (nothing wrong with that!) than anything since it's effectively an unfinished beer (from the brewer's perspective).
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  2. cadaugherty

    cadaugherty Savant (465) Illinois Feb 10, 2010

    Completely agreed. I have always been told that it was designed as a jumping off point and never really intended to be a stand alone product.
  3. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Savant (405) Illinois Dec 31, 2010 Verified

    they have been on the "vintage menu" the past week.
  4. stouts4me

    stouts4me Savant (410) Illinois Oct 9, 2011

    Spring Hill Mall Liquors 222 w. main st, just got BCBS, but it is rapage - $33 a 4-pack. Have at it guys.
  5. so i think the current price record is $45/4 set by foremost on kedzie/wilson (as discussed earlier in this thread)...hope no one tops that. yeesh.

    edit: i set myself a price ceiling of $30/4 at most - gotta have some discipline!
  6. Vas Foremost still has a bunch at $26.50 so around $29-30 with tax. I went there yeserday and they had a bunch of cases still on the floor. 1 4pk per person
  7. already got one there, and the dude knows me so i won't be able to get a second. surprised they still have it after a whole weekend and change..
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  8. bertram

    bertram Savant (360) Illinois Dec 18, 2010

    I was really surprised at how much there was to go around - I had my two (plus my Wookey) and had to leave, but it looked like people were able to pretty much get their fill. Well done tapping!
  9. ABisonEgo

    ABisonEgo Savant (290) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    when i was there a couple weeks ago they only had night stalker! (in which i picked up 3 bottles)

    but they also had super old vintages of matilda and pepe nero (04 and 05 i think?)
  10. zieglemt

    zieglemt Aficionado (180) Illinois Apr 25, 2011

    Yes, I'm well aware of these 2 in bottles, which are essentially variants of the base (one dry hopped, one with cocoa nibs).

    This is the info I was looking for. Thanks.
  11. So no other fresh sightings? I know W Grocer in Wicker Park/Bucktown got their allotment -- but there's a list and it costs $29.99/4-pack anyway. Other Loop-ish stores (Warehouse Liquors, Un-Cork-It, etc.) also expect it tomorrow or the day after.

    For those still looking, there are still stores out there who haven't gotten any yet!
  12. priced as advertised. came out to about 26 something after tax. they should be getting more in on thursday.
  13. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Advocate (640) Illinois Feb 27, 2009 Verified

    Woodmans in North Aurora calld and said its a 4 Pack limit and $6.99/bottle? Just in case someone doesn't want 4 bottles? Right....Like that would happen. Passed on it. $25/4 pack is my limit.
  14. aefbjo

    aefbjo Savant (285) Bahamas Jun 8, 2005

    Got my call at Whole Foods today for a reasonable $22.99 4pack. Glad I asked to get on the list.
  15. haruspexvic

    haruspexvic Savant (265) Illinois Aug 23, 2012

    archer liquors on the southside, picked up a pack for 24.99
  16. Zenasdassman

    Zenasdassman Aficionado (145) Illinois Feb 25, 2011 Verified

    Vas had some come in today and are expecting some more on Thursday.
  17. dsal89

    dsal89 Advocate (505) Indiana Jul 6, 2008

    I thought it was supposed to hit Indiana this week?

    Stopped in to all the stores i visit most since they get their trucks on Tuesdays and nothing...one store actually gets shipments friday. Hopefully he'll have some then.
  18. I wouldn't be too worried. Some Chicago burbs are getting it yet this week. Just because the distributors got it on the 17th doesn't mean it's hitting shelves the next day.
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  19. dsal89

    dsal89 Advocate (505) Indiana Jul 6, 2008

    Look man....this is serious bidness. I dont need to think logically during times like this!

    ...but youre right. Hopefully friday now :)
  20. binnys25

    binnys25 Zealot (75) Illinois Jun 6, 2010

    D.G Binnys sold out in about 30 minutes. We had a line about 30 people deep right when we opened.
  21. Binny's Willowbrook has it in
  22. mdomask

    mdomask Savant (370) Illinois May 27, 2012

    On the shelves in? When I called them earlier today, they said they had to satisfy a list before they'd release any to customers.
  23. BreakingBad

    BreakingBad Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2012

    i think it was bottled under "night stalker" but i could be wrong
  24. BreakingBad

    BreakingBad Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2012

    Do you guys think 24.99 is price gouging? that's what I paid at my local liquor store
  25. I wouldn't say so, the place charging $45, now that's gouging.
  26. lurchingbeast

    lurchingbeast Initiate (0) Illinois Feb 19, 2009

    You are.

    Nightstalker was a heavily hopped variation. I remember the days when Nightstalker was a certified Whale DONG.
  27. They have it in back. I called earlier today and it wasn't in yet and was told same thing. I was just out for lunch and thought I'd call again since I was right there and told they have it and you have to ask for it.
  28. mdomask

    mdomask Savant (370) Illinois May 27, 2012

    Not even close. It's a couple dollars above Binny's, but right in the ballpark.
  29. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Advocate (640) Illinois Feb 27, 2009 Verified

    Good God Y'all!
  30. Seven999

    Seven999 Aficionado (110) Illinois Oct 18, 2010

    I was actually watching this conversation as well (sorry for being a lurker, most of the time). I stop at the Skokie Binny's probably about once every 2 weeks now, since I started working in Evanston, and I was one of the first to get my name into the raffle at Binny's Skokie as well - it looked like 2nd or 3rd slip of paper to go into the box.

    I also did not receive any calls. I managed to pick up a 4-pack of BCBS at Whole Foods, so it doesn't bother me too much, except on principle. They said they made it through the full raffle list, right? Or am I hearing things incorrectly?

    I've been in 3 raffles now at Binny's Skokie, and also have never been called. Before I've chalked it up to bad luck - this time I'm not so sure anymore, if it is true that they made it through the whole raffle list. If they didn't, then fine, still bad luck. And maybe somehow I got my phone number on the paper wrong, but I very much doubt that.

    Whatever. I just am getting less and less likely to make stops by Binny's Skokie and just head elsewhere instead. It's just beer, and even with the special releases I can just head by other Binny's or hole in the wall joints.
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  31. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Advocate (640) Illinois Feb 27, 2009 Verified

    This is correct. I was told there was people from the last release that didn't get any (possibly new people also?) that would get a chance to get some and then they would put in on shelves if there's any left.
  32. They do have a list I've been told but they have already figured out how many they can sell because I picked a 4 pack up without being on the list. I went to the service desk, asked for bourbon county, the woman went over the speaker and asked someone to bring it to the desk from back.
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  33. mjohnson17

    mjohnson17 Advocate (630) Illinois Apr 29, 2012 Verified

    Shaffers in Skokie has it in. I got a call from them because i was calling around last week looking for BCBS and they were nice enough to take my name & #. Don't think there's a list, I would assume you have to ask for it though, probably not on the shelf. I already got my fill so I passed on this, hopefully someone else gets an opportunity to try it for the first time.
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  34. United Liquors, 63rd and main street in Downers Grove had 4 cases as of noon today, no limit $24.99/4pk.
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  35. These people's phone doesn't know what just hit them.
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  36. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Advocate (560) Illinois Apr 23, 2010 Verified

    4 cases no limit, 20 minutes ago. Long gone by now
  37. ShortHop

    ShortHop Aficionado (140) Illinois Apr 24, 2008

    Interesting, I was told by Binny's Willowbrook that they no longer do lists.
  38. jdhende

    jdhende Savant (400) Illinois Sep 27, 2010 Verified

    What whole foods?
  39. ShortHop

    ShortHop Aficionado (140) Illinois Apr 24, 2008

    Anyone know of locations around Glenview that may have gotten it in? Thanks.
  40. mdomask

    mdomask Savant (370) Illinois May 27, 2012

    They've been very consistent about this every time I've called. During the 2011 release, they overbooked the list. This list is making good on those people who lost out last time around.
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