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Bourbon County Sightings

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

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  1. It's funny to see people talking about buying 3-4 packs at $25/pack. And people say these are rough economic times...
     
  2. And I'm not hating on what people got, by all means buy it and drink it, I just find the irony pretty delicious.
     
  3. Is it really? The economy is better now than it was several years ago. People are still buying houses, cars, taking vacations, and yes, premium beer. I know several people that cannot afford to go out and buy a whole 4 pack even, and just 1 bottle is a lot for them. Others can afford to buy all they want. Economy may not be great but plenty of people have enough to spend on their favorite beer once a year.
     
  4. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Savant (490) Illinois Jul 19, 2012

    for some people, yeah. luckily, not for me.
     
  5. I always laugh at this type of commentary on here. Just because some can afford it, doesn't mean that there aren't many that can't. That and you are taking a sampling from a very avid group of Beer Advocates. If you were to poll 100 people who have at least one beer a week, I'd venture to say at most about 5% would be purchasing Bourbon County, and and only about 20% of those people are buying more than 1 four pack. (and those estimates are probably a quite a bit higher than the real numbers)

    Some people spend their money on hobbies like wine, golfing, etc. My favorite hobby happens to revolve around the world of craft beer.
     
  6. The Teddy's Liquors on Rand Road in Arlington Heights has a lot, supposedly they also have some bottles of rare in the back!
     
  7. Jwren5

    Jwren5 Savant (300) Illinois Aug 26, 2011

    The Lakeview Binnys is on their last case. They also have some 3 floyds zombie dust,pride and joy, munsterfest, risgoop, dreadnaught, rye of the tiger (or whatever it is, I don't quite recall), and artic panzer. I heard murmurings of alpha king but don't know if they're out.
     
  8. Yeah, but they gouge you! I think they were selling Devil Dancer for $10/bottle. Can't believe they aren't charging at least $10/bottle for bcbs!
     
  9. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    Depending on which metric from which biased group you believe....
     
  10. Like I said, people can take advantage of the free market and buy as much as they can. I don't blame any of us for doing it, but I still find it humorous that even in more strict times, people can drop triple digits on a beer they have to jockey with other advocates to get.
     
  11. Yea, that's true, there's always exceptions to rules, but opinions stem more from generalities, not instances when something doesn't work out.
     
  12. 71gto

    71gto Savant (270) Illinois Jun 3, 2009

    Didnt have time to post this last night, but St Charles Binnys on 38 had some last night. They had it in the back, sounded like they still had plenty left. $21.99 a 4 pack, so if you are in the area its worth a shot.

    Also ran into some pretty cool guys from Colorado and talked with the beer guy there for a bit.
     
  13. Fat Pour has it on tap for a cool $12 per 10oz pour
     
  14. 4 cases left at 4pm, $21.99 limt 1 4 pack. Have to ask for MR but no list $16.99
     
  15. cpdrews

    cpdrews Aspirant (30) Jul 20, 2012

    My buddy got a growler of the 2012 at a place in Oak Creek, WI for $22. Crazy.
     
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  16. 4 cases left at 4pm, $21.99 limt 1 4 pack. Have to ask for MR but no list $16.99
     
  17. markrmoser

    markrmoser Savant (255) Illinois Jun 27, 2010

    I tried one, its was great!
     
  18. ravot

    ravot Savant (480) Illinois Mar 20, 2012

    someone else is saving me another four pack, while this is only about 2 blocks from me, hoping someone else can enjoy it. have at it folks.

    BTW, how much was the MR?

    MR is one i want to hang on to, a couple or a few :) /barely hoarding.
     
  19. Where's this?
     
  20. On
    On Grand sorry I am on my crappy work phone.
     
  21. jokemon

    jokemon Savant (350) Illinois Apr 3, 2007

    Arlington heights
     
  22. No worries. Thanks.
     
  23. Road trip to Oak Creek? We leave in an hour
     
  24. plumcrazyfx

    plumcrazyfx Savant (450) Minnesota Aug 26, 2010

    All this talk about the "hows" of getting it. Enough of the chase, how's this years stack up?
     
  25. mjohnson17

    mjohnson17 Advocate (595) Illinois Apr 29, 2012

    So this confirms that BCBS is arriving in waves. Binnys on Grand got a bunch of cases Friday, sold out, and now have been restocked within a week. This is comforting to hear. People need not freak out, sounds like there will be enough to go around.
     
  26. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    ISO: drop shipped case - fedex early am delivery.
     
  27. mdomask

    mdomask Savant (360) Illinois May 27, 2012

    Sounds similar to the staggered Lolita/Juliet release waves.
     
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  28. apocalypsezombie

    apocalypsezombie Initiate (0) May 12, 2012

    Der-ricious
     
  29. apocalypsezombie

    apocalypsezombie Initiate (0) May 12, 2012

    Oh, and Plainfield Binny's got 15 cases in today. 4 pack per person.
     
  30. ravot

    ravot Savant (480) Illinois Mar 20, 2012

    it's great. i started last night with a 2012 kbs, madame rose, then this years bcbs (freedom of 78 was my night cap)
    you can definitely taste and smell the (good) boozyness. BCBS didn't have any it to it (not a bad thing) explosion of chocolate.
     
  31. funhog

    funhog Savant (460) Illinois Mar 8, 2011

    Now who's going to believe that!;)
     
  32. funhog

    funhog Savant (460) Illinois Mar 8, 2011

    You'll have to go to a different thread for that.
     
  33. beerking

    beerking Aficionado (120) Illinois Mar 17, 2012

    Everybody should remember that GI said they had 10X as much coming to Illinois.
    It can't all be delivered at once. Before long you might have to choose between
    Christmas/Holiday gifts and that four-pak of GI BCBS!:D
     
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  34. plumcrazyfx

    plumcrazyfx Savant (450) Minnesota Aug 26, 2010

    Maybe I'll do that. But I'll wait until I have some in my itchy hands - no need to ramp up the hype even more until I can score a little. :)
     
  35. jokemon

    jokemon Savant (350) Illinois Apr 3, 2007

    whole foods schaumburg has it, you must ask the lady behind the cheese counter. 22/4
     
  36. jokemon

    jokemon Savant (350) Illinois Apr 3, 2007

    BOOZY , and very thick. I notice the booze a lot more in this one. However, there is a lot of flavor in the background. pretty good i would say.
     
  37. kenm2118

    kenm2118 Savant (360) Illinois Apr 17, 2009

    Gentelman and ladies, check your local Dominicks. Found a few 4 packs at mine. $23.99/ 4 pack. They were in the cooler-weird but oh well
     
  38. Tabbs on Rockwell and Chicago $23.99...just got one and they had plenty still
     
  39. I was in Walgreens in the West Loop and they had ddba, Brux, rev beers and some others. So I thought, hmmmm wonder any way they would get bcbs? So far I haven't seen any.
     
  40. SchuStar

    SchuStar Savant (305) Illinois Mar 21, 2011


    Ahh, thats comforting. Who said the BCBS days of 2009 are gone?
     
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