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Goose Island Bourbon County Brand releases '13

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by PsilohsaiBiN, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Advocate (705) New York Aug 10, 2010 Verified

    We all know that Coffee is in 4 packs this year and that we'll also see Barleywine along with standard BCBS. Does anyone know if there will be another one-off bomber as usual, or is the Barleywine going to take up that slot?

    Of course I've heard the coconut rumors, was just curious if anyone's heard anything new.
  2. JOHNNY88

    JOHNNY88 Initiate (0) California Aug 29, 2013

    I hope its coconut. I also heard there's like a bramble redux with boysenberry, marionberry and something else
    Richie1124 and BeerMeFitz like this.
  3. dwagner003

    dwagner003 Poobah (1,065) California Jan 4, 2013 Verified

    Think distro will be nationwide due to the InBev purchase?
    theandychrist, ediaz and RyanCave like this.

  4. We do? I didn't. Source?

    EDIT: Never mind - saw the label.
  5. aranton

    aranton Savant (295) New York Apr 3, 2012

    GI rep said the one off bomber will be Mulberry.
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  6. Dupage25

    Dupage25 Savant (375) Antarctica Jul 4, 2013

    Multiple competing rumors.

    Bourbon County Coconut Rye, which was debuted at Bavarian Lodge in March-ish. A modified recipe incorporating rye malt (not rye whiskey barrel), aged in the regular BCS barrels with coconut.

    Bourbon County with mulberries, based on this and this.

    Bourbon County with boysenberries, based on this.

    Bourbon County with Marion blackberries, based on.....err, nothing, just word of mouth.

    A "Backyard Bramble" incorporating two or more of the above berries, presumably aged in rye barrels once again.

    I love boysenberry jam and I like blackberries, so either of those would be fine by me. I have no idea what mulberries taste like.
  7. Dupage25

    Dupage25 Savant (375) Antarctica Jul 4, 2013

    Most reps don't know anything, there was one guy in May claiming there would be a Bourbon County Huckleberry out by now. See also the numerous Founders reps continually getting the next Backstage release wrong, and not knowing what the base beer for KBS is.
    chopz, kristougher, Jake1605 and 8 others like this.
  8. OptionParalysis

    OptionParalysis Savant (335) New York Jul 12, 2013 Verified

    It would be awesome if there was some sort of mint chocolate variation. The mint chocolate Stone collaboration was stellar and just picturing something along those lines aged in bourbon barrels would be a real treat.
  9. KWMiles

    KWMiles Initiate (0) Minnesota Oct 23, 2012

    BCBS Watermelon Wheat get in mah mouf!
  10. willseph

    willseph Initiate (0) Illinois Jan 31, 2011

    A guy I know who knows a rep says BCBBS - Bourbon County Brand Breastmilk Stout is going to be on tap.
  11. mcc1654

    mcc1654 Savant (380) Illinois Mar 20, 2011

    I would suckle from that tap.

  12. BCBBS Rare - made with only the finest Cambodian breast milks.
  13. Marion Berry, boysenberry, mulberry in rye barrels.

    Also, repeat thread.
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  14. Infinite1

    Infinite1 Savant (395) Illinois Jul 2, 2010 Verified

    Mission berry ?
  15. Steasy66

    Steasy66 Savant (415) Minnesota Feb 23, 2012 Verified

    I was told in line at GTMW by someone from GI (no idea who) and I was told it would be Coconut and something called 'backyard bramble' if my drunk memory serves me which include various berries harvested around Chicago.
  16. I heard they are releasing BCBSS: Bourbon County Brand Soleil Stout, brewed with cloudberries.
  17. drgarage

    drgarage Initiate (0) California Aug 19, 2008

    BCBoDS is coming. I'm pretty sure.

  18. Uber-whale, at least 4 DDG units per bottle. Arbitrator gun be mad.
    aasher, leftyhyzer, thaghost and 8 others like this.
  19. Pretty sure the one off will be Bourbon County Light, with 50% less flavor and calories
    ediaz, loweball727, RyanCave and 18 others like this.
  20. BruChef

    BruChef Savant (315) New York Nov 8, 2009

    Get a complimentary sugar cookie from queens with your purchase of BCBBS Rare...Bitches!
  21. match1112

    match1112 Initiate (0) Illinois Mar 2, 2011

    I would feed from that teet every day
    jkane101, Hanzo and dachshunddude86 like this.
  22. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Champion (770) Indiana Jul 6, 2005

    This year's batch wasn't as good as last year's batch
  23. match1112

    match1112 Initiate (0) Illinois Mar 2, 2011

    I can't wait for the banana foster variant.
  24. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Advocate (515) Michigan Jul 12, 2012 Verified

    Do you know what the base beer is for KBS? I bet there's only a few people in the world that know that answer. I bet they all work or worked for the brewery.
  25. Other than mulberries on the bush, pictures of berries at the brewery are rather nondescript and could easily be the very same mulberry. Predictably, nothing that is said on BA Forums is recalled even a week later (photos of GI people picking mulberries in a Chicago park posted on the same thread):
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  26. cetherid

    cetherid Savant (455) Indiana Aug 23, 2010 Verified

    Must be the Chuck Berry Breakfast Stout I've heard rumors about.
    TonyJ815, aasher, Bond111 and 2 others like this.
  27. Infinite1

    Infinite1 Savant (395) Illinois Jul 2, 2010 Verified

    No boo berries ?
    somenerd, Ravenacht and Photekut like this.
  28. Whatever they are making there should be MORE of it this year.
    As I've stated before, when GI entered NJ our distributor had a tap takeover promo party at my local beer bar. Three GI employees were there (one was from marketing, one was a brewer and one was management) and I talked to each one. They were just making the switch over to do the round year beers out of the new brewery InBev built for them in NY state. So I asked them if that meant they would be doing more of the limited and one-offs out of Chicago and they all said that was the plan, to up production on Bourbon County and other small batch beers.
    I also asked my craft contact for my GI distributor if he had heard if more of the BCBS beers were coming to them this year (they only got 5cs Coffee and 2cs Cherry Rye last year and apparently had to hem and haw to get them) and he said yes and added sometime in December before the holidays.
    Hopefully everything I've been told is true and that GI is using the Chicago brewery to both experiment with more variations and up production on the ones already established.
    SadMachine likes this.
  29. ant880

    ant880 Advocate (645) New York Nov 7, 2010

    Wasnt there a thread a while back that said it would be twigs and berries?
  30. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Advocate (515) Michigan Jul 12, 2012 Verified

    Sounds salty.
    ant880 and mjshearer1 like this.
  31. gillagorilla

    gillagorilla Champion (870) Maryland Feb 27, 2013 Verified

    So, now that GI is in MD, does that mean we will get BCBS? I have seen BCBS in MD before GI was here but that was only at Perfect Pour and it was $12 a bottle. I've only had the Bramble Rye, but that was at an impromptu bottleshare.
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  32. Dupage25

    Dupage25 Savant (375) Antarctica Jul 4, 2013

    Oh I remember, I also remember the one that got locked for some reason.
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  33. Compton25

    Compton25 Savant (390) Texas Jan 25, 2011 Verified

    Time to break out Chappelle show tonight lol. Thanks guys
    Rizalini, Clonies720 and BorisKarloff like this.
  34. Crotch dander and toe cheese version?
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  37. Jeffreysan

    Jeffreysan Advocate (525) Maryland Apr 12, 2013 Verified

    God I hope that we'll be getting a bigger alotment of BCBS here in Maryland. $12 a bottle at the Perfect Pour, even though i bout some, is too much. Then again, BCBS is a damn good beer. But still...
  38. I am def psyched for BCBS season, but I've been a bit out of the loop on this whole thing. Can someone briefly summarize what we know for sure, and what we are fairly confident about? Between the jokes and rumors in the thread, I'm not sure where we stand.
  39. beercanman

    beercanman Savant (485) Ohio Dec 17, 2012

    Is there a date?
  40. LSMroz

    LSMroz Savant (265) Illinois Jan 25, 2013

    Am I too late to make a Bourbon County Brand Crunch Berries joke?

    I hear it will DESTROY the roof of your mouth...