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Goose Island Bourbon County Brand releases '13

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

  1. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Savant (420) Illinois May 6, 2012

  2. jaxon53

    jaxon53 Advocate (720) Connecticut Mar 1, 2006 Verified

    Can we get a peak @ the label???
    evilcatfish likes this.
  3. stevegoz

    stevegoz Savant (335) Illinois May 5, 2008

    I wasn't necessarily sticking to actual Jim Beam-branded bourbon, but the other brands produced by the company as well. But even then, Knob Creek is nine years old and I don't think they sell anything older than that.

    Of course, you could take a Beam white label barrel and let it sit around for 26 years after dumping and call it a 30-year-old barrel.... ;)
    VictorWisc likes this.
  4. MarshallBirdhouse

    MarshallBirdhouse Advocate (580) Kentucky Feb 19, 2013 Verified

    bourbon county maple
    evilcatfish likes this.
  5. bradfordjohnson

    bradfordjohnson Savant (355) Kentucky Jun 18, 2012 Verified

    Eclipse is still a barrel aged Totality, no matter which distillery / brand the barrel came from. Any Rare could be considered that say if A) aged for 2 years B) using barrels over 20 years for example. No need to argue over the name of a great beer though!
  6. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Advocate (635) Minnesota Feb 15, 2005

    The idea with Rare was the time that the beer was aged in the barrels...not the brand of barrels.
  7. snmj412

    snmj412 Initiate (10) Connecticut Aug 28, 2013

    When does the BCBS come out as far as releasing dates?
  8. sidetracked

    sidetracked Initiate (0) Illinois Nov 9, 2009

    Uhh, that's exactly opposite of the truth. The focus was on the barrels used. The box even says so: "Extremely rare, the barrels were filled with Bourbon County Stout."
  9. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Advocate (635) Minnesota Feb 15, 2005

    that's what someone on here said
  10. ohiobeer29

    ohiobeer29 Advocate (640) Ohio Feb 2, 2013 Verified

    If its like last year all big liquor stores. Go to springhurst liquor barn, great selection and they'll have it.[/quote]
    awesome i was thinking of going to party source too pretty sure they will get it
  11. Cody

    Cody Aficionado (165) Colorado Mar 8, 2012

    Yes Colorado is confirmed definitely. I am already planning events with the local GI rep.

    My local rep has as well as another BA's post including his correspondence with the brewery.
  12. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Advocate (640) South Carolina Nov 12, 2012 Verified

    Stone Mint Chocolate Stout

    It was a solid beer, but I had problems really finding any of it last year, so it may be a bit tough for sure to find, now.
  13. jageraholic

    jageraholic Advocate (500) Massachusetts Sep 16, 2009 Verified

    Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout

    Was really tasty. Was released a few years ago so the only way to get it now is through trade I believe. I wouldn't mind finding a couple more.
    ufmj likes this.
  14. jageraholic

    jageraholic Advocate (500) Massachusetts Sep 16, 2009 Verified

    I have yet to try a mint julep yet. Seems like I need to make a trip to Kentucky.
    tronto likes this.
  15. tronto

    tronto Savant (260) Kentucky Dec 22, 2010 Verified

    awesome i was thinking of going to party source too pretty sure they will get it[/quote]
    actually party source is pretty weak, they probably won't have it.
  16. OPSippin

    OPSippin Aficionado (155) Illinois Sep 18, 2012

    The labels for the barleywine and the coffee we've seen leaked are both 12 oz., right? So if above speculation is correct, "Backyard Bramble" will be the only bomber this year? Interesting.

    Admittedly this is all speculation, but I bet it will just be the variants released on Black Friday. That's the way it went last year and I'm betting it will be the same this year. Waiting until late November would mean a lot of product sitting in storage and none on store shelves for a very large chunk of the fall "stout season."
  17. sidetracked

    sidetracked Initiate (0) Illinois Nov 9, 2009

    So why is Goose telling people regular BCBS will be released on Black Friday?
  18. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    The variants come out after regular. Do people have short term memory loss?
  19. Googs

    Googs Savant (360) New York Apr 19, 2012

    Saw this..
    news from a buddy that spoke to a Goose Head Brewmaster tonight...

    This year...
    Bourbon County
    BC Varieties:
    Backyard Rye (mulberry, boysenberry and marionberry)
    Coconut Rye

    also a new sister fruit lambic in the near term...

    Long term...
    They just got in 200+ barrels of Pappy avg age 31yrs for Rare...brewing soon and will come out in 2 years.

    ChesterHop, Sesmu and kpanter like this.
  20. RobinLee

    RobinLee Advocate (610) Wisconsin Feb 15, 2012 Verified

    Interesting that you mention mint and bourbon, as that was a major note I got in 4 Roses Small Batch.
  21. mark14580

    mark14580 Initiate (0) New York Jan 15, 2011

    There is no 31 year PVW
  22. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    Did you read "avg age"?
  23. Can_has_beer

    Can_has_beer Advocate (640) Texas May 14, 2013 Verified

    At least hopefully on tap somewhere
  24. PopnLoads

    PopnLoads Savant (450) Illinois Jun 1, 2012 Verified

    Your buddy is a liar.
  25. james582

    james582 Savant (435) South Carolina Jun 20, 2013 Verified

    It would be strange for them to wait until black friday. I remember getting bourbon county in Michigan the first week of October last year.
  26. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    I had it shipped to me in California and on my doorstep October 5. Bet it's out soon.
  27. theruckus33

    theruckus33 Aficionado (225) Missouri Feb 13, 2010 Verified

    I am assuming the "fruit beer" is their peach sour coming out in October.
  28. lovethebelgians

    lovethebelgians Savant (365) Iowa Apr 25, 2013

    Just because it's news-worthy doesn't mean it's true; if that were the case Bigfoot would have been found by now
  29. Dupage25

    Dupage25 Savant (375) Antarctica Jul 4, 2013

    Brewers are required to submit their labels for review approval. This is a public process, and labels are released to the public. The label for Coffee is publicly available, it is stamped "2013" on it and it says the contents in the package are 12 fluid ounces. Translation: Goose Island is making Coffee, it is going to be released in 2013, it is going to be available in 12oz bottles, and therefore it is highly likely it will be sold in four-packs.

    Hope that clears things up. Here is the officially , legally confirmed label for Bourbon County Coffee:

    phishbfm, dar482, Ristaccia and 10 others like this.
  30. Cody

    Cody Aficionado (165) Colorado Mar 8, 2012

    Any chance the "fruit beer" is just Matilda Lambicus that was release or possibly one of the three sisters?
  31. Dupage25

    Dupage25 Savant (375) Antarctica Jul 4, 2013

    They have two new beers with label approval, one of which was slated to come out last year (Gillian). The other is indeed Halia, the peach sour.

    Gillian was formerly known as Scully.

    And Halia was formerly know as Mae.

    And I don't live in Illinois anymore, so I likely won't see either. Damn you all.....
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  32. Dupage25

    Dupage25 Savant (375) Antarctica Jul 4, 2013

    See my previous post. The new fruit beers are Gillian (formerly Scully) and Halia (formerly Mae).
  33. Googs

    Googs Savant (360) New York Apr 19, 2012

    Yeah? Do you know anything I don't?
  34. There's still realistic speculation about coconut or coconut rye. Why do people keep asking the same questions over and over, without reading the entire thread? What is this? A Ron Paul Fan Forum?

    Just read the pertinent comments on preceding pages before passing judgment of this sort. I found several comments--especially the repeating themes--compelling enough. YMMV
    cjoc83, bcm75 and charlzm like this.
  35. Bigfoot has been found!
  36. Nothing here is incorrect. Some of it I've been posting about for over a month.

    Bourbon County Genuine Draft (regular BCS) I'm told won't come out for awhile. Despite the fact they have already bottled some and it tastes fantastic.
    Rau71 likes this.
  37. charlzm

    charlzm Champion (950) California Sep 3, 2007 Verified

    When I can buy this stuff in bottles in Los Angeles again (as I used to be able to in years passed, but not since 2009, I believe), then I'll get excited. With Bud making a huge effort to push this beer out here this year (multiple events all over town in some of the craftiest craft beer bars we have), I'm hopeful BCS will once again grace our shelves...
    vurt likes this.
  38. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Advocate (670) Missouri May 11, 2012 Verified

    If I had to guess, a lot of retailers will break up the 4 packs and sell them as 1 or 2 bottle limits
  39. Dupage25

    Dupage25 Savant (375) Antarctica Jul 4, 2013

    Oh yeah, almost certainly. Will be nice for people who aren't alcoholics though. :)
  40. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Advocate (670) Missouri May 11, 2012 Verified

    If it means more people get to buy some then I'm all for it. I feel like coffee was easy to get last year in bombers anyway