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Goose Island Bourbon County Brand releases '13

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

  1. Sesmu

    Sesmu Savant (360) Massachusetts Feb 28, 2007 Verified

    "vintage" doesn't mean old. It means a specific year.

    Wow! With every news the barrels get older and older. Soon we will be talking about 100 year old bourbon barrels.

    But it implies that there were 30+ year old Van Winkle releases. And in big quantities at that. Can't recall any. Not saying they don't exist though, but...
  2. BigBadBeerSnob

    BigBadBeerSnob Savant (365) Wisconsin Jul 31, 2013 Verified

    Clearly you are very susceptible to clever marketing in commercials from Jim Beam
    cjoc83 likes this.
  3. Not commercials--descriptions on their website and from other sources. It may all be bogus, but any tempering with the wood would still make barrels unusable for aging. I haven't seen the TV spots although I do know that they exist. BTW I've seen similarly bogus claims from breweries about beer, so let's not get carried away there...
  4. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (660) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Dear Budweiser. Please send Bourbon County and all its' variants to Texas this year. In bottles. Or I will get a group of Texas BAs with a Uhaul and clean out Arkansas. If Arkansas doesn't get any... we keep driving north till we get to Illinois.

    Thank you. Love, Rob.
  5. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Advocate (640) Illinois Feb 27, 2009 Verified

    From what I have heard the 2 variants, besides coffee, are backyard rye and coconut (bourbon). If bcbs is released the same time as last year it should be out in the next few weeks!
  6. kodt

    kodt Advocate (680) Illinois Mar 6, 2013

    They said Black Friday.
  7. roger617

    roger617 Savant (410) Indiana Jun 1, 2013 Verified

    Do they sell on premise at the brewery, or solely through distributors?
  8. lovethebelgians

    lovethebelgians Savant (365) Iowa Apr 25, 2013

    I still don't believe you. (sarc)
    EyePeeAyBryan likes this.
  9. BigBadBeerSnob

    BigBadBeerSnob Savant (365) Wisconsin Jul 31, 2013 Verified

    I always hate on black friday sending my wife to Target at 4 AM to get gifts for the kids while i go to a liquor store or brewery at 4AM to get beer for myself
  10. kodt

    kodt Advocate (680) Illinois Mar 6, 2013

    I hate black friday shopping in general, but at least I should be off work. I hate missing out on beer releases b/c the beer chasers cleaned out the shops while I was at work.
    PopnLoads likes this.
  11. GR_Beer_Nut

    GR_Beer_Nut Savant (410) Michigan Nov 18, 2012 Verified

    Bourbon county snozberries brand stout. Heard this from an uncle of a retire middle school teacher, that once heard this from a monkey trainer in Long Island, that knows a guy that bottled on the lines at goose island in 2010. 100% fact, thread closed.
  12. sidetracked

    sidetracked Initiate (0) Illinois Nov 9, 2009

    I think the brewpubs usually sell some to-go, but at bar markup. The brewery itself doesn't sell beer.
  13. youradhere

    youradhere Advocate (530) Washington Feb 29, 2008 Verified

    We don't get that kind of beer here. Move along sir, move along. I heard Tennessee and Bama have a bunch and they don't like it, so they are selling it all at half price to make room for Chellada and Bud Black.
  14. Davihaw

    Davihaw Savant (365) Illinois Jun 19, 2012 Verified

    Where is this information? So everything is released the same time this year? BCBS usually hits a few weeks prior to the variants and coffee.
  15. nknauz

    nknauz Aficionado (180) Illinois Apr 28, 2011

    I have heard of the rare rumor, and it has been confirmed to me that they are Extremely old heaven hill barrels, and some are already filled and ready for 2015. Kind of like barley wine is not in pappy, and not called king henry, who knows what this heaven hill aged batch will be called, or how much will be bottled.
  16. 200 barrels full.
  17. nknauz

    nknauz Aficionado (180) Illinois Apr 28, 2011

    not sure amount of barrels
  18. mark14580

    mark14580 Initiate (0) New York Jan 15, 2011

    maybe you or someone else knows but what does the age of the barrel have to do with anything?
  19. founder26

    founder26 Savant (460) Michigan Sep 9, 2009

    longer the age, more flavor?
  20. Hophead717

    Hophead717 Advocate (565) Massachusetts Oct 21, 2011 Verified

    I hate myself for reading this thread on a daily basis: so much love for BCBS, so little information
    Gosox8787, Thurgoft, ERRL710 and 10 others like this.
  21. Dupage25

    Dupage25 Savant (375) Antarctica Jul 4, 2013

    Indicates high quality wood.
  22. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (660) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    We will pillage your BCBS in the name of Davy Crockett and visit your very educational Bill Clinton Presidental Library!
  23. mark14580

    mark14580 Initiate (0) New York Jan 15, 2011

    ahhh thank you. Although at this point, wouldn't the majority of the bourbon in the wood be lost?
  24. ridglens

    ridglens Initiate (0) Indiana Jan 10, 2010

    so, does anybody have any information on what the variants might be this year? sheesh....

    at least we aren't talking about trade value yet
  25. iceatalamo

    iceatalamo Aficionado (235) Michigan Dec 13, 2011 Verified

    I stupidierer for reading this thread, thanks again Chicago!
  26. james582

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

    Well damn. That's so long from now.
  27. I still kind of find it hard to believe. Wonder why they are doing it different this year. Psychologically I find it easier to give them a lot of money over the course of a couple months instead of a lot of money in one day
    kawilliams81 and Davihaw like this.
  28. there better be more Purple Drank BCS or I am going to be upset
    cjoc83, fujindemon74 and PopnLoads like this.
  29. Dupage25

    Dupage25 Savant (375) Antarctica Jul 4, 2013

    What do you mean exactly? If we are talking about the stout, the main variable is how quickly Goose was able to get the barrels from whoever, not how old the barrels are. The sooner the less likely it is for the whiskey to have evaporated.
  30. nknauz

    nknauz Aficionado (180) Illinois Apr 28, 2011

    The age is how long whiskey or bourbon has been aged in the barrel. The longer the aging the smoother the bourbon usually. plus more complex flavor characteristics. when adding the stout, the wood has kept those characteristics and then slowly integrates with the beer while it is aging.
    jplopez21 likes this.
  31. Actually, all of the information is there.

  32. The barrels being spoken of are 30 year old EVAN WILLIAMS barrels. A bourbon for the Japan market.
    VictorWisc likes this.
  33. Dupage25

    Dupage25 Savant (375) Antarctica Jul 4, 2013

    They could use 30-year Jim Beam barrels for all I care. I don't care about Rare 2.0, what matters is that they make it to King Henry 3.0. There was barely any whiskey flavor left in the barrels by the time King Henry went into them, what matters is 20+ years of aging whiskey and then 2+ years of aging stout in them first. Brand is irrelevant by the time the barleywine goes in.
  34. hey5hitgoose

    hey5hitgoose Savant (350) Illinois Feb 28, 2013 Verified

    If they are putting it in 4 packs, im sure they significantly increased production. If it is anywhere close to what the regular bourbon county was last year (even half), Im sure there will be no problem getting it in four packs. I was buying four packs of bourbon county still as recently as 3-4 months ago (for 24.99).
    davesway10 likes this.
  35. BeerMeFitz

    BeerMeFitz Savant (355) Illinois Oct 24, 2011

    I have some extra 2012 BCBS I put away for a rainy day in case anybody didn't score any. Cheers!
    BTW I hear BCBS 2013 tastes AMAZING...super chocolatey and not nearly as hot as last year so it's ready to drink ASAP! Chicago is sooooooo lucky to have this beer whenever it comes out ;)
  36. KevSal

    KevSal Advocate (700) California Oct 17, 2010 Verified

    Well I pretty much just read the first page and skipped to here.
    Alls I got to say is we used to get bcbs 4packs in Cali in 2010. I hope they finally bring it back!!
  37. mcrago

    mcrago Savant (405) Indiana Oct 6, 2012

    Can't freaking wait! Bourbon County is/was my "religious experience" beer and I can't wait to get my hands on more. Finished my last bottle about three weeks ago.

    I need to replenish my stock...
  38. youradhere

    youradhere Advocate (530) Washington Feb 29, 2008 Verified

    Well if you are pillaging beer then I recommend visiting the children's discovery museum instead- it's more fun and people won't look at you funny for running around and playing with stuff while drunk.
    Lutter likes this.
  39. ash37

    ash37 Disciple (70) Indiana Aug 30, 2013

    the list of beers that they are going to have at the block party(this year) has been posted
    Beer List:

    Honkers Ale
    Green Line
    Run the Jewels
    The Illinois
    BCS Rare
    BCS Koval Rye
    BCS Bramble Rye
    Buffalo Trace BCS
    Koval Apple Brandy BCS
    Big John
    Matilda Lambicus

    tronto and iceatalamo like this.