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Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout to be available year-round

Discussion in 'Beer News' started by BeerBuckeye, Apr 16, 2012.

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  1. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Champion (930) New York Dec 13, 2009 Beer Trader

  2. WhiteJordan

    WhiteJordan Savant (255) Washington Sep 6, 2012 Beer Trader

    Maybe they will actually send some to Washington State. Kind of a bummer that it will be year round though. There will have to be a compromise on quality.
  3. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (790) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    How available is this staying in Chicago? I'm going in April and wanted to stock back up
  4. stouts4me

    stouts4me Savant (420) Illinois Oct 9, 2011

  5. IPANinja

    IPANinja Disciple (55) Illinois Sep 24, 2010

    Sounds great. I just hope the quality doesn't suffer any. Their main man Laffler just bounced out to start Off Color Brewing.
  6. Scalzo

    Scalzo Savant (450) Illinois Feb 27, 2012 Beer Trader

    Just another reason to hate A-B
  7. madtowndmb1

    madtowndmb1 Savant (430) Wisconsin Oct 17, 2007 Beer Trader

    5 years ago BCS was a yer round beer!
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  8. powz87

    powz87 Savant (420) Illinois Jan 18, 2012

    those were the days
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  9. madtowndmb1

    madtowndmb1 Savant (430) Wisconsin Oct 17, 2007 Beer Trader

    Indeed they were! It could be 85 and I'd go grab a four pack, now you need to take off work nad stalk delivery drivers. It's a great beer but it's all gotten too crazy for me.
  10. Number45forever

    Number45forever Savant (400) Vermont Jan 6, 2012 Beer Trader

    FWIW, I've been in NYC 3x since the middle of December. Each time, I bought a 4-pack in a little bodega...each time, there's been a shelf in the cooler that went BCBS-Budweiser-Bud Light-Bud Light variant (f$ck if I know what it was). Had no issue getting it, price was reasonable at $24 each. There was plenty of BCBS there too. So, it's just sitting in a store next to the doritos and Budweiser waiting for me to arrive. Year round is good!

    (Still came and went in about a day where I live...but still)
  11. bman_85

    bman_85 Savant (325) Wisconsin Sep 10, 2012


    Looks like this place will have it year-round
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  12. ChiTownPackFan

    ChiTownPackFan Aficionado (210) Illinois Jul 6, 2012 Beer Trader

    Mars Cheese Castle, just across the border of Illinois into Wisconsin.
  13. bman_85

    bman_85 Savant (325) Wisconsin Sep 10, 2012

    Bingo. Thought it was misprint until I saw singles for 9.99 above it. Seems they are a few bucks high on most beers but that is insane. That is $2 less than I purchased 5 4packs at a local grocery store. Still feel a tad guilty about it, but I asked for a price check...
  14. DCgolfpro

    DCgolfpro Advocate (600) Maryland Oct 26, 2011 Beer Trader

    That comment did a lot to help it stop.
  15. Yoitsluke

    Yoitsluke Disciple (70) New Jersey Mar 29, 2012

    no chance this beer stays the same.
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  16. I'm in CT and it's really easy to find BCBS sitting on shelves in basically every beer/liquor store I frequent.
  17. Djsaturn1

    Djsaturn1 Savant (480) Minnesota Dec 12, 2012 Beer Trader

    This stuff is a drain pour:eek:
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  18. JitsuBrew

    JitsuBrew Aficionado (215) California Jan 30, 2013 Beer Trader

    Holy shit! I'm so excited!
  19. JitsuBrew

    JitsuBrew Aficionado (215) California Jan 30, 2013 Beer Trader

    maybe i can finally get my hands on some
  20. Eruspoena

    Eruspoena Aficionado (125) Minnesota Dec 10, 2011 Beer Trader

    Awesome news, great beer.
  21. PorterLambic

    PorterLambic Advocate (640) Florida Nov 26, 2003

    I've been to the Clybourn St. location and they didn't have it nor did the Binny's across the street. We just got Goose Island here in FL in Nov.(?) and my local publicans (Cock & Bull) told me last night they were working on getting some.

    I'll take this as very good news and hope the fine folks at Founder's, Three Floyds and Cigar City listen well and start making their best beers available to more than the few who can stand in a long-ass line at the brewery one freaking day a year. CBS, KBS, Dark Lord and Hunahpu should be much more accessible especially when you consider how well rated they are. Stop taunting us and MAKE SOME MORE DAMN BEER!!!!!
  22. br3wmeister

    br3wmeister Savant (355) Colorado Dec 24, 2006

    I agree, this is excellent news. It will be great to have this beer on the shelves year round.
  23. Spoke with a guy from goose island on Wednesday during one of their vintage tasting classes they were putting on for our distributorship, asked about BCBS being a year around thing going forward now that ABI is handling much of their standard brewing to which he replied something along the lines of " ha, don't believe everything you read on the Internet. It still takes about 9 months to make a batch, that's not going to get faster regardless of how much brewing ABI takes care of."
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  24. Why should they? Look at the idiotic comments on here like, "Now that it will be year-round, it won't be as good." Huh? How often something is available now impacts how it tastes? o_O

    Those beers bring a lot of free publicity and buzz to those breweries, and elevate all of their brands in the minds of beer drinkers. So while no, they won't taste any different if they are available year-round, the prestige they bring to the breweries that make them would decline for sure. I'm sure they are hard at work trying to increase their capacity to make those beers, but I doubt they will ever be more than a once-a-year release.
  25. sukwonee

    sukwonee Advocate (665) Washington Dec 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    If you guys stop buying this beer, it will be a year-round beer. /thread.
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  26. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Advocate (515) California Jan 1, 2011 Beer Trader

    That sucks balls. .

    Why no bourbon soaked beechwood cubes??!!!
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  27. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    both of my local shops have plenty of BCBS on the shelf. I think the AB association is finally catching up to them
  28. Where as our area barely got any and when it did arrive it lasted maybe a week. I used to see more on the shelves before they became InBev.
  29. Crusader

    Crusader Savant (440) Sweden Feb 4, 2011

    Any beer which increases its production enough and increases distribution enough will leave beer on the shelf. There's no way a company can reach a point where they have a perfect amount of distribution and production. At some point there will be a glut, and the company will adjust accordingly. BCBS is't a bad beer, it's a quality beer imo (having had one bottle of the 2012 version), and although the target audience might be rather limited at this point, yet growing, I could see it growing in the years to come. And it's not like a few bottles that remain will get stale whilst they sit on the shelf. I think ABInbev have found a keeper, although the volumes will never be the same as that of a mainstream volume brand.
  30. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Advocate (745) Oklahoma Oct 22, 2010

    They might at that price.
  31. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    Long Island NY
  32. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    In this case (my local stores) it is a situation of which no one is buying. Not an issue with perfect distribution being an impossible. Also, shelf life is a moot point. I wasn't talking about the beer going south. Neither did I say it was a bad beer. Also, the audience is fairly wide, relative to the craft market. Mainstream market? Are you hearing voices? Seriously, poor poor comprehension.
  33. Crusader

    Crusader Savant (440) Sweden Feb 4, 2011

    You did mention the beer's ownership working against it, which I thought seemed strange since the ownership doesnt't work against it as far as taste and quality is concerned. People might not buy it due to its ABInbev connections, which I think is ridicilous, but I'd wager that there are others that would want to buy BCBS regardless of the owner. I wouldn't ignore your experiences where you've found that noone is buying it, which would mean that the brand is dying off. But I think that this experience isn't the whole story. They released 10 000 bottles via the Swedish monopoly here in February, and only 10 or so bottles are left. It's a damned fine beer and alot of people are buying it or want to buy it. Maybe not in every town or city, but enough to where the ABInbev ownership wont be a problem.
  34. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    No, I said "think" the AB association is catching up to them. The beer is the same, for now. I was also speaking to my local market. I have no clue how well the product is moving elsewhere, but in NY the bottles used to fly off the shelf. You had to be diligent. Not KBS diligent, but on point.
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  35. RobDB

    RobDB Advocate (745) New Jersey Aug 31, 2009

    Curious? Where generally are talking about as I frequently am in CT for work and family reasons.
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  36. I haven't looked for it in a while (since my post you quoted, really) but I've seen BCBS at BevMax in both Stamford and Norwalk, and at Stew Leonard's liquor store in Norwalk. Lots of 4pks sitting on shelves.
  37. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (790) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    Is this still sitting at a lot of places in Chicago?
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