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Goose Island Bourbon County variants

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by mmulebarn, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. I'm curious which BCBS variants the twin cities received last year. I know of a few people that found the variant, but did any of the more rare varieties make it here? I'm hoping to do some "goose hunting" Black Friday and I'm curious if I will see anything other than BCBS or BCBCS?
  2. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Champion (875) Minnesota Dec 7, 2007 Beer Trader

    You'll have to go to Chicago to get anything on Black Friday.
  3. Not really the answer I was looking for.
  4. herman77

    herman77 Advocate (580) Minnesota Jan 24, 2010

    Think it was just coffee and bramble rye.
  5. I'm hoping to find something other than coffee and standard. Traded an arm and a leg for cherry rye.
  6. scruggin

    scruggin Aficionado (165) Minnesota Sep 10, 2008

    We saw Coffee and Cherry Rye (much less) last year if I remember correctly. I believe the GI press release said all variants except Proprietors (coconut) will be sent to all markets where sale is legal, so we should see limited Coffee, Backyard, and Barleywine. How much is anyone's guess.
  7. I'm guessing zipps and 44th+france are biggest GI sellers in the region and would probably see best selection?
  8. BrettHead

    BrettHead Advocate (660) Nebraska Sep 18, 2010

    all of them
  9. ryanfolty

    ryanfolty Savant (300) Minnesota Jul 17, 2011 Beer Trader

    I was able to get regular, coffee and cherry in MN last year.
  10. You lucky bastard!
  11. ryanfolty

    ryanfolty Savant (300) Minnesota Jul 17, 2011 Beer Trader

    Ha, only one Cherry, but yeah I was very lucky.
  12. put all that trade bait(surly) out there, get all the variants.
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  13. hamham

    hamham Aficionado (205) Minnesota Oct 26, 2011

    but it's true. your black friday hunt will be fruitless if it's bcbs you're looking for.
  14. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Advocate (730) Iowa Jan 12, 2013 Beer Trader

    It is hitting shelves in Des Moines next Friday. This news comes straight from our local GI distributor, Doll Distribution. Most other markets I've heard are also releasing it next Friday. Strange it's different up in the TC.
  15. BeerBuyerBill

    BeerBuyerBill Savant (250) Minnesota Jul 23, 2012 Beer Trader

    Hitting the MN Metro 1st week in December. Also was told our allocation is less than 1/2 of last year.
  16. Goose Island must be punishing us for surlys return to Chicago.
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  17. striker2160

    striker2160 Advocate (640) Minnesota May 5, 2013 Beer Trader

    I heard some liquior stores maybe getting as little as
    1/5 th of what they got last year.
  18. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Champion (875) Minnesota Dec 7, 2007 Beer Trader

    If everyone would've just drank more of this...


    Or others in their regular lineup...we wouldn't find ourselves in this predicament!

    Yes...I'm guilty, as charged:cool:
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2013
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  19. gatornation

    gatornation Poobah (1,285) Minnesota Apr 18, 2007 Beer Trader

    Cherry rye was here last year drank 1 and put 1 in the cellar
  20. Does anyone drink their regular line?
  21. striker2160

    striker2160 Advocate (640) Minnesota May 5, 2013 Beer Trader

    It is amazing how good there BCBS is and how bad most of the rest of there lineup is.
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  22. ryanfolty

    ryanfolty Savant (300) Minnesota Jul 17, 2011 Beer Trader

    Hmmm, so when you say most are you excluding: Night Stalker, Imperial IPA, Big John, Madame Rose, Lolita, Juliet, Gillian, Halia, Sofie, Paradisi, Pere Jacques, The Illinois, Sixth Day, and Pepe Nero?

    If so, then sure I guess I will agree with you.
  23. striker2160

    striker2160 Advocate (640) Minnesota May 5, 2013 Beer Trader

    OK you got me I like big john and I probably will like night stalker.
  24. BrettHead

    BrettHead Advocate (660) Nebraska Sep 18, 2010

    troll much?
  25. millelacsmark

    millelacsmark Advocate (695) Minnesota Dec 23, 2008 Beer Trader

  26. plumcrazyfx

    plumcrazyfx Advocate (520) Minnesota Aug 26, 2010 Beer Trader

    Most of the Liq stores south of the river got assed out, but not completely - one measley bottle of Cherry Rye per store. Yah, likely to get that. Coffee was easier, regular BCBS was pretty easy to get but the larger stores were limiting it to a single bottle. I'm starting to think based on the number of limited releases we get very limited supplies of (see Backwoods) that many of the brewers we are fortunate to get are focusing on other areas that aren't as competitive as our market.
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  27. Bond111

    Bond111 Savant (390) Minnesota Feb 14, 2011 Beer Trader

    I wish I could get a bottle of Coconut BCBS. Anyone in Chicago up for the challenge?!?

    I also am really pumped to try bcbbw, as every is. If it's half as good as King Henry, I'd be perfectly content.
  28. MCImes

    MCImes Savant (395) Connecticut Dec 31, 2010

    I think you mean 'their most common 6 packs are very mediocre'. Their bombers/4 packs are all solid. The seasonals are also very good. I've tried the year-round, common, 6 pack beer at tastings, and never felt the urge to buy one. So I agree GI has, excellent specials, ok regulars...
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  29. ryanfolty

    ryanfolty Savant (300) Minnesota Jul 17, 2011 Beer Trader

    Have you tried Sixth Day that recently came out? Eight bucks for a 6-pack and it is very good.
  30. mnphish

    mnphish Savant (385) Minnesota Aug 19, 2012

    A store I know got 1 bottle of Cherry Rye.
  31. jera1350

    jera1350 Champion (925) Minnesota Dec 15, 2007

    I did not see any of the specialties in the south metro at all last year and only saw one or two stores with a one bottle limit that was quickly swallowed up. If there is even less this year, it's going to be really scarce down here.
  32. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poobah (1,065) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    So you're basically saying that I'm fucked because I'm spending Thanksgiving in St Paul while Madison stores are releasing the BCBS beers on Black Friday? Well shit...
  33. Ungertaker

    Ungertaker Advocate (560) Minnesota Apr 30, 2010 Beer Trader

    If I get 'em, cool. Otherwise, I'll just sit back and enjoy some of the multitude of other delicious beers available around here.

    PS- if anyone reading this hasn't already, hook up with a group of people and do regular tastings. Chances are one of you will be able to score some of this stuff. Either way, there are always great brews being poured!
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  34. bismarksays

    bismarksays Advocate (510) Iowa Dec 7, 2008

    Anyone seen an expected price? I was really shocked at what they were trying to get for the sisters. I really enjoy Lolita, but not at Cantillon pricing.
  35. BigBadBeerSnob

    BigBadBeerSnob Savant (365) Wisconsin Jul 31, 2013 Beer Trader

    This may be a long shot....but is anyone from the Minneapolis area planning on making a quick road trip to Chicago late Thursday night/early Friday to get in on any of the Black Friday craziness down there?? I would love to tag along with you and split gas....just don't feel like doing the trek myself. BM me if you have a crew....i'd gladly ride in the trunk if needed :)
  36. NeedBeerHere

    NeedBeerHere Initiate (0) Minnesota Nov 21, 2013

    Long ride without a ticket... You never know what the shops will have or if it will be all sold out.
  37. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poobah (1,065) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    Anyone think they'll start selling BCBS in the TC area by Monday or is it going to be more like Thursday?
  38. I've heard Thursday at the latest. Possibly as early as Monday/Tuesday. Sounds like some places will be receiving BCBS and Abyss on the same day.
  39. mnphish

    mnphish Savant (385) Minnesota Aug 19, 2012

    Im expecting Monday at some of the big boys. I'm guessing lots of people take the day off to go hunting.
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  40. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poobah (1,065) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    I'm hoping it's Monday as I'll still be in the area and heading back to Wisconsin (where everyone's already bought up all the BCBS+variants...) in the late afternoon.