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Goose Island Bourbon County variants

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

  1. Ristaccia

    Ristaccia Savant (305) Nebraska Nov 21, 2012

    2 stores locally down here in Omaha got Backyard Rye within the past week (and 3-4 cases each at that), so I wouldn't be surprised if it's just now rolling out, as we also didn't get any with the initial wave.
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  2. Mick83

    Mick83 Aficionado (125) Minnesota Jan 2, 2011

    We actually released equal amounts at 8,11 and 3. So what you saw was what was left from the 3 o'clock release. As for the "rush" we expected, people were waiting 20 min before each release and most regulars got their chance to pick whatever "rare" beer they wanted. So I'd call it a success. Now you know exactly what we did.
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  3. Cyclone8

    Cyclone8 Savant (425) Minnesota Oct 19, 2011

    Thanks for clarifying that. I was there for the 11 a.m. roll out and there was a nice sized group of people waiting. It was cool, lots of great beer, everybody got some good stuff. Really well handled!
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  4. Ristaccia

    Ristaccia Savant (305) Nebraska Nov 21, 2012

    Make that 3 places I'm aware of in Omaha that got Backyard Rye in within the past week, with "more expected". Hold out hope!
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  5. McRyan

    McRyan Aficionado (220) Minnesota Jul 25, 2012

    Falls Liquor
    Oh, we also happened to find this in a super secret stash. Bourbon County barleywine ale!! Limit ONE 4 pack per customer.

    They just posted via FB
  6. EJJ1848

    EJJ1848 Savant (360) Minnesota Jun 24, 2013

    Another liquor store I stopped at released some of this today. Wonder if distributors were sitting on it
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  7. shadetree67

    shadetree67 Savant (270) Minnesota Sep 11, 2013

    When are we getting backyard?
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  8. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Initiate (0) Minnesota Feb 15, 2005

    1 bottle limit now, still at least 10 bottles left.
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  9. We are not, according to the GI rep.
  10. It was obvious early on we were not getting any Backyard. It was not my favorite varient anyway. I traded my last 2 bottles to my buddy. The Prop now there is an amazing beer.
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  11. Cyclone8

    Cyclone8 Savant (425) Minnesota Oct 19, 2011

    Still, it would be nice to, ya know, get some. We are essentially a neighboring state to IL, yet we get none (as we got basically no Bramble Rye two years ago nor Cherry Rye last year). They shipped it all over the country, it would be nice if they deemed us worthy to receive an allotment.
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  12. shadetree67

    shadetree67 Savant (270) Minnesota Sep 11, 2013

    Just like to know why mn gets overlooked on these. I have heard the volume explanation but don't buy it 100%
  13. Yes it is obvious they don't deem us worthy. If my friends and i wouldn't have gone to Chicago this year we wouldn't have gotten any coffee.
  14. BrettHead

    BrettHead Advocate (525) Nebraska Sep 18, 2010

    It's weird out there...No Coffee ever came to Nebraska this year (first time that happened). We got a lot more backyard than we did cherry or bramble, although it came late as Ristaccia said.
  15. I agree with Striker; Backyard wasn't very impressive.
    Props is 2nd behind the coffee for me.
    The jury is still out on the barley wine.
    I hope it improves in the bottle, but it was pretty tasty out of the keg.
    Regular is stellar this year.

    I didn't care for the Cherry Rye as much either last year, but have heard it's gotten better.
  16. McRyan

    McRyan Aficionado (220) Minnesota Jul 25, 2012

    I agree with the barley wine as well. I'd like to try it on tap to see if it's better.
  17. DrZeus10

    DrZeus10 Savant (265) Minnesota Jun 1, 2013

    Liquor Barrel - SLP got in a shipment of barley wine, 1 bottle limit ($5.99) will take reservations for the first 24 people to request it via their FB page. Must pick it up before 8pm tonight.
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  18. EJJ1848

    EJJ1848 Savant (360) Minnesota Jun 24, 2013

    MGM uptown also had some earlier. Kind of scattered throughout. From what I've gathered we are getting more BArley wine as a kickback for not getting backyard
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  19. BA FTW! Thanks for the heads up. I stopped in there, grabbed a bottle and some extras, and then swung into Steel Toe. Why? Because awesome.
  20. plumcrazyfx

    plumcrazyfx Savant (420) Minnesota Aug 26, 2010

    I'm not buying an GI regulars just on principle. I say, FU Jobu.
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  21. 4four4

    4four4 Aficionado (215) Minnesota Apr 27, 2007

    Is this brewed in Fort Collins?
  22. DrZeus10

    DrZeus10 Savant (265) Minnesota Jun 1, 2013

    Not a problem, gotta spread the wealth. BCBBW + Steel Toe sounds like a pretty stellar Wednesday to me. Cheers!
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  23. Edina liquor on York got some, 5.99 per bottle, no limit, just sitting quietly on the shelf. They also had a few bottles of Ballast Point Dorado and Tongue Buckler left.
  24. Lyndale had 4-pks BBBW 2 day @$17.99 no limit on display
  25. mnbearsfan

    mnbearsfan Savant (390) Minnesota Dec 25, 2009

    Central Waters for $18 bucks!!!!!! There is a reason it is no limit. It was $13 bucks at a few places
  26. No my friend this is GI BCBBW,, this is a GI thread
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2014
  27. maximum12

    maximum12 Advocate (735) Minnesota Jan 21, 2008

    This is the Goose Island thread, I'm thinking it was GI BBBW!
  28. McRyan

    McRyan Aficionado (220) Minnesota Jul 25, 2012

    What a joke $12.99 at Stinson..
  29. Ummm.you are talking about the wrong brew read up higher a few post it was GI
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  30. MNBeer1017

    MNBeer1017 Advocate (505) Minnesota Mar 27, 2013


    Still a few cases left as of an hr ago
  31. Lyndale is out. Those boxes were empty.
  32. McRyan

    McRyan Aficionado (220) Minnesota Jul 25, 2012

    I'm not CWBBW $12.99 @ Stinson.
  33. its $12.99 at most places
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  34. I picked up a 4-pack (limit 1) of GI BCBW at Zipps in Minneapolis after work today for $18.99. It appears that they received three cases.
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  35. McRyan

    McRyan Aficionado (220) Minnesota Jul 25, 2012

    Central Ave had over a case left of BCBW 2 bottle max $5.49.
  36. MNBeer1017

    MNBeer1017 Advocate (505) Minnesota Mar 27, 2013

    Backyard is in twin cities this week I got 1 bottle
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  37. Seefeldt

    Seefeldt Savant (345) Minnesota May 15, 2008

    Ditto in Rochester. Already gone at Apollo.
  38. shadetree67

    shadetree67 Savant (270) Minnesota Sep 11, 2013

    Oh man. I've called around but no luck yet. Could someone Bm me some info
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  39. elliott1184

    elliott1184 Savant (320) Minnesota Mar 31, 2011

    No luck so far either; anyone care to share where?
  40. Well, looks like the cat's out of the bag...

    Every man for himself.
    PM your friends.
    But don't share anything for the truck chasers!
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