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Goose Island Bourbon County variants

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

  1. MNBeerGeek

    MNBeerGeek Advocate (510) Minnesota Jun 25, 2013

    Well no time for chasing BCBCS.. oh well
     
  2. AnalogErik

    AnalogErik Savant (445) Minnesota Jul 23, 2013

    I tasked my poor father to drop by a shop on his way home from work (its like 5 blocks from his house) so hopefully he can score some for me.
     
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  3. called liquor barrel today and they were already sold out... called the mgm in SLP and they don't know if they are getting any. sometimes it sucks having a job and not being able to chase down trucks.... wait... what?
     
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  4. MinnMade

    MinnMade Disciple (55) Minnesota Apr 22, 2013

    My local store was handing out mixed 4-packs (2 regular + 1 coffee + 1 BW). It wasn't on the shelf, had to ask. Also scored a bottle of Abyss. Considering I woke up to fresh dog crap all over my house, I'm still feeling really lucky today. It's out there!
     
  5. MNPikey

    MNPikey Advocate (500) Minnesota Feb 27, 2011

    Went looking right after work yesterday and today. I usually get off between 1-2pm. Have been able to secure 2x Barleywine, 2x Coffee, and 6x Regular so far. I stopped at 4 stores total and called many more. Seems alot of stores will be getting it later in the week or even next week. Any some mentioned getting variants later this week after getting just the regular Monday or Tuesday.
     
  6. doner24

    doner24 Aficionado (175) Minnesota Apr 16, 2013

    8 more bottles of BCBS at MGM off of 494 and Rockford with a 2 bottle limit.
     
  7. AnalogErik

    AnalogErik Savant (445) Minnesota Jul 23, 2013

    Yeah I lucked out, F44, walked in there after lunch, saw the trucks in the lot.... Got a mixed 4, 2 regular, 1 BW, 1 Coffee, and scored 1 regular at the MGM by lake calhoun. Ive got rumors about a 2nd wave friday at some of the bigger stores like Lunds/Byerlies, but nothing definitive.

    I also scored 3 abyss, and picked up some other random stuff.
     
  8. MNPikey

    MNPikey Advocate (500) Minnesota Feb 27, 2011

    Gone already

     
  9. bsp77

    bsp77 Savant (490) Minnesota Apr 27, 2008

    Wow, so that is like 3 1/3 of the regular. Did not know that! Well, I have other things I would trade, like a 2010 Abyss. But this isn't a trading forum, so I should shut up.
     
  10. doner24

    doner24 Aficionado (175) Minnesota Apr 16, 2013

    Wow, I posted that as I left the store with no one else in there.
     
  11. how much was the bomber of Abyss?
     
  12. $16.99
     
  13. dzyneguru

    dzyneguru Savant (360) Minnesota Jan 15, 2010

    Sids in Bloomington... Ready... Go!
     
  14. zeledonia

    zeledonia Advocate (535) Minnesota Nov 23, 2008

    Why, exactly? Because then it might only sell out in 2 hours, instead of 30 minutes?
     
  15. dzyneguru

    dzyneguru Savant (360) Minnesota Jan 15, 2010

    I have yet to meet someone that scored one bottle and said "well, I'm all set on BCBS." That's why.
     
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  16. McRyan

    McRyan Aficionado (230) Minnesota Jul 25, 2012

    What has been the price for the singles you have been seeing? I'm going to local bottle shop out of desperation that notoriously over prices all special releases.
     
  17. dzyneguru

    dzyneguru Savant (360) Minnesota Jan 15, 2010

    4.99 - 5.99 per bottle
     
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  18. Mealhouse

    Mealhouse Savant (365) Minnesota Feb 19, 2012

    Does a 2 bottle limit change that? Even a 4-pack limit is going to upset some people who feel they need a case. With such little to go around most of these shops are in no win situation when it comes to limits, either they anger those who feel they deserve more or they anger those who can't be to the store within an hour of it hitting the floor.
     
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  19. AnalogErik

    AnalogErik Savant (445) Minnesota Jul 23, 2013

    This is why I liked what F44 did, they knew the demand was insane, and they knew they would have limited supplies, so they bundled 2 regulars, 1 coffee and 1 barleywine to help everyone get the variety.
     
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  20. shadetree67

    shadetree67 Savant (330) Minnesota Sep 11, 2013

    I called right after you posted this and there were 9 coffee bottles left. Arrived w/i 15 minutes and they were gone.
    got some barleywine though. Hope to get the coffee at some point
     
  21. Drank a coffee version with my wife last night and it was delicious. It is a beer that is best just slightly chilled. I didn't like my first few sips which seemed out of balance and kind of harsh when it was cold. Once it warmed up though, it was awesome. Going to be hard to give up the bottles I have promised out to other BAs who missed out, but you have to share the beer when you can. Plus, I am either lucky or an alcoholic as I was able to score some at each and every store I stopped at (Rochester). Even passed on Coffee and BW at multiple locations so others could get some.
    I wish there was some Backyard to be found, but I am pretty sure we didn't get any down here, otherwise I would have been hooked up with at least 1.
     
  22. AnalogErik

    AnalogErik Savant (445) Minnesota Jul 23, 2013

    RUB IT IN SOME MORE!

    j/k - Lucky you!
     
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  23. dzyneguru

    dzyneguru Savant (360) Minnesota Jan 15, 2010

    Yeah, obviously there will always be those that want more (I'm among them), but I guess I feel like 2 bottles is worth a trip. Drink one, cellar one. Or drink one, share one. And in the case of Cellars in Eagan, you had to choose between regular and coffee... you couldn't even get one of each.
     
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  24. MGM in Minnetonka has it: 1 bottle limit, $8 a bottle. Have at it....I passed because I'm sick of their insane price gouging on limited releases.
     
  25. Petcha

    Petcha Savant (295) Minnesota Jul 30, 2012

    Lake Wine did the same thing, thought it was a good idea as well.
     
  26. MNPikey

    MNPikey Advocate (500) Minnesota Feb 27, 2011

    Liquor Boy $7.99 each limit 2
     
  27. XmnwildX12

    XmnwildX12 Champion (780) Minnesota Nov 12, 2010

    Just need to get a large group of people with a bus and head to Chicago for Black Friday. I have gone down the last two years and it has been totally worth it, especially if you do the Clybourn event.

    Can't wait to open them with some friends who couldn't make it.
     
  28. MNPikey

    MNPikey Advocate (500) Minnesota Feb 27, 2011

    Also, Plymouth Liquor 2 limit.
     
  29. Steasy66

    Steasy66 Savant (345) Minnesota Feb 23, 2012

    "I'm in favor of 1 bottle limits when I'm the 24th to arrive, 2 bottle limits when I'm the 12th to arrive, 4 bottle limits when I'm the 6th to arrive, and no limits when I get there first."
    -Every limited release thread
     
  30. supercolter

    supercolter Savant (455) Wisconsin Apr 19, 2006

    Anyone seen any on the east side? I am getting sadder with each visit to my local stores.
     
  31. who are all of you?
     
  32. So XmnwildX12 what all did you get. I went also with a couple buddies and did well.
     
  33. maximum12

    maximum12 Champion (755) Minnesota Jan 21, 2008

    The better question is, who are you & have you brought more wild pear sour?
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2013
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  34. I've seen BCS for $5.99 and the Coffee & Barleywine for $4.99. One bottle limit stinks if you only go to one store but I get the thought behind it. They have to try and let everyone have a taste of the nectar! That being said if I only got one bottle of BCS I'd have a hard time not cellaring it. Can't wait to open my '08, it might be time.

    Just so everyone knows some stores still haven't put out their BCS and some get it Thursday or Friday so there is still hope for all of you. Happy Hunting!
     
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  35. plumcrazyfx

    plumcrazyfx Savant (440) Minnesota Aug 26, 2010

    I'd feel better about this but the problem is I'm not satisfied with my zero and those guys aren't satisfied with the 4-pack + they're already gotten. And those guys don't seem to have jobs so I'm working out of a hole in trying to find these places that aren't getting it until Thu-Fri.
     
  36. hoeg0015

    hoeg0015 Savant (340) Minnesota Jul 15, 2008

    I've found that life is better when you're satisfied with your zero.
     
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  37. plumcrazyfx

    plumcrazyfx Savant (440) Minnesota Aug 26, 2010

    Actually, I've come to the conclusion that the truck chasers either are destroying their credit cards or selling drugs. Only way to explain the seeming lack of jobs yet endless supply of beer money. I'm writing down names - let's see how good you are at getting rare beers with the drug task force close on your heels.
     
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  38. MattyG85

    MattyG85 Champion (800) Minnesota Aug 31, 2010

    I wonder if any of the car accidents have been from truck chasers sliding around on ice and snow? Pretty bad timing on the big releases this month.
     
  39. I got a pretty good truck chasers story. Will share later. Made me laugh.
     
  40. Chumley22

    Chumley22 Zealot (85) Minnesota Sep 28, 2013

    It reminds me when my wife was chasing Beenie Babies in the 80's!!!
     

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