Goose Island Bourbon County variants

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

  1. I'm hearing no Backyard Rye from everywhere I've called in the west metro. Anyone else hearing differently?
  2. psychotia

    psychotia Savant (385) Minnesota Jun 27, 2009

    My casual effort was four stores over one week, so to walk away from that with two bottles of the reg BCBS... Eh I'll take it.
  3. That's just nutz, considering I got a bottle of Cherry Rye last year for $23 - at a metro restaurant.
  4. DrZeus10

    DrZeus10 Savant (295) Minnesota Jun 1, 2013

    I'd like to try the coffee, any chance you'd share where you found them?
  5. McRyan

    McRyan Savant (255) Minnesota Jul 25, 2012

    Did you call Haskell's?
  6. No, didn't try Haskell's (Minnetonka) this week, but last week they said they weren't getting any BCBS or variants.

    I did just see Chicone's in Hudson posted that they have BCBS, BCBCS and Backyard Rye this morning for anyone over that way.
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2013
  7. MNPikey

    MNPikey Advocate (575) Minnesota Feb 27, 2011

    Chicones is sold out. They received 3 bottles of Backyard Rye, lol.
  8. jera1350

    jera1350 Champion (835) Minnesota Dec 15, 2007

    This is exactly what would happen here if the distributors would send variants to stores rather than restaurants. We would have ourselves plenty of bitching then too.
  9. So, can we go back to blaming Goose Island? :)
  10. AnalogErik

    AnalogErik Advocate (510) Minnesota Jul 23, 2013

    Yep, safe bet. I think we really need to aim the fervor at AB Inbev, because, why not.
  11. Personally, I blame Schell's for getting me into this whole craft thing. Jerks.
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  12. AnalogErik

    AnalogErik Advocate (510) Minnesota Jul 23, 2013

    lets not for get summit. DAMN YOU SUMMIT EPA! WHY DID YOU HAVE TO BE SO GOOD!
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  13. MNPikey

    MNPikey Advocate (575) Minnesota Feb 27, 2011

    I blame Obama. And Bush. And Donald Trump. Miley Cyrus too.
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  14. Douggo

    Douggo Savant (295) Minnesota Oct 24, 2009

    Are we letting Pete's Wicked Ale off the hook?
  15. NeedBeerHere

    NeedBeerHere Initiate (0) Minnesota Nov 21, 2013

    Is that stuff still actually on the market. I was washing my glasses the other day an wondering cause I have a few pint glasses that I got free at a bar. Just interested as I don't think I have saw that beer for a 1000 years. not that I wanted to. :)
  16. plumcrazyfx

    plumcrazyfx Savant (450) Minnesota Aug 26, 2010

    I know it won't make a difference, but I used the "contact us" button on the GI website and let them know exactly how much I spent on their product last year and how little I will from now on and exactly why.
  17. AnalogErik

    AnalogErik Advocate (510) Minnesota Jul 23, 2013

    Ive heard backyard has shown up and disappeared within minutes.

    I follow beer info on this and a couple other threads.... How are people getting to it so quick?! lol.
  18. Sorry, just saw this. Northgate Liquor in Andover. I'm sure it's gone now, but they had a case of each coffee and barleywine. 2 bottle limit on each. Also got their last bottle of Gillian
  19. DrZeus10

    DrZeus10 Savant (295) Minnesota Jun 1, 2013

    No worries, no guarantee I would have made it in time anyway. Thanks for the info though.
  20. shadetree67

    shadetree67 Savant (350) Minnesota Sep 11, 2013

    Has anyone in the MSP area found backyard rye?
  21. AnalogErik

    AnalogErik Advocate (510) Minnesota Jul 23, 2013

    Already heard "come and gone" from downtown Lunds and a couple other places. An earlier poster said their shop got 3 bottles. Surdyks gave me the "not this week for sure, but we dont know if we are getting any at all at this point"
  22. SipIt

    SipIt Aficionado (215) Minnesota Jul 18, 2013

    Went to a bottle shop in NE yesterday that was releasing bcbs, bcbbw, and bcbcs. I was told their distributor has not received any of the backyard rye yet. With that being said, it's obviously even more limited.

    By the way, I showed up at 3:40 for a 4:00 release and didn't get any Bourbon County at all. I did get another bottle of Abyss though. F it, if leaving work 2 hours early isn't good enough I give up.
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  23. Bildo

    Bildo Aficionado (195) Minnesota Jan 24, 2013

    I share a bottle also and they also usually have bcbs on tap. also had a nice pour of hopslam cleanse the palate.
  24. SipIt

    SipIt Aficionado (215) Minnesota Jul 18, 2013

    Say what? Who normally has bcbs on tap?
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  25. hamham

    hamham Aficionado (195) Minnesota Oct 26, 2011

    i'm glad i didn't even bother trying there. as soon as stores put this stuff on facebook/twitter it's not worth it. they must want a bunch of bearded guys milling around their small store for a half hour.
  26. AnalogErik

    AnalogErik Advocate (510) Minnesota Jul 23, 2013

    Surdyks still had 3-4 bottle of abyss on the shelf. Also had some hammer of the holy from clown shoes.

    Hopefully they some backyard.
  27. I walked into Pizza Luce downtown about 2 months ago and they had BCBS on tap, was clearly a keg from last year, and it was delicious.
  28. I'm new to craft beer scene and this site. What does "PM him" mean? I'd take the abyss and extra 2 bottles of bcbs for a darkness offer from mmulebarn as well but not sure how we go about that.
  29. SipIt

    SipIt Aficionado (215) Minnesota Jul 18, 2013

    And to think my MIL is their director of HR or something like think I'd hear so such a thing, Nooo....:)
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  31. AndrewPalmer

    AndrewPalmer Savant (420) Minnesota Jan 11, 2013

    Wayzata wine and spirits has 10 or so bottles of Abyss and 2 4pks of coffee left @ 730ish when I walked out with a 4 pk
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  32. cmannes

    cmannes Savant (400) Minnesota Mar 15, 2009

    PM = Private Message
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  33. NeedBeerHere

    NeedBeerHere Initiate (0) Minnesota Nov 21, 2013

    Ironically I just went on the Chicago craigslist and found someone with "decent" prices for the things he was selling. I asked if I bought all the stuff he was selling, would he be willing to ship? I ended up getting a bottle of '11 Bramble Rye, the Backyard Bramble, Proprietors, a 4-pack of BCBS, and he threw in an extra BCBS. I REALLY had written off the bottles as I didn't think about the temps lately. Ironically everything arrived yesterday with no problems of leaking or breakage. I don't think I could have found a worse time frame to ship. Luckily BCBS anything has a rather high ABV. I'm back on the site again but have to wait the 30 days to trade.
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2013
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  34. SipIt

    SipIt Aficionado (215) Minnesota Jul 18, 2013

    I am quite jealous of that Proprietors....
  35. AnalogErik

    AnalogErik Advocate (510) Minnesota Jul 23, 2013

    Haskells downtown had some Backyard today. They opened at 9 am. It was sold out at 9:10 am. I was there at 9:15

  36. MRC711

    MRC711 Aficionado (195) Minnesota Oct 22, 2007

    Bad info. No backyard. Just the others.
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  37. AnalogErik

    AnalogErik Advocate (510) Minnesota Jul 23, 2013

    Ah, I called last night on my way to class, and asked if they would have any backyard. The guy said "Tomorrow at 9" maybe he just heard it as "goose island bourbon county backyard rye"
  38. chrisp450

    chrisp450 Savant (335) Minnesota Oct 23, 2012

    Unless the buyer is really up on the stuff (or its a place like the firkins, blue max, etc)... none of the standard clerks are going to know the difference. Last year a store told me they only had bourbon County in a goose island sampler pack. I knew better...
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  39. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Savant (365) Illinois Jan 13, 2012

    Why didn't you just go to the Clybourn pub? They tapped both Cherry Rye and Coffee in the afternoon/evening.
  40. mnphish

    mnphish Savant (375) Minnesota Aug 19, 2012

    wish I saw this post sooner I could have grabbed the coffee, literally 5 minutes from my house.