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Goose Island Coffee and Cherry

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by Mista, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. Jagen

    Jagen Aficionado (135) Illinois Oct 1, 2012

    I just googled 96 barrels to fl oz and did ÷ 22 ÷ 12...I just assumed their conversion was right and didn't check it...but you're right
  2. MIA4IPA

    MIA4IPA Aficionado (240) Illinois Aug 23, 2012

    IMO the coffee this year was fabulous better than last years!! The Cherry not so much even though it won Gold, it was not worth what I paid for a btl of $30. Bring back Bramble that was Stupidly Awesome!! It's crazy how these retail stores are getting away with selling the limited beers, every year its higher and higher and I know what they pay for the cases that come in. The most you should be paying for Coffee and Cherry in IL is $21.99 and that is with a sweet markup. Anything above that is outrageous IMO. If this trend continues I'm going to save my money for my everyday beers.
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  3. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    Heaven Hill bourbon barrels are 53 gallons. When GI says "96 barrels" - are they implying 96 actual bourbon barrels or using the standard beer barrels size of 31 gallons and just referencing that?
  4. Kwaz

    Kwaz Aficionado (165) Illinois Mar 31, 2012

    Don't forget that some beer evaporates from each barrel before bottling.
  5. Pretty sure KY got screwed by A-B this year.
  6. neeko530

    neeko530 Zealot (95) Indiana Oct 17, 2012

    hit indiana late last week. our entire chain got one case of cherry rye. very disappointing
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  7. Vav

    Vav Savant (495) Illinois Jul 27, 2008

    GI didnt say 96 BBLS, i did.
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  8. Theeabyss

    Theeabyss Aficionado (190) Illinois Apr 19, 2012

    Still sticking with my 150 case count. Barrel count and production and distribution #'s for resale/retail and bar use are never the same.
  9. Vav

    Vav Savant (495) Illinois Jul 27, 2008

    You're wrong, though. It's closer to 1300 cases.
  10. Theeabyss

    Theeabyss Aficionado (190) Illinois Apr 19, 2012

    Sounds good.
  11. <whiny voice>But how many were kept in Illinois and how many were sent out to NYC?!??!?!??!!!??!!!</whiny voice>

    In some seriousness, if past releases are any indication, there's a pallet or two in that refrigerated walk-in at the brewery (oh, to get the chance at a Supermarket Sweep-type run through there...).
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  12. repivk

    repivk Zealot (95) Minnesota Dec 8, 2012

    I would love to get my hands on a bottle of the Cherry Rye if anyone has one to spare, feel free to message me if anyone is willing.
  13. joehill

    joehill Aficionado (235) New York Apr 11, 2008

    ok, if i'm able to grab a bottle next time i'm there, i'll send you a message.
  14. maddogg

    maddogg Aficionado (185) New York Jan 15, 2010

    Thats ridiculous. Bolt Cutter for $33 its sitting on shelves out here on Long Island. Plentiful
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  15. lurchingbeast

    lurchingbeast Initiate (0) Illinois Feb 19, 2009

    I was thinking more along the lines of Reservoir Dogs...
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  16. Crookdrain

    Crookdrain Savant (455) New York Jan 13, 2010

    I was promised one bottle of Cherry Rye from my friend who owns a store in Brooklyn. Supposedly its coming in tomorrow. If he actually gets some in and has extra I'll post the location and price here. I'm only going to buy one.
  17. Crookdrain

    Crookdrain Savant (455) New York Jan 13, 2010

    Joe Hill - if you're interested in Cherry Rye, and I'm able to get some, maybe we could do a direct trade for the Bolt Cutter. Let me know.
  18. I'm from Long Island as well and it's actually pretty crazy how many places have Bolt Cutter just sitting there right now. I could easily buy a case right now if I wanted to. I guess the price coupled with how bad it's gotten slammed by people isn't really doing it any favors.

    Then again, I know many states won't even get it and it has sold out quickly in other locations. Feast or famine, I guess. Btw, haven't seen it going for over $25 yet around here.
  19. MUMike

    MUMike Aficionado (155) Missouri Feb 3, 2012

    Do any of those places with Bolt Cutter ship? I'd like to get some.
  20. Crookdrain

    Crookdrain Savant (455) New York Jan 13, 2010

    Eagle doesn't ship, and at $33, it's probably not worth paying any additional shipping cost anyway.
  21. MUMike

    MUMike Aficionado (155) Missouri Feb 3, 2012

    Agreed, but I was responding to PsilohsaiBiN who said he hasn't seen it above $25 and said he could buy a case if he wanted to. I like that kind of party.
  22. joehill

    joehill Aficionado (235) New York Apr 11, 2008

    most definitely!
  23. Sorry, they don't ship. It's just weird, figured it would all be gone by now. I've had one for about 2 weeks, and still haven't got to try it yet cause I'm pretty busy this time of year. From what I've read so far, I should apparently drain pour, without bothering to take sip.
  24. mattizmyname

    mattizmyname Aficionado (150) Aug 2, 2012

    If Deca is any indication Bolt Cutter should be alright in 5 years time. . . If you love expensive IPAs however it's drinking great right now.
  25. I love IPAs and barleywines...I'll take my chances !
  26. I'd be happy to trade some Bolt Cutter(me) for either Cherry or Coffee if anyone is looking.
  27. Bond111

    Bond111 Savant (345) Minnesota Feb 14, 2011

    I have the same offer up. I have access to plenty of Bolt Cutter, for some Cherry Rye, and or possibly Vanilla(wishing someone would hook me up to finally get to try this).
  28. mattizmyname

    mattizmyname Aficionado (150) Aug 2, 2012

    you're probably not going to have much luck trading bolt cutter for bourbon county as they're pretty much exact same distribution, with bolt cutter being much more abundant.
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  29. Found this out the hard way, unfortunately... :(
  30. I'll say it one more time, the amount of Bolt Cutter sitting out on shelves right now is mind boggling. Does it suck that bad(haven't tried it yet, workin like a dog)?
  31. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Champion (835) New York Dec 13, 2009

    i liked it out of the gate and i do envision it becoming more tasty as the hops chill out and the booze mellows. there are some beers that actually do improve with age (BCBVS, BCBBrambleS, even founders Blushing Monk got a lot better over time)...however, YMMV. it could be a dud in a year.
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  32. POTABLE83

    POTABLE83 Savant (450) New York Jun 21, 2012

    It's tasty but it's really too hoppy right now IMO. oh, and much too expensive in nyc.
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  33. There had to be a reason that they did this with the hops. Perhaps they brewed a small batch of this years ago(knowing know that it will in fact age favorably), and when the hops fade it turns into a complex, more well blended masterpiece? One can hope, can't they?
  34. POTABLE83

    POTABLE83 Savant (450) New York Jun 21, 2012

    I sure hope so since I don't plan on drinking my second bottle any time soon.
  35. kreg02

    kreg02 Aficionado (195) Illinois Nov 19, 2012

    Did this GI thread just turn into a BC one?
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  36. kingjohnh

    kingjohnh Savant (385) New Mexico Nov 3, 2009

    Rare > Normal > Coffee > Vanilla, though all are great.
  37. Gatch

    Gatch Savant (465) Massachusetts Nov 29, 2006

    Did these make it to MA? If so, where?!
  38. Crookdrain

    Crookdrain Savant (455) New York Jan 13, 2010

    Just checked my Brooklyn beer store as well as Top Hops in the city - neither got any Cherry Rye and don't expect to for a few weeks, according to the distributor.
  39. Thirstygoat

    Thirstygoat Savant (455) Illinois Nov 22, 2012

    My local store, downstate Illinois, got a case of Coffee but zero Cherry Rye. They sound like that's it for this batch.
  40. MisterBisco

    MisterBisco Advocate (550) New York Feb 18, 2009

    I checked at New Beer Distributors, they also said they haven't gotten Cherry yet (but had some Coffee in stock). Said the distributors were going to be sending it (but then added, "but you never know what you actually are going to get.")