Goose Island in Tx. email response

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by icetrauma, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. thirdeye11

    thirdeye11 Savant (485) Texas Feb 3, 2009 Verified

    Drink what you want, when you want. Why let someone else tell you otherwise?
     
  2. dumptruck81

    dumptruck81 Savant (440) Texas Dec 28, 2011 Verified

    Just for my personal tastes but BCBC>Lolita>Juliet>Christmas Ale
    I'd go with the Lolita cause it's pretty damn good
     
  3. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (645) Texas Nov 27, 2011 Verified

    Oh I'll eventually drink them all, but since I dont know them, I didnt know if there was 1 thats considered better than the others in that group, etc. Just wondering. (Christmas Ale will be had with Christmas dinner this year)
     
  4. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Their Vintage ales are the ones with this logo:
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  5. champ103

    champ103 Champion (920) Texas Sep 3, 2007

    90% of what I buy and drink is made in Houston or Austin, because I really like the beers being produced from many of those breweries. Not because of the fact they happen to be local to me. I have no issue what so ever drinking something made by AB-Inbev, if there was something I wanted to drink. There are a handful of of Goose Island beers that will probably make the other various 10% of my beer buying.

    Edit: In fact, I am up visiting the family right now in Illinois. I enjoyed a Goose Island Nut Brown last night. An excellent traditional brown ale. That was in much better condition than the incredibly old keg of Dark Horse Crooked Tree that tasted like crap, and I don't feel a bit of remorse.
     
  6. Walt

    Walt Initiate (0) Texas Aug 6, 2006

    HomeField should be getting Matilda in on Friday. So it will go up then or Saturday sometime!
     
  7. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Savant (455) Texas Sep 30, 2007

    I happen to know a few brewers in NH that were better than some. .....then again, "were" is the operative term.

    :..( How i miss my Poharznik Imperial stout.....may pennechuck brewing rest in peace.

    and yes, i just used your post to lament about pennechuck brewing.

    so there.
     
  8. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (645) Texas Nov 27, 2011 Verified

    You should. My cellar is currently overflowing (literally) and more is on the way.

    This is why I use Untappd now - I need it to remember what the heck I've had. :confused:
     
  9. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    That's why I started using it last September. lol

    I can only fathom the things that I've had and don't remember because it was before that existed.
     
  10. EA728

    EA728 Savant (415) Texas Jul 17, 2010 Verified

    College Station O'Bannon's is tapping a keg of Honker's Ale tonight at 8pm.
    They're also tapping a Karbach BB Hellfighter and a cask of Yule Shoot Your Eye Out. Should be fun.
     
  11. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Can you buy Karbach in CS in bottles/cans? That's a lot closer than Houston, lol.
     
  12. EA728

    EA728 Savant (415) Texas Jul 17, 2010 Verified

    Yes, we get most of their products. Any limited releases make it here via keg at O'Bannon's or Harvey Washbangers. We got Krunkin, Fra-Gee-Lay, and even some Bodacious.
     
  13. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    So I can walk into an HEB and get their normal releases over there? Sweet. I'll keep that in the back of my head if I'm ever near College Station. I wish they had a map of their distro area anywhere on their website.

    Or send some to Austin. ;)
     
  14. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Goose Island is the loser of that Trio... lol
     
  15. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Seriously. Honkers. *fart noise*
     
  16. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    you just made me look like a weirdo to my co-workers.

    Literal LOL. :)
     
  17. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Was talking with the beer guy at a store I frequent... he mentioned that the space Goose requires (specifically 312/Honkers/IPA) is most likely going to force him to cut down his Belgian/British selection.

    Still lookin forward to this? :)
     
  18. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Tell him to cut shelf space for Budweiser products.

    He can put one row of Bud and a sign that says every size he carries. No need to put every size/container/color possibility of Bud Light on display.
     
  19. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (645) Texas Nov 27, 2011 Verified

    Unless you expand the store, adding something ALWAYS requires removing or reducing something else. Would you rather have GI or some dusty English beers no one drinks? I don't see the issue here, despite that everyone wants to demonize GI now.
     
  20. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Advocate (640) Texas Nov 20, 2011 Verified

    Goose Island IPA and Matilda are on tap at Tap Exchange in SA.
     
  21. TxUltraRunner

    TxUltraRunner Advocate (500) Texas Aug 16, 2012 Verified

    Matilda on tap at Rockwells
     
  22. Chuk_Hell

    Chuk_Hell Savant (280) Texas Apr 12, 2012

    Not every store stocks that stuff. The problem of shelf space is fairly universal whether the shelves are full of craft and imports or include BMC. With new breweries opening all the time and breweries new to the Texas market coming fast and furious finding space to merchandise it all can be quite a headace.
     
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  23. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (610) Texas Apr 26, 2007

    Very true. There's been a huge influx of authentic craft beer and quality imports coming into the TX market over the past couple of years, and even some of the larger craft-centered stores are starting to run out of space. Budco's marketing tactics don't help, but they're not necessarily the root of the problem for some retailers.
     
  24. Daemose

    Daemose Advocate (505) Texas Oct 3, 2011 Verified

    I had Sophie at Nobi Public, delicious.
     
  25. HoustonZ33

    HoustonZ33 Savant (335) Texas Sep 10, 2012

    So when will we get BCBS here in Houston you think?
     
  26. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    No one knows. I'd say late 2013/2014 as a guess.
     
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  27. Azzy

    Azzy Savant (300) Texas Jul 16, 2012

    Mmmm bcbs. I hope the quality is the same. All bs aside, bcbs Is delicious fresh and aged.
     
  28. beeragent

    beeragent Advocate (635) Texas Aug 16, 2005 Verified Subscriber

    So is Goose Island available yet at Specs or Gabriel's in San Antonio?
     
  29. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Probably in Kegs.

    They are only shipping kegs until some point next year.
     
  30. was told the Packages of GI should be Available in early or mid march..
     
  31. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Advocate (640) Texas Nov 20, 2011 Verified

    They have kegs of Honkers Ale
     
  32. Walt

    Walt Initiate (0) Texas Aug 6, 2006

    Matilda is on tap at HomeField now.
     
  33. aschwab

    aschwab Advocate (585) Texas Mar 3, 2009

    They had the Honkers and IPA at Hopfields on Wednesday.

    I was not really impressed by the IPA. Tasted very....weak...for an IPA.
     
  34. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    It's an English IPA. Isn't supposed to have the intense hop that an American IPA will have.
     
  35. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (805) Texas Apr 21, 2010 Subscriber

    I have always enjoyed the IPA. To me it's one of the better ones on the market
     
  36. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Sounds like you aren't a hophead. ;)

    It's not a bad IPA by any means, but it needs to be taken in context.
     
  37. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (805) Texas Apr 21, 2010 Subscriber

    I am for sure a hop head, but its a very good beer to me. I can appreciate both extremely hoppy beers and less hoppy IPAs. Just depends on my mood.
     
  38. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Like I said, it's an English IPA. I think people expect it to be like 512 or Deep Ellum IPA. It's just a different beast. I'll be glad to be able to get it on tap. In Houston I've only seen the vintage beers on tap.
     
  39. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (805) Texas Apr 21, 2010 Subscriber

    I'm for sure ready for all this stuff to hit the DFW area, more so in bottles though.
     
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  40. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    I was at Whip In Wednesday afternoon and apparently they already whipped through a keg of Sofie.