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Goose Island in Tx. email response

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

  1. dfree23

    dfree23 Aficionado (110) Texas Dec 1, 2010

    BCBS is great, got a bottle today for free for the first time.
    It was as good as I have heard.
     
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  2. MStein21530

    MStein21530 Aspirant (35) Texas Sep 15, 2012

    It's on draft in San Antonio now.
     
  3. beeragent

    beeragent Savant (490) Texas Aug 16, 2005

  4. ehsteve

    ehsteve Aficionado (225) Texas Jan 13, 2009

    Dallas/Fort Worth? Really want a pint or bottle of something Goose Island to celebrate the Wildcats' win today.
     
  5. TapThat

    TapThat Aficionado (160) Oregon Nov 8, 2012

    Matilda going on at Banger's this week.
     
  6. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Got tired of waiting. Got some 2012 BCBS and BCBCS coming in a trade.

    Banger's needs to negociate us a few kegs of BCBS. :D I'm certain by now they are they are Brown's #1 keg client (outside of Spec's) in town. That place RUNS through some beer! They've done some special tap releases with them before in the past (like the big New Belgium Lips of Faith event with 6-8 (?) vintage LoF beers on tap. That was epic.
     
  7. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (540) Texas Apr 26, 2007

    World of Beer Stone Oak. They have Matilda on draft according to their mobile app. The Tap Exchange had Sofie at one point, but I think it blew already.
     
  8. TapThat

    TapThat Aficionado (160) Oregon Nov 8, 2012

    Hah, would love for this to happen. If BCBS ever makes its in to our town, I guarantee we'll get enough to provide all the BA's with their fix.
     
  9. StArnoldFan

    StArnoldFan Advocate (585) Texas Dec 28, 2012

    Nobi Public House had this on Facebook yesterday...

    15 hours ago near Webster via mobile
    Goose Island Brewing will be by Nobi Public House tomorrow night @8pm sampling Matilda! Stop in and let them buy you a drink:)
     
  10. Ford

    Ford Savant (470) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    Nobi Public House has had a couple of GI kegs so far I think.
     
  11. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Oh my fucking god. I just got my trade w/ BCBS in it.

    I don't curse much, but BCBS, where have you BEEN my entire life?! Already posted a review... but wow.

    Now I understand the fuss and muss.

    God bless cold days when I get trades that are actually at refridgerator temperature right before I'm about to hit the hay for the night.

    I'm not sure how BCBCS can (somehow) be better than this... but I aim to find out!
     
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  12. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    It's not much better, but it is better. I'm waiting on 2 bottles of Coffee as we speak. Have plenty of BCBS so I'm covered there.

    Learn to spread them out. I have enough to last a year if I don't go crazy. lol
     
  13. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    I'm gonna start asking northern traders for at least 1 bottle per trade so I can build a small cache. LOL.
     
  14. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    I got mine the old fashioned way. Drove to Michigan and filled the car with beer! lol

    I did get a bottle as an extra. Not complaining. ;)
     
  15. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Advocate (570) Texas Nov 20, 2011


    Just steep some coffee beans in regular BCBS for about 10 minutes as it warms up. Gives it a nice coffee flavor like BCBCS. A vanilla bean works too.
     
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  16. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    I've actually got a BCBCS from the trade as well, so no steeping required. :)
     
  17. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    MacGyver bootleg style!

    Can I then sell growlers of BCBVS and make millions?
     
  18. GregSVT

    GregSVT Savant (475) Texas Jul 1, 2009

    Been on this site since 2010 and never had BCBS? You have been sheltered.

    Coffee BCS is in my top 5 greatest beers of all time. I trade for it anytime I get the chance.
     
  19. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    Does the booziness die down with aging? Got 8 BCBS from a buddy, but it's too hot for me fresh. Hoping it dies down over time, or I might trade it
     
  20. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    I had my 1st one last week and it was a bit boozy at first but as it warmed up the deliciousness took over. Can't wait to get this in Tx!
     
  21. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (540) Texas Apr 26, 2007

    The freshest BCBS I've had was three years old, and it wasn't very hot. I did have a fresh BCS Coffee recently that was a little hot, but the coffee more than made up for it.
     
  22. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    From what I've heard 3 years is the sweet spot. I've had 2009 and it isn't hot.
     
  23. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    Good to know. I'll wax my bottles and stuff em away for a few years
     
  24. wsnich

    wsnich Savant (410) Texas Apr 26, 2010

    I don't really think you can say there is a sweet spot for BCBS when each year has had their own nuances. Give me 2011 fresh any day of the year, and tastes absolutely great right now. I consider 2012 one of the worst 'fresh' batches of BCBS yet and variation exists between the different bottling dates. 2009, for example, I consider one of the most bourbon forward batches and has seen very little change in flavor over the years.
     
  25. AdamR46

    AdamR46 Aficionado (185) Texas Nov 18, 2011

    312 glass night today at the saucer in san antonio.
     
  26. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    I'd love if they did a night where you got this glass.

    [​IMG]
     
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  27. BK1017

    BK1017 Aficionado (195) Texas Nov 9, 2009

    Those glasses can be found online, if you look hard enough. I actually made a Sofie clone for my ex and got her the corresponding glasses for a gift. What a bitch. The glasses are cool though. I got mine through a west coast b&m store and had to get 6 total. Can't remember the name of the store though...

    BK
     
  28. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    I've had the pleasure of drinking from them at GI in Chicago.
     
  29. wsnich

    wsnich Savant (410) Texas Apr 26, 2010

    If you call one of the brewpubs, you can order them and they will ship them to you.
     
  30. JCDenver

    JCDenver Savant (270) Texas Feb 8, 2010


    Agree. Last year's was phenomenal. This year's is good, but not quite as amazing as the '11.
     
  31. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Different Coffee every year, so it's bound to change character a bit. I've heard there is less coffee taste this year.
     
  32. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    I'm frugal (aka cheap) and would rather find a brewery night where you buy a Matilda and get to keep the glass.

    I'm proud of the fact I've spent very little on beer glasses but have a nice collection.

    I do, however wish I had shelled out for 2 of the Three Floyds Teku glasses when I was there.
     
  33. AdamR46

    AdamR46 Aficionado (185) Texas Nov 18, 2011

    I wouldn't doubt if they do that glass with matilda one night. Or sofie maybe. I almost bought that glass last time I was at the brewpub in August.
     
  34. Phoenix2443

    Phoenix2443 Savant (335) Texas Jan 20, 2010

    I would agree with this statement. 2009 is super bourbon tasting
     
  35. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Hrmmm... I'll have to trade for some older batches to compare/contrast.
     
  36. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Sadly we lost a BCBCS. :(

    [​IMG]
     
  37. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Savant (350) Texas May 17, 2012

    What did they ship that to you in, a padded envelope?
     
  38. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    The padded envelope was just for padding. It was in a box with other packing material. Nothing could move in the box so I'm not sure what happened. Could have frozen and burst for all I know. I've used padded envelopes as packing material before, but usually just to bad the bottoms/sides of boxes.

    Luckily a replacement is coming in the next week or so.

    Just sad that there is one less to drink.
     
  39. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Savant (350) Texas May 17, 2012

    Nice! I have one on it's way to me now. I sure hope mine arrives in one piece!
     
  40. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    1 of 2 made it safe. All the extras did too. Wouldn't you know the $20 bomber would break?! lol
     

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