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Goose Island to Release More Than Twice As Much Bourbon County Stout This Year

Discussion in 'Beer News' started by mtlasley, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. mtlasley

    mtlasley Initiate (0) Illinois Mar 27, 2012


    My favorite part;

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  2. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Champion (795) North Carolina Feb 16, 2011 Verified

    do they ever plan to enter NC?
    bryanole27 and ewright like this.
  3. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (515) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    So the trade value decreases, right? More for everyone!
  4. ant880

    ant880 Advocate (645) New York Nov 7, 2010

    Does this mean I will be twice as frustrated when I fail to land one?
  5. stupac2

    stupac2 Initiate (0) California Feb 22, 2011

    Woo! Hopefully they're already making BCBS Uncommon, to be followed by Prince Henry.
    Caterwaul, je1129, Etan and 4 others like this.
  6. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (845) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    I'm excited to try 'BCBS Not Sold at Most Convenience Stores'
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  7. Will they label it at <14% ABV and distribute it to GA?
    bradcochran1234 and Mavajo like this.
  8. TomClem

    TomClem Savant (315) Nebraska Mar 7, 2012 Verified

    Not sure that I care between a 750ml and 22 oz.

    Odd, I got BCS in 2008, 2009, 2011, but failed to find any in 2010. I figured that had been the smaller batch. I cautiously welcome the AB-InBev-Modelo capital investment in Goose Island that is needed to make more BCS. They haven't messed it up yet!
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  9. immobilisme

    immobilisme Savant (400) Illinois Nov 8, 2005

    Don't tell BA user Highbrow, he thinks half of all BCBS in the future will be thrown out by the brewers!
    cavedave likes this.
  10. VonZipper

    VonZipper Advocate (525) New York Feb 9, 2011 Verified

    anyone know what the deal is with the wheat whiskey BCBS ?
  11. spd

    spd Initiate (0) Colorado Jun 9, 2009

    yeah, this sounds awesome
  12. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Advocate (565) Michigan Dec 16, 2011 Verified

    Just let me know where I'll be able to pick up some more Bramble Rye, because that shit is amazing. Kthxbye.
    Bluecane and Mscarpen like this.
  13. crusian

    crusian Advocate (665) Oregon May 14, 2010 Verified

    anyone think the quality will go down with the expanded releases?
  14. I don't think it's a given... I mean BCS has been a blend of barrels for a while, so as long as they're sourcing the same barrels, just in larger numbers, should be OK. Plus, GI has bourbon barrel aging down to a science these days.

    I mean, yeah, it's possible, but I don't think, at least initially, there's much to worry about. Once they start running out of top-tier barrel sources, I'd get worried.
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  15. bbeane

    bbeane Savant (415) Pennsylvania May 10, 2009 Verified

    Just wait, we haven't tasted it yet...
  16. MaxSpang

    MaxSpang Advocate (515) Ohio Jan 28, 2011

    But will it be aged in Pappy barrels?!?!
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  17. sherm1016

    sherm1016 Savant (455) Wisconsin Aug 10, 2009

    I've generally been pretty apathetic to the AB-InBev purchase of GI. I buy just as much GI today as I did pre-AB-InBev.

    That being said, I'm kinda disappointed with the switch from 22oz bottles to 750ml. It seems like an opportunity to increase margins to me. I doubt AB-InBev would allow the capital expenditure on new bottling equipment if the ROI wasn't there.
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  18. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Champion (795) North Carolina Feb 16, 2011 Verified

    and if they fall off before I try it, ill scream obscenities.
  19. Gonzoillini

    Gonzoillini Advocate (705) Illinois Oct 15, 2008

    What I heard when talking with Laffler back at Night of the Living Ales was that he wasn't happy with how Wheat Whiskey Bourbon County was turning out, and that it likely wouldn't be released in 2012.

    I've heard that Cherry Bourbon County will be the next variant released, but no idea when.

    Everyone loves rumors ;)

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  20. brystmar

    brystmar Initiate (0) Texas Sep 2, 2009

    A 750ml bottle is 100oz (~15%) larger. Bring on the 750s!
  21. Sessionable

    Sessionable Aspirant (30) Jul 8, 2012

    Used to care about this beer and this brewery, but not anymore (sorry :rolleyes:)
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  22. ewright

    ewright Savant (450) North Carolina Oct 25, 2007

    Them and FW and Tröegs and Cigar City... Every one of those was rumored in the past year or so. Still none of them here.
  23. franklinn

    franklinn Savant (440) Vermont May 29, 2012

    I'm glad you weren't my math teacher :p
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  24. InVinoVeritas

    InVinoVeritas Advocate (605) Wisconsin Apr 16, 2012 Verified

    He got the 15% right, so I'd guess he just made a drunken typo.

    22 oz = 650.83 ml
    25.35 oz = 750 ml

    So [(25.35 oz - 22 oz) / 22 oz] * 100 = 15.24%
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  25. franklinn

    franklinn Savant (440) Vermont May 29, 2012

    i figured the 15% was fairly accurate. The 100oz was what made it hilarious :)
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  26. brystmar

    brystmar Initiate (0) Texas Sep 2, 2009

    These fabled 125oz bottles of BCS should come with a scratch-off promotion for a liver transplant
  27. UncleJimbo

    UncleJimbo Site Editor (1,025) Massachusetts Sep 11, 2002 Staff Member Verified Subscriber

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  28. mdomask

    mdomask Savant (370) Illinois May 27, 2012

    It makes the bottles stand out on the shelves. When everyone else is doing 22oz bottles, having a slightly larger size makes you noticeable.
  29. sherm1016

    sherm1016 Savant (455) Wisconsin Aug 10, 2009

    Plan on seeing a 25% increase in price for 15% more beer. o_O
  30. stephenieman

    stephenieman Savant (275) Illinois Oct 14, 2011

    Theyre going after the wine consumers / market.
  31. YaKnowBrady

    YaKnowBrady Initiate (0) New Jersey Jul 23, 2010

    Honestly, we haven't seen bombers of BCBS since '09 anyways, why are we complaining about ANY large formatting?

    I, for one, live in a state where we didn't get distribution of Goose Island until AFTER the buyout, so you won't see me boycotting them.

    I'm praying to the InBev gods for some Juliet...
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  32. Mandark

    Mandark Savant (315) Illinois Apr 8, 2008

    It doesn't state that BCBS will be in 750s, just the Vintage ales.
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  33. ajfa531

    ajfa531 Savant (365) New Jersey Jun 2, 2007 Verified

    Considering that Founders has mentioned producing 3x as much KBS, maybe Goose Island should ante the F up.

    - Joe
  34. brystmar

    brystmar Initiate (0) Texas Sep 2, 2009

    Why the hostility? It's extraordinarily expensive and risky to increase capacity by that much, and it's a decision that shouldn't be made without serious planning and consultation. If they try growing too much right now OR if the market subsides in the near future, the entire company could go under. That means ZERO bottles of your favorite beer.

    Besides, GI's primary "expansion" was completed (and kicked in) about a full year before Founders' expansion. Not to mention the 2012 batch of KBS was the final beer produced on their smaller brewing scale -- it won't be until March 2013 that we see an increased batch size of KBS. The next round of BCS will already be 6 months old by then.

    At least get your facts straight before being confrontational.
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  35. ajfa531

    ajfa531 Savant (365) New Jersey Jun 2, 2007 Verified

    Ha. The Internet strikes, again.

    Did you at any point consider that it may be a joke?

    - Joe
  36. mikeincharleston

    mikeincharleston Advocate (695) South Carolina May 1, 2009 Verified

    more bcbs = more beer for the hoarders to hoard
  37. Etan

    Etan Champion (765) Wisconsin Jul 11, 2011

    lol, pretty sure Prince Henry was actually the name of the draft-only base beer for King Henry...

    Edit: Yep.
  38. Mavajo

    Mavajo Advocate (570) Georgia Feb 10, 2007

    Lol, I like how the one guy keeps talking about all the bourbon he tastes in it...even though it wasn't barrel aged.
  39. Kayn169

    Kayn169 Savant (305) Illinois Jan 9, 2011 Verified

    Twice as much being made, and half as much in Chicago.....Well, until Vav has a Shit Fit, and gets us a few more cases. THANKS AGAIN VAV!!
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  40. RKPStogie

    RKPStogie Savant (270) Minnesota Nov 4, 2011 Verified

    +1 for multinational corperations