Is BCBS available in Florida?

Discussion in 'South-Atlantic' started by jmwildwest, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. jmwildwest

    jmwildwest Aficionado (215) Florida Mar 10, 2013

    I know I see other Goose Island varieties available but haven't came across any Bourbon County. Any advice?
     
  2. ewright

    ewright Savant (440) North Carolina Oct 25, 2007

    GI just started distributing to FL last year, but only the big 4 year rounds that ABInbev is brewing. Same story in all their new markets.
     
  3. raczkowski

    raczkowski Savant (395) Florida May 16, 2011 Verified

    I'd say it would be a year before BCBS makes it down to here and during that year it'll be fairly rare to get it. Maybe a few kegs at world of beers or something if gi does a two takeover event. Just saw the year rounds in a couple stores this last week. No word on the bourbon county.
     
  4. VncentLIFE

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

    I've heard may is the earliest for BCBS in nc, which is probably the same for Florida.
     
  5. ewright

    ewright Savant (440) North Carolina Oct 25, 2007

    Everything I've heard is not to expect BCBS in NC until 2014 at the earliest.
     
  6. closisinthehouse

    closisinthehouse Advocate (570) Florida Jun 10, 2011 Verified

    Not sure where I read about it, but rumors are that kegs of bcbs will make into FL this year.
     
  7. powpig2002

    powpig2002 Savant (400) Florida Jan 26, 2012

  8. stouts4me

    stouts4me Savant (410) Illinois Oct 9, 2011

    HD it at Huny Day, not too many wanted it.......brought it back home, so damn good.
     
  9. raczkowski

    raczkowski Savant (395) Florida May 16, 2011 Verified

    I wanted it Fred lol!
     
  10. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Texas is a new market and we've gotten 750s/4-packs of Matilda, Sofie, Pepe Nero, and Pere Jaques.
     
  11. jmwildwest

    jmwildwest Aficionado (215) Florida Mar 10, 2013

    Thanks guys. I'll keep my fingers crossed and eyes open.
     
  12. They have upped production so much and made it year round that I would expect to see it within 12 months. BCBS is so popular, a fact AB inbev is aware of, that I think you will see this before you see any of the other four pack or bombers of GI stuff. Even if they haven't officially announced if/when its coming it seems like it would be the next logical step in terms of marketing.
     
  13. Finatic

    Finatic Savant (300) Florida Jan 16, 2011

    GI IPA and Honkers now at local Publix in Sarasota/ Bradenton. That's a good sign IMO:)
     
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  14. BillHem

    BillHem Aficionado (140) Florida Mar 3, 2012

    I had asked awhile back at my publix liquors about bringing in different beers from the brewers they carry. They said as long as the brewer is on the distribution list, they can order individual beers for you from it.

    ie: before CCB Florida Cracker was in most stores, a guy would request and pick it up at my local publix liquors.

    going to try this with BCBS tomorrow and see how it goes....
     
  15. joshodonn

    joshodonn Savant (345) Florida Jan 21, 2011


    Let us know how this goes...
     
  16. chefkevlar

    chefkevlar Savant (450) South Carolina Apr 17, 2010 Verified

    The word from my distributor in SC is that the rollout for the vintage line (Belgians) is 6 months away and the "Prestige" (BCBS line) is 6-8 months after that.
     
  17. Gtreid

    Gtreid Advocate (530) Florida Mar 27, 2008

    We're already getting the Belgians. I've bought many sofie's and Matilda's over the last month or so. Let's hope for the BCBS by fall.
     
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  18. BillHem

    BillHem Aficionado (140) Florida Mar 3, 2012

    He said not yet :( but they will have that option soon. I guess BCBS is a bit harder to order in than like a 312
     
  19. Where in FL are you located? All we've seen has been 312 and IPA.
     
  20. nc41

    nc41 Champion (770) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008 Verified

    We get some GI, but I heard at least year before there was any shot at BCBS. If they can increase production without killing the product I'm all for it, even as much as they brew the demand is still very high.
     
  21. Gtreid

    Gtreid Advocate (530) Florida Mar 27, 2008

    I'm in estero. I usually hit up the tw in Naples, best tw I've been to. Beats the crap out of the one in fort Myers.