Discussion in 'US - Midwest' started by hamham, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. hamham

    hamham Aficionado (195) Minnesota Oct 26, 2011

    i think we're at least a week out before seeing distribution, but it can't hurt to start the thread now in preparation. happy hunting!
  2. mkhartnett

    mkhartnett Advocate (530) Minnesota Oct 27, 2010

    Ha. April 1st is the date they are distributing correct. Wonder if that means in stores on the 1st or day or two after. I've never had it so hoping just to snag a bottle. Anyone know if any stores do a wait list? Haskells downtown does for a few releases.
  3. will1256

    will1256 Savant (410) Minnesota Dec 4, 2010

    I think Founders typically tries to time their releases so the beer is at all stores on the announced release day. I.E., the stores get their deliveries prior to the release date and are instructed not to sell it until "the day". Could be wrong but that's my perception of it.
  4. The most overrated beer in the top 100, IMO
    It's good fresh, but nowhere near as good as all the hype it gets.
    The only reason it's rated so high it's because it was a pioneer of the style and has all those grandfathered ratings.
    I still found 30 last year without even chasing.
    Great trade bait...lol
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  5. hamham

    hamham Aficionado (195) Minnesota Oct 26, 2011

  6. MNPikey

    MNPikey Advocate (575) Minnesota Feb 27, 2011

    Its already at the distributor.

    Also, Black Note is here. Princetons had it last Friday:

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  7. cmannes

    cmannes Savant (400) Minnesota Mar 15, 2009

    So that's what it looked like. Shelf was empty when I got there. :p
  8. nograz

    nograz Savant (345) Minnesota Oct 30, 2013

    I doubt they have any left. It was a one bottle limit and when I was there luckily 30 mins after it was posted on twitter, it was almost gone and two people grabbed it be hind me and one person asked me if any was left on the way out.

    It does sound like more stores are getting it today though.
  9. igor

    igor Aficionado (220) Minnesota Nov 7, 2009

    11:03 am tweet from S Lyndale Liq.
    @southlyndale: @BellsBrewery Black Note is here. One bottle limit. Sorry. Guess we need to sell more Two Hearted...
  10. EJJ1848

    EJJ1848 Savant (480) Minnesota Jun 24, 2013

    I have break at noon, may venture there, Ill post on my findings. Whats the etiquette on homeless mules?
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  11. jera1350

    jera1350 Champion (835) Minnesota Dec 15, 2007

    Do tell where exactly you found 30 bottles last year as I didn't chase either, but didn't see a single bottle anywhere for the last two years.
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  12. Yea, I got a entire 1 last year.
  13. I did my best and only came up with 4 last year. If you don't like them I'll take those overrated beers off your hands!
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  14. MCImes

    MCImes Savant (370) Connecticut Dec 31, 2010

    Least overrated beer IMO. I would mainline KBS. Actually, scratch that. i wouldnt be able to taste it.

    I agree though, as with all coffee beer, drink it fresh. I had a 2009 KBS a while ago and it wasnt nearly as good as fresh.
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  15. 4four4

    4four4 Aficionado (215) Minnesota Apr 27, 2007

    How does it compare to Lift Bridge BA Bourbon Stout?
  16. I have not had the 2014 that just showed up, but based on prior years I think Black Note and LB BA Silhouette fall close to each other on the BA stout spectrum. Both represent the "strong center" of the style nicely, with barrel notes that compliment but do not dominate the base beer, and only moderate heat. I think both tend to lean more towards sweet chocolate and vanilla than heavy roast or oak (with BA Silhouette having the slightly stronger roast presence for my palate).

    While I am on record as saying BA Silhouette is probably my favorite bottled BA stout made in Minnesota, I think I have to give the edge to Black Note due to a slightly better integration of flavors.

    Both are delicious.

    (Also, I apologize for veering this KBS thread further off course. We should probably just set up a BN thread in the Midwest forum.)
  17. will1256

    will1256 Savant (410) Minnesota Dec 4, 2010

    I would take Lift Bridge BA Silhouette over Black Note, but it's damn close.

    Edit: And over KBS for that matter.
  18. plumcrazyfx

    plumcrazyfx Savant (450) Minnesota Aug 26, 2010

    I didn't care for Black Note fresh but it's damn tasty with a year or two. BA Silhouette is about even, maybe a bit better. KBS is good but not worth of truck chasing. Now, Alewerks BA Porter, that's the stuff.
  19. I wonder if this will be harder or the safe difficult as Black Note.
  20. mnphish

    mnphish Savant (375) Minnesota Aug 19, 2012

  21. Like.

  22. Seefeldt

    Seefeldt Savant (365) Minnesota May 15, 2008

    For the Roch guys, I was told on Thursday that this would be here in two weeks.
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  23. HoudiniRN

    HoudiniRN Savant (325) Minnesota Feb 28, 2014

    I'm starting to accept the reality that I'm not going to get any bottle(s) of this - anyone heard of anyplace that will have this on tap in the coming week(s)?
  24. TboneRN

    TboneRN Savant (435) Minnesota Mar 30, 2014

    Thanks for the heads up Seefeldt!
  25. HoudiniRN

    HoudiniRN Savant (325) Minnesota Feb 28, 2014

    Did some more digging... looks like 4/8 The News Room will have it...
  26. theCoder

    theCoder Savant (340) Minnesota Oct 24, 2011

    I agree, fortunatley I have a few shops real close to me that get it and I know I could get 1 bottle or two if I care. But KBS is far better fresh. Had one fresh, 6 months, 1 year and 2 years old. Fresh crushes.
  27. Tyecko

    Tyecko Savant (365) Minnesota Mar 19, 2014

    I'm confused, Elevated will be the only store in the area carrying it?
  28. EJJ1848

    EJJ1848 Savant (480) Minnesota Jun 24, 2013

    No. It will certainly be elsewhere.
  29. HoudiniRN

    HoudiniRN Savant (325) Minnesota Feb 28, 2014

    Will any of this be on the shelves before Elevated? (aka today?)
  30. mkhartnett

    mkhartnett Advocate (530) Minnesota Oct 27, 2010

    So today is the day?
  31. EJJ1848

    EJJ1848 Savant (480) Minnesota Jun 24, 2013

  32. TboneRN

    TboneRN Savant (435) Minnesota Mar 30, 2014

    Butcher and the Boar to have KBS release 4/6

    Beer insider
  33. Djsaturn1

    Djsaturn1 Savant (445) Minnesota Dec 12, 2012

    I am hearing next week...which differs from someone else saying it was already shipped.
  34. I'm assuming it's not today at the very least, considering it hasn't hit by noon.
  35. mkhartnett

    mkhartnett Advocate (530) Minnesota Oct 27, 2010

    Couple places I've talked to said either later this week, Thursday or so, or they don't know.
  36. EJJ1848

    EJJ1848 Savant (480) Minnesota Jun 24, 2013

    I checked back on Harvest Ale. Came out on a Thursday in the uptown area.
  37. MNBeer1017

    MNBeer1017 Advocate (560) Minnesota Mar 27, 2013

    Its on shelfs in Omaha as of today
  38. Just hit at the Casanova.