KBS or weyerbacher riserva in North Jersey

Discussion in 'US - Mid-Atlantic' started by Njstoutlover23, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. I have off today and wouldn't mind driving around a bit. Just wondering if anyone has seen KBS or weyerbacher riserva in north jersey yet?
  2. I've been waiting for a thread like this. The KBS has eluded me the past two years, I was hoping to get lucky this year, but so far its not looking good.

    Gary's in Wayne was supposed to get a shipment of KBS with their Hunterdon order at 10:30 this morning. Sadly, my girlfriend waited from 10-1 and there was no sign of a shipment coming. They have no lists and are only sporadically releasing bottles.

    Wine and Beverage Depot in Totowa was expecting a case today, but had 60 people on a list already.

    Unless anyone knows any other places that still have bottles, looks like I am out of luck again this year.....
  3. Can't help with KBS (what a sh*t show that is) but I saw Riserva at Hoboken Vine yesterday.

  4. rgilbert

    rgilbert Savant (295) New Jersey Jul 4, 2010

    Likewise on KBS. I bought Riserva at Heights Beer & Wine Emporium yesterday.
  5. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Site Editor (960) North Carolina Dec 8, 2007 Staff Member

    I saw KBS and Riserva at Hoboken Vine yesterday.
  6. I actually went to garys around 1 and thought I would at least see riserva or stone dayman ipa. But nothing was out yet.
  7. Supposedly Gary's got their shipment a little after 1 and it was gone pretty quickly.

    I kind feel like this isn't going to happen again this year. KBS will continue to be my unicorn.
  8. rgilbert

    rgilbert Savant (295) New Jersey Jul 4, 2010

    Lil Brothers in Flemington got KBS in today. 1 bottle per person and $14/bottle, which is ridiculous.
  9. Two years ago I just started calling liquor stores in the area and lucked out with a 4 pack from a liquor store in Montclair I never would have checked. Good luck with finding it.

    I went back to garys to get riserva and they were definetily sold out.
  10. Demer

    Demer Aficionado (245) New Jersey Dec 13, 2010

    Remember when they sold CBS for $100 a bottle?
  11. The problem for me is finding time to call all the little stores that I would never think of. Plus there are so many liquor stores around, I just don't know who would get shipments. It seems like mostly just the big places.
  12. Yeah I understand that. Hunterdon also put out a beer finder list for KBS two years ago that listed who was getting the beer.. I checked this year and they did not do the same thing.
  13. rgilbert

    rgilbert Savant (295) New Jersey Jul 4, 2010

    I've only read the stories on here

    That page will be updated probably next week with the stores that received it. The system is usually a little slow with new releases. By the time the page is updated I'm assuming most of the places will be sold out. Here's hoping though.
  14. BirdFlu

    BirdFlu Savant (355) New Jersey Jun 6, 2008

    They originally wanted $200, then lowered it to $100 but then sporadically changed it depending on if the person inquiring was male or female..
  15. BirdFlu

    BirdFlu Savant (355) New Jersey Jun 6, 2008

    Most North NJ places are reserving all their KBS ahead of time.. It really sucks now, I remember 3-4 years ago you could easily get one or two full 4 packs... But you still meet the one off person who somehow gets almost an entire personal case/gets numerous bottles of Canadian Breakfast, etc..
  16. volta

    volta Savant (350) New Jersey Dec 21, 2008

    Lucked out and scored 2 bottles at liquor outlet in boonton. $6 a bottle and had to ask for it.
  17. rgilbert

    rgilbert Savant (295) New Jersey Jul 4, 2010

    That's appalling. I read about the $100 CBS and thought that was disgusting. I don't know what to think at $200
  18. If I end up with some bottles, I'll let you know. We could set up a trade or share
  19. Thanks for the offer, I really appreciate it. All I want is a bottle to taste, especially since bourbon stouts are my thing.

    I thought about Liquor Outlet, but after a long day of work, I figured I would get there and it would be gone. It wouldn't be a big deal if there was a whole day of availability, but it seems like most places are gone within an hour of getting it in. IE drive there and its gone already.
  20. Canals in Woodbridge got it (KBS) and it was all gone by the time I got there last night. And stopped by Wine Library and they said they are getting it on Friday but they had a list and its all accounted for, so my search continues.
  21. phooky

    phooky Savant (420) New York Jan 23, 2010

    Sorry, I picked up their last bottle of KBS around 5:30pm.

    They are heavily stocked with Riserva, though.
  22. Can't you NYers stay in NY to shop and leave the Jersey inventory for us?:p
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  23. phooky

    phooky Savant (420) New York Jan 23, 2010

    Haha sorry, I work in Edison, just 8 minutes from Canal's.
    I did also pick up a bottle on Staten Island on my way home, too. Picked up my allocation from both states :D
  24. Iamstryker

    Iamstryker Savant (300) New Jersey Aug 11, 2012

    I just bought a bottle of Riserva from Fairway in Woodland Park
  25. Is the Riserva really that good? Is it worth stopping to try to grab a bottle? What's it similar to?
  26. Iamstryker

    Iamstryker Savant (300) New Jersey Aug 11, 2012

    No clue. Read the description and a couple of reviews on BA, figured why not. Price wasn't labeled on shelf, they really look like it just set this morning. $19.99 price tag wasn't expected, but I've done worse. Looks like they just got some Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shut-down Ale as well, no clue on that rarity though.
  27. I was at fairway yesterday afternoon and they did not have it out yet. It was either 16.99 or 18.99 at garys. I've also noticed that fairway is about $1-3 dollars more expensive than garys or stew Leonard's. I really enjoyed the riserva I had last night. Also had a Maine lunch ipa which was excellent.
  28. I got a bottle of Riserva, hopefully it's good for the $20 it cost.
  29. BirdFlu

    BirdFlu Savant (355) New Jersey Jun 6, 2008

    According to the 414 reviews on the website BeerAdvocate.com it ranks about 88 out of 100.. - http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/392/43217
    More subjectively, I had it once and from what I remember its just really super tart ..
  30. mani

    mani Savant (295) New Jersey Jun 16, 2012

    I was able to pick up 2 bottles of Reserva (one for now and one to age) and KBS in Ramsey. Oh and I got Lunch. Pretty good haul for the day.
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  31. Nothing from Lagunitas is rare.
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  32. phooky

    phooky Savant (420) New York Jan 23, 2010

    But it certainly is delicious and worth a purchase!
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  33. Oh totally agree. Just answering his last comment, not saying anything about quality.
  34. had Riserva last nite. its good, sour but not vinegar, notes of raspberry. as advertised. very strong but no alcohol taste at all. im not a sour person but i liked this, got it because the big abv made the $16 worthwhile for me and i wanted something different.
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  35. I just called them today to ask if they got KBS yet and the guy on the phone told me they didn't get it yet and to check back next week. One of my friends said he picked up a bottle from them the other day though. I think the guy on the phone just had no idea what he was talking about.
  36. I got a case on release day from the brewery - I am a big sour fan and I think this is a great beer. Also scored myself 6 more Sour Blacks while I was at it. :D Good luck to all finding it at the local shops.
  37. ufmj

    ufmj Savant (405) Florida Feb 15, 2013

    Picked up my single bottle of KBS from Wine Library today...and snagged a 2012 Riserva while I was there. Score!
  38. ufmj

    ufmj Savant (405) Florida Feb 15, 2013

    Swung by Total Wine (in Union) last night to pick up some stuff for a trade...saw about a caseload of 2012 Riserva on the shelf.
  39. phooky

    phooky Savant (420) New York Jan 23, 2010

    Did you happen to notice the price of Riserva at Total Wine?

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