Madame Rose and Juliet?

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by jzmaxson27, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. jzmaxson27

    jzmaxson27 Zealot (90) Illinois Oct 14, 2011

    With the release of Lolita having come and gone, I was wondering if anyone had heard anything about the other two sisters?
     
  2. foobula

    foobula Savant (340) Illinois Dec 14, 2009

    Juliet was bottled a few weeks ago, according to GI. They should announce when it ships on facebook and twitter. Also, I wouldn't consider Lolita gone quite yet. Whole Foods in the suburbs got theirs this week.
     
  3. oreo

    oreo Savant (260) Illinois Jul 29, 2010

    Juliet is currently sitting in bottles waiting for it to be ready. No clue on madame rose. :)
     
  4. As of yesterday, Archer Liquors still had a few bottles on the shelf, and perhaps more in back.
     
  5. bradner

    bradner Savant (395) Illinois Dec 26, 2007 Verified

    Would that include the western burbs? I had not seen any at the Naperville Whole Foods yet. I know that you can still find it at some stores in the southwest burbs.
     
  6. foobula

    foobula Savant (340) Illinois Dec 14, 2009

    I know for a fact that Northbrook and Sauganash (technically not a suburb though they're on the suburban delivery schedule) got it this week. Don't know about other WF but I suspect others got it this week too. Call and ask for the specialty department.
     
  7. The Lolita at Naperville Whole Foods was all spoken for as of last Thursday.
     
  8. makdeco

    makdeco Savant (325) Illinois Jan 31, 2007

    feel free to shoot me a message with any SW locations that may have it still., cheers!
     
  9. Some stores are already starting to take names for Juliet. Naperville Whole Foods might get it this week sounds like.
     
  10. bradner

    bradner Savant (395) Illinois Dec 26, 2007 Verified

    Hope there is more Juliet to go around than there was Lolita. Although I was able to find a few bottles of Lolita, I had to go to several stores to do it.
     
  11. stevefinny

    stevefinny Savant (395) New Jersey Aug 28, 2009 Verified

    Is Madame Rose being bottled this year?
     
  12. It will be eventually, probably right after Juliet, which should be hitting the shelves soon!
     
  13. stevefinny

    stevefinny Savant (395) New Jersey Aug 28, 2009 Verified

    Too many releases, not enough money!!!
     
  14. I might of heard that some stores might be getting more of the Lolita, which I find rather surprising.
     
  15. chronie

    chronie Aficionado (180) Illinois Aug 1, 2011

    The publicized whales go in my area within hours.

    Lesser known, and lessor hyped beers like Lolita are sitting. At my local stores there are 5-10 just sitting.
     
  16. jegross2

    jegross2 Advocate (725) Illinois Jan 3, 2010

    I'm pretty sure that all this "hype" is just BCS run off ;). Wasnt overly impressed with the three sisters after a year of age, but never had fresh.
     
  17. makdeco

    makdeco Savant (325) Illinois Jan 31, 2007

    I think the sisters will be easier to get than bcs for sure, Also lolita sat in bottles for afew months before it was released so I think we'll have time before Juliet gets released
     
  18. Khazadum

    Khazadum Savant (395) Illinois Apr 29, 2010


    Correct. Last year the sisters had a diacetyl burst at bottling which really ruined them for the first three to six months of their life. Knowing this, laffler is monitoring until it happens and fades or if it doesn't occur for I think he mentioned three months post bottling he'll just release then. That is why Lolita had a November bottling date.
     
  19. crossovert

    crossovert Champion (810) Illinois Mar 29, 2009

    don't worry there are people living in the chicago area that have enough to buy cases of all of these, and will go from store to store trying to snatch up every last bottle in your place.
     
  20. I remember going to Lemon Tree in Downers Grove last February and seeing a floor display of all the the sisters in plain sight @ $15 each. I went back there about a month later and that same display was still there and a good number of bottles still remained.
     
  21. Khazadum

    Khazadum Savant (395) Illinois Apr 29, 2010

    Downers is not Chicago or even close to the demand level. Also, last year they said it wasn't going retail, so most people didn't hunt it and didn't know about lemon tree.
     
  22. makdeco

    makdeco Savant (325) Illinois Jan 31, 2007

    correct the lemon tree was off the radar and one the last places to get them, and most Binny's didn't receive much at all... But don't discount the burbs anymore when it comes to stuff walking off the shelves fast. I have hard time witht he small shops way out in the SW burbs these days... Also in general some of the stout heads don't jump at the sours like they do the BCS variants.
     
  23. Vav

    Vav Savant (495) Illinois Jul 27, 2008

    Juliet should hit around March 5th, and expect this to suck: The plan is to keep it to one case per account all across the board.
     
  24. Khazadum

    Khazadum Savant (395) Illinois Apr 29, 2010

    Holy hell. Was the yield that much smaller than Lolita?
     
  25. Vav

    Vav Savant (495) Illinois Jul 27, 2008

    Dont know.
     
  26. makdeco

    makdeco Savant (325) Illinois Jan 31, 2007

    wasn't Lolita one case per store?

    IMO these lower bottle release amount should just be Chicago only.
     
  27. bradner

    bradner Savant (395) Illinois Dec 26, 2007 Verified

    I agree with this.
     
  28. beesy

    beesy Savant (380) Ohio Jul 21, 2010

    I saw Lolita the other day sitting at Kroger in Columbus, OH ( your Jewel Osco). There were at least 5 or 6 bottles there with a price tag of $16.99 I believe.
     
  29. Acknowledging that any effort or time spent seeking out specific bottles of beer is purely voluntary and that no brewery should feel obliged to help me (personally) get a specific beer, I'm also inclined to agree. It's not like we can even get many alternatives to the 3 Sisters, either (certainly nothing local, as far as I'm aware). I just don't see how it serves a particular market well to get a handful of cases that people are going to scramble like mad to seek out.

    On the other hand, setting such tiny allotments artificially creates hype/buzz/brand awareness. I guess there's value in that, though, again, I don't see how the consumer necessarily benefits.
     
  30. makdeco

    makdeco Savant (325) Illinois Jan 31, 2007

    I agree but GI isn't using that aspect to jack prices up either, some smaller store may be taking advantage of that to sell for more but in the end the prices of the GI releases have been acceptable IMO
     
  31. Absolutely -- we could argue, in fact, that Goose's prices are too low. Pricing aside, however, when a store/bar gets one case of something, it's a retailer can say, "Hey guys -- we got this super-limited barrel-aged beer loaded with fruit all the way from exotic Chicago!! Better hurry before it's all gone!!" And that gets people hooked on Goose Island and so they ask for more -- and when Lolita is all gone, they can say, "But have you tried their Matilda? Or Sofie? That one is barrel-aged, too!"