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Arcadia BBA Cereal Killer and Imperial Stout

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by mjshearer1, Sep 11, 2012.

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  1. Bay01

    Bay01 Nov 19, 2008 Illinois

    That means it will last maybe a week in Chicago then, I'll take the under.
     
  2. Dcv

    Dcv Nov 12, 2009 Michigan

    Yes they are but you may still want to call before you go.
     
  3. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    I was there today and got some of each kind. They don't have the Shipwreck Porter, but I think it has been bottled, so it could show up soon.

    Keep in mind that the brewery is closed on Sundays in the winter.
     
  4. luwak

    luwak Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    where do they distribute ? do they have wide distribution....
    ahh website shows MI, IL, OH, KY and PA only....
    well maybe somebody in the Mid West wants some Pelicans......?
     
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  5. Cwhite916

    Cwhite916 Apr 10, 2010 New Jersey

    I can get some Arcadia beers in NJ. I hope it comes my way
     
  6. gratefulbeerhead

    gratefulbeerhead Dec 7, 2009 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Was there last night and enjoyed a BBA Cereal Killer on draft. They had a few bottles left of each in their retail bottle section, however, there was a whole pallet of the BBA Cereal Killer on the far side of the bar. It seems like the bar staff is not very informed. Each time I have called over the past week, I've been given wrong information or they admit, they don't even really know what's on tap or if bottles are available. After reading information posted on their Facebook site, I called and was given contradicting info. Before going yesterday, I called just to confirm. I was told there were no bottles of the BBA impy stout for sale, but was able to buy some when I got there. I really like Arcadia, good beer, good food, good atmosphere, just wish they could figure out how to get good information to us, their customers.
     
  7. gratefulbeerhead

    gratefulbeerhead Dec 7, 2009 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    To add my above post, I have not been able to get any confirmed info as to whether these will get into distribution. I've been told yes, no, and we have no idea. If I was to guess on past actions from Arcadia, they might put it into distribution in a few weeks. If anyone has further info on this, please chime in.
     
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  8. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    I think the lack of information is partly because of the evolution of this release. I think they have a 'bottleneck' in the production process that is delaying this release -- the waxing of the tops of these bottles is a manual process that is slowing them down. When I called a few days ago I was told that "they were going to wax some more of the IS that day so it would be available in the brewery tomorrow." ("Tomorrow" being yesterday, and when I stopped in there was some of each beer available.)

    Best advice is to call ahead the day that you plan to go there.
     
  9. Dcv

    Dcv Nov 12, 2009 Michigan

    They should just skip the damn waxing.
     
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  10. luwak

    luwak Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    greatfulbeerhead, Mothergoose03: thanks for the info.
    I guess i'll ask my (few) Midwest freinds to keep an eye out.
    I
    f anybody hears anything else or has a few extras and might like to trade for something comparable from the West Coast let me know.
     
  11. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    I was down at the brewery tonight -- the retail supply appears to have caught up with demand. There was a dozen or so singles of each beer on the shelf, and five 12x cases of each of the two beers sitting there in the retail area.
     
  12. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    Just left. The imperial stout cases have a "reserved" sign on top. I mixed a 12 pack half and half and my total was $102 and change.
     
  13. Morey

    Morey Dec 30, 2007 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    I paid $5.98 a bottle for BA Shipwreck. Are these brewery only, or will there be some distribution?
     
  14. MeadGuyfromMD

    MeadGuyfromMD May 23, 2007 Maryland

    I love the Imperial Stout, sadly it no longer comes to MD. Anyone up for a trade?
     
  15. BakeBisBife

    BakeBisBife Mar 15, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    spotted both in chicago, $15.99 per 12oz bottle. no thanks.
     
  16. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser May 6, 2012 Illinois

    Pretty sure those didn't come thought distro....
     
  17. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Jul 12, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    It did just hit here in Michigan so it's for sure out there.
     
  18. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser May 6, 2012 Illinois

    Sure, talking about here in Chicago though. Know a store that is selling them but very steep. Just saying I doubt these bottles are from distro ( assuming me and OP are talking about same place).
     
  19. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Jul 12, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    I sure hope you get it though! The BBA Cereal Killer is fantastic.
     
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  20. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser May 6, 2012 Illinois

    I did, thanks to a great BA from MI!
     
  21. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 May 30, 2005 Michigan
    Subscriber

    When I was at the brewery last Friday they said they were out of both beers, so store shelves is the only place you'll find them now.
     
  22. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Nov 14, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    It just came in today @ the binnys in plainfield, ill. literally just had it and its insanely similar to bcbs. only grabbed 2 bottles of the barrel aged imperial @ 6.99 ea, but im about to go leave and grab quite a few more for trading before theyre all gone.
     
  23. Sam_E

    Sam_E Oct 11, 2012 Ohio

    Store I go to in NW Ohio only had 1 case left of the BA Imperial Stout for $6.89 a bottle. Was really hoping that they had the Imperial and the Cereal Killer, but I'll take what I can get.
     
  24. BoneyardBrewer

    BoneyardBrewer Apr 24, 2005 Michigan

    Had BB Cereal Killer last night, very good. There's bottles of both available in Frankenmuth.
     
  25. mlefevre

    mlefevre Nov 3, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    any BB CK seen in metro detroit area yet ? have found some BB Imp so im thinking its out there somewhere
     
  26. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I assume those are 12 oz for that price?
     
  27. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 May 30, 2005 Michigan
    Subscriber

    Yep. Sold in singles only.
     
  28. kdmcguire10

    kdmcguire10 Jul 15, 2011 Michigan

    Anyone looking for these, DM me.
     
  29. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Grabbed one yesterday for $7.99
     
  30. Pensfan

    Pensfan Feb 21, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Found both at Vintage Estates in Youngstown, OH yesterday.
     
  31. beercity_chris

    beercity_chris Oct 6, 2012 Michigan

    I just had one of the BBA Imperial Stout. Did not rate very highly so I did not have high hopes. I thought it was fantastic.
     
  32. Sam_E

    Sam_E Oct 11, 2012 Ohio

    store by me today had Cellar Aged Cereal Killer. apparently its a special edition aged for 3 years
     
  33. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Jul 12, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    So then can I call my Barrel Aged Cereal Killer "Cellar Aged Barrel Aged Cereal Killer" in a few years?
     
  34. Michigan

    Michigan Oct 24, 2012 Michigan

    Yes.
     
  35. BoneyardBrewer

    BoneyardBrewer Apr 24, 2005 Michigan

    The Cellar-aged is not Barrel-aged
     
  36. Sam_E

    Sam_E Oct 11, 2012 Ohio

    here is a pic of the bottle

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  37. Michigan

    Michigan Oct 24, 2012 Michigan

    You are correct. I was at the brewery the other day. It tasted like a barleywine.
     
  38. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    I would hope so, considering it is a barleywine.
     
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  39. CORKSCREWFISH

    CORKSCREWFISH Apr 22, 2011 Illinois

    WTF!?
     
  40. Michigan

    Michigan Oct 24, 2012 Michigan

    looks like I skipped the operative word "aged". read over it a few times wondering why there were comments on it and swore I read "aged". oh well. my bad.
     
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