BCBS around Milwaukee/Waukesha

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by thebigredone, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. thebigredone

    thebigredone Dec 19, 2011 Wisconsin
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    I've never had BCBS before, but based on the ridiculous clamor over this beer I am really hoping to try some. Anyone have a heads up on where this will be hitting? I head to Discount in Waukesha at least once a week, is there a decent chance of finding some there?
     
  2. nsmartell

    nsmartell Aug 17, 2007 Wisconsin

    If it hits the area in bottles, it will be at the Waukesha Discount. Anybody seen this in the area yet?
     
  3. jjheinrichs

    jjheinrichs Apr 13, 2010 Wisconsin

    Pretty sure I saw in a post that it'd be hitting WI the week of the 17th (this week) and most shops put out new stock Wednesday (tomorrow). It'll likely be gone the same day.
     
  4. jjheinrichs

    jjheinrichs Apr 13, 2010 Wisconsin

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/food/stew/chi-goose-island-312-20120911,0,941586.story

    "As for standard BCS, itwill be distributed to the following states: Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Virginia (week of Sept. 17); Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Delaware (week of Sept. 24); Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska and South Dakota (week of Nov. 26); Tennessee and Kentucky (Nov. 26); California, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. (week of Nov. 27)."
     
  5. jjheinrichs

    jjheinrichs Apr 13, 2010 Wisconsin

    If you haven't had it you might want to keep an eye out for draft as well. I saw that 8 kegs hit Milwaukee area. There was one at Stubby's Pub n' Grub, not sure if that's kicked yet - but it's likely. Erv's Mug in the O.C. had a Goose Island dinner tonight... might be some left after that. Roman's got one but it's listed as "aging". I'm guessing Burnhearts got one... not sure where the others landed.
     
  6. stayclean

    stayclean Mar 17, 2012 Wisconsin

    The one at Stubby's kicked a week or so ago (there were apparently only a few pours of it left after putting it away when they had it the other month).
     
  7. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin
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    Discount is the best bet but that's where it will prolly also go the fastest. I have a plan though, I will be preparing for the release by already being pre disappointed that I didn't get any...again...:(
     
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  8. stayclean

    stayclean Mar 17, 2012 Wisconsin

    Also, I heard the Discount on Oklahoma in Milwaukee is supposed to get theirs later in the week. Here's hoping.. my birthday is on Saturday and I want some BCBS to celebrate, heh.
     
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  9. BrownAleMale

    BrownAleMale Dec 14, 2011 Wisconsin
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    I hear even though they increased the production this year that it just became more readily available in Illinois. Wisconsin will still be very limited or so thats what im being told.
     
  10. TyPhD

    TyPhD Mar 19, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Milwaukee Discount is most likely next week... Apparently the distributor still doesn't have it
     
  11. ABisonEgo

    ABisonEgo Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    illinois got 10x as much this year to show loyalty to the locals and every other state is getting 5x as much

    and as far as readily available... places do still have it, but they are charging close to 50 dollars for a 4 pack. the other places that decided not to price gouge sold out in under an hour even though the allocation was much higher
     
  12. eyemustard

    eyemustard Apr 5, 2012 Wisconsin
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    I didn't take that as every other state gets 5x as much. GI said they had 5x as much overall, and IL got 10x as much as they did last year. Take that into account with a dozen more states getting allocations and I'm pretty sure we'll still be scrambling for a couple bottles here and there. I hope I'm wrong.
     
  13. ABisonEgo

    ABisonEgo Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    ahh, maybe your right? if thats the case, thats a bummer dude. I mean, i am from illinois, so i got mine, but that sucks for everyone outside illinois
     
  14. stayclean

    stayclean Mar 17, 2012 Wisconsin

    Well, that's a shame.
     
  15. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Well, based on last years allocations, we got 1 6th barrel, and 3 cases...this year we got 2 6th barrels and 8 cases...so roughly 5 times previous amount.
     
  16. eyemustard

    eyemustard Apr 5, 2012 Wisconsin
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    I think I overheard the Goose Island rep say bcbs was hitting Wisconsin at the end of the week and to expect it on shelves next week.
     
  17. grynder33

    grynder33 Jul 31, 2003 Wisconsin

    As of yesterday(Wednesday) BCS was still flowing at Erv's Mug in Oak Creek and Sn eesby Denoon Saloon in Muskego
     
  18. ChiTownPackFan

    ChiTownPackFan Jul 6, 2012 Illinois
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    Not all of the above is true.

    Many places are getting second shipments in Chicago today and tomorrow and not every place sold out in an hour. I have spoken with a number of store owners and many of them have said they will be getting another case or two. I went to about a dozen places at the end of the work day last Friday, this past Tuesday, and Wednesday and found it at 7 of them. The highest price I paid was 23.99 at one of the stores. Everywhere else was either $21.99 or $22.99

    So far in all of the posts about Bourbon County sightings there has only been one place approaching $50, and they had it for $45
     
  19. mdomask

    mdomask May 27, 2012 Illinois
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    These quantities are not correct at all, per the Tribune article/press release. (It pretty much was a stealth press release.) Also, the pricing/availability in Chicagoland is off, too.
    • GI brewed/aged 5x more BCBS than last year.
    • From that larger amount brewed, the amount allocated to Chicago is 10x more than the amount allocated to Chicago last year.
    Assume 2,000 total cases released last year (not true, just using easy numbers), that means 10,000 total cases this year.
    Assume Chicago got 200 cases last year. That means 2,000 Chicago Cases this year. (Again, not real numbers, but easy math.)
    And it's still somewhat available around Chicago if you call around a bit. Some stores are getting second shipments. It looks like GI is using a similar strategy to to the Lolita/Juliet releases earlier this year. Initial hyped release, delayed secondary release after us nuts grab it all. BCBS probably won't sit around like Lolita/Juliet do, but scoring a single four-pack shouldn't be as big a chore.
     
  20. eyemustard

    eyemustard Apr 5, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Unfortunately, most people reading the Milwaukee thread are unlikely to be able to head to Chicagoland on a beer run. It's great news for you Illinois folk, but we have yet to see how well Wisconsin will be treated.
     
  21. TyPhD

    TyPhD Mar 19, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Apparently it is now officially early next week for the places I've talked to. Still not sure on quantity available though... hope we all don't get shut out.
     
  22. stayclean

    stayclean Mar 17, 2012 Wisconsin

    Discount Liquor posted on Facebook that it should be on shelves anywhere between Monday and Wednesday. Hopefully other stores closer to Riverwest get it (Otto's, Downer's, Whole Foods... though I'm doubtful on that) since I won't be able to make it out there next week.
     
  23. mdomask

    mdomask May 27, 2012 Illinois
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    Just saying that Milwaukee may have a similar situation. The availability here gives some hope that it wont' be as difficult as last year.

    Milwaukee is my home town, so I really hope they get treated well.
     
  24. eyemustard

    eyemustard Apr 5, 2012 Wisconsin
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    I'm just being a pessimist. I still hold a grudge from last year when Wisconsin was the only state in the Midwest to miss out on Coffee and Bramble.
     
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  25. thebigredone

    thebigredone Dec 19, 2011 Wisconsin
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    Any updates? Supposedly will be received today or tomorrow at Discount.
     
  26. stayclean

    stayclean Mar 17, 2012 Wisconsin

    Haven't heard anything yet. The other day Discount posted on their Facebook they would be getting it anywhere between today and Wednesday. Tomorrow will be nice since that's the only day I can get a ride up there.. gluing my fingers crossed.
     
  27. TyPhD

    TyPhD Mar 19, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Call to Discount reveals they are expecting it Friday now...
     
  28. pk18

    pk18 Jun 12, 2012 Wisconsin
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    I can confirm this as well.
     
  29. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    I can confirm this was confirmed.
     
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  30. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    PS, It's still all over chicago. Walked into 8 stores this weekend. All had it. Even a Walgreens had some. Granted, $25-30 after taxes, but Chicago charges 10% tax.
     
  31. DogfishRyan

    DogfishRyan Mar 2, 2011 Minnesota
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    What!? Name 2 stores you walked into Saturday that had them! Where? Seriously? I was at about a dozen stores and came up with nothing. Guess I wasn't in your area.
     
  32. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Binnys (grand), Capones, Vas, and Armanettis

    Oh, and a few grocery stores too
     
  33. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Sweet I plan on rolling through there around 3 PM on friday
     
  34. TonyTalon

    TonyTalon Mar 20, 2012 Wisconsin

    IT HAS HIT MILWAUKEE!!!!
     
  35. xsists

    xsists Dec 31, 2007 Wisconsin
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    Care to share where?
     
  36. TonyTalon

    TonyTalon Mar 20, 2012 Wisconsin

    Ill throw these out there.
    Its not at discount Waukesha as of 200pm, but they are lame and selling it by the bottle.
    Rays liquor is having a first come 1 4pk per on Sat when it opens.
    Most sendicks have gotten at least 2 cases.
    Its more places then you would think.
     
  37. pk18

    pk18 Jun 12, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Clearly this information must be held close to the vest, in order to hoard as much BCBS from the case and a half that is allotted to the Milwaukee area.
     
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  38. atone315

    atone315 Oct 8, 2008 Wisconsin
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    I can tell you that there is DEFINITELY more than a case and a half...
     
  39. xsists

    xsists Dec 31, 2007 Wisconsin
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    Waukesha always sells per bottle. I'm fine with that, at least I get some. They can stretch it further.
    Rays always does a opening sale for their big releases
    Sendiks in Pewaukee/Brookfield had none as of 3pm yesterday. They told me it wasn't released and when I said ok I just saw that other places have it, they told me to go there instead.
     
  40. grynder33

    grynder33 Jul 31, 2003 Wisconsin

    ok Ive got mine. BCS hit the stores last night in Milwaukee area
     
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