BCBS in New York City (2020)

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  1. underoath437

    underoath437 Initiate (65) Jan 12, 2017 New York

    COVID-19 has completely changed how the Black Friday release of BCBS is across the country, so I was curious what was happening around the city.

    Carmine Street Beers is currently on sale, online of course, for Pick-up a week from now.

    Anyone else see anything?
     
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  2. jpsuazo

    jpsuazo Initiate (13) Oct 21, 2013 New Jersey

  3. rozzom

    rozzom Meyvn (1,010) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    someone tell me this year’s TH prices so we can have a laugh
     
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  4. jpsuazo

    jpsuazo Initiate (13) Oct 21, 2013 New Jersey

  5. Takeanotherswing

    Takeanotherswing Initiate (122) Jan 14, 2011 New York
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  6. Justonemore91

    Justonemore91 Zealot (505) Nov 24, 2018 New York
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    Fuck em. Talk to your local bottle shops and supermarkets about bringing them in. I'm expecting to buy some up at the keyfood in Williamsburg this tuesday
     
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  7. Takeanotherswing

    Takeanotherswing Initiate (122) Jan 14, 2011 New York
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    I never been to Top Hops actually just admired their gouging. I have a beverage store and CTown that get plenty and sell lower than most places in NYC. Hell I just picked up a 2018 BCBS for $11.99 today.
     
  8. Justonemore91

    Justonemore91 Zealot (505) Nov 24, 2018 New York
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    Thats a good price. The regular bourbon county was the first stout I ever enjoyed. It blew my mind as I tasted chocolate, caramel and bourbon all in one beer.
     
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  9. NewmansOwn

    NewmansOwn Disciple (360) Jun 25, 2016 New York

    I picked up my first bourbon county at that keyfood in 2014. I remember the cashier thinking I was crazy for spending $25 on a 4 pack of the coffee variant. How times have changed.
     
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  10. rolltide8425

    rolltide8425 Meyvn (1,267) Feb 18, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Top Hops doesn't even have Birthday listed....did they not get any?
     
  11. rolltide8425

    rolltide8425 Meyvn (1,267) Feb 18, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    I remember 2013....I had moved out of the city the year before and came back with my wife because she needed to do something at Pratt, where she went to school. I was just tooling around Brooklyn while I waited for her and popped into a random beer store, can't even remember the name. They had bombers of 2012 coffee just sitting on the shelf; could not believe my luck.
     
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  12. NewmansOwn

    NewmansOwn Disciple (360) Jun 25, 2016 New York

    They did, I assume it's not there because it sold out. Their limit was 5 bottles per person I think. Even at their insane prices, I'm sure people scooped them up to resell. Bottles are going for ~ $150 in the Facebook groups.
     
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  13. Takeanotherswing

    Takeanotherswing Initiate (122) Jan 14, 2011 New York
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    I remember years back a bodega in W-Burg had bombers of Coffee variant for $9.99. My buddy bought lots of it. They never had anything like that before or after.
     
  14. patmcd

    patmcd Aspirant (250) Jul 5, 2008 New York

    They had it listed a couple days ago for sure. Maybe it is "sold out" now. I think it was like $45 for the 12oz lol.
     
  15. rozzom

    rozzom Meyvn (1,010) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    I remember getting the first ever BCBS for two and sixpence
     
  16. rolltide8425

    rolltide8425 Meyvn (1,267) Feb 18, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    There’s very few beers I would even consider paying $150 for, just ridiculous.
     
  17. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Meyvn (1,109) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey

    Jesus! Their prices are double the prices at Bottle King.
     
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  18. rozzom

    rozzom Meyvn (1,010) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    Crazy how people used to fawn over the place. I’m not just saying this but I never loved it. But these prices are just fucking bonkers.
     
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  19. Seb_aschn

    Seb_aschn Initiate (47) Nov 28, 2018 New Jersey

    Oh man, is this a new hype brewery?
     
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  20. guinness77

    guinness77 Poo-Bah (1,793) Jan 6, 2014 New York
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    I’m definitely aging myself but the first Bourbon County I remember having was a 2008. 4-packs just sitting around. We went to Chicago in October of ‘08 and went to the Goose Island brew pub by Wrigley and then a few months later BC is sitting by the register of one of my locals. Definitely pretty harsh the first time. For you Jets fans out there, I remember i got it the day of the game when they had Farve and lost in the snow in Seattle. I remember stupid shit like that.
     
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  21. Xerlic

    Xerlic Initiate (183) Aug 26, 2016 New York
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  22. jpsuazo

    jpsuazo Initiate (13) Oct 21, 2013 New Jersey

  23. Takeanotherswing

    Takeanotherswing Initiate (122) Jan 14, 2011 New York
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    Went to a local place that had everything for sale except Birthday Stout, which apparently they sold out of LAST WEEK :grin: They also had Armand & Gaston 750ml for $18!
     
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  24. AccipiterofBeer

    AccipiterofBeer Disciple (311) Nov 28, 2016 New York

    You have to be a direhard enthusiast to consider buying BCBS in NYC...
     
  25. Xerlic

    Xerlic Initiate (183) Aug 26, 2016 New York
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    Not exactly NYC, but I won TapRm's lotto for Anniversary and Birthday. They had them for $35.50 a bottle which isn't the worst compared to some of the other prices I've seen in this thread. I still feel like I need to take a cold shower after hitting the pay button.
     
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  26. rozzom

    rozzom Meyvn (1,010) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    It's crazy! Wasn't that long ago where if you were paying $35 for a 4 x 12oz pack of BCBCS you were getting the shaft

    Not sure if intentional or not, but well played
     
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  27. ScottKramer

    ScottKramer Initiate (50) May 27, 2016 New York

    So apparently on Regular BCBS some bottles have codes (HH= heaven hill, WT is Wild Turkey and BT is buffalo trace) and many have no code (blend) There is much more info on the Goose Island Great Lakes thread.
    The few places I visited on the Upper West side had no codes (therefore Blend). Anyone in the NY area seen or have ones with the codes? May be fun to try different ones!
     
  28. Xerlic

    Xerlic Initiate (183) Aug 26, 2016 New York
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    First off, wow the BCBS Great Lakes thread is close to 60 pages long. I guess the closer you are to the source, the more serious it gets.

    I checked my few bottles of regular that came from a Wegman's in NJ and they are all lacking codes. I'll check the bottles at my local shop next time I'm passing by. It would be on the label next to the date, right?
     
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  29. stairway2heavn

    stairway2heavn Initiate (98) Aug 17, 2017 New Jersey

    Anything in south nj is code-less as far as I can tell from a few shops in Camden and Burlington county anyway.
     
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  30. Justonemore91

    Justonemore91 Zealot (505) Nov 24, 2018 New York
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    So I was just by east side grocery on 74th and 2nd Avenue and apparently you have to buy a $20 regular bourbon county to be able to buy a $45 weller anniversary SMH fuck em
     
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  31. rozzom

    rozzom Meyvn (1,010) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    You checked out Food Emporium? That’s usually my go to for good prices
     
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  32. BoardwalkBock

    BoardwalkBock Zealot (575) Aug 18, 2012 New York

    I only grabbed a few bottles of the original this year. It’s tasting awesome out of the gate.

    None of the variants really piqued my interest - especially at the insane prices. I just wish they went back to the basics - coffee and bw. I’m so tired of all these absurd adjunct/flavor combinations that really don’t do much to enhance the original beer (and sometimes make the beer worse).
     
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  33. EJLinneman

    EJLinneman Aspirant (233) Mar 2, 2009 New Jersey
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    Agreed, the regular always seems to be my favorite and I can find it near me for less than $9. I've been buying these and just adding a half shot of cold brew coffee to recreate the older simple coffee variant. Really wish they would ditch the wheat wine and bring back barley wine already. Those 2013 and 2014 bottles are tasting incredible right now.
     
  34. NewmansOwn

    NewmansOwn Disciple (360) Jun 25, 2016 New York

    The codes are only for Illinois bottles I believe.
     
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