Bell's Black Note (2013)

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by mjshearer1, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. kdb150

    kdb150 Mar 8, 2012 Pennsylvania

    How did you make out? I got this same runaround in Philly, every beer store had a different answer for me. One store got theirs a week before everyone else and I was able to snag some from them, but at least the distributor released the info for us eventually. There were 8 cases for Eastern PA, which is well over half the state population, so 20 is not out of the question for Ohio since I'm guessing they sell an awful lot of Bell's stuff there.
  2. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Why does this thread have the title with 2013 in it, anyone? Does the most recently released batch say 2013 on it?
  3. brewtus

    brewtus Dec 29, 2012 Ohio
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    The sell tons of bells here but black note is still nowhere to be found. I hear march now. Ugh
  4. evilc

    evilc Jan 27, 2012 California

    California doesn't get Bell's.
  5. TigerBrew

    TigerBrew Feb 4, 2013 California
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    Ack, really? Alas....
  6. RDMII

    RDMII Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    GA's entire allotment was tiny, each store on the list got a single case, and they all blew through it within 30 minutes of receipt. Luckily I had it on draft twice so I'm not too hurt.
  7. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    Drive to Arizona. They get Bell's.
  8. TigerBrew

    TigerBrew Feb 4, 2013 California
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    Awesome! Thanks for the info.
  9. sibesa

    sibesa Jan 24, 2013

    Does anyone know if this will make it to San Diego or LA. I'm dying to try it.
  10. TigerBrew

    TigerBrew Feb 4, 2013 California
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    I was just told a few posts above this one that California doesn't get it, unfortunately.
  11. BlackDragon

    BlackDragon Feb 16, 2013 Michigan

    are there any stores that still have this and if so where are they
  12. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Sep 21, 2012 Michigan
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    The Store in Mt. Pleasant, MI still has a few four packs and a single or two if anyone in the area is looking for it. $22.99. (Not sure about the single price.)
  13. djkuback

    djkuback Dec 31, 2010 Ohio
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    Does anyone know if the general store has this? If so, I was thinking of making the drive from Toledo. I know I could call bells but thought I would check first ( not to mention they aren't open now and I am a bit tipsy). Thanks!
  14. Shmuffalo

    Shmuffalo Feb 26, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Better option is to call Bells and leave a drunk message. Words of advice, good sir.
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  15. 1424IpA

    1424IpA Nov 2, 2012 California
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    Firestone beer fest. Nuf said.
  16. djkuback

    djkuback Dec 31, 2010 Ohio
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    Yes, that would have been a good option. I waited until the morning and gave them a call. They said they have been out for two weeks. Is this true? I am having a hell of a time tracking this stuff down...
  17. RDMII

    RDMII Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    Well, over four weeks after it's release I would say so. I doubt anyone is going to find it now.
  18. Jagen

    Jagen Oct 1, 2012 Illinois

    How did you all think it compared to BCS? Only had a bottle split between two other friends (have a couple more I'm saving for a bit) and I thought it was just a lighter version of BCS
  19. jb123

    jb123 Dec 3, 2012 Michigan
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    Was there Thursday it's gone...but on tap. Check their site they update the tape list every minute via a web cam!
  20. waddellc2

    waddellc2 Aug 23, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    I pad $13 for one bottle in Philly suburbs. Tough one to swallow for a 12 ounce beer. Better be worth it!! GOing to let it age for 2-3 months I think
  21. shadowane

    shadowane Sep 7, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Nothing like $52 4packs in Philly for something that should be $24.
  22. jb123

    jb123 Dec 3, 2012 Michigan
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    It's awesome. Worth 13? Prob not. I wouldn't buy many at that price. It's VERY good.
  23. atomic

    atomic Sep 22, 2009 Illinois
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    I've seen BCBS sell for that much, IN CHICAGO. Some liquor stores have real brass ones.
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  24. shadowane

    shadowane Sep 7, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Yes it is very good. I've definitely paid $10 for 10oz at a bar which is nearly equivalent. I just hate markups that near 100%.
  25. kdb150

    kdb150 Mar 8, 2012 Pennsylvania

    It is totally worth it. I wouldn't buy a bunch at that price, but for one to try, definitely. They were $10 in town, so you did get jacked up a bit, but it happens.
  26. nihiloexnihil

    nihiloexnihil Jan 2, 2011 Maryland
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    I'm going to awkwardly bump this thread 11 months later to ask... does anyone out there have any information on when the 2014 release of Black Note might be?
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  27. Squiggy

    Squiggy Feb 18, 2013 Michigan

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  28. striker2160

    striker2160 May 5, 2013 Minnesota
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  29. StoutItOutLoud

    StoutItOutLoud Apr 1, 2013 Illinois
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    You serious, Clark? If so, this fib needs to hit the road, provided the temp gets to 0 at some point
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  30. Squiggy

    Squiggy Feb 18, 2013 Michigan

    No please stay at home.
    Honestly, Black note as well as ALL Bells special releases DO NOT have a set release date.
    They rather rely on word of mouth to sell their beer at the brewery.
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  31. nihiloexnihil

    nihiloexnihil Jan 2, 2011 Maryland
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    While this is true, I guess the point of my original question was whether or not there has been any "word of mouth" about when this beer will be released. Judging by your reply, I guess not.
  32. siege06nd

    siege06nd Dec 29, 2009 Virginia
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    I felt a great disturbance after your post, as if hundreds of FIB car engines roared out in anticipation and were suddenly silenced...
  33. Squiggy

    Squiggy Feb 18, 2013 Michigan

    Unfortunately, most FIBs didnt even get a chance to see my second message.
    Most of them are already on their way to MI, Mules in the car.
    They are not gonna be happy when they arrive back home at 3AM and this thread blows up about how there never was any Black Note available.
  34. Chris_H_2

    Chris_H_2 Jan 3, 2013 Illinois
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    I'm not sure how accurate it was, but I read (can't remember) that it would be released a little later this year (Feb/March) than in years past.
  35. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Jul 19, 2012 Illinois

    it wasn't. there is no actual information from any reliable source about if or when black note will be released again.
  36. ERRL710

    ERRL710 May 6, 2013 Illinois
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    On tap TONIGHT.........
  37. MikeCactusGordon

    MikeCactusGordon Feb 20, 2011 Ohio
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    Could be last years batch. Unless you're just proclaiming that your pumped any vintage is on tap....then enjoy!! Cheers
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  38. littlepiggie

    littlepiggie Dec 31, 2013 Illinois
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    Is it available? I would like to try it and was gonna make a trip there to buy it when it comes out
  39. krustster

    krustster Nov 22, 2013 Michigan
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    What's FIB anyway? I always imagine it stands for "fuckin' illinois bastard" based on how Michigan beer people view the invaders from Chicago swooping in on their beers... but I'm probably wrong ;)
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  40. Immortale25

    Immortale25 May 13, 2011 North Carolina
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    According to the urban dictionary, you're correct:
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