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Release Bell's Black Note (2013)

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

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  1. patol8

    patol8 Initiate (199) Jul 6, 2010 Michigan
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    Me and my 5 mules just bought the last 10 cases. BNSS 4EVA!
     
  2. ObeMaltKinobee

    ObeMaltKinobee Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2010 Illinois

    HAHAHAHAHA Hilarious!
     
  3. MSEGUIN

    MSEGUIN Aspirant (266) Apr 6, 2011 Michigan
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    From what I heard at the Bell Snow Jog during Kzoo beer week was that Black Note is still in barrels.
     
  4. BT_Bobandy

    BT_Bobandy Defender (646) Feb 20, 2011 Ohio
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    Just rented a uhaul.

    Bro.
     
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  5. forrestbetts

    forrestbetts Initiate (67) Nov 29, 2007 Illinois

    Building an igloo now...
    FIBs welcome
     
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  6. ERRL710

    ERRL710 Aspirant (240) May 6, 2013 Illinois
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    Then they can't have a 2013 release if it wasn't bottled in 2013...itd have to be 2014...right?
     
  7. sternamagrapha7x

    sternamagrapha7x Aspirant (205) Dec 4, 2013 Michigan
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  8. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Aspirant (213) Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    Correct. This is the thread from last year. People dug it up to speculate on this year's release.
     
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  9. kdb150

    kdb150 Devotee (472) Mar 8, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Using the Belgian dating method, it would still be the 2013 Black Note, the version based on the year the oldest component is brewed, not the year the beer is bottled.
     
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  10. kylelenk

    kylelenk Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2012 Michigan

    [​IMG]BNSS T-SHIRTS. :astonished::astonished::rolling_eyes::grinning::sunglasses::slight_frown::wink::angry:
     
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  11. BT_Bobandy

    BT_Bobandy Defender (646) Feb 20, 2011 Ohio
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    Ah...I get it.
     
  12. Brocklanders34

    Brocklanders34 Aspirant (239) Apr 22, 2013 Wisconsin
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    FIB FISH or FLIPTAB is acceptable
     
  13. Beeryurt

    Beeryurt Aspirant (200) Mar 8, 2013 Wisconsin
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    I liked the term Flatlanders the best
     
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  14. Abbbp

    Abbbp Crusader (707) Mar 9, 2013 Texas
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    Trade value: $50
     
  15. bgrzywa2

    bgrzywa2 Initiate (95) Nov 8, 2011 Illinois
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    You guys are doin a real good job keeping the release a secret up there...
     
  16. BEERschlitz

    BEERschlitz Zealot (588) Oct 13, 2013 Michigan
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    It's come and gone already...
     
  17. Squiggy

    Squiggy Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2013 Michigan

    Yes he is correct.
    Good job BNSS, mission accomplished.
     
  18. A2HB

    A2HB Initiate (166) Oct 30, 2013 Michigan

    When was Kzoo beer week? Would loved to have gone over to take a gander had I known about it.

    Bring on Winter Beer Fest!
     
  19. TheGoof

    TheGoof Initiate (134) Apr 10, 2013 Michigan
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    You didn't miss anything this year.
     
  20. Hop-Droppen-Roll

    Hop-Droppen-Roll Zealot (537) Nov 5, 2013 Minnesota
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    The only rumor I heard was Feb or March. I'll find the link where I read that and post it.
     
  21. bgrzywa2

    bgrzywa2 Initiate (95) Nov 8, 2011 Illinois
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    Still no news...
     
  22. BT_Bobandy

    BT_Bobandy Defender (646) Feb 20, 2011 Ohio
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    Larry Bell was talking about BNSS in that blind tiger interview. He loves his locals...that's great to see.
     
  23. kylelenk

    kylelenk Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2012 Michigan

    Spoke with LB at the meanwhile tap takeover. FWIW, they were just using up the last of the 2013 batch.
     
  24. offthelevel_bytheplumb

    offthelevel_bytheplumb Devotee (454) Aug 19, 2013 Illinois

    Bell's had it at a beer festival I was at last Saturday.
     
  25. BurkeBeerGuy

    BurkeBeerGuy Initiate (169) May 27, 2008 Virginia
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    They had it at Brewvival in Charleston, SC, last weekend.
     
  26. JoeStepOner

    JoeStepOner Initiate (0) Apr 16, 2013 Michigan

    I had it at Winter Beer Fest. It was awesome. now I got to somehow get the bottles.
     
  27. striker2160

    striker2160 Disciple (397) May 5, 2013 Minnesota
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    Last year in Minnesota I had it on tap at least 6 different times. It is in my top 5 favorites of all time.
     
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  28. BorisKarloff

    BorisKarloff Aspirant (200) Apr 29, 2013 Ohio
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    I'm glad it wasn't too hard to come by on tap over the last year - I managed to get two bottles of it last year but I found it on tap plenty of times in Columbus. Hell, I bought a 16 oz. pour at a local bar just last month (and I could have bought a 20 oz. pour).
     
  29. KCBeerNerd

    KCBeerNerd Disciple (368) Dec 20, 2013 Missouri
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    Still no news on the 14' release of this?
     
  30. kylelenk

    kylelenk Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2012 Michigan

    I wouldn't put too much pressure on yourself. It was easier to find Black Note in retail than KBS and BCBS in Michigan at least. IMO, Black Note is equal or better than those yet it doesn't seem to have the popular mass appeal. I bought mine from a norm grocer in GR, it was just sitting on the shelf.
     
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  31. striker2160

    striker2160 Disciple (397) May 5, 2013 Minnesota
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    In Minnesota it will never spend 1 minute on any store
    shelf period.
     
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  32. DrinkMoreBigBeers

    DrinkMoreBigBeers Initiate (0) Jun 7, 2012 Michigan

    One thing I do like about Bell's is that their highly rated beers are easy to get in Michigan, unlike Founders where they are nearly impossible to find. I love Founders but not being able to try KBS for 2 years running is b.s, especially for someone who lives in Michigan!
     
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  33. PaulyB83

    PaulyB83 Crusader (781) Sep 1, 2013 Michigan
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    Where is Michigan are you at? I'm in Kalamazoo and have been able to get KBS on-tap three times in the area in the past year, though 2 of those times it was a 3oz. flight only serving size.
     
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  34. DrinkMoreBigBeers

    DrinkMoreBigBeers Initiate (0) Jun 7, 2012 Michigan

    Im over near the flint area, and I tried reserving beers at two different LBS and came out empty handed last year. :slight_frown: However, bells black note was on the shelf and I did not need to reserve any. I just get the impression from Bells that they take care of their home state more so then what Founders has. Its a shame Founders used to be my favorite brewery.
     
  35. PaulyB83

    PaulyB83 Crusader (781) Sep 1, 2013 Michigan
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    Ya, it seems like the eastern part of the state gets screwed on a lot of things, distribution wise. I do notice on Bell's website they typically spread out the tap takeovers to bars all around the state and more often then not Black Note is on-tap.
     
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  36. Donco

    Donco Devotee (484) Aug 12, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Please say who carries this in GR as I'll be there next week.
     
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  37. BEERschlitz

    BEERschlitz Zealot (588) Oct 13, 2013 Michigan
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    Hahahaha, no chance for next week. I'm guessing April/ May release
     
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  38. Donco

    Donco Devotee (484) Aug 12, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    I thought he said he JUST bought it at a local grocer in Grand Rapids..maybe I misunderstood?
     
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  39. BEERschlitz

    BEERschlitz Zealot (588) Oct 13, 2013 Michigan
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    It *was* just sitting on a shelf
     
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