Bell's Black Note (2013)

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

  1. BarrelAgedBarry

    BarrelAgedBarry Feb 27, 2012 Minnesota
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    I picked up 2 bottles (limit) for $6.29 each at the liquor store by my house on Wednesday. I've been searching for more in the area but with no luck.
     
  2. markmcconv

    markmcconv Jan 7, 2013 Illinois



    the brewery made them into 4 packs.
    the brewery sold them as 4 packs.
    the brewery was selling people cases.
    i bought 2 4packs.

    i don't understand why i would get crap.
     
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  3. Jagen

    Jagen Oct 1, 2012 Illinois

    Because it was hard to find. South Loop Binny's only let people buy a single bottle and there are reports that someone even paid a homeless guy to go in and get him a second bottle. Basically people being butthurt over not getting as many bottles as someone else...not your fault your beer buyer let you grab two 4-packs.
     
  4. markmcconv

    markmcconv Jan 7, 2013 Illinois

    okay gotcha.
    just to be clear, if there was a limit at my store i would have followed the bottle limit. since there was no limit and the brewery decided to create 4 packs of their product, i went by the way the brewery decided to release it.

    i would hate to start out here on a bad note.

    if it makes anyone feel a bit better i was shut out of CW15 yesterday by about 10-15 people. :)
     
  5. JamesBell

    JamesBell Jan 22, 2013 Georgia
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    I imagine it will partially depend on where in ATL gets it. I know Hop City said they sold out of Hopslam in 40 minutes, but I found several cases in Douglasville as late as Saturday. I imagine the BN will be even more limited, but I am hoping!.
     
  6. starrdogg

    starrdogg Jun 21, 2010 District of Columbia
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    Has anyone heard anything definitive about whether or not this is going to get out to the east coast at all? I've heard conflicting things from people around DC.
     
  7. MusicaleMike

    MusicaleMike Mar 17, 2008 Pennsylvania

  8. brewtus

    brewtus Dec 29, 2012 Ohio
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    I've been getting so many mixed responses from beer buyers at the best Columbus shops. I've heard it was supposed to be here today, I've heard at least march, I've heard next week, I've heard that it straight up wont come, I've heard 8 cases, I've heard 20 cases. These are answers from people who have been doing this for a long time. I'm to a point now where I don't really care, just tell me if its f*ing coming or not!
     
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  9. Envelopes

    Envelopes Aug 26, 2012 Ohio

    I think the most recent I've heard is that we're down to 5 cases for all of Ohio. Kind of a mess.
     
  10. RWNay

    RWNay Oct 7, 2010 Illinois
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    Just got a case from the brewery this afternoon. A whole bunch still for sale there. I was told they are down to the last pallet of cases to be sold.
     
  11. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish May 11, 2012 Missouri
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    Anybody know about this coming to Missouri?
     
  12. LSMroz

    LSMroz Jan 25, 2013 Illinois
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    Thanks for the tip! Sending a friend of a friend, who lives close by to get me a case tonight!
     
  13. mthhurley

    mthhurley Mar 14, 2008 Illinois
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    20 cases left at the General Store as if this afternoon.
     
  14. Josie614

    Josie614 Jan 22, 2013 Ohio

    I've heard the same mixed information re: Ohio release. It is super frustrating.
     
  15. danedelman

    danedelman Apr 3, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Anybody know if it is coming to Lehigh Valley, PA??
     
  16. BMMillsy

    BMMillsy Feb 16, 2012 Florida
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    Snatched 2 bottles (the limit) down here in Gainesville, Florida 2 days ago so assuming it got to Georgia by now. Was not expecting to get any here. My store got one case, and I think I may have gotten the last two despite showing up about a half hour after they announced it on Facebook.

    Keep an eye out down here in the southeast. It got here!
     
  17. Newtman

    Newtman Feb 1, 2013

    Im in the Wyoming Valley trying to get some. According to my distributor, his distributor (Shangy's (covering NEPA & Philly), one of only 2 Bell's distributors in PA (the other is Westy's outside Harrisburg)), says none will be coming to the state.
     
  18. JamesBell

    JamesBell Jan 22, 2013 Georgia
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    It hit Georgia yesterday. I got one bottle at Hop City. Haven't really looked anywhere else yet other than the local store in Douglasville and they didn't get any according to the woman at the counter last night.
     
  19. Hoptologist

    Hoptologist Jun 8, 2012 Michigan
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    That is cheaper than at the brewery-wth.
     
  20. templar316

    templar316 Apr 6, 2007 Pennsylvania

    In the Leghigh valley 8 cases were distributed to stores which could sell them individually, so events could be planned around them.
     
  21. RDMII

    RDMII Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    Our Hopslam sold out in 11 minutes, so I'm not expecting much in the way of Black Note. Those who have already received it didn't have a chance to say much before it was already gone.
     
  22. brentjbeaver

    brentjbeaver Jan 31, 2013 Mississippi

    is this/did this go to Georgia?
     
  23. RDMII

    RDMII Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    Yes. Yesterday it hit Hop City (supposedly) but was gone in a second. Green's will likely get the biggest allotment due to their relationship with Savannah Dist, but not sure when, they haven't posted info yet. Tower might get a case in Buckhead, but doubtful in Doraville. Ale Yeah Decatur is fighting for a case as we speak. Don't think anyone else will get their hands on it, possibly Mink's or Toco Hills but I wouldn't bet on it.
     
  24. Drucifer

    Drucifer Apr 16, 2012 Illinois
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    6 cases left at the Bell's General Store as of 4 pm EST Saturday. It will probably sell out tomorrow afternoon. If you have a chance to go, try the raspberry wild one followed by the experimental hop pale ale. Damn good combination!
     
  25. brewtus

    brewtus Dec 29, 2012 Ohio
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    We're getting jerked around in Ohio so if anyone would be willing to trade any to Ohio bm me please, ESP a 750 bottle. Someone with a heart preferably.
     
  26. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    If you're willing to never use Brutus as your avatar again, shoot me a BM. :)
     
  27. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Raspberry Wild One on tap! Omg worth a 500 mile drive. Yum yum.
     
  28. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Jan 27, 2013 Virginia
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    How's this looking for VA (VA Beach, Newport News, etc.)?
     
  29. Irishize75

    Irishize75 Nov 4, 2012 California

    I wouldn't give up hope completely on the general store getting more. They told me I was buying mine from the last pallet in existence. That was three weeks ago.
     
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  30. mdanberg

    mdanberg Apr 26, 2010 Delaware
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    I went on Shangy's facebook page and it says there was a small allotment that they sent to a few of the top Bell's stores in the area, so there's definitely some that came here. Just not much.
     
  31. thecraftculture

    thecraftculture Nov 28, 2012 Florida
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    750ml to come to florida!?
     
  32. BeRanger

    BeRanger Dec 11, 2011 Michigan
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    Only 12ouncers were being distributed. The 750's were General Store only
     
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  33. djkuback

    djkuback Dec 31, 2010 Ohio
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    I'm having the same problem as brewtus above. I'm from Ohio, anyone interested in doing a trade. I'll be happy to send a list along with what I have. Message me if you can. Thanks!
     
  34. ressling

    ressling Oct 26, 2011 Georgia

    Willing to trade anyone a 6 pack of Hopslam for this!

    Ryan
    Atlanta, GA
     
  35. thecraftculture

    thecraftculture Nov 28, 2012 Florida
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    Thats what I thought, my boss said 750s. Thanks for the information, cheers.
     
  36. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Jul 19, 2012 Illinois

    lol
     
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  37. TigerBrew

    TigerBrew Feb 4, 2013 California
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    I hope San Diego gets some! I'd love to try this one.
     
  38. Hindsight

    Hindsight Oct 8, 2011 Ohio
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    You sir, should clear your inbox
     
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  39. ressling

    ressling Oct 26, 2011 Georgia

    LOL.

    My city got some but I was out of town :(
     
  40. 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.
     
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