Bourbon BA Big Sound

Discussion in 'South Atlantic' started by rsths13, Jul 24, 2014.

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  1. BKnarr

    BKnarr Pundit (870) Sep 5, 2012 Florida

    In at ABC Ft. Lauderdale per twitter.
  2. Andreias21

    Andreias21 Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2011 Florida

    ABC Kennedy got a case. At least half of that case is reserved. 1PP. Also, I was told there will be no distro of BA Big Sound at all in the tasting room.
  3. SkinnyT

    SkinnyT Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2013 Florida

    Do you know the price?
  4. rbradley

    rbradley Crusader (482) May 11, 2011 South Carolina

    @gunhaver, was this a smaller production run compared to years past or are people finally realizing BA Big Sound is a damn fine beer and snatching it up quickly? I felt as if this used to hang out at shops for at least a few weeks (though, that might be abnormal given today's standards).
  5. BlumBeer

    BlumBeer Initiate (0) May 17, 2012 Florida

    Its in South Florida...ABC in Ft. Lauderdale on Oakland and US-1 got 1 case..$26/bottle Jamal is holding them in the back and all but 2 are already spoken for...good luck
  6. Andreias21

    Andreias21 Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2011 Florida

    $28ish with tax
  7. TBCHopscotch032

    TBCHopscotch032 Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2012 Florida

    All this talk of holding bottles for people and bottles already being spoken for infuriates me!! I don't care if I get a bottle of a certain beer or not as long as it is distributed fairly! Put the fucking case out, first come first serve, bottom line! This shit is getting old!
  8. Andreias21

    Andreias21 Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2011 Florida

    Eh, I agree to a certain extent, but if I am a frequent and local customer of a store / chain, I don't have an issue with getting a heads up over people just calling around that only pop up when special releases occur. There are a couple of different routes you can go to get what you want, I prefer to build relationships and earn trust, and generally the rewards come without having to ask.
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  9. mxracercam

    mxracercam Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2014 Pennsylvania

    so if you spent thousands of dollars a year at a store, and they offered to hold *1* single bottle of a special release for you, you'd say no?
  10. jivex5k

    jivex5k Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Florida

    Got one. I left as soon as I confirmed they were still in stock, 25 minute drive to oakland but my hunt is over thankfully.
    I can understand getting upset about long term holding, but it's easy to call and have them hold it for you. It's far from the worst actions in this industry, some dude on Sunday in the catador line was bragging about getting 35 hunas on h day this year, and he picked up 3 bottles of the makeup batch... Now that shit is infuriating.
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  11. gunhaver

    gunhaver Initiate (0) May 27, 2007 Florida

    it's never been in stores before, and it's actually the biggest batch of it that we've done. probably the biggest batch of barrel-aged beer we've done, period
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  12. BlumBeer

    BlumBeer Initiate (0) May 17, 2012 Florida

    My thoughts exactly..with the amount of money and time i spend in "the scene" i dont mind having people that will do you favors when you need them...its how the world works..
  13. mxracercam

    mxracercam Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2014 Pennsylvania

    exactly. it's not like someone is holding an entire case for one person. *that* would be fucked up. but one for their best customers? absolutely.
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  14. Infinite1

    Infinite1 Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2010 Illinois

    you think I can make it in an 18hr drive ?
  15. IPAIsaac

    IPAIsaac Initiate (0) Jun 22, 2013 Delaware

    For everyone of those there is someone on the other side. On Sunday I met someone who got lots of Huna too. Instead of bragging he gave to people and stores to share.. Now that shit is awesome!
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  16. beer30jax

    beer30jax Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2012 Florida

    I'll hold a bottle for you if you drive 18 hours. It might only be 17 hours to Jacksonville :slight_smile:
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  17. TBCHopscotch032

    TBCHopscotch032 Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2012 Florida

    I would not even ask someone to "hold" a bottle for me. Do you know how many people spend "thousands of dollars a year" at all of these places? If each store only gets 1 case and they hold bottles for the people who spend a lot of money 1. They wouldn't have enough bottles to satisfy all the people that spend said amount of money and 2. It isnt fair to people that don't have "thousands of dollars a year" to spend but maybe scrape enough money together to buy 1 or 2 really sweet bottles a year!

    "The scene" didn't used to be about people with entitlement issues expecting something over and above what everyone else gets just because they spend more money than someone else. "The scene" used to be, and should still be, about a bunch of people that love craft beer helping each other and sharing awesome beer. That means if you don't get a bottle of something then so be it.
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  18. jivex5k

    jivex5k Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Florida

    Dude they held a bottle for me though, I've only been to that store one other time and they have no idea who I am. I called and asked if they had some in stock, lady said yeah, I said cool be there in 25 minutes, can you hold the bottle for me? I'm not a VIP or anything.
  19. BlumBeer

    BlumBeer Initiate (0) May 17, 2012 Florida

    with all due respect...f that.
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  20. mxracercam

    mxracercam Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2014 Pennsylvania

    apparently the stores disagree with you. i've dealt with many privately owned retail companies (including my own) that take care of their good customers. it's smart business. it's not like they are allotting their entire stock of special beers to "special customers", leaving none for everyone else... then i could perhaps see the issue.

    i don't expect anything from any place that i shop at, so i'm not sure where you're getting the entitlement thing from. as i very specifically stated, they offer. the places that take care of me the best get my business. it's capitalism. :slight_smile:
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  21. Stogies

    Stogies Initiate (0) Jul 9, 2012 Florida

    Just viewed the Oakland park sighting, sure that is gone. Anywhere else ?
  22. Kevinhcraig

    Kevinhcraig Initiate (0) Jan 19, 2011 Florida

    Love me some BA Big Sound, but $30 a pop ain't cheap. I bet this will sit for a while in some places after the initial rush.
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  23. GatorLCA

    GatorLCA Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2012 Florida

    Any Bradenton/Sarasota sightings yet...I've been slammed busy to ask or call anyone
  24. BKnarr

    BKnarr Pundit (870) Sep 5, 2012 Florida

    Nothing yet in Sarasota. ABC on Manatee Ave in Bradenton has it.
  25. GatorLCA

    GatorLCA Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2012 Florida

    I'll probably make the trip up there once my wife leaves for work in 30min.
  26. rightcoast7

    rightcoast7 Maven (1,294) Apr 2, 2011 Maine

    Mike, ABC Bee Ridge has a case, minus the 2 Jake and I grabbed of course.
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  27. jivex5k

    jivex5k Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Florida

    abc in Bradenton got more than 1 case. 1pp according to twitter
  28. Jarnet87

    Jarnet87 Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2014 Florida

    I was at an ABC Liquor in Kendall, was told they expect to get it in tomorrow sometime. Gonna check around 1-2.
  29. rc51sport

    rc51sport Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2013 North Carolina

    Rightcoast7 took the words out of my mouth, heard Bee Ridge ABC got it. (i shouldn't be saying this, can't afford until after I move)
  30. Nicolay3535

    Nicolay3535 Initiate (0) May 1, 2012 Florida

    Well not big enough guy! jajaja
  31. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2011 Florida

    For anyone who has had this, is it actually worth the same price as two four packs of Backwoods Bastard?
  32. CK319

    CK319 Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2014 Florida

    ABC Bee Ridge has a case and a half left.
  33. johnyb

    johnyb Pooh-Bah (2,200) Aug 11, 2012 Florida
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    I'm a big CCB homer. It's an excellent beer and I've greatly enjoyed the past releases. Having said that, when I see it at my local haunts at the $30 a bottle I've been seeing quoted here for this release, I'm spending my $$$ elsewhere. If memory serves I bought this for $20 last release?
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  34. TBlightning

    TBlightning Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2013 Florida

    I'm pretty sure I paid $25 in the tasting room last time this came out in 2012 although I could be wrong.
  35. CaptainFleeker

    CaptainFleeker Initiate (0) Aug 27, 2012 Illinois

    Another CCB fanboy chiming in. To answer your question, absolutely not. Backwoods bastard with like 9-12 months + age on it is fantastic. Plus you get two enjoy it on 8 different occasions whereas BA BS (I get the irony haters) is great for a tasting or a nice "take it to the dome" kinda night.
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  36. Karaoketpa

    Karaoketpa Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2012 Florida

    Anyone know if there is still some in Pinellas county? Today is my birthday (seriously, it really is (not a Leon joke) and would love to find a bottle of BA BS today. @Lasering and Chuck S. help a brother out. :-)
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  37. Andreias21

    Andreias21 Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2011 Florida

    That would be tough for me. I love Backwoods Bastard, I still have nearly a case of last years, but I think the flavor of BA BS is significantly better. One amazing 750ml or 8 12oz above average beers...... I don't know if I could decide in that scenario.
  38. chardlogic

    chardlogic Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2011 Oregon

    It was $20 the last release at the end of 2012. I'm not sure where the extra $8-10 bucks went, maybe lining Brown's pockets?
  39. jmm380

    jmm380 Initiate (0) Jul 8, 2013 Florida

    PGA TW had it yesterday till about 12:30.
  40. mxracercam

    mxracercam Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2014 Pennsylvania

    taste is subjective. i think BABS is way, way better than Backwoods Bastard.
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