Bourbon County 2017

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by whatruDOINdragic, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. whatruDOINdragic

    whatruDOINdragic Initiate (132) Aug 22, 2013 Illinois

  2. mmarks

    mmarks Initiate (113) Jun 16, 2014 Indiana
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    Im still waiting for my refund from goose for my infected bottles from 2015. Anyone else still waiting also?

    New lineup sounds interesting though
     
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  3. NNN

    NNN Initiate (79) Feb 9, 2017 Illinois
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    Looks exciting. As much as I want to boycott this company they make it difficult with these releases.
     
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  4. TonyLuvsBeer

    TonyLuvsBeer Initiate (0) Mar 28, 2015 Michigan

    Can't wait. Hopefully this means more coffee which is almost impossible to find.
     
  5. Jplachy

    Jplachy Aspirant (269) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois

  6. Jangoon24

    Jangoon24 Aspirant (231) Jul 25, 2015 Illinois
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    The blueberry variant really piques my interest. I wanted Lizard of Koz to be so much better than the massive, blueberry flavor overload that it was. I'm sure this one will be more of what I was looking for.
     
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  7. prior2two

    prior2two Disciple (354) Oct 18, 2013 Illinois
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    Finally. No peppers in prop this year.

    Still can't get away from cinnamon though. This is 4 years in a row.
     
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  8. SeanBond

    SeanBond Savant (900) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois

    I'm not sold on the bananas foster idea, but it's good to see that GI isn't just resting on laurels here. Should be an fun year for BCS.
     
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  9. aasher

    aasher Poo-Bah (2,691) Jan 27, 2010 Indiana

    What does a guy have to do to get Peanut Butter Bourbon County???
     
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  10. Donco

    Donco Devotee (433) Aug 12, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Wow! It's (already) June 11 and the FIRST BCBS 2017 thread...what took so long??:wink:
     
  11. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Aspirant (284) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois
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    Sounds like an expensive Black Friday!

    I'm intrigued by bananas foster, could be interesting if it works. Not a big blueberry fan.

    If nothing else, I'm also excited for no peppers.

    I was secretly hoping for a re-release of the old classics for the anniversary (at least according to them), but maybe they still empty out the warehouse a bit.
     
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  12. PhilBallins

    PhilBallins Initiate (165) Nov 29, 2016 Illinois

    I'm really looking forward to that bananas Foster variant
     
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  13. Jangoon24

    Jangoon24 Aspirant (231) Jul 25, 2015 Illinois
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    Another late, 500 bottle distro of VR and Prop 14 again? I'll take it!
     
  14. Zoomslowik

    Zoomslowik Aspirant (284) Mar 17, 2016 Illinois
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    Or a hefty drop for extra Black Friday hype, or some added fun at Prop day, or a big anniversary party. Just let the good stuff flow!
     
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  15. flat_lander

    flat_lander Devotee (411) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Nice. I'm excited about this (release and thread). Banana Prop sounds really interesting. Definitely the 2 year barleywine too.

    Just to pre-empt the first troll who decides to come on this thread, insert lame and unnecessary infection joke and/or pun here.
     
  16. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Meyvn (1,322) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa
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    I'm surprised they still haven't done a maple variant. Oh well I'll just try to get some coffee and call it good.
     
  17. PhilBallins

    PhilBallins Initiate (165) Nov 29, 2016 Illinois

    If that two year BW can compete with VSOJ then I may be lining up early
     
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  18. JPick

    JPick Initiate (136) Sep 7, 2013 Missouri
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    What about the Reserve? No one talking about that and I bet that'll be fantastic. Only thing is, the label on Tenemu appears to be a keg label....wonder if they're planning to bottle that one?
     
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  19. Redsunsx01x

    Redsunsx01x Initiate (0) Jul 5, 2016 Illinois

    Im already in line!!!! haha I really hope it can because VSOJ is the best thing I've had this year. FYI they are tapping a keg at The Beer Cellar on the 14th.

    I wonder how hard its going to be to get prop day tickets this year....:slight_frown:
     
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  20. Jangoon24

    Jangoon24 Aspirant (231) Jul 25, 2015 Illinois
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    Prop 16 had maple in it
     
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  21. Jinx989

    Jinx989 Devotee (413) Apr 22, 2015 Illinois
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    Always looking forward to the new lineup but I have to admit, I'm a little disappointed there is no Rye variant this year and not a Blueberry stout fan. Looking forward to the Barleywine Reserve and interested in how the adjuncts in Prop will meld together.
     
  22. Jinx989

    Jinx989 Devotee (413) Apr 22, 2015 Illinois
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    And on a side note isn't it well past time for Double Barrel Prop......? That may be hard to do since the recipe changes every year though.
     
  23. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Meyvn (1,322) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa
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    Ok, I was not aware. I'll have to check that one out.
     
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  24. ericmurray93

    ericmurray93 Initiate (68) Nov 29, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Am I the only one who thinks both the Prop and the Blueberry one sound disgusting? Just make a massive batch of Vanilla Rye and take my money
     
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  25. croush

    croush Defender (628) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    I love Bananas Foster, but the idea of it in my beer doesn't appeal to me. I'll certainly try it, and most likely take a spin on a bottle or two if I don't get to try it before purchase, though. :flushed:

    I also think the Reserve BCBS sounds like what may pique my interest the most. I think the blueberry one could be decent - it certainly can be tricky with blueberry, but I think the almond extract could help cut some of that flavor. As always, it will depend on how balanced it is.

    I'm already thinking of ways to spend Thanksgiving here in Chicago instead of going back to visit family in Michigan.
     
  26. ryno0384

    ryno0384 Initiate (84) Apr 11, 2015 Illinois
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    This all sounds amazing. Two chicago only releases....prop and BCBS reserve, plus a 20 month aged reserve Barleywine, blueberry almond stout, in addition to the core of base BCBS, coffee and barleywine. Goose Island pulling out all the stops. Think this is the year they truly rectify the 2015 fiasco. Super excited.
     
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  27. FleskBrewFan

    FleskBrewFan Initiate (76) Aug 4, 2016 Illinois

    Wonder what the price of the barleywine reserve will be...should we expect the same price as the '15 Rare?
     
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  28. DLDlulz

    DLDlulz Initiate (154) Feb 15, 2012 Illinois
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    Well seeing how outside of the release event, KH sold for $13 should be same as other variants but I'm sure GI will screw us on this.
    Blueberry juice and almond extract? I'll make one tonight and let you know how it is so you can all save$$.
     
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  29. DeadWax

    DeadWax Initiate (54) Dec 29, 2016 Illinois

    I'd be excited about the 2 year BW, but given the gold label, they'll likely be pricing it at retail Rare 2015, which even if at VSOJ tastiness is a hard pass for me. The knob creek small batch regular could be nice. Love the indication it'll all be boozier than years past now that the make sure the new barrels are still wet with bourbon.
     
  30. AyeDogg

    AyeDogg Initiate (149) Oct 29, 2015 California
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    Sounds like a good line up.
    You win my money this year GI :angry:
     
  31. jlsims04

    jlsims04 Devotee (468) Jul 14, 2013 Illinois
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    So far so good IMO. However. I am not counting on this being final. We saw labels approved last year that never were sold so I would just take this with a grain of salt right now.
     
  32. Redpac

    Redpac Initiate (80) Aug 27, 2009 Illinois
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    Did you read the actual article? This isn't just searching for label approvals, they are interviewing the head brewer about the release.
     
  33. vrundmc

    vrundmc Initiate (44) Mar 23, 2017 Illinois

    I wonder if one would be entitled to all 7 releases plus goodies if they are early or if they will come up with a "core" allotment and then pick a "special" release. If it's all 7, my wife is going to be mad when she sees the credit card bill.
     
  34. croush

    croush Defender (628) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    As @Redpac noted, this is much different than last year. There was never any confirmation or announcement from GI that included those approved labels that didn't make the final cut.
     
  35. jlsims04

    jlsims04 Devotee (468) Jul 14, 2013 Illinois
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    Yep. I will admit to commenting first and reading the article second. I saw an anouncement yesterday on a different site minus brewer comments so I assumed it was jumping the gun again.
     
  36. Chris_H_2

    Chris_H_2 Aspirant (231) Jan 3, 2013 Illinois
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    The bananas foster sounds appealing, but I'm just hoping I won't need an insulin shot after -- it could be WAY too sweet, so hopefully they dial it back a notch. Also, the blueberry variant sounds like it may taste awfully similar to Regal, which would be great IMO.
     
  37. jlsims04

    jlsims04 Devotee (468) Jul 14, 2013 Illinois
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    Yep. I will admit to commenting first and reading the article second. I saw an anouncement yesterday on a different site minus brewer comments so I assumed it was jumping the gun again.
     
  38. jlsims04

    jlsims04 Devotee (468) Jul 14, 2013 Illinois
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    agreed on both counts. honestly i am most excited right now for the return of expresso coffee. It has been way to fruity in the last couple years. I much prefer a bold expresso flavor.
     
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  39. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Aspirant (262) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    I just hope they learn from Founders and Lizard of Koz in terms of what not to do in terms of blueberry sweetness
     
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  40. HawksBeerFan

    HawksBeerFan Initiate (164) Dec 24, 2011 Texas

    Coffee has been a weaker variant in the last 1-2 years than it was before that I'll agree.