Bourbon County Black Friday DFW?

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by dson08, Nov 4, 2015.

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  1. Redgoatman

    Redgoatman Aspirant (284) May 21, 2015 California
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    Which ones are you thinking and where? Ill be here for work and wouldn't want to miss out!
     
  2. NDogg44

    NDogg44 Initiate (125) Oct 21, 2015 Texas
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    I'd love to camp out, but I can't justify sacrificing that time with my family. We only get together so many times a year, so I have to take advantage of the time we have together.
     
  3. Redgoatman

    Redgoatman Aspirant (284) May 21, 2015 California
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    Bring them along because family time ya know, and mules!
     
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  4. NDogg44

    NDogg44 Initiate (125) Oct 21, 2015 Texas
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  5. NDogg44

    NDogg44 Initiate (125) Oct 21, 2015 Texas
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    Are Total Wines, Specs, etc allowed to open early on Black Friday or will they open at 10 like normal?
     
  6. Redgoatman

    Redgoatman Aspirant (284) May 21, 2015 California
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    Not sure in Texas, but in California they open at 7am on Black Friday
     
  7. anvilx

    anvilx Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2012 Texas

    10 am like they normally do.
     
  8. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Initiate (0) Mar 12, 2012 Texas

    I have not seen the allocation list but it's save to assume a similar distribution as last years available variations. If an account got VR last year they will get 1 or both of the variants this year most likely. I would bet that only high end locations of chains would get Rare though (so FW CM but maybe not Southlake)
     
  9. 06Rubicon

    06Rubicon Initiate (36) Nov 8, 2013 Texas
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    I believe CM can't sell BC due to the ABV. Specs, Goody Goody and Hal's should all carry it...the question is, when???
     
  10. erushing

    erushing Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2014 Texas

    Not true. HEB has carried Bourbon County the last couple years. Texas has a lot of ridiculous laws, but this is not one of them. Utopias are even popping up in Austin today at several HEBs.
     
  11. dkw0063

    dkw0063 Disciple (366) Dec 1, 2012 Texas

    Has there been an announcement of what dfw store will have variants, or doing something special for the release? Last year I was at specs and goose island announced that weeks ahead of time.
     
  12. Maich

    Maich Initiate (128) Oct 23, 2014 Texas

    Haven't seen anything released by Spec's only a news article so far...
     
  13. Berrymon

    Berrymon Initiate (104) Apr 5, 2015 Texas

    I was in TW at park lane a week ago and asked a manager about BF promotions. He was dismissive and said they weren't releasing any details at the time. Then he told me when they were ready to announce some info they would send out an email. Have not seen anything yet, but with Spec's and WF right there it makes for an ideal location to hit a couple spots.

    Maybe something will come out in the next few days...not many left haha
     
  14. sethsticles

    sethsticles Disciple (312) May 6, 2014 California
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    Partially true. Texas doesn't allow beer sales in grocery stores when ABV > 15.5% (without the proper license). Some Averys aren't sold at grocery stores because of this. Grocery stores will have BCBS as they are < 15.5%.

    I'd be shocked if Utopias really are popping up in HEBs....
     
  15. erushing

    erushing Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2014 Texas

    I've seen at least 3 or 4 HEBs posting about it today in Austin
     
  16. NDogg44

    NDogg44 Initiate (125) Oct 21, 2015 Texas
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    Any updates for DFW at Spec's, TW or otherwise? What will they be releasing besides BCBS?
     
  17. aschwab

    aschwab Zealot (501) Mar 3, 2009 Texas

    I saw people post that they got it at HEB - but I agree, that does not sound legal.

    But, I have seen beer stores sell beers they were not licensed to sell (think the higher ABV Avery ones). The distributor dropped them off and they promoted it on twitter solely to delete it later to pretend they never did.
     
  18. bradleydavid5

    bradleydavid5 Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2014 Texas

    Well known beer store up here in the dfw area said this about bcbs:

    "Selling bcbs and one more on Black Friday. Selling 2 more some time later as they r not approved by TABC"
     
  19. erushing

    erushing Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2014 Texas

    I'm with you guys on that it's crazy that Utopias were popping up at HEBs (and doesn't seem that it could be legal), but seriously, twitter was full of them this week. At least 6 HEBs were promoting it, including a couple down the street from me. I didn't go pick one up though, so I don't know how they were doing it exactly or the price.
     
  20. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Devotee (465) Apr 26, 2007 Minnesota

    I bought a Utopia at HEB in 2009. This is nothing new. I believe there's a special license they need to sell beers like that.
     
  21. puddledynamics

    puddledynamics Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2009 Texas

    So...whats up guys? I'm trying to figure out what store to camp at.
     
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  22. saint_

    saint_ Initiate (0) Aug 25, 2015 Texas

    I'm hanging out by the smoker.
     
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  23. 06Rubicon

    06Rubicon Initiate (36) Nov 8, 2013 Texas
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    Hal's Market in Grapevine confirmed that Bourbon Co will be sold @ 1000 (opening) on black Friday. That is all the detail they would give me, no quantity info, no specific versions...just bring your snuggie and lots of loot!
     
  24. BullDoza

    BullDoza Initiate (194) Apr 12, 2014 Texas
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    A heads up, but according to the Austin thread - due to label/Goose Island issues, only BCBS and Rare will be available through out Texas on Black Friday. Late releases for other variants.

    Not sure on the absoluteness of it, but sounds legit.
     
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  25. Persdawg

    Persdawg Initiate (193) Mar 12, 2015 Texas
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    ^yep. Hearing the same. (Although a good ploy to maybe limit the crowds???)
    If true...this is great news for us that love our families that's don't live in a metro area!
     
  26. Pldevo

    Pldevo Initiate (53) Jul 25, 2015 New Hampshire

    Why do people make such a big deal about this beer?
     
  27. Cowboys9

    Cowboys9 Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2009 Texas

    Because it's a limited-run, once-a-year, bourbon barrel aged beer that's consistently among the best made.
     
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  28. Techichi

    Techichi Devotee (490) Sep 25, 2012 Texas

    That about sums it up. I'm not for going to great lengths to get it...but it's still the best BA stout we're able to purchase in TX these days. IMO anyways.
     
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  29. Pldevo

    Pldevo Initiate (53) Jul 25, 2015 New Hampshire

    Ya, it's good, I get that. I don't think it warrants camping out and waiting in lines for though.

    To each his own.
     
  30. shnsajax

    shnsajax Disciple (320) Jul 2, 2013 Idaho
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    There is a huge difference between camping out and waiting in lines for it. I don't think I have ever waited more than 15 minutes for any bottle including some of the late BC releases at Hall's in 2014. Bourbon County is worth that wait. Now there is now way I am waiting several hours or even over night like the Houston crowd does.
     
  31. mph005

    mph005 Initiate (170) Nov 25, 2013 Texas
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    The insane lines will be for Rare, because it's called Rare. Anyone waiting more than 10-15 minutes for reg BCBS is doing it wrong.
     
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  32. SHODriver

    SHODriver Poo-Bah (2,347) Aug 13, 2010 North Carolina
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    I'd like to know where they're getting their info because according to this: https://label.tabc.state.tx.us/esd3-tlabel/ the only approved labels are for Prop and Coffee. BCBS is also approved but the BCBS label was pushed through only for 25 oz bottles...
     
  33. BullDoza

    BullDoza Initiate (194) Apr 12, 2014 Texas
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    link didn't tak me to anything regarding BC. Pop over to the Austin thread and ask. Also, how/why would Prop have label approval in Texas? It's Chicago only.
     
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  34. aschwab

    aschwab Zealot (501) Mar 3, 2009 Texas

    I have yet to get an answer from their rep on that. I don't think she fully is aware of what is going on there but just gets word from headquarters.
     
  35. Techichi

    Techichi Devotee (490) Sep 25, 2012 Texas

    It's not Chicago only this year.
     
  36. BullDoza

    BullDoza Initiate (194) Apr 12, 2014 Texas
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    not sure how I missed that. When was that announced? I'm almost positive that early print said its be Chicago only as in previous years. Awesome if true...I'll gladly pass on Rare for a maple syrup BC.
     
  37. SHODriver

    SHODriver Poo-Bah (2,347) Aug 13, 2010 North Carolina
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    1. Click "Continue"
    2. In "Brand Name" enter "Bourbon County"
    3. In the "Type" drop down menu select "Malt Beverage"
    4. Click "Search"
     
  38. elbrooksie

    elbrooksie Aspirant (219) Jan 10, 2013 Texas
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    This is incorrect (at least in terms of selling bottles in somewhere other than Chicago.)

    As has been mentioned previously, GI probably gets label approval from Prop so they can pour at events etc, not to sell bottles.
     
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  39. erushing

    erushing Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2014 Texas

    Has anyone ever seen Prop poured in Texas in the past? I've seen quite a few events pour the other special variant (Backyard Rye, Vanilla Rye) in the past, but never Prop.

    Also, all the press for the release definitely says Prop is Chicagoland release only, like every year.
     
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  40. wiingman

    wiingman Initiate (182) Aug 22, 2013 Texas
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    Prop has been poured at Migration Week in other cities (Phoenix for example a few weeks ago). So they are getting label approval for Prop just in case they want to pour it at Migration Week or other events through the year.
     
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