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Discussion in 'Northwest' started by waltersrj, Nov 27, 2012.
after maltmaster gets his B15 kriek, I am also ISO
Doesn't MaltMaster420 work at Belmont Station?
I like the PNW forum. Think I'm going to start spending more time browsing around here.
Send me a growler of bodhi DIPA and I won't report you for trespassing in PNW territory.
If I find it somewhere around here that's willing to do growler fills, I'd be more than happy to!
Hit me up. Plenty of NW goodies to exchange for it.
Word, but I have to warn you that I've rarely seen it around. Will definitely keep an eye out though!
Yes, but they didn't let us have any bottles of Kriek. As far as I know, the only bottles that came to town were released at Bailey's during their tasting.
On another note, I found a copy of Madden for GameCube...
And I found some block 15 kriek http://beeradvocate.com/beer/trade/87281/?view=G
I wasn't sure if you worked at Belmont Station. Good to know that. We were down there recently for the HotD release -- a bunch of deaf guys -- obviously couldn't have missed us if you were working at the time. The staff has always been extremely friendly and helpful. That is much appreciated.
That said, how often do you get the limited releases from Block 15? We were lucky enough to get the Strawberry Fields during our last visit. There seemed to be a lot of bottles. Is this normal?
Block 15 tends to rotate their special releases between the various specialty shops in town, and the place that hosts the release generally ends up with the lion's share of whatever they're releasing. In the case of the Kriek, Nick mentioned that they had very low yield, so they kept most of it at the brewery and sold some to Bailey's. The Strawberry Fields was probably the largest release we've hosted (in terms of bottle availability), so it's a bit of an anomaly. Most of the time we're lucky to get 3-5 cases of stuff and even luckier if it lasts most than a few days.
Speaking of which. I had a bottle of demons farm recently and it poured like actual syrup and drank like blended jello. Anyone else experience this? Strangest thing I've ever encountered in a beer
We're a couple meanders away from our very own Oregon 'no rare beers from Washington' thread!
Speaking of which, why do so many of the rare (and expensive) Oregon beers come out this time of year? It's punishing on my wallet.
Cold weather = high abv./barrel aged beers = high prices.
At least that's how it seems to work out most of the time...
Yeah, this is definitely not a PNW exclusive thing. The next three weekends (starting next weekend), there are three separate midwest beer releases that I could go to, and I could conceivably spend hundreds of dollars at each one. Thus, the picking and choosing that must take place, for the good of my wallet!
Rare beer aplenty
unlike the evergreen folk
and we have haiku
No rare beer up here
Border crossing is a must
To acquire these
To anyone interested:
Trevor here with Goose Island. It’s great to hear that you are looking for the elusive Bourbon County Brand Stout and I will be happy to tell you what I know!
As you mentioned in your email, Bourbon County Brand Stout was released in Washington during the week of November27th. While we do not have a list of stores that will be receiving the brew, I would recommend contacting your favorite craft beer bar or store to see if they received any bottles.
I see that you are a step ahead of me when it comes to contacting your local stores. I have noticed that it normally will take a few days before it hits store shelves. I would recommend checking in with them every couple days to see if they can place you on a holding list for the brew. I personally have done this several times for our bourbon aged beers, since they sell out so fast. If you still do not have any luck; please do not hesitate to call me.
In the mean time, you can learn more about our beers by visiting us online at www.GooseIsland.com. You can also “Like” us on Facebook for the latest news, updates, and promotions we have going on.
Thanks again for the email, Ryan. If there is ever anything I can do for you in the future, feel free to get back in touch. I hope you can enjoy a robust, smoky Bourbon County Brand Stout soon!
Your Friend at Goose Island
^ For some reason the "Your Friend at Goose Island" makes me want to respond with,
I feel I need to be honest about this situation. I'm just using you and your company like a cheap whore in order to get the one beer I like (with similar feelings after the purchase), and I fully intend to ignore the rest of the product you put on shelves. I hope that doesn't make things weird between us. You seem like a very nice man, but we probably shouldn't be friends.
At least BCBS has finally hit us here in Iowa, at least some in parts. I heard of some in the Des Moines area, and I picked up some recently in Cedar Falls. John's Grocery in Iowa City said they expected their's on December 4.
My bottle of Demon's Farm was pretty much identical to the glass I had on tap last month in Corvalis. It was thick, but not syrupy nor gelatinous.
On topic. Stay there.
This is very serious.
Beer. Let us discuss..
I like grapes.
I like turtles
You're a Maryland Terps fan? I always had you pegged for Florida State.
It hasn't been easy to find, even in Illinois, since 2009.
Aaron here with Goose Island. It’s great to hear that you are looking for the elusive Bourbon County Brand Stout and I am thrilled to deliver some exciting news!
We just announced last that BCBS has hit stores in Chicago. While I understand you are in Washington, the news gets better. Your state received this fantastic stout on the week of November 27th. While we do not have a list of stores that will be receiving the brew, I recommend contacting your favorite craft beer bar or store to see if there are plans to get Bourbon County Brand Stout.
There is also a fantastic article in the Chicago Tribune than may shed some more light on the topic. I listed the link below.
In the mean time, you can learn more about our beers by visiting us online at www.GooseIsland.com. You can also “Like” us on Facebook for the latest news, updates, and promotions we have going on!
Thanks again for the email, Jeff. If there is ever anything I can do for you in the future, feel free to get back in touch. I hope you can enjoy a robust, smoky Bourbon County Brand Stout soon!
Your Friend at Goose Island
Aaron's MY friend.
Looks like Goose Island has a friend for all of us. Wonder who mine is!
Try the actual PNW. It's even better.
Well whoever it is, I'm glad you've finally found one
Good news! I wonder if this means we can look forward to the variants as well.
Nevermind forgot about this. http://beeradvocate.com/community/t...urbon-county-cherry-coffee.51738/#post-683878
FYI, my Olympic beer friend laughed at these letters when I showed him. Must be in another distributors warehouse!
Real friends tell you the truth.
I have it on very good authority that BCBS is in fact in the state as I type this. No mention of bottle numbers or locations yet but there is a Goose Island release "party" happening tonight. Good news everyone! (I'd post a picture of Dr. Farnsworth but I'd probably get a month ban for it)