Bourbon County in CT 2015

Discussion in 'US - Northeast' started by Psychmusic, Nov 17, 2015.

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  1. Pisthetaerus

    Pisthetaerus Initiate (126) Dec 3, 2014 Connecticut

    Because when it releases I can go to a number of stores within 5-10 minutes of where I live and pick it up. Name me a BA stout available in CT on par with BCBS that I can do that with.
     
  2. von_kaiser

    von_kaiser Crusader (758) Feb 19, 2014 Connecticut
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  3. grahuba

    grahuba Savant (911) Feb 14, 2011 Connecticut

    Ditto, plus it's damn good beer !
     
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  4. skleice

    skleice Disciple (301) Aug 6, 2015 Connecticut

    I hope it's not that hard to pick some up. I'd be happy with 4 bottles of regular (any variant would be a bonus), but I'm not waiting in line for hours to get it.
     
  5. Wortmonger

    Wortmonger Initiate (0) May 31, 2007 Connecticut

    Veracious Brewing in Monroe is supposed to have their fantastic Black Velvet Russian Imp Stout aged in barrels available this weekend or next. I think it's as good as any Bourbon County and it's local. -Dean
     
  6. happyreefer

    happyreefer Initiate (112) Jun 17, 2015 Connecticut
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    Does this mean no coffee for folks in HDI territory?
     
  7. Pisthetaerus

    Pisthetaerus Initiate (126) Dec 3, 2014 Connecticut

    Admittedly i've only tried a couple of their beers (Owd Boreas and wet) but both were pretty underwhelming. I'm not about to spend time (2 hours round trip) and money on a brewery that to me is unproven when one of the gold standards for the style is more readily available to me.
     
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  8. Bizoneill

    Bizoneill Initiate (0) Apr 19, 2012 Connecticut

    RIP BCBS shelf turds :slight_frown:
     
  9. xanok

    xanok Zealot (556) Aug 13, 2009 Connecticut
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    Please name these beers that are just as good as BCBS and readily available.
     
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  10. Kozaka

    Kozaka Defender (616) Apr 25, 2006 Connecticut
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    Don't even mention Dragon's Milk, there is a reason it's on the shelf.
     
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  11. Lamnic

    Lamnic Initiate (197) Mar 1, 2012 Connecticut

    It doesn't exist
     
  12. cosmicdebris

    cosmicdebris Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2008 Connecticut

    Last night I had a BA M.A.D. from Thimble Island and followed it up with a 2014 BCBS. I thought the BA M.A.D. was just as good.
     
  13. bootdown21

    bootdown21 Disciple (378) May 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    Where is BA M.A.D. on the shelf? Would love to try it.
     
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  14. adventurtons

    adventurtons Initiate (0) May 30, 2015 Connecticut

    If I see it in a store I'll pick it up but I'm not gonna chase for it.

    I think Ten Fidy is a damn good stout and readily available as are some options from Ballast Point. Another more readily available option is Speedway Stout from Alesmith which is now in CT, although the price is high.
     
  15. AdrenalinJunkee

    AdrenalinJunkee Initiate (0) May 18, 2015 Connecticut

    because bourbon county is the original and is incredible...and comes out once a year and is pretty much the best stout we can get in the northeast with the exception of good morning.

    anybody have confirmation of release on the shoreline today?
     
  16. skleice

    skleice Disciple (301) Aug 6, 2015 Connecticut

    I agree that these are great stouts, but they're not barrel aged. Apples to oranges...
     
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  17. AdrenalinJunkee

    AdrenalinJunkee Initiate (0) May 18, 2015 Connecticut

    total wines in milford had it, and ive seen it at a couple other package stores as well. the wine thief in new haven next to cask repuvlic has a few bottles as of last night as well
     
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  18. MenardMa

    MenardMa Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2011 Connecticut

    Do you actually like regular MAD?

    I have had 2 bottles of it in the past week and I think it's just flat out not a good beer. Thin, some strange chemical flavors...blech.
     
  19. bootdown21

    bootdown21 Disciple (378) May 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    I have not had either MADs. It just peaked my interest seeing the BA version compared to BCBS here....
     
  20. bootdown21

    bootdown21 Disciple (378) May 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    Thanks, I live in SE CT and will just buy BCBS when it comes out on the shelf easier than driving to milford / new haven area.
     
  21. Pisthetaerus

    Pisthetaerus Initiate (126) Dec 3, 2014 Connecticut

    Wasn't the BA version brewery only?

    Looks like I made the right move to skip it. So many solid beers coming out now that spending $15 on a regular RIS didn't seem worth it to me. Heard the similar things about the mouthfeel too. Was curious to see if time in the barrel fixed that, but not curious enough to drive out to Branford.
     
  22. AdrenalinJunkee

    AdrenalinJunkee Initiate (0) May 18, 2015 Connecticut

    ah ya the ba one i havent seen.. i had the original... i didnt think it was that bad. but seriously theres a reason everyone chases BCS as we know!
     
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  23. Skelator

    Skelator Initiate (0) Apr 28, 2011 Canada (YT)

    Welcome to BA.
     
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  24. cosmicdebris

    cosmicdebris Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2008 Connecticut

    This is Brewery only ... Released on Black Friday ... I would give them a call and see if they have any left.
     
  25. NobleJayJesse

    NobleJayJesse Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2015 Connecticut

    The batch I had last year was fantastic. One of my favorite CT beers last year. Anyone else getting off flavors from this years MAD?
     
  26. Homebrew

    Homebrew Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2012 Connecticut

    Yup
     
  27. happyreefer

    happyreefer Initiate (112) Jun 17, 2015 Connecticut
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    Rats. Thanks for the info! Will have to take an early lunch break to scoop up some rare.
     
  28. AdrenalinJunkee

    AdrenalinJunkee Initiate (0) May 18, 2015 Connecticut

    i didnt think mine was bad... i may have to try another tonight...
     
  29. louied825

    louied825 Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2015 New York

    if anyone gets final confirmation on SE CT please share thanks
     
  30. AdrenalinJunkee

    AdrenalinJunkee Initiate (0) May 18, 2015 Connecticut

    word on the street was today but it doesnt look like anywhere got their shipment... if it doesnt land tomorrow, we should see it monday or tuesday next week for sure
     
  31. Skelator

    Skelator Initiate (0) Apr 28, 2011 Canada (YT)

    Regal, bw, reg bottles, and reg kegs have landed at Hartford.

    Give em a day or two... Or four.
     
  32. AdrenalinJunkee

    AdrenalinJunkee Initiate (0) May 18, 2015 Connecticut

    how many regal landed... im hearing a local store got 3 bottles total
     
  33. AdrenalinJunkee

    AdrenalinJunkee Initiate (0) May 18, 2015 Connecticut

    and im doing this for the likes....


    TOTAL WINE IN MILFORD HAS BCS AVAILABLE NOW
     
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  34. Jmr85

    Jmr85 Aspirant (285) Nov 25, 2013 Connecticut
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    Nice! Nothing at my local store, guy said next week sometime
     
  35. happyreefer

    happyreefer Initiate (112) Jun 17, 2015 Connecticut
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    Think these will be selling today or tomorrow?
     
  36. Skelator

    Skelator Initiate (0) Apr 28, 2011 Canada (YT)

    Within the Hartford footprint? Couldn't tell you yet.

    i don't know. I'd doubt today but could be wrong. Keep your eyes peeled on Twitter and Facebook would be my suggestion.
     
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  37. happyreefer

    happyreefer Initiate (112) Jun 17, 2015 Connecticut
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    Just called a few Hartford/West Hartford shops. No dice yet. I'll keep my ears open. Thanks man!
     
  38. Skelator

    Skelator Initiate (0) Apr 28, 2011 Canada (YT)

    Give it a day. Rarely does something go out the same day it came in. They have larger fish to fry then a few hundred cases tbh.
     
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  39. edallolie

    edallolie Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2015 Connecticut

    Just got one reg at Total Wine in Milford
     
  40. skleice

    skleice Disciple (301) Aug 6, 2015 Connecticut

    Price?
     
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