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Bourbon County Sightings

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by chi16brew, May 17, 2012.

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  1. dahorn_spartan

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    Binny's Skokie took my name and number when I was in on Monday getting FBS, and I didn't receive a call either. Fortunately I got BCS elsewhere also.
     
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    For those that are in the West suburbs and want some on tap Cellar Door of Downers Grove (full disclosure, I do manage their sister store in Hinsdale) will be tapping a keg 5pm Tuesday. I haven't finalized pricing and pour sizes yet, but estimate a 10oz snifter pour for about $10. We only got a 1/6 barrel so we're unsure how long it will last (especially since me and my tasting buddies will be there drinking it)

    So come on down for a glass in a nice relaxed wine bar atmosphere. I always love meeting BA's so feel free to introduce yourself to me. I'm sure I'll be the one pouring it for you.

    Here is the event page: http://beeradvocate.com/events/info/56867
     
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  3. mychalg9

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    Next time specify to everyone that they need to keep it a secret (unless you did this time already and someone just didnt follow directions).
     
  4. MarkIntihar

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    You had me convinced to attend until this point. Meet you and your tasting buddies? I'll pass. ;)
     
  5. loki993

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    I guess its time for me to start calling around.....


    Oh I understand and Im on your side. It really wasnt aimed at you but it was more of an amusing post as to how a few comments about someone pricing something way higher then everyone thinks it should be tends to bring the trolls out of the woodwork.


    I totally agree but there are those on here that seem to take things a bit more seriously then they should be and seem to like arguing about things like that even more then they claim to like beer.

    and that's all I have to say about that
     
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    We will be releasing BCBS on Wednesday at 9A.M in Downer's Grove. It will be first come first serve. There is a 4pk limit since we are not getting that much this time around. We will not be doing any reservations for this beer. If anything changes, I'll post here and on our twitter account @dgcraftbeers.
    Cheers
    Vince
     
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    For those who werent able to attend, digestif was absolutely incredible. Highly recommend seeking out, if you're into that whole chocolate habanero dubbel thing.
     
  11. FlssmrBrewAlum

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    You forgot "Bretted". That base beer was a bretted dubbel. It definitely stands out in the barreled version.
     
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    I went Friday night, makes sense now. Sounded like you went after me.
     
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    It was great, but glad I just got a sample of it. Can't imagine a full glass of it. BCBS still flowing when I left Clybourn at 730. Cheers!
     
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    What are the charging for bcbs at the source?
     
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    $10/10 oz snifter. Honestly, I felt like my pours were more than 10oz. Also, I completely second those recommending digestif. It's a rare instance where you have a beer completely unlike any other you've ever had and it's amazing. I don't think I could do more than one in a sitting, but it is absolutely worth seeking out. Truly unique.
     
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    Digestif burns in an amazing way. Every sip caused me to put the glass down and question whether I could have another....but the overall taste of it kept causing me to say YES.

    10oz of BCBS + 10oz of Digestif = Goooooood night!
     
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    Anyone know when it will make it to Dekalb or Rockford? Ill be there soon.
     
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    Anyone hear when it is actually being released in the cheese land? Im hearing early as late next week to 2 and a half more weeks.
     
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    I heard this week for Kenosha area.
     
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    Vav, I admire you sticking up for your fellow Binny's employees, but you have to admit it the whole thing does seem bizarre -- a mix of a guaranteed list and a raffle, while implying that everyone has an equal chance via a raffle. On top of that, stephenieman is enough of a regular that samie85 knew his phone #, and yet somehow didn't know the raffle that he ostensibly won even existed. Maybe not aliens, just a rigged system is all.

    I'm sure there's a good reason you don't allocate rare bottles in such a convoluted fashion at your store.
     
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    More reasons why raffles inherently suck (for this sort of thing, anyway...).

    Also, I had no idea Mr. Tsoukalos had entered meme territory. While I feel it's a bit simplistic toward the Ancient Alien hypothesis, that shit's fuckin' hi-larious (dammit, where's HistoryAdvocate so's we can debate that shit!?). Adam, you've made my day yet again...
     
  23. Vav

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    My point is this: Just because the system didnt work for you this time doesnt mean it's rigged.

    The individual in question (Full Disclosure: He's a friend of mine) i know for a fact is a once/twice a week customer at Skokie. It seems that he was rewarded for his loyalty. Seems pretty cut and dry to me.

    As for my store, i'll be frank: If i say i'm sold out, there is a pretty good chance there might be something in the back i'm holding for a good customer. Or i stashed cases in the Vintage Program. If i were to do a raffle, i would probably hold a few back for the same reason. There's no conspiracy. It's just business.

    Sometimes you eat the bear, sometimes the bear eats you.

    [​IMG]

    Now send me a private message and find a time to come in when i'm around to pick up a 4pk of the BCS i had put aside for myself.
     
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    Just got an email from lp whole foods raffle. Guess I get to eat/drink the bear this time. No homo
     
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    We actually told people to spread the word. We had a great crowd. Everyone that was there got to enjoy multiple glasses..
     
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    My brother in law asked me where/when he could find some in the Dexter, MI area. Does anyone know? I saw MI was getting their BCS this week. The Meijer by their house had an awesome beer selection, so I told him to call there.
     
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    Shocker!!
    Capone's is on;y charging $23.99 per Beermenus.com
    Must be some sort of catch to it.
    La Primera is $29.99
     
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    Prestige on Cass comes out to $34+ with tax. Needless to say I passed on that
     
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    Binnys st Charles ~$24/4pk after tax limit 1 4pk

    They got in 15 cases.
     
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    Thanks for posting this. My buddy in Geneva has been looking everywhere for it, and I just gave him a call.
     
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    Still pouring at Goose Clybourn. I agree with those that have described a black licorice flavor. I also think this is due to some more charred oak flavor. However, I do not think it's hotter than the last two releases (keg only/2011 bottles).

    The Digestif is very interesting. If you enjoy pepper brews, this is a must. It reminds me of Conquistador de Muerte Porto.
     
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    It's worth it if it's true.
     
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    I noticed the black licorice flavor too. Isn't night stalker supposedly the base beer for BCS, that beer has a really strong black licorice flavor when it has some age on it and the massive amounts of hops fade.
     
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    I've been told by a GI cicerone that Night Stalker, Big John, and Bourbon County share the same base beer. It's anyone's guess as to how true that is. The recipe information on GI's page shows them using the same malts, but different hops, fwiw.
     
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    There was a separate base stout (can't remember the name at the moment). Dry-hopped, it's Night Stalker; with cocoa/vanilla (whatever it really was), it's Big John; aged in the barrels, it's BCS. Such is my recollection of the the situation...
     
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    This is the impression that I was under as well.

    So, have they never released just the base stout?
     
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    I wanna say it's been on at either Clybourn or at fests in the past, but I could be wrong. I do know it sure as hell ain't a common sighting in the slightest...
     
  38. TotallyHosed

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    That's right in the sense that Night Stalker and BCBS share the same base. Night Stalker is hopped up while, obviously, BCBS is BBA.

    Yes, both Night Stalker and Big John had been bottled and released. No longer available, however it's been spotted around the country as recently as two months ago.
     
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  39. mdomask

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    Saw both of them in the cooler at GI Clybourn last night.
     
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    The base beer is known as Cook County stout. It hasn't been commercially bottled, but popped up on draft at a few special events in the past (last time I can think of was about 2 years ago though).
     
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