Bourbon County Sightings

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

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  1. Flabbyjandro

    Flabbyjandro Devotee (468) Jun 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Two liquor stores on division just got shipments today, two four pack limit, but both hooked me up with a call since I had called all week. Ones by the anthem on division and Ashland, the other had two left so will be gone by now. Good luck
  2. PDZ

    PDZ Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2012 Illinois
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    Earlier today the page said 5pm. Think theyre messin around, trying to bring in the late business?
  3. awdturboiv

    awdturboiv Disciple (384) May 24, 2008 Indiana
    Beer Trader need to calm down! It will be here in NWI next week. Or you could just cross the border...

  4. cetherid

    cetherid Devotee (412) Aug 23, 2010 Indiana
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    Torrence Liquors?
  5. awdturboiv

    awdturboiv Disciple (384) May 24, 2008 Indiana
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    We have a winner. I think they handled the release really well considering they only got 3 cases.
  6. foobula

    foobula Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    Thanks for speaking up. No it doesn't appear they made it through the raffle list... there was apparently a guaranteed list and a raffle, and it's anyone's guess as to how many cases were in each category and what your odds of winning were. That's what bugs me and should bug anyone that entered the raffle... the lack of transparency.

    I'm set on BCS so while I really appreciate Vav's offer, I won't be taking him up on it. He deserves at least a case anyway, if he wants it!

    PS I'm also amused by the aliens guy... however his hairstyle's resemblance to my own at this time hits a little close to home :grinning:
  7. Jarpo

    Jarpo Initiate (16) Feb 7, 2011 Missouri
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    Anyone know if this has hit Indiana or Ohio yet? I'm taking a road trip from Saint Louis to Cleveland this weekend and I'd like to check some bottle shops along the day (not just for BCS, but it would be a nice bonus).
  8. mjohnson17

    mjohnson17 Devotee (443) Apr 29, 2012 Illinois
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    Based on what some Ohio people said, and a correction to the BCBS article run in the Trib, Ohio will not be getting any because of their ABV laws, since BCS is 14%. Rumor on here is it will start showing up in Iniana as early as Friday but probably more like next week.

    You might get lucky, but chances are probably not.
  9. bootlegger1929

    bootlegger1929 Initiate (0) Jul 17, 2010 Illinois

    Actually this years is 15% so OH REALLY isn't going to get it. But yeah look for it in IN.
  10. Jarpo

    Jarpo Initiate (16) Feb 7, 2011 Missouri
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    Thanks, guys. Good to know I shouldn't spend time looking in Ohio. Looks like Terre Haute and Indianapolis are my only options then. I'll report back if I see anything on Friday or Monday.
  11. cetherid

    cetherid Devotee (412) Aug 23, 2010 Indiana
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    nice. saw a pic on twitter of someone who had bottles with the same price tag.
  12. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    I see I'm going to have some competition trying to track this down in the Haute this weekend... :wink:
  13. JerryM1984

    JerryM1984 Initiate (0) Apr 19, 2012 Florida

    has any hit champaign area yet?
  14. dsal89

    dsal89 Disciple (331) Jul 6, 2008 Indiana
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    Love that place.

    Found a 750 Barrel aged Gonzo there.

    Im trying my best to be patient. Im hoping to walk away with at least 3 4pks
  15. ravot

    ravot Devotee (426) Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    at the 312 party an employee told me (i'm no brewer so someone correct me) but through the aging process, the beers can actually be up or down 2 percent in abv. often than not though, up. so this could be 17%. myth?
  16. SchuStar

    SchuStar Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2011 Illinois
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    A GI rep. at the Great Taste told me this year that the bottles could be 12-18% abv dependent on the barrel aging process. Also, that BCBS has been closer to 15% abv these last few years. They already had labels printed and didn't want to go through the trouble of making new ones.
  17. ChadQuest

    ChadQuest Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2009 Illinois

    Well, it tastes like the alcohol is lower, but who knows if the label is not correct.

    If i open a brewery, i'm going to sell beer with 110% alcohol. I will sell so much. Also, it will be a light lager.
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  18. mjohnson17

    mjohnson17 Devotee (443) Apr 29, 2012 Illinois
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    By no means am I an expert but from my home brewing experience I highly doubt the ABV could fluctuate as much as 2% just in the bottle. If GI force-carbonated BCBS then it shouldn't fluctuate at all. If its bottle carbonated then typically the priming sugar is usually only enough to carbonate, not raise the ABV.
    Now the barrel aging can raise the ABV via residuale sugars of the barrel and/or allowing more time for the sugars to be consumed. But I would expect a brewery to take a final gravity reading after barrel aging, because it's still part on the fermentation process, abeit a secondary or third stage.
    It seems suspect that a beer could be somewhere between 12-18%, that's a huge range and barrel aging would not account for 7% ABV. Even when I never take OG or FG readings while brewing I can approximate within a percent or two the ABV of a beer based on the grains bill and possibly any additives (fruits, corn sugar, etc).

    Maybe it's just me but I have a hard time believing a brewery of superior quality, like GI, isn't taking gravity readings and having their beers closely monitored and exactly controlled. Especially a beer produced in such mass quantities as BCBS. It's too much of an time investment to just "wing" a beer with hundreds/thousands of barrels and many months of aging.

    That doesn't mean the beer isn't somewhere between 12-18%, I just doubt it could fluctuate that much without GI knowing with relative accuracy the ABV.
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  19. jeonseh

    jeonseh Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2007 Indiana
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    Could they distribute if the labels were that far off? I thought part of the reason Bramble was delayed was that the labels had the wrong ABV.
  20. SchuStar

    SchuStar Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2011 Illinois
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    I think the guy was speculating because of the high heat this summer there would be a higher abv due to the barrels. It does seem like a big difference in abv tho.

    As for the labels, I'm not too sure. That's just what he said. It just seemed believable to me because when u have that many barrels, I'm sure there's gonna be a some variance. Sorry, I'm not a brewer, at home or work and I don't know the story about the bramble. What you guys say does sound reasonable so I'm just gonna shut up now.
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  21. kif

    kif Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2012 Illinois
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    Im thinking the 12-18% was a guess based on OG and the barrels before they took a FG reading. They probably estimated that was the range it could turn out, and it was likely going to be around 15% (3% variance available on either side so 12-18%). I highly doubt that the final ABV is far off from 15%. Each barrel probably produces a small variance in ABV and 15% is the average of the entire batch, but some barrels would probably be 14.8% and some 15.1%, etc. I am guessing it would not be legal to put out an 18% beer and list it on the label at 15%.
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  22. mjohnson17

    mjohnson17 Devotee (443) Apr 29, 2012 Illinois
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    ^ Hit it on the nose.

    Of course barrel variations will occur with respect to ABV, but I assume that BCBS was blended so the average ABV is roughly 15%. If it wasn't blended then there would be taste variations in addition to ABV variations.

    At any rate, whether its 14%, 15% whatever, it's a damn good beer.
  23. cpdrews

    cpdrews Initiate (0) Jul 20, 2012

    Anyone know if it has hit anywhere in Wisconsin yet? I called some places and they said this week and now they are claiming next week.
  24. Zeller12

    Zeller12 Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2010 Wisconsin

    I heard tomorrow for SE Wisconsin.
  25. cpdrews

    cpdrews Initiate (0) Jul 20, 2012

    The couple places I've spoken with in the Milwaukee area are now saying next week. Hmm.
  26. ravot

    ravot Devotee (426) Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    I didn't mean to start rumors. by your post, you definitely sound like an expert brewer versus me (i don't know jack) but yeah it was just something i was told and was curious to know any background info. thanks for that. i do recall the employee saying it did have something to do with the heat this year.

    that being said, this beer is damn good. I had a KBS prior to this years BCBS and KBS definitely felt boozier ( a good boozy) than the BCBS. Not that it's good or bad, just comparing. BCBS was excellent and smooth. an explosion of chocolate for sure.
  27. eyemustard

    eyemustard Aspirant (233) Apr 5, 2012 Wisconsin
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    I overheard the Wisconsin GI rep say distributors should be receiving it at the end of this week and to expect it in stores next week.
  28. dmsulli

    dmsulli Initiate (152) Jan 30, 2012 Colorado
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    My girlfriend just scored me a 4 pack at Binnys Lakeview (on Clark). She said she saw Zombie Dust too. (Talk to Vav about the appropriate ratios for his BCBS+ZD blend recipe).
  29. Vav

    Vav Aspirant (291) Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    That would be 8oz of Zombie Dust and 8oz of BCS in a 16oz Nonic glass.

    I call it The Sacrilege.
  30. DLDlulz

    DLDlulz Aspirant (217) Feb 15, 2012 Illinois
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    I've actually had it and dug it. At Paddy Longs back at their Barrel Aged tap takeover, they threw Zombie Dust on the BCS tap right after. The bartender gave me the blowout pint which was a nice mix of BCS/ZDust and I found it quite refreshing. I had also been drinking for several hours.
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  31. Vav

    Vav Aspirant (291) Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    Well fuck me, now i have to come up with something else D:
  32. JmH

    JmH Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2012 Illinois

    I did a Double Daisy Cutter / BCS black and tan this weekend that was also quite delicious. However, I too, had been drinking for several hours.
  33. thetomG

    thetomG Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2010 Illinois

    Sounds interesting and all, but for the ultimate back & tan experience you really need to try Sink the Bismarck + Double Black.... it was.... something, that's for sure. #thiswasnotagoodidea

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  34. cmsteele62

    cmsteele62 Initiate (133) Nov 24, 2010 Illinois

    I picked up some too, but for some reason the staff questioned me about being there twice, I must have a twin?
  35. jdhende

    jdhende Disciple (306) Sep 27, 2010 Illinois
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    Whole foods in gold coast got it in this morning.
  36. Slayer32

    Slayer32 Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2012 Indiana

    The one on Huron? How much?
  37. jdhende

    jdhende Disciple (306) Sep 27, 2010 Illinois
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    22.99 they have everything in the back.
  38. Wseitz

    Wseitz Initiate (134) Apr 25, 2010 Illinois

    I was at Whole Foods Lakeview last night and was told that they hadn't gotten yet (as of last night), and when they did get it, they'd be selling it by the bottle. Don't know if the guy was pulling my leg or not, but that's what I was told. Was fortunate to pick up a four pack at VAS last night.
  39. Jplachy

    Jplachy Aspirant (279) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    I was lucky enough to grab the last 4 pk at Whole Foods in Schaumburg last night. I've never had it, looking forward to cracking one open.
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  40. DLDlulz

    DLDlulz Aspirant (217) Feb 15, 2012 Illinois
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    Huron sold out already
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