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Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Ri0, Nov 30, 2012.
CWBBS now in at Lincoln Park Binnys.
Has anyone seen this in the NW Chicago Burbs yet?
Everyone relax. This beer will be there. Last year it sat at South Loop Binnys for months. No need to go truck chasing or camping out at 5am just to get a bottle
This. There was an end cap at Castle Vav with too many cases to count. This stuff will be around and continue to float around long after the BBBW and CW Cherry variants are gone.
Kind of the opposite im my area last year. BBS was around for a while, about a month but BBBW was around for a good 4-5 months, which was fine by me being that it is far in a way my favorite barrel beer on planet earth. However I was obligated to by a 4 pack everytime I went to the store by my crazy BBBW loving brain!
pschul is wise......
Binny's in Algonquin got 5 cases stacked.
Famous last words. Urbancaver gave similar advice about not having to show up super early for the Jackie O's release this past weekend in bufu Ohio...then got reamed when those who took it to heart got shut out because eleventy billion more people showed up this time compared to every other time they've had a release.
Now multiply that disaster by the Chicago factor and the 25 cases of CW BBS hitting the Binnys on Grand tomorrow is estimated to sell out in milliseconds.
My advice...if you haven't already picked it up...you probably aren't getting any. This goes for every beer release ever from now on.
Sadly I agree with you. Thank god theres infinite amounts of delicious shelf beers so I don't have to worry about the crazy hoarding Chicagoans
yes, was very disappointed by that. saw a 30% price increase per four pack in my market over what I paid last year...and im 45 mins from the brewery!
Woohoo I know where I'm going after work
Im sure you've already heard, but it's because they aged it for a full year instead of just 6 months this year
And if barrel storage time is worth as much as some breweries think it is, an extra $3 a 4-pack is still a steal.
do you drive 100mph on 10?
It does stink, but its still much cheaper then 99% of the Barrel aged stouts out there. Put this in a fancy 750 or bomber(wax top is a must! ), and many breweries charge $15-20 for a bottle.
That being said, i saw it for 12.99 in MN, ended up grabbing Narwhal at 8.99 instead but Im not all that crazy for Bourbon stouts.
Yeah. I mean thats cool, havent tried it yet, and hope its even better this year. Just feel bad that its an extra $3+ over the price I told everyone i'd pick up bottles as part of my muling services
Oh I 100% agree.
Your advice is correct, but I still get a kick out of people going to extreme measures for beers when it isn't necessary.
Quit "cam"-ing it!
yea its kind of rediculous everyone is getting them for 11.99 at binnys, yet in stevens point they're like 13.50. Don't they pay for shipping? lol
good point. yes, yes i do.
$14 over in Hudson. I won't be buying as much this year given the $2-3 hike. How is it two dollars cheaper in Chicago? Bizarre.
I hadn't heard this. Was there any reason for the change? Longer barrel time can only help, but I'm curious why the change. Also do you know if this affects the Y2K Ale? The price went up on that as well.
Same in green bay
They said they did it to create a "smoother, rounder mouthfeel" (or something along those lines). I drank a '11 and '12 (a day apart, not back to back.. but still) and the '12 was pretty comparable I thought.
We just got BBS in the distributor yesterday. That mean's that liquor stores in Central Illinois should start receiving it in the next week or so.
Couple cases on the floor @ DP Binnys. Also saw couple cases of Rev VMC there.
Just got to La Crosse (finally) and wait for it.... $9.69 a 4 pack.... I guess sometimes it is good to get it later when the price is that awesome. Last year it was 9.99 so it actually went down .30 cents. Needless to say I grabbed a case and half.
Drank my first one just now (and now starting my second). I likey!
Was this at Woodman's? Every time I visit the prices are absurdly cheap even compared to other Woodman's locations.
It was indeed at woodmans, we have a good one here in La Crosse, never have bottle limits. I know both the manager of the store who is best friends with my dad and the manager of the liqour store who is a very nice lady. They keep the prices really fair, it is the only place I buy beer around here.
I wish I lived closer. My only path through that town was visiting my sister at college, but those days have passed. Everything was the same or cheaper than in Madison. FFF, Bells, you name it. Enjoy those steals. Either that Woodman's is selling them without much profit (doubtful) or the rest of us across the state are being hosed with these significantly higher prices.
I think it is regional.... Even the more expesive grocery store (festival) is only 50 cents more a six on average... but hey we do not get FFF anymore so you got that goin for ya!
Very good beer but a tad bit thin....
11.99 at Binny's Niles
It's a thinner stout. Previous vintages have been as well.
Has a nice creamy mouthfeel I thought anyway
Agreed. I really like the beer, but it isn't as full-bodied as some other BA American double/imperial stouts.
Heh, my local shop in Sun Prairie WI has it for $13.99. Woodmans in SP for $11.99. Its so good I don't care the price. Cost of living will be higher in the Madison area so I expect things to cost more, just as I expect my job to pay more than anywhere else in WI. It all works out.