Defective Bourbon County Bottles

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  1. jjwisenheimer

    jjwisenheimer Initiate (0) Oct 11, 2013 Indiana

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  2. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,965) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    ***Smiles sipping my Expedition Stout*** Cracked bottles and mold you say?
  3. gsd

    gsd Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2014 Massachusetts

    there are two different abvs 14 and 13 one was bottled in sept 14 the other oct 13
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  4. chippo33

    chippo33 Meyvn (1,183) Feb 29, 2012 Vermont

    Three different this year
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  5. chippo33

    chippo33 Meyvn (1,183) Feb 29, 2012 Vermont

    From the reports of my friends in MA who went hunting today - it sounds like the majority of the MA bcbs outside of Boston all had their cases recalled due to "packaging issues".
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  6. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,429) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    No issues with any of my bottles, we got the 13.8 abv here in NC, got trashed drinking two on tap though.
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  7. DrunkMcGruff

    DrunkMcGruff Initiate (130) Apr 21, 2013 Michigan

    man that sucks, all I got today were 6 of these untainted bottles after 1minute of waiting. Is glass the new variant this year?[​IMG]
  8. turbotype

    turbotype Aspirant (297) Nov 5, 2013 California

    Glad that AB is keeping up with Goose Island quality traditions. :sunglasses:
  9. Hatzilla

    Hatzilla Aspirant (248) Jul 25, 2008 California

    Best Buy should start selling beer, then they can sell crappy TVs and moldy beer simultaneously on Black Friday.
  10. Keffa

    Keffa Defender (605) Jan 8, 2009 Ohio

    I totally called this, AB Inbev ruining Goose Island to piss you guys off, so they can use the room taken up by the bourbon barrels to install new fermenters to make more 312 to sell to the non-BA peoples.

  11. jncastillo87

    jncastillo87 Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2013 Texas

    I bought 2 4 packs from 2 different stores ... One set was 13.8% and the other 14.4%.. I wondered the same.
  12. jncastillo87

    jncastillo87 Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2013 Texas

    I have both ... didnt notice anything though
  13. DrunkMcGruff

    DrunkMcGruff Initiate (130) Apr 21, 2013 Michigan

    law doesnt require abv on the label, but if it is, it is allowed to have a .5% leeway higher or lower than stated. 14.4% could mean 14.9% or 13.9%, but if one batch is measured at 13.8%, new labels must be submitted.
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  14. imbrue002

    imbrue002 Initiate (0) Oct 10, 2014 Maryland

    Yeah, where are the pics? I need to see what this screw-up looks like, for science.
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  15. richobrien

    richobrien Devotee (470) Dec 29, 2013 California

    Friend that works in distro confirmed. Lots of bottles sent back and they haven't been given any info on future shipments.
  16. bheerman

    bheerman Initiate (103) Jun 10, 2005 Pennsylvania

    He was trying to be informative as well, as he usually is. Your information was wrong, and he was merely correcting you. You can learn a lot on this forum, and you should be grateful for the knowledge that exists within it.
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  17. JohnnyMalts

    JohnnyMalts Initiate (103) Jul 28, 2014 New York

    I picked up a four pack of BCBS and a bottle of Vanilla Rye, and I didn't look closely at the necks of the bottle to notice anything. I will check when I get home.

    TEKNISHE Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2011 Pennsylvania

    mine are dated 8/28. no mold or anything. 13.8% abv. they didn't have any variants so I'm talking about the regular one only.
  19. cultclassic89

    cultclassic89 Initiate (0) Oct 19, 2013 Texas

    I got 8 bottles of BCBS. One 4 pack looked like this. The other 4 were from two different cases, but no mold. ABV on these 14.4%.



    Mold and no mold to compare, both 2014 14.4% from two different cases.


    Pretty sure this is just shitty storage conditions, the beer should taste fine. Haven't cleaned them off yet because I figured someone else would have noticed this.
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  20. Beervana

    Beervana Defender (605) Apr 15, 2014 Canada

    Hate to be a trolly bitch here, but you were off by 1/5th of a percent. :wink:
  21. fox227

    fox227 Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2010 California

    I have one bottle and the neck is a little sticky like maybe it was partially cleaned off. The abv is 13.8%. I have seen mold before on the neck of one of the Yeti variants, underneath the foil, but it drank fine so no foul.
  22. cookiequiz

    cookiequiz Aspirant (249) Apr 15, 2013 California

    It's most likely the exteriors not being fully cleaned after bottling, and the sugars left after the alcohol evaporates are perfect for mould growth if there's any moisture in the air.

    The bottle is a health hazard for sure, but if you clean it off thoroughly—and if the cap seal is fine—the beer should be OK.

    edit: do check the cap when you open it, though. I ran into a pack of Matilda a year or so ago with faulty seals, and the beer was disgusting.
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  23. Masters

    Masters Zealot (553) Mar 7, 2014 Massachusetts

    its Brett Porters limited release of a Brett stout porter :wink:
  24. Daemose

    Daemose Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2011 Texas

    Hey guys check it this totally unrelated and completely inferior and inequivalent stout I picked up today that's not suffering from this issue that's only affecting BCBS due some minor leakage somewhere, not a humblebrag or anything brah!
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  25. trep

    trep Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2005 West Virginia

    Basically what @cookiequiz said. The mold is most likely due to a bottle busting and leaking down into other cases on the pallet. I've worked for a distributor for several years and that was one of the most common issues we see with damaged beer. It happens all the time, and the beer is perfectly fine to drink.

    Wipe the exterior off with a warm cloth and clean the mouth when you open the bottle. The contents inside should be perfect.
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  26. IroquoisPlisken

    IroquoisPlisken Initiate (101) May 21, 2013 Ohio

    And people complain about KBS? At least I can drink it. Just kidding. I'm just jealous because I live in Ohio and can't get BCBS at all.
  27. Immortale25

    Immortale25 Poo-Bah (3,360) May 13, 2011 North Carolina
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    In other words, don't talk back to @jesskidden ! It won't end well for you :wink:

    Seriously though, he can be quite the devil's advocate, nitpicky about details and determined to prove others wrong but, when it comes to the laws, objective information and history of beer, he's like a frickin human Wikipedia only more reliable. He's like the dude at the party where, when someone states what they claim to be fact, he goes "Actually..." And proceeds to contradict them. Except he's always right somehow. It can be annoying, but he means well and is usually quite respectful.
  28. timotao

    timotao Disciple (308) Sep 16, 2013 New York

    Wow that's some nasty looking stuff
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  29. timotao

    timotao Disciple (308) Sep 16, 2013 New York

    Backyard Mold
  30. smi69

    smi69 Zealot (545) Apr 8, 2014 New York

    No it was down the road @ 4 seasons
  31. daryk77

    daryk77 Aspirant (254) Jun 16, 2005 District of Columbia

    Checked my bcbs and the bottles look good, they are 13.8%. One of my Bcbbw looks to have an extremely small deformity in the neck but honestly would have never seen it if I hadn't inspected very closely. Vanilla and bcbcs looks fine as well.
  32. SquirrelsBrews

    SquirrelsBrews Aspirant (289) May 31, 2011 Massachusetts

    I'm in western mass .. Went to 3 stores before I found a four pk of reg bcbs.. All the strokes told me that a second shipment was coming and only 2 stores recorded a case of vanilla because of a carbonation defect leading to mold in some bottles.. I was told 8 pallets shipped to western Ma were returned?? Sad to hear.. Happy bcbs hunting everyone!!
  33. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Poo-Bah (2,831) Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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    Maybe its BCBS Baudoinia going undercover!
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  34. LakerLeith

    LakerLeith Zealot (549) Aug 11, 2013 California

    So just send all defective or suspicious bottles to me and I guess I can probably take a look at them for you.
  35. mhksuccess

    mhksuccess Zealot (560) Jul 7, 2012 California

    definite quality control has went down I just notice my bottles are not filled near as high as past years
    About half of my bottles are filled to my finger looks like about 10oz fills
  36. raynmoon

    raynmoon Champion (804) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

    This is all so crappy to read. And here in california everyone got half as much bcbs due to cutting the allocation in half.

    And then I go on the haul forums and people are posting pictures of cases they picked up. Wtf
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  37. PatrickInAustinTx

    PatrickInAustinTx Devotee (402) Nov 16, 2013 Texas

    Saw two cases at two different stores with what appeared to be mold. Id say its time for us to send messages to them to let them know that the quality control took a dive. And that we are noticing.
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  38. ThirstyMiner

    ThirstyMiner Initiate (110) Jan 7, 2011 California

    I'd say my two bottles were slightly under-filled but fine other than that. (Central Coast of CA)
  39. Biercans

    Biercans Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2013 California

    All good in CA. Rancho Mirage TW.
  40. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    BCBS = Bourbon County Biodegradation Stout :grimacing:
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