Founders Backwoods Bastard, any sightings?

Discussion in 'New England' started by LiquidCourage, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. LiquidCourage

    LiquidCourage Nov 1, 2012 Rhode Island
    Beer Trader

    Now that Harvest Ale has arrived in New England... any Backwoods Bastard sightings?

    How does the availability of Backwoods Bastard compare to Breakfast Stout, Devil Dancer or KBS?
  2. Jnorton00

    Jnorton00 Apr 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    Similar quantities to KBS and Devil Dancer. It does go out on the shelves but I'm not sure how long it lasts there. I was able to buy two cases last year easily.
  3. cbeer88

    cbeer88 Sep 5, 2007 Massachusetts

    It's usually an assload more than KBS. The entire greater South Shore region got 36 bottles of KBS last year - 1 4-pack per store, for the lucky ones. Backwoods Bastard isn't quite that limited, and also not nearly as popular.

    It's probably closer to Devil Dancer. Not hard to land a 4-pack if you stay on top of it, but not exactly swimming in it like FBS.

    This is also a beer that trades easily for locals, for anyone who likes to go that route...
  4. seplo

    seplo Sep 8, 2009 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    i just saw on Julio's in Mass FB page the got some in and its a one 4pk limit and they got some breakfast stout in as well, im in CT and we're still waiting on BCBS so im not holding my breath for Backwoods Bastard:mad:...CHEERS
  5. hogansct

    hogansct Jan 7, 2011 Rhode Island

    A couple package stores in CT (Meriden and Cromwell) told me that they expected BCBS and Backwoods Bastard sometime in mid to late November.
  6. seplo

    seplo Sep 8, 2009 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    i hear ya, but the BCBS was already suppose to be on the shelves, i dont take package stores word unless i talk to a salesman for the distributor, we've all heard it before, by this rate IST will be out before those 2 get to the shelves.....CHEERS
  7. hogansct

    hogansct Jan 7, 2011 Rhode Island

    Yeah, I'm not really holding my breath. However Valencia over in Meriden does seem to maintain a steady supply of Breakfast Stout (they were able to get me a case), so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they come through on the Backwoods.
  8. jacksback

    jacksback Jul 20, 2011 Massachusetts

    But I thought AB/Inbev distro was going to be nothing but good? :D Sorry, that's a drum I'll keep banging. Or a broken record I'll keep playing, however you want to state it.

    Backwoods Bastard at Julios- sounds like they only got a couple/few cases, so I'd be suprised if any was still there by end of the weekend. Likely even sooner with the way things have been lately.

    Got my 4pack all set... perfect beer to follow up the cleanup of the massive OAK tree that came down in my yard this week!
  9. seplo

    seplo Sep 8, 2009 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    aparently the have some in BUT theyre waiting to get more in before they distro it:mad:
  10. seplo

    seplo Sep 8, 2009 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    by this i meant the BCBS
  11. mcintire78

    mcintire78 Dec 16, 2006 Massachusetts

    FYI, Backwoods Bastard is at Ball Square Fine Wines.
    BobCobb likes this.
  12. BobCobb

    BobCobb Jul 10, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Do you know what they were charging? Singles/4pks?
  13. BobCobb

    BobCobb Jul 10, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    This is legit. $4.14 after tax. 2 bottle limit. Also Sucaba on the shelf at $16!
  14. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Sep 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    yeah, i keep walking in there, seeing the Sucaba, and passing. i probably should go back now and get it now that you've spilled the beans!

    just did pick up a couple of BBs, but $4.14's a little rough, no? that's 16 bucks a 4pk... isn't it normally like 12.99?
  15. cbutova

    cbutova Oct 10, 2008 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Don't bother heading to Julio's for Backwoods. They were out of it around 6PM. Last year it was easy to get 2 4-packs at the same time when they got it. Seems like it's a combination of all things Founders getting gobbled up and MA not receiving as much as we used to. Good luck in finding it elsewhere everyone.
  16. BobCobb

    BobCobb Jul 10, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Yeah, I knew it was a tad high. But really, when it's $4 instead of $3.25, and I can walk to the bottle shop instead of driving all over hoping I make it in time, it's worth it to me.

    And as far as Sucaba, you know you should have bought it already. :)
  17. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Sep 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    oh yeah, exactly - i am like 2 blocks away and i'm happy to pay it. they just normally don't price gouge there, so i'm just a little surprised it was that much.
  18. Number45forever

    Number45forever Jan 6, 2012 Vermont
    Beer Trader

    It has arrived to Vermont!
    franklinn and zgunder like this.
  19. CTBeerPope

    CTBeerPope Jan 30, 2012 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    I work at the store in Cromwell mentioned and we spoke with Dichello a couple weeks back about the BCBS and they said we would receive our shipment late November. Anyone that pays attention however would know that Southern CT always gets their limited releases before us up here in Central CT. As for myself I skipped the Bullshit and went to Deciccos 3 weeks ago and got some BCBS. Lastly, I just saw some Backwoods Bastard on the shelf in New Haven County today but opted for the Harvest Ale as it was wiser to get the IPA now rather than wait another week or 2 for it to hit my store and be less fresh. Hooray for me!
  20. DrWangerBanger

    DrWangerBanger Sep 9, 2010 Connecticut

    Where abouts in New Haven county?
  21. DrWangerBanger

    DrWangerBanger Sep 9, 2010 Connecticut

    Amity in New Haven got about a case in, as well as what looked like 5 cases of FBS
  22. nathanb47

    nathanb47 Dec 14, 2010 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Craft Beer Cellar tweeted they got one case
  23. seplo

    seplo Sep 8, 2009 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    I guess i was wrong about the backwoods bastard, my boy smutty33 just got some at MO's in fairfield, but still not holding my breath for BCBS
  24. seplo

    seplo Sep 8, 2009 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    yeah man it sux, but i also heard it from the salesman down here when it originally was suppose eto come out, to me its not the stores its the salesman giving inaccurate info, thats the reason for my hold my breath comment...CHEERS
  25. BigCheese

    BigCheese Jul 4, 2009 Massachusetts

    Redstone Liquors tweeted they have some.
    Ganglani likes this.
  26. CTBeerPope

    CTBeerPope Jan 30, 2012 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    Ah now I get u. Salesmen...says it all.
  27. DrWangerBanger

    DrWangerBanger Sep 9, 2010 Connecticut

    If anyone is really desperate for BCBS, they could drive an hour south from New Haven on I-95 and go to the portchester beer distributor right on the border where they had 4 cases of BCBS just sitting there at a good price ($25.99) and limited one 4-pack or one case per customer.
  28. tpww7

    tpww7 Jun 26, 2007 Connecticut

    They got a case of Harvest and Backwoods. Not much left if any on either.
  29. Kinsman

    Kinsman Aug 26, 2009 California

    Anyone know if NH will see any?
  30. jraras

    jraras Jan 10, 2011 Massachusetts

    Pretty much every store in Boston that moves any material Founders volume got a case. Some 4pk limit; some 2 btl limit. Bauer might still have some if you're in need. Also, I talked to Yankee Spirits and they had a case in Sturbridge as of last night. So if you're out that way.
  31. partypak

    partypak Jan 1, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I have about a case and a half of KBS left and I would like to get 2 cases of BWB to watch the two brothers grow up together over the years and see how they mature :)>)
  32. BUGK08

    BUGK08 Jun 14, 2009 Maine

    2 cases left at Madden Beverage in southern Maine.
  33. franklinn

    franklinn May 29, 2012 Vermont

    14.99 a 4 pack up here in VT. It's around, though :)
  34. MarkF150

    MarkF150 Feb 9, 2009 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Hunger Mountain had 4 cases when I was there earlier. Picked up 4- 4 packs at $14.99 each.
  35. franklinn

    franklinn May 29, 2012 Vermont

    Dammmmmn I'd better grab more when I can. They posted on their facebook yesterday that they got in 10 cases, I'm pretty sure...
  36. MarkF150

    MarkF150 Feb 9, 2009 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    There was 4 on the floor by the cold beer case. They could have more out back.
  37. bootdown21

    bootdown21 May 14, 2009 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    Wegman's in Northborough, MA had some as of Friday night. $12.49 a 4 pack, no limits. I think they had a case or two still left.
  38. CypherEnigma

    CypherEnigma Jun 27, 2011 Massachusetts

    It's at The Bier Cellar in Portland, ME as of Friday(IIRC).
  39. deltatauhobbit

    deltatauhobbit Dec 3, 2007 Maine
    Beer Trader

    Picked up a 4-pack at RSVP in Portland, ME on Saturday, just sitting on the shelves with at least a few more. $14 for the pack, no limit or anything.
  40. Number45forever

    Number45forever Jan 6, 2012 Vermont
    Beer Trader

    Sitting on the shelf in central Vermont. Was surprised to see price of $16.99 per 4-pack, a good $3-4 more than what I've heard from others around BA. I still picked up two 4-packs. Now, I'm picking up a case at hopefully a lower cost from my normal store. Should be picking that up tonight.

    I loves me some Backwoods Bastard. Probably ended up drinking about 3 cases of last year's release.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer FestĀ® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • Free Trial Subscription

    Reside in the US? Interested in a free 1-month trial subscription to the print edition of BeerAdvocate magazine?

    Yes! Sign Me Up!