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Founders Backwoods Bastard, any sightings?

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

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  1. celfan

    celfan Disciple (327) Jul 4, 2004 Vermont
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    Bev Warehouse in Winooski
  2. pjs234

    pjs234 Zealot (544) Jun 29, 2008 Connecticut

    Yay! Harvest and backwoods bastard hit central CT today.

  3. Arenbeer

    Arenbeer Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2009 Connecticut

    Where might that be pjs? :slight_smile:
  4. LiquidCourage

    LiquidCourage Initiate (156) Nov 1, 2012 Rhode Island
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    Nikkis Liquors in Rhode Island had several cases.
  5. hogansct

    hogansct Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2011 Rhode Island

    I'm curious also, as I work in central CT.
  6. innuendobrewskiman63

    innuendobrewskiman63 Disciple (314) Apr 1, 2012 New York
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    I picked up a 4pk at Table and Vine in West Springfield, MA yesterday.. at the time there was one 4pk left on the shelf but Im pretty sure they bring a little out at a time so they still may have some
  7. Stormfield

    Stormfield Initiate (171) Feb 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    Harvest is sooo nice.
  8. Horbar

    Horbar Zealot (560) Feb 24, 2012 Rhode Island

    Its gone now. :-(
  9. LiquidCourage

    LiquidCourage Initiate (156) Nov 1, 2012 Rhode Island
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    Are you serious?!? It lasted less than a day?

    ICCULIS Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2011 Massachusetts

    Granite Liquors has a bunch - but at single bottle limit ($3.99), it's hardly worth the drive/effort for me to get there. I had a work meeting down the road from there is why I know.

    2 bottle limits are/were bad. Now this single bottle limit?? Come on - they had over a case when I was there on Wednesday for those curious...
  11. BobCobb

    BobCobb Disciple (300) Jul 10, 2012 Illinois
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    Sunset Grill menu showing Backwards Bastard on tap as of 11/6.
  12. cbeer88

    cbeer88 Crusader (719) Sep 5, 2007 Massachusetts

    I really don't see the problem with single bottle limits. Some of these limited releases are coming in at 1-2 cases nowadays, sometimes even less. Why make 6-12 people really happy when you can make 24-48 people happy? Plus at this point these limited release beers are basically just loss leaders to get people into the store to buy other stuff.

    It also has the added bonus of lasting a little bit longer - you don't need to rush down to the store within hours of the release, as most things will sit for a few days at 1 bottle per person.

    I really like the way Granite handles limited releases, and I wish the "1 bottle limit" shelf became a thing everywhere instead of hiding things.
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  13. straffordmilitia

    straffordmilitia Initiate (36) Apr 10, 2009 New York

    Carl's in Kittery, ME. $14/4 pack. They also still have 4 or 5 cases of Bfast Stout at $9.99/4 pack.

    ICCULIS Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2011 Massachusetts

    I totally agree w/ you here and see the value from the store's point of view.

    again - very true point and something I have benefited from more than once.

    This is where we differ. I'm a consumer. If I have money and want beer and you say no, you can't buy that I'm a little put off by it. Perhaps it's selfish of me but hey, that's the way I feel.

    it's been discussed over and over and it is what it is. I still enjoy shopping at Granite and their selection is outstanding....but they will never be the 1st place I go for a limited release unless they are the only game in town. Kappy's sold me two, 4-paks of Backwards Bastard and for cheaper per bottle. just saying......
  15. deanhead

    deanhead Defender (633) Sep 2, 2005 Vermont

    Sighted on the shelves of the Brattleboro food coop for ~15.67 a four pack.
  16. ComRock12

    ComRock12 Initiate (0) Sep 28, 2010 Massachusetts

    Got a 4-pack yesterday at Julios - it was a consolation prize as they blew through 3 cases of Cantillon while I was driving like a madman trying to get there after the snowstorm
  17. Dat

    Dat Aspirant (258) Aug 5, 2007 Texas

    I was just at Nikki's and they still have Backwoods Bastard along with Harvest Ale. The cases are stacked in the back near the wine cooler. I also stopped by High Spirits and they have both in stock by the case.
  18. darkandhoppy

    darkandhoppy Aspirant (295) Dec 26, 2008 Connecticut

    it's on Prime 16's in New Haven too
  19. winkingstarfish

    winkingstarfish Initiate (0) Nov 4, 2009 Connecticut

    Liquor Depot in New Britain had some a few days ago

    ILOVESTOUTS Initiate (100) Apr 13, 2006 Connecticut
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    Backwoods sighted in Eastern Connecticut as well as with Harvest. Both drink VERY well!
  21. dbexpert

    dbexpert Initiate (0) Sep 27, 2008 Maine

    We did NOT have over a case. You are making shit up. It is not appreciated. We work very hard for what we get. If you do not like it shop else where.
  22. Pgarand

    Pgarand Initiate (121) Jan 8, 2009 New Hampshire

    It can be found at New England Wine & Spirits in Newburyport as well. Sorry but I don't remember the price.
  23. iflah45

    iflah45 Aspirant (214) Jul 8, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Anywhere in Boston still? Or is it all gone?
  24. PhilLesh

    PhilLesh Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2007 Massachusetts

    Super Phipps in Westfield + 1 lonely 4 pack of Harvest
  25. ScottieD

    ScottieD Devotee (466) Jul 30, 2011 Connecticut
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    In CT on draft at Plan B in Glastonbury.
  26. cruzmissile72

    cruzmissile72 Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2012 Connecticut

    Backwoods Bastard is on the shelf at Branford Wine in Branford CT today.
  27. ronnzio

    ronnzio Initiate (22) Dec 25, 2005 Rhode Island

    Wyoming package in Richmond, RI has plenty of it
  28. Rosco234

    Rosco234 Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2012 New Hampshire

    I picked up two singles at Barb's Beer Emporium in Londonderry yesterday. I don't know how much they had left. The 4 pack was pricey at $17.50. they had Harvest ale at 9.99 a 4 pack too.
  29. xanok

    xanok Disciple (369) Aug 13, 2009 Connecticut
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    Had a glass on Friday. Thought it was too young. Probably gonna crack a bottle tonight and see if it tastes any different. The 2011 I had last week was damn good though.
  30. DanE

    DanE Disciple (328) Feb 24, 2012 Connecticut

    Wholefoods in Glastonbury.
  31. matthewhoconnor

    matthewhoconnor Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 Connecticut

    A&P in Old Lyme had some as of this past Sat
  32. RKing44

    RKing44 Disciple (392) Mar 6, 2012 Massachusetts
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    This may not help, but Picco has bottles for $6.75. Delish too!
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  33. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    good lord. $6.75?
  34. RKing44

    RKing44 Disciple (392) Mar 6, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Perfect for an after lunch dessert.
  35. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    oh, my bad. that's a restaurant. that's actually not bad. thought that was a liquor store and i was scared. serves me right for assuming!
  36. cbeer88

    cbeer88 Crusader (719) Sep 5, 2007 Massachusetts

    Picco is a restaurant. That's actually a solid price for a bottle for on-site.
  37. wdarcy77

    wdarcy77 Initiate (0) Nov 27, 2008 Massachusetts

    Yeah get your ducks in a row, kimosabe.
  38. AndrewUVM

    AndrewUVM Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2012 Connecticut
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    At least a case on shelf at Fairgrounds Wine & Spirits in Danbury, CT yesterday.
  39. Horbar

    Horbar Zealot (560) Feb 24, 2012 Rhode Island

    Look at that old Ruination... Such a shame.... :-(
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