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News Goose Island Bourbon County 2017

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by Avelasquez80, Oct 19, 2017.

  1. KBS

    KBS Disciple (306) Apr 25, 2014 Michigan
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    While this is technically true, the manufacturer often works closely with the distributor on some of these types of things. They have sales reps that call on the distributors to set up promotions, etc. The manufacturer can choose their distributor so it’s in their best interest to work with the manufacturer. If BCBS was on Sofia allocations which was set up by GI, it wouldn’t be a secret, they would be pushing all year.
     
  2. croush

    croush Zealot (579) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    Oh, that’s an awfully beer nerd tinfoil hat way of putting it!
     
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  3. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Aspirant (217) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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    O M G.

    I did not even read that correct the first time through. It's only due to your astute observation that I had to reread it a third time. That's just fantastic.
     
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  4. Beertwig

    Beertwig Initiate (0) Aug 8, 2016 Sweden

    Best place in Boston to get some bottles?
     
  5. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Aspirant (217) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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    You'll probably want to post in the appropriate sub-forum, and provide your time-frame for being in Boston, if you'll have a vehicle, where you'll be staying, etc.
     
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  6. Nhens0016

    Nhens0016 Disciple (305) Aug 23, 2013 Kentucky
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    Have they announced how many bottles they made of the reserve bcbs? I’ll be in Kentucky during that time and have never been able to score anything besides regular bcbs. Thanks!
     
  7. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Aspirant (217) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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    One of the various articles posted across the various BC threads indicated "110 casks." Or something close to that. The 'Grit and Grain' video showed that they were just barrels though?
     
  8. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Aspirant (232) Dec 6, 2010 California
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    In the bourbon world isn't cask just another name for a barrel?
     
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  9. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Aspirant (217) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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    I do not know. I was confused.

    If they made 110 barrels, that would be a huge amount of the Reserve. That would be fantastic. I just wonder how much is in bottles.
     
  10. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Aspirant (232) Dec 6, 2010 California
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    My quick math says if all 110 barrels passed qc and were bottled, which probably wouldn't happen, that would yield almost 4000 cases. I'm not sure how many cases of BC variants are normally produced but that number doesn't seem unreasonable to me.
     
  11. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (728) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    Barrels of spirit are larger than a barrel of beer. Something around a 50 gal vs 31 gal difference.
     
  12. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Aspirant (232) Dec 6, 2010 California
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    I used 55 gallon barrel for my calculation but now that I looked it up bourbon barrels are only 53 gallons so that changes it slightly but it's still just under 4,000 cases, 3,680 to be exact.
     
  13. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (728) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    Oh Ok, yeah I didn't even check if you did or not. I assumed like an ass. Lol.
     
  14. rabbott2

    rabbott2 Zealot (529) Jan 14, 2015 Illinois
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    first year in several that I will be travelling on this Friday. Heading from Peoria, IL to Grand Rapids, MI. Basically I-55, I-80, and then 94 and 196 in Michigan. Does anyone have any locations along this route that would be good spots to hit up? I know that's a long distance, but I have no clue what Munster, Gary, IN will get, let alone SE Michigan. I know people love to keep their honey holes secret, but if anyone would like to let me know some insight, it would be greatly appreciated. Would even send thank you beers. PM if needed.
     
  15. JayWhitson

    JayWhitson Devotee (464) Feb 25, 2015 Montana
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    Is there a regular BCBS under 14% this year?
     
  16. MichaelShmichael

    MichaelShmichael Aspirant (224) Apr 17, 2017 Georgia
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    No indication of one so far, I emailed GI a few days ago but haven't heard back.
     
  17. rden4654

    rden4654 Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2014 Ohio
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    Is anybody even chasing this stuff this year!?!? I thought last years fell so far below the bar they raised after the pasteurization they did. The claim was it wouldn't change the flavor of the beer. I call Bullshit. Most of my friends aren't even wasting there time with it this year. And the Barleywine was a joke. Just so disappointing!
     
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  18. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Aspirant (217) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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    I hope you come out in droves. Or don't. Whichever way you read that as long as you stay home.
     
  19. rden4654

    rden4654 Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2014 Ohio
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    Umm.... Okay
     
  20. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Aspirant (232) Dec 6, 2010 California
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    I thought last years regular was sublime. I've been drinking Bourbon County since 2008 and last years was just as good as any other year. I think it's all in your head.
     
  21. Invinciblejets

    Invinciblejets Devotee (475) Sep 29, 2014 South Carolina
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    Don't cut yourself on that edge my dude.
     
  22. jkane101

    jkane101 Devotee (491) Sep 22, 2007 New Jersey
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    Last years version was fine. And no I don’t Chase this anymore but if I happen to come across it I’ll grab a bottle or two.luckily the area I live has an abundance of it, at least the regular version
     
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  23. BeerPugz

    BeerPugz Initiate (161) Dec 4, 2016 Wisconsin

    Yeah, yeah, yeah. Let's bad mouth a beer so people don't go hunting and we can buy more. Nice plan, Batman.
     
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  24. MJS08

    MJS08 Aspirant (257) Jul 29, 2014 Florida
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    This. My feelings are that the 16.9 singles vs 12oz 4packs was too much and not enough. Also, being stiffed on the drain pours left a bad taste in my mouth. Pun intended. It lasted about a week around here last year, and a retailer acting like he is doing you a favor by selling you one bottle while you're grabbing a bunch of Celebration just ain't the way I like shopping. It's great beer, of course, so, enjoy.
     
  25. KBlodorn

    KBlodorn Aspirant (282) Oct 3, 2014 Ohio
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    Doubtful.. I believe it's supposed to be coming in at somewhere between 14.1 and 14.7. Northwoods, though, I believe is like 12.5 or so
     
  26. thing85

    thing85 Initiate (32) Jul 8, 2012 Illinois
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    You must be joking. 2016 regular was as good as any prior year. Are you sure you someone didn't scam you and sell you an infected 2015?
     
  27. JayWhitson

    JayWhitson Devotee (464) Feb 25, 2015 Montana
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    ugh the last few years they have had two different abv's and one always was, 14% is the cap in MT, looks like no BCBS this year :angry:
     
  28. rden4654

    rden4654 Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2014 Ohio
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    Not a joke BCBS fell well short of expectations IMO! It was my favorite beer!
     
  29. Dupage25

    Dupage25 Aspirant (283) Jul 4, 2013 Antarctica

    Barleywine Reserve was the only reason to go beer hunting this time around. Oh well, I guess I'll just save money.
     
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  30. Alex_Awesome_H

    Alex_Awesome_H Initiate (137) Jan 2, 2016 Illinois
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    GI has/had a good amount of beer last year with just about any given variants. 14 VR, Prop, Rare, 12 - 14 Regular & Barleywine saw multiple releases and tastings through the year. Im kinda assuming this year shall yeild a good quantity of this pretty sweet lineup.

    Lots of breweries have been uping production and with this year weve seen lots of what was hard to get beer in massive quantities.

    None of this is a complant. I love being able to find great these beers and enjoy them in the quantity Ive found them at.

    BCS shall not dissapoint this year, like it has been every year Ive had it. Excited to taste the re-brewed original 'Black Cat' Coffee. While 13 Coffee may be one of the best years for Coffee; that espresso Inteligensia weirdly invokes nastalgia for me as I brewed that roast when I was a Barista.
     
  31. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (1,521) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Of course you saw a lot of BCBS last year, but not all of us live in Illinois. Many markets had substantially less or none last year, and never see any variants.
     
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  32. timw007

    timw007 Initiate (133) Jul 20, 2017 Florida
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    GA isn't getting the 2017 regular. The place I'm going to is selling the 2016 regular and the 2017 coffee. They will have 2017 Northwoods on tap, but no bottles.
     
  33. beernuts

    beernuts Disciple (399) Jan 23, 2014 Virginia
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    What is Northwoods? I tried googling but didn't see anything that made sense.
     
  34. KBlodorn

    KBlodorn Aspirant (282) Oct 3, 2014 Ohio
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    Bourbon County with blueberry juice and almond extract.. Think marzipan
     
  35. MJS08

    MJS08 Aspirant (257) Jul 29, 2014 Florida
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  36. beernuts

    beernuts Disciple (399) Jan 23, 2014 Virginia
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    Ah thanks, I checked the GI blog but I didn't see where they called it that. That one sounds better than the banana version!
     
  37. DISKORD

    DISKORD Initiate (67) Feb 28, 2017 South Carolina

    Since they're pasteurized now, does it mean they have to be consumed ASAP? Or can they be aged still?
     
  38. KBlodorn

    KBlodorn Aspirant (282) Oct 3, 2014 Ohio
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    Only one way to find out
     
  39. Alex_Awesome_H

    Alex_Awesome_H Initiate (137) Jan 2, 2016 Illinois
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    You can, but the aging has a less noticable effect on the beer.
     
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  40. DISKORD

    DISKORD Initiate (67) Feb 28, 2017 South Carolina

    I thought that "dead beers" (pasteurized) expire after several months.
     
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