Goose Island Bourbon County - 2022 (Chicagoland)

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  1. kodt

    kodt Mar 6, 2013 Illinois
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    yes
     
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  2. kodt

    kodt Mar 6, 2013 Illinois
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    lol my local shop has the DB Toasted for $60 on the shelf right now.
     
  3. core42

    core42 May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    And Hyde Park Binnys has the Cherrywood on the shelf
     
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  4. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Is there a historical list of the BCBS and variants by year somewhere online?
     
  5. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Apr 8, 2017 Ohio
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    What exactly are you wanting to know?
     
  6. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    If there is a list by year of what variants were put out?
     
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  7. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Apr 8, 2017 Ohio
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    I don't know of one (like the DL page), but if you have a specific question, I'm sure it will be answered here swiftly.
     
  8. ChiFUF

    ChiFUF Aug 27, 2017 Illinois

    Lakeshore east Mariano’s has the entire lineup.
     
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  9. VodkaPong87

    VodkaPong87 Oct 9, 2020 Connecticut
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    I paid that last year. Feels bad man. I was fully prepared to spend that on the barleywine, but I think the sales were pretty bad last year so they had to lower the price point of the “high end” offerings this year. Seems to have worked out well for them.
     
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  10. flat_lander

    flat_lander May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    I smell a spreadsheet coming from someone...
     
  11. mando31

    mando31 Oct 15, 2009 Illinois
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    I was actually wondering the same.
    Someone has to have one. I’d love to put one together but with a 3 year old and 6 month old taking up most of my time, I probably won’t have it ready until next years release.
     
  12. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Josh, we are not doing free research for your next book.
     
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  13. Ebes84

    Ebes84 Nov 28, 2020 Illinois
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    2003: regular only, promo, never officially released
    2005(for 05 a Jan and Aug release) -2009: Regular only (note reg in 12 and 22 oz for 09 only)
    2010: Coffee, Rare, Vanilla, Regular
    2011: Coffee, Bramble, Regular
    2012: Regular, Coffee, Cherry Rye
    2013: Regular, Coffee, Barleywine, Prop, Backyard Rye
    2014: Regular, Coffee, Prop, Vanilla Rye, Barelywine
    2015: (Some) Regular, Regal, Rare (Barelywine, Prop, Coffee, some Regulars we’re infected)
    2016: Regular, Barleywine, Coffee, Prop
    2017: Regular, Coffee, Barleywine, Prop, Northwoods, Reserve, (2yr barleywine reserve, made but not released, GI stated didn’t taste right)
    2018: Regular, Coffee Barleywine, Prop, Reserve, Vanilla, Bramble, Midnight Orange, Wheatwine
    2019: Regular, Wheatwine, Prop, Reserve, Cafe de Ola, Mon Cheri, Reserve Rye, 2x Barrel (Goose Island in house consumption only)
    2020: Regular (including Easter eggs HH, BT, WT), Wheatwine, Prop, Special #4, Kentucky Fog, Anniversary, Birthday
    2021: Regular, Wheatwine, Prop, 150, Blaton’s, cola, cherry wood, Fourteen, 2x Barrel Toasted Barrel
    2022: regular, 4 pack 12oz ( single barrel, so HH, WILT, WT, and blend), sir Isaac, biscotti, prop, coffee, 30th, and 2yr barleywine

    Note also numerous taproom on tap only specials, but bottles list is above.
     
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  14. Number1Framer

    Number1Framer Mar 13, 2016 Wisconsin
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  15. Number1Framer

    Number1Framer Mar 13, 2016 Wisconsin
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    No idea why my post is in a nested quote and I can't fix it. Just clarifying that 2020 Wheatwine was the Caramella variant and 2021 didn't have Wheatwine unless I'm forgetting some super limited small count bottle release.
     
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  16. Ebes84

    Ebes84 Nov 28, 2020 Illinois
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    Updated

    2003: regular only, promo, never officially released
    2005(for 05 a Jan and Aug release) -2009: Regular only (note reg in 12 and 22 oz for 09 only)
    2010: Coffee, Rare, Vanilla, Regular
    2011: Coffee, Bramble, Regular
    2012: Regular, Coffee, Cherry Rye
    2013: Regular, Coffee, Barleywine, Prop, Backyard Rye
    2014: Regular, Coffee, Prop, Vanilla Rye, Barelywine
    2015: (Some) Regular, Regal, Rare (Barelywine, Prop, Coffee, some Regulars we’re infected)
    2016: Regular, Barleywine, Coffee, Prop
    2017: Regular, Coffee, Barleywine, Prop, Northwoods, Reserve, (2yr barleywine reserve, made but not released, GI stated didn’t taste right)
    2018: Regular, Coffee Barleywine, Prop, Reserve, Vanilla, Bramble, Midnight Orange, Wheatwine
    2019: Regular, Wheatwine, Prop, Reserve, Cafe de Ola, Mon Cheri, Reserve Rye, 2x Barrel (Goose Island in house consumption only)
    2020: Regular (including Easter eggs HH, BT, WT), Carmela ale, Prop, Special #4, Kentucky Fog, Anniversary, Birthday
    2021: Regular, Prop, 150, Blaton’s, cola, cherry wood, Fourteen, 2x Barrel Toasted Barrel
    2022: regular, 4 pack 12oz ( single barrel, so HH, WILT, WT, and blend), sir Isaac, biscotti, prop, coffee, 30th, and 2yr barleywine

    Note also numerous taproom on tap only specials, but bottles list is above.
     
  17. Ebes84

    Ebes84 Nov 28, 2020 Illinois
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    thanks I updated and changed 2020 to Carmela ale
     
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  18. Jinx989

    Jinx989 Apr 22, 2015 Illinois
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    2011 also had King Henry
     
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  19. ChicagoJ

    ChicagoJ Feb 2, 2015 Illinois
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    My brother bought WILT 4 Packs in Las Vegas, Nevada. Three of them. :sunglasses:

    I found the "GI" which I'm assuming is the blended version yesterday and will go back today to grab it. I may buy HH and WT depending on how the WILT goes. I liked the blended 2020 much better than the Easter Eggs

    Hoping to have the same take. I'm going to perform a side by side once I get the blended 12 oz four pack.
     
  20. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Nice! Thanks. This should be cut and pasted at the top of the 2023 BCBS thread when it starts.
     
  21. VodkaPong87

    VodkaPong87 Oct 9, 2020 Connecticut
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    Was referring to the easter eggs from 2020. I know this year they shipped out the single barrel 4-packs (none around here though)
     
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  22. Jagrmaister

    Jagrmaister Jan 13, 2018 Illinois
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    I've thus far had Willett and Wild Turkey. Wild Turkey had something missing to me in 2020, too, and this year is the same where I imagine the other components of the blended adds a lot of complexity to the beer. The Willett on the other hand was amazing. I'm not going to hunt for the other two, but hope to stumble into BT. It was my favorite of the 3 in 2020 and I think the Willett I had last night would certainly give it a run for the money.
     
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  23. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Wrong thread. “The Deth of the Deep Woods; Barrel Aged Stouts and Selling Out 2” will take place in the Rev thread once a deal is completed.
     
  24. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Apr 8, 2017 Ohio
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    Can you imagine the vitriol that would be spewed if a buyout was announced tomorrow?
     
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  25. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Apr 8, 2017 Ohio
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    For anyone that is a bourbonite, you're hitting on the difference between a store pick vs. the "normal" offering. Sometimes their prime, and sometimes they are bust. Years ago when store picks weren't as common, and only stores that were deeply rooted in the business had store picks, the picks were seemingly always high quality. Someone from that store would travel to the rickhouse, sample through barrels, and pick one that was 'the best'. Now adays, especially with big stores like Binny's and Kroger and so on not only doing store picks, but getting sometimes several barrels at a time of the same offering (and especially since COVID), they may not even taste through them. They may just have one (or more) picked. So, it's a real gamble.

    Most whiskey is batched (i.e. blended). Even (especially?) the highly lauded bottles are blended together. Where the "single barrel" type thing really shines in beer is just like in whiskey. Once the beer has been BA'd, you have to sample through barrels to find one (or more) that are unique (and if more than 1, can be blended together as the same type of barrel) that exudes those highly prized characteristics that wouldn't shine in the 'normal blend'.



    TL;DR: I'm not surprised that the single distillery bottles aren't everyone's favorite. Blending is often superior.
     
  26. VodkaPong87

    VodkaPong87 Oct 9, 2020 Connecticut
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    DT would instantly taste worse
     
  27. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    We are 29 pages into year 10 thread of GI. Don’t think the vitriol would matter a damn.
     
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  28. Number1Framer

    Number1Framer Mar 13, 2016 Wisconsin
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    "Even though I said I did I never actually liked [highly lauded deep woods beer] so I don't care! Really I don't! Seriously!!1!1!!
     
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  29. Bbear

    Bbear Oct 26, 2016 Illinois
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    Gene's sausage shop in Lincoln Square had everything as of yesterday including 4 packs of WT.
     
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  30. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Apr 8, 2017 Ohio
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    I know that the drop was plentiful this year in Chicagoland, but it's wonderful to see everyone chiming in on where they found/are still seeing the lineup. Gotta love the camaraderie. More helpful posts than I remember at any point since I started on BA.
     
  31. Ebes84

    Ebes84 Nov 28, 2020 Illinois
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    big John and night stalker too.
     
  32. kodt

    kodt Mar 6, 2013 Illinois
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    Those aren't really BCBS variants. Night Stalker goes back to 2009 as well.
     
  33. monstershu

    monstershu Jun 10, 2020 Illinois
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    Apparently, some of the bottles snuck out and were passed around.
     
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  34. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    98 bottles of beer on the wall…
     
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  35. FBarber

    FBarber Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    This worked out! they had 3 4-packs left. Thanks!
     
  36. toastjeff

    toastjeff Mar 27, 2014 Illinois

    Looking at the list of past variants and reports of where this year's is still available brought up random questions in my mind.

    Did Walgreens get any this year? If not, when was the last time? Which year was the infamous "sell it all at midnight" fiasco?
     
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  37. Redrover

    Redrover Jan 18, 2003 Wisconsin
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    My wife was at the Woodman's in Bloomingdale yesterday. She picked-up a regular and a Sir Issacs for me. No biscotti but they do have coffee. I didn't want to press my luck and have her look for more varieties :wink:
     
  38. Jaycase

    Jaycase Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    2014 was the year the bearded marauders descended upon Six Corners.
     
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  39. SeanBond

    SeanBond Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    I never had a chance to try King Henry (I wasn't into craft beer when it came out, and wasn't willing to pay for a bottle when I learned of its existence, lol), for those who've had both, how does this year's 2YBW compare to it?
     
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  40. toastjeff

    toastjeff Mar 27, 2014 Illinois

    That long ago? Wow, time flies. Think of all those cases of 2014 Prop.
     
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