News Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout to be available year-round

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by BeerBuckeye, Apr 16, 2012.

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  1. RobDB

    RobDB Devotee (473) Aug 31, 2009 New Jersey

    Thanks. Much appreciated.
  2. bluewolf17

    bluewolf17 Aspirant (220) Mar 3, 2013 Maryland
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    There's a reason I picked up 2 cases of it last year..
  3. GopherPharmer

    GopherPharmer Disciple (342) Feb 19, 2013 Minnesota
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    I really hope this doesn't mean the quality of the beer goes downhill. That was definitely my first reaction when I heard AB was buying them out though. Only time will tell
  4. cubanbeerguy

    cubanbeerguy Initiate (0) Jan 29, 2013 Florida
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    I can't wait. Have only tried coffee and hope to eventually try them all
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  5. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Aspirant (252) Feb 14, 2013 Illinois
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    Only one place that I know of
  6. williamjbauer

    williamjbauer Champion (889) Jan 17, 2012 Colorado
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    Just had bcbs for the first time last week. It is worth seeking out. Unforgettable. Going to try the coffee variant this week.
  7. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    Since I posted that I've been lucky enough to try a 09' BCBS, came across a case of 12' BCBS and have also tried Cherry Rye and have a Coffee in my possession. Needless to say I am hooked on Bourbon County and hope to one day try all the variants.
  8. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Meyvn (1,248) Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
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    Nowhere. Can find it on tap every now and again though.
  9. williamjbauer

    williamjbauer Champion (889) Jan 17, 2012 Colorado
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    Been a good year I'd say!
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  10. dpjosuns

    dpjosuns Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2009 Illinois

  11. BourbonBarrelBeerBelly

    BourbonBarrelBeerBelly Initiate (71) Feb 13, 2013 Washington
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    I'm looking to trade/buy for BCBS if anybody's willing to part! I got all kinds of rare and delicious Oak/Bourbon barrled west coast brews!
  12. cbozInTheMitten

    cbozInTheMitten Initiate (136) Mar 10, 2013 Michigan
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    Has anyone seen any lately around metro Detroit?
  13. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    Not a Bourbon County fan?
  14. dpjosuns

    dpjosuns Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2009 Illinois

    Not especially. I guess I'm just lukewarm on it, mostly. I think its a fine beer, just not all over it's nuts like some. And I really don't see the value (a store down the street has 4-packs for close to $30). Now that I really think about it, I'm in favor of the inevitable price drop which would make it affordable, so it will even be a choice when I'm in the mood for the style. But I have a hard time envisioning myself buying that instead of the other offerings at my local shop. To each their own I guess.
  15. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    This has to be the longest thread about something that's not happening that I've ever seen.
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  16. foobula

    foobula Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    Perhaps, but aren't you forgetting the infamous "BBA Natural Light coming soon!" thread of '09?
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  17. birchholz

    birchholz Aspirant (227) Jul 21, 2010 Illinois

    Actually, I know a place that's still got it for $8.99/bottle.
  18. AutumnBeerLove

    AutumnBeerLove Aspirant (239) Oct 16, 2010 Vermont
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    Trade for Rare sooner than later. Cost on it seems to always be rising.
  19. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    I have nothing in the remote realm of pulling a Rare.
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  20. Andygirl

    Andygirl Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    Not since January maybe. Then not a ton.
  21. cnbrown313

    cnbrown313 Disciple (351) May 29, 2012 Illinois

    There's a couple of slightly over-priced places by me that still have it sitting on the shelf...
  22. kodt

    kodt Zealot (514) Mar 6, 2013 Illinois

    Yeah, if you are willing to pay $30 for a 4 pack, you can find it at a few liquor stores yet.
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  23. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2012 Illinois
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    There seems to be either a goose island tap takeover or bourbon county tapping at least one a month here in the chi. So while not year round, definitely still some to be had.
  24. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada Meyvn (1,247) May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    still on the shelves in RI if you're in the know
  25. cnbrown313

    cnbrown313 Disciple (351) May 29, 2012 Illinois

    Yep, exactly. The place I saw it at last had it for $10 a bottle or $30 a 4 pack and they probably had 2 cases worth on the shelf. I wasn't proud of it... but I bought a 4 pack.
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  26. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Zealot (595) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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    2012 is still all over Des Moines at $19.99/4pk. On tap at a few local bars too (El Bait/Keg Stand).
  27. Jslay013

    Jslay013 Disciple (380) Mar 6, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Sunset Grill in Allston (Boston) has had it on draft for the last week or so. Likely to run out soon.
  28. forrestbetts

    forrestbetts Initiate (67) Nov 29, 2007 Illinois

    but we're still reading it
  29. rodlavers

    rodlavers Defender (606) Jun 20, 2012 Maryland

    I was in Chicago March 9-14 and had bcbs or baudoinia on tap every day I was there.
  30. kdb150

    kdb150 Devotee (472) Mar 8, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Actually, I expect there will be BCBS '12 available somewhere in most major markets when this year's is released. 6 months out and I know of at least one store that still has it, and I expect many others know of stores across the distribution area that still have some. It may not be by design, but I'll be surprised if it doesn't end up being on shelves year-round, even if it is still only released in the fall. Especially since there will be much less impetus to run out and buy it right away, seeing as how it is no longer in short supply.
  31. HugeBulge

    HugeBulge Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2012 New York
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    I asked this question to a goose island employee at the spring craft beer festival and was told he has heard this rumor and it is false.
  32. mfnmbvp

    mfnmbvp Poo-Bah (2,397) Nov 28, 2012 Illinois
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    Fucking hilarious, yet it makes me wonder if anyone has ever tried to barrel age an AAL?
  33. kdb150

    kdb150 Devotee (472) Mar 8, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Ironically, these would be the best candidates for using something like a barrel that contributed to a Pappy blend, as there would be plenty of room for the subtleties of a world-class bourbon to come through.
  34. DrDemento456

    DrDemento456 Poo-Bah (3,363) May 15, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Well if this is still only a Winter release I will not have long before my stash runs out (was only able to get 8 with 3 remain) I was not overly impressed at first but having a 2012 black Tuesday or "bourbon caramel mess" I can appreciate the balance this beer is trying to accomplish.

    BTW I paid 26 dollars for a four pack shipped to my door free so seeing everyone else's posts make me think I got a great deal. Too bad I couldn't score a case.
  35. Apom

    Apom Initiate (155) Mar 30, 2013 South Carolina
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    Hopefully some of this will make it to South Carolina because Ive only heard good things and want to try it.
  36. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poo-Bah (3,832) Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Is there any BCBS '12 left in the Chicagoland area that you know of?
  37. mjm47

    mjm47 Aspirant (212) Mar 30, 2010 Illinois

    The liquor store under the Sheridan Red Line stop had a few cases last week - he also dropped the price from about $28 to $24.
  38. WhiteJordan

    WhiteJordan Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2012 Washington
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    Send it to Washington State already!!! We're already carrying GI shelf beer on draft and in bottles. My boss has been buying excessive amounts in the hopes that when BCBS drops we get a huge allocation.
  39. RobertColianni

    RobertColianni Zealot (524) Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Do me a favor?
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  40. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,284) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    I can still get cases at 24 a four pak, a few places around here ordered properly, and, at least here, the subject of this thread may be accurate
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