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Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Massachusetts - Sightings!

Discussion in 'New England' started by wdarcy77, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. wdarcy77

    wdarcy77 Nov 27, 2008 Massachusetts

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  2. Trevdawg

    Trevdawg Feb 9, 2012 New Hampshire

    this thread is going to anger me. always disappointed when i read about sightings... first Parabola, now BCBS....
     
  3. Dope

    Dope Oct 5, 2010 Massachusetts

    There WAS a thread but it got deleted with no explanation. It tends to happen on BA. You get used to it.

    Dope
     
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  4. davey101

    davey101 Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    Next week is the release date. No wait, the week after that. Nope, sorry...its actually the week after that one.
     
  5. Crawfordesquire

    Crawfordesquire Dec 20, 2011 California
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    Why talk about beer relative to a release in a specific region? Please delete this thread.

    Yea that makes sense.
     
  6. Psychmusic

    Psychmusic Jun 22, 2012 Connecticut
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    If this get's pushed to November, I'll literally have heard "sometime next week" for an entire month. But life goes on

    In fairness, earlier threads have kind of descended into meme posting so keep this one free of that and specific to Mass. and I'm sure we're fine.
     
  7. ComRock12

    ComRock12 Sep 28, 2010 Massachusetts

    It would be nice to know that somebody found some in MA, and hopefully not the only case...
     
  8. InfinityonTrial

    InfinityonTrial Mar 31, 2012 Connecticut
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    Julio's posted on their FB Saturday that it's been pushed back to early November due to "miscommunication in the supply chain".
     
  9. Unbrewery

    Unbrewery Dec 28, 2011 Massachusetts

    Sorry, but how does that miscommunication happen?

    "Hey, do you want BCBS?"

    "Yes, I do."

    "Okay, let me just write that down on my order form, and--OH MY GOD A RHINOCEROS!"
     
  10. InfinityonTrial

    InfinityonTrial Mar 31, 2012 Connecticut
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    Something tells me the distributor is fucking dumb.
     
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  11. AutumnBeerLove

    AutumnBeerLove Oct 16, 2010 Vermont
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    November? TIME TO PLACE SOME CALLS!
     
  12. jacksback

    jacksback Jul 20, 2011 Massachusetts

    Likely more an issue that the distributor doesn't really care. I bet they make more money off the Bud Light they sell before noon on a Wednesday than off the entire season's worth of BCBS.

    Or are people forgetting who distributes this now?
     
  13. Horbar

    Horbar Feb 24, 2012 Rhode Island

    No, no, no, sorry, you are wrong. It is the week after the last week you said.
     
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  14. Auror

    Auror Jan 1, 2010 Massachusetts
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    It's worse than they don't care. It's a hassle. Distributor reps hate limited releases. They don't make much money off the items, their stores get pissed when the allocation (which isn't under the reps' control) doesn't favor them, they get bugged for info by store employees (guilty as charged) every store they go into when they usually don't know anything (especially in the case of AB and such, where it's not usually their job to be plugged into the limited beer pipeline), and it's even worse in cases like this where it seems the public was fed incorrect information regarding when the beer would be hitting the streets.
     
  15. Archemedies

    Archemedies Dec 8, 2011 Massachusetts

    Hopefully is does not get "misallocated" like this years Parabola.
     
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  16. noob

    noob Jan 23, 2004 Massachusetts

    After BCS, what hott beer will be next? I want to start a post about the next beer we absolutely have to have.
     
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  17. Massbmx

    Massbmx Apr 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    With Parabola and now this I'm beginning to think distributors are delaying things on purpose just to come check the forum and laugh at everyone flipping out. Maybe if we act like we dont care limited releases will get to stores early?
     
  18. KingHenry

    KingHenry Nov 25, 2009 Massachusetts
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    There are numerous AB distributors in Ma
     
  19. mattszczesiul

    mattszczesiul Mar 1, 2012 New Hampshire

  20. cbeer88

    cbeer88 Sep 5, 2007 Massachusetts

    I also heard November the other day from a beer manager. (Not even early November, just unknown November)
     
  21. BostonHops

    BostonHops Sep 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    i'm not budgeted for BCBS and backwoods bastard releases to coincide, damn it!
     
  22. BobZ

    BobZ Jun 24, 2009 Massachusetts

    Just a F.Y.I., dropped into Julio's yesterday afternoon and confirmed the same story as mentioned earlier, they were told it's now not coming until November (as in early November for what that's worth).

    Good consolation prizes to be found there as always, walked out with a few 4-packs of FBS that were still hanging around.
     
  23. ElGallo

    ElGallo Sep 26, 2009 New Hampshire

    And your source on this is...? If true, it would be hilarious when you consider that the majority of Goose Island's east coast distro is brewed in NH.
     
  24. mattszczesiul

    mattszczesiul Mar 1, 2012 New Hampshire

    I was told Nov. as well untill last monday when of my distributors said it didnt make the cut
     
  25. MA08

    MA08 Nov 13, 2008 Massachusetts

    At at least made it to the NH Brewfest a couple of weeks ago. It would be odd if it didn't make it
     
  26. Psychmusic

    Psychmusic Jun 22, 2012 Connecticut
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    Early november will be arriving tomorrow, any word on this?
     
  27. mcintire78

    mcintire78 Dec 16, 2006 Massachusetts

    This reminds me of when I tried to convince my Mom that Christmas began at 12:01am...
     
  28. soze47

    soze47 May 22, 2010 Massachusetts

    My brother in law got a four pack in Wisconsin a couple weeks ago. After I told him what a shit show this release is every year in MA, he said he'd save the three that we didn't drink until Christmas when I can bring them back to MA. Glad I can sit this one out after searching far and wide for other brews recently.

    It sounds like this has been available for a couple of weeks elsewhere and Mass is yet again well behind other states. We are blessed to get such great distro here, but cursed with a system that seems to allow beers to languish in warehouses. At least this isn't like Harvest Ale when each passing day robs us of hoppy freshness.
     
  29. cbeer88

    cbeer88 Sep 5, 2007 Massachusetts

    Yeah - this is really starting to become a trend with rarities in MA. Funny how everybody's pumpkin ale seems to hit shelves promptly, but when it comes to stuff like Parabola or BCBS it takes 2 months. Our distro is great in terms of number of breweries, but something is not quite right.
     
  30. Archemedies

    Archemedies Dec 8, 2011 Massachusetts

    Still no sightings yet? Funny state we live in...
     
  31. AutumnBeerLove

    AutumnBeerLove Oct 16, 2010 Vermont
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    I was told 2 more weeks by one store...and that was only based off something they heard.
     
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  32. ComRock12

    ComRock12 Sep 28, 2010 Massachusetts

    Pretty sure they meant 2 more years.... just saying.
     
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  33. ljkeats

    ljkeats Jun 27, 2007 Massachusetts
    Fest Crew Subscriber Beer Trader

    Local beer guy in Medford (Atlas) said he has no idea when or how much.
    "Up to the distro guys." And Atlas seems to be a good sized GI seller...
     
  34. rowingbrewer

    rowingbrewer May 28, 2010 Massachusetts
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    I may be wrong, but i think BCBS, its variants, and three sisters allocations are based off of AB InBev portfolio sales in general not just Goose Island sales
     
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  35. AutumnBeerLove

    AutumnBeerLove Oct 16, 2010 Vermont
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    That is correct. Some places can sell a ton of GI, but not much inbev and thus get no BCBS.
     
  36. BostonHops

    BostonHops Sep 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    well the way things stand, nobody is getting BCBS. :mad:
     
  37. ljkeats

    ljkeats Jun 27, 2007 Massachusetts
    Fest Crew Subscriber Beer Trader

    Oh, I know. Atlas sells plenty of Bud. Just thought that the fact that they sell lots of GI would give tthe distributor a little extra incentive. Of course, as said in other posts, there's no BCBS anywhere in MA right now.
     
  38. rowingbrewer

    rowingbrewer May 28, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Gotta love Massachusetts distro. As others have said before bcbs parabola abacus etcs take months to get here and I swear other states get cantillon on the shelves before us, and the importer is in our state.
     
  39. Jnorton00

    Jnorton00 Apr 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    Cantillon is here right now.
     
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  40. iflah45

    iflah45 Jul 8, 2010 Massachusetts
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    How fast did it run out at Julio's? 45 seconds?
     
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