Goose Island Bourbon County variants

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by mmulebarn, Nov 23, 2013.

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  1. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (3,282) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    '12? Good lord. I bought a bomber of '09 six months after it was released. Just four years ago BCS was an overpriced, dusty shelf poo.

    I'm envisioning by '15 stores will be getting total allocations of two bottles each.

    By '17, three to fours sips per store.
     
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  2. SipIt

    SipIt Aspirant (209) Jul 18, 2013 Minnesota
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    D@mn this sucks. This limited supply to MN forced me to have my poor mother cruising around Milwaukee to get me some. I'm too old to have my mother purchase me beer, but desperate times call for desperate measures...
     
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  3. JJWIGHT

    JJWIGHT Aspirant (265) Feb 14, 2012 Minnesota
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    My mom got me some in Madison. First truck chasers now comes "Rise of the Mother Truck Chasers". Watch out! Oh and Sweet Repute is out today.
     
  4. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (3,282) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    I'm more interested in Sweet Repute! Is this coming along at the same times as BCS or is it through a different distributor?
     
  5. Spinaltapped

    Spinaltapped Aspirant (279) Oct 24, 2013 Illinois
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    I called into the local grocery store a few weeks before Black Friday, and I asked about their BCBS allotment and asked them to call me when they got some in. I missed the beer as I was in transit from Chicago to Iowa City and I was bummed as it seemed like I had missed my chance.

    I received a call around 8PM yesterday from the grocery store stating that they had put aside a four pack of the BCBS, Coffee, and Barleywine in addition to a bomber of the Backyard for a gentlemen that they have been unable to get in contact with and were wondering if I would be interested in pu- I was at the store before the man was able to finish that sentence. $100 well spent. I'm so jazzed to have been able to get some. Hopefully, my sister was able to pick up some of the coconut and is waiting to tell me on my birthday.
     
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  6. mnphish

    mnphish Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2012 Minnesota

    This thread needs less lurkers and more intel.
     
  7. JMN44

    JMN44 Initiate (194) Sep 19, 2013 Minnesota
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    Are all stores getting BCBS today or is it arriving on the normal delivery day this week?
     
  8. JMN44

    JMN44 Initiate (194) Sep 19, 2013 Minnesota
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    [quote
    Zips Facebook:

    Zipp's Liquors Store
    To our beloved beer fans: Bourbon County Stout and Barleywine 4pks are in stock as of today, however, due to the extremely limited supply we will be raffling them off. Stop in today or tomorrow and talk to a cashier to enter! In-person entries only.[/quote]
    Count me in as liking bottle limits and raffles for BCBS this year with the very limited MN supply. As someone that has a daytime job I get depressed thinking all of the BCBS could be sold out before I get off from work today. Spreading the BCBS among many is fine with me.
     
  9. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (2,799) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    its going to be a commodity by then more expensive then crude oil :)
     
  10. Seefeldt

    Seefeldt Initiate (48) May 15, 2008 Minnesota

    Being in Rochester, my mother who lives in the cities is constantly picking me up beer I don't get here. There is no shame in that IMO.

    Edit: This is how last year I got Abyss, Nightstalker, and BCBCS as stocking stuffers on Christmas morning.
     
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  11. AnalogErik

    AnalogErik Disciple (377) Jul 23, 2013 Minnesota
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    I have talked to numerous stores today, and have gotten the same "Sometime this week, not sure yet" for the ones that didnt sell out.

    I also have heard that the stores that DID get it already, are expecting the variant bombers either next week or the week after.
     
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  12. Mealhouse

    Mealhouse Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2012 Minnesota
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    Only stopped at one store and was told later this week. Likely breaking up into singles.
     
  13. mnbearsfan

    mnbearsfan Aspirant (245) Dec 25, 2009 Minnesota
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    Barrel of Oil = $92.78 (42 gallons)
    Barrel of BCBS = $2,240 (112 4 packs)
     
  14. plumcrazyfx

    plumcrazyfx Devotee (483) Aug 26, 2010 Minnesota
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    "I'm more interested in Sweet Repute! Is this coming along at the same times as BCS or is it through a different distributor?"

    Picked up a Sweet Repute today in my fruitless search for BCBS. 1 Case per store again in the South Metro. Giving us the BCBS shaft really makes me want to got out of my way to buy the standard GI lineup.
     
  15. Zymocenosilicaphobic

    Zymocenosilicaphobic Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2012 Minnesota

    Northgate in Andover got 1 case (24) in. 2 bottle limit. $4.99 She said they had 24 people on their list. Last year at Princeton's I picked up 2 4-packs, this year their limit is 2 bottles. Ugh...
     
  16. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (2,799) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    CW BBBW ,BBS, and Peruvian Morning will be out soon will not chase this one( GI) and CW will be half the price
     
  17. striker2160

    striker2160 Disciple (388) May 5, 2013 Minnesota
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    I think everyone should get a hold of Goose island and tell them how much we love them (or how little) at some point. I just cannot believe that they though sending a thimble full to each state would be enough.
     
    #97 striker2160, Dec 2, 2013
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  18. plumcrazyfx

    plumcrazyfx Devotee (483) Aug 26, 2010 Minnesota
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    Do you think this is punishment for refusing to buy the stacks of 25th Anny Ale even tho it was marked down to $4.99 a six-pack?
     
  19. EJJ1848

    EJJ1848 Zealot (511) Jun 24, 2013 Minnesota
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    South Lyndale announced 5:30 Release of BCBS and BBBW , Very Little ...via twatter
     
  20. dzyneguru

    dzyneguru Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2010 Minnesota
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    South Lyndale released 2 cases of BCBS and 1 case of BCBW at 5:30, it was gone by 5:40. 2 bottle limit on the regular, 1 bottle of the barley.
     
  21. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (2,799) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    it sold out in 10 minutes ?
     
  22. sean_mpls

    sean_mpls Initiate (166) Sep 11, 2012 Minnesota
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    Pretty much.
     
  23. dzyneguru

    dzyneguru Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2010 Minnesota
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    There were at least 25 people waiting when it hit the floor.
     
  24. mnbearsfan

    mnbearsfan Aspirant (245) Dec 25, 2009 Minnesota
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    Be thankful you don't live in Utah, Georgia or Ohio. They don't even get a thimble.
     
  25. striker2160

    striker2160 Disciple (388) May 5, 2013 Minnesota
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    I knew how bad it was going to be. I went to Chicago and got everything I need but it is still complete bullshit for Goose island to basically tell people I know you have been able to buy enough of our beer in the past but this year you can't
     
  26. doner24

    doner24 Initiate (84) Apr 16, 2013 Minnesota
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    Gave my girl shit when she said she was staying home sick from work today. Quickly apologized after seeing Princeton's Facebook post and begged her to go grab me 2 bottles after waking her up from a nap :)
     
  27. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (3,282) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    OK, if anyone wants to give up a store that has Sweet Repute...please? Shoot me a message, especially if it's in the south metro. Even the big guys down here haven't heard of it or have no idea when/if it's coming. Thanks.
     
  28. striker2160

    striker2160 Disciple (388) May 5, 2013 Minnesota
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    Hopefully she made it in time as it didn't last very long.
     
  29. MattyG85

    MattyG85 Poo-Bah (2,818) Aug 31, 2010 Minnesota
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    Checked a few stores and only came away with one bottle of regular at the Ale Jail. They were already out of the barleywine version. It appears that Abyss and Founders Sweet Repute haven't hit yet.
     
  30. doner24

    doner24 Initiate (84) Apr 16, 2013 Minnesota
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    She did as we only live a few blocks away. Plus she cooked me a killer meal to go along with it this evening!
     
  31. mypenguin

    mypenguin Initiate (163) Jul 21, 2009 Minnesota
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    I picked up two bottles of the coffee and one of the barleywine in Rochester tonight. Passed up a second barleywine as I don't appreciate that style enough to buy 2. Picked up 8 regulars.
     
    #111 mypenguin, Dec 3, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2013
  32. josephwa

    josephwa Devotee (448) Jun 4, 2012 Minnesota
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    Not even. I was there at 5:38 and it sold out right before me.
     
  33. Atom13

    Atom13 Initiate (159) Jun 29, 2010 Minnesota
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    They set it down on the floor, and when the dust settled it was gone.
     
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  34. Ish1

    Ish1 Devotee (449) Feb 25, 2010 Minnesota
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    ^ this. Especially if PM isn't infected this year!
     
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  35. striker2160

    striker2160 Disciple (388) May 5, 2013 Minnesota
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    I wont buy PM till I know it is not infected. I still have 5 bottles from last year that I am sure are bad
     
  36. FreshmanPour77

    FreshmanPour77 Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2009 Minnesota

    I was told that the northern burbs won’t be getting any brew other than regular bourbon county stout. The distributor said that the coffee and barley wine they received will be sold to bars and restaurants only. The crappy part of living in the northern suburbs I guess. :(
     
  37. AnalogErik

    AnalogErik Disciple (377) Jul 23, 2013 Minnesota
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    What?! I had 4 four packs of PM last year, and not a single infection issue in mine :/
     
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  38. whudathunkett

    whudathunkett Initiate (146) Oct 30, 2010 Minnesota
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    Lucky
     
  39. BarrelAgedBarry

    BarrelAgedBarry Initiate (159) Feb 27, 2012 Minnesota
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    I bought 12 bottles at Blue Max's Cellar Stash release. The only one not infected was the bottle I drank the day I bought them.
     
  40. AnalogErik

    AnalogErik Disciple (377) Jul 23, 2013 Minnesota
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    That sucks :/
     
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