Goose Island Bourbon County variants

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

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  1. Mnmaverick

    Mnmaverick Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2013 Minnesota

    I'm hearing no Backyard Rye from everywhere I've called in the west metro. Anyone else hearing differently?
     
  2. psychotia

    psychotia Disciple (314) Jun 27, 2009 Minnesota

    My casual effort was four stores over one week, so to walk away from that with two bottles of the reg BCBS... Eh I'll take it.
     
  3. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Zealot (561) Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
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    That's just nutz, considering I got a bottle of Cherry Rye last year for $23 - at a metro restaurant.
     
  4. DrZeus10

    DrZeus10 Aspirant (268) Jun 1, 2013 Minnesota
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    I'd like to try the coffee, any chance you'd share where you found them?
     
  5. McRyan

    McRyan Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2012 Minnesota

    Did you call Haskell's?
     
  6. Mnmaverick

    Mnmaverick Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2013 Minnesota

    No, didn't try Haskell's (Minnetonka) this week, but last week they said they weren't getting any BCBS or variants.

    I did just see Chicone's in Hudson posted that they have BCBS, BCBCS and Backyard Rye this morning for anyone over that way.
     
    #326 Mnmaverick, Dec 10, 2013
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  7. MNPikey

    MNPikey Devotee (402) Feb 27, 2011 Minnesota
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    Chicones is sold out. They received 3 bottles of Backyard Rye, lol.
     
  8. jera1350

    jera1350 Poo-Bah (2,176) Dec 15, 2007 Minnesota

    This is exactly what would happen here if the distributors would send variants to stores rather than restaurants. We would have ourselves plenty of bitching then too.
     
  9. sean_mpls

    sean_mpls Initiate (169) Sep 11, 2012 Minnesota
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    So, can we go back to blaming Goose Island? :)
     
  10. AnalogErik

    AnalogErik Disciple (377) Jul 23, 2013 Minnesota
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    Yep, safe bet. I think we really need to aim the fervor at AB Inbev, because, why not.
     
  11. sean_mpls

    sean_mpls Initiate (169) Sep 11, 2012 Minnesota
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    Personally, I blame Schell's for getting me into this whole craft thing. Jerks.
     
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  12. AnalogErik

    AnalogErik Disciple (377) Jul 23, 2013 Minnesota
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    lets not for get summit. DAMN YOU SUMMIT EPA! WHY DID YOU HAVE TO BE SO GOOD!
     
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  13. MNPikey

    MNPikey Devotee (402) Feb 27, 2011 Minnesota
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    I blame Obama. And Bush. And Donald Trump. Miley Cyrus too.
     
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  14. Douggo

    Douggo Initiate (96) Oct 24, 2009 Minnesota

    Are we letting Pete's Wicked Ale off the hook?
     
  15. NeedBeerHere

    NeedBeerHere Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2013 Minnesota

    Is that stuff still actually on the market. I was washing my glasses the other day an wondering cause I have a few pint glasses that I got free at a bar. Just interested as I don't think I have saw that beer for a 1000 years. not that I wanted to. :)
     
  16. plumcrazyfx

    plumcrazyfx Devotee (486) Aug 26, 2010 Minnesota
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    I know it won't make a difference, but I used the "contact us" button on the GI website and let them know exactly how much I spent on their product last year and how little I will from now on and exactly why.
     
  17. AnalogErik

    AnalogErik Disciple (377) Jul 23, 2013 Minnesota
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    Ive heard backyard has shown up and disappeared within minutes.

    I follow beer info on this and a couple other threads.... How are people getting to it so quick?! lol.
     
  18. Zymocenosilicaphobic

    Zymocenosilicaphobic Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2012 Minnesota

    Sorry, just saw this. Northgate Liquor in Andover. I'm sure it's gone now, but they had a case of each coffee and barleywine. 2 bottle limit on each. Also got their last bottle of Gillian
     
  19. DrZeus10

    DrZeus10 Aspirant (268) Jun 1, 2013 Minnesota
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    No worries, no guarantee I would have made it in time anyway. Thanks for the info though.
     
  20. shadetree67

    shadetree67 Disciple (379) Sep 11, 2013 Minnesota
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    Has anyone in the MSP area found backyard rye?
     
  21. AnalogErik

    AnalogErik Disciple (377) Jul 23, 2013 Minnesota
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    Already heard "come and gone" from downtown Lunds and a couple other places. An earlier poster said their shop got 3 bottles. Surdyks gave me the "not this week for sure, but we dont know if we are getting any at all at this point"
     
  22. SipIt

    SipIt Aspirant (220) Jul 18, 2013 Minnesota
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    Went to a bottle shop in NE yesterday that was releasing bcbs, bcbbw, and bcbcs. I was told their distributor has not received any of the backyard rye yet. With that being said, it's obviously even more limited.

    By the way, I showed up at 3:40 for a 4:00 release and didn't get any Bourbon County at all. I did get another bottle of Abyss though. F it, if leaving work 2 hours early isn't good enough I give up.
     
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  23. Bildo

    Bildo Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2013 Minnesota

    I share a bottle also and they also usually have bcbs on tap. also had a nice pour of hopslam cleanse the palate.
     
  24. SipIt

    SipIt Aspirant (220) Jul 18, 2013 Minnesota
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    Say what? Who normally has bcbs on tap?
     
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  25. hamham

    hamham Initiate (0) Oct 26, 2011 Minnesota

    i'm glad i didn't even bother trying there. as soon as stores put this stuff on facebook/twitter it's not worth it. they must want a bunch of bearded guys milling around their small store for a half hour.
     
  26. AnalogErik

    AnalogErik Disciple (377) Jul 23, 2013 Minnesota
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    Surdyks still had 3-4 bottle of abyss on the shelf. Also had some hammer of the holy from clown shoes.

    Hopefully they some backyard.
     
  27. wookiemofo

    wookiemofo Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2010 Minnesota

    I walked into Pizza Luce downtown about 2 months ago and they had BCBS on tap, was clearly a keg from last year, and it was delicious.
     
  28. BeerForMyHorses

    BeerForMyHorses Initiate (196) Dec 11, 2013 Minnesota
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    I'm new to craft beer scene and this site. What does "PM him" mean? I'd take the abyss and extra 2 bottles of bcbs for a darkness offer from mmulebarn as well but not sure how we go about that.
     
  29. SipIt

    SipIt Aspirant (220) Jul 18, 2013 Minnesota
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    And to think my MIL is their director of HR or something like that...you think I'd hear so such a thing, Nooo....:)
     
  30. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Zealot (561) Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
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  31. AndrewPalmer

    AndrewPalmer Disciple (320) Jan 11, 2013 Minnesota
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    Wayzata wine and spirits has 10 or so bottles of Abyss and 2 4pks of coffee left @ 730ish when I walked out with a 4 pk
     
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  32. cmannes

    cmannes Disciple (375) Mar 15, 2009 Minnesota
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    PM = Private Message
     
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  33. NeedBeerHere

    NeedBeerHere Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2013 Minnesota

    Ironically I just went on the Chicago craigslist and found someone with "decent" prices for the things he was selling. I asked if I bought all the stuff he was selling, would he be willing to ship? I ended up getting a bottle of '11 Bramble Rye, the Backyard Bramble, Proprietors, a 4-pack of BCBS, and he threw in an extra BCBS. I REALLY had written off the bottles as I didn't think about the temps lately. Ironically everything arrived yesterday with no problems of leaking or breakage. I don't think I could have found a worse time frame to ship. Luckily BCBS anything has a rather high ABV. I'm back on the site again but have to wait the 30 days to trade.
     
    #353 NeedBeerHere, Dec 12, 2013
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  34. SipIt

    SipIt Aspirant (220) Jul 18, 2013 Minnesota
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    I am quite jealous of that Proprietors....
     
  35. AnalogErik

    AnalogErik Disciple (377) Jul 23, 2013 Minnesota
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    Haskells downtown had some Backyard today. They opened at 9 am. It was sold out at 9:10 am. I was there at 9:15

    Grrrrrr..
     
  36. MRC711

    MRC711 Initiate (75) Oct 22, 2007 Minnesota
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    Bad info. No backyard. Just the others.
     
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  37. AnalogErik

    AnalogErik Disciple (377) Jul 23, 2013 Minnesota
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    Ah, I called last night on my way to class, and asked if they would have any backyard. The guy said "Tomorrow at 9" maybe he just heard it as "goose island bourbon county backyard rye"
     
  38. chrisp450

    chrisp450 Disciple (305) Oct 23, 2012 Minnesota
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    Unless the buyer is really up on the stuff (or its a place like the firkins, blue max, etc)... none of the standard clerks are going to know the difference. Last year a store told me they only had bourbon County in a goose island sampler pack. I knew better...
     
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  39. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Disciple (317) Jan 13, 2012 Colorado

    Why didn't you just go to the Clybourn pub? They tapped both Cherry Rye and Coffee in the afternoon/evening.
     
  40. mnphish

    mnphish Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2012 Minnesota

    wish I saw this post sooner I could have grabbed the coffee, literally 5 minutes from my house.
     
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