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Goose Island Coffee and Cherry

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by Mista, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. Mista

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    The annual Bourbon County Brand Stout variations will be available on Black Friday!

    This years Bourbon County Coffee is made with a coffee from Honduras called La Tortuga from our friends at Intelligentsia. In addition, we will also be releasing Bourbon County Brand Cherry Rye Stout. This beer is aged in rye whiskey barrels with whole Michigan cherries normally used for Madame Rose.

    We cannot guarantee that the beers will be on shelves on Black Friday, this is dependent on wholesale delivery schedules.
     
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    anyone know how far the distribution will reach?
     
  3. JulianC

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    And so it begins...
     
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    Ill be buying several bottles of each. Wheeeeeeeeeeeee
     
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    Of all days Black Friday, awesome.
     
  7. antlerwrestler19

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    Do we have to wake up at 4am and trample small children to get bottles for a discounted price or can I just buy them like a civilized human?
     
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    :confused:
     
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    Black Friday is the first day it will be available at certain retailers, but its not guaranteed to be at your favorite retailer is what Goose Island said......just simply means that some stores will/should have it while others won't...not every store that is going to carry these beers are going to be getting it and selling it on Black Friday.
     
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    Its too bad I wont be in Chicago to get these beers. Guess I will have to wait till next year
     
  11. ObeMaltKinobee

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    Shelf WALES!!!
     
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    The best kind! Rrrrrrr
     
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    Is there any word on whether production of Coffee was increased like BCBS?
     
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    I want to trample...
     
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    Are the beers available at Walmart?
     
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    Preferably. I like to pick one up by the legs and swing them around like a crazy battle axe/helicopter.
     
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    Bourbon County release? Civilized? I don't understand.
     
  18. MagillaGriller

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    Lay away is back!
     
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    Big John is also being released this year in the beginning of December.
     
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    i think walez say aehhhhhh
     
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    If anyone snags some of these and wants some Black Tuesday, keep me in mind.
     
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    Well since New England has yet to see any regular BCBS, I highly doubt we will see these either. :(
     
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    yes please
     
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    maybe by, say, march?
     
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    All you need is a Chicago friend to trade with, lots of us under ISO. Illinois , California , and Colorado are very spoiled when it cOmes to big beer releases. I'm not counting Florida, all they have is cigar city.
     
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    Looking forward to trying the cherry rendition.
     
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    damnit, I want more purple drank BCS.
     
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    For those of you that have had all of the versions which one is your favorite??? Rare, coffee, vanilla???
     
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    Good question and I the think the answer is the obvious one, Rare. I have had it on tap when released and multiple tastings and it truly is the best. I would give regular BCBS 2nd place, coffee 3rd, bramble 4th and then vanilla. I know I know vanilla last but it was just too sweet for me. I actually traded my last vanillas for copious amounts of Firestone 15 and cool west coast brews. This is just one mans opinion!
     
  30. sleuthdog

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    Vanilla>Rare>Coffee
     
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    Wat u know bout purple drank?
     
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    when all were fresh.
    Rare > Normal > Coffee > Vanilla > Bramble

    With all aged to current times
    Vanilla > Rare > Normal > Bramble > Coffee

    Truth.
     
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    it has to be Rare, I mean it has "Rare" in the name!!!
     
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    hmmm does anyone have a vanilla left that they'll trade for FW stuff???
     
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    You traded multiple Rares for beers that are still on shelves? Wow. To each his own though....
     
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    Yup, Had a vanilla last month and it was mind blowing
     
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    FW reserve series are good but they are very widely available especially here in the midwest where there are much tastier offerings west-coasters overrate them because they haven't had the big stouts/barleywines that are coming out of the midwest these days
     
  38. foobula

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    punctuation, much?
     
  39. BreakingBad

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    never sir, this is the internet
     
  40. foobula

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    ahh i see thank you for the kind advice i shall be sure to observe it from here on out so i can seem cool and non chalant like im too cool to puncutate

    But, I digress... ;)
     
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