Goose Island Coffee and Cherry

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

  1. TheLostGringo

    TheLostGringo Dec 7, 2011 Connecticut

    Manchester Wine & Liquors has a few cases as of the other day and I also bought it there 2 weeks ago.
     
  2. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Sep 19, 2012 Illinois

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    Had 4 of 'em myself, coffee hasnt come yet.

    Whens somebody gonna throw up a review on the Cherry?
     
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  3. Greenplastic615

    Greenplastic615 Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Ugh...

    Do. Want.
     
  4. gorby10826

    gorby10826 May 2, 2008 Illinois

    Someone could be in some serious legal trouble here.....not supposed to be released until Friday. This is way early....
     
  5. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Sep 19, 2012 Illinois

    ^Thats what I thought, 3 stores in my small little town each got a case and they all sold out today.
     
  6. fritts211

    fritts211 Feb 19, 2011 Tennessee
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    I highly doubt legal troubles would be had. The store has the beer, they can sell it if they want. Goose Island can request that they sell it when they wish them to, and possibly refuse to sell to distributors that give said store the beer as a matter of principle, but as far as I am aware, there is no legal action that can be taken when a store owns a beer and decides to sell it for whatever price they want at whatever time they want.
     
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  7. Hindsight

    Hindsight Oct 8, 2011 Ohio
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    Legal action? Have you overreacted....ever??
     
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  8. gorby10826

    gorby10826 May 2, 2008 Illinois

    Distributors could push it to these stores that did not abide.... They do it as a courtesy to the stores to get the product to their customers sooner....that does not mean it is right to release it ahead of time...is it? Morals boys....morals... simmer down and think. The best beer managers know it is in their best interest to listen to these distributors....
     
  9. gorby10826

    gorby10826 May 2, 2008 Illinois

    You realize the distributor.....in this case...is who? and who owns goose?
     
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  10. Hindsight

    Hindsight Oct 8, 2011 Ohio
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    OK, morals....maybe. Poor "morals" does not equal illegal...and quite frankly, I am perfectly calm.
     
  11. fritts211

    fritts211 Feb 19, 2011 Tennessee
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    True. I meant in general, but yes AB owns Goose now and distributes their product. But if they gave the beer to the store, the store can sell it (even if it is not the wisest decision).

    Just saying I didn't think legal action was possible (I could be wrong, happy to be corrected).
     
  12. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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    I keep hearing limited bottle counts on Cherry Rye BCBS....

    Does anyone have an actual bottle count on Cherry Rye BCBS?

    What about a bottle count on Coffee BCBS?
     
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  13. fritts211

    fritts211 Feb 19, 2011 Tennessee
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    Haven't heard about actual bottle counts, but I have heard most stores will get less than one case. I managed to pick one up today in Chicago at Evolution at North Milwaukee, but that was the last that store had. I have heard anywhere from 5 to 8X the amount of Coffee will be produced (over Cherry), and you may still be able to get on the list at Binny's Grand. Just what I've heard through the grapevine (for what it's worth).
     
  14. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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    Thanks! Thats helpful info!
     
  15. fritts211

    fritts211 Feb 19, 2011 Tennessee
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    Cheers, happy hunting.
     
  16. stickboy1125

    stickboy1125 Jan 28, 2012 Virginia

    What should I expect to pay for a bottle of the BCBS variants? If it helps, the shop I would be buying from is selling BCBS for $23/4-pack.
     
  17. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser May 6, 2012 Illinois

    Prolly 22 to 24 a bottle, and that is just a guess since Binnys is charging $20.
     
  18. JimGlonke

    JimGlonke Apr 27, 2012 Illinois
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    Acquired earlier tonight: $20.99 for Coffee and $22.99 for Cherry.
     
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  19. JerryM1984

    JerryM1984 Apr 19, 2012 Michigan

    you mind sharing where at?
     
  20. JimGlonke

    JimGlonke Apr 27, 2012 Illinois
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    Evolution (small chain) here in Chicagoland.

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  21. jaminjohnson

    jaminjohnson Jul 3, 2012 Yukon (Canada)

    Damn Chicago is expensive, got some today and they were 13 bucks a bottle
     
  22. Beerontwowheels

    Beerontwowheels Nov 22, 2009 Maryland

    Beautiful sight. Nice score. Grabbed some bolt.cutter and a pappy 20 this week. Wish I could land some coffee and cherry rye!
     
  23. surapaneni

    surapaneni Nov 20, 2012

    Any body in the Philadelphia area has this?
     
  24. Beerandraiderfan

    Beerandraiderfan Apr 14, 2009 Nevada

    I'd do 2 cherries and 1 coffee for a black tuesday and white chocolate.
     
  25. powz87

    powz87 Jan 18, 2012 Illinois

    went to PA for thanksgiving and missed it. my local store sold them tuesday. i wasnt expecting them until this week. but i did pick up a case of mad elf
     
  26. OPSippin

    OPSippin Sep 18, 2012 Illinois
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    Grabbed 3 Cherry Rye and 2 Coffee Friday morning from someone who I don't think knew what he had. Any thoughts on the likelihood of trading some for a CBS?
     
  27. Beerandraiderfan

    Beerandraiderfan Apr 14, 2009 Nevada

    Yes. Yes there is. BM on its way.

    You want some CBS + Black Tuesday. I want your beers.
     
  28. CheapBeerBuzz

    CheapBeerBuzz Dec 20, 2011 California
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    How much does Pappy 20 sell for? It's not available in the California market.
     
  29. Beerontwowheels

    Beerontwowheels Nov 22, 2009 Maryland

    150$ 'round these parts.
     
  30. CheapBeerBuzz

    CheapBeerBuzz Dec 20, 2011 California
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    Thanks.
     
  31. danimalarkey

    danimalarkey Mar 3, 2008 Illinois

    MSRP (I think)for the various bottles:
    10yr 107 - $39.99
    12yr - $54.99
    13yr Rye - $69.99
    15yr - $79.99
    20yr - $129.99
    23yr - $249.99
     
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  32. Preluderl

    Preluderl Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    I'd so some horrible, unforgivable things for a Cherry Rye. Don't think I have anything juicy enough to trade to make it happen though.
     
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  33. JoeBloe

    JoeBloe Nov 16, 2007 New York

    Just scored 6 bottles of Coffee from my local joint - left one on the shelf and plenty more in the back, so I was told .....
     
  34. beerborn

    beerborn Jan 22, 2012 Georgia

    ^^^ Lucky man right there

    My bottle shop guy said he had a case coming in weekend of Thanksgiving. A week later he still has not received it. Not sure but either he got the one over or I did.
     
  35. JoeBloe

    JoeBloe Nov 16, 2007 New York

    by "scored" i meant "paid around $100"
     
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  36. Jagen

    Jagen Oct 1, 2012 Illinois

    binny's niles sold out (cherry rye) in 15 minutes...thought getting off of work at 3 meant I would get there early enough. I am surprised that enough people had no work on athursday and were able to get there at 11AM exactly when the truck arrived
     
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  37. DanGolfs86

    DanGolfs86 Dec 2, 2010 Illinois

    Another lucky man. I have only seen BCBCS go for around $20 or more this year. I have heard of lower prices but getting 6 at less than $20 is a nice find!
     
  38. Joah52

    Joah52 Apr 30, 2012 Missouri
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    Anyone seen Cherry or Coffee in eastern PA? I got a few bottles of BCBS in Philly but it was pricey!
     
  39. Preluderl

    Preluderl Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Neither Coffee nor Cherry Rye are in PA at all yet according to a Pittsburgh shop owner I spoke to today. He said IF they bring it to Pennsylvania, he's confident he'll be able to get some but it'll be extremely limited.
     
  40. Joah52

    Joah52 Apr 30, 2012 Missouri
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    I still haven't seen BCBS outside of Philly so I'm not holding out hope it'll make it out of that area....Boo!
     
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