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Goose Island Coffee and Cherry

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

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  1. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    Washington seems to be in the very back of the line for most of these awesome beer releases :(.
     
  2. KaslD

    KaslD Nov 25, 2012 California

    Are these 2 still being distributed to nearby states or has it all been shipped?
     
  3. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish May 11, 2012 Missouri
    Beer Trader

    Maybe so, but none of the good Washington stuff makes it here to the Midwest either
     
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  4. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    What do you consider to be good Washington beer?
     
  5. krl2112

    krl2112 Nov 10, 2012 Illinois
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    That's not true. I actually know a guy who helped pack the cherries at the brewery. A little limited as far as cherries being available this year but they are trying to distribute to a larger area to increase customer base.
     
  6. Gingermanstv

    Gingermanstv Sep 23, 2008 Connecticut

    Has anyone in New York seen Cherry Rye ?
     
  7. KaslD

    KaslD Nov 25, 2012 California

    I heard NJ would be getting some in January. Im sure NY wouldnt be too far behind. Talk to your local beer store and distributor.
     
  8. Gingermanstv

    Gingermanstv Sep 23, 2008 Connecticut

    will do thanks for the response
     
  9. KaslD

    KaslD Nov 25, 2012 California

    No problem man. Im hoping to score some from my friend in Jersey. So if i hear anything soon ill let you know.
     
  10. peteinSD

    peteinSD Apr 25, 2010 California

     
  11. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish May 11, 2012 Missouri
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    Pretty much anything I guess?
     
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  12. philabrew

    philabrew Aug 14, 2003 Pennsylvania
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    Northern NJ already saw both come and go from my understanding, as did NY. Supposedly Coffee coming to Southern NJ in January, but no Cherry Rye.
     
  13. KaslD

    KaslD Nov 25, 2012 California

    Damn! Dude at Wegmens said the Cherry Rye should be hitting in January. Maybe he was mistaken for Coffee? Anyways I would be happy with either. Although i really wanted some Cherry.
     
  14. philabrew

    philabrew Aug 14, 2003 Pennsylvania
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    There are multiple InBev distributors in NJ, so it's possible perhaps that your local Wegmans may still get it. I know though that they hit 2 of the 3 Total Wine locations up in Northern NJ in mid-December as well as a number of other stores in the area.
     
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  15. POTABLE83

    POTABLE83 Jun 21, 2012 New York
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    I know for sure NYC/Westchester did not receive any Cherry Rye yet. Might be possible that other areas of NY have received theirs, but from the 6 or 7 different places I've been in contact with, it seems like they are all still expecting to receive Cherry Rye in the next week or two.
     
  16. beenitty

    beenitty Nov 27, 2010 New Jersey

    so ..........................sick
     
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  17. PHKrames

    PHKrames Sep 14, 2011 Illinois
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    One of my guys was one of the guys who packed the cherries as well and he said there was some spillage. At this point, who knows. All I do know is that it was very limited out there.
     
  18. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Jan 31, 2005 California
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    HHHEEEEYYYYYY!!! Awesome, now quick, go buy a Powerbasll ticket, Bro.
     
  19. DevilsCups

    DevilsCups Mar 3, 2010 New York

    It's here. Brother-in-law just grabbed two bottles from a bottle-shop in Queens (not sure which one), one for me and one for him (1 per person, sister was a proxy).
     
  20. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish May 11, 2012 Missouri
    Beer Trader

    I almost don't believe it
     
  21. frankthetank86

    frankthetank86 Dec 24, 2012 New York

    im in long island ny . my distributor just got 12 bottles - 1 for me :). I'm thinking I should age it since it recommends you to age up to 5 years.
     
  22. POTABLE83

    POTABLE83 Jun 21, 2012 New York
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    Thanks - Seems like LI and Queens got some shipments here today, but doesn't look like Manhattan/Brooklyn got anything yet. Probably Friday..
     
  23. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Recommends? Or states it's possible? I think BOTH of these are best fresh...don't see much more coming out of them.
     
  24. Dirty25

    Dirty25 Jan 22, 2012 Germany

    I feel the bramble got better with age last year. The first bottle I had of it sucked, second bottle was good, and the third was awesome.

    AR just got its shipment of BCBS and BCBCS last week. We also got Madame rose and night stalker. The 2012 BCBS is ok but it's really green. The case I got is going to the back of the cellar a s I'm aging it till at least next year. The BCBCS was better then I expected! What a phenomenal beer. No cherry eded up here that's know of.
     
  25. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Aug 10, 2010 New York
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    BCBCS is better than the BCBS this year, and it better be, considering the price. But anyhoo, on Long Island NY here, Cherry Rye's pretty tight.
     
  26. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Aug 1, 2012 New York

    Its on the island got mine
     
  27. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Aug 10, 2010 New York
    Beer Trader

    Never said it wasn't, nor did I say that I haven't got it. But, big thanks for going out of your way and relaying that info!
     
  28. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Aug 1, 2012 New York

    My post had nothing to do what you said. I was simply stating it has hit the island
     
  29. Goosey

    Goosey Jan 18, 2012 Missouri

    Will I be able to find any of these in early Jan in Chicago or michigan
     
  30. ROBSTARR

    ROBSTARR Aug 31, 2009 Michigan
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    Its already hit both these states so probably not. Our biggest beer store here only got six bottles of Cherry and they sold out within mins. Coffee hits here this week I hear but I'm sure they'll be gone just as fast.
     
  31. Goosey

    Goosey Jan 18, 2012 Missouri

    ahhhhh shit anybody wanna trade an Abraxas for a coffee or cherry?? Will be in Chi town, holland MI, grand rapids, ann arbor, and kalamazoo.
     
  32. bozodogbreath

    bozodogbreath Oct 19, 2006 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    sent you a BM
     
  33. IL_PLAY_RAGS

    IL_PLAY_RAGS Oct 23, 2012 New Jersey

    Cherry Rye went on sale in Northern NJ i was able to score four bottles of which i have traded 2 away. Coffee wasn't approved for sale until January. Rockland County NY hasn't seen either as far as i can tell I check in with my beer guys daily.
     
  34. PourGuy

    PourGuy Dec 28, 2012 Illinois

    Picked up a couple Coffee's this year (no luck getting a Cherry). How well does the Coffee age? Is it better to enjoy this one fresh or age it a little?
     
  35. DevilsCups

    DevilsCups Mar 3, 2010 New York

    General consensus is fresher is better. I put a year on my 2011 bottle (only one I've ever had) and it was very good still. Probably would have been better fresh if you enjoy coffee. There was still a bunch left though.
     
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  36. mrsandman35

    mrsandman35 Feb 27, 2012 Colorado

    Having had it fresh and with a year on it I much preferred it with a year on it for the same reason I prefer BCBS and all its variants with a year on it....the bourbon takes just enough of a back seat that all the flavors complement each other perfectly IMO...if you are a bourbon lover more than anything however perhaps fresh is your thing
     
  37. beerborn

    beerborn Jan 22, 2012 Georgia

    I live in Pittsburgh and my bottle shop guy told me he had a case of Cherry Rye coming in. Still, to this day, it has not shown up. Unfortunate because I would have spent my paycheck and signed away the first born for it. maybe I can come across some coffee it seems while I'm in mid Michigan till the new year
     
  38. printer1

    printer1 Aug 29, 2005 Iowa

    Took forever to show up in Iowa. Everyone thought they would get a case or two. A few retailers got 6 bottles each. It may still get there, but nobody will likely get what they think they will.
     
  39. AgentZero

    AgentZero Jul 19, 2009 Illinois

    It ages poorly. I love Coffee BCS because it's awesome and I don't have to feel bad about drinking it all now, knowing that it will not be as good if it sits.
     
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  40. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Aug 10, 2010 New York
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    So did we find out exactly(factually) how many cases of Cherry Rye were produced, or at least shipped to wholesalers/retailers?
     
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