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Goose Island in Tx. email response

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by icetrauma, Apr 17, 2012.

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  1. wsnich

    wsnich Apr 26, 2010 Texas

    I don't see the demand for BCBS disappearing for quite awhile. While it is going year-round, and they have quadrupled production, it is still highly sought after. As an example, Kentucky just got their shipment and it was gone in a matter of hours. I'd say the shipment they received was close to 2011 levels and some stores didn't receive any that received some in previous years.

    Texas is a huge market, and with GI also returning BCBS to CA at the same time, the idea that Houston will receive enough BCBS to satiate even local demand is short sighted.
     
  2. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Oct 15, 2011 Texas
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  3. Daemose

    Daemose Oct 3, 2011 Texas
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    Meanwhile in the background the wife scrounges for what little groceries they have this week to cook dinner.
     
  4. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Oct 15, 2011 Texas
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    Bourbon County is dinner bro.
     
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  5. miikezombie

    miikezombie Aug 13, 2010 Texas

    My point is you can land BCBS with locals right now. I could have left Philly with 2 cases a few weeks after it 1st landed. If and when Tx gets it, people who hoard it in search of walez will be disappointed.
     
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  6. r0nburgundy69

    r0nburgundy69 Jan 27, 2012 Texas
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    I got 6 in trade I'm down to 2 would be so much easier if I could run down to specs and buy it, I could drink that stuff all day
     
  7. cfrobrew

    cfrobrew Oct 9, 2012 Texas

    I saw that too...
     
  8. wsnich

    wsnich Apr 26, 2010 Texas

    Point taken. 2011 BCBS SUCKED to trade for and it is much easier to score now. Shit, I tried to trade my Bourbon DL+ for 3 4-packs and couldn't find a single person with that amount that was interested. Though I think PA is a poor example due to their ass-backward beer laws (having to sell by the case at certain stores).
     
  9. HopsSchnapps

    HopsSchnapps Sep 3, 2009 Texas

  10. Daemose

    Daemose Oct 3, 2011 Texas
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    Holy shit.

    If shit's like that here, my wallet is going to be broke.
     
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  11. miikezombie

    miikezombie Aug 13, 2010 Texas

    Case law could be the cause, but several of my trade partners landed cases outside of PA. I do agree landing '11 was a pain in the ass though.
     
  12. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    I'll give you 3 4-packs of 2012 for your bourbon DL. :D
     
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  13. dumptruck81

    dumptruck81 Dec 28, 2011 Texas
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    What's the deal with the case law? I heard something about it from a random guy at the bar and figured he was full of shit.
     
  14. gtermi

    gtermi Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    That's how it was at the local shop when I was there in October. Man I blew so much money!
     
  15. kmello69

    kmello69 Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    PA beer rules:

    "Beer may only be purchased from a restaurant, bar, licensed beer store, or distributor. Beer distributors mainly sell cases and kegs of beer, not smaller volumes of beer such as six packs. Six and twelve packs, along with individual bottles such as 40 ounce or 24 ounce beers, are sold at bars, restaurants, and licensed retailers. A consumer is limited to 192 ounces of beer per purchase. For larger quantities one must go to a beverage distributor which sells beer only by the case or keg. Beverage distributors (which also sell soft drinks) may sell beer and malt liquor, but not wine or hard liquor."
     
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  16. Azzy

    Azzy Jul 16, 2012 Texas

    Why would people trade it when its going to be pretty much spread out all over close to evenly? Once it hit other markets no one or not as many will trade for it.
     
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  17. Daemose

    Daemose Oct 3, 2011 Texas
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    I think you quoted the wrong person.
     
  18. Azzy

    Azzy Jul 16, 2012 Texas

    Yeah. I thought quotes carried over..

    This is what I was Responding to..

     
  19. djd07

    djd07 Oct 3, 2012 Texas
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    Unless it starts to look like this. http://i.imgur.com/WPObO.jpg?1
     
  20. HoodooOperator

    HoodooOperator Sep 27, 2012 Texas

    i like what i stumble across at Goebels in Wichita, KS

    [​IMG]
     
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  21. miikezombie

    miikezombie Aug 13, 2010 Texas

    Mello summed it up well. Essentially it's easier to buy by the case as bottle shops sell everything for a premium. For example I paid a full $10 more for Red Poppy in Philly as I did in San Francisco.
     
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  22. icetrauma

    icetrauma Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    There not and also theAzzy's andI gotta have it to save and look cool to my friends, people will bum rush the stores when this comes out. Mass chaos will ensue. Stores will be left in shambles. We will need economic stimulus to recover from the damage done by these people. But, it will not happen due to the Mayan apocalypse we will all be dead in 15 days. :cool:

    :p

    But seriously, the value of GI, trade value that is, is about to plummet due to the rapid expansion of the product.
     
  23. wsnich

    wsnich Apr 26, 2010 Texas

    Extremely unlikely. While BCBS may go down in trade value, with BCBCS, BCBS one-offs (hello Cherry), and impending Prince Henry, the "value" of GI is going no where.
     
  24. icetrauma

    icetrauma Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    I must disagree. If you up the volume and make it more widely available/easier to get, then the trade value will drop. Even with one offs. We can agree to disagree.
     
  25. wsnich

    wsnich Apr 26, 2010 Texas

    They produced 150 cases of Cherry. It is the smallest release of BCBS one-off yet.
     
  26. icetrauma

    icetrauma Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    Value for those will still remain relatively elevated but the brand as whole will drop in demand.
     
  27. pawpaw

    pawpaw Jan 18, 2011 Wisconsin
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    BCBS arguments aside, a little birdy told me you should be seeing GI draft starting Monday :)
     
  28. jbeezification

    jbeezification Jun 6, 2012 Texas

    I have had a few bottles of BCBS and it is very good, but honestly I prefer Whiskey Rodeo. I can see buying a 4 pack when it hits Houston, but I can't imagine driving all over town for it.
     
  29. Walt

    Walt Aug 6, 2006 Texas

    Just the core products. Matilda is the first of the limited series and that is not in stock yet but they expect it in the warehouse next week.
     
  30. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    Wha?!

    I enjoyed WBR, but it's no BCBS.

    I know, opinions, opinions... :D
     
  31. Daemose

    Daemose Oct 3, 2011 Texas
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    Which one?
     
  32. pawpaw

    pawpaw Jan 18, 2011 Wisconsin
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    False. Matilda, Sofie, and Pere Jacques are all expected next week.

    Urban Wheat, Honker's, IPA, Mild Winter, plus the above mentioned.
     
  33. Walt

    Walt Aug 6, 2006 Texas

    Sophie is a week or two after and Pere Jacques is the end of the month. They're looking at very limited placement at first.

    Just got off the phone with the horse's mouth in charge of specialty. Package isn't expected until March.
     
  34. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Oct 15, 2011 Texas
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    Glad that their are bringing vintage ale series to us from the beginning. I had a hunch that they would come into the TX market with just the average everyday stuff. I hope it isn't too long before they send some of their wild ales.
     
  35. pawpaw

    pawpaw Jan 18, 2011 Wisconsin
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    That may be true for the Austin area (assuming based on your avatar), but I too, spoke with the horse's mouth just yesterday, and I have an email telling me otherwise, so one of these two horses is lying.
     
  36. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Oct 15, 2011 Texas
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    Or maybe it's the same horse, but one is talking to the mouth and the other the ass?

     
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  37. Walt

    Walt Aug 6, 2006 Texas

    Haha. Sounds like that's the cause. I'm going through Brown here in Austin.
     
  38. thirdeye11

    thirdeye11 Feb 3, 2009 Texas
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    That email was sent back in April.
     
  39. reyna311

    reyna311 Jun 19, 2012 Delaware
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  40. HopAG

    HopAG Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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