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Goose Island to Release More Than Twice As Much Bourbon County Stout This Year

Discussion in 'Beer News' started by mtlasley, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. mtlasley

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    http://beerpulse.com/2012/07/goose-...wice-as-much-bcs-this-year-and-other-updates/

    My favorite part;

     
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    do they ever plan to enter NC?
     
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    So the trade value decreases, right? More for everyone!
     
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    Does this mean I will be twice as frustrated when I fail to land one?
     
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    Woo! Hopefully they're already making BCBS Uncommon, to be followed by Prince Henry.
     
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    I'm excited to try 'BCBS Not Sold at Most Convenience Stores'
     
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    Will they label it at <14% ABV and distribute it to GA?
     
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    Not sure that I care between a 750ml and 22 oz.

    Odd, I got BCS in 2008, 2009, 2011, but failed to find any in 2010. I figured that had been the smaller batch. I cautiously welcome the AB-InBev-Modelo capital investment in Goose Island that is needed to make more BCS. They haven't messed it up yet!
     
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    Don't tell BA user Highbrow, he thinks half of all BCBS in the future will be thrown out by the brewers!
     
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    anyone know what the deal is with the wheat whiskey BCBS ?
     
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    yeah, this sounds awesome
     
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    Just let me know where I'll be able to pick up some more Bramble Rye, because that shit is amazing. Kthxbye.
     
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    anyone think the quality will go down with the expanded releases?
     
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    I don't think it's a given... I mean BCS has been a blend of barrels for a while, so as long as they're sourcing the same barrels, just in larger numbers, should be OK. Plus, GI has bourbon barrel aging down to a science these days.

    I mean, yeah, it's possible, but I don't think, at least initially, there's much to worry about. Once they start running out of top-tier barrel sources, I'd get worried.
     
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    Just wait, we haven't tasted it yet...
     
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    But will it be aged in Pappy barrels?!?!
     
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    I've generally been pretty apathetic to the AB-InBev purchase of GI. I buy just as much GI today as I did pre-AB-InBev.

    That being said, I'm kinda disappointed with the switch from 22oz bottles to 750ml. It seems like an opportunity to increase margins to me. I doubt AB-InBev would allow the capital expenditure on new bottling equipment if the ROI wasn't there.
     
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    and if they fall off before I try it, ill scream obscenities.
     
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    What I heard when talking with Laffler back at Night of the Living Ales was that he wasn't happy with how Wheat Whiskey Bourbon County was turning out, and that it likely wouldn't be released in 2012.

    I've heard that Cherry Bourbon County will be the next variant released, but no idea when.

    Everyone loves rumors ;)

    Cheers!
     
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    A 750ml bottle is 100oz (~15%) larger. Bring on the 750s!
     
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    Used to care about this beer and this brewery, but not anymore (sorry :rolleyes:)
     
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    Them and FW and Tröegs and Cigar City... Every one of those was rumored in the past year or so. Still none of them here.
     
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    I'm glad you weren't my math teacher :p
     
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    He got the 15% right, so I'd guess he just made a drunken typo.

    22 oz = 650.83 ml
    25.35 oz = 750 ml

    So [(25.35 oz - 22 oz) / 22 oz] * 100 = 15.24%
     
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    i figured the 15% was fairly accurate. The 100oz was what made it hilarious :)
     
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    These fabled 125oz bottles of BCS should come with a scratch-off promotion for a liver transplant
     
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    It makes the bottles stand out on the shelves. When everyone else is doing 22oz bottles, having a slightly larger size makes you noticeable.
     
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    Plan on seeing a 25% increase in price for 15% more beer. o_O
     
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    Theyre going after the wine consumers / market.
     
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    Honestly, we haven't seen bombers of BCBS since '09 anyways, why are we complaining about ANY large formatting?

    I, for one, live in a state where we didn't get distribution of Goose Island until AFTER the buyout, so you won't see me boycotting them.

    I'm praying to the InBev gods for some Juliet...
     
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    It doesn't state that BCBS will be in 750s, just the Vintage ales.
     
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    Considering that Founders has mentioned producing 3x as much KBS, maybe Goose Island should ante the F up.

    - Joe
     
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    Why the hostility? It's extraordinarily expensive and risky to increase capacity by that much, and it's a decision that shouldn't be made without serious planning and consultation. If they try growing too much right now OR if the market subsides in the near future, the entire company could go under. That means ZERO bottles of your favorite beer.

    Besides, GI's primary "expansion" was completed (and kicked in) about a full year before Founders' expansion. Not to mention the 2012 batch of KBS was the final beer produced on their smaller brewing scale -- it won't be until March 2013 that we see an increased batch size of KBS. The next round of BCS will already be 6 months old by then.

    At least get your facts straight before being confrontational.
     
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    Ha. The Internet strikes, again.

    Did you at any point consider that it may be a joke?

    - Joe
     
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    more bcbs = more beer for the hoarders to hoard
     
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    lol, pretty sure Prince Henry was actually the name of the draft-only base beer for King Henry...

    Edit: Yep.
     
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    Lol, I like how the one guy keeps talking about all the bourbon he tastes in it...even though it wasn't barrel aged.
     
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    Twice as much being made, and half as much in Chicago.....Well, until Vav has a Shit Fit, and gets us a few more cases. THANKS AGAIN VAV!!
     
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