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

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

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  1. mtlasley

    mtlasley Initiate (0) Mar 27, 2012 Illinois


    My favorite part;

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  2. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    do they ever plan to enter NC?
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  3. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Texas
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    So the trade value decreases, right? More for everyone!
  4. ant880

    ant880 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2010 New York

    Does this mean I will be twice as frustrated when I fail to land one?
  5. stupac2

    stupac2 Zealot (518) Feb 22, 2011 California
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    Woo! Hopefully they're already making BCBS Uncommon, to be followed by Prince Henry.
    Caterwaul, je1129, Etan and 4 others like this.
  6. leedorham

    leedorham Crusader (701) Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    I'm excited to try 'BCBS Not Sold at Most Convenience Stores'
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  7. coreyfmcdonald

    coreyfmcdonald Savant (953) Nov 13, 2008 Georgia
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    Will they label it at <14% ABV and distribute it to GA?
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  8. TomClem

    TomClem Initiate (8) Mar 7, 2012 Nebraska
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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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  9. immobilisme

    immobilisme Aspirant (231) Nov 8, 2005 Illinois

    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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  10. VonZipper

    VonZipper Disciple (399) Feb 9, 2011 New York
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    anyone know what the deal is with the wheat whiskey BCBS ?
  11. spd

    spd Initiate (0) Jun 9, 2009 Colorado

    yeah, this sounds awesome
  12. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Aspirant (213) Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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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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  13. crusian

    crusian Crusader (743) May 14, 2010 Oregon
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    anyone think the quality will go down with the expanded releases?
  14. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada Meyvn (1,247) May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    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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  15. bbeane

    bbeane Defender (619) May 10, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    Just wait, we haven't tasted it yet...
  16. MaxSpang

    MaxSpang Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2011 Ohio
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    But will it be aged in Pappy barrels?!?!
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  17. sherm1016

    sherm1016 Initiate (198) Aug 10, 2009 Wisconsin
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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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  18. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    and if they fall off before I try it, ill scream obscenities.
  19. Gonzoillini

    Gonzoillini Meyvn (1,144) Oct 15, 2008 Illinois

    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 :wink:

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  20. brystmar

    brystmar Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2009 Texas

    A 750ml bottle is 100oz (~15%) larger. Bring on the 750s!
  21. Sessionable

    Sessionable Initiate (0) Jul 8, 2012

    Used to care about this beer and this brewery, but not anymore (sorry :rolling_eyes:)
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  22. ewright

    ewright Initiate (0) Oct 25, 2007 North Carolina

    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.
  23. franklinn

    franklinn Initiate (0) May 29, 2012 Vermont

    I'm glad you weren't my math teacher :stuck_out_tongue:
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  24. InVinoVeritas

    InVinoVeritas Zealot (568) Apr 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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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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  25. franklinn

    franklinn Initiate (0) May 29, 2012 Vermont

    i figured the 15% was fairly accurate. The 100oz was what made it hilarious :slight_smile:
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  26. brystmar

    brystmar Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2009 Texas

    These fabled 125oz bottles of BCS should come with a scratch-off promotion for a liver transplant
  27. UncleJimbo

    UncleJimbo Site Editor (3,411) Sep 11, 2002 Massachusetts
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  28. mdomask

    mdomask Aspirant (274) May 27, 2012 Illinois
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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.
  29. sherm1016

    sherm1016 Initiate (198) Aug 10, 2009 Wisconsin
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    Plan on seeing a 25% increase in price for 15% more beer. :astonished:
  30. stephenieman

    stephenieman Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2011 Illinois

    Theyre going after the wine consumers / market.
  31. YaKnowBrady

    YaKnowBrady Initiate (0) Jul 23, 2010 New Jersey

    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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  32. Mandark

    Mandark Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2008 Illinois
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    It doesn't state that BCBS will be in 750s, just the Vintage ales.
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  33. ajfa531

    ajfa531 Aspirant (233) Jun 2, 2007 New Jersey
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    Considering that Founders has mentioned producing 3x as much KBS, maybe Goose Island should ante the F up.

    - Joe
  34. brystmar

    brystmar Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2009 Texas

    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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  35. ajfa531

    ajfa531 Aspirant (233) Jun 2, 2007 New Jersey
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    Ha. The Internet strikes, again.

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

    - Joe
  36. mikeincharleston

    mikeincharleston Defender (643) May 1, 2009 North Carolina
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    more bcbs = more beer for the hoarders to hoard
  37. Etan

    Etan Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2011 Wisconsin

    lol, pretty sure Prince Henry was actually the name of the draft-only base beer for King Henry...

    Edit: Yep.
  38. Mavajo

    Mavajo Zealot (572) Feb 10, 2007 Georgia

    Lol, I like how the one guy keeps talking about all the bourbon he tastes in it...even though it wasn't barrel aged.
  39. Kayn169

    Kayn169 Aspirant (236) Jan 9, 2011 Illinois
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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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  40. RKPStogie

    RKPStogie Initiate (0) Nov 4, 2011 Minnesota
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    +1 for multinational corperations
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