How accessible is Bourbon County in your area?

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  1. MadeInTheMitten

    MadeInTheMitten Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2015 Michigan

    Although, I must admit.. Saying "Are you on the list?" When people asked for KBS was pretty awesome!
  2. MadeInTheMitten

    MadeInTheMitten Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2015 Michigan

    And to whoever said something about InBev taking our old stuff back ..

    Yes, they are mostly on-point with returns. It's just the occasional single beers/single six packs/broke items are more of a pain in the ass to return than they should be. But they always treat you like a human-being when thier boss is around!!
  3. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

  4. ptrck_nl

    ptrck_nl Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2015 Netherlands

    Bourbon County accessible while living in Europe? Enough said...
  5. Brolo75

    Brolo75 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2013 California

    I work for an AB distributor in California and in order to receive Bourbon County allocations our accounts had to be willing to carry as much Goose Island as possible, those with best Goose Island portfolio received the biggest allocation. In my area the largest allocation was two accounts that received 5 cases each, others got 1-3 cases.
    As far as not picking up old beer, that will you get fired at my distributor.
  6. Brolo75

    Brolo75 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2013 California

    At my AB distributor volume sold and willingness to carry Goose Island's year round beers are the two biggest factors. If one of my accounts was willing to place a Goose Island display in their store regardless of volume, they received an allocation.
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  7. zeff80

    zeff80 Poo-Bah (12,612) Feb 6, 2006 Missouri

    The release it on Black Friday. I'm never at home during Thanksgiving so I never see any where I live. It's gone before I get back, unless a bar holds a keg of it.
  8. jimbosco

    jimbosco Initiate (0) Aug 27, 2014 Connecticut

    I've had it before, didn't love it, but I always see it on the shelf still at my local store.
  9. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    Not losing sleep on it...but the 12% abv cap that's another matter, bureaucratic NONSENSE. Those keeping this nonsense in place and on the books deserve a Jackie Treehorn style goon squad swirly & a golden shower from Woo.:astonished:
  10. paulys55

    paulys55 Initiate (0) Aug 2, 2010 Pennsylvania

    They're not very clear about it. I just try to keep Matilda or Sofie on as often as possible and throw in one of their regulars once in a while for insurance. Got a decent amount of BC stuff last year so fingers crossed for this year.
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  11. Pisthetaerus

    Pisthetaerus Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2014 Connecticut

    What store, price? Kind of in the mood for some.
  12. Giovannilucano

    Giovannilucano Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2011 New Jersey

    Well in Sheridan, WY we get cases of it but it DOES NOT MOVE!!!! I may think about trying ONE more time if BCBS is my taste or not...
  13. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poo-Bah (7,858) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    Those are both good beers. :slight_smile:
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  14. djsmith1174

    djsmith1174 Initiate (0) Aug 21, 2005 Minnesota

    Haven't seen it in years, but I'm also not looking very hard. Too many other readily accessible beers to be had these days. That's not to say Bourbon County is not a great beer, it is. I would likely buy it if I saw it and it were reasonably priced. I'm just not interested in the chase at all.
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  15. Bigdoc91

    Bigdoc91 Aspirant (241) Aug 30, 2014 Texas

    In Georgia? Where?
  16. bgold86

    bgold86 Crusader (753) Apr 1, 2015 New York

    Here in NYC I know of a few places that have some nice amount of stock, but good luck finding a variant...
  17. swedishmailman

    swedishmailman Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2013 Georgia

  18. Alteredstate

    Alteredstate Initiate (0) Mar 5, 2015 New Jersey

    Comes around once a year, and it's one per customer:angry: I have it in the basement and I will enjoy next year
  19. MadeInTheMitten

    MadeInTheMitten Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2015 Michigan

    Forgot to mention that we DO have a GI display as well. We buy way too many cases from InBev(two orders a week) to not at least get ONE case.. C'mon!
  20. foundersfan1

    foundersfan1 Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2014 Missouri

    They had a tapping of the Coffee Stout at a bar in Soulard last weekend and it lasted all of 15 minutes (at 10 AM)!! So even in St Louis it can be quite scarce.
  21. CoffeePorter

    CoffeePorter Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2015 Massachusetts

    I still see the occasional 4 pack sitting on shelves
  22. Bigdoc91

    Bigdoc91 Aspirant (241) Aug 30, 2014 Texas

    Damn. Of all places. Is it like $15 a bottle? Definitely havent seen any in Savannah or Statesboro. The last crazy beer in our area was CBS on tap at the the Distillery but it didnt even last a night.
  23. Zimbo

    Zimbo Savant (956) Aug 7, 2010 Scotland

    If you knew were to look you could find it in Scotland or in the other countries which inhabit this island. Think its all gone now though. :slight_frown:
  24. Beerleon

    Beerleon Initiate (144) Oct 7, 2011 Texas

    I know it comes in at the LBS in Washington, but only because I see their Facebook posts. I have only seen it on the shelves of one tiny LBS in Northeast Oregon while I was visiting family. I picked up 16 bottles to share with family and friends.
  25. StartedwithSAM

    StartedwithSAM Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2015 Virginia

    Not very, one or two places and the its still not accessible ($$$)
  26. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (3,724) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Not very. I think it has reached Spokane but I've never seen it, and it's not really ever been a priority for me.
  27. mmmbeerNY

    mmmbeerNY Devotee (428) Mar 5, 2014 New York

    Where in NY is Parabola on the shelf? I always seen this gone same day it arrives, never had chance at 2015

    As far as BCBS, it is easy to find on black friday and for little while after some places near me. I got 2 4packs on black friday by just walking into one store but they had no variants that day and those are hard to come by so I've never had any of them since haven't chased
  28. swedishmailman

    swedishmailman Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2013 Georgia

    Haha, I know right?! It's the only shop in Valdosta that's really worth a shit. They have 4 packs for like $21. I can help ya out with some if ya want. I'm pretty sure I know of some places in Tallahassee that have the Barleywine on the shelf too, but don't quote me on that. I was there a couple months ago and it was still there but it could be gone by now.
  29. Crookdrain

    Crookdrain Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2010 New York

    Bay Ridge Brooklyn. 2 stores have it for $25 (might be able to talk them down to $20) - 86th and 3rd ave - corner deli/beer store, and 94th and 3rd - corner beer deli.
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  30. mrchrisray

    mrchrisray Initiate (0) May 14, 2013 Ohio

    As for BCBS, Foodtown in Bay Ridge still had singles last time I was in, a couple weeks ago. It seems to have gone quicker this year compared to last. I could still get some in August last year.
  31. wordemupg

    wordemupg Poo-Bah (4,192) Feb 11, 2009 Canada (AB)
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    We get Goose Island here in Alberta but so far no Bourbon County:slight_frown:, I'm hoping that changes soon......
  32. whiskey

    whiskey Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2012 California

    It's not very accessible here in Orange County, although this happened at Bevmo the other day while my wife was picking up a couple bottles of High West-ified for me:

    Bevmo dude: "Hey, if you like this, you should try a stout by Goose Island!"

    whiskeywife: "Bourbon County?"

    Bevmo dude:"Yeah!"

    whiskeywife: "It's my favorite Barrel Aged stout."

    Bevmo dude: "Really?! I actually have a 4 pack coming from a different store I was going to buy but since it's your favorite I'll sell it to you! Give me your number and I'll call you when it's in."

    whiskeywife: "Hells yeah." (paraphrased)

    whiskeywife came strolling in with a 4 pack on Friday. oontz oontz oontz
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  33. Ccagno15

    Ccagno15 Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2014 New York

    I can go to the store and still get at least 3 4 packs right now off the shelf
  34. VTR

    VTR Initiate (0) Jul 20, 2014 Florida

    It is pretty hard in my area. During the release I was only able to get one four pack because the only store in my area got one case. My other local store that did not get any during the release just got a shipment a few days ago!? They are not sure why it came but they put it on the shelf for $30/4 pack. I walked away because I will not pay that much. I have purchased it before and the most I have ever paid was $19/4 pack.
  35. ThePaintedTuba

    ThePaintedTuba Initiate (0) Sep 10, 2014 West Virginia

    I don't think they sell it anywhere in West Virginia. All my friends who bought some had to go to Kentucky to buy it. I've heard that there is some weird law in WV that won't allow beers that say bourbon in the name to be sold.
  36. GetTheYayo

    GetTheYayo Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2012 Pennsylvania

    In NE Pennsylvania the go-to stores got one case each, no coffee. Had a line at the door before opening. Said the hell with that, had my hookups in CO send me a shitload :wink:
  37. Sound_Explorer

    Sound_Explorer Poo-Bah (1,886) Dec 29, 2013 Washington

    What is this Bourbon County you speak of? (It's just not available, at least that I've seen)
  38. PorterPro125

    PorterPro125 Champion (849) Jan 19, 2013 Canada (NB)

    On a scale of 1-10 (1 being the least accessible, 10 the most), definitely a 0. The only Goose Island I've ever seen has been Sofie and Matilda and even that seems to be a rarity. Considering that, I'm willing to bet I'll never see a Bourbon County anything.
  39. Cotchept

    Cotchept Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2013 Colorado

    In Denver I was only able to get a few bottles after visiting a few shops. No variants. Luckily, my brother lives in Chicago and just got into craft beer so im gonna make him send me a bunch next year.
  40. Ccagno15

    Ccagno15 Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2014 New York

    I still have access to as much bcbs as anyone needs its like shelf beer in New York so if anyone is up for a trade Pm me
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