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Discussion in 'Midwest' started by BottleCaps80, Sep 17, 2013.

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  1. printer1

    printer1 Initiate (157) Aug 29, 2005 Iowa

    Sales are not supposed to start before 7 am tomorrow. Last year the Hy Vee I was at just opened the cases at 10 minutes to 7, and said Have at it. I was 4th in line and was lucky to get any.
     
  2. ALO22

    ALO22 Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2014 Missouri

    I'm super disappointed that we are getting more BCS than EVER before...what a bummer.....
     
  3. BeersAndBears

    BeersAndBears Devotee (485) Dec 30, 2012 Georgia

    Variants included?
     
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  4. printer1

    printer1 Initiate (157) Aug 29, 2005 Iowa

    • And the kids are all snug in their beds,dreams about BCBS dancing in their heads.
     
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  5. B-Nut-GoBlue

    B-Nut-GoBlue Aspirant (279) Apr 22, 2014 Iowa
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    Where I'M at, I haven't come across any places I've looked into going for BCBS, where I'll be able to get more than I got last year. So the more-regular but no-variants notion is a moot one (if even true). I've already admitted the 1st-world-problems-ness of the whole situation: so yes, sorry to those in lesser circumstances, I'm an asshole who isn't getting what I want.
     
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  6. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Brooklyn Chocolate Stout!?!? Where!?

    :stuck_out_tongue:
     
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  7. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Yup, I am in Nebraska but my store is getting the exact same amount of regular as last year but no variants. If I do my maths right, that is a net negative.

    Oh, did I mention a price increase :slight_smile:

    I'm not mad, but painting this thing rosy is a bit much.
     
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  8. bditty187

    bditty187 Poo-Bah (2,419) Jul 10, 2002 Nebraska

    @BrettHead My BCBS was cheaper this year? Odd.
     
  9. SaulTBauls

    SaulTBauls Aspirant (235) Mar 22, 2013 Iowa
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    Ever as in 2 years? 2 years ago there was a stack of 20 cases of regular at a smaller HyVee in Marion. So unless there's a mountain this year, I wouldn't exactly say EVER.
     
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  10. iowacraft01

    iowacraft01 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2012 Iowa

    Has anyone heard the rumor of Enjoy After hitting Iowa??
     
  11. pepsican

    pepsican Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2007 Iowa

    We got in 7 cases. Six of the regular BCS and one of the barley wine. I thought we had more last year but I have no idea how they did allotments.
     
  12. IowaBiertrinker

    IowaBiertrinker Disciple (368) Sep 20, 2010 Iowa

    They just got Stone's Enjoy by 12-26-14 IPA this morning at Mills Civic Hy-Vee.
     
  13. redblacks75

    redblacks75 Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2010 Iowa

    I've been waiting for someone to say this. My thoughts exactly.
     
  14. Ristaccia

    Ristaccia Defender (658) Nov 21, 2012 Nebraska

    You beat out every place in Omaha that I'm aware of (though I haven't seen Brix/Whole Foods/Costco/Cubby's pricing). Beertopia was the lowest I saw/heard of this side of the river (at 20.99/4pk).
     
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  15. BuzzG

    BuzzG Initiate (94) Dec 6, 2013 Iowa

    An hour ago I just happened to be at the HyVee on Merle Hay in Johnston and they had 3 cases of BCS. $25/4 pack
     
  16. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Yeah I was surprised to see you selling it for $19.99. It went up ever so slightly here (a dollar basically where I had been hearing a couple bucks)
     
  17. BrettHead

    BrettHead Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Indeed, there was massive amount of BCBS in 2012
     
  18. BeerCrazyCrow

    BeerCrazyCrow Initiate (102) Nov 28, 2014 Iowa
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    Did anybody see any of the vanilla variant in iowa? I got the regular, barleywine and coffee,but i didnt see the vanilla.
     
  19. printer1

    printer1 Initiate (157) Aug 29, 2005 Iowa

    Still 3 cases of BCBS at Windsor Heights Hy Vee. Picked up The Abyss on 42nd. Des Moines.
     
  20. Roudy1

    Roudy1 Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2012 Iowa

    I'm kind of torn. It seems kind of silly to me that there's a LOT of bars that are getting kehs of BCBS that hardly care about craft. The craft bars are too but there's some getting it that are just on the bandwagon. Either way, it doesn't really matter as I'll get to try it either way. I just hope that they don't all tap them today. I'm not sure I understand the reason for the bars getting the coffee, so if somebody wants to give me an explanation for that I'm ready to listen.
     
  21. SwinginParty

    SwinginParty Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2014 Minnesota

    Oooooh man. Had my first Pseudo Sue last night. Mind blowing. I think it completely destroys Pliny.
     
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  22. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Defender (621) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa

    And yet, Goose Island sales are up for 2014 in Iowa and we still get kinda shafted.
     
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  23. bditty187

    bditty187 Poo-Bah (2,419) Jul 10, 2002 Nebraska

    So Iowa *did* get GI beers aside from regular BCBS? Some Barleywine in my neck of the woods would have been nice...
     
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  24. dragonaut

    dragonaut Aspirant (276) May 29, 2005 Iowa

    I think regular BCS is great fresh this year. The best it's been since 2011, and drinking even better fresh than that year's did.
     
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  25. ZacharyIsom

    ZacharyIsom Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2014 Iowa

    If anyone in ic is still searching for bcbs, bread garden released their allotment this morning!
     
  26. B-Nut-GoBlue

    B-Nut-GoBlue Aspirant (279) Apr 22, 2014 Iowa
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    Sorry to change the topic but did anybody else have the latest Enjoy.By (12.26)? Not. A. Fan.
     
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  27. DecorahNM

    DecorahNM Initiate (92) Jun 6, 2013 Iowa

    For anyone who might be up in Decorah today, we still have bottles of BCBS hanging around at the Cellar. Probably gone today. Regular 14' BCBS still on draft as well - although that's likely 5-6 pours away. Xmas Bomb going on tap when BCBS kicks.

    Also: Haven't seen them brought up recently, but had a couple pours of Lion Bridge "Collapse of the Mulitverse" to end the evening yesterday. Thought it was pretty delicious, and fun to taste side-by-side with Zeelander. I'm an admitted Nelson-Sauv fanboy, but definitely worth trying! Now if we could just get more 'Merica....
     
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  28. CLaBarre

    CLaBarre Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2013 Iowa

    I love it, super dank
     
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  29. TGanyone

    TGanyone Disciple (315) Jan 29, 2014 Iowa
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    ^^^ I thought it was lacking in the dankness department, Almost tasted like Harvest by Founders. It was still good though!!
     
  30. ToddSoonerFan

    ToddSoonerFan Aspirant (295) Aug 23, 2013 Iowa

    Anyone else had West O Coco Stout. I thought it was damn good. Cheers!
     
  31. lvoutlawjlh

    lvoutlawjlh Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2012 Nebraska

    I hear it tastes like Founders All Day IPA if you drink it on 12.27. :slight_smile:
     
  32. HawkeyeNation

    HawkeyeNation Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2013 Iowa

    Is west o only distributed to the central/western half of the state?
     
  33. jjohnston884

    jjohnston884 Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2007 Iowa

    Lion Bridge has a keg of West O Coco Stout on tap right now. Slowly moving into the eastern part of the state
     
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  34. HawkeyeNation

    HawkeyeNation Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2013 Iowa

    Damn, maybe I'll stop by after work tmw if they still have it
     
  35. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Defender (621) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa

    Agreed. It's my favorite Enjoy By release we've gotten in Iowa this year.
     
  36. dragonaut

    dragonaut Aspirant (276) May 29, 2005 Iowa

    El Bait Shop appears to have Lion Bridge Coffee Compensation on tap based on Untappd check-ins from last night. I will have to check it out after work sometime this week.
     
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  37. Berg77

    Berg77 Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2013 Iowa

    Yep, had it there yesterday. Was very tasty and coffee forward, as to be expected.
     
  38. SaulTBauls

    SaulTBauls Aspirant (235) Mar 22, 2013 Iowa
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    I was going to say this exactly. It's pretty light, but again, that is to be expected but extremely coffee forward. I enjoyed it. Did not really like Iron Lion or their Nelson Sauvin.

    I tried out Another Road Brewery in Marion when I was home for Thanksgiving. The atmosphere for the "brewery" was really cool. The beer, not so much. I tried the Dry Pump Stout and thought it smelled and tasted like peanut butter and bananas. The wife took two drinks of the Farmers Daughter IPA and passed it my way.

    I heard that they are trying to get out of Marion because the city's water is terrible and I can definitely attest to this. Perhaps once they move, things will turn around, but right now it is not a place I'm looking to return to.
     
  39. Marcazi

    Marcazi Initiate (0) Oct 7, 2013 Iowa

    Bourbon county brand stout on tap at Dublin bay in Ames today.
     
  40. dragonaut

    dragonaut Aspirant (276) May 29, 2005 Iowa

    Schell's Fresh Hop Equinox Pilsner starts hitting DSM metro stores this week. Prairie Trail tomorrow.
     
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