NEBCo G-Bot and Imperial Stout Trooper (IST) Lookout Thread

Discussion in 'New England' started by MikeM417, Dec 28, 2015.

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  1. Pisthetaerus

    Pisthetaerus Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2014 Connecticut

    When I went to crazy bruces in bristol they said they'd been told they'd be getting it weekly. Imo once people realize that it's going to be hitting stores pretty regulalry from now on, the stores charging silly markups and hiding it behind the counter will look pretty silly when enough stores are putting it on the shelf at msrp.
     
  2. ucmike11

    ucmike11 Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2015 Connecticut

    I'm glad I didn't see g-bot this week because I have a nasty cold, and if I had tried to drink it, it would've been a waste.

    But hearing that it may be a "weekly" release is good news.
     
  3. genoint

    genoint Initiate (0) Jun 17, 2015 Connecticut

    Weekly sounds good to me. SOS used to be in the back, now it's on the shelf at my local with a PP limit. They should do the same with these if possible.
     
  4. Bcelos

    Bcelos Initiate (0) Mar 24, 2015 Connecticut

    yeah granted it took almost a year for SOS to be regular on the shelves.

    I have never had any luck finding GBOT in stores around me and am hoping that will change.
     
  5. darkandhoppy

    darkandhoppy Aspirant (263) Dec 26, 2008 Connecticut

    seems there was a delivery in NE CT yesterday. My main store got a case and sold out almost instantly. I went to another newer, tiny place where the owner has offered it to me before (cuz I'd asked for it alot) Didnt see it in the cooler (though there was a big bunch of Sea Hag)....so I figured they probably got the same delivery. Since it was busy (NYE), and they have a walk in self serve cooler, I snooped around. In a back corner, in plain sight, but still not where I was supposed to be, I spied a case of GBot with one 4pack gone. Grabbed 3 that remained and a bottle of Knob Creek then got in line for the register. The cashier, who wasnt the owner, in broken English, told me "only one" and something about "my manager, my manager". I asked for 2 and was denied. Oh well, a little G Bot hits the G Spot better than no G Bot. $13.99.

    I immediately texted a friend who called and was promptly lied to and told they didnt get any.
     
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  6. Lupin

    Lupin Aspirant (283) Jun 4, 2006 Connecticut
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    Wouldn't a case of Gbot with a 4pack gone still have 5 4packs left?
     
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  7. PauljMiller

    PauljMiller Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2015 Connecticut

  8. BiffWoodentree

    BiffWoodentree Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2013 Connecticut

    i got the text about it hitting up the street from my house.. limit one can, i found it laughable.
     
  9. beanoboy7

    beanoboy7 Initiate (0) Jun 22, 2014 Connecticut

    Town?
     
  10. BiffWoodentree

    BiffWoodentree Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2013 Connecticut

    oops. milford , 12/30
     
  11. Pisthetaerus

    Pisthetaerus Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2014 Connecticut

    Think people need to specify if they talking about gbot or stout trooper :|
     
  12. darkandhoppy

    darkandhoppy Aspirant (263) Dec 26, 2008 Connecticut

    yes - "grabbed 3 (of the 5) that remained"

    I was trying not to be too greedy. Last time I got Ghandi there, the owner only let me have 1 and he gouged me. wasnt gonna pay 15.99 again
     
  13. Lupin

    Lupin Aspirant (283) Jun 4, 2006 Connecticut
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    I gave up on hunting down cans about 18 months ago. Too much good stuff out there and it was on for growlers quite frequently. Can't say the same for IST this year.. I've gone to the taproom twice when it was on only to have it pulled from the board each time. Definitely will be on the look-out for it.
     
  14. edallolie

    edallolie Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2015 Connecticut

    Still getting denied in Fairfield. Anyone found it in the county?
     
  15. Evmo31

    Evmo31 Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2015 Connecticut

    This:

    Because not sure if he meant gbot or IST:

    I am guessing you were talking about g-bot because i believe it dropped on 12/29-12/30. At first i thought you were talking about IST and 12/30 canning date, i believe 12/31 was the day the empty IST cans showed up at the brewery, so canning date couldn't be 12/30
     
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  16. PauljMiller

    PauljMiller Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2015 Connecticut

    Ist, where are you?
     
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  17. cosmicdebris

    cosmicdebris Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2008 Connecticut

    No IST at Amity today and one of the guys there said it could still be a couple more weeks???
     
  18. HOP-E-DAYZ

    HOP-E-DAYZ Initiate (0) May 11, 2014 Connecticut

    All I heard from salesman about IST. That it would be after the New Years.cheers!
     
  19. NobleJayJesse

    NobleJayJesse Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2015 Connecticut

    @bootdown21 How much were they charging? They tend to gouge in the rarer stuff.
     
  20. Lupin

    Lupin Aspirant (283) Jun 4, 2006 Connecticut
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    Yep. Last year they were doing the 500ml bottles for $11.99 or $12.99.
     
  21. bootdown21

    bootdown21 Disciple (352) May 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    Honestly I don't recall.
     
  22. mrz200

    mrz200 Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2013 Massachusetts

    Wallingford Wine spirit in N colony Rd.

    Got 2 4-packs of 12/23 g-bot @ $12.99 per...asked and was told no limit..,didn't ask if there any more, but they had 668 cans as well.

    Berlin Spirits had not gotten Sip yet, but was expecting it.
     
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  23. PatrickCT

    PatrickCT Poo-Bah (2,033) Feb 18, 2015 Connecticut
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    No go in Fairfield yet. A few shops have told me it is an issue with the distributor.
     
  24. Dopen993

    Dopen993 Initiate (0) Jul 20, 2015 Rhode Island

    Anything in SE CT, as close to westerly as possible?
     
  25. EDNOSE

    EDNOSE Aspirant (228) Oct 27, 2007 Connecticut

    I was in Mystic last week and heard "stuck at distributor" from one owner. We were just spending one night so I wasn't doing any hard research. Just asked when I was picking up something for the hotel.
     
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  26. PauljMiller

    PauljMiller Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2015 Connecticut

  27. sepia5

    sepia5 Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2008 Connecticut

    What does "stuck at the distributor" even mean? Did someone set the IST in glue? Is it wedged tightly between two inanimate objects? I feel like there is some obscure reason for delays with IST pretty much every year.
     
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  28. Pisthetaerus

    Pisthetaerus Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2014 Connecticut

    Probably approval for the new label for the cans delaying things.
     
  29. cosmicdebris

    cosmicdebris Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2008 Connecticut

    IST is listed on the whole sale sheet for G & G ...

    192605

    24

    6/4

    12

    oz

    CAN

    STOUT TROOPER

    59.99

    13.00

    77.83
     
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  30. cosmicdebris

    cosmicdebris Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2008 Connecticut

    No IST but I did grab a 4/PK of G-BOT today in Ansonia.
     
  31. edallolie

    edallolie Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2015 Connecticut

    Mind saying where? I'm ready to drive up Rt 8 a little since Fairfield is getting shafted
     
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  32. cosmicdebris

    cosmicdebris Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2008 Connecticut

    Valley Discount Wine and Liquor ... They do not have it out in the open
     
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  33. edallolie

    edallolie Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2015 Connecticut

    Got denied Gbot but scored SoS and Tilquin sour. Pretty legit place
     
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  34. Evmo31

    Evmo31 Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2015 Connecticut

    Cans of IST left the brewery today.
     
  35. cosmicdebris

    cosmicdebris Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2008 Connecticut

    Glad you did not come away empty. They usually save the limited stuff for regulars at that store.
     
  36. CHADMC3

    CHADMC3 Initiate (0) Mar 5, 2005 Connecticut

  37. Pisthetaerus

    Pisthetaerus Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2014 Connecticut

  38. MikeM417

    MikeM417 Initiate (0) May 28, 2014 Connecticut

    Dr. Spielberg, after you respond to the above page, can you please tweet George Lucas. He might care. Not you.

    :wink:
     
  39. PauljMiller

    PauljMiller Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2015 Connecticut

    Hmmmm.....today?
     
  40. PauljMiller

    PauljMiller Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2015 Connecticut

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