New Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout 2018 Variants

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  1. BoldCars

    BoldCars Initiate (28) Apr 5, 2018 Maryland

    Goose Island Adding Bourbon County Neapolitan, Horchata, Reserve, Proprietor’s, Coffee, Vanilla & Bramble Rye to 2018 Lineup

  2. BoldCars

    BoldCars Initiate (28) Apr 5, 2018 Maryland

    I need to fucking find all of these
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  3. flaskman

    flaskman Aspirant (278) Aug 3, 2015 New York

    OH my. Too bad we don't see much if it in NY.
  4. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,423) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    It won't be long till rumors of infection start up :wink:
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  5. syppr

    syppr Initiate (38) May 19, 2011 Florida

    How about a 12 bottle variety pack? $99.95. Lines form on Labor Day.:stuck_out_tongue:
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  6. sculls65

    sculls65 Aspirant (233) Dec 15, 2008 Michigan

    Ha. More like six for a hundred.
  7. Invinciblejets

    Invinciblejets Devotee (451) Sep 29, 2014 South Carolina

    Assuming this is true... Screw the lactose ones.
    Stoked on the rest tho.
    Tho prop sounds kinda boring....
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  8. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (678) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Whatever...,,I just want that barley wine in the other thread to be real.

    Neopolitan sound nasty

    Lactose and cinnamon , gross

    Vanilla bean? Why? Let it sit a few years and you should get natural vanilla and coconut.

    Berries? I don't like berries in my stout. Most are too sweet and BCBS is already quite sweet.

    Coffee and the chocolate sound nice.

    Pretty sure I won't see most of these and if I did I would not pay $18 a bottle. I will be buying barley wine if it turns up and should be about $12 based on what I have seen BCBS sell for the last few years.

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  9. hey5hitgoose

    hey5hitgoose Aspirant (220) Feb 28, 2013 Illinois

    Those aren’t all real
  10. tmbgnicu

    tmbgnicu Devotee (478) Mar 15, 2014 Pennsylvania

    This time last year we all thought King Henry II was a done deal. Lots of stuff can change between now and November, but this is definitely a better lineup than last year
  11. oldbean

    oldbean Aspirant (273) Jun 30, 2005 Massachusetts

    By next year they're just going to be aging these things on fruity pebbles and cocaine.
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  12. KBlodorn

    KBlodorn Aspirant (272) Oct 3, 2014 Ohio

    I'd drink it
  13. BoldCars

    BoldCars Initiate (28) Apr 5, 2018 Maryland

    Prop is very boring which is suspicious to me
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  14. cmukid87

    cmukid87 Aspirant (268) Jan 30, 2017 Michigan

    Same, but I wonder if that portion of the label is required or if they can change it if the other jargon remains the same.
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  15. Alefflicted

    Alefflicted Initiate (78) Dec 2, 2017 Minnesota

    I wonder which variants will be infected...
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  16. WhaleSlayer85

    WhaleSlayer85 Devotee (418) Jul 28, 2015 Illinois
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    This would be a dream come true. Miles better than the last three years.
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  17. beernuts

    beernuts Disciple (330) Jan 23, 2014 Virginia

    It seems like they're trying to re-establish the hype by bringing back VR and BR after a series of disappointing lineups.
  18. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (782) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

    It would be cool to see keg only versions, such as Horchata, Vanilla, etc. and have them reach bars across the country so more people can get a chance to have some, rather than bottles being hoarded into certain parts of the country and going for astronomical prices.
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  19. Ahonky

    Ahonky Initiate (133) Feb 13, 2018 New York

    Is this the thread where everyone turns a blind eye to their otherwise holier than though Independent beer convictions?
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  20. Kadonny

    Kadonny Meyvn (1,315) Sep 5, 2007 Pennsylvania

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  21. croush

    croush Defender (675) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois

    I don't disagree, but my guess is that keg-only versions would be kept by GI for their own locations, similar to what they did with Double Barrel BCBS last year. Only time will tell.
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  22. BoldCars

    BoldCars Initiate (28) Apr 5, 2018 Maryland

    Do note that it's Vanilla STOUT and not Rye. I do agree on the Brambleberry Rye, super excited for that one!
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  23. Victory_Sabre1973

    Victory_Sabre1973 Poo-Bah (1,564) Sep 15, 2015 Minnesota
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    I read, elsewhere, an article about the potential releases this year, and the Neapolitan sounded quite interesting to me. If I see it Black Friday, I will pick up a bottle.
  24. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Poo-Bah (1,648) Dec 11, 2006 California

    All I want is 12 ounce 4 packs again.
  25. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (2,327) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    I want the wheatwine
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  26. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,168) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    I want a BCBS variant variety pack.
  27. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,168) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Can you be more specific as to what's making you so tired?
  28. Lahey

    Lahey Disciple (386) Nov 12, 2016 Michigan

    I can barely find the "base" beer around here, I doubt any variants will make it soo far (one state over:rolling_eyes:)
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  29. BoldCars

    BoldCars Initiate (28) Apr 5, 2018 Maryland

    Fucking great idea!!!!
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  30. BoldCars

    BoldCars Initiate (28) Apr 5, 2018 Maryland

    That's fucked up on their part!
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  31. Lahey

    Lahey Disciple (386) Nov 12, 2016 Michigan

    Yeah, you'd think their one successful line of beers would be spread out more. But now that CBS and KBS are being called shelf turds by the craft drinking elite, goose island will probably cut production on bcbs and make it brewery release only or some shit.
  32. BeerPugz

    BeerPugz Initiate (84) Dec 4, 2016 Wisconsin

    And the variants will only see release in cities with 100k+ population because it's based on Sofie sales, and naturally larger cities will meet the Sofie quota and Smallltown, USA won't. WTG GI.
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  33. BeerPugz

    BeerPugz Initiate (84) Dec 4, 2016 Wisconsin

    Have some cities still sitting on '17 vintages of the OG and variants. Meanwhile, some cities don't even get the variant. Arrrrrrrrse.
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  34. Kadonny

    Kadonny Meyvn (1,315) Sep 5, 2007 Pennsylvania

    BCBS and the hype....all of it, even any new flavors.
  35. Daveshek28

    Daveshek28 Initiate (186) Nov 10, 2015 New York

    I still see plenty 2017 regular cases sitting at my local shop.
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  36. kort27

    kort27 Initiate (168) Apr 23, 2009 Illinois

    CBS and KBS are shelf turds now because they're a shell of their former selves. IMHO, Founders has been on the downhill ever since releasing Bolt Cutter in 2012. Maybe my taste buds have changed, but I don't think so.
    Obviously there are many many other reasons that CBS and KBS are easier to get now, including but not limited to (1) there are 50 gazillion other similar beers now that are just as good or better, and (2) people moving on to the next big thing / want something different. Think of the hard-to-get beers of today ... Monkish, Tree House, etc etc - in 8 years they will be easy to get.
  37. ClarkstonMark

    ClarkstonMark Initiate (64) Feb 21, 2016 Michigan

    I have convinced myself that GI sees this as well, and will have less reg BCBS this year and more variants. I mean why sell a $10 beer when you can sell a $20-30 beer?
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  38. beernuts

    beernuts Disciple (330) Jan 23, 2014 Virginia

    It doesn't have anything to do with what the "craft beer elite" are saying, its a fact that these beers don't sell like they used to. I can think of 3-4 stores in my area with this year's KBS still available at MSRP. It was the same with BCBS last year and I expect it to be even worse this year.
  39. guinness77

    guinness77 Savant (984) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    Speaking as a fellow NYer of @Daveshek28 BCBS has lasted well into the next year every year since the format change to 16.9oz, not just the ‘17. So this really isn’t much different from the 2 years before that. Hell, I still know more than a few stores I can get ‘17 BCBBW in. Can’t find any variants 2 years in a row, though. I found one Regal Rye in ‘16 and was offered a chance to buy Rare also in ‘16 but that’s too rich for my blood, even at market value.
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  40. KBlodorn

    KBlodorn Aspirant (272) Oct 3, 2014 Ohio

    The prices they sell their vintage BC bottles at in-house is downright appalling. I've never seen anything like it anywhere else. That's the thing that irks me most about Goose. Ugh...

    Anyway, see you guys at Goose on Friday
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