Prairie Birthday Bomb

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  1. Warren2621

    Warren2621 Defender (602) Sep 26, 2014 Indiana

    $10.98 in southern Indiana. Havent opened it yet
  2. Grrowl51

    Grrowl51 Initiate (0) May 15, 2016 South Carolina

    Grabbed 3 at Greenville Beer Exchange on Friday... waiting to drink one during GOT... gonna cellar one and keep one on ice for a rainy day... $12 per was a gamble for me but looking forward to digging into one!
  3. ZaxGhost

    ZaxGhost Initiate (0) Apr 28, 2013 Nebraska

    Oh the joys of Nebraska... $8.99 here!
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  4. Jmorey

    Jmorey Initiate (0) Feb 10, 2015 Michigan

    Wasn't on my game for this at all. Wasn't paying attention. Already came and gone through my area. (Prairie just came here) and the random area I was in tonight just ran out before I was there.

    Coincidentally Tuesday is my birthday :slight_frown:
  5. LocestLXCX

    LocestLXCX Initiate (131) Mar 3, 2016 California

    Birthday Bomb! hit Los Angeles yesterday. One spot had them for $8.99 with no limit.
  6. DrunkMcGruff

    DrunkMcGruff Initiate (0) Apr 21, 2013 Michigan

    My store got 15 cases and I'm down to 5 cases left at $11.99/btl.
    FYI This isn't the same beer as BOMB! Those who keep saying it tastes 'exactly like' BOMB! don't have a proper palate. I had them side by side within about a half an hours span a few nights back and Birthday BOMB! tastes like BOMB! covered in caramel sauce, exactly as they described. Cocoa falls to the background, peppers come at the very very end, vanilla adds to the decadant sweetness, and the coffee cuts enough into the caramel to give it a slight edge for the sweetness bomb, pun intended, that BB! is. I didn't find it to be fake flavored though, just insanely sweet in comparison to regular BOMB! which I'd say is a 7/10 on the sweetness scale for me personally. BB! would probably be a 8 or 8.5.
    #166 DrunkMcGruff, May 15, 2016
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  7. Tdizzle

    Tdizzle Devotee (445) Dec 19, 2006 California

    Proper pallet...
  8. raynmoon

    raynmoon Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

    Can you examine my pallet please? I'm not sure its proper enough.
  9. robbmotiwalla

    robbmotiwalla Initiate (0) May 17, 2007 Georgia

    Heard last week at Hop City Atlanta that we are getting pirate bomb this week. Apparently GA is stupid and there was some ordeal with label approval, which is why it is taking forever to drop here.

    I say that to say I hope it doesn't take 2 months to see birthday Bomb. We shall see
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  10. Warren2621

    Warren2621 Defender (602) Sep 26, 2014 Indiana

    There's a strong molasses/caramel sweetness that bursts right before the pepper hits the back of your tongue. The pepper dies off and you're left with a lingering sweet caramel on the back. I suppose thats the difference in this beer.

    It was actually quite good. But yea caramel blast, followed by pepper, ending in sticky sweetness. It's nice
  11. Runofthedill

    Runofthedill Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2014 Ohio

    People on page 1 trying to come up with a substitute but how about New Belguim Cocoa Mole if/when they brew it again. I love that stuff.
  12. EyePeeAyBryan

    EyePeeAyBryan Crusader (726) Dec 20, 2011 Arizona

    Was in San Diego this weekend and they were unboxing a case at Palm Springs - I believe $11.49
  13. carlso_aw

    carlso_aw Aspirant (232) Jan 10, 2016 Indiana

    Somewhat related - walked into my local store today to see four cases of Birthday Bomb! stacked in the corner. Decide to get 4 (2 to drink, 1 to age and 1 for potential trades). Grab 4 randomly from the box, walk up, check out, leave.

    Get to the car, pull one out to look at the label. Not Birthday Bomb!, but BA Bomb! instead. Same with one of the other three.

    Not sure how two BA Bomb! made it into a case of Birthday Bomb!, but I'll chalk it up to a win.
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  14. kclifford

    kclifford Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2014 Illinois

    Any sightings in Chicago? Apologies if this was mentioned - I scanned the last couple pages but may have missed it.
  15. vette-ss

    vette-ss Initiate (181) Nov 5, 2014 Michigan

    I was visiting Chicago this last weekend. I hit a few shops and none had seen it yet.
  16. Invinciblejets

    Invinciblejets Devotee (477) Sep 29, 2014 South Carolina

    10.99 in Myrtle beach.
  17. VinHalen54

    VinHalen54 Initiate (186) Jun 4, 2014 Illinois

    In Omaha on business from Chicago and find cases of Birthday Bomb - no limit - singles for $8.49. Got one for tonight and it's good! But damn, that price tag is still high when you consider CW Cassian Sunset can be had for $3-$4 each.
    I'll still be my buddies "mule" and bring a few back with me since it will sell out quickly in the Chicago area.
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  18. Crim122

    Crim122 Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2014 North Carolina

    Had a 9oz pour tonight at a local bottle shop. I loved, went well with my burger.
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  19. flat_lander

    flat_lander Savant (969) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    I'm in downstate IL. Called my local Binny's over the weekend to see if they had any (or would be) and they said it was a very limited allocation and only a few stores in Chicago-land area seemed to be getting any, but none had just yet. This was on Sunday.
  20. Warren2621

    Warren2621 Defender (602) Sep 26, 2014 Indiana

    Southern Indiana seems to be loaded. Gonna grab more tomorrow
  21. lateralusbeer

    lateralusbeer Zealot (544) Feb 7, 2010 North Carolina
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    It's basically available at any time in Charlotte. Used to disappear quickly, now it sits everywhere. As do some variants.
  22. ukwildcat1995

    ukwildcat1995 Initiate (0) May 24, 2015 Florida

    is this hitting Florida? Particularly Tampa/Sarasota?
  23. Deedzie7

    Deedzie7 Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2016 Iowa

    Maybe I have missed it, but have not seen it in my area of Iowa.
  24. VinHalen54

    VinHalen54 Initiate (186) Jun 4, 2014 Illinois

    Try and get to Omaha -- I saw regular BOMB! just over the border in IA for $10.99, but in Omaha 10min away it's $6.99.
  25. Warren2621

    Warren2621 Defender (602) Sep 26, 2014 Indiana

    So who's on board with this being more enjoyable than regular Bomb?

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  26. AdmiralOzone

    AdmiralOzone Poo-Bah (2,368) Jun 26, 2014 Minnesota
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    Wonderful beer. Worth the price? Once, and then it fits into a group of beers that I can say, I'm glad I tried it, but too much money to buy again.
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  27. Schlegelq1

    Schlegelq1 Initiate (0) Jul 27, 2014 New York

    bomb! brewed with carmel.
  28. TillTheMedicineTakes

    TillTheMedicineTakes Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2014 Colorado

    Too sweet!
    Maybe with age but, fresh, it's way too sweet and cloying.
  29. PourMore

    PourMore Initiate (93) Oct 4, 2014 Florida

    If distribution works the same way in New York that it does in Florida, then you might be blaming the wrong party. Shelton Brothers doesn't always distribute direct to retailers. They distribute to a distributor in your state, who then distributes to retailers. So it is often up to the distributor in your state who determines when certain things show up at bottle shop. Though I can't say this is the case for any particular distribution of any particular beer. What objective evidence do you have that they "screw over certain markets" anyway?
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  30. giediprime41

    giediprime41 Initiate (122) Nov 25, 2015 Florida

    Should be hitting S. Florida by the end of this week or next week.
    I've asked people who order for Total Wine, Luekens, and some local bottle shops and they all said end of this week or next week.
    But we'll see.
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  31. msscott1973

    msscott1973 Devotee (468) Dec 28, 2013 North Carolina

    It was good, but I can't put it above regular bomb.
  32. kempshark

    kempshark Initiate (0) Jul 22, 2009 Florida


    Picked up some in St Pete yesterday.....
  33. Built4Comfort

    Built4Comfort Initiate (0) Aug 2, 2014 Missouri

    Arrived in Southwest Missouri today. $9.99/bottle, no stated limit. Were putting it on the shelf when I walked in so no idea how much they had. Looking forward to trying it.
  34. BoardwalkBock

    BoardwalkBock Defender (610) Aug 18, 2012 New York

    Way to come off like a proper douche
  35. DrunkMcGruff

    DrunkMcGruff Initiate (0) Apr 21, 2013 Michigan

    Pompous for sure, opinionated yes, extremely vocal check, douchey, meh.

    These are two different beers, anyone who can't figure that out literally doesn't have the taste buds to pick it out. Sorry not sorry. Noting how many we had already sold was a fun fact, because again; people complaining about the price. (Spoiler: It's worth it)

    As for the rest, this is a beer site yes? I do get to describe flavors of beers still here right? I know I was stretching big with this one in thinking that there was a possibility people would come to this thread about this beer, considering the confusion about it. I described a beer, get of my jock dude.
  36. ebin6

    ebin6 Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2009 California

    Judging by your avatar, it seems like a natural mistake!
  37. brentusaurus

    brentusaurus Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2012 California

    $11.99 at my WF, didn't get a bottle but I'm tempted because the artwork is pretty dope.
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  38. Shaunbkgb

    Shaunbkgb Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2013 Florida

    It hit Panhandle of Florida last week. It's delicious.
  39. Brent212

    Brent212 Initiate (161) Jan 13, 2014 California

    Definitely my favorite of the bombs*. I had a bottle that was great, but then a glass on tap that was just magical.

    *Missed out on pirate bomb though, which I'm so mad at myself about.
  40. LocestLXCX

    LocestLXCX Initiate (131) Mar 3, 2016 California

    I agree that if you can't tell the difference between b day bomb and regular bomb then something is wrong. On my first sip I could instantly tell the difference. And a big difference it is. Starts with caramel and ends with caramel. Like others have said this is a totally different beer. Very sweet but I prefer it over regular.
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