Sooo... Goose Island Bourbon County Stout this year in CO?

Discussion in 'Mountain' started by Kuester, Nov 7, 2013.

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  1. Kuester

    Kuester Initiate (0) May 14, 2012 Colorado

    I know it's hard to know especially with the way they played us here last year, but anyone heard anything legit?
     
  2. imperialbeerdude

    imperialbeerdude Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2012 Colorado

    I got a letter from GI saying it's going to be on Black Friday.
     
  3. Kuester

    Kuester Initiate (0) May 14, 2012 Colorado

    How about the two variants and Bourbon County Brand Barleywine?
     
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  4. ssteigerwald

    ssteigerwald Aspirant (251) Mar 4, 2010 Colorado
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    Labels have been approved for all the variants and the barleywine in CO.
     
  5. ssteigerwald

    ssteigerwald Aspirant (251) Mar 4, 2010 Colorado
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    But, many breweries do blanket approvals, so take it with a grain of salt.
     
  6. SalukiAlum

    SalukiAlum Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2010 Colorado
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    I wouldn't be surprised if we got them. We just all those sours they released.
     
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  7. MYJELLOMISFIT

    MYJELLOMISFIT Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2007 Colorado

    The story from InBusch is that BCS will be available in Colorado this year. There will be some of the variants available as well. Their plan (which will probably fail due to the Bud Dist. Network like we saw with their plans for Lollita, Juliet, Gillian and Halia) is to release all BCS and it's variants on Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving). Pricing is all over the board and so is package size, 12oz four-packs, 22oz, and 765ml.
     
  8. ssteigerwald

    ssteigerwald Aspirant (251) Mar 4, 2010 Colorado
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    Any idea on numbers Nic? How many cases will hit us, etc.
     
  9. Graviz

    Graviz Aspirant (263) Feb 26, 2012 Colorado
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    What's your idea on time on black friday? Same 2:00 process?
     
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  10. Prospero

    Prospero Savant (944) Jul 27, 2010 Colorado
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    I did hear the production of regular BCBS was up 4x what it was last year, so hopefully plenty of the regular to go around. I also heard the local rep doesn't know which variants and quantities yet (maybe finding out this week or next), but BCBS should be a given.

    Package size should be 12oz. four packs for BCBS, Coffee & Barleywine. The only other variant making it out of Chicago is the Backyard Rye one which appears to be 22oz. but sounds like it's even more limited than the 3 variants in four packs.

    http://beerpulse.com/2013/10/goose-...nd-variants-unveiled-for-winter-2013-14-1666/
     
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  11. MYJELLOMISFIT

    MYJELLOMISFIT Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2007 Colorado

    Not sure yet but if all goes according to plan... yes.
     
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  12. GetTheYayo

    GetTheYayo Devotee (439) Aug 26, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Can you confirm this? I was told by a sales rep earlier today that CO will not be getting any.
     
  13. chango

    chango Initiate (65) Mar 31, 2006 Colorado

    All I can say is... don't eat so much turkey that you sleep in too late on Friday.
     
  14. BrettHead

    BrettHead Devotee (474) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    @GetTheYayo BCBS is going to all states that allow it (alcohol caps etc.) according to GI. I have no idea about variants/barleywine.
     
  15. tacosandbeer

    tacosandbeer Aspirant (252) Sep 24, 2010 Nebraska
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    BCBS will be in CO this year. Although this forum was full of talk about it being available in CO last year, I was told from the get-go the it would not be. I have no clue about the other GI offerings, but if certain ones show up, I'll be buying them.
     
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  16. Youngtubbz

    Youngtubbz Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2012 Colorado
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    Anyone know if BCBS will make it to the springs? It doesnt seem like we get any of GI Special releases here
     
  17. MYJELLOMISFIT

    MYJELLOMISFIT Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2007 Colorado

    Isn't that what I just did?
     
  18. GetTheYayo

    GetTheYayo Devotee (439) Aug 26, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    No, you relayed a "story." I too have heard what you posted, but have also heard differing stories out there in the market from the sales reps. Thus, I requested confirmation. Not that difficult.
     
  19. poonamibaxter

    poonamibaxter Aspirant (260) Jun 26, 2007 Colorado
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    I'll confirm we are not getting any and your time on Black Friday would be better spent going to walmart/mall. No need for anyone to go to a liquor store at all on that day. Move along folks.
     
  20. ArrogantB

    ArrogantB Poo-Bah (3,091) Jun 9, 2006 Colorado
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    I was actually talking to Greg Hall the other day, he said we're definitely getting BCBS and all the variants.
     
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  21. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Poo-Bah (3,446) May 19, 2005 Colorado

    Especially for Bud products :oops:
     
  22. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,002) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    I suppose you should hang out at a favorite local bottle shop on black Friday and hope for the best.
     
  23. PalatePilot

    PalatePilot Disciple (338) Dec 24, 2010 Colorado

    All those new Goose Island shelf racks in liquor stores were put there as an incentive for BCBS.
    If your liquor store has one. It'll have BCBS and some variants on Black Friday.

    Source: Craft beer rep for American Eagle in Northern Colorado.
     
  24. FishPondManager

    FishPondManager Aspirant (232) Feb 28, 2012 Colorado
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    Shhhhhhhh.
     
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  25. CK21

    CK21 Initiate (167) Feb 6, 2011 Colorado

    Take in to consideration there were rotating racks amongst several stores in Denver (not serviced byAE)...

    And then go back to myjellomisfit's definitive answer.
     
  26. seanmonaghan13

    seanmonaghan13 Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

    Any updates on this. Seems like no one has any ideas still, meanwhile it's been heavily advertised for Friday. Wondering which stores will see it and how they will handle the release.
     
  27. Youngtubbz

    Youngtubbz Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2012 Colorado
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    What I've heard is that it's not going to be in co springs. Idk how accurate it is but we get approximately ZERO goose island specialties so I wouldn't be surprised. I also emailed GI and they never emailed me back. Basically...I have no fucking clue.
     
  28. DenverBeerDrinker

    DenverBeerDrinker Aspirant (258) Apr 5, 2012 Colorado
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    Grapevine posted they aren't having any for Friday.
     
  29. Tarheel4985

    Tarheel4985 Initiate (84) Sep 14, 2010 Colorado
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  30. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,194) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    I'm hoping some of the non-massive stores will get some. I don't feel like being any part of the Black Friday mall mob, awesome beers or not.
     
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  31. MYJELLOMISFIT

    MYJELLOMISFIT Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2007 Colorado

    It is going to be a madhouse.
     
  32. seanmonaghan13

    seanmonaghan13 Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

    Does that mean your store will be getting some for a Friday release?
     
  33. MYJELLOMISFIT

    MYJELLOMISFIT Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2007 Colorado

    It may be raining Bourbon County Brand Stout in Lone Tree on Friday. :eek:
     
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  34. seanmonaghan13

    seanmonaghan13 Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

  35. ssteigerwald

    ssteigerwald Aspirant (251) Mar 4, 2010 Colorado
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    You're not in line yet? :(
     
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  36. saxlover

    saxlover Initiate (0) May 20, 2013 Colorado
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    my friday lunch break is scheduled at 2pm :)
     
  37. ablackshear

    ablackshear Initiate (128) Sep 17, 2010 Colorado
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    I would not set foot in that part of town on Black Friday if it meant I could bathe in BCBS
     
  38. imperialbeerdude

    imperialbeerdude Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2012 Colorado

    I hope it's nothing like the ROYGBIV release. Crossing my fingers.
     
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  39. lump532

    lump532 Initiate (133) Aug 2, 2013 Colorado

    I thought it was fun.

    I have to admit, the thought of going to the Park Meadows area on Black Friday makes me sick to my stomach!
     
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  40. imperialbeerdude

    imperialbeerdude Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2012 Colorado

    Ugh I didn't even think about it's proximity to the mall.
     
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