What BCBS is hitting MA?

Discussion in 'US - Northeast' started by seanunreal, Nov 25, 2019.

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  1. seanunreal

    seanunreal Initiate (135) Jul 23, 2009 Massachusetts

    Does anyone know? Who's doing a release by you?
     
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  2. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Poo-Bah (1,944) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts
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    Already picked up a bottle each of Brand Mon Cheri Stout and Brand Cafe De Olla Stout.

    So we're getting (got) those at least.
     
  3. Rysk22

    Rysk22 Zealot (545) Nov 12, 2014 Massachusetts
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    I'd imagine those two plus regular BCBS. We never seem to get more than 3 variants... I don't plan on going too out of my way this year. I'm sure regular will be easy to come by, but for those looking to catch 'em all, Yankee Spirits always does some sort of release.
     
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  4. Ryanwithacomb

    Ryanwithacomb Initiate (33) Jan 22, 2018 Massachusetts

    I've been confused how people are seeing these around despite events for "release" on Friday.
     
  5. nesarebad

    nesarebad Zealot (517) Feb 4, 2012 Massachusetts
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    I’m confused that you are confused.
     
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  6. Ryanwithacomb

    Ryanwithacomb Initiate (33) Jan 22, 2018 Massachusetts

    Doesn't it only release on Black Friday? I would assume Goose Island doesn't want this going on shelves early.
     
  7. TheOneTC

    TheOneTC Initiate (182) Aug 23, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Like anything else, there's always a few places who either accidentally or "accidentally" put it out as soon as they get it in stock.
     
  8. TommyKittens

    TommyKittens Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2016 Massachusetts

    Fort Point Market has 2019, 2018, and 2017 regular on the shelves. 13.99 for any of those years
     
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  9. Ryanwithacomb

    Ryanwithacomb Initiate (33) Jan 22, 2018 Massachusetts

    Oh, I was just way over thinking things. Thanks yall
     
  10. Piels25

    Piels25 Aspirant (238) Dec 17, 2013 Massachusetts
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    I'll be curious to hear thoughts on the Cafe De Olla Stout. Shared a bottle this weekend and it was...interesting.
     
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  11. dolomite128

    dolomite128 Initiate (155) Sep 17, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Anyone know of any bars or restaurants in MetroWest tapping bcbs? Or for that matter Boston area?
     
  12. j44thor

    j44thor Initiate (155) Feb 24, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Hugh Oneils in Malden always does a black Friday event that includes BCBS and occasionally variants plus a bunch of other stouts.
     
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  13. -Rick

    -Rick Zealot (519) Dec 22, 2014 Massachusetts

    If you are in the Metro West area, Bacon's in Framingham will have the Cafe De Olla for sale on Friday along with the regular.
     
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  14. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Poo-Bah (1,944) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts
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    They also usually have vintages of BCBS going back about 4-5 years. They offer any of the beers on tap in a flight (and individual 5 oz. pours too if I recall).
     
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  15. dolomite128

    dolomite128 Initiate (155) Sep 17, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Thanks Rick! Hope all is going well! Unfortunately I won't be through Framingham until later in the day / early evening. I hear the de Olla is excellent :wink:
     
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  16. j44thor

    j44thor Initiate (155) Feb 24, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Stoddards doing their annual Black Wednesday event (which usually lasts to Fri/Sat)
    13,16,17,19
    18 Van
    Caffe de Olla
    Mon Cheri
    Vintage BW and more according to twitter
     
  17. BRYeleJR

    BRYeleJR Disciple (347) May 18, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Anybody with a price check on the variants from this year? Grabbed 2019 BCBS in Tewksbury at Oakdale for $12.95. Sitting next to KBS and CBS on the endcap across from the Maine Beer and Epic. Didn't see any variants or any indication they ever had any...
     
  18. dolomite128

    dolomite128 Initiate (155) Sep 17, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Variants Between 22.95 and 25.99
     
  19. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Poo-Bah (1,944) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts
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    I believe my variants were both $21.99 each.
     
  20. Jason

    Jason Founder (8,354) Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
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    No 2015? ;-)
     
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  21. Davl22

    Davl22 Disciple (370) Sep 27, 2011 New Hampshire
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    For anyone looking around NH, I heard from a rep yesterday that we’re only getting regular and Cafe.
     
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  22. Piels25

    Piels25 Aspirant (238) Dec 17, 2013 Massachusetts
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    I can also confirm that.
     
  23. Shaymus

    Shaymus Disciple (359) May 16, 2009 Massachusetts

    Total Wine Braintree: they have Reg 12.99 Cafe Olla 25.99 Mon Cheri 25.99 & Vertical
    I believe 54.00..... about 4/5 cases of each limit 1pp... cheers
     
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  24. Capt_Quint

    Capt_Quint Initiate (158) May 29, 2015 Massachusetts
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    TW Natick has all this plus Wheatwine at $17.99. They also had 4 packs of 2014 I believe listed at $19.99, which seemed low.
     
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  25. seanunreal

    seanunreal Initiate (135) Jul 23, 2009 Massachusetts

    I was in and out early at Natick, got everything I needed.
     
  26. yllib

    yllib Aspirant (279) Feb 16, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Still got about 3 cases of variants left.
     
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  27. JakerLou

    JakerLou Meyvn (1,226) Jan 6, 2013 New Hampshire
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    Figured I'd post some prices around MA:

    Regular BA: As usual Rapid wins at 9.25. 12.99 at Wegmans, Total Wine, and Burlington Wine.
    Wheat Wine: 17.99 at Total Wine.
    Cafe Olla and Mon Cheri: 25.99 at Total Wine. 22.99 at Burlington Wine, and Wegmans.
     
  28. Auror

    Auror Defender (623) Jan 1, 2010 Massachusetts

    This is an absurd price. I'm not in MA, but that might be basically cost, based on what I've seen in a nearby state. Total loss leader I guess (or as close as the ABCC lets you be).

    This was true of the Seacoast and some associated areas, but other parts of NH got Mon Cheri and Wheatwine also.
     
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  29. bruindre

    bruindre Defender (642) Jun 20, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Found regular in a few spots on the Cape (Windmill Liquor in Orleans, Moonshine Liquor in Harwich), but no dice on variants.

    Anyone have a leads on variants around the Cape? I’ll be heading to Mashpee later, coming from Eastham.
     
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  30. JrGtr

    JrGtr Devotee (472) Apr 13, 2006 Massachusetts

    I got some Friday at Total Wine -
    Just a couple regular - I was hoping to get most of that at my usual local places - but none of them have received it yet. They're hoping for this week.
    I did grab a wheatwine, but skipped the other two varients. SWMBO wouldn't have been happy at the pricing there.
    TW did have a Ommegang Barrel-aged 3 Phil, and a Ommegang Bourbon Barrel Adoration. both of which came home.
     
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  31. JrGtr

    JrGtr Devotee (472) Apr 13, 2006 Massachusetts

    Try Cotuit Liquors on 28 at the Mashpee / Cotuit line. THey usually have a good selection of it. Can't talk about the varients though. There's a couple in Hyannis you might try too. Forget the names offhand.
     
  32. joberlander

    joberlander Disciple (363) May 30, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Thoughts on taste? grabbed regular, cafe, and mon cheri. Cracked mon cheri and enjoyed it. Nice hint of cherry, although not worth the price IMO.
     
  33. WTCrane

    WTCrane Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2019 Massachusetts

    Regular was the best I had. It was damn good. Cafe de olla was pretty good too, but 20.99 and it wasn't as good as regular at 11.99, so thats a one and done for me. I did not like Mon Cheri, cherry's are hit or miss for me, I find it can give it a medicinal cough syrup flavor and this was exactly that to my palate.

    This was my favorite Regular version, I thought it blew the 2018 away, hands down as I snagged a bunch of those and know the taste well. Limits were 2pp for reg. but im hoping these linger like 2017 and 2018 have done the past few years. I'd pick up a case and it be my go to for my BA stout fix when I want one and don't wanna crack the more limited, expensive rare ones that I tend to save for bottle shares with friends.

    FYI, I got mine at The City in Sanford. I happened to be in Sanford Maine at a buddies, as we were going up for the seed release at bissell yesterday. 11.99 for Reg, 20.99 for Mon Cheri, and Cafe de Olla and 14.99 for wheat wine.

    There is also a location in Seabrook NH right over the border MA/NH border.
     
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  34. mnj21655

    mnj21655 Poo-Bah (1,595) Apr 26, 2006 Massachusetts
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    I’m drinking a regular BCBS now and it’s by far and away my favorite since 2015. I get bourbon barrel but it’s far more balanced than previous years. The cocoa, fudge, caramel, and tobacco notes get a chance to show themselves and shine with the bourbon barrel being less dominant.

    I find that I prefer BBA beers where the barrel is a little less overwhelming and the 2019 regular BCBS hits that mark for me.

    I only bought two bottles this morning (one to drink immediately and one to cellar) and I’m as I’m drinking the first bottle I'm starting to think I need to grab another bottle or two.
     
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  35. mrmattosgood

    mrmattosgood Aspirant (277) Nov 6, 2010 Canada (BC)
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    After a week of holiday drinking and eating, on a scale of 1-10, how gross would it be if I chose to drink a BCBS after snowblowing this foot-deep bullshit in my driveway? It’s Monday.
     
  36. TommyKittens

    TommyKittens Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2016 Massachusetts

    100% acceptable
     
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  37. TommyKittens

    TommyKittens Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2016 Massachusetts

    Cooper's Corner in Florence, MA has 2019 regular, Mon Cheri, 2018 regular, 2018 Vanilla. One of each per person.
     
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  38. lic217

    lic217 Savant (924) Aug 10, 2010 Connecticut
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    1, you earned it. Get yourself that beer.
     
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  39. mrmattosgood

    mrmattosgood Aspirant (277) Nov 6, 2010 Canada (BC)
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    fun update: My snowblower shit the bed (it’s been on the verge for a couple years). Then my shovel broke (and our backup is like the size of a sand shovel the kids use to build sandcastles). So after a trip to Walmart, Home Depot, and then CVS for a new shovel, I’m back inside. Tired, cranky, sore, and definitely ready for a 14% stout.
     
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  40. lic217

    lic217 Savant (924) Aug 10, 2010 Connecticut
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    Good news is you earned yourself 2 of them.
     
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