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Bourbon County Sightings

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by chi16brew, May 17, 2012.

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  1. dmsulli

    dmsulli Savant (340) Illinois Jan 30, 2012 Verified

    My girlfriend just scored me a 4 pack at Binnys Lakeview (on Clark). She said she saw Zombie Dust too. (Talk to Vav about the appropriate ratios for his BCBS+ZD blend recipe).
  2. Vav

    Vav Advocate (515) Wisconsin Jul 27, 2008

    That would be 8oz of Zombie Dust and 8oz of BCS in a 16oz Nonic glass.

    I call it The Sacrilege.
  3. moefriedman

    moefriedman Savant (305) Illinois Feb 15, 2012 Verified

    I've actually had it and dug it. At Paddy Longs back at their Barrel Aged tap takeover, they threw Zombie Dust on the BCS tap right after. The bartender gave me the blowout pint which was a nice mix of BCS/ZDust and I found it quite refreshing. I had also been drinking for several hours.
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  4. Vav

    Vav Advocate (515) Wisconsin Jul 27, 2008

    Well fuck me, now i have to come up with something else D:
  5. JmH

    JmH Aficionado (145) Illinois Jun 6, 2012

    I did a Double Daisy Cutter / BCS black and tan this weekend that was also quite delicious. However, I too, had been drinking for several hours.
  6. thetomG

    thetomG Savant (440) Illinois Feb 17, 2010

    Sounds interesting and all, but for the ultimate back & tan experience you really need to try Sink the Bismarck + Double Black.... it was.... something, that's for sure. #thiswasnotagoodidea

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  7. cmsteele62

    cmsteele62 Aficionado (145) Illinois Nov 24, 2010 Verified

    I picked up some too, but for some reason the staff questioned me about being there twice, I must have a twin?
  8. jdhende

    jdhende Savant (400) Illinois Sep 27, 2010 Verified

    Whole foods in gold coast got it in this morning.
  9. Slayer32

    Slayer32 Zealot (90) Indiana Jan 26, 2012

    The one on Huron? How much?
  10. jdhende

    jdhende Savant (400) Illinois Sep 27, 2010 Verified

    22.99 they have everything in the back.
  11. Wseitz

    Wseitz Aficionado (155) Illinois Apr 25, 2010

    I was at Whole Foods Lakeview last night and was told that they hadn't gotten yet (as of last night), and when they did get it, they'd be selling it by the bottle. Don't know if the guy was pulling my leg or not, but that's what I was told. Was fortunate to pick up a four pack at VAS last night.
  12. Jplachy

    Jplachy Savant (285) Illinois Feb 12, 2012 Verified

    I was lucky enough to grab the last 4 pk at Whole Foods in Schaumburg last night. I've never had it, looking forward to cracking one open.
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  13. moefriedman

    moefriedman Savant (305) Illinois Feb 15, 2012 Verified

    Huron sold out already
  14. Did the Lakeview Binny's sell out this morning? I was thinking of stopping over at lunch.
  15. CLCardinal84

    CLCardinal84 Savant (365) Illinois Jan 29, 2012 Verified

    This is why these boards are around. For people like you who have never had it, to get some. That's why hoarding is lame.
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  16. Jplachy

    Jplachy Savant (285) Illinois Feb 12, 2012 Verified

    I had the coffee one back in February, but had to buy it second hand. I really loved it. I'm hoping its not a nightmare to get it like it was earlier this year.
  17. Monsone

    Monsone Savant (370) Illinois Jun 5, 2006

    Gold coast whole foods is gone
  18. Askchucky

    Askchucky Savant (285) Illinois May 2, 2011 Verified

    I have not had a chance to get any. Hope to start my hunt today...but I thought that GI released a lot more, is the general sense from people that there has been more out there? Is it hitting in waves?
  19. there is a shitload out there. i've gotten five four packs from various stores without calling and buying no more than one from any given store. vas on milwaukee/california still had four cases out on the floor last night and said they were getting more today, though at $26.50/4 (limit 1 4pack) they're priced slightly higher than the rest but still not outrageous (and frankly, i'm shocked they still have as much as they do - it's not like this place has been some huge secret in this thread).

    edit: i'm stopping at a case. gotta have *some* discipline!
  20. Granted I've gone to almost a dozen locations over a stretch of about 45 miles, but I've been able to track down two cases myself...and before anyone flips out over me buying two cases, it's being split up among 5 people. I'm not just stashing away two cases in my cellar.

    Definitely seeing more out there this year.
  21. levon15

    levon15 Aficionado (245) Illinois Jan 19, 2012 Verified

    How far South in Illinois is the initial Chicago shipment making it? Any dates for Southern Illinois?
  22. jdhende

    jdhende Savant (400) Illinois Sep 27, 2010 Verified

    I'm happy for both regulars who have been drinking this for years and everyone new who has gotten this for the first time.

    Goose Island really came through on this release there is a ton available. More importantly they took care of their base here in Chicago while still getting it out their to other states.
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  23. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    I'd buy 2 cases. Enough for a year.
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  24. hah. there's no way i could drink even one case in a year. i still have every bottle from the only four pack i got in 2011 because i've been fortunate enough to have it on tap a few times scattered throughout.
  25. JimGlonke

    JimGlonke Savant (490) Illinois Apr 27, 2012 Verified

    I fall into the category of first-timers. My plan is to drink one this weekend, one at another point in time TBD, one split with my dad around the holidays, and one set aside in my "cellar" (aka - under the bar table in my kitchen) with a bottle of Burton Baton. I keep debating trying to hunt down another 4-pack, but I keep realizing that I already have more than most and want to keep my beer karma positive...
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  26. That was my initial logic...but I figured it'd better to spread it around.
  27. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    I think there is enough - people are freaking out for no reason.

    I'd wager there are 100,000+ bottles of this stuff out there. Think about it - FFF does what 24,000 bottles of 22oz DL? GI's capacity is much, much larger. Hell maybe 200,000 bottles.
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  28. Single bottles for $6.99 at the Foremost Liquor in Villa Park on St. Charles Rd. I passed at that price but it's not too bad if you're still looking.

    Unrelated, I've just been randomly going into every mom & pop liquor store I pass to explore. I was really impressed with the selection of stuff at this place. They had a huge selection. Wall of cooler, long aisle of shelving, mix 6 rack. Some good prices (Rev Bombers $.50 cheaper, Brux $13.99, Lady of the Woods $17.99), some way bad prices ($24.99 for Parabola & Double DBA). Unfortunately, a lot of the hoppys are way past their prime. Much better selection than Sal's just down the street.
  29. Bay01

    Bay01 Savant (455) Illinois Nov 19, 2008

  30. i'm not sure it's no reason. reports of 30 minute sellouts at most binnys certainly freaked me out until i saw what my local stores were getting and i rested a lot easier after that. after being almost completely shut out of 2011 (got insanely gouged on a 4 of regular, missed out on coffee, was out of town for bramble) i got more anxious than i should have with this release. hopefully i can finish out my case today.
  31. danp14

    danp14 Savant (270) Michigan Dec 12, 2011

    My girlfriend works in Buffalo Grove and the Binny's over there told her they were sold out. She's been unsuccesfull in her search (for me) thus far of smaller and larger stores. If ANYONE has any advice on where a 4pack or even a bottle or 2 could be obtained in the Buffalo Grove/Grayslake area I'd appreciate the help.
  32. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    I think it is coming in waves - not a one shipment thing. It sold out in 30 min because were shitting their pants.
  33. No specific names unfortunately but the best luck that I have had is by going into smaller mom & pop shops as most people (non BA folk) rush to a Binnys (which is why it sells out in 30 min) and then give up if the big name places are sold out.
  34. jokemon

    jokemon Savant (375) Illinois Apr 3, 2007 Verified

    Anything around schaumburg?????????
  35. danp14

    danp14 Savant (270) Michigan Dec 12, 2011

    Hey thanks for the advice. I'll take all i can get at this point. There are a few small shops near her house she's checked that has said they either sold out or haven't gotten it yet. Hope is still alive....
  36. Hoozierdaddy

    Hoozierdaddy Savant (250) Illinois Apr 24, 2009

    Cardinal liquors(AKA Sportsman's liquor) on Schaumburg rd told me they are getting some in today.
  37. jokemon

    jokemon Savant (375) Illinois Apr 3, 2007 Verified

    Cool thanks! Most places are sold out atm
  38. Askchucky

    Askchucky Savant (285) Illinois May 2, 2011 Verified

    Guess I better start looking tonight! Settle for 2 4pks. 1 for me, 1 to take to some buddies in San Diego and Florida.
  39. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Advocate (560) Illinois Apr 23, 2010 Verified


    Binnys on Grand just got these in about 15 minutes ago. They also have Madame Rose. For MR, you have to be on a list, which is not full. Just call ahead and ask to get on the list for MR, and see if there is a list going for BCBS, as I am not sure myself. I skipped picking it up here, so good luck to everyone else!

    Pretty sure Capones got more in today as well, not sure on the list situation there.
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  40. Askchucky

    Askchucky Savant (285) Illinois May 2, 2011 Verified

    Ha wow...
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