Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by PsilohsaiBiN, Aug 29, 2013.
as in, the kbs was your favorite?
bumping this for more speculation to begin....
anyone have any insight on the amount of barrels each type of variant is being produced thsi year, ASSUMING both backyard bramble and cocunut are a variant, and coffee going into 12 oz bottle format...
last year, trading for cherrry was pretty easy b/c of the big bottle count, and i am just wondering with GI coming out with two variants and the barleywine what the bottle count on each will be!
This is confusing - you're asking for insight, knowing it's still all assumptions at this point? I think we all have insight based on assumptions
Hey Y'all here's another announcement:
Press Release dated Saturday, October 5th.
2beerdogs WANTS all variants of 2013 BCBS!!!
This will be to announce the sour beer release. Black Friday has already been announced as the BCBS variants release.
When they release is it at the brewery? or throughout their distribution range?
Everbody, just start saving your money,
you'll have all the BCBS you want.
Yeah except I want the barleywine and probably the fruit one, and I suspect those will be harder to find (especially the fruit one).
Hope to find some in NY when I go visit my son, like the price too $20 /4pk.
there was a lot in NYC I saw this year, but none as low as $20. upstate maybe? Whole Foods and places like that were more like $7 per bottle
There was a guy bringing some back from NY visiting his GF. $20 no idea where though. I'd buy a case if I could.
I've heard that it's not the same base barleywine as King Henry and it's 40% BCBS barrel aged barleywine and 60% regular barrel aged barleywine and then it's blended.
I don't necessarily mind if it isn't the same base, as I wouldn't expect to taste like King Henry anyway (different wood, different exposure time). I really hope those percentages aren't true though. The lesson people should have drawn from King Henry is not that premium bourbon barrels=awesomeness, it should have been third use bourbon barrels=awesomeness. Making the majority of the beer aged in second-use barrels will be a mistake and too much of a deviation from what King Henry was (and what made it great).
Hopefully this rumor has as much validity as all the other Bourbon County rumors (almost none).
they said they will be making almost as much of the barleywine this year as they made regular bcbs last year, so i presume it will not be too hard too come across
I wonder if a BCBS Chelada Tallboy Can would serve as a gateway to increase GI's market share with the emerging inner city beer drinkers?
Not to take anything away from the BCB or the other variants, but is there any news about Big John and or Night Stalker. I know the they Rent the real deal, but the are a lot easier on the budget and easier to get in Ohio due to being < 12%.
They're in the "Blasts From The Past" section of the website, so I'm guessing they aren't being released for a while, if ever.
i have 2 big johns and nightstalker leftover if you want to set up a trade. just send me a BM if intersted.
I guess it can be presumed that unless you live in the midwest or have amazing things to trade, BCBS Coconut will be out of reach?
I am wondering the same. I don't know if I should be excited for BCBS and its variants. Originally, I had thought that Goose Island had just come into MD earlier this year, because that is when I started to see a lot of it. But I think it has been around since at least 2012 because a few stores had single bottles of BCBS. However, I heard a store had a bottle of Rare before (which means Goose Island has been here since at least 2010). But it is possible that they got the bottle through other means. So, will MD be getting these all? We get most of their Vintage Ales (haven't seen Juliet to my knowledge) and I have bought both Night Stalker and Big John.
It might be available in NY. We got a decent amount of Cherry Rye last year.
hoping to score a case of regular or coffee. Only got 2 four packs last year and it wasn't enough
I've never personally seen ANY version of BCBS at all in any store in my life. I'm in Pittsburgh and we get the normal Goose Island stuff but nothing BCBS. I've been trying to get Cherry Rye since it was released.
bourbon county sits on the shelves by us on long island, the one off's go quick, I was out of town when Cherry came out so I missed it, but I've gotten the last few coffees with no problem, a few when vanilla came out with no problem. Syosset Beverage had 10 bottles (at least) of Rare that sat on the shelves for months, I wouldn't even buy any, because they were $45 a piece - kicking myself now. Bcbs always sits for a few months, the store I use just finished up the 2012 they had in June. I've gone through 3 cases since the release (which isn't special, nor advertised) the stuff just sits, $25 a four pack. It was harder a few years ago, but man it's been nice.
If you don't expect it to taste like King Henry, then who cares how much of a deviation it represents? If they just made a barrel aged barleywine the same way they make BCBS, I'm confident it would be a fine product. So one that's a blend of barleywine in bourbon barrels, and barleywine in BCBS barrels...is fine by me. I don't care what kind of deviation from King Henry it represents.
The only way this barleywine is going to come up short, is if people are hellbent on expecting something akin to King Henry. A person deserves to be disappointed if they go into this with unrealistic expectations. Expect a good beer and you'll be fine.
Got to taste some fun Goose Island beers I otherwise likely never would this past week. During their "Invasion Week" in the Bay Area, Mad Dog in the Fog had them visiting. They had King Henry, BCBS Coffee, and Juliet on tap, and the GI guys were pouring Rare and Vanilla for free in small tasters. Really nice guys, and so cool to be able to taste these whales without needing to cough up the ridiculous asks that are typical for them.
Funnily enough, King Henry was my favorite of the evening by far. Amazing beer.
Seems like they are kind of hush hush about the barleywine. Is it happening for sure?
^no hush at all. They already have it in kegs/ready to go. It has been served at a couple different GI festivals in the past month, as I've had it. It's not yet been bottled yet though, to my knowledge. It will come in 4-packs like the coffee and regular BCBS.
It's aged in barrels that previously held regular BCBS, as told to us by multiple people.
No variants have been named yet, besides Coffee will be returning again.
Anything else is speculation at this point.
I believe they're making some more Rare. Overheard from the reps at the Goose Island "Invasion" event I mentioned previously. They apparently have a bunch of 33YO barrels they'll be using for the project.
I imagine this last comment will heat this thing up a bit.
But that won't be out next month. That will take a couple years for aging.
I don't know -- things didn't seem to heat up when this was mentioned a month ago:
Yeah, must be nice. Definitely don't see anything like that around here.
I've had two 12 oz bottles of standard BCBS give to me courtesy of a generous BA member who gave them to me as a wedding fift, that's it.
It's been bottled
ISO: BCBS Coconut FT: First born child and/or one kidney
Yea, I picked up a four pack of 2012 bcbs last week. I wish I knew what I know now about beer because Syosset is one of my spots, never got to try a Vanilla yet!
if you want to try bourbon county vanilla but can't afford it, open a bcbs, split a vanilla bean, drop the vanilla bean in the bourbon county bottle, and recap it. it's a pretty fucking good approximation (not to mention delicious) and won't require trading away your cellar.
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