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  • Today’s haul for BCBS Day. 

    Nice (and pricey) haul! 

    I got everything but Prop, since I’m in NY. 
    Yeah way too pricey, got out of hand. 
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 14,105
    Today’s haul for BCBS Day. 

    Nice (and pricey) haul! 

    I got everything but Prop, since I’m in NY. 
    Yeah way too pricey, got out of hand. 
    Yeah it was a pricey lineup this year.  I guess they think they can charge so much when they put half the beers in fancy boxes.
  • Today’s haul for BCBS Day. 

    Nice (and pricey) haul! 

    I got everything but Prop, since I’m in NY. 
    Yeah way too pricey, got out of hand. 
    Yeah it was a pricey lineup this year.  I guess they think they can charge so much when they put half the beers in fancy boxes.
    Labeling/packaging definitely adds to the increased cost but I think it is the bourbon barrels they have to source now too. 

    Used barrels which were once readily available are now a hotter commodity and you tack on the bourbon hype that has swept through the last 10-15yrs; sourcing those Blanton’s, Elijah, Old Forester can’t be cheap. 

    Now people chase those bourbon brand names and Goose Island has to do the same. 

    Oh and the fact that idiots like me will pay for it. 
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 14,105
    Today’s haul for BCBS Day. 

    Nice (and pricey) haul! 

    I got everything but Prop, since I’m in NY. 
    Yeah way too pricey, got out of hand. 
    Yeah it was a pricey lineup this year.  I guess they think they can charge so much when they put half the beers in fancy boxes.
    Labeling/packaging definitely adds to the increased cost but I think it is the bourbon barrels they have to source now too. 

    Used barrels which were once readily available are now a hotter commodity and you tack on the bourbon hype that has swept through the last 10-15yrs; sourcing those Blanton’s, Elijah, Old Forester can’t be cheap. 

    Now people chase those bourbon brand names and Goose Island has to do the same. 

    Oh and the fact that idiots like me will pay for it. 

    Same.  I guess the 1 good thing about AB buying Goose is that they're able to do a lot more with BCBS...great barrels to age in and they seem to make more and more of it every year.  Other than that the rest of their beer has completely gone to shit.  312 and green line are pretty much undrinkable these days.

    Sticking with my Binny's and Prop day allocations for now.  Also won the Maplewood BA raffle....Cuppa BA series is legit.
  • BCBS!  Bought the Cola, Cherrywood and regular.  I will pick up the Blantons bottle this Friday.  They have all the bottles except the Prop.  I'm passing on the others as they are just too damn much.
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 6,419
    Couple of good ones. Delicious stout from Maplewood and a Bearded Iris DIPA. Two of my favorite breweries. 


  • Glorified KCGlorified KC KCMO NativePosts: 2,112
    This is really tasty.

    I wish I was a sacrifice, but somehow still lived on.
  • cp3iversoncp3iverson Posts: 8,113
    I discovered some BCBS from 2017 stored upright.   Is that stuff still good?   
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 6,419
    I discovered some BCBS from 2017 stored upright.   Is that stuff still good?   
    Yes. Most should be good for at least 5 years. Enjoy! 
  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 25,302
    I discovered some BCBS from 2017 stored upright.   Is that stuff still good?   
    Yes I’ve had them aged upwards of 8 years. They last a while. 
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  • cp3iversoncp3iverson Posts: 8,113
    Thanks guys.  Wanted to make sure I wasn’t about to drink used motor oil.  
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 41,525
    Got a four pack of Heady Topper recently. Still overrated. Really solid fucking beer for sure. But just about anything I've head from Tree House is superior. 
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  • cp3iversoncp3iverson Posts: 8,113
    I discovered some BCBS from 2017 stored upright.   Is that stuff still good?   
    Yes I’ve had them aged upwards of 8 years. They last a while. 
    Awesome.  
    So I rediscovered that I have a 17, 18, and 19 of the regular BCBS.   Picked up the Cola version this past Black Friday.  Looking forward to that one.  
  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 25,302
    Got a four pack of Heady Topper recently. Still overrated. Really solid fucking beer for sure. But just about anything I've head from Tree House is superior. 
    Agree but heady topper was out at least 4 years prior to treehouse and inspired many breweries. 
    severed hand thirteen

    2006: Gorge 7/23 2008: Hartford 6/27 Beacon 7/1 2009: Spectrum 10/30-31
    2010: Newark 5/18 MSG 5/20-21 2011: PJ20 9/3-4 2012: Made In America 9/2
    2013: Brooklyn 10/18-19 Philly 10/21-22 Hartford 10/25 2014: ACL10/12
    2015: NYC 9/23 2016: Tampa 4/11 Philly 4/28-29 MSG 5/1-2 Fenway 8/5+7
    2017: RRHoF 4/7   2018: Fenway 9/2+9/4   2021: Sea Hear Now 9/18 
    2022: Baltimore? MSG?

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  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 6,419
    Enjoying a tasty doppelbock. Such a good style of beer that has been an afterthought with the popularity of IPAs. 


  • lmckenney24lmckenney24 Posts: 1,497
    bbiggs said:
    Enjoying a tasty doppelbock. Such a good style of beer that has been an afterthought with the popularity of IPAs. 


    Love Doppelbock. Looks delicious. 
  • Glorified KCGlorified KC KCMO NativePosts: 2,112
    Any Untappd'ers?  I don't remember getting something like this in the past.  Mimicking Spotify?


    I wish I was a sacrifice, but somehow still lived on.
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 6,419
    Half Acre’s bourbon barrel aged stout, Benthic. Super good.  Brewed with coffee and coconut, but it’s not overpowering. 


  • lmckenney24lmckenney24 Posts: 1,497
    Decent start after a long ass day. Cheers fella's
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 6,419
    Not a bad way to start the day...enjoy paradise!
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 41,525
    edited December 2021
    Tapped Racer #5 on the kegerator the other night and have a shipment of Tired Hands (yeah I don't care, @Jearlpam0925 lol), cans for the beer fridge being delivered tomorrow.


    This guy...set to be ready for the holidays. 
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  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 14,371
    Tapped Racer #5 on the kegerator the other night and have a shipment of Tired Hands (yeah I don't care, @Jearlpam0925 lol), cans for the beer fridge being delivered tomorrow.


    This guy...set to be ready for the holidays. 
    Say what now - what's there to care about? I've been grabbing their beer every other week.
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 41,525
    Tapped Racer #5 on the kegerator the other night and have a shipment of Tired Hands (yeah I don't care, @Jearlpam0925 lol), cans for the beer fridge being delivered tomorrow.


    This guy...set to be ready for the holidays. 
    Say what now - what's there to care about? I've been grabbing their beer every other week.
    I thought you swore them off after those sexual harassment allegations last spring?
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  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 14,371
    Tapped Racer #5 on the kegerator the other night and have a shipment of Tired Hands (yeah I don't care, @Jearlpam0925 lol), cans for the beer fridge being delivered tomorrow.


    This guy...set to be ready for the holidays. 
    Say what now - what's there to care about? I've been grabbing their beer every other week.
    I thought you swore them off after those sexual harassment allegations last spring?
    Haha I did enjoy watching that dude get dragged for sure, but they ostensibly kicked him and his wife out and seems like the place has been trying to do a mea culpa ever since. So I still pick their stuff up along with a handful of others every couple of weeks.
  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 14,371
    edited December 2021
    Oldie but a goodie. I think this is the beer I think of when it comes to the holidays. Merry Christmas y'all.


  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 25,302
    Decided I'll be opening the BCBS Blanton's bottle on NYE.  The bag and cork make it feel so fancy when I'm sitting on my couch in sweatpants lol.   
    severed hand thirteen

    2006: Gorge 7/23 2008: Hartford 6/27 Beacon 7/1 2009: Spectrum 10/30-31
    2010: Newark 5/18 MSG 5/20-21 2011: PJ20 9/3-4 2012: Made In America 9/2
    2013: Brooklyn 10/18-19 Philly 10/21-22 Hartford 10/25 2014: ACL10/12
    2015: NYC 9/23 2016: Tampa 4/11 Philly 4/28-29 MSG 5/1-2 Fenway 8/5+7
    2017: RRHoF 4/7   2018: Fenway 9/2+9/4   2021: Sea Hear Now 9/18 
    2022: Baltimore? MSG?

    EV: 8/4-5/2008, 6/21-22/2011
  • Weston1283Weston1283 Cleveland, OHPosts: 3,514
    edited December 2021

    Nice!  Are you in RVA?  I live about 90 seconds driving from Hardywood

    Had a little stout flight there a couple of weekends ago 



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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 41,525
    Anyone here also have a kegerator? If so what do you normally set the psi to? I realize it can vary depending on the kind of beer.

    I just exchanged Co2 tank and had to replace my regulator. This new regulator is a lot more accurate but now I am getting a ton of foam. I used to have it set between 10-12. Now have it around 8 based on a recommendation from a buddy. But I seem to be getting a lot of foam no matter which psi level I settle on. 
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  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 14,371
    Anyone here also have a kegerator? If so what do you normally set the psi to? I realize it can vary depending on the kind of beer.

    I just exchanged Co2 tank and had to replace my regulator. This new regulator is a lot more accurate but now I am getting a ton of foam. I used to have it set between 10-12. Now have it around 8 based on a recommendation from a buddy. But I seem to be getting a lot of foam no matter which psi level I settle on. 
    In this house we call it a beermeister. When I used to have one I'd be between 8 and 10, but it was all a matter of getting it dialed in since every keg will be different on arrival. But the biggest things I found to keep it smooth was to let the keg settle in the beermeister for the day before tapping it, and keeping your lines sanitized.

    And always figure you'll have some kind of runoff.
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