BCBS market saturation

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RABinCO
beers 1707 º places 103 º 12:59 Fri 11/23/2012

Just curious. Goose Island BCBS made it to my market ,at least in wide distribution, for the first time this year and it’s readily available. There are cases of it in grocery stores. I’m sure it won’t last too long, but is this normal, at least for this year post-AB-InBev buyout?

 
GraniteSkunk
places 10 º 13:02 Fri 11/23/2012

It disappeared within a day at every place I know of in at least 4 markets this year, so I would say that your area is the aberration.

 
DietPepsican
beers 1589 º places 63 º 13:18 Fri 11/23/2012

Being slowly released all over the US now and will be year round in 2013, correct? Based on what we know about beer nerds, less trade value and less .rar = no want for the beer. Take the hoarders out of the equation and you are left with the people that want to actually drink BCS. I’d say we will be back where we were 3 years ago when you could purchase BCS at just about any random beer store pretty much year round.

 
Christian
beers 13867 º places 256 º 13:24 Fri 11/23/2012

It’s too good to worry about rareness. Send it here to Denmark on a regular basis and I’ll drink it every week

 
BBB63
beers 6567 º places 146 º 14:04 Fri 11/23/2012

Originally posted by pepsiedcan
Take the hoarders out of the equation and you are left with the people that want to actually drink BCS. I’d say we will be back where we were 3 years ago when you could purchase BCS at just about any random beer store pretty much year round.


Not quite there yet, still somewhat hard to find.

 
keanex
beers 1799 º places 63 º 14:07 Fri 11/23/2012

My store in NJ got 2 cases it’s been about a month and they’ve been holding it for regulars. They just put it on the shelf so we’ll see how quickly it goes. There was 2 four packs a 2 singles.

 
BenH
beers 3434 º places 21 º 14:10 Fri 11/23/2012

We got some in the beers stores in Scotland. That doesn’t happen very often.

 
DietPepsican
beers 1589 º places 63 º 14:18 Fri 11/23/2012

Originally posted by BBB63
Originally posted by pepsiedcan
Take the hoarders out of the equation and you are left with the people that want to actually drink BCS. I’d say we will be back where we were 3 years ago when you could purchase BCS at just about any random beer store pretty much year round.


Not quite there yet, still somewhat hard to find.


Should be if we keep getting regular shipments year round, no? Here at John’s we should be getting about 1/3 of what we used to get shipped, which is 4x as much as we did the last couple of years. I feel if we get that a few more times over the next several months, it will just be another random beer on the shelf that people grab on the rare occasion.

 
Ernesto987
beers 6050 º places 104 º 14:21 Fri 11/23/2012

New York got a ton

 
BBB63
beers 6567 º places 146 º 14:30 Fri 11/23/2012

Originally posted by Ernesto987
New York got a ton


send some back to the motherland

 
MaltOMeal
beers 1094 º places 46 º 15:08 Fri 11/23/2012

Originally posted by BenH
We got some in the beers stores in Scotland. That doesn’t happen very often.

Scotland? We are supposed to be getting GI here in Texas, but it is taking its time. I’m skeptical that we will see any of the BCBS.