Thursday, April 21, 2011

Big John

Big John is here, no, not John Mayberry, he's been here all along, but Goose Island's newest big boy stout, Big John. For those unfamiliar, Big John is an 11.5% ABV stout loaded up with roasted malt and cacao nibs and is darker than a Tyler Perry movie premiere. The good thing is, demand shouldn't be too high because of all the beer geeks boycotting Goose Island because of their sale to ABInBev.

This release appears to only be on the Kansas side right now, with Rimann Liquors Lenexa the first to call it out, but Tipsy's also has it. Give your favorite store a call to find out if they have it yet. This is a pretty limited release so it should only be in the bigger Kansas side stores like Tipsy's, Lukas, Gomer's and Rimann. Let everyone know in comments where you find it and at what price.

6 comments:

  1. I picked some up at Gomer's Midtown on Saturday. Good stuff.

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  2. Yeah, Missouri side was had it for a bit...had a bottle at the Saucer on Tuesday.

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  3. They should be able to make plenty now that they've sold their souls to AbInBev. Which is worse than the devil. At least the devil keeps your soul in tact to torture it, while ABInBev would probably just break up your soul and transform it into cans of Bud Chelada. Then send you back to earth to be consumed on a fishing dock in a public park somewhere in Johnson County. I won't be buying any Big John.

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  4. I don't think it is just "beer geeks" that are boycotting. Can't we just take a stand against a company when we don't agree with their business practices, even if they make a good product? Business and ethics do not have to be mutually exclusive

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  5. On the Kansas side, picked up a bottle (they only let me buy one) at K-7 Liquors on Shawnee Mission PW.

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