Well folks…the wait is finally over. Tomorrow marks the release of the very first collection of Barrel Aged Bergen County Bull Stout.
Bringing this series to market was a massive undertaking for our small team, and wouldn’t have been possible without the herculean efforts of some truly remarkable people that we’ve through the beer world. They say “Beer People are Good People” and that certainly rings true in this case.
But enough of the sentimental stuff…
After months locked away, we are stoked to let this bull out of the pen! Each bottle is one part of a limited series of Bergen County’s very first Imperial Stout. Each unique barrel imparted its own set of flavors, adding complexity while highlight the bold, robust flavors of the unadulterated beer. The holidays are upon us and this beer is drinking great RIGHT NOW and we encourage you to sit down with some friends and compare and contrast the different versions.
Apple Brandy Barrel Aged – 266 Bottle Count
Eagle Rare Barrel Aged – 270 Bottle Count
Knob Creek Barrel Aged – 249 Bottle Count
Smooth Ambler Wheat Whiskey Barrel Aged – 251 Bottle Count
While the goal was for every bottle to be on shelves for Friday, November 20th – the logistics for our 3 man team (with 2 of us having full time day jobs on top of BS) is that some will be out there, and the bulk will be delivered Friday/Saturday with some carry over in places further from our distribution spilling into next week. Below is an attempt to help you plan as best as possible.
Unfortunately not yet having a tap room does not allow us to have full control as to the pricing of this beer. On our end, we have sold this in good faith to our retail partners, allowing them to make their standard (or slightly higher) margins and still see a shelf price of $8.99 to $10.99 — if you see it for higher, please let us know.
No matter what you should be able to snag some before Turkey Day next week and make sure to also give our brand new FRESH Rotatabull IPA a whirl (see what we did there) while you’re at it.
Without further adieu…the list…
DELIVERED PRIOR TO FRIDAY
- Bottle King Mansfield
- Florham Park Liquors
- Gary’s Madison
- Gary’s Wayne
- Joe Canal’s Woodbridge
- Total Wine River Edge
- Glen Rock Bottle King
- Cool Vines Jersey City
- Thirsty Quaker Jersey City
- NJ Wine Seller Cranford
- Gary’s Hillsborough
- Super Savers Somerville
- Bottle Craft Franklin
- Wine Chateau Metuchen*
- Sunrise Cellars Westfield
FRIDAY OR SATURDAY
- Cambridge Wines Morristown
- ShopRite Lyndhurst
- ShopRite Northvale
- Clifton Commons
- Holmdel Buy Rite
- Gerard’s Point Pleasant
- Farmingdale Liquors
- Spirits Unlimited Lakewood
- Spirits Unlimited Jackson
- Adelphia East Brunswick
POSSIBLY NEXT WEEK
- Blend Bar & Bistro (if not Saturday)
- Cranbury Buy Rite (if not Saturday)
- *Wine Chateau Colonia (depending on store/store transfer time)
- *Wine Chateau Piscataway (depending on store/store transfer time)
DEFINITELY EARLY NEXT WEEK
- Roger Wilco Ventnor
- Roger Wilco Sicklerville
OF SPECIAL NOTE
- Liquor Factory Sparta – Black Friday Event
- Liquor Factory Lake Hopatcong – Black Friday Event
We hope you enjoy the beer and best of luck on the hunt!
Bob, Andrew & Scott