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312 Urban Block Party

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by chronie, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. I sincerely hope you are wrong. There are way too many people that are going to show up wanting to get in without a ticket, and if they distributed 6000 tickets as I heard, theres just no way they can get more people in there reasonably.

    I understand some people are upset they didn't get tickets, but if you live in the or near the city, there have been several opportunities to obtain tickets for free (or with the purchase of a BCBS which imo is the better deal). There have been online options too. Those complaining are too lazy to go get tickets, from out of town and didnt win online, or just too stupid to understand how the tickets worked. I don't want these people attempting to get in for free and ruining the party for the rest of us.
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  2. Its not exactly residential. There are like 4 houses on the street, but mostly big open lots and warehouses. I am guessing they won't let people in without tickets regardless. Maybe if you decided it worth your time to call the police to force them to give you entry..
  3. Did some searching on the City of Chicago's website and found the 2012 Special Events Resource Guide. States on the 1st page: No fee may be charged for admission to the public way in connection with any special event. A financial donation may be requested. Signs must be posted at all entry points that clearly state that the donation is voluntary.

    For normal street fests I would say you are a dick for not donating, but for something they are trying to limit access to I say go right in if you so desire (pay the donation if there is one still though;) ).
  4. mdomask

    mdomask Savant (370) Illinois May 27, 2012

    Go in all you want. Doesn't mean they need to actually serve you anything.
  5. thetomG

    thetomG Savant (440) Illinois Feb 17, 2010

    There can be an issue of safety if too many people show up though - for instance this year at West Fest (or was it DoDivision?) and at the Mad Decent Block Party at a certain point they reached "capacity" and were not letting any more people in. So I think public safety likely takes precedence in these matters.

    Either way its safe to say that an organization as big as Goose has talked to the proper people, obtained proper permits, etc and just generally knows what they're doing. I HIGHLY doubt anyone will just be able to walk up and join the festivities...
  6. AH I forgot about wristbands! Yes they will probably not stop anyone from entering, but will not serve you without a wristband. If you attended with friends and without a ticket though, I am sure they could get you beer.

    Also they need not post any donation sign on the entries because they are not charging to enter.

    If they did give out the 6000 tickets I heard, that is probably capacity, so perhaps they do not have to let anyone else in period.
  7. JmH

    JmH Aficionado (135) Illinois Jun 6, 2012

    I highly doubt that many more than 6k people will show up to this.

    You have to figure that a majority of the people will be there for the concert -- The last time St Vincent was in town they played the Metro, which holds 1200 people. Granted, they are picking up some steam with the David Byrne thing, but I am skeptical they can draw a crowd much bigger than 5k for a headlining show. And that's being pretty generous because it's free. Not to mention, they're playing a Chicago show again in a few weeks.

    And how many beer nerds will show up clamoring for BCS? Much more than 1k? 1500 maybe?

    I could be completely off base here, but I wouldn't be worried too worried about over crowding.
  8. ravot

    ravot Savant (490) Illinois Mar 20, 2012

    or just
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  9. Askchucky

    Askchucky Savant (260) Illinois May 2, 2011

    Would love to get a hold off 1 or 2 tix, if anyone has extra. Russian River Damnation for your troubles.
  10. DarkMagneto

    DarkMagneto Savant (260) Illinois Apr 17, 2007

    Are they serving some other beers besides 312? I sure hope they are if you guys are all jizzing your pants for tickets.
  11. JmH

    JmH Aficionado (135) Illinois Jun 6, 2012

    nope, 312 only

    just came three hundred and twelve times in anticipation
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  12. burica2020

    burica2020 Savant (430) Illinois Nov 17, 2009

    To dark magnetos point, are they serving anything good? Most events sponsored by do312 feature 312 and green line. I'm goin for the music, if I stumble into a secret location and mr laffler is servIng a secret bcbs made of the tears of resurrected Beatles, I'll be pumped but I've seen nothing regarding special brews.
  13. From the GI rep at Double Doors ticket event, several new beers will debut, several "rare" beers will be tapped, and Bourbon County Stout (2012 presumably) will be ladled directly out of the barrel it is aged in. Should be great considering the majority of people there won't care about these beers, just there for the festivities and music.
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  14. burica2020

    burica2020 Savant (430) Illinois Nov 17, 2009

    Oh shit I stand corrected, I guess liking indie rock a ton pays off this time. Ya this might be readily available as most of the crowd hunts for a 20oz 312 between sets.
  15. aefbjo

    aefbjo Savant (285) Bahamas Jun 8, 2005

    I might potentially give my tickets away, but it would be last-minute... Sorry if that is of no help.
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  16. I dunno, I would imagine a very large amount of people will be wanting some bourbon county. Considering how quickly crowds have jumped on bars in the city that have it, I would imagine any chance for bourbon county is gonna draw a big crowd. But here is to hoping there is a very large St. Vincent fan base.
  17. At Hackney's for the GI tap takeover, talking to the rep. She's trying to get tickets for the Block Party to hand out. Not for sure yet but wanted to pass it on. If she does get them I'll update
  18. And sweet she got tickets!
  19. Askchucky

    Askchucky Savant (260) Illinois May 2, 2011

    Anyone got 1 tix? Just need 1!
  20. ravot

    ravot Savant (490) Illinois Mar 20, 2012

    i should have one..
  21. Damn... just logged on to post that it looks like a hurricane will be hitting the block party, see y'all there in my poncho.
  22. PeteB28

    PeteB28 Disciple (55) Illinois Oct 21, 2011

    As for crashing the party without tickets because it's a 'Block Party" -

    "Enter through the barrel warehouse Wood St. door, 5p - 10p."

    My take is this is on private property and tickets will be required.

    That said, I have two extras, BM me if you need them.
  23. I have 2 extra as well. If you can meet me they are yours.
  24. Maction

    Maction Savant (445) Illinois Oct 14, 2008

    In! Haven't seen any wales yet. Say hi if you see me

  25. I have two tickets available at the restaurant I manage. I'll be available until 730pm (then I'm heading to Goose). First person to stop by can have them. The restaurant is The Happ Inn, in Northfield. It's right off the Willow Road West exit on the Edens. Ask for Travis.
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  26. burica2020

    burica2020 Savant (430) Illinois Nov 17, 2009

    Bourbon county with raspberries for 3 bucks out of the barrel. And all three Fulton and woods on tap. Also brewers special is experimental lemongrass saison which is unreal. All for 3 bucks a pour.
  27. Maction

    Maction Savant (445) Illinois Oct 14, 2008

    Edit: they're pouring 2010 rye stout w/ raspberries (a Bramble test batch?)

  28. Maction

    Maction Savant (445) Illinois Oct 14, 2008

    Yes! Indira is delicious.
  29. burica2020

    burica2020 Savant (430) Illinois Nov 17, 2009

    Just tapped a soured 312 with Brett, deceptively delicious
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  30. 312 with Brett
    Raspberry BCBS
    Raspberry BCBS with coffee
    Demolition with ginger

    This has been the special lineup thus far. Also Black Mission and Gran Gas. Pretty awesome night.

    Oh, also music.
  31. leftyhyzer

    leftyhyzer Savant (250) Indiana Jul 10, 2012

    Music? Havent gone that way yet. waiting for then to put cherries in the coffee,rasberry 2010 bcs
  32. Maction

    Maction Savant (445) Illinois Oct 14, 2008

    Both so delicious.
  33. Update! Skully and BCBS with Ancho Chilies!
  34. New update! A nameless pink peppercorn Saison and Nightstalker!
  35. Nightstalker was bad. Tap was cut off. Bourbon County Pear up now
  36. moefriedman

    moefriedman Savant (280) Illinois Feb 15, 2012

    raspberries, anchos, and pears oh my!! For $3/pour best deal in town
  37. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Savant (490) Illinois Jul 19, 2012

    seriously great event. here's my post from a different message board.

    Just came back from the Goose Island 312 Urban Block Party. Showed up at 8pm, missed out on a bunch of rare tappings, but still got to try:

    - BCBS Coffee blended with BCBS Bramble. Would rather have had one or the other, but still quite nice.
    - 312 with brett. It tasted like...312 with brett. I'm glad these guys have the sense of humour to do something like that. Wasn't bad to drink at least.
    - "4 year old saison". I don't know what this was, but it was a saison that was four years old and was pretty good. Didn't detect any crazy flavourings.
    - 2010 Night Stalker. Tasted like what I remember from the vintage tasting a couple months ago. Not bad, but not amazing.
    - Sour Matilda. I didn't get a lot of info on this, but it tasted like (in a good way) a lacto/pedio infected batch of Matilda.
    - Gran Gas (belgian ale with spruce tips and lingonberries). I was absolutely floored at how balanced and delicious this was. Given the aforementioned flavours I expected it to be a bomb of either, but it was so good that my wife (who hates most beer) took my cup away from me and downed it.
    - BCBS with ancho chiles, which I got two pours of and was probably the highlight. The chile flavour was perfectly balanced with the BCBS - a nice aftertone rather than a punch in the face like a lot of chile beers. They knocked this one out of the park.
    - BCBS with pears. In contrast to ancho, this was a disappointment - there was zero pear flavour. That didn't matter though, BCBS is so good by itself that it's hard make a bad variant.
  38. BeerMeFitz

    BeerMeFitz Savant (355) Illinois Oct 24, 2011

    Cheers to Goose Island, John Laffler and all those invloved in the 312 Urban block party! You guys put together a great event. $3 a pour of Bcbs 2010 with raspberries which I got 5 of becuase there was no line. The hit of the night was Sour Pere Jacques ! It was soo damn good and everyone around us agreed. The mix of 2010 bcbs raspberry and coffee was pretty damn tasty as well. Well done Gosse Island and it was great to stop and talk to John Hall who spent time talking to loyal beer lovers. Cheers!
  39. burica2020

    burica2020 Savant (430) Illinois Nov 17, 2009

    Did anyone get the wine barrel aged saison with strawberries? It kicked quick but it was delicious. Holy shit was that a great event and st Vincent was fuckin awesome. Perfect crowd size too. Great event, thank you goose!!
  40. Askchucky

    Askchucky Savant (260) Illinois May 2, 2011

    Great event. Great music, although I left earlier in the St. Vincent set. Food was great, beer was awesome.