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Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by billywan, Nov 20, 2012.

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  1. billywan

    billywan Aficionado (180) Illinois Jan 20, 2009

    Just got a Cherry Rye and a Coffee...
  2. billywan

    billywan Aficionado (180) Illinois Jan 20, 2009

    Word is it's also Pappy Day, for those so inclined...
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  3. Yeah for Black Tuesday!
  4. I thought Cherry was going into limited distribution on Friday. I presume a store might be breaking the agreement to disperse bottles, if you indeed have some.
  5. Yeah great thread, don't tell us where you got it or anything like that
  6. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (535) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    I take it you live in Chicago
  7. billywan

    billywan Aficionado (180) Illinois Jan 20, 2009

    Sorry. Got it at Evolution Bucktown.
  8. ...and now they're sold out
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  9. billywan

    billywan Aficionado (180) Illinois Jan 20, 2009

    Can't really win on this site. Don't say where you got it, you're a hoarder. Say where you got it, it sells out instantly, blocking 9-5ers.
  10. Don't be so sensitive, I'm just venting frustration.
  11. Bay01

    Bay01 Savant (435) Illinois Nov 19, 2008

  12. billywan

    billywan Aficionado (180) Illinois Jan 20, 2009

    Not trying to be sensitive. Honestly just can't figure out what's best.
    Anyway, good luck non-Ebayers.
  13. gonna upset someone either way. i saw this on twitter and was hoping no one posted it until i was off work but what are ya gonna do
  14. 0zzzie19

    0zzzie19 Aficionado (130) Illinois Dec 20, 2008

    I'm assuming you paid a ridiculous sum?
  15. sacullen

    sacullen Aficionado (245) Illinois Oct 14, 2008

    There's a third choice: Don't say anything!
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  16. billywan

    billywan Aficionado (180) Illinois Jan 20, 2009

    Haha...sadly I didn't even look until just now. $24.
    So I guess we all lose, folks.
  17. $24 each or total?
  18. billywan

    billywan Aficionado (180) Illinois Jan 20, 2009

    Each. I've never been more "that guy" in all my life.
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  19. yikes...I ain't even madatcha then
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  20. immobilisme

    immobilisme Savant (380) Illinois Nov 8, 2005

    LOL Evolution has high prices.
  21. billywan

    billywan Aficionado (180) Illinois Jan 20, 2009

    Let us never speak of this again.
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  22. I don't think it would be incorrect to guess that damn near everyone here was hoping (maybe just a teeny-tiny bit) that a store would choose to ignore Goose Island's embargo date and then we could then spend Friday recovering from too much turkey and booze rather than ping-ponging between stores.

    Now I wonder what, if any, consequences there could be for a store that does this. I can't imagine anyone from Goose is going to bother monitoring threads like these -- to say nothing of the fact that once River North picked up the beer from Goose, it was out of their control.
  23. 0zzzie19

    0zzzie19 Aficionado (130) Illinois Dec 20, 2008

    GI obviously doesn't know/mind, otherwise they would stop selling to places like Evolution/D&D.
  24. Small Bar Division has bottles of the cherry rye listed on their beermenus.com page $30/22 oz. bottle
  25. Hmmm. I was told distributors weren't even getting it until December 8th? Let the hunt begin!
  26. Lansman

    Lansman Savant (400) Illinois Mar 19, 2011

    FWIW, Binny's on Grand got their shipment in today, and they are not selling it until Friday, and the sale is by list only, as has all their other 'rare' releases.

    Upon peering into the back room I observed 8 cases of BCBS Coffee to 1 case of BCBS Cherry Rye.

    For those (like myself) who will not be around Friday in the Chicagoland area and eventually will be left without some of the Cherry Rye, please be respectful to those who work in the beer departments at your local stores. Nearly all locations got far less product than they were anticipating. Also drink the stuff with friends, and bring some to the 4 Elf party. :)
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  27. fritts211

    fritts211 Savant (285) Tennessee Feb 19, 2011

    Managed to pick up the last bottle of the Cherry, still plenty of Coffee left at Evolution (when I was there, looked like about a dozen bottles) if anyone is willing to pay the price. I am going to be out of town on Friday and am moving in December, so I figured to hell with it, I'd bite the bullet this one time for the experience. Thanks OP
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  28. aasher

    aasher Champion (900) Indiana Jan 27, 2010

    I wonder how many bottles of Coffee there are? I couldn't care less about Cherry Rye.
  29. cmsteele62

    cmsteele62 Zealot (95) Illinois Nov 24, 2010

    I picked up a bottle of cherry at my local spot (not to be named) but it was $30
  30. 0zzzie19

    0zzzie19 Aficionado (130) Illinois Dec 20, 2008

    Last year I got bcs at a few places, one of them was whole foods river north and the other was Tabbs. I think at whole foods it was like 8.99 or so. I'll be out in buffalo grove for the festivities this week/weekend, anyone have any leads on bcs in the northern burbs? BG binnys?
  31. Vav

    Vav Savant (485) Illinois Jul 27, 2008

    FYI: The wholesale price of Coffee went up by quite a bit. When i sold the 2011 batch, i originally sold it for 12.99. This years will be 19.99.
  32. lurchingbeast

    lurchingbeast Initiate (0) Illinois Feb 19, 2009

    Holy hell. Is there any way we can blame this on In-Bev?
  33. WTF!!! What is the deal with everything sky rocketing this year? So, pretty soon the average person will not being able to afford special releases or craft beer all together.
  34. Vav

    Vav Savant (485) Illinois Jul 27, 2008

    Sure, this is Beer Advocate!
  35. $20 here $13 in NY probably. Man this grinds my gears!
  36. Rizdac

    Rizdac Aficionado (150) Illinois Dec 5, 2010

    Was just there and they do in fact have them. Opted out; too steep for my blood.
  37. Vav

    Vav Savant (485) Illinois Jul 27, 2008

    Yep, and then the prices will go down because sales will droop.

    I should change my last name to Smith.
  38. So is this the breweries, distributors or Binny's that keeps jacking up the prices of beer all of a sudden?
  39. Tnudish

    Tnudish Initiate (0) Wisconsin Feb 16, 2012

  40. Vav

    Vav Savant (485) Illinois Jul 27, 2008

    The brewery is charging more, so the distributor is charging more, so i'm charging more.
  41. otrejo

    otrejo Savant (270) Illinois Mar 8, 2011

    And now we can trade it for more?
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