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Binny's Lincoln Park Black Friday 2012 Official Thread

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by Vav, Nov 7, 2012.

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  1. Vav

    Vav Savant (485) Illinois Jul 27, 2008

    If you dont see it here, it's just a rumor.

    Here's the deal: Doors open at 9 am. Showing up gets you a piece of paper with a number on it. I'll be pulling numbers for special things from my cellar. Any time your number is pulled, you get the option to purchase whatever that particular item is. Then it goes back in the hat.

    There is plenty of BCS 2012, so even if your number is never called, you'll still be able to grab some.

    Stuff from the cellar:
    Bourbon County 2011 4pks
    Bourbon County Mini Cellar 4pks (2 bottles 2012, 1 bottle 2011, 1 bottle 2010)
    Bourbon County 2009 Bombers
    Night Stalker 2010
    Night Stalker 2011
    Bourbon County Vanilla 2010
    Bourbon County Coffee 2010
    King Henry
    Rare

    Misc Info: The idea is that you DONT have to wait in line in the cold if the weather is a jerk. Everyone will have an equal chance at the cellared stuff. Hopefully i'll have 2012 Coffee and Cherry Rye in time, but i'm not holding my breath. Also, i'll try and get everything finished by the time Goose starts theirs across the street, if for no other reason i want to go drinking :p

    Edit: NO OPEN CONTAINERS IN THE PARKING LOT. SERIOUSLY. You're welcome to trade and such out there though. Also, please do not bring product into the store.

    Any questions, post'em here.
  2. burica2020

    burica2020 Savant (400) Illinois Nov 17, 2009

    so when you pull the number, the person is entitled to purchase what is left from all the goodies or you will be pulling 5 numbers to say buy the five night stalker 2011?

    Also since the number goes back in the hat, that means one person could win multiple times and another might not win anything? ((FYI-sounds fine to me but some people might be sour grapes about it))
  3. JimPapadop

    JimPapadop Zealot (80) Illinois May 12, 2012

    So essentially, your number could be pulled multiple times?
  4. Vav

    Vav Savant (485) Illinois Jul 27, 2008

    No i'll say what bottle it is before i pull the number.

    Yep. One person, in theory, could win absolutely everything, while others could win nothing at all. Totally random chance.
  5. immobilisme

    immobilisme Savant (380) Illinois Nov 8, 2005

    SEXIST.
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  6. leftyhyzer

    leftyhyzer Aficionado (240) Indiana Jul 10, 2012

    Great idea on putting numbers back into the hat. I wouldn't be to happy if I got a bottle of night stalker after first drawing and wasn't able for the chance of vanilla. What if you don't want to purchase the bottle? Draw again? And have you figured out pricing yet? I know you mentioned a few bottle pricing but not all.
  7. What time will the drawing start? I want to say I saw you post 10am in another post but cannot recall
  8. TotallyHosed

    TotallyHosed Savant (340) Illinois Jun 20, 2009

  9. Vav

    Vav Savant (485) Illinois Jul 27, 2008

    Dont forget, it's Racial Profiler now too!

    Funnily enough, i just saw that guy posting over in the GIBF thread. I wonder if he'll be attending this soiree?
  10. Vav

    Vav Savant (485) Illinois Jul 27, 2008

    Probably 9:30-10ish. Like i said, i'll try to wrap it all up by Noon for those attending first session over at the pub.

    Still working that out, but you have my word i'm not going to charge an arm and a leg. Also, i will point out now that no one is under any obligation to purchase anything.
  11. burica2020

    burica2020 Savant (400) Illinois Nov 17, 2009

    Please post prices so the BA's left over from the 3F's barrel aged weekly release posts have a place to complain and discuss supply side economics.
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  12. Can't wait. Thanks for putting this event together.
  13. Fistville

    Fistville Zealot (80) Illinois Aug 17, 2008

    Sounds awesome, Adam. You always handle these things best. Just for clarities sake, are there as many tickets as people show up or is it going to be a set number like the cellar sales?
  14. Sounds like fun, I'll see you there!
  15. homebrew311

    homebrew311 Advocate (550) Illinois May 19, 2008

    So if cherry rye and coffee 12 are there on Black Friday, will they be included in the drawing or will they be first come first serve?
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  16. Flabbyjandro

    Flabbyjandro Savant (460) Illinois Jun 12, 2012

    Vav, you are a good man nuff said. Can't wait to hit this before the trek to Kalamazoo for the in-laws...which of course will be awesome
  17. Very much looking forward to this. Thanks Vav.
  18. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Savant (445) Illinois Jul 19, 2012

    really pumped for this. really hoping i can walk away with a rare - rest assured it will be drank and not traded.
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  19. JimGlonke

    JimGlonke Savant (420) Illinois Apr 27, 2012

    Likewise with the thanks, Vav. This is the only kind of Black Friday "shopping" I could ever handle.
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  20. Grohnke

    Grohnke Savant (380) Illinois Sep 15, 2009

    Sounds awesome, and thanks. Just confirming, that i have to get my ass there before the first drawing, or else im outta luck?
  21. Vav

    Vav Savant (485) Illinois Jul 27, 2008

    As many tickets as it takes.

    Excellent question. It would depend on how much showed up.

    Well, if you get there late, you'll miss a few drawings for sure, but you'll still get a number and will still have a chance to grab stuff.
  22. Sean9689

    Sean9689 Advocate (705) Illinois Mar 17, 2009

    Sounds really dumb. I'll be there. :D
  23. I might just have to make it out for this. Especially since I couldn't score a ticket to the GI bf event
  24. 1noa

    1noa Aficionado (245) Illinois Mar 24, 2011

    Can't wait, see you all there!
  25. I'll be there... the noon to GI.
  26. Will the raffle just be for Goose Island stuff? (not complaining)
  27. hopswap1

    hopswap1 Savant (365) Illinois Apr 27, 2012

    This is going to be awesome! Sounds like you've got a good plan worked out too. Now shut up and take my money.
  28. Vav

    Vav Savant (485) Illinois Jul 27, 2008

    I toyed with the idea of pulling other stuff out of the cellar, but honestly, it wouldnt feel right, not with our shared history.
  29. thetomG

    thetomG Savant (430) Illinois Feb 17, 2010

    nonsense! Raid that cellar!!!!

    :)
  30. chriltz

    chriltz Aficionado (175) Illinois Mar 21, 2010

    Things like this are why i need a new job Have to be in joliet ready to work by 1 that day, or else i would be there.
  31. Is it at all possible to get any idea of pricing? Mainly on the stuff we can guess would be the most expensive (BCBS Rare, 2010 varieties, etc..) Would just help me determine a spending limit.

    Thanks!
  32. bertram

    bertram Savant (350) Illinois Dec 18, 2010

    With there being a 10a session now, any change to the schedule for the festivities at Castle Vav?
  33. Vav

    Vav Savant (485) Illinois Jul 27, 2008

    I'm trying to get that all sorted today. I will have it up before the event though, promise.

    Sadly, no. I'm proceeding as scheduled. But i tell you what: i'll adjust the pull schedule so that least a few bottles of each (including Rare) are pulled before 10am.
  34. JimGlonke

    JimGlonke Savant (420) Illinois Apr 27, 2012

    Might be a dumb question, but will the winners all pay for their goodies through the normal registers - meaning that all normal payment methods are available (including any of us lucky enough to currently have a gift card burning a hole in his/her wallet)? Thanks!
  35. Vav

    Vav Savant (485) Illinois Jul 27, 2008

    In the wise words of my general manager at Guitar Center many moons ago: "We'll take your money any way we can."
  36. JimGlonke

    JimGlonke Savant (420) Illinois Apr 27, 2012

    That's what I figured. :) Thank you.
  37. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Savant (325) Illinois Dec 31, 2010

    Awesome event, Vav. Wish I could make it back in town in time.
  38. I swore off Black Friday 15 years ago and I have not ventured out since. This will definitely have me breaking that rule. This whole event sounds well planned and awesome. Vav, great work as per usual.
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  39. dmbsnus

    dmbsnus Aficionado (145) Illinois Jan 10, 2012

    Hey Vav, I also have a 10 a.m. ticket to the Goose Island tastng. Would it be possible to put our names on our numbered piece of paper, or have the # documented somewhere with our names so that in case our #'s get pulled, we can come back to the castle to pick it up after the tasting?

    Just a thought.....thanks for doing this....it sounds like an awesome time!!!
  40. I get why people would want this, but it seems to take some of the fun out of the event. Everyone could just come to put there names in and then leave to go to whatever else and pick their bottles up later.
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