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Goose Island Black Friday 2012 - sexy details

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by jegross2, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. stephenieman

    stephenieman Savant (275) Illinois Oct 14, 2011

    I need to do something like this just so I can re-use my "bottle collection" for bottling Homebrew... such a waste of space.
     
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  2. dvelcich

    dvelcich Savant (350) Illinois Feb 6, 2008

    To sum up most of the discussions here, the people who bought tickets have to justify spending the money on a good time, while the ones who didn't have to justify missing out.
     
  3. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Savant (285) Illinois Sep 19, 2012

    I would gladly pay $200 or more to try King Henry, Bramble, and Rare.

    Really pissed I missed a ticket.

    $75 is a steal to try all those AND get a bomber.

    Lucky SOB's.
     
  4. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Savant (490) Illinois Jul 19, 2012

    you could always just cry into the cases of unsold cbs and cantillon at your local store, right? ;)
     
  5. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Savant (285) Illinois Sep 19, 2012

    I suppose, but they arent King Henry.

    Theres only one King :( :) :( :)
     
  6. sacullen

    sacullen Aficionado (245) Illinois Oct 14, 2008

    Not quite. My wife and I spoke about it at length. Our reasoning is that I can do a better tasting with the Goose brews we have here. We did Black Friday a couple years ago, I hit it last year for King Henry, and we have plenty to go around. The only thing I don't have on hand is 2012 Coffee, but I expect to get at least one bottle. Rather than the bomber of 2009 BCBS, I would rather hit the '07-'12 BCBS I have sitting in the fridge. Basically, Goose was asking us to put up $75 for a tasting I can beat. Not worth the $150 (plus babysitting fee on Black Friday) for the two of us.
     
  7. redsand22

    redsand22 Aficionado (210) Illinois Mar 17, 2010

    See I hear ya, as I have almost everything we're tasting as well...but to not have to dip into what I have AND get an 09 bomber AND a snifter, I think it's worth it, obviously just my opinion.
     
  8. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Savant (355) Illinois Dec 31, 2010

    This is exactly you justifying why you are not going, so you can remove the Not Quite.
     
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  9. pmoney

    pmoney Advocate (615) Colorado Apr 15, 2011

    Oh snap!
     
  10. mdomask

    mdomask Savant (360) Illinois May 27, 2012

    The sold out event shows that many, many people think it's worth it. Some of us just happen to have a different opinion :)

    What's interesting to me is that GI held back enough Rare to supply this event.
     
  11. I've heard tales from the recent past of at least a pallet of Rare...
     
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  12. Vav

    Vav Savant (495) Illinois Jul 27, 2008

    Utterly not true.
     
  13. kockroach

    kockroach Aspirant (35) Illinois Aug 30, 2012

    Going with a buddy to the 4PM event. Gives us time to see what we can get from Vav. Also, I like the idea of it being bottles. Gives me a chance to try the few from the list that I haven't, have more of ones that I no longer have, and see how the ones I still have in bottle are doing (without opening them).
     
  14. you're saying there's 2 pallets??
     
  15. I think he is saying there are no pallets left because he purchased the last one and is giving it away as a door prize on Black Friday.
     
  16. Hate to side with the crazy guy, but unless we have different definitions of pallets. I thought it was common knowledge GI holds back a bunch of product for future events, quality control, etc.

    From a month or so ago
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  17. That fits my definition of a pallet. I also have pictures I took of a barrel or two of Rare in the warehouse.
     
  18. Vav

    Vav Savant (495) Illinois Jul 27, 2008

  19. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Savant (410) Illinois May 6, 2012

    With technology where it is today, I think you should allow me to virtually wait in line via Skype or FaceTime. I am going to be in BFE on Friday and it only seems fair :)
     
  20. Ooops I have no such pictures. Just pictures of King Henry barrels. My bad!
     
  21. dvelcich

    dvelcich Savant (350) Illinois Feb 6, 2008

     
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  22. Askchucky

    Askchucky Savant (260) Illinois May 2, 2011

    If anyone has an extra 4pm tix let me know.
     
  23. dbrs54

    dbrs54 Initiate (0) Illinois Nov 16, 2012

    I have 2 tickets for the noon session....any1 interested in trading their 4pm tickets for my noon?
     
  24. XmnwildX12

    XmnwildX12 Poobah (1,160) Minnesota Nov 12, 2010

    A friend bought the 2pm, ISO!!!
     
  25. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Savant (490) Illinois Jul 19, 2012

    GI clybourn just tweeted that there is a 6pm session on sale. Couldn't check if there are still tix available as I'm on my phone

    Edit: tix available as of right now
     
  26. Just got two score!
     
  27. XmnwildX12

    XmnwildX12 Poobah (1,160) Minnesota Nov 12, 2010

    I just got a 6pm, anyone willing to trade their 2pm?
     
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  28. BeerBob26

    BeerBob26 Aficionado (165) Illinois Mar 22, 2012

    FT: 2x Fobab tasters

    ISO: 1 BCBS glass
     
  29. are these bottles coming in 4 packs or bombers?
     
  30. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Savant (355) Illinois Dec 31, 2010

    which bottles are you referring to? regular BCS is 12oz bottles. Coffee and Cherry Rye will be bombers as all of the variations are.
     
  31. the variations... thanks
     
  32. any idea on a price?

     
  33. pmoney

    pmoney Advocate (615) Colorado Apr 15, 2011

    $13 to $30
     
  34. i figured that much.... does this depend on how much the place marks the bottles up? what is standard?
     
  35. pmoney

    pmoney Advocate (615) Colorado Apr 15, 2011

    Yes, exactly. Most Binnys charge $14 give or take a buck, which is standard.

    EDIT: Binnys is a large chain of liquor stores in the Chicago area.
     
  36. thanks, I am familiar with Binnys. My mother lives in new lenox and has an in with a local liquor store there. I just want to give her a heads up on what she will be spending. Thanks again.
     
  37. nucmedmario

    nucmedmario Savant (330) Illinois Sep 1, 2010

    the berkot's in new lenox usually gets BCS variations. she might be able to get one there too. i almost drove down there last year for a BCBCS.
     
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  38. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poobah (1,055) Indiana Aug 11, 2012

    I guess Twitter does have some value. :(
     
  39. Thanks, She hasn't had much luck going there but they do seem to have a nice selection. I will pass this along to her.

     
  40. Askchucky

    Askchucky Savant (260) Illinois May 2, 2011

    Would love an extra 4pm....