Stout Fest 2013

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by bgrzywa2, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. Well I am glad to say I was finally able to get tickets to Goose Island's Stout Fest this year. This will be my first time attending. Anyone else lucky enough?
  2. I got one as well. Never been. Pretty excited.
  3. ravot

    ravot Advocate (515) Illinois Mar 20, 2012 Verified

    saw the tweet. clicked on it instantly. sold out. i refreshed a few times.

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  4. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    I'm surprised everyone was able to keep this quiet leading up to the ticket release...good job!
  5. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Advocate (730) Illinois Apr 8, 2010

    11:05 i saw they had gone on sale. Sold out. Boo....
  6. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Advocate (730) Illinois Apr 8, 2010

    yeah it was wonderful....
  7. No warning this year. Bs system if you ask me.
  8. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Illinois Nov 23, 2010

    I had to flip my Stout Fest boner up into my waistband so no one could see it.

    Mission accomplished.
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  9. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Advocate (730) Illinois Apr 8, 2010

    I actually had a feeling they were going to do that. But evidently there were fliers up in the brewpub. That doesnt help people that live no where near there though.
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  10. Lansman

    Lansman Savant (445) Illinois Mar 19, 2011 Verified

    Looking forward to another great event. This is one of the best events of the year. Goose Island does a phenomenal job running this one.
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  11. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Savant (490) Illinois Jul 19, 2012

    dammit, had no idea this was going on sale today. anyone got an extra?
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  12. burica2020

    burica2020 Savant (430) Illinois Nov 17, 2009

    sure, come on here to gloat after the event sold out and rub it in for the unfortunate ones. Whatever Laffler isn't with GI thi year, enjoy your bourbon county rotten pear or some other terrible variation. ((Joking - I got tickets yesterday))
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  13. Bummer! The first year in a while I will not be able to attend. Didn't even know. If anyone finds themselves with an extra if you or a friend can't make it pleas let me know. Ideally i would like to get at least two. I will pay cost and throw in some good beer (possibly CW 15 or others) to be able to attend.
  14. pschul4

    pschul4 Advocate (635) Illinois Jan 7, 2011

    What's the going price on anyone's extras?

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  15. Pretty great system for people there a lot and MBAs which might have been their main goal this year it seems with how quiet it was in the larger online community

    MBA Presale lasted about 2 hours before that allotment dried up.

    In the end, there is no perfect system for an event with a specific capacity and such high demand/interest.
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  16. oreo

    oreo Savant (260) Illinois Jul 29, 2010

    Got mine. Glad they kept it quiet. Still sold out in a matter of 2 minutes.
  17. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Advocate (730) Illinois Apr 8, 2010

    Any chance they will make this and Beligian fest into two separate sessions in the future?
  18. I just want to take this opportunity to air my (entirely) personal and perpetual grievances that despite earning my MBA in Nov. 2008, I have received zero emails from Goose Island regarding any special events; I have talked to bartenders and hosts and they claimed absolute ignorance about any sort of special MBA email list; I have emailed Clybourn staff about the MBA program and have heard nothing.

    Having said that, I absolutely agree that there is no good way to sell tickets to this event. I wonder if they'll go the BelgianFest route and ditch drink tickets entirely this year. Not that I ever ran short of tickets in the past, but I'm OCD enough that I hate leaving tickets unused.
  19. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Savant (380) Illinois Dec 31, 2010 Verified

    Agreed. Luckily for me a buddy is the MBA, so he hooked me up with his spare. Now if DLD tix would only go on sale at 11am...
  20. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Illinois Nov 23, 2010

    Wait...I could have bought more than one and bent people over for it?! *head smack*
  21. Tried but failed to land a ticket.... so pissed! :'(
  22. MarkFy

    MarkFy Savant (310) Illinois Dec 18, 2009

    I had no clue this was happening today and I've been to the brewpub recently, didn't see a poster. As many have said, no good way to do the ticket sales, just wish there was a way to make it bigger or have multiple sessions. One of my favorite beer fests, if anyone ends up with an extra, will be happy to work something out.
  23. mdomask

    mdomask Savant (370) Illinois May 27, 2012

    Except for, you know, publicizing the sale date.
  24. PDZ

    PDZ Savant (270) Illinois Jun 26, 2012

    Goose was a bit loose on this one... Or maybe brown pants tickets...

    According to bpt, the tickets were supposed to go on sale @11am yesterday. However, those that waited patiently for the clock to strike, were disappointed and grief stricken when they realized they needed a password to access the tix. Which is when GI said, "ahh frick, we forgot to say today is for MBA only. the rest of you slimeballs can buy them at 11 tomorrow."

    So I even rushed my late morning poo today in anticipation of a quick sellout, and sure enough, the tickets were available at 11am on the dot. I glanced at the ticket quantity and thought, wait, maybe I should get my buddy a ticket. I should text him. No. Wait. What if they sell out while im texting him?

    And in that 30 second lapse the tickets had all sold and the buy option when blank.

    Lucky for me, my other friend had gotten one for me!!!!! :D
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  25. pschul4

    pschul4 Advocate (635) Illinois Jan 7, 2011

    Do you even post, bro?
  26. oreo

    oreo Savant (260) Illinois Jul 29, 2010

    Nope. I just lurk hardcore. I posted a lot, then i got banned, now i just watch and laugh at trade threads.

    p.s. I got the joke.
  27. pschul4

    pschul4 Advocate (635) Illinois Jan 7, 2011

    Miss you man. Hope all is well
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  28. oreo

    oreo Savant (260) Illinois Jul 29, 2010


    All is well indeed. Thanks for asking. Hope the same for you.
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  29. pschul4

    pschul4 Advocate (635) Illinois Jan 7, 2011

    Same here, we should hit up jericho some time over the summer

    PS thanks for keeping my Messages/likes ratio strong
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  30. oreo

    oreo Savant (260) Illinois Jul 29, 2010

    Rofl. If you aren't at 1:1 or higher, you're bad at the game.
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  31. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Illinois Nov 23, 2010


  32. danielnovak3

    danielnovak3 Aficionado (225) Illinois Nov 30, 2009 Verified

    Got tickets yesterday. Stoked!
  33. oreo

    oreo Savant (260) Illinois Jul 29, 2010

    yeah i know! I am a failure! All my posts that get likes, get deleted. :)
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  34. pschul4

    pschul4 Advocate (635) Illinois Jan 7, 2011

    Psh I'm almost at 1:1.5 n00b
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  35. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Illinois Nov 23, 2010

    Same. I'm sure this whole thread will get deleted...especially after I post the video of me doing the Harlem Shake whilst wearing the "ban hammer" shirt.
  36. pschul4

    pschul4 Advocate (635) Illinois Jan 7, 2011

    my work here is done
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  37. oreo

    oreo Savant (260) Illinois Jul 29, 2010

    I can't like this enough.
  38. I would go raffle system like GTMW.
  39. Treebs

    Treebs Initiate (0) Illinois Apr 18, 2011

    Excited for another year's Stout Fest. Hopefully this is as fun as last year's. See all you degenerates there.
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  40. eorwar

    eorwar Savant (305) Illinois Jan 11, 2012

    If it's half as cool as the Black Friday event, it should be awesome! Looking forward to my first time. Cheers!