2014 Bourbon County Brands release - Chicagoland

Discussion in 'US - Midwest' started by Jaycase, Nov 24, 2014.

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  1. maxcoinage

    maxcoinage Champion (868) Apr 6, 2012 Illinois
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    I am planning to call them today. Trying to determine if I'll go there or Buffalo - I'm thinking BG will be more crowded just based on the fact that they have a Twitter handle. Last year I was at BG around 7:15 and I was 10th in line I believe. 2012 I remember just going to LZ right as they opened, and there was a small line - but I'm sure that holds no bearing to how this year will be.
     
  2. stephenieman

    stephenieman Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2011 Illinois
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    Funny, I don't consider Clark & Diversey Bucktown.
     
  3. Chris_H_2

    Chris_H_2 Aspirant (267) Jan 3, 2013 Illinois
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    Did I miss something, or did Bucktown move to east Lakeview?
     
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  4. Chris_H_2

    Chris_H_2 Aspirant (267) Jan 3, 2013 Illinois
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    Sadly, I'm at the point now that all the time chasing this just equals money that I might as well give some d-bag on Craigslist selling it.
     
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  5. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2012 Colorado

    Totally agree with that. It was a little unorganized at first but I was able to secure my full allotment and get pours of just about everything on tap. IIRC, they were allocating full 4packs of coffee to the first "x" amount of people and then they realized they didn't have enough coffee for everyone so most people got shut out on that.
     
  6. mpwdoyle

    mpwdoyle Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2011 Illinois

    Yup, that Walgreens is at North/Damen/Milwaukee.
     
  7. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2012 Colorado

    That all depends on where you live and how much you're looking to get. It's very possible to get 2-4packs of everything and 2 bombers of each variant just by hitting 2 stores.
     
  8. Chris_H_2

    Chris_H_2 Aspirant (267) Jan 3, 2013 Illinois
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    Sadly, not where I live (inner Western burbs). By way of example, I went to my local beer shop last night, and the guy pulled out a wait list that was literally 65 people deep, when the store will probably only get 2-3 cases of regular and no variants.

    I suppose it is possible to hunt down and find those two stores, but at that point it kind of underscores my point about the time factor.
     
  9. bowzer4birdie

    bowzer4birdie Poo-Bah (1,905) Aug 16, 2012 Illinois
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    Now I'm confused....are we talking about the Walgreens in Lakeview at 2817 Clark or the Walgreens in Bucktown??
     
  10. Kevin_Young

    Kevin_Young Initiate (0) Aug 23, 2013 Illinois

    Any word on Naperville or Bollingbrook Binny's?
     
  11. mpwdoyle

    mpwdoyle Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2011 Illinois

    The Walgreens in Bucktown is having the event.
     
  12. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2012 Colorado

    Bucktown. Right by Piece.

    Naperville is first come, first serve. Sales start at 9am on Black Friday. No allotments yet.
     
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  13. bradner

    bradner Aspirant (262) Dec 26, 2007 Illinois

    The line at the Naperville location started shortly before 7:00 AM last year.
     
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  14. Mikelove1121

    Mikelove1121 Initiate (0) Jul 3, 2013 Illinois

    Does anyone know Arlington Heights Binnys allotment?
     
  15. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2012 Colorado

    Thanks. I'll pass that along to my friend who's going up there.
     
  16. Ckoz

    Ckoz Aspirant (298) Feb 15, 2014 Michigan
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    No midnight release for Capones per their Facebook. Would copy the info but i can't on my phone
     
  17. marcgo2

    marcgo2 Initiate (72) Nov 16, 2010 Illinois
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    I was at Naperville last year, you had to choose between Props and Backyard you couldn't get both. I'm not sure if it will be the same this year, but with lower allocations it's possible.
     
  18. baker2gs

    baker2gs Initiate (0) Apr 19, 2010 Illinois

    From Capones Facebook, doesn't say if they are or aren't getting it. Just no midnight release.

    Hope you guys are gearing up for the holiday weekend! We will be open normal hours from 9am-Midnight today & Thanksgiving Day! Do to reasons beyond our control there will be no midnight release of Goose Island Beer Co. BCS this year. We are very disappointed as well. Wishing everyone a safe & thankful holiday!
     
  19. 4ruedebuci

    4ruedebuci Initiate (195) Jan 22, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    Any other places do a midnight release?
     
  20. Jaycase

    Jaycase Poo-Bah (1,917) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    The Beer Cellar Glen Ellyn

    We did an in store raffle for the month of November. If you made a purchase within the last month, you got at least 1 ticket. No Bourbon County will be available to those who did not get a raffle ticket.
     
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  21. Ckoz

    Ckoz Aspirant (298) Feb 15, 2014 Michigan
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    Bolingbrook:
    BCS allotment: 1 reg 4pk, 2-12oz coffee, 3-12oz blywine, n 1 per on Prop n Vanilla. You can get all of this or less if you want! C u Friday!


    Really nice allocations. Makes me hope Lincoln park binnys will be slightly more.
     
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  22. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (3,561) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    So I have co-workers going to a conference in Chicago (staying at the Hyatt on Wacker Dr) all next week (Sat 29th to following Sat). Any stores nearby area that I could send them to during next week where they can get me a single bottle of coffee, vanilla rye or proprietors? Would love to score a single bottle of proprietors somehow but needs to be a store buy option. Not interested in Barleywine or Regular. Got plenty of that in MD.
     
  23. ChicagoNick

    ChicagoNick Disciple (361) Nov 16, 2012 Illinois
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    Honestly, no. After Black Friday, your best bet would be stumbling on Barleywine or Regular. Even those will likely be cleared out until another shipment comes in.
     
  24. rynegne

    rynegne Initiate (0) Sep 10, 2014 Illinois

    Anyone been to the Algonquin Binny's? Going this year? I'm wondering how the lines will be in the far NW burbs...
     
  25. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (848) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois

    The line was pretty long last year. Over 100 people easily.
     
  26. rynegne

    rynegne Initiate (0) Sep 10, 2014 Illinois

    Wow, don't think I'll be going then. I was planning on swinging by if the line was under 50 or so. I had no idea the line gets that bad there.

     
  27. bowzer4birdie

    bowzer4birdie Poo-Bah (1,905) Aug 16, 2012 Illinois
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    I can't imagine a Binny's location in Chicagoland area which won't have a longer line this year.
     
  28. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (848) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois

    Everyone brings a mule. It kinda sucks. But I imagine it's like that everywhere.
     
  29. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2012 Colorado

    Plainfield Binnys:
    1-4pack BCBS, 2-btls Coffee, 2-btls Barley, 1-Prop, 1-Vanilla

    Sales start at 9am Black Friday
     
  30. CaptainFleeker

    CaptainFleeker Defender (678) Aug 27, 2012 Illinois
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    Best store map ever.
     
  31. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois

    Expert level troll. Manager said they never got it in.
     
  32. cfrances33

    cfrances33 Crusader (776) Jun 12, 2012 Illinois

    I was about to say... You people are vultures. That shit sat there for WEEKS last year.
     
  33. illinikap

    illinikap Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 Illinois

    Happened to be next door and asked. They never got in at Jewel. Thanks for the troll post.
     
  34. stephenieman

    stephenieman Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2011 Illinois
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    I don't disagree necessarily but I needed Sprouts and want my single 4pack of regular / could then ignore this mess from here on out.
    Plus that Jewel is a 4 minute walk from my work.
     
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  35. cfrances33

    cfrances33 Crusader (776) Jun 12, 2012 Illinois

    Lol... mostly talking to the lurkers.
     
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  36. RobotScott

    RobotScott Initiate (0) May 21, 2013 Illinois

    FT: Sprouts; ISO: BCBCS
     
  37. Jaycase

    Jaycase Poo-Bah (1,917) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    I can picture someone showing their phone to the store manager saying, "but this map indicates it was there in relation to the brussel sprouts. You had to have gotten it in."
     
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  38. stephenieman

    stephenieman Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2011 Illinois
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    "I have it on good authority you received this beer. Kernel HopEslam on BeerAdvocate.org said it so it MUST be true. Gimmegimmegimme!"
     
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  39. Jaycase

    Jaycase Poo-Bah (1,917) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    South Loop whole foods twitter. No word on time or allocations

    The South Loop location will have the Goose Island Bourbon County variants available this Fri. 11/28.
     
  40. stephenieman

    stephenieman Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2011 Illinois
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    So it seems, (and take this with a grain of salt as I've only checked one place thus far), that retailers really are sticking to the Black Friday release this year.
    Last year you could find the stuff during the entire week leading up to the Giving of Thanks. This year, not so much.
     
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