2014 Bourbon County Brands release - Chicagoland

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

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  1. FATKIDREVOLUTION

    FATKIDREVOLUTION Initiate (0) May 16, 2011 Illinois

    LZ Binnies is dropping the BCS on Saturday. Opens at 9am.
     
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  2. Chris_H_2

    Chris_H_2 Aspirant (267) Jan 3, 2013 Illinois
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    I've talked to several beer guys from smaller stores that all said they got a shit-load of regular BCBS. There should be no issue with anyone getting shut out of it if they're around for at least a part of the weekend.
     
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  3. Scalawags

    Scalawags Initiate (195) Jun 18, 2013 Michigan

    I've got a buddy that drives for AB, I have two insights.

    First of all, I always thought that "truck chasers" was a euphemism for guys that went from store to store looking for releases. Nope, real thing, they talk to him...he tells them he doesn't have whatever it is they're looking for.

    Second, he's out in the far burbs and doesn't have any large stores on his route. He has not delivered a single bottle of BCBS yet, not going to until Friday. Larger stores have it, but we know none of them are gonna let it go today. That jives with what I've been seeing by me, all my mom and pop shops told me that they don't expect to get it until their first delivery on or after Black Friday.
     
  4. stephenieman

    stephenieman Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2011 Illinois
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    Same here, until last year's release.
    I met some VERY interesting characters during my Black Friday walk. The word "pathetic" comes to mind. (Says Captain Bourbon County Brussel Sprout.)
     
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  5. kodymupa

    kodymupa Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2010 Illinois


    I find it odd a Binnys would not follow suit for Friday
     
  6. hey5hitgoose

    hey5hitgoose Initiate (193) Feb 28, 2013 Illinois
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    capones is a top tier bottle shop in chicago, they will be getting it, just not in time to do a midnight release
     
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  7. Jaycase

    Jaycase Poo-Bah (1,917) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    Follow-up on Berkot's

    The limit per customer is as follows: 1 - 4 pk of regular, 2 - 12 oz coffee individual bottles, 2 - individual 12 oz barleywine, 1 - 22 oz proprietors, 1 -22 oz vanilla
     
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  8. HereforBeer

    HereforBeer Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2012 Washington

    Binnys lake view never does it on Black Friday. They'll probably do it next Thursday or something like that. I was bummed last year, the purchase limit was huge and the first few dozen people walked out with two of every 4 pack and bomber, and most people were only able to buy regular BCS.
     
  9. graceace

    graceace Initiate (0) Sep 1, 2010 Illinois

    I called Binny's Lakeview and they said they were doing BCS on Black Friday 9am this year. Did you hear differently?
     
  10. chriltz

    chriltz Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2010 Illinois

    Maybe i will be able to get variants this year, then. I plan on getting there earlier than i did last year, so that should help as well.

    I got there last year at 7 and ended up being the 13th person in line. They had enough regular and prop, but ran out of everything else at the 12th person. I was the 13th person in line, but really only maybe the 5th customer. First person in line brought the entire extended family to mule for him.
     
  11. kodymupa

    kodymupa Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2010 Illinois

    The main Binnys Twitter account has stated several times to people that every location is selling BCS Friday when all stores open at 9am.
     
  12. tjfilippo

    tjfilippo Initiate (69) Jan 28, 2008 Illinois
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    They do it on Saturday every year.
     
  13. Nrhurd

    Nrhurd Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2011 Illinois

    Is Berkots lockport releasing bourbon county too or just the one listed?
     
  14. bowzer4birdie

    bowzer4birdie Poo-Bah (1,905) Aug 16, 2012 Illinois
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    I just called West Lakeview Liquors and they said they aren't getting any BCBS distro until December, nothing for Black Friday.
     
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  15. doogie71628

    doogie71628 Initiate (107) May 9, 2012 Illinois
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    If you're not going there regularly, they aren't gonna let you know when they actually have it.
     
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  16. capnmike

    capnmike Aspirant (213) Dec 6, 2013 Illinois
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    I've talked to 3 local, non-chain shops. The biggest of the 3 said their rep told them it would be delivered on Friday - not there for the open, and no idea what time. The other 2, smaller shops said Tuesday next week at the earliest. Going to be an interesting string of days.
     
  17. Jaycase

    Jaycase Poo-Bah (1,917) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    Kenwood Wine & Liquors oak lawn

    Goose Island Bourbon Counties will arrive Friday in very limited quantities. There is no list to join. First come first serve, but there will most likely be limits in order to allow as many customers to get some as we can. Good luck!
     
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  18. Jaycase

    Jaycase Poo-Bah (1,917) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    Lockport is a go per their shiny poster. Good luck

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  19. Jaycase

    Jaycase Poo-Bah (1,917) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    Beer Bazaar Hainesville

    Binny's exclusive thanksgiving week. We should be getting following weekend
     
  20. bowzer4birdie

    bowzer4birdie Poo-Bah (1,905) Aug 16, 2012 Illinois
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    Sounds about right. :-)
     
  21. Jaycase

    Jaycase Poo-Bah (1,917) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    Moreno's Liquor Store

    Goose Island BCS and variants will be released Dec 6th at our craft beer event Brewrachos
     
  22. Jaycase

    Jaycase Poo-Bah (1,917) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    Cardinal Liquors Central Ave Chicago

    Goose island bourbon county release date of Friday November 28th, has been set!!!! Also releasing limited aged bottles from past years!!!
     
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  23. Jaycase

    Jaycase Poo-Bah (1,917) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    Follow-up

    UPDATE: Bourbon County By Goose Island will NOT be available until Monday because of complications with distribution.

    Thanks and we will keep you posted with any more updates.
     
  24. Jaycase

    Jaycase Poo-Bah (1,917) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    Kimbark Beverage Shoppe Chicago

    Selling at 9am Friday. No word on allocations.
     
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  25. Summer78

    Summer78 Initiate (182) Jan 18, 2013 Illinois
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    Thanks @Jaycase for tracking down all this info and sharing it with everyone here. Hopefully it will help me (and everyone else following) to land some of this covered nectar. True BA.
     
  26. Mikelove1121

    Mikelove1121 Initiate (0) Jul 3, 2013 Illinois

    Anyone see what Buffalo Grove's limits will be.
     
  27. bocky24

    bocky24 Initiate (0) Apr 10, 2013 Iowa

    Is this all Berkots I assume?
     
  28. BenJames

    BenJames Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2012 Illinois

    Yes all berkots
     
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  29. maxcoinage

    maxcoinage Champion (868) Apr 6, 2012 Illinois
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    I wasn't able to interpret Ken's tweet

    Kendal ‏@bgcraftbeer 12 hours ago
    . @GooseIsland BCS will release at 9am this Friday. Limits are set & more to spread around this year. Last year the line started before 7am

    Does more to spread around mean they got more this year or does it mean limits will be lower than last year, therefore there will be more to spread around based on similar allocation. Last year limits were 1 4 pack of regular, 1 bottle of coffee, 2 bottles of Barleywine, 1 Prop, 1 Backyard.
     
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  30. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2012 Colorado

    @Jaycase Owns this thread! Very good work dude.
     
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  31. Vinithing

    Vinithing Aspirant (273) Feb 21, 2014 Wisconsin

    I am coming down from Milwaukee for the tasting event at GI Clybourn. My session is at 4:00, I was hoping to hit a smaller shop on the way down maybe around 2:00. Does anyone have a recommendation for a shop near my route that might have a good selection at that time?
     
  32. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2012 Colorado

    Here's my recommendation... Get here earlier.
     
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  33. Jaycase

    Jaycase Poo-Bah (1,917) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    Thanks! My pleasure. I've benefited from BAs sharing release details (Black Friday & other releases) in the past so the least I can do is to reciprocate in kind. Good luck to all.
     
  34. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (848) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois

    I think it means they got more than last year and there will be limits imposed based on turnout. I would guess that you'll get at least what you got last year.
     
  35. Vinithing

    Vinithing Aspirant (273) Feb 21, 2014 Wisconsin

    Obviously but not an option.
     
  36. Mikelove1121

    Mikelove1121 Initiate (0) Jul 3, 2013 Illinois

    How many people last year were at Buffalo Grove. It's 15 min farther than other location for me. Other location is doing only one of prop or vanilla
     
  37. Moz

    Moz Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2012 Illinois

    Anyone heard what South Loop is doing?
     
  38. Jaycase

    Jaycase Poo-Bah (1,917) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    Village liquor.84 Sugar Grove. a bit cryptic but seems they'll have something

    Ohhhh my god ! It's really coming up.......what.....
    Goose island bourbon & proprietors.......
    But be in the line.........
     
  39. Jaycase

    Jaycase Poo-Bah (1,917) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    Korbakes Wine and Liquor Blue Island. Seem to have a list

    Bourbon Conty Stout coming out soon. Stop in and get on the list if you would like some.
     
  40. cfrances33

    cfrances33 Crusader (776) Jun 12, 2012 Illinois

    This is all well and good @Jaycase, but what about the people that aren't on BA and rely on going to these local liquor stores to get ANY bourbon county. The people on this site are informed enough to find out where to get bourbon county on their own.
     
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