Discussion in 'US - Midwest' started by Jaycase, Nov 24, 2014.
LZ Binnies is dropping the BCS on Saturday. Opens at 9am.
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.
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.
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.)
I find it odd a Binnys would not follow suit for Friday
capones is a top tier bottle shop in chicago, they will be getting it, just not in time to do a midnight release
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
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.
I called Binny's Lakeview and they said they were doing BCS on Black Friday 9am this year. Did you hear differently?
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.
The main Binnys Twitter account has stated several times to people that every location is selling BCS Friday when all stores open at 9am.
They do it on Saturday every year.
Is Berkots lockport releasing bourbon county too or just the one listed?
I just called West Lakeview Liquors and they said they aren't getting any BCBS distro until December, nothing for Black Friday.
If you're not going there regularly, they aren't gonna let you know when they actually have it.
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.
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!
Lockport is a go per their shiny poster. Good luck
Beer Bazaar Hainesville
Binny's exclusive thanksgiving week. We should be getting following weekend
Sounds about right. :-)
Moreno's Liquor Store
Goose Island BCS and variants will be released Dec 6th at our craft beer event Brewrachos
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!!!
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.
Kimbark Beverage Shoppe Chicago
Selling at 9am Friday. No word on allocations.
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.
Anyone see what Buffalo Grove's limits will be.
Is this all Berkots I assume?
Yes all berkots
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.
@Jaycase Owns this thread! Very good work dude.
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?
Here's my recommendation... Get here earlier.
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.
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.
Obviously but not an option.
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
Anyone heard what South Loop is doing?
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.........
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.
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.