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BCBS Rare Packaging, price, and Rare Day

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by BrianBo, Sep 25, 2015.

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Rare lotto won/lost/didn't enter

Poll closed Nov 6, 2015.
  1. lost

    56.5%
  2. didn't enter but will trade for one

    4.4%
  3. didn't enter, don't care

    17.2%
  4. I won

    16.4%
  5. didn't win, but going with a friend who did

    5.4%
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  1. BuckeyeBeerhead

    BuckeyeBeerhead Aspirant (214) Jun 18, 2014 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    If we can win, anyone can. This seriously NEVER happens to us. Basically the complete opposite.
     
  2. TboneRN

    TboneRN Zealot (566) Mar 30, 2014 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    One of my friends won on the second round today....so its true!
     
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  3. JoeyIce3

    JoeyIce3 Initiate (135) Aug 17, 2015 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Buddy of mine got his email at 6:42 CT hoping to be a mule
     
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  4. zac16125

    zac16125 Poo-Bah (1,787) Jan 26, 2010 South Carolina
    Beer Trader

    So this was probably already mentioned but I don't want to read 21 pages of what is likely a combination of gloating, moaning, and bickering; so can someone answer a quick question for me? Will "Rare Day" be the only way to purchase this beer. The initial release information says "the first bottles" and by saying that implies that this will not be the only way to get Rare bottles. Anyone know anything else about this? Interesting also that the official website specifies Prop is chicago area only but doesn't say this for Rare.
     
  5. TravisMBinns

    TravisMBinns Initiate (179) Apr 30, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I won 2nd round, but my name is already on a guest ticket from a friend that won first round. I'm on hold right now with the 800 number provided to figure out how to rectify this.
     
  6. HugeBulge

    HugeBulge Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2012 New York
    Beer Trader

    My local bottle shop that usually gets a healthy supply of bcbs was told he will be getting rare this year.
     
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  7. BuckeyeBeerhead

    BuckeyeBeerhead Aspirant (214) Jun 18, 2014 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Everything you've written has answered your own questions. You have it all right my man! Not the only place to get Rare. Prop is Chicago only.
     
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  8. zac16125

    zac16125 Poo-Bah (1,787) Jan 26, 2010 South Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Thank you both. That is very good news! Gonna be a mad house trying to get it at a bottle shop, but maybe luck will be on my side!
     
  9. CD83

    CD83 Initiate (187) Nov 9, 2014 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Rare Day here I come! Got picked on the re-draw today. Super pumped, until the old lady figures out how much we're spending on 6 bottles of beer.
     
  10. chrisp450

    chrisp450 Disciple (311) Oct 23, 2012 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    I was wondering what would happen in this situation. Did they make any changes for you?
     
  11. barhoc11

    barhoc11 Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2014 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Brother got picked in the re-draw and I am going with him! It sounds like a lot of people didn't purchase tickets from the first drawing, good for us!
     
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  12. eifster82

    eifster82 Crusader (737) Apr 19, 2015 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Wonder how much of that was due to so many of recipients receiving their notification in their spam/junk folder.
     
  13. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,091) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    "Grandma, check your Spam folder"
    "Huh, ham folder?"
    "No, check your Spam folder in your email"
    "Why would I have ham in my email?"
    "No, look on the left side for a folder named Spam"
    "Oh, sorry I can't see anything now. Can I check again tomorrow? What did you sign me up for?"
    "It's for a beer lottery"
    "A beer lottery? What is that?"
    "If you win the lottery you can purchase a limited beer"
    "Can't you just purchase the beer at the store?"
    "Not this beer. Well not yet anyway"
    "Oh. I've never heard of that. It must be good."
    "Well, no one knows yet. We usually purchase the beer before we try it."
    "Oh. Ok, well call me back tomorrow and I'll look again."
    "Sure Grandma."
     
  14. Avelasquez80

    Avelasquez80 Initiate (81) Jul 9, 2015 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Got my 2nd chance ticket!! Hell yes baby!! See yall in the Windy City!
     
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  15. statikp

    statikp Initiate (32) Jun 1, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Got my 2nd chance ticket as well. They mention "it was a VERY select few" that won second chance. Mine came in @ 6:12 as well and went to Spam like most others (confirmations came through regular inbox).
     
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  16. statikp

    statikp Initiate (32) Jun 1, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Let us know the outcome of that call just in case anyone has a similar experience
     
  17. bcarter

    bcarter Initiate (149) Nov 17, 2014 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Damn, I was hoping to get lucky on the second round. I was most excited for the pours of Prop and all of the other variants as I won't be able to go to Chicago for the release.

    Oh well, congrats to all of the winners (of which there seem to be many in the second round).
     
  18. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Aspirant (252) Feb 14, 2013 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I was lucky enough to score on the second round! Mine also came at 6:12 and I got it straight to my inbox, not spam folder. Can't believe the day I'm having.
     
    #818 DHS1029, Oct 17, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2015
  19. barhoc11

    barhoc11 Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2014 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    So here is a dumb question... it looks like bottles are picked up at the Fulton location and then they have shuttles over to the Sacramento location. Are they expecting everyone to carry around 3 bottles of rare plus the swag they give us at the barrel facility? This seems silly to me and is going to add a wrinkle to plans if so. Anyone have any thoughts?
     
  20. Theredflame2

    Theredflame2 Initiate (196) Jul 30, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Bring a backpack and throw everything in there.
     
  21. Vitamin_Hop

    Vitamin_Hop Initiate (104) Mar 26, 2015 Illinois
    Beer Trader


    Your grandma sounds like a super swell lady
     
  22. barhoc11

    barhoc11 Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2014 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Aren't these bottles coming in boxes?
     
  23. ravot

    ravot Devotee (426) Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    don't forget the limited edition tote bag.
     
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  24. barhoc11

    barhoc11 Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2014 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    And snifter, which breaks if you touch it the wrong way. Wah, too much good stuff to carry
     
  25. BEERschlitz

    BEERschlitz Zealot (585) Oct 13, 2013 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Yea I have a thought, it involves me waiting in a dark alley between the Fulton and Sacramento locations...
     
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  26. Goatboye

    Goatboye Aspirant (235) Jan 13, 2015 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I know the city really well, need a get away driver ?
     
  27. barhoc11

    barhoc11 Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2014 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    I have a feeling GI is going to take care of this issue when they give more details
     
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  28. TheKlevin

    TheKlevin Devotee (433) Aug 6, 2014 Michigan
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Does anyone know if there is parking there??
     
  29. barhoc11

    barhoc11 Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2014 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Which location?
     
  30. WI-Beer-Man

    WI-Beer-Man Devotee (468) May 29, 2014 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    There are already 5 people there, if you leave now you can be 10th in line...
     
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  31. Barrelagedbatman

    Barrelagedbatman Initiate (180) Oct 17, 2014 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    So, I'm guessing we have to conceal carry now.
     
  32. TheKlevin

    TheKlevin Devotee (433) Aug 6, 2014 Michigan
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    I'm in the 11am sessiin. Going as a guest, driving from GR. Just wondering if there is parking on site or if I should use spot hero?
     
  33. TravisMBinns

    TravisMBinns Initiate (179) Apr 30, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    They're supposed to call me back Monday morning to let me know how to handle this, but I was advised to purchase my tickets on Friday evening, and add my guests name. I'm assuming they'll correct this at that point.
     
  34. barhoc11

    barhoc11 Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2014 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    They say parking at the barrel warehouse is limited so I would think you need to park close to the Fulton location and then take a shuttle over to the barrel warehouse. It is Chicago so I would guess parking anywhere is limited so you might need to find a parking garage.
     
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  35. rongcsc

    rongcsc Aspirant (230) Sep 15, 2012 South Carolina
    Beer Trader

    I understand there will be Rare in the Charleston area on Black Friday.
     
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  36. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Devotee (458) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I believe its all been allocated to Skull Tavern.
     
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  37. ravot

    ravot Devotee (426) Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    plenty of free street parking by the taproom on fulton. As long as you obey the street signs, you'll be good. i was there for the 312 block party a month ago and i was just fine.
     
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  38. averse

    averse Initiate (153) Feb 14, 2012 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    I'm looking into hotels and transportation for this event. I'm from Ohio and have only been to Chicago once before. I'd appreciate it if a local person would be able to PM me to answer a couple questions.
     
  39. Jerseybeerlover609

    Jerseybeerlover609 Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2015 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    If any local has any suggestions on reasonably priced hotels near by please message me.
     
  40. beerjunk

    beerjunk Initiate (129) Jul 14, 2015 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    hahaha
     
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