BCS has arrived

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by billywan, Nov 20, 2012.

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  1. billywan

    billywan Jan 20, 2009 Illinois

    Just got a Cherry Rye and a Coffee...
     
  2. billywan

    billywan Jan 20, 2009 Illinois

    Word is it's also Pappy Day, for those so inclined...
     
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  3. stephenieman

    stephenieman Oct 14, 2011 Illinois

    Yeah for Black Tuesday!
     
  4. AlexHouston

    AlexHouston May 19, 2011 Illinois
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    I thought Cherry was going into limited distribution on Friday. I presume a store might be breaking the agreement to disperse bottles, if you indeed have some.
     
  5. da_bulls

    da_bulls Jun 7, 2012 Illinois
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    Yeah great thread, don't tell us where you got it or anything like that
     
  6. steebo777

    steebo777 Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    I take it you live in Chicago
     
  7. billywan

    billywan Jan 20, 2009 Illinois

    Sorry. Got it at Evolution Bucktown.
     
  8. tonyclifton36

    tonyclifton36 Feb 10, 2011 Illinois
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    ...and now they're sold out
     
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  9. billywan

    billywan Jan 20, 2009 Illinois

    Can't really win on this site. Don't say where you got it, you're a hoarder. Say where you got it, it sells out instantly, blocking 9-5ers.
     
  10. tonyclifton36

    tonyclifton36 Feb 10, 2011 Illinois
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    Don't be so sensitive, I'm just venting frustration.
     
  11. Bay01

    Bay01 Nov 19, 2008 Illinois

    goandpickitupformebro?
     
  12. billywan

    billywan Jan 20, 2009 Illinois

    Not trying to be sensitive. Honestly just can't figure out what's best.
    Anyway, good luck non-Ebayers.
     
  13. bgrzywa2

    bgrzywa2 Nov 8, 2011 Illinois

    gonna upset someone either way. i saw this on twitter and was hoping no one posted it until i was off work but what are ya gonna do
     
  14. 0zzzie19

    0zzzie19 Dec 20, 2008 Illinois

    I'm assuming you paid a ridiculous sum?
     
  15. sacullen

    sacullen Oct 14, 2008 Illinois

    There's a third choice: Don't say anything!
     
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  16. billywan

    billywan Jan 20, 2009 Illinois

    Haha...sadly I didn't even look until just now. $24.
    So I guess we all lose, folks.
     
  17. bgrzywa2

    bgrzywa2 Nov 8, 2011 Illinois

    $24 each or total?
     
  18. billywan

    billywan Jan 20, 2009 Illinois

    Each. I've never been more "that guy" in all my life.
     
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  19. bgrzywa2

    bgrzywa2 Nov 8, 2011 Illinois

    yikes...I ain't even madatcha then
     
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  20. immobilisme

    immobilisme Nov 8, 2005 Illinois

    LOL Evolution has high prices.
     
  21. billywan

    billywan Jan 20, 2009 Illinois

    Let us never speak of this again.
    /thread
     
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  22. danimalarkey

    danimalarkey Mar 3, 2008 Illinois

    I don't think it would be incorrect to guess that damn near everyone here was hoping (maybe just a teeny-tiny bit) that a store would choose to ignore Goose Island's embargo date and then we could then spend Friday recovering from too much turkey and booze rather than ping-ponging between stores.

    Now I wonder what, if any, consequences there could be for a store that does this. I can't imagine anyone from Goose is going to bother monitoring threads like these -- to say nothing of the fact that once River North picked up the beer from Goose, it was out of their control.
     
  23. 0zzzie19

    0zzzie19 Dec 20, 2008 Illinois

    GI obviously doesn't know/mind, otherwise they would stop selling to places like Evolution/D&D.
     
  24. tonyclifton36

    tonyclifton36 Feb 10, 2011 Illinois
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    Small Bar Division has bottles of the cherry rye listed on their beermenus.com page $30/22 oz. bottle
     
  25. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Hmmm. I was told distributors weren't even getting it until December 8th? Let the hunt begin!
     
  26. Lansman

    Lansman Mar 19, 2011 Illinois
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    FWIW, Binny's on Grand got their shipment in today, and they are not selling it until Friday, and the sale is by list only, as has all their other 'rare' releases.

    Upon peering into the back room I observed 8 cases of BCBS Coffee to 1 case of BCBS Cherry Rye.

    For those (like myself) who will not be around Friday in the Chicagoland area and eventually will be left without some of the Cherry Rye, please be respectful to those who work in the beer departments at your local stores. Nearly all locations got far less product than they were anticipating. Also drink the stuff with friends, and bring some to the 4 Elf party. :)
     
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  27. fritts211

    fritts211 Feb 19, 2011 Tennessee
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    Managed to pick up the last bottle of the Cherry, still plenty of Coffee left at Evolution (when I was there, looked like about a dozen bottles) if anyone is willing to pay the price. I am going to be out of town on Friday and am moving in December, so I figured to hell with it, I'd bite the bullet this one time for the experience. Thanks OP
     
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  28. aasher

    aasher Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    I wonder how many bottles of Coffee there are? I couldn't care less about Cherry Rye.
     
  29. cmsteele62

    cmsteele62 Nov 24, 2010 Illinois

    I picked up a bottle of cherry at my local spot (not to be named) but it was $30
     
  30. 0zzzie19

    0zzzie19 Dec 20, 2008 Illinois

    Last year I got bcs at a few places, one of them was whole foods river north and the other was Tabbs. I think at whole foods it was like 8.99 or so. I'll be out in buffalo grove for the festivities this week/weekend, anyone have any leads on bcs in the northern burbs? BG binnys?
     
  31. Vav

    Vav Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    FYI: The wholesale price of Coffee went up by quite a bit. When i sold the 2011 batch, i originally sold it for 12.99. This years will be 19.99.
     
  32. lurchingbeast

    lurchingbeast Feb 19, 2009 Illinois

    Holy hell. Is there any way we can blame this on In-Bev?
     
  33. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
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    WTF!!! What is the deal with everything sky rocketing this year? So, pretty soon the average person will not being able to afford special releases or craft beer all together.
     
  34. Vav

    Vav Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    Sure, this is Beer Advocate!
     
  35. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
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    $20 here $13 in NY probably. Man this grinds my gears!
     
  36. Rizdac

    Rizdac Dec 5, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Was just there and they do in fact have them. Opted out; too steep for my blood.
     
  37. Vav

    Vav Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    Yep, and then the prices will go down because sales will droop.

    I should change my last name to Smith.
     
  38. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    So is this the breweries, distributors or Binny's that keeps jacking up the prices of beer all of a sudden?
     
  39. Tnudish

    Tnudish Feb 16, 2012 Wisconsin

    ::sigh::
     
  40. Vav

    Vav Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    The brewery is charging more, so the distributor is charging more, so i'm charging more.
     
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