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Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Vav, Nov 7, 2012.
I got a ticket for the Goose Island Black Friday too
Yep, pretty much the idea was to avoid everyone having to wait in line in the (cold) (60 degree weather? what the fuck?) jockeying position. Everyone has an equal chance.
Very cool that you are doing this and combined with the GI event, I imagine this will be my best Black Friday yet!
EVERY event in Chicago is that kind of event. I hate-read threads in the other regional forums; turns out there are some beer events in this country that don't involve constant browser refreshing followed by hours of line-standing followed by neck-stabbing for beer.
But we are Chicago, we got street cred to live by....if you can buy a beer without spilling blood, what's the fun in that?
Sucks I'm admitting this. Took the Miller brewing company tour a while back and they did say ..... Chicago consumers %60 of the USA alcohol .... I think we're just alcoholics
it's going to be a hell of a ride on the red line at 8 am to the liquor store..
You Chicago people are so fucking spoiled.
I wouldn't have it any other way. Bring on the knife fights!
Don't get THIS thread locked. Assuming because there's no smiley it's not a joke.
they're jokes.....I'm joking.....Frank's joking...... sorry i missed the smiley but you cant edit.
Fixed for those who struggle with reading small font.
When you say "my" cellar do you mean....
from your personal cellar that youve collected or are they bottles that have been stored at Binnys and just never sold from the years past with the intention of this kind of event. If they are part of Binnys inventory, I dont see how they could be sold for more than what the SKU will scan them as.
Just thinking outloud for how much cash money to bring...just in case. I assume credit cards will not be accepted if these are from your personal collection.
From the stores inventory.
From Binny's. Last year he did something similar but it was just a random weekend (spring cleaning, maybe?) with different brands, not just GI.
SHOCKING NEWS: Prices can be changed in the computer! Three Floyds Burns Down! Film at 11!
^^ No need to be sarcastic, its a legit question. I know that "prices in the computer" cant just be changed on the spot, its done via corporate if and it would change the price to ALL Binnys.
Just surprised that Binnys allowed items to be kept in inventory like that on a likely allocated item, dont get me wrong its really cool and I am excited at the chance.
Binny's has a cellar program and they are fully aware of what they are doing. The corporate overlords there are smarter than you think.
Id venture to say Binnys Lincoln park and Vav (overseeing) is the only store that does any type of cellaring of beer. Which is cool. Though craft beer is part of binnys profits...its not the cash cow.
whats up fellow MNer whos in chicago
You'd be surprised to the amount of stores that hold allocations for future releases. They don't owe you the consumer anything, just because they get in 20 cases of something, it doesn't mean that they have to sell all 20 immediately. They can do as they please.
The increased prices are a premium charged for cellaring the beers and holding inventory space. Nothing out of the ordinary.
At the end of the day, bring as much as you are willing to spend
yes, I would be surprised, LP Binnys is the only one I have heard of doing that. Never heard of another store doing such a thing on wine, spirits or beer. Distributors definitely hold back a bit on some things...(i.e. the BCBS 2nd wave).
No, you would be surprised at the number of stores that cellar beer. I have had the good fortune to be invited into a couple of store cellars and have had the jaw drop at what I saw.
Looking FW to this Vav!
Not much coming up with ryanfolty and hitting up Binnys and GI and then heading back bright and early on Saturday. It is going to fly by!
I dont know if other Binny'ses cellar stuff...i'd guess a few do. I got some very skeptical looks when I started mine in late 2009. I'm pretty sure Kristina over at WLV has been cellaring for quite awhile, and i know for a fact Twisted Spoke and Delilah's have been cellaring stuff for many years.
As for the increased prices, it's not just inventory space...for what it's worth, it's all taxable inventory that is not generating revenue, and, in my case, everything is in a temperature controlled room (a converted walk in freezer.)
I'm really elicited for this.
Last minute stuff:
At bare minimum, there will be 162 items available in the number pulling, so the odds are WAY better than you probably thought.
I plan to start pulling at 9:15ish.
I lowered a couple of prices.
I will not be providing coffee this year.
I burned my pinky soldering last night
Vav, will u still be at GI by 4pm?
162 items, wow! Thanks again for this, Vav.
Well, i'm slated to do the noon session at Clybourn. My assistant manager Dennis doesnt think it'll be over by then, so we have a monetary wager on whether or not i make it.
Good job posting this in two separate threads.
So you're starting to pull numbers at 9:15a, and if you listen to the email from GI, 'check in 15 minutes early for your session', so GI at 11:45a. That gives ya 2 1/2 hours for the raffle. Assuming the 162 items are counting something like a 4-pk as one item...
2 1/2 hours = 150 minutes; items = 162; so giving away at a rate of 1.08 items/minute.
Add in that numbers go back into the hat (slowing down the rate of pulling numbers)...yea, unless there are a lot of 4-pks being raffled but counted as 4 items each, I think Dennis is making some extra money tomorrow.
Note to self: do not trade with jefeld.
no you didnt
My question isn't totally on topic, but this is an active thread... I am from Ohio and looking to get BCBS. I have some family in Chicago this weekend staying in Rogers Park. Where should I send them to find a couple of four packs? I told them about this store and this event, but any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
the Jewel at Paulina and Milwaukee (1341 North Paulina) had multiple cases out on the floor as of a week ago. 20.99 too, which is the best price I've seen in town. Not exactly Rogers Park, so you may want to give the store a call to verify that it's still in stock before sending someone there.