Black Friday @ Binny's LP

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Vav, Nov 24, 2012.

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  1. Vav

    Vav Aspirant (292) Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    Thanks for showing up today.

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  2. Tnudish

    Tnudish Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2012 Wisconsin

    So full of holiday cheer today!

    Thanks again for another flawless release. You are the man Vav!
  3. nickMB

    nickMB Disciple (326) Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    Loved your Costello to laffler's Abbott punchline delivery at goose. Thanks again and it's a damn shame u didn't grab 155 but oh we'll.
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  4. bootlegger1929

    bootlegger1929 Initiate (0) Jul 17, 2010 Illinois

    What's this story? Sounds fun...
  5. JimGlonke

    JimGlonke Devotee (415) Apr 27, 2012 Illinois
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    Thanks for hosting. Don't know how you and your colleagues could have handled roughly 400 people any better. My #133 wasn't pulled, but all the goodies over at GI more than made up for it. Cheers!
  6. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2012 Illinois

    i was not hopeful. then #96 was pulled, and i won a rare.

    FT: rare

    just kidding. saving this for my 30th birthday, a year and a half from now.
  7. bootlegger1929

    bootlegger1929 Initiate (0) Jul 17, 2010 Illinois

    Very nice sir. Very nice.
  8. marcgo2

    marcgo2 Initiate (74) Nov 16, 2010 Illinois
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    Congrats on the rare. I got shutout, I blame the number 382.
  9. BobCobb

    BobCobb Disciple (304) Jul 10, 2012 Illinois
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    What was the quick price rundown?
  10. CummingsK21

    CummingsK21 Aspirant (261) Nov 14, 2011 Illinois
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    Thanks again Vav. I thought things were run very smoothly and thought it was a nice touch you rewarded those in line early for the 2012 Coffee. Also, you won your bet that you would finish before noon by quite a margin.
  11. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2012 Illinois

    Rare was 70. I don't think anything else broke the $30 mark.

    Edit: vav and co really ran this event very well. Couldn't have planned it better myself.
  12. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Aspirant (202) Sep 19, 2012 Illinois

    400 people at this event??????????????????????????????????????????????? WOOOOOOWWWWWWWWW

    Craft beer has BLOWN BLOWN BLOWN UP!!!!
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  13. TravisMBinns

    TravisMBinns Initiate (179) Apr 30, 2011 Illinois
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    I couldn't agree more. I wish my number was drawn, but it was still handled well...with the exception of everyone thinking they had to wait in the long line, which was only for BCBS 4-packs. Thank you for a smooth Black Friday event!
  14. agwalters

    agwalters Initiate (173) Nov 10, 2006 Illinois
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    Extremely successful in the execution of such a highwire act event. Great job!! And yes, thank you for the cases of coffee early on. Your aside in the 12 o'clock was great as well. ALMOST outdid Cherry Rye :wink:

    Great day!!
  15. Vav

    Vav Aspirant (292) Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    Nothing special, i just once gave him some advice on how long to age his beers in wood.

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  16. Vav

    Vav Aspirant (292) Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    Regular BCS was (still is) $21.99
    BCS 2011 4pks were $24.99
    BCS Mini Cellar 4pks were $29.99
    Vanilla 2010 and Coffee 2011 were both $26.99
    King Henry was $20.99
    Night Stalker 2010 was $14.99, 2011 was $12.99
    BCS 2009 22's were $19.99
    Rare was $69.99
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  17. ravot

    ravot Devotee (426) Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    One winner near me was this dude's gf. She won the first vanilla. As she said she won her boyfriend had a face of reminisce of The Lonely Island's Jizz In My Pants video. There goes one percent of the 98.
  18. TotallyHosed

    TotallyHosed Disciple (321) Jun 20, 2009 Illinois
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    According to CummingsK21, some of those waiting at the front of the long line also had a chance to purchase 2012 Coffee. I speculate that they also had a chance to buy Cherry Rye.
  19. da_bulls

    da_bulls Initiate (0) Jun 7, 2012 Illinois
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    There were a couple of cases of Coffee '12 available for the first people to line up, I think about 4-5 cases. No Cherry, that was part of the raffle. I know because me and my buddy were about the 40th people in line at about 8:05am and each got a bottle of Coffee. The raffle went smoothly, better than the last raffle I was at, the one at Whole Foods LP last week. Oh, and thanks Vav for calling my number twice :grinning:
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  20. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Devotee (458) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    There were a few cases of Coffee, I would say about 80 people or so got 1. Limit 1 of course. The Cherry Rye was in the lotto, not sold regularly in store.
  21. Vav

    Vav Aspirant (292) Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    5 cases = 72 bottles, so the first 72 got a bottle if they choose to.
  22. trbergman

    trbergman Defender (671) Nov 17, 2006 England

  23. Vav

    Vav Aspirant (292) Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    Oops, six cases.
  24. HereforBeer

    HereforBeer Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2012 Illinois
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    I didn't win anything but I'm glad I had the chance. This was a really cool event. The vulture next to me in line kept bragging about how he cleaned some store out and and already has 4 Coffees and 4 Cherries. He was excited to see how much he could make when he resells them all online. He didn't get anything at Binny's either, so that makes me feel better.

    Was anyone else shocked by the amount of regular Bourbon County on the floor? It was hard to get when it first came out, then it started showing up everywhere, and then the display that Binny's had on Black Friday was a monster. I hope they increase production on the variants the way they did on the standard BCS.
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  25. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2012 Illinois

    funny thing is, despite all that bcbs being there, i think i saw more pipeworks bombers sold than anything else. really happy for those dudes.
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  26. Samjuan12

    Samjuan12 Initiate (197) Jun 17, 2012 Illinois
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    It's people like this that need to be taken out back and dealt with.....

    And also this guy....
  27. Vav

    Vav Aspirant (292) Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    I stashed the majority of my BCS allocation specifically for Black Friday, hence the massive display.
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  28. BobCobb

    BobCobb Disciple (304) Jul 10, 2012 Illinois
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    Everyone should just flag it as prohibited. Or, if anyone has a 20-year old kid brother and connection to CPD, set up the purchase.
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  29. AJacob81

    AJacob81 Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2010 Illinois

    #157 here, not drawn. But I agree that the event was run extremely well. I got a couple Coffees elsewhere (and just missed out on Cherry) so the trip into town was def worthwhile.
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  30. jebsinger

    jebsinger Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2012 Minnesota

    I have my paws on 4 of coffee and cherry but 1) pointedly left half of what the store had and posted on here so others could get some. and 2)i plan on drinking them or perhaps swapping them for other beer I cant get here in chicago. why anyone would try and sell beer online is beyond me. If im not going to drink it i'd much rather send it to someone who will enjoy it and DRINK the stuff and get something else I want in return.

    anyways a HUGE thanks to Vav for throwing the party over there.
  31. tcman128

    tcman128 Initiate (46) Sep 2, 2012 Illinois
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    I couldn't agree more. #29 got passed over...somehow:slight_smile: But the event was very well run and a lot of fun.

    Wish more stores hosted events like this one!
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  32. Vav

    Vav Aspirant (292) Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    Total ticket count: 392
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  33. jebsinger

    jebsinger Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2012 Minnesota

    wow I though my number was up there a 249 (just missed out on a rare by 2... 251) but once you started calling out numbers in the mid 300s i was impressed.

    very well run and a good time for all.
  34. sacullen

    sacullen Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2008 Illinois

    Vav does shit good. There were only a couple things I was really hoping for, like Cherry and 2011 Coffee. I'm a little surprised that I would likely have been the only person to tell him to pick another number had I been pulled for things I already have plenty of.
  35. Jarpo

    Jarpo Initiate (16) Feb 7, 2011 Missouri
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    #49 here...scored a mixed 4-pack and gave it to a buddy. I had a great time here as well as the other places my St. Louis group visited on Black Friday. Binny's, GI, Local Option, SmallBar, Revolution were all fantastic. Love your city, guys.
  36. JALIEN

    JALIEN Aspirant (296) Nov 25, 2012 Illinois
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    Finally decided to create an account on here so I could say thanks to Vav and Binny's for hosting such a great event. I had a great time (even outside in the line) and everything was executed with precision, really well done.

    I was fortunate enough to get ticket #242 and I will thoroughly enjoy/cherish the item I got.

    Thanks again Vav.
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  37. Vav

    Vav Aspirant (292) Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

  38. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Great lil crawl for the St. Louis crew...Next time add MapRoom, HopLeaf, and Fountainhead and you are there my friend.
  39. Vav

    Vav Aspirant (292) Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

  40. GeorgeTStagg

    GeorgeTStagg Initiate (127) Oct 2, 2012 Illinois
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    Great event, was wondering how you were going to handle the ticket calling. 162 numbers in 45 minutes or so was great organization.
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