Bourbon County 2017

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  1. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Champion (890) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Binnys should set-up tables and do a ticketed 10pm Thanskgiving Feast for all the people in line.
     
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  2. eppie82

    eppie82 Meyvn (1,408) Apr 19, 2015 Illinois
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    This must be your first exposure to LP Binny's BC release. Last few years, the first people have lined up in the early afternoon.... on Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
     
  3. croush

    croush Champion (803) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    You must not be that familiar with how Black Friday works. The first people have started lining up the last two years over 36 hours before Binny's opens. So, 12 hours is really nothing (not that I'm waiting that long, though).
     
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  4. Boldbrew

    Boldbrew Initiate (137) Jun 26, 2017 Minnesota
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    Haha yes, it will be my first. Guess I'll bring the turkey dinner with.
     
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  5. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,108) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    *Does math*

    *Recovers from headache*

    Wait...people have been getting to LP before 9am on Thanksgiving morning?!
     
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  6. thereal

    thereal Initiate (98) Apr 20, 2010 Illinois

    For years, my dude. It's crazy.
     
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  7. prior2two

    prior2two Disciple (397) Oct 18, 2013 Illinois
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    I don’t think it’s been that bad. I know one of my traditions is to follow beer related pages and sees when the first sighting of someone lining up is. It’s usually Thursday afternoon between 3 and 5.

    However the dude that was first for like 5 years in a row wasn’t first last year, so I’m assuming all bets are off now.
     
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  8. croush

    croush Champion (803) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    The last two years people have been lined up on Wednesday evening, so that is probably the new norm. Obviously that's a super small amount of people, though.
     
  9. bmr29

    bmr29 Initiate (70) Apr 30, 2017 Illinois
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    A good handful will. Everyone else with a functioning brain, no.
     
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  10. macewank

    macewank Initiate (171) Aug 28, 2010 Illinois

    Bah! I quite enjoyed that one at FoBAB. Oh well. Maybe I'll convince my buddies to roll up to LP
     
  11. Redsunsx01x

    Redsunsx01x Initiate (133) Jul 5, 2016 Illinois

    Its more than a handful. I got there at 830-845 last year 12+ hours and was #0087. Right after I got there, there was an influx of people so my best guestimate would be like 150ish people stayed 12 hours at least.
     
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  12. fondyball20

    fondyball20 Disciple (335) Feb 14, 2015 Wisconsin
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    Do people actually tent out and sleep for most of the night then?
     
  13. YoDudeguy

    YoDudeguy Initiate (110) May 5, 2015 Illinois

    The first people are idiots.
     
  14. Redsunsx01x

    Redsunsx01x Initiate (133) Jul 5, 2016 Illinois

    Yessir. Someone had something like an ice fishing tent that was pretty large. The guys by me drank most of the night with a propane heater in front of them.
     
  15. YoDudeguy

    YoDudeguy Initiate (110) May 5, 2015 Illinois

    Is it really worth getting like.. one VR with your allotment? I just don't get it. Am I missing something?

    Edit: having the privilege of paying 100 dollars for one VR with your allotment
     
  16. PhilBallins

    PhilBallins Aspirant (242) Nov 29, 2016 Illinois

    This makes me immensely sad, because for a second I didn't realize this meant 8:30 PM the night before.
     
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  17. Ace99890

    Ace99890 Aspirant (228) Dec 3, 2013 Illinois
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    Immediately Bourbon County Gravy comes to mind....
     
  18. HawksBeerFan

    HawksBeerFan Disciple (316) Dec 24, 2011 Illinois
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    If people want to go for it then have at it. Same thing could be said for people who line up at midnight, or 6 AM or whenever.

    I've never waited in line for beer before but I understand why people do. You couldn't pay me to do it but some people love the excitement, the chase, and yes the beer.
     
  19. Redsunsx01x

    Redsunsx01x Initiate (133) Jul 5, 2016 Illinois

    I had to do it at least once and it was $49 or something like that for a bottle of VR.
     
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  20. Socalfan21

    Socalfan21 Aspirant (215) Aug 1, 2013 Illinois

    No beer is worth waiting in line for. You'll get to try it eventually without having to wait in a line on Thanksgiving.
     
  21. croush

    croush Champion (803) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    Exactly. I do line up some, but I also don't line up as early as most others. Calling people idiots for what they decide to do with their time seems hateful and silly to me. If that's the choice they make and they enjoy the excitement and chase to go along with the beer, then more power to them.
     
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  22. croush

    croush Champion (803) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    Any good is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it (that includes time & effort). It may not be worth it to you, but it's also not worth it to another person to pay $10 for one bottle of beer.
     
  23. swampwanderer

    swampwanderer Initiate (40) Apr 8, 2017 Virginia

    Hi All,

    What is the cut off point between VR and Prop? I am guessing by 60 no more VR?
     
  24. Number1Framer

    Number1Framer Initiate (150) Mar 13, 2016 Wisconsin
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    This is what gets me. I understand lining up to get something hot and new, but a THREE YEAR OLD bottle of vanilla stout that retails for $50? If VR was say only one year old it would make more sense to me (but still not enough 'sense' to line up myself). People are slaves to that almighty tick!
     
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  25. TonyLuvsBeer

    TonyLuvsBeer Aspirant (227) Mar 28, 2015 Michigan
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    Was it $100? I got (2) 2014 Coffee and I don’t remember paying an arm/leg for them.
     
  26. Bbear

    Bbear Initiate (162) Oct 26, 2016 Illinois
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    VR is still a pretty damn good beer after three years. There is no doubt that people still want it, especially when its stays at a steady $200 on secondary.
     
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  27. Lazhal

    Lazhal Devotee (474) Mar 13, 2011 Michigan
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    They charged $40 for Prop 14 last year. I would expect to see the same for VR and Prop 14 this year.
     
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  28. jlsims04

    jlsims04 Devotee (489) Jul 14, 2013 Illinois
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    Guys.....Im not saying there should be no porta potties. IM saying is shouldnt be a concern with weather they are an overflowing disgusting mess and they should only be in use for a few hours tops.

    A few cups of coffee and a few flask pulls and ill be rockin a piss right next to you.
     
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  29. jlsims04

    jlsims04 Devotee (489) Jul 14, 2013 Illinois
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    People will skip thanksgiving dinner and wait in like for 24hours plus to get the same thing they could get lining up 1 hour before. The only difference is buying a VR for a 75% disocunt of secondary. My time is worth far more than 150$ if I want a VR ill fork over the 200$.

    Anyone saying its worth it to line up for 24hours is full of it. If you waited 24 hours to save 150$ your shouting to the world your time is worth less tha Minimum Wage.
     
  30. PhilBallins

    PhilBallins Aspirant (242) Nov 29, 2016 Illinois

    But what about the 16 hours of the day where you make no wage at all? If you use those hours then your just making more money. Gotta get that
     
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  31. HawksBeerFan

    HawksBeerFan Disciple (316) Dec 24, 2011 Illinois
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    Craft beer is not a financially responsible way to spend your money in general so I find this a weird point to quibble about.

    Again, I personally refuse to wait in line for beer but I'm not going to judge someone else on how they live their life if they aren't hurting anyone.
     
  32. YoDudeguy

    YoDudeguy Initiate (110) May 5, 2015 Illinois

    I will. There's definitely a line to be drawn between "ok" and "give me a fucking break".
     
  33. Jsimansk

    Jsimansk Initiate (152) Jul 10, 2012 Illinois
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    I've never gone the night before, but I've lined up pretty early and there are other intangibles at play. I can be somewhat anxious by nature and like to try and make sure I've got the best chance to get what I want (mostly a concern at smaller, non-ticketed stores I guess).

    Some people want to say they were there and have a story to tell, or hang out with friends, or meet interesting people, etc. And yes, even get away from family obligations for a brief time.
     
  34. wally_world

    wally_world Disciple (354) Nov 27, 2015 Illinois
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    Agreed with this. Having been in a couple lines in the past few years, people are generally accommodating for things like the quick bathroom break, especially as the time goes by and conversations continue, etc.

    I haven't waited at LP on Black Friday, but I'm guessing it's somewhat similar, as long as the person isn't a jerk.
     
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  35. Ckoz

    Ckoz Aspirant (285) Feb 15, 2014 Michigan
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    To me the smart play is jewel at 7 then binnys right after. Can probably
    line up at Jewel at 4-5am and be in and out 7:30. Get to binnys 7:45 and be out by 11:00 or so. Maybe sooner.
     
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  36. doublevision

    doublevision Initiate (104) Sep 8, 2014 Illinois
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    Walgreens flagship in bucktown has always had a release in the past but i cant find any info about this year. Has anyone seen a post about it?
     
  37. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (4,057) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    I think its generally like a week or so after Black Friday.
     
  38. Quilentro

    Quilentro Disciple (331) May 12, 2017 Illinois
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    Just found 5 BCS ‘16 for $10 a pop! Between that, prop day, and a freezer with BCS coffee gelato, maybe I should just sleep in on Friday...
     
  39. mando31

    mando31 Aspirant (207) Oct 15, 2009 Illinois
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    Nice! Wonder if it’s the same store I picked some up over the weekend. Was it Belmont Liquors on Mannheim?
     
  40. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,374) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    People disregarding Binny's request to not bottle share or drink in line? Color me shocked.
     
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