Bourbon County 2017

Discussion in 'US - Midwest' started by whatruDOINdragic, Jun 11, 2017.

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  1. azuelke

    azuelke Nov 12, 2014 Wisconsin

    I got in line right at 5, tickets ran out about 20 people in front of us. Shit went to hell once the line started moving.
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  2. Jason1221

    Jason1221 Apr 7, 2015 Illinois

    Until Binnys decides to ticket or wristband upon arrival to limit line jumping and such...thinking I’ll stay away from LP.

    Good luck to those near cut off. Hope they have 1200 alllotments to account for this type of tough situation.
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  3. jokemon

    jokemon Apr 3, 2007 Illinois

    yeah it's kinda bs but what do you expect with an unorganized system, people are going to suck.
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  4. t4haughton

    t4haughton Jan 24, 2013 Illinois

    Wow. They did everything they could to push people to LP and were totally unprepared for the increase
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  5. Sparty1224

    Sparty1224 Jun 18, 2014 Michigan

    Agreed. I'm still gonna drink through my cellar and pick up some stuff I happen to come across. But my days of actively seeking out beer through Facebook posts or waiting in line for releases is likely over. It's too much of a time and money-suck.
  6. t4haughton

    t4haughton Jan 24, 2013 Illinois

    They need to be giving out numbers on arrival and have somebody at the end of the line directing people. You can’t line up 1200 people in the dark without adult supervision and expect this to work.
  7. lloydboss

    lloydboss May 9, 2014 Illinois

    smooth sailing at non event Jewels in the western burbs. They only had regular & Barleywine, limit 2 reg or 1 reg 1 BW. hit 3 stores, sales started at 8, left my house at 7:50 & was home by 8:30 with 5 reg & 1 BW. no lines at any location & I'm happy with my haul.
  8. Sabtos

    Sabtos Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
    Society Trader

    lol lamentable, I know. :stuck_out_tongue:

    To be specific, Reserve was much hotter, more like whiskey than bourbon, and noticeably more raisiny than regular.

    Anyone hoping for a Rare-like experience, it's exactly the opposite, less decadent and woody, and more like a Jack and Coke.
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  9. flat_lander

    flat_lander May 11, 2016 Illinois
    Society Trader

    This pretty much sums up this cluster. EDIT - sideways, just like this whole morning. Perfection.
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  10. Ckoz

    Ckoz Feb 15, 2014 Michigan

    Line moving kinda slow
  11. Quilentro

    Quilentro May 12, 2017 Illinois

    Montgomery binnys ran out of Northwoods first, then reserve - few folks ahead of me. So, fewer than 50, had to be there before 6. Lamesauce. Time for my second breakfast!
  12. aclockworkchris

    aclockworkchris Sep 17, 2017 Michigan

    I lived in Illinois for 18 years before moving to Michigan and for thanksgiving I was back for the holidays. So this morning I woke up and decided to give this hunting a shot while everyone was still asleep.

    Bottles at Jewel where I bought Bourbon County were $9.99. At 730am there were no lines and they started selling at 8am due to the liquor law in Prospect Heights and Arlington Heights. Fairly easy to obtain, however there was a 2 bottle limit and they sold out within 20 minutes of 8am. May have gotten lucky but I wasn’t expecting to get my hands on any, very excited!
  13. Hop-Trollop

    Hop-Trollop Apr 27, 2012 Illinois

    Got in line 15 mins after my place opened and got every variant. Went back through and got every variant again. Happy dance and I’m back in line.
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  14. CityFarmer

    CityFarmer Mar 19, 2015 Illinois

    Did they sell you one of everything? Bloomingdale switched and made people choose between northwoods and reserve
  15. cubsfanone

    cubsfanone May 27, 2010 Illinois

    Surprisingly small allotment of Prop, Northwoods, and Reserve at Binny’s Grand. Northwoods and Reserve gone in 10-15 minutes. Prop soon followed.
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  16. Chuckdiesel24

    Chuckdiesel24 Jul 6, 2016 Illinois
    Society Trader

    Yeh exactly my thought

    This would be my solution. They should do something to stop shenanigans and make an effort to let people know where the cutoff is so they don’t waste their morning.
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  17. csmakio

    csmakio Nov 26, 2016 Illinois

    anyone know what the situation is at grand?
  18. duff-man

    duff-man Nov 15, 2017 Illinois

    Binnys Grand is out of Prop, Reserve, Northwoods
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  19. Delz

    Delz Jun 1, 2015 Wisconsin

    Anyone at Batavia Jewel?
  20. cubsfanone

    cubsfanone May 27, 2010 Illinois

    Out of Prop, Reserve, and Northwoods. Line out onto Grand still, may still wrap around to Franklin, but is moving well.
  21. Quilentro

    Quilentro May 12, 2017 Illinois

    Nope, full allotment until they ran out. Looked like only a little prop left for the people after me, and a little coffee after that.
  22. HawksBeerFan

    HawksBeerFan Dec 24, 2011 Illinois

    Yep, as an example, I found Triple Barrel Baptist and Big Bad Baptista sitting on a shelf days after it was released.
  23. chitowntink

    chitowntink Jun 22, 2015 Illinois

    Grand only has regular and BW
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  24. cubsfanone

    cubsfanone May 27, 2010 Illinois

    And Coffee now gone too. Only benefit, the line just got a lot shorter.
  25. SudsSavant

    SudsSavant Jan 9, 2007 Minnesota

    Highland Park Binny's report out: looks like they had 2 cases of Reserve and Northwoods, 4 cases of Prop. Sounded like Coffee must have been around 6 cases. I was #62 in line. Interesting side note, people started lining up at the Half Price Books and the lines intermingled for a bit. Made for some fun listening to the beer folks making fun of the book line and the book line making fun of the beer line. Worlds colliding...
  26. Fenix424

    Fenix424 Nov 23, 2017 Illinois

    Walked into a Jewel in Aurora at 8:30a and me and a few other guys who walked in were able to get two cases each. They only got one case of each of the BW, prop, and coffee but looked like a whole pallet of regular.
  27. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Mar 11, 2016 Illinois

    That’s like choosing between brussel sprouts and pizza. Not a tough decision
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  28. CaptainFleeker

    CaptainFleeker Aug 27, 2012 Illinois

    What are the limits on regular and BW? Hoping to stop by for scraps after work at 1pm.
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  29. P739397

    P739397 Feb 13, 2017 Illinois

    But I love brussels sprouts
  30. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Mar 11, 2016 Illinois

    My report from St. Charles: got there at 7 and walked away with 4 regular, coffee, and Prop (I rejected barleywine like I was Dikembe Mutumbo). They only had 2 cases of NW and Reserve and you had to be there by 5 to get those. They had 5 cases of Prop and probably 8-10 coffees which was a change from last year. The suburbs were a good move this year as it turns out
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  31. Ferocious

    Ferocious Nov 17, 2012 Illinois

    Anyone know if the ticket distributor at LP was checking IDs? A father is walking the line with his son who looks between 14-16 and trying to sell his sons ticket for $100. Ticket number is around 820 and with a guy with a grey beard and a blue Michigan stocking cap, late 40s or early 50s
  32. flat_lander

    flat_lander May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Dude walking around selling a ticket for $100. Got a taker about 12 people back from me. By my estimation, his kid was in line with him and he sold his ticket or something damn close to that. Stay tuned folks. If I can't get a full allocation I can at least entertain you all.
  33. thereal

    thereal Apr 20, 2010 Illinois

    Which is which? I enjoyed both personally.
  34. BLA1R

    BLA1R Sep 1, 2015 Illinois

    Went to Lake Zurich binnys and was in line for like 2 minutes but then I turned around and went to Costco instead got 4 bottles priceed at 8.99
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  35. thing85

    thing85 Jul 8, 2012 Illinois

    They most definitely were not checking IDs.
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  36. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Mar 11, 2016 Illinois

    Wow. I think Reserve is a legit great beer. I don’t think NW is even good tbh
  37. Ristaccia

    Ristaccia Nov 21, 2012 Nebraska

    That sold Ticket # was 838 FYI
  38. Quilentro

    Quilentro May 12, 2017 Illinois

    So, if I summarize the experience so far:

    LP binnys is a post-apocalyptic, lawless wasteland of broken dreams and line-cutters.

    Suburbs binnys had earlier turnouts than usual, and limited supply of reserve and Northwoods.

    Jewels were a crapshoot between meh and amazing.

    Beautiful weather, nice folks in line, and we’ll see what the future tells us about the trade market for the 3-12 hours most of us spent in line...
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  39. thereal

    thereal Apr 20, 2010 Illinois

    I think Reserve is one of the best beers I have had in a quite some time. Someone earlier in the thread was saying it wasn't good, I was just curious.

    Northwoods is fine, I could share it with three friends, but certainly not as solid as Reserve.
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  40. FBarber

    FBarber Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    Stopped at the new Binnys in North Riverside. Got there at 9:15 with about 75 - 85 people still in line. As had been hinted at, their supply of variants (Reserve, Prop, Northwoods) was very small and went quickly. Surprisingly coffee lasted awhile, but by the time I got in it was gone. Did have plenty of regular and barleywine left and as I was there for the barleywines I was happy.

    The real winner of the morning were the conversations I overheard including an older couple in front of me (50s - 60s) talking about how their son had them stopping at Jewels picking up regular and then told them to go wait in line at Binny's to get him the variants. They had no idea what they were even buying ... it was hilarious. They left as soon as it was announced they were out of variants.
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