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Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by chi16brew, May 17, 2012.
Did the Lakeview Binny's sell out this morning? I was thinking of stopping over at lunch.
This is why these boards are around. For people like you who have never had it, to get some. That's why hoarding is lame.
I had the coffee one back in February, but had to buy it second hand. I really loved it. I'm hoping its not a nightmare to get it like it was earlier this year.
Gold coast whole foods is gone
I have not had a chance to get any. Hope to start my hunt today...but I thought that GI released a lot more, is the general sense from people that there has been more out there? Is it hitting in waves?
there is a shitload out there. i've gotten five four packs from various stores without calling and buying no more than one from any given store. vas on milwaukee/california still had four cases out on the floor last night and said they were getting more today, though at $26.50/4 (limit 1 4pack) they're priced slightly higher than the rest but still not outrageous (and frankly, i'm shocked they still have as much as they do - it's not like this place has been some huge secret in this thread).
edit: i'm stopping at a case. gotta have *some* discipline!
Granted I've gone to almost a dozen locations over a stretch of about 45 miles, but I've been able to track down two cases myself...and before anyone flips out over me buying two cases, it's being split up among 5 people. I'm not just stashing away two cases in my cellar.
Definitely seeing more out there this year.
How far South in Illinois is the initial Chicago shipment making it? Any dates for Southern Illinois?
I'm happy for both regulars who have been drinking this for years and everyone new who has gotten this for the first time.
Goose Island really came through on this release there is a ton available. More importantly they took care of their base here in Chicago while still getting it out their to other states.
I'd buy 2 cases. Enough for a year.
hah. there's no way i could drink even one case in a year. i still have every bottle from the only four pack i got in 2011 because i've been fortunate enough to have it on tap a few times scattered throughout.
I fall into the category of first-timers. My plan is to drink one this weekend, one at another point in time TBD, one split with my dad around the holidays, and one set aside in my "cellar" (aka - under the bar table in my kitchen) with a bottle of Burton Baton. I keep debating trying to hunt down another 4-pack, but I keep realizing that I already have more than most and want to keep my beer karma positive...
That was my initial logic...but I figured it'd better to spread it around.
I think there is enough - people are freaking out for no reason.
I'd wager there are 100,000+ bottles of this stuff out there. Think about it - FFF does what 24,000 bottles of 22oz DL? GI's capacity is much, much larger. Hell maybe 200,000 bottles.
Single bottles for $6.99 at the Foremost Liquor in Villa Park on St. Charles Rd. I passed at that price but it's not too bad if you're still looking.
Unrelated, I've just been randomly going into every mom & pop liquor store I pass to explore. I was really impressed with the selection of stuff at this place. They had a huge selection. Wall of cooler, long aisle of shelving, mix 6 rack. Some good prices (Rev Bombers $.50 cheaper, Brux $13.99, Lady of the Woods $17.99), some way bad prices ($24.99 for Parabola & Double DBA). Unfortunately, a lot of the hoppys are way past their prime. Much better selection than Sal's just down the street.
i'm not sure it's no reason. reports of 30 minute sellouts at most binnys certainly freaked me out until i saw what my local stores were getting and i rested a lot easier after that. after being almost completely shut out of 2011 (got insanely gouged on a 4 of regular, missed out on coffee, was out of town for bramble) i got more anxious than i should have with this release. hopefully i can finish out my case today.
My girlfriend works in Buffalo Grove and the Binny's over there told her they were sold out. She's been unsuccesfull in her search (for me) thus far of smaller and larger stores. If ANYONE has any advice on where a 4pack or even a bottle or 2 could be obtained in the Buffalo Grove/Grayslake area I'd appreciate the help.
I think it is coming in waves - not a one shipment thing. It sold out in 30 min because were shitting their pants.
No specific names unfortunately but the best luck that I have had is by going into smaller mom & pop shops as most people (non BA folk) rush to a Binnys (which is why it sells out in 30 min) and then give up if the big name places are sold out.
Anything around schaumburg?????????
Hey thanks for the advice. I'll take all i can get at this point. There are a few small shops near her house she's checked that has said they either sold out or haven't gotten it yet. Hope is still alive....
Cardinal liquors(AKA Sportsman's liquor) on Schaumburg rd told me they are getting some in today.
Cool thanks! Most places are sold out atm
Guess I better start looking tonight! Settle for 2 4pks. 1 for me, 1 to take to some buddies in San Diego and Florida.
Binnys on Grand just got these in about 15 minutes ago. They also have Madame Rose. For MR, you have to be on a list, which is not full. Just call ahead and ask to get on the list for MR, and see if there is a list going for BCBS, as I am not sure myself. I skipped picking it up here, so good luck to everyone else!
Pretty sure Capones got more in today as well, not sure on the list situation there.
It's funny to see people talking about buying 3-4 packs at $25/pack. And people say these are rough economic times...
And I'm not hating on what people got, by all means buy it and drink it, I just find the irony pretty delicious.
Is it really? The economy is better now than it was several years ago. People are still buying houses, cars, taking vacations, and yes, premium beer. I know several people that cannot afford to go out and buy a whole 4 pack even, and just 1 bottle is a lot for them. Others can afford to buy all they want. Economy may not be great but plenty of people have enough to spend on their favorite beer once a year.
for some people, yeah. luckily, not for me.
I always laugh at this type of commentary on here. Just because some can afford it, doesn't mean that there aren't many that can't. That and you are taking a sampling from a very avid group of Beer Advocates. If you were to poll 100 people who have at least one beer a week, I'd venture to say at most about 5% would be purchasing Bourbon County, and and only about 20% of those people are buying more than 1 four pack. (and those estimates are probably a quite a bit higher than the real numbers)
Some people spend their money on hobbies like wine, golfing, etc. My favorite hobby happens to revolve around the world of craft beer.
The Teddy's Liquors on Rand Road in Arlington Heights has a lot, supposedly they also have some bottles of rare in the back!
The Lakeview Binnys is on their last case. They also have some 3 floyds zombie dust,pride and joy, munsterfest, risgoop, dreadnaught, rye of the tiger (or whatever it is, I don't quite recall), and artic panzer. I heard murmurings of alpha king but don't know if they're out.
Yeah, but they gouge you! I think they were selling Devil Dancer for $10/bottle. Can't believe they aren't charging at least $10/bottle for bcbs!
Depending on which metric from which biased group you believe....
Like I said, people can take advantage of the free market and buy as much as they can. I don't blame any of us for doing it, but I still find it humorous that even in more strict times, people can drop triple digits on a beer they have to jockey with other advocates to get.
Yea, that's true, there's always exceptions to rules, but opinions stem more from generalities, not instances when something doesn't work out.
Didnt have time to post this last night, but St Charles Binnys on 38 had some last night. They had it in the back, sounded like they still had plenty left. $21.99 a 4 pack, so if you are in the area its worth a shot.
Also ran into some pretty cool guys from Colorado and talked with the beer guy there for a bit.
Fat Pour has it on tap for a cool $12 per 10oz pour