Goose Island Black Friday 2012 - sexy details

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by jegross2, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Word on the street is there is no "special new" bottle release this year. Instead, GI will be selling tickets for a special event that is like an amped up version of the BCS Tasting event from GTOM. $75/person will get you a flight of BCS Variants (unknown as to which at this point) PLUS a 2009 BCS Bomber PLUS a new piece of BCS-branded glassware (I believe it is a snifter).

    Plus, we all know what Vav is doing across the street.
     
  2. Corbet

    Corbet Nov 7, 2010 Michigan
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    The event will be on Black Friday or they will be selling tickets on Black Friday?
     
  3. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Event occurs on black friday, tickets on sale soon.
     
  4. DennyCrane

    DennyCrane Nov 19, 2011 Illinois

    any idea when tickets go on sale?
     
  5. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    None what so ever. I hear the hold up to date has something to do with the glassware order
     
  6. dsal89

    dsal89 Jul 6, 2008 Indiana

    Any news on what time this event will be?!
     
  7. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    I heard two sessions are currently scheduled, but they may expand
     
  8. dsal89

    dsal89 Jul 6, 2008 Indiana

    Awesome thanks. Id love to go..but itd have to be a bit later into the day.
     
  9. Grohnke

    Grohnke Sep 15, 2009 Illinois

    Requested the day off of work last week. I'm ready
     
  10. Corbet

    Corbet Nov 7, 2010 Michigan
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    Any idea if the tickets will be available online or only in Chicago?
     
  11. lurchingbeast

    lurchingbeast Feb 19, 2009 Illinois

    This sounds....stupid. It's 17 days out...
     
  12. dsal89

    dsal89 Jul 6, 2008 Indiana

    Hoping for online...on sale on Thanksgiving. No tickets just name at the door :)

    ...that would be best for me financially. November is a busy beer month!
     
  13. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Well, thats what the manager at GI told me when I asked. Take it up with her.
     
  14. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Jul 19, 2012 Illinois

    75 bucks for one bcs flight, bomber, and glass seems incredibly high - maybe it's secretly one of those nutty all you can drink events like belgian fest...
     
  15. dsal89

    dsal89 Jul 6, 2008 Indiana

    Itd be cool if it ended being more than just a bomber of 09 bcbs.

    actuallly, i shouldnt say "just"
     
  16. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Assume $25 price on the bomber based on some retail places recently and GI's own flight program. Maybe $10 for the snifter? Depending on the size and number of the pours, particularly if you get a pour of Rare, i dont think $40/flight is outrageous at all.
     
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  17. Vav

    Vav Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

  18. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    Oh man my my boss is not going to like me calling off BF.
     
  19. kockroach

    kockroach Aug 30, 2012 Illinois

    If this is true, then I wonder if the glass isn't a snifter, but the small nonic glass they posted a pic of on Twitter.
     
  20. Tnudish

    Tnudish Feb 16, 2012 Wisconsin

     
  21. foobula

    foobula Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    I would hope not. The brewpub has been using that glass for ages for their various events. Just with the name of the event printed on it. Hopefully it would be something brand new at that price point
     
  22. xsists

    xsists Dec 31, 2007 Wisconsin
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    They posted the same pic on Facebook and replied that that glass was part of the Rare release party.
     
  23. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    can you confirm it's at the GI brew pub? I have information that is similar to yours, but not at GI, just somewhere really close.
     
  24. Vav

    Vav Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    Wait 'til you see what the flight is :)
     
  25. Bay01

    Bay01 Nov 19, 2008 Illinois

    I'm guessing it's gonna be Epic. If the tickets really are $75, I think Goose will bring the thunder.
     
  26. burica2020

    burica2020 Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    This thread is tickling my ass with a feather.
     
  27. moefriedman

    moefriedman Feb 15, 2012 Illinois
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    More sexyness:
    The annual Bourbon County Brand Stout variations will be available on Black Friday!

    This years Bourbon County Coffee is made with a coffee from Honduras called La Tortuga from our friends at Intelligentsia. In addition, we will also be release Bourbon County Brand Cherry Rye Stout. This beer is aged in rye whiskey barrels with whole Michigan cherries normally used for Madame Rose.

    We cannot guarantee that the beers will be on shelves on Black Friday, this is dependent on wholesale delivery schedules.
     
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  28. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    Hope some makes it to Michigan soon!
     
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  29. Barrylicious

    Barrylicious Apr 15, 2011 Illinois

    Hopefully they'll have enough BCBS variants for more than the first 20 people in line or whatever it was last year. Sounds delicious.
     
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  30. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    Time to fap.
     
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  31. AutumnBeerLove

    AutumnBeerLove Oct 16, 2010 Vermont
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    isoisoisoisoiso
     
  32. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    good thing i can work from home. i'll be in line, i'll have the chicago bears tent, soy sausages on the grill and passing out high fives.
     
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  33. TotallyHosed

    TotallyHosed Jun 20, 2009 Illinois
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    Nate? Is that you?
     
  34. Tnudish

    Tnudish Feb 16, 2012 Wisconsin

    Terrorist
     
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  35. Etan

    Etan Jul 11, 2011 Wisconsin

    Flying to New Jersey that weekend for Thanksgiving.

    /killmyself
     
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  36. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    yeah, my other account got banned from the ISO:FT.

    kidding
     
  37. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser May 6, 2012 Illinois

    Silly Ravot, tricks are for kids....:)
     
  38. DSlim71

    DSlim71 Mar 3, 2010 New Jersey

    Step off the ledge and let's have a NJ Bottle Share.
     
  39. Etan

    Etan Jul 11, 2011 Wisconsin

    I'd be down for that, but I'm not sure I'll have time - I'm flying back right after the holiday :oops:
     
  40. DrWalterWhite

    DrWalterWhite Jan 25, 2012 Illinois

    Will there be an opportunity to buy the new releases at the event as well?
     
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