Goose Island Black Friday 2012 - sexy details

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

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  1. jwLgd

    jwLgd Initiate (109) Oct 9, 2011 Ohio
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  2. foobula

    foobula Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    Huge props to BA lurker Scott who used superb detective skills to reunite me with my BCS bomber. Happy happy joy joy!
  3. BobCobb

    BobCobb Disciple (301) Jul 10, 2012 Illinois
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    "Hey man, did some thorough analysis - fingerprinting, blood spatter, the works. Turns out I stole your bomber from under your bar stool while you were sitting in it."

    - Scott
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  4. foobula

    foobula Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    Lol ok here's the story. I get out of the 6pm session and sit down at an empty stool at a corner of GI's bar which has a lonely-looking jacket sitting there, ownerless. I need a hook for my brown bag with bomber so place it under this jacket which doesn't look like it's going anywhere. In the meantime on the perpendicular side of the bar I chat with a couple of cool guys, one of whom I later learn is named Scott. Chat beer for a while, I mention posting on BA this morning about cherry rye @ south loop. Scott and buddy take off and I fail to notice hat he grabs the jacket and bag right next to my seat. He assumed it was his bag, I later assume it's stolen. Thankfully he gets home and realizes he has two bombers and proceeds to track down rightful owner through aforementioned BA post. So simple misunderstanding.

    My bad? His bad? As I told him, none of us were particularly clear-headed at that point:grinning:
  5. dvelcich

    dvelcich Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2008 Illinois

    Your bad... He's a saint.

    Protect the beer people. I have little sympathy for guys who lose track of their beers at releases/tasting events, especially you Frank. :grinning:
  6. foobula

    foobula Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    Fair enough. I looked down on all the folks complaining about stolen Dark Lord '12 bombers. Now I know what it feels like, thankfully with happier results. The reality is sometimes your #1 priority isn't the beer, it's socializing. And if the beer walks away, you'll grieve its loss and live to drink another beer, another day.

    And yes, Scott's a saint! Or a guardian angel, even. He got some stuff from my cellar for his much-appreciated efforts.
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  7. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2012 Illinois

    stolen dark lord '12? joke's on the thief.
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  8. daniloknezic

    daniloknezic Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2009 Illinois

    those pours look awfully small for 70 bucks....refills i hope?
  9. crushedvol

    crushedvol Initiate (0) Jan 29, 2008 Illinois

    Bomber of 09 bourbon county - $20
    Bourbon County Glass - $10
    Meeting someone who's job title is "Barrel Wrangler" - Priceless

    seriously though worth every penny
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  10. mdomask

    mdomask Aspirant (274) May 27, 2012 Illinois
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    They're standard beer academy pour sizes. This is why I wasn't too anxious to get in on the event.
  11. nickMB

    nickMB Disciple (310) Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    my dark lord wasnt stolen but my rye'd the lightning was.... I think I was more P'd about that especially too since I think it was the dude I gave a decent sample of my Abraxas too.
  12. nickMB

    nickMB Disciple (310) Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    not this again..... you guys missed out on an awesome event that really wasn't overpriced considering the little speeches, brewing lessons, and amazing deserts no one is talking about. I probably would have paid a hundred bucks but only if you could guarantee that scary guy would scream at people talking again too.
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  13. Monsone

    Monsone Initiate (196) Jun 5, 2006 Illinois

    Yeah those were legit desserts. Prob a $8 value if you bought the three of them from a pastry shop.

    So here is how it shook out for me.

    $20 2009 BCS
    $10 BCS snifter
    $8 desserts

    Leaves roughly $40 for the tasting and the discussion/lecture. Was a fair deal in my eyes, especially when you consider the Rare pour was worth about $10 on its own. Your own entertainment and enjoyment is worth something too.
  14. Tony412

    Tony412 Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2012 Michigan
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    Rare and KH will never be made again, Laffler has just left GI, this an event that will never be able to be recreated - I'm so happy I was able to go. Fuckin priceless.
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  15. nickMB

    nickMB Disciple (310) Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    three seats over from me was empty and half way through we realized no one was drinking the ghost's samples so the very kind women next to me (Kate or something) decided to grab them and distribute them amongst the people around. My wife was given a rare because she plowed through it first and she was kinda enough to give me half of it... so technically I got 1.5 samples of rare. Thank you mysterious/wondrous kate whomever/wherever u are.
  16. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Initiate (0) May 6, 2012 Illinois

    Not arguing the value of the event, but never say it couldn't be recreated as far as the samples go. Goose obviously has a ton of shit stored up as they kept adding new sessions. This may be the only one, or maybe they realized how many people love their beer and were willing to shell out a good amount of money to get it. I could see something like this happening again. Not with Laffler, but everyone was there for the beer and I assume took all the brewer talk as a bonus.
  17. ravot

    ravot Devotee (426) Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    i know you hate them already, just send me your BCBS snifter.
  18. Vav

    Vav Aspirant (291) Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    If anybody needs another 09, the guy that called me sexist (and was reported as a Bad Trader on his other name) has his for trade.

    And screw you guys, i totally left the FFF Anny party without any bottles :stuck_out_tongue:
  19. ravot

    ravot Devotee (426) Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    i saw that trade last night. was going to post and link to that bad trader link. you know, as a beware of trader thing for other BA's.
  20. Askchucky

    Askchucky Initiate (196) May 2, 2011 Illinois
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    I was surprised I didn't see more 09's for trade.
  21. airmike

    airmike Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2011 Colorado

    What was the total ticket sales for this event? It looked like it sold out quick, but then they released more tickets later?
  22. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Aspirant (202) Sep 19, 2012 Illinois

    It goes without saying that Goose Island OBVIOUSLY has a LOT of King Henry, Rare etc. still stocked.

    No way in hell they would give away any decent portion of their stash.
    They probably have enough to do 100 more tastings like this and still not blink twice at the stash left over.

    Only a matter of time before Rare and King Henry are re-released to select stores/bars.
  23. Gonzoillini

    Gonzoillini Meyvn (1,144) Oct 15, 2008 Illinois

    Seriously doubt they will re-release any Rare / King Henry to stores / bars. Those things are kept for a few reasons including tastings like this one, quality control checks, etc...

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  24. ravot

    ravot Devotee (426) Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    Sun times article about John leaving mentions that it sold 60 tickets a session for six sessions. 75 bucks a pop.
  25. pmoney

    pmoney Crusader (717) Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
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    10:00, 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, 6:00.

    Was there one more?
  26. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Aspirant (202) Sep 19, 2012 Illinois

    5 sessions x 60 tickets x 75$ each = $22,500

    Not bad for one day. Beer doesnt cost them hardly anything...Desserts made in house dont cost very much...Labor for a few guys.....Not a bad business venture at all......

    They have a pretty penny to spend on Christmas gifts now hehehe
  27. PDZ

    PDZ Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2012 Illinois
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    lol @ the gentleman in the front left. Not making the best use of his $40 lecture... Unless hes texting notes to his gf. Or was it the silky smooth BA voice of laffler that put him to sleep?
  28. bradner

    bradner Aspirant (287) Dec 26, 2007 Illinois
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    A while back my friend took a tour of Goose Island and took several pictures from their storage area and at that time they had a lot of King Henry.
  29. ravot

    ravot Devotee (426) Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    Oops. My bad. You are correct.
  30. pmoney

    pmoney Crusader (717) Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
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    No worries dude! I thought you were quoting the article.
  31. ravot

    ravot Devotee (426) Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    So did I. Internet is out at home and was recalling from memory. Iso of a larger phone to Internet.
  32. mcbeerbrew

    mcbeerbrew Initiate (64) Feb 9, 2011 Illinois
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    This pic was taken in the Spring. Look at the pallets of KH on the left.
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  33. 0zzzie19

    0zzzie19 Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2008 Illinois

    Ohh no, only a few cases of 312! Better hurry, it's super limited!
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  34. jegross2

    jegross2 Meyvn (1,209) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Wait what? When did he leave?
  35. Tony412

    Tony412 Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2012 Michigan
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    A few years back, duh. Stay up on things, slacker.
  36. pmoney

    pmoney Crusader (717) Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
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    No no, Laffler quit after the 2:00 pm session when that guy yelled at everyone to shut up.
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  37. jwLgd

    jwLgd Initiate (109) Oct 9, 2011 Ohio
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    anyone grab an extra place setting by chance?
  38. grynder33

    grynder33 Devotee (422) Jul 31, 2003 Wisconsin

    Any of the 10am attendees get their glasses yet?
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