Goose Island Cthulhu

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by hopswap1, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Feb 8, 2010 Illinois
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    UGH! Nevermind. Have fun Monday, guys...
     
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  2. anticipation23

    anticipation23 May 2, 2013 Wisconsin

    This works out incredibly well for me, as the gf and I were already planning on making the trip down to the city to see my mother's new apartment conveniently located a few blocks from Goose Island. We'll probably grab our bottles and then leave, although I'll be trying my hardest to tempt her into having a drink there. If you see a manchild in some New Glarus gear feel free to say wuddup.
     
  3. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Feb 8, 2010 Illinois
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    WAIT: so someone from WI is coming to Chicago to take for himself a precious local commodity, then abruptly leaving?

    I don't know that I care for this change in current.
     
  4. anticipation23

    anticipation23 May 2, 2013 Wisconsin

    Fortunately for me I was born and raised in Chicago, I think my 21 years of living and working there entitles me to a few Goose bottles :)
     
  5. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Nov 14, 2012 Illinois
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    I hope there are bottles left when I leave work...

    Ok, let's be realistic, there won't be :(
     
  6. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    I actually work in the health insurance field, and I have the opposite problem.
     
  7. erikkoppin

    erikkoppin Nov 4, 2009 Michigan
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    Bummed I won't be in town unti Thursday.
     
  8. AldoRaine

    AldoRaine Aug 5, 2012 Prince Edward Island (Canada)

    Gold jacket, green jacket, who gives a sh#t?
     
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  9. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    had it on draft at the tap room thursday. also, i got the last pour of it. this stuff is great.
     
  10. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Jan 13, 2012 Colorado

    Great! The hype train on this beer keeps rollin. Probably explains why theres people with tents set up outside the brewpub right now.
     
  11. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Feb 8, 2010 Illinois
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    I can personally attest that there are no campers at Clybourn right now.
     
  12. thaghost

    thaghost Apr 29, 2013 Illinois
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    If one planned on getting there around 9-930, do you guys think that'll be too late?
     
  13. cetherid

    cetherid Aug 23, 2010 Indiana
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    How would anyone know? Get there and find out.
     
  14. thaghost

    thaghost Apr 29, 2013 Illinois
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    I am simply looking for an opinion.

    Thanks for the helpful advice though, appreciate it.
     
  15. ppohio

    ppohio Aug 5, 2011 Illinois
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    I am going to show up around 10 and work in line for an hour or whatever it takes. Are 360 people going to line up at 9am on a workday for one bottle? That seems crazy to me, even for Chicago. I have to imagine that as much as we all love beer, our jobs are more important to us than that, and this isn't a situation where people are hanging out and sharing bottles and having a great time on a Saturday morning. But I could definitely be wrong!
     
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  16. sidetracked

    sidetracked Nov 9, 2009 Illinois

    I'll be sad if it is. I don't know if anyone has much to compare to in terms of limited, brewery only Chicago releases occurring on a week day.
     
  17. thaghost

    thaghost Apr 29, 2013 Illinois
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    I agree. It's just days like last week at FFF when Zombie Dust was back in stock where there was about 50 people in line before they even opened. Shit is crazy. I'm fortunate that I have a job meeting at noon so it works out with my schedule.
     
  18. hopswap1

    hopswap1 Apr 27, 2012 Illinois
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    I might be able to get there at noon. If anyone going early can report in as to whether or not its worth a try at that time that'd be much appreciated, especially since I'm traveling from west burbs.
     
  19. burica2020

    burica2020 Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    Showing up at lunch, if there's more then a hundred of you in line, I'm going home (after i get a bowl of veggie chili). Ill take my job and life over taking a half day or wasting three hours for one bottle of beer. If that beer was made by cantillon, well maybe but for a decent to great BA Stout, not so sure. You know there's like a hundred BA stouts on tap throughout Chicago RIGHT NOW.

    Poll - 100 BA lurkers by 10am or 200 BA lurkers by 10am?
     
  20. DooshBagalow

    DooshBagalow Dec 1, 2012 Illinois
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    I'd set the over/under at 125.
     
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  21. AldoRaine

    AldoRaine Aug 5, 2012 Prince Edward Island (Canada)

    5th in line.
     
  22. schmidtmattsays

    schmidtmattsays Jun 12, 2013 Illinois

    How many total?
     
  23. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Jan 13, 2012 Colorado

    Don't feel like reading through the pages in this thread again but does anyone know if this will be on tap today? Don't remember if it was mentioned or not
     
  24. mdomask

    mdomask May 27, 2012 Illinois
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    Several hundred ;)
     
  25. bgrzywa2

    bgrzywa2 Nov 8, 2011 Illinois

    Don't think so, but I don't think they ever said yes or no either
     
  26. Scalawags

    Scalawags Jun 18, 2013 Michigan
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    I drove by about 20 minutes ago and nobody there.
     
  27. mdomask

    mdomask May 27, 2012 Illinois
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    Spoilsport.

    There's a few people here, and probably were then too. People were sitting in the shade at Patagonia, because the sun is brutal.
     
  28. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Jan 13, 2012 Colorado

    Yea I couldn't find anything on the GI website or twitter account where they said yes or no. Here's hoping.
     
  29. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser May 6, 2012 Illinois

    If you were from California you would try to factor the brutal weather conditions into the trade value too....
     
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  30. Bay01

    Bay01 Nov 19, 2008 Illinois


    Beards and Cantillon shirts are like camouflage against a Patagonia exterior
     
  31. CLCardinal84

    CLCardinal84 Jan 29, 2012 Illinois
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    It's 65 degrees out o_O
     
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  32. Grohnke

    Grohnke Sep 15, 2009 Illinois

    11,500 page views in 18 days. Impressive
     
  33. burica2020

    burica2020 Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    who knows what evil lurks in the threads of beer......the BA's know.
     
  34. Vav

    Vav Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    I just wandered over, looks like about 9-12 people in line.
     
  35. DooshBagalow

    DooshBagalow Dec 1, 2012 Illinois
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    If we're in line we can start posting pre-trades right?
     
  36. Ruddick

    Ruddick Jun 3, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Yep 18 currently in line.
     
  37. mdomask

    mdomask May 27, 2012 Illinois
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    Doesn't help when there's no breeze and sun is directly on you. Feels much warmer.
    Totally doing that!
     
  38. Grohnke

    Grohnke Sep 15, 2009 Illinois

    while most people on here are b*tching about a line forming, I say kudos to those in line...Rather be drinking and sharing treats on this lovely morning, than being behind a computer at work.
     
  39. AldoRaine

    AldoRaine Aug 5, 2012 Prince Edward Island (Canada)

    On the way. Taking my rightful place at #5 when I show up.
     
  40. Drucifer

    Drucifer Apr 16, 2012 Illinois
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    Can't drink outside in the city of Chicago
     
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