Half Acre (2019)

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Nachos4two, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. croush

    croush Crusader (745) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    If you've done anything dumb lately and want to feel better by hearing someone else do something dumber, here it is.

    I ordered Option B for the Benthic release...and just realized this morning that I forgot to pick it up. I was out of town from the 22nd to the 30th, and then completely forgot about it yesterday. Oof.
     
  2. Bbear

    Bbear Initiate (149) Oct 26, 2016 Illinois
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    Might be worth an email to see if you could still get it.
     
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  3. croush

    croush Crusader (745) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    Yeah, I've already sent a FB message and a message via their website. But, not getting my hopes up.
     
  4. ChiPez66

    ChiPez66 Initiate (105) May 21, 2018 Illinois
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    Right from their release information.

    "Any bundles that haven’t been picked up by that date will be forfeited and auctioned off for charity. There are no exceptions and no refunds."

    I'm assuming you're SOL croush, unfortunately.
     
  5. Bbear

    Bbear Initiate (149) Oct 26, 2016 Illinois
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    If you need a local pick-up, more than happy to help.
     
  6. croush

    croush Crusader (745) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    Yeah, I realize that, which is why I said how dumb it was of me. But thanks for rubbing it in. :wink:

    Thanks for the offer. But, I'm here local not far away at all from Lincoln brewery...I just blew it.
     
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  7. ChiPez66

    ChiPez66 Initiate (105) May 21, 2018 Illinois
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    Haha. Sorry, bud. :slight_frown: I feel for you. I definitely do. That blows to lose out on the beer, and burn $80+ for nothing.
     
  8. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Crusader (708) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Doesn't hurt to ask if they still have it. Could just be an empty threat so they don't store it for months. My guess is HA understands life gets in the way and can hook you up. At the very least maybe they get you a 2 pack....

    ^It was bad when people were looping for double allocations for themselves, it was worse when they were muling for triple allocations for flipping, this has set a new low- hoarding beer just so others can't have it!:wink: Call HA. You paid for it, they are a classy brewery. Maybe at the least they'll let you re-purchase it with the proceeds going to charity.
     
  9. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Crusader (708) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Also, if they are donating your money, tell them you want a gift receipt for tax purposes, if they aren't willing to provide it have your CC company cancel the order.:wink:
     
  10. ChiPez66

    ChiPez66 Initiate (105) May 21, 2018 Illinois
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    I wasn't saying don't even try to get it. Of course he should. Just making the point that the odds are low in him getting it when they put that "disclaimer" right in their release information. It sucks. I feel for him. :slight_frown:
     
  11. Bbear

    Bbear Initiate (149) Oct 26, 2016 Illinois
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    Needed another ethical beer debate since we're almost done with the Black Friday looper discussion.
     
  12. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Aspirant (285) Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    Oof. Well, if you end up completely SOL, I'll make the first donation to the #SaveCroush campaign. I've got a can of regular I can spare.
     
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  13. croush

    croush Crusader (745) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    Haha...you're quite the gentleman. I think I'm gonna be OK, but I very much appreciate the offer!
     
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  14. Chuckdiesel24

    Chuckdiesel24 Meyvn (1,164) Jul 6, 2016 Illinois
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    This is a great point. If nothing else, you should get the tax deduction (and know where your money went!)

    #TheyCallMeLooper
     
  15. Thrillhouse82

    Thrillhouse82 Initiate (135) Sep 14, 2014 Wisconsin
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    What are the chances that Benthic, or any of the variants, will be on tap at the Balmoral location this Saturday? I'll be stopping through on my way to Michigan for the Transient party, and was hoping to try them, since I had to pass on cans this year.

    Also, does anyone know when Dungeons is making a return? Shockingly my wife asked about this one, by name, so I know she means business.
     
  16. HawksBeerFan

    HawksBeerFan Aspirant (263) Dec 24, 2011 Illinois
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    Hard to say, they seem to rotate but Benthic was on tap when I stopped into Balmoral on Sunday.
     
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  17. ravens_wood

    ravens_wood Initiate (50) Dec 21, 2017 Illinois

    Oh hello, that is me (and croush and probably many others). Thank you Half Acre. See you tonight!
     
  18. croush

    croush Crusader (745) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    Yeah, I had already contacted them and corresponded yesterday about it, so I was planning on grabbing mine tonight. I figure I should also make a donation regardless to The Night Ministry, especially since it's Giving Tuesday. Seems like a win-win.
     
  19. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Crusader (708) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    You are SOL. I tried to pick-up the allocation today, but they don't have a "Croush" on record as having purchased Benthic....
     
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  20. ravens_wood

    ravens_wood Initiate (50) Dec 21, 2017 Illinois

    A lot of names not crossed off when I picked up 5 min ago. Looks like Thanksgiving week prevented more than just a few knuckleheads from pickup
     
  21. eppie82

    eppie82 Meyvn (1,246) Apr 19, 2015 Illinois
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    I’m at a random bar in Hazelton, PA (north east Pennsylvania) and Deep Space is on draft. When was the last time Deep Space was brewed?
     
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  22. dukeandduke

    dukeandduke Meyvn (1,241) Feb 2, 2015 Illinois
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    July 8, 2019 was the latest release. It's a seasonal offering.
     
  23. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,063) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    I'm curious how many of these purchases (people in this thread notwithstanding) are out-of-towners whose proxy didn't come through for them.
     
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  24. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Crusader (708) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Can you have proxies pick-up for you?
     
  25. ChiPez66

    ChiPez66 Initiate (105) May 21, 2018 Illinois
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    Benthic allowed for proxies, yes.
     
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  26. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Crusader (708) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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  27. ChiPez66

    ChiPez66 Initiate (105) May 21, 2018 Illinois
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  28. croush

    croush Crusader (745) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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  29. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,304) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    I miss it as well. Really good bread imo. Would almost always pick up something at Lincoln when they had some for sale there.
     
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  30. FlaviusG

    FlaviusG Initiate (137) Aug 15, 2009 Illinois
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    Found Benthic on the shelf at Binnys in Wheeling today over lunch, limit 1
     
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  31. chicagoTC

    chicagoTC Initiate (138) May 23, 2014 Illinois
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    I may be in the minority but I thought Balmoral's menu was super solid and never found Big Star tacos to be very special. Chips and guac are very good tho.
     
  32. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Crusader (708) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    [​IMG]
     
  33. FlaviusG

    FlaviusG Initiate (137) Aug 15, 2009 Illinois
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    Big Star is good but probably overrated
     
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  34. dukeandduke

    dukeandduke Meyvn (1,241) Feb 2, 2015 Illinois
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    Meh, will stick with the great beer.
     
  35. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Disciple (350) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    PSA in the meantime: Big Star is on Doordash. That or Kuma’s are great options when going to The Beer Temple
     
  36. FlaviusG

    FlaviusG Initiate (137) Aug 15, 2009 Illinois
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    Having my Benthic now
     
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  37. Jplachy

    Jplachy Disciple (367) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    I'm on the edge of my seat.
     
  38. flat_lander

    flat_lander Zealot (589) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    I fell off mine.
     
  39. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,304) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    Is this a euphemism I'm missing? :wink:
     
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  40. FlaviusG

    FlaviusG Initiate (137) Aug 15, 2009 Illinois
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