Mikerphone Releases and Updates (2019)

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by GreatGazoo, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. sahd-1

    sahd-1 Disciple (332) Jul 2, 2013 Illinois
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    Per the post, and assuming everyone maxes out his/her allotment, it looks like one must be the first 204 people in line each day to get the full allocation.
     
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  2. ShawnoftheD3ad

    ShawnoftheD3ad Initiate (173) Mar 20, 2016 Illinois
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    This thread is still better than their beer!
     
  3. AlwaysAHoot

    AlwaysAHoot Initiate (40) Aug 26, 2017 Illinois

    Wonder how early one will need to be there to get any. The 9-5 crowd only has Sunday to try for some
     
  4. Chuckdiesel24

    Chuckdiesel24 Meyvn (1,073) Jul 6, 2016 Illinois
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    There will be a lot of people getting 3 allotments. Such a horrible way to do this.

    Cue up the response from Mike when people are pissed on Monday. “Aww shucks, we thought this would be the best way to give as many people the chance to get the beer.”
     
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  5. Ferocious

    Ferocious Aspirant (242) Nov 17, 2012 Illinois
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    More had what, 700 people in line for Day 1 of the BA Henna series last year?

    I'm sitting this out. This seems like its going to be a circus. Good for Mikerphone.
     
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  6. flat_lander

    flat_lander Zealot (533) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Looking forward to stories of lines slowed by Granmules trying to decide how many bottles to buy - 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, or 1. I'd like to assume that everyone would just max out, but I've been in enough lines and been around here enough to know better.
     
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  7. CityofWind_brew

    CityofWind_brew Disciple (393) Jan 15, 2014 Illinois
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    Why does Chicago have so much disposable income?!
     
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  8. AlwaysAHoot

    AlwaysAHoot Initiate (40) Aug 26, 2017 Illinois

    I have a feeling a lot of these neckbeards are deep in credit card debt
     
  9. FleskBrewFan

    FleskBrewFan Initiate (95) Aug 4, 2016 Illinois
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    I love the “should we hit the Bottle allotment any day, we will stop selling that day,” part. There are only 200 full allotments per day, of course you’re going to hit the limit those first two days.
     
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  10. flat_lander

    flat_lander Zealot (533) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Probably all Canadians coming into IL and taking the beer we're entitled too. People should have to show proof of IL residency to get this beer.
     
  11. Beaufordman

    Beaufordman Initiate (70) Oct 6, 2016 Wisconsin
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    You can't stop ppl from getting in line three days in a row. If they want to sit in line three days for 12 plus hours or more, then let them, they deserve it for their efforts. By doing three days, at least it allows somewhat of a different crowd to get there. But the low allotments per day will make for some early and long lines I'm guessing. I went to all three days of BA Henna last year and the first day i was there around 4am for an 11am release and was around like 400 in line.
     
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  12. Jplachy

    Jplachy Disciple (342) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Sell.....every bottle.....on a day......when a lot of people have a shot. How hard is this?
     
  13. croush

    croush Crusader (725) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    They could stop people from going three days in a row if they wanted. It would be difficult, but they could do it. They could also just release all 612 allotments in one day to avoid that, but they’re not. I’m planning on going Friday, but I’ll see how tomorrow’s release goes as well before figuring out a plan.

    I don’t think i got to the Fri or Sun BA Henna lines until 5:30 or 6nand could’ve sworn I was within the first 300 people. But, that’s nearly a year ago now so my memory is sketchy at best.
     
  14. Jplachy

    Jplachy Disciple (342) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    A quick counter-point to my post is that there isn't room for that many people to park over there but.....still......
     
  15. Jplachy

    Jplachy Disciple (342) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    I'm sorry every time I've been in a line for beer there are people drinking. Even when they've been explicitly told not to.
     
  16. miniditka77

    miniditka77 Initiate (181) May 21, 2015 Illinois
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    Or have a freaking lottery or ticketed release. I'm generally a Mikerphone defender, but this is the worst. They're going to have basically 100 dedicated line standers getting 12 bottles of BAISLBS and 6 bottles of DMV and flipping most of them for maxx profitzz, and then 300 actual customers (only maybe 100 of whom have a normal job) getting any at all.
     
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  17. DLDlulz

    DLDlulz Initiate (163) Feb 15, 2012 Illinois
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    1st in line!!
     
  18. Beaufordman

    Beaufordman Initiate (70) Oct 6, 2016 Wisconsin
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    Why do I feel like this is a real post.
     
  19. JFresh21

    JFresh21 Disciple (317) Mar 6, 2012 Illinois
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    Last year went too smooth. Must have max chaos this year.
     
  20. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poo-Bah (5,146) Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Happen to have this afternoon off but the earliest I could be there is 2PM. I don't think that'll fly in Chicagoland. Yea or nay?
     
  21. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,275) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    Tough call, particularly coming from WI. I'd think you would be fine being there an hour prior. If it was just a one day release @ 200, it would be more likely you'd miss out. Hard to predict these things though. Better to use today to judge tomorrow but this doesn't help you.
     
  22. kreg02

    kreg02 Disciple (345) Nov 19, 2012 Illinois
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    Maybe, there may be some updates on this thread so I would keep an eye on it.

    I wont be able/willing to get up there early enough so I will just sit this one out.
     
  23. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poo-Bah (5,146) Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Yeah, it's about a two hour drive. I'll make it a game-time decision, leaning towards going anyway because I have a sizeable gift card balance still. Anyone know if ISLBS bottles were still available to go as of close yesterday?
     
  24. croush

    croush Crusader (725) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    Hasn't someone that lives in the area at least driven by there to check it out this morning? Come on, someone take one for the team.
     
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  25. jed_productions

    jed_productions Devotee (448) Jul 2, 2013 Illinois
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    I have a friend that works across the street. He says nobody is there yet.
     
  26. croush

    croush Crusader (725) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    Clearly a ploy by him (and you?) to get easier access to the release. Nice try. :wink:
     
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  27. KidGalaga

    KidGalaga Initiate (65) Apr 21, 2014 Illinois
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    i'll be sauntering up to the front of the line at 3pm with my bottles of pucker-inducing allman joy and pond scummy check 1,2 to swap out for the max allotment.

    haven't given Mike a heads up about it, but I'm assuming he'd be cool with that.
     
  28. Quilentro

    Quilentro Aspirant (272) May 12, 2017 Illinois
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    My preferred play is to throw down the bad beers in disgust, yell at the bartender something classy, along the lines of “you suck!,” and then politely inquire how much the sweatshirts cost.
     
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  29. ISpendTooMuchOnBeer

    ISpendTooMuchOnBeer Initiate (91) Oct 29, 2015 Illinois

    I’m just here to say lining up for Mikerphone beer makes me smirk and giggle.
     
  30. JJ_17

    JJ_17 Initiate (180) Apr 22, 2014 Wisconsin
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    I just got here, line is about 40 deep.
     
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  31. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poo-Bah (5,146) Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    What’s the line like now? Should I even bother to head down at this point?
     
  32. CityofWind_brew

    CityofWind_brew Disciple (393) Jan 15, 2014 Illinois
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    Well if everyone from WI continues to come down at this rate none of us should bother trying to get in line:stuck_out_tongue:
     
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  33. xdtfx

    xdtfx Zealot (502) Aug 27, 2012 Illinois
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    70-80 deep. Tickets being handed out
     
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  34. mayorQuimby

    mayorQuimby Devotee (455) Jun 5, 2009 Tennessee
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    My Dad texted me, he arrived at ~2:20pm and got ticket #193.
     
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  35. mayorQuimby

    mayorQuimby Devotee (455) Jun 5, 2009 Tennessee
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    Just texted me again, tickets are gone...
     
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  36. kreg02

    kreg02 Disciple (345) Nov 19, 2012 Illinois
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    so they are prob out of tix by now
     
  37. bread_c

    bread_c Initiate (58) Feb 19, 2015 Illinois
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    All allotments taken for the day. Thinking that Sunday is going to be rough.

     
  38. csmakio

    csmakio Initiate (124) Nov 26, 2016 Illinois

    Mikerphone just commented on IG the first person there showed up at 6:40AM....
     
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  39. AlwaysAHoot

    AlwaysAHoot Initiate (40) Aug 26, 2017 Illinois

    So sales started at 3 and the last person who got a ticket got there around 230? Not bad at all
     
  40. kbergen28

    kbergen28 Initiate (61) Jan 19, 2017 Illinois
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    I mean...that was Thursday...it only gets worse from here...