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Official 4 Elf Party Countdown Thread

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by yeahnatenelson, Nov 9, 2012.

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  1. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Feb 8, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Yeah, sure they're like family...but what have they done for you lately. Spent 6mo in a bourbon barrel for you? HA! Not likely...
     
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  2. Sean9689

    Sean9689 Mar 17, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Who wants to give me a ride? :D
     
  3. steebo777

    steebo777 Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    You a hot chick with a nice rack?
     
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  4. psykosis

    psykosis May 21, 2009 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Does anyone remember pricing on the following from last year:

    -4 Elf
    -BB Pt5
    -M29
    -BB M29

    I need to see if I can make this fit in my budget at all. :\
     
  5. immobilisme

    immobilisme Nov 8, 2005 Illinois

    Monster 29 in any version was not available last year. I think 4-packs of BB Pt5 were about $23-24.

    Who cares about 4Elf the beer?
     
  6. immobilisme

    immobilisme Nov 8, 2005 Illinois

    Also, I am very excited about M29 and BB M29.
     
  7. mishuggah

    mishuggah Jul 14, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    And since it's my freaking birthday I self appiont myself as your assistant. Low-fives are gonna be my biotch.

    And Tnudish, I got half a bed for yo azz.
     
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  8. normyk

    normyk Dec 10, 2007 Ohio

    2011 prices
    BOURBON BBL PLEAD THE FIFTH - Bottle-$6.00 - 4 pk-$22.00 - Case - $130.00
    All I have at the mo.
     
  9. psykosis

    psykosis May 21, 2009 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Any idea what the cost was on the Monster 29 when it was last available?

    And I'd buy a 4 pack of the 4 elf. Really, I'd like to walk away with a 4 pack of 4E, 1-2 4 packs of BB Pt5, and 2-3 bottles of M29 and BB M29. I can't see doing that with less than $150, but I guess I need to wait and see what availability of the Monsters will be, and what pricing will be for any/all of these.
     
  10. psykosis

    psykosis May 21, 2009 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Good lord, how do I fit this AND the JP rare beer auction in the same month?


    Can we move Christmas to March please?
     
  11. normyk

    normyk Dec 10, 2007 Ohio

    It could be worse. I have Zwanze day, 4Elf, Jackie O's and Solstice to deal with.
     
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  12. jbck109

    jbck109 May 30, 2010 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Go for the party! Bottles should be a bonus. I wish that they would just tell people that they aren't doing them this year, then surprise the people that show up with some great stuff.
     
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  13. Sean9689

    Sean9689 Mar 17, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Does it matter? I'm good company regardless!
     
  14. psykosis

    psykosis May 21, 2009 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    I have Bolt Cutter and CEO Stout set up already. In december, there's 4Elf, Solstice, and JP's auction. None of which are less than 3 hours away (except CEO). I'm chasing a job in Detroit, which would make Solstice even harder to turn down.

    If I didn't love my marriage as much as I do, I'd throw caution to the wind and hit all of these up. I can always declare bankruptcy next year...
     
  15. immobilisme

    immobilisme Nov 8, 2005 Illinois

    The one time it was available, it was $44 for a growler.
     
  16. psykosis

    psykosis May 21, 2009 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Thanks. My kneejerk thought is regular Monster should be $18-$20 a bottle, BB closer to $25, assuming it's in 750's. Guess I'll wait and see how wrong I am (expecting copious amounts of wrongness).
     
  17. jbck109

    jbck109 May 30, 2010 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    how good is dan?:D
     
  18. Steimie

    Steimie Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    I could be.
     
  19. steebo777

    steebo777 Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Soooooo I take it you're not a hot blonde? ;)
     
  20. jbck109

    jbck109 May 30, 2010 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Why even make comments like this? People talking about camping out or getting there at midnight is what starts shit shows like KBS last year.
     
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  21. buffs9

    buffs9 Apr 28, 2008 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Can't you all just get along, and figure out which of you wants to send a nice CO BA a few bottles in a trade, seriously?
     
  22. burica2020

    burica2020 Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    The few times I've met Nate he seems like a joking guy and this is clearly a joke. I mean he's probably showing up at midnight but not all of us.....he's holding a spot for all the FIBs to cut in, We have a secret handshake (actually its a high five).
     
  23. Sean9689

    Sean9689 Mar 17, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    You got the blonde part right... :D
     
  24. jbck109

    jbck109 May 30, 2010 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    I figured he was joking, but this gets others thinking that they have to be there way earlier than they do, then there are 500 people in line at 5am like KBS. Sorry, I just don't like what these events are becoming and I think a few small steps here could do wonders, as we are a large part of the attendance.
     
  25. steebo777

    steebo777 Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    I'm with you on this even though I know it's a joke.
     
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  26. BigPumpkinPerson

    BigPumpkinPerson Nov 10, 2012

    I was debating having another tasting that weekend but i dont wanna go up against this! maybe we can still have a preparty/convoy tasting. crack a beer at every rest stop!
     
  27. Sean9689

    Sean9689 Mar 17, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Can I sleep in your bed?
     
  28. Etan

    Etan Jul 11, 2011 Wisconsin

    :eek: Anyone want to pick it up for me bro a bottle of BB or reg Monster29?
     
  29. raymo55

    raymo55 Oct 3, 2011 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Goddamnit I hope they put Monster29 and BBM29 in 12 ouncers and not 750s!!
     
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  30. BreakingBad

    BreakingBad Sep 17, 2012

    do you guys think there will be a line? I was thinking about showing up around noon
     
  31. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Nov 23, 2010 Illinois

    I'm more excited for Monster29 than anything. Got to sample a growler at AleWatcher/Oreo's bday bash and it was F-PHENOMENAL.
     
  32. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Nov 23, 2010 Illinois

    You camped out at KBS day, why not camp out at DH and then brag about it/lament about imposed limits here?
     
  33. BreakingBad

    BreakingBad Sep 17, 2012

    at darkness day the only BA that I heard jumped line was from Madison. Didn't matter though cause everyone got wristbands
     
  34. ChefBergo

    ChefBergo Nov 9, 2011 Illinois

    Just got a room at the Comfort Inn, this will be the first beer event/release I've attended. What time did folks start showing up last year?
     
  35. psykosis

    psykosis May 21, 2009 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    I'm ok with either, though killing a 750 of that stuff solo would likely bury me. 12's would make more sense.
     
  36. thetomG

    thetomG Feb 17, 2010 Illinois

    Some people lined up in the morning but the majority came later that afternoon. I believe they began passing out tokens to mark your spot in line sometime just after 11:00 last year, but even if you weren't there right then, you could still get one whenever you arrived up until when the party actually began at like 3:00

    IMO, no need to be there super early. Its a fun, all-day-well-into-the-evening party. Just come when you can and enjoy the event!
     
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  37. steebo777

    steebo777 Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Exactly, this event is one where people don't need to get there early.
     
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  38. raymo55

    raymo55 Oct 3, 2011 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Yeah...I got to DH around 2pm last year and that was quite early. Hell I even sat down and had a beer before I grabbed my token!
     
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  39. detroiter

    detroiter Aug 4, 2009 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Agreed, I didn't get there much before 2PM last year and had no trouble getting all the beer I wanted. It is an awesome party all around.
     
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  40. surlytheduff

    surlytheduff Jul 22, 2010 Tajikistan
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    They will be in 12 oz bottles.
     
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