Toppling Goliath (2019)

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by Foxman27, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. Chantzrodriguez

    Chantzrodriguez Initiate (25) Jun 13, 2018 Iowa
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    Freedom toast was the day before KBBS so people were already heading south or around anyways.
     
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  2. here4thebeer11

    here4thebeer11 Initiate (32) May 30, 2015 Indiana

    Not sure if I am remembering correctly, but that was in the mid 20s though, a big difference from 6 imo. I mean, there is a lot to get there, but based on the numbers they said, a lot of people could just show up later and hope to be in the 100-200 range. Who knows though, it'll be interesting to hear stories!
     
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  3. julianbooher

    julianbooher Initiate (37) Dec 18, 2018 Minnesota
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    Yeah, but it was still a Friday morning release. Nillerzzzzz b2 was especially nuts recently too (although that was pleasant weather season).

    Who knows. I'm leaning towards making the trek down, but I'd be super disappointed to arrive around 4am and not get assassin at the very least.
     
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  4. Gginger2307

    Gginger2307 Initiate (33) Aug 9, 2017 Iowa
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    Are... are we finally seeing the tides turning on these hypelines? Obviously this site is only one source to get a taste on how the general beer populous feels about a given release, but the general consensus in this instance seems to be lukewarm and leery at best. The idea of Uber early single digit temp line waiting to drop 300+ becomes harder to justify when no one is really even sure how many bottles of assassin/kbbs tickets are available...

    The old strategy of vaguely promising the “opportunity” to buy Uber beers without providing enough details for folks to realistically judge the odds of striking out doesn’t seem to be stirring the hype pot like it used to...

    Then again, the fear of the lines being a shit show might explain the last handful of cases of sr-71 lasting an hour past the line being served or the whole TGX fiasco.
     
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  5. julianbooher

    julianbooher Initiate (37) Dec 18, 2018 Minnesota
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    SR71 and TGX were much different circumstances though (one announced night before, one announced day of). This is a slowly ramped up hype-building release with more and more fuel added to the fire.
     
  6. Gginger2307

    Gginger2307 Initiate (33) Aug 9, 2017 Iowa
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    True, though if memory serves the sr-71 release was strongly hinted at for quite a bit leading up to the announcement so I wouldn’t say it was a well guarded secret up until the night before. TGX was a bit more subtle.
     
  7. mdg164

    mdg164 Initiate (95) Mar 28, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    What was the TGX fiasco?
     
  8. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Zealot (517) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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  9. Gginger2307

    Gginger2307 Initiate (33) Aug 9, 2017 Iowa
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    TGX was a surprise bottle announcement at the 10th anni. The crowd size was clearly smaller than envisioned, so bottles ended up getting sold at no limits, some folks left with a healthy load of bottles.

    Shitlording on secondary ensued over a surprise release that wasn't all that "limited", lots of QQing on both sides of that equation, followed up by a TG employee insisting that the secondary price be propped up. Standard neckbeard drama.
     
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  10. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Zealot (517) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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    TG employee insisted that the Secondary price he propped up? :thinking_face:
     
  11. julianbooher

    julianbooher Initiate (37) Dec 18, 2018 Minnesota
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    Also the temp is 25 overnight friday, and it's supposed to get up to 41 on saturday. Heat wave!
     
  12. julianbooher

    julianbooher Initiate (37) Dec 18, 2018 Minnesota
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  13. bshemansky

    bshemansky Aspirant (240) Nov 30, 2014 Illinois
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    Yes, I found it hilarious that people in this thread thought people wouldn't line up until Saturday morning. KBBS makes people do crazy things...as if all the other beers being released wasn't already enough to make people line up like that.
     
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  14. here4thebeer11

    here4thebeer11 Initiate (32) May 30, 2015 Indiana

    That does look like a couple of people at most. with every release there are a few people who are there well in advance and make an event of it.
     
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  15. julianbooher

    julianbooher Initiate (37) Dec 18, 2018 Minnesota
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    I'll be following facebook closely but I'm like 90% sure I'm not gonna go down (or maybe I'll drive down and arrive around open and just get barrel slayer + draft variants).
     
  16. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (7,283) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    But what does Uber got to do with all this?
     
  17. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Zealot (517) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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    The best example is always Black Friday at LP Binny’s. People will get there sometime thanksgiving afternoon or early evening. Just cuz.
     
  18. here4thebeer11

    here4thebeer11 Initiate (32) May 30, 2015 Indiana

    Exactly. So I am guessing there are 5-10 people max there until the really early morning hours (like 2 am) where it slowly increases. Around 4-5 am things typically pick up a tiny bit, and then a bunch around 6-7 am.
     
  19. julianbooher

    julianbooher Initiate (37) Dec 18, 2018 Minnesota
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    I'll take the over on 5-10 people at 2am on Saturday.
     
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  20. here4thebeer11

    here4thebeer11 Initiate (32) May 30, 2015 Indiana

    What are ya thinking for line? I'm not betting, just curious. It's all guessing at this point.
     
  21. julianbooher

    julianbooher Initiate (37) Dec 18, 2018 Minnesota
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    I'd bet at 2am on Saturday it's at the very least >75, probably >100.
     
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  22. here4thebeer11

    here4thebeer11 Initiate (32) May 30, 2015 Indiana

    Damn, that's nuts. Even with weather like it will be that night? All the events like this that I have done with colder weather only see people really lining up early AM rather than day before (for the bulk of people). I mean it's predicted to be warmer than a few days ago, but still below freezing.
     
  23. julianbooher

    julianbooher Initiate (37) Dec 18, 2018 Minnesota
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    People line up at apeshit hours in the cold for pulpit stouts, and they're a fraction as valuable as the potential to acquire a kbbs ticket.
     
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  24. here4thebeer11

    here4thebeer11 Initiate (32) May 30, 2015 Indiana

    That's fair. I guess it'll be interesting to see. Based on the past late releases of KBBS tickets, how many tickets do they usually release? I assumed it would be like 10 for the first few and not really worth spending the night on concrete lol
     
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  25. bshemansky

    bshemansky Aspirant (240) Nov 30, 2014 Illinois
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    Plenty of people that go to these types of releases have tents/heaters/etc and are well prepared for cold. Makes it not so bad to be "outside"
     
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  26. mdg164

    mdg164 Initiate (95) Mar 28, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    I wonder if there’s going to be any sort of system to prevent line jumpers right before they open?
     
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  27. Chantzrodriguez

    Chantzrodriguez Initiate (25) Jun 13, 2018 Iowa
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    Lol v doubtful
     
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  28. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,298) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    I dunno but that tent above could easily fit 10 people at open.
     
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  29. julianbooher

    julianbooher Initiate (37) Dec 18, 2018 Minnesota
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  30. WIexile

    WIexile Initiate (74) Jul 20, 2017 Michigan

    Also noticed that tidbit. From what I've heard it more so to bring X-hops back and some of the spin offs from that. Looking forward to the return of Sol Hunter...
     
  31. julianbooher

    julianbooher Initiate (37) Dec 18, 2018 Minnesota
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    Great television in the chicago trade forums today.
     
  32. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Zealot (517) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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    Interesting to read the Chicago threads and look at the trade forums here. Pretty interesting to see people asking for such a high value straight out, when you could just walk into Binny's at open and get it.
     
  33. bshemansky

    bshemansky Aspirant (240) Nov 30, 2014 Illinois
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    Yep. I feel bad for the guys waiting in line in Decorah while others just strolled up to Binnys at open today and bought multiple bottles. Granted, they are marked up quite a bit at Binnys, but it still beats waiting in the cold.
     
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  34. julianbooher

    julianbooher Initiate (37) Dec 18, 2018 Minnesota
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    Line check?

    I mean, anyone waiting right now is doing it for kbbs, not for this lol. Also the chicago release has been known for awhile now, and you'd be stupid if you didn't think they would comically tank the value, they always rush to sell and undercut.

    Can't all masters like st louis who let everyone come to them.
     
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  35. shamrock8387

    shamrock8387 Initiate (53) Mar 14, 2015 Michigan
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    60 in line at 4:35 pm
     
  36. Cibsie

    Cibsie Initiate (167) Jan 10, 2015 Minnesota
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    Damn, 50 people are going to be pissed they waited 18 hours in the cold for nothing but an Assassin.
     
  37. Bojandjakovic

    Bojandjakovic Initiate (24) May 2, 2017 Illinois
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    What about the people at the loading dock? Clearly not there before everyone else
     
  38. Bojandjakovic

    Bojandjakovic Initiate (24) May 2, 2017 Illinois
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    Half those people just got skipped
     
  39. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (7,283) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    WHAT'S HAPPENING
     
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