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Discussion in 'Midwest' started by Foxman27, Mar 13, 2019.
Freedom toast was the day before KBBS so people were already heading south or around anyways.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
What was the TGX fiasco?
I just skimmed. But for a company that makes so much, it is a little funny to hear that they are building a “small batch facility.” Built by sky high sale prices and the tears of neckbeardz.
Nothing screams expansion to meet demand like a “small batch facility.”
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.
TG employee insisted that the Secondary price he propped up?
Also the temp is 25 overnight friday, and it's supposed to get up to 41 on saturday. Heat wave!
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.
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.
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).
But what does Uber got to do with all this?
The best example is always Black Friday at LP Binny’s. People will get there sometime thanksgiving afternoon or early evening. Just cuz.
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.
I'll take the over on 5-10 people at 2am on Saturday.
What are ya thinking for line? I'm not betting, just curious. It's all guessing at this point.
I'd bet at 2am on Saturday it's at the very least >75, probably >100.
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.
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.
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
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"
I wonder if there’s going to be any sort of system to prevent line jumpers right before they open?
Lol v doubtful
I dunno but that tent above could easily fit 10 people at open.
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...
Great television in the chicago trade forums today.
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.
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.
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.
60 in line at 4:35 pm
Damn, 50 people are going to be pissed they waited 18 hours in the cold for nothing but an Assassin.
What about the people at the loading dock? Clearly not there before everyone else
Half those people just got skipped