Cass wrote:I've gone to Black Friday in Chicago for each of the last two years. Mainly for the event at Goose Island Clybourn (which is amazing BTW), but I've also been able to bring back some BCBS.
It's tough to find the "rares" unless you want to line up or beer chase around the city which I don't have the patience for.
Last year after Black Friday, on the Saturday morning, I walked over to the Whole Foods downtown and found cases of BCBS sitting on the floor in the beer section. Nobody around. Grabbed some and brought it home.
So, a story longer than it needed to be but in my experience its fairly easy to get the main BCBS on BF weekend, less easy for the rare stuff.
If I recall correctly, last year Premier didn't get the BCS bottles on time and did not release them on Black Friday but did one day the following week and they sold out in a matter of an hour.beerguykw wrote:Hello
I wanted to see if anyone does the run down to Premier Gourmet for the black friday release? Can anyone attest to how crazy is it?
Craig wrote:I went to Chicago over the gap between Christmas and New Years last year. We got 8 BCBS, 4 BCBW and I think it was 3 of the special BC stouts with the berries and whatnot added in. We just went into the Binnys behind the Linkin Park Goose Island and asked the manager, he had a bunch stashed in back and likes Canadians.
atomeyes wrote:Craig wrote:I went to Chicago over the gap between Christmas and New Years last year. We got 8 BCBS, 4 BCBW and I think it was 3 of the special BC stouts with the berries and whatnot added in. We just went into the Binnys behind the Linkin Park Goose Island and asked the manager, he had a bunch stashed in back and likes Canadians.
the beer manager's supercool and does indeed like Torontonians/Canadians.
be a mensch and bring a nice bottle of something local as a gift.
Great, thanks. I'll keep an eye out. Spending thursday through monday in Chicago.Cass wrote:It's a ticketed event and it usually sells out pretty fast. It hasn't gone on sale yet that I know of so pay attention to Goose's FB etc. for news.
It's an awesome event but not a traditional beer fest - it's a seated, tutored tasting of a bunch of varieties of BCBS with the brewers. A lot of fun and quite unique.
Cass wrote:Posted onto Facebook by Mike Shatzel if anyone wants to go get good and day drunk:Blue Monk is tapping Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, Bourbon County Coffee Stout, bourbon County Vanilla Stout & Bourbon County Barleywine 2013 on Saturday November 29th at 1130AM
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