Skip to content

Archive

Tag: black friday

GooseIslandBourbonCountyLogoWhile I always hate when people ask me what my favorite beer is, I almost always respond with Goose Island Bourbon County Stout. It’s clearly not something I would drink every day (mostly because it would kill my waistline) but it’s something I could drink every day without tiring of it.

The enduring success of BCS tells me that I’m not the only person that feels this way.  As Goose Island has continued to grow, lucky for us BCS fans the amount of BCS has grown as well. To celebrate the yearly release of this black behemoth Goose Island is throwing a party.

On Friday, November 27th, Goose Island and Fields Foods are teaming up to create a Bourbon County Stout Black Friday Launch Party.  While some folks prefer to wait in the cold for those door buster deals, Goose Island is going to reward your patience and your support for BCS by giving the first 100 people a gift.

For those willing to brave the elements, Goose Island will be providing a custom poster along with a special snifter and a small amount of the Intelligentsia coffee used in this year’s Coffee BCS. Coffee and donuts will be available as well.

Black Friday 2015 Launch 1.0

As far as the beer is concerned, I’m being told that your offerings will include:

  • Bourbon County Stout
  • Bourbon County Barleywine
  • Bourbon County Coffee
  • Bourbon County Rare

It’s worth noting that all of these beers will obviously be very limited and there are no guarantees that the first 100 people will receive all of these beers.  But as this is the launch party, this will be your BEST opportunity to get any of these very special beers. Doors open for sales beginning at 7AM.

And for those of you where great beer knows no time, there will be a Goose Island Tap Takeover at the Fields Foods bar including 2014 and 2015 Bourbon County Stout. If you’ve got a beer lover in your life, this is the line to wait in on Black Friday.

iTAP-BlackFriday-Poster-CoMo-Web (1)I’ve been making a push in our family for a long time to ditch the Christmas present routine. It’s not that I don’t enjoy buying presents for my loved ones, but I much prefer spending time with them instead. Presents will be forgotten, it’s the memories that remain.

That being said, I never would have ventured out on Black Friday anyway. It seems like a pretty miserable way to save a buck. Personally, I want to give back this holiday season. Luckily for me, the International Tap House has combined doing something good this season with along enjoying a pint or two thanks to their annual Black Friday event.

Starting at 11AM this Friday, November 28th, each iTAP location will be not only providing some unique beers, but also each location will have a different charity they’re supporting:

  • iTap Soulard will be supporting St. Patrick Center and new or gently worn winter “gear” will be collected.
  • iTap Central West End will be supporting SLU Leadership Toy Drive and unwrapped toys for children aged 5 to 13 will be collected.
  • iTap Chesterfield will be supporting O.A.S.I.S. and new or gently worn winter “gear” will be collected.

And because you’re giving, iTAP will be giving back. Customers that bring in items to iTAP will receive a 2-for-1 beer deal (one per customer on select beers). Speaking of beer, iTAP is bringing out some of your winter favorites (as always, beers are subject to change, but I’m sure you’ll still find something delicious on tap):

Chesterfield Soulard CWE 
Deschutes Jubelale Deschutes Jubelale Deschutes Jubelale
Delirium Noel Delirium Noel Delirium Noel
Gouden Caroulus Noel Gouden Caroulus Noel Gouden Caroulus Noel
Great Divide Hibernation Great Divide Hibernation Great Divide Hibernation
New Holland Cabin Fever New Holland Cabin Fever New Holland Cabin Fever
Schlafly Xmas Schlafly Xmas Schlafly Xmas
St. Bernardus Christmas St. Bernardus Christmas St. Bernardus Christmas
Wittekerke Winter Wit Wittekerke Winter Wit Wittekerke Winter Wit
Avery Old Jubilation Avery Old Jubilation Avery Old Jubilation
Ridgeway Lump of Coal Ridgeway Lump of Coal Ridgeway Lump of Coal
Ridgeway Santa’s Butt Holiday Ridgeway Santa’s Butt Holiday Ridgeway Santa’s Butt Holiday
Bells Winter White Bells Winter White Bells Winter White
Bells Christmas Bells Third Coast Bells Expedition
Boulevard Nut Cracker Bells Christmas Bells Java Stout
Charleville Whiskey Santa Bells Double Cream Bells Christmas
New Belgium Accumulation Bells Cherry Boulevard Nut Cracker
N’ice Chouffe Boulevard Nut Cracker Charleville Whiskey Santa
Ommegang Adoration Charleville Whiskey Santa New Belgium Accumulation
Evil Twin Xmas Eve at a NYC Hotel Room New Belgium Accumulation N’ice Chouffe
Big Muddy Winter Ale N’ice Chouffe Ommegang Adoration
Goose Island 2014 BCS Ommegang Adoration Evil Twin Xmas Eve at a NYC Hotel Room
New Holland Dragon’s Milk Cask Evil Twin Xmas Eve at a NYC Hotel Room Big Muddy Winter Ale
4 Hands Alter Ego Big Muddy Winter Ale Goose Island 2014 BCS
Goose Island 2014 BCS Goose Island Festivity
Goose Island Festivity Ridgeway Insanely Bad Elf
Perennial BA 17 4 Hands Alter Ego
4 Hands Alter Ego

If all this wasn’t enough, each location will be featuring a special Keep the Glass featuring Bell’s new Spiegelau Wheat Glass that will pair perfectly with their Winter White Ale!

Enjoy a beer, do some good, have a good time with friends. That’s what the holiday season means to me.

I don’t know about you, but I have no desire to get up at 4AM, stand in the bitter cold all to buy some crap for 2 bucks off. Wouldn’t you rather sleep in, eat some leftovers and then go out and join your friends for some beer? More importantly, wouldn’t you rather partake in some special beer and beer specials?

The International Tap House (all three locations) will be opening at 11AM this Friday and will be kicking off the holiday season with some holiday beers. Here’s a list of beers that will be pouring on Friday:

Soulard:

  • St Bernardus Christmas
  • Wittkerke Winter White
  • Enghien Nol Triple Blonde
  • Gouden Carolus Noel
  • Delirium Noel
  • Kasteel Winter
  • Samichlaus
  • N’Ice Chouffe
  • Odell Iisolation
  • Bell’s Christmas
  • Bell’s Cherry Stout
  • Bell’s Double Cream
  • Sierra Nevada Celebration
  • Schlafly Christmas
  • Great Divide Hibernation
  • Deschutes Jubelale
  • New Belgium Accumulation
  • Anchor Christmas
  • Charleville Whiskey Scented Santa
  • De Ranke Pere Noel
  • Nogne Winter
  • Ridgeway Insanley Bad Elf
  • Ridgeway Lump of Coal
  • Jolly Pumpkin Noel
  • Boulevard Nutcracker

CWE:

  • St Bernardus Christmas
  • Wittkerke Winter White
  • Enghien Nol Triple Blonde
  • Gouden Carolus Noel
  • Delirium Noel
  • Kasteel Winter
  • Samichlaus
  • N’Ice Chouffe
  • Odell Iisolation
  • Bell’s Christmas
  • Bell’s Cherry Stout
  • Bell’s Double Cream
  • Sierra Nevada Celebration
  • Schlafly Christmas
  • Great Divide Hibernation
  • Deschutes Jubelale
  • New Belgium Accumulation
  • Anchor Christmas
  • Charleville Whiskey Scented Santa
  • Prarie Artisan Ales The Beer that Saved Christmas
  • Ridgeway Insanely Bad Elf
  • Jolly Pumpkin Noel
  • Boulevard Nutcracker

Chesterfield:

  • St Bernardus Christmas
  • Wittkerke Winter White
  • Enghien Nol Triple Blonde
  • Gouden Carolus Noel
  • Delirium Noel
  • Kasteel Winter
  • Samichlaus
  • N’Ice Chouffe
  • Odell Iisolation
  • Bell’s Christmas
  • Bell’s Cherry Stout
  • Bell’s Double Cream
  • Sierra Nevada Celebration
  • Schlafly Christmas
  • Great Divide Hibernation
  • Deschutes Jubelale
  • New Belgium Accumulation
  • Anchor Christmas
  • Charleville Whiskey Scented Santa
  • Ridgeway Santas Butt Holiday Porter
  • Prarie Artisan Ales The Beer that Saved Christmas
  • Jolly Pumpkin Noel
  • Boulevard Nutcracker

This event will run from 11AM until iTap closes. To also honor the true meaning of the holidays, iTAP will be holding a toy drive all weekend benefitting O.A.S.I.S. Holiday Gift Shop. Donated items should be new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for an infant through age 18.  And to say thank you, iTAP will give you a buy one get one free on your first beer. Giving and getting, that’s the spirit of Christmas.

Sometimes you need some “you” time.  As awesome as it is to hang out with family, sometimes it can be a bit much. If you’re looking for something to do come Friday evening, check out Hair of the Dog as they’ll be throwing a Black Friday celebration featuring some really black beers.  Here’s a list:

  • Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
  • Founder Breakfast
  • Great Divide Yeti
  • Arcadia Black IPA
  • Schlafly Coffee
  • Lips of Faith Chocolate Coffee Imperial Stout
  • Founders Backwoods Bastard
  • 4 Hands Smoked Pigasus
  • Magic Hat Heart of Darkness
  • New Belgium Snow Day

This is a quite the line-up of black beers. Head on out to Hair of the Dog beginning at 5PM on Friday to really make the most of your Black Friday.

I don’t know about you, but I have no desire to get up at 4AM, stand in the bitter cold all to buy some crap for 2 bucks off. Wouldn’t you rather sleep in, eat some leftovers and then go out and join your friends for some beer? More importantly, wouldn’t you rather partake in some special beer and beer specials?

The International Tap House (both locations) will be opening at 11AM this Friday and will be kicking off the holiday season with some holiday beers. Here’s a list of beers that will be pouring on Friday:

  • Scaldis Noel
  • Delirium Noel
  • Bon Voeux
  • Wittkerke Winter White
  • Gouden Noel
  • St. Bernardus Christmas
  • Petrus Winter 9
  • Schlafly Christmas
  • Anchor Christmas
  • Watou Cuvee
  • Rogue Mogel Madness
  • Sierra Nevada Celebration
  • Boulevard Nutcracker
  • Evil Twin All Occasions
  • Goose Island Christmas
  • Goose Island Mild Winter
  • Southern Tier Old Man Winter
  • Deschutes Jubelale
  • Bell’s Christmas

This event will run from 11AM until iTap closes.

I don’t know about you, but I have no desire to get up at 4AM, stand in the bitter cold all to buy some crap for 2 bucks off. Wouldn’t you rather sleep in, eat some leftovers and then go out and join your friends for some beer? More importantly, wouldn’t you rather partake in some special beer and beer specials?

The International Tap House (both locations) will be opening at 12PM this Friday and will be kicking off the holiday season with some holiday beers. Here’s a list of beers that will be pouring on Friday:

  • Scaldis Noel
  • Delirium Noel
  • Bon Voeux
  • Samiclaus (not really seasonal, but the name fits)
  • N’Ice Chouffe
  • Wittkerke Winter White
  • St. Bernardus Christmas
  • Petrus Winter 9
  • St. Feullien Speciale
  • Schlafly Christmas
  • Great Divide Hibernation
  • Avery Old Jubilation
  • Affligem Noel
  • New Belgium Snow Day
  • Sierra Nevada Celebration
  • Boulevard Nutcraker
  • Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale
  • Charleville Whiskey Scented Santa
  • Bells Christmas
  • Goose Island Christmas
  • So Tier Old Man Winter

This event will run from 12PM until iTap closes.

I don’t know about you, but I have no desire to get up at 4AM, stand in the bitter cold all to buy some crap for 2 bucks off. Wouldn’t you rather sleep in, eat some leftovers and then go out and join your friends for some beer? More importantly, wouldn’t you rather partake in some special beer and beer specials? Here’s a look at two events going on this Black Friday:

International Tap House (both locations)
Both iTaps will be opening at 1PM this Friday and will be kicking off the holiday season with some holiday beers. You can expect to see beers such as St. Bernardus Christmas, Jolly Pumpkin Noel, N’Ice Chouffe, Sierra Nevada Celebration, and So Tier Old Man Winter. This event will run from 1PM until iTap closes.

The Stable
We could all use some extra scratch this holiday season which is why The Stable will be offering up beer specials this Friday from 1PM to 4PM on select beers. You’ll find special pints of craft beer for as low as $2 and select pitchers for as low as $8.

Don’t get caught at home all holiday weekend, ditch the family and join your STL beer family.