Skip to comments.Black Friday 2013: Beer doorbuster draws big crowd to Lakefront Brewery.
Posted on 11/29/2013 10:15:11 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
It doesn't get more Milwaukee than this:
Hundreds of beer lovers lined up at Lakefront Brewery on N. Commerce Street - 350 of them by 7:30 a.m. - to buy the local craft brewer's special "Black Friday" ale.
"I was here at midnight - midnight!" said first-in-line Derek Fry, 28, of Franklin.
And he was happy to be there. The annual sale of the India-style pale ale - a potent 10% alcohol brew offered in 22-ounce bottles at $10 each - is as more festival than doorbuster.
"This is the quintessential beer community," Fry said as he waited for his share (there's a three-bottle limit). "Just strangers coming together over a common beer denominator."
For Fry and his Black Friday friends, who chatted, drank beer and ate George Webb hamburgers as they waited, the experience trumps the big-box-store shopping frenzy.
"If you're gonna wait five hours for a TV," he said, "I'm gonna wait five hours for a beer."
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Black Friday Ale
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No fights, stabbings or shootings either.
22-oz $10 bottle..
Hmmmmm, does the math.. Sip.
I’m a lagerhead anyway.
During that time, I will make it a point to consume 2-3 pints of the local brew from the taps. I find some very good beers this way.
Has anybody ever heard the song "A Spaceman Came Traveling" by Chris DeBurgh? I can't get that song out of my head this weekend.
Ahhhhh! George Webb Hamburgers. Couple before the gig, then breakfast at 3am. I miss Webb’s!
Was that before or after their ‘releasing live turkeys from the helicopter promotion’ for Thanksgiving? (The Big Guy moved from Cincinatti to Baltimore?)
LOL! I’d nearly forgotten that debacle. If memory serves, the turkey drop happened years before (early 1960s), and wound up being that great segment of the old “WKRP Cincinnati” TV sitcom.
“OH! THE HUMANITY!”
and the big pair of clocks
Yeah! The clocks! Burgers were better than White Castle too.