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Anniversary Party on April 28th/Release of Double Huma whos going?

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by GoldenChild, Mar 5, 2012.

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Whos going?

  1. I will be there.

    17 vote(s)
    20.2%
  2. I won't be there.

    11 vote(s)
    13.1%
  3. I might be there.

    21 vote(s)
    25.0%
  4. I wish I could be there.

    27 vote(s)
    32.1%
  5. I hate everyone that will be there.

    8 vote(s)
    9.5%
  1. nanobrew

    nanobrew Initiate (0) California Dec 31, 2008

    try Cedars Resort in Central Lake.... This is a shameless plug for my parents log cabin resort :D . I know they closed this year for the winter so I am unsure if they are open by then.

    Otherwise I have stayed at the B&B in Bellaire with my wife and we enjoyed it, plus they are mug club members so you get to use those.
  2. psykosis

    psykosis Savant (320) Indiana May 21, 2009

    If anyone stays in the Traverse City area the night before, I'd be in for some pre-gaming at 7 Monks, RBB, or somewhere else.
  3. trginter

    trginter Savant (340) Michigan Dec 1, 2008

    Some friends and I are planning a trip up. Going to stay the night, should be a awesome time.
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  4. decadance

    decadance Savant (385) Texas Mar 14, 2010

    I will be there certainly. Last year was a blast, this year...might kill me. Certainly folks from Pennsylvania don't hold my liver in nearly as high esteem as I do.
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  5. My wife and I are making our 5th trek up to Bellaire for the anniversary party! Its fun every year and it does seem to get a little more crowded every year but I'm not sure if the bottle release will really make it that much worse. Either way we plan on getting there when they open and leaving when Reggie is done.

    I am also not doing the paddle this year. More time for drinking without strenuous activity.
  6. wintbs379

    wintbs379 Savant (290) Michigan Mar 13, 2009

    My wife and I are making the trip also (the first time for the Anniv party). They open at 11am, but the party doesn't start until 3pm. Has 3pm been too late to get a seat, or is it just better to be there 11 or 12?
  7. sarro

    sarro Savant (345) Michigan May 12, 2009

    The pub probably won't be open that day until the start of the party at 3.

    Also, can we have t-shirts made up that say "Duck Farklord Day" ?
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  8. wintbs379

    wintbs379 Savant (290) Michigan Mar 13, 2009

    Gotcha, that does make perfect sense.....the pub opening time and the t-shirts.
  9. trginter

    trginter Savant (340) Michigan Dec 1, 2008

    Hopefully getting a case of this will be easier than getting a case of KBS.
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  10. normyk

    normyk Savant (260) Ohio Dec 10, 2007

    If I can't make DLD I'd really like to make my first trip to Shorts. I've really wanted the opportunity to try their beers on tap and their party is a great chance to do so. Probably a lot less of a zoo than DLD, too, though it is a longer drive.
  11. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (535) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    I like the tshirt idea.
  12. EricCioe

    EricCioe Savant (445) Montana Aug 7, 2010

    It's a pretty drive though. Instead of rolling through industrial bullshit you roll through the southern reaches of the great boreal forest. M-22 has got to be one of the pretty roads in the Great Lakes.
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  13. wintbs379

    wintbs379 Savant (290) Michigan Mar 13, 2009

    It really is a sweet idea...
  14. In 2008 we did both Darklord Day and Shorts in the same day. It was fun but not something I would ever do again. With the way Darklord Day has been handled since then, I would definitely say Duck Farklord Day.
  15. sarcastro

    sarcastro Savant (405) Michigan Sep 20, 2006

    I wouldn't hold your breath on this one. Getting some will probably be easier, but I am thinking they wont let people buy a whole case. I guess we will see.
  16. trginter

    trginter Savant (340) Michigan Dec 1, 2008

    I haven't tried it, but quite honestly I will give Short's any amount of money they want when they release a new IPA.
  17. GoldenChild

    GoldenChild Savant (330) Michigan Nov 18, 2009

    I've never seen them limit any of their beer.
  18. decadance

    decadance Savant (385) Texas Mar 14, 2010

    It has also been a while since they have done a release that was going to be a big deal. The 750 series came out in 2007 I think.
  19. sarcastro

    sarcastro Savant (405) Michigan Sep 20, 2006

    The don't do growlers on limited beers. When is the last time they had a bottle release of a very limited beer at a anniversary party. Not for a while. Not since their anniversary parties have gotten really popular. My feeling is they will limit it somewhat at the party to make sure everyone gets some. That is what I would do.
  20. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (535) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    The first rule of Awww Jeah is we don't hype it up.

    The second rule of Awww Jeah is WE DON'T HYPE IT UP.

    I can't handle another KBS day this soon. :)

    2009 and 2010 they released the Double Dry Hopped aged in bourbon barrels anniversary bottles. Damn fine but weird beer. I would say that is the last time.
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  21. sarcastro

    sarcastro Savant (405) Michigan Sep 20, 2006

    When people start threads on a release this far in advance such as this one, I don't think you can stop it at that point. You can't diffuse a bomb after it has gone off.
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  22. trginter

    trginter Savant (340) Michigan Dec 1, 2008

    Everyone just forget about it for two weeks or so.
  23. wintbs379

    wintbs379 Savant (290) Michigan Mar 13, 2009

    Forget about what?
  24. GoldenChild

    GoldenChild Savant (330) Michigan Nov 18, 2009

    Yeah i just had this debate a few weeks back about limited release growler fills and i have never once been turned down on a growler fill and i frequent the pub several times a month. The last growler fills i had were Bourbon wizard.
  25. GoldenChild

    GoldenChild Savant (330) Michigan Nov 18, 2009

    Bring on the Hype!
  26. GoldenChild

    GoldenChild Savant (330) Michigan Nov 18, 2009

    Sean is saying "300 cases have been produced. We are discussing a limit on amount of cases that can be bought. The number floating around is 3"

    So it looks like we will be able to get around 3 cases. He also said that that number depends on how many people show up. I wouldnt think that most people are going to buy 3 cases.
  27. decadance

    decadance Savant (385) Texas Mar 14, 2010

    Yeah, I know I certainly wouldn't, one would likely be my max (and I am bringing my wife and it will be one between us).
  28. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (535) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    Same here. 1 is more than fine for me. They should learn from KBS Day and do 1 for each person.
  29. It's still being discussed, but we'll probably just wait until the morning of the event and make a final decision then. As stated before, it all depends on the amount of people that show up.
  30. jale

    jale Savant (465) Michigan Oct 17, 2009

    I'm leaning towards this over DLD. We could have a tasting friday night someplace close. Who's up for it?
  31. trginter

    trginter Savant (340) Michigan Dec 1, 2008

    Definitely down for this
  32. jale

    jale Savant (465) Michigan Oct 17, 2009

    If enough of us arrive early friday night, I will rent a big van and we could hit Right Brain and Jolly Pumpkin in Traverse. Road trip anyone? You better come norm! You can ride up with me.
  33. decadance

    decadance Savant (385) Texas Mar 14, 2010

    I won't be coming up likely till Sat. Morning, because I am certain we are doing a kalamazoo tasting friday.
  34. We are leaving Thursday morning but its over 10 hours from Pgh and we always stop in Detroit. We will be in late on Thursday and would be up for a tasting on Friday.
  35. hoppymeal

    hoppymeal Savant (445) Michigan Jun 25, 2005

    I'd be up for bringing some stuff for a friday bottle share for sure.
  36. northernbrews

    northernbrews Savant (355) Michigan Apr 12, 2006

    Let me check w/ my mom to see what her plans are that weekend. If she's not going up we can definitely do a bottle share at her place (for those who haven't been she's got a nice cottage on Intermediate Lake about 5 minutes from Shorts). If she is going up we can still likely have a tasting there on Fri but it will take a little more work.
  37. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (535) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    I'm coming in to town Saturday morning. Already have our place booked (All Seasons) and am ready to rock!
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  38. noborboxers

    noborboxers Disciple (70) Michigan Feb 12, 2010

    Does anyone have plans on doing the Shorts to Shorts the day before? Sorry for the pun, but I'm in the same boat, it seems alittle intense.
  39. I did most of it last year and if you are not an experienced paddler its a bit much. You can just do the first couple parts as there are drop out points along the way. It is a lot of fun if you are into kayaking but its usually the first outing of the season and for me I was in no shape to be doing that much. If it was at the end of the summer after I had been paddling all season, it would have been a breeze.
  40. psykosis

    psykosis Savant (320) Indiana May 21, 2009

    I'm in for sure. I'd host it at my house if wife wasn't going to be recovering from surgery. :/

    Depending on how many people would be in for the tasting, my friend's office may be a suitable place, especially if we are going to Right Brain, Jolly Pumpkin, 7 Monks, or The Filling Station.

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