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Barrel-Aged Beer Tasting @ CCTH in Kalamazoo April 12th

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by decadance, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. decadance

    decadance Savant (405) Texas Mar 14, 2010

    Title says it all. Central City Taphouse in Kalamazoo will be holding a Barrel-Aged Beer event April 12 featuring Bourbon County Stout, Bourbon County Bramble, Bourbon County Coffee, and King Henry. No word on cost, but it will be taster pours.

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  2. adamdd

    adamdd Savant (365) Michigan May 9, 2011 Verified

    That got solidified quickly. He was just telling me about his plans for this on Friday. Sounds like a good night!
     
  3. raymo55

    raymo55 Advocate (510) Michigan Oct 3, 2011 Beer Trader

    DAMMIT....of course....on my sons birthday...:mad:
     
  4. hoppymeal

    hoppymeal Savant (455) Michigan Jun 25, 2005

    nice, thanks for the heads up
     
  5. robboyd

    robboyd Savant (305) Indiana Aug 7, 2011

    Thanks for posting. I just talked to Brandon (really great guy) about the event and I'm trying to make plans to get up there. One of the cooler bar sponsored tastings I've seen in a while.
     
  6. jale

    jale Savant (485) Michigan Oct 17, 2009

    I'm in.
     
  7. decadance

    decadance Savant (405) Texas Mar 14, 2010

    Brandon is the man. One of my favorite people in the beer scene here in Kalamazoo, and a good friend. I am assuming you are the gentleman from Indiana he just texted me about. Looking forward to meeting you
     
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  8. travMI13

    travMI13 Savant (410) Michigan Jan 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    Pretty thrilled this is on a Thursday... 2 hours away.... Gah. Suck.
     
  9. adamdd

    adamdd Savant (365) Michigan May 9, 2011 Verified

    Definitely second that sentiment. He runs a tight ship, and is definitely one of the best bar managers I've ever seen. He loves his job and it shows! CC Tap House puts on nice events, so it's worth coming if you can.
     
  10. Mscarpen

    Mscarpen Savant (420) Tennessee Apr 2, 2011 Beer Trader

    I'm over in WI, but might find an excuse to get out that way for the event. Sounds awesome!
     
  11. raymo55

    raymo55 Advocate (510) Michigan Oct 3, 2011 Beer Trader

    Plus...I coach little league and practice is on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This is killing me...haha
     
  12. TheMonk41

    TheMonk41 Savant (270) Michigan Dec 9, 2011 Beer Trader

    Hell of a drive for a Thursday night ... BUT ... I'm seriously thinking about.
     
  13. decadance

    decadance Savant (405) Texas Mar 14, 2010

    I would love to see all of you long distance people for certain...Perhaps we could set up something for the out of towners.
     
  14. TheMonk41

    TheMonk41 Savant (270) Michigan Dec 9, 2011 Beer Trader

    Not sure if you remember me ... we stood in the KBS line together all night. Was with my wife, her brother and his girlfriend.
     
  15. decadance

    decadance Savant (405) Texas Mar 14, 2010

    Well heck yes I do. Send me a PM if you plan on coming over, I am certain I can get something together.
     
  16. MacJenkins

    MacJenkins Aficionado (215) Michigan Feb 14, 2012 Beer Trader

    Thanks for the heads up. On a side note, I'm fairly new to the forums and was wondering if any of you Kalamazoo folk ever got together for tastings or would be interested in doing so. I'd love to meet some fellow beer enthusiasts in the area and share some pours.
     
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  17. Steimie

    Steimie Advocate (590) Michigan Jan 7, 2012

    If you drive, I'll pay for the gas. This looks like a good time.
     
  18. TheMonk41

    TheMonk41 Savant (270) Michigan Dec 9, 2011 Beer Trader

    GDI! You guys are not making this easy ...
     
  19. rjm217

    rjm217 Aficionado (205) Michigan Mar 18, 2011 Beer Trader

    I was told that they are doing flights, and that it is on a first come first serve basis. There is enough for 72 flights according to the manager I talked to.
     
  20. decadance

    decadance Savant (405) Texas Mar 14, 2010

    I didn't know the exact number, but sounds about right. The flights will be 4-5oz pours.
     
  21. decadance

    decadance Savant (405) Texas Mar 14, 2010

    Oh, there might be some other things now planned to possibly be on tap this day. Other things that would be appreciated.

    Also, some discussion of setting up a BA table for the event. We are looking forward to seeing all of you (and no, I do not work for them, I just have no life).
     
  22. robboyd

    robboyd Savant (305) Indiana Aug 7, 2011

    You're killing me! It's not looking like I'm going to be able to make the trip on a Thursday night. Planning my wedding so my PTO days are somewhat limited for the rest of the year. I'm pretty sure my dad and sister are going to make the trip. Maybe we can meet up for a few the next time I'm in K-Zoo though. I'm probably going to do some trading with Brandon the next time I'm up.
     
  23. gratefulbeerhead

    gratefulbeerhead Champion (775) Indiana Dec 7, 2009 Beer Trader

    I'm planning on being there and sounds like Todd is working on a BA table. So if there is anyone who is looking for anything from IN, let me know. Stuff I can get not in MI, 3F of course, Tyranena, NBB, Six Point, New Albanian and probably some others that i can't think of at the moment. Send a BM is interested.
     
  24. Jakers90

    Jakers90 Aficionado (225) Michigan Mar 13, 2011

    Is this the centenial titanic anniversary party, hope its better than there first one I heard it was a pretty cold event.
     
  25. raymo55

    raymo55 Advocate (510) Michigan Oct 3, 2011 Beer Trader

    Hey "gratefulbeerhead"...score me a BA Behemoth and I will make it WELL worth it!!! Friends forever?!
     
  26. dblab33

    dblab33 Savant (375) Michigan Dec 9, 2011

    Still haven't gotten one man?!
     
  27. raymo55

    raymo55 Advocate (510) Michigan Oct 3, 2011 Beer Trader

    Nope...about to give up on it....not trading half my cellar for a FFF beer
     
  28. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Advocate (670) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    Are all these going to be on tap, or will they be pouring out of the bottle?
     
  29. decadance

    decadance Savant (405) Texas Mar 14, 2010

    Bottles. Though there will likely be some other things on tap that will be 1. a surprise and 2. awesome.
     
  30. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Advocate (670) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    Sounds like a good event...anyone down in that area see any BCBS on tap popping up in the last month or so?
     
  31. decadance

    decadance Savant (405) Texas Mar 14, 2010

    None that I know of. Sounds like each establishment (KBE, CCTH, maybe one other) each got 1 keg of KBS as well.
     
  32. adamdd

    adamdd Savant (365) Michigan May 9, 2011 Verified

    Rumor has it that a keg or two of the current BCBS might make it to the Kzoo area. CCTH got one last year, so I'm hoping they get another.
     
  33. raymo55

    raymo55 Advocate (510) Michigan Oct 3, 2011 Beer Trader

    :eek:
     
  34. FINEBEERGUY

    FINEBEERGUY Aficionado (205) Michigan Aug 10, 2011 Beer Trader

    I'd better plan on heading out there then just in case. See you all there!
     
  35. brandonban

    brandonban Zealot (80) Michigan Nov 3, 2010

    I dont think we will be seeing any BCBS kegs. But there are some other great beers that will be going on tap that night.
     
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  36. adamdd

    adamdd Savant (365) Michigan May 9, 2011 Verified

    I sure didn't mean to imply that this was in regards to next weeks event. Guess I should have used the reply feature on Marc's inital question. Just my wishful thinking that maybe we will see some draft BCBS later on this spring/summer somewhere in Michigan. Until then, I am looking forward to getting some poured from a bottle next Thursday.

    And yes, I did quote myself.
     
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  37. brandonban

    brandonban Zealot (80) Michigan Nov 3, 2010

    Well here is the unofficial draft list for thursday night - Goose Island Matilda, Goose Island Pere Jacques, Goose Island Sofie, Goose Island Nut Brown Ale, Founders KBS, Livery Cherry Bomb Sour Barrel Aged Doppelbock, Livery Runemeister Sour Barrel Aged Imperial Honey Pilsener, and Bourbon Barrel Aged Grand Reserve Trippelweizenbock.
     
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  38. raymo55

    raymo55 Advocate (510) Michigan Oct 3, 2011 Beer Trader

    Ummm....WOW! I will be there by 4pm! Thanks Brandon
     
  39. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Advocate (670) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    Dah...Might have to make the 10 hour drive to troll land just for this event...
     
  40. decadance

    decadance Savant (405) Texas Mar 14, 2010

    Told you guys it might get epic ;)