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Chicago's Beer Lovers Beer Share Event

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by BeerMeFitz, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. BeerMeFitz

    BeerMeFitz Savant (320) Illinois Oct 24, 2011

    I tried a 2009 BCS a year ago and now I have a cellar of amazing beers. I just attended my first KBS release where I met some great people and tried some amazing beers. While I stood in line chatting and sharing beers I thought " we don't need a beer release to get together and do this". SOOOOO let's all get a date and a place and all bring some of our most precious beers wether it be comercial breweries or home brews that we share. So I live on the Northside of Chicago and have some great Forest Preserves by me that would be a great setting for such an event. So ...everything starts with an idea ....this is my idea

    JUNE 2nd, Chicago's 1st Annual "CBLBS" Chicago's Beer Lovers Beer Share(and trades are always gonna happen). I can contact local Chicago Breweries for a keg or two from each and then we all bring the rest for what could be a "Guinness" Book of World Records Event!
  2. dlello2

    dlello2 Savant (360) Illinois Nov 11, 2011

    Like the idea and would definitely be in to participate... Might need a different date though as June 2nd is both the milwaukee beer barons world of beer festival and two brothers' hop juice festival... Thoughts?
  3. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Advocate (660) Illinois Apr 8, 2010

    I would be interested in doing something like this. It's like a company picnic but with good beer and people you actually like (assumedly)!
  4. Vav

    Vav Savant (475) Illinois Jul 27, 2008

    I would be down for this.
  5. moju

    moju Aficionado (150) Illinois Jan 18, 2011

    Sounds awesome! Count me in!
  6. JimmyW

    JimmyW Savant (260) Illinois Feb 17, 2011

    Beer and perhaps....BBQ? I'm in!
  7. Is beer allowed in forest preserves? Most parks do not allow it, so just curious?
  8. Tnudish

    Tnudish Initiate (0) Wisconsin Feb 16, 2012

    Count me in, I will bring my homebrew lambic aged for 18 months on raspberries and GHB
    drewba and bpgpitt10 like this.
  9. I would be very interested.
  10. Mmm...
  11. Treebs

    Treebs Initiate (0) Illinois Apr 18, 2011

    I'm in as well.
  12. Kayn169

    Kayn169 Aficionado (235) Illinois Jan 9, 2011

    I'm down!
  13. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Michigan Mar 17, 2010

    I hate beer sharing. And Chicago. There's absolutely no way I'd be down for this. ;)
    pschul4 likes this.
  14. I'm also interested.
  15. Durb777

    Durb777 Savant (415) Illinois Nov 30, 2011

    I'm in and I know for a fact that Van Patten Woods by the Wisconsin border allows you to have beer. I'll cook burgers if needed. What preserve where you think of having it at?
  16. crossovert

    crossovert Champion (765) Illinois Mar 29, 2009

    I would like to see it happen somewhere just a bit north of the city, in "those" forest preserves. I think it would be tricky getting them to sign on though.
  17. crossovert

    crossovert Champion (765) Illinois Mar 29, 2009

    I would highly support this place for it.
  18. Durb777

    Durb777 Savant (415) Illinois Nov 30, 2011

    It would be perfect is 45 minutes for Chicago and Milwaukee. And it's only like $100 to rent the site.
  19. crossovert

    crossovert Champion (765) Illinois Mar 29, 2009

    not too bad, yeah it is like 15 min from where I am so of course im in lol. I think it would be a great locale, I cant remember, is that one that has the small pavilion too?
  20. Durb777

    Durb777 Savant (415) Illinois Nov 30, 2011

    No I don't think so it's the one right on 173 that's 2 miles east of 94.
  21. crossovert

    crossovert Champion (765) Illinois Mar 29, 2009

    I just remember playing a gig at one of those parks a few years ago, it was def near wadsworth, it was smaller though and a bit further south I think.
  22. Glass beverage containers aren't allowed in Cook County Forest Preserves but alcohol isn't banned unless you've somehow planned your picnic at an alcohol-free grove.

    Of course, glass containers being banned is a pretty big problem for a beer share.
  23. Durb777

    Durb777 Savant (415) Illinois Nov 30, 2011

    I threw a company picnic at the forest preserve I mentioned above 2 years ago and we had nothing but glass bottles. No one said anything to me about it and it isn't listed "no glass" on their web site

    Sorry just noticed you specified Cook County.
  24. RC0032

    RC0032 Aficionado (205) Illinois Mar 10, 2009

    Here is a vote for in the city!!
  25. mishuggah

    mishuggah Savant (255) Illinois Jul 14, 2009

    Mmmmmm, GHB. Count me in!
  26. drewba

    drewba Savant (365) Illinois Nov 14, 2009

    Me too, I hate remembering how my night went.
    The22Lou, Skye1024 and Rempo like this.
  27. Grohnke

    Grohnke Savant (380) Illinois Sep 15, 2009

    Keep me updated, I'd be in
  28. tophermurphy

    tophermurphy Disciple (65) Illinois Aug 29, 2008

  29. TotallyHosed

    TotallyHosed Savant (340) Illinois Jun 20, 2009

    Hell yeah, Fitz. I'm there. The Weber is already packed up.
  30. BeerMeFitz

    BeerMeFitz Savant (320) Illinois Oct 24, 2011

    It's great to see soo much interest, I have been getting a ton of emails regarding date and location. How does June 2nd work for people. We are gonna need help spreading word and helping to organize it so send me a message if u can help make this become a reality. Send me ur ideas of where u think would be the best location. This could be the start of something REALLY BIG .Thanks, Fitz
  31. BeerMeFitz

    BeerMeFitz Savant (320) Illinois Oct 24, 2011

    June 16 th may work better , does anybody know of another beer event on that day ?
  32. nknauz

    nknauz Aficionado (165) Illinois Apr 28, 2011

    Sounds like a good event. I am down if I am around whatever day is picked.
  33. Agold

    Agold Advocate (510) Pennsylvania Mar 13, 2010

    I'm in. Sounds awesome.
  34. dlello2

    dlello2 Savant (360) Illinois Nov 11, 2011

    I'm likin the 16th as well... Don't think there's anything going on is there? ...and thanks again for posting/organizing. Let me know if you need help!
  35. raymo55

    raymo55 Savant (465) Michigan Oct 3, 2011

    I like the idea...I would bring all the heavy hitters from Michigan! As long as it's not a weekend that I have a softball tournament
  36. bauermj

    bauermj Savant (475) Illinois May 4, 2009

    It's soooo good. I think
  37. kif

    kif Aficionado (225) Illinois Jan 4, 2012

    Sounds great. I would be in for sure
  38. markrmoser

    markrmoser Savant (255) Illinois Jun 27, 2010

    Sounds like an awesome idea, i am definitely interested!
  39. BeerMeFitz

    BeerMeFitz Savant (320) Illinois Oct 24, 2011

    So far this place looks promising.... gonna check it out this week along with some others
    Ryerson Woods
    21950 North Riverwoods Road
    Riverwoods, Illinois 60015
  40. TitusD84

    TitusD84 Aficionado (115) Illinois Nov 27, 2011

    Please keep me posted as well. I am definitely game. I will spread the word among my fellow beer guys.

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