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Countdown to the Raleigh Rare Beer Tasting...

Discussion in 'US - South-Atlantic' started by fehrminator, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. Who's going? Who's excited? Who needs to figure out how they're getting back home? Who can't believe that they paid $70 for a ticket? OK, enough with the questions. This can't happen soon enough for me. Most excited about OBA, Silva Stout, the Allagash beers and Bell's '10 BA Cherry Stout. I'm jonesing! Have I mentioned that this will be my first free pass out of the house since the birth of my son? ;) Please share your most anticipated brews, inside info, or anything that will help the time pass just a wee bit faster. It's happening...
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  2. RyanBeer13

    RyanBeer13 Initiate (0) Virginia Jan 24, 2011

    Im coming down from Richmond VA, There is a large group heading down that way for the Fest. Staying in hotel downtown. Looking forward to many of the beers on the Lineup. Going to be a good day to be a beer ticker.
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  3. I will be there, believe me I would have paid $200 for a ticket after going to last years event.... you will be amazed.
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  4. I couldn't agree more. Last year was amazing, the unbewebable brews and folks I met. Even amazing beerfests pale in comparison. Simply amazing.
  5. Just saw this posted on Facebook - Figured I would put it here:

    UNBELIEVABLE LIST:
    Abita B2X
    Allagash Avance
    Allagash James Bean
    Anchor OBA (Our Barrel Ale)
    Anderson Valley Heefus Hooper Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter
    Avery Barrel-Aged Series 7 Dihos Dactylion
    Aviator Bourbon Barrel-Aged Black Mamba Oatmeal Stout with Cherries
    Bear Republic Cuvee de Bubba
    Bell’s Vintage 2010 Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Stout
    Big Boss BBL Night Knight Black Ale
    Big Boss Hell’s Bizz’ness
    Blue Mountain Sour Devil
    Boulevard Collaboration No. 3 Stingo
    Brooklyn “Ghost” bottles of Cuvee Elijah, 100% bottle-conditioned Blanche de Brooklyn and Radius draft
    Brooklyn 100% bottle-conditioned Blanche de Brooklyn
    Brooklyn Radius (draft)
    CERVEJARIA BODEBROWN Montfort Tripel HOP
    Elysian CASK of Dry-Hopped Immortal IPA
    Foothills Olde Rabbits Foot
    Foothills Vintage 2011 India Brown Ale aged in Bourbon Barrels
    Founder’s Spite Pepper Beer
    Full Sail Vintage 2011 Black Gold
    Fullsteam The Common Good
    Fullsteam Vintage 2011 First Frost
    Fullsteam Vintage 2012-2013 First Frost
    Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
    Great Divide Leipziger Gose
    Green Flash Cedar Plank Pale Ale
    Green Flash Silva Stout
    Haw River Farmhouse Ales Bourbon-Barrel aged version of our Flanders Red on Cherries
    Haw River Farmhouse Ales “breakfast” version of our Belgian-style Dubbel
    Haw River Farmhouse Ales 100% Brettanomyces Brux Trois version of our Cotton Pickin’ Farmhouse IPA
    Haw River Farmhouse Ales sour version of Hiverna
    Highland Bourbon Barrel Aged Raspberry Mocha Stout
    Lagunitas Wet Hopped New Dog Town Pale Ale
    Left Hand Vintage 2003 Widdershins Barleywine
    Lonerider Galen’s Big Bock Dopplebock
    Natty Greene’s Oak Aged Belgian Blonde & Reserver Scandinavian Baltic Porter
    Natty Greene’s Reserver Scandinavian Baltic Porter
    New Belgium Prickly Passion Peach Barrel
    New Holland Blue Sunday Barrel #22
    NoDa Bourbon Barrel Aged NoDaRyeZ’d
    Oskar Blues Quadzilla
    Palm Royale (*Only keg in the country!)
    Quest Brewing Company #2 Aegeus Cassis
    Quest Brewing Company #3 Golden Fleece BPA
    Quest Brewing Company #4 Ellida IPA
    Quest Brewing Company #1 “Barrel Aged” Kaldi Imperial Coffee Stout with Cacao Nibs
    Rogue 21 Ale
    Sam Adams Chocolate Squirrel and…..
    Sam Adams Chocolate Cherry Bock
    Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Bigfoot (Happy 30th Anniversary!)
    Smuttynose Original Vintage 2007 Really Old Brown Dog and Vintage 2007 Barleywine Ale
    Smuttynose Vintage 2007 Barleywine Ale
    Sweetwater Vintage 2010 BSP Quad
    Terrapin Cabernet Barrel Aged Monk’s Revenge
    Trophy Pritchards Rum Barrel Aged Scotch Ale (Test Batch #27)
    Trophy Nelson Sauvin Single Hop Pale Ale
    Victory Red Thunder
  6. Is anyone else secretly, as in posted on a public forum, hoping that GI mixes it up and brings a BCBS varietal instead of the standard version? I suppose that if I have to choke down the regular version that I'll find a way to manage but that would be sweet. BTW, you know you're getting old when these are the kind of things that you fantasize about.
  7. It might be a vintage BCBS keg. That wouldn't suck.
  8. It is kinda sad that if GI brings regular BCBS from 2012, I won't even bother to try it..... And they don't even distribute down here yet. So many good beers!
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  9. Skrip

    Skrip Savant (360) South Carolina Oct 7, 2012

    i'm going! coming up from SC. i'm super stoked!
  10. ewright

    ewright Savant (440) North Carolina Oct 25, 2007

    Feel exactly the same way. How can BCBS'12 be rare when they made 400% more of it than last year. It's certainly not vintage! Now, if it's some 2009 or earlier, we can talk! The last 2009 I had was drinking awesome last fall!

    I think I'm most excited about
    BA Bigfoot
    Quadzilla
    Silva Stout

    But I'll definitely have my ticker hat on!
  11. Somebody is excited!
  12. You would think that with the name of the event that GI would've gotten the hint and pulled out a keg of Rare BCS...now that would be one crazy line :). But yeah, if there's a short line and I've had my fill of the other treats, I might swing by, but they should've brought a BCS variant!!

    There are a handful of brews I want to definitely try, but there's not one "can't miss" beer this year...like Black Note and Duck Rabbit's BA Baltic Porter last year. Having said that, I think there's more top-notch beers this year than last, so I'm excited to get my ticks in too!!

    Just two more Sats!!
  13. god that BA Baltic Porter........probably the second best beer I have ever had....behind Apple Brandy Barrel Huna.
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  14. ewright

    ewright Savant (440) North Carolina Oct 25, 2007

    Wow, having tastes ABBA Hunahpu, that's saying a lot!
  15. Can we make everyone wear nametags with their real name and their BA or RB handle? Maybe an Anchorman-style throwdown at the end of the fest between the RB and BA crews?
  16. No throwdowns for me. Last year as I was leaving I was literally thrown down. 2 white guys jumped me. Yeah, the side walk triped me and the curb smacked me up side the head. (blush)
  17. I heard it was sam adams and daniel boone under orders from the big boss. Be careful this year, I see where sam is back along with his buddy Oskar and some thugs from Brooklyn.
  18. I'm getting pretty excited as well...and mostly for all the locals...so many new and old local breweries bringing so many great sounding options (Haw River, Quest, Trophy, NoDa, Fullsteam, Highland, etc).

    However...the big name breweries (Founders, Bells, Goose Island, Great Divide,etc)...I'm pretty disappointed in their offerings. I mean...SPITE? Really? A gimmicky chile pepper beer chosen from such an amazing list of Founders rarities? Lame. Bells isn't too bad with BA Cherry Stout, but after Black Note last year...well, hard to one up that. And I was really hoping Goose Island might bring a BCS variation. I don't think I even need to comment on the Gose from Great Divide. All this being said, maybe some of these breweries will surprise us with unlisted offerings...especially the ones that only list one beer.

    But kudos to New Belgium for breaking out the barrel-aged Love (literally) and Oskar Blues for bringing what sounds like a great hoppy treat and Sierra Nevada with BA Bigfoot!
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  19. Rules are...DON'T SPILL ANYONE'S BEER!! After that, all is fair game.
  20. Looking forward to the 2010 Bells, all of the Haw River stuff, the stout from Aviator, the Brooklyn Cuvee Elijah, barrel aged Bigfoot and the 2007 Smuttynose barleywine.

    Should be another awesome year! (Despite a mediocre showing from Founders, New Holland and Goose Island, IMO)

    Who's heading up Friday night?
  21. Oh, and I've had the NoDa barrel-aged NoDaRyeZ'd multiple times, and I adore that beer. Others may disagree. Awesome vanilla, oak and coconut flavors added to the base beer.
  22. 2 FF Cheers
  23. Trophy will be bringing a Simcoe DIPA instead of the Nelson PA. This festival will be great, once again.
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  24. Handle

    Handle Savant (345) North Carolina Mar 16, 2009

    Honestly, I went into that one thinking I was going to hate it. I didn't think the flavors you mentioned above would work well with such a hoppy beer, but they really do.
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  25. AtlCarl

    AtlCarl Aficionado (125) Georgia Feb 1, 2011

    I'm really looking forward to this festival. Coming up with a rowdy group of ATLiens who attended last year and have been raving about it since. Also, I'm pretty stoked to try some of that Haw River stuff. Don't know very much about them, but they seem to have some pretty interesting entries, and I always enjoy trying the small local breweries as much as I do the big name offerings.
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  26. +1 to Haw River! Ben is making some kick ass beer and brewing styles that aren't seen too much around here.
  27. +2 for Ben!
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  28. I know RedneckBeerz is stopping by my place on the way to Raleigh from GBO. Thats all that ill be doing that weekend:)
  29. I will be there... Gotta get my tick on HARD at this one. :D
  30. I'm still trying to bum a ride for RR&V so that I don't have to drive. According to what transpires between now and then as to if I can swing by or not. You are down to 1 Jose Marti (BTW), the other one was left at the Fat Boy bottle share when Bryan failed to show. Cheers
  31. I slept on getting tickets. Went back and forth. Wish i could have jumped on an imperial ticket now i find myself just wanting a normal one. If anyone knows of extra(s) floating around please let me know.
  32. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) New York Dec 30, 2011

    [Vulgar joke]
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  33. you and your rowdy ATLiens can stay down in the ATL for all I care. I suspect your crew is a lying bunch; I wouldn't trust a one of 'em except that munroe kid. I do have a soft spot in my heart for his chubby, bald self.

    stoked for the festival. last year rocked and this year is gonna be even better! and best part of the day is the post festival chili dog chow down!
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  34. Any one looking for tickets that missed out? I have two tickets that I won't be able to use. Apparently seeing my girlfriends best friend get married is more important than tasting beer. Face value takes it, or best offer by tomorrow night (payment in the form of beer gladly accepted)
  35. I'm looking for a ticket to this event. Please message me if you or somebody you know has an extra!
  36. ewright

    ewright Savant (440) North Carolina Oct 25, 2007

    I hear Brownj1288 has two available. :)
  37. RyanBeer13

    RyanBeer13 Initiate (0) Virginia Jan 24, 2011

  38. I'll be there, man
  39. woooooooooo just check raleigh forecast for Saturday ..... Friday night 30° low, Saturday 42° for the high, and Saturday night 23° for the low. Be sure to wear ya thunder bloomers.
  40. Sounds like a liquid blanket might be in order.

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