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Detroit Fall Beer Festival Beer List - October 26th/27th

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by Corbet, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. Corbet

    Corbet Savant (350) Michigan Nov 7, 2010

  2. sarcastro

    sarcastro Savant (440) Michigan Sep 20, 2006

    Kuhnhenn's isn't listed either, but you can bet they will be there.
  3. dblab33

    dblab33 Savant (365) Michigan Dec 9, 2011

    Bells will be there, says all breweries aren't listed yet and I can't imagine they wouldn't show.

    Hopefully that Livery list isn't complete... kinda pales in comparison to previous festivals.

    The Greenbush list does look damn good. Can't wait!
  4. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (545) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    I heart Greenbush.
  5. sarcastro

    sarcastro Savant (440) Michigan Sep 20, 2006

  6. GRBrew

    GRBrew Savant (305) Michigan Jan 12, 2009

    I'm surprised by how few sours are on the list.
  7. loki993

    loki993 Savant (250) Michigan Apr 16, 2009

    I think Ive seen Bells as late adds to the lists lately. Im sure they will be there.

    I finally got a chance to try some Greenbush bottles, Anger, Pain and Distorter, and they were good. I need to get my hands on some Rage and I don't care what I have to do, probably drive the 3 and a half hours to Saywer, Im getting some Delusion in December...
  8. I could care less if Bell's is there or not. They usually don't bring anything special. I'll be happy with Greenbush and Dark Horse.
  9. Bell's has brought some pretty good stuff in the past. Wouldn't mind a taste of Black Note again.
    Anyone have suggestions on what's good from Greenbush? I tried the Cabra last week and really didn't like it at all.
  10. Rage is pretty tasty.
  11. Runninmixz

    Runninmixz Savant (250) Michigan Sep 22, 2012

    I read here locally that Short's would be at the Blues and Brews Festival in Adrian Mi, but that's not confirmed on the shorts web page. Any clue if they are coming or what they are bringing?
  12. divineaudio

    divineaudio Savant (410) Michigan Dec 7, 2009

    Looks like I'll be spending most of my time at the Greenbush tent.
  13. That's news to me--I'll look into it.
  14. semibaked

    semibaked Advocate (695) Kentucky Mar 27, 2007

    They brought Black Note last year, guess that is not special to you, it was to the huge line of people when they tapped it.:)
  15. dblab33

    dblab33 Savant (365) Michigan Dec 9, 2011

    You must have missed the Raspberry Wild One at winter festival. I'd argue that was pretty damn special. As noted above also.... who doesn't want a pour of Black Note?
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  16. FEUO

    FEUO Initiate (0) Ontario (Canada) Jul 24, 2012

    Heck, yes. I've been bored by Bells going on a couple years now. And my frosty reception at the counter at the summer fest in Ypsi turned me completely off. Server was a d-double-o-uche.

    I will be spending too much time at Greenbush. No doubt.
  17. Runninmixz

    Runninmixz Savant (250) Michigan Sep 22, 2012

    I'm a Short's Fan. The most creative brewer by far! I haven't had anything by them so far that I haven't enjoyed.
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  18. FEUO

    FEUO Initiate (0) Ontario (Canada) Jul 24, 2012

    Good call on the creative bit.
    Loved their spruce pils and wowee zowee.
  19. Posted this in the other fall fest thread, but I'll put it here as well. Looks like I'm going by myself to this now (friend couldn't find a Sat. ticket). If anyone wants to meet up, send me a message. I also have a couple bottles of Short's Key Lime I want to give away to anyone that wants them.
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  20. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    Bell's has beef with the Brewer's Guild...anyone know the back story? They were not at the UP Fall Fest either, and pulled out of all their events in the UP for Craft Beer week.
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  21. FEUO

    FEUO Initiate (0) Ontario (Canada) Jul 24, 2012

    Interesting. I won't lose any sleep over it if they're not in attendance.
    More Greenbush, anyone? Can't wait to see the Dark Horse lineup. Summer fest had a pretty epic lineup from them, IMHO.
  22. Greenbush really doesn't have anything special, I wouldn't even waste your time going to thier booth. :D
  23. I was at the Winter Beer Fest when Bell's had Blacknote. The line was stupid crazy, and not worth it. I would rather stand in a normal line and have 5 pours of stuff from GreenBush than wait in line for one pour of Blacknote. That tasting convinced me that it was not worth my time to try and trade for a Blacknote.
  24. It looks like they have a crazy lineup, just looking for some direction on what to try.

    I had Blacknote at the summer festival and was the fourth person in line, maybe 20 minutes before it tapped. Really didn't seem bad compared to the KBS line of a million people an hour before it came on.
  25. superjose

    superjose Savant (255) Michigan Mar 22, 2007

    At summer beer fest Bell's had Blacknote on during the enthusiat hour, no one was in line.
  26. Hope Founders brings something decent this year. They do well at the Summer fest, but they've been lame at the Fall fest. 2 years ago they just brought 4 year-round beers and nothing special. They apologized after catching flak, then did it again last year!
  27. sarro

    sarro Savant (345) Michigan May 12, 2009

    Founders Harvest Ale was incredible at Fall fest last year. It's too bad people wrote them off for nothing barrel aged.
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  28. FEUO

    FEUO Initiate (0) Ontario (Canada) Jul 24, 2012

    I really enjoyed the Brother Benjamin in the summer. But RAGE was a nice little ditty too. ;)
  29. Corbet

    Corbet Savant (350) Michigan Nov 7, 2010

    Dark Horse announced their taplist on Facebook:​
    Crooked Tree IPA
    Raspberry Ale,
    Amber Ale,
    Boffo Brown Ale,
    Reserve Special Black Ale,
    Scotty Karate Scotch Ale,
    Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock,
    One Oatmeal Stout,
    Edasak Dekoorc Eert,
    Plead the 5th RIS,
    BBL Plead the 5th RIS,
    Murf's Reeb,
    Kmita Kolsch,
    F.F. Dekoorc Eert,
    Raspberry Homosapien,
    Homo Bourbon Sapien,
    Death Star Lover,

    Very excited to try Raspberry Homosapian. Too bad they won't have Monster 29.​
  30. List is finalized ... Bells ain't bringing it ... The Livery is Delivering!
  31. Aaaaand Founders does it again. Bringing 4 beers, nothing special.
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  32. sarcastro

    sarcastro Savant (440) Michigan Sep 20, 2006

    Am I looking at the wrong list, because I see 6 breweries that have the name and no beers? I dont see anywhere that says it is finalized.
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  33. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (545) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    Totally disagree, fresh Harvest Ale is a beautiful thing.

    That's what I was thinking too, not finalized until they post it is final.
  34. GRBrew

    GRBrew Savant (305) Michigan Jan 12, 2009

    Anyone have a line on a ticket for saturday? Even a DD ticket.
  35. Yeah, it's a great beer, so is FBS. But they are readily available beers. I'm more interested in breweries who bring special stuff that I don't normally have access to. And why only 4 beers? It's annoying when breweries bring a huge list full of rarities and special tappings to the summer fest, then half-ass it for the fall fest.
  36. BeRanger

    BeRanger Savant (485) Michigan Dec 11, 2011

    Looks like Founders really wanted to bring the heat to this one.
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  37. leftyhyzer

    leftyhyzer Savant (250) Indiana Jul 10, 2012

  38. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (545) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

  39. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Savant (360) Michigan Mar 14, 2011

    BB Batch 9000 is worth the ticket price alone!
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  40. I stand corrected. Awesome list!!!